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Spoonful_O_Sugar 627.2 #337 

Some of my favorite Disney things: the Bengal Barbeque, Belle🌹, Dug 🐢, Merida 🎯, riding Soarin', and visiting the parks in the rain πŸ’¦!
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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

May 14, 2016 8:40 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi, all! Happy Saturday! What's for dinner? Random thoughts? βœ¨πŸŒ›βœ¨

I am making goat cheese and artichoke flatbread! ... Ok I'm warming it up from Starbucks last night!! - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 9:05PM
Hi everyone! ! I am a chef so I tend to try things that sound crazy but hopefully turn out delicious.  Tonight I made really nicely seasoned hamburgers topped with green chili, melted swiss cheese, blue cheese crumbles, red onion and perfectly ripened sliced strawberries.  They were awesome,  even got my ten year olds approval :)   - waltandub  93.5 #3757 9:06PM
Interesting!  I would have never thought to put strawberries on a burger! πŸ“ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:14PM
Yum! waltandub, that sounds so incredibly good and the strawberries sound like the best part, though I'm very partial toblue cheese! I'll have to try Blue and Swiss together, would never have thought to use this combination of cheeses! I love putting cracked black pepper on my strawberries when I put them in salads, or on a bagel w/ cream cheese & drizzled with honey and a little sriracha for some heat! Enjoy! πŸ˜‹ - Catski23  26.7 #6509 10:05PM
Panda Express 😬.  Not the best but it was quick and easy πŸ™ŒπŸΌ - Linzee  1347.1 #137 9:56PM
Yay for quick and easy dinner! πŸ‘πŸΌ  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:04PM
It's kinda underrated  - dizneedude   1299.4 #139 11:53PM
Us too!  Mushroom chicken. Teriyaki chicken for the minis.  - Voycekids  47.6 #5003 8:36AM
Stir-fry Veggies with Ground Turkey & Thai Coconut Green Curry Sauce on top of Basmati Rice. Yummy! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ - Catski23  26.7 #6509 10:20PM
Oh that sounds Yum-o! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:32AM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

April 29, 2016 9:11 AM  CHUB33 Land
Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot more of my own cooking recently, and I was just wondering, do you have any favorite "Disney snacks/meals" that remind you of things from the parks that you are able to make at home? (And maybe tweak to make them at least slightly more healthy, haha πŸ˜‚) What are your suggestions? οΏΌοΏΌ

Good question!  The only healthy thing I eat in DL is bananas from the fresh fruit carts in TL, Main Street, and NOS. I can't wait to see what people post... Any low fat Funnel Cake recipes out there?! - Ilovegoofy  52.7 #4783 4:36PM
Thanks for answering!  I found a Dole Whip copycat recipe from Blentec that I want to try soon.  Looks quick and easy and only 60 calories per 1/2 cup!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 7:43AM
That's fantastic!  You'll have to post about it once you do make it. I'm not a pineapple person. Is there somewhere in DL where you can get chocolate and vanilla soft serve ice cream? - Ilovegoofy  52.7 #4783 9:40AM
I know that there's soft serve in DCA at the Cozy Cones and on the pier.  However, I can't think of anywhere in DL that serves soft serve.  That's a good question!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:43AM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

April 10, 2016 6:21 PM  The Hub
Time for one of my favorite types of posts...what's for Sunday dinner, everyone?

I'm having sun-dried tomato risotto and salad πŸ˜‹ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:22PM
πŸ˜‚ oh well  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 7:15PM
No worries ! It will pick up later!  - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 7:41PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸΌ  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 7:42PM
Not many hubπŸ€πŸπŸ€πŸπŸ€πŸ€πŸ - misschurro...  7270.8 #14 8:10PM
@misschurro ok, that makes sense πŸ˜‚ imma hub rat, haha - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:30PM
yours sounds yummy! Chicken sausage, kale salad with cranberries, toasted/sliced almonds, feta & a balsamic vinaigrette, and sautΓ©d veggies. I was needing TONS of veggies after a week in DL.πŸ˜‚ - misschurro...  7270.8 #14 7:46PM
good thing I didn't stop by - UTDISNEYFAMILY  2009.0 #85 8:06PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 8:06PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚My friend, UTDISNEYFAMILY, should you stop by, I shall make you home made mac and cheese.  - misschurro...  7270.8 #14 8:09PM
Oh yum! Β (And I know that "need veggie feeling"!) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:27PM
Rice and gravy.  I didn't feel like cookingπŸ˜‚ - Linzee  1347.1 #137 7:56PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - misschurro...  7270.8 #14 8:09PM
Sounds good though!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:27PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

