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The Magic Word is SALE

Sunday, June 06, 2010


This time it was Cheerios. I just cannot do starchy carbs. I go nuts even with the healthy stuff. Luckily I use very little milk in my cereal....but still. Six Bowls? Yikes! And guess what I had for dinner. Yep.

What is it about the word SALE that drives me crazy. If it wasn't on sale, I wouldn't even look at it. But tell me something is almost half price and it's like a shoppers aphrodisiac. I LUST for it. I just want to buy it, take it home, and devour it........which I do.

Okay....the thrill is gone. It's over. I'm hoping it was just a one night stand.

Wait a minute....Did someone say Chocolate Cheerios ? emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 6/6/2010 11:00PM

    I won't eat Cheerios because there aren't enough fiber grams - Raisin Bran gets me every time!

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MYSHARONA6 6/6/2010 10:02PM

    You just need to look for the carrots on sale!!!!!!!! Celery.....radishes. emoticon

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    Thank goodness cereal is not a weakness of mine. I never even look at it.

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FLAME42 6/6/2010 6:11PM

    Chocolate or banana Cheerios are what my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson loves. I haven't tried either one but am sure I would like them. Just think if you had eaten 6 bowls of ice cream. Cheerios have to be better than that. That box has to be about gone by now, just move on a little more exercise.

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/6/2010 5:22PM

    Emmmm! Chocolate, never tried those!

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ALASKASKY 6/6/2010 3:45PM

    I love the chocolate cheerios. I try to stay away from cereal because I eat them like that too. I just can't stop. I don't use regular milk, I like Almond Breeze, but I'll keep pouring it on until I'm over-stuffed. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2010 11:47AM

  Multi-Grain Cheerios are my downfall!!!
This reminded me of an email I received once, where one of the statements was: How much Healthy Choice Ice Cream do you have to eat before it is no longer healthy?
You are fine..........just Zumba extra...... emoticon

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MEL_UNRAU 6/6/2010 8:58AM

    Honey nut cheerios are my weakness! I eat them... and I eat them. Yeah...
Walk away, walk away, walk away!!!

You can do it! You can.

You know this is a trigger food for you now. You throw it in the trash...OUTSIDE! Not even the kitchen trash! OUTSIDE! And then, you don't buy them again. Even though they are healthy.

I remember being in 4th grade and asking my mom... "will I get fat if I eat nothing but strawberries?" Her answer, "yes... if you eat too many of them." There is such a thing as too much of a good thing!!!

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CARILOUIE 6/6/2010 8:40AM

    I am a cereal maniac. I could eat a whole box in one sitting, I'm sure of it.

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STRINGS58 6/6/2010 8:17AM

    I like cheerios -- we've had fresh blueberries available and the combination is my favorite.

Something got triggered here. It reminds me of how I used to want to buy food at fast food restaurants or buy a treat every time we went to the grocery store. It was a childhood thing, and not necessarily MY attittude, but one that was absorbed.

The good news is that you can get cured! You can get past the sale thing, and get passed the "too much of a good thing" thing.

I have one book about thyroid concerns that suggests substituting cereal for a meal to assist with weight loss. So, what if it's not completely evil?? What if, with a lack of excess fats, your body knows what to do with the carbs? What if you use all that extra fuel for more bachata? What if you haven't done the damage that you thought you've done? This is a long haul process, not a one day make-it-or-break-it event.

keep swiveling those hip! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOING2LSEITNOW 6/6/2010 7:56AM

    I feel the same way about corn flakes. I love them with bananas.

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FITKAT2010 6/6/2010 7:42AM

    I hope you tracked the whole box. If it was me I would stay away from sales, especially on toxic non-food items that feed the emotional needs. emoticon

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IPATRICIA 6/6/2010 7:15AM

    Chocolate Cheerios!

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CRISPINI 6/6/2010 7:15AM

    Can't you restrict your SALE tendencies to the healthy stuff? The other day I bought 4 boxes of Kashi - and 15 Larabars - because they was on sale! LOL!

