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7/6/11 12:42 A

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LTMURPHY7, I got your SparkMail, thanks!

Here's a thread over in the SP Café for people on tight budgets : www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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6/26/11 4:40 P

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Thanks Ill try it. I'm not too good at this

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6/26/11 11:42 A

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to send a private mail to someone you can either go to their spark page and press the button send an email or you can go to their icon on the thread where they have posted and to the left side their are button boxīs saying my spark page,send private message etc.press send private message and an email format will come up for you to write and send.

thought this might be of interest
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/perfect
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if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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6/21/11 9:12 P

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Thanks for all the info. I'm new on computers so I can't always find the correct place to write .I noticed your name so I thought I'd answer your note to me hear since I tried earlier to email you & couldn't. I'll learn;

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6/21/11 1:38 A

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PS - I loved the video, Karen!

I'm not sure why the woman joined gym to walk in the pool area. Surely there was a free place she could walk? However, her determination and persistence have really paid off, and she is doing great!

What she did obviously worked for her!

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6/21/11 1:33 A

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Tips for Washing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=tip
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I'll admit when I was my fruits and veggies I tend to use just plain tap water. I never thought to use distilled water!

I don't think I will start buying it, either. I might consider making my own.
I will definitely think seriously about using vinegar and maybe some of the other things mentioned such as lemon juice or baking soda.

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6/11/11 9:01 A

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thabks diane and while we are on the 300 here is a video which you might find inspiring though it is not on spark.this lady has lost 300lbs so far.

news.yahoo.com/video/health-15749655
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karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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6/11/11 8:23 A

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What Does 300 Calories Really Look Like?
See Pictures of 300, 350, and 400-Calorie Meals

This really highlights that being on a budget can sometimes work to our advantage. I think that usually home cooked meals have fewer calories than those in restaurants - at least at our house.



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5/31/11 9:00 P

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Hmm, maybe you should think small, like a herb garden, or one tomato plant, or a row of tomato plants! I don't know how much space you have for gardening, but baby steps might work. You can find the time and space for something, even if your kids keep you too busy for a full-fledged garden.

Hey, maybe you can get the kids to help! They would probably enjoy it.

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5/31/11 1:11 P

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donīt forget the time you save not having to walk to the shops and back as well as the carrying it.also it helps on deciding what to eat and when as you eat what is ready first.you are right i probably donīt have the time but it is good exercise and relaxing.we always had a garden when i was younger and i think there is nothing like it.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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5/28/11 7:01 A

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I think you are much too busy for a garden!

We do what we can.

I don't think I would have one either, if it weren't for my husband. He's more of a gardener than I am.

It's kind of sad, when the harvest is ready, fresh food is at its cheapest. (Makes sense!) Sometimes we almost wonder if its worth the time and effort. However, you can't beat the freshness of home grown! ... and when you consider that the food we grow is healthier, it is definitely way cheaper. I don't buy organic, but we grow organic.


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5/28/11 6:50 A

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i am glad for you diana,shame i donīt have a gerden,lol

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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5/27/11 7:42 P

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I'm learning a lot about gardening over on the organic gardeners team.

teams.sparkpeople.com/organic_garden

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3/6/11 6:43 A

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thanks diane i donīt have that problem with zakariya he canīt eat the school dinners anyway because of his allergies.just read thid blog and thought it might give you all a smile
sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa
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karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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3/1/11 11:07 P

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Did you know that children who buy school lunches are 29% more likely to be obese than children who bring their lunches?

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=sch
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2/14/11 6:41 A

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That's great, Karen!

Some of the reasons made me smile.

I especially liked the end.

"Do it because you can."

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2/11/11 3:17 A

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so did i when i read it yesturday.here is another link to a spark member blog for people to read on the days when they donīt feel like exercising.there might be something in this blog to make them change their mind and want to exercise.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=4000898


karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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2/11/11 2:30 A

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54 Sweet and Healthier Valentine's Day Treats

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=swe
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Some of the ideas are incredibly expensive. Some cost almost nothing.

I love the 50 hearts in a jar idea!

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1/14/11 3:34 A

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I'm thinking maybe she did not do the water, because many of us can get it for free (or almost free if we use a filter.)


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1/12/11 8:26 A

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i am with you there dianne i would prefer the ivcecream,lol.what i noticed though is that when they had the drink ones they didnīt even offer a bottle of water instead of the drink.to know how many bottles of water you can have instead of the drink might have hit home more.thanks for sharing.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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1/12/11 6:24 A

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Here is another one, this one from the daily Spark:

$20 Food Showdown: Fast Food vs. Healthy Food
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=wha
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Some of the comparisons don't really strike a cord with me. 4 small individual yogurt containers, some soy milk, and rice instead of a huge tub of ice cream?

However, 10 pounds of potatoes, a pound of mixed veggies, a pound of bananas, and a box of whole wheat spaghetti... instead of 5 pounds of frozen french fries... now you are talking!





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1/9/11 9:13 A

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you are welcome diane it is nice that you read my blogs lol.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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1/9/11 8:31 A

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A great SP article for our team:

The No-Excuses Appeal of Fruits and Veggies
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I am mainly posting it here because it points out that often we complain about the high cost of fruits and veggies, but then buy cookies and soda which we do not need and may even cost more!

The author neglected to point out that many veggies are low cost year around. Carrots and onions to name two.

Thanks for linking to this article in your blog, Karen!



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thanks diane especially for the last thread.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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1/7/11 7:21 P

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Another good thread:
How do you get motivated to exercise?

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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1/7/11 7:08 P

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We have a thread for money saving tips and that contains many links to articles elsewhere on SparkPeople.

However, sometimes there are threads or articles that might be of real interest to people here, even though I wouldn't post them there. One is the thread, "Cute,cheap workout clothes??!!"

Now if you really want to save money, just workout in some old loose clothes. However, if new workout clothes motivate you, check out the thread!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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