GRANNY2B2's SparkPeople Blog GRANNY2B2's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy August! I hope you have all had a fierce and fabulous Friday for the First!! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 23:34:51 EST DH's Family Reunion:{:{:{:{ ....starts tomorrow. As my longtime Spark friends know this is a bittersweet time for me. It will last through Sunday. <BR> I am Dh's second wife. His first wife died many years ago. A couple of his close family members do not accept me as family, even tho we've been married sooo many years. And they don't mind letting me know, in a sneaky way, I'm the second Mrs. Every year I vow to myself that I wont' attend, but I always do to support my DH. <BR> Please pray that thing will go well for ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:02:41 EST Smile Of The Day---Wed. A man went to the doctor complaining of insomnia. The doctor gave him a thorough examination, found absolutely nothing physically wrong with him, and then told him. “Listen, if you ever expect to cure your insomnia, you just have to stop taking your troubles to bed with you.” <BR> <BR> “I know” said the man, “but I can’t. My wife refuses to sleep alone.” <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:13 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. Patsy offered to care for the eight-year-old daughter of her next-door neighbor. She arrived in time to prepare breakfast, laying a generous helping of bacon and eggs in front of the child. "Mother always serves hot biscuits for breakfast," said the eight-year-old. <BR> <BR> So, Patsy, very eager to oblige, hurried into the kitchen and quickly prepared a plate of hot biscuits, which she laid in front of the girl. "No, thank you," she said. <BR> <BR> "But I thought you said your mother a... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:24:53 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Mon. Worry is useless, so why do it? <BR> -Joyce Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:51:20 EST Happy Sunday! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Roses are my favorite flower! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:26:55 EST The Puzzle: A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by <BR> his little daughter, Kelly. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his <BR> magazine on which was printed the map of the World. <BR> <BR> Then tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Kelly, and said, <BR> "Go into the other room and see if you can put this together." <BR> He was sure that would keep her busy all afternoon! <BR> <BR> After only a few minutes, Kelly returned and handed him the <BR> map, correctly fitted together. ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:03:38 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Fri. Always go to God first when you have a problem. Do not go to the phone. Go to the throne. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:44 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Thurs. You have the power to make your day better. It begins with changing what you're talking about. <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:48:02 EST Today Is... National Hot Dog Day! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:54:37 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. Today is a great day, it's also a great time to SMILE :-) :-) :-) <BR> If you even smiled a little bit please pass a smile to someone eles. <BR> You could make their day :-) :-) :-) Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:40:09 EST Today's Thought---MON. “When we are determined, positive and persistent, we don’t give up easily. We fight.:” Habibo Haji <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:09:18 EST Smile Of The Day---Sun. The cyclist, passing a pedestrian crossing, runs into a man, and they both fall down. “Geez, are you lucky.” The cyclist says. <BR> <BR> “What do you mean by lucky?” The pedestrian angrily asks. “I got hurt really bad.” <BR> <BR> “Ah, you’re lucky because I recently lost my license. I usually drive a bus.” <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:33:24 EST I Know What Prayer Can Do... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank God, thank God, my DS texted me today and apologized for "some" of the things that he said. He also, said that we can continue spending time with the baby and that I'm a great GM. <BR> He is still angry at me, I will share later in a blog when it doesn't hurt so much, why. He still believes that I love his brothers more than I love him. O, so untrue. My heart aches, not for me, but that he actually fee... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:20:21 EST Today I Cried.... ...I never cry. I'm not a crier. But today I did. My 22 year old DS who is also the father of my DGS. told me that he doesn't want to see me anymore and that I can't see/keep the baby anymore. I went through this when he choose to stay with his father at the age of 16. [Because of the many lies he told my son, mainly because he no longer wanted to pay child support]. So yes this Mother.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:17:29 EST Smile Of The Day---Fri. An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing. <BR> <BR> A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready. <BR> <BR> “All set back here, Captain,” came the reply, “except one lawyer who is still going around passing out business cards.” Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:49:38 EST Smile Of The Day---Wed. A man took his wife to a Broadway show. During the first intermission he had to use the bathroom in the worst way, so he hurried to find the bathrooms. <BR> <BR> He searched in vain for the rest rooms, but instead, all he found was a beautiful fountain with foliage. Nobody was watching, so he decided to take a go right there. When he finally got back into the auditorium, the second act had already begun. <BR> <BR> He searched in the dark until he found his wife. “Did I miss much of the se... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:26:27 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. The other night, my wife and I were going out for dinner. <BR> <BR> She put on eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, eyeliner, eyelashes, mascara, toner, blush and lipstick, then turned to me and said, “Does this look natural?” <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:42:33 EST Today's Thought---MON. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. -Pablo Picasso <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:01:02 EST Today's Thought---SUN. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is exactly what the Spark plan is all about. <BR> So far on the plan, I've learned: <BR> * to drink 8 cups of h2o daily <BR> *eat at least 5 freggies daily <BR> +exercise at least 10 mins. daily---and work up from there gradually <BR> +I've overcome my night time snacking [yay] <BR> I accomplish all these daily and am working on new habits. <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:15:44 EST Today's Thought---SAT. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. -Babe Ruth <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:16 EST Smile Of The Day---Fri. After a young couple brought their new baby home, the wife suggested that her husband should try his hand at changing diapers. “I’m busy,” he said, “I’ll do the next one.” <BR> <BR> The next time came around and she asked again. The husband looked puzzled,”Oh! I didn’t mean the next diaper. I meant the next baby!” <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:57:51 EST Smile Of The Day---Thurs. A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears. "Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandmother's meat loaf for dinner tonight, and it's just awful! I followed the recipe exactly, and I know I have the recipe right because it's the one you gave me. But it just didn't come out right, and I'm so upset. I wanted this to be so special for George because he loves meat loaf. What could have gone wrong?" <BR> <BR> Her mother replied soothingly, "Well, dear, let's go through the recipe. You read it o... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:15:29 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---WED. <img src=""> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:38:02 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. A couple who’d been married for over 50 years was sitting on the sofa, when the wife said, “Dear, do you remember how you used to sit close to me?” <BR> <BR> He moved over and sat close to her. <BR> <BR> “Dear,” she continued, “do you remember how you used to hold me tight?” <BR> <BR> He reached over and held her tight. <BR> <BR> “And,” she went on, “do you remember how you used to hug me and kiss me and nibble on my ear?” <BR> <BR> With that, her husband got up and started to walk out o... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:08:20 EST Smile Of The Day---Mon. Two drunks are walking along. One drunk says to the other, “What a beautiful night, look at the moon.” <BR> <BR> The other drunk stops and look at his drunk friend. “You are wrong, that’s not the moon, that’s the sun.” <BR> <BR> Both started arguing for a while when they come upon another drunk walking, so they stopped him. “Sir, could you please help settle our argument? Tell us what that thing is up in the sky that’s shining. Is it the moon or the sun?” <BR> <BR> The third drunk looked a... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 19:13:37 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Sun. God is smarter than we are and He knows better than we do what we need. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:47:45 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Sat. Don't waste today regretting the past or dreading the future. Enjoy this day because it is a gift from God! -Joyce <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 18:47:49 EST Smile Of The Day---Fri. the Fourth. A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before. <BR> <BR> “You’ll get your chance in court,” said the Desk Sergeant. <BR> <BR> “No, no, no!” said the man. “I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I’ve been trying to do that for years!” <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 19:32:52 EST Have A... ... a wonderful 4th of July. <em>652</em> <em>283</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:42:44 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---WED. When we fall down, God is always there to pick you back up. -Joyce <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:59:06 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. The Smith family was very proud that their ancestors had come over on the Mayflower, so they hired best-selling author Frank McCourt to look up and write a book about their family history. <BR> <BR> Horror of horrors! They discovered that great uncle Fess had died in the electric chair for committing a murder. They were devastated. <BR> <BR> They didn’t want that in the book, but they didn’t want to leave him out either. <BR> <BR> McCourt said, “Leave it to me.” <BR> <BR> When the book... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:33:06 EST Inspired To Keep Pushing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I weighed in Sat. and lo and behold, to my great surprise, I'd lost a couple. I admit I was afraid that the scale wouldn't have move. But it did. This spark thing really works when you work it. all my diligent for the week has inspired me to continue to build on the new habits and slowly add more. <BR> <BR> When the 5% Summer Challenge is over, I hope I will have lost my 5%!!!!!! <BR> I can do it, I'm worth it a... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:06:41 EST Smile Of The Day---Sun. A young man was strolling down a street in South London. As he passed a large building with a fence around it, he heard a group of people chanting “Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen” over and over again. <BR> <BR> Curious, he tried to see over the fence, but couldn’t. Then he spotted a knot in the wood, and put his eye to the hole. He just managed to spy some old people sitting in deckchairs chanting, before a finger came out of nowhere and poked him in the eye. As he staggered back, t... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:21:08 EST Smile Of The Day---Sat. The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test. <BR> <BR> Speaking about a specific condition, she asked, “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?” <BR> <BR> A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, “A basketball coach?” <BR> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:07:14 EST Today's Thought---FRI. Denise Austin: <BR> If you recline, you decline. If you sit, you quit. If you don't use it, you lose it. Keep going for your goals. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:37:19 EST Smile Of The Day---Thurs. A young boy walked up to his father and asked, “Dad, does a lawyer ever tell the truth?” <BR> <BR> The father thought for a moment. “Yes, son. Sometimes a lawyer will do anything to win a case.” <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:02:07 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Thurs. You may not see or hear God coming, but you will know when He's been there! <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:58:13 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---WED. You can overcome every obstacle, as long as you refuse to give up, because you have the Spirit of God inside of you. -Joyce <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:24:07 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Tues. <img src=""> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:29:20 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Mon. Even though you're not where you need to be, thank God you're not where you used to be. <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:40:20 EST Smile Of The Day---Sun. A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense: <BR> <BR> “My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense committed by his limb.” <BR> <BR> “Well put,” the judge replied. “Using your logic, I sentence the defendant’s arm to one year’s imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses.” The defendant smiled. With his lawyer’... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:09:06 EST SUMMER IS HERE... HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading and commenting on all my blogs. <BR> Keep Sparking! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:32:50 EST Summer 2014----5% Challenge- 8---Strategize List your reasons/excuses on why your diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. Give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever! <BR> <BR> Reasons why things failed in the past: <BR> 1. I was not properly tracking every bite, every time. <BR> 2. I was not getting enough exercise. <BR> 3. Not exercising enough days. <BR> 4. I was eating too many desser... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:26:56 EST Summer 2014----5% Challenge- 7---Triggers Let's assess the Triggers - <BR> <BR> List ALL your trigger foods. Is it a snack food or part of a meal? Are they sweet or salty? Hot, cold or room temperature? Carbs, comfort foods? <BR> <BR> Ice cream, cake, cookies, potato chips, fries <BR> Mostly, all things sweet. <BR> <BR> What are the sources of the Triggers Foods? Is it a fast food restaurant? Drive thru? Food you order in? Grocery store? Convenience store? Meals with family or friends? Co-workers birthday cake? Treats from othe... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:03:28 EST The Wit And Wisdom Of Joyce Meyer---Thurs. Don't waste today regretting the past or dreading the future. Enjoy this day because it is a gift from God! -Joyce <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:19:19 EST Summer 2014 5% Challenge- 6 - Motivation What do you want to change? My eating habits and my body shape and size. <BR> <BR> How do you want to look? Smaller, of course, but healthy. <BR> <BR> How do you want to feel? Strong with lots of energy, and not depressed. <BR> <BR> What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? Take care of myself and my family. Be a good example to others and hopefully inspire them. <BR> <BR> And list all the OTHER things that you want to change! I "must" get to Onederla... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:49:28 EST Smile Of The Day---Wed. The Brain Surgeon was about to perform a brain transplant.”You have your choice of two brains,” he told the patient, “For $1000 you can have the brain of a psychologist, or for $10,000 you can have the brain of a politician.” <BR> <BR> The patient was amazed at the huge difference in price. “Is the brain of a politician that much better?” he asked. <BR> <BR> The Brain Surgeon replied, “No, it’s not better, just unused.” <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:56:16 EST Smile Of The Day---Tues. When I went to get my driver’s license renewed, our local motor-vehicle bureau was packed. The line inched along for almost an hour until the man ahead of me finally got his license. <BR> <BR> He inspected his photo for a moment and commented to the clerk, “I was standing in line so long, I ended up looking pretty grouchy in this picture.” <BR> <BR> The clerk looked at his picture closely. “It’s okay,” he reassured the man: “That’s how you’re going to look when the cops pull you over anyway... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:42:38 EST Today's Thought---MON. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. <BR> - Jim Valvano <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:18:49 EST