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Teal Toenails, Doves, Daylight Savings. Food Shopping When Hungry

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I love colors and got a great deal on a set of different colored nail polish. Got home and painted my toenails teal. Silly, simple pleasures - everytime I look at my bare feet (it's been in the 80's and sandal time), I smile. Did my nails purple. Same effect - smiles. Not sure about the orange and green. Probably when I don't have to do anything professional for the day in public. (smiling)

This morning I saw two doves in a place they've never been before. An unexpected surprise and I always think of them as signs (in happy ways). I love birds and have always wanted a parrot. But have no clue if my boys would adapt.

Next Sunday is Daylight Savings again. Hooray, hooray, I want a longer day. And wish they'd just keep it that way, for Pete's sake. Or mine.

This morning, I took a big chance. For the past 3 years, since starting this healthier journey, I have eaten breakfast religiously. Prior to that, nope. I definitely saw the benefits when I started my day with a good meal. However, just didn't feel like it and headed out for food shopping. I cautioned myself that I was operating in the danger zone as we know what can happen when our hunger pangs choose food items instead of our brain. Happy to report that I was a very good girl. Hooray for me!

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NANCY- 3/5/2012 8:48AM

    You could save the orange and green for Halloween. I had my toes done in Mardi Gras colors so I have something nice to look at while doing crunches in the pool. Sometimes those simple things bring the best pleasure.

WTG your awareness kept you focused on your goals. Do what you need to do for you.
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LIBBYFITZ 3/4/2012 10:50PM

    Yes I love to have bright colours on my toes! Fingernails are just buffed up to a shine. I need to keep them short and natural, wash my hands frequently during the day.

I love daylight savings. The population here voted against it so we have very early sunrise here in the summer, it is already really hot at 8am!

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KTMAE2006 3/4/2012 8:23PM

    I usually do "corporate colors" for my fingers, but I try to keep it bright and upbeat on my toes! I'm looking forward to a longer day, but I am not looking forward to the adjustment of having to "spring ahead". My body takes a long time to adjust!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/4/2012 7:33PM

    glad you are enjoying the polish!

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NATPLUMMER 3/4/2012 3:36PM

    I love colored polish on my toes...my fingers...not so much. I work with organic solvents and sometimes it gets inside my gloves..bad mess.
Thanks for reminding me about Daylight Savings time. That will be nice :-)
Good job being a good girl while grocery shopping. I always get into trouble if I go and I'm hungry.

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JLITT62 3/4/2012 12:38PM

    One day a week I usually skip breakfast & give my digestion a mini- break. But I really try never to shop hu gry - doesn't usually get me good results.

In the 80s . . . sigh . . . we migh see 50s by the end of the week. But we have had a very mild winter so I can't really complain.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/4/2012 12:37PM

    And I hope after you were such a good girl at the grocery store you came home and fixed a GREAT, healthy breakfast!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/4/2012 12:27PM

    What a joyous blog. It seems like a child bursting through to being an adult. emoticonon your shopping trip.

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BUTEAFULL 3/4/2012 12:14PM

    I wish DST was permanent too like Arizona does, it works for them

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RYDERB 3/4/2012 12:03PM

    Shopping when hungry can be tricky! Great job! You new polish sounds fun! Before we know it i'll be spring and time for some sandals to show off those toes!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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To All Affected By the Terrible Tornados

Saturday, March 03, 2012

It is heartbreaking to see all the lives lost and property damage. I hope my sparkfriends are okay and have taken refuge in safe places.

  
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NATPLUMMER 3/4/2012 11:15AM

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Goodbye, Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We lose yet another singer, and one whose "monkeying around" hasn't been forgotten through the decades.

RIP, Davy Jones.

  
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LIVINGFREE19 3/2/2012 11:24PM

    This was so sad. I watched the Monkees whenever I could!
You don't find decent shows like that now days.

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SUEJENN 3/2/2012 10:44PM

    And so young too!

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KARENE10 3/2/2012 9:10AM

    I loved the Monkees too:) RIP Davey Jones.

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IAM_HIS2 3/2/2012 8:58AM

    RIP Davey Jones and thank you for the music and memories you have given to many of us.

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NATPLUMMER 3/1/2012 8:50PM

    Very sad.

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RYDERB 3/1/2012 7:12PM

    Oh no. I hadn't heard this sad news. emoticon

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ALASKASKY 3/1/2012 6:30PM

    RIP DAVY JONES. I love their music and agree with OMAJANE. emoticon

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LESSOFPMCD 2/29/2012 9:10PM

    Davy was one of my teenage idols. Only 11 yrs older than myself and gone so suddenly. Which of my idols will be next?

