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Fathers Day

Monday, June 16, 2014

We had a great Father's Day with our daughter and her significant other
They won't be thanking me for posting this picture of them. We were at Uncle Carlos Gelato, yum!
After we finished we took a walk along the Lagoon, there were a lot of fish in the water and it was clear enough so we could take some photo's
There is a grouper hidden in the rocks, while we were watching he had one of the sheeps head's, entire head in his mouth, I guess it must have been a little big or not to his liking as he let him go.
Me, My daughter Ronnie and my Granddaughter Karisa

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KEKEIKO 6/24/2014 8:55AM

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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    Glad you had a great time.

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AMARILYNH 6/21/2014 7:30PM

    There is nothing like family time! Great photos!!

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CRAFTY1960 6/21/2014 7:05PM

    Nice pictures thanks for sharing

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SJKENT1 6/20/2014 11:05PM

    I love the fishies! What a beautiful daughter and granddaughter... they take after you!!

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SHARON10002 6/19/2014 3:41PM

    You had me at gelato! emoticon YUM! I share your love of ice cream and gelato. I am finding that I prefer gelato for the more concentrated flavor and less air, and therefore, I find less is more satisfying.

Looks like you all enjoyed the day! Like the picture of the three of you - you can definitely tell you share the same genes! emoticon

Love the color of the water, too! So summery!

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GENRE009 6/18/2014 8:22PM

    looks like you had fun, that's great eva

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TRESSWANN 6/18/2014 5:11AM

    great pix

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/17/2014 11:47AM

    Great pictures thanks for sharing! The three of you look like stepping-stone triplets- so cute!!

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    what great pics as always.

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    Lovely pics. Nice times. Great memories.

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GRANJERRY1 6/17/2014 6:03AM

    Lovely pics.... your daughter and granddaughter are beautiful...runs in the family, i believe.

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LADYRH 6/17/2014 5:51AM

    Great photo glad you had a nice visit

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 6/17/2014 1:26AM

    The fish picture was fantastic! I want to be by the water when we get the RV.... the picture of the three of you was great! Looking happy Sheryl emoticon

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Give Up

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Our BLC Challenge team has initiated a give up each week. (Giving up something we know is not good for up) I have chosen wheat for the first one and a nap for the second. The wheat has been going smoothly, I am enjoying quinoa pasta and lettuce leaf for bread in a sandwich, those are about the only two things I use that contain wheat. I have lost 2 pounds in less than a week due to the give up of wheat. Now to the nap, I think just being awake and moving around will also be good for me and I will sleep better at night.

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GENRE009 7/22/2014 1:13PM

    Did you know that wheat is in soups as thickeners, and sauces like ketchup, barbeque, ect!
I have a problem with pasta. When I eat a half a cup, the scale shows that I am up about 4 pounds. It's because my body can't process starches because of low blood sugar. And that I also seem to swell & not move my bowels when I eat prepared foods like tv dinners, oor any processed foods. Something that you would think is good for you like weight WATCHERS TV DINNERS HAS ABOUT 750-1000 UNITS OF SALT IN IT. I find that if I want the scale to move down I must eat real foods, made by me. Even at healthy they use too much salt, sugar, or fats.
Also, Usually you never need a nap if you do enough carb's (vegetables or fruits), grain , and protein at every meal.

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SOPHINEZ 6/28/2014 10:16AM

    How is the wheat free thing going? I don't have gluten issues, but I hear so much about the book "Wheat Belly" or something like that! emoticon

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MAINEALI 6/15/2014 12:57PM

    Good for you for sticking to your guns!

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LADYRH 6/15/2014 7:18AM

    emoticon well done

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/14/2014 10:19PM

    Being off the wheat, you won't even miss the nap! I went off 100% June 1 and have never felt better. emoticon

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KEKEIKO 6/14/2014 8:57PM

    emoticon on giving up!

emoticon on the weight loss! emoticon

Have you tried rice wrappers? Those are fun wraps to make and eat and a nice replacement to bread.

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Food Traditions

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Food is always a part of any family tradition. Think back to your childhood, all major celebrations included food. Christmas and Thanksgiving, big family meals together at the table with everyone gathered around for good food and conversation. Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day all include some aspect of feeding your family. Even the summer holidays and family reunions include picnics and pot lucks.
Does your family have food related traditions? We have almost the same meals each year for all of our gatherings. We have incorporated our childhood dinners with our spouses, our children's spouses and in-laws. We have such a large variety of food now it is amazing. There is always a turkey and a ham for Christmas and Thanksgiving, with dozens of new side dishes added. ( we not feed almost 40 for holiday meals now). Mother's Day includes tea foods, Father's Day is held at a restaurant, with barbecues for the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day, with everyone bringing a dish.
Please share your food traditions with us, we would love to see them.

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/10/2014 12:52PM

    Our family is scattered among two coasts and several states and our parents have passed away, but when we had the big get-togethers a staple was ALWAYS a big fruit salad- in the summertime, a half watermelon 'carved pretty' and filled with the fresh fruit salad. A home made dressing of honey, a little oil, and frozen pink lemonade was key. For winter holidays the fruit salad was folded with real whipped cream and served in a large 'fancy glass' bowl. It had some canned fruits, grapes, mini marshmallows, marachino cherries, bananas etc. I don't even buy most of that stuff any more LOL. Another staple summer salad was home made potato salad and of course deviled eggs both winter and summer!