April 6, 2016 1:09 PM  CHUB33 Land
Hi everyone! So good to see everyone posting in here again! πŸ˜ƒ Just wondering, what is your favorite way to get exercise, and why? I like to walk my dog because it's fun to see the world through his eyes--he sniffs everything and that reminds me to stop and smell the flowers more often πŸŒΊπŸŒΎπŸƒπŸΎ

I live in the boonies, so I live to roam around cross country. Lots of climbing. Never know what kind of animal I'll see  - disneyforme  254.5 #1346 9:04PM
I love being outside, too.  We used to live in a rural area and we'd see bunnies and critters on our hikes.  Saw a bobcat once, and that scared me, haha!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:55AM
I like to walk around the neighborhood with a good friend of mine.  We chat the whole time and it goes by so quickly.  My second favorite is to walk on the treadmill at home with my iPad and watch something on Hulu or Netflix.  - Mickeylover67  549.7 #390 10:01PM
It's so nice to have company on walks isn't it? I also like to have something to watch if I'm exercising indoors.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:57AM
i hate to sweat!!! Love swimming and gardening(even though it's not exercise) - mmddgp  1064.3 #7 8:14PM
Both ARE exercise!  Gardening requires squats, core strength, and working your arms and shoulders. And swimming is the best exercise around because it works EVERY muscle in your body all at once!  And of course swimming gets your heart pumping at any speed. Plus, you're right, you don't even notice you're sweating πŸ˜‰ - Ilovegoofy  52.7 #4783 8:54PM
I agree that both are exercise!  Gardening is hard work, and it's partly why our ancestors didn't need to lift weights or run on treadmills! πŸ˜‚    - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:25AM
I changed the batteries in my elliptical (they work the display and built in fan)!  Does that count?  My goal is to actually get ON it this week! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 2:41PM
lol! Mine is sitting in the garage😁 - mmddgp  1064.3 #7 6:34PM
You're hysterical!  I've never even tried the elliptical at the gym. It looks too intimidating!!!  I wish all the cardio equip came with its own fan! - Ilovegoofy  52.7 #4783 8:55PM
Haha, that counts, in my view!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:23AM
When I first got mine, quit a few years ago, the instructions said to do a half hour to start! Really?! I didn't even make 3 min.!!  I did eventually get up to 15 min but that was it - mmddgp  1064.3 #7 7:51PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

December 20, 2015 3:05 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Hi Everyone! I have a question about park merchandise. Is the BB8 toy by Sphero something that's still available in the parks? And if so, would an AP discount apply? My husband wants one but only if it comes from DL, haha he's just soooo cute! 😍

Ohhh that's a great question!  I just saw them in Star Wars Launch Bay yesterday, but I didn't even think about whether a discount would apply.  I want a BB8 too. lol - Alicewhoareyou  2705.8 #54 3:44PM
Thank you!  I just love him! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 4:23PM
I ask the CM about the Discount. She said for BB8 Sphero, they will only give 10% discount (no matter what pass type you got) because it is a media item.... All the other items still follow the Discount per passholder level - otilegna  2783.0 #51 7:46PM
That's still $15 off, so sounds like a better deal than other retailers.πŸ‘ - Alicewhoareyou  2705.8 #54 7:53PM
Also it is still available at SW LAUNCH BAY and i see some at the Store where you exit star tours - otilegna  2783.0 #51 7:47PM
Thank you so much, otilegna!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:41PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

February 10, 2015 10:14 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
FYI, Disneyland 10K and Dumbo Double Dare are sold out on the RunDisney website. Half is showing as 70% full, 5K is 50% full, and the Kids Races are 95% full. If you're on the fence, just do it! πŸ’ͺ Happy trails, everyone! πŸƒβœ¨

Whoa, refreshed my screen and the 5K just jumped up to 80% πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:19AM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

January 21, 2015 9:27 AM  CHUB33 Land
Hi Chub 33 friends! Just wanted to say hello. How is everyone's 2015 going? Feels good to start fresh with things! πŸ˜ƒ I'm looking forward to a happy and healthy 2015 for all of us ✨

