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Winter Masquerade February 2012

My Three Boys (Tanis the Redhead, Osiris the Brunette (d), and Icarus the 'Blonde')


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I am a geek. I like my role playing games, I love my history, I knit, I read, I spend way too much time on the computer. :) But I also love the outdoors, and I realized that my lifestyle has become increasingly sedentary (and indoor) as I've gotten older. I'd like to be able to go camping again. I want to hike properly and not get winded before I get halfway down the trail. I want to play with my niece and keep up with her! (or at least try). I do have diabetes - well, pre-diabetes, and my doctor has said I can control it with diet and exercise, and that I'm doing all the right things with Sparkpeople!

Its going to be tough, working against so many years of apathy and sedentary behaviour, but if others can do it, so can I.

Member Since: 6/6/2007

My Goals:
1/ Eat more veggies and fewer chips
2/ Walk daily
3/ Cook on a regular basis and bring lunch to work
4/ Maintain 150 lbs "goal" weight come 2013 / 14th Baktun
5/ Sleep 7 hours a night
6/ Blog regularly

My Program:
Walk every day
10 minute minimum exercise a day
Increase dumbell weights to 8 lb from 5 lb
Curves 3 times/week

Weight Watchers plus food tracking. Nothing faddish or that deprives me of anything, just portion control and healthy choices. Treats AS treats. Seven + servings of veggies and fruit a day.

1/ Get to 7 hrs sleep/night
2/ Learn a new hobby

Personal Information:
My name is Sandra.
I live in Kitchener next to a big park to walk in.
Owner/mother to two cats: Tanis and Icarus
Single but not solitary.
I'm a role-playing, knitting, reading, writing sf geek and I'm proud of it.

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Inspirational Quote of the month:

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.- Elbert Hubbard

"Diet" Advice:
Strong trumps skinny

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    Hi! It's Melissa. I thought I'd have more success this time around if I just started a new page with a new name and put more effort into it. Since you're the most inspiring person I know personally where weight loss and lifestyle change is concerned, I have added you because I wanted to include you in the new start. :) Have a Happy New Year!

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    1392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2012 4:42:17 PM
    HI, you asked me about putting photos in a blog? First thing, you can't do it using internet explorer, or at least I can't. It works for me with both Chrome and Firefox. So you make a space in the text by putting in a couple of carriage returns, then upload the photo. It uploads to SP, and then in SP sends back to you an HTML link that starts and finishes with the little sideways arrow things. I put them in here to show you and got an error message asking me to remove the HTML!

    You don't see the actual photo until you publish the blog, BUT if the photo is in the wrong place, you can cut and paste the link (mind you get the whole of it) to wherever you want it to be. You can also publish the blog and then go back in and edit it. What you can't do, unf. is preview it before you've published it, except in edit mode.

    You need a fast and reliable internet connection to upload a lot of photos. I've got BT wifi and that is ok, about a minute per photo. I've tried uploading from other people's wifi (eg hotels) and it can take FOREVER, esp if you lose the connection half way. Also, if you are writing a long blog, it's a good idea to do the writing in the notepad or whatever word processing software you've got, and save it. Then if anything goes wrong, at least you don't have to write it all again.

    Good luck!
    1477 days ago
    emoticon for signing up for week 1 challenge in the 77 Days of Autumn! Remember that point totals are now due on Tuesday. Have a fun, spark filled weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I love your hat, btw!!!
    1507 days ago
    Just stopping by to welcome you to the 77 Days of Autumn challenge! We're here to help you meet your goals! emoticon
    1510 days ago
    spaghetti squash is delicious ..I bet it would taste great with the rest of these ingredients as a HOT salad. I would cut the squash in half and take out the seeds and bake it (flesh side down), and fork the flesh into the spaghetti. I would probably grill the zucchini, and the peppers first, then add those with the sliced tomato, the pesto olive oil dressing, and top it with parmesan.

    It all sounds good with a little experimentation
    1527 days ago
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