Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Every time I get to my goal....I seem to sabotage it by thinking I can eat a little more of really what I want. I will tell you that although low carbing makes most of my cravings go away, it doesn't completely EVER GO AWAY! There are pitfalls that I must admit to and one of the biggest is cooking for company. Since I have cooked fun favorites for each and every one of my family and friends for many years, they feel deprived when they visit and it's not here. Okay....so that's fine, except the problem is that I eat it, too. That's all part of the fun of preparing it! I put on music, dance....bop around the kitchen tasting and licking till my heart's content. I must say, it's content most of the time!!! hehe. The trouble with almost getting to my goal is that these "fun times" seem to escalate till I'm out of control before you know it. The good thing is that, since I've found Spark and posting my food has become habit, I can get myself under control in a hurry. So.....I'm limiting my carbs to under 20 for two weeks. It seems this extreme measure will make me so happy when I start allowing 60-100 again. This is where I am most comfortable.....my mind, body and soul is in it to win it! Yesterday was day 1 and my carb count was 11. Wish me luck...I love it...My stomach is now feeling normal again. The sugar fog is beginning to lift. I am also off coffee and creamer (which always makes me want more coffee). This is going to be a changing day.....I had gained three lbs the past couple of weeks and I'm not getting on the scale till Friday. Double time on the elliptical should put a smile on my face by then. Have a wonderful day, my Sparklers, and .......NEVER SAY DIE! WE WILL WIN THIS BATTLE! XXOO MARYANN
PS I AM GOING TO GET OUT AND GET SOME SUN. IT'S GORGEOUS HERE AND THE LEAVES HAVE MOSTLY ALL FALLEN.... I NEED THE VITAMIN D AND IT MAKES ME HAPPY. I am feeling sorry for the turkeys today.........................boohoo
Thursday, October 29, 2009
AN AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL TALENT....THIS PERSON IS A GENIUS and I love sharing things of BEAUTY AND GRACE with my Sparkfriends....If you haven't seen this before, then you're in for a treat!!! I might add that this artist, Kseniya Simonova is also Miss Russia.....Miss World 2008!
Have a good night, sweet Sparklers....Sleep tight. XO MaryAnn
I think there ARE angels among us!
And for a Sparkfriend who is going through a hard time right now....check this one out entitled "You have a Friend" by the same artist.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sometimes I just can't help myself.
It was a dark and stormy night!
Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, they were near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late and raining very hard. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree.
Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get her medical assistance.
Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from a large, old house. He approaches the door and knocks.
A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, "Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife, Betty. We've been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?"
"I'm sorry," replied the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. My master is a doctor; come in and I will get him!"
Bob brings his wife in.
An older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."
With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.
After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion." Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more.
The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. For it is here that he has always found solace He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house.
Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitch, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat! He is further amazed as Betty and Bob both sit up straight! Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master:
"Master, Master! The Hills are alive with the sound of music!"
(I am soooooo sorry, but I just had to do it!! It's free and from a demented friend on the Internet!)
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