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Move To The Slow Lane

Friday, April 18, 2014



SAVOR MEALS MORE...When we eat too fast, it stresses the body, causing it to produce an excess of cortisol and insulin, which diminishes calorie-burning, according to the author of the "The Slow Down Diet". It also makes you more likely to overeat. The brain literally demands that you eat more when it doesn't register that it's basic needs for taste, pleasure,aroma and satisfaction have been met. Try taking double the time you spend on meals.

  
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MJ7DM33 4/19/2014 6:58PM

  Thanks for sharing!

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GABY1948 4/19/2014 5:52AM

    emoticon and so true!

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WILSHAR7 4/19/2014 12:18AM

    Don't woof your meals down. Eat nice and slow so that you give your stomach time to tell your brain your satisfied.

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The Streak That Was...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have enjoyed the month of April just emoticon and doing my thing. I had this streak going. From April 1st through April 10th I had reached step totals of 10,000 or more daily. On the 11th of April I only got 5,076. Sad, but I can't remember why I messed up that good streak. Since then I have had more than 10,000 every day, but, alas, I will not be able to say at the end of April that I had a month-long streak. I can say that I averaged more than 10,000 because most days I had 11,000 to 14,000 and I am happy with that.

Maybe May?

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WILSHAR7 4/17/2014 10:34PM

    I don't have a pedometer, so I can measure my steps. 10,000 steps is a lot of walking. I can't wait until it warms up enough for me to walk outside for my exercise. Did you have a GREAT time at the Masters?

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SHESMITH1 4/17/2014 10:05AM

    That's not the day you left your counter at home for the front 9 is it?

Way to go! A wonderful average!

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GABY1948 4/17/2014 5:03AM

    emoticon you may have messed up the streak but sometimes the end result is worth it anyway!

Look ahead.... emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/17/2014 2:51AM

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THE MASTERS

Thursday, April 10, 2014



Arrived at Augusta National on Wednesday, April 9, around 9:30. The par 3 tournament was not starting until 12:00, so, we had time to visit the golf shop and tour the grounds for awhile. The crowd was tremendous. The management was ready for the crowds and there were 4 lines set up just to get folk into the golf shop to purchase gifts, etc. This was done hurriedly for we were packed like sardines.

While our driver (my golf friend's son) took our purchases to the car for us we were to grab sandwiches for our lunch. We had heard about the famous pimento cheese sandwiches sold exclusively at the Masters Tournament and had all decided we would try one. The sandwich was good , but, probably was not so good for our health.

After walking around for a bit we went over to the first green to watch the players as they approached . The first threesome to tee off was Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, and Rickie Fowler. On par 3 day the players let their families join them and several of the wives acted as their spouse's caddy. All three of these players had their children with them. The children were having a ball. The photo below shows the players on the green. Webb Simpson had closest to the pin in this group (72 inches) which was later capped by another pro.



In the next group to come through Luke Donaldson had his two daughters with him and Phil Mickleson had two youngsters with him. When Luke Donaldson marked his ball one of the daughters picked it up. He replaced it and again she picked it up. When he took it to replace it again she started crying. This is when Phil Mickleson stepped in , gave her a hug and distracted her so Donaldson could finish his putt. It was so nice to see the players as fathers and husbands and in a different mode.

We had a wonderful time and to me, the best part was seeing the children. We saw lots of amazing shots made by the players, a few that went into the water, but the best part was seeing them with their families and seeing these fathers show off their children. Bill Haas had a tiny infant and I would have to give him an award for having the biggest smile as he held the small child for all to see.

We're planning a trip to Pine Hurst in June to see "The Open" but as we returned home today we decided it might be a "let down" after attending "The Masters".

  
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EMPTYNESTER60 4/16/2014 11:36PM

    So glad you had a chance to attend this event! I was telling my son-in-law that I knew someone that was there. What a great experience. Sounds like lots of fun. emoticon

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SHESMITH1 4/14/2014 10:48AM

    What an experience! So glad you were able to have it. I look forward to hearing more about it.



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YOUNGANGELAM 4/13/2014 12:05AM

    Looks awesome! I don't know a thing about golf, but any way to spend time outside on a beautiful day with people you love is good by me!