Hello 2015 is going well thank you. How is everything going with you? Are you doing disneyland half this year?  - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 10:26PM
Great!  I think so!  We still need to decide for sure.  My poor husband started a job last spring with an exhausting 4 hour round trip commute, which makes training pretty much impossible for him, unfortunately.  Are you going to run it?    - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:25AM
yes I am going to sign up for Dumbo double dare challenge tomorrow - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 4:57PM
so at 9 a.m. I try to sign up for the double dare challenge didn't make it sold out in 15 minutes so now I have to wait until they open up to public - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 10:37AM
Oh wow, that went fast!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:55AM
Doing ok! Making better decisions with some hiccups along the way but feel I'm on the right path for a good year. Hope you and everyone else are doing well! - ElectricMayhemMom  1571.8 #113 5:43PM
Being on the right path is a great feeling! πŸ‘  I had kinda a lazy January (slow season at work, and it was needed, I was way too stressed out), but work is picking back up now.  I haven't exercised in a few months, so that's my next goal: to just start doing a little bit each day!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:18PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

December 25, 2014 7:13 AM  CHUB33 Land
Merry Christmas, all! I hope everything is well πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„πŸŒŸ

Hello Christmas was ok! How was yours? How is everything going?  - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 11:45AM
We had a great Christmas this year--very cozy and low key, thanks for asking. 😊  Everything is going well, looking forward to the new year!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 12:52PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

December 5, 2014 9:32 PM  The Hub
MW glitches πŸ˜‚

@ShariRenee, you must have a great seat! βœ¨πŸ‘βœ¨ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:35PM
Not sure how this mix up  happened, it was a pic of The Grand tree earlier... Hmmm - ShariRenee  10342.3 #8 9:45PM
It's just a glitch--I can see the one of the tree now (and it's beautiful!) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:52PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.  - DisneyPiratePrincess  272.8 #1174 9:39PM
πŸ˜‚ - MadameLeota  4506.4 #31 3:26AM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

September 24, 2014 6:57 PM  The Hub
@Atora, there are even more options for Halloween! πŸ˜‚ Reminds me of Pumpkin Donald, lol

@Atora - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:58PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Is it bad that I can totally picture Donald strutting around Big Thunder Ranch in the pumpkin costume? And Goofy in the skeleton?!Β  - Atora  2702.2 #55 8:29PM
Right?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:09PM
πŸ™ˆ - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 8:45PM
why????πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1852.9 #98 9:11PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

August 5, 2014 3:15 PM  CHUB33 Land
Super frustrating day! I was supposed to do a 10 mile run, and I just wasn't feeling it, pretty much from the word "go." Maybe it was just the thought of a double digit run, lol. Just the first quarter mile felt like a struggle--my body felt like lead! But I pushed through, for the next few miles. I got fed up and texted my husband at mile 5-- he is great at sending motivating messages so that  More...

OMG!  I blame it all on the wasp.  I can relate - even though you're light years ahead of me with your double digit runs!  The other morning I got up to walk with the intention of doing 4+ miles.  Just like you, I wasn't feeling it.  I kept changing the music and giving myself pep talks but didn't work.  Went home at 3.  Tomorrow is another day.... - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 4:36PM
Yes, it is--at least we both got out there and did something, even if it wasn't all that we had planned! Β Man, I don't think I've ever been stung by a wasp and it's been at least a decade and a half since I've had a bee sting...they HURT! Β My leg is sore tonight! Β I'm glad I decided to head home because I might have ended up with a swollen leg or some weird reaction if I had tried to run another four miles. What a disaster, lol. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:54PM
And, "tomorrow is another day"--for as many personality faults as she had, Scarlett can sure teach all of us a thing or two about perseverance and survival!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 12:25PM
I'm glad you're ok that's awful! I know how you feel you just have to tell yourself keep going you can do this. - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 6:15PM
Thank you!  Yes, all was fine, and I'm very grateful that I'm not allergic!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 5:37PM
I'm sorry you had a bad time. What works for me is to take each mile at a time. So instead of thinking of the whole run in your mind, tell yourself you can do the first mile and focus fully on that mile. Then do the same for each additional mile. It's a mental thing and when I work out and say I can't do it, I stop at that moment.  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1143.9 #167 11:55AM
Thank you!  I agree--the struggle is usually mental, rather than physical.  One mile at a time is great advice (sometimes, I literally have to take it one step at a time, haha!) - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 12:23PM
Update: went out for my 10 miler today, and everything went great--no bees today, lol!  Beat my time goal by 3 minutes, too!    - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 12:23PM
Great job!! - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 5:55PM
Thanks! πŸ˜ƒ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 7:18PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

