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Took Another Risk Today

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I played trivia again today and I only got 3 out of 4. I did not know that 2/3 of people with arthritis exercise; I guessed it was only 1/4. BUT I still have 90%, 87 out of 97. Will I be brave enough to play tomorrow? I'll lose my monthly trophy for sure if I miss another one.

Oh, well, it is fun and I learn things, whether I rack up a trophy or not.

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/29/2010 8:18PM

    Woo Hoo Marsha! I was ashamed to say I got 3 incorrect and 3 correct today! I'll do better next time!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/29/2010 8:18PM

    Woo Hoo Marsha! I was ashamed to say I got 3 incorrect and 3 correct today! I'll do better next time!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/29/2010 6:42PM

    Go for it Marsha! The fun is in playing the game.

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TBRANCH2 8/29/2010 6:23PM

    I love the trivia game! I have learned so much playing it!!
I guess we are still kids at heart....learning CAN be fun!! lol

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DONNABRIGHT 8/29/2010 3:38PM

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WALKINGANNIE 8/29/2010 3:28PM

    You're a winner anyway Marsha!

Trophy or not, you know that you have done very well indeed and learnt a lot on the way.

Here's a few trophies for your virtual cupboard!

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MONTY68 8/29/2010 11:45AM

    Hi Marsha
What ever decision that you make does not take a way from how well you do. You are really up on this trivia. You really can not play, to assure your 90 %. I , personally would not play, the heck with 6 spark points. To be able to go through a month and come close to 90% is amazing, I can't stay above the low 80's and life time 69%. But I am slowly learning some really great info that maybe sometimes takes 3 or 4 times with the same question.
Congratulations on what ever choice you make, you are a WINNER!!!!!!!!

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/29/2010 10:33AM

    Trivia keeps me on my toes, I play every day. Play and keep moving forward

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JOYINKY 8/29/2010 10:11AM

    I have no doubt that you will play again tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder! Joy emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/29/2010 9:28AM

    Good for you! I remember tripping up on that question too. We can't have read every article on every study out there. I don't know how all those people get 100% all the time. Good luck if you try again!

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Risky Behavior

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I enjoy playing the Spark Trivia game. I guess I started playing just to earn those 3 SparkPoints a day, but I'd play now even if there was no pay off. And now they've even upped the reward. I got a Trivia trophy in June and I liked that. In July I was on vacation and didn't play enough to qualify.

So far in August I've answered 84 out of 93 questions correctly which is 90%. If I don't play any more this month, I should get a trophy. If I play and miss one, that would be 89.5% and I'm not sure they would round up. If I played and missed 2, I definitely would not get the August Trivia trophy. So today I thought the prudent thing would be not to play. But I wanted to. So I decided to risk it. I ended up getting 3 right. Whew!

  
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MONARCHCT 8/28/2010 8:40PM

    I am so impressed with your percentage. I too play every day. And every day am reminded of how much I don't know!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/28/2010 8:00PM

    You are so smart! I don't usually get them right. But, like you, I'm addicted to playing the game!

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ROCKYCPA 8/28/2010 4:03PM

    Good for you. I can't seem to do better than 85%.

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MEXGAL1 8/28/2010 3:16PM

    Wow, proud of you. I play but stink at it but I realize the longer I play the better I am getting since I am getting repeat questions and sometimes remember the right answers.
But you go girl. good for you!

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WALKINGANNIE 8/28/2010 3:09PM

    Congratulations Marsha. You're officially a Bright Spark!
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I'm trailing behind you but improved a bit this month. I've answered 81 of 97 questions correctly this month - 84% correct.

Thanks so much for the goodie - much appreciated.
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DONNABRIGHT 8/28/2010 12:10PM

    Ok, I obviously need to do better - I am usually in the 70's somewhere but I do still like to play and I do learn from my mistakes.

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/28/2010 10:44AM

    I agree with you, it is one of the 1st things I do after logon. Great job on your score!

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GAILRUU 8/28/2010 10:11AM

    I hope you get your trophy! I have been close but managed to mess it up at the last minute.

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LIBBYFITZ 8/28/2010 9:23AM

    Well done! I play everyday. If the questions are based on medical knowledge I get 100% but I can easily get tricked! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/28/2010 8:57AM

    What I hate about the trivia game is when I click on something because I've been in a hurry and read it wrong! I knew the answer! But I clicked on the wrong thing! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/28/2010 8:57AM

    What I hate about the trivia game is when I click on something because I've been in a hurry and read it wrong! I knew the answer! But I clicked on the wrong thing! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 8/28/2010 7:10AM

    Sounds like fun! Help; I can't find it!? Joy emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/28/2010 1:42AM

    Way to go!!! I have managed to get to 91%, but couldn't hold it, they always throw me a curve and then whammo! I play every day, figuring I would never get a trophy as I get some really bad scores that knock my % down. I need every point I can get so I can give goodies. In spite of my number showing there, I am really low!

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MONTY68 8/28/2010 1:28AM

    Hi Marsha

I also started to play for the points, but now playing to learn something. Overall at 69% so you can see I need some learning, It is fun, one of my teams has some good participation. We actually list our questions and the correct answers and then give our scores. A good learning experience.
I always see you on the score board and you are really great at this. What ever decision you make , you still have done a great job this month.
Congratulations

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PIA2000 8/28/2010 1:24AM

    You must have a really good knowledge base - my score is always rubbish!! Well done!!!:)

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The One in the Shirt

Friday, August 27, 2010



When I blogged about my shirt, several readers asked for a picture. A group of local team members met for a yummy potluck not too long ago at TBRANCH2's lovely home. I wore my shirt. Well, thanks to TBRANCH2 and friends, you can't miss me. I'm the one in the shirt.

