GOLFGMA's SparkPeople Blog GOLFGMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Bones(part 3) Using more weight with more energy will strengthen the bones. Increasing the reps with less rest time give more results. There are numerous exercises that involve cardio and strength. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exercise that puts stress on our bones such as a little jump or running will cause the bones to react and become stronger. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:04:02 EST Bones(Part 2) Adding to the issue of building our bones to prevent osteoporosis we can do body weight exercise. We have so many choices for these with directions for doing them properly here on Spark People........... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> and <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:46:17 EST Bones(part 1) The blog is regarding an article I read here on SP which made me think more about making my bones healthier and choosing exercise that would MOST benefit my age group. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The article suggests load bearing exercising to increase pressure as being better to increase power and bone density. <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:24 EST Changing Habits I have discovered that I love challenges. Challenges on SP are fun because with any goal you need a plan for reaching the goal. With challenges on SP we are given ways for reaching the goal so the planning is there for us to follow for success. The articles we read are supportive and exercises are sometimes planned for us. <BR> <BR> My challenge beginning in January was "Tame The Sweet tooth" I had avoided this challenge for months because I love sweets and knew it would be hard to give ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:28:21 EST Terrible Feeling Here we are 12 days into the new year and all was well until I stepped on the old <em>192</em> today. Last week when I stepped on it I was <em>20</em> and pleased that after 7 days I had dropped 1.5 pounds. <BR> <BR> This week is another matter................I must be unbalanced <em>46</em> . <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thought I had the food under control with getting in my 5 <em>277</em> fruits an... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:07:18 EST Love This Recipe <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have made this recipe many times and DH and I had it again this evening. This is "Crustless Spinach and Feta Cheese Quiche" and can be found easily in RECIPES. <BR> <BR> I added turkey sausage and a fresh orange with the quiche. We had sugar free wheat toast with it for a filling meal. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:09:23 EST Lifesavers <em>576</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> Spark friends it is cold outside! Realizing this we have to make choices for whether we can still meet our exercise goals. For any who love snow and are able to play outside this is not a problem for our team here in Winston Salem, NC. <BR> <BR> For those of us who are not able to take the cold outside there are still many, many ways we can meet our goals. One of the easiest ways, I think, is doing SP videos. I like them because you h... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:53:37 EST Another Day On The Course <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Being a "die-hard" golfer can sometimes make people question my sanity. Thus was the round played yesterday in extreme cold for our area of North Carolina. It was our weekly tournament day. I had decided, on Wednesday evening, to sit this one out.Then as late as 8:15 Thursday morning I Changed my mind. <BR> <BR> The tournament begins at 9:30. The temperature was 30 degrees. <em>25... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:04:05 EST Sugar In Foods <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In the "Tame The Sweet Tooth Challenge" on my 4th day we were asked to check our food labels. I took a few of my regular foods and checked for sugar content. <BR> <BR> Here's what I found: <BR> <BR> Nature's Own Sugar free bread has less than a gram of maltibol in 2 slices <BR> <BR> 1% low fat milk has 12 grams of sugar in a serving. <BR> <BR> Thin sliced ham has 1 gram (less than 2% d... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:14:10 EST Great Feeling Well, it is only the third day of 2017 but I gotta tell you I am feeling pretty good for being able to meet some awesome goals for three days. I know there will be days when this doesn't happen. I have so many goals I have challenged myself to meet I have probably overdone it. <BR> Time will tell. Some of the team challenges overlap but at the end of this year the one I most hope to accomplish is losing 10% body fat. <BR> <BR> My ideas to accomplish this are below: <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:13:56 EST 2017 Is Here <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:40:24 EST Getting Ready We only have two full days left of 2016. There are so many things I want to accomplish this year. Hoping 2017 will be a good one for all of us! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 07:51:52 EST Day After Christmas Did someone say tired? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Even Santa? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ever been "dog tired"? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, me too! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:31:15 EST Merry Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Praising God for sending His Son! <BR> <BR> The greatest gift! <BR> <BR> Love to all! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:40:56 EST A Christmas Wish Sending a Christmas wish to all my friends asking that you remember the real reason we celebrate the birth of Jesus. If it had not been for his birth we would not have a chance of eternal life and an entry to Heaven. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Warmest wishes to all on this Christmas Eve! Sat, 24 Dec 2016 06:57:19 EST Christmas Anxious? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Christmas can be a hard time for many people. My mother was one who would become so anxious at Christmas she would be sick by Christmas Day. Many times she would have sore throat and hardly able to function. <BR> <BR> I am glad there are so many resources to help this type sickness today. There are many good articles here on Spark People and other web sites. <BR> <BR> One of the sites ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:44:07 EST Love One Another Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 <BR> <BR> There are so many ways we can show love for one another. I see this love throughout the Christmas season more than any other time of the year and, why not since this is a season celebrating Christ's birth. <BR> <BR> Here are a few examples of ways we can show His love to others.......... <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:45:21 EST It's All In A Day Do you ever feel like the work is never done? I am in that frame of mind tonight. I had my day planned for finishing up the only person on my gift list I hadn't shopped for. Then I headed for the grocery <img src=""> to pick up supplies for some heavy baking. <BR> <BR> The baking went very well with batches of cookies... <BR> <img src=" Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:36:22 EST Does it? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon something happened to our gas heat and the temperature dropped in the house to 64 degrees. A repairman, who lives close, came to check it for us and could not get it fixed. He was needing a part and suppliers were not open on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I walked for 35 minutes, rode my recumbent bike for 30 minutes and found that our electric heater and the old heating pad are n... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:15:22 EST Welcome Saturday Saturday feels so good, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:17:32 EST One Windy Day! Each Thursday our golf club has a tournament for those aged 50 and up. I usually play and yesterday I was really looking forward to playing for the first time this week. I had been on vacation and missing my golf buddies. The forecast was showing 50 degrees for the high. We were starting at 9:30 so the temperature was still in the 40 range. I did notice , before leaving the house, that the wind could get up. I didn't worry too much about that, but, I should have! It was sooooooooooooo ... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:15:48 EST Christmas Shopping This week My daughter and I drove to Tennessee to see and celebrate Christmas and December birthdays with a long-time family friend. We spent days shopping for Christmas gifts. This is always fun and here's why............... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We did some shopping in Mall's and some in strip shops around the Mall. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:28:01 EST And Away We Go! My daughter and I will leave <em>433</em> in an hour or two <em>128</em> on a mini-vacation to celebrate birthdays <em>383</em> and Christmas <em>446</em> with a friend in Tennessee. <BR> <BR> This is an annual trip we make each year the first of December since we all want to be home with our immediate families closer to the 25th. Kathy (friend) and I both have December birthdays so we exchange Birthday and Christmas gifts and spend time Christmas shopping together for 3 days. M... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 07:22:52 EST Wonderful Season December is here and we are blessed to have an entire month to share the wonder of Christ's birth. The entire Old Testament spoke of the coming the Christ child and in the New testament we learn that all of it came to pass. The Bible shows us how much God loves us and through the birth and life of Christ we can know all the words to be truth. <BR> <BR> Throughout this season I want to meet each day feeling so blessed that we now have a real reason for celebrating. <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:45:19 EST Monday Again! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:48:01 EST Monday Again! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:48:01 EST Black Friday When I think of shopping on Black Friday I shake my head and think "no, no, no"! I worked in retail for 7 or 8 years and two days I cringe at the memories were Black Friday and December 26. For all those thinking about it be prepared................ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:38:09 EST GIVE THANKS What a wonderful day we have set aside to give thanks to the one in control of us and who loves and knows us as no other. Enjoy this day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:46:41 EST Holiday Hustle On Tuesday mornings I volunteer at a local Outreach Ministry supported by several churches in our area. Families who are struggling due to sickness or loss jobs come to apply for a bit of help. Each morning before we begin our duties we form a circle to pray for the needs of the people and also for our own families when there is sickness , death or other needs. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This morning the waiti... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:29 EST TGIF <img src=""> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:53:02 EST Half-Way <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:08:55 EST COUNTING <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> THAT'S US SPARK FRIENDS! <em>220</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 06:43:49 EST SATURDAY, BE HAPPY! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You are worth it! Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:24:11 EST It's Friday! <img src=""> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:53:14 EST Happy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it your own great Thursday! Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:36:33 EST Wednesday Tips <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 9 Nov 2016 07:05:35 EST Fit Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am SP GOLFGMA and I approve this message! Tue, 8 Nov 2016 18:17:17 EST Ok, So It's Monday <img src=""> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 06:44:22 EST Don't Forget <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 5 Nov 2016 17:20:48 EST I Like November A few of the things I like about November. <BR> <BR> The time changes to shorter days. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My daughter's birthday on November 4th. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love the colorful foods and decorating with them. <BR> <img src=""> <B... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:30:05 EST LOVE A commitment to love one another as our Bible commands would mean we wouldn't need other commands for love itself would keep us from choices that would harm others. <BR> <BR> "Love the Lord your God with all your heart..soul..mind...Love your neighbor as yourself. <BR> Matthew 22:37-40 <BR> <BR> God loves us so very much and allows us to love others through His strength. I am so thankful! Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:15:51 EST Functional Foods? This was a new term to me until I read an article found here on Spark People. As I understand it these are foods that have something added to the food to make it healthier for our use. <BR> <BR> Several foods claiming this were mentioned and the proof, or lack of, were analyzed. Wow, we see ads on TV about some of these and I have purchased at least one of them thinking it would be a good thing for my family. <BR> <BR> One that I had bought was Activa by Dannon. <img src="http://photosa... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:11:47 EST Reminders............ Just a few reminders in case they are needed. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now, I'm ready to make ... Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:27:41 EST Happy? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I admit I am an optimist and I don't like being around people who complain ALL the time about every little thing and seem to harbor resentment to those who have achieved success. Maybe if this type would quit complaining and DO something about it they could be happy? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:49:24 EST Benefits! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh, what fun it is! I am a believer! Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:26:44 EST Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think this describes a lot of the people we meet here on Spark people. You never know which blog, comment or Spark article will be the one that pushes us at just the right time to make a big difference in our commitment to live healthier. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:39 EST Don't Be Afraid When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we have to overcome those who would hold us back and not be afraid to stand up for what we believe, even if you are the only one in the crowd. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:58:25 EST It Matters! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:01:03 EST Tip For Tea Lovers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Read this tip in a magazine.To remove tea stains from your favorite pitcher dip half a lemon into a small bowl of salt. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pitcher and rub the cut side of the lemon on the stains. Lemon juice acts as a natural bleach to break up the tea's tannin, which cause stains, and the abrasive salt scrubs them away so your pitcher looks new gain. <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:40:29 EST Somebody Loves Me! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My sister and I went on an outing today to get out 94 year old Mom out to see some of the Fall splendor around our home near the North Carolina mountains. We live about 45 minutes from Mt. Airy, NC where the television show "The Andy Griffin Show" made the town famous. <BR> <BR> This weekend the town will host a festival called "Autumn Leaves Festival" where visitors from other states and ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:27:32 EST