August 4, 2014 11:48 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#matterhornmonday #DisneylandHalfMarathon2013 #RunDisney I posted this last year in Chub33 Land, but thought it would be fun to repost in DL Talk, since lots of us are gearing up for the next RunDisney weekend! This was my view coming through Fantasyland during last year's half marathon. Training for a run--whether a 5K, 10K, half, or full--is a big undertaking! Keep climbing those mountains ev  More...

 It is pretty sight during sunrise! - otilegna  2783.0 #51 11:57AM
It sure is!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 12:05PM
- DarthTinkerbell  886.5 #210 11:59AM
😍 what a great sight  - Linzee  1347.1 #137 1:31PM
πŸ˜‚ I almost forgot to take pics as I was running because I was so excited--I finally remembered to take my phone out when we were almost through the parks πŸ˜‚ I'll try to do better this year.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 1:34PM
That's how I was a few weeks ago in the parks.  I was so excited to be there, I took like 10 pics πŸ˜‚ - Linzee  1347.1 #137 1:40PM
- Bassplayerswife  640.2 #327 1:35PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

July 23, 2014 10:46 AM  The Hub
@Boundin, thank you so much for the sticker gifts (I'll post them in the comments below). You are so thoughtful and sweet! 😘😊

You are welcome! And Thank You for the wonderful !  That was one of my favorites! You are one of the nicest MWer!!!!!  - Boundin  778.3 #252 9:29PM
You're so sweet to say that and you're very welcome!  πŸ˜ƒ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:25PM
@Boundin  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:49AM
I have been wanting that adorable teacup for ages!! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:49AM
Oh and  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:08AM
πŸ˜ƒ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:12PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

June 24, 2014 7:12 PM  CHUB33 Land
πŸ“£Hello out there! Lol, it's like a ghost town in here, and I don't really have anything of particular quality to add, but I thought I'd start a new thread. πŸ˜‚ How is everyone? I'm just plodding along, doing Pilates, kettlebells and running. It's a great workout combo for me. I'm probably eating a little too much (as per usual) but life is good!

