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My “Seasonings Eatings” Tips

Monday, December 02, 2013

I am not an expert, and do not play one on TV either, but here are a few short tips that I have compiled that help me. ****Your mileage may vary****

Drink lots of water – Staying hydrated is important for lots of reasons, but falsely signaling hunger is one. emoticon

Stay nourished – Also important for lots of reasons, but lacking in vitamins or nutrients can signal hunger until we fill that void. Fill your body with good foods ahead of time, in hopes to avoid a binge by taking the edge off cravings induced by lack of vitamins/nutrients. emoticon

(water & being well nourished are my goals daily, but especially important before a party)

As I understand it, it is not about the calories per meal, or calories per day even, it is the calories over the course of the week. So make good choices when you can leading up to an event - like the week before, days before, and/or day of. I try to stay lower carb/lower GI index leading up to the event, and then use this opportunity as a “reset/refeed” so that I can enjoy it guilt free. emoticon

I know there will be plenty of the high fat-high carb combo bombs brought by others, which are the culprits for making me fat - the HF/HC combination. emoticon I am not gluten intolerant, but I will puff up like a puffer fish for a few days after indulging. emoticon (I have done the math – it is usually 3 inches on the waist, 3lbs on the scale, for 3 days!) So I make sure that my contribution to the party is a healthier alternative. No HFCS, no wheats, no transfat, no veggie oils, no frankenfoods – use only real ingredients. And since everything else looks sinfully delicious, and I already know what my results will be (3-3-3) and if I accept that (which I will because I have already been preparing for it all week) emoticon then I will take a small serving of whatever I want. (I use the serving utensil to actually cut it in half) emoticon

Things I do the day of to help ensure it is guilt free:
-I make it a point to consume protein beforehand
-Strategic exercise to activate Glut-4 (things like 60-90 seconds of squats, pushups, dips, lunges minutes beforehand, and then again 1.5 hours after) emoticon

I also try to avoid fruity mixed drinks with High Fructose Corn Syrup. (actually I don't drink much at all but try to avoid those if you must drink) emoticon

Drink even more water – before, during, after – especially after. For every gram of carb you consume during the festivities your body will retain almost an additional 3 grams of water. This is why you’ll feel bloated like a puffer fish the day(s) after a party. Remember, the more water you give your body, the less it will hold onto. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Stay off the scale for a few days. emoticon

  
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MTN_KITTEN 4/4/2014 9:44AM

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    I like these tips! Good for all major holidays :)

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1BEACHWALKER 2/16/2014 4:35PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! Good to know!!! emoticon

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DIBANANA 1/5/2014 8:47PM

  Good advice. Thanks

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/14/2013 4:37PM

    great advice sorry i took my time getting round to read it.hope all is alright your end. emoticon

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 12/12/2013 12:31PM

    Enjoy the holiday parties! :)

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/12/2013 11:47AM

    Thank you for sharing great advice .

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NORWOODGIRL 12/8/2013 3:31PM

    Excellent advice - and not just for the holiday season.

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REJOHNSON3 12/8/2013 6:33AM

    Yes, these tips are very good and timely. Most of us are aware of them but it is so good to be reminded of them - so be alert, and be aware of what you are consuming and do it in moderation.

Congratulations to you for you commitment to being more healthy. Keep up the good work. And just keep doing it too.

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68ANNE 12/3/2013 8:06PM

    I had not considered that before. Thank you so much, I will use this tips with abandon!

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NAMAARIA 12/2/2013 10:16PM

    Great to have a plan!!! Thanks!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/2/2013 9:43PM

    Great blog.

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/2/2013 9:28PM

    Excellent! I will do this too!

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NO-MAS-2013 12/2/2013 9:18PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 12/2/2013 7:54PM

    Good tips, now if I could just tattoo them inside my eyelids so I actually *remember* them when it counts LOL!!!!

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WALNUTT1961 12/2/2013 7:42PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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TOKIEMOON 12/2/2013 5:52PM

    Thank for the tips - there's a couple I hadn't heard of. (Like what you eat for the entire week.)

