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Easter Sunday Dinner

Sunday, April 04, 2010

I have been exploring healthier cooking lately and have been making vegan oatmeal cookies, vegetarian banana nut bread and just yesterday I made my first Hummus, which turned out great. So today when family comes over they will be eating hummus and vegan cookies and maybe for dessert a chocolate avocado mousse. We will also have steaks, I can't change everyone at one time. I will be having more veggies then meat. Hope everyone likes it.

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MTNHIKER1971 4/5/2010 11:11AM

    Awesome... great choices and changes in changing your diet. can't wait to see the recipes, hint, hint... :o)

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SPARKYROBERT 4/4/2010 8:13PM

    Congrats on checking out the healthy cooking. That's great.

Have fun with easter dinner! emoticon

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JILLTBNAGART 4/4/2010 11:08AM

    Sounds good! Hope the whole family digs in and enjoys!

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I love you all....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOODSTUFFKID 4/3/2010 4:46PM

    You handsome dude!


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MTNHIKER1971 2/13/2010 7:41PM

    Back @tcha tough guy


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RUNNER12COM 2/13/2010 11:21AM

    Back at ya, mister. I'll take Spark People as my Valentine's, absolutely.


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RIPPEDPAUL1 2/13/2010 10:49AM

    Happy VD to you too emoticon

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PSYCHABOO 2/13/2010 10:33AM

    Back at ya!

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Last day in January 2010, Sunday

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today is Sunday the last day in January 2010. Normally I take it easy and be a tv watcher...But today ...
I will get my 10,000 + steps in, by walking the dog and get ready to start a new goal for Monday February 1, 2010.
I would like to start with Sparks 28 day challenge but not sure if I'm able to take that on right now, so I thought I would set my own 28 day challenge, 1 month I can do it right. My goals that I would like to achieve are;
1) Walk 10,000 + steps every day for 28 days.
2) Do some Endurance, Strength & Balance, and Flexibility exercises daily for 28 days.
3) Keep drinking my 1 gallon tap water daily for 28 days.
4) Plan on going to the Senior Center to use Elliptical Trainer for 35 minutes for 28 days.
5) and finally~ substitute sugary food for fruits (apples/oranges) for 28 days.

I think all this can be accomplished, I would feel really good about myself if I could do this for the month. I set goals but never achieve them, I'm hoping this will be different.

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RKSPICY 1/31/2010 10:46PM

    These are awesome goals! A lot but still doable! Good Luck on this new journey! emoticon emoticon

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TENNISJIM 1/31/2010 7:36PM

    You can do it. Good luck.

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MTNHIKER1971 1/31/2010 2:35PM

    You can DO it buddy! Clean out the house of any temptations!

If you need any help, give a shout


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ILOVETOCRUISE 1/31/2010 1:20PM


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Monday 1.25.2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today I started out on a good foot. I've been struggling with a scratchy throat that I have had all weekend, but had decided to go back to the gym. So we put on our pedometer and headed to the gym. We went this morning and I just did the elliptical trainer for 30 minutes and 5 minute cool down backwards and 20 over head presses for the upper arm . Got back home and after lunch decided to take the dog for a walk and walked another 8,528 steps for a grand total for today of 16,532 steps. I've stopped with the pedometer at 3:30pm. So not tooooooo bad, I'm getting back on back.
I just don't to get discouraged like I'm known to do.

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RIPPEDPAUL1 1/26/2010 7:03AM

    Good job a body in motion tends to stay in motion emoticon

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DOUBTMONSTER 1/25/2010 10:10PM

    Great job on the restart! I'm trying to learn to not let little setbacks turn into big setbacks myself! Have you seen the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). His advice is great for "training dogs" and he encourages us to walk our dogs MUCH more. Great advice for getting fit!

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OLDBIKER 1/25/2010 9:41PM

    Fantastic restart...can you recommend a good pedometer that is not real expensive! emoticon

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RKSPICY 1/25/2010 8:56PM

    Woo Hooo that is awesome! Great day for being back on track!

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JENNASDAD 1/25/2010 8:39PM

  Congratulations on a great Monday. Keep up the good work!

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I'd like your input about water.....

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I have been going back and forth for some time now about drinking something other than water. I was wondering if I drink my 10 - 12 cups of water emoticonand have more time left in the day that i could drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate? emoticon I have been drinking just water for about 12 months now and I think I want change. Is that ok? or should I just stick with water.

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RKSPICY 1/24/2010 10:55PM

    Well I always drink my water everyday but I also love Ice Tea and drink that and also one cup of coffee a day and also any other drink that does not have tons of sugar in it. But those are extra which do not play a roll in my water.

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TENNISJIM 1/24/2010 6:11PM

    I was just like you. Only drinking water. Now, I've added a cup of coffee every now and then.

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JBDIAS 1/24/2010 5:01PM

    Thanks for everyone's input. GREAT emoticon

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LAMDAGUY 1/24/2010 4:16PM

    I think you can drink other beverages as long as you get your recommended water quota in each day. I drink 3 liters of water every day. It is the first think I open every morning. Once I have completed that I will drink tea, diet Dew, Milk and/or other drinks. You need the water to flush your system. Other than that just keep it low in cals, carbs, sodium and you should be good to go. Just remember to track it in your nutrition tracker. Also remember that caffien is a diuretic.

Comment edited on: 1/24/2010 4:18:56 PM

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SKEETS74 1/24/2010 2:41PM

    I've adjusted my drinking to one cup of coffee in the morning and maybe a half a cup of nonfat milk with bran flakes until after I swim. Then I take my high blood pressure pill so I'm not getting in and out of the pool. I have all afternoon and evening to drink my water, which I sometimes flavor with lemon or I drink green tea with dinner.Since I'm on a no starch and no sugar diet per my doctor, he's thrown down the gauntlet as to what my choices are. I'm not even allowed sugar substitutes. The upside to all this is that flavors are much more pronounced! Fresh means really fresh!

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JBDIAS 1/24/2010 1:43PM

    Thanks SOCKS117, PRYDEQUEEN, KIERAE, and OCDENNIS for all your input. I will keep them all in my mind.

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OCDENNIS 1/24/2010 12:59PM

    There are lots of no caffene, low calorie things to drink. Even some of the Crystal Light mixes you put in your bottled wtare are really good and add some nutrirional value. I allow myself a cup of coffee, just because I like coffee and its not a habit with me. you're doing great on the water though. It's harder for me. emoticon

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KIERAE 1/24/2010 12:18PM

    You are doing fine! Realistically anything decaf can count towards that water allowance so heck if you are getting in 10 glasses of water PLUS anything else - kuddos for being ready to float away! emoticon

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PRYDEQUEEN 1/24/2010 12:05PM

    I make sure I have my 8+ cups of water and then enjoy a cup of coffee and sometimes a soda. My key is that I make sure I have 6 cups of water done by noon so that I will have my 8 or more by dinner time!

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SOCKS117 1/24/2010 10:46AM

  10-12 cups is quite a lot of water (80-96 oz) so if you are getting that you are clearly doing well water wise. I'm almost positive that as long as you don't forget about the calories in your other drinks, you can have them as long as you keep your water as well (since water does other things for you).

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