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Spring Fever

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I just returned from a spectacular walk through an amazing display of spring blooms. Every color of the rainbow merged with those delightful perfumes to awaken all my senses. In fact, it was such a beautiful experience I think I'll get a few things done here and head out again...perhaps a slightly different route. I love the sights, sounds, scents and feel of springtime. Dh enjoys it, too, as long as he pre-medicates...sniffle, sniffle, sneeze! Happy springtime! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LINTPICKER 4/16/2014 7:26PM

    Where is the photo???

We would love to see. Too bad we can't smell the flowers too!

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SENTERSTOCK 4/16/2014 10:21AM

    I love spring walks! I too could hear the birds - but they might have been complaining a bit! Our second day of another 2" of snow!

Soon!! Flowers!!

Enjoy another for me! Then I know I might see some emoticon

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GOLFGMA 4/16/2014 8:10AM

    Wow! What a lovely way to describe God's wonderful creation! He awakens all our senses in Spring! I love my walks. Living by the golf course I go out after all the other golfers are gone and walk either nine holes, or, sometimes more and it is amazing all the growing things we see and all the little creatures. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/15/2014 10:52PM

  lovely

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    sounds great emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 4/15/2014 7:27PM

    Sounds awesome. I live along the Rio Grande and all there is is dirt and mesquite. You describe it so I could experience it. Thanks for the treat! emoticon

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JACKIE542 4/15/2014 6:44PM

    emoticon Sounds beautiful

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On the mend, still watching calories and nutrition!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I loved all the responses to my blog about the message board question..'did you overeat yesterday?' Thanks for all the encouraging and thought provoking responses. I am currently recovering from a bug that first attacked my chest and then my sinuses. The antibiotic has started clearing everything and hopefully this will be the last of it. I'm still so tired, dizzy and craving cold or salty things for my throat. I plan to visit my mom for three weeks soon and don't want to bring my bug to her as she celebrates her 100th! Woohoo!
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NASFKAB 3/7/2014 11:25PM

  all the best

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OOLALA53 3/1/2014 6:34PM

    Wish your mom a happy century birthday!

And welcome to Living Binge Free! Remember, at first, it's about reduction of the behavior.

And one or two pieces of birthday cake is probably plenty. emoticon

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RELISA4HEALTH 2/18/2014 4:41PM

    Stopped by to see how you were doing. I saw that you had not been feeling well. I hope that you are starting to feel better. emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/12/2014 6:00PM

    emoticon to mom, the big double 100 zero!!!
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SENTERSTOCK 2/12/2014 2:47PM

    What a wonderful birthday to celebrate with Mom!

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MADEIT3 2/12/2014 10:30AM

    Hope you start to feel better soon. With a sore throat, I like hot tea and pickles. Strange, but I had never thought of needing salt. Maybe cold tea would work?

Congrats to your mom on reaching an amazing age.

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JOANNS4 2/12/2014 8:29AM

    I have it and I live in southern Calif. for the winter.

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NEWJEANSDAY 2/12/2014 7:00AM

    You'll be ok. Take good care of yourself, and happy 100th mum! :-)

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DOGLADY13 2/11/2014 9:11PM

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Hope you are well soon and can visit your mother without any worries.

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IMAVISION 2/11/2014 9:09PM

    emoticon I am lifting prayer for your healing. Take care of yourself & get plenty of rest.

emoticon & emoticon to your Mom on her special day. My own cherished Mom turned eighty-five this past week. We are blessed to have them with us on planet Earth, you know?

God bless!

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MEADSBAY 2/11/2014 8:58PM

    Oh, dear-
wishing you a speedy recovery, Barbabra-
and a happy 100th to your dear old Mom!
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MEADSBAY 2/11/2014 8:58PM

    Oh, dear-
wishing you a speedy recovery, Barbabra-
and a happy 100th to your dear old Mom!
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LKWQUILTER 2/11/2014 7:58PM

    emoticon With the cold temps most have been having. it is hard to not get sick.

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CATLADY52 2/11/2014 6:42PM

    emoticon Make sure you are germ free for your Mom! emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/11/2014 5:46PM

    Hope you feel better soon. You are right about getting this bug under control in order to not make mommy sick!

God bless,

Dee

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CMRAND54 2/11/2014 4:05PM

    emoticon for your Mom!

