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Summer Vacay!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yesterday was the kids' first full day of summer vacation, so I took them and a couple of friends to the beach for the day! They had a great time, and laughed and had fun and played hard!

Today, we head back to the cottage for a week of rest and relaxation with my side of the family. I can't wait to get there!

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2014 10:21PM

    Summer days are the best!

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WALLAHALLA 7/1/2014 10:21PM

    Summer days are the best!

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BABYSOX 6/28/2014 7:21AM

    Have a great vacation and a great start to the summer.

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Weight is Going Up!?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I am seriously frustrated! I have my Spark Activity Tracker and have been mostly hell-bent on getting my 10,00+ steps. I have started, albeit slowly, the jogging/walking program, and I try to watch what I eat!

I know this last one is the problem, because no one at MY house wants to eat healthier food. I have one child that normally eats pretty well, but the other is VERY picky, and my husband "doesn't do vegetables". I refuse to make 3 or 4 separate meals every time it is meal time! There have been a couple of times when I have become quite cranky and told them all to get their own meal, but I hate coming off like I don't care about my 9 and 10 year-olds, nor their father!

How does everyone else do it? I can't make everyone happy, and I REALLY want to lose weight!

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WALLAHALLA 5/27/2014 10:57PM

    I run a lot of stuff through the blender to add to various dishes to make them healthier. If they don't see the chunks, they don't know it's there. I like to make smoothies for myself by putting whole fruits through the blender and adding some veggies. That way I get all the fiber. They are very filling as well as being healthy. They keep me from overeating when I make some of the stuff that my hubby and son like to eat that are not the best choices for me. I keep trying new recipes, and have them rank them as to how often they would be willing to eat them without complaining. It helps, cause if they really don't like it, they feel like they have a say in whether or not I make it again, and since it is "new", they don't feel like I purposely made something they don't like.

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WINACHST 5/27/2014 11:17AM

    I cook and then blend up veggies and make a sauce out of them

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JAMIRBLAZE 5/27/2014 11:15AM

    Not everyone is going to be happy. I make a fairly healthy main dish, a starch and veggies. I eat normal portion of main dish, a little of the starch and plenty of veggies. The guy loads up on main dish and starch and eats some of the veggies. If he wants something else - there's the jar of PB, microwave yourself a potato, etc. Main dishes include baked ham, turkey, sausages (turkey or chicken), stews, etc. Some casseroles that I make are pretty veggie heavy - he can pick around them or not.

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GRANDMABABA 5/27/2014 10:54AM

    I do eat what I feed hubby, just smaller portions if it is something not so healthy. Then I fill up on fruits and veggies. I also drink lots of water, including before I eat. Great success to you!

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    You can't please everybody so you'd better please yourself - Rick Nelson

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My Kids are BORED!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Every day I listen to my kids complain about being bored. They have bikes, scooters, SHOES, LEGS, IMAGINATIONS, but they are bored!

I have offered them jobs to do, but they don't want to do those. One is on the X-Box (again). The blackflies would carry you away if you stayed still too long! I can sort of understand why they don't want to be outside, but I am heading out for a bike ride, so they may want to join me. Who knows!?

Talk to you all soon!

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WALLAHALLA 5/25/2014 10:21PM

    I'd join you! I love to ride bikes. emoticon

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Learning to Run

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I joined the Walk/Jog a 5K plan. I know, I am more of an avid walker, but everything and a lot of people swear by running, so I thought I would give it a shot. I am still on my first week of this new plan, so not a lot different from my walking plan.

I get shin splints though! And only in my left leg! The right leg feels strong. Don't get it -- am I favouring my right leg and pounding more on my left? Both go with me, so you would think both would be equally strong!


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WALLAHALLA 5/24/2014 6:26PM

    emoticon Good for you for trying something new!

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HADESKITTEN 5/24/2014 8:30AM

When I first started running, I got them too. Boy howdy! But stretching before your work out and afterwords can help A LOT. At least, it did for me! I would put my toes against the edge of my wall and push down (I think there are videos if I am not explaining it well). You can also use a foam roller if you have it and work them on your shins.

Hope some more experienced runners can hop in here and give you some good advice.

Keep up the good work!

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A Really Bad Day Yesterday!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Yesterday was just a bummer day!

It was raining -- hard -- when I woke up at 4:00, so I thought I would just stay in bed that extra half hour instead of going for a walk. But I have that Spark Activity Tracker and it makes me so competitive, so I got up to go for my walk. I want those steps!

Came downstairs and looked in the kitchen -- dishes were not done. Ugh! Washed but not dried and put away. Looked over at the stove, and there sat last night's leftovers -- which was supposed to be my lunch -- still out and not even covered! ARG!

Put on my gear and went out the door. It was pouring rain! It's okay, I have my rain poncho on so all is good! I will clean the kitchen up when I get back, and maybe I won't make his lunch to just to prove a point. It was kind of nice walking out in the rain. I was at the end of the sidewalk almost, about 2 miles from home, when I look down because I felt something bounce off my foot. No Tracker!!! NOOOOOOOOO! It's dark, and wet, and the sidewalk is bordered by long field grass. ARRRRGGGHHHHH! I looked for a good 10 minutes, almost panicking because the Tracker is so small and matte so it won't even shine from a street light. No luck! Time to go home or my whole schedule will be thrown off. Believe it or not, I started to cry. It had been a lousy morning! Now I have lost my $80 tracker!

All the way home, I was checking out every clod of dirt and pavement, crying and wondering how fast I could get another tracker. About half a mile from the house, I checked a piece of pavement and it turned out to be my tracker! I found it! I held on to that thing so tight, I was scared I might break it, but I wasn't going to lose it again!!!!

I have only had my tracker for a little better than a week, but it inspires me to keep moving. I have this competitive nature, and I like to see it light up.

The rest of the day was not stellar, but I felt much better.

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    So glad you found your tracker. Hoping today is a better day for you!

I salute you for walking in the rain!

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WALLAHALLA 5/17/2014 11:43PM

    glad you found it...I know how panicky that feels

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