JSPEED4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JSPEED4 JSPEED4'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/ Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526421 Well, I looked into the Macrobiotic program years ago and got good results, but I could not stay with it, since it is grain-based; and eventually I learned that my O blood-type requires very few grains. Finally, I got back to it, though, looking into the basics found in a book, You Are All Sanpaku-- a book written for and translated for Americans. <BR> <BR> There are a few beans that can be included in this program, as well as some types of fish, and naturally-raised turkey! So, I am usin... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:56:35 EST Better Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468820 I seem to have a lot of soft-tissue issues, as my body adjusts. A 1986, 15-Minute workout book that I got is really helping me isolate/find muscles that I am rarely conscious of--mostly in my arms and back and some in my shoulders. It is like I have not had good nerve feedback from these areas. Abravanel's Body-Type book mentioned that I needed isolated muscle exercise, but he always referred to gym equipment, so I rarely had that opportunity. <BR> <BR> It seems tha facia is stuck in a lo... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:00:47 EST more tendons and muscles finding their places http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418159 Over the past few months, I feel things moving--get muscle cramps cramps--get better feedback about my body position--can coordinate walking better, using all of my leg instead of mostly my ankles, which used to get sprained very easily and in bouts. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> As for getting rid of people who have used ethnic slurs far in the past, what about "White trash", "dumb blonds", Polish jokes, and on-and-on!!!!!! <em>376</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:02:00 EST Blood Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393606 I have just found out that the symptoms I get when the air in this house makes my throat and bronchials irritated, are consistent with high blood pressure. Acute poisoning can create high blood pressure episodes. <em>234</em> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:51:45 EST This toxic house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363347 This house puts me into the same symptoms that I had in a High School I attended two years--after re-zoning to a formerly Black-dominated High School. I realize now, the second time around with these problems but in a different setting, a lot about the cultural differences between some sets of people on this planet. <BR> <BR> Both places kept my brain a bit foggy, my short-term memory short-circuited, and my body uncomfortable. The foggy brain and low energy kept my from learning as well a... Tue, 21 May 2013 11:18:37 EST losing fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344531 I use the ideas of Sears, not his products so much. I add some toasted sesame oil to my diet--something I crave at times anyway, but have not taken those cravings seriously. Sears says this helps the GLA not turn rancid/toxic in the fat cells. I have rosemary bushes in my yeard--I planted them several years ago. They have some GLA, maybe not enough to make a big difference, but I eat a couple of Tablespoons, raw and fresh, almost every day--right off of the bush. And, I use flax seed--wh... Fri, 3 May 2013 14:59:58 EST The AMA needs to have inservice training for MD's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310017 Toxic Fat, by Sears. A great book about why losing weight can make people quite ill--even destroy health in some ways, and how to avoid that. Wed, 3 Apr 2013 10:53:02 EST Finally!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266926 <BR> Finally, a bill is in the Federal Congress that lets Congress make the decisions on what to cut spending on—Obama is threatening the population with cutting the things that the government needs to be responsible for! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why not cut the head of the Defense Department!!! Isn’t that supposed to be Obama—with the heads of the military branches as his committee???? Why not cancel the Federal Reserve and make our Federal Representatives do the job the Constitution origi... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:31:02 EST Thanks for all of the tips on language learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257767 Thanks, everyone, for all of the tips on language learning. I also am learning the language of my posture now. T-Tapp, from Teresa Tapp's book and the SparkPeople Team, have helped so much. I finally am finding the upper-back muscles that support my neck enough that my neck does not constantly get out of joint, freeze-up, hurt, .... I just need to learn to keep those muscles engaged all day and most of the night, it seems. Sometimes, it helps to take one shoe off and just walk around wi... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:01:14 EST An old interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241491 I am still learning on 10 lessons of Mandarin Chinese. I got the CD's about two years ago and have not done a lot with them. Letting some time pass seems to have helped; I have retained a curiousity about the language, so am now getting into it more. In High School, I thought it would be a great, marketable language--but I had no source for lessons. Maybe it isn't so marketable now, but I still have some curiosity about it. I know the first 6 lessons quite well, though the word inflectio... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:38:18 EST knowledgeofhealth.