IMEMINE1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMEMINE1 IMEMINE1'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/ Perfect Mate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491680 At a local coffee bar, a young woman was expounding on her idea of the perfect mate to some of her friends. <BR> <BR> “The man I marry must be a shining light in the crowd. He must be musical. Tell jokes. Sing. Entertain. And stay home at night!” <BR> <BR> An old granny overheard and spoke up, “Girl, if that’s all you want get a tv." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sarcastic Al Says: <BR> <BR> I was on the subway, sitting on a newspaper, and a guy comes over and asks ‘Are you reading that?' <BR> I... Tue, 15 May 2018 13:45:49 EST True Portrait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491032 An elderly woman decided to have her portrait painted. <BR> <BR> She told the artist, “Paint me with diamond ear-rings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach and a gold Rolex.” <BR> <BR> The confused artist said, “But you’re not wearing any of those things.” <BR> <BR> “I know,” she said, “but if I die before my husband, I’m sure my husband will remarry, and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the jewelry.” <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sarcastic Al Says: <BR> <BR> When I ... Sun, 13 May 2018 08:41:51 EST Excuse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489170 Two high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. <BR> <BR> After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. <BR> <BR> Much to their relief she smiled and said: “Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper.” <BR> <BR> Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said, “First Question: Which tire was flat?” <BR> <BR> Sarcastic Al Says: <BR> "When you are dead, you do not know you are... Sun, 6 May 2018 17:03:21 EST Store Greeter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489134 So after landing his new job as a Walmart greeter, a good find for many retirees,He lasted less than a day. <BR> <BR> About two hours into his first day on the job a very loud, unattractive, mean-acting woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.He said pleasantly, “Good morning and welcome to Walmart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?’ <BR> <BR> The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, “Hell no, they are... Sun, 6 May 2018 14:28:28 EST Cooter & Gomer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487261 This was sent in my Email this morning. I thought it was funny. <BR> <BR> Cooter and Gomer <BR> <BR> Stanley <BR> died in a fire and his body was burned pretty <BR> badly. The morgue <BR> needed someone to identify the body, so they sent for his <BR> two best friends, <BR> Cooter and Gomer. The three <BR> men had always done <BR> everything together. Cooter <BR> arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the sheet, <BR> Cooter said, "Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad. <BR> You... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:33:01 EST Skydiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483671 A man always wanted to go sky diving but was never able to gather the courage. He goes to the airport and inquires about what is involved in the jump. <BR> <BR> The manager explained the procedure to him: “We are expert chute packers and have never had a failure. We take you up in the plane and tell you when to jump out. You pull the main chute ripcord. It always works but if it doesn’t, you pull the auxiliary chute ripcord. You float softly to the ground and we will meet you in that truck o... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:10:56 EST New Cosmetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6482587 A man’s wife had just bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger. <BR> <BR> She sat in front of the mirror for what had to be hours, applying the “miracle” products. <BR> <BR> Finally, when she was done, she turned to her husband and asked, “Darling, honestly now, what age would you say I am?” <BR> <BR> He nodded his head in assessment, and carefully said, “Well, judging from your skin, twenty. Your hair, eighteen. Your figure, twenty-five.” <BR> <B... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:57:40 EST Attorney Phone Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481449 <BR> A <BR> New York attorney representing a wealthy art collector <BR> called his client. <BR> <BR> "Saul, I have some good news, and I have some bad <BR> news." <BR> <BR> The <BR> art collector replied, "I've had an awful day. <BR> Give me the good news <BR> first." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The <BR> lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and <BR> she informed me that <BR> she just invested $5,000 in two pictures that she thinks <BR> will bring a minimum <B... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:01:10 EST The Bachelor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6481099 The Matchmaker goes to see Mr. Avery, a confirmed bachelor for many years. “Mr. Avery, don’t leave it too late. I have exactly the one you need. You only have to say the word and you’ll meet and be married in no time!” says the Matchmaker. <BR> <BR> “Don’t bother,” replies Mr. Avery, “I’ve two sisters at home, who look after all my needs.” <BR> <BR> “That’s all well and good, but all the sisters in the world cannot fill the role of a wife.” <BR> <BR> “I said ‘two sisters’. I didn’t say the... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:34:30 EST Special Ring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477666 An older, white haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with a beautiful young gal at his side. He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. <BR> <BR> The jeweler looked through his stock, brought out a $5,000 ring and showed it to him. The old man said, “I don’t think you understand, I want something very special.” <BR> <BR> At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. “Here’s a stunning ring at only ... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:38:09 EST Big man in a Small Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475698 Joe grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to the small town because he could be a big man in this small town. He really wanted to impress everyone. He opened his new law office, but business was very slow at first. <BR> <BR> One day, he saw a man coming up the sidewalk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Joe picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while ... Sun, 25 Mar 2018 11:28:37 EST Am I a multi tasker or lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473437 This is not a joke, for those of you who expected one. <BR> <BR> My plan for today was to take it easy or flea market or something like that. <BR> Bill, my DH got up and said let's stay home I have a few things to do in the garage. <BR> <BR> Ok then. I will move the micro wave over to the other counter and see how it looks there. <BR> <BR> Then I said but first, as long as we will be home I will put my 2 horses up top (where I have it "roped off" with plain rope,hay rope and maybe some f... Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:07:32 EST Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6473074 A little boy was sitting outside a store eating one snickers candy bar after another, when an older man walked up and said, "You shouldn't be eating so much candy, it'll rot your teeth, it's just bad for you to eat so much candy." <BR> <BR> The little boy looked up and said, "My grandfather lived to be 95 years old". <BR> <BR> The older man asked: "Oh? by eating snickers candy bars?" <BR> <BR> The little boy said: "No, by minding his own business." <BR> <BR> Sarcastic Al Says: <BR> "Why c... Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:58:59 EST Right Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471524 Here is the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. <BR> <BR> The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than do the British or Americans. <BR> <BR> The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. <BR> <BR> The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. <BR> <BR> The Italians drink excessive amou... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:38:17 EST One tough Lie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470618 There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right. <BR> <BR> The preacher was in a quandary as to what to do, and shortly, the urge to play golf overcame him. He called an assistant to tell him that he was sick and could not do church, packed the car up, and drove three hou... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:44:36 EST College Exam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6468250 A college professor was giving a big science test. Upon collecting the tests she noticed a note <BR> attached to one of them with a $100 bill underneath it. <BR> <BR> The note read, “One dollar per point please.” <BR> <BR> The professor returned the test the following day with $40 and a note attached. <BR> <BR> The note read, “Here's your $40 change.” <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:33:02 EST Big Boots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467911 This woman went through a bad break up. She grieved over her lost relationship, but eventually got better and decided it was time to have some fun again. She went into a bar in Waco and saw a cowboy with his feet propped up on a table. He had the biggest boots she'd ever seen. <BR> <BR> Seeing the beautiful woman, the cowboy offered her a drink and they started talking. After a while, the woman built up some confidence and asked the cowboy if it's true what they say about men with big feet a... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:26:17 EST Know Each Other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467252 A man met a beautiful lady and he decided he wanted to marry her right away. <BR> <BR> She said, "But we don't know anything about each other." He said, "That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along." So she consented, and they were married, and went on a honeymoon to a very nice resort. <BR> <BR> So one morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 Meter board and did a two and a half tuck gainer, this was followed by a three ro... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:57:10 EST Fishing Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466000 A man called home to his wife and said: "Darling, I have been asked to go fishing up in Canada with my boss and several of his friends. We'll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I've been wanting, so could you please pack enough clothes for a week and set out my rod and fishing box, we're leaving from the office today though. I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Could you pack me a bag, and please pack my new blue pajamas." <BR> <BR> The wif... Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:28:37 EST City Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465296 Amy, a city girl, marries a farmer. <BR> <BR> One morning, before he goes out to the fields, the farmer says to her, "The artificial insemination man is coming to impregnate one of our cows today. I drove a big nail into the two-by-four over the cow's stall. You show him where it is." <BR> <BR> The farmer leaves, and a while later, the artificial insemination man arrives. Amy takes him down the rows of cows until she sees the nail. <BR> <BR> She says, "This is the one, right here." <BR> <... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:52:15 EST Dad's Car http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464634 A young man comes home and says "Dad, just got my driver's license and would like to use the family car." <BR> <BR> Father replies, "O.K., son. But, first, you have to get good grades in school, keep your room clean, make the yard is neat, and cut your hair. Come back in a few months and then we'll see." <BR> <BR> Well, several months pass and the young man comes into the house with his report card in his hand. "Dad, I got great marks on my report card. I've been keeping my room as neat as ... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:38:16 EST After a While http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464244 This was on facebook yesterday and I rewrote on the bottom so you can see better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c56b96d2-256b-45d1-9037-d5427d9637fd.jpg"> <BR> AFTER A WHILE <BR> by Veronica A. Shoffstall <BR> <BR> After a while, you learn <BR> the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul <BR> and you learn that love doesn't mean learning <BR> and company doesn't mean security. <BR> And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:18:51 EST Buying Cyanide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463929 A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would like to buy some cyanide." <BR> <BR> The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?" <BR> <BR> The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband." <BR> <BR> The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law! I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:03 EST Valentine's Day Cards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463114 A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. <BR> <BR> He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over them. <BR> <BR> The guy's curiosity gets the better of him and he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he's doing. <BR> <BR> "I'm sending out 1,000 Valentine's Day cards signed, 'Guess who?'" <BR> <BR> "But why?" asks the... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:58:58 EST Hitchiker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461665 A man is driving in America when he picks up a Navajo man hitchhiking. <BR> <BR> They are making small talk when the Navajo notices a brown paper bag with something in it. <BR> <BR> The driver notices his glance and explains, "That's a bottle of wine I got for my wife." <BR> <BR> The Navajo man nods solemnly, "Good trade." <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:05:52 EST Fasinate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460749 A grade school teacher in Kentucky asked her students to use the word "fascinate" in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, "My family went to my granddad's farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating." The teacher said, "That was good, but I wanted you to use the word "fascinate, not fascinating". <BR> <BR> Sally raised her hand. She said, "My family went to see Rock City and I was fascinated." The teacher said, "Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use the word "f... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 18:54:18 EST Fear of Flying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460211 There was a religious woman who had to do a lot of traveling for her business. Flying made her very nervous, so she always took her Bible along with her. One time, she was sitting next to a man. When he saw her pull out her Bible, he gave a little chuckle and smirk and went back to what he was doing. <BR> <BR> After awhile, he turned to her and asked, "You don't really believe all that stuff in there do you?" <BR> <BR> The woman replied, "Of course I do. It is the Bible." <BR> <BR> He said... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:02:42 EST Two Men on a Bus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459968 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Two Men on a Bus <BR> A bus stops and two Italian men get on. They seat themselves, and engage in animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores their conversation at first, but she listens in horror as one of the men says the following; <BR> <BR> "Emma come first. Den I come. Two asses, dey come together. I come again. Two asses, dey come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come once-a more." <BR> <BR> "You foul-mouthed swine," retorte... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:17:55 EST Wife Left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459530 Why did my wife leave me? <BR> <BR> Well, last month was my birthday. My wife didn’t wish me a happy birthday. My parents forgot and so did my kids. <BR> <BR> I went to work and even my colleagues didn’t wish me a happy birthday. <BR> <BR> As I entered my office, my secretary said, “Happy birthday, boss!” I felt so special. She asked me out for lunch. <BR> <BR> After lunch, she invited me to her apartment. We went there and she said, “Do you mind if I go into the bedroom for a minute?” <B... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 15:15:49 EST Snoring Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458755 The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns. <BR> <BR> The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. <BR> <BR> They said, "Man, what happened to you? <BR> <BR> He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night." <BR> <BR> The next night it was... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 11:58:02 EST Lessons Dad Taught http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458370 A man walks into a drug store with his 8-year-old son. They happen to walk by the condom display, and the boy asks, "What are these, Dad?" <BR> <BR> The man matter-of-factly replies, "Those are called condoms, son. Men use them to have safe sex." <BR> <BR> "Oh I see," replied the boys pensively. "Yes, I've heard of that in health class at school." <BR> <BR> He looks over the display and picks up a package of three and asks, "Why are there three in this package." <BR> <BR> The dad replies,... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:13:38 EST Pizza Delivery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458010 A college pizza delivery boy arrived at the house of Larry Johnson. He delivered the pizza to his trailer. After giving it to him, Larry asked: "What is the usual tip?" <BR> <BR> "Well," replied the youth, "this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I'll be doing great." "Is that so?" snorted Larry. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here's five dollars." <BR> <BR> "Thanks," replied the youth, "I'll put this in my school fund." <BR> <BR> "Wh... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:21:30 EST The Elevator http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456855 An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. <BR> <BR> The boy asked, "What is this, Father?" <BR> <BR> The father responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is." <BR> <BR> While the boy and his father were watching with amazement, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a but... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:39:05 EST Married Millionaire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456458 A 60-year-old millionaire is getting married and throws a big wedding reception. His friends are quite jealous and in a quiet moment, one of them asks him how he managed to land such a hot 23-year-old beauty. <BR> <BR> "Simple," grins the millionaire, "I faked my age." <BR> <BR> His friends are really amazed and ask him how much he said. <BR> <BR> "Well," he replied, "I said I was 87!" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sarcastic Al Says: <BR> "I am convinced that women spend more time wondering what ... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:26:36 EST Speeding Blonde http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455017 A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car and was pulled over by a woman police officer who was also blonde. The blonde cop asked to see her driver's license. <BR> <BR> She dug through her handbag and was getting progressively more agitated. <BR> <BR> "What does it look like?" she finally asked. The policewoman replied, "It's square and it has your picture on it." <BR> <BR> The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it, and handed it to th... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:49:31 EST Traveling Farmer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454312 A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. There he meets an Aussie farmer and gets talking. <BR> <BR> The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, "Oh! We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large". <BR> <BR> Then they walk around the ranch a little and the Aussie shows off his herd of cattle. The Texan immediately says, " We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows". <BR> <BR> The conversation has, meanwhile, almost died when the Texan s... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:17:11 EST Missing Part http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453465 A blonde woman walks into an auto parts store. The associate asks how she is doing and what he could do for her. <BR> <BR> She replies, "I'm fine. I need a seven-ten cap for my car." <BR> <BR> The man asks," A seven-ten cap? Where does it go, I've never heard of such a thing?" <BR> <BR> The blonde angrily replies, "It goes on top of the engine and don't think just because I'm a blonde woman I don't know what I'm talking about!!" <BR> <BR> Perplexed, the parts man asks if she would draw hi... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:57:16 EST Barber Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452331 A man and a little boy entered a barbershop together. After the man received the full treatment - shave, shampoo, manicure, haircut, etc. - he placed the boy in the chair. <BR> <BR> "I'm going to buy a green tie to wear for the parade," he said. "I'll be back in a few minutes." <BR> <BR> When the boy's haircut was completed and the man still hadn't returned, the barber said, "Looks like your daddy's forgotten all about you." <BR> <BR> "That wasn't my daddy," said the boy. "He just walked u... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:55:05 EST Hope you enjoy this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451110 From the paper called The Fishwrapper <BR> <BR> Inner Beauty <BR> <BR> Preparing for a tag sale at our house, my wife and I decided to put out a mirror we'd received as a wedding gift. <BR> Because of its garish aqua colored metal frame we just couldn't find a room in our house where it looked good. <BR> Shortly after the tag sale started, a man looking to decorate his apartment bought it for a dollar. <BR> "This is a great deal," he said excitedly. <BR> Then he peeled off the aqua colore... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:17:41 EST From "Words of Wisdom" a Friday smile for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450681 Statics show that women spend 85% of the consumer dollar, <BR> children 15%, <BR> and men the rest. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:49:19 EST A Few Goals for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446102 These are just a few Goals I have planned for the New Year. <BR> <BR> 1.Eat healthy and track my food <BR> <BR> 2.Walk 10k a day or at least 70,000 steps a week (Make up for a bad day) <BR> <BR> 3.Tighten and Tone with strength training <BR> <BR> 4.Drink water <BR> <BR> On a Family/home goal plan I plan on spending quality time with Dh and family. <em>342</em> <BR> I also plan on keeping up with house and garden. <BR> I gave up my school bus driving on 12/21/2017.I will have more ... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:43:45 EST Let's remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442388 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a5972eb-b76c-47b0-ac30-55b3cbc23387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22f0fca9-7086-423e-8e70-238bdce97f00.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my Grand daughter's Christmas picture this year. <BR> She still "Believes" and it is so enjoyable to see her and listen to her talk about her Elf on a shelf and things he gets into. <BR> She will be 12 this April and I don't want this time of magic and innocence to ever end for he... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:25:27 EST My first year maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427603 Thank you everyone for the congratulations. <em>247</em> <BR> It took me 7 years to reach my goal weight but it was well worth the wait. <BR> <BR> I had been thin all my life. I weighed in at 101 pounds with my first pregnancy and 100 pounds with my second. <BR> I could eat or drink any thing I wanted and never gain weight......until my 40s (maybe) <BR> But it still wasn't too bad, I thought. (sucked it when I had to ) <BR> <BR> I am only 5 feet tall (4'11and 3/4") and I went up to 120... Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:04:34 EST Locating the Lighthouses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425854 This is a (I thought so ) funny story from The Fishwrapper which is a free magazine we can get here where I live. I wanted to share it with you. <BR> <BR> I live in Texas. I have two friends who are sisters. One day they approached me and asked if I know where the lighthouses are located. <BR> <BR> When I tried to probe a little, I was told, "Yeah, they're good paying jobs and have lots of ads in the paper, but we don't know where the lighthouses are so we can apply." <BR> <BR> I told th... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 11:40:42 EST Happy October, My Birthday Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416858 So, here we are again. <BR> <BR> A new month to start over (or continue) with our healthy life style. <BR> Last month I only blogged only once and I really hope to do better this month. <em>362</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> I was off with my walking only getting in 276,068 steps and 103.59 miles. <BR> Not too bad considering we had a heat wave for weeks and i was feeling lazy. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> This month my goals are <BR> 10K steps a day <BR> Daily Yoga <BR> Eat a healthy plan... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:03:14 EST Happy September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406512 HI everyone, <BR> This is just a quick update of last month. <BR> I did manage to track 328,589 steps and 128.71 miles last month. <BR> I only fell short 3 days but made the steps up the following day. So I did average a little over 10,000 steps a day. <BR> This month I plan to do better. <BR> <BR> I am proud of myself for continuing my personal challenge of keeping up with my steps (and believe me some days I had to really push myself to do it) because I didn't use the excuse tha... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:24:14 EST I got my steps in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399736 Yesterday I was determined to make up for not getting my (10,000) a day or more steps in. <BR> So, since Bill has to take it easy we went to a small mall and walked a bit there. <BR> Then we went to Lowes and Home Depot and while he was looking at tools I walked the isle and <BR> made up the rest at home. <BR> I did 17,035 steps yesterday. So it took some of the guilt off me. <BR> AND today is another day. Onward and upward, one step at a time, keep moving forward (you know the rest) <BR> K... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:55:13 EST Aug.13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399377 I have been doing so good with my steps this month getting at least 10,000 a day, but yesterday I was feeling awful and barely did 4,000. I was couching it. <em>39</em> <BR> It really does make you feel so terrible the next day when you broke your streak. <BR> <BR> Today I plan on doing 10,000 plus the extra to make up for yesterday. <BR> I can do it. It is only 16,000 or so steps. <BR> <BR> Bill is still doing the resting with the eye. <BR> He is now on moisture drops for the eye as we... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:27:53 EST August 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396325 I just wanted to say <em>524</em> and let you know we are just taking it easy and waiting. <BR> Our last appointment was Thursday, I think, and the doctor said to rest the eye as much as possible. So he has been doing that. <em>102</em> <BR> He really keeps it closed much of the time anyway since he can only see light out of it. <BR> <BR> He has a bit of the eye lid stitched closed again and it seems to heal better under the closed part. <BR> It feels a lot better so maybe the 3rd t... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 13:42:16 EST Welcome August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394711 <em>524</em> to the new month. I didn't do too bad with my steps in July considering all that was going on with my DH, Bill's eye. <BR> He actually had his 3rd surgery yesterday and is feeling better today. <BR> They sewed a thicker patch on his eye to help healing. He has an appointment tomorrow at 2:00 pm so we shall see. <BR> <BR> I tracked 284,080 steps , 110.07 miles for July. <BR> I am determined to get at least 10,000 a day or more. <BR> I also plan on Yoga, every day in August. <BR... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:07:33 EST