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Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday evening.. Son in law sets up a campfire alongside their pond.
I was I guess lost in the conversation when I felt like things were moving. Was I dizzy??.. NOOO.. I was falling in rather slow motion. It took me a second to abandon my cellphone and reach to brace the fall. The chair, you should know, was on a hill. I feel like a klutz!

It IS a bit of a challenge now to do a lot of stuff without using my right hand. They do say, though, it's great as a mental exercise. That's my silver lining.. that and the fact that it seems to be improving quickly.
YEAH!

  
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IMAVISION 10/4/2014 7:47PM

    I am sorry to hear about your mishap & happy that the outcome wasn't worse.

God bless you with total healing!

Ima

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BALTOCHIC 9/30/2014 7:21PM

    Oh, no! Hope it gets better soon! Isn't it weird how at times like that, time seems to stand still? Yet it never seems to happen at the good moments... :-(

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WHYNOTJ1 9/30/2014 8:09AM

    Oh dear! I hope you heal quickly!

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/29/2014 7:10PM

    No.. I didn't end up in the pond. I was probably 40 ft from it. See.. at least THAT didn't happen.

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ROXYZMOM 9/29/2014 4:10PM

    Wait -- Did you end up in the pond?? emoticon

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GORDON66 9/29/2014 4:06PM

  Sorry about your mishap. emoticon

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A Sweet moment - maybe it will help you too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SWEETS..

For me it's dark chocolate and ice creams.

I would eat everything sweet very very slowly when I was a child. I would still have Halloween candy left at Easter. Maybe we can all do that? I surely did enjoy those treats back then. I was always underweight growing up but college happened and unlimited food in the cafeteria.. WHAT? It's been decades. Now it's more sweets but less enjoyment.

As we approach the season(s) of these goodies I will try this. I started eating faster for others but no more!! LOL

  
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1SURFWALKER 9/24/2014 8:21PM

    Yes, good thought on that. I don't think anything I bring into the house in October would be left over by spring...LOL. That's my problem letting it in my house to begin with! Dark chocolate I am fine with...ice cream...ugh..my weakness! Especially breyers mint chocolate chip. I will try my best, thank you!

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ROXYZMOM 9/24/2014 7:49PM

    I can't do the ice cream thing - hurts my teeth!!

I love red wine with dinner - moderation is definitely key!!

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BALTOCHIC 9/24/2014 7:32PM

    My "dessert" every day is a cup of almond coconut milk with 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. I plan for it, I look forward to it, and it keeps me on track. I say go for it with this slow eating idea! Those Dove dark chocolates in the wrapper with the little quote are such a yummy treat, definitely!

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GORDON66 9/24/2014 9:20AM

  Dove's Unconditional Chocolate ice cream - the entire pint. Sigh. I feel your obsession.

Leslie

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WHYNOTJ1 9/24/2014 7:27AM

    I love dark chocolate, too.

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Sparkpeople is the first thing I now see..

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This calendar is now the first thing I see when I go into my browser, ie my home page!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/stay-on-
track-calendar.asp


Right away you see a calendar with calories and exercise that you did today and in previous days.

It also shows upcoming birthdays I had saved years ago. I have to find a quick link to set up appointments.
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1BEACHWALKER 8/31/2014 12:21AM

    emoticon emoticon idea!!!

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KATELJM 8/21/2014 6:38PM

    Smart!

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XRSIZE16 8/21/2014 10:39AM

    That's a great idea!

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WHYNOTJ1 8/21/2014 8:43AM

    great idea!

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GORDON66 8/20/2014 10:25PM

  Cool!

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MELNJAY3 8/20/2014 9:07PM

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ROXYZMOM 8/20/2014 8:33PM

    how did you make it your home page?

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a fellow sparker asked how to keep in the habit of exercising.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I have found an accidental way to keep exercising. I volunteer to chair the water aerobics program. I don't teach it.. but I have to be there to verify the lifeguard and teachers are there and to make any decisions. It doesn't cost me anything to attend since I have this position. Before I was the chairperson, I easily gave into excuses not to go. Hey, it works for me! There is time and effort but that is something that makes me feel good about myself.

