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Screaming Calories

Wednesday, June 04, 2014



Wouldn't this be awesome??? Or maybe scary? LOL!

  
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CAMEOSUN 6/22/2014 11:15AM

  Isn't that the truth !



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RISINGBLUESTAR 6/5/2014 3:03AM

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NILLAPEPSI 6/4/2014 5:34PM

    I'd love it!!!! emoticon

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LASCHWAB 6/4/2014 5:11PM

    Bwahaha, nice. Love it.

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NKING1982 6/4/2014 5:11PM

    That would be great! Such a motivator!

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A Birthday Trek

Thursday, May 08, 2014




This is Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado. I wanted to load more photos, but it's taking forever on SparkPeople, so settled for just one. I had photos of the ice/snow fields we had to cross, the 18 to 24 inch boulders we had to climb and the steepness of the trail. Also had some shots of Spouting Rock just above Hanging Lake and Rifle Falls, a few miles from here, you can actually hike to the top and get BEHIND Rifle falls--honestly how cool is that?!

Anyway, this is what we did for my birthday. It was awesome and challenging. The trail up to the falls is pretty rugged and really steep. But oh my was it worth the trek! Since it's early spring and the run off has just started the falls were truly impressive. We had a beautiful, warm sunny day, perfect for a hike.
So, what do you like doing on your birthday?

  
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CAMEOSUN 5/22/2014 2:09PM

  Wow, that is so full of color. Very nice. emoticon

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday. God Bless.

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CAROL_31649731 5/19/2014 10:58PM

    Beautiful . . . hope you day was just as beautiful!

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NILLAPEPSI 5/12/2014 2:54PM

    Oh wow! How beautiful!!!!

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REFFIE1 5/9/2014 6:46PM

   
What a gorgeous photo! I can't think of a more rewarding birthday trek. Hope you day was as special as you are! emoticon

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THATGALNIKKI06 5/9/2014 12:03AM

    Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday. I wish I could hike at a place like that for my birthday! emoticon

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Colorado is Drunk

Tuesday, April 01, 2014



This is tongue in cheek, but true all the same. Saturday was a beautiful day here, warm, sunny, no wind, and 65*. We were able to work outside all day and enjoyed every minute of it. Sunday was cold and blustery. It snowed, it rained, it blew and the temps. hovered around 35*. To go outside I needed my winter coat again! Colorado springtime is always an adventure!

So I'm just holding on because I know good things are coming both in the weather and with myself.



Is it spring where you live yet? If so, share some warm stories for this poor soul freezing here! lol!

  
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CAMEOSUN 4/5/2014 2:06AM

  On again - off again here also. New snow on the mountains. We did get some very warm sunny days also. The weather seems confused. emoticon emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 4/2/2014 6:55AM

    Haha! That sounds about like our weather in Virginia. Hang in there. Spring WILL come ... eventually. emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 4/2/2014 12:53AM

    I live in Steamboat, and you could almost change those dates on the photos to TIMES in one day!
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CASTIRONLADY 4/1/2014 9:22PM

    Texas is warm and wet, 40s in the night and 70s in the day. This is one of the two times of the year we can actually work outside with pleasure. Summer heat will hit you in the face each morning and makes you want to go inside, but you can't and so you brave the heat to work in the garden and sweat through several changes of clothing. This winter has been the coldest in several years and the heating bills reflect it. But I know you've had your share too. God bless.

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SUSHENO 4/1/2014 8:49PM

    Come my way, beautiful sunny southern California. If it gets in the low 60's, we complain that it is cold. But we have to deal with earthquakes and fires. We all have some kind of burden to bear. emoticon Hang in there. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 4/1/2014 6:29PM

    spring here in SC now..

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Say Whaaaat?

Monday, March 03, 2014

This past week was one of those weeks that you're just down on yourself. No weight loss, the weather is gloomy, and you can't do anything with your hair.



I lacked confidence all week. Since we were starting a new marriage class Sunday night, I really needed to get over the "blahs" but try as hard as I might, I just couldn't get over that hill.
My husband and I are greeters at our church Sunday mornings. There isn't much time to visit with people as others are trying to get into the building, but we try and make small talk and make people feel welcome as we hand out bulletins. As we were leaving after the service, a lady who usually comes in our door, called out to me from several feet away: "You're so slender! It must be all that snowshoeing you do!"
Yep, I pretty much looked like this guy.
"Put on the brakes, whaaaat?"



Isn't it amazing how a kind word can change your whole day around? My goal today is share some kind words and make someone's day today! Anybody like to join me?

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JAKESOMA 3/10/2014 8:57AM

    Boy, a little thing like a kind word can change the day for us. We should all be looking for opportunities to share this kindness. Thanks for sharing.

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REFFIE1 3/5/2014 11:26AM

   
I am in! So many times I think something nice about someone because I am a pretty positive person. However, sometimes my inside voice just stays in when it should come out. When it comes to being positive to others Cindy you have it nailed down. You are one of a handful of people on our team that keep me going as leader and make me feel that what I am doing is helpful. I thank you so much for taking the time to do that. emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 3/5/2014 8:56AM

    Wonderful blog . . . you brightened my day! Thanks emoticon

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CAMEOSUN 3/5/2014 12:20AM

  emoticon Kindness is a wonderful virtue.

Something I am trying to teach my kids & to remember myself:

Galatians 5:22-23
...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

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IAMWINNING 3/4/2014 2:39PM

    Those (totally unexpected) compliments are the best kind.

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NILLAPEPSI 3/4/2014 8:53AM

    I get to do some greeting at my church, too. I'm "the hug lady." I give out hugs to people I don't even know. It makes them feel good, but it lifts my spirits, too.

That's awesome that you got a compliment. God knew what you needed, right when you needed it. He's good that way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUTHIEBEAR 3/4/2014 7:42AM

    A good reminder how much kind words can mean! I am with you! emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 3/3/2014 7:25PM

    A kind word can effect the rest of someone's life. You must be very proud of yourself.

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Stupid Scale ; )

Friday, February 07, 2014

I need to keep reminding myself of this:



I weighed for the first time in a couple of months and the scale had not moved. While I really wanted to be able to post the blog "GOAL!" instead of "Stupid Scale" it was not to be. But, given that it is the first time I weighed since the holidays, it could have been worse, a gain instead of staying steady. But I really want to get those last five pounds. I need to ask myself:



I WILL get there and bust through this latest plateau, it's been a long journey and I will not give up now. Besides I feel great about the progress I've made! And if you're on this journey too and have hit a rough spot, don't give up it's worth the trip and:



We can do this!

  
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CAMEOSUN 2/9/2014 11:43PM

  Oh yes…I can relate with this all too well. I also wait months to get on the scale. The number is the same. So, I'm not disappointed, but I really need to drop the excess 10#. emoticon Just take it "one-day-at-a-time."

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NILLAPEPSI 2/8/2014 8:34PM

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LIFEISPURRFECT 2/8/2014 11:03AM

    Kudos to you for 1) not weighing yourself for a couple of months, 2) staying steady during the holidays and 3) having such a positive attitude. All NSV's in my book. Yes, we are a work in progress and each day does bring us the opportunity to get one small step towards our goals; no matter what they are.

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