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/11/2014 3:19PM

    If you're craving cold and salty, and are sick, you probably need those things. I hope you continue to feel better. emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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Did I overeat yesterday?

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I often answer this message board post. Most often the answer is no. But, in thinking about the question a bit more deeply I'm not so sure I answer it right. Or even more confusing is whether there is a completely right answer. If I ate within calorie range, but ate too many sweets, carbs, fats, or etc., should I answer that I did overeat? When I overeat in some areas and under eat in others it can be a pretty unhealthy day even when calories are fine. Perhaps on 'bad' days my answer should be over ate, but under nourished; or calories met, but nutrients not; or a simple yes and no could suffice. Or maybe I should just skip that post...hmmm!
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NELLJONES 2/12/2014 8:19AM

    This is the problem with counting calories. You can be within a calorie goal, but not within a normal diet goal. Back in the 60s, the American Diabetic Association came up with an exchange plan to help people who just couldn't figure out how to work the calorie thing and stay healthy, without having to count calories. Calories counting can drive you nuts.

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KMVBBAM 2/6/2014 11:05AM

    I usually pick certain nutritional goals for a month and try to make sure I stayed within my range but yes, I still ask the question of whether I ate more then I should.

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SENTERSTOCK 2/4/2014 10:36AM

    Wow! You have generated great feedback off a simple question! So what is the answer today? I love the post about health and did you stick to your plan? Meaning - DID I? DID WE? And yes I ate junk on Sunday and paid the price on Monday! Today is a YES! How about it?


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DJ4HEALTH 2/3/2014 8:53PM

    It's not that you over ate the calories but over ate in the area of eating healthy. It is what you put in your body that fuels it to work for you and when you put junk in then your body will work like junk. When you put good food in then your body works allot better and gives you energy to go thorough out the day.

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HERCULIA 2/3/2014 6:22PM

    I think it is great you are asking yourself this question. It is so easy to get focused on calories without thinking about over-doing the junk food. Might be a combination of both. Did we eat more junk than we should have? Did we have all protein and no carbs (or vice-versa), I guess it depends what you want to focus on: overall, or specifics?
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CATLADY52 2/3/2014 4:09PM

    When you ask yourself that question, how do you answer? emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 2/3/2014 3:54PM

    I think if the "junk" food falls within your range then it should be okay. If you feel like you have probably over done it on something, then it is possibly true. We know now how to eyeball with all Sparks articles and such...If it's just one day then you're fine...

God bless....

Dee

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DEB62BIE62 2/3/2014 11:06AM

    I think that San Antonio is very obese. I can tell by people watching. I used to be one of those people, but no more, because of Spark People. Thanks SP.

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NELLJONES 2/3/2014 9:06AM

    I always have a food plan for each day, so the question is "Did I stick to my Plan?"

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/3/2014 8:44AM

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DOGLADY13 2/3/2014 6:01AM

    For me the question I answer is 'did I meet my nutrition goals?'

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JULIEABIGAIL 2/3/2014 2:13AM

  i think perhaps you could ask a different, more helpful question. keeping the BIG picture in mind (e.g., overall wellness), a more useful question may be, did i make healthful (or skillful) choices today (with respect to nutrition/ fitness/being in alignment with your values, etc.)? where the answer is affirmative, acknowledge yourself for those choices, and where you would like to see improvement, take note and move on.

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IMAVISION 2/3/2014 1:23AM

    Something only you can answer for yourself --- we really can't fool ourselves if we are honest.

God bless!



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GOOSIEMOON 2/2/2014 11:54PM

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SPERRIN2012 2/2/2014 11:46PM

    All valid points. It's a mix of everything, nutrition, exercise & overall health.

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TIMOTHY53 2/2/2014 11:43PM

    That is a good way of seeing it ... over ate and undernourished.

The USA is by all accounts the most obese country in the world and at the same time most undernourished and malnourished.