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196844 On last night's--this morning's, Coast-to-Coast AM radio talk show, this guy explained why resveritrol helps so much, but is notgood in massive doses. It is a great anti-oxidant that allows our own stem cells to live long enough to rejuvenate that tissues around them. This is why this stuff can help in so many areas of the body all at once. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:33:28 EST growthbusters.org http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195149 growthbusters.org : about more learning, loving, and laughing instead of seeking so much security through wealth. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:05:23 EST Baby Boomers, again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154798 Strange--I heard another "talking point politics" bash--another 2+2=$5,689! The common talk is about how baby boomers are now retiring--ending their contributions to the Federal pot and starting to remove money from it. OK, so the big spenders have been their parents, with Social Security on top of good pensions, little support for immigration control, beaurocracies over everything including nature, Medicare for decades, huge prison building projects and laws that filled them, and tolerance... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:37:38 EST Bad Mortgages http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112603 Well, Bank of America bought the bank that did a lot of bad home mortgages. So, now B of A is being sued for bad practices; the issueing bank they bought sold bad morgages to Fanny and Freddy. <BR> <BR> Well, isn't it "Buyer beware!" in second-hand retail? And let's find out why Fanny and Freddy couldn't be bothered to notice that the nation did not need to be on the hook for a bunch of bad mortgages!!!! <BR> <BR> And Clinton took off a bunch of bank regulations, such as not allowing ba... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:15:25 EST Stupid HR 347 signed into law already. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085345 The bottom-line to this atrocity is that whenever a Secret Service Officer is present, known or unknown, any negative political expressions are liable to be prosecuted as a felony. <BR> <BR> What expressions? A sign? A scowl? A <em>101</em> ? <BR> <BR> This Bill, already signed by Stupid O into law, passed by Stupid Democrats and Stupid Republicans, is unconstitutional--hence all the stupids. These people are paid well so they will take the time to figure out how to be part of this ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:27:25 EST Current stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057472 Let's give the USA Postal Service the freedom to close Post Offices within 20 miles of another Post Office--though I hate this! -- and to reduce delivery service up to half--deliver half of the routes M, W, F, and the other half on T, Th, Sat. <BR> <BR> <BR> Obama was a USA Senator! How could he NOT have known the economic problems facing the USA????? How many other Senators don't know that the USA is in deep debt???? IMPEACH the bunch for breach of duties. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:05:35 EST Upper Back Muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043565 The T-Tapp has been something I do infrequently. When I do it, I tend to drop things a lot--not heavy things, either. And I get tired arms such that I don't repeat some of the exercise sequences as indicated. <BR> <BR> A few days ago, I realized that I was using my shoulder blades to hold my upper-back in place. I finally found a muscle on one side of my upper back, which helps me hold my back rightly without tensing my shoulders. <BR> <BR> So, there is hope still, though at times, it... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 08:18:30 EST Ethanol OK in cars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986622 On coast-To-Coast AM, a talk radio program, I heard that the fuel-injected cars can use u to 50% ethanol with no problems. The host and guest agreed that a slight decrease in mileage can occur at that mix, but with ethanol costing 60 cents a gallon, it's not a problem. <BR> I had read that ethanol was harming gas lines in vehicles, but that seems to not be true. Brazil is using its sugar cane crops to make ethanol. <BR> One USA Mid-West farmer put in a bunch of acres in sorghum. Sorghum ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:19:56 EST Money Systems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914419 Amazingly, the founding Mormon prophet believed that the Gold Standard would protect America's finances. Money is a solvent--a way to barter in pieces instead of in wholes: Instead of trading a whole goat, one can sell the goat and use the money to do trade, using part of the value one week and more of it the next. <BR> <BR> The Bible mentions a money system that used a coin that represented a day's wages. Human work, inventiveness, and efficiency is what makes a nation wealthy, not soft m... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 09:03:30 EST My Latest Beatitude essay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759644 In the early 1980’s, I was introduced to the idea that the Beatitudes are like a ladder. I had heard church women talking about some of these and about how they are applied, with little <BR> consensus. So, I decided to find out more about them. I took about 18 months, studying each in-order, and coming to some conclusions. Later, I found out that the ladder idea came <BR> from Ellen White’s writings: Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, page 13 –“ Throughout the Beatitudes there is an ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:29:30 EST Chickens learning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720196 The recommendation, to people who are hatching chickens in an incubator, or buying day-old chicks, is to dip their beaks into the waterer as soon as they are put into their living space. So, I do that. And I've realized that the chickens I've done that with--those who did not have their momma around to take care of them--all tend to stand by the water and drink when I hang-out, singing-to and watching them, around their coops! <BR> <BR> Some economists say that fracking for oil will make... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:29:10 EST FEMA? Homeland Security? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712150 FEMA replaces many functions of the County Sheriffs and the State Governors. FEMA has a terrible track record. States need to ignore their promises. We need to quit paying for FEMA. Rather, keep what FEMA gets--keep it in the counties, and let's see our lands flourish. <BR> <BR> FEMA tells us to be prepared!!!! Who knows better what each area and even each individual basically needs in any given setting than those who are also in that setting? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Homeland Securi... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:01:33 EST So, 15 Years Ago... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711409 A book recently researched and written: The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation, by Steven M. Gillon This was a bi-partisan plan to re-vamp, at the very least, Social Security to change the USA financial down-spiral. <BR> <BR> Well, why haven't every Senator and state Governor before and since these guys done similarly? <BR> <BR> Why don't the leadership lead in reality? Why, why, why are the elected losing their third-grade academic skills once... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:54:29 EST Inflection, for clarity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704648 People used to write so well that it looked printed. They used to speak well, too, and more slowly and more clearly. Nowadays, I hear things on the radio that make me wonder!! Often it is a preposition problem; but, now another--inflection! <BR> <BR> I finally figured out that he might have been saying, "Alright, more on the primaries later." But, it sounded like "Alright moron! The primaries, later!" <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I might be getting allergic to chicken fea... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:19:00 EST Chicken eggs showing up again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703718 My easter-egger gold-colored hen--I named her yellow-- is laying some small, pinkish eggs, fertilized by the rooster with an orange mane. The rooster is busy with another hen, too. I found four little eggs a week ago--under the cedar tree, and traded some of the pink eggs for them--so I can get the pink ones in the incubator and make sure they don't get eaten by a dog or something. <BR> <BR> Yellow seems plenty interested in her eggs. She is laying about every-other day, so I am glad I d... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:16:29 EST Cleaner, Safe Nuclear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4698143 <em>150</em> <BR> <link>www.thebushwhacker.com/the-old-new-n<BR>uclear-fuel-thorium </link> <BR> <BR> From Ellie-1220 <BR> "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:37:42 EST Dave Ramsey, on childhood play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4696233 On talk radio, one day, I caught Dave Ramsey talking about childhood play. He was mentioning big wooden spears, sidewalk surfing, dodge ball with actual strikes on the body, BB guns. Finally, he said "They did all they could to kill us" Still, his point was that these were good experiences that taught us to deal with life. <BR> <BR> I think that some risks in childhood teach us to pay attention as we play, to learn that compassion goes along with competition, and to just get some brains a... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 02:55:37 EST FreeRangeKids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4694675 One fall-out of medical costs, which the drug companies and medical equipment companies are driving up. From email byFreeRangeKids <BR> <BR> Where Have All The Jungle Gyms Gone? Long Time Passing… <BR> <BR> Posted: 20 Jan 2012 01:40 PM PST <BR> <BR> Hi Folks! Here’s a great article from the L.A. Times about one of our recurring themes: The dumbing down of playgrounds to the point where they are, well, pointless. The writer, Gale Holland, reports: <BR> <BR> Last fall as state inspecto... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:52:49 EST Perry leaving to help Gingrich http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691756 Over two weeks ago, locally, we were told by "reporters" that Perry was already supporting the Obama-care predecessor. So, I didn't trust him after that. Come to find out, Perry simply conceded to the wisdom of something that this predecessor had done. <BR> <BR> When money is too tight to stop these false reports, such as in Cain's case--mistress and rapist don't go into the same personality, for one thing--then we have an election-process problem!!!!! <BR> <BR> And, I think Gingrich wa... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:18:02 EST power supply http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4690465 The fan is making some whining--has been a mild one but is getting pronounced-- and takes a few minutes to get up to speed, so maybe that is causing power disruptions on the power side of the computer. I might shut the thing down until I can buy another in about 2-6 weeks, or clean the fan bearings. <BR> <BR> Second Edit--sorry about this. I opened the computer and turned it back on . I think the smell is coming from the hard drive. Perhaps the motor in it is going out. The fan over th... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:34:34 EST Self Interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688420 Seabury talks about prioritizing self. I modify that to prioritizing the Image of God. Of course, some people have a punitive G-d. Some don't care to investigate G-d. Some have a G-d of favoritism--just take these priests/laws/ceremonies/favorite-doctrines and YOU will save your soul! And Seabury says that any action taken in defense of ego, or to inflate ego, causes more sorrow than it ever could soothe. <BR> <BR> Some religions are not too biased; Baptists are not as bad about the ab... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:17:54 EST Computer Spy software http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686743 Everytime I run my computer spy-ware, it wants to isolate parts of the operating system. I let it, but my computer runs slower and slower and just stops a lot! <BR> <BR> I'm going to release all of the quarantined stuff, except I did delete cache and history and cookies. I hope I can get the computer to run again! <BR> <BR> I put Ubuntu, a Linux operating system, on the computer, and am using it, but it also is slow loading up and it just stops at times, and it needs to load flash play... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:14:49 EST Heavy Mineral Bugleweed Formula http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673046 I found a website that will mail me the herbs and bill me so I can pay by money order. I hope the US Postal Service keeps its services available, even if not as often. I like using their money orders and tracking them online. <BR> <BR> The bugleweed formula has helped me so much these pas few weeks. I found a bottle of it at a half-distant health food store had. It was getting out of date a couple of years ago, so it was half-price. Dry herbs are usually pretty active for a good 6 or 7 y... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:53:31 EST Calorie burn during exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667716 I move rather slowly, though I do still get my heart rate up some and sweat some. I just don't believe that I burn as many calories in an hour of dancing, or moving things around, or cleaning that many people do. I've thought about just logging-in 1/2 of my minutes, for a more accurate count--except for the Challenges that just record the minutes. <BR> <BR> If I move quickly, I just end up getting some bone or ligament out of place and that puts me out of commission for a few hours/days/we... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 02:31:19 EST Chicken-eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663370 I'm interested in building a geodesic chicken coop. Desert Domes has a great website with instructions and a dome-builder's calculator. <BR> <BR> And in making chemtrail busters to dis-integrate the barium and aluminum that comes from those flying machines: <BR> <BR> http://educate-yourself.org/dc/orgonegen<BR>index.shtml Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:12:24 EST A year for relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651603 Supposedly, we are 6 years behind the Mayan Calender, so really, we are in 2018! Numerologically, this adds-up to a 2 year--a year for family and interpersonal energy. Anyway, I heard all of this on talk radio while my computer was down. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> This year, walk with a buddy---or at least with a song in our hearts! <BR> <BR> A U-Tube video, which I found in one of my favorite SparkTeams, is about doing sitting and sleeping only 23 1/2 hours each day, leaving room for a go... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:25:21 EST Spiritual Blessing the Physical http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620547 For each individual person: Gifts from the inside-out. <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> Living spiritually means living by principles. <BR> The Spiritual blesses the physical. <BR> G-d loves the physical realm. <BR> The Judge brings gifts. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:04:16 EST The Mental Round-table http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611483 "Change the voices, in your head, make them like you instead" ~Pink. I got this quote off of someone's SparkPage recently--sorry, I didn't get the person's name with the quote. This got me thinking about the mental round-table. <BR> <BR> In a college communications class, I learned about going to a round-table in my mind. Nobody is at the head of the table, all are listened to. At this table is anyone you wish to talk with: about a current problem, about memories, about creative effor... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:40:42 EST Thanksfulness Blackboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609739 My thankfulness blackboard is full. I might start writing on another blackboard. I could write smaller, but that is a bit hard with chalk. <BR> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:40:43 EST Rooster walks, slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609136 Yeaaah! My injured rooster is walking. Problem now, he is so accustomed to a warm room that I can't just sick him outside again, so he walks around and poops around, instead of pooping just on the sheets/towels. Well, I am learning a lot about poultry--up-close and personal!! <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I am happy about the 5% Challenge starting tomorrow. And I am learning so much as I learn Chi Walking. <BR> <BR> I realize that what a chiropractor told me decades ago is still true--yuck! ... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:01:06 EST Last Two Calender Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606262 Laugh. I do like clever jokes. I watch some comedies. <BR> <BR> Get help. Dave Ramsey helps. When my chickens are big enough to put in the freezer, that will help. When other chickens start laying eggs again, that will help.. <BR> <BR> Thanks, INFLATED, for helping, too. And APPLEPIEAPPLE for support and input. And everyone else for input. I rarely blog each day and probably won't again for a while. <BR> <BR> The 5% Challnege asks us to blog daily, at some point, I think; but I... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:36:25 EST Two Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604700 Today, on the Happiness Calender---Laugh. I do like a clever joke <BR> <BR> Tomorrow--Get help. I need someone to talk to about my money budget. I use budget sites at times--like the one on SparkPeople. I've asked a couple of people to just think through options with me at time, and they help once. I help a neighbor with a dog; maybe he would review my budget at times. <BR> <BR> I can budget; I can plan. I think Dave Ramsey is right--that at my income level, I am in survival mode only... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:24:33 EST Happiness Calender Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602070 Donate things. <BR> <BR> OK, self, slow down and take 1-2 hours sorting through the "stuff" room. I panic when I even think about that room. So, Day 26, "Do Your Best" means slow down a bit, breathe out, and look at a thing or two in there. <em>91</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:18:17 EST Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4600679 INFLATED, I do need to get into FlyLady timer-use. I joined the FlyLady SparkTeam for a while and learned a lot--just didn't get into habits. I DID buy a timer. Thanks for the reminder. <BR> <BR> 15 minutes several times a day will do a lot for this house over the Winter. Right now, I have two injured chickens in the house, too. Chickens are NOT good house guests! I feel sort of guilty about not using the timer more often, though I have put on the timer for 15 minutes of furious weed... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:18:04 EST The Next Happiness Calender Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599227 "Do your best." <BR> <BR> For me, this means to slow down a bit and pay closer attention to what is at-hand, especially if it is something that interrupts something else. <BR> <BR> Paying attention lessens boredom; it lets my brain bring good ideas to the project, instead of just slopping through it or going out of habit. A few tasks ARE so repetitive that putting on music or such, does seem to fit-in. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:44:31 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598612 I did over-eat on a few items, but I did not overeat generally. Oh, I was invited to my neighbor's for Thanksgiving and did not cook at home. I did find a bunch of great recipes, including the nut-butter pie, at www.shantihouse.org. <BR> <BR> The past several weeks have put me back into contact with a couple of family members. <BR> <BR> I have started my budget for December, and it looks do-able so far. <BR> <BR> I have been answering the call to walk and using Chi Walking principles.... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:40:49 EST A mantra of sorts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597607 "A season of gratitude ~ as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> TAFODIL24 sent me this quote. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 06:47:40 EST Happiness Day 23 Just Say No. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4596360 So far, this Happiness Calender has brought no huge insights. But today is different. <BR> <BR> I overstretch financially: books and magazines and house repairs. <BR> I overstretch with the animals: rescuing animals when I cannot afford to feed both me and them. <BR> I overstretch indulging myself: and often I don't even really like the indulgence; it's just some sort of "norm" that helps me feel a bit protected, as I felt as a child in some places--or something like that. <em>198</em>... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 06:59:58 EST Getting Outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4594927 I do need to finish what I can of a garden area. <BR> <BR> I have dug-up rows, dug in leaves and such, and planted part of that area a few years ago. I continue to compost in-ground there. The chickens like to eat the grass and plants growing in that area. The neighbor who gave me my first rooster, helped me pound in metal T-posts that my brother bought for me over a year ago---I just could not see me banging those posts in. I have done so a couple of other places, but my neck was not... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:01:09 EST Day 21 Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4592942 http://www.t-tapp.com/articles/flatstomach<BR>/index.html <BR> <BR> This and The Quilt SparkTeam are giving me starting points that I have needed, adding them to my blood type diet. <BR> <BR> Oh! Edit, edit: The warnings about getting to my email came because the time and date on my computer did not match the authenticating "certificates" for the websites. When I put the new battery in, the computer reset to its original setting of several years back! Just updating that again made the d... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:15:30 EST