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Still making better choices

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Today while picking up some milk at the store I passed on the pastries for tomorrow morning and will just keep with the oatmeal. However, I bought a nice asian salad mix that will last me most of the week..

Boy, it was hard to pass on the apple fritters, but, I figure even small changes are better than no changes.

  
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KRISTA987 1/5/2014 12:17PM

    Congrats!

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VWMOMMY 1/5/2014 12:57AM

    I like to microwave a bit of chopped up apple with a little cinnamon until soft and then mix those in my oatmeal. It's not quite the same as apple fritters but it is still apple-y and kind of sweet.

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READYRACHEL 1/4/2014 10:22PM

    That is the way to do it! Good job.

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SRIVERS1 1/4/2014 9:07PM

    Good for you! Even small changes as you said are good. Being the turtle and not the hare will always win. Keep up the great work!


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NELLIEC 1/4/2014 3:29PM

    Sounds great!

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TX_WILDHEART 1/4/2014 3:10PM

    been there -- working it too!
Rhonda

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Starting again

Monday, December 30, 2013

After a long lapse that involved poor eating habits and generally not taking care of myself. I have started back using my Wii Walk It out program that I love.

i have decided not to wait until the first of the year and started yesterday.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 12/30/2013 5:33PM

    HU:GS and glad you made that decision.

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NELLIEC 12/30/2013 2:48PM

    Congratulations on going ahead and starting now!

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MOTHEPRO 12/30/2013 11:02AM

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JAKENELL 12/30/2013 8:54AM

    I'm in the same frame of mind as you are. It's time to get serious about my life once again! I started this past week and am already feeling more positive.
Sheila

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KELLIEBEAN 12/30/2013 8:21AM

    WAY TO GO! No waiting, do it now because you are worth it.

Today is your day to shine. Tell yourself that every morning!

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ELMA1913 12/30/2013 8:17AM

    Good for you!!!!! You can, and will succeed with that attitude. I, too, am having to start over after a lapse of eating too many and too much of the wrong foods for my body.

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Getting back into the Spark

Friday, August 09, 2013

I have been barely using the Spark, but, I have decided that i need to buckle down and get serious again about taking care of myself.

This morning i rode my bike for 4 miles and am planning on working up to being able to get ito where I can ride with the local cycling group and maybe do a century next year.

I am also doing a lot of cleaning and moving things around in my studio to get organized,

The other day I replaced my Wii and I got the Walk It Out program that I used very regularly, along with a couple of other fitness programs- no time wasting games though. The Wii is strictly for fitness on the days when I can not get outside on my bike.
I am also starting to play badminton with a buddy 2-3 times a week.

Hopefully these changes will improve my health.

  
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BESSHAILE 8/21/2013 6:59AM

    Good for you. I'm sure that the activity will help you find new ways to feel better.
Hugs and hugs. It's good to hear from you again.

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NELLIEC 8/9/2013 3:34PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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OCEANSIDE6 8/9/2013 10:22AM

    I have to agree with Sharon, I have been slack about really paying attention. I know this is an amazing program, my self esteem emoticon is not good at all. Once I get a medical issue resolved within the next week or so I will be walking, walking, walking.

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MICKEYMAX 8/9/2013 9:06AM

    Good going! Welcome back!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/9/2013 8:58AM

    Good job. It's not easy, but you're doing it.

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I Just Bought a New Friend

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tomorrow will be 3 months since dh died and yesterday I bought a new friend, Her name is Lady and she is a 12 week old African grey Congo parrot. I went and met her yesterday and she is already trying to talk. She is a a hand fed baby from a very good local breeder. She will be brought to me in about 10 days after my new furniture is delivered and her cage is is ready.

I have always wanted to one of these wonderful birds and now I am getting one emoticon They are considered by some people to be the best talkers in the bird world and are very intelligent.

It was love at first sight for me.

  
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LASARRE 5/31/2013 8:35AM

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 5/31/2013 8:07AM

    emoticon Can't wait to see some pics! emoticon

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TINKSMOM1 5/31/2013 7:59AM

    Wonderful! Enjoy your new friend! emoticon

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CBLENS 5/31/2013 6:40AM

    So happy you have found this new friend. My condolences on your loss. I lost my first DH 11 years ago to cancer at 40. You will find a new normal. Best wishes for you. emoticon

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EBURGITE 5/31/2013 6:07AM

    emoticon it's good to have friends.

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New non-food reward

Monday, May 20, 2013

I have found a great non-food reward. This morning I finished cleaning the entire downstairs, the master bathroom and got my bed made. So I sat down at a jigsaw puzzle I started last night. My late hubby never liked jigsaw puzzles so we never did them. Now since it is just me I have a corner of the living set with with a table and good lighting and I take breaks and work on the puzzle for a bit. This "simple" one is going to take me awhile. Friday my son, his wife and 7 yr old grandson are coming for a visit.

I have a couple more advanced puzzles I also bought and they are going to keep me busy this winter.

But, imho it beats sitting in front of the tv eating junk food because I am bored.

  
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READYRACHEL 1/4/2014 10:24PM

    I love puzzles. They are a great way to pass the time.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/20/2013 11:50PM

    Also, doing jigsaw puzzles helps exercise the brain! Definitely enjoy it. Find all the types of puzzles out there: there's not just lots of pieces, but 3D, double sided, etc. Look for a game store near you and check out all the have. Also look online and see what puzzles you can find that will give you an interesting challenge.

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MELAMA210 5/20/2013 9:08PM

    emoticon That's great! Good for you for finding something you like!

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NELLIEC 5/20/2013 7:11PM

    I do puzzles every now and then. A nice way to spend the time and relaxing.

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THINAGIN2 5/20/2013 4:27PM

    I love working puzzles! Lots of fun to keep you busy while resting!
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SUNSETSMILE 5/20/2013 11:43AM

    I love puzzles. I did some over the winter.

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CELIAMINER 5/20/2013 11:37AM

    Super idea! Keeps your mind and hands busy, and you sure don't want to spill anything on your puzzle.

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JACKIE542 5/20/2013 11:11AM

    I love puzzles, great idea. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 5/20/2013 9:24AM

  my family likes doing puzzles together as they are some good fun and bonding time. Have a great week. emoticon

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EBURGITE 5/20/2013 9:17AM

    puzzles are great fun. good on you for finding something non-caloric.

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