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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2013 5:27PM

    You got this!!!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/2/2013 4:15PM

    Great tips for the upcoming holiday season!

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NEWKATHYNOW 12/2/2013 3:19PM

    I love this blog! Thanks so much for sharing great tips! emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 12/2/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon Great advice!!!

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MOTHEPRO 12/2/2013 2:53PM

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/2/2013 2:32PM

    I love your plan. I love the way you think and eat. I would be in pretty good shape if I followed your advice.

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MZKYNDLY 12/2/2013 1:30PM

    I don't know why it was so hard for me to learn the whole hydrate thyself woman, a while BUT now that it finally stuck? I realize just how much of my eating was actually thirst.

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PEZMOM1 12/2/2013 1:30PM

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CHANGE4FIT 12/2/2013 1:23PM

    Grea tips for the holiday---actually any indulgent time!

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PATTISTAMPS 12/2/2013 12:28PM

    Great tips! I will try to take your excellent advice!

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TDMLUVZSNOOPY 12/2/2013 12:25PM

    Thanks for the tips! I really needed some good tips.

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DALID414 12/2/2013 12:24PM

    So funny, I just used that 'I play one on TV' line this morning!
Definitely agree with your advice. emoticon

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LOSTLIME 12/2/2013 12:14PM

    Wonderful blog! Thank you for the tip ideas!

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ARUNNINGKAT 12/2/2013 12:09PM

    Great tips! I have been putting together a "plan of attack" for this holiday season and will definitely add a few of your suggestions.

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LISBETHSALANDER 12/2/2013 12:01PM

    Excellent suggestions and sound plan. I have never strategically included squats before events and it is a really interesting approach. I think I'll have to add this (before and after) to see how it works for me. Thanks so much and best wishes for a healthy holiday season!

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SLENDERELLA61 12/2/2013 11:58AM

    Great blog! Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful Horseback Ride to an old Rock Quarry (w/pics)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I went with my niece (on buckskin) and great niece (on the bay horse) for about a 2 hour ride this morning, to an old Rock Quarry back behind the house.

Enjoy!!















  
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1BEACHWALKER 2/16/2014 4:31PM

    Now that is my kind of day-love horses! That looks great! And gorgeous scenery with fall colors!! emoticon

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CHRISTINALOVES 12/28/2013 7:16AM

    What a great place to go ride!

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WEEPINGANGEL74 12/2/2013 10:45PM

    Beautiful place and horseback is a great way to see it!

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LYNCHD05 12/2/2013 9:01PM

    You are so wise.......

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NATALIEMICHAELE 12/2/2013 7:22PM

    Beautiful place for a ride!

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MZKYNDLY 12/2/2013 1:39PM

    Gorgeous!! I can not wait until we can finally fence in the back 20 and get the barn up! I don't care what hubz says he is just going to come home to a horse and goats. end of that story :P

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/13/2013 9:06AM

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SUCESS65 11/11/2013 11:01AM

    BEAUTIFUL

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REJOHNSON3 11/10/2013 8:56PM

    Great photos! Do you also have an "iron horse" Harley-Davidson in the stable?

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RAKASHA 11/10/2013 6:16PM

    These are beautiful!

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MEMORIES7 11/9/2013 6:43PM

    Woohoo! I wanted to go!!!! It looks like you had so much fun and I love the scenery! Thank you for sharing!! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARLENEK04 11/6/2013 8:44PM

  Beautiful country and I love the rock formations....my daughter rides
in the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois....the campground
there has people coming in from Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, and
quite a few other states....beautiful country....I used to ride a lot and
would still enjoy it if I can get my hip limbered up...lol

DarleneK

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NO-MAS-2013 11/4/2013 3:28PM

    Love the leaves and all the natural beauty! Looks like a wonderful time...thanks for sharing

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DEEEBEE 11/2/2013 11:43PM

    I couldn't pass up YOUR blog. (I'm trying to get a little bit caught up.) You are SO fortunate to be able to ride your horse through such beautiful country. I don't have a horse, so I have to walk. It's still good exercise, though! LOL

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 11/2/2013 8:28PM

    Oh my goodness! This place is gorgeous! Love it!

