FERRETLOVER1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FERRETLOVER1 FERRETLOVER1'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/ 07-06-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956193 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/730fd888-0a46-48e7-9a7b-a3ca0be239b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> National Kissing Day is today! Enjoy! Mon, 6 Jul 2015 06:45:37 EST 07-05-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955704 "History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." <BR> <BR> —Percy Bysshe Shelley <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:24:33 EST 07-04-2015 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955245 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4e4c362-9f19-469d-b61f-caecf0d12ff8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HAPPY 4th OF JULY! <BR> <BR> As freedom rings this Fourth of July, explore these facts about the Declaration of Independence. <BR> <BR> Initial autograph. John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, was the first to sign the document. His signature is the largest, and the term "John Hancock" remains a common expression for a signature. <BR> <BR> Striking script. Historians say Ti... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 06:52:35 EST 07-03-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4c7d6a9-ce57-45c4-8c9c-5784a3bda396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Statue of Liberty is among America's most famous national monuments. Here are some little-known facts about the icon: <BR> <BR> •The city of Boston put in a bid for it. <BR> <BR> •Its creator, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, wanted it to be covered in gold so that it would be visible at night. <BR> <BR> •Inventor Thomas Edison said he was designing a huge phonograph disc for the sta... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:45:57 EST 07-02-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/008f5508-736b-4ba6-85bb-ed4c0d6aaed9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> You could say these cities celebrate American patriotism every day of the year: Freedom, Calif.; Independence, Iowa; Liberty, Mo.; and Patriot, Ind. <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 06:53:22 EST 06-30-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953164 Today, June 30, 2015, gets a Leap Year second...what will you do with that extra time? Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:50:44 EST 06-29-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952553 “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ~M. Scott Peck Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:37:38 EST 06-28-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/307478d2-efaa-4509-bed7-af86df768ab4.jpg"> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:03:03 EST 06-27-2015 Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da7a8938-a4ef-46c8-82fc-28a45918c2e6.jpg"> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:36:16 EST 06-26-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951158 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07f4a3c2-1975-4168-bc48-6ee55c44567e.jpg"> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:13:52 EST 06-25-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950656 “Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” ~Barbara Sher Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:16:33 EST 06-24-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950107 “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:31:33 EST 06-23-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949579 "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:44:47 EST 06-21-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948968 Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 04:39:34 EST 06-21-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948521 Happy Father's Day! Be sure to tell your Dad or father figure just how much you love him. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 07:38:06 EST 06-20-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948271 Cliff & I are visiting family in MN. We were supposed to be taking Dad & his friend out for Father's Day, but he went into the hospital for heart/breathing problems today unexpectedly. Hopefully, he'll be up for visitors tomorrow. So instead, today we will have a cookout with Cliff's brother & his family and his sister & her family. Please keep good thoughts for Cliff's dad. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:17:28 EST 06-19-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947586 “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” ~Napoleon Hill Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:55:00 EST 06-18-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947033 “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:54:51 EST 06-17-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946480 Your Body on a Lack of Sleep <BR> <BR> If you regularly miss the 7-hour mark, morning crankiness is the least of your worries. Here are six reasons to put away the tablet/iPhone/whatever is keeping you up and hit the sheets: <BR> <BR> Weight Gain <BR> <BR> Sleeping fewer than 6 hours ups obesity risk 30%. One study found that women who slept fewer than 5 hours ate 329more calories the next day. <BR> <BR> Poor Immunity <BR> <BR> People who sleep fewer than 7 hours are nearly 3 times mor... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:41:50 EST 06-16-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945911 "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:33:00 EST 06-15-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945311 Life always offers you a second chance...it is called tomorrow! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:07:00 EST 6-14-2015 Finley update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944786 I thought I would update you all on Finley. After fighting for his life, thanks to all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts and wishes to him... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33fa7bfc-2d40-421b-9766-d2f0bd39f9ae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3e5ebd6-ed85-466c-abb1-9790ac819055.jpg"> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:54:10 EST 06-13-2015 - Morton Arboretum-Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944324 Spend the day yesterday at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eeb50f61-39da-4e58-996d-38869842cb4b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d143818-5d8f-412b-b960-166f31ee02da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7032b286-ff23-4ae0-9cfe-24379ab28588.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2f8d035-7380-4523-97b3-7c0f3d275646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:29:13 EST 6-12-2015 - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943827 I was this close to this goose family at a local mall last night while walking with 2 friends of mine - awesome! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/681f622d-103b-4f5c-bba0-0054e8923f9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d3db3b9-f38f-4a2f-9ade-bb80452bb790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1a0419b-cd14-4811-8477-2d3394e08d55.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be5a378b-cb24-4... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:55:10 EST 06-11-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943291 Love and Live every minute of your life. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:39:26 EST 06-10-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942725 Train your mind to see the good in every situation. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:17:18 EST 06-09-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942171 Never put your key to happiness in someone else's pocket. Tue, 9 Jun 2015 07:10:16 EST 06-08-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941573 The secret to eating healthy is to avoid any food that has a tv commercial! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:06:28 EST 06-07-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941034 If life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate! <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>493</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2015 06:36:28 EST 06-06-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f74d79b-6958-44b9-aa11-c5b722fbd959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is National Doughnut Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> UPDATE: Ooops - I was just informed that National Doughnut Day was actually yesterday! :-( Sat, 6 Jun 2015 06:56:36 EST 06-04-2015 Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939432 <em>334</em> Today I ate a cupcake without sprinkles. Diets are hard. <em>246</em> <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 06:11:54 EST 06-03-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938880 EVERY MINUTE COUNTS (REALLY!) <BR> <BR> One more reason to trash an all-or-nothing work-out mentality: Walking just 20 minutes a day could add years to your life. After following more than 334,000 adults for 12 years, researchers found that, compared with inactive people, those who consistently logged at least 20 daily minutes of moderate exercise were more than 20% less likely to die prematurely than their more chair-bound counterparts. "Even a brief amount of activity can have considera... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 06:48:13 EST 06-02-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938290 "Relish everything that's inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the light...everything. And that makes for a full life." -Anthony Hopkins Tue, 2 Jun 2015 06:41:30 EST 06-01-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937672 "Take risks in life and scare yourself. You have to push beyond your comfort zone in order to grow." -Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Mon, 1 Jun 2015 06:56:05 EST 05-31-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937118 WHICH IS BETTER... <BR> <BR> A "Cheat Day" once a week or A Little Treat Every Day? <BR> <BR> Enjoy small splurges. "A food cheat day can get out of hand," says Lori Williams, R.D., a dietitian at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. You could end up consuming as much as 2,000 additional calories, and then there's the bloating, GI issues and guilt. On the other hand, having a small portion (about 100 to 150 calories) of something delicious every day makes you less likely to fee... Sun, 31 May 2015 06:58:02 EST 05-30-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936616 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/563e50e1-fb68-4518-938e-646648f244e7.jpg"> Sat, 30 May 2015 06:25:11 EST 05-29-2015 - Funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936085 I'm still hot. It just comes in flashes <BR> <BR> This too shall pass - painfully like a kidney stone - but it will pass. Fri, 29 May 2015 06:12:46 EST 05-28-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935557 In a world where you can be anything, be yourself. Thu, 28 May 2015 07:20:22 EST 05-26-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934359 DOG LESSONS FOR PEOPLE <BR> <BR> Enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk. <BR> <BR> Run and play daily. <BR> <BR> Be loyal, faithful, and quick to forgive. <BR> <BR> Always drink plenty of water. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's best to sit close and listen. <BR> <BR> Follow your instincts. <BR> <BR> Keep digging until you find what you want. <BR> <BR> Avoid biting when a growl will do. <BR> <BR> Accept all of life's treats with gratitude. <BR> <BR> Love unconditionally. <BR> <BR> <em>200</e... Tue, 26 May 2015 06:17:26 EST 05-25-2015 - Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933799 <em>232</em> Enjoy your Memorial Day...and be sure to say thank you to all the vets and servicemen and women you see. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49e9aa05-63e7-4035-95e7-02fe5682f7f1.png"> Mon, 25 May 2015 06:24:13 EST 05-24-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933343 Well, we are back home after a very enjoyable vacation. The 65th birthday party we gave for my sister was very successful - everyone had a great time! We also enjoyed working a stop for the Wilmington Grand Prix bike race, ushering for a movie at Theater N in Wilmington, and I also did Jazzercise (for Seniors so pretty low impact) for the first time. <BR> <BR> Then we went on to Stroudsburg, PA to visit some really close friends where we saw the classic movie "The Blues Brothers", ate at... Sun, 24 May 2015 06:46:59 EST This is what comes from having too much time on our hands 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930813 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1273077032.jpg"> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:26:29 EST This is what comes from having too much time on our hands! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930807 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1156193582.jpg"> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:20:54 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928452 Cliff & I are heading to DE to celebrate my sister's 65th birthday. We're throwing her a party! I will not be on Spark People much while we're on vacation. Don't forget me while I'm MIA. Fri, 15 May 2015 06:44:55 EST 05-13-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927320 Have only one rule: <BR> <BR> Be your wild, courageous, brilliant self every single day. No matter what. Wed, 13 May 2015 06:30:53 EST 05-12-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926792 Yesterday is a wind at your back. <BR> <BR> Today is a gift. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a promise of hope. <BR> Tue, 12 May 2015 08:09:04 EST So Cool!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926569 This is so AWESOME! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726342978.jpg"> Mon, 11 May 2015 20:39:03 EST 05-11-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926191 I am so very proud of myself. I had uninstalled a program from my computer. When I went back in to some of my favorite sites - they weren't working correctly. I am not computer literate, but this morning, I decided to try something which would restore my computer back to what it was before I did anything to it. <BR> <BR> I was shaking and truly frightened...pretty much anything that has to do with the computer settings scares the heck out of me. <BR> <BR> Well, I took the plunge and hit ... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:40:06 EST 05-10-2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925626 The 3 C's of Life: <BR> <BR> You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or your life will never CHANGE. Sun, 10 May 2015 06:18:57 EST Finley and his sister Cece at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925500 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l977706294.jpg"> Sat, 9 May 2015 22:10:32 EST