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@Philadelphia Health Expo

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today, dh and I attended the Philadelphia Health and Fitness Expo. Tons of vendors, but the one I wanted to see was Sparkpeople!

We almost missed SPs space, but the bright orange Meta sign was a dead giveaway. LOL

DH is not the best pix taker! Excuse the fuzziness. I got to spin the sparkwheel, fa'real! lol

Sparkpeople, if you are reading this, my husband would have like to been able to purchase some SP logo-wear ... hint hint (next year?). emoticon
It would have also been nice to meet some of the sparkCoaches, perhaps next time. But the staff was very nice upbeat and pleasant.

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CAROL_31649731 11/22/2014 9:46PM

    Cool pictures!!! (Gotta a little creak in my neck, but I can work that out, no prob!)
What a neat experience . . . so cool!!!!

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Signup for the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge

Friday, November 21, 2014

Want to join the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge?

The team is open for everyone to join right now!

If you are looking for a team that is small, 24 members, but is in competition with 13 other teams with fun games to keep you focused on Food and Fitness, now is your chance to sign up!

Note: You still need to check with your doctor on your physical needs, and your leaders will work within those guidelines with you. You are free to follow your own food plan and workout routines.

The teams are there for support, accountability, and focused fun.

In ten weeks our team lost several pounds combined, gained energy, new friends and a renewed determination to take care of ourselves, wouldn't you like to be apart of a team like that?

If you are serious and willing to COMMITT to 10 weeks, go to the Biggest Loser Team and join, then go to the thread called Waiting list.

Add your name and the leader will assign you to one of the 13 teams!

Follow Link:

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_RACHEL 11/28/2014 6:19PM

    Thanks SOOKIE....I just joined up too!

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CAROL_31649731 11/21/2014 12:23PM

    Wow, serious commitment here. Good for you! I'll be cheering you on, of course!!! Good luck, from a fellow Champion in the Kitchen. emoticon emoticon

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STARLITNIGHT 11/21/2014 10:53AM

    I Love the Challenges on the Biggest Loser, happy I joined this year!

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DAIZYSTARLITE 11/21/2014 9:56AM


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The Biggest Loser Fall Challenge is Open Sign Up!

Friday, August 22, 2014

The new Season is on in Sept. Want to play along on your own BL team?

If you are looking for a team that is small, 24 members, but is in competition with other teams with fun games that keep you focused on Food and Fitness, now is your chance to sign up!

10 Weeks of team support, accountability, fitness and focused fun.

Ready to play! Click on the link for complete details:

Note: Check with your doctor on your physical needs, and your leaders will work within those guidelines with you. You are free to follow your own food plan and workout routines.

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JAMBABY0 8/22/2014 7:36PM

    thanks for sharing

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Salad Luncheon

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A few weeks back, I emailed my co-workers "lets have a healthy lunch day!"

Here's a little snap shot from today's lunch ...

pretty much salad fixings, Romaine lettuce, sweet kale salad (costco's carries this; but I need to check my local bjs), a pot of lean chili (I'm still trying to get this recipe; my supervisor makes a mean chili), mozzarella/tomato slices and more, pototao, tuna, etc. We actually turned it into a surprise 40th for one of the staff. He was pleasantly surprised.

This winter I think I will plan a soup and salad day!

Be healthy, live well,

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BABY_GIRL69 8/8/2014 3:35PM

    Great healthy spread with no little to no distraction....

God bless,


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REALITYCHECK86 8/7/2014 3:28AM

    We do this at work occasionally too! Sometimes it's tough to get people to opt for the healthy ideas though

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SUEARNOLD1 8/6/2014 4:40PM


Love this idea. We do the typical Thanksgiving and Christmas pot luck lunch. We tried to make Thanksgiving a bit healthier last year.

I love your healthy lunch idea and your soup and salad for winter.

I work at a Chiropractic College - spreading the healthy concepts seams like a great idea!


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MOLLYJO1028 8/6/2014 2:58PM

  I love this idea! I work with two other people and we are on the road as well as in the office. It is hard to coordinate lunch together, but maybe we could figure it out every other week!

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PATTYGIVENS 8/6/2014 2:39PM

  Wow I could do that .Nice healthy meal good for you. ps I love soup in the winter months.

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I'm Alright ...Ok

Monday, July 21, 2014

Last week posted a blog, the responses were encouraging reminding me that I am not in control and that God has a handle on my situation and my special needs child. As I listened to this song on the way in to work, it reminded me of a prayer I would pray "God I thank You for things being as well as they are." It could be so much worse than it is, but He only guess us enough that we can handle, the rest is all Him.
The song simply says [in part]:

Everything is alright
Everything is Okay
Everything is all good and I won't complain even if I could
Everything is all good sunshine and rain working as it should
Its alright
I'm alright
~J. Moss


A catchy tune with a simple reminder for me.

Stay healthy, and live well!

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REALITYCHECK86 7/24/2014 12:48AM

    Good song, good reminder. Things will be okay, just keep being positive and moving forward.
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BABY_GIRL69 7/22/2014 5:48PM

    We all struggle daily and we need the support from time to time. Don't give up God loves us and He doesn't give up on us either... From time to time we need to speak encourage ourselves as well....

God bless & be encouraged!!


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    Thanks for sharing.....hadn't heard that one yet! Adding it to my playlist now!!! emoticon

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LIVELYLULU37 7/21/2014 10:22AM

    Sookie, Almost everyone I know has some sort of challenge they have to go thru in order to help them become the person they are meant to be. I know I certainly endured a lot of pain growing up, and that helped to become a more caring person. Maybe you can think of all the ways this cross you are bearing is changing you.

I am here for you, if you ever need anyone to check in with-I know I need accountability.

As I am not in your situation, I do tend to take things for granted. (not meaning to) . Thank you for your kindness. Day by Day- YOU CAN DO THIS..... Jen

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