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9/20/12 1:09 P

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Exercise makes me feel less hungry.

where have your learned your greatest Lessons?

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9/20/12 12:24 P

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This is a new one I've tried and love. It is called Summer Vegetable Tian. I will share the link since I can't get a good print of the ingredients.
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How does exercise affect your hunger levels?


Exercise makes me hungrier!
Exercise makes me feel less hungry.
I haven't noticed a connection between exercise and my hunger levels
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9/18/12 9:06 A

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Hiking and walks outside - especially this time of the year. emoticon

Do you have a favorite cooked vegetable recipe you'd like to share?

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9/17/12 7:39 A

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Yes, and I have bought a couple of presents already. I also make the fleece blankets for gifts and have some lined up for Christmas. I have only bought or bid on the material not made those yet.

Which outdoor activities do you and your family enjoy?






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9/17/12 6:14 A

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Drinking water (sometimes flavored) and chewing gum and keeping my hands busy (dusty, etc) works for me. The craving passes and I'm feeling good.

Have you started thinking about Christmas/Holiday shopping yet?

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9/16/12 9:28 A

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I don't use a lot of Spark recipes and yet I see many I want to try. I should make it a goal to make at least one a week - it would help get me out of the same ole thing rut.

How do you control cravings without turning to other foods?


Drink water
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9/14/12 10:55 A

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I've happily bought new clothes a couple of times during this journey. New pants twice, now, and a few new shirts, although I'm digging way back into my closet to bring out old shirts that had gotten too small. Shirts don't wear as badly as pants, so I can "resurrect" older ones.

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9/14/12 10:26 A

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As far as the crunches question - no i don't. Currently I'm suppose to do planks for my back ( I am not good about getting these done either) which I hear are better for you.

I decorate my office for fall usually as we have little ones come around and trick or treat. As fara s home I don't do it much anymore. I use to go all out on halloween.

Do you or did you buy new clothes throughout your weight-loss journey?

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9/14/12 8:16 A

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Okay, no I don't do crunches :-)


Do you decorate inside/outside for Fall? emoticon

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8/23/12 6:31 P

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Ghost Hunters!!!! (was I just filed under "W" for Weirdo? emoticon Can't help myself; it's my Irish heritage. I LOVE a good ghost story.


Do you actually DO crunches? Just wondering who 'these people' are. I'm a baby; I've tried to do them for years. I guess I don't do them correctly. I'm at a point where I don't care if my tummy is firm. It held 3 babies; I'm good.

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8/23/12 4:39 P

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My wife and I drink wine occasionally. We prefer Gewurztraminer, which is not terribly easy to find. We like sweet wines, not dry ones. We also recently tried Moscato, which was pretty good, as well.

I always have trouble thinking up a new question. That's probably why I don't answer more of them. emoticon

Umm....okay. A non-health question. Seeing as how the new TV season is coming, what TV show are you most excited to see come back?

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8/23/12 3:43 P

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Skydive - I'm not afraid of it as far as hurling my body out of a perfectly good airplane goes, but it is pretty pricey. I was considering making that one of my goals I post about for 2012 but with spending money on baby items, 2 weddings, new glasses and an upcoming trip to Nova Scotia I think I need to NOT do it this year and release the stress of paying for the skydiving as well. Some day, though...................

Are you a wine drinker? If so, what is your favorite 'type'?? emoticon

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8/23/12 2:42 P

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I try to do that as often as possible because I absolutely hate cooking.

What is something you have always wanted to try but are afraid?

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8/21/12 7:56 A

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No, I don't drink Soy milk and have only tried it once. I was not a big fan.

Do you prepare larger meals on the weekend so you have leftovers for the week?

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8/21/12 6:00 A

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Halloween/Thanksgiving if you consider Halloween a holiday :-)

Do you drink Soymilk?