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BARBIEE52 11/2/2013 5:05PM

    emoticon emoticon Wonderful pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


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MARLINDA5 11/2/2013 1:08PM

    great PICTURES - thank you for sharing

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JUMPINJULIE 11/1/2013 2:54AM

    Beautiful.

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TREYONE 10/31/2013 9:18PM

  Beautiful pictures!!!!

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AJDOVER1 10/31/2013 1:54PM

    How beautiful! I appreciate seeing your world.

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    Simply gorgeous! emoticon

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BEANIES_MOM 10/31/2013 6:15AM

    Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing!!!

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WALNUTT1961 10/30/2013 11:07PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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NORWOODGIRL 10/30/2013 10:23PM

    What beautiful scenery. It must have been wonderful!

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SJHARRIS53 10/30/2013 10:10PM

    Family, sure footed horses, fabulous fall!
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OKIE2006 10/30/2013 9:55PM

    Beautiful! Beautiful!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/30/2013 8:59PM

    How fun, and a beautiful area for a ride. Love the horses!!

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HDHAWK 10/30/2013 8:44PM

    What a wonderful ride!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/30/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon the fall foliage is awesome. Roc

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HOLISTIC5 10/30/2013 8:13PM

    Beautiful !!!

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LYNCHD05 10/30/2013 8:12PM

    Lovely, sure wish I knew how to ride!!!

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THIN133 10/30/2013 8:10PM

    Beautiful ! Peaceful !

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KIMPY225 10/30/2013 8:09PM

    I love the photos!

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LOPEYP 10/30/2013 8:05PM

    Great! Lovely photos.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/30/2013 7:50PM

    Looks lovely! I haven't been on horseback in almost 15 years.

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GABY1948 10/30/2013 7:32PM

    Looks like such a nice place! Thanks for sharing!

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DOVESEYES 10/30/2013 7:08PM

    It looks so peaceful thanks for taking me along too.

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 10/30/2013 7:03PM

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE THE COLORS! LOOKIN' GOOD MUST OF BEEN A GREAT TIME :) THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PICS!

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LAURELSPARK 10/30/2013 7:01PM

    Love your Fall colors!!

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-CHERYL 10/30/2013 6:36PM

    Looks like a place I used to go riding at in Connecticut! Fall colors are so pretty!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/30/2013 6:25PM

    Beautiful!

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PHOENIX1949 10/30/2013 5:52PM

    How beautiful. There are three old rock quarries near where I live that used to be open swimming holes. Sadly, each is now privately owned and blocked off from the public. Progress doesn't always seem like progress. Thank for sharing the ride with us.

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FISHINGLADY66 10/30/2013 5:50PM

    Looks emoticon Oh what fun. I love the Fall!

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ARUNNINGKAT 10/30/2013 5:43PM

    Looks like a beautiful fall ride!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/30/2013 5:36PM

    Very pretty. I'm loving these fall days.

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ILOVEREDPOPPIES 10/30/2013 5:29PM

    Great pics! What an awesome ride!

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TWEETYKC00 10/30/2013 5:06PM

    Beautiful! I bet it was a great ride.

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DALID414 10/30/2013 4:47PM

    The first pix would make a beautiful post card!

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HELEN_BRU 10/30/2013 4:41PM

    The pics are so beautiful!

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  Beautiful!

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Some Braggin' Rights

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Just so darn proud of my daughter.

She has never had a weight issue, but had some stomach issues and it took a very long time to finally figure out it was celiac. She was so miserable from pain and discomfort, and not knowing why.

She worked while going to college, married her HS sweetheart while in college. So she was working, college, husband, household, then baby number one, then about a year later, baby number two. During all this time, pretty much in constant pain. Now she has graduated, teaching full time, still going to school for her masters, raising two little boys ages 5 & 6, keeps a clean house, happy husband, they are able to travel to fun places like Vegas & Caribbean... and she ALWAYS makes time for herself to go to the gym!! She is such an inspiration to me, and has made me step up my game in the strength training department. emoticon

She started at the gym about a year ago. She is barely 100lbs and maybe 5ft tall - she dropped some inches, gained about 8 pounds (of muscle). She just radiates happiness and confidence - it oozes!! And it is contagious!! She inspires me daily!