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Try, try again!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I so struggle staying on track with any particular eating program. My husband has never struggled with his weight and can still eat pretty much whatever he wants. Unfortunately for me, he rarely wants what I would prefer. My latest failure was attempting to follow the Dr. Oz two week rapid weight loss plan. I barely made it two days. However, I did find a couple of things that I really like about that one and will continue to incorporate at least during the week while dh is a work. The berry protein smoothie is a keeper and I'm working on getting the recommended protein each day. I suspect some of my other health problems have a root in too little protein. Even with small changes I find the weight beginning to budge. I mostly want to lose what I gained between late August and the New Year...during travel, house guests and holidays. After that I will only have another 5-10 pounds to where I would love to be. Wishing everyone great success this year!
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AWESOMECHELZ 1/31/2014 6:03PM

    It is not easy to follow a particular diet if your spouse or family aren't interested so I commend you for working so hard! emoticon Let's do it one day at the time, my friend. WE CAN! emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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RELISA4HEALTH 1/31/2014 12:18PM

    I have found I tend to not do well following a diet neither, but what I have learned is to cut back, watch what I am eating, making sure I am eating more fuel than filler and drink lots of water.
I agree with you in the area of putting more protein in one's diet. I have read reports where doing this helps a person to remain full and satisfied. The most important thing is make sure to eat breakfast. Try not to skip meals, this gets people into a lot of trouble and try to exercise every day, doing something that you enjoy to do.
All in all you can do it. The best is yet to come.
Relisa

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DJ4HEALTH 1/28/2014 12:27AM

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/27/2014 3:31PM

    I can't seem do well on any of the "diets" either. I do much better if I just try to use some common sense (can't always find that, either) and cut my calories in the more logical places. I figure this is the way I'll live the rest of my life...no dieting for a few months or years and then back to the same old, as it just won't work for me. Good luck to you. Sounds like you are finding some good things to focus on and you'll figure it out! emoticon emoticon

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SENTERSTOCK 1/27/2014 1:11PM

    How right you are, finding what works for you! That's the trick

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SEATTLE58 1/27/2014 12:01PM

    I know just what you mean. I'm working on what I gained over the holidays plus too. Small changes are alot of the success that we have. emoticon emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/27/2014 11:13AM

    Forget the diets and make small changes in what you LIKE to eat. I will not stick with a 'diet' that has requirements that I eat (or don't eat) certain foods. IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!

I had to find a way to eat MY favorites so that I am satisfied and can stick with it the rest of my life.

It looks like you have found the key to YOUR success. emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 1/27/2014 10:57AM

  oh how the diets make you feel and the many times i have tried over and over . i will never give up until the day i die . but as we all know it is hard and harder if we do not have help from our mates . keep on trying and do not allow him to get you down . do what you can when he is not around . get more of the protin. remember not all of it meat . it has other forms . you go . girl friend .

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DRKPKING 1/27/2014 10:47AM

    Its very difficult to have an unsupportive spouse. (that is basically what you are dealing with here)

You might have to continue to explore different foods and recipes which meet BOTH your needs

Is he open to change at least? or does he ONLY want HIS usual food/s

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JACKIE542 1/27/2014 9:32AM

    Keep moving forward!! emoticon

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CARRIE310 1/27/2014 8:55AM

    emoticon Hang in there!!

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NELLJONES 1/27/2014 8:06AM

    It's hard to have a husband on a different page foodwise. I know.

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DOGLADY13 1/27/2014 5:51AM

    Keep trying! You can do it!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 1/27/2014 3:16AM

    Glad you found something you like and works.

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Inversion yuck!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The air is filthy right now thanks to this yucky winter inversion. But, even though it's not healthy to exercise outdoors I've gotten in my steps by walking/jogging in my little condo. I've made it downstairs to the gym a bit, too. So, little by little I'm on my way into 2014... hoping for a successful one for us all!

  
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BARB4HEALTH 1/24/2014 6:23PM

    emoticon whatever it takes!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/24/2014 6:14PM

    I don't know where you live. I live in Boise, Idaho and the inversion has been here for over 8 days straight. I don't even know if there is a sun in the sky over this grayness. But, it won't last forever, or will it? 25 degrees high and I am chilled to the bone.

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MADEIT3 1/24/2014 2:01PM

    I've never heard of a winter inversion - you are now the second person to mention it. Hmmm....

Hope the air cleans up soon!

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COCOSMOMMA 1/24/2014 1:49PM

    Good job! You can do it!

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SEATTLE58 1/24/2014 11:35AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon to you too in 2014!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/24/2014 11:19AM

    Wahoo!!!

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    Poco A Poco! emoticon emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 1/24/2014 1:01AM

  keep it up. stairs can be good exercise. you can do it.

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SLENDERELLA61 1/23/2014 10:26PM

    Good for you! Having more than one way to achieve your goals pays off!! -Marsha

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