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These are funny.... but it takes some brain power... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903668 Don't let the formal "science" looking graphs discourage you. <BR> <BR> hmm--I'd better stop eating margarine! <BR> <BR> <link>www.tylervigen.com/ </link> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:08:08 EST Go howl at the moon or..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903658 <link>www.tut.com/article/details/69-5-fun<BR>-and-safe-ways-to-express-your-inner-w<BR>ild-thing/?articleId=69 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> It got me thinking anyway! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:38:21 EST SPRING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485245901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362893988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l584948936.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l448665039.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1071683378.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1443339424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> ch... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:08:12 EST What to order at Panera Bread SP article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901803 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=food_on_the_run_panera_bread </link> <BR> I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! <BR> <BR> "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some seriously impressive nutritional stats. We've included some of them in our top six favorite healthy Panera entrees below, followed by 10 more of our honorable mentions. (Note tha... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:43:17 EST cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901203 <link>thegrommet.com/formaticum-cheese-sto<BR>rage-bags </link> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:34:29 EST tacos for lunch today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901106 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1152060462.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266488744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling <BR> <BR> No recipe used but here is what I did: <BR> <BR> brown ground turkey <BR> brown the onions <BR> use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium <BR> add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) <BR> add canned corn <BR> add some water following the seasoning d... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:23:21 EST Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901102 Why there? family <BR> <BR> But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. <BR> <BR> Please don't discourage me. <BR> <BR> Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. <BR> <BR> Chris Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:12:57 EST Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901097 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l692456515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe <BR> Boston Cream Pie Parfait <BR> <BR> Nutrition factsAmount per Serving <BR> Calories: 128 <BR> Protein: 2.5g <BR> Total Fat: 4.5g <BR> - Saturated Fat: 2.0g <BR> Cholesterol: 60mg <BR> Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g <BR> - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g <BR> - Total Sugar: 11.5g <BR> Sodium: 120mg <BR> <BR> <BR> This recipe transforms a calorie-laden Boston cream pie into a diet-friendly, portion-controlled dess... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:04:12 EST Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901024 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750626 </link> <BR> <BR> I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" people! I never could understand it. <BR> <BR> IOWAGRAMMA--thank you so much for writing about this! <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:54:56 EST Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900789 <BR> <link>www.thekitchn.com/how-to-store-chees<BR>e-what-to-do-100285 </link> <BR> <BR> This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> chef Meg's food storage ideas. <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos.asp?v<BR>ideo=Peek_Inside_a_Healthy_Chef's_Fridge </link> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:24:05 EST Green Mac n' cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900111 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803029519.jpg"> <BR> The recipe is on the following web page: <BR> <link>heatherchristo.com/cooks/2012/11/04/<BR>green-macaroni-and-cheese/ </link> <BR> <BR> Spinach makes it green. <BR> <BR> Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:38 EST Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900096 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068089859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053184643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael-yahne<BR>/mantras_b_6919316.html?ncid=fcbklnkus<BR>hpmg00000030 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits. <BR> <BR> http://liveanddare.com/benefits-of-medit<BR>ation/ Med... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:01 EST Who will be running for Pres. in 2016??????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898300 I hate politics with a passion. I still believe we live in the best country ever. It always had controversy. Now is nothing new. Everyone thinks their period of time is worst. Somehow we have a pretty good life here in the US despite all the grumbling. Many countries have no sane way of getting new leaders. here, we now don't have to fight a war to get new heads of government. I sure hope it stays that way. <BR> <BR> The following article helped me understand who might be running in 2016. ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:56:09 EST Water got into my SPAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898256 I replaced the battery. A little rubber ring fell out. I thought I put it back right. But after today's water class, the SP would not work. I opened it and now am drying it out. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:23:56 EST I did not realize moving our things near Buffalo would cost so much! But a friend ....had an idea fo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898248 A friend volunteered her husband to drive a truck with our stuff from our condo to our new home near buffalo. 400 miles. His wife said he would find some fun to do there to make it a vacation for himself. he once did that and drove his friend's stuff to Alaska! <BR> <BR> I told her to ask him first. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:12:42 EST Your start page--there are at least 2 different formats you can see... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897814 I have it so my tracker info shows up. <BR> <BR> Tracker Details is very motivating for me. I love the various graphs for the week or month, etc. <BR> <BR> And the fitness leader board and the minutes leader board give me something to challenge myself. I used to be around number 80 but lately I am around number 100. <BR> I am still trying to get back to exercising often after shoulder surgery last Dec. 2. <BR> <BR> I think I should be back to regular exercise but my flu and my knee and ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:40:52 EST One more -- I could not resist showing this bunny bread food art! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l804242366.jpg"> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:58:40 EST Food art. Fun to look at. too complicated to make. Enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1995841798.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301075542.