She was always fit, but sort of fragile & dainty. I just felt like she would break every time I hugged her. Now she might break me!! haha









  
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CHRISTINALOVES 12/28/2013 7:18AM

    Good Job Momma! That's what we, as moms all hope for. Happy, healthy & productive children :) Good for you ;)

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PATTISTAMPS 11/7/2013 10:14AM

    What a beautiful family! You are right to brag!

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 10/26/2013 7:13PM

    Awww! I love this post!

So happy for you!

I feel so blessed to know mothers who love their daughters and honor them so much. God bless you and your family!



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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/26/2013 3:28PM

    definate grounds for bragging rights,now if only i could lift like that lol. emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 10/23/2013 11:00PM

    You are right to be proud of her! Congrats on raising an awesome daughter.

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68ANNE 10/22/2013 9:24PM

    Wow! just wow

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BIGPAWSUP 10/21/2013 8:13PM

    Awesome!!

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JUMPINJULIE 10/21/2013 5:25PM

    So inspirational.

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    emoticon and your kids are so cute.

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DEEEBEE 10/20/2013 10:49PM

    Fantastic! I love the pics. Your daughter is beautiful, and those weights are heavy!

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OKIE2006 10/20/2013 10:05PM

    What an inspiration!! :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/20/2013 10:02PM

    Loved the pictures! Your family is very good looking and your daughter sounds amazing.

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THIN133 10/20/2013 9:08PM

    Good for your daughter ! I can understand why you are proud of her.She sounds like an amazing woman.And your grandsons are so cute !

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AJDOVER1 10/20/2013 6:22PM

    Thanks so much for that! The pictures are great, too.

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OKBACK2ME 10/20/2013 12:21PM

    Awesome! You have a right to be proud! I often wish I had at least one daughter!

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DANCINGFLAMES 10/20/2013 4:15AM

    thanks for sharing her story and inspiration with us!

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TOKIEMOON 10/20/2013 1:06AM

    Lovely photos - and your daughter's physique is incredible. What an accomplishment in overcoming health issues and juggling so many responsibilities.!

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FITGRANDMA120 10/20/2013 12:21AM

    Thank you so much for the blog, I'm thinking of sharing it with my girls. Two of them are on Spark and they are great too. One likes weight lifting and the other running. Your daughter looks so healthy and has such a happy smile.

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LYNCHD05 10/20/2013 12:01AM

    You have every reason to be proud!!!

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ATHLETELORI 10/19/2013 11:18PM

    Awesome!

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DALID414 10/19/2013 11:07PM

    Awe
Is she at a CrossFit class? Those are definitely tough!

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    You have lots of reasons to be proud of her! emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/19/2013 10:10PM

    proud Mom you are .... she is a real beauty ... Roc
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WALNUTT1961 10/19/2013 9:35PM

    What an inspirational story! She has pushed through it all. You do have braggin' rights!

You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

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DOVESEYES 10/19/2013 9:29PM

    Great blog-- daughters are the best. What an inspiration to us all. Thanks so much for sharing her with us.

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Getting Healthier - Priceless

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weight loss slow - 2 lbs.
Inches lost in same time frame - 5 inches.
Feeling healthier and stronger every day - PRICELESS






  
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    Congrats on the 2 lb weight loss and inches lost!!! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 10/14/2013 8:28PM

    Congrats on the loss your doing awesome. And I love the choose your hard so true.

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68ANNE 10/13/2013 11:42PM

    I did measurements too, good feeling

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    I agree that feeling better is priceless. emoticon

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ATHLETELORI 10/13/2013 6:16PM

    Nice job! You are awesome!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/13/2013 6:07PM

    Love the motivation posters!!!

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GABY1948 10/13/2013 5:35PM

    I LOVE this!!!!! emoticon

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DETERMINEDDE 10/13/2013 5:23PM

    Congratulations!!!