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8/18/12 7:17 A

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I would be happy with the current weather we are having. It has been in the 70's - not too hot. The heat is what bothers me about summer. Autumn is a nice time of year, but then winter is right on it's heels.

Do you have a favorite holiday?


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8/17/12 1:37 P

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All of the above! However, I don't accurately enter all the nutritional numbers on my food tracker when I add a food to my favorites so I'm sure the numbers are better than they would appear.

Who else is anxious for Autumn to arrive!!??? emoticon

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only a few things like tomatoes and cucumbers - that and some fresh herbs - although this year my gardens (both flower and produce) are in sad shape.


What portion if any of food do you struggle with getting too much or too little of? (Carbs, protein, fats...)

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8/16/12 2:22 P

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I love to visit any destination that has an historical connection. Civil War history is my favorite. Luckily, I don't live far from Gettysburg!


Do you grow your own produce?

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8/16/12 8:51 A

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I'm an IT manager so to some extent I do keep up with certain latest technology trends. However, I only joined FB to keep in touch with my family. I have a brother who lives in Mexico and the only way I get to communicate with them is via FB or FaceTime - I have an iPad and iTouch, but not an iPhone. I have a blackberry supplies by work and I'm happy enough with that.

What is your favorite place to visit?

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8/16/12 2:39 A

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No, I never Christmas shop online.

Do you keep up with the latest technology, like smartphones, facebook, etc.?




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8/15/12 8:15 A

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Mostlt online - there are still a couple that I have to write checks for and all my medical has to be paid by check.

Do you do any of your Christmas Shopping online?

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8/14/12 11:54 A

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Right now, working out and my long walks are my hobby. I need to work on varying my interests emoticon

Do you pay your bills online or still with a check/US mail?

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8/13/12 9:42 A

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Funny I thought I answered the animal question... Two dogs and two cats - A husky and havenese yorkie poo mix. Big and small.

I did not watch the olympics this year, but when I was younger it was gymnastics - it amazes me that people can move like that.

Do you have a hobby?

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8/12/12 4:23 P

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Haha...the main reason I don't answer questions is because I have trouble thinking up a new one. The weather here has been typical Texas summer weather. It's been right around 100 for a couple of weeks, now. Not as bad as last summer, though, thank goodness.

My question is...what is your favorite Olympic event?

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Okay, I'll answer it. I talk to myself all the time anyway emoticon I have one big, black dog who is dumber than a fence post but I (we) love her.


How have the weather conditions been where you live?

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8/8/12 8:39 A

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My husband and I live "right smack" in the middle of Amish country in Pennsylvania - very country and very different from Long Island where I grew up - we were in the suburbs of LI, not far from the beaches.Sometimes I miss the closeness of the beach but I would not want to move back to LI. Too crowded for me.


do you have pets? What kind and how many? emoticon emoticon

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8/7/12 6:01 P

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I don't wear it very often anymore since strong smells bother my husband, but I use to love poison.

Do you live in the country or city and is the same type area you grew up in?

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8/6/12 8:55 A

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I'm a Coordinator on a construction site - always a challenge; sometimes very stressful.

Favorite perfume?

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8/6/12 7:49 A

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New Question:

What do you do for a living?

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8/3/12 8:56 P

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I have never thought about this... maybe Patch Adams - I wish there was more of that type of believe in our world - helping others



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8/2/12 12:22 P

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Chevy Malibu 2009 - gets approx 22/23 miles daily - I got 29 mpg on the open road (turnpikes) during my trip to NY a few weekends ago.

What's your favorite inspriational movie? emoticon

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8/1/12 6:42 P

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No hybrid for me, but they do interest me. I have a Hyndai Santa Fe and the milages stinks - maybe 18 miles per gallon city? I love it for snow travel and also because of the space in the back and the seats lay down. I haul stuff all the time.

What kind of car do you own and what kind of milage do you get?

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7/31/12 7:52 A

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banana, fiber bar and whatever fresh fruit is in season - yum!

do you have a hybrid car? If not, what model do you have and what kind of mileage do you get?

