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/ 12-17-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834262 “If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out.” ~Jean Kerr Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:47:54 EST 12-16-2014 White Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833730 White Christmas - A Boomer's History <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Here are a few things you might not know about this American film classic: <BR> <BR> Ageless Love: Crosby's on-screen love interest, Rosemary Clooney (George's aunt) was 26; he was 51. <BR> <BR> Sister Act: Clooney and Vera-Ellen play show-biz sisters Betty and Judy Haynes. Vera-Ellen couldn't sing, so Clooney sang both parts in the film's "Sisters"... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:27:13 EST 12-15-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833218 Heading home from Minnesota. Totally enjoyed the baptism of my nephew Sammy. Also totally enjoyed seeing all my family! Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:41:39 EST 12-14-14 In Minnesota (Pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832670 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l901351994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me with my precious nephew Sammy and his sister Lilly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532857803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our hotel room <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434145872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our hotel room <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l737297345.jpg"> <BR> <BR> View from 8th floor where our room is located Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:02:23 EST 12-13-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832242 “I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” ~Erma Bombeck Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:08:19 EST 12-12-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831754 “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.” ~Mae West Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:09:59 EST 12-11-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831226 “The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.” ~Unknown Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:15:44 EST 12-10-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830648 “The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books – how not to eat what you’ve just learned how to cook.” ~Andy Rooney Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:24:17 EST 12-09-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830100 “The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.” ~Unknown Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:43:41 EST 12-08-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829495 “A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit.” ~Unknown Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:28:30 EST 12-07-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828953 “Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.” ~Dan Bennett Sun, 7 Dec 2014 05:54:33 EST 12-06-2014 - Full Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828483 <em>31</em> <BR> <BR> On Saturday (or Sunday for certain time zones) is the last full moon of the year 2014, and in short, magic moments, tranquility and contemplation are blinking through the curtain of all those thoughts, tasks and appointments, with which December is filled. It almost seems, as if one has to fight for tranquility? But all we did is, we forgot to remember this inner freedom. As soon as we enter this space, we can exhale. At any time. Our world happens much more inside o... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:28:02 EST 12-05-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827931 “I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” ~Dolly Parton Fri, 5 Dec 2014 05:47:10 EST 12-04-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827344 “The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it.” ~Jackie Gleason <BR> <BR> But not us Sparkers - we stick to our guns, right? Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:27:00 EST 12-03-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826783 “I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days.” ~Totie Fields Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:37:36 EST 12-02-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826190 “Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.” ~Robert Orben Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:20:28 EST 12-01-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825586 “We are torn between a craving to know and the despair of having known.” ~Unknown Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:36:31 EST 11-30-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825058 "The road to success is dotted with many parking places." -Unknown Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:40:42 EST 11-29-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824546 “Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” ~Unknown Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:28:40 EST 11-28-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824130 "In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by." -Lucille Ball <BR> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:46:18 EST 11-27-2014 Happy Thanksgiving to all my Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823689 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1588478873.jpg"> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:01:45 EST 11-26-2014 Try This: Mess Up More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823170 Learning a new skill? Go ahead and screw up a few times. Your brain's motor-control center, the cerebellum, has a coaching mechanism that automatically and unconsciously logs - and then learns from - errors, speeding you toward better proficiency with every gaffe you make. <BR> <BR> (From Prevention Magazine) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:53:28 EST 11-25-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822612 “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” ~Thomas Jefferson Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:07:00 EST 11-24-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822055 “We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” ~Helen Keller Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:37:19 EST 11-23-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821450 Today starts National Game & Puzzle Week. <BR> <BR> Doing games and puzzles can really help keep your brain active. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:12:19 EST 11-22-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820969 “Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.” ~Zig Ziglar Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:27:18 EST 11-21-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820473 “No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” ~Bill Phillips Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:05:33 EST 11-20-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819929 “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:29:25 EST 11-19-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819311 “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 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:22:42 EST 11-18-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818726 “Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~Earl Gray Stevens Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:21:27 EST 11-17-2014 Falling Dominoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818123 In 1998, a group in the Netherlands attempted to break the world record for the greatest number of toppled dominoes. The producer, Robin Paul Weijers (also known as Mr. Domino) televised the magnificent feat, allowing viewers to witness the toppling of over 1.6 million dominoes. Ever seen that amazing event, Domino Day has been celebrated every November in the Netherlands, with master domino topplers attempting to establish a new world record on live television. <BR> <BR> These domino cour... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:38:26 EST 11-16-2014 - Common Sense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817587 People often tell us to use our common sense. Politicians always brag about their common sense solutions to problems. But, as Frank Lloyd Wright said, "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense." <BR> <BR> Common sense is defined as sound judgment gathered from experience rather than from a book, and it requires that a vast number of people share the same judgments. However, it often seems that common sense is neither common nor sense. <BR> <BR> November 4th is Use Your Common S... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:55:38 EST 11-15-2014 - A Lucky Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817112 Approximately 88% of Americans will eat turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner. It is unclear how many of them will make a wish on the wishbone. This strange tradition requires removing the Y-shaped furcula (or wishbone) from the bird, drying it out, and then tugging on opposite ends by two "wishers." The wisher who holds the largest part of the bone when it snaps gets their wish granted. <BR> <BR> While Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, the tradition of making a wish upon a wish... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:51:52 EST 11-14-2014 Fun photo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816535 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1381180707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My sister saw this guy in a beauty shop and made me "kiss" him! <em>334</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:52:38 EST 11-13-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815946 “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.” ~William Jennings Bryan Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:21:11 EST 11-12-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815352 “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~Rosalynn Carter Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:45:39 EST Veteran's Day 11-11-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814660 <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you for your service (to all the Veterans and Current Service Men and Women) <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:30:44 EST 11-10-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813980 “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~Raymond Lindquist Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:04:16 EST 11-09-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813400 “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~Nelson Mandela Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:12:53 EST 11-08-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812922 “Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.” ~Dr. Robert Anthony Sat, 8 Nov 2014 05:55:14 EST 11-07-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812353 Calories are tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night. <em>334</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 05:49:14 EST 11-06-2014 Pictures of my new twin nieces http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811751 My twin great-nieces were born in Dubai yesterday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1055451570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ana Ruth <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788535103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Estella Marie Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:22:53 EST 11-05-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811109 Yesterday is history <BR> Tomorrow is a mystery <BR> Today is a gift. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:38:46 EST 11-04-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810501 I can't clean because I get distracted by all the cool stuff I find. <em>334</em> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:53:11 EST 11-03-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809718 You must not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 05:37:12 EST 11-02-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809126 Life is all about how you handle Plan B. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 07:25:11 EST 11-01-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808496 Sweat is fat crying. <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 06:18:49 EST 10-31-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807932 In a world where you can be anything --------- be yourself. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:26:21 EST 10-30-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807352 Fall seven times - stand up eight. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:27:02 EST 10-29-2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806739 It's never too late to become who you always wanted to be. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:35:55 EST