Years ago I had luck with a local exercise class because we had a group of 5 or 6 in the class that were friends. I went 90% of the time due to them. The class would start out with 60 or more and always come down to the same 15 of us. I wish there was more of a reason for participants to attend. I have the same issue with our water aerobics program dwindling down to a few.

  
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1BEACHWALKER 8/18/2014 6:17PM

    That's awesome!!! Keep it up!! So good there are free programs like that!!! Makes it easier, if you want to do it! Some just don't, unfortunately!

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WHYNOTJ1 8/18/2014 11:22AM

    I teach the water aerobics classes, so I always have a great reason to be there. I also get a free Y membership by teaching. The pay isn't great, but I use it to buy swimsuits and water shoes and music CDs I use for class.

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MELNJAY3 8/18/2014 9:05AM

    every group of anything starts bigger than it ends. but free is good.

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GORDON66 8/18/2014 8:25AM

  Free is good!

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ROXYZMOM 8/18/2014 6:20AM

    That's one way to make sure you go!!
Great idea!!

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Low carb advise needed.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I am proud of my hubby..he's lost 47 lbs within the last couple of months. HIS secret is all meat.. pretty much. In that time I have probably not lost a pound. Currently I eat whatever meat he is having and add a vegetable and possibly a small starch for dinner. I did Atkins many years ago and while it jump started weight loss it didn't all stay off of me. I also ended up with osteoporosis after that and just remember the awful feeling I got after eating any carbs. My question is whether I should cave in or possibly there is a better way to do low carb that any of you have had luck with. I see how much more energy he has and I hope his doctor takes him off some of his many medications for heart problems, type 2 diabetes and more.

  
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BHENDRICK2 8/20/2014 6:00PM

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TAMMYAND 8/16/2014 12:29AM

    You might also want to look into the 17 Day Diet which includes healthy carbs, lean proteins, and more depending on the cycle. Each of the weight loss cycles lasts 17 days. You can continue rotating through the 1st three cycles till you attain your goal weight. If you reach your goal before you finish the cycles, you can go right to maintenance. I love this diet and find that I can adapt it when necessary to whatever is going on in my busy life.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/29/2014 12:01PM

    all carbohydrates aren't equal.... think whole grain and produce avoiding flour & sugar.... think fiber: dry beans and popcorn... if you aren't in need medically for a special diet- then don't volunteer. Like you've been told all along- variety and plenty of produce, lean meats, whole grains & water will get you where you want to go.

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KATELJM 7/29/2014 10:39AM

    I cover half my plate with non-starchy veggies. I need calcium, too. Just make sure your starchy veggies are pulling their nutritional weight...love those sweet potatoes!

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GORDON66 7/29/2014 9:04AM

  Low carb should not mean low fruits and vegetables. Once upon a time, I signed up for a weight loss program not knowing it was low carb/Herbalife. After spending my entire life learning about calories, there was no way I was going to count my carbs and subtract fiber. I stuck with what I knew and had the group's highest weight loss percentage. I just let them believe I adopted their silly diet plan.

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ROXYZMOM 7/29/2014 7:09AM

    My parents did that, it didn't last long. It sounds like you are eating healthier. It may be more a matter of your portion sizes and how your food is being prepared.

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JIBBIE49 7/29/2014 12:58AM

    How wonderful that your husband has done so well.
The Atkins diet doesn't make any regain the weight. It is a matter that people go back to eating sugar/starches and they eat way to much. I always have taken Flintstones Vitamins and I've never had a problem with osteoporosis.
I know a woman who does blogs on YouTube and she is doing the Ideal Protein diet (it is like Atkins but allows 40 carbs a day instead of 20 and you buy their packaged food) and she has dropped 60# in the last six months. She's doing this through her doctor's office and it cost $430 to start and then you buy the food which is about $400/mo. Way to expensive for me, but she is happy as it is working.

I don't think you should "cave in" and do the diet, since that isn't a good way to a diet, when you really don't feel it is right for you. A diet like Atkins certainly works, but it isn't for everyone. Maybe you should read up on the SOUTH BEACH DIET and try it.

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