GOLFGMA's SparkPeople Blog GOLFGMA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Scenes Of Fall I love seeing Fall show up on our golf course each year. Just wanted to share a few from this morning. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:15:14 EST Choose To Be Happy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The way to be happy is to make others happy. <BR> Helping others is the secret of all success___ <BR> in business, in the arts and in the home. <BR> <BR> We do not know how cheap the seeds of happiness <BR> are or we would scatter them more often. <BR> <BR> Be Happy! <em>224</em> <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 20:30:27 EST I Can Walk But..... Today I am seeing the doctor who will do a knee replacement for me in December. I have known about the visit since July when I went for a problem with extreme pain in my right knee. <BR> <BR> The reason for this decision is because there is no other way to fix the knee because of broken cartilage on one side. It is only when I make a wrong step or twist that I have the bad pain. <BR> <BR> For me the big reasons are: I can walk, but, I can't run! <BR> ... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:48:51 EST A Little Dissappointed Today my friends and I had planned to have lunch <em>4</em> together and then go to the movies to see "The Intern". All went well having a wonderful lunch, salad <em>551</em> for me and their favorite subs and soup. <BR> <BR> After lunch we were going to "The Grand 18" and we noticed there was more than usual <em>433</em> in the parking lot. Still, we were a bit surprised to find that our movie had sold out <em>39</em> . We tried to see "War Room" but it was a two hour wait. F... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 20:59:56 EST It's The Truth! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Like life, golf can be humbling. However, little good comes from brooding about mistakes we've made. The next shot, in golf or in life, is the big one. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Fri, 2 Oct 2015 21:29:56 EST Just Another Rainy Day We have had <em>27</em> since Friday and I am beginning to wish for just a few rays of <em>67</em> . It has meant getting my <em>311</em> to reach 10,000 steps done inside. Thank goodness for Jessica Smith and Leslie Sansone videos. <BR> <BR> The thing I miss most, of course , is getting to see my friends at the <em>278</em> course. It doesn't look like we will have a chance to play at all this week. Maybe on Monday if the course isn't too wet. <BR> <BR> Hope all of you a... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:54:47 EST Possible? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Is it possible to lose 10% of your body weight? I say YES! <BR> <BR> Then do it again? I say absolutely! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:08:30 EST Work It In! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exercise makes us feel good , keeps our joints in better condition for future years, and makes us look better! <em>204</em> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 19:33:45 EST Avoid Risks! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good reason to be active! Thu, 24 Sep 2015 20:02:43 EST Brain Dead? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Get up and get moving! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:58:52 EST Lesson For Lengthening <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another thing we can do is make those meals contain more fruits and vegetables! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And as always include exercise in our routine! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>309</em> <em>309</em> <em>309</em>... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:01:51 EST It Happened AGAIN! To all of you who wear a tracker you know how it feels if you discover you forgot your tracker after several hours of the day have passed. You have probably guessed what happened to me today. <em>198</em> . <BR> <BR> My friend and I had played several holes of <em>278</em> when I discovered I had forgotten my Fitbit. Lucky <em>137</em> for me I live next to the golf course and ran by the house after the first nine and got it. <BR> <BR> My total steps for the day were less than ... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:13:45 EST Just A Nice Time The assisted living center where my Mom is a resident threw a celebration last evening. It was a celebration of many birthdays. There was <em>335</em> , <em>410</em> ,and lots of <em>247</em> going round. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was a total success for all! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:40:40 EST Healing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I truly believe this is the way to live life! Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:45:46 EST SOON! <img src=""> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:59:59 EST Vacation Photos It seems as if this vacation has been in the planning stages for months and in reality it has! My friend and neighbor wanted to join a group of her friends for a cruise to The Bahamas. She didn't know them very well and asked if I would go with her and share a cabin because she didn't want to be alone. Her two husbands are now deceased. The first planning meeting was in April, and another meeting was in August. On Friday, September 3, we drove to Charleston, SC to board the Carnival Cr... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 21:53:41 EST Just In Case............ Just in case I oversleep tomorrow like I did this morning it means I won't have time to spend on SP. Scheduled to leave for Charleston, SC by 9:00 and I still have to pack in the morning! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Will be walking on board the cruise ship and hopefully trying to keep the food under control. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend. Be back next Thursday afternoon. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> for now. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 20:52:15 EST About Health <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There are many ways to achieve good health and lots of information here on SP and other places. When we get in a slump it is good to review these and get back on track with anything that revives our interest and commitment. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:00:34 EST I Run <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Actually, I walk. I walk fast as I can with a bum knee. I need to keep this ole knee in shape so I can recover from surgery scheduled for December. New knee come quickly. <em>198</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:27:05 EST Success <img src=""> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:07:48 EST Glory <img src=""> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:22:39 EST Mind Over Body <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The most important part of any goal is believing in yourself! <BR> <BR> I believe it! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:10:12 EST Great Friday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was a nice surprise when my DD called and wanted to play golf today. I guess I would have to say she is my favorite person to play with. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> I played 18 holes yesterday with our senior group and with my bum knee was a little afraid to play again so soon, especially, knowing I was to play again tomorrow. <em>198</em> After nine holes the knee wasn't really hurt... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:34:08 EST What Are We Doing Wrong? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Americans spend $70 billion a year in the health care system to treat obesity and related medical conditions. <BR> <BR> It's not that we aren't trying to trim, tuck and tone. Americans spend $33 billion a year on weight loss products and services. <BR> <BR> What we are doing wrong is simply eating too much and not being active enough. We try to lose weight to improve appearance when th... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:53:57 EST Getting Ready I find myself with a couple of things on my mind lately. <BR> <BR> One is getting ready for a cruise with my friend and next door neighbor. Kay has been a friend in an extended family sort of way since her son is married to my much younger sister. We became friends from their wedding , then became golf friends, and Kay being a widow wanted someone to travel with her to Europe. My DH doesn't like traveling so I was encouraged to go and now I find that I am planning on a cruise to the Baham... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:16:39 EST Simple Why not make this matter of exercise simple? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:29:25 EST Another Tip <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Putting a wooden spoon over a pot will keep it from boiling over. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:54:40 EST Neat Idea <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Another in my tips blogs.......use air freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine. <BR> <BR> Ahh....nice! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:23:33 EST What To Do This tip is a good one : <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:38:11 EST The Good Ole Summertime? Summertime is great until these pesky guys appear, but, read below for a solution. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and get instant relief! Sun, 9 Aug 2015 08:28:16 EST Who Knew? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before boiling. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned I have another tip straight from the files of Martha Stewart. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 13:50:13 EST It's A Keeper My friend made this salad for us this week while we were visiting her. <BR> <BR> Layered Fruit Salad <BR> <BR> 3 cups low fat graham crackers crumbs <BR> 1 cup non fat yogurt <BR> 16 oz fat free cream cheese <BR> 1/3 cup sugar <BR> 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries <BR> 3 1/2 cups fat free Cool Whip <BR> 6 cups sugar free strawberry jello ( 1 large and 1 small) <BR> <BR> 1. Preheat over to 350 and spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray (fat free) <BR> <BR> 2. Mix graham cracker crumbs and y... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 19:54:35 EST Just a few..... Vacation this week was so much fun! Now I have to get back on track with eating because I was not so good for the last three days. My friends wanted to go to the new "Paula Dean " Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tn and , of course, most southern country food is rich in calories. <BR> We were able to find a few things reasonably healthy to eat like poppy seed salad, green beans and roast beef, but, we also had on our table mac n cheese, meatloaf with cheese sauce, squash casserole, corn bread ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:29:10 EST All About The Fat! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Your body has 30 to 40 billion fat cells. Each is like a collapsible thin-walled tank. If you eat calories that you don't need for immediate energy, most of these are stored as fat. <BR> <BR> Shortness of breath may be the first sign of strain placed on your body by excess fat. That's because, as fat accumulates, it can crowd the space occupied by your organs. Fat accumulations in your ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:27:18 EST "Let's Get Physical"! We've all heard it a thousand times...but...we need it goes. <BR> <BR> Research shows that people who include physical activity in their weight-loss programs are more like to keep their weight off than people who only change their diet. Physical activity promotes weight loss and improves your strength and flexibility, lowers your risk of heart disease, helps control blood pressure and diabetes, can promote a sense of well-being, and can decrease stress. <BR> <BR> Plus, it... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:19 EST The Burden <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope is like the sun,which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. <BR> <BR> Samuel Smiles <BR> <BR> Had a thought when I read this of wishing I could cast a shadow that was 15 pounds smaller than my current shadow. The burden would be gone. <BR> <BR> I am working on it Spark friends and I don't give up easy. <BR> <BR> I will <em>386</em> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 21:50:33 EST Need Motivation? These are a few tip that always help me and I have them printed for daily review! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:47:32 EST Busting Out Decided today to start using the Spark Coach to help me get losing again. Not only have I not lost in about a month, I have GAINED a total pound! <BR> <BR> This will be about living up to goals, tracking food and measuring, drinking my water and getting quality food in my daily menu. <BR> <BR> My personal problem will be coping with a bad knee and trying to do exercises to strengthen my thighs and quads to help the knee function and be ready for a knee replacement in November. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:11:50 EST Got Nabbed! This evening around 7:00 I decided I really needed a nice long walk to end a day of meeting schedules. We had church from 10 to 12:30, lunch and free time until 3:30, visit with Mom until 5:00 , visitation at funeral home, then dinner at local restaurant and home again. It was still about 90 degrees , but, I felt I just had to get out for a walk so I dressed in my coolest clothes, got my phone and ear plugs , set my <em>335</em> and I was ready. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> It was hot... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:12:02 EST The Ups And Downs This has certainly been a week of ups and downs for me. <BR> <BR> On Sunday we decided we had to freeze corn on Monday. I was ready and happy to get started early, even before I took time to check on my teams here on Spark People. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> DH and I were able to get 5 dozen ears done in about 6 hours. We decided to do 5 dozen more on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning I awoke and had a headache like never before <em>198</em> . It took medication to help me get started moving... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:18:45 EST Need Motivation? I love before and after pictures and always think..yes, that could be me! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got to get it done! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Forward! <em>381</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:12:52 EST Making The Effort <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting back to our fruits and vegetables ( 5 servings daily) is an effort we need to practice if we are really wanting to change to a healthier lifestyle. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:52:05 EST Worth It All! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Physical strength is absolutely worth the effort! <BR> <BR> Sore is good and it only hurts when we first begin and really makes us feel better about ourselves! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:59:20 EST YES and NO! I believe we need the right mental picture in our minds for success at this game of getting healthier. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:41:37 EST About Heart Disease <img src=""> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 19:16:35 EST Not The A's, Nor The B's But The C's <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:52:34 EST A Grandma's Dilemma <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I received a text message from my grandson this morning and our messages back and forth made me realize that I am a little out-of-it when it comes to texting with teenagers. It went a little like this. <BR> <BR> Zach: What ya doin today? <BR> <BR> Me: No plans <BR> <BR> Zach: Mind if I come hang? <BR> <BR> Me: Come on down. <BR> <BR> It is also common that they do... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:33:44 EST About Giving Up... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. <BR> <BR> Will Rogers Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:03:23 EST The Big Ones <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to give your best to what are seemingly small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie <BR> <BR> I think this is certainly relative to our getting healthier. Each little habit we change to make life healthier will make the total bod... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:04:42 EST Leave It To Judy.................... When I read this quote by Judy Garland I though how appropriate for many who struggle to have the hourglass figure. I have an apple shaped body and it will never be an hourglass figure. I accept that and have to try and keep it in the best shape possible, healthy and fit to do the things I enjoy. <BR> <BR> The quote: "Always be a first- rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:48:14 EST