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No Hope diet to-day----Ya hear!!

Monday, July 28, 2014


But.......I'm not !------That ""Hope Diet""" is not good!!
I am working at Sparking a good day----I even lost a pound--recycled of course, but it's gone!
Shocked me too!!--
The stepper is back on me--but my goal is 5500 to-day---until my one foot feels better!
Yesterday I did 5100 steps--

We CAN do this-----and we better! Spark as if our life depends on it-----
......because it does you know!

  
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DALID414 7/28/2014 10:44PM

    Happy Monday!

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    So sorry to hear about your foot emoticon
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SIEGRID 7/28/2014 7:12PM

    Wonderful blog!! I hope that your foot gets better fast!!

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JUDY106 7/28/2014 5:30PM

    Love the expression and the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 12:20PM

    Determined Baby -- another favorite!

Yup . . . sparking vs. the Hope Diet is the way to go. And woot on that released lb., recycled or not!

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NEW-CAZ 7/28/2014 11:02AM

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PHOENIX1949 7/28/2014 8:56AM

    emoticon on releasing that pound. Have a great day.

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GABY1948 7/28/2014 8:08AM

    You got it RIGHT! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 7/28/2014 8:04AM

    Way to go on the pound ditched -- and keeping on keeping on with the steps (modified until the foot says an unequivocal "yes"!!)

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CEILIE2 7/28/2014 8:01AM

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Hope your foot is feeling better soon.
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I love my pedometer .

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NELLIEH1 7/28/2014 7:50AM

    You beat me...I got only 4898 steps yesterday! Hope your foot heals well and you can get back to 10,000 soon. Blessings, Nellie

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SPINNINGJW 7/28/2014 7:46AM

    If you have increased your steps because of your new tool, you may want to look into what kind of shoes you need. I don't know what kind of shoe stores you have available, but if you could get fitted for a good quality shoe that is appropriate for your foot/walking pattern, that may alleviate the foot pain.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/28/2014 7:35AM

    Just for you, Duckie... one of my automatic new friends from yesterday's triathlon is a 71 year old woman who was doing it with her family. Her daughter actually lined up with her and based on seeing them headed out on the 5K course together (the final leg) I would say that daughter probably went the entire distance beside her mom!

So inspiring. It took her 2 1/2 hours to complete the course. She was the oldest participant out there. And she inspires us all.

So... absolutely Spark a great day. Our lives *do* depend on it! emoticon

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WDIPIM 7/28/2014 7:18AM

  God Bless

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ELRIDDICK 7/28/2014 7:18AM

  Thanks for sharing

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RDEE22 7/28/2014 7:07AM

    Have a lovely day Lynda!! emoticon

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Cowboys and Indians!

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Sometimes I forget------
Last evening however, while crashing in front of the TV----as usual, I could not find too much to watch--
Now, when I was a kid, there were always cowboy movies on----""Cowboys and Indian" shows---There were good guys, with white horses, being chased by the bad guys----There was usually a girl----Indians scouting the west----
It's not that we loved these shows--that's all there was on!
Hopalong Cassidy----Dale Evans-----Roy Rogers------Wild Bill Hickok, The Cisco Kid, Wyatt Eurp---The Lone Ranger---Annie Oakley----Maverick---They were our heros!

We didn't have ""Fast Food restaurants"-----
There were no food ads when TV started---mostly car commercials---cigarette ads---or kitchen appliance ads-
(In fact, I remember, as a grown-up, when McDonalds first opened!)
I cannot say that those days were better-----I kinda enjoy to-day---LOL-
But---it did seem that we never had to work at eating properly----fresh fruits and lotza vegetables were just what we ate -----

My day is different than my Mom's--
I wear a stepper-----
I have to make time in my day for exercise----
I try not to eat everything I see on TV----
But I do miss Gene Autrey----------all the good guys on their horses----LOL------
Lord Love A Duck!!!

  
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SIEGRID 7/28/2014 7:17PM

    Yes, when I was a kid I enjoyed all those westerns too, but, did you know that before the '70's there were no laws to protect animals in film, so often what you saw is what actually happened. Today I can't watch them anymore. Truthfully back in the 60's I was a HUGE Star Trek fan (still am!!) Oh and I remember Captain Kangaroo. I used to have major fits when he wasn't on.

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SWEETNEEY 7/27/2014 11:14PM

    Waxing nostalgic.

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MSLZZY 7/27/2014 10:51PM

    Turning back the hands of time to a simpler life. What we couldn't get done in a day because we could only watch tv after all the chores were done. But all the names you mentioned were such a part of my childhood. It felt good to look back. HUGS!

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EDWARDS1411 7/27/2014 9:10PM

    I remember watching all those "cowboy" shows Linda, yes, including Gene Autry and how about the Mexican cowboy Zorro LOL!


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CEILIE2 7/27/2014 7:49PM

    I only remember the A&W as a teenager!

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DALID414 7/27/2014 7:25PM

    Chemical storm emoticon love it!