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BIKERDIANE 6/6/2010 6:29AM

    Banana Nut Cheerios are my favorite!

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SUNSHINEART 6/6/2010 6:21AM

    ok Sheryl - walk away form the box now!

You can do it girl - what do they say a moment on your lips a lifetime on your hips!

Get ride of the box now - and by that I mean throw it out without thinking of it twice - otherwise you know you will come calling again emoticon

Be strong GF emoticon

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Bachata Anyone?

Saturday, June 05, 2010


I've got rhythm and the spirit is willing but the body is out of shape...
so I look for inspiration.
Found this little gem a while back and still enjoy watching it.
Forget the Tango.... Do the Bachata.
WARNING: VERY SEXY....not for the faint of heart emoticon

Tried some of the hip moves and almost dislocated my back.
Somehow...It just doesn't look the same when I do it.
Now I think I'll go take a cold shower

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EIKOOW 6/6/2010 11:41AM

    I just LOVE your sense of humor emoticon
Thanks so much for sharing was HOT emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2010 11:41AM

  WOW is all the breath I have left to say.
And you are my STAR!!! emoticon

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    I'm writing a prescription for this for everyone. emoticon LOL.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/5/2010 12:22PM

    Very beuatiful dancing, and very far out of my league!

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/5/2010 12:11PM

    You are my star and I bet you are the star of Zumba too. Something tells me you shine where ever you go. Shine on, gorgeous.

You are awesomesauce.

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/5/2010 11:47AM

    emoticon You are too funny! You hang in there, before you know it, you will be shaking with the best of them!

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SUNSHINEART 6/5/2010 10:44AM

    Wow - no kidding very hot!!!

Can I ask where do you get all your beautiful pictures that you post??

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STRINGS58 6/5/2010 9:44AM

    I have a new pair of heels to break in -- maybe I need to use my hips like that to get used to them! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/5/2010 9:35AM

    I only had time & energy to watch the first 2 min. Was interesting how only "her" backside was in front of the camera. Maybe she needed the exposure more, haha.
Dancing is a great way to exercise. Decided I couldn't do this one because my hair is too short! (If you believe that is the reason I have beachfront property for you to look at in Arizona)
Have a great day and don't put your hips out of joint.

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46SHADOW 6/5/2010 8:06AM

    Love it ! Now I want to dance-Watch out neck esp. with that hair flip.

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CHARANN3 6/5/2010 6:58AM


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Up Up and Away

Friday, June 04, 2010


What can I say…any little change in my diet has an affect on my digestive system. At this point I will be auditioning for the sequel to the disney film ‘UP’ part 2. How is it that junk food never gave me these issues but the healthy stuff does?

Thursday… Dr. Oz show discussed ‘THREE DANGEROUS FOOD TOXINS’.
*****BPA, this chemical is used to create clear, hard plastics (such as reusable water bottles) and line metal cans to protect us from botulism
*****Mercury in Fish.
The article has safety tips worth reading.

But I got to wondering about what this Oil Spill Disaster is going to do to the seafood industry. (As if it weren’t expensive enough). They predict the problem may travel around Florida and up the Eastern Coast. That’s a lot of coastline. It appears that mercury won’t be the only thing we have to worry about.

Guess I’ll be eating a lot more veggies. Where’s the Beano ? emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMIE1959 6/5/2010 2:22PM


I was at Sam's Club earlier today...looking for Beeno in the 55 gallon drum size!!

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/5/2010 12:02PM

    God help us, hope we don't end up calling it the " Dead Gulf " I love your blogs! Thank you

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SUNSHINEART 6/4/2010 11:32PM

    I lovvvvve your humour. Thanks for making me laugh. I need a good laugh.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/4/2010 1:16PM

  UP..........that bad?????? I guess it's one time I'm glad we aren't neighbors!!!
Seriously (that doesn't happen often with me), ACTIVIA has really helped me in the intestinal department. I eat one, LIGHT, 4 oz. Activia each morning and I have never been more regular or less gassy.
Later....... emoticon

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    Our food system is being completely poisoned. There is little safe to eat.

