1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.

8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

9. Don’t dumb it down.

10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

12. Never park in front of a bar.

13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.

14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.

15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.

16. A suntan is earned, not bought.

17. Never lie to your doctor.

18. All guns are loaded.

19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.

21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.

22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.

23. A handshake beats an autograph.

24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.

25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.

26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.

27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.

28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.

29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.

30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.

31. Eat lunch with the new kids.

32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.

33. It’s never too late for an apology.

34. Don’t pose with booze.

35. If you have the right of way, take it.

36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.

37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.

38. Never push someone off a dock.

39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.

40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.

41. Don’t make a scene.

42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.

43. Know when to ignore the camera.

44. Never gloat.

45. Invest in good luggage.

46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.

47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.

48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.

49. Give credit. Take blame.

50. Suck it up every now and again.

51. Never be the last one in the pool.

52. Don’t stare.

53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.

54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.

55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

56. Admit it when you’re wrong.

57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.

58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.

59. Thank the bus driver.

60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.

61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

62. Know at least one good joke.

63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.

64. Know how to cook one good meal.

65. Learn to drive a stick shift.

66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.

67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.

68. Dance with your mother/father.

69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.

70. Always thank the host.

71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.

72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.

73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.

74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.

75. Keep your word.

76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.

77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.

78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.

79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.

80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.

81. You are what you do, not what you say.

82. Learn to change a tire.

83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.

84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.

85. Don’t litter.

86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.

87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.

88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.

89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.

90. Make the little things count.

91. Always wear a bra at work.

92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.

93. You’re never too old to need your mom.

94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.

95. Know the words to your national anthem.

96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.

97. Smile at strangers.

98. Make goals.

99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.

100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.

—a high school teacher’s list of 100 wisest words (via mar-rs)

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accras:

Green Smoothie Elementary

accras:

Green Smoothie Elementary

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the-fitspirational-blonde:

Vegetarian Panini- Artichoke Avocado Garlic-Pesto
SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!
What does that mean from all of us Fitblrs? That we need to put the hot pockets and greasy pizza on a shelf for good, and pick up some veggies.
I made this beautiful and healthy panini in about 10 minutes and it was mouthwateringly delicious.
Easy Ingredients
Chopped up FRESH artichoke hearts, that I let soak in pan cooked garlic for 5 minutes (messages me if you’d like the recipe for this)
Avocado slices
Spinach
Provolone cheese slices (sliced thin) 
Sourdough bread
Pesto 
I made it into a panini because all those ingredients made it a bit big to squeeze in my little mouth. Also, I’m still head over heels in love with my PINK panini makes. I use it whenever I get the opportunity. 
So easy, so healthy, so packed with nutritional ingredients and SO DELICIOUS!
Xox Brittany,

















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the-fitspirational-blonde:

Vegetarian Panini- Artichoke Avocado Garlic-Pesto

SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!

What does that mean from all of us Fitblrs? That we need to put the hot pockets and greasy pizza on a shelf for good, and pick up some veggies.

I made this beautiful and healthy panini in about 10 minutes and it was mouthwateringly delicious.

Easy Ingredients

  • Chopped up FRESH artichoke hearts, that I let soak in pan cooked garlic for 5 minutes (messages me if you’d like the recipe for this)
  • Avocado slices
  • Spinach
  • Provolone cheese slices (sliced thin) 
  • Sourdough bread
  • Pesto 

I made it into a panini because all those ingredients made it a bit big to squeeze in my little mouth. Also, I’m still head over heels in love with my PINK panini makes. I use it whenever I get the opportunity. 

So easy, so healthy, so packed with nutritional ingredients and SO DELICIOUS!

