LINDA!   233,983
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints

I have 163 pics in my gallery


See All SparkPeople Motivators


I have heart disease. I was diagnosed at age 49. My life changed from that time on. I can no longer take my health for granted. I want to live a healthy lifestyle.

For those, not yet diagnosed, I want you to know that studies show that optimism appears to decrease the chances of developing heart disease or dying from it. Make healthy meals for you and for your family. Exercise, exercise, exercise. My cardiologist has advised me to do 5 days of moderate cardio each week, 30 minutes ...
I have heart disease. I was diagnosed at age 49. My life changed from that time on. I can no longer take my health for granted. I want to live a healthy lifestyle.

For those, not yet diagnosed, I want you to know that studies show that optimism appears to decrease the chances of developing heart disease or dying from it. Make healthy meals for you and for your family. Exercise, exercise, exercise. My cardiologist has advised me to do 5 days of moderate cardio each week, 30 minutes per day. I try to do more when possible. I hope that by reading this it may help someone to improve their quaility of life.

Heart Attack Warning Signs
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense � the "movie heart attack," where no one doubts what's happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:
Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.


1. When you are sad -- We will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew...or Limes & Coconuts.

2. When you are blue -- We will try to dislodge whatever is choking you. Or jump the person who made you blue, like the jacked up Spider Monkey...

3. When you smile -- We will know you are plotting something that we must be involved in. Like the jacked up Spider Monkey we are gonna be with you.

4. When you're scared -- we will high tail it out of here and come to your rescue....

5. When you are worried -- We will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big lovable baby!!!!

6. When you are confused -- We will use little words & lots of limes & coconuts...

7. When you are sick --We will console you until your better with stories and antics of our rides and adventures...

8. When you fall -- We'll help you to laugh so we all can laugh our butts off, then pick you up and dust you off.

9. When you are lonely -- We will be there to offer cheer and companionship until you say Spider Monkey.

10. When you are having trouble like/loving yourself -- We will be there to point out your qualities we see and make you aware of what we love about you.


To be a Posse Rider, this is our oath...I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask -- because you are OUR FRIENDS!

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it,but only you can feel the true warmth.
Written & Posted by MR2HORSES 8/21/2008.

AMENDMENT NO. 1: That all Posse Riders shall be given the duty and right to nominate recipients of a a visit from the Posse; that is to say, all Posse Participants, their mounts & their loyal servants shall be charged with discovering those in need of the cheering, comforting, lifting and otherwise battling the deprivations of mood that life visits upon us. WRITTEN BY LOUIS the DUCK & DOWNEASTCAGUN

AMENDMENT NO. 2 WE hereby solemnly swear to uphold all articles, amendments and bylaws herein contained in royal decree thus titled oath of the Dwd posse, present on thread oath of the DwD posse...all are welcomed. As such sworn in member of afore-mentioned posse, WE, party of the first part, will ride to the aid of any member of Dwd, party of the second part that is in need. In addition, as a pledge to myself, I swear that though I am ready and willing to ride at anytime, I will give myself boundaries, so that the posse will still be positive to me and not another burden to bear, as I have a habit of not taking a break for myself. WRITTEN BY WESLEYSMOMMA

