BOPPY_'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BOPPY%5F BOPPY_'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/ A woman drank only soda for 16 years, here's what happened to her http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087768 <link>www.sciencedump.com/content/woman-dr<BR>ank-only-soda-16-years-heres-what-happ<BR>ened-her-0 </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:41:32 EST An Endless Supply of Floury Inkush, Exhibit 909 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084961 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ddf30d4-0bf1-4625-9437-5cb87ae27d4a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> P.S. Caution! Processed carbs can be problematic. <BR> <BR> Lee <em>20</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:25:47 EST Their "they're", there! Oar mine! Ore Your "You're"! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083368 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8ab4afe-999c-4ff6-a2cd-b86ce02d1ec5.png"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:36:34 EST Broccoli vs McDonalds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76e8a54c-86f8-4abd-a5d6-8903ddbf5884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:01:10 EST Recursion of Rhetorical Bug (Or, Sometimes Bugs Are Features [as we say in software biz]) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056028 Notice in the following comment by Daisy443 that a picture of the archetypal "traditional family *cinnamon roles*" is just to the left of the comment! Awsome! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75819296-ae77-48b8-b4e8-c3e6287d3939.png"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:49:07 EST Spaces Are Punctuation, Too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a00764d7-c550-4c6e-8216-4633c42eae88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. In light of my emphasis, here, I must point out that there should be a comma between "word", and "George"! <em>20</em> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 07:27:32 EST Words to Live By (truly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049856 "Herbal medicine's been around for thousands of years! Indeed it has. And then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became medicine. And the rest of it's just a nice bowl of soup and some pot pourri." - Dara O'Briain <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 19 Dec 2015 16:05:53 EST Everybody Has Unique Skills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045993 And, yours? <BR> <BR> I have no idea what they are. You may not even be clued in to all your abilities and skills. <BR> <BR> The key to changing is to set goals and objectives, and discover, enhance and exploit your unique aptitudes in service of the change. <BR> <BR> Here's some surprising abilities in Kevin Spacey that may inspire you: <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/-kWHMH2kxXs?t=303 </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:55:38 EST They Did It; They Really Did It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045535 The Washington Post Style Guide Now Accepts Singular 'They' <BR> <BR> <link>mentalfloss.com/article/72262/washin<BR>gton-post-style-guide-now-accepts-sing<BR>ular-they </link> <BR> <BR> *_They_ did it; _they_ really did it!* <BR> <BR> Of course, this _'they'_ is not the _"they"_, that *they* did!_ <BR> <BR> It never fails, it's always "they", and actually never "them" (when "being" is the verb, and *they* follow it with a noun indicating them)! <BR> <BR> [ _Them_ is giant ants, anyway... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:18:14 EST I was never any good at Iron Man. How About You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040982 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/135a5186-bf47-4f3f-ab26-6df254aab576.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 01:38:23 EST Face It! Nobody really likes doing ab exercises! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad277f18-cb56-4bf9-8adf-5894c79664ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:06:31 EST Rhetoric Policing from an Unexpected Source http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038648 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc4d4b44-d6ef-4624-89d0-ea85df29bd08.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:40:36 EST A-nother, A-ex-tolling the A-orderliness of Anglo Languidge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037816 <link>aeon.co/essays/why-is-english-so-wei<BR>rdly-different-from-other-languages </link> <BR> <BR> Eh? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> a-ledged-Lee <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> PS. I fundamentally disagree with the author about the adaptability, and power of English. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:15:34 EST DOJ Finally Going After Dietery Supplement Cons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035007 <link>science.slashdot.org/story/15/11/17/<BR>234241/doj-going-after-makers-of-dieta<BR>ry-supplement </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:32:33 EST Data on Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure Brings Clarity for Doctors and Patients http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031064 <link>www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/health/da<BR>ta-on-benefits-of-lower-blood-pressure<BR>-brings-clarity-for-doctors-and-patien<BR>ts.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:02:14 EST Fitbit Trackers (and Others) Put Home Network Computers at Risk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022022 <link>thehackernews.com/2015/10/hack-fitbi<BR>t.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu<BR>m=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackers<BR>News+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog%29 </link> <BR> <BR> We have three devices from Fitbit at our house. Haven't figured out what we're going to do about this. (Actually 4; Lost One!) <BR> <BR> Lee Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:57:58 EST "Boppy, could you please summarize your nutritional plan?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020097 Owl always eat produce! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/186d8700-e4eb-44e5-a57c-b0495d3eb07a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>20</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:24:47 EST Baby Dance: For Fun, or Impetus to Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012255 <link>youtu.be/yuadek-IIIU </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 16:31:19 EST "Not Me!" he said rhetoricLee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011940 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4ffd8b0-dca7-4116-99be-c3e971007877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 01:42:58 EST OnLee Inklush http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010177 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72c51784-7869-4cbd-872e-2ba2ec2e555d.png"> <BR> <BR> OnLee Boppy <em>334</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 04:29:11 EST Today's Recipe. Not for the Squeamish! ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008794 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef72f210-77c5-4aa9-8c42-9c24ab2812de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 21:48:22 EST Self-Inspiration Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001573 Make up your own caption to the following pic. Do something consistent with your caption. Track it. Feel the pride! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc8c9c7a-f115-4c46-8980-a40b0b7105e0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:15:48 EST Crazy Dog's Comment on Yesterday's Blog Made My Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7afe113c-d6d8-4e20-9b38-65a1ac2cc12d.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:52:43 EST The Truth Will Set You Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000445 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f55a740-0634-467a-a2b4-fb477b345159.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:53:40 EST And, You Think You Feel Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999903 Betty White is truly older than sliced bread. Sliced bread was invented in 1928. The inimitable White was born in 1922. <BR> <BR> Moreover, Betty White could do her Own History of the World (actually comedy), Part II. (Are you listening, Mel?) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0edbfc5e-7fc6-4a43-bb50-61d7d835bb2c.gif"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:34:18 EST "Hey, Why Do You Ask So Many Questions?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997196 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a9fbd7d-c79e-419b-a073-16e764aa52ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> More on Richard Feynman: <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynma<BR>n </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:38:24 EST Do You Fear the Domino Effect? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996101 In Politics? <BR> <BR> In Geo-Politics? <BR> <BR> In Nutrition? <BR> <BR> In Health? <BR> <BR> Where it really counts!: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f9cd270-3eb9-4e4f-95f3-35501f81583a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 15:12:40 EST Yet Another Angleish Languish Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8954b739-8036-48e0-8c5c-ea4c0eecf5c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:52:58 EST Identity and eSecurity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988265 (This post is a slight expansion of a comment I made on someone's blog.) <BR> <BR> One hears a lot of talk about Big Brother, especially since revelations by Wikileaks, and Snowdon. <BR> <BR> The bigger threat to individuals, right now, is not so much Big Brother (government) malfeasance, but crime, and crime exploitation of government misfeasance. This has been an ongoing real threat that includes identity theft and e-accessible asset loss. <BR> <BR> In my own case, I am so concerned abou... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:16:39 EST Do Your Vegetables "Languish" Before They Are Consumed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984271 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a59b3d5f-84d3-43ae-a428-e14e277e4b0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get crackin! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:06:36 EST How to Age Gracefully http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982512 <link>youtu.be/sycgL3Qg_Ak </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:32:41 EST Men! ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f84d860-2f3b-4b74-9def-0900f2bc78ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Men? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:47:54 EST How I Feel About Fruit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978426 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9f73678-36f4-4326-8a0e-2f4586eacaed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:34:20 EST Get Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976153 Amusing, Heartening, Informing, Inspiring Video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=144 </link> <BR> <BR> I can no longer do, almost anything, on this video! You don't have to either! Get active within your "means" and limitations! <BR> <BR> You go <em>362</em> ! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:57:51 EST You Can't Do Everything and That's Good ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974243 ... For You and Everybody Else <BR> <BR> One of the many things I find annoying (after all, I'm an aging male primate <em>20</em> ) about many of the blogs, comments and articles I find on SP (especially given the fundamentalist orientation of many members) is the notion that "YOU" "can do ANYTHING"! Bullroar! <BR> <BR> But, you can do many things that you probably didn't think you were capable of. One of the things, that almost everybody can do, is achieve a more healthy lifestyle, inclu... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:17:09 EST Thoughts Following An Alleged Debate of Alleged Serious Candidates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973734 Thoughts Following An Alleged Debate of Alleged Serious Candidates <BR> <BR> Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our <BR> political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy <BR> means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' <BR> <BR> -- Isaac Asimov <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> <BR> Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:00:16 EST Snooze Year Resolutions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971130 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20cddf5e-da93-40e8-a67f-7ccc0f8baa37.gif"> <BR> <BR> Ring a bell? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 00:54:48 EST One Map Sums Up the Damage Caused by the Anti-Vaccination Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970055 One Map Sums Up the Damage Caused by the Anti-Vaccination Movement <BR> <BR> <link>www.iflscience.com/health-and-medici<BR>ne/one-map-sums-damage-caused-anti-vac<BR>cination-movement </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 02:16:42 EST Bacon Was a Metaphor! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969544 It stood in the place of all foods which are routinely overdone in US culture. <BR> <BR> However, in this vein, bacon is an archetype. It is not typical. Nothing is as overdone in TV and restaurant food culture, these days, as is bacon. Another food that has historically been as overdone as bacon is sugar*s*-sweetened soft drinks, which include many juices, including apple and grape. Not to mention colas, and other sodas, and iced teas, and non-carbonated beverages like Snapple flavors. <BR>... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:36:16 EST Everything's Better with Bacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968825 But is it? <BR> <BR> * Life expectancy? <BR> * Blood pressure? <BR> * Artery disease including strokes and heart attacks? <BR> * Quality of later life? <BR> <BR> So is bacon the singular culprit? In a pig's eyes! (Whatever that means. <em>20</em> ) <BR> <BR> But, the chanting of the phrase has become epidemic on the Cooking, Food, and Travel channels, as well as food shows on the "usual suspect" broadcast networks. Not to mention-the ballistic and ridiculous proliferation of bacon in foo... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:56:05 EST Burpees -- No, thank you! ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967627 How Many Burpees It Takes to Work Off a Grilled Cheese, Cupcake, or Glass of Wine? <BR> <BR> <link>www.popsugar.com/fitness/Calories-Bu<BR>rned-Doing-Burpees-37846392 </link> <BR> <BR> My burpee days are long over. They're at least 15 years, two knees, one back, and two shoulders ago. <em>20</em> That's why planning, nutrition and exercise management are paramount. <BR> <BR> BTW, burpees are a particularly bad exercise for almost any purpose. High impact vs modest calorie consumption... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:01:52 EST Perspective: The Biggest Change to A New Lifestyle -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966230 And, The Biggest Change OF a New Lifestyle <BR> <BR> Many of my blogs have touched on the need for perspective, especially since the entire human cognitive system is based on relativism. Relativism is what allows us to sense over such a large range of sounds: tones, volumes, signals; sights and light; smells and tastes, etc. <BR> <BR> One of the properties that allows this relativism to occur is a base level that is born of experience. <BR> <BR> This base level sets the standard by which w... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:55:20 EST Liquid, Languid, Language http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965216 Language Posts <BR> -------------- <BR> <BR> 01 Have you ever noticed how many loose women there are at SparkPeople? differentiation of related terms; homonyms <BR> . . <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666979 </link> <BR> <BR> 02 Hey, Peops; or, More to the Point, Peop! -- sexism in language <BR> . . <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=56<BR>75762 </link> <BR> <BR> 03 Lessons? -- sexism in langua... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:56:20 EST Inklush Languidge 5 (?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965002 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bea8e603-4b7e-4f4c-bc43-18d4a10c4dd7.png"> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. Eventually, I'll get the numbers straight! But, there have been, at least 4 prior posts along these lines. <BR> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:02:34 EST Writing Your Way to Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964127 Definitely worth a look: <BR> <BR> <link>well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/19/wr<BR>iting-your-way-to-happiness/?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:55:08 EST Obesity -- Fast Becoming America's Greatest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963863 "Contribution" to Civilization <BR> <BR> <link>stateofobesity.org/fastfacts </link> <BR> <BR> (How ironic that I used the word "fast"! <em>20</em> ) <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:11:56 EST More Inklush Languidge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961524 Punk Chew-ation: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/134ab8a7-12a1-4747-881b-45aaa2083e24.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> This can't possible be a true story -- in my experience. Male, or female, few know how to punctuate correctly. :-| <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:11:23 EST Do you want useful, effective encouragement? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960182 Here's how you do it: <BR> <BR> Start / <BR> . Account/Email <BR> . . Preferences / <BR> . . . Community / <BR> . . . . Items I Share/Items I See / ... <BR> . . . . .CHECK 'EM ALL! <BR> <BR> ESPECIALLY: <BR> . . . . . . Friend Feed <BR> . . . . . . . Show My Activity Feed on my SparkPage -- CHECK IT! <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> <BR> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:38:43 EST Almonds -- A Tip that Led to the Iceberg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959828 About a year ago I read a "tip" on one of the message boards or blogs at SP about almonds as a fulfilling snack. At this stage of my program, I was slowly adding "new" foods, and I took a while to consider whether and how I was going to add almonds to my nutrition program. <BR> <BR> So we bought the usual name brands of almonds, and I slowly added them to my program. At about the same time I started eating (only) plain nonfat Greek yogurt, in lieu of the Chobani flavors cups that I had been ... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:24:14 EST Are You Stable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959096 Are you sure? <BR> <BR> Better check: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu31o9zzHQs&<BR>feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lee <em>213</em> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:53:08 EST