Xox Brittany,

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animalcruelty-notok:

Hero Baltimore cop responds to a call about vicious dog, goes home with a new best friend
When officer Waskiewicz arrived at the scene he found the pitbull was being chased by children that were throwing glass bottles at him. The officer called the dog who quickly came over, tucked his tail between his legs and sat down next to him. The kisses soon followed.
Waskiewicz determined the dog posed no threat and placed him in his squad car.
“Because of Officer Waskiewicz’s astute response, he saved the life of an innocent animal and avoided what could have been a situation with a tragic ending,” Baltimore Humane Society Executive Director Jen Swanson said.
During the ride to the animal shelter the dog continued to kiss the officer before curling up next to him and going to sleep.
A few days later the officer returned to the animal shelter and learned the dog was not yet claimed. He then adopted the dog, whom he named Bo, and took him home.
Their story went viral thanks to a post by the dog rescue group Concrete Angels.
“So often we hear stories where law enforcement officers rush to judgment with violent action,” Swanson said. “But when Dan Waskiewicz answered the call he first observed the situation calmly before he acted. We believe he deserves high praise and is truly an asset to the animals and citizens of the city he serves.”
Waskiewicz was honored by the Baltimore Humane Society. 
He was also featured in Baltimore’s Show Your Soft Side campaign, which made its debut after animal abuse crimes occurred in the city, some committed by children. The campaign features athletes and celebrities cuddling beautiful dogs and cats with the tagline, “Only a punk would hurt a cat or dog.”

While we do believe that a punk is anyone who hurts any animal and not just dogs and cats, we also believe that Officer Dan Waskiewicz is a true example of what every cop, man, and human should be.

animalcruelty-notok:

Hero Baltimore cop responds to a call about vicious dog, goes home with a new best friend

When officer Waskiewicz arrived at the scene he found the pitbull was being chased by children that were throwing glass bottles at him. The officer called the dog who quickly came over, tucked his tail between his legs and sat down next to him. The kisses soon followed.

Waskiewicz determined the dog posed no threat and placed him in his squad car.

“Because of Officer Waskiewicz’s astute response, he saved the life of an innocent animal and avoided what could have been a situation with a tragic ending,” Baltimore Humane Society Executive Director Jen Swanson said.

During the ride to the animal shelter the dog continued to kiss the officer before curling up next to him and going to sleep.

A few days later the officer returned to the animal shelter and learned the dog was not yet claimed. He then adopted the dog, whom he named Bo, and took him home.

Their story went viral thanks to a post by the dog rescue group Concrete Angels.

“So often we hear stories where law enforcement officers rush to judgment with violent action,” Swanson said. “But when Dan Waskiewicz answered the call he first observed the situation calmly before he acted. We believe he deserves high praise and is truly an asset to the animals and citizens of the city he serves.”

Waskiewicz was honored by the Baltimore Humane Society. 

He was also featured in Baltimore’s Show Your Soft Side campaign, which made its debut after animal abuse crimes occurred in the city, some committed by children. The campaign features athletes and celebrities cuddling beautiful dogs and cats with the tagline, “Only a punk would hurt a cat or dog.”

While we do believe that a punk is anyone who hurts any animal and not just dogs and cats, we also believe that Officer Dan Waskiewicz is a true example of what every cop, man, and human should be.

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healthy-craving:

thefitandfooddiaries:

weightsandwellness:

fitnowand4ever:

funeralformyfat:

Moderation does not work with alcoholics. You can’t tell an alcoholic “this one shot won’t affect you”

Moderation does not work with drug addicts “this one hit won’t affect you, you can just bounce back to clean afterward….”

Moderation works for those who never had a problem in the first place.

If you have to “modify” you have a problem.

If you have to hide your food in fear of judgment, you have a problem.

Moderation for a regular person “wow that cakes look really good, I am going have a slice”

Moderation for a person with a problem ” wow that cakes look really good I’m going to have a slice” 1 hour later “that cake is still there….I should have another piece…..” Next day “that cake is on the counter…I should have a piece for breakfast….”….”I don’t want it to go to waste…I should eat the whole thing” couple hours later “I already had cake today…I might as well eat the rest of the ice-cream just to get all the bad food out of the house in one day….because I don’t want to waste food”

A person with a problem can’t do moderation!