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7/31/12 6:42 A

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I have no lawn secrets - I would make a garden but that wouldn't be low maintenance

What does your typical breakfast consist of?

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7/30/12 7:15 A

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i still have stevia - i big bottle i bought over six years ago - it tastes awful - i have it in case company comes and asks - i also have sugar twin - sometimes i use it in baking - not often. our body recognizes sugar, honey, maple syrup and in moderation is a lot better off digesting those. artificial sweeteners still wreck havoc on your blood sugar levels and most drs. i know are recommending NOT TO USE them as they tax the liver horribly - and are not recommended for diabetics either.
some people are addicted to them and have no idea what they are doing to their entire digestive system.

does anyone have a secret to a lovely lawn with minimal care? since they banned pesticides etc - it is very hard to keep grass looking good.





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7/30/12 5:34 A

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We have to fight for ourselves ALL the time - no one else will be the advocate we need for ourselves.

do you use Truvia as a sweetener?

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that little face - you cannot be depressed - just look at her!!! she makes me smile!!
i know you have been so busy tho - there is a wedding soon? or has that happened?

my question is - can we ever give up the APATHY and get back to fighting for ourselves ? (just the comments on my blog are so bland - like we HAVE to accept all the c.r.a.p.)




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Feeling a bit depressed this weekend due to all the 'stuff' going on and I have focused on doing nothing all day - another goal achieved emoticon

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7/28/12 6:36 A

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Not I - only for my granddaughter. We go shopping every year for school clothes. I love the quality time.

What are your weekend plans?

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7/27/12 11:50 A

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my vacation is in my own yard during the summer cause it is so nice - although i have not been away since MAY 2008,which was a forced trip to Europe and i was not well so i did not really enjoy it.
i hope to be able to plan something in a hot nice area in the dead of winter - and really enjoy getting away.

who is sending little ones back to school and getting ready for it now?




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No, I don't really like cameras and video recorders even less.

Are you or have you had a summer vacation this year?

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I have to say I'm happy with the way I manage money. I don't like to use credit but I know it's necessary to maintain a good credit score. I pay off whatever I charge right away. I'm really anal retentive about my checking account, too. I balance my checkbook everyday. I did co-sign for a few of my sons student loans and I wish I hadn't. he's very responsible for paying them back but it's something that keeps me awake at night.

Have you ever done a vlog on Spark People??

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i used to belong to a very small privately owned gym and loved it - the owner was always there (she was also a trainer) and reasonably charges were made, as well as respect of all the members.
when she closed - i went to several larger - GOODLIFE was where i finally ended up and i should have know from all the hassles right off the bat - to stay clear.
first i asked if i could have a 3 month membership (pay cash) and see how i liked all their offerings - the answer was NO - - i insisted - they pushed for all my banking info. i refused - so they charged me double - stupid me - i paid it cause i really wanted to belong to a regimen at a gym
i have had more bad experiences and now figure out my own exercise routines.
there have been many TV documentaries - and yet they are still in business - amazing!!

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I should have known better...I feel rather foolish now. Oh, well. It was a happy thought, wasn't it? emoticon

I do not have a Kindle. However, I have a Sony Reader, which I thoroughly enjoy. I currently have over 30 books on it, including an English Standard Version Study Bible, which is very handy. I still read "hard copy" books, though. I can't give them up completely.

Let's see...has this been asked? Do you have a gym membership? If so, where?

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I use my body gear weight station 2 - 3 times a week; I love it!

With regard to what I said in yesterdays thread about 'cashing in my spark points.......I have to clarify that SP doesn't exchange my monthly points for money. I just convert my (for example) 2700 points in a given month (or whatever I rack up) and call it money and put that extra amount toward a bill or in the bank besides what I would normally pay.

Do you have a Kindle?

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You can do that??? I've never used them for anything but giving Spark Goodies to people. I must look into this.

