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8/19/13 4:39 P

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Today is a good day to go out and enjoy some exercise. I'm up to 6.5 miles in an hour and looking to push it a bit more.

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8/14/13 7:07 P

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Hello team, ..... I guess I would have had to be up and out before 8am to be able to say bbbbrrrr with this lovely weather we are having. Def more spring like that summer but we still have time for some more hot days and remember you never know what Sept will bring !!!

Well I made good choices today with my food and dinner was mostly veggies aside from a very small piece of turkey meatloaf I had frozen when I made it last month. It went well with all the veggies. I may go get a fro-yo tonight at the new place in Arbutus that just opened. I didn't have my sweet treat last night so I think tonight will be the treat for me !!!

Tabby I think it's great that you are getting your kids stuff so organized and making donations for the out grown and unused items. They will def be a blessing to others. Keep up the good work, you'll get there.

Wonder what happened to Sharon ????

Have a pleasant evening Baltimore.

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Brrrrrr! Feels like Fall today. I hope we have a few warm days because some of the kids' school clothes are summery and I would hate to think that I wasted money!

My agenda today consists of more housework. I went through all of the kids' clothes yesterday and have a big bag to donate. I think part of today will be spent going through their toys and organizing them. Maybe once the house is in better order and the clutter is cut down, I will feel a bit better and other things will fall into place.

Have a great "Hump Day"!

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Good evening team Baltimore.

How's it going? I had to work in the ER today for 4 hours and the 1st 2 hours were rewarding and the last 2 hours were draining !!! but it's all good as the day ended with me back at my own job and making people smile !!!

I am working on a personal challenge of only having a dessert in the evening (other than fruit or yogurt) on Tuesdays and Fridays to try an curb my evening snacks. I was able to stay on target last night so tonight I may just have my portioned sweet treat. I'm doing well with the necessary walking from the garage to the building and back to the garage in the evening and look forward to when it starts to "feel good" and I actually want to walk more in the evening when I get home !!! I am patient, lol !!!

Hope you all enjoy a relaxing evening.

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Good Morning! How is everyone doing? I am still pretty much the same. I ate horribly while visiting my family and also didn't exercise. We have a wedding to go to this weekend and then traveling will be over for a few months.

Since my husband did nothing around the house while the kids and I were visiting my family, that is the agenda for today. I am soo mad at him right now!

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8/13/13 10:46 A

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We have had too many rainy and overcast days lately. Sunday was nice though. My husband and I took our dogs on a 2 mile walk along a wooded trail. That was fun. We all enjoyed it and hope to get out more.

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Hello team Baltimore how's everyone doing? Looks like busy is the answer to that one. Well I do hope everyone is making good progress with making healthy choices.

I think I am doing well but the scale is still not moving. I guess that's better than moving up though for sure !!!
I am getting a ten minute walk in each day so far and well continue same for another week and then add 10 more minutes for another 2 weeks. Small Goals and Small Steps make BIG changes.

That's my plan.

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I'm still around. Just trying to keep up with life and everything else going on. Otakon will keep me busy this weekend.

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8/8/13 7:30 P

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Hey Baltimore what's going on ???? Where the heck is everyone ????

We have a new member I sure hope this lack of participation doesn't scare her off !!!!

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Good 1st weekend of August Baltimore !!!! What's on the agenda for this rainy day???

I have to attend a mandatory training for 2 hours today and the only thing good about it is I get paid for it. The training is for a job in my depart that I don't even do and don't even want to evr do but it is the main purpose of the separtment I work in so they include everyone. Oh well at least I get paid for the time, who knows maybe I'll even learn something I want to learn about !!

I've had a not so good week food wise but at least it's in the past now (i refuse to say "behind" me cause that's where it actually is... LOL) Today is an new day to get back on track and that's what I will do.

So what's going on in Baltimore team ??? Anyone here ?????

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Good evening Baltimore and welcome to August !!!

I used to enjoy restarraun week also when I had the extra money to support the local restaurants. It really is a nice way to enjoy the evening out and try new places. I have dined at Orgegon Ridge but it was years ago. It def is a lovely place.

Just got home as I went to P/U my new glasses, so far I am pretty happy with them. The Rx is new so it might take a little to get used to them; but def glad I can read better now.