  
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JOHAL52 8/28/2010 11:23PM

    Oh Marsha you look so good! Don't lose any more weight though okay? You look just right.

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JHADZHIA 8/28/2010 12:55AM

    Awesome photo! Red really suits you! And you look FABULOUS!

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NEWLIBRARIAN 8/27/2010 8:54PM

    You look amazing


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WALKINGANNIE 8/27/2010 1:21PM

    You look so trim and confident Marsha!

It's great to see a group photo too.

Thanks for sharing.

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/27/2010 12:58PM

    looking good!

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MONTY68 8/27/2010 11:11AM

   
Awesome picture, thank you for sharing. You really look fantastic

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DONNABRIGHT 8/27/2010 10:59AM

    Great picture!

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VERIVEGI 8/27/2010 10:48AM

    you look great!

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JOYINKY 8/27/2010 10:35AM

    Looks like a really good time! You look GREAT!

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GATOR12 8/27/2010 9:49AM

    gREAT PIC, GREAT SHIRT AND WONDERFUL LOOKING GROUP W/FUN FILLED GOOD TIME.

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DAWNDMOORE40 8/27/2010 9:41AM

    I love the shirt! Can I have one? LOL. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/27/2010 9:24AM

    I love it! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 8/27/2010 8:33AM

    I love you in your red shirt Marsha! We had such a great time that night too! So much laughter and fun! I can't wait until next Wednesday for the next team dinner!

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KALIGIRL 8/27/2010 8:07AM

    Looks like a great group - too cool and you look MARVELOUS!

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Being My Own Best Friend

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Next Wednesday or Thursday I'll blog about my weight. This week I'm not going to stress about the scale, but just focus on eating healthy and achieving at least a small calorie deficit. If it were my best friend in my situation, that is what I would recommend for her. So I'll do it for myself. That should work!

  
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MONTY68 8/26/2010 10:09PM

    Marsha
I think that is a great decision, perhaps will give you the opportunity to relax and just maybe there will be that happy weight staying consistent.


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AQUAGIRL08 8/26/2010 4:20PM

    Good for you. Treat yourself as you would a beloved friend!

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PARKERB2 8/26/2010 3:06PM

    How true but we tend to do just the opposite.

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WALKINGANNIE 8/26/2010 2:34PM

    Great plan to be your own best friend. Hope that this approach reduces stress a bit.

Of course, you have many other friends too.

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VTORIA3 8/26/2010 1:59PM

    Best of luck in finding your happy place again using a more flexible method. I read your blog on the grants activities and really felt for you (used to do that kind of work before I retired). I do hope that things have lightened up at work so that you have some energy left for YOU! Have a great day, Slenderella! I do think the name send positive mental reinforcement regularly emoticon

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JHADZHIA 8/26/2010 11:09AM

    Way to focus on what is truly important -your healthy lifestyle!! Go for it!! let the chips fall where they may lie!!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/26/2010 9:11AM

    Good thinking! And it may reduce your stress level about minor fluctuations in weight.
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JOYINKY 8/26/2010 9:11AM

    emoticon emoticonWe absolutely do have to be and listen to our own best friend!

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/26/2010 8:59AM

    This is a great plan, now just hide your scale and you will be fine!

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KALIGIRL 8/26/2010 8:24AM

    Wonderful blog - you're right on!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2010 7:53AM

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder of one of the key skills of maintenance: being our own best friend!

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ROX525 8/26/2010 7:43AM

    How true, we should treat ourselves as we would our best friend. Thanks for the blg.

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Fun Morning

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I had a fun morning. I went to speaker's training and the trainer had a video of two people giving presentations. One of the people was me from about 3 years ago.

The trainers and class went on and on about how much weight I've lost! If I wasn't such an extrovert it would have been embarrassing. As it was, I just ate it up!! (No calories, though -- LOL)

PS I was near the bottom of my calorie range yesterday, did a one hour walk, one hour pilates class, and 1/2 hour strength training at the gym. Yet I was up 2 pounds from yesterday. Only stayed at my happy weight one day. Oh, well, I'm just going to have to get used to fluctuations. If I want to fluctuate below my happy weight, I'm going to have to lose a few more pounds.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/26/2010 4:19PM

    Isn't it nice to have someone recognize you for all of your hard work? Congratulations!

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JHADZHIA 8/26/2010 12:10AM

    Good for you getting recognized for all your hard work!!
One thing you must make sure of, is that you have set the Fitness Tracker to accurately reflect all the exercise you are getting in a week. It makes a huge difference. When I changed it from a half hour of cardio to a whole hour of cardio daily, my calories just jumped, from 1400-1700 to 1600-1900!! Remember starvation mode? If you are not getting enough calories for all your exercise, your body will go into starvation mode trying to conserve every little calorie.
Good luck with it!

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MONTY68 8/25/2010 10:05PM

    Marsha
That is so awesome and yes you indeed should eat it up. Congratulations.
You are one on Spark that has done everything necessary to release weight and you did. This fluctuation of the weight is just so unreal and mind boggling.
I know that you will come up with some idea on how to deal with it.

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JOYINKY 8/25/2010 9:01PM

    What a great morning! You deserve the accolades! Don't let the scale bring you down, you are doing great and deserve to fly high! emoticon

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GATOR12 8/25/2010 8:45PM

    Just keep on, keepin'on. You know you're doing the right things. The fluctuations will make you crazy and you don't need that or to stress about your one day of happy weight.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/25/2010 5:55PM

    emoticonHurray! That's wonderful! Eat it up! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 8/25/2010 4:56PM

    Do you think you are ready to weigh yourself only once a week? I go crazy if I weigh in too much.


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