DAWNSINGS9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAWNSINGS9 DAWNSINGS9'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 Thanksgiving thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823433 Happy "Count Your Many Blessings" Day! <BR> <BR> Recently, I got to thinking... shouldn't we take a moment every day to count our blessings? Life all around us may appear to be chaotic - yet, the earth continues to work with a clock-like regularity. Autumn yields to winter; many-colored leaves give way to gravity and fall into cozy gatherings on lawns and walkways, before noisily scattering with a gusty breeze hot on their tails; hearts yearn for hearth and home while holiday memories pull... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:34:13 EST Computer screen died, new computer today, no time for anything else. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238153 Well, my old computer gave up the ghost. I bought a very inexpensive lenovo from Fry's. It is so different from my old computer. For one thing it has windows 8 installed. Also, I can't get used to the touch pad on this. I'm constantly being brought back to the windows 8 tile page. It's driving me crazy! <BR> <BR> One cool thing however, is that it has a voice recognition program. I can operate most of the computers functions using voice only. The only trouble is, I'm having a heck of... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 02:44:14 EST Choosing to be grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235083 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1089934769.jpg"> <BR> In life, we experience many highs and lows, new life - and death; no one said it would be easy, right? Last week, my first as part of SparkPeople, was great! I lost 4 pounds, tried some great new recipes, had fun keeping track of my food. This week was more than a little bit challenging. <BR> <BR> We all have troubling times; at some point, we all find ourselves staring death in the face; no matter how organized we ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:15:40 EST Great week - Greater day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223913 I am too tired to go through the rigmarole of doing a video blog tonight. I am very pleased with the results of my 1st week on Spark People. I haven't ever been successful at tracking my eating. Just writing down what I ate in a general fashion, not being knowledgeable in nutrition (calories, etc) was not very helpful or enlightening. Being able to see how many calories, how much fat, how many carbs and how much protein I am getting in my meals (as well as other nutritional facts) is HUGE t... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 03:27:28 EST Souplantation doesn't supplant my goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217912 Good day - Took control of my eating when I went out to Souplantation Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:12:38 EST 2nd Video Blog - made 1.19.13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215051 Busy day volunteering some time for our Compton Day (www.JustDoGood.org) then spent 4 hours working in our garage. Got SO much cleaned out - YAY! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:32:20 EST 1st Blog - 1.18.13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215040 My first day on Spark People. I hope to do this most nights to reflect on my day. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:01:54 EST