I think the answer to my evening snack is gonna be a later dinner. So I will have a lean cuisine pizza tonight that I will add some rotissarie chicken to and find a green veggie to go with it and see how that woks.

I am so ready for the weekend. One more day to go !!!

I hope everyone had a good healthy day and enjoys a relaxing evening.

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DEBIGENE- It was not really away, but just a time of being overly busy. I have problems when I get to busy to think... don't get my water in and don't get the exercise in, but I have been working on keeping my diet habits up...

I went to restaurant week yesterday with friends... at Oregon Ridge and had a wonderful meal= not really on my eating plan, but it was lovely- the ahi tuna stack was wonderful with avocado under the tuna... good flavor... had the lamb and was very happy with my dinner.. Restaurant Week is good for the restaurants in Maryland... (took a bite of the strawberry crisp and gave to a much thinner friend... it was awesome also..

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7/31/13 8:39 A

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Goooooood morning Baltimore !!!! and a lovely morning it is. AND it's Hump Day, YAY !!!

Sharon good to see you , you were def missed and I hope you enjoyed your time away. It's always so nice to just take a breather and enjoy life with loved ones.

I'm with you with getting back on the right track, I really need to be more committed to what I put into my body. I can't just think it's ok this one time becuse then the next time I don't even think ...... I just do !!!!! and that's NOT good at all. Having a treat is fine when I think about it !!!

So let's Stay Strong and make this happen.

Have a fabulous healthy day in Baltimore !!!

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Another day... another opportunity to get today right... I am walking, drinking water and going over to help a friend with her home organization... and then come back and organize mine... I have found organizing the home is like peeling an onion- you remove one layer and then you can see the next one... hmmmmm

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Wow I have been away for a couple of days and missed you guys very much- just been running around not getting done my weight loss goals- less exercise than I should. I need to log in to be accountable- exercise is the first to slip and then my food choices start being not as good... hmmmmmm

Simlanna- Welcome- I worked at JHU for a while and know that Korean Buffet- it can be dangerous...because they are so good... I used to go to the pre-clinical teaching building (corner before the library) building on the corner of Monument and Wolf and get their chili- it is healthy... and sometimes I would fill up with veggies from the salad bar... it is hard to find healthy snacks and food around there...

Abystar- Good to see you

Debigene- good job making a lighter version of the buffalo chicken pasta salad. I also love Eddie Murphy... we went to see the second version of the old spys with Bruce Willis and company- it made me laugh also...

Are we all getting bored with doing our exercises? Eating the right food? I know there are so many temptations out there in the summer, parties and times to celebrate... I have to eat protein and healthy food and then I can go to these places... if I don't I am toast.

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7/29/13 9:17 A

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Good Monday Baltimore !!!

Are you ready for a new week to get healthy??? I'm def am as I feel like I am slipping further and further in the non-healthy direction. ,,,, sigh .... so I will try harder this week to make healier choices in all I do.

Tabby nice to see you and good for you for enjoying the summer with traveling !!! That's terrific and more power to you that you can do it and maintain your weight as well !! That's a major acomplishment, keep doing what's evidently working for you !! Nothing wrong with maintaining , it's a good thing !!!

Ok team let's get going and make it happen. Have a great weeke ahead !!!

�Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.� - William Arthur Ward

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7/29/13 12:09 A

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Hey Everyone! Sorry that I have been MIA again. I feel like I've been traveling the whole summer thus far. I just got back on Wednesday from OCMD and will be going to PA in a couple of days and probably staying for a week or so.

Even though I haven't really been tracking and I've had more than a few days of poor eating, my weight is pretty much staying the same. I know that I should be focusing more on losing, but life is pretty rough right now, so I am just happy to be maintaining.

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Hello Baltimore how is everyone this Sunday afternoon ???

I see no one has stopped in since Friday, guess everyone is buzy and hopfully having some fun in Charm City.

I'm hoping the weather holds out for a late pool party to celebrate my brother's birthday later today. I made a light version of a Buffalo Chicken Pasta salad to take with us. I just watch a pretty funny movie called Tower Heist with Eddie Murphy, he's a hoot !!! Def worth watching good hearty laughter and who can't use that right???

