COCK-ROBIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=COCK%2DROBIN COCK-ROBIN'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/ Go ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de3c098c-97a2-4b51-83bc-7c3523f2f2aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm walked over in my stinking job, so everybody else walk all over me. Nothing goes right anymore. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:08:13 EST The Smile of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875484 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380583971.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have something for you. The Hubble Space Telescope focused in on distant galaxies and found this, which has been there for ages. See, God has been smiling down on us since the universe began. So shouldn't we smile back and at each other? And a hug to boot! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436901711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And here's a coupon for a free hug! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:12:40 EST 'Twas The War Before Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836404 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2128484096.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every Christmas season for many years we've been told there is a "war on Christmas." It has caused many to rush into stores and scream at cashiers to say "Merry Christmas," or else! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2088844674.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But is that really the way to win a 'war on Christmas', real or imaginary? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l144800... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:46:51 EST I Greatly Appreciate You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797755 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625230791.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just want to take a moment to say how much I appreciate all of you that have given such kind comments on my blogs! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144290990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are all so awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l710416195.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The comments really warm my heart. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:31:55 EST So I'm Not a Millionare, But.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676690325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm not a millionare, but I'm rich in many ways. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l598337736.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been putting myself down for some time these past two years, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1184732972.jpg"> <BR> <BR> because I used to be in Onderland, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1045891635.jpg"> <BR>... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:51:29 EST Go ahead, call me crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793096 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046653060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All right, call me crazy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1936385545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But I need a little craziness. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1725470483.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know, it's not even Halloween yet! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555500490.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But belive it or not, I'm starting to put my Chris... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:25:29 EST Go Mustangs! Face the Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783257 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988871046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my first blog in months, and my first with the Midnight Mustangs! I am determined to go the distance in this, and am excited about the challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1247447593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The BLC 26 challenge is met! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280380375.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4LK1<BR>wJW... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:41:21 EST Not an April Fool's Joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662143 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786916927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not my usual upbeat, creative blog today. It's a sad day for me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1082190257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For today would have been my brother's 65th birthday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l503965900.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I miss you so much, Ralph! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817541054.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:10:18 EST Surrounded by Crows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012505605.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been disastrous for me, weight-wise. This time last year I was at 205. Now I'm at 235. This time last year, I had lost over 100 pounds and was hoping to get below 200 for the first time in many, many years. So what happened? <BR> <BR> I seem to be in thar movie The Wiz. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618227911.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now, I'm surrounded by the crows who are mocking m... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 23:18:11 EST Saying Goodbye to a Brother is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1847885453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is in memory of a brother that departed some weeks ago, and only now am I realizing how much I loved him. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2027377413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And the strange thing is, he wasn't that nice when he was alive, he was downright abusive at times, to all of us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35500002.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So why is ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:21:22 EST A Theme Song for 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577235 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922053049.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been looking forward to 2014. <BR> <BR> 2013 was a disaster for me, and I say goodbye and good riddance to that year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401729105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm making a new start with a clean slate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280864087.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57025889.jpg"> <... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:06:29 EST Screwtape said it best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l544794186.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been thinking of the annual hysteria about the so-called "war on Christmas," and something came to me. One of my favorite writers is C.S. Lewis, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530653084.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And one of his most famous books is called the Screwtape Letters. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694151619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> letters from a senior... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 00:34:00 EST Happy Thanksgivukkah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1745855762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's simply amazing! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2122147328.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l148040157.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and Hanukkah, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1235320490.jpg"> <BR> <BR> happen on the same day for the first time in over a hundred years! <BR> <BR> <img src=... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:14:39 EST A Small Lesson on Never Giving Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537495 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508992541.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a short blog, but a loaded one. Have you been frustrated in your weight loss journey? I have! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l639920582.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been screaming at that scale. 2013 hasn't been kind to me like last year was. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1099408688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, a little mouse has something to say to us all. ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:25:19 EST Rekindling Your Passion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490089 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1022716084.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you felt like a Dilbert cartoon, that you've been darned to heck? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l745078465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That this Beatles song "Nowhere Man" is your phase of the journey now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eiY4EiOhmQ </link> <BR> <BR> well, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l857592636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's e... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:41:24 EST Least of the Deadly Seven? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489271 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l238923737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The monks of old had a list they called the Seven Deadly Sins. The list went this way: <BR> <BR> Superbia (pride), Invidia (envy) Ira (wrath) Avaritia (greed) Gula (gluttony) <BR> <BR> Ouch! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1994403718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's one of the Big Seven we're all familiar with here on Spark People. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:37:07 EST I will never, ever forget! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479059 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291438294.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been inspired by another about not forgetting my past, so I don't go back to what I was. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1119157935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will never forget the times I couldn't come in from the parking lot at work without gasping for breath. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1851516429.