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Uploaded a few more SacSparkles photos

Thursday, December 09, 2010

While sparking today I decided to up load a few more photos on the Sacramento Sparkles team page for our viewing pleasure.


succumbing to the 'egg-nog-grande-latte' siren ....

Saturday, December 04, 2010


I innocently wandered into the local star-bucks today for an espresso and there it was, the holiday drink list with various delicious caloric temptations ...

I succumbed, I could not resist the 'egg-nog' latte.

It was delicious! Soooooooo, I really need to walk my bootie off tomorrow. LOL!

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CHERWHOAH 12/6/2010 11:55PM

    shame shame! that's your one cheat for the week! LOL. I try to avoid any caloric drink now.

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GETDONE 12/4/2010 12:42PM

    Yummmm----- emoticon

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MISS_VIV 12/4/2010 8:31AM

    I agree they are TOTALLY AWESOME. I had one ONCE UPON A TIME.

walked into Starbucks - at this time of the season.? Hmmm I guess those special smells they send out GRABBED you out of the car and drug you down the sidewalk.... Right into the arms of the Barista.....


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SNUZSUZ 12/4/2010 7:34AM

    Somethings are just worth the extra walking! emoticon

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Technology time w/loved ones...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A few days before Thanksgiving, the family laptop computer started having a melt down because of some terrible new trojan infection. So on top of all the usual Thanksgiving going on w/family, out of town company and friends; I was also trying to work on this laptop; which is the primary computer used by my nephew for college classes/homework, etc.

Of course, I started cursing computers, the internet & the evil-nerd-criminals that create these modern day trojan horses. Fast forward to 5 days later and $140 lighter, the computer is back up and running. So I've been thinking about how much I like technology -when its working; but hate it when it's not. Even cell phones are kind of a blessing w/curses. I really do like how it makes it so much easier to stay in touch w/extended family & friends; BUT WHAT A PAIN WHEN THINGS BREAK DOWN!

Then I got this little 'toon from Ms. Cathy Thorne.

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GETDONE 12/2/2010 9:43AM


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KENP22 12/1/2010 6:26PM

  computers can be a hassle, but they also make things like SP possible!!!

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ROZELL99 12/1/2010 6:25PM

  Ironic isn't it?

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CHUBBLILCHICK'S pound of fat photo! Yikes!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ok, I'm Sparking this morning (putting off exercising....), checking out my Spark Peep blogs and WHAT THE HE#**#*!!@ !!!!!!!! IS THIS?????:

This my dear friends is a photo of 1-pound of fat that is lying under our skin (for me mostly around my belly and my butt), as revealed to me by CHUBBYLILCHICK's 11/25/10 blog.



Her suggestion is to look at this before you overeat, or go for second helpings of dressing and deserts this coming year.

Nuff said! eh!!???

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ANGELICASASSY 11/27/2010 11:24AM

  haha- gross and good pic to stop me from stuffing my face

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CHERWHOAH 11/27/2010 11:02AM

    Yuck! I wished there was a coin or something as a frame of reference, but either way, I want like 15 more of those out of my body!

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ANGELOO29 11/27/2010 10:42AM

    LOL too true. Its a wake up call for sure!

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True or False: Depression can be life-threatening?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I did SP trivia today and they asked if depression can be life threatening. I said true, but was thinking more about it leading to suicide; so found the info in the explanation (below) interesting because I never thought about how it could impact your immune system and increase fatigue.


SP Explanation:
Left untreated, depression can last for weeks, months or even years and increase the risk of other health problems and even death. Untreated depression can lead to the following:
- A weakened immune system, resulting in more and longer-lasting illnesses
- Insomnia, which leads to fatigue, reduced mental clarity, and trouble concentrating
- A higher risk of death in the event of a heart attack or stroke
- Alcohol and drug use, abuse, and dependence
- Suicidal thoughts and/or attempts

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SUNSET09 5/16/2011 7:23PM

  Unfortunately you got it right and you understand the implications it can cause. Some people still, do not take it serious. Thanx for sharing~! emoticon

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GETDONE 11/22/2010 9:59PM

    All so true----sad is a hard place --but feeling there is no way out is when we do our bad behaviors -- trying to medicate ourselves one way or the other--Yes, seeking professional help takes courage---looking at the cause can be gut retching--but soo worth the effort.

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JAY75REY 11/16/2010 12:09PM

    I'll add, that I think depression leads people to a hopeless feeling, which in turn keeps people from taking the active steps to manage their chronic conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. e.g. people tend not to take their meds, monitor their glucose, eat properly. This definitely can lead to death.

Depression is an actual illness; too bad so many people don't get treatment for it. There is a stigma and also many health plans make it hard to get the ongoing treatment needed.

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RHEAMOSES 11/16/2010 12:03PM

    It can be the REAL silent killer. Thank God (literally) that I'm cured.

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