Well enjoy the rest of the weekend team. TTFN

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Good evening Baltimore !!! and welcome Simlanna to the team, nice to meet you and hope to see you around often !!! Oh my I've heard about that market I have a friend that works at Hopkins too ... you do mean the hopistal right, not the Univ ??? Well my friend likes the market too I'll have to ask her about that Korean Buffet !!! I'll add you as a friend so we can keep in touch.

Hope everyone had a good healthy day and is looking forward to the weekend. I know I am !! What is on your agenda ?? I am going to Joe's Crab Shack to celebrate 2 family birthdays and a swim on Sunday if the weather cooperates !!!

Well have a good night Baltimore, I'll catch ya on the flip side !!!!

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Welcome to team Baltimore and hope we will see you here more often, (and a little less of our waistlines) everyday. emoticon

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Happy Friday! I'm new to Spark people. I live in Baltimore (by Patterson Park) and have a quick commute, on foot, to Hopkins for work.

One thing I love about Hopkins is the Korean buffet at the Northeast Market. It would be my downfall if I let it. But I was good today anf filled my container mostly with spinach and cabbage and just a medium/small serving of rice with chicken and a bit of Korean BBQ. It helps that there is a shop with some really cute dresses right across the street!

Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend.



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Good Friday team Baltimore TGIF !!!! Just popping in to say hello and wish evryone a lovely day of healthy choices in everything you do !!!

TTFN

Make it happen Baltimore !!!!

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Sorry everyone- today is a running day and will check in with everyone tomorrow- keep going on the run to a better body in Baltimore-

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Good evening Baltimore !!!

How was everyone's day? Did you make healthy choices and gt any fitness in?

I eat very healthy but did not get any fitness in. I had a long day yesterday and I've got things to do around the house that will at least keep me on my feet. I didn't get home till almost 10pm after an evening of eye exam and looking at glasses and placing the order, then a quick bite to eat at TT Diner. I had the Gyro Club and a small salad, and cup of lental soup. 1/2 the sanwich came home with me and I had it for dinner tonight with an array of veggies. When I finish SPARKING I have a lovely fresh pineapple and honeyDew melon that I'm gonna cut up and be at my beconed call when I so desire some.

Sounds like some racing is going on and you folks are getting ready. Good for you, one day I may be doing the same.

Sharon sounds like your day of helping out your friend is def full of exercise !!! You're a good friend !!!

Have a pleasant evening team Baltimore.

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love it... just do it- a 5 k... maybe that is the track I should take- thanks ABYSTAR- how simple is that?

Well going over to a friend's house and lift boxes for 4 hours today- I think that should be some exercise- running the boxes from the basement up one flight of stairs to the garage so they can be taken out... that should burn some calories and help my friend....

food going good... love my new breakfast- what I realized is that I am eating what my Asian friends did while in school- they ate fish and veggies for breakfast instead of what we call breakfast food... and it kept them healthier... so maybe it will be a good thing for me also. I love the kale that I have been putting in the mix- it makes it really good (ok I am a veggie addict- love love love them)

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I am going to just go and do it SLJ. It's my first one so how hard could it be? I actually have to have extra evening snacks and 1% or 2% milk etc to reach my daily goals. And that is set at losing 2 pounds per week. It doesn't help that I am very active.

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Hey Debigene- Evening snacks are tough- I have a hot chocolate with splenda for a treat in the evening- and it gets my calcium in- 1 cup of FF Milk in the microwave for 1 min 50 sec and then stir in 2 splendas and 1 t of Hershey's dark chocolate cocoa... it is rich and tasty and makes me feel like I am cheating. It completes my calcium for the day... I love it and it really is a treat.. and yes I even drink this in the heat- it keeps me from cheating....

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Happy Tuesday Baltimore !!!

Well I did it again last night with my evening snack, I went overboard !!! I really need to get a handle on this problem. I do will all day and with dinner and then BOOM that snack gets the better of me and I regret it afterwards and then it's too late !!!

Tonight I am going for my eye exam and ordering glasses, so chances are dinner will be out. I can still make that healthy and becasue it will be later than normal maybe I will be able to ignore the later snack attack !!! That just might be my answer ... eat dinner later !!!!

Have a happy healthy day Baltimore.

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ABYSTAR- I was going to do a 5 K last year, but this year my conditioning is taking longer to get back together. I graduated last year, so I do not have that student sit on your you know what to read all day long schedule ahead and can keep on walking. I know once I get myself going it will not be hard to add in running. In the heat I have chosen to just stick with my 2.2 miles of less intense hills that I do in 35-40 min. But maybe by the fall I will be in better shape.