I know!  What happened to our loyal Chubb 33'ers!  I know that Vicki is on FB a lot - I'll have to try to convince her to come back and join us! I'm back in my diet mode.  20 min on the elliptical and 1,000 reps on my "ButtMaster" every day (not sure it does anything but I figure it can't hurt and I might as well do something when I'm on the computer all day!).  I'll be at the park in a little less than 2 months.  Still have my fingers crossed that I lose the last 10 lbs by then!  Oh, and thank you again for your words about the benefit of regular exercise.  I really took them to heart! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 4:34PM
Glad you're back in the "zone!"  Is a buttmaster the Suzanne Somers thing?  I'm glad to help!  I got carried away and write a lot, lol!  :).  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:02PM
Yep.  I don't know if it works, but what the heck... - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 3:03PM
Can't hurt to try!  Seems like she sold millions of those, so they must be effective!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 8:20AM
Doing OK! How is your training going? Mine is so so! Not enough hours in the day for me!  - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 10:26PM
It's going, lol.  I got derailed for a few days last week with a minor cold--I kept running, but took it very easy and skipped my long run.  Feeling better now, phew!  Yeah, it's really hard to schedule running around life, especially since it's getting hotter.  I have to be careful to go out early and that means I have to get up early!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:01PM
Hi i am back to try again. I am using a fitbit with the dashboard app and it is working. I just put in a link in another post about Ghiradelli ice-cream nutrition facts. They did not have any whe I asked there but email to the main corporation came back with that they use dryer's ice-cream so that info is on line. yeah!! - Plumiegirl  10325.2 #9 8:46PM
Hi Plumie! Welcome back :)  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:54PM
I am checking in to chub33 for the first time! And it feels weird.  I have always been thin, and never had to worry about my weight.  That was until my son started kindergarten and I gained what I called the "kindergarten 15". I am a stay at home mom so I kind of sat around a bit too much while he was in school. First grade added another 10, and now I need to lose 25 pounds. I barely recognize myself.  I eat healthy, but I don't eat enough- I tend to not eat all day and then have one big meal. I am trying to get better at eating more throughout the day.  I just don't get hungry throughout the day so it is hard. I am hoping that y'all can help with some accountability and help on how to do all this since it is new to me.  Trying to lose weight for the first time at 36 is kind of intimidating. - Thumper13  499.1 #446 6:28PM
Welcome Thumper13!  If you think it's hard at 36, wait until you're my age (50+)!  It's ridiculous!  Are you following a plan? There's a lot of people on Weight Watchers - I'm a Jenny Craig person!  Let us know how you're doing! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 8:29PM
Thank you! I can't believe you are over 50! You look fabulous!  Food isn't really my issue, it's getting off of my butt and exercising.  It's funny, I love to cook healthy meals, but I never work out. I think I will start with walking. - Thumper13  499.1 #446 8:59PM
Welcome to chub33!  We all have different goals and plans, but what we have in common is an interest in healthy living and a love of Disney.  I understand what you mean about exercising--I've found that making goals (like signing up for the DL half marathon) helps me stick to a stricter exercise plan.  If I don't have a goal, I tend to either not workout much, or choose workouts that don't really challenge me.  Then I get bored, lol.  So, my advice is to make goals for yourself!  Writing them down really helps, to! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:54PM
What kind of goals should I set? Right now my main goal is to look better and be healthier by our next visit in October, but should I set small ones throughout? I don't expect to lose the full 25 by then but I would like to not be as sore at the end of a disney day. - Thumper13  499.1 #446 12:36PM
My goal is always to lose whatever weight I want to lose by my summer DL vacation (I'm going in 6 weeks and still technically have about 8 to go!).  My goal after that is to keep it off so I will be able to fit in my Maleficent Halloween costume! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 8:42PM
One big goal with smaller, manageable goals works best for me (kinda the one step at a time approach). Β So, if my overall goal is to finish the half marathon, I set smaller weekly goals for myself. Β For example, I had 3 bouts of bronchitis this year (very uncommon for me), so I knew that training for the half would be difficult because my lungs were weaker than they were last year. Β My first week's goal was just to jog 1/2 mile without stopping, going as slowly as I needed, and walk the rest of my workout. Five weeks ago, I really struggled with that. Β Then, I focused on increasing the walk : jog ratio, and now that I'm stronger, I'm focusing on speed work and longer distances each week. Β So, if your goal is walking and weight loss, then you might start out walking a certain number of miles, and as you progress, play with speed, distance, or add in hills on different days of the week. Β Training for races really keeps me going--it's a tangible goal. I recommend finding a walking buddy, if possible, and signing up for something like a 1 mile fun run/walk, 5K fun run/walk, or a cancer walk a thon (or other kind of fundraiser). Good luck!Β  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:14PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

June 11, 2014 9:26 PM  The Hub
I feel like it's two or three years ago, with heated discussions about what constitutes spam, a blue bayou/POTC dinner roll post, a crustle and friends pic, and a stroller crew meet up. πŸ˜‚πŸŒ€How is everyone? Random thoughts?

Don't forget googled pictures!πŸ˜‚ - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 9:33PM
or really bad hand drawn ones or painted nails, lol. - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 9:34PM
Haven't seen a nail post tonight...yet, lol, the night's still young, though - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:36PM
I found a good nail art idea should I post it? - XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  87.9 #3859 9:58PM
Xochi-FryingPanWhoKnew Please don't. We're being sarcastic. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #297 10:16PM
Whoops sorry lol☺️ - XochiFryingPanWhoKnew  87.9 #3859 10:17PM
I asked admin if I could do traditions post so people could know what some of the things you are talking about are.  I think there have been a few heated discussions on this, I just looked it up.  I personally liked the dinner roll but there were a few.....detractors, hehe. but still love it!  still get updates on it too. - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 9:34PM
Ha, yeah, I think someone tried to do a traditions post maybe a year or so ago?  People just posted phrases, rather than explaining what they meant, lol, so it didn't work too well.  That's a good idea to try again!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:43PM
yes, I think over the years lots of things have been tried to help newbies know all the cool things, and to get to the bottom of the some problems too.  but really want to help the new peeps  learn some cool stuff so they can join in too. - secretagentangel  6438.9 #20 10:03PM
Random thoughts--my shoulder hurts and I'm sad I'll miss the Stroller Crew meet up. The first one I went to I was pregnant with Little Skipper! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2579.8 #58 9:49PM
Aw, sorry your shoulder hurts and that you'll miss the meet up!  She is adorable in your profile pic--growing so fast! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:52PM

