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Chicken soup is a good thing...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

when you feel really sneezy, nose-runny, achy, and miserable. I've been feeling a little off for a couple of days, but the real deal hit last night. WOW! I am miserable. I wasn't able to do my Leslie Sansone 3 mile brisk walk DVD. I really couldn't do much of anything. I am drinking lots of water...some orange juice...taking Emergen-C and Nature's Way Sambucus. Oh, and chicken soup with extra onions and chopped jalapeno & serrano peppers. I figure it will burn out the virus. Here's hoping. Take care of yourselves.

I am grateful for each day...even THIS day!

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KEKEIKO 1/5/2011 10:47AM

    Get well soon! Listen to your body and rest it! Chicken soup makes you feel good because it taste good! Yum! Be well ... Hugs, Keke

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SHORT_KAKE 1/5/2011 3:13AM

    I hope you feel better soon!
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MONTY68 1/5/2011 12:52AM

    Hi
Sorry to hear you are feeling bad, hope the chicken soup works quickly.

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To All Sparkpeople, A Toast To The New Year...

Saturday, January 01, 2011


"Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself."

- Aisha Elderwyn

Celebrate yourself in this New Year. Be as kind, loving, and supportive of yourself as you are to others. You deserve this. You can do this. And, so shall I.


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MONTY68 1/2/2011 1:45PM

    Hi
I agree with the first part of her quote about the failures of life. I do not totally agree with her statement of being just being yourself.
The reason I say that, on a deep subconscious level, the person we believe we are does fail. Unless we change the thinking of who who we are from a belief in failure to a new idea that we are not that person but truly believe that we are self confident, that we are not a failure, and that we are successful in life, then we can be yourself knowing that our new choices of living healthy will manifest in our lives. This change is a process of developing new ideas that eventually become our belief. Last year, I wrote a blog on I Believe with facts about beliefs and changing them.
So, M y suggestion is her statement will be correct when we believe in a new idea of who we are.

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POLK-A-DOTS 1/2/2011 7:31AM

    I love this quote! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Hope your having a glorious...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

and special time through the Holidays. I know I am. And, I am very grateful for it. My partner and I went to see the big city lights and festivities and experience the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular Show. It was amazing. So much talent, so much athletic ability. Geez, don't get me started on how high their high kicks are! It was so much fun. We had wanted to go to NYC sometime just to see the Rockettes Show. Instead, they came to us! This is the first time ever that they brought their show to Portland. We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at a great restaurant. The hotel we stayed in was all decked out in greenery and lovely lights. Very tastefully done. We were able to take our dog too. She was a gem. Didn't bark at all. She nestled in quite well. Then today, we drove back to the coast to continue the celebration with our son and his wife who are staying with us over the next several days.

Wonderful...I hope the same blessings for you and yours!

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MELODY525 12/28/2010 9:54AM

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What a wonderful time you both had.
Gotta love the Rockettes, the dog & family time!!
Congratulations on the 2 lb loss too....and during a Holiday!!
Happy New Year to you All,
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FITN2014-TSP 12/26/2010 10:11PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend the holidays! emoticon

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MONTY68 12/26/2010 3:52PM

    Hi
What a great blog, you sure did have a great weekend. I think it is nice, that you were able to take your dog. Thank you for sharing this.

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DAMARIS89 12/26/2010 8:40AM

  Sounds like a fantastic evening, especially since you could bring your dog and she behaved herself for the duration. That's awesome!!

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HERE2BTHIN 12/26/2010 4:23AM

  Merry Belated Christmas & Happy Safe New Year

Karrie
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This Holiday Season...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

my weight seems to be going up and down by a pound or two. I am increasing my exercise...because I physically can now. I started with a Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVD for 1 mile, then went up to a 2 Mile Brisk Walk. This last week I started using the 3 Mile Heart Healthy Walk. I had some challenges completing it the first part of the week. But now, I'm able to do it from start to finish (about 46 minutes worth) of good, brisk walking moves. I do modify a few of the moves because my left leg doesn't cooperate with lunges very well. Old "war wounds" from surgically repaired broken bones in my left ankle and lower leg. Things weren't able to go back together as they had been. As the orthopedic surgeon said so many years ago, "It is puzzle, I fix." I am focusing on my improving health and abilities. Part of the seeming 2 pound gain since last week I think I can attribute to the anchovies and salty crackers I ate yesterday. Perhaps retained water? At least that's what I suppose. But, I'm keeping track and will at least work on holding my own through the Holidays.

This morning I read this wonderful quote from Victor Hugo and I wanted to share it with you:

"The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible. For the fainthearted, it is unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is ideal."

Here is to the ideal future waiting for us all.

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MONTY68 12/19/2010 9:34PM

    Hi
Great blog, It is good to see how one makes progress and increases their exercise. You are doing great .
As far as a increase in weight, it very well could be water retention, but that should disappear quickly. I like that you are tracking and holding your own. Remember the commitment was to maintain or release and it really sounds like you are working hard at that.
Thank you for sharing, I love the quote , Somewhere, we all fit in there and I think a few will think about the quote.

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BKBROILER52 12/19/2010 9:48AM

   
Great Quote!

I'm doing Leslie too. I don't have the three-mile though, so maybe I'll purchase it.!

Keep on going strong!

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POLK-A-DOTS 12/19/2010 8:07AM

    Love Leslie Samsone! I think this is the first video series that I actually have stuck too! Her videos are so "do-able"! I haven't done the 3-mile one...I get them through my cable provider, so hopefully they will cycle that one through!

Love your quote....A thought I will carry throughout my day!

~Embi

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MELODY525 12/19/2010 8:00AM

    HELLO FRIEND. I LOVE THE IDEA OF AN IDEAL FUTURE.
I AM EVER THE OPTIMIST!! LOL
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GRADUATING TAPES. GREAT JOB.
HOPE THE "WAR WOUNDS" WON'T BE TALKING TOO LOUDLY TO YOU THIS WINTER!! SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS YOUR WAY. emoticon

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I'm dreaming of a...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

White Christmas! How lucky am I. A local Mom & Pop theatre is using the Holidays to give back to the community. They are dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus, their kids are elves, and they have a corner of the theatre set up for photos with Santa. There is a decorated tree, wrapped presents, a holographic fireplace (very real looking) and Santa himself in the middle of it all. We took our dog, Smokey, to get a perfect picture with Santa to share with our kids and grandkids! They also are featuring one classic holiday movie each Saturday for 4 weeks. Admission to the classic movies consists of two or more cans of food or other non-perishables that the movie theatre then donates to the local food share program. WOW! How cool is that! To top it all off, today's movie was White Christmas, one of my all-time favorites. Who doesn't shed a tear or two when General Waverly comes to his own party!. It was magnificent. This is the first time I've ever seen this movie on the big screen, uncut and wonderful. Here is a wish for all of you, may your every hope be easy to obtain and may all your Holidays be filled with joy, love, and the blessing of gratitude!

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JUNEBUG150 12/11/2010 11:26PM

    Thank you so much for all the beautiful wishes and I hope the same for you! Many blessings!

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MONTY68 12/11/2010 10:32PM

    HI

What a nice blog, You are lucky to have such business people that created a Christmas for all. What a gift to give back to the community. When one has a day like this make one aware of what we do have have. You really shared these wonderful words and I thank you for that.

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