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A quote....

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

I discovered this quote this morning while exploring SPARKPEOPLE this morning and really liked it!! If only ALL leaders (no matter what position) would follow this advice!

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."-Harold S. Geneen








  
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IDLETYME 8/9/2011 11:22AM

    Very true! We should send copies of this to our countries' leaders. Our country needs help. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks for sharing, Debbie

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Pictures of a work (ME) in progress!!

Sunday, August 07, 2011

My aunt who lives across the country from me but is so supportive of me and my desire to get healthy, requested pictures of me, so she could see my progress... I must admit, I was a bit embarrassed by the "old" me...and tended to hide from the camera, but it is what it is... I am very proud of the progress I'm making and wanted to share a couple of pictures with my friends here!


  
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FITFABJENN 8/7/2011 10:20AM

    Wow, you are looking great! Keep on Sparking because it is working for you.

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SPARERIBAZ2 8/7/2011 10:09AM

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ZIPPOZEPPO 8/7/2011 10:00AM

    You look great. Your granddaughter is really cute emoticon

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Went for a bike ride...

Saturday, August 06, 2011

I started my morning with a 30 minute ride on my new toy!!! It felt great... my leg muscles SCREAMED at me.. but I kept on going for a total of 5.295 miles (I have one of those little bike computer things on my bike)!!! Total ridden so far, since picking my bike up Wednesday evening 12.395 miles!! Not too bad for someone who could only dream of riding a bike six months ago!!!!
Now, I'm off to St. Louis with my hubby!! Everyone have a spark-a-riffic week-end!

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ALIWVU121 8/6/2011 11:18AM

    Congrats! Hopefully you enjoy riding your bike as much as I do!

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 8/6/2011 10:52AM

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Up a bit.... but I've got this....

Friday, August 05, 2011

Today when I weighed in I discovered that I am two tenths of a pound... not down the three tenths.. I was really hoping for so I'd be at sixty pounds.... However, upon reflection I recalled that I ate out three times this past week, and although I ate smart.. it's still different than cooking/eating at home... I am some difficulty "estimating" the amount of calories in Chinese, Mexican, and other foods that don't have the values posted or available on line.. so I do the best I can... Perhaps I didn't estimate high enough!! Anyway... I'm just going to keep on keeping on.... I've got this.....
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YELLOWDAHLIA 8/5/2011 12:24PM

    Restaurant food is hard to estimate and even when they do post the values they're not always accurate. Sometimes they can be WAY off.

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FITFABJENN 8/5/2011 9:47AM

    Yes, estimating restaurant food can be really difficult. And I've also come to realize that there is so much more sodium in restaurant food, and that can make the scale tip upward. I love your attitude. You do "got this."

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I CAN ride a bike... and away I go...a goal reached...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

One day several months ago I was on a walk/bike ride with my young grandson, Layton, when he asked me why I didn't ride a bike like him... I told him it was because I needed to get in better shape so I could ride with him... So... my new goal was to get in "good" enough shape to be able to ride bikes with Layton!!! He is with us nearly every week-end and usually once through the week, so we walk/ride together allot, he calls himself my "exerciser boy".. Too sweet... anyway.... I've been researching bikes and finally chose one.... I picked it up yesterday and have now ridden it twice... once for a little less than a mile and this morning for nearly three miles..... So excited, I CAN ride a bike, I CAN! I'm so anxious for Layton to come over so we can RIDE together!!!!!

  
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DOTTIEJANE1 8/4/2011 4:07PM

    emoticon emoticonand away you go !!!!!!!!!!!!

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IDLETYME 8/4/2011 11:18AM

    That's wonderful - I'm really proud of you. At 72, my stationary bike is all I can handle! You and Layton will have lots of fun!
Have a great week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Nancy

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