-THINQ-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DTHINQ%2D -THINQ-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ my BLC 26 expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785714 I expect to have more accountability to MySelf!, this round, rather than just to my team or even to the BLC; i'm not sure how this expectation came about, except that having joined the Sparkologists, i'm more free to design my own routines and techniques, and i'm excited to experiment on myself freely !! <BR> <BR> I do expect that this round will be harder for me to keep up with; since we have fewer actual requirements on my new team, i'll need to keep an eye on MySelf, and not rely on char... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:26:35 EST Better! ...perhaps a solution, at least a clue :=^D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768704 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm feeling much better this week. I got some change in my medicines and Even Better, I managed to Let Go of stuff i can't control or fix. <BR> <BR> My DH is finally up a bit from her depression, which had been worsening due to being very sick for nearly a month and seeing multiple doctors, having multiple tests, and getting nowhere. <BR> <BR> But yesterday she actually CHUCKLED, yay!!, and smiled a bit; after we'd gone to see a Physician's Assistant (i know, some pee... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:01:51 EST 1 foot. other foot. breathe in. breathe out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764535 hi friends, <BR> i'm battling a severe depressive bout right now; but it's SO wonderful to come back to spark when i can and SEE the Joy! we can all share with each other. <BR> <em>20</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>224</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>211</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>213</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>334</em> <BR> that's what Support means, to me. <BR> i have struggled to find it in my IRL life, and i do! have lots (... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:39:25 EST Healthier AND HEAVIER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759005 i read a WONDERFUL blog by a new sparkfriend of mine today: <BR> her name is BLUEJAY1969, and here's a link to her blog: "fat people videos" : <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758446 </link> <BR> <BR> i'm very glad she found my spage and friend-ed me; i don't get around much lately on spark, but she's definitely!! worth reading! <BR> <BR> as i commented on her blog, i'm one of those people who was stick-thin from bulimia and anore... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:54:41 EST Oh Em GEE, i'm PAST some of those old mountains!! WHAT a Silver Lining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743837 For the WEC: <BR> <BR> 1. Post or blog the best thing about your experience with the BLC this round or about the progress you made due to your participation in BLC: <BR> I've progressed past my old desire to merely compete in our weightloss challenge, to caring more about the health of my life and the overall amount of JOY i might be able to pass around. For some reason, THAT change has made my weightloss journey seem easier and faster, and even when i've gained over a week, i haven't been ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:33:15 EST Some important lessons i’ve learned from life ,';^) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713563 well. good subject. deep (that well). lol. <BR> some of the things i've learned over my maaaaannnnnnyyyyy years of existence on this planet are: <BR> <BR> the small stuff? ...it really IS small stuff. -turn around, there's usually something Much! bigger going on Right Now. <BR> like... give your Honey Pie a hug. and, a smooch would be nice, too!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l263767000.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and... <BR> worry ain't good for yah. Cut it O... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:31:19 EST AzureMustang PROM, Storey, and mai Date!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703667 i'm posting a pic of the Prom itself, and Check OUT !! my DATE, mwahahahaa! <BR> <BR> ~ fer me, goofiness is KEY! (how! didja know??!) <BR> <BR> here's the essence of my Prom experiences: no funny storeys, as i never got to my own prom... my date was much older, and the kids refused to sell me a ticket! ....so, why go? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1304596263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ that pic is by stephanie swartz on shutterstock, btw! <BR> <BR> we Did ha... Mon, 26 May 2014 16:27:16 EST WEC numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698032 my Azure WeekEndChall enge numbers were great, EXCEPT for... my measurements and my bmi and hip2waist 'ratio'. (if i put it in quotey-things, will it shrink away and leave me alone??) <BR> <BR> It's good to see the numbers written down, and they tell me where i can improve... <BR> <BR> But, the Hip2Waist ratio is NOT a good measure for me. I inherited my dad's wiiiiide shoulders, and when i'm svelt, my waist is not much smaller than my hips. So, i'll probably never get to a 'normal' num... Mon, 19 May 2014 00:42:54 EST Juicing ideas w/pics.. :=^D ~ NUMMY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694578 <em>4</em> <em>550</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>373</em> <em>474</em> <em>488</em> <em>550</em> <em>91</em> <BR> DearHeart and i have been juicing freggies recently; it's helping us both feel Much! better, and it's also allowing us to get nutrition in that otherwise we'd been struggling for. <BR> <BR> DH looked up some recipes after we got our Omega juicer... which we only bought after Much! research, and luckily for us we did well with it; ... Wed, 14 May 2014 01:10:46 EST Me, Me, ME!!! ...no, srsly; Time for Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693013 To take time for me, i will: <BR> <BR> Be SURE to take at Least! an hour a day to do one of these things (at least one) : <BR> <BR> meditate... i will sit or lay quietly and concentrate on my breathing and listening to the sounds around me. (an hour is stretching it some, for me; <BR> <BR> watch soothing movies... one of the four short movies i can stream to my tv; Moving Art: Flowers, Forests, Deserts, and Oceans; or, i will watch a single movie that is UPlifting in some way! <BR> <B... Mon, 12 May 2014 01:23:17 EST i am enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691217 to make more Me time for myself, i will remember these suggestions from an article we Azure members were asked to read: <BR> <BR> "If You Have 5-10 Minutes <BR> <BR> Sit on the porch with a cup of coffee and the newspaper. Or a cup of coffee and no newspaper. Just watch the clouds go by. No phone or calendar allowed. <BR> <BR> Call a friend to chat. This doesn't mean planning the bake sale or organizing the neighborhood watch -- just talk, without an agenda. <BR> <BR> Move. ... Fri, 9 May 2014 10:34:54 EST WEC blc25 goals :=^D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685785 During BLC25 I will: <BR> <BR> My BMI is now 35.6, at 220 lbs. I will: <BR> <BR> 1. Get my BMI down to 34 (only 10 pounds to go!) at 210 lbs <BR> 2. Keep it below 34 once i get it there, until at LEAST next round! <BR> 3. Increase the frequency of my Walking T'e Dawgz... they're my best exie buds! <BR> 4. Strengthen my core and flexibility <BR> 5. Declutter at least two rooms FULLY <BR> <BR> To do this I will: <BR> 1. Re-set my SparkGoal to reflect the long term weightloss i want... <... Fri, 2 May 2014 12:55:26 EST Do I really want the Team Streams back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684527 This was my snap! reaction to the absence of the Team Stream on spark teams with the new 'look' of spark: <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>39</em> <em>28</em> <em>46</em> <em>234</em> <BR> PLEASE BRING BACK THE TEAM STREAMS!!! <BR> Make it OPTIONAL, if you must change it, for US to decide if WE want our blogs to be posted on Every team we belong to... <BR> <BR> Before we could reach the RECENT Blogs of other team members easily, but this change makes it time consuming, actually ... Thu, 1 May 2014 01:56:56 EST all? the hidden emos :=^D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681754 enjoy! <BR> (whoopsie, lol !) <BR> <em>5</em> 5 <BR> <em>6</em> 6 <BR> <em>13</em> 13 <BR> <em>16</em> 16 <BR> <em>25</em> 25.... nope, it's hidden! the regular one is number 85; less muscle bulge! <BR> <em>50</em> 50 <BR> <em>66</em> 66 <BR> <em>71</em> 71 <BR> <em>72</em> 72 <BR> <em>114</em> 114 <BR> <em>135</em> 135... nope, not a hidden one; but it goes with 114, eh? <BR> <em>82</em> 82 <BR> <em>111</em> 111 <BR> <em>59</em> 59 <BR> <em>61</em> 61 <BR> <em>62</em> 62 <BR>... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:58:56 EST Newbies: HowToEmo-ticate yer postz! :=^D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680664 INSTRUCTITONIONEXZ fur dah Emohz vs. dah Postosz! <em>10</em> <BR> <BR> STEP 1. open a window for your post. Scroll <em>55</em> down so you can see the whole thing, and expand it if you like to make posting <em>524</em> easier. The first time you use an emo, HOLD DOWN the M key While you press a pic to Choose Your Emo. This will keep the Emo Popup window from closing. DON'T close it! <BR> <BR> The act of opening your Emo Popup window will cause your Post window to scroll back ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:00:51 EST Giant ICICLE... well, part of it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638185 new pik-tchur with mai pupzer; <BR> <BR> you KNOW he wants it for a CHEW TOY! mwahahaaahhaahaha; he tried to pick it up as soon as it fell, but the pur dawggie couldn't get his mouth around it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115731120.jpg"> <BR> <BR> YES i gave it to him to play with... on the snowy porchelet! <BR> <BR> have a great day! ... i've lost two pounds this week, choppin' ice and tossin' snows! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:00:35 EST Tweak... NOT that other thingk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632813 i need to Tweak! my goals to help my team compete in the blc-wide challenge, and... <BR> Also!! to help me keep in mind what i'm doing as time goes by; and maybe what i'd like to change mid-stream, to make more progress! <BR> <BR> here are my starting Round 24 Goals : <BR> <BR> 1. I'm going to track my nutrition 6/7 days <BR> 2. I'm going to Exercise Intentionally 4/7 days <BR> 3. I'm going to redouble my efforts to drink 64oz water/day, get 7+hrs sleep/day, and continue to improve my nu... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:23:45 EST hard to get rid of these bah-loozs. (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621876 <BR> pik-churz... haow ahm feelinz, an haow ah wannabee feelinz. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627075735.jpg"> <BR> <BR> versus <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l672740548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1999156358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> versus <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2063078787.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:07:15 EST Lizzy (~Inger's) Surkal (norweigan sauerkraut) & Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608690 Lizzy (~Inger's) Surkal (norweigan sauerkraut) & Pork <BR> <BR> This original recipe came from Inger, but i added pork roast and tweaked it for my slow cooker. YUM. <BR> i added some healthfully made smashed potatoes, and it makes SUCH a great winter meal !! <BR> <BR> Check out how many great nutritional values come up in the nutrition info on this dish; much more than just calories versus fat versus protien! <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 180 <BR> Number of Servings: 16 ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:39:59 EST BLC '2014' challenge-wide goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597443 <em>524</em> For the BLC WIDE WEEKEND CHALLENGE <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> 2 ~ plan two S.M.A.R.T. goals - <BR> <BR> • Walk at least 15 minutes fri, 30 mins sat, 45 minutes sun, and 1 hour monday. <BR> • Do a minimum of one 15 minute strength training session each day this challenge. <BR> <BR> 0 - Organize - spend 14 minutes per day organizing as much as I can in these areas - <BR> <BR> • laundry ... i need to chuck out SO much old/wrong sized clothing! <BR> • meals ... i need to de-clut... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:27:54 EST Scottish? Oat-Fruit-Stevia-WholeWheat Scones by lizziQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597364 i re-did a recipe i've used often of Proper Scottish Oat Scones, originally from : <BR> http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/proper<BR>_scottish_oat_scones.html <BR> <BR> this tweaked version is on SparkRecipes.com under <BR> LizziQ's UnSweetened Fruit n Oat Scones with Stevia <BR> <BR> it's LOOOONG, but that's just so i won't hafta answer too many questions, i hope, and to help <em>9</em> who don't usually bake! <BR> .... i'll add some pics when i get time! <BR> <BR> NUTRITIONAL info ... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:34:37 EST BLC 24 Goals Begin!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595225 Last round, i know i tried to focus on too many things at once; so this time, i'm going to follow the example of several teammates, and SIMPLIFY. <BR> <BR> My Goals for BLC 24: <BR> 1. I'm going to track my nutrition 6/7 days... i think i'll allow myself imperfection! <BR> <BR> 2. I'm going to Exercise 4/7 days.... intentionally! <BR> <BR> 3. I'm going to redouble my efforts to drink 64oz water/day, get 7+hrs sleep/day, and continue to improve my nutrition on a Daily! basis, especiall... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:32:48 EST Azure Destinations Paaaarrrrtteeeee week trekkingk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552541 Thanksgiving Party on Azure! <BR> <BR> Come join us for a turkey luau filled with healthy fun and games! This is open to any individual member of the BLC - just come on over and play for a day or for the week! <BR> <BR> T - (Weds 27th) Trot your way through the day - what stress-relieving exercise can you do today to help with the stress of prep/travel/family/having kids home driving each other crazy, etc., etc.? <BR> Does Relaxation <em>414</em> count as exercise? <BR> HMM.. i let DH ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 02:01:45 EST INSTRUCTITONIONEXZ fur dah Emohz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546960 INSTRUCTITONIONEXZ fur dah Emohz vs. dah Postosz! <em>10</em> <BR> <BR> STEP 1. open a window