Tuesday, October 23, 2007

FYI.....

Hey yinz guys, I found some cool things on the internet that I thought you might be interested in. Maybe you know about this stuff, but it was new to me. Anyway, first off, I was recently introduced to Widgets.....those neat little boxes that sit on your desktop and let you check things out at a glance...anything from an analog clock, to weather, see when new yahoo email comes in, your own little picture frame with your pics that scroll through. You can have an ongoing game of sudoku that you can play throughout the day, keep a "bee" pet.....there are literally thousands that you can put on your desktop. I have a clock, weather and a little devotional with a bible thought for the day....it's actually sorta addicting....just go to http://www.widgets.yahoo.com/ and check it out.
Next, I just discovered the new Google Map search.....now that is awesome! I was able to travel directly to my house, up and down my street, and look at my house as well as my neighbors. Now these actual pics were probably taken in the Summer sometime as I could see the way the Goose on my porch was dressed, but it was soooo cool. I mean, if I gave you my address (which I didn't plan to by the way), you could find my house and see EXACTLY what my house looks like as well as the surrounding neighborhood.....I was stunned. There is only about ten cities or so that you can actually view but if you are fairly close to one of the listed cities, you may be able to view yours as well..... it was unbelievable. I mean, I went to downtown New York City....Central Park and followed the road in the park online. If you haven't done it, you've got to go to Google and click on the Maps tab.....I believe there is a tutorial that will help you through it....Enjoy that!
Last but not least, I got a Doc appointment today...just my 6 month routine....and I know I had not lost the weight I should have. But as I was looking at some recent pics of myself, I got really mad and figured I would try again....this time with alot of prayer and taking one day at a time. In the process of searching for something else, I fell upon this site http://www.thedailyplate.com/ You gotta go there....even if you just want to maintain your weight. Alot of these sites cost money, but the basic one here is free (you can upgrade to Gold if you want for a fee). The basic, gives you alot of things to do, for instance, really good online calorie and weight charting, how much water you consumed for the day...and all very easy too. It also has an online diary that you don't have to make public, there is a forum and message board, you can find out how many calories you need to eat to lose or maintain and an exercise chart that gives you really specific calorie burning amounts...even if you are just cleaning house. Hopefully this will be my answer...my goal is only 45-50 pounds, so we aren't talking alot here but this could be the key.
Well, now that I found things to keep yinz guys from your work, enjoy the searching and let me know what ya think.....till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

8 Comments:

Christy said...

Hey Lucy!! Thanks for the advice over at my blog. I think ti's hard to comment when the topic is rough, but I wanted you to know I appreciate your advice, and thanks for giving it!

I'm going to have to go check out those links. They sound like fun!!

Jewels said...

Hi Lucy - wanted to drop in and say hi. That Google Map search sounds so cool..I saw a post where a girl found her apartment building and could even see her kitty sitting in the window. Freaky.
Good luck on your weight loss, just remember,...1 lb at a time.

Mimi said...

We have seen before the topview of our house on Google Map...
The dailyplate looks very interesting, I'll have to give it a try ;)

Ranae said...

Thanks for the links. The map sounds interesting. I have seen a satellite photo of out surrounding area, but thats all.
Take Care!

andi said...

You find the neatest things. Suppose to rain here this weekend. What a drag! Like it hasn't been raining all week.

Hazel said...

Thanks for the great links!! Its a shame they dont have slimming world in the US as its the best eating plan in the world!! I lost 3 stone last yr and best of all its unlimited food!! Heres the link where you can get a trial weeks menu. Worth a look. xx http://www.slimmingworld.com/

Sue said...

Did somebody say SUDOKU???!!!

Vik said...

I´ve seen my house in that map too! It´s incredible, isn´t it?