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AUTUMN!!!! Hands down - so many reasons - love all the "holidays" and the prep leading up to Christmas. I love the smell of the air, the feel of the air, the sound of rustling leaves and the GORGEOUS colors. I've always felt it was Gods way of letting us know that death is beautiful (didn't mean to be a bummer but that's how I feel) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

do you use your monthly Spark Points for anything? (I convert the pints into dollars and put that extra amount toward a loan - it helped me to pay off my car loan)

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It sure does geel like the hottest summer, but I haven't seen the actual statistics on that. It was the lowest in snow amounts back in our winter months, but last fall we had a major flood that took out a lot of peoples homes in places that had never flooded before. We looked at the lack of snow as God's way of giving us a break.

What is your favorite season? Why?

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my hair turned a gorgeous platinum white - and i still have low lights at the back - it would cost me hundred at the salon - thank you nature. i gave up coloring my hair about three years ago - too time consuming at the salon and expensive - and could not be bothered with the mess at home anymore. it is very freeing - you will love it!!!

Pat - your answer re two sizes up - i was really addressing how it impacts all us ladies mentally - it is a shame to be devastated with this stuff - as you and i have been and millions of us - it would NOT be a negative or give us guilt.

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Being a size or two smaller is a great indicator that we've lost weight - when it goes the other way around it's a sign that we may not be approaching our health the way we should. I am still a scale person. SP tries to steer people away from gauging our success with the scale but it's a clear indicator to me that I'm doing things right.

Have any of the women on our team let their gray hair grow in? I'm considering doing this and I know it's going to be a looooooong road!

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omg WHAT A CUTE BABY - is that LOLA???
yes i drink ALMOND milk - sometimes 2% cows milk - and cannot drink or eat soy anymore as i bloat out like the hindenburg !!!

why is it so satisfying to say 'i am two sizes smaller' yet cringe if it is the other way around????




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In a sense yes but I do decide how much time I spend on it. I don't like that I have a job that requires two computer monitors but I work online all day; it is what is is! I spend a decent amount of time on Sparkpeople, I pop on and off Facebook and now I have fitbit.com running all the time when I'm home. I like to shop online as well. Yikes! Maybe the answer to your question is 'yes, it has!' emoticon

Do you drink soymilk or dairy milk? (or any other type of 'milk')??

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I usually make a daily schedule. I also keep a monthly calendar to keep track of all my appointments and upcoming events.

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I don't schedule my work time too much because I'm an IT manager and if things break I need to make that my priority. As far as my own time I do plan for events, but I can just decide last minute to do something and then have had it!

Since I'm currently working on someone's estate this od question came to mind - Do you have a will and does your family know your wishes?

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If space travel were possible, I want to visit Europa or Ganymede (two of Jupiter's moons). Scientist believe they may be habitable.

Do you make schedules for your day (hour by hour) or do you prefer developing a routine?

It's not how many times you fall that matters; it's how many times you get up. - Anonymous

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers


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well i have a samsung cause i wanted the qwerty board - but i regret it now cause my old nokia had BIG RAISED numbers and was S I M P L E!!
this was has so many functions but all i need is dial out, messages and text.. i don't even know how to operate the camera ! yipes.

if you had a chance to travel into outer space - where would you want to go??




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I plan my meals to a point but I don't have everything written out like my Mom used to do. I'm more a "by the seat of my pants" kind of person all around.

If you have a cell phone, what kind do you have?


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I have to admit that to some degree I just don't read or watch too much coverage. I am curious as to the why's but part of me believes that parenting is somewhat to blame. Kids are not brought up the same as we were and kids are giving way too much. If I have to explain at all it is to my 12 year old granddaughter.

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i spell ' P E T S' the same as i do 'L I F E' my pugs and all the rescues. i could never repay all the love licks and adoration i get from these little critters. pets hold such an appreciation of us - too bad so many of the 'human kind' do not return that precious gift.

