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Great Present!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wow have I been blessed! My mom gave me a present I really like - a new bicycle. It's "flat foot" technology - I can stay on the seat at the stop signs with my feet on the ground - and its "pedal forward" design is really comfy. I did a couple miles yesterday and 6 today. A few leg muscles are letting me know they have been challenged, but not too sore.

There is a 7 mile trail close to my house, so it would be 14 miles round trip. Hope to try it this week. Just great to have another fun option for activity.

Hope all my SparkFriends are having a great December.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/14/2009 8:34AM

    What a wonderful gift! It really sounds like a fun way to get your daily dose of exercise.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/14/2009 8:19AM

    That sound fun just don't over do it

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GRNISHADE 12/13/2009 9:04PM

    What fun!

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Mom's Here

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My mom is visiting from Tucson. That is wonderful. I don't get to see here near as often as I'd like. It's a long way from Tucson to central Florida.

I know, though, that there will be challenges over the next 10 days. It may be hard to get my exercise in as well as a lot of food challenges.

I'll do the best I can. May turn out okay. I'm definitely not letting this visit throw me for any length of time. If I have a gain, I'll address it immediately. Please understand if I'm not around very much here much during the visit.

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 12/5/2009 8:35PM

    Enjoy your mom's visit. I wish my mom were here to visit with. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 12/5/2009 8:23PM

    Have a wonderful visit with your mother! My mom passed away in 1985 and I always miss her; especially at Christmas!

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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WALKINGANNIE 12/5/2009 12:02PM

    Hope you enjoy your family time. I'm sure that you'll find ways to deal with any challenges that come up. You might have seen the good list of everyday calorie-burning activities on http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=326 for days when you can't do 'proper' exercise.

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/5/2009 8:52AM

    That is great that your Mom is here

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JANDTSMOM 12/5/2009 8:00AM

    Enjoy your visit with your mom! Have fun and enjoy the time together! emoticon

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GRAMSIECAKES2 12/5/2009 7:59AM

    I wish I still have my mom to visit with. she passed in 1965...love her and enjoy here to the fullest...you will get your exercise in later

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Sweet Treat

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I was just really wanting something sweet, but healthy. I took 9 oz. of a huge sweet potato and microwaved it. I cracked 3 walnuts and put the pieces on the soft, warm orange flesh. I topped it with 1/8 cup Smucker's Breakfast Syrup sugar free (12.5 calories). It was delicious, very filling, and satisfied my desire for something sweet.

  
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/5/2009 1:14AM

    MMMMM sounds very good!

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/4/2009 7:16PM

    sound great to me

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AQUAGIRL08 12/4/2009 12:20AM

    Sounds like a great way to get lots of nutrients! Especially vitamin A and potassium. Add in some fiber, some essential fats and voila, a nutritious treat. Can't get better than a sweet, satisfying treat that's good for you too!

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Waist or Waste?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

When I was growing up, we'd save any leftover food. But almost every meal there was at least one thing that there was just a "dibby-dab" left. Mom would eat it or talk one of us into eating it so she didn't have to store it. Throwing it out was unthinkable.

I continued to focus on not wasting food for many, many years. It was just recently that I realized I should be focused on what goes into my mouth, not so much on what goes in the trash.

Sometimes no big waste means a big waist.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/2/2009 7:55AM

    I just save the "bite" of food for the next day. You don't want the waste to go to your waist! lol

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MONGO2TEN 12/2/2009 4:52AM

    I hate wasting food. We do have chickens though, so everything gets eaten my someone!

~Nancy

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PO_PAZZA 12/1/2009 4:48PM

    That's something I've always struggled with, too. Now, if it's a non-meat item, I save it for my "girls", a box of earthworms that give it back to me as compost and compost tea. Meat items go into a large container in the freezer, later to be made as soup. I've also had to learn that as well as I try to plan, there may be leftovers that shouldn't go inside of me. My body is not designed to be a landfill.

Good blog, Marsha.

Mary

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PEGGYANNSCH 12/1/2009 3:13PM

    I always saved leftover we eat it for lunch the next day. Left over taste better next day.Food is to expense to throw in the trash.That is like throwing money away.

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BABYFACE26 12/1/2009 2:55PM

    Oh my goodness, this is a tough one for me! Hate wasting food, but boy, do I want a Waist! On Thanksgiving, my neighbor made me a plate of food, and luckily I didn't like the way she prepared the stuffing, usually my favorite food for this holiday meal. So...along with leftover potato salad, I had to put it into the trash. Telling myself, Mouth or trash, what's the difference, if it doesn't belong in my belly! that helps a bit. thanks for the reminder!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/1/2009 2:44PM

    Very true!

I compromise and toss my scraps outside for the "critters" to eat.

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Celebrating in Threes

Monday, November 30, 2009

1. Hurricane season is over!
2. Yesterday was cool outside so I grabbed a jacket out of the closet. A year ago I couldn't even get that jacket around me. Now it is definitely too big!
3. And best of all, after 30 days of SparkPeople strength training, my waist measures 29 inches, down from 30.5. Thanks, SparkPeople!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 12/1/2009 9:11AM

    Way to go!!! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/1/2009 7:31AM

    emoticon you are doing it! (Nancy, co-leader Sexy Grandmas)

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GANGIE 11/30/2009 8:39PM

    Way to go. It is always fun to see positive changes. Keep up the good work and keep moving.












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