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4/30/12 3:28 P

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Congrats on the win emoticon

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4/30/12 3:24 P

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Congrats on making semi-finals!

Enjoyed the weekend, but couldn't stop eating! Trying to get back on track.

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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/30/12 2:32 P

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Another weekend of racing is behind me. We went to semi's in Street Muscle and won $125. But went out in round of Mustang Madness. Eating was a bit better this weekend but still crap. emoticon

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4/27/12 10:42 A

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Congrats, Angel!
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Got a little rain Wednesday night and some sprinkles yesterday. Today looks gorgeous! Hope to get out in some sunshine!

Wishing everyone a great weekend!
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~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/23/12 6:22 P

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emoticon on the emoticon win emoticon emoticon

I had a busy day here. Got up around 4 as usual and was heading to turn on the coffee pot before getting ready for the health club, when my phone rang. It was my boss saying, "there's a fire in the therapy room, we need all available staff to come in and help evacuate the residents.

Well, the fire was small, but the fire dept. mess wasn't, lol. So all in all, not a bad day, but I did end up being at work from 4:30 this morning until 4 pm this afternoon.

The weather is good -- around 65 and sunny. It did get really cold last night though, and I think the frost got my veggie plants. Yes, I know, I know. I shouldn't have planted before Mother's day, but the weather had been so good, I thought I was safe. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/23/12 2:29 P

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Partly cloudy and 86 here today (so far). It was sunny and HOT all weekend (like in the 100's out at the track). On a good note...we won our class at Fun Ford Weekend!

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4/22/12 6:43 P

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We were supposed to get rain last night and this morning, but it never showed. We're sunny and in the mid 50's.

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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

�Even if you are on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there.� --Will Rogers
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4/22/12 4:36 P

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Foggy here today. Wish it would rain!


~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/19/12 5:11 A

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LOL, Ditto everything you said. Besides, It took me over 32 years to get this one to this point; I just don't have the energy to start over, lol
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4/18/12 2:31 P

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yeah and trading them is out of the question...all that training we had to do to get them to this stage! emoticon


J/K...I wouldn't trade my hubby for anything..not even chocolate or Starbucks!

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4/18/12 5:47 A

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My hubby gets a little set in his ways too and it does make it harder to try new things.

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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

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4/17/12 6:02 P

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I'm always trying to find new things to spice up dinners and such. Hubby can be pretty set in his ways (like white steamed riced everyday). It's just the way grew up. Me...I grew up a meat and taters kind of girl. emoticon

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4/16/12 7:32 P

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I'll have to check those out. I mainly use, lol, crushed or ground red pepper OR HotShot pepper (mix of red & black). Sometimes a little garlic, or rooster sauce, lol.

Thanks for the tips.

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4/16/12 7:05 P

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I mainly use McCormick seasonings and Grill Mates. Works great for beef, pork, and fish. Yesterday I made Char Siu pork using Hawaiian Pride Foods sauce mix. It turned out great. We use it for soups and thing (chopped up) but I saved some sluices for dinner tonight. Add a little steamed rice, a salad and you have dinner!

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4/14/12 7:30 A

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Ditto on the not being creative in the kitchen. Most of what I cook is quick and without any fancy sauces or seasonings. I'd love to learn more about seasonings.

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4/13/12 6:32 P

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I'm not overly creative in the kitchen either. Although I did come up with a rather stellar meat Pizza last night for dinner. I tend to cook things that don't take long at night. I don't get home from work until 5:45 or so and by the time I cook and we eat it's like 7 or later. And I don't like eating too late at night. Plus after I have to do dishes (by hand...dishwasher is broke).

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4/12/12 10:41 A

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I'm not a very creative cook, so I use about three sauces on just about everything: Bragg's with SriRacha, salsa, or marinara. And I couldn't have any of them! That was the hard part.

