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8/28/14 1:18 P

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Skipping this year, college started this week and no time. and its good because I will get the bucket of those famous cookie like last year. and next would be better.

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8/25/14 11:56 P

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Going to the Fair is only about eating if you allow it to be. I spent about 5 hours at the fair today and did not overindulge in food and have yet to see everything which is there to see and enjoy. Wear your pedometer, walk all over, wear weather appropriate clothing and get out of the air conditioned house and mix with the wonderful, exciting, innovative crowd of people and exhibits.

The fair is about more than food unless you allow that to be your motivation for attending.

Confession we got up to 4 times each year, do not pig out and do not see every thing we want to see. We are fair junkies who do not eat our way through the grounds.

Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 8/25/2014 (23:59)

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8/25/14 2:26 P

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Going on Friday evening. Wanted to do a night time visit this year. Haven't gone in several years. I sometimes think the only reason to go is to eat and that doesn't seem like a good enough reason. Looking forward to seeing the new West End.

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8/25/14 2:00 P

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We're skipping the Fair this year. I get excited for it, then really tired out by it, so need a year or two off sometimes! After the mugginess of yesterday, I'm not regretting our decision this year yet.

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I thought I'd comment here to bump this thread to the top from previous years. I still haven't decided when we'll go, but am planning on a lot of walking and Dole Whip! I'll be avoiding all of the deep-fried "foods" as usual.

What's your State Fair plan this year?

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9/1/12 5:01 P

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Husband and I went on 8/27. We did a lot of walking but we also did share some less-nutritious food. I always have a chocolate cone from the dairy area of Empire Commons!

Dad, sister, husband and I will be heading out on Labor Day as well. I figure as long as I share the naughtier foods around, I get a taste without going overboard - and so do the people I'm with! The Fair comes but once a year!

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I'm heading out today for my annual visit. Not sure where I'll be since I'm going with a bunch of other people. Hopefully, I'll get in a lot of walking and keep away from the deep fried garbage! Although, the sweet corn ice cream is a must for me! It's only once a year!
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8/18/12 4:35 P

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I will be manning the American Red Cross booth the morning of the 29th and the afternoon of the 30th. drop by and look me up.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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8/18/12 4:20 P

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Looking forward to the fair starting this next Thursday---love watching the news from the fair and all the people they have on at the fair.

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8/7/12 7:41 A

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I will be going to far on Sunday August 26th, there a great concert at the Grand stand that I want to attend.


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8/5/12 9:11 P

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We usually go each year once, love to walk around for exercise and try and not eat much fair food---but if I do at least it is only one day

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8/5/12 7:57 A

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We go each year on our daughter's birthday.
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9/3/11 10:19 A

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I will be at the Fair today beginning about 230 or 3. Give me a shout if you would like to make contact.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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9/3/11 7:04 A

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My blood sugar usually is high too - must be breathing in the sugar or something!

I'm heading out for another visit today and hoping it's not as miserable as Tuesday.

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8/29/11 6:41 P

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I enjoyed the fair Sat. Loved the International Market, baught a beautiful dancing dress there. I also went to the health building, Blood sugar was high emoticon even though I had not eaten much as yet, Just a meat pie over an hour earlier.
The rest of the day was great.

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I did end up going to the fair yesterday with my SO. The 5 hours of walking seemed to curb any effects of the copious amounts of Sweet Corn Ice Cream I consumed. I still lost 3 lbs during this morning's weekly weigh-in. So, I'm happy I went. We only spent $68 total (including both full price admissions, very convenient parking and food/drinks).

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8/29/11 4:08 P

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I'll be there tomorrow and Saturday. I balance the experience out - sharing out anything tasty among as many people as possible while also doing a lot of walking.

I also visit Health Fair 11 in my mOm's memory - she always thought it was a good opportunity to get health testing in for cheap - need to get my annual stab to ensure I am still keeping on track against diabetes.

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8/29/11 2:28 P

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Have been to the fair twice - did a lot of walking both days. Also, the first day we did our usual 1.6 mile walk around Como Lake before we went to the fair. Plan to go again one more time. I am in a lot better shape for walking the fair this year.

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8/29/11 11:37 A

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I will be wandering the fair again today and tomorrow if anyone is going and wants to link up spark mail me for a phone number so we can connect.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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8/29/11 9:37 A

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Nice job Meg. That's the way to do the Fair!

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8/28/11 10:27 A

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I went to the fair yesterday and managed to spend $80!! Not on food, though--My boyfriend and I walked around for almost 4 hrs and the only food we bought was an order of cheese curds to share. It was a lot of fun to people-watch and check out the cars and see what my favorite radio djs looked like. I got to meet Jason and Alexis from 107.1 :D hehe.. They were so cool.

I heard, if you break a cookie in half.... all of the calories fall out... megsfitness.wordpress.com


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8/28/11 9:54 A

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not this year.......too busy and saving for vaca to SC for USMC graduation in two weeks......

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8/28/11 1:23 A

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I have already done one day at the fair and will do at least 5 more. Will be there today , Sunday for starters. It is not about fitness, it is about recreation and fun.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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8/27/11 7:05 P

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I have no desire seeing all the people I have terrible anxiety it would just be an awful experience..

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Who's going to the State Fair? I still haven't decided. On one hand, it's a great chance to get a LOT of walking in and have fun people watching. On the other, it has the biggest selection of unhealthy food I'll probably see all year...

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