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LOVEAZ 10/13/2013 3:14PM

    Love it, keep up the great work!

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ANDYINBC 10/13/2013 3:05PM

    Way to go!

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TOKIEMOON 10/13/2013 1:31PM

    Wow, 2 lbs AND 5 inches! emoticon Thanks for giving me some more needed motivation.

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/13/2013 1:20PM

    WooHoo! Well said. Keep up the healthy living ... It's so much more becoming.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2013 1:03PM

    Good job on the inches and pounds lost. It all adds up!

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PATTISTAMPS 10/13/2013 12:52PM

    YES!! I hear you! and 2 pounds is 2 pounds! Go look at a 2 pound bag of rice and picture it on your body... See!! Good Job!

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LYNCHD05 10/13/2013 12:38PM

    Way to go!!!

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NORWOODGIRL 10/13/2013 12:08PM

    Well done! Keep going, girl!

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MYRTROSE 10/13/2013 10:05AM

    Nice! Thank you!

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THIN133 10/13/2013 9:34AM

    Congrats on your successes ! Great thoughts ! Thanks for sharing .

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Who says you have to starve to lose weight?

Monday, September 09, 2013

I rec'd this today and wanted to share this little bit of perspective:

One McDonald's Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates. emoticon



And that doesn't even count the fries and soft drink that you KNOW you're going to order with it. emoticon



At the same rate, here are a few alternative food choices and amounts that will land you at the same 540 calories: emoticon


140 medium strawberries
5 medium bananas
1 QUART of plain Greek yogurt
14 oz of grilled chicken breast
17 cups of broccoli
6 and 1/2 cups of blueberries

Better yet, go ahead and eat ALL of this in one sitting:

4 oz of grilled chicken (120 cals)
3 cups of broccoli (90 cals)
1 medium banana (100 cals)
8 oz of plain Greek yogurt (130 cals)
10 medium strawberries (40 cals)
1/2 cup of blueberries (40 cals)

So basically, you have an OVERFLOWING plate of chicken and veggies and then a HUGE dessert of yogurt and fruit. I mean, that's a massive quantity of food right there. In fact, most people wouldn't even be able to finish it. emoticon



And guess what? It still contains fewer calories than ONE Big Mac and it's WAY healthier. emoticon



Simply put, you don't have to starve yourself (at all) to lose weight and shed those stubborn pounds...you just need to learn how to choose the right foods, and then eat your heart out. emoticon



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LISALGB 10/2/2013 1:23PM

    Really puts things in perspective doesn't it?


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BOOZEYFORD 9/27/2013 10:26AM

    Thanks, always nice to see a different perspective. I remember when I was just researching portions and calories, I thought I'd starve if I ate a 400cal meal! Thank goodness for veggies!


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IVYRAYNE 9/20/2013 8:06AM

    You are so right! I am eating little and often, eating 5 times a day! Yet I am losing more weight now, in the past week, than I have lost in a year! I know I am only on week 2 and finding it difficult to adjust to eating 5 small meals instead one huge one a day, but so far so good and I am never hungry. It can and does work to eat and eat well! emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 9/15/2013 2:55PM

    You are SOOO right! On the odd instance when I have to eat fast food, I hate to take in those calories, and always order a junior burger or grilled chicken sandwich. Not great, but better than the "plus sizes"...

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/14/2013 9:07PM

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GMALUCKY13 9/14/2013 2:12PM

    This is a very informative article. Thanks for sharing!!

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/14/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon most Americans have no visual idea of what a serving size really is .

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GOOSIEMOON 9/12/2013 3:03PM

    As an "I'm changing my lifestyle" strategy, I have been trying to concentrate on finding the most delicious ways to eat fruits and veggies. You're right! You can have a whole lot of those compared to the volume of junk food you'd get for the same calories.

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JUMPINJULIE 9/12/2013 1:46AM

    Great blog I love it.

