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Painting done

Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

Finished painting the pantry today and I keep walking by to admire how good it looks. I cleaned out the spices and threw away so many that were really far out of date. I wish they would sell them in smaller sizes for two reasons: I hate throw... Read more

Working the list down...

Thursday, May 30, 2013      3 comments

For today: Walk Bike Spark Kitchen: make tuna salad, prepare pork for dinner, cut up cantaloupe, wash and trim green beans, make the salads for dinner, clean out fridge, clean and wipe down pantry and scrub the doors in preparatio... Read more

Almost rained out

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

As I walked this morning the storm clouds gathered but I got my hour in before any rain developed. I got home and poured a cup of coffee and took it out on the patio with the fan on high to cool off and then the sky opened up. It poured hard f... Read more

Holiday dinner

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday I had both our children and the grand over for dinner. I cooked a family favorite: chicken wings marinated in soy sauce and garlic powder and then slow cooked in the oven until crispy. We also had corn on the cob - farm fresh in Flo... Read more

Noticing a trend...

Monday, May 27, 2013      4 comments

I just posted my steps for the week and noticed that every day I was in the 14000's. Now that is really pretty good for most people but I was pretty close to 20,000 for quite a while and I seem to have slacked off without realizing it. So toda... Read more

Yard Sales with the grand

Saturday, May 25, 2013      9 comments

Coming home last night the grand saw several yard sale signs around the neighborhood and wanted to take a look this morning so we spent several hours going around and were about ready to give up when we happened to each find a purse at one yard ... Read more

Checking off my list

Friday, May 24, 2013      6 comments

1. Exercise: 60 minutes walking, 30 minutes gardening, 18 on the bike - 12 more to go. 2. Groceries: Produce, chili beans, black beans and rice, chicken, fruit, whole wheat pasta. Done 3. Cleaned the kitchen - will need to unload dis... Read more

Got to get out earlier

Thursday, May 23, 2013      4 comments

It was really foggy this morning when I went out for my walk and some of it is still hanging around. I left the house about 7:30 and I was dripping with sweat by the time I got back about 8:30 so I definitely need to get out earlier while we ar... Read more

Are you really hungry?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      6 comments

Last night while watching TV I got up 3 times and walked to the pantry and the fridge and just looked for something. I'm not sure what I was looking for and I was not really hungry but I wanted something. I settled on a Fudgesicle - 40 calorie... Read more

Riding the bike

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      8 comments

I try to do at least 30 minutes everyday on the stationary bike. Yesterday I moved it back inside so I could ride in the air conditioning and as I moved it I realized that I had not moved the dial to increase the intensity of the ride in some t... Read more

This weeks treat

Monday, May 20, 2013      6 comments

If I track all my food and have the spare calories and carbs I am allowing myself one Pirouline chocolate lined rolled wafer each Friday. It is 30 calories and well worth every one of them.... Read more

Sunday Spark Stuff

Sunday, May 19, 2013      4 comments

I do a fair amount of my food tracking on Sunday afternoons. After I plug in my groupings for the day I use the copy feature on the tracking page. My snack includes 8 oz of milk. I drink at least that amount everyday so once I put that in on... Read more

Groupings

Saturday, May 18, 2013      5 comments

One of the tools I use regularly is Spark's food groupings. I have made a group for my favorite salads, sandwiches, soups, fruits, etc. For example I have a group called fruit that contains: 1/2 of a large banana, a clementine and 1/4 cup drie... Read more

Gardening

Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

After my walk this morning I went out and did a little gardening. In Florida it is sort of a year round job. So I pulled weeds, straightened some edging, trimmed some shrubs and admired the front yard which we have done a lot of work on. I i... Read more

Sunny days

Thursday, May 16, 2013      7 comments

This morning was a beautiful (although not breezy) day as I took my morning walk. I much prefer a little breeze to keep me from getting too hot. I've goofed off and had my coffee and now I am heading out to the patio to do a bike ride.... Read more


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