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Using a lap-top. So sloooowwwwwww....

Friday, December 03, 2010

My computer is acting up so I have to bring in the technician to look at it. Thank goodness my husband has an extra lap-top and that is what I am using right now. However, it has Vista on it and this is so slow in getting to one page to another that it is terribly annoying. It is hard to get work done when it is like this.

Anyway guys, that is why I am not on the site much these days apart from the fact that we are experiencing a lot of blackouts in Dakar, Senegal right now.

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 12/6/2010 2:09PM

    I know how you feel. Ugh! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 12/6/2010 10:11AM

    I know what you mean, hubby has Vista on his laptop and it hates my gmail and Spark. My laptop is ok.

BTW I love seeing your before and after photots! Have a great week.

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LORETTA24 12/6/2010 6:46AM

    emoticon Have you gotten your computer fixed yet. You have not blogged for a while now. I pray all is well with you! Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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MERRIKATE 12/5/2010 7:26PM

    Thank you again for the link to IslandBeth's invigorating blog, Lise, and ALSO very much indeedy for your own "I'M DONE ...' litany -- ohhhhhhh yessssssssss!! You said it, Girl. Who'd ever have guessed when we were little lasses that we'd be so dependent on electronic thingies to support our network of caring companions? So great to have these appliances, glitches and all (even blankety-blank vista, which I live with on this laptop here, for my sins), and my all the gods that ever were bless our skilled techies! Looking fwd to fresh blogs from you soon.

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/5/2010 5:16AM

  Just try and be patient re the laptop. If you didn't have the use of that there'd be no SP at all!!!!! emoticon
Jay x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/4/2010 4:16PM

    emoticonHope it gets better soon!

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KAMAPERRY 12/4/2010 1:11PM

    emoticon frustrating, I know!

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PRAIRIE_MUM 12/4/2010 11:04AM

    I hope your computer gets sorted out soon!

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NEW-CAZ 12/4/2010 3:28AM

    As long as you're okay Lise Sparking can wait hun.
Hope you're puter is well again soon

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My goal plan for December 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Since October and November were not exactly emoticon for me, I have decided that 2010 will be finished off with a BANG with the ultimate aim of reaching my goal by the middle of 2011.

1. I will keep within my calorie range.
2. I will exercise every single day -- even if it's just walking.
3. I will strength train at least 6 days of the week (3 days of free weights and 3 on the gym machines).
4. Cardio will be part of my daily schedule which includes walking.
5. I will sleep a minimum of 7 hours per night.
6. My minimum steps per day will be 10,000.

I drink water because I need it so I'm OK when it comes to that.

This is my promise to me for December 2010. Wish me well... emoticon

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    Sounds like awesome goals! You can do it!!

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PRAIRIE_MUM 12/4/2010 11:05AM

    Good plan!

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SHANN1530 12/2/2010 8:18PM

    sounds like a good plan! be careful with 6 days of ST though - if you get tired don't be afraid to give your body some rest!

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LORETTA24 12/2/2010 6:41AM

    emoticon I wish you well! Keep smiling sunshine. emoticon

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ANIMALMAGIC 12/2/2010 5:02AM

  Good luck and good goals!
Jay x

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/1/2010 5:24PM

    Hey....don't knock walking...it's a powerful form of exercise.

Have a great December!

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WENDYSPARKS 12/1/2010 11:18AM

    Good luck to you!!!

Wendy emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 12/1/2010 11:16AM

    You go, girl!!!!
You can totally do it.

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THEWINNER33 12/1/2010 10:52AM

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Very realistic goals. You CAN do it. Marcia

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KAMAPERRY 12/1/2010 10:36AM

    emoticon Awesome goals!

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CB2214 12/1/2010 9:56AM

    You can do it!!

I love this post and hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea for myself. emoticon

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CARRIE1948 12/1/2010 9:42AM

    Making a public commitment often helps

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SARAWALKS 12/1/2010 8:20AM

    emoticon Good for you! emoticon
You are more ambitious than I! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/1/2010 6:51AM

    emoticonplan Lise emoticon emoticon

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NACHOSMAMA 12/1/2010 6:47AM

    Rock it out and finish the year with fireworks!

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ANELAKANOA 12/1/2010 6:31AM

  I know you can do it!!! emoticon

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TBONE13 12/1/2010 6:24AM

  sounds like a PLAN!!!!!

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GROEDER 12/1/2010 6:19AM

    Looks like a very good plan.
The best to you and have a great December.

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Feel way better this weekend

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last week I was a bit under the weather and I ate over my allowed calorie-range and did go back up to 152! I'm happy to announce that I am back down to below 150. Thank goodness that I got over what was wrong with me. I do not like feeling unwell and not on top of things. Well, the saga continues. Hugs to all.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/29/2010 8:23PM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better!

