ATLTRAINR's SparkPeople Blog ATLTRAINR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Anniversary As I was recently reminded, I have just celebrated my 7 year Spark Anniversary. Over these 7 years I have learned so much from Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> Thank you SparkPeople and all you Sparkers! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 07:30:14 EST New Year HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Sparkers! <BR> <BR> May we all meet our goals in 2014! <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:11:26 EST Merry Christmas Merry Christmas to all Sparkers. <BR> <BR> I hope Santa brings you everything you asked for... <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:30:16 EST The Hypnotist at a Senior Home It was entertainment night at the senior citizens' center. <BR> <BR> After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist! <BR> <BR> Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. <BR> <BR> "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." said Claude. <BR> <BR> The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:57:12 EST The Field Trip The Field Trip <BR> <BR> Please don’t cry, we’re okay. <BR> We went on a field trip today. <BR> A secret place where there’s fun to be had. <BR> And the principal’s with us, so we won’t be bad. <BR> It’s full of toys and rainbow slides. <BR> Cotton candy and high cloud rides. <BR> A funny zoo full of different things. <BR> I even saw a man with wings. <BR> We’re not alone so don’t you fear. <BR> We’re chaperoned by Jesus here. <BR> It’s really nice so I think I’ll stay. <BR> And hold your sp... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:44:01 EST Good & Bad News Good news - FINALLY reached Spark Points level 20! (100,000 points) GOAL REACHED!!!! <BR> <BR> Bad news - No more "Points to Next Level" - miss that small goal reminder Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:43:02 EST Proud Dad After years of work in Boy Scouts, last night my son became an Eagle Scout. I couldn't be more PROUD! <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> <em>205</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:15:29 EST FARTING AT TIFFANY'S A LADY WALKS INTO TIFFANY'S .. <BR> <BR> SHE LOOKS AROUND, SPOTS A BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND BRACELET AND WALKS OVER TO INSPECT IT...AS SHE BENDS OVER TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY, <BR> SHE UNEXPECTEDLY FARTS... <BR> <BR> VERY EMBARRASSED, SHE LOOKS AROUND NERVOUSLY TO SEE IF ANYONE NOTICED HER LITTLE WOOPS AND PRAYS THAT A SALESPERSON WAS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR... <BR> <BR> AS SHE TURNS AROUND, HER WORST NIGHTMARE MATERIALIZES IN THE FORM OF A SALESMAN STANDING RIGHT BEHIND HER...GOOD LOOKING AS WELL .. <BR... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:26:07 EST SparkGods Punishment The SparkGods are punishing me today for correcting their english in my blog "1 Points" <BR> <BR> Both my daily and bonus spins were "1 Points" <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Weekend! Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:52:35 EST 1 Points? Does it bother anyone when you only get one point from the SparkPoints Daily or Bonus Spin it says: YOU HAVE EARNED 1 POINTS? It's 1 Point! One is singular not plural. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Maybe it's just me... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 07:04:11 EST Office Christmas Party I was just "voluntold" I would be helping plan the office Christmas Party. <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone have any ideas / suggestions for activities? <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:32:29 EST Today's Quote Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:41:51 EST Exercise tracking There needs to be a Black Friday shopping exercise tracking on Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 08:02:06 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 05:54:29 EST Finished vs. Complete No dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world: Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner. <BR> <BR> "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!" <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:19:05 EST 30 day active points "25 points awarded today" <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:37:17 EST FRIDAY!!!! T.G.I.F. <em>224</em> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:41:12 EST Middle Georgia 5K After Thanksgiving! Middle Georgia 5K After Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:53:42 EST Point to Ponder If America is now mostly obese, am I now considered normal sized? Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:11:48 EST Boss' 50th Birthday This is what happens when you turn 50 in our office... (notice the new desk chair) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:42:27 EST Happy Day! Last day of political ads! <em>224</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:53:24 EST Great Saturday Can't be better - great weather and playing golf with my 2 sons and my dad! <BR> <BR> <em>278</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:52:09 EST Friday Have a healthy weekend! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:18:52 EST Happy Halloween! <img src=""> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:02:03 EST Thought of the Day A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:19:50 EST At last an explanation: Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. <BR> <BR> Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. <BR> Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the ne... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:06:31 EST COMPLETE - Finally After almost 2 years, I have finally completed a personal goal of reading every entry in the Health A-Z. <BR> <BR> In case you're wondering... there are 622 different topices and you can only get points for 1 each day. That is a total of 1,866 Sparkpoints. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:16:54 EST News Headline "Obesity is really widespread" Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:23:40 EST Point to Ponder A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat. <BR> <BR> A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years. <BR> <BR> A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years. <BR> <BR> And you tell me to exercise? I don't think so. <em>246</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:21:40 EST Today's Quote <BR> Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:20:50 EST Holiday A Good day to work in the yard, Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:45:10 EST Follow-up Walked the Fair all day yesterday- today my feet hurt - not "fair" Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:40:23 EST Saturday at the Fair Lots of walking today! Sat, 6 Oct 2012 07:55:07 EST Doctor's Advice <BR> My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:31:21 EST Inspiration <BR> Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. <BR> <BR> Start planting seeds! Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:06:24 EST Quote for the Day A waist is a terrible thing to mind. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:58:11 EST Funny <img src=""> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:19:09 EST Quote of the Day Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks. <em>9</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:44:30 EST Quote of the Day If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. ~H.S. Leigh Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:07:34 EST Alls well that ends well Yesterday morning my car didn't start and needed a new battery $$$. While I was there I was told I needed 2 new tires $$$. Was late for work $$$. <BR> <BR> Arrived home and my new iPhone5 was delivered 2 weeks early! <em>224</em> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:56:20 EST Thought of the Day Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up. <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:43:53 EST Sunday football! Does 3 hours of XBox video football count for fitness? Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:38:44 EST Saturday Beautiful Saturday to get out and enjoy nature! Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:10:47 EST SparkPoints You just have to love the 25 SparkPoints for 30 days active! Fri, 21 Sep 2012 07:18:36 EST Words to live by... Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:38:25 EST Workout Wednesday Combining workout with fun and playing 4 hours of golf. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:03:17 EST Words of Wisdom You can't lose weight by talking about it. You have to keep your mouth shut. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:17:49 EST Weekend Wish May your activity level be high and your appetite be low! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:49:24 EST Quote for Today Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:18:45 EST Really? Add on my spark page - Butt Paste! Are you kidding me? <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 05:35:07 EST