KOOLNANA5's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KOOLNANA5 KOOLNANA5'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/ VITAMIN F http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366787 A friend shared this article with me and I want to share it with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character ? <BR> <BR> Some of them can even be considered marginal ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How do I get on with them all ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me... <BR> <BR> With one of them I am a polite, good girl. <BR> <BR> I joke with another friend. <BR> <BR> I sit down and talk about ... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 17:53:17 EST THE GREEN 'THING' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206245 In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should <BR> bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the <BR> environment. The women apologized to him and explained, <BR> "We didn't have the green thing back in my day". <BR> <BR> The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former <BR> generation did not care enough to save our environment." <BR> He was right, the older generation didn't have the 'green thing' in it's day. <BR> ... Mon, 2 May 2011 23:53:13 EST EXPIRATION DATES ON MEDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4117712 BEFORE YOU GO AND CLEAN OUT THE MEDICINE CABINET THIS SPRING READ THIS! <BR> <BR> <BR> By Richard Altschuler: <BR> <BR> Does the expiration date on a bottle of a medication mean <BR> anything? If a bottle of Tylenol, for example, says something like "Do not use <BR> after June 1998," and it is August 2002, should you take the Tylenol? <BR> Should you discard it? Can you get hurt if you take it? Will it <BR> simply have lost its potency and do you no good? <BR> In other words, a... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:18:58 EST AS I'VE AGED.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4101592 As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.. <BR> <BR> I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. <BR> <BR> Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .. I will. <BR> <BR... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:16:23 EST THE GREEN THING.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4088846 <BR> Makes you think! <BR> <BR> <BR> In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic <BR> bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and <BR> explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” <BR> <BR> That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then, <BR> they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. <BR> The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and <BR>... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:42:02 EST VICKS VaporRub .. WHO KNEW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068258 VICKS VapoRub - INTERESTING <BR> <BR> During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how <BR> the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet <BR> and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it. <BR> <BR> Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for <BR> everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in <BR> between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of <BR> the time, although the... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:20:57 EST THINGS TO SMILE ABOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4058397 It's the Best Province in Canada! (TRUE !) <BR> ============================= <BR> <BR> Here's what Jeff Foxworthy (American comedian) has to say about Albertans: <BR> <BR> If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you live in Alberta. <BR> <BR> If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Alberta . <BR> <BR> If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Alberta . <BR> <BR> If you've had a length... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 18:33:18 EST THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO US! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4001782 This will NEVER happen to us!!! <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> It could happen to any of us... <BR> <BR> $5.37! That's what the kid behind the counter at Tim Horten's said to <BR> me. I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and <BR> something that used to be a Lifesaver. Having already handed the kid <BR> a five-spot, I started to head back out to the car to grab some change <BR> when the kid with the Elmo hairdo said the worst thing anyone has ever <BR> said to ... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:17:35 EST I WANTED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3928291 The Rain <BR> <BR> It was a busy <BR> morning, about 8:30, when an elderly <BR> gentleman in his 80's arrived to have <BR> stitches removed from his thumb. <BR> He said he was in a hurry as he had an <BR> appointment at 9:00 am. <BR> I took his vital <BR> signs and had him take a seat, <BR> knowing it would be over an hour <BR> before someone <BR> would to able to see him. <BR> I saw him looking at his watch and <BR> decided, since I <BR> was not busy with another patient, <BR>... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:40:46 EST JUST FOR LAUGHS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3917478 Twas the month after Christmas, <BR> And all through the house, <BR> Nothing would fit me, <BR> Not even a blouse. <BR> <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, <BR> The chocolate I'd taste <BR> At the holiday parties <BR> Had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales <BR> There arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store <BR> (less a walk than a lumber), <BR> <BR> I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, <BR>... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:27:00 EST WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3910330 <BR> <BR> "And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993"!!! <BR> CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE <BR> 1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's <BR> <BR> First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. <BR> They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer. <BR> <BR> Then after that trauma, our bab... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:29:36 EST THINGS THAT DRIVE A SANE PERSON MAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3889522 Starting the year with a wee bit of humour .. lol Can you relate to these? I sure can! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You have to try on a pair of sunglasses with that stupid little plastic thing in the middle of them. <BR> <BR> The person behind you in the supermarket runs his cart into the back of your ankle. <BR> <BR> The elevator stops on every floor and nobody gets on. <BR> <BR> There's always a car riding your tail when you're slowing down to find an address. <BR> <BR... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 17:30:54 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY FEMALE FRIENDS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3858566 Merry Christmas To My Female Friends <BR> <BR> If I were ol' Santa, you know what I'd do <BR> I'd dump silly gifts that are given to you <BR> And deliver some things just inside your front door <BR> Things you have lost, but treasured before. <BR> <BR> I'd give you back all your maidenly vigor, <BR> And to go along with it, a neat tiny figure. <BR> Then restore the old color that once graced your hair <BR> Before rinses and bleaches took residence there. <BR> <BR> I'd bring back the shape ... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:10:11 EST ONE FLAW IN WOMEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3814657 One Flaw In Women <BR> <BR> Women have strengths that amaze men..... <BR> <BR> They bear hardships and they carry burdens, <BR> <BR> but they hold happiness, love and joy. <BR> <BR> They smile when they want to scream. <BR> <BR> They sing when they want to cry. <BR> <BR> They cry when they are happy <BR> <BR> and laugh when they are nervous. <BR> <BR> They fight for what they believe in.. <BR> <BR> They stand up to injustice. <BR> <BR> They don't take "no" for an ... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:58:05 EST CANADIAN WINTER POEM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800069 <BR> <BR> It's winter in Canada <BR> And the gentle breezes blow <BR> Seventy miles an hour <BR> At thirty-five below. <BR> <BR> Oh, how I love Canada <BR> When the snow's up to your butt <BR> ... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:31:21 EST HEY, WASN'T THIS US? Another Look Back .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3796356 <BR> <BR> A little house with three bedrooms, <BR> one bathroom and one car on the street. <BR> A mower that you had to push <BR> to make the grass look neat. <BR> <BR> In the kitchen on the wall <BR> we only had one phone, <BR> And no need for recording things, <BR> someone was always home. <BR> <BR> We only had a living room <BR> where we would congregate, <BR> unless it was at mealtime <BR> in the kitchen where we ate. <BR> <BR> We had no need for family rooms <... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:58:04 EST I'M NEARLY THERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759529 Today I weighed 165 lbs .. my goal was to reach 165 lbs. by November 4, 2010 .. BUT .. I changed my goal to 160 lbs a while back:( Oh, well only 5lbs to go .. I'm ecstatic with all this weight gone down the drain <em>244</em> I started in April at 215 lbs! <BR> <BR> I never believed that I could do it, but finding SparkPeople was the best thing that could have happened to me. I hated exercise; I would NEVER count calories or drink all that water every day ... No, not me <em>18</em> Well... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:28:24 EST NEW ALPHABET FOR OLDIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3746473 New Alphabet : <BR> <BR> A is for apple, and B is for boat, that used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said, but let's be a bit more realistic instead. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now The <BR> <BR> <BR> Alphabet: <BR> A's for arthritis; B's the bad back, C's the chest pains, perhaps car-di-ac? <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:31:49 EST 55 YEARS AGO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731067 This was sent to me by a friend .. thought you might like a trip back ... <BR> <BR> 1955! Remarks heard then! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00.' <BR> <BR> 'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $1, 000.00 will only buy a used one.' <BR> <BR> 'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:02:28 EST RESIGNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3721401 RESIGNATION <BR> <BR> I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again. <BR> <BR> I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. <BR> <BR> I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks. <BR> <BR> I want to think ... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 18:10:32 EST I'M FINE .. HOW ARE YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3706635 It is better to say "I'm fine" with a grin, <BR> Than to let people know the shape we are in. <BR> <BR> I'M FINE!! HOW ARE YOU? <BR> <BR> <BR> There's nothing the matter with me, <BR> I'm just as healthy as can be, <BR> I have arthritis in both knees, <BR> And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze. <BR> My pulse is weak, my blood is thin, <BR> But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in. <BR> <BR> All my teeth have had to come out, <BR> And my diet I hate to think about. <BR> I'm overweight an... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 23:54:44 EST OLDER THAN DIRT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3680353 <BR> <BR> Grandkids! <BR> <BR> <BR> Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?' <BR> <BR> 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. <BR> <BR> 'All the food was slow.' <BR> <BR> 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?' <BR> <BR> 'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. ! <BR> <BR> 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like wha... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:47:06 EST FOLDED NAPKINS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674163 If this doesn't light your fire ... your wood is wet! I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy. But I had never had a mentally handicapped employee and wasn't sure I wanted one. I wasn't sure how my customers would react to Stevie. He was short, a little dumpy with the smooth facial features and thick-tongued speech of Downs Syndrome. I wasn't worried about most of my trucker customers bec... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:20:26 EST I WANT TO BE A KID AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3670086 RESIGNATION <BR> <BR> I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again. <BR> <BR> I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. <BR> <BR> I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks. <BR> <BR> I want to think M&Msare better than money because you can eat them. <BR> <BR> I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand wit... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 18:41:39 EST I NEED A LAUGH TODAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3637434 FOR A GOOD LAUGH......This is for the over 50 generation: A friend sent this to me .. I hadn't shared it before ... didn't know if I should ... but here goes:) <BR> <BR> I thought about the 30 year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a Blackberry that played music, took videos, pictures and communicated with Facebook and Twitter. <BR> <BR> I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could commun... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:51:22 EST HANGING IN THERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3628850 I had a good day today, although I didn't exercise as much as I usually do <em>2</em> <BR> Just busy around the house and bathing the dog. She's a German Shorthaired Pointer and weighs about 85 lbs. I bath her in the bathtub (she's an inside/outside dog), and she was really good today. I've also been washing all the winter jackets, getting ready for Old Man Winter.. I can't believe the things we save ... awful! I filled a big garbage bag with clean, washed jackets to give to the Salvation... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 20:34:48 EST GOAL WEIGHT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3622470 I'm almost at my goal weight. Four & a half months ago I began this journey, but not really believing that I could lose weight but determined to give it a try. I have benefitted so much from SparkPeople. Now .. <BR> * I have the ability to shop for clothes 'cause I like them, not just because they fit. <BR> * I have tons of energy. <BR> * lowered blood pressure <BR> * lot less aching back & creaky knees. <BR> <BR> The best part of all is that it doesn't feel like I've been on a 'diet' any... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 15:29:54 EST A LONG LOOK BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3458743 The year is 1910 <BR> One hundred years ago. <BR> What a difference a century makes! <BR> Here are some statistics for the Year 1910: <BR> ************ ********* ************ <BR> The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. <BR> Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only. <BR> Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. <BR> Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. <BR> There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads. <BR> The m... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:06:56 EST THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3455642 My cousin sent me this ... hope it's o.k. to blog it! Have a laugh on me:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You have to be a certain age to appreciate this. <BR> <BR> THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES: (if you don't know what clotheslines are, better skip this) <BR> <BR> 1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes- walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.(We never did this,) <BR> <BR> 2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, a... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:15:22 EST AquaFit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3408588 Well, here I am again ... just got home from AquaFit .. what a wonderful exercise that is! I should have been doing this years ago, but was too self concious in a swim suit .. oh gawd! There are all kinds of women there, all sizes & shapes and so much fun <em>224</em> I have purchashed THREE swim suits since joining SparkPeople , April 4/2010 .. the weight has been coming off and I am so happy to be in a size 16 instead of a 20. Wish I had kept some of the clothes that I had given away, ma... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:46:44 EST SWIM SUIT EXPEDITION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3377294 Happy Shopping gals……………. Funny but true. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a true story written by a woman in England to her friend after a swimsuit shopping expedition. "I have just been through the annual pilgrimage of torture and humiliation known as buying a bathing suit. <BR> <BR> When I was a child in the 1950s, the bathing suit for a woman with a mature figure was designed for a woman with a mature figure -- boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered. They were built to h... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:26:07 EST Pumped to Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3122901 I am 76 years old, and have never been so 'heavy' in my life. I retired 11 years ago, and sitting around home, reading, computer etc. I just started here yesterday, but have been reading a lot. I am diligently keeping track of everything, and hope I can reach my goal by September. I have read so many inspiring stories here, and I NEED that motivation! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:46:44 EST