for your post. Scroll <em>55</em> down so you can see the whole thing, and expand it if you like to make posting <em>524</em> easier. The first time you use an emo, HOLD DOWN the M key While you press a pic to Choose Your Emo. This will keep the Emo Popup window from closing. DON'T close it! <BR> <BR> The act of opening your Emo Popup window will cause your Post window to scroll back ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:58:47 EST FLAG emos identified (most) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540689 To make one not on the regular list, you need to post an emo (any one at all) and Before you post it, replace the number in the middle of it with the number of the one next to the one you want from this list. <BR> <BR> this time all of the flag emos are toward the end (i've only listed up to #800) <BR> <BR> Flag emos are 600s thru 700s & are now identified by country (as best i can figure).. <BR> if you know i'm incorrect anywhere, please let me know! <BR> <BR> enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>1<... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:45:18 EST FDA to ban? TransFats! COMMENTsSTART 2morrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534956 <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>224</em> <em>252</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <em>301</em> <em>267</em> <em>289</em> <em>550</em> <em>474</em> <em>372</em> <em>371</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <BR> ~ have you all heard about the FDA banning transfats? that is <em>345</em> , So <em>304</em> , FDA.! Better health encouragement for the whole country! <BR> <B... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:43:38 EST ANNUAL Dog~blog: ps. your dog is fat ~~updated ,'8^o http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531059 WELL! i think i need to do This update a month early! : <BR> these blogs in particular have been my go-to kind of annual progress report; and i feel like i Need!!! to give mySelf a kick in the butt! right now; i'm doing 'okay', but NOT as well as i want to! <BR> i really NEED to get back to being ConsistentLizzi, AND to Keep Going with my Progress! <BR> <BR> i gave myself waaaayyyy too long to recover from that surgery; it's true that this spring was the very first time in about 18 months... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 15:55:27 EST What's a Wiccan? Why do we celebrate Oct31st/November1st? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523547 WELL... <em>246</em> This! is Wordy! <em>195</em> <BR> I've tried to break it down into smaller parts, so you won't be overwhelmed if you Want! to <em>149</em> read it all! <BR> This is sent into the world in <em>459</em> *Love and Healing* <em>188</em> <BR> <BR> Some people use the term pagan to describe others who are not Christian, Muslim, or Jewish... but this is somewhat like saying anyone who doesn't wear a red <em>10</em> beret, a brown <em>71</em> sombrero, or a ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:25:03 EST Cruisin' for a WHOOT!-zin! week1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502028 <em>340</em> <em>464</em> <em>298</em> <em>218</em> <em>462</em> <em>47</em> <em>461</em> <em>340</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <em>234</em> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 00:43:54 EST qotd... INformal, no worries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497995 <em>67</em> Goooood MORNing, All!! <em>67</em> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> this is an INFORMAL QOTD: only answer it if you want to! <BR> <em>198</em> <em>234</em> <em>4</em> <em>29</em> <em>24</em> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> <em>224</em> <BR> Something to think about: cortisol, the stress hormone; AFTER our stress is 'gone', cortisol still makes us... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:38:10 EST cico thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496296 . Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:25:47 EST all the emoz :=^D UPDATED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493362 tee-hee! <BR> it's just a list of alllll the emos; to make one not on the regular list, you need to post an emo (any one at all) and Before! you post it! replace the number in the middle of it with the number of the one next to the one you want from this list! <BR> <BR> i do it once or so every so often; it's kind of fun to see some that i haven't seen before! <BR> <BR> NEWEST EMOS ARE in the early 500's <BR> <BR> enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>1</em> 1 <BR> <em>2</em> 2 <BR> <em>3</em> 3 <BR> ... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 01:04:15 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481109 Camp Schedule: <BR> <BR> Wed start...have fun talking about CAMPING <BR> <BR> Thursday Ghost Stories <BR> <BR> Friday....Movie night and camp fire <BR> <BR> Sat...Sock Hop <BR> <BR> We will also have a Fitness challenge that will run over the weekend.. So its all about having fun and letting loose before the next round starts.. <BR> <BR> <BR> POINTS EARNED <BR> <BR> 1. Water <BR> -8 glasses of 8oz water per day. You will get 5 point everyday for meeting this challenge. Water can incl... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 22:30:07 EST too tired to fight the blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430089 BI <em>403</em> BO <em>414</em> BI <em>403</em> BO <em>414</em> BI <em>403</em> BO <em>414</em> <BR> i did a LOT of exercise (for me) yesterday, n' today a bit more, which was achy but better than letting my body freeze stiff after yesterday. <BR> <BR> ooooooo.... Whoopsie!! <BR> <BR> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> ............MINUTES ................CALORIES BURNED <BR> <em>379</em> .....Daily Totals: .................... 211 ..........2097 <BR> <em>376</... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:31:10 EST Danger, Will Robinson! *insert waving arms, here!* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406948 OY. VEY. <BR> <BR> well, the relaxation was short-lived. i got up today n' was still feeding our animals when my mildly MR SIL called and apparently the mean druggie neighbors have got an iron grip-hold of the idea that she's a narc, n' are actually planning to attack her because 'she' is the reason they were arrested with large bags of drugs on their persons; one of the regulars introduced some worse ppl into the mix and pointed out SIL's doorways last night, so i actually needed to go a... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 02:29:47 EST Cardboard Regatta; Watkins Glen Famous Race!!! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405673 Guden Morgen! lol... i just woke about an hour ago! i guess i was kinda tired. <BR> <BR> watching the WatkinsGlen Cardboard Regatta; it's Always fun, n' the names of the boats are even better than some of the designs; one this year is called <BR> <em>282</em> Cirrhosis Of The River..LOL... <BR> a couple have several tiers, and others are completely flat; they're made of cardboard, duct tape, glue, n' paint, LOL... one is made like a Party boat, n' doesn't have Any! duct tape; we'll ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:01:04 EST Fate?...Joy?...BOTH ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374175 My DH is home from the hospital today. <BR> <BR> just over a week ago, we rushed to the ER; didn't even wait for an ambulance. Originally i planned to get her to the 'better' hospital in town, but it was 2 miles farther; so we went to the good, but older, hosp. <BR> <BR> I didn't recognize the symptoms as meningitis til after the er staff moved her into a 'private' sealed room, and the 2nd doc came in and asked her about any neck pain. I was shocked and terrified, since i barely lived... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 00:12:45 EST keep fyghting deep-reshun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318391 there are chickadees on the empty birdfeeder i can see thru the glass doors to the deck outside the dining room where i'm sitting. <BR> <BR> they just go somewhere else to find more food; they don't sit and whine about how empty it is, how inconsiderate it is for us humans to put it up and then not keep it filled, or how they'd like to just poop all over it. just to show us. <BR> <BR> now they see the food we threw out on the lawn, and they're trying to figure out a way to get to some ... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:26:39 EST Sjogrens relief; eastern medicine ideas? i'll TRY it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295067 some of you may know that i have a 'condition' (some call it a disease, some don't) named Sjogren's. It dries out my body over time; when i'm old i'll have fewer teeth and much more pain than many people. It can have neurological symptoms also, but let's hope that i get hit by a meteor first... k, i'll take the symptoms, lol ! <BR> <BR> in the past 14 months i have gone thru surgery to correct the strangulation of my spinal cord, and after spending four months basically immobilized, i ha... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:41:15 EST NEAT ! : Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252871 i saw this link from the Daily Spark; <BR> i KNEW i should've been More Active today! <em>224</em> <BR> NEATen Up Your Day <BR> By: Nancy Howard, DailySpark Blogger <BR> 9/21/2008 <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=add<BR>_a_little_neat_to_your_day </link> <BR> <BR> here's another i like even better! : <BR> Small Bits of Fitness Add Up <BR> Exercise Comes in All Shapes and Sizes <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resourc... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:54:48 EST 3 Things i have done WELL recently! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231933 I have been feeding and medicating our pets ~ 7 cats, 2 dogs! & 'DAX'; (she's our DoginACatSuit! lol : <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1795534736.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~that's DAX on the right!~ <BR> <BR> ON TIME EVERY DAY since DH has been away! <BR> <BR> I have been Eating, Sleeping, & Working well, Consistently for once! (no that didn't have to be perfect for me to count it! yay!) <BR> <BR> I have <em>343</em> DeCluttered a BunchA! stuff, n' i'm looking for... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:35:40 EST de-cluttering update ,'8^@ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227216 Whoops! <BR> <BR> I made SO much progress when my friend was here to counsel me; and i've managed to keep it up, n' enjoy the peace & quiet feeling from Not! having the clutter in plain sight. <BR> <BR> BUT, i haven't progressed any further. I Need!!!! to make More! progress by the time DH arrives home, or she may be disappointed instead of thrilled. And I WANT her to Be HAPPY to live with me, and not just Put Up with it! <BR> <BR> So, I'll have to put aside my challenges for today... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:36:18 EST 8 DAYS til DH is HOOOOMME!! Yay!! doesn't even Cover It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223779 So, DH has been on 'vacashun' for waaayyy too long! & she is SORELY missed! <BR> <BR> i'm reeeaaaaalllllyyy looking forward to her arrival, and not only! 'cos she missed all the seasonal holidays while she was away. <BR> She's been helping her family, and also has been ill for a while, & so not even able to enjoy being in sunnier climes til just today. Thank goodness the visit to the doc helped, and she told me today she was CookingUpAStorm, which means she actually is!! feeling well. ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:14:27 EST SOUPAH pahwerz!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221751 i got mai soupah pahwerzzz!!! Wow, r they odd! but Wonderful!, lol ! <BR> <BR> Your Superhero Name is The Beta Hillbilly <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1748348818.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l427569104.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1179791277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your Superpower is Supernatural <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l870264763.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:07:30 EST i'm gonna re~MOJOtivate my self!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207763 Yep, it's me! Hopefully i won't t.m.i. y'all, LOL ! <BR> <BR> my story: <BR> <BR> I grew up in a pretty disfunkchunul home; there was stuff that caused me to develop ptsd, & later in life when depression hit me too, i became disabled permanently. I work as much as i'm able, 'cause i just am NOT the happy person i can be when i'm not contributing in a work-like way to others. <BR> <BR> I started out with a couple of problems that i inherited, but by age 25 or so i was in real trouble... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:47:30 EST More emo fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157392 just for more fun! 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SELFsabotage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136799 I've been sabotaging myself this round!!. <BR> <BR> Making excuses, and couching them as something else; thank G.O.D. my team cappies are NOT having it! <BR> <BR> I posted my FIRST gain *gasp* this round, yesterday. <BR> <BR> I could say... it's because of.. a buncha things, or one, or several, but i WONT. <BR> <BR> It's because i didn't stick with the program i signed up for, this round! <BR> <BR> This is embarrassing, to say the least. I have been a Good Depity, for several ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:11:39 EST THANK you, everyone! who commented on my anorexia blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772910 It really helped me to return here to my page intending to add another blog, and see the rest of your comments. <BR> <BR> All of you have touched me with your caring responses, and your encouragement and understanding even from those who haven't had any experience with the issue. <BR> <BR> Spark on! <BR> <BR> Lizzy <em>247</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 23:47:58 EST i was NOT 'thin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751643 there was a pic of me on my page; it's of me when i was anorexic. <BR> even here on Spark, someone posted a comment that i looked great, or sexy, or something. That didn't upset me, but i couldn't seem to get the point across that the pic of myself was something i only wished to emulate on my bad days, and not a healthy thing... i had even put in a caption saying it was when i was bulimic, but it still didn't seem to get past the sparkers who thought they were offering compliments and unint... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:28:44 EST