How are you training for this- or do you just go and do it...

DEBEGENE- love your nod to the new Royal Highness... I will the best for them as a family... and the best for the UK...

So great job on the food choices and hope that you will get some exercise since the temperature is not so terrible... I have to walk in the morning or I don't get anything done. I have been eating better, but I do have some difficulties in taming that friggin sweet tooth of mine. I have two sweet treats with my splenda hot chocolate (yup my sweet tooth is such I still drink the hot drink in the heat... my DH just shakes his head) and when it is real bad we go and get Sugar Free snowballs.... yet I have been trying to keep my food nutritionally dense and not junky empty calories... but with the heat my exercise has not been as energetic as before- but today I want to get outside after my walk and get up more weeds and junk... my back yard needs some attention.



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I am scheduled to run the 5k race here on October 12th of this year. Baltimore running festival. I only know one person running and it is for the half marathon so.

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Good Monday evening team Baltimore !! I hope everyone made healthy choices today.

My food choise were right on target but the only fitness I did was some walking in the hospital that really didn't amount to much to even count as fitness, sorry to say !!! I am hoping this heat and humidity will end soon so I can start my walk from the garage to the building.

BTW .... Welcome to the world "Your Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge"

Have a relaxing pleasant evening Baltimore.



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ABYSTAR-That is wonderful that you have a gym membership to use... I don't have one at the moment so that is why I am getting up early to work out... but all is well- hydrating like crazy.

Love that you are trying to beat your 5 K time... keep on going. I have never gotten into 5 K's when did you starting working on that? are you doing any races soon?

DEBIGENE- Love that you found a recipe that you could use and have for the future... sounds yummy...

Hope everyone had a happy Sunday!

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Good Sunday evening team Baltimore. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Nice that it cooled down a bit today wasn't it !!! I watched a beautiful light show last night instead of a storm where I was visiting what an awesome treat it was as we sat out on the front porch with cocktails and good conversation with friends.

I spent the day cooking from a SP recipe ... mini crustless mushroom, spinach and broccoli quiches !!! Simply delicious, made them in muffin tins and now have 11 frozen for future meals. Gave my little birdie some over due attention he craves and now we are settled in for the night and ready for a new healthy week ahead.

Hope you are too !!! Sweet dreams Baltimore !!!

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I've been using my gym membership and doing indoors treadmill and biking. It isn't the same but it beats a heat stroke until it gets more manageable. I'm still holding on to my 5k time at just a hair under 30 min but I haven't been able to break it down any further for a little bit.

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I have been drinking water before I go and walking 2.2 miles in 40 min. If I was pushing it, it would be a better time, but I have not been increasing the mileage or speeding up. Thanks for caring... oh and drinking 4 glasses of water when I come back.. normally I would have stepped it up, but I am ok with taking it easier and making this a habit of taking care of myself instead of sprinting to an imaginary goal.



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Good Friday morning Baltimore and another hot one it is. I heard that we may get some relief tomorrow or Sunday !!!

Sharon I hope your walk is peaceful and relaxing not to exerting to get over heated which would def be easy to do. So take care.

Let's do our best to make good healthy choices through out the day and drink plenty of fresh cool water as well.

TTFN

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off to get my walk in before the heat increases...

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It is hot... and I am still walking but later in the evening and exercising workout early in the morning... wow.. what a lovely amount of heat we have in Baltimore and muggy...but the sky is blue, and my garden is in great shape with the rain- pulling weeds is the work of the summer of 2013... LOL- but that burns calories also.

I am working hard to keep on my program and to get some movement on the scale- and I did- but my biggest measurement was with the tape measure. lost 1 lb and 2.5 inches this week- keeping on for next week.

Staying low and keeping cool- reading like crazy and working on the house.

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Hello Baltimore, isn't it hot !!! WHEW !!! As much as I was looking forward to walking from the garage to the building it isn't happening, it's just to hot and I have to wear black and there's no way I can go into work all sweated up and my hair dripping. So it will just have to wait till the weather breaks, till then I am still parking off site and being shuttle in the A/C bus !!!

Eating however is going very well and I am otherwise staying on target.

