BRITOMART's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRITOMART BRITOMART'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/ the dreaded Daylight Savings Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273893 It's coming...one of my two least favorite weekends of the year. This Sunday we (i.e. people in most of US) move our clocks 'up' an hour. Total upset of physical routine...major upset of mental routine...I HATE IT. <BR> <BR> <BR> The reasons for instituting DST have long since vanished (we have electric lights everywhere...duh)...and most people don't seem even to notice whether the sun's coming up or not--unless they are driving--and we just got to the point where my morning commute was ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 08:03:21 EST Why we should work out first thing in the morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183815 Swiped this off the 24-Hour Fitness Club site...thought it was worth sharing... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1871463436.jpg"> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:32:12 EST Regina Brett's life lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034691 This is written by Regina Brett, a well-known columnist and author, and, I think, host of some sort of talk show. Ms. Brett is also a cancer survivor. Originally, this was a column in to the �Plain Dealer� [publication] in Cleveland, Ohio. What a wise soul!! Enjoy!! (when I received it, her age was given as 90! In fact, however, she was born in 1956--making her my near-contemporary. That means there may be hope for me--us--to gain such wisdom. Because this has been published on the ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:12:11 EST Do our bodies give us metaphors? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958188 Very recently, a friend thought she was having a heart attack. Doctors found nothing wrong except (possibly) a virus that will heal on its own. She suffered great pain and fear, naturally. <BR> <BR> What made me think is that this month is the 7th anniversary of her mother's death--her mother died after a long painful struggle with cardiomyopathy ('heart-muscle disease'--can be many things). My question: was my friend's "heart attack" her body's metaphor for reminding her to grieve? (S... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 15:28:55 EST and may it STAY that way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949378 Tee-hee <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l240202324.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tee-hee Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:04:33 EST Prayer for 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l936033554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dear God, <BR> <BR> My prayer for 2012 is for a fat bank account & a thin body. <BR> <BR> Please don't mix these up like you did last year. <BR> <BR> AMEN! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:53:51 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3935330 A friend sent me this; seems timely. <BR> <BR> Stress <BR> <BR> A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, 'How heavy is this glass of water?' <BR> <BR> Answers called out ranged from 8oz to 32oz. <BR> <BR> The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. <BR> <BR> If I hold it up for a minute, that's not a problem. <BR> <BR> If I hold it up for an hour, I'll have an ache in my r... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 22:03:22 EST