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IMAVISION 7/27/2014 4:06PM

    I remember the first fast food place that I ever saw --- it was in the late 1950s --- way up in Aroostook County in Northern Maine --- just a few miles from the Canadian border --- a Burger Chef. It was on the way, from the main gate of the military base, to the town where we went to church &, of course, was not opened on the Sabbath Day. We never did stop in there --- poor deprived kids that we were. emoticon

I enjoyed going to Saturday afternoon movies with the weekly cowboy serial before the featured attraction. Roy Rogers was (still is) an all time favorite. I especially enjoyed the chase by horseback & rooting' for Roy, Pat, & Dale --- that was always the best part of the afternoon. Life was, indeed, very good --- back in that day --- the innocent days of my youth.

Being an only daughter until my teen years --- it was play cowboys & indians (or Robin Hood & his merry men) with my brothers or play dolls alone. I choose the "boys" game --- always wanted to be an indian, too. emoticon

I am reminded of the saying that goes something like --- "The good old days!" were 'These trying times!" to the adults who lived them.

God bless!

P.S. Just had to come back & share, that as children, we were not allowed to watch much television (how very thankful I am for that now); however, the commercials that I remember were the ones for Revlon beauty products, Toni perms, & Double Mint gum. And, how right you are, I don't remember seeing any food commercials --- except for Campbell's soup --- which may well have come years later. Interesting!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/27/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon And today is my favorite day, always!

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GABY1948 7/27/2014 11:14AM

    I LOVE this blog as usual, Lynda....can you get the Encore stations on you cable or satellite if that is what you use. If so, there is a Western station in them with EVERY show you mentioned and many of the old western movies too. I know because we have a friend that watches them over and over and over 24 hours a day...but that is not healthy for us of course...we need to move!

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BLUENOSE63 7/27/2014 11:01AM

  I too remember when McDonalds opened up and they had the manual registers and wrote the orders on paper like waitresses. We went maybe once a year as a special treat.......but the real treat was A &W with. The car hops on Roller Skates! Hockey night in Canada. And root beer from the jug...ah those were the days!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 10:28AM

    OMG . . . I remember all those shows!!! They were as you say all that was available (besides the Saturday morning cartoons!) so we watched. I guess deep down I liked something about it, because there are reruns of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans . . . and I've watched a few! LOL Yup . . . and Gunsmoke, Bonanze (I remember the first time watching that in COLOR!)

HUGS and thanks for those memories. Yes, it's a different world, but we have the power to make our own little part of it anyway a little healthier!





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IOEINC 7/27/2014 9:59AM

    That is just too funny. We had our friend's 9 year old son overnight on Friday because he was going up to the cabin with my son and his girlfriend to stay with his granddad (he owns the campground adjacent to the cabin) for a week and yesterday morning before they left he was watching episodes of the Rifleman with Chuck Connors. I remember that show so well along with Gunsmoke, Have Gun, Will Travel, Rawhide and who could forget the Lone Ranger. I had brothers and was the youngest so was forced to play Cowboys and Indians with them and was always the Indian who of course was shot. My granny whose mother was a full blood Sugari used to yell at us to play something else. So we would turn to cops and robbers and you guessed it, I was the robber that got shot. I still remind my brothers to this day how unfair they were to me!! emoticon

My himself is doing well. Going to PT for a 7 day stretch and is there now. And then 2 days per week for about 4 to 6 weeks following that. We are both getting tired of him having to sleep on his back, he complains that he can't sleep because his butt hurts and me because he snores all night long when he does manage to sleep. emoticon We are getting out in the afternoon for him to walk the driveway and back and today we are going up the street a bit. So far the hardest part for me is getting the 3 Amigos in the yard at the same time so I can my himself out the front door. There seems to be a conspiracy among them that at least one of them gets cantankerous in going out with the others. emoticon

Have a wonderfully peaceful Sunday!!

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DEBRITA01 7/27/2014 9:53AM

    Love the conveniences of today but do miss the good old days sometimes. Spark yourself a good day, Lynda! emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 7/27/2014 9:06AM

    Loved this trip down Memory Lane. I still have my Roy Rogers wristwatch and my sister has her Dale Evans wristwatch that we ordered with coupons (and probably a little cash) from Sugar Crisp cereal.

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Going left!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Doncha feel like this woman??-------I mean---always ""running""----
Too bad we feel we must do everything-----at once--
Just for to-day, maybe we need peace-- --think about it------

Maybe , just for to-day--I WILL go left-----
Enough of the big lawn repair-----the wheel barrels of top soil----the cleaning up of the litter----chewing out himself coz he left all the cupboards open------the never ending pile 0f laundry-------Going left-------taking time-----maybe --to walk-----read-----grab a wee nap----

  
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SIEGRID 7/28/2014 7:18PM

    This gal is often going left these days, and it isn't a matter of choice, but necessity!!!

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IMAVISION 7/27/2014 4:49PM

    This gal tends to go left most days --- it is all a matter of choice --- now, isn't it? emoticon

God bless!

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NELLIEH1 7/26/2014 11:18PM

    I put a stack of little plates beside the toaster...no more counter crumbs or sticky messes on the counter cutting board. But I know there are things I do that drive DH crazy, too...Hmmmm, guess if we both go left, we'll meet again emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 7/26/2014 9:13PM

    Luv the "go left" attitude!!!

