GRAMMIE1959's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GRAMMIE1959 GRAMMIE1959'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/ JUST FOR THE MATURE WOMEN I KNOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4273336 The Bathing Suit (by a middle-age woman unknown) <BR> When I was a child in the 1950s, the bathing suit for the mature figure <BR> was-boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered. They <BR> were built to hold back and uplift, and they did a good job. <BR> <BR> Today's stretch fabrics are designed for the prepubescent girl with a <BR> figure carved from a potato chip. <BR> <BR> The mature woman has a choice, she can either go up front to the <BR> maternity depart... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:37:05 EST THE RIGHT WAY TO WEIGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4218799 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200693568.jpg"> <BR> No wonder I've been discouraged... I've been doing it wrong! Sun, 8 May 2011 19:50:42 EST Optimism for the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4156122 Living on Earth may be expensive, but it includes an annual free trip around the Sun. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>334</em> <em>252</em> ... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 17:39:32 EST Rx for cyanide? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4086873 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l319335827.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I'd like to buy some cyanide." <BR> <BR> <BR> The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?" The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l431430993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The pharmacist's eyes got ... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:48:17 EST The phone call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972174 I just got off the phone with a friend. <BR> She said that since early this morning the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. <BR> <BR> The temperature is dropping below zero and the north wind is increasing. <BR> <BR> Her dear husband has done nothing but look through the kitchen window all day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>211</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> She says that if it gets much worse, she may have to let h... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 17:10:36 EST You MUST read this secret of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3949542 What an amazing Secret of Success from sparker FEARLESSLIFE. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?t<BR>ip=21173_actress_game_pretend_youre_a_<BR>realtor Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:32:51 EST For the first time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3916783 Today, for the first time I have planned my foods in advance of eating. I hope doing this will help me to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Today's menu: <BR> Breakfast: Kashi Vive cereal, frozen banana, Silk Almond Milk <BR> <BR> Snack: small apple <BR> <BR> Lunch: Progresso Santa Fe chicken soup, 4 saltines, winter squash <BR> <BR> Snack 2: Fiber One Oat and Peanut butter bar <BR> <BR> Dinner: Salad with tomato and fat free French dressing, Schwan's Flat bread melt <BR> <BR> This menu takes m... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:17:22 EST Just for the points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902106 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>24... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:59:15 EST Update on my 52 things I want to do before I turn 52... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3894049 When I started this challenge many months ago, silly me thought I could actually do all 52 things before I turn 52 years old.....hahahahaha! <BR> Here is my revision: <BR> 22 things to do before I turn 52 on March 4, 2011 <BR> 1. Get my weight below 260 (DONE!!!) <BR> 2. Get my weight below 250 <BR> 3. Get my hair cut (it’s been many years) (DONE!!!) <BR> 4. Buy myself a pair of dress shoes that cost more than $25 <BR> 5. Walk 5 miles (in one day without stopping) (DONE!!!) <BR> 6. Have a pe... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:17:35 EST Power outage on Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3849686 'Twas the night before Christmas and out on the ranch <BR> The pond was froze over and so was the branch. <BR> The snow was piled up belly-deep to a mule. <BR> The kids were all home on vacation from school, <BR> And happier young folks you never did see- <BR> Just all sprawled around a-watchin' TV. <BR> Then suddenly, some time around 8 o'clock, <BR> There came a surprise that gave them a shock! <BR> The power went off, the TV went dead! <BR> When Grandpa came in from out in the shed <BR> Wi... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:03:43 EST Images of BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829305 Here's a visual of my BMI Progress: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968004112.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My highest weight before Spark People was 359 lbs with a BMI of 54.7 <BR> My current weight is 257.8 making my current BMI at 39.2 <BR> <BR> Yes, I know BMI is not the most accurate measuring of my body but in this case it is rather impressive to see the difference in the numbers and the visual image. <BR> <BR> I will continue to make l... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 08:21:52 EST OOPS-health article WRONG on Spark People...Please don't duplicate testing procedures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829252 <BR> Daily Sunscreen Use Does Protect from Melanoma, Study Finds <BR> Australians who used it daily had half the rate of this most deadly skin cancer <BR> <BR> paragraph 2 reads: <BR> <BR> <BR> One group was told to apply skin cancer daily to the head, neck, hands and arms for five years between 1992 and 1996. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> um..do not do this! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> SOURCES: Adele Green, M... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 07:47:59 EST Need a laugh? Read this! Thank you SIL Helen Mary ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3822783 My husband and I had been happily married (most of the time) for five years but hadn't been blessed with a baby. <BR> <BR> I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if he would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, love it with all my heart and raise it with His word as my guide. <BR> <BR> God answered my prayers and blessed us with a son. The next year God blessed us with another son. The following year, He blessed us with yet another son and the year after that ... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 23:33:15 EST Thank you Ms. Bombeck.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3817905 IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck <BR> <BR> I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day. <BR> I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. <BR> <BR> I would have talked less and listened more. <BR> <BR> I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained or the sofa faded. <BR> <BR> I would have eaten the popcorn in the '... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 20:11:42 EST I am thankful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3798277 For the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets. <BR> For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed. <BR> For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. <BR> For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat. <BR> For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine. <BR> For a lawn that needs mowing, windows th... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 21:18:04 EST Jasper and the unbaked yeast rolls... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3794028 <BR> Those of you who have/had animals will probably appreciate it more. It is a story that is hilarious in itself and the person that wrote it is a good writer and made the story even better. Enjoy... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We have a fox terrier by the name of Jasper. He came to us in the summer of 2001 from the fox terrier rescue program . For those of you, who are unfamiliar with this type of adoption, imagine taking in a 10 year old child about whom you know nothing and committing to doi... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:36:32 EST My grand"boo"bies! 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3755721 Sonya Lynn <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667130802.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alexis Rane <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356239562.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had fun doing the faces and hair. <BR> I LOVE being a Grammie! <BR> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 22:55:27 EST My surprising walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3749064 I mentioned on my status yesterday that I had taken a walk. Yes, I did. I had no idea that it would be the day that I walked 5.9 MILES. Some of you may remember about a year ago I was celebrating a day that I had walked the 125 feet to my mailbox and back for the first time without extreme pain and fatigue. I can't with any honesty say that I have walked every day, or that I even tried on most days. I CAN honestly say I have put great effort into making myself healthier. I eat better, I... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:05:59 EST Lost blogs? Try this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3743541 So many of us lose the blogs we want to post. Usually it's not the short and sweet ones either. It's the ones where we pour out our hearts and purge our souls to our wonderful Spark Friends. I found a solution that has always worked for me. I compose my blog in Microsoft Word, finesse it then copy and paste into this window. It is a bit harder to do with pictures but still so much better than losing our thoughts to cyberspace. Hope a few of you will try this, especially if you have lost... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:53:31 EST Peeping Tom Alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3737317 This girl I know lives on the 4th floor of an apartment, and even though it is a fairly good neighborhood, she has been having trouble with a Peeping Tom that lives next door... <BR> Every time she goes out on her balcony to catch a bit of sun while wearing her bikini, this Peeping Tom looks over from his balcony as soon as she removes her top, and stares at her... <BR> She has complained to the superintendent about this Peeping Tom, but he says she must have positive proof before he can do... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:57:47 EST Mammogram training is important http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3735608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118745773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mammograms are very important-be sure to train properly before you go <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859108165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is how I trained: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712776452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 20:06:40 EST My One-year Sparkaversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3719515 Today I celebrate my one-year Sparkaversary. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> there isn't any big <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> or <BR> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> There is just <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <em>7</em> <BR> <em>426</em> <BR> lessons learned and progress made <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> ALL my Sparkfriends <BR> for your time and support <BR> for your patience and kindnesses <BR> <BR> You make me smile! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:00:40 EST For all the little girls... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3687867 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l949255532.jpg"> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 22:19:01 EST Where do I go from here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3673273 I thought I had regrouped last week but OBVIOUSLY NOT. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I had learned so much in the past year (almost) on SP but OBVIOUSLY NOT. <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I thought I had purged many of my food demons but OBVIOUSLY NOT. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I have never needed more encouragement with this journey as I now do. <BR> Yeah for me-50 lbs lost so why am I sabotaging myself? <BR> Am I afraid of success? <BR> I feel bette... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:19:33 EST MY 52 b4 52 UPDATES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3667989 I joined a spark group that centeres on things we want to accomplish by a specific time. My list is 52 things I want to do before I turn 52 (March 4 2011). Feel free to follow me as I achieve my goals! <BR> 52 things to do before I turn 52 I will keep updating as I go! <BR> Stay Tuned! <BR> <BR> Hoping to get more achieved this fall! <BR> <BR> <BR> March 4, 2011 <BR> 1. Get my weight below 260 9/1/2010 <BR> 2. Get my weight below 250 <BR> 3. Get my weight below 240 <BR> 4. Get my wei... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 16:13:42 EST OOPS! I done myself wrong... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3654365 I gained weight-but I did deserve to. <BR> 3 days of mindless eating <BR> The FIRST time I didn't log in my foods in almost a year. <BR> "Cheated" myself out of weight loss. <BR> Time to dust off and love myself more than food. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> New day... <BR> Reminder to self... <BR> I can and WILL continue to take good care of myself... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</e... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:35:47 EST Ta-Da! 50 Pounds Gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3596757 <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> 258.8 <BR> WOW <BR> Thank you all my fellow Sparkers!! <BR> Without you I'd Still be at my starting weight of <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> 309 <BR> Now on to my next long term goal of <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> 209 <BR> <BR> I've planned on another full year of diligence! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:19:02 EST Bounce This Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3591768 I got this in an E-mail this AM <BR> <BR> I don't know if they ALL work but I have used several of these ideas my home and have had success. Remember, I am not endorsing the use of this product for alternate uses but heck there are some great uses here! <BR> <BR> " My mail carrier told me that the U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all <BR> letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep <BR> yellow-jackets away. <BR> <BR> Use them all the time w... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:11:21 EST Missing my dad...crying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3567363 I've been missing my dad today. <BR> <BR> Fifteen years ago today we buried him. <BR> <BR> Fifteen years without him smiling at me. <BR> <BR> Fifteen years without him telling me how proud he is of the woman I have become. <BR> <BR> Fifteen years of no daddy hugs and forehead kisses. <BR> <BR> When he died, I didn't know I would ever miss him. We had a strained relationship for several years before he died and I had not had any warmth in my heart for him. One Saturday in Augus... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 20:16:46 EST Wanted: Pats on the back &/or Huggs... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3524567 Measurement updates: <BR> <BR> Begin Weight 10/1/09 <BR> <BR> 309 now 261 <BR> <BR> Begin Hips <BR> <BR> 70" now 56" <BR> <BR> Begin thighs <BR> <BR> 29" now 25" <BR> <BR> begin neck <BR> <BR> 21" now 17" <BR> <BR> begin waist <BR> <BR> 57" now 50" <BR> <BR> Begin bust <BR> <BR> 50" now 45" <BR> <BR> Begin ankle <BR> <BR> 11" now 9" <BR> <BR> Begin wrist <BR> <BR> 8.5" now 7" <BR> <BR> looks and feels better! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> So, that's 48 pounds and 39 in... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:26:50 EST GETTING TO KNOW ME CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3514876 A - Available or married? MARRIED <BR> <BR> B- Book? No Wonder They Call Him Savior <BR> <BR> C- Cake or Pie? PIE <BR> <BR> D- Drink of Choice? COFFEE <BR> <BR> E- Essential Item? LAPTOP <BR> <BR> F- Favorite Color? RED <BR> <BR> G- Game to play or watch? Play Crazy 8’s <BR> <BR> &#8232;H- Hometown? Born-Baltimore-Now Charlottesville, VA <BR> <BR> I- Indulgence? NONE <BR> <BR> J- Job? LOOKING <BR> <BR> K- Kids and names? RICK & ANDY <BR> <BR> L- Life is incomplete without? My hus... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:25:19 EST The best part of waking up is WHAT? in your cup.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3501596 <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> I was surprised this morning by my 5 year old grand daughter! <BR> She had made me a mug of coffee. <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> How sweet I thought. She knows I start my day with a nice big mug (or three). <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I sipped the first taste Oh My Gag! <BR> <BR> It was the worst tasting thing I've ever had...isn't she sweet (the coffee sure wasn't) <BR> <BR> She patiently waited for me to "drink it all Grammie". <BR> <BR> <em... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 08:22:12 EST 50 Ways to Leave Your Blubber... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3489135 found this one... sung to the tune "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover) <BR> <BR> <BR> Author: <BR> Many people (including Daniel Worona) <BR> have contributed to this DIET HUMOR spoof. <BR> Dieters National Anthem aka Dieter National Anthem 2005 <BR> <BR> <BR> 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR BLUBBER <BR> (THE DIETERS NATIONAL ANTHEM) <BR> <BR> THE PROBLEM IS NOT INSIDE YOUR HEAD, SHE SAID AGAIN. <BR> THE ANSWER IS EASY IF YOU'D ONLY JUST BEGIN. <BR> I'D LIKE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR STRUGGLE TO BE THIN. ... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:12:11 EST Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3461022 Many years ago most people didn't even bother to cook the wings of a chicken or if they did, they tossed them in the trash or gave them to Fido. One ingenious barkeep tried frying a batch of wings and dipping them in a spicy sauce. Instant hit! <BR> <BR> Since then there has been an abundance of recipes floating around the internet. <BR> <BR> Perhaps you are familiar with the following dishes: <BR> <BR> honey mustard- <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445079859.jpg... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:46:47 EST It wasn't that long ago I looked like this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3454737 I am glad those days are behind me! <BR> <BR> Will be using this for my motivational picture on my mirror-sick but oh so true! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l34425176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On my refrigerator will be this one: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596687596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Huggs to all my fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> We can and WILL do this together! <BR> <BR> note: I looked like the gal on the far left <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>46<... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:31:16 EST You can always call on me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3432933 Sometimes it sucks being me. I don't usually whine and pine but tonight will be an exception...sorry. <BR> <BR> Just about dinner time I heard from my husband's uncle Buck. He is 93 years old and had a problem. <BR> <BR> I know when aunt Sadie died many years ago I said "if you ever need anything just call me". <BR> <BR> I meant it, I surely did. <BR> <BR> When he needed help sorting out his house after she died I showed up. <BR> <BR> I NEVER imagined what lay ahead of me. Months and ... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:42:56 EST Could you be on this list? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3427375 There are so many reasons we don't exercise. <BR> <BR> I have decided I must suffer from several phobias, *wink-wink* <BR> <BR> I have listed them below. <BR> <BR> Perhaps we suffer from the same phobias! If not, maybe you will get a chuckle or two and burn a few more calories! <BR> <BR> Agliophobia - Fear of pain. (It can take some mighty hard work to lose inches and pounds I sure would hate to suffer in the name of weight loss! *tee-hee*) <BR> <BR> <em>415</em> <BR> <BR> Amb... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:35:49 EST Yeh, I need the points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415804 Posting this quickie lets me have a total of 100 SparkPoints for the day! <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>3... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 20:37:49 EST I Love this guy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3390635 We were visiting our son in Ohio and playing a board game called "Fact or Crap" My dear Hubby fell asleep on the sofa (he wasn't playing) and I put a game piece on his head! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l96431823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> PS don't tell him I posted this! <BR> LOL <BR> Have a great weekend all my Spark Friends! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:33:09 EST Last week I crossed off #'s 13-16-17-19 & 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3383159 An unexpected event in my family (Alabama) found me on the road last week. With that visit I was able to cross off several of my goals from my 52 B4 52 list. <BR> <BR> #13 <BR> I was able to visit my mom though the visit was not so good I was glad to be able to see her. She has been in severe pain for many months and there isn't much that can be done for her medically, as she could not survive the surgeries she needs and is allergic to the medicines that could afford her relief. The ext... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:06:43 EST 52 B4 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3370813 I joined a spark group that centeres on things we want to accomplish by a specific time. My list is 52 things I want to do before I turn 52 (March 4 2011). Feel free to follow me as I achieve my goals! <BR> 52 things to do before I turn 52 I will keep updating as I go! <BR> Stay Tuned! <BR> <BR> <BR> March 4, 2011 <BR> 1. Get my weight below 260 <BR> 2. Get my weight below 250 <BR> 3. Get my weight below 240 <BR> 4. Get my weight below 230 <BR> 5. Get my weight to 225 <BR> 6. Get my hair... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:36:27 EST Priceless lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3361469 HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS BITCH <BR> <BR> Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her <BR> excitement - not even her parent's nasty divorce. <BR> <BR> Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear, and would be the <BR> best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever! <BR> <BR> A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new, young <BR> wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! <BR> <BR> Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exc... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:30:15 EST OH BY THE WAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3348993 I have been so into what the scale has been saying since starting with SparkPeople that I had totally forgotten about recalculating my BMI. Stumbled upon the BMI calculator earlier today so here's the numbers: <BR> <BR> start weight 309=BMI 48.4 <BR> <BR> new numbers: 279=BMI 41.8 <BR> <BR> I know I have a long way to go but <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have also lost 14 in... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 22:59:36 EST Water making THE change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3330064 I have joked for years that I don’t drink water because “don’t you know that stuff will kill you”. The entire time I have been with Spark People I have counted any fluids I drink as “water” but starting with today I will only count WATER as WATER. Oh, I will still be drinking my coffee and diet sodas but they will likely decrease as my water "habit" takes hold. <BR> <BR> This may well be the hardest change I have made to date. <BR> <BR> Now it is a just a little before 4PM here in Vir... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 15:52:42 EST Hmmm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3311499 wow, my past week sucked....too many calories....not enough activity OR exercise. <BR> another week begins Mon, 7 Jun 2010 22:01:30 EST PINCH MY NIPPLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3283003 IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO SLIGHTLY OFF-COLOR HUMOR PLEASE CLICK AWAY FROM THIS PAGE NOW......... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A woman went to the service counter and told the clerk she wanted a refund for the toaster she bought because it won't work The clerk told her that he can't give her a refund because she bought it on special.. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, the woman threw her arms up in the air and started screaming, <BR> <BR> <BR> 'PINCH MY NIPPLES, <BR> PINCH MY NIPPLES, <BR> PINCH MY NIPPL... Sun, 30 May 2010 19:28:51 EST lessons from my dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3248875 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l127078740.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bubbie is our youngest pup. Out the door and off she goes. Long legged and lean she moves faster than a speeding bullet. With her long ears flapping in the bouncing breeze she creates from her own momentum. Her tail is raised high and is often used as a rudder. She darts and feints left, right, no left again. She smells everything at least once and most things twice. She tastes the very air and seems to get ... Thu, 20 May 2010 02:09:54 EST An update from my little corner of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3247776 7 months with Spark People <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> 44 pounds lost <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> No smoking since 3/8/10 <BR> <BR> <em>270</em> <BR> <BR> Walking almost daily <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> So far, so good! <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> I don't know where I'd be without you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I thrive on your enco... Wed, 19 May 2010 18:58:08 EST TEN THOUSAND STEPS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3087137 well friends, I started walking just about a month ago. As you may notice from prior postings I began with about 125 feet per day. Yesterday I walked just over 10,000 steps! This is something I never thought could have been possible. But heck, there it is Just looking up at me from my pedometer! I am visiting my son in Ohio and we went shopping at some outlet malls. I honestly didn't think I would be able to walk for more than a half hour or so. Usually I am so sore and tired that I... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:23:29 EST Today is our 30th Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3056666 Well, 30 years ago today my beloved and I said "I Do". <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> We've had our ups and downs but today I can honestly say: <BR> we are still friends <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Still lovers <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> and the very best thing that ever happened to each other <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> I wish for you the same intensity of love and devotion we still share. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:12:58 EST