HOW DO YOU COPE WITH ALL THE HORRIBLE NEWS WE HEAR THESE DAYS - AND DO YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ANY YOUNG PEOPLE?




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Yes I own vinyl and have a turntable, but I never use it. I just recently lost a friend who also had 45's - now those I don't have anymore.

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I've gone through several, the first being a thing called an iRiver, then a Sansa. Now, my "mp3" player of choice is my iPhone.

I have a rather extensive collection of vinyl records. Do you own any records? Still have something to play them on?

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I have to say I don't have any idol in the music/theatre/movie industries. I like certain actors/actresses over others but I really don't hold any of them in high esteem. Harrison Ford is one of my favorites. Not only do I like his work, he seems to be a decent human being.

If you own an MP3 device, what brand is it?

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you can't brush everyone the same - if you are an active physical type and over 40 i think you still need good caloric intake - let's say rock climbing , biking, hiking - i have several friends in their 50 and 60's who do the weekend challenges etc. and burn a lot of calories.
but yes = it is true you don't need as many calories as you age - and that is why you should pick really good foods and get the most out of them.
it is NOT NORMAL to have a pooch or pot belly or fat midrift just from eating and old age - in many cases it is HUGE production of cortisol - the stress hormone - it keeps you fat, won't let you sleep normally and wrecks havoc on your hormonal system. so that is something to really watch out for.

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE A CELEBRITY IDOL YOU ADORE (me - BON JOVI)?




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Laughter and fun motivate me. Just being around positive people and enjoying who I'm with and what I'm doing. My children are my biggest motivators to get healthy and fit.

Everyone keeps telling me that the older you get the less calories you need. My 40+
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No, I'm not sure what a fitbit is. I will now have to goole it... be right back - I'm back and now I want one. It would be a good motivator for me as I start increasing my walking again.


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2 weekends ago I was on Long Island to visit my Mom and stopped at a Wendys. I got their chicken almond salad - a small - for $6 and change. It was very good and sufficient in size (I got the smaller one). I didn't know they had a $10 salad; maybe that's what the large chicken almond would have been??

Does anyone on this team use a Fitbit?

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i prefer veggies as there is so much you can do with them. right now my fave is steamed cauliflower all mashed up and taking the place of potatoes as my side dish - yum

HAS ANYONE PAID THE $10. FOR A WENDY'S SALAD or any other fast food place - and don't you feel ripped off and enraged at these price for so called 'fast food'??




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I am an eight hour sleeper, although I can't say I always sleep that well.

Do you prefer fruits or vegetables? What are your favorites?

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i no longer use soy - there has been many articles in recent years that it is not as good for you as touted. i also find it extremely bloating - as i used to eat tofu and drink protein shakes.

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I separate them and it's a chore I don't look forward to....but I do it!

Do you use soymilk? emoticon

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a great fast paced hockey game to watch cannot be beat - favorite team - TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (they will win the stanley cup BACK!)
a great volley ball game with the girls is favourite to participate in.

DO YOU KEEP YOUR SUMMER AND WINTER CLOTHES AROUND ALL YEAR OR DO YOU SEGREGATE BY AND FOR THE SEASON??

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I definitely prefer something other than the hot, humid summer. I'm a fall/winter kind of person.

What is your favorite sport? And favorite team in said favorite sport?

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I'm a classic rock kind of girl, but I also listen to a wide array of music.

Do you prefer the hot humid summer weather or something else?

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In lieu of emailing out a question of the day link to team members on a daily basis, I'd like to start a new topic called "Answer a question; ask a question" You may have seen such a topic on other spark teams. This will give the team members a chance to interact or grab some easy points for the day. I'll start off with a question:

What's your favorite type of music to listen to?

(another team member answers and then asks a question and the string will continue along).

I hope you enjoy it and I'm looking forward to seeing what questions other team members come up with. Have a great day! emoticon

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