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He told me I don't eat a lot of candy...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My hubby went to town yesterday and brought me back a candy bar. OK, it was a good candy bar: Green & Black's Organic 85% Cocoa. He said he thought I'd enjoy it with my coffee in the morning and since I don't eat a lot of candy he thought it be a treat.

"I don't eat a lot of candy"? Who has he been living with these 30+ years? Granted I have been buying these types of chocolate bars for my chocolate fixes, but he kept eating them so I have been stashing (as in hiding) them upstairs by my computer.

I like these candy bars because I do not eat the whole bar once I open it, but I do have some issues with other chocolates, the cheap kind that is filled with lots of stuff to make you eat more. Fortunately, I have become selective in which of those I now eat because I have found that the more I eat whole unprocessed foods the less I enjoy those cheap accessible candy bars. As a matter of fact, I saw a package of my favorite chocolate covered cherries, but they were not in dark chocolate so I left them on the store shelf.

So, since my hubby told me he thought I don't eat a lot of candy means I must have cut way back on my eating that junk. Now, if I can stop eating potato chips.

  
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CHRISTINASP 12/14/2012 2:11PM

    85 % cocoa - not sure I'd call that 'candy'... :)


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TRICIAE2 12/14/2012 9:31AM

    One step at a time!!

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DS9KIE 12/14/2012 8:26AM

    good for you emoticon

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FRAN0426 12/13/2012 9:58PM

    I also hide a great chocolate bar, and savor a piece or two each day. We chocoholics need our fix. Now, I have cut way back eating potato chips and when I do I only have a few. emoticon

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ROSALIEESTHER 12/13/2012 8:34PM

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MNNICE 12/13/2012 1:00PM

    I could say I don't each candy "often", but seems when I do, I do eat "much", because it's hard to quit. Now that I think of it, though, the good, dark chocolate is easier to use moderation with than the cheap stuff that makes you want to eat it till you're almost sick! A good observation. PS - Hope he never finds your stash! :)

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KIJIPEOPLE 12/13/2012 11:11AM

    Yay for eating the good stuff! And resisting the bad.

As for the potato chips, have you tried veggie chips or veggie sticks? They're baked and not as bad for you as the greasy potato chips and they don't even taste half-bad.

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PJBONARRIGO 12/13/2012 10:14AM

    That is good chocolate and a nice gift and compliment :-) I know what you mean about chocolate; I used to eat milk chocolate and now I never do- it's always dark now.
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LIV2RIDE 12/13/2012 9:53AM

    Nice! The chip thing is a tough one. I love the rice chips and the organic corn chips from Costco. If I do eat them I have to portion them out and put the bag away. I could seriously eat the whole bag without thinking twice.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 12/13/2012 9:46AM

    LOL That's what my hubby said. Does he not realize that I am a chocoholic? LOL

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TATTER3 12/13/2012 9:43AM

    LOL!!! Never heard of that chocolate but Honey brought me 3 bags of chocolate covered peanuts this week from a gourmet place because he thought it was healthier with with nuts! LOL...Will give it away as a Christmas treat!

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30 Day Shred Level 3 - it is a bust

Monday, December 10, 2012

All right, maybe it was because I did it after I come in from shoveling snow for 2 1/2 hours and I was tired. But some how shoveling the snow seemed more like work and not a workout. I needed to do something that would make me feel good, you know, to give me a mental lift.

The workout did that but I injured my wrist back in May, I overstretched a tendon. It is slow healing. It felt better until I went shopping for a holiday gift for my mom and moved a hanger on the clothes rack. Now it feels like I am back on square three (it is not as painful as when it first happened)

Level 3 had too many exercises where I had to support myself with a my wrist bent. I made it through, but do not think I will attempt to do it for the 10 days. I need to find another routine.

  
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RHEYNKLW 12/16/2012 3:57PM

    That really is one of the worst feelings.
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Agreed about modifying using elbow planks. You could also try holding dumbbells or using yoga blocks to keep your wrists more neutral. OR if you're a complete masochist, knuckle it! (I get wrist pain occasionally from work -- massage -- and this is typically what I do, but I wouldn't recommend doing it on a bare wood floor, lol.)

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KATETK 12/10/2012 9:35PM

    Try modifying it by using your elbows. It will still give a challenge with all of those plank posititions where your legs are moving in and out. Good luck with recovery.

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Come on Spark People ...

Monday, December 10, 2012

I am already logged in and my broswer slows so that a "Join Spark People" ad can pop up.
Now, that is annoying.

Not a good way to start a Monday morning with the first -0 temperature of the season.

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Hope I can shake this crabby feeling soon.

  
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KERRYG155 12/12/2012 9:50PM

    Ow-that's cold. Maybe that's what had the computer moving slowly. I know mine has stopped loading a few times which is frustrating, too.

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ROSALIEESTHER 12/12/2012 6:06AM

    I'm with you. Most annoying.,

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LIV2RIDE 12/10/2012 10:40AM

    Sending happy thoughts your way.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 12/10/2012 8:37AM

    Monday, Monday! Sending warm wishes your way. Use the Spark to light your fire today. Here's to a great week.

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I am surprised...

Friday, November 30, 2012

Yesterday I did the 30 Day Shred Level 2 and then because I did not want to run outside I decided to open the Jackie Warner Crunchless Extreme Abs Workout dvd that I purchased a year ago. WOW! That was an intense workout. Or maybe it just seemed that way because I did it back-to-back with the 30 Day Shred.

Ab workout? That was a total body workout; my legs were shaking for over an hour afterwards and I felt the burn in my shoulders for about as long. I could feel my muscles getting sore. So, today, I am surprised that i am not sore ~knock on wood~



  
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KERRYG155 12/1/2012 8:27PM

    great job on doing all that exercise!

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DS9KIE 12/1/2012 8:57AM

    hey have that abs DVD and it is hard I had to stop in the middle and take a break emoticon it was soooo hard.

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COOP9002 11/30/2012 12:15PM

    Nice job! Hope you're body is recovering quickly today.

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LIV2RIDE 11/30/2012 11:21AM

    Way to knock out the workouts. Great job! You might be sore tomorrow as sometimes it takes a day. Drink plenty of water.

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STELLASMYBEBE 11/30/2012 11:04AM

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Hope there isn't a delayed onset of stiffnes. :)

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Disaster at gym

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I went to the gym today and discovered a mess. I t looked like they were replacing the duct work in the ceiling.So, I went home and put in my 30 Day Shred. My granddaughter walked in on me about halfway through. She joins me in a few exercises and tells me it is so easy. Then she comments on the sweat pouring off of me by saying, "You have water drops falling off of you."

Level 2 - about 204 calories burned.

  
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DDESERTDDAWN 11/29/2012 7:24PM

    Wow you are a determined person -- making sure that water dropped off you and some calories, too! Congrats on be on top of things. And thank you for being a good example to us-- and the little granddaughter.

Cheers,
dDawn

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IMREITE 11/28/2012 12:54AM

    my niece who is 4 was saying "running" was easy. she was on her little bike and told my sister she should be done.

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FRAN0426 11/27/2012 7:49PM

    Thankfully you did get exercise in when the gym wasn't a great choice today WTG

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RHEYNKLW 11/27/2012 7:18PM

    Tell her if it's "so easy," she should do the whole thing with you!
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Great job on Level 2.

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THINAGIN2 11/27/2012 7:11PM

    When plan 1 fails then go to plan 2! Good job!

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JAS9096 11/27/2012 6:55PM

    Well, good for you for not letting the disaster at the gym stop you from working out! :)

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