Fortunately, I could use tahini (sesame seed paste), which I love. So I made gluten-free falafels with brown rice and tahini sauce. I was able to use tahini to thicken my soups in place of the cashews I normally use. I ate a lot of hummus with veggies for snacks.

I also used a bit of toasted sesame oil and sea salt to give my stir-fries a bit of flavor.

I generally eat a lot of brown rice and quinoa, so that wasn't a problem.

I will probably be on the lookout for recipes that meet the guidelines, so I have a larger repertoire next time!

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/11/12 6:32 P

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Oh WOW...I could never do that! But I'm so impressed that you did! emoticon

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4/10/12 4:50 P

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Wow. That would be a lot of work finding foods to meet that criteria.

Dee

"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

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4/10/12 2:02 P

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I did a supervised cleanse through my Oriental medical doctor that included nutritional supplements. The cleanse seeks to eliminate anything that could be allergenic, while providing lots of fiber and water to detoxify your system.

Highlights include:
* No gluten
* No sugar or artificial sweeteners (stevia is allowed)
* No dairy
* No peanuts or tree nuts
* No soy
* No fermented products (apple cider vinegar was the one exception)
* No alcohol
* No caffeine (green tea was permitted)
* No oats
* No nightshades (avoid all tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, eggplant, etc.)
* No citrus, except in small amounts (like a little lemon juice in salad dressing)
* No yeast
* Minimum 8 glasses of water per day

I don't eat any kind of meat or fish, but I think you're allowed lean chicken or turkey and some cold-water fish. Also, I had to avoid high-glycemic foods like white rice and white potatoes, as well as juice and sugary fruits like bananas, pineapples, Fuji apples, raspberries, etc.

I had two vegan protein and fiber shakes per day, plus multiple vitamins/supplements.

I made lots of quinoa and brown rice, legumes, and veggies. I usually had a cup of green tea in the morning and herbal tisanes throughout the day. I could have plain coconut water, too. Yum!

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/9/12 12:02 P

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Which plan did you follow?

Dee

"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

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4/9/12 11:57 A

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You know, as hard as it was, I am thinking I will probably do it again in the future. January would be a good time to do it to clear your body of all the junk from the holidays.


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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/8/12 3:39 P

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I was thinking about giving it a try - mainly just to get all the junk out of my system (hoping for a fresh start), but hmmm.... not sure I could last that long on such a strict diet.

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�Even if you are on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there.� --Will Rogers
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4/6/12 11:15 P

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21 days. It was rough, but it really demonstrates how important it is to prepare your own food and plan meals in advance!


~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/5/12 4:21 P

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8 lbs! Awesome. Sounds like a lot of work though, I'm sure after a day or two of having to go to work, I'd have some problems.

How long did it last?


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4/4/12 8:50 P

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The cleanse was fine as long as I didn't leave the house! I could eat plenty of food, but I had to make everything myself and I had to keep to a bit of a schedule to fit everything in. Travelling was a bit of a challenge, but I packed my own food and made it work.
Lost almost 8 pounds. Hope to keep some of it off!

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/4/12 7:42 P

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Sunny, 81, but breezy here.

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4/4/12 3:30 P

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The weather here is up and down -- going from seasonal to hot and back again. We did have rain last night.

So was it hard to stick to the cleanse regimen?

Dee

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4/4/12 12:44 A

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Expecting more gorgeous weather this week, but we really need more rain!

Finished a 21-day cleanse on Saturday and now the struggle for April will be to keep some the weight I lost off.

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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4/2/12 2:15 P

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Well, we're just going to say that it's flying by. Because if we go with the other reason (getting old and it just seems that way), I'd have to admit to getting old - and that ain't happening, lol.

We had record temps again yesterday. It was in the 80's (don't know the official number), but 82 was the previous record and the normal highs at this time of year are in the 50's.



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Let's all welcome April! Can you believe how fast this year is flying by? Or is it that I'm just getting old and it only seems to be flying? emoticon

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