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-food-ar<BR>t-bumblebee-spring-snack/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l260707800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This has lovely art made from foods. Enjoy! <BR> <link>www.wellinla.com/florent-tanet-food-<BR>art/2013/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> this l... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:50:36 EST Do you notice what others eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897708 We had family here last Saturday. I noticed the mother of the 6 month old baby fed the baby first before she took a plate of food. She put lasagna and salad on the plate and fed the baby the lasagna. OK. Then she asked her husband to watch the baby while she ate. She got herself lasagna but a much smaller piece than other family members. I ate a good sized piece and went for salad. After the company left--yup--I got into the lasagna again. <BR> <BR> <BR> So that is how this young mother lo... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:30:13 EST Label maker fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897691 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1136760623.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450432079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was between $30 and $40 dollars. It is more than I wanted to spend. But I am thoroughly enjoying the machine. It comes with some white tape. I ordered clear tape with black lettering, too. There are colored tapes, too. I think the tapes are all 1/2 in. wide but you can print smaller and cut the tape down if you want it narrower. <BR> <B... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:59:23 EST Tulips made from plum tomatoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605713304.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>hearthungryblog.com/tag/food-as-art/ </link> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:45:30 EST Clever treats for spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896989 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1219398187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2011/04/<BR>fun-idea-for-easter-brunch-carrot.html <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843579068.jpg"> <BR> Pillsbury dough and food coloring makes the carrot for filling. Potato salad is the filling with I think it is dill sprigs. Note: this is way , way too complicated for me! It is a cute idea though. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:35:22 EST Peeps in a vacuum chamber. Some things I do miss about teaching science! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896685 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302877782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLY<BR>1SGXV_E </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you want some fun, search peeps images online. You will be amazed at all the different kinds there are now! <BR> <BR> Eating them? Well-- NOT. But they are fun. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582307098.jpg"> <BR> Peeps are also made in bunny shapes. There is a "Peeps Show" --I guess it is a ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:09:07 EST 100 Reasons to Exercise-NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896547 "stolen " from a good sparkfriend. Thanks, IAMAGEMLOVER! <BR> And, it is an SP article by Nicole. <BR> <BR> 100 Reasons to Exercise Now <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Because it makes you feel confident <BR> 2. Because it helps you get stronger <BR> 3. Because exercise helps combat depression <BR> 4. Because you'll feel proud of yourself <BR> 5. Because you have goals you want to reach <BR> 6. Because you'll feel bad if you don't <BR> 7. Because you want to move forward, not backward <BR> 8. Because ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:16:10 EST Bronze fitness award--first since shoulder replacement surgery Dec. 2, 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893433 I am happy about the bronze medal this past week. I love the water aerobics, water zumba, and water kick boxing classes. <BR> <BR> Doing anything on land is discouraging for me. Too many aches and pains. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:22:10 EST Handwriting... wow I hit a nerve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893339 We had to choose a "mini course " to teach one year. I wanted to do handwriting. It was turned down. It was for high school students. They really needed it. The powers that be thought it was irrelevant. I can remember how proud I was to learn cursive. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for commenting and even teaching handwriting in your own homes! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:42:11 EST The movie "LUCY." Have you seen this movie? What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893279 <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(2014_fil<BR>m) </link> <BR> <BR> I have not seen this but it was recommended to me. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:39:00 EST Reserch about the importance of handwriting ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1523588252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/w<BR>hats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> So why is it only taught in the very early grades in the Common Core? <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1479354654.jpg"> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:05:28 EST Truvia is not stevia! I just found this out. So use stevia and not Truvia. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891105 <link>www.livestrong.com/article/366165-tr<BR>uvia-vs-stevia/ </link> <BR> <BR> So truvia is almost all a sugar alcohol. It advertises itself as stevia! <BR> <BR> I just looked it up because a book on inflammation said to use stevia and specifically said not Truvia. <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel hoodwinked --yet again by food manufacturers. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following is quoted from the link above: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Truvia Story <BR> <BR> Truvia is marketed ... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:30:03 EST SP article: Nine Ways to get More Out of Your Day-boy do I need this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890069 <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=149 </link> <BR> <BR> I will read it again and pick something I can actually do.... <BR> <BR> I will add to this blog.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Here is the very best one for me! On my spark page I have a goal to just have more fun. I am either working away(slowly) or I am vegging out or actually napping. Fun? Socializing? What's that! Oh--I do make it a point to go to the pool ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 19:57:55 EST Graphs you might actually enjoy. Very clever from Mental Floss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888608 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1550359707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>mentalfloss.com/article/56939/13-gra<BR>phs-laughs </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:20:52 EST I really will clean the house today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888587 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1785316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l504546252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805342270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1161141421.jpg">Great idea--but I need to clean first so I can "freshen." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2028215429.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:56:49 EST Readers' Digest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888582 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1658748566.