HOLDINGMYOWN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOLDINGMYOWN HOLDINGMYOWN'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/ 3 Things You Have to Give Up to Lose Weight Forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828010 The following comes from a book written by Tory Johnson called The Shift...I think it is well worth thinking about these things..... <BR> <BR> 1. The Cheat Day <BR> <BR> For years, I was lulled into the moderation trap, a bedrock of nutrition advice that works flawlessly for some women but is a disaster for others. Supposedly, as long as I limited myself to a few bites here or there, I could eat onion rings, rice and chocolate cake—anything, really—and not gain weight. Trouble is, I never a... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:07:10 EST GRANDDAUGHTER'S 16TH BIRTHDAY SCRAPBOOK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814308 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l262514776.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764136721.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281541032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l159929180.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l710505155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796377104.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:41:53 EST NEW TRAILER....FENCE REMOVAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709278 On Autumn Oaks....I mentioned that we had to remove some fence panels in order to park up our new and bigger trailer. <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures to help explain what I was talking about...... <BR> <BR> In this picture you can see hubby getting ready to cut down one of the posts that had to be removed~ in the background you can see that we tried to park the trailer across the front yard....that did not work as there was too much of a slope and too hard to get it leveled there. <BR> <i... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:53:59 EST FUN IN THE SUN~~OOPS~~I MEAN *SNOW* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661078 2 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:30:42 EST GIRL POWER!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642493 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222242987.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1449972512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125260638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1505364509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115583071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605300888.jpg"> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:12:08 EST No Wonder I Love Winter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628398 Fishing Shacks on the Restigouche River <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481880525.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2118144768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1754769425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Charlie Van Horne Bridge across the Resitgouche River <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1489512478.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This bridge connects New Brunswick where I live with the province of ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:50:35 EST Heather's Mini Vegetable Frittatas ( versus Coach Nicole's ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628385 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48878434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l556034250.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824207549.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1757161489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Made with Egg Creations ( Egg Beater's ) chopped tomatoes/leek/red & green peppers/green onion/chopped ready cook bacon /and TexMex low fat cheese Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:28:50 EST FOR~ ASK_STRATMAN ( and anyone else who may be having some relationship problems ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624966 I found this on the internet ages ago and loved it so much I saved a copy~~ <BR> <BR> This man had two failed marriages and took stock of where he felt he had gone wrong~ <BR> He wrote this with deep insight and called it~~ <BR> <BR> WAYS I BLEW MY MARRIAGE~LIST <BR> <BR> 1. DON’T STOP HOLDING HER HAND <BR> <BR> When I first dated the woman I ended up marrying, I always held her hand. In the car. While walking. At meals. At movies. It didn’t matter where. Over time, I stopped. I made up e... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:23:05 EST WHO WON THE VALENTINE SURF & TURF FOR TWO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624936 I want to say <em>304</em> to everyone who commented on my Valentine Blog. <BR> <BR> When I went to the grocery store sponsoring the Surf & Turf ingredients for two with my poem & picture...I spoke to the woman there that had set it all up and I wanted to see all the other entries. <BR> <BR> Remember that this is a very small city of only about 6,000 people so everyone knows everyone here. <BR> <BR> Janet was pleased that I had made an entry but was discouraged with the low response s... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:56:23 EST HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! TO ME & HUBBY! ( pictures ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623748 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1809803407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When hubby & I first met we started a trend of having a *funny* card for each other and a *soppy* card. So when card days arrive we each get two! <BR> One to burst out giggling with...the other brings a tear and an awwwwww....LOL <BR> <BR> Here is my *giggle* from hubby... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l166602076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And here is hubby's *giggle* card from me.... <BR> <img... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:44:27 EST MY TEX-MEX CALZONE FILLING FOR TONIGHT'S SUPPER! THANKS CHEF MEG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620586 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1188472876.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just need to roll out my low fat pizza dough ~~add some of this~then add the Tex-Mex cheese and bake for 12 minutes Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:58:27 EST BURN CALORIES! RAKE SNOW OFF YOUR ROOF! ( pictures ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611314 Okay~~today we started a NFL challenge with Autumn Oaks representing the Broncos & the Green Guardians representing the Seahawks. <BR> <BR> We will get one point for EVERY fitness minute we do daily over the next 4 days~~ <BR> And what better way to do fitness minutes and burn calories and earn points for my team than to clear all the snow off the roof! <BR> <BR> Hubby came out eventually and helped but even as he was doing some part ...I was doing another....All in All it took us a good h... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:42:15 EST INTROSPECTION~ AUTUMN OAKS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610307 INTROSPECTION~~ <BR> <BR> noun <BR> ....the examination or observation of one's own mental and emotional processes. <BR> "quiet introspection can be extremely valuable" <BR> synonyms: <BR> self-analysis, self-examination, soul-searching, introversion, self-observation <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842082364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It seems to me that this is something that I do regularly now. It was not always so though. Years ago, I would just let it all pass over me and... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:26:29 EST SNOW SNOW & FUN EXERCISE! ( with pictures ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606343 About 2 weeks ago...we had thawing temperatures and icy roads & backyards~~ <BR> <BR> Here is our Street on January 12th this year... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601333401.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And our neighbor across the street trying to chop some ice the plow made.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587946777.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And here is the mother nature rink in our back yard that day.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:33:52 EST Jumping Off The Decking~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606342 2 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:33:33 EST VEGGIES ARE GREAT! ( PICTURES ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604771 For this week's Autumn Oaks Challenge one thing we had to do was have at least 5 freggies per day ...More was okay too! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This is one part of my healthy eating that I have no trouble with. I love my fruits & veggies...Just do not seem to eat them if I do not make a conscious effort to do so! <BR> <BR> When I decide to get back to my veggies with my meals...it is almost all of my plate that is filled with them~~ <BR> <BR> Here is my meal for dinner just tonight~ <BR... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:21:26 EST NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ( Autumn Oaks Challenge ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603534 I have never thought of myself as being a negative person~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649687749.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I will have to give a big <em>304</em> to my Dad for making me be so self confident~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1976068487.jpg"> <BR> My Dad had a poor upbringing and never did finish school and he wanted only the best for me and my siblings. He never let me get away with the words.... <BR> ** I CAN'T** <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:45:55 EST MY WHEAT POPS IN USA~ for MELISSA ( PICTURES ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600588 Here are some similar USA versions of my Wheat Pops <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068705923.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l444721615.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l20392035.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1953802248.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405219409.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760553105.jpg">... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:50:52 EST MONDAY'S BRUNCH COOKING LESSON ( with pictures ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600196 I think I will take my friend Mary's suggestion and start my own cooking show~ <em>246</em> <BR> Because I LOVE doing these Blogs~ <BR> <BR> So today~I had my favourite Brunch meal...my Veggie Omelet on my Wheat Pops. <BR> <BR> I started by chopping whatever veggies I had in the fridge....today I had a mixture of leek and cauliflower (from yesterday's supper) carrot , celery and red & green peppers. <BR> I sprayed the pan only and sauteed this for a bit....( to your liking really ) <BR... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:04:38 EST HAD MARY'S CAULIFLOWER RECIPE FOR SUPPER ( PICTURES ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599379 This week on BTS our co-captain Mary featured *cauliflower. <BR> <BR> At the end of the article was a recipe...so tonight I tried it for our supper and even Alex loved it! <em>334</em> ( he is not much for crunchy cauliflower ) <BR> <BR> Here it is being sauteed~~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1414775713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looks good eh? <BR> <BR> It is so easy to make! I cut the cauliflower florets smaller than need be hoping that Alex would not complain~~ <e... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:52:46 EST MY YO-YO JOURNEY ( with pictures...yikes! ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597919 This is me in June, 2008 when Alex & I first returned to Canada from Scotland to retire. I weighed about 220 lbs here. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558210971.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And I did not stop there....I kept eating my way into oblivion ...till I reached 248.8 lbs by Jan. 2010 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501557324.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In February, 2010....I got a scare when Alex took some palpatations and it was caused just from hi... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:35:05 EST Easy- Peasy-Make- Early-Low-Calories/Points-Get-It-All-Cleaned-Up-Before-Supper-Stew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587092 It has been a bit since I have done a *FOOD* Blog! <em>334</em> LIKE? MY Title? pretty well says it all~~ <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So as I prepared our supper meal for tonight...I decided to take pictures as I went. <em>388</em> <BR> <BR> For my stews I use whatever beef or pork that was on sale and therefore we have loads of it frozen in the fridge! <BR> This is Alex...He cannot pass up a bargain! Even if we already have loads at home or even if it is a tougher cut of meat...AS ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:06:51 EST BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! January 2nd 2014 in New Brunswick Canada! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l357585747.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And hubby said yesterday that we should take down the outside lights today???? <BR> <BR> I THINK NOT! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> PS~~With wind chill factors this becomes MINUS 40~~C & F .... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:02:28 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576913 2 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:35:05 EST ANOTHER CHRISTMAS TOY! love these things! lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572380 2 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:47:35 EST MY CHRISTMAS TOYS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572378 2 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:45:42 EST 2013 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS @ THE McLEANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572375 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109144543.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1234478378.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l840553276.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l793209023.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863982395.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903309498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:42:57 EST WHAT THINKING POSITIVE CAN DO TO US http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536936 Your POSITIVE thoughts, will become POSITIVE words <BR> Your POSITIVE words, will become POSITIVE actions. <BR> Your POSITIVE actions, will become POSITIVE habits. <BR> Your POSITIVE habits, will become your POSITIVE SELF-ASSURED character. <BR> Your POSITIVE SELF-ASSURED character, WILL become your DESTINY! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1980721543.jpg"> Sat, 9 Nov 2013 23:09:00 EST MY HALLOWEEN VISITORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528670 ANJULIE/HER MOM/HER GRAMMY/AND SILLY ALEX <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214362330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116721967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1015474356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l36710498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l781854783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:04:26 EST 2013 HALLOWEEN Decorations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523580 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55235425.jpg"> <BR> MY HOUSE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1409607842.jpg"> <BR> CLOSER UP <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1347638053.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16754019.jpg"> <BR> MY DON'T DRINK & FLY WITCH <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1883777035.jpg"> <BR> GARDEN UP CLOSE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:37:06 EST Meet *SHREK* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511958 <em>544</em> <em>543</em> <em>544</em> <em>543</em> <em>544</em> <BR> <BR> My friend Mary named her new Spark Activity Tracker RAMBO~~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744087058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ..... because she felt Rambo is TOUGH....quiet.....resourceful <BR> .....and has a heart whether he cares to admit it or not........Rambo is a FIGHTER....doesn't know the meaning quit. And that her & Rambo are a lot alike. <BR> <BR> So Mary kept asking me wha... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:45:38 EST HONESTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2006558726.jpg"> <BR> When I was growing up my mother had me scared to death that GOD told her everything I did or said! <BR> I remember one day when I was 6 years old and instead of coming home from school on the roads I was told to take...I diverted and went along the rail road tracks. <BR> When I entered the house...My mother was standingthere with her hands on her hips~~and she sternly asked me... <BR> <BR> * Which way did you come ... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:56:09 EST Hubby's Birthday Gift~~for Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474015 <em>335</em> Happy Birthday to Me <em>335</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> I had just got enough coffee into me this morning when my wee sister called...enough coffee to not be grumpy when she insisted on serenading me all the way through Happy Birthday before chatting! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I was in the shower when hubby's cuz called from Ontario....she chatted with hubby whilst I dried off because I told him to say that I was go... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 22:21:40 EST A FREGGIE WEEK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471219 This past week we had our FREGGIE Challenge.... <BR> <BR> And I am stuffed! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923360778.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All week I have been making meals with loads of ~~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1858425613.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1142805294.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716023874.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:21:14 EST My Veggie Stir Fry with Pasta ( for Sharon ) OR whomever LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436768 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1524716316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I use broccoli/cauliflower/carrots cut length-wise/celery/onions and 4 different colored peppers ( I love color! ) But add whatever you like in veggies! <BR> <BR> I use chicken or beef broth to do my stir fry and keep adding a bit as needed. I also add about 2 tablespoons of Kraft Calorie Wise Catalina drsg when I first add the broth to add some flavor. <BR> <BR> I always start by stir frying the *harder* ve... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:25:42 EST A Simply Filling Supper Meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429398 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l847488316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was one of my supper meals this weekend past. Loads and loads of Romaine lettuce. Chopped up celery,cucumber, carrot stix, pepper almonds, yellow beans. And 3 oz of lean steak chopped into small bites. <BR> <BR> None of the above cost me any points on the WW Simply Filling program. <BR> <BR> Then I added 4 tablespoons of the FF Ranch dressing. I had to deduct 2 points for this. <BR> <BR> For my dessert I ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:54:04 EST Simply Filling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426990 It has been 12 days now since I started using the Simply Filling WW program. I am not attending a WW meeting now but got all the info I needed when I had been attending the meetings. <BR> I also *picked* my friend, Mary's super duper brain when I have had any questions. <BR> <BR> For those who do not know this program~~here is a short version of what I understand. <BR> ( Mary...feel free to correct anything I get wrong here ) <BR> <BR> With Simply Filling you do NOT use your daily Points ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 01:30:06 EST GARDENS DONE~Ready to be ENJOYED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381638 This is my garden at the front of my house. All weeded...new white stones added...and flowers are coming along a treat. This garden is ALL perennials but when one flowering is done on one another flowers etc...right through till the early Fall. See the yellow flowers out here already?( to the right ) Once they fall....another in the garden will flower and so on~~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395694929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is one of my back gardens...Here I have a ... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:47:46 EST THOUGHTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694539075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I have been doing a lot of thinking. It started with my friend Mary posting on Facebook that it was * Thirsty Thursday* <BR> I have NOT been drinking my water....not even since I started over 2 weeks ago to watch what I was eating. <BR> So I decided to once again <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702815892.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also decided to start with small goals~~ and since it was *... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:32:01 EST Tall Ships and Theodore Too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378502 Here's a close up picture for you Ann~~*grin* <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604164936.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l476926798.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1137726254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Theodore Too Leads the Pack! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1365857060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735439041.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <i... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:31:49 EST ANJULIE IS 9 MONTHS NOW~AND JUST AS SMILEY AS EVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369813 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l178901852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l982111030.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l822104893.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1628295959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081698481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> FATHER AND DAUGHTER ( MY SON ) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755749696.jp... Mon, 27 May 2013 22:42:47 EST