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CEILIE2 4/11/2014 10:33AM

    emoticon That must have been so much fun! It sure sounds like it.
That must have really made your day...week....month??? emoticon

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JANETRW50 4/11/2014 7:03AM

    I went to the Par 3 contest when I went to the Masters. I will never forget Phil coming up to the first green with his very young daughter. She couldn't have been more than 5. He was holding her hand and when they got to the green she set the carry bag on its stand and she looked so serious! It was just so cute. Glad you are there. How are the azaleas? Gorgeous I bet! I have never seen a more beautiful golf course.

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GABY1948 4/11/2014 12:45AM

    Glad you are having fun!

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SWEETNEEY 4/10/2014 9:54PM

    I volunteered for an LPGA tour here in the Bahamas in January. I'm not a golfer but I thought itwould be interesting to see what it was like. The ladies were very nice and some had their mothers with them or a brother as a caddie. I enjoyed the experience.

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WILSHAR7 4/10/2014 9:30PM

    It sounds like you are having fun.

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Now I'm Ready

Monday, April 07, 2014




It is the night before heading to The Masters and I am super excited.

I watched the coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt contests today and was so impressed with the younger golfers. I was also happy to see some of the PGA pros come out to support the group. Bubba Watson brought his little boy with wife, Angie, down to see them and after an interview he went out and shook hands with the contestants. Sure hope I get to see him.

On Mon, Tue and Wed we are allowed to carry our cameras , but, they are not allowed on official scoring days. Wednesday the three par contest begins at 12:00 but gates open at 8:00 and I have a feeling we will be there for the gate opening. emoticon

  
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SHESMITH1 4/8/2014 6:56PM

    WooHoo! is right!!!! Have a ball (pun intended!)!

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WILSHAR7 4/8/2014 12:13PM

    Have fun! I know you are looking forward to it!!

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GABY1948 4/8/2014 7:51AM

    Hope you have a emoticon time! I'm excited for you!

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EMPTYNESTER60 4/7/2014 11:29PM

    Can't wait to hear all of the details when you get back. Have a wonderful time!

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What A Day!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Normally Thursday is one of my favorite weekdays. On Thursday's our home golf course hold a captain's choice tournament and we have 30 t0 50 players. Yesterday it was cloudy , but, according to our weatherman the rain that was showing on our weather map was way high and would never reach the ground. We had played only two holes until he was proved wrong! Yep.... emoticon

We are diehard golfers so out comes the rain gear emoticon and we continue. On the next hole I realized I had forgotten to bring my Fitbit Zip. emoticon This is major for I usually have most or all of my 10,000 daily steps when we complete 18 holes. I called my husband and asked if he could please come , bring Zip, and get a cart and come on the golf course and bring it to me. He reminded me he wasn't home but in a town near us. emoticon Since we live next door to the golf course I was able to run home at the 9 hole turn and get the Zip. emoticon

I walked all I could on the back nine and only got 7,000. All ended well however, because when my DD came over for the visit we had planned to carry my mother out to dinner DD mentioned she had not had time to get her daily run in. We decided there would be enough daylight left after the visit with Mom to go to the park. We walked 1.5 miles in 35 minutes and both felt better. At the end of day I had over 14,000 steps on the tracker and burned 1940 calories. emoticon

  
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WILSHAR7 4/7/2014 12:04PM

    I hope you enjoy the golf tournament as much as I have been enjoying the NCAA men's basketball tournament. I know you have been looking forward to it. Have a GREAT time and be safe!! emoticon

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WILSHAR7 4/6/2014 9:57PM

    WOW!! That's great!! Just think about how many steps you would have had if your fitbit was with you all day!! AMAZING!! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 4/6/2014 2:52PM

    Awesome. I have had occasions when I left my FitBit home and I am so tempted to turn around and go and get. I have to be reasonable and calm myself and say, your body will know. But this Fitbit is addictive. Glad you were able to get it and still get a record 14K you probably did like 20K steps in all.

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EMPTYNESTER60 4/4/2014 11:04PM

    That means you probably got close to 20000 steps in if you didn't count what you did on the front 9. emoticon Have a wonderful time at the Masters. Can't wait to hear all about it. We'll have to plan a walk soon.

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SHESMITH1 4/4/2014 12:03PM

    You are too honest! I would have doubled the steps on the back 9 to account for the ones on the front nine. You are doing great!!!!

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Love when things work out like that!

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