Sharon I am sending good vibes for some downward scale movement for you hon !!!

Have a cool evening somehow Baltimore Sparkers !!!

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Hi all- I am busy this week doing so many things but trying to keep up my food, water and exercise... weighing tomorrow and am excited to see if I have gone down the scale at all...

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Good job in using the pedometer to see how many steps you have walked..

For me I am not looking at the weather... I don't want to know the temp- and I am getting up early to exercise before it gets to bad...

Went to the veggie place and made up my veggie rice mixture for the breakfast- it is filling and nutritionally dense without breaking the calorie bank. Added in Kale today and asparagus... it was wonderful.

Hope everyone has a great day..

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Hello Baltimore, wow what a hot day !!! I have no intention of doing anything physical out in it either, sorry to say.

Today I got my new parking sticker for the garage and that will start my walking to and from and it isn't that short of a walk. I am gonna try to remember to put my pedometer on so I can track my steps tomorrow. I am a little concerned about getting allsweated up by the walk to my building though but I will just take my time cause I really want this to be my start to some regular exercise. I can work up to speed on cooler days.

I stayed with in portions today and have my evening snack all prepared, watermelon and red grapes.

Hope everyone had a good day and will enjoy a relaxing evening, unless you are going to the Arbutus Carnival, LOL !!!



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AHHHHHH....The heat is bad enough...add in the heat index and is is CRAZY! I was going to go for a walk today, but it is way to muggy. I am slowly getting things checked off of my to-do list. I registered for my last semester of college today! I have only one class and then my practicum!

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Good Monday morning Baltimore, are you ready for a full week of heat and humidity ??? Well you better because it has started and there is no relief insight !!!

I doubt that I will be going out except to go to and from work unless it's to go into another A/C place !!!! Might be that's what I'll have to do to get some walking in, maybe a wall walk huh !!!

So let's get a healthy start for the week. Planning meals at the start of the day works best for me instead of a full week ahead and then I can stay more of track. Do your best to make your days as healthy as possible team.

TTFN

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Debi- So glad the scale was good to you this week... two lbs is great and you can keep on going in the right direction...

Thanks for your support with being with my friend- she is a wonderful person and it has been a hard year for her, but she seems to be in good shape.

Tabbyc- Good job on the small weight flux after vacation- hope to see you make an advance down the scale this week.

I am moving today and getting myself filled with foods that are high in nutrition and low in empty calories. I find myself full and not feeling like eating a bunch of stuff. It has been wonderful..

I am moving forward...



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Hey Team! Just a quick check-in. I am going to have some lunch and then go outside to play with my kiddos. After that, it is time to be an adult again and do a bit of grocery shopping and get some more housework done. My official weigh-in was Friday and I was up ONE pound from vacation. Not too shabby. I have been eating like total crap though these last few days.

DEBI- It is always good to get out of the house and treat ourselves a little bit.

Sharon- That is awesome that you are making a point of being there for your friend during this hard time.

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Good Sunday morning Baltimore !!!! Another humid day today I see !!!!

I was so happy to see the 2 pound gain from last week gone this morning when I weighed in !!! Woo Hoo !!! It sure can motivate a person when success is visable, don't ya think ?
I'll be home today doing some chores, cooking a pork loin roast and a scalloped yellow squash casserole. Can't wait for dinner !!! A friend and I went to Burlington Coat Factory yesterday and I treated myslef to a little strapless sun dress (that I will wear as a cover up or just around the house) and a cute pair of summer sandals in ORANGE !!! I enjoyed just being out and about yesterday instead if in the house !!!

Sharon you are a good friend to share time with your friend during this grieving period, company of someone who cares is always good for the soul !! Kindness is God's work and our responsibility!!!

Have a wondeerful day Baltimore and do make it a healthy one as well !!!

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Am heading out to church- today we have the lesson of the Good Samaritan- with the question of who is our neighbor?

Am planning on seeing my friend who is grieving her husband who died one year ago.... will stay on track today... and see if the scale can be my friend this week.

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have a great evening- enjoy your drink and your friends. I had a great day with a friend and enjoyed the day getting my nutrition, exercise and water in...