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hubby and I joke about me waking him up to quote Readers' Digest. <BR> <BR> Now I can tell him I found it online, too! <BR> <BR> <link>www.rd.com/jokes/cartoons </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:52:07 EST What does your appetite monster look like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888020 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231054553.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046823428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653740950.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1563238682.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76158816.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008902453.jpg"> <... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:41:38 EST A very cute but deadly appetite monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888018 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l797190463.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>thebookwormbaby.blogspot.com/2015/02<BR>/the-tragic-tale-of-dwayne-eating-mons<BR>ter.html </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:38:46 EST Tame the appetite monster! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888016 <BR> <BR> By planning ahead and following a few simple tips, you are setting yourself up for success. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 10 Ways to Outwit Your Appetite <BR> <BR> Follow these ingenious tips to keep your appetite under wraps: <BR> 1.Feed it protein for breakfast. You'll be less hungry later on. <BR> 2.Make it climb a flight of stairs. At home, store the most tempting foods way out of reach. For instance, Cornell University food psychologist Brian Wansink, P... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:37:52 EST On my start page. STEP TWO. My other goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886470 I am trying to develop habits that later I won't even think about. <BR> <BR> <BR> Track More Goals <BR> I love using this to reinforce my healthy behaviors. If I change to actually do these things, I know I can keep off any weight I lose. <BR> <BR> Most are YES/NO goals . Only the first one uses a scale of 1 to 10. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Energy level. Functional hours of 10. <BR> (If I get above 4, it is an excellent day. Notice this isn't subjective. It counts ho... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:47:20 EST Worst of my flu fever is past but still not well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885382 I have had enough! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>225</em> I want fresh air and get rid of these germs. <BR> <BR> Someone told me to get meds at the doctor. They always say it is a virus and we have nothing for you, just stuff to reduce symptoms. <BR> <BR> But I guess there are several antiviral drugs now. I am not used to asking for those. <BR> <BR> <BR> I did call my shoulder surgeon to see if I should be on an antibiotic. He said no. I did have one dose last week just before my dental appoint... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:04:34 EST half price now--SPAT-Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885372 <em>543</em> <BR> <BR> I have mine on my shoes always and on my water shoes in the pool. <BR> <BR> It records automatically onto the computer when I walk by. <BR> Nice to know it is half price right now. <em>528</em> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Chris Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:53:56 EST Oh no! How did the flu get me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884276 SP has many articles about the flu--prevention ans treatment--oh and why it is different from a cold. <BR> <BR> And if it a "stomach, intestine" thing it is a different virus. I did not know the flu was primarily respiratory. <BR> <BR> So if you want to know more, do a search on SP for flu. <BR> <BR> Please do everything you can to avoid getting this. I thought I was doing those things but well.... <BR> <BR> I was worried because of my Dec. 2 shoulder replacement. I had just had my tee... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:40:49 EST Useless wasteland --answer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884263 The Grand Canyon <BR> <BR> Well Ives sure missed that boat! <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:15:23 EST SP recipes---healthy swaps for things we love but should not eat often http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884261 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1984 </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:13:31 EST Useless wasteland...where is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882716 Joseph Ives was given the job of looking at a certain area of the US. Here is his summation: <BR> <BR> "A few years later, Ives wrote an extensive report on his mission in which he pronounced the ? a beautiful but essentially useless wasteland. “After entering it there is nothing to do but leave,” he wrote. “Ours has been the first, and will doubtless be the last, party of whites to visit this profitless locality. It seems intended by nature that the ???…shall be forever unvisited and u... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:35:36 EST Can't find my flylady motivational music ~! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882633 It was so upbeat and motivating. Does anyone know what I am talking about? <BR> <BR> Thanks, chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>542</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:18:56 EST Fuhrman's food plate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882598 Use the link below for a bigger picture. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337682772.jpg"> <link>www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyrami<BR>d.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyrami<BR>d.aspx </link> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:03:24 EST Time for Irish Soda Bread--here is one recipe, there are many. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880383 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361255588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants <BR> 4 tablespoons sugar <BR> 1 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt <BR> 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice <BR> 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken <BR> 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten <BR> 1 teaspoon grated orange zest <BR> 1 cup dried currants <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <B... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:25:48 EST Lots more data about coconut oil... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880147 <link>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_oil </link> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:00:03 EST Coconut oil better? Well, no real proof. Darn. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880146 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480653261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From Nutrition Action Newsletter: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.cspinet.org/nah/articles/coconut<BR>-oil.html </link> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:59:13 EST SP cardio for people with joint pain-Jessica Smith free videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878935 <BR> <BR> <link>www.jessicasmithtv.com/free-workout-<BR>videos/ </link> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:34:16 EST Book name: Resilience by Jesse Close http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878266 Enjoy! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:54:51 EST