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What a wonderful blog-enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087806 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085587 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> and this blog has another link within it! <BR> <BR> So basing your weight loss journey on the scale can be as misleading as using a GPS! <em>198</em> Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:40:41 EST A belated Groundhog Day funny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087611 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71b4e49f-95c9-49b3-9c01-2053378cc3ba.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:29:05 EST I can relate to this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086604 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01af5a28-c278-46c5-9661-536badb2f7b2.jpg"> Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:13:12 EST AARP free course! The Big KNOW! About self-help becoming more happy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084854 I did not hold much hope that I'd benefit from this online free course. I tried it and I love it. <BR> <BR> It is NOT someone preaching at you! <BR> <BR> It is very, very well structured. ANd it is free! <BR> <BR> It can take 3 weeks to do or do it quicker if you want. <BR> <BR> You do have to be a member of AARP--about $16/ per year. I was a member a few years ago , let it lapse, and now rejoined so I would get the defensive driver course cheaper--and my car insurance cheaper! <BR> ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:24:07 EST Help for caregivers--2 links-unfinished blog.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082571 <link>youreldercareconsultants.com/caregiv<BR>ing-circle/caring-caregiver </link> <link>Caregivinghelp.org </link> <BR> <BR> I will add more info later, chris Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:11:29 EST What hand cream do you like best for winter hands? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079719 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f18e9a2b-2e2f-4d5e-ab07-9aafc900e765.png"> <BR> <BR> This was just recommended to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite kind??? <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:59:39 EST I keep putting off making a new profile photo.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079504 I keep wanting to take a new profile photo of John and me. I never think we look good enough.... I guess. We both have lost weight. And my hair is certainly not short anymore--it goes down to the middle of my back! <BR> <BR> <BR> And hubby's health aide's husband shaves John and shaves his head, too! Oh my! <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:00:44 EST DD's cat, Bob at Christmas 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078884 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad010cae-f07e-4cab-ae22-8109109f4709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bob is a Manx. Manx cats have no tail. He is "Mr. Cool" and a bit standoffish. As opposed to Cujo, our own cat. Cujo runs to everyone and shows off by rolling over a few times. Both cats are about 7 years old. And we each got them when they were babies. <BR> <BR> Bob joined us about 5 months ago. It is been very interesting having 2 male cats. They tolerate each other. <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:05:51 EST Guess how many people *** joined SP*** January 3-9? (in just 1 week) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077816 a. over 10,000 <BR> b. over 20,000 <BR> c. over 30,000 <BR> d. over 40,000 <BR> e. over 50,000 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 47,248 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:20:48 EST Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/456d6ba5-4304-4f0b-a52d-6dbd1c639062.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cefff77f-26cc-44e1-aab3-d01725a86604.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44211e0b-3d91-489c-a8e6-5ae89c115a74.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You won't believe the next one! chris <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1aaf63d-51ce-41a7-965c-80ab4cdbcf86.jpg"> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:04:38 EST SP article: Rewarding yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076294 <em>224</em> <em>208</em> "I did good!" (Sorry about the grammar.) <BR> <BR> Of course this is not a new idea. <BR> <BR> It just might make the healthy choice behaviors, especially those times when it gets harder, more fun instead of a drag. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLE REWARD ROSTER <BR> CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES AND USE THEM LIBERALLY • <BR> <BR> Compliment yourself. Write down what you would say to anyone else who accomplished what you did. <BR> <BR> • Create an ... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:04:05 EST Political Correctness is frustrating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076249 <BR> Just zoom your screen to 200 or so to read this... <BR> <BR> My "zoom" is on bottom right of my screen. <BR> <BR> or go to <link>www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/political_co<BR>rrectness4590.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37c9e39d-2350-41fa-b42d-d0dc0f5508e0.jpg"> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:04:12 EST I wonder why.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076247 When you want to make sure to save an important paper and make sure it does not get folded, <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> you put it in something called .........a folder. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:01:23 EST Sorry about this situation. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074476 Thank you all for your comments. I have no problem letting go of this. <BR> <BR> Love you all-- <BR> <BR> <BR> Sorry if I hurt anyone. chris Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:10:30 EST About "messing with people." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073619 I really, really did not know anyone did this on purpose. I look back in my life and just "caught on." <BR> <BR> <BR> I think back on a few people that did this regularly. I could have been having lots more fun if I had caught on then! <BR> <BR> Live and learn!!! chris Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:14:55 EST And lastly, #16-20 ways to "mess with" people you don't like--or--do like! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073393 (Note: many people wrote these! The "I" is NOT me. #20 I wish I knew that one when I was still working . Retired now. chris) <BR> <BR> <BR> 16. I place random things on the table when my friend is over knowing that he's gonna pick them up and play with them. Then I think to myself "Yes, dance monkey, dance." <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> 17. I work at starbucks and get stuck in the drive through answering a lot. I like to see how many times I can fit "yummy" into a conversation. My most is ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:12:56 EST #11-15 Ways to "mess with" people you don't like. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073385 No, the "I" is NOT me. I have not tried these --yet--but I will try something soon. <em>18</em> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> 11. When someone is talking to you, stop them mid sentence and say "Have you been crying?" <BR> <BR> 12. I look over people's shoulders when they're unlocking their phone so I can see their four-digit code. Then I pretend I'm making a phone call and VERY LOUDLY use their number in my fake conversation. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> "Yeah, the address is 8319 Main Str... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:03:19 EST #6-19 Ways to "mess with" people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072973 <BR> #10 is definitely my favorite. <BR> <BR> Note: "I" is NOT me. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> 6. When meeting people for the first time I say, "Nice seeing you again!" <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes they'll go along with it so they don't appear rude for not remembering me. <BR> Other times they respond, "Yeah nice seei- wait, what?" <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 7. I can tell when someone needs to merge into my lane. I'll intentionally not let them over until they turn on their blinker... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:18:02 EST Movie: JOY -is this a good movie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072966 I am thinking of going to a movie. <BR> <BR> A friend say Joy but She did not have time to tell me if it was good. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:10:46 EST First 5 of 20 ways to subtley "mess with" people you don't like: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072740 First 5 of <BR> <BR> 20 Ways To Subtly Mess With People That Everyone Should Try. <BR> <BR> <BR> Note: "I" is NOT me. Chris <BR> <BR> 1. Holding the door open for a stranger <em>198</em> while they are an awkwardly far distance away. <BR> <BR> 2. When you're talking to someone, instead of looking at their face, look at their ear. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> 3. When someone you don't like is being sexist/racist/gossiping, just pretend not <em>211</em> to understand what they mean,... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:21:21 EST Parkinson's help --a special glove to steady the hand! Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070869 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2eb5c931-07ea-430d-b8ff-972793cbd91d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.technologyreview.com/news/545456<BR>/hope-in-a-glove-for-parkinsons-patients/ </link> <BR> <BR> GyroGlove’s design is simple. It uses a miniature, dynamically adjustable gyroscope, which sits on the back of the hand, within a plastic casing attached to the glove’s material. When the device is switched on, the battery-powered gyroscope whirs to life. Its orientation is adjusted b... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:20:18 EST Stopping overeating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c81b6893-22ca-4bce-ad72-775094466b35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Maybe this will work..... <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Hopefully <em>7</em> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:45:14 EST A lovely salmon dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f791202a-0428-4679-bfde-90cc21c4275d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not tonight but I will have this very soon. chris <em>4</em> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:28:44 EST Today's (behavioral) goal: eat more fat and less carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069467 I am hoping by eating more fat in the early part of the day, I can cut my cravings that come just about everyday late afternoon and evenings. <BR> <BR> "Low carb" is the idea. A few eating plans are suggesting this approach. Atkins is not the only one. <BR> <BR> It seems our society got to eating tons of things like breads, muffins, croissants, donuts, cakes, etc. On every get together people choose these things and definitely breakfast seems to be based on these things. <BR> <BR> Office ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:50:03 EST Why not try...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068698 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c3e80b0-ad34-487f-adf6-198ef8b0f622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:50:12 EST Here are your ideas for making soups! I cna't thank you enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068367 My favorite is my Vegan Vegetable Soup, made with vegetable stock and all vegetables. <BR> <BR> My second favorite is a variation on a Kentucky Burgoo. (Sorry, never heard of this! chris) <BR> <BR> My third favorite is a Rhode Island/Virginia style clam chowder (no milk or tomatoes in this!). <BR> <BR> Last week I made a black bean, sweet potato, and kielbasa soup that turned out really good. Have fun making soup! <BR> <BR> <BR> I love home made soups. I rotate between veggie, 15 be... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:04:34 EST People waiting longer between meals and people who eat breakfast later and dinner earlier lose more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068285 "What we found is that the group who had eaten breakfast later and dinner earlier had, on average, lost more body fat and seen bigger falls in blood sugar levels and cholesterol than the control group." <BR> <BR> The way I eat <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> --very often!-- is not conducive to losing weight <em>15</em> even if the same food is eaten with hours in between eating! <BR> <em>4</em> wait wait wait <em>4</em> wait wait wait <em>4</em> wait wait <em>4</em> wai... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:14:49 EST Today's (behavior) goal: Plan meals ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066601 I have fallen in to the bad habit of not planning my meals. <BR> <BR> Today: make some soup! I am still eating those big salads. The cold weather calls for hot soups! <BR> <BR> A suggestion from a great sparkfriend! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:28:42 EST I sure need this if I will successful losing the 8 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066029 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9197548f-abed-4ad9-8ea2-32a66343c1c7.jpg"> <BR> Copied from a sparkfriend. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:32:51 EST 5:50 PM SUN. Approaching the witching hours again... Oh no! But I am not craving anything right now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066004 I ate a ton of veggies today: a huge salad with raw spinach, colored sweet peppers, tomatoes, purple cabbage <em>551</em> --all with lite ranch dressing. I just sat and chatted with DD and watched TV with her and hubby. Munch, munch, munch! ...for a very long time. <BR> <BR> And in my morning coffee smoothie was choc whey and frozen sugar snap peas (because they needed to be used up). <BR> <BR> <BR> I have left for today: 2 cans of tuna and whatever I can find to go with this. I don't ... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 17:59:00 EST If YOu are struggling--please read the COMMENTS to my Jan. 9th blog about getting discouraged. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065579 My spark friends are so AWESOME . I sure can feel the hugs and love--and wisdom you all are sending! I have tears in my eyes right now. <BR> <BR> Thank you, all. chris <em>46</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> But.... you have to keep posting and interacting with spark friends to make the magic happen... Believe!! Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:29:23 EST Sat. evening -yesterday. I did OK. : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065573 I did eat a big pear and about 6 rice cakes. But for me that is darn good! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 10 Jan 2016 09:21:57 EST A sparkfriend asked me what HALT means. I am so happy to be asked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065523 This was my answer: <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh , thanks for asking. Really, BEFORE eating something , I am supposed to ask myself why am I wanting to eat. <BR> <BR> Am I genuinely hungry? Usually I am not! There are cumber systems to ask myself just how hungry am I. I never even get to that analysis! I usually eat first --and think about it later. I am very, very bad at stopping myself! <BR> <BR> Or am I angry at someone or something? <BR> <BR> Or, am I lonely? This is a big one for me! Often... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:15:24 EST It is "The Evening," my witching hour. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065127 Can I make it to sleepy time without over eating???? <BR> <BR> The Big Question! <BR> <BR> Maybe I should not be on SP in the morning but be here in the evenings--with my tea or water bottle by my side! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:28:40 EST Getting discouraged..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064724 Believe it or not, these daily behavioral goals are NOT taking! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I know I am not really hungry! H?A?L?T? Later in the day, tired, YES! And not exactly lonely but bored, dissatisfied, discontented...... <BR> <BR> For a few days now I have been having a good-sized bowl of blanched, cold purple cabbage with vinegar,water,splenda on it. So even if I am eating in the late afternoons or evenings it is something not damaging. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else as stubborn as I a... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 09:43:10 EST Dr. Who shrinking Tardis episode-- my favorite so far..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24b5198a-9609-4bb7-a2f7-77279f648e9b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Doctor is "indisposed" so to speak. Carla has to solve the world's problems for awhile. <BR> <BR> I am not sure if I like the ending . Carla was extremely proud to handle her end of it but... well you need to watch it. no spoilers. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 9 Jan 2016 09:33:04 EST I have not settled on a goal for today and it is 2:10 in the afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064148 I have been at the eye doctor's and then did some errands. <BR> <BR> I just ate--way too late for my first meal of the day. <BR> <BR> I think the best behavior to focus on today would be: <BR> <BR> It matters every time! <BR> <BR> The Beck book and the Beck team here on SP use this phrase. It is so easy to take a bite or a few bites and not even register that I have eaten something. <BR> <BR> So-- every bite does matter --standing sitting--cooking--watching TV--reading --sitting in th... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 14:13:26 EST Trying HALT again today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062897 <em>220</em> <em>304</em> Yesterday, at least 3 times during the day. I thought of HALT. Maybe I will remember it more today. I will use that tactic again today. (Forget the meditation at least for now.) <BR> <BR> Instead of each day trying to remember my goal--"cold turkey." <BR> <BR> I ask myself, "Which goal did you select for today?" <BR> <BR> It is a subtle difference. <BR> <BR> It makes me think that I DO have a goal, for one thing. <BR> <BR> <BR> And, it makes me mull over... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 08:42:13 EST I am going back to focusing one "goal" each day. At least for awhile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061939 It was kind of exciting picking a different "goal" each day. The meditation needs to be practiced daily. I will save that for another time. <BR> <BR> One "goal" or behavior a day breaks the monotony and makes it not be boring. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's will be focusing on HALT- <BR> <BR> hungry? angry? lonely? tired? ie "Why am I craving food?" <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:43:57 EST I am not sure meditation is right for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061586 I am pretty sedentary. I would think adding meditation to my activities would not help me much. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 5 Jan 2016 22:10:04 EST Tue. Jan 5 Meditate 10 min. to strengthen my will power muscle. (Maybe try 5 min. !) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059877 1. 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATIONMeditation will give you the fastest results of all of the willpower workouts listed. By meditating you are training the brain to focus and resist the urge to wander. Research shows that after just 2-3 days of practicing meditation for 10 minutes, your brain will be able to focus better, you will have more energy, and you will be less stressed. [1] <BR> <BR> from Colin Robertson <BR> <BR> <BR> chris: I hit a snag--directions say to do this for 2 weeks daily!!!) H... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:39:15 EST One a day ! Practice to strengthen my WILLPOWER. (copied from Colin Robertson) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059871 I have no will power when it comes to delaying my eating! OK I admit it! Honestly, if I feel a craving --well--I go get something to eat. So, I plan to use one of these tricks each day . Just one! Wish me luck! It's gotta help, right? <em>198</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> (Note: I altered the original online article . chris) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 10 Simple Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Willpower!October 24, 2014/ Colin Robertson <BR> That was the question on researchers' m... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:35:53 EST Weight loss really, really, really needed to get Long Term Care Insurance! (8 more lbs.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059820 I do have this insurance but I am paying a lot for very little benefit. <BR> <BR> A new company will give me more coverage for a little less money. But...I have to get below 232. <BR> <BR> The days are going by and I have gotten to my lowest recent weight. But I can't seem to eat less to make the loss stick and definitely I am not eating a lower amount to go lower. <BR> <BR> I am still fighting my terrible life-long habit of eating often through the day. Boredom is definitely my enemy. ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:40:49 EST chocolate whey powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058909 I found it at a "Job Lot " store near us. It is about 70 calories per scoop. I had it in coffee this morning. delicious! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 3 Jan 2016 12:56:59 EST Day 2: Plan meals. DONE! Day 3 (tomorrow): You can eat more later! So stop eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057748 About 15 labels are on the shelves above my computer. I am trying to pick one a day for 2016. <BR> <BR> The label quotes all came from my wonderful spark friends. <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Eventually you should see the quote you suggested! <BR> <BR> chris "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!" Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:48:15 EST Don't quit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057744 from LADYANDREA2012: <BR> <BR> Rascal Flatts Stand Lyrics <BR> Songwriters: Daly, Eric Blair; Orton, Dan Earnest; <BR> <BR> You feel like a candle in a hurricane <BR> Just like a picture with a broken frame <BR> Alone and helpless <BR> Like you've lost your fight <BR> But you'll be alright <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> [Chorus:] <BR> Cause when push comes to shove <BR> You taste what you're made of <BR> You might bend, till you break <BR> Cause its all you can take <BR> On your knee... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:43:36 EST Jan 2 goal (picked from labels above my computer) : Plan meals ahead of time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057312 Wish me luck tomorrow! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:48:33 EST 2016 One goal each day--from labels on shelves above my computer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057311 I have to admit I did not set the goal till evening! <em>198</em> I had to look up at the labels on my shelves and pick which goal I did! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> But through the day I did do exercises for my ailing muscles. <BR> <BR> I have had problems bending my right knee for a year or so. I have faithfully worked on that and it is much improved. Today I worked on the muscles of my ankles and standing on one leg as often as possible. I am not happy with my leg muscles at all--even w... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 19:47:28 EST Just watched my very first Dr. Who! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93ad7d66-ad5e-4f80-ab28-68c8184d9633.png"> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:05:45 EST Only people with OA understand: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054937 <link>www.healthline.com/health/osteoarthr<BR>itis/would-understand?utm_source=Faceb<BR>ook&utm_medium=opt&utm_campaign=29thin<BR>gsOA2#20 </link> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:57:57 EST