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Good evening Baltimore I hope you all had a good day. I am getting ready to go out to Carrabbas with some friends. I'm looking forward to an evening out not to mention a cocktail !!! I got some good news today as I have to park off site and be shuttle to work and I got an email telling me I am now eligible to park in the garage on site. The good news about that is It will require me to walk to the building and that will give me a good bit of exercise daitly that will hopefully lead to being easy that I will eventually want to do more when I get home and on weekends. This is def a big plus for me in the fitness area !!! I was also advised that I will be receiving another Amazing Service Award, that's 3 this year !!!!!

The bad news of the day is the CEO's town meeting was not good news but at least it was informative. We will not be getting increases this year or next and 2014 looks like a trying year ahead !!!

I am just blessed to have a job and then for it to be one that I love !!!

Let's get a good start to a great fun weekend ahead !!!

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my house is getting better as I have been decluttering like mad- Good Will knows me by name now... and I have been taking books to the book place... it is good to get a lighter house. However it is like peeling an onion- every layer is removed and a new one appears...

Good day to organize and I have several projects I am working on... and they are getting done and it has been a good eating day. I have a pile of brown rice in the frig and veggies that I am using as a base for many meals and I feel better- it is prepared and waiting for my hungries...

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It's Friday!!! Too bad that the weather is crappy. The kids and I may have a library day. I was hoping to get a walk in today, but I am thinking that is not going to happen. The dog and I walked a little over two miles yesterday and a little over a mile on Wednesday. The house is in desperate need of some organizing and cleaning, so maybe that will be my "workout" for today. Or maybe I will hit the gym since I haven't been there in months...

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Good morning Baltimore and TGIF to all !!!! Just another rainy day in Charm City right !!! We can handle it though can't we ?? Let's make it happen team !!!

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Good morning Baltimore !!! Sorry I don't have much time to chat but still wanted to pop in to say hello and wish everyone a happy healthy Thursday.

Let's make good efforts to make healthy choices and get some sort of activity in today ... in spite of the dreary weather we are having today !!!!

Make it happen team !!!!

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TABBYC- putting the me in my life has always been my biggest problem. I take care of everyone except me and i am really working on this...trying to find habits that support this way of life.

When I started SP I decided to make mini goals on my tape of weight loss instead of trying to put my entire weight loss plan into action= so i decided a 3 month weight loss of 1 lb a week would be good- so today i am celebrating making my half way point... and i am going to go down and hit my goal before extending it to another mini goal... so the celebration is going to get my hair cut today (boy it needs shaping...so i will be very happy) and going for an am walk

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Good Afternoon! I stepped on the scale this morning weighing more than I did yesterday afternoon... I am pretty sure it is just water weight since I didn't eat that great yesterday and definitely didn't drink enough water. I am going to try to do better and see what the scale says on Friday.

Sharon, I understand trying to find time for YOU. It is a constant struggle here to make time for me and rarely happens.

Debi, just put it behind you. Today is a new day. :)

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Good Wednesday Baltimore, looks like we have another hot humid day on our hands and of course a storm is always possible !!!

Sharon I understand trying to take care of you can def be difficult, I have friends who never consider themselves first. I right now am struggling a bit with getting and keeping my evening and evening eating under control. Last night I binged on trail mix and I know better, that's what makes me so darn mad afterwards, when it's too darn late !!!

Tabby nice to see you hon, sounds like you shared a lwonderful fun time with your hubby for your anniversary, CHEERS to you both !!!

Enjoy the day team do your best to make healthy choices in all you do today.

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Congrads on your anniversary and that sounds lovely getting some time with you and your husband in Vegas... how nice to have a mother in law that is supportive and one you want to spend time with- that is such a wonderful thing in a marriage. Enjoy your time...

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OOOPPpps sorry I posted everywhere but here- LOL... sorry to leave you hanging. I am working to get my habits straight and this time they are not coming easy. I don't want to do walk and then I just walk don't want to eat healthy and then I just eat healthy... all the drama in my head needs to go away-

I am working on getting either a full time job or two part time jobs... throwing crap out of my house that has been sitting around to long- on a first name basis with the Good Will guys at the receiving center- and that is not good...so many balls in the air and trying to take care of my health as I am trying to do this... hmmmm my life is never calm-

had a wonderful meeting last night learning new skills... and working on several talks I need to give in the next two weeks...oh my list goes on and on- so you see why I did the blog about making sure "me" is on my list of things to care for...

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