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/4/2010 10:40AM

    AH.. You crack me up! I also have these kind of problems when I eat alot of fiber or after going to my parents (eating a lot of junk food) than going back to how I was eating. It doesn't bother me too much until I go work out and you cannot exactly let go in the fitness room or while running with people. Could you be getting too much fiber? You can track that on SP if you haven't been already. Also, if you increase your fiber too fast, it is another reason. I hope you figure it out! emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 6/4/2010 10:12AM

    Here's a good site that helps you find the least toxic and sustainable seafood alternative. Small changes make a difference.


You can enter the name of the product in the search box, and find out if you should eat it or not. What a shame that this is what we've done to our planet.

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BEAUTYEYES 6/4/2010 9:33AM

    I live in South La and I dont think many have thought about the effects of the oil field. It is horrible and I mean totally. Enviromentalist predict it will take years. The seafood industry is contaminated badly. Many fisherman are in trouble, the ones that fish for a living are the ones effected. The swamp is covered in oil and its debrie. The Gulf is contaminated in all aspects, not just the surface but for miles depth oil as contaminated every living being in the Gulf of Mexico. The dolphins are coming up dead everywhere, crabs, shrimp, everything imaginable. Well, god intented for oil to be a treasure to use as a natural resources, but this is horrible, to every extent. emoticon

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YAYAMEMA 6/4/2010 8:34AM

  So true, have a great day. It's a good thing there is such a thing as Beano

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MEL_UNRAU 6/4/2010 8:07AM

    Lets eat those greens! I adore them! And with time, that gassy reaction will fade! At least it did for me, as you increase your intake. But, I have invested in a costco size bottle of Beano-- especially for the hubs! emoticon

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FLAME42 6/4/2010 7:54AM

    Hop a long to a great day. Don't think eating vegetables will upset my system as much as the bugs your frog friend likes.
We do like to have a treat of shrimp every so often, bet the price on that goes up, if you can even get it. Amazing how widespread this disaster is. Shows us how we are all connected to all parts of this great land.
Enjoy your veggies today!
(can't make my emoticon pages work today) frog balloon

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 6/4/2010 7:33AM

    Yeah, I've thought a lot about the seafood with the oil spill as well. I don't eat much fish now, but I am certainly going to be eating less going forward. I have a feeling we haven't seen the worst of it yet.

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NUTRON3 6/4/2010 7:31AM

    Have a wonderful day!

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One Toe over the Line

Thursday, June 03, 2010


Now don’t get me wrong….I stopped the ‘all or nothing’ thinking a while ago.
I’ve learned to recover quickly from my little slips. But the results of my ‘error’ shows up on the scale nonetheless. I end up playing with the same three pounds, over and over. It’s like playing one of those games where if you lose, you get sent back three paces. And heaven forbid, you really blow it…you could find yourself having to start from scratch.

Oh No...Not this time Baby !!!

Now that summertime is here, I’m doing the salad extravaganza. I’m creating colorful works of art with dark greens and grilled veggies. I’m going easy on the dressing and using balsamic vinegars and lemon instead. I’m doing the cardio walk early in the morning and doing the toning routines throughout the day.

And I’m really getting into this ‘clean house’ kick. It’s amazing how feeling organized helps you think better. Even something as simple as dusting pictures on the wall, makes me feel ‘lighter’. Is that crazy…or what?


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SUNSHINEART 6/4/2010 11:33PM

    Love the piggy picture!!!!! emoticon

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46SHADOW 6/3/2010 9:10PM

    Very cute. i will now have a new visual image.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/3/2010 4:29PM

Check out the Spark Health News Article above. The title "Clean House Linked to Better Fitness" says it all, and is very inspiring to me!