Her MAJESTY the PRINCESSTTM upon her Red Fire Breathing Royal Dragons with The Spider Monkey hanging on to the Tail.... Wahoo... Ride behind the Dragon at ALL times....... Lest you be BBQ........ BLACKCOSMOCAT will be riding her BLACK horse, Cosmonaut. She has made a gift of her Panther to AMYBET and it has been renamed "Carolina" so groom him well; WOWEETOO bouncing along on Clyde the Camel; The Zebra or Elephant for SUSANLYNN: Elegant Blue Roan Mergitroid for DEC & Duck (Louie), WALKS2FAST upon her swift Giraffe; Painted Royal Rainbow Ride Pegascorn, for PRYZYM,"Royal Rainbow Rider"; "Silver" the Gray for QUEENIE; Magnificent Chestnut for TOLBLONDEE; CHAS1949 on "Harvey" the Pooka Rabbit; Clydesdale, saddled and ready for EILEENKAINU; CRAFTYLADY rides the Rusty Red Roan; LITTLEELISA on Dilly the Dun; SOOKMI has chosen the Tri colored Pinto; SMKYMTNGIRL on the White (hair/contrast you know); LINDA has picked a Pony,a Welsh Pony; INEEDBRAINSOAP rides a Shire; DUSTYROSE1968 Possed up on her Donkey named "Dead"; MR2HORSES gifts her Bay to KULAGIRL; THERESAT 858 on the Leopard Spotted Appy; LUNADDICT will be on the Spanish Andalusian; VVEDD1223 rides the Sorrel w/4 white stockings; KASHMIRA612 riding Love, Disco or GI duck depending on the circumstances; EQUUS256 on trusty CJ; RAECHAI808 on the smokey hued Gruella; MANXMINX on Shazaam her magical Unicorn; WESLEYSMAMA riding vegetarian Polar Bear Boo; OAKDALE3 on her proud MUSTANG; LESLIEJEAN43 riding Molson the Canadian Horse; SQUIRTZIE upon the Beautiful Palomino; SPARKLINGHOPE has fairy wings to spread Posse Peace ect; COWGIRLSPURR riding the Appaloosa Stallion; The lovely Arabian for DELILAH0407; McKinley the lovey Panda & AMANDA1179: TIMBER28 riding LeLe the Kangaroo; On Galadriel the Tennessee Walker will be LADYIRISH... ; DAUMPL will be riding her grey, lop-eared bunny named Binks....; NEL420

New Horses for new POSSE members: Behind curtain number two; the Light Chestnut, American Walking Pony, Azteca, Barb, Belgian, Chincoteague Pony, Connemara Pony, Dutch Draft, Dutch Warmblood, Fell Pony, Friesian, Hackney, Haflinger, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Icelandic, Irish Draught, Lipizzan, Missouri Fox Trotting Horse, Mongolian, Morab, Morgan, Noric, Oldenburg, Paso Fino, Percheron, Quarter Horse, Saddlebred, Spanish-Barb, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, Trakehner...


OK, here is the rest of the story...
-around the 4th of July weekend, PRYZYM started a thread called DE LYME IN DE COCONUT...
-she revealed that in addition to all of her life's experiences she had Lyme's disease (and inferring she was the cocoNUT)

-many messages of sympathy and empathy were shared BUT
-so being festive and clever and totally creative members that we are

-we started playing with words like Lyme became limes and then there were the coconuts (all of us)
-and PRYZYM said that some doctor looked like George Clooney but she really liked Johnny Depp

-So Johnny Depp was remembered as pirate Jack Sparrow -then Jack Sparrow, limes, coconuts landed on some beach

-then someone mentioned that some boyfirend and/or girlfriend was causing problems in addition to the original concern about Lyme disease

-then WOWEETOO aka Lady-in-Waiting... suggested a posse needed to lasso the dude/dudette that was causing problems for any and all DwD members

-now the posse idea came from another thread started about a bride and groom ... where the groom did something funny but sweet... and we decided that he needed a posse of DwD members to help educate him about how to be a little more romantic

-so the posse idea has grown to our desire to comfort, support, defend all DwD members....

-and we have various means of riding---giraffes, elefants, monkey (Jack Sparrow's monkey) turtles, horses provided by MR2HORSES...

So we have this wonderful posse that arms themselves with limes, coconuts, lime jello etc etc etc., and then Jack Sparrow has been known to enter the Royal Castle, savaging me while I hold him hostage... I mean he holds me hostage.....

So this summer we have formed the posse to provide unconditional love etc... MR2HORSES worked with Willie Shakespeare to write the OATH OF THE DwD POSSE... and we have the monks recopying it so that we can repost it as needed....

BUT it all started when PRYZYM revealed her LYME IN THE COCONUT story.... Which you can search the archives for the thread and enjoy it for yourself.

Read More About LINDA! (Updated October 11)

Current Status:



My Ticker:

Total SparkPoints: 233,983
SparkPoints Level 22

Interact with LINDA!

Send Member a Private Message

Recent Blogs:


Member Since: 9/12/2007

SparkPoints: 233,983

Fitness Minutes: 187,619

My Goals:
5 % Exercise & Commitment

Eat lean protein, freggies and get more protein & fiber in my diet.

Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day.

Walking and other exercises.