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MYAKAYAH 6/8/2014 1:21AM

    When I was younger we had the same types of foods at holidays, which made sense being Creole and all. Now we have different foods during holidays since everyone wants something different and interesting lol. Spanish, Italian, French, Creole, Greek, American, Japanese is all represented on holidays now~

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KEKEIKO 6/4/2014 1:20PM

    Mother always made a ham for Christmas & Easter. Thanksgiving was always turkey. Cookouts were typically ribs & chicken, rarely hot dogs & hamburgers.

I tend to do the same for my family however Christmas Eve we have prime rib. We also have turkey throughout the year. Cookouts are typically pork, steaks, kielbasa.

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 6/2/2014 10:51AM

    About the same as yours it seems......

Turkey and Ham for Thanksgiving and Christmas with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, dressing, creamed peas, cream corn, sweet potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, and of course deserts!

4th of July, Easter, and most of the others are centered around hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, and chips

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    Any celebration always has food. All of my happy childhood memories have food in them somewhere. I remember being greeted by my grandma wearing her apron and delicious smells coming from her kitchen.

Each year for Christmas Eve we have a fun night with snack/finger foods that we don't typically eat. My kids love it and have come to really enjoy it. New Year's Eve is smoe of the same. Fondue pot, snacks, sparkling cider to toast the new year and of course the Super Bowl is a HUGE one for us and snacks and food.

Food is a lot of fun especially when it is shared with familily and the celebration emoticon

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    Birthdays are a big one. My kids get to pick what to order out uusaully pizza or chinese. I eat ham at the big holidays but we dont overude it since it is just me and the kids.

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LADYRH 6/2/2014 6:24AM

    We try to add one new dish at major holiday meals

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USMAWIFE 6/1/2014 4:54PM

    For Christmas Eve we do pizza

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

It is June already, the first of this year I set a goal to lose 20 lbs by Sept., it shouldn't have been too difficult, 9 months to do it in that is roughly 1/2 a pound a week. Yet, here I sit at almost zero weight loss. My clothes are looser as I am toning up, I can move better and walk or swim for longer distances. I can even walk and talk at the same time. I couldn't do this when I started. It would still be nice to see that scale go down a bit quicker.
I have to say I am not all that displeased with myself. I have committed to a WFPB diet, I stay within my calorie allowance. I know I am healthier and the scale will someday move. I will be patient.

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QUEENIEBELLE 6/10/2014 12:55PM

    You can do this. I am a slow poke too but it's all coming together now and I expect to see more and more results. You will too.

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LILHOBBIT29 6/7/2014 4:45AM

    Hey!! I have 2 words for my weighing scale - "screw you".
I measure my success on how i feel and on how my clothes fit...

And u have more energy n ability / agility to do so many more things, ur clothes are becoming loose!!

Ur on track and u have probably lost fat but put on muscle weight, which is awesome b so healthy!! :-)

Keep at it. Ur perfectly on track.

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KIWIANN 6/1/2014 2:43PM

    Patience is definitely a virtue worth cultivating - keep up the good work, and keep SHINING!! emoticon

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KEKEIKO 6/1/2014 12:49PM

    Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. If you stay on track eventually the scale will move however the way that your clothes fit is a great indicator that you are moving in the right direction.

Wishing you success on your goals.
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 6/1/2014 10:40AM


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PATTIEMCD 6/1/2014 10:14AM

    Decreased measurements & increased stamina.....WhooHoo !

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TRESSWANN 6/1/2014 8:47AM

    You can do it.

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LANCER1984 6/1/2014 7:48AM

    You still have a long way to go before September. It sounds like your body is already telling you what you are doing is working. The scale will catch up soon.

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PMRUNNER 6/1/2014 6:49AM

    It sounds like you are making progress even if the scale isn't. It sounds like you have a good, positive attitude.

While the number on the scale is a specific goal, it clearly isn't your only measure of success. Success is about the positive lifestyle changes and the progress that you make.

Keep up the great progress!

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    I know the feelingof being a slow loser and it is hard but you are seeing a difference and thats what counts

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LADYRH 6/1/2014 6:06AM

    Feeling better is a very good result, the rest will come in time. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 5/31/2014 10:48PM

    You can still do it by September

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Our Shining Stars

Friday, May 30, 2014

This has been such a wonderful challenge, I am so very happy to have continued the friendships from the fall and winter teams and to have made so many new friends during this spring round. I am hoping to see all of you back for the Summer round.
This next round Kiwiann and I have decided to swap positions; she will be your challenge leader and I will be your motivational leader. We are going to change things up for this round.

See you tomorrow for the final weigh in and then in June for the Summer 5%. There are some things going on at the Summer 5%, hop on over there to see what is happening.
It has been a pleasure!

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LILHOBBIT29 6/7/2014 4:47AM

    Good luck Sheryl and everyone else! :-)

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    good luck in the summer challenge

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SPARKLED146 5/31/2014 5:46PM

    Thanks for all you've done for this challenge. See you in the next one!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/31/2014 2:18AM

    Thank you for all the extra effort you have put forth for our team this round. Appreciate that you are willing to be a leader for the stars.

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MYAKAYAH 5/31/2014 12:20AM

    Good luck and vibes for your next round!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/30/2014 11:08PM

    Sounds like you had wishes for the next round!

Have a good weekend!!

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