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GRAMMIE1959 6/3/2010 3:16PM

    way cute! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/3/2010 1:38PM

  There is NOTHING cuter than a baby pig, unless it is a baby pig flying. I love your enthusiasm!!!
My week of company is over and I expect my husband to return later this afternoon, so I have about 4 hours to myself.....just me and the dogs.......think I will fly too!!! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 6/3/2010 1:17PM

    Thanks for the laugh..have now subscribed..good for a laugh a day. Hugs

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KATHI214 6/3/2010 1:13PM

    Loved this blog, it shows your determination and also sense of humor. You go, girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATIE33MAHALA 6/3/2010 12:12PM

    Love this Blog! Gave me energy and made me laugh, Thank you!!! emoticon

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KATIEJO5 6/3/2010 11:58AM

    Sher, you make my day, every day!

Look out, world!

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MYSHARONA6 6/3/2010 11:25AM

    I love the flying pigs!!!!!!!1 You make me smile every time I read your blog. Thanks for the laughs and giggles!!!!!! emoticon

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    You are doing great!! I need to follow your lead. LOL.

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MEL_UNRAU 6/3/2010 9:56AM

    I am as always, blown away by your attitude! You inspire me daily. Thank you, my friend, for being my own personal hero!

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FLAME42 6/3/2010 8:38AM

    So glad I have your blog to look forward to each day! Didn't ever think I would wake up to flying pigs however!! You seem to have "your ducks all in a row" too. emoticon emoticon emoticon Making some very strong plans to get rid of those extra lbs.
Like you idea of cleaning up your surroundings too, I NEED to do that. Maybe I will go dust off a few pictures for a start.
Have a great day, you got mine off to a good start....

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    Go, Grrl! Get those wings flapping & fly, baby, fly!

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STRINGS58 6/3/2010 7:47AM

    I'm still recovering from an episode of feeling sleep deprived (and loving the image of the prairie dog!) and now we are making piggies fly --- this little piggy wants to fly tooooooooooooooo. Make it happen no. 1! Kiss that troublesome fluctuation GOOD-bye! emoticon emoticon

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Watch Your Posture

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Years of slouching in front of a computer and not standing straight have taken its toll on my posture. Combine that with my workout crunches and I’m getting neck pain (which is, no doubt, also aggravated by the 'Pain In The Necks', in my life).

So I went in search of some help. I found this little video clip by Doctor Neil King which seems to be helping, so I thought I would share. The entire series is good, but here are the two I found most helpful for me. (they run about 3 ½ minutes each)

Exercises for Posture - Pull Shoulders Back

Exercises for Posture - Take Tension off the Neck

And remember to stand Tall and Proud emoticon

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CHRISTINEM777 7/1/2010 5:11PM

    Awesome! I just posted some on my sparkblog I found on youtube.

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FLAME42 6/2/2010 11:11PM

    Loved your visuals as usual. I do tend to stand up straight just to try to appear taller. I am/was 5'2" on a good day. Have noticed so many of the teen-agers today slouch. Wish they could realize what this is leading to with their bodies.
Thanks for the reminder to sit properly in front of the computer as we share our SP!!

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CALCOUNTER4LIFE 6/2/2010 10:27PM

    Computers do terrible things to my back too. Especially laptops.
Correcting my posture now. LOL. Thanks!

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MYSHARONA6 6/2/2010 4:49PM

    Anything that makes you look slimmer is for me!!! Such a great idea!!! I salute you! (only because I am standing so tall!!!!) Sharon emoticon

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KATIEJO5 6/2/2010 12:48PM

    I have to work on this constantly- too many years of trying to look shorter than my 6 feet!

I feel energized and positive when I stand tall. It's all related, isn't it?

Great job getting back on track today!

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    I need posture reform too. LOL.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/2/2010 11:53AM

  I have to CONSTANTLY remind myself of this!!!!! If I catch my reflection (which I try NOT to do) I can't believe how much older I look when I am slouching!!!
Loved your usual.

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JILLTBNAGART 6/2/2010 10:44AM

    Love the photos. Wish I didn't need the reminder, but I do.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/2/2010 9:52AM

    Nice - thanks for the tips!

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THEATRE1SM 6/2/2010 9:50AM

    I enjoyed the two "illustrations" on your blog PLUS the links to the exercises. Thanks for sharing!

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