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  • This week I lost .5 pounds, but more importantly I got my lazy caboose out of bed & worked out. Just for 15 minutes, & just on 3 days – but I just started Wednesday, so I'm pretty pleased with myself. Next week I expect to see even more progress - & I plan to discuss some excellent food choices with you. As soon as I figure out what those might be.
  • So there's this guy at work who collects egg cartons. One day I asked him why – his daughter has chickens & sells the eggs. I like the idea of reusing instead of just recycling, so I told him I'd bring mine by as I accumulate them. I put one on his desk on Monday when he wasn't there. Why am I the kind of person who wants to be acknowledged for her good deed? Every day this week I've had to bite my tongue as I walk by his desk, prepared to casually mention as I glance at the cartons still on his desk, "Oh, I see you got mine!" (Flicking self in the forehead)
  • I tried to give blood yesterday, but was denied! Apparently there is a new strain of HIV that they can't test for? And people living in Zambia during a certain period of time might have this strain? So now I'm permanently banned from giving blood! I need to research this further. I do not enjoy giving blood - but I liked that I was able to help another person by donating.
  • I WON something else! I'm on a roll I tell you! Gretchen from Second Blooming was giving away the Classic Sampler from Saltistry Artisan Infused Sea Salts, the most amazing, delicious, decadent salt in the world. Five flavors - Lemon Thyme, Herb Grey, Six Pepper, Genmaicha, and Smoked Chili. I thought these would be just the thing to help make healthy food even better (in moderation people!), so I entered the contest & I won! Thanks Gretchen!
  • This has been Way Back Week on Facebook. I change my profile picture practically daily, so of course it was no trouble at all for me to participate. Here is The Bug's 9th grade school picture. I know – I'm a poster child for the 70s. And, really, I look like a boy. I wonder if I cut my own bangs? Looking at that girl would you guess that she's the grammar police? She gets to wear those braces for two more years - woo hoo!


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  1. Congratulations on your big win! The whole salt thing is a challenge, so what fun that you have some variety to add variety to your healthy food. You're right, I wouldn't have pegged that seventh grader for the grammar police, but that's sort of what I like about people. You just never know what lies behind the surface, and what fun to discover those tidbits!

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  2. Love that photo.

    So, you've been exercising 15 minutes. I'm so bad about exercising and I think this is what I need to do. I always put it off because I hate it and don't want to give it the time required, but I think I could do 15 minutes. At least it's a start. Maybe 20??

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  3. Lots to celebrate here Dana. Weight lose, a Salt win and exercise. The flavored salt sounds interesting. I use Lawry's seasoned salt and pepper. Probably not healthy but that is as far an adventure as I have gotten.
    I give blood on a regular basis and I cannot believe how they limit the donors. Even England is on there, and I am not sure why. It almost sounds like if you do any overseas traveling, you may not be able to donate. They have their reasons, I am sure. Just being cautious.

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  4. Way to go on the exercising! I find it helps to start slow and eeease into it.

    I've been denied before for giving blood too. I was also taken aback, but at the time I didn't weigh enough (this was YEARS ago). I didn't appreciate being turned down whatever the reason!

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  5. Congrats on the 15 minutes! I do 6-9 minute ab routines exactly because they are less than 10 minutes at a pop. Sometimes that's all I can manage.

    And...

    cool vest.

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  6. Four unrelated comments:

    1. Congrats on the weight loss. It feels really good to see that on the scale.

    2. We just need a pat on the back sometimes for our good deeds...so **pat pat pat** good job Dana.

    3. Crazy huh??

    4. Winner winner chicken dinner!! Yipee

    Amy

    p.s. love the pic...been there done that look!!

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  7. They won't let me give blood either. I think it's part of the overall discrimination against Africa.

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  8. Well done on the weight loss. I managed just one session this week on the stationary bike. Still, it's a start. When I was a kid I cut my fringe (bangs) a few days before school photo day. My mother was furious!

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  9. I seriously have to say that doing the walking first thing in the morning is the key for me to be compliant. If I just make myself get up and do it, then I am done and I do FEEL so much better! You go girl!

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  10. Its fantastic that you lost 5 lbs this week, I'm doing a dance of joy for you. I think the hard thing is trying to make exercise a routine (something I've struggled with on and off). I figure I'll be fighting that dragon for the rest of my life.

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