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 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

June 9, 2014 11:12 AM  CHUB33 Land
Any runners have recommendations for hydration belts? I'm looking for something comfortable and as streamlined as possible that will hold enough water for me and my dog (24-40 ounces will work, I think). We recently moved, and we were living in an area with lots of cool hiking/running paths and a golf resort which had ice water every mile, available year round. In this heat wave, I'm realizing   More...

Check into the products by Camelbak.  My son - who was a Marine - used a heavy duty variety when he was in the military, but they also make products for "regular" people.  He swears by the brand (they sell them on Amazon and all sorts of sports stores). - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 4:56PM
This is helpful--I tried one of their belts on today, and I just wasn't sure (I'm hopeless at making decisions, lol).  Thanks!  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:49PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

June 4, 2014 5:55 PM  CHUB33 Land
If anyone is on the fence about running in one or some of the Star Wars RunDisney events next January, I just want to give a heads up that you should plan on making up your mind ASAP. Registration is next Tuesday (June 10) in the morning, and you will want to commit at that point. They opened up early AP/DVC registration today and they sold out of every race except for the half (currently showin  More...

I'm in for the Half. I wanted to do the Rebel Challenge but it's so much money.  - MXPrincess399  802.6 #236 9:18AM
Yeah, it's getting really expensive.  Super fun, but I'm going to have to prioritize, lol.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 11:54AM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

May 15, 2014 11:00 PM  CHUB33 Land
How's everyone doing? I'm not eating well or exercising lately, but I've made some changes and I'm much less stressed and anxious than I used to be. Although I've struggled with chest colds this year, I'm actually feeling really happy and relaxed. Now, time to get back to exercising! My big goals are to run the DL Half and Avengers Half this year and to lose a little weight. What are your go  More...

I've lost about 28 of the 40 lbs that I want to lose this year.  Like I've posted, these last 15 are a bitch!  But I will stay with it!!! I also had a plan to start "running" (if you could call it that) in the morning with the goal of being able to run/jog a mile (we have a path in my park that's exactly a mile) without having to stop to walk.  That hasn't happened yet.... Did I tell you that I'm out of work AGAIN!!!!  Oh...last week I booked our annual DL trip.  6 nights at the Grand the 3rd week in August.  Can't wait (but want to lose the 15 lbs by then!). - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 12:57AM
Wow, that's great!  So much to look forward too!  I just love the Grand...wish I could live there, haha!  So sorry to hear you're out of work--did all that drama ever calm down, or was it chaotic until the end?   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:44AM
Chaotic until the end SoS, which is why I'm happy to be gone.  An employee who was fired for attendance issues (drama queen who called in sick and/or was late more than any human on earth) filed a complaint against me.  One of her issues...I hosted a baby shower for another employee but wasn't "helping" with the one she was planning for herself!  Unbelievable.  No wonder I gained 40 lbs!!! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 3:15PM
Whaaat??  That's nuts.  Why do some people go to such lengths to try to make other people miserable?  So sorry you had to deal with all that, and I'm glad you were able to be free of the situation! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 2:20PM
I've taken charge. I started exercising and am loving it. I could never understand people saying that they love to exercise. I guess I hadn't found the right exercise. My diet has good days and bad day, but I'm moving forward.  - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #395 12:04PM
That's great!  Yeah, I really think exercise has to be fun in some way.  If it's a chore, most people won't do it.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 1:46PM
I just checked and the Vitamin Water Zero has Stevia. I didn't see Aspartame listed. Stevia is okay, right?  I may give up my one Sprite Zero and just go with the water (Crystal Light is bad I think) - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 2:25PM
I  not very educated on that stuff because I prefer a little honey or sugar to the artificial stuff, but yeah, I think Stevia is the preferred choice--my husband did a bunch of research when we first started drinking green smoothies, and he decided that was best, anyway, lol.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 4:48PM
I'm good! I have to get the ball rolling for Disneyland half marathon. I have never walk/ jog that far. Good luck with your training! I hope your feeling better - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 5:18PM
I am feeling better today, thanks!  I went on two walks yesterday.  Good luck with your training--You will do great!  Post if you have any questions--several of us have run a half before and we understand the struggles and victories! πŸ˜ƒ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 7:27AM
Question for you Do you eat or drink anything special when you run a half marathon? - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 1:23PM
I had a really hard time getting my fuel right for long distance runs, and I did a lot of research and trial/error to see what could make things easier for me.  I found that a half bagel with peanut butter and half of a banana works really well for me prior to my run (about 1/2 hour before). I always drink a lot of water, but I found that electrolytes really important.  I occasionally use gels or blocks (don't take those with a sports drink--use water)--But I've made it through long runs without them just fine.  Everyone has slightly different needs based on their body chemistry, and you also need to be careful not to overhydrate, too, because that can be really dangerous.  Some people don't have much of a problem, but last year, I really struggled to find the right balance for my runs that were over 7 or 8 miles.  I use Accelerade, Gatorade or Powerade (I'm not picky) during runs, but I also found that a big glass of coconut water, a banana, and a little salty snack, like pretzels and string cheese, afterward really helps me recover.  You'll probably need to try different things to find the right balance.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 2:19PM
Oops, I got a bit carried away πŸ˜‚ sorry for the novel πŸ“• - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 3:09PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