Moderation is the NUMBER one thing people on tumblr get angry at me about.

And I don’t care. Most people do not get to weigh 256 pounds from following a HEALTHY way of moderation. I have my views of moderation because I was once 256 pounds. People forget that. They see me for who I am now…not who I was the majority of my life. They want to argue and say:

  • “its ONE cookie….!” 
  • “It’s one trip to fast food” 
  •  ”It’s ONE ____ (fill in the blank with anything”

And that ONE might be good enough for you, but when you have/had a weight problem. It does not work that way. I can not do one….One is too many and a thousand is never enough. 

I will NEVER support moderation for everyone. Because we are not all the same. I will forever have the urge to eat more than you. I choose to be as healhty as i can because it’s works for me, i had a problem with food. When I “cheat” I have REALLY REALLY difficult time getting back to my healthy eating, I keep trying to justify why I can continue to eat more un-healhty things. And that is why “moderation” is a slippery slope for me and many others.

 I cannot ignore who I was. Because the minute I choose to forget where I’ve been, I will start to think that being overweight and un-healhty can’t happen to me….but it did. I am not immune to being overweight. I have to conitnue to make healhty choices and workout. 

I do not allow certain foods into my house. I will throw entire packages of food away that I know I will be tempted to eat. I have dumped out bags of chocolate chips and many things because I KNEW I would find any excuse to continue to eat more than I needed too. 

Moderation is NOT for everyone.  and do not feel like you have to support it either. I support people to make choices for themself. And I will forever know why I choose to believe what I do. 

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SAME HERE, I thought why doesn’t moderation work for me like it does for everyone else? And now I know I’m better off without that cookie

This is possibly the most life changing post I’ve ever seen on tumblr

I read this post this morning and have been thinking about it all day.

It’s so true. That has been my down fall this past year of my life. I slowly let myself indulge a little here a little there. “Moderation they call it”. Yeah that doesn’t work for me to well, because once I start a “cheat” it is usually hard to stop and it progresses though many meals, days, ect. I do the best sticking to a decently clean, rigid diet. The same it for alcohol for me. I don’t do moderation well for that either. Well it is time to step up and remove things from my life that are at all temptation or lead me down a bad path. I know it is better for me to stay away from anything that could turn into a bad streak. Getting used to saying no to things and it’s hard. Forming new habits again like I have before. I believe I am on a good start.

yep this x100000000

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thisthinisinprogress:

letsrunto-wonderland:

thisthinisinprogress:

alexkpace:

I’ve been wanting to make homemade granola bars for a long time. It’s nice to know exactly what’s in your food, especially with something that you eat for energy and a healthy snack.

I’ve been intimidated up to this point by the large amount of ingredients people put in them. I just wanted a basic granola bar: simple to make and inexpensive.

If you want to make them… 

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup chopped almonds (or other nuts)

1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

What you’ll need to do:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. Spread into a well-greased pan. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on your crunch preference (the longer it cooks, the crunchier it gets). Let the granola cool before you cut it, or it will fall apart. 

Just made these, and they are AWESOMEEEEE! Small note- if you are using raw honey make sure you heat it up first like 20/30 seconds so that you can pour it over your dry ingredients. And I also didn’t grease my pan I lined it with aluminum foil so I just lifted them out to cool then cut. 

If you want a VEGAN version of these I’ve made them using pitted dates & a little bit of water pureed in the food processor instead of the honey. They turned out super delicious too!

Hahaha I saw my old comment here, DO NOT USE FOIL IT STICKS AND YOU CAN’T EAT THEMMMMMM

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lil-miss-chubby:

89dave:

keep going!

true that! keep going! you have got this!

lil-miss-chubby:

89dave:

keep going!

true that! keep going! you have got this!

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