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CATLADY52 2/29/2012 3:47PM

    Pretty soon we'll start losing stars from the eighties and that's when I will feel old. RIP Davy. emoticon

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KMICHA 2/29/2012 3:26PM

    I loved the Monkees!!! I also grew up listening to them and watching their crazy show on Saturday mornings! RIP Davy Jones

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LJCANNON 2/29/2012 2:53PM

    emoticonThank You, Davy for the Memories!!

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 2/29/2012 2:29PM

    I HAD the BIGGEST crush on him!!!! I loved watching "THe Monkeys".

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/29/2012 2:25PM

    I definitely grew up with the Monkees and Davy Jones was my very favorite...what a dreamboat to a young impressionable girl!!!
RIP, Davy Jones.


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1CRAZYDOG 2/29/2012 2:14PM

    OMG . . . I didn't know Davy Jones passed away. Time just keeps on marching on, doesn't it. Love hte Monkees.

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FLUTTERFLI 2/29/2012 1:55PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh............... I didn't know that !!! He will be missed !!!
Thanks for the info.
KEEP SPARKLING !!!

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OMAJANE 2/29/2012 1:53PM

  What! I grew up with listening to the Monkees. They were an underappreciated group.RIP Davyy.

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Pleased With My Jan/Feb Goal Achievements

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

As usual at the end of every month, I am amazed that I'm already saying goodbye to February. Went by in an eyeblink!

Very pleased with my progress in the first two months of this year, and optimistic about my March goal of no night eating. It's been a lifetime habit and one which is not just a minor problem. If necessary, a small veggie or fruit will be okay if dire hunger prevails. But I really want to get rid of this habit.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 3/1/2012 10:44AM

    Good job on the nighttime snacking goal...I find I can be a little vulnerable to that habit too. I try my best to have a good solid dinner packed full of fresh veggies and a lean protein before 7 p.m. if at ALL possible. If I really get the munchies I'll have a fruit smoothie or a little container of greek yogurt with fresh blueberries or a splash of tart cherry juice (you can get at the health food store) over it...usually hits the spot, sometimes even a sprinkle of walnuts to give me some crunch. I'm SO VERY proud of you girl...you are REALLY doing it this year...wooot...wooot! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/29/2012 2:17PM

    Congratulations on your great successes in Jan and Feb. You are right, the time does go by fast!

Good luck with your March goal!

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NEPTUNE1939 2/29/2012 11:52AM

    Snacking before bed CAN be a good thing. As a diabetic I monitor my blood sugar before bedtime as I don't want it to get too low. So I'll eat an apple or have a glass of non-fat milk to get me through the slumber period. Earl

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I Paid $4.49/gal for Gas This Week!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Granted, their $4.24 pumps were empty, so I was held captive to premium. But this is totally outrageous. It's time to get out the bike or buy a motorcycle.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 3/3/2012 7:34AM

    Ouch! Ours here in MI isn't quite that bad but we are getting there quickly. It's only going to get worse since it is an election year.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/28/2012 4:44PM

    We bought a used Prius last fall, and I'm so glad we did. I'm really liking getting 40mph. I'd love being able to use a little scooter to get around town if I thought they were safe...the mileage on them is awesome!

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KSANDIEGO 2/26/2012 2:07PM

    I hear you - just yesterday the price at Costco went from 4.12 to 4.19 in 6 hours - ouch! that's silly! But check this out, across the street from DisneyWorld the price is $6.20/gal - LOL! Talk about gouging their customers, ouch!

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SUEJENN 2/25/2012 9:19PM

    Our fuel on Vancouver Island is $1.36/l today.That works out to $5.44/ gallon. emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/25/2012 7:35PM

    If you have to do a lot of getting around that's gonna kill your bank balance. We need fuel efficient cars. emoticon Where are they?

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DJ4HEALTH 2/25/2012 7:24PM

    It is just getting ridicules how much gas is when we have gas here in the ground and we can't touch it since the environment groups stopped that. There is ways to get it out safely and the companies can do it if they want to but it costs them money which they do have and can spend to get it out safely.

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NATPLUMMER 2/25/2012 4:29PM

    YIKES!!!

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RANDOM00B 2/25/2012 4:19PM

    I feel your pain,. I drive a car with diesel engine and saw the per gallon price at a local station go from 4.03 to 4.29...in three days!

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