NANCYRUBIO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NANCYRUBIO NANCYRUBIO'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/ Samantha, SparkPeople community moderator, says: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721203 Samantha, SparkPeople community moderator, says: <BR> Be an inspiration to those around you by making the most of each day. <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:44:16 EST George Bernard Shaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675092 A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. <BR> <BR> George Bernard Shaw Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:26 EST Good Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672116 Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. <BR> <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:51:58 EST Confucius say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670994 Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. <BR> <BR> Confucius Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:54:56 EST Dear Abby -- Applies at any Time in History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670520 Dear Abby <BR> My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit card <BR> bills and at the end of the month, if I try... to pay them off, he shouts <BR> at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our <BR> kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the <BR> interest. <BR> <BR> Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most of <BR> them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an od... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:35:39 EST Paul Walker--Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669772 You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. <BR> <BR> Paul Walker Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:26:52 EST Another Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668869 The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. <BR> <BR> Deepak Chopra Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:44:40 EST I Love Quotes--So Much In Such Few Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668345 The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. <BR> <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:03:29 EST Lao Tzu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667482 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. <BR> <BR> Lao Tzu <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:04:53 EST Buddha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665895 Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. <BR> <BR> Buddha Sun, 6 Apr 2014 18:47:05 EST Nelson Mandela--My Man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663565 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. <BR> <BR> Nelson Mandela <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:01:28 EST Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660422 The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. <BR> <BR> Roert K. Chesterton <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Simple, Young, Stay <BR> <BR> Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. <BR> <BR> Norman Cousins <BR> <BR> Good, Laughter, Outdoors <BR> <BR> <BR> I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly, get your rest and exercise. If you don... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:16:29 EST Level of insanity for seriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657127 Level OLevel Of Insanity <BR> <BR> 1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars...watch 'em Slow Down! <BR> <BR> 2. On all your cheque stubs, write <BR> ' For Marijuana'! <BR> <BR> 3. Skip down the street <BR> Rather Than Walk <BR> and see how many looks you get. <BR> <BR> 4. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face. <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. Sing Along At The Opera. <BR> <BR> 6. When The M... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:59:36 EST Johnny Depp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654357 If there's any message to my work, it is ultimately that it's OK to be different, that it's good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color. <BR> <BR> Johnny Depp <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:43:04 EST Made in the USA???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653234 ACE HARDWARE - Made in the USA - Very Encouraging <BR> READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM! <BR> LOTS OF GOOD INFO HERE! <BR> <BR> Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost <BR> Half the price that you Will pay <BR> On the outside and they are made in the U.S.A. <BR> Read and do the following. <BR> Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's have <BR> Pushed for trade to China and Mexico for years so Americans are now out of work. <BR> Did You Know that there is no <BR> Electric coffee maker ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:54:58 EST Another oldie but a goodie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636205 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Farm Boys <BR> <BR> You can never underestimate the innovativeness of American Farm Boys. <BR> <BR> At the Villages High School in Florida, a group of male students <BR> <BR> played a prank on the school administrators. <BR> <BR> They let three goats loose inside the school. But before turning them loose, <BR> <BR> they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2 and 4. <BR> <BR> School Administrators spent most of the day looking for No. ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:28:25 EST Albert Einstein http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635275 The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. <BR> <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:38:02 EST Deepak Chopra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633891 The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. <BR> <BR> Deepak Chopra <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:36:43 EST Carroll Bryant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633166 “One should never give up on hope. Unless that's the name of the girl who cheated on you in which case, yeah, give her up.” <BR> ¯ Carroll Bryant Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:57:39 EST Amen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632308 I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. <BR> <BR> Marilyn Monroe <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:20:03 EST Og Mandino http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631632 Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished. <BR> <BR> Og Mandino Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:15:01 EST Nelson Mandela http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630826 I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. <BR> <BR> Nelson Mandela <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:01:04 EST Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630188 I love playing games on Spark. As I exercise to lose weight, I use Spark games to stretch my brain. Shouldn't do one without the orther. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:20:16 EST Epictetus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629009 It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it. <BR> <BR> Epictetus <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:57:50 EST BUDDHA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627829 We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. <BR> <BR> Buddha <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:16:49 EST John Muir http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627268 Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. <BR> <BR> John Muir <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:52:51 EST Buddha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626360 “In the end <BR> these things matter most: <BR> How well did you love? <BR> How fully did you live? <BR> How deeply did you let go?” <BR> ¯ Gautama Buddha Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:26:40 EST Buddha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625571 Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. <BR> <BR> Buddha <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:38:36 EST Thomas Jefferson (?