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KAMAPERRY 11/29/2010 11:14AM

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NEW-CAZ 11/29/2010 3:06AM

    Glad you're feeling brighter Lise emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/28/2010 6:25PM

    YAY for being back down below 150!!!! I'm glad you've recovered from w hatever you had. Now you'll be back on track!

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I went a bit off track today...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Maybe it's due to the fact that I'm head-achy, but I was not totally on top of things today. I did go for a walk this evening but that is all that I did. I did overeat today also... Not good.

Tomorrow is another day and my week is not over so... I will do better.

Hugs to all.

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KAMAPERRY 11/24/2010 1:08PM

    And tomorrow is a new day, hugs. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/24/2010 3:13AM

    Don't worry Lise we all have odd days like that, forget it and move on hun.
2moro will see you back on track! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/23/2010 9:37PM

    Everybody has days like that. Not to worry, tomorrow will be better!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/23/2010 8:31PM

    How great it is that you blogged about your day! I know you will do better tomorrow.

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MEGHANBWHOLE 11/23/2010 6:29PM

    keep pushing i had a day like that yesterday but i woke up and promised myself today would be alot better :-)

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MOLLIEMAC 11/23/2010 6:22PM

    Not to worry- we all have those kind of days. Keep plugging along- you will be fine. emoticon

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A little about me!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

1. Where do you live? I live in Dakar, Senegal

2. Start weight? 183.7 lbs

3. Goal weight? 120 minimum

4. How many cm or feet/inches are you? 5'1.5

5. How old are you? 62 y.o.

6. When is your birthday? Sept. 12

7. Single? Married? Kids? Pets? I live with my husband Michael to whom I have been married for 42 years this coming December. We have two grown up daughters (both divorced) and they have two kids each. At home, we have my husband's adult niece who lives with us. We also have three dogs and two cats to keep me busy.

8. How did you come to Sparkpeople? On April 30, 2009, my sister Diane challenged me to a Bootcamp on SP and I've been hooked since.

9. Favourite veggie? Broccoli and Cauliflower but I cannot say that they are the only ones.

10. Favourite fruit? Berries of any kind, papaya, mangoes, etc.

11. Favourite Music, songs? For me, it has to be Seal (he sings beautifully), music of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and then some more because I like international music. However, I will leave out heavy metal.

12. Favourite Music Group? Kool and the Gang, Wilson Picket, etc.

13. Favourite TV programs? The Experts (Miami, Manhattan), Ghost Whisperer, any Detective Movies, CSI, etc.

14. Favourite Movies? Dirty Dancing, Dance With Me (anything to do with dancing -- albeit Hip Hop even), Movies based on true stories, Action.

15. Favourite Actor, Actress? Denzel Washington, Michelle Pfeiffer, Late Emma Thompson, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Mel Gibson, Melanie Griffith, Meryl Streep, etc. Too many to name here...

16. Favourite Books and Magazines? Anything on biographies and autobiographies. Shape Fitness Magazine and Creative magazines (sewing, knitting, etc.)

17. How do you unwind? I exercise while listening to music or go for a long walk.

18. Hobbies? I love gardening, go to live musical shows, dancing, exercising, home decorating, family genealogy, scanning family photos and identifying (and filing of course for eventual distribution) and of course being on Spark People.

19. Favourite season? Since it's always sunny where I presently live, I enjoy going to Canada (my homeland) in the autumn to see the leaves changing and experience the chilly weather.

20. Favourite colour? I must say it's olive green.

21. Any thing else you would like to share? When I commit myself to something, I do it come rain or shine. I love being involved in environmental and human rights issues.

Feel free to use this list blog yourselves- it'd be fun getting to know you better also. emoticon

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SENATOR9 11/18/2010 8:18AM

    Glad to know you better emoticon

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CARRIE1948 11/15/2010 9:51AM

    Why Senegal?

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NEW-CAZ 11/14/2010 1:49PM

    WOW Lise I see what you mean about us being like minded- all the best people are you know (she says tongue in cheek and giggling)
Nice to read more about you emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 11/14/2010 9:41AM

    Now I feel I know you better!!! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/14/2010 9:20AM

    It looks like we could share some fruits and veggies while watching detective movies :-)

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SARAWALKS 11/14/2010 9:16AM

    I love to dance also! thanks for sharing about yourself, it's always interesting to hear about other people's passions! I will have to check out that music group Seal, I enjoy international music too but haven't really developed favorites. emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/14/2010 8:26AM

    Thanks for sharing this info about you. I always like getting to know my Sparkfriends better!

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