May 6, 2014 9:23 PM  CHUB33 Land
I was gifted an extra  sticker by a very generous MWer, and I'd like to pay it forward by giving it to one of you.  The first to comment will get it!  

  Ok, well of course it didn't post--it's the Frozen "Warm Hugs" sticker, lol.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 9:25PM
How sweet of you.  - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #395 12:00PM
Hi mrs.mouse!  I sent the sticker to you 😊 - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 4:18PM
Thank you for the sticker!! - Mrs.mouse  543.6 #395 9:48PM

 627.2 #337 (DL Qual #233

December 22, 2013 6:04 AM  CHUB33 Land
✨ Merry Christmas! ✨Weekly Health Goals, December 22-28. Post your health/fitness/weight loss related goals for this week, then check back in at the end of the week to let us know how you did. Let's help each other out!

My goals are three runs, including a 10K, and to not feel stuffed (hate that feeling)!  Have a lovely week, everyone!! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 6:06AM
Oh, I hate that feeling, too! And then I'm just like "Why, do you want to feel like this?" My goal it's to just make better food decisions this week especially since I know it's gonna be another hectic week at work. I may end up at fast food places but I will choose wiser on where and what I order. Christmas is gonna be hard with my father still in the hospital. Trying to prepare myself to support Mom. So afraid of her breaking down Christmas morningπŸ˜” - ElectricMayhemMom  1571.8 #113 8:37PM
Good luck on your runs this week.I hope you have a Merry Christmas. - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 10:29PM
Β This week stay positive I'm a little upset at myself because I haven't lost much weight and I wanted to be smaller to run the Tinkerbell half marathon 5 k. - disneyland4me  250.4 #1386 10:27PM
Yes, try to stay positive.  A few of us have had similar experiences when we've trained for runs, so you're not alone.  Remember that you're building muscle, which is denser than fat tissue.  You might actually be losing fat and gaining muscle (which is FANTASTIC for your overall health) but not seeing much difference on the scale.  Keep it up: you're doing great! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 1:08PM
Well, I got one 5k in, then came down with a chest cold.  Ugh!  It's inevitable this time of year.  - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:56AM
I've been busy eating EVERYTHING!  I've all set to get back on track for the new year - my head is sort of in the same place that it was after I had my first son (35 years ago...lol).  I had gained so much weight and didn't feel good (not to mention how bad I looked), that I looked forward to being on a diet!  I can't wait to look and feel better!  I can't wait for 2014!!! - msdizmaui  753.4 #262 2:14PM
Yay--new starts are so refreshing!  For some reason, I can't get into the Chub 33 forum, but I wanted to say Happy New Year!   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  627.2 #337 10:25AM

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