GODS_TEMPLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GODS%5FTEMPLE GODS_TEMPLE'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/ Thought you would enjoy this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178480 This teacher went the extra mile to show how much she loved her students. <BR> <BR> <link>omeleto.com/225325/ </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:32:05 EST For all the great teachers in the world... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171100 I saw this TED talk and just had to share it with you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFnMTHhKdkw </link> Fri, 27 May 2016 00:26:19 EST Exercizing through the ages... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069822 The funny thing is that I have one of the things they show as being from the 1970s. I got it at a garage sale! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/13867/100-Y<BR>ears-of-Workout-Style/#.Vph_R_HuqHo </link> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:20:52 EST Make ahead crock pot meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059498 Here's an interesting concept for make ahead crock pot meals. Getting all the ingredients ready in Ziploc bags and freezing them works really well for bulk prepping. <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/cro<BR>ck-pot-dump-dinners#.ojKna2YZ5 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04c5e3d9-1b2a-4fb1-8611-f89945d1325b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's also a link for vegetarian meals. <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/veg<BR>etarian-dump-dinners-... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 23:34:05 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057552 Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 23:55:38 EST This is a beautiful Christmas song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052205 I hope you enjoy this wonderful message. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQZfavrBBPI </link> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:31:27 EST A little about me...borrowed from another blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993736 Where is your cell phone? on the table by my recliner <BR> <BR> X Spouse? passed away <BR> <BR> Your hair? dirty blond/light brown with a lot of gray - mostly on top <BR> <BR> Your mother? waiting for me in Heaven <BR> <BR> Your father? With Mom <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? reading <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? can't remember any <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? water, zero calorie flavored water <BR> <BR> What room are you in? den/pantry/sewing room...it's a long room <BR> <BR> Your h... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 22:27:42 EST Let's get out the colors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978029 According To Psychologists, Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation <BR> <BR> <BR> By Jenny Brown <BR> <BR> As of the time of this publication, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. Coloring is a hobby that we typically think only little toddlers and kindergartners would enjoy, but it turns out that even adults can benefit from it. <BR> <BR> Coloring is a low-stress activity that allows an individual to unlock their creative potential. More importantly... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:22:29 EST For all the teachers out there in Spark land... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970442 Just thought I'd share this video to help you get started right this year. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/veronicapooh.nash/v<BR>ideos/10207449760263878/?pnref=story </link> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 20:04:24 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925882 This is from my devotion this morning, and I thought you might like it. <BR> <BR> We all know kids have their own special way of thinking, and I’m always amazed (even though what they say can be funny) at how much wisdom is found in the way they view the world. These are questions put to elementary-aged children about moms. Some of these, you may have seen before and if you have, read them again! Happy Mother’s Day! <BR> <BR> Why did God make mothers? <BR> 1. She’s the only one who knows wh... Sun, 10 May 2015 16:44:47 EST Amazing art. Just had to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878865 We sometimes think our problems are too hard to overcome, but when you see what this man has overcome to create these beautiful works of art, you'll never complain again. <BR> <BR> <link>biggeekdad.com/2015/02/amazing-typew<BR>riter-artist/ </link> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:56:09 EST What would happen if... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873561 Did you ever wonder what would happen if animals ate fast food? <BR> <BR> Take a peek... <BR> <BR> <link>biggeekdad.com/2013/03/if-animals-at<BR>e-fast-food/ </link> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:15:37 EST You think YOUR weather is bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868620 This is the funniest weather report I've ever seen! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <link>biggeekdad.com/2015/02/crazy-arizona<BR>-weather/ </link> <BR> <BR> Seems like something went wrong in the computer, but the weatherman just ad-libbed, and did a great job. <em>334</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:55:21 EST Reflections, Perspectives or Distortions of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842433 As 2014 quickly draws to a close, I've been thinking about my year at SP...and the changes that have occurred in my life. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of 2014, I was well on my way to achieving my wildest dream...having a thinner and healthier body. <BR> <BR> At that time, however, I wasn't thinking about having to change my PERSPECTIVE, too. I was just rolling along with the flow of the weight loss, not ever considering the other changes I'd have to make along the way... <BR> <BR> Case... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 01:06:36 EST Please make yourself PERFECTLY CLEAR... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838048 Have you ever asked someone to pick something up at the store, just to have them come home with something other than what you really wanted? <BR> <BR> This is especially true when sending your DH to the store (sorry guys, but you know it's true) <BR> <BR> I have found the best remedy for this is to either write things down in minute detail...or better yet, just go to the store myself! <BR> <BR> Case in point: <BR> <BR> This is a video by Jeanne Robertson about sending her DH to the grocer... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:55:31 EST What are YOU most Thankful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823664 I've been looking online for a Thanksgiving quote...and I've found some very revealing things about some Thanksgiving attitudes... <BR> <BR> Let's see if you and I can relate to any of these? <BR> <BR> ************ <BR> <BR> Is your family great FOOTBALL enthusiasts? <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck <BR> <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> Is the FOOD what you... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:51:26 EST I'm Beside Myself...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817509 Today, November 15, 2014, is my 2 year Sparkversary. <BR> <BR> If anyone would have told me 2 years ago that I could lose myself...and find myself at the same time, I would have thought they were crazy! That was a totally foreign concept to me at that time. <BR> <BR> However, as time passed...and I used the tools on SparkPeople to their best advantage, I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel. <BR> <BR> No longer did I have the mindset that I would be HUGE for the rest of my li... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:40:42 EST In Honor of those who died...9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777659 Just saw this video, and had to share. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/10220/In-My<BR>-Seat---A-Pilot%27s-Story-from-Sept-10<BR>th---11th/#.VBFK_kgcTeY </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:28:50 EST The clock pendulum... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769048 I just read this in a book by Ruth Bell Graham, "Legacy of a Pack Rat", and I wanted to share it with all my Spark friends. <BR> <BR> It seemed to fit right in with our philosophy... <BR> <BR> It was sent to her by Pastor Freyer in Mequon, Wisconsin. <BR> <BR> *** <BR> <BR> There was once a clock pendulum waiting to be fixed. It began to calculate how long it would be expected to tick day and night, so many times a minute, sixty times every hour, twenty-four hours every day and three hun... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:20:41 EST Updated Pictures - for my normal BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765781 I figured it was time to show you some real pictures...instead of just avatars. <BR> <BR> As of this morning, I now weigh under 150 pounds...just...but I'll take it. The pictures below are from my beginning weight of 272 on November 14, 2012 to today's weight of 149.4 on August 23, 2014 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1933356937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made a collage of the front view also, but for some reason it wont upload, so I just put them separately. <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:17:16 EST I'm NORMAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742295 This is the day I've been waiting for. I've reached another milestone! <BR> <BR> When I started my journey, I didn't dare to dream this day would come...especially not this soon. But, I'm really at a NORMAL BMI! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Remembering me at my largest: November 14, 2012...272 pounds...BMI 43.9...Obese Class 3 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114843184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now, here's my avatar for my weight today: July 19, 2014...153.4...BMI 24.... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:48:35 EST Have you been to the Jim this morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741863 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696482196.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or better yet, why not go to the GYM for a healthy start to your morning? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:31:18 EST My journey so far...and what is still to come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690956 I started my weight loss journey on November 14, 2012. At that time, I weighted 272 pounds...BMI 43.9...Obese Class 3. Here's a picture of 'virtual' me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1804929551.jpg"> <BR> Of course I think I looked more like this: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1806133647.jpg"> <BR> <BR> By May of 2013 I was down to 232 pounds...BMI 37.4...Obese Class 2. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445474383.... Fri, 9 May 2014 00:04:10 EST The MOST Important Job in the World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674663 Wonderful video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/8573/World%<BR>27s-Toughest-Job!/#.U1CF5Mf63eY </link> <BR> <BR> If you still have your mom with you, thank her on Mother's Day (and every other day of the year)! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:37 EST How to stay youthful by Joe McKeever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665397 This was written by a friend, Dr. Joe McKeever, and I thought everyone should have a chance to read it... <BR> <BR> <BR> How to stay youthful all the way home <BR> Posted on April 5, 2014 by Joe <BR> <BR> “They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green….” (Psalm 92:14). <BR> <BR> It occurs to me that there is one article I can write which Rick Warren cannot (not yet anyway), which Thom Rainer is not ready to write, and which some people couldn’t come up ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:21:36 EST Starling Murmurations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648760 God's creation is awesome! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/8168/Dylan-<BR>Winter-and-the-Starling-Murmurations/#<BR>.UyUSLl763eY </link> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:56:37 EST CHEW your FOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648022 Do you remember when your mom used to tell you to chew your food 32 times before you swallow it? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2018666629.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, it turns out she wasn't doing that just to make you sit at the table longer, so she could spend more time with you...or just to irritate you. <BR> <BR> Chewing your food for a long time has many good side effects... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924428425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Chewing... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:08:31 EST I May Not Be... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630544 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031497907.jpg"> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:33:30 EST You can reach any goal you set your heart on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628537 I just saw this wonderful video that will give your heart a lift...I know it did mine. Of course, since the man in the video is from my home State...it makes it even more special to me. <BR> <BR> ******* <BR> <BR> 'Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place, but Gabe Sonnier will tell you his journey proves it's not where you start, it's how you finish.' <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/7972/School<... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:21:09 EST How To Make A Baby... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614517 How to make a baby... by Canadian photographer Patrice Laroche <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349152596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l96260959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452323791.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924411273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485859230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:14:18 EST What Have YOU Lost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609488 I saw this list a while back, and kept it as a reminder. When we start losing weight, we think our journey will take forever. After we've lost a good bit we start thinking...it's really not that hard. Then we slow down...OR EVEN PLATEAU...and we go back to thinking...THIS IS GOING TO TAKE FOREEEEEEVER!!! <BR> <BR> So, sit back, take a deep breath...and feast your eyes on what you've REALLY accomplished. <BR> <BR> According to this chart, I've lost 'a new born calf AND a rack of baby back... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:28:31 EST Intelligence Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604907 <BR> For all my intelligent (smart) friends, this will really make you think. This is serious stuff - so play close attention. <BR> <BR> Good luck. <BR> <BR> This test is to ascertain your mental state now…. <BR> <BR> If you get one right you are doing ok; if you get none right you better go for counseling. <BR> <BR> The Giraffe Test <BR> There are 4 questions. Don’t miss one. <BR> <BR> 1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? <BR> <BR> Stop and think about it and decide on yo... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:26:50 EST The strangest conversation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600836 I had a very strange conversation tonight at Bible study... <BR> <BR> I've been going to this Bible study for about 8 years, so when my weight loss started showing, everyone was excited for me. Each week many of the group mentions my weight loss, and often ask 'How much now?'. <BR> <BR> I guess one of the ladies hasn't been in on our conversations when I've talked about how I'm losing the weight (even though I know I've sent the website information to them all) <BR> <BR> Anyway...this i... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:37:58 EST Get your exercise while you work on your computer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593131 I just ran across this great website. Everyone who spends all day sitting at a desk needs to ask their company to run out and buy these for everyone. It will revolutionize the business world! <BR> <BR> <link>www.treaddesk.com/ </link> You can look at the video to get more information, and a demonstration. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478487885.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As you saw in the video, the desk is adjustable, so you can take a break and sit for a spell! ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:42:52 EST What Will You Do When You Grow Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589839 I just decided what I want to do when I 'grow up'? <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy this video. It's amazing what people can do! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/BOjOGKu3jTc </link> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:22:41 EST A New Exercise Program! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589814 This was shared by a Spark friend (Thanks LYNNWANNABE) <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXJl1fuFAKU&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:33:17 EST Anything Can Happen If YOU Believe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589813 This video has a sad beginning, but please watch it all the way to the end...to find the miracle! <BR> <BR> WARNING: Have your hankies ready! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/7571/Daisy-<BR>--the-Little-Pup-Who-Believed/#.UtDiQ_<BR>ZPHeZ </link> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:28:41 EST Very Interesting Fact About Penguins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587136 I got this email, and it was so interesting and informative, I just had to share it. <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go? <BR> <BR> Wonder no more!!!!!!! It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a fo... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:47:33 EST Starting The New Year Off On The Right Foot - Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580225 Today's lesson concerns exercise... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l258713688.jpg"> <BR> No...not that kind of exercise! It takes more than trying to fool our brains, to lose weight. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l57059425.jpg"> <BR> Yes...that's right...only a difference of 500 calories a day, and you can lose 1 pound a week!!! <BR> So, let's see how that can be done... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75655392.jpg"> ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:52:29 EST Starting The New Year Off On The Right Foot - Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578480 We just entered a brand New Year... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294168662.jpg"> <BR> ...and all the fireworks are behind us... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2113250561.jpg"> <BR> ...so it's time to get back to basics if we want this weight loss journey to turn out Right! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1344727205.jpg"> <BR> I know we're all smart enough about this weight loss business, so we don't need to run out... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:06:04 EST Christmas Quotes by some people you may know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570737 "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." –– Erma Bombeck <BR> <BR> "Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive." –– Robert Lynd <BR> <BR> "Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for havi... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:50:51 EST Oreo Christmas Coal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566748 I added a delicious recipe to SP. I didn't make it up, just changed a recipe I found on Pintrest. Everyone who has tasted it has told me how yummy it is...and I totally agree. Just wanted to share in case you wanted to make it for Christmas. By the way, it's super easy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1138387374.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2631583 </link> <BR> <BR> Forgot to mention...I 'served' it in a pap... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:17:50 EST Tis The Reason! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564319 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880011451.jpg"> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 15:39:18 EST The Emu Tango! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563874 Saw this cute video, and had to share. Hope you all enjoy it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/7254/Emu-Ta<BR>ngo-%28Emu-vs.-Weasel-Ball%29/#.UqvJXI<BR>1PHeZ </link> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:00:48 EST Why Friends Are Important! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498801 Friends are always there when you need them... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631460678.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They always have your back... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373010386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They guide you so you wont stray... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l279850967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But most importantly, they just sit and listen when you need someone to talk to... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:10:47 EST My Progress - with Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479147 When I started my journey on November 14, 2013, I didn't have the foggiest idea I would have come so far in such a short amount of time. <BR> <BR> Oh...not that I'm complaining, or anything! I just figured it would have taken longer to lose 66 pounds. <BR> <BR> Having not done any exercise for most of my life, I thought it would take longer to build up to the level I'm at, also. <BR> <BR> BUT...the proof is definitely in the pictures...and on the scale! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:54:21 EST I Am Not A Writer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473147 As you've probably figured out by now...I don't like to write. My mom loved to write. During WWII she wrote to about 100 soldiers every month. During her latter years, she sometimes wrote to well over 100 people each month, just to cheer them up. By that time, she had a copier, so she just had to write one 'quote sheet' or 'joke sheet' or what she referred to as 'one liners' and then make copies...but she still addressed most of the envelopes by hand, and sometimes added a personal letter... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 04:20:21 EST Need A Laugh Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449280 I was sitting here going through my emails and just had to share this one with you. It was too good to keep to myself. <BR> <BR> The little girl seems to be an Elvis fan...so this is for you other Elvis fans out there! <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/6261/Ella-M<BR>ae-sings-%22An-American-Trilogy%22-by-<BR>Elvis/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy this as much as DD and I did. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 21:31:21 EST We All Need Somebody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423198 I saw this video, and it made me think about how much we need each other. <BR> <BR> Yes...we could do this by ourselves, but it would be so much more difficult. An encouraging word from a friend can go a long way to helping us get back on track...or not getting off the track in the first place. A gentle nudge in the right direction can mean the difference between success and failure. <BR> <BR> So, when you see a friend who has fallen, remember the lesson of the TURTLE, and give that GEN... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:20:57 EST A Funny Thing Happened To Me Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420122 I am not a breakfast eater! I have been, for most of my life, skipping that most important meal of the day...simply because i wasn't hungry til several hours after awakening. I definitely don't have anything against 'breakfast'. As a matter of fact, I often ate (and still do eat) breakfast foods for supper. <BR> <BR> But, since starting SP, and reading about metabolism, I have been eating soon after waking up...even if just a Zone Perfect Bar...just to kick start my metabolism to help wit... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 20:32:13 EST