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Of hiding my eyes when I got weig... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 22:48:10 EST An Important Lesson in Never Giving Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454530 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2113365505.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And not with the frog picture, though it gives a lesson too, LOL! <BR> <BR> It comes from a cartoon series I saw some years ago called Monster Rancher: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1401139106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There was this one episode I remember that stands out among all of them. It was called The Mocchi Cannon: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRcj6Q082Pg </link> <B... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:07:04 EST What was I THINKING?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448010 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1518593565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did something incredibly stupid today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133714432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But then, I'm allowed one stupid thing a day, right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422892368.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, please! <BR> <BR> OK, what did I do? <BR> <BR> When I was at the store today, I thought of getting something to snack on. <BR> <BR> So... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 19:36:41 EST Mike, this is for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439699 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1203142315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is in memory of Mike Hebranko, who has struggled all his life with obesity and addiction to food, and last week lost his battle. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/06/<BR>obese-michael-hebranko-suffering-heart<BR>-kidney-liver-failure-_n_1323201.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37105634.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I first heard of him in a book of stories abo... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:33:09 EST No Easy Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381744 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608337607.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I made a blog admitting my struggle with depression. And something I have learned in the past in my struggle to lose weight is, there's no easy answers, despite this book I have shown, but instantly rejected. Instant answers? Not likely. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950206135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And yet, there are the cliches. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:03:05 EST Am I Blue? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380782 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478438989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This song, <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zFkL9GSZA </link> <BR> <BR> expresses something that has been uncovered in my weight loss, something that was hidden until now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1527178780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hidden under all that fat. Using food to numb the pain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1974664839.jpg"> <B... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 21:23:14 EST Was I really eating POISON?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367215 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397128866.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I recently came upon an article by CSPI, (Center for Science in the Public Interest,) on ten foods to avoid: <BR> <BR> <link>www.cspinet.org/nah/10foods_bad.html </link> <BR> <BR> And they were all foods I used to enjoy all the time when I was big. At the top of the list was something that floored me. It was my favorite! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l65365601.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 24 May 2013 23:53:35 EST Where's the beef? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352648 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912129721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You may all remember this cute Wendy's commercial. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0 </link> <BR> <BR> It was when I frequented Wendy's and other fast food places. <BR> <BR> The place advertised "hot and juicy hamburgers, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l190545627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTSkZXEfbg </link> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 10 May 2013 23:32:46 EST A Blast from the Past...sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346114 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403943377.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a real blast from the past recently. <BR> <BR> My place of work decided to reward us for a safety record. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859438780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They treated us to some pizza. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l955934263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And not just pizza, Pizza Hut pizza which was my favorite. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 5 May 2013 10:21:28 EST Have you been sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l406546001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As I have made efforts to lose weight and become healthy, I have received many compliments. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23920355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But then, there are some comments that have me scratching my head. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1448279712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some look at me and ask "What happened? Were you sick? <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:05:58 EST Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303057 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480149197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No, I don't mean the candy bars. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l686614084.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is a continuation of something I have learned from Spark People, of always being willing to try something new. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1983998087.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Where I work as a cashier at Walmart, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:13:09 EST A Dog To Be Kicked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296969 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2060811907.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got off from work yesterday singing that old Linda Rondstadt song: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1909522058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGzKut8qfA </link> <BR> <BR> It was the day from hell. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1832877710.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A day when I really hated my job at retail. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:24:57 EST Here Comes The Sun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293345 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007885318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That song by the Beatles is really appropriate for today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsv34Ng_Rik </link> <BR> <BR> For Spring is here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l198862427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That bright time when all that is dull and grey is gone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652338757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When flowers a... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:57:13 EST They're coming to take me away, ha-haaaaaa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288317 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520617676.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You remember that Dr. Demento song by Napoleon XIV? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595145881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's the song: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4 </link> <BR> <BR> I felt like that today at work. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l990537269.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When they assigned me a register in the afternoon, the plac... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:45:33 EST A horse is a horse, unless of course..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276985 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380796626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I usually put on a movie on my day off, and yesterday, I put on a movie I hadn't seen in quite a while. It was one of the most inspirational movies I have ever seen. Seabiscuit (1993). <BR> <BR> It was the Great Depression, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1268442664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Things were hard all around. And it brought together four of the most unlikely people, <BR> <BR> <i... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 07:09:05 EST More misadventures? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266281 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550299210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "More misadventures?" <BR> <BR> "Adventures, my friend." <BR> <BR> These lines from a favorite musical of mine, "Man of La Mancha" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1832418958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> somehow fit my misadventures in my journey to my goal. It pays to hae a sense of humor on this journey. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2034663044.jpg"> <BR> ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:35:16 EST Denial--Not just a river in Egypt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253469 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285295703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For years, I was in denial about my weight and what it was doing to me. As the Beatles once said, living is easy with eyes closed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l515392588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzcZttcpYFQ </link> <BR> <BR> When I was at the doctor, I closed my eyes when I weighed in. I didn't want to see it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:24:27 EST Fill Up On Love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249894 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744672146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354318884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is a day for love. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l168707164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cupid is going to be busy this day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1669547029.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And cuteness is the norm. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:50:34 EST A Sad Farewell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1847051277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had another customer at my register notice I had lost weight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1280787496.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335397972.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was somebody I used to see all the time over at Panera Bread which is right near the Walmart where I work. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:46:51 EST Be Super on Super Bowl Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1069728818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Super Bowl is wearing down now. And it has been a day for fun, football, and mostly gluttony. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337103781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The spread put out on this day is incredible, dwarfing that of Thanksgiving and Christmas combined. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1297728551.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So much, they're talking of a chick... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 23:06:15 EST Food, Glorious Food! or, the French Paradox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233880 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l781763647.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was fascinated by the movie Julie and Julia, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089291313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> about the woman who made it a project to cook everything in Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in a year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1447478304.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A delicious movie with mouth watering adventures and misadven... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 23:06:39 EST Be a Clown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229484 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604011033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can't help it, I can't get that song by Judy Garland out of my head. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEVJu<BR>bwhTmA </link> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, we do need to clown around. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792382352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And awaken the inner child within, that we have been denying for so long. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:42:58 EST Be a Clown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229483 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604011033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can't help it, I can't get that song by Judy Garland out of my head. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEVJubwhTma </link> <BR> <BR> Sometimes, we do need to clown around. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792382352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And awaken the inner child within, that we have been denying for so long. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:42:58 EST Disaster Averted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219791 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1036239923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I was real depressed. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1212040235.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sort of like in that commercial: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332022868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nothing was going right, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l139379805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Disappointments were mounting, <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:17:35 EST Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376044067.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I would like to talk about a very hard thing. Forgiveness. Something that is very hard to do at times. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l993903669.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's when somebody hurts me so much, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l778191935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> that I can't go on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l6989261... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:08:23 EST What's in a name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197984 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901609995.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As most of you know, my name is Marc, but that almost was something else. <BR> <BR> I almost got named Tom, but for some reason, it was decided against being named that. <BR> <BR> My brother wanted me named that, but then had second thoughts when my full name would be Thomas, as if that was something bad. <BR> <BR> But then, I would have loved that name. It's the name of a famous saint and disciple of Chris... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:46:31 EST It was a very good year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180358 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l176505948.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looking back on 2012, it was a very good year, like that song by Frank Sinatra: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/wtch?v=emAe6IClGys </link> <BR> <BR> It was the year I made a serious bid for health. Going from this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2080621570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l170706012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> losing... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 22:56:58 EST The Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176209 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1102160176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 'twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, <BR> All people were tired, even the mouse. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1516651549.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Santa and the reindeer were all tuckered out, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1630258199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And the presents were opened, without any doubt. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 23:25:59 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175957 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1457865759.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wish you all a merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> I hope Santa was good to you this year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1352909860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And you remembered the greatest gift. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l198427739.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And, it was healthy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1499218973.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:18:54 EST An empty stocking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174777 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587154504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I haven't blogged for a while, been insanely busy. But I want to tell you of a nightmare I had when I was a kid. One that came true. I dreamed I went down on Christmas, and my stocking was empty. I woke up crying. <BR> <BR> It was like this song by Cat Stevens. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1742554130.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGqusPKtiUY </link> ... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:37:58 EST No longer a rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784188479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have a confession to make. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376502819.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For years, this song has been my theme song. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l185570779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlSVNxLB-A </link> <BR> <BR> I just had no life, and the fat is the reason, well part of it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:33:26 EST You better watch out, you better not cry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1450951712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or this creepy Santa from 1959 will visit you. This is real nightmare fuel. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679396420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was a movie I suffered through as a kid, it was made in 1959 in Mexico, and dubbed in English in 1960. This movie is so BAD, it's actually hilarious and has become a cult classic, but when I saw it, it was just scary. <BR> <BR> This Santa is no... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 15:15:27 EST Fun with Rudolph! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455459919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's the Christmas season, and other than the eating that I try to avoid, there are the Christmas specials which I just love. I start watching them in August, and can't get enough of them. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a classic, despite the fact that it has more bloopers than any other. <BR> <BR> The first happens in the copyright scene where the date is given as MCLXIV=1164. ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 07:39:37 EST It's paying off! See where I'm featured! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152345 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1697530900.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I've been chosen as the December success story in the website run by Richard Simmons. <BR> <BR> <link>www.richardsimmons.com/j15/index.php<BR>?option=com_content&view=section&layou<BR>t=blog&id=8&itemid=51 </link> <BR> <BR> It's where I tell my story, from my misery to where I am now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1174783021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And it's only just begun... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 08:23:03 EST