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BARBIEE52 9/11/2013 10:58PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us. What a great way to look at it. Just putting it down on paper helps a person realize just what we are eating. Sometimes it is kind of scary. The best part is that we get to eat all that "good" food. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/11/2013 9:59PM

    Great visual reminder!!!! Thanks!

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/11/2013 4:42AM

    AND it has strawberries, blueberries and yoghurt - one of my most favourite mixes :-)

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CLPURNELL 9/11/2013 1:42AM

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DARLENEK04 9/10/2013 7:04PM

  Great and sensible blog...


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JUSTCHELLE75 9/10/2013 4:42PM

    Love this

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WETPTARMIGAN 9/10/2013 3:54PM

    Yay Greek yoghurt! emoticon

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LILORITA 9/10/2013 12:45PM

    Very true!!!

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TIFFANIE150 9/10/2013 11:52AM

    TRUE! TRUE! TRUE! TRUE! TRUE!!! (x55)

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STELLASMYBEBE 9/10/2013 10:53AM

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/10/2013 10:01AM

    You are absolutely right!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 9/10/2013 8:55AM

    Not only do you save on calories, your body functions better on quality food.

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AMANDANCES 9/10/2013 8:27AM

    LOVE the breakdown! I'm always surprised by how many grilled veggies you can eat and still stay under 100 calories. This was a cool post -- thanks!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/10/2013 8:19AM

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BEANIES_MOM 9/10/2013 4:04AM

    Great info!!!! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 9/10/2013 12:54AM

    Wow! Thanks for the great information.

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NEWME0519 9/9/2013 11:54PM

    You definitely don't have to starve but may need to eliminate trigger foods!

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NORWOODGIRL 9/9/2013 11:33PM

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

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STEPH-KNEE 9/9/2013 10:42PM

    So awesome love it!!

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 9/9/2013 9:29PM

    this is great...thanks!

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DANCINCAJUN1 9/9/2013 9:27PM

    so true ... sounds like my lunch every day .... Roc
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PEZMOM1 9/9/2013 9:21PM

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GINGER_BEAR 9/9/2013 9:12PM

    Good blog!

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-CHERYL 9/9/2013 9:00PM

    Really brings it to a level that people can really SEE and comprehend the choices you can make for better or worse.
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TREYONE 9/9/2013 8:59PM

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RHEYNKLW 9/9/2013 8:43PM

    Lemme at those 17 cups of broc!
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DOVESEYES 9/9/2013 8:33PM

    Great blog it is all about choices!!!

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WALNUTT1961 9/9/2013 8:25PM

    Love this! I have been trying to stay away from "empty" calories and only eat healthy calories. Good perspective! emoticon

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ANAIS57 9/9/2013 8:10PM

    loved it....even though i haven't eaten a fast food burger in over 10 or more years...real food always looks more appetizing!

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TOKIEMOON 9/9/2013 7:36PM

    How amazing is that! The Big Mac doesn't have any staying power either. A couple of hours later, it's time for the next round! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/9/2013 7:19PM

    Great perspective.

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LYNCHD05 9/9/2013 7:11PM

    Tha is for sharing the comparison. I am sure we basically know this but when you write it out in black and white it is shocking!!!!

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LYNCHD05 9/9/2013 7:11PM

    Tha is for sharing the comparison. I am sure we basically know this but when you write it out in black and white it is shocking!!!!

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TESTYCATLADYP 9/9/2013 6:16PM

    It is definitely about choices.
It is also about setting yourself a sensible calorie limit. You do not have to set such a low limit, that you feel deprived. If you even just cut about 300 calories from your needed calories to maintain your weight, and go for a 10 minute stroll each day, you still will lose about a pound a week. To put that in perspective, that is 56 pounds a year... and you do not even feel like you are dieting... I know... That is what I have been doing. It truly works.
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GABY1948 9/9/2013 6:13PM

    Wow...what an eye opener! That was cool...but I don't have to worry...I haven't eaten ANY fast food in over 5 years but I am going to share this!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/9/2013 5:16PM

    And I don't even like Big Macs!! LOL. I would rather have the healthier food.

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AJDOVER1 9/9/2013 4:55PM

    Love it!

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