Exercise everyday!

My Program:
I am drinking 64 oz of water per day.

I exercise everyday with a minimum of 20 minutes per day. Most days I do more.

I plan to lose inches.

I weigh and measure myself (or have it done at Curves) once a month. I like to see positive results.

Personal Information:
I am married with two daughters. I also have two granddaughters and one grandson.. I am 60 and starting gaining weight in my 40's. It is much harder to lose weight as I have gotten older.

Other Information:
I love to travel and also love movies.

Profile Image




Happy Face



Happy Face

Member Comments:
10/8/2015 5:11:15 PM

.. (
☻ /
/ \
. ╬═╬
..╬═╬ \O
..╬═╬ /▌
..╬═╬ //
..╬═╬Help each other.....
..╬═╬ \O
..╬═╬ /▌
..╬═╬ //
..╬═╬.....on the ladder to better health!
Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your friendship and support...And cheer you on your journey... emoticon Together 1 step at a time... emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
10/8/2015 11:20:41 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon on this fantastic Thursday!

A little motivation for you .......

The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone; the future is distant. Today you CAN succeed. Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours. -Unknown

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -Robert Collier

Be proud of yourself for each of your small successes, because they will add up to help you reach your goals! Each step in the right direction gets you closer to where you want to be!

emoticon May you be blessed with a week filled with success, happiness and fun!!! emoticon

1 HAPPY SPIRIT emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
10/8/2015 6:25:04 AM

 (¯`✿´¯) .* Ϡ₡ *  
.。.'☆.¸.• .💕 A L ❤ H A * K A K A H I A K A, S I S 💕
G O O D * M O R N I N G!!
Ϡ₡  ..(¯`✿´¯) ..*✿*
H U G S`•.¸.• H U G S Ϡ₡
 (¯`✿´¯) .* Ϡ₡ *  
.✻♥.¸¸.Ϡ₡ Have a great day!!

Being who we are isn't always going to be judged favorably by our peers but that shouldn't
keep us from being true to ourselves. Doing what we believe in, inspires others to do the same.
Never let the doubts of anyone, regardless of how dear they are to you, prevent you from
becoming your most valuable self. Believe in you.. and have faith in your abilities. Your value
does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.•¨¯`💕

♥ ✻Ϡ₡ღ.¸.✻´´¯`✻♥.¸¸.Ϡ₡ ღ✻.♥ ✻´¯`✻.¸¸.Ϡ₡ღ
▐█░█▌█▀▀█ █▀▀█ █▀▀█ █▌▄█░▄███▄███▄
▐█▀█▌█▄▄█ █▄▄█ █▄▄█ █▄██░█████████
▐█░█▌█▌▐█ █▌░░ █▌░░ ░██░░░▀█████▀
♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

♥ ✻Ϡ₡ღ.¸.✻´´¯`✻♥.¸¸.Ϡ₡ ღ✻.♥ ✻´¯`✻.¸¸.Ϡ₡ღ.¸.✻.♥ ♥Ϡ₡
▀██▀░▀██▀ █▀▀█ █▀▀█ █░██▀ █▀▀█ ███▄██ ██▀█▄
░██▄█▄██░ █▀░▄ █▀░▄ █▀█▌░ █▀░▄ ██▀███ ██▄██
░███▀███░ ████ ████ █░██▄ ████ ██░▀██ ████
♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´¯`✻.♥ ♥.✻´✻.♥ ♥ .✻

Report Inappropriate Comment
10/7/2015 8:51:47 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines,
placing little side bets about the outcome of your life.
Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game
or you don't play at all. And if you don't play, you can't win.
~Matt Farrell~

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon emoticon Have a Terrific Thursday emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon ~~Barb~~ emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
10/7/2015 10:20:41 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

..*`*☆ .*`*☆
.*) .*) THANKS for the wonderful comment! It is amazing how
(. (. (.... ☆.*`*☆ Spark support can give us strength to continue!

Believe that you can run farther or faster
Believe that you're young enough
old enough, strong enough
and so on to accomplish
everything you want to do.
Don't let worn-out beliefs stop
you from moving beyond
~*~ John Bingham ~*~

..*`*☆ .*`*☆
.*) .*)
(. (. (.... ☆.*`*☆


Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (10182 total):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page