MARYANN2323's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MARYANN2323 MARYANN2323'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/ Little Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835039 I bought a little bracelet <BR> It fits a wee bit tight. <BR> I'll wear it to remind me <BR> Not to eat bad things at night. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1642499095.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes we have to do little things to help keep ourselves in check. <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:51 EST Coconut water.........worth it or a waste? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755134 This says it all. And just as I thought. <em>334</em> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/causes/stop-wasting-mo<BR>ney-water-is-just-as-good-for-you-as-c<BR>oconut-water.html </link> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:18:18 EST You don't want to be singing this song! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754724 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOgd9hitEAE </link> <BR> <BR> Work hard and you'll never have to sing this! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:51:55 EST National Mutt Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750431 I always did have a soft spot for mutts. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-great-re<BR>asons-to-adopt-a-mutt.html?cid=email_na# </link> <BR> <BR> Just ask my hubby! <em>334</em> <BR> Have a great day! <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:02:48 EST I found an old letter.......by me to me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689079 Whilst clearing out some cluttered drawers I came across an old letter I had written to myself, it had to be at least 15 years old. At least! The paper was even yellowed with age. It still holds true today. Here it is. The only changes I have made, those that are in brackets, are things to modernize it. <BR> <BR> A new day, a new year, a new you. This is something you can do if your mind is ready. Forget any past failures. The past will never be again. Put it behind you. Take a deep breathe,... Tue, 6 May 2014 15:43:48 EST A great little article about eating habits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688255 I found this article very interesting, and what it says about some of your "not so great" eating habits. <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/5-dangerou<BR>s-eating-habits.html </link> Mon, 5 May 2014 18:00:18 EST Interesting study on Coconut Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643696 I've heard a lot of hoopla about coconut oil recently, and came across this article. I think I'll check into this a little more. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/how-coconu<BR>t-oil-can-help-you-lose-weight.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:23:15 EST Cravings vs. Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620552 I found this article, and it's links that it has, to be very informative. It helps explain why we do some of what we do, and what we can do about it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/are-food-c<BR>ravings-addictions-ruling-you.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>473</em> <em>494</em> <em>76</em> <em>480</em> <em>486</em> <em>495</em> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:00:24 EST The Infamous "Santa 7." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584413 It goes without saying, every Christmas Season, like clockwork, for as long as I can remember, I gain 7 lbs. Hence the name “Santa 7.” Now the season is not officially over in this house until Jan 7, Ukrainian Christmas. We do this to honor the relatives on Rod’s mom’s side. And it gives me a legitimate excuse to leave the decorations up a little longer. Now, I hope I’m not jinxing myself by saying this before the end, but to date, I didn’t gain an ounce! And by no means did I refrain from en... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:51:54 EST Year End Musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576917 Year end musings. <BR> <BR> This past year seems to be one that was done more on auto-pilot, than anything else. Going through the motions, but barely participating. But where did that get me? No where fast, that’s for sure. If I take anything from this past year, it is that I need to be mindful in all that I do. I can’t coast through life and expect to reach any of my goals. And that is especially true when it comes to weight loss. If it weren’t for the past month and a bit, I would be righ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:39:30 EST If you're making the Christmas Dinner, maybe you should watch this first. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559902 Oh, the things we do for family and friends. <em>198</em> <BR> <link>youtube.com/watch?v=TX9EAavxrus </link> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:20:36 EST Less than 2 months! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543511 Less than 2 months `til Christmas <BR> And I hate to think <BR> Of the topic at dinner <BR> And how it will stink. <BR> <BR> The turkey so plump, <BR> The cook, even plumper. <BR> Why I can’t do this <BR> Is really a stumper. <BR> <BR> My intentions are good, <BR> The knowledge is there. <BR> Yet I eat with abandon, <BR> As tho I don’t care. <BR> <BR> I’ll do this come hell or high water, <BR> As I’ve taken myself to task. <BR> No goodies, no treats, no putting it off. <BR> So....will ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:09:41 EST Happy Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527967 Hope you all have a safe & fun filled Halloween. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501131340.jpg"> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>420</em> <em>419</em> <em>421</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:08:26 EST ...Asked by a Spark friend to copy, paste, and pass on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512790 We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. <BR> <BR> Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. <BR> <BR> Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? <BR> <BR> Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? <BR> <BR> Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? <BR> <BR> Did... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:41:40 EST Can you tell me..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504031 ....would a square of this chocolate have any calories? <em>4</em> <link>www.flixxy.com/how-to-create-chocola<BR>te-out-of-nothing.htm </link> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 01:43:13 EST Something guilt-free for fall. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497066 This is absolutely wonderful and only 96 calories per serving. A true guilt-free taste of fall. <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Pumpkin Mousse <BR> <BR> Folks will never guess a dessert as creamy and delicious as this butterscotch-pumpkin blend from Anniston, Alabama’s Patricia Sidloskas could be so low in fat and calories! <BR> 4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min. <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk <BR> 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix <BR> 1/2 cup c... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:46:26 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 11 June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407691 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. No lying about it. Fess up when you fall off the wagon. No cheating. When ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:59:08 EST Happy Canada Day Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405571 Just feeling a tad bit patriotic today. Whether you're Canadian or not, I hope you enjoy this. <em>479</em> <em>636</em> <em>479</em> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw </link> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:59:59 EST A sad day, but it will get better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403784 It's a sad day for me, today. I just realized I have been with Spark for 2 years. 2 whole years! And what have I accomplished? Not much, unfortunately. Sure, I've lost 12 lbs, but it's been 2 years! If I would have put my whole heart and soul into this, right from the start, I would be logging in for maintenance now, not to still try and lose 35 lbs. <BR> <BR> This is a real eye opener....a kick in the butt. A push to finally get real and do something about it. I do not want to be here, 2 y... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:19:57 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 5 & 6 June 24 &25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402669 I'm stilling sticking with the 4NOS and haven't faltered yet!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:01 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 5 June 23, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400351 I'm still at it, although the night time can be tough! <BR> <BR> 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. No lying... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:01:42 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 4 June 22, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399689 I'm hanging in there!! <BR> <BR> 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. No lying about it. Fess up when you fall... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:57:10 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 3 June 21, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398493 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. No lying about it. Fess up when you fall off the wagon. No cheating. When ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:26:10 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 2 June 20 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397609 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food that Mom makes and will be upset if you do not eat, still counts. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. No lying about it. Fess up when you fall off the wagon. No cheating. When ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:58:16 EST 4NOS Mini Challenge, Day 1 June 19 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396540 I've joined onto a mini challenge started by a fellow Sparky, BOSS61 <BR> You can read about it on his latest blog page. I'm so going to make you eat dust Mark! <BR> <BR> 1. No second helpings. None. Zero. Zilch. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. No desserts. Never, ever, ever. No matter who is having a birthday or brought something yummy to the office. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. No exceptions. Food that no one sees you eat still counts. Food on a great exercise day still counts. Food tha... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:17:02 EST If you're a cat lover, you'll love this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356488 Dear Diary--As only a cat would write. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/sad-cat-di<BR>ary-funny-video.html </link> Tue, 14 May 2013 15:41:26 EST Worldwide differences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349896 We can all agree, that from country to country there are many differences. From lifestyle to clothing to politics. But have you ever wondered about food choices? Here's a peek at what people from other countries are eating. Very interesting. <BR> <link>fstoppers.com/what-a-week-of-groceri<BR>es-looks-like-around-the-world </link> <BR> Please take a look. <em>4</em> Wed, 8 May 2013 13:29:37 EST A more complete list of bar codes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323231 A more complete barcode country of origin. <BR> <BR> 00-13: USA & Canada 20-29: In-Store Functions 30-37: France <BR> 40-44: Germany 45: Japan (also 49) 46: Russian Federation <BR> 471: Taiwan 474: Estonia 475: Latvia <BR> 477: Lithuania 479: Sri Lanka 480: Philippines <BR> 482: Ukraine 484: Moldova 485: Armenia <BR> 486: Georgia 487: Kazakhstan 489: Hong Kong <BR> 49: Japan (JAN-13) 50: United Kingdom 520: Greece <BR> 528: Lebanon 529: Cyprus 531: Macedonia <BR> 535: Malta 539: Ireland 54:... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:23:59 EST Do you know where your food really comes from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322224 HOW TO READ BAR CODES... (everyone must know) <BR> <BR> ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SAYS, TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK CAREFULLY! <BR> <BR> With all the food and pet products now coming from China, it is best to make sure you read label at the supermarket and especially when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. The whole world is concerned about... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:54:51 EST To shake it up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309234 Here's a new little video to help get things moving. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlEylkNRupQ&<BR>feature=em-share_video_user </link> <BR> Hope you enjoy. Tue, 2 Apr 2013 18:30:02 EST 2000 calories, another look http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304430 Here is what 2000 calories looks like: <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/what-does-<BR>2000-calories-look-like-video.html </link> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:02:42 EST Birds doing what birds do best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286897 Here is a link to a real time, live nest cam of a hummingbird's nest. <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/hummingbir<BR>d-tends-her-nest-video.html </link> <BR> <BR> And here is a link to a great horned owl's nest. <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/great-horn<BR>ed-owl-cam-video.html </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy, but be sure to check during daylight hours. <em>145</em> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:15:45 EST Calorie counts. Good, bad or ugly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272959 How much do you actually trust the calorie counts on prepared foods you buy? A little? A lot? Maybe you should check out this video. It just might change your mind. <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGunZpKLb<BR>5o&feature=em-share_video_user <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGunZpKLb5o&<BR>feature=em-share_video_user </link> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:35:09 EST Do you feel like you're getting old? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200863 Ever get the feeling that you're getting older? Here's the difference between then and now. <BR> <BR> 1962: Long hair <BR> 2012: Longing for hair <BR> <BR> 1962: KEG <BR> 2012: EKG <BR> <BR> <BR> 1962: Acid rock <BR> 2012: Acid reflux <BR> <BR> <BR> 1962: Moving to California because it's cool <BR> 2012: Moving to Arizona because it's warm <BR> <BR> <BR> 1962: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor <BR> 2012: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor <BR> ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:47:57 EST Now I Know Why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140892 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458400078.jpg"> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:59:49 EST New exercise class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136666 I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, <BR> so I got my doctor's permission to <BR> join a fitness club and start exercising. <BR> I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. <BR> I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, <BR> by the time I got my leotards on, <BR> the class was over. <BR> <BR> LOL. Have a great day! <em>211</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:41:32 EST Thought for the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126177 If a friend's life depended on whether or not you could lose the weight and get fit, <BR> could you do it? Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:55:08 EST A Public Service Announcement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103985 I will seek and find you. I shall take you to bed and have my way with you. <BR> I will make you ache, shake and sweat until you moan and groan. <BR> I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop. <BR> I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm finished with you. <BR> And when I am finished, you will be weak for days. <BR> <BR> All my love, The Flu <BR> <BR> GET YOUR FLU SHOT! <BR> I did! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:30:05 EST Don't Quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369588081.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sorry it's such small print. Guess this separates the die hards from the rest. LOL. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:06:36 EST ~~*World Cancer Day*~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019681 Monday August 20th is World Cancer Day. <BR> Please pray for a cure for cancer. <BR> <BR> Please keep this circulating, even if it's only to one more person. <BR> Do it in remembrance of anyone you know who has been affected in any way by cancer. <BR> <BR> Please keep this candle going... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155936981.jpg"> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:52:35 EST ~***Colorado Fires***~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962405 This is just a little blurp to let people know how far reaching the effects from the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado really is. I live just a little ways up the Fraser Valley from Vancouver BC and we are living in the haze from the smoke. As the crow flies, or rather, as the smoke drifts, we are about 1200 miles away! Most of southern British Columbia is bathed in this haze. Unbelievable! That just goes to show how huge this blaze was/is. My heart goes out to all those who live in that a... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:48:23 EST ~~Have You Got a Few Minutes?~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926700 Have you got a couple of minutes? This won't take long, I promise. <BR> <BR> If you are anything like me, you enjoy watching a bit of TV at night, when your day is done. A day that seems to be filled will everything from dishes to walking the dog, grocery shopping to laundry, errands to meals and on and on. I rarely, if ever, have the inclination to add exercise on top of everything else. And where would I fit it in? It just doesn't seem to happen. <BR> <BR> I had read in one of Spark's a... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:45:03 EST ##Does your diet "satisfy" you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909208 <BR> I have been having a hard time sticking to my calorie allotment for the day. I've been experimenting with different foods, trying to find the ones that give me the greatest "bang" for my calorie "buck." I've never been one to eat a lot of veggies. There are so few that I truly like. <BR> <BR> I am what is know as a "Super Taster." In simple English, that is a person who has more taste buds than the average person. Foods taste much stronger to a super taster. We can pick out the subtl... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 20:20:25 EST ***It's My Birthday and I'll Eat if I Want To!*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864618 ***It's my Birthday and I'll eat if I want to!*** <BR> <BR> How does that song go? <BR> <BR> It's my birthday and I'll eat if I want to? <BR> <BR> No? Well, close. It's my day and I have given myself permission <BR> to do what I wish. It comes but once a year (thank goodness) and I am going <BR> to enjoy it. No remorse, no regrets. And that includes cake! Luscious 4 layer, dark chocolate, oozing with cherries, black forest cake. <BR> <BR> Meals will be sensible, healthy. Snacks will b... Thu, 3 May 2012 11:43:52 EST **The Never Quit Pledge** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4859718 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and <BR> downs I pass through, <BR> I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, <BR> and forgive myself for my past, <BR> and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, <BR> To Stop making excuses, <BR> And stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best <BR> Friend, <BR> Because that is who I am. <BR... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:11:38 EST Do it because you can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760235 Well, I actually managed to get out and go for a walk today. And for me, lately, that's saying something. I seem to have a bad case of hibernation. Just can't seem to get up and go. In other words, I'm lazy. No bones about it, I admit it. When it comes to exercise, I'm just plain lazy and hibernation is just one of my umpteen dozen excuses. Not that I'm proud of it. That's just how it is. <BR> <BR> Today was a gloriously sunny, but cold (there's the excuse) day. Perfect for a walk. Someone e... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:26:53 EST Don't do it stupid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755761 Just try reading this without laughing till you cry!!! This was sent to me from a dear, but obviously twisted, friend. <BR> <BR> Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. <BR> A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this: <BR> <BR> Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:00:06 EST Are you sweet enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745576 A friend sent me these pics and I just had to share them. They really make you stop and think. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227719563.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720995812.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100386054.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l370994333.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l341602034.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 02:49:37 EST Coldest day ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691530 Well, I'm back. <BR> The power was out all day yesterday. No heat, no lights. The temp. was -12c. and the wind chill was -25c. It was @%#$ cold. The wind was horrendous! And of course it was blowing straight at my patio door. Froze it shut solid. And of course this is the door I need to take Kayla for her "jobs." I had a small patch of lawn cleared for her just outside the door. With it frozen, I had to carry her thru the garage, out the side door, thru 3' snow drift, down the side of the ho... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:04:16 EST New Fitness craze http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679062 Well, this is the newest thing to hit the airwaves. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player<BR>_embedded&v=KfFjt9EXFgc#! </link> <BR> <BR> If he can get fit, then we certainly can. Come on!!! Let's do it!!! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:10:03 EST