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IOEINC 7/26/2014 5:36PM

    Or take out all the coffee mugs from the dishwasher and leave the ones that don't fit in the cupboard all over the counter. Or trying to pull something from the back of the fridge and wondering why something else gets knocked out of the fridge when his arm hits it and it goes all over my clean floor. Or.... I could go on and on but don't want to bore you with our petty squabbles. Just one more thing.... or trying to do much too soon after his surgery. emoticon

I will go left tomorrow with the rest of you!!! emoticon

Our daughter and her husband were here all afternoon so that was nice to see them. SIL has an allergy to dogs and took Benadryl and was passing out so they decided to go home. That was okay because my himself was getting tired. He is now snoring peacefully!!! emoticon if snoring can be peaceful but at least he is getting some sleep.

Have a great evening!!

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DALID414 7/26/2014 1:53PM

    Can I go left tomorrow?

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PHOENIX1949 7/26/2014 12:16PM

    emoticon Saved the 'go left' image and added to my ever-expanding virtual file of items I like. Thanks.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 10:38AM

    OMG! . . . and crumbs in the fridge . . . and crumbs in the toaster . . . think I'll go left too!!!!

HUGS

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WATERMELLEN 7/26/2014 9:12AM

    So funny -- I have two "housemates" who leave all the cupboard doors open AND crumbs all over the counter AND all the drawers open so that the crumbs fall into the drawers AND -- I'm going left (to the gym) right now!!!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/26/2014 9:03AM

    As a sinister (left-handed) person, had to smile at "go left"! Hang in and Spark on! emoticon See? Even this smiley is waving left-handed! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/26/2014 8:19AM

    LOVE all these things! And I am going left with you!

Have a blessed Saturday, Lynda!

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The weekend tough guy hits again!

Friday, July 25, 2014


Well, here I am--trying to take a picture of "Me"---

This is a "selfy" as they say---
I had "Hairdresser Hair"--(just got back from the Hair Lady!
Funny how one always takes pictures of everyone else---so--there is never one of ""you""!

Counting calories daily---drinking water----move more----all three things will keep us healthy!
Calories do count: don't squander them on food you don't really enjoy!
Slow down for a midafternoon cup of herbal tea.
Your body will thank you!
This weekend I will be STRONG!

  
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SPINNINGJW 7/27/2014 10:03AM

    You look fabulous.

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WATERMELLEN 7/26/2014 9:11AM

    Great hair cut -- you've obviously got a hugely skilful hairdresser who "gets" your hair and who you are both!! Given we "wear" our hair 24/7 (like our bodies) it seems to me that getting a really good haircut is worth the price. Yeah!!



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PHOENIX1949 7/26/2014 2:07AM

    Love the hair -- cut and color. Have a great weekend.

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EDWARDS1411 7/25/2014 11:51PM

    Nice hair!!!

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NELLIEH1 7/25/2014 8:16PM

    Love your "Slow down mid-afternoon for a cup of herbal tea!" Great selfie! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/25/2014 3:28PM

    Great selfie!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 1:14PM

    emoticon WEEKEND WARRIOR BABY day!

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IMAVISION 7/25/2014 12:36PM

    Your hairdresser did a great job --- you look stunning, Lynda! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/25/2014 9:32AM

    You look BEAUTIFUL...always did but even more so now! Ad GREAT advice always!

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MSLZZY 7/25/2014 9:00AM

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Love the new hairdo. It always looks better
when someone else does the styling. HUGS!

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DEBRITA01 7/25/2014 8:16AM

    emoticon Lookin' good...love the hairstyle! Stay strong this weekend and I will, too! emoticon

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RDEE22 7/25/2014 7:37AM

    Hair looks great. Have a good weekend!! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 7/25/2014 7:13AM

  Thanks for sharing

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/25/2014 7:06AM

    emoticon Whyizzit that weekends are tougher? Yes, stay strong!

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The weekend tough guy hits again!

Friday, July 25, 2014


Well, here I am--trying to take a picture of "Me"---

This is a "selfy" as they say---
I had "Hairdresser Hair"--(just got back from the Hair Lady!
Funny how one always takes pictures of everyone else---so--there is never one of ""you""!

Counting calories daily---drinking water----move more----all three things will keep us healthy!
Calories do count: don't squander them on food you don't really enjoy!
Slow down for a midafternoon cup of herbal tea.
Your body will thank you!
This weekend I will be STRONG!

  
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JUDY106 7/25/2014 7:44AM

    Love the stay strong poster. This just in time for me. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 7/25/2014 7:25AM

  Always enjoy your blogs. You are a lovely lady Jean. Thank you.

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RASPBERRY56 7/25/2014 7:12AM

    Great selfie! I've tried a few, but they never, *ever* turned out well........go figure!

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IOEINC 7/25/2014 7:08AM

    Great pictures!! I was going to say when I saw the first picture take a selfie but saw that you did!! You are one hip lady!!! And btw you look fabulous!! (See I can be hip too by saying btw) emoticon

Have a fabulous Friday!! The weekend is upon us!! This summer is just flying by!!

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