How many times have you started a diet? I’d say I have tried close to a million times, usually about 5 minutes after I ate something monumentally too full of calories. The modify or limit the food approach has never been a scorching success for me. So I got to thinking about the fitness aspect more and as I look back on things that really has been sort of successful. A few years ago I took a job outside of the house which required me to pound the pavement doing public relations. Without consciously dieting I lost about 20 pounds. Those pounds came back of course, after moving on to another project that allowed me more time to focus on HGTV and potato chip flavors.
My friends had been talking about this “Fitbit activity tracker,” thing and I became pretty curious because the tech geek aspect. The Fitbit tracks my activity during the day and syncs it to my android phone as well as to the Fitbit activity tracker web site.
I set the thing up and synced to my phone in less than 10 minutes. I attached to the center of my bra with the little clip. The first week I just went around business as usual and found I was a 8500 steps short of Dr. Oz’s recommendation to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. I new my activity level was great but I was pretty sure it was better than that. The Fitbit has been a real wake up call for me.
People say that when you are ready to make a change for better health buying something like a new pair of tennis shoes is a great motivator. For me it has been the Fitbit wireless activity tracker. I hope you join me in making a change in your health. We can help each other doing that. Follow my work on Fitbit and keep me accountable and I will do the same for you. Find my profile on Fitbit and watch my activity.
You can get your own Fitbit on Amazon.
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I took a walk through the library the other day and the cover of Sophie Littlefield’s book, “Bad Day for a Scandal,” caught my eye. I didn’t even open the dust jacket to peruse the the preface, just snatched the book off the shelf, checked it out and tossed it in my purse/suitcase/survival kit.
I have to say this book is a delight especially for those who have a little redneck in us. So many times authors write about small town or rural living and completely blow it. Sophie hits it right on the head. Every small town I have ever lived in and I mean small, population 784 people or less, has a group similar to the green hat society who absolutely DO know exactly who’s doing; who, what, and where in their town and probably the surrounding counties as well.
I’d like to invite Sophie’s main character, Stella Hardesty, the middle age, not going down without a fight, deliverer of vigilante justice for abused love ones, over for a Johnie Walker Black or two. Stella is just a stitch. The Yoga pant wearing, diva of the restraining knot and personal firearm, wields her ability as bloodhound extraordinaire with a flare for the dirty word and the libido of a college co-ed.
Stella hunts down bad guys, dodging the lawman who sends a hotshot of lust through her system with a just a glance, while keeping the good people of Fayetteville spinning. She doesn’t handle it all on her own. Chrissy, her buxom cohort, finagles many an informer to spilling their guts with a flick of her hair or a loosing of a top button.
If you are looking for a face paced who done it that will leave you laughing tille you nearly pee your pants then Sophie Littlefield’s, “Bad Day for a Scandal,” is for you.
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I used the heart cups from my new “Caffeinated ” design set. The quote was done with Cri-Kit pens.
Do you love a little perk up in the moring Caffeinated does. She fuels up cup after cup and then finds herself with a small hair problem. Use caffienated and all her favorite things in your project today. This file includes
Titles: Perk Up, small Love You a Latte, Large Love You a Latte, Oh Beans and Coffee Break
Items: Heart cups, coffee cup, coffee break table and of course Caffeinated herself.
Use this file also includes black and white digi stamps, full color print and cut images and of course cutting files.
In your design set receive the following file formats:
I made this for an adorable friend of mine. I’m wishing her all the best in her new marriage.
Here’s the recipe
Bling for the taillights and caption
chalk (I stamped the hearts on the moon and pounced them with chalk to add some dimension.)
Cuttlebug Emobssing folder
Thank you to everyone who hopped along yesterday during Janet’s Birthday Blog Hop. I promised there would be a winner of a $10 gift certificate to Adams Acres Store.
The winner is …… Jacqui …..
Jacqui I am messaging you on Facebook. Thank you for sharing the word about Adams Acres on Facebook with your friend.
Happy Birthday to Janet, Happy Birthday to Janet!
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My project is a sweet little elephant with a bit of a dark side. I have the perfect recipient for this card. I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s his/her sweet side
… and the dark side
I used simple card stock, edged with ink and chalk, a little ribbon for extra umf. The file is from my collection in digi stamp, print and cut and cutting file formats. The file will be available for free during the blog hop on April 14th, 2012.
You should have come from Cathy’s darling blog.
If you didn’t, you might want to go back and check. They could be wearing a lampshade if they’ve partied to much…
From here you need to go to Melissa’s adorable blog.
If they’re getting rowdy, just join in all the fun! Have fun!
If you get lost, the entire line up will be posted at Janet’s (http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ )
She’ll be checking id’s… just kidding… this is a famiy friendly event! And Happy Birthday to you! I’m either early or extremely late in wishing you a Happy Birthday, but it’s the thought that counts!
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