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622526 A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks. <BR> <BR> Thomas Jefferson Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:43:56 EST Francis of Assisi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621338 Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. <BR> <BR> Francis of Assisi Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:24:40 EST I Love This Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614536 No body is worth more than your body” <BR> ¯ Melody Carstairs Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:27:50 EST Jim Davis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613712 Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. <BR> Jim Davis Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:26:30 EST “Really? If I could hate my trainer? That would be ideal. I'd prefer to despise this person with th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613002 “Really? If I could hate my trainer? That would be ideal. I'd prefer to despise this person with the fire of ten thousand suns. So when I walk - nay, crawl - out of here at the end of my workouts, I want to lull myself to sleep by picturing my very talented and inspirational trainer getting hit by a bus. A bus that I am driving.” <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:05:49 EST A young monk arrives at the monastery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611652 A young monk arrives at the monastery. <BR> He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the <BR> old canons and laws of the church by hand. <BR> <BR> He notices, however, that all of the monks are <BR> copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. <BR> So, the new monk goes to the Old Abbot to question <BR> this, pointing out that if someone made even a small <BR> error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! <BR> In fact, that error would be continued in all of <BR... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:25:10 EST Another One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587121 “But should my voice fade in your ears, and my love vanish in your memory, then I will come again, <BR> And with a richer heart and lips more yielding to the spirit will I speak... <BR> And though death may hide me... yet again will I seek your understanding. <BR> And not in vain will I seek.” Wed, 8 Jan 2014 16:33:26 EST A Little Poem, so true it hurts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585856 <BR> Another year has passed <BR> And we're all a little older. <BR> Last summer felt hotter <BR> And winter seems much colder. <BR> <BR> There was a time not long ago <BR> When life was quite a blast. <BR> Now I fully understand <BR> About 'Living in the Past' <BR> <BR> We used to go to weddings, <BR> Football games and lunches. <BR> Now we go to funeral homes <BR> And after-funeral brunches. <BR> We used to have hangovers, <BR> >From parties that were gay. <BR> Now we suffe... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:02:08 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583952 An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.” <BR> ¯ Criss Jami, Venus in Arms Mon, 6 Jan 2014 07:56:40 EST Wisdom of the ages http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582668 The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. <BR> Khalil Gibran Sun, 5 Jan 2014 07:55:25 EST Kahlil Gibran~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581760 Kahlil Gibran~ <BR> <BR> I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. <BR> <BR> For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:32:32 EST W. Somerset Maugham http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580755 Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. <BR> W. Somerset Maugham <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:47:51 EST Oldie But Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579384 I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 70). <BR> <BR> We decided to grab a bite at the food court. <BR> <BR> I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. <BR> <BR> The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors - green, red, orange, and blue. <BR> <BR> My dad kept staring at her. <BR> <BR> The teenager kept looking and would find my dad staring every time. <BR> <BR> When the teenager had enough, she sarcastically asked: "What's the m... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:17:32 EST MY WISH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570952 Peace to all and everyone. May Love Prevail Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:32:15 EST Jarod Kintz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570517 “His breath smelled like a one-inch tall man wearing stinky socks used his tongue as a treadmill. Talking to him only reminded me how out of shape I am. &#8232;” <BR> ¯ Jarod Kintz Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:33:40 EST Marcey Shapiro http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569719 “As a society, we are obsessed with eating properly, yet many of us are poorly nourished. We cannot rely on external “experts” to guide us. “Experts” differ widely, and by listening to them instead of ourselves, we relinquish our power to notice, choose, and decide what is right for us.” <BR> ¯ Marcey Shapiro, Freedom From Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Emotional Well-Being Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:27:07 EST Mahatma Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569246 Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." <BR> -- Mahatma Gandhi Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:45:12 EST John Muir http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568852 Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. <BR> John Muir <BR> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:46:56 EST ¯ Jillian Michaels, Winning by Losing: Drop the Weight, Change Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568123 ometimes people will hear you and be able to change their behavior, but often their behavior has more to do with their own need for approval than with your need for support. No matter what their response, you need to be firm and hold your ground. At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.” <BR> ¯ Jillian Michaels, Winning by Losing: Drop the Weight, Change Your Life Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:19:28 EST Michael Pollan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565797 While it is true that many people simply can't afford to pay more for food, either in money or time or both, many more of us can. After all, just in the last decade or two we've somehow found the time in the day to spend several hours on the internet and the money in the budget not only to pay for broadband service, but to cover a second phone bill and a new monthly bill for television, formerly free. For the majority of Americans, spending more for better food is less a matter of ability tha... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:24:44 EST Gotta Love This Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564692 “Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, 'No thank you' to desert that night. And for what?!” <BR> ¯ Erma Bombeck Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:00:52 EST INFORMATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564241 GO GO LET's HURRY AND GO TO WALMART <BR> Container ships bound for the USA <BR> <BR> See the editorial under the last picture. That says it all! <BR> The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line, is shown in the photos below. <BR> <BR> What a ship....no wonder 'Made in China ' is displacing North American made goods big time. This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! Another two will soon be commissioned.. <BR> <BR> These ships were commissioned by Wal-... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:21:15 EST