NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog NEW-CAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today rid yourself of Christmas stress- you'll feel better for it! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=100_reasons_you_should_work_out_today </link> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:26:37 EST maintaining exercise in winter- sound advice! <link> </link> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:29:44 EST TWITCHERS........remember the Desert Wheatear? Remember I came across some twitchers a few weeks back and I said the little bird they were snapping seemed to be sat there posing? <BR> Well watch this and you'll see what I cute <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>014/11/lowestoft-and-gorleston-9th-nov<BR>ember.html Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:09:42 EST An apt poem 'Twas the night of Christmas, But I just couldn't sleep <BR> I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. <BR> The leftovers beckoned - The dark meat and white <BR> But I fought the temptation With all of my might. <BR> Tossing and turning with anticipation <BR> The thought of a snack became infatuation. <BR> So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door <BR> And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore. <BR> I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, <BR> Pickles and carr... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:31:34 EST SANTA'S REINDEER ORCHESTRA Please click on the website link, below, to see and hear <BR> Santa's Reindeer Orchestra. <BR> <BR> A bit of frivolity as Crimbo is almost here <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rd_7944_rs.swf </link> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:01:44 EST $5 bet Husband takes the wife to her high school reunion. <BR> <BR> After meeting several of her friends and former school mates, they <BR> are sitting at a table where he is yawning and overly bored. The band <BR> cranks up and people are beginning to dance. <BR> <BR> There's a guy on the dance floor living it large, break dancing, moon <BR> walking, back flips, buying drinks for people, the works. <BR> <BR> Wife turns to her husband and says, "See that guy? 25 years ago he <BR> proposed to me a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:43:30 EST Where To Go For Lunch <BR> A group of softball players, all in their 40's, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Hooters because the waitresses were young, good looking, had big boobs and wore short-shorts. <BR> <BR> Ten years later, at age 50, the softball buddies once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at Hooters because the food and service was good, they had many televisions to watch the games on, an... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:01:09 EST Christmas is a marathon it seems not a sprint LOL Just a quick pop by this morning, going out to lunch with friends for a ANOTHER pre Crimbo drinkipoos..........................I'll be all Christmassed out come the 25th <em>246</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:48:10 EST To the Girls !! Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what happened. <BR> <BR> Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cakes. <BR> <BR> The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. <BR> <BR> I refuse to think of them as chin hair. I think of them as stray eyebrows. <BR> <BR> Old age ain't no place for sissies. <BR> <BR> Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:50:37 EST I have............... the most beautiful pale blue and pink sky to look at this crisp winter morning! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share! <BR> <BR> I know a red sky in the morning is a warning of bad weather to come....but was this not an awesome sight to greet me this morning? <em>334</em> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:24:29 EST A bit of Christmas Fun <link><BR>stmas-decoration-fits-your-personality </link> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:43:24 EST CONFESSIONAL BOX <BR> <BR> A guy goes into the confessional box after years being away from the Church. <BR> He pulls aside the curtain, enters and sits himself down. There's a fully equipped <BR> bar with crystal glasses, the best vestry wine, Guinness on tap, cigars and liqueur <BR> chocolates nearby, and on the wall a fine photographic display of buxom ladies <BR> who appear to have mislaid their garments. <BR> <BR> He hears a priest come in: <BR> <BR> "Father, forgive me for it's been a very long... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:30:26 EST That's more like it! Confidence restored!! Botox sorted! The doc I saw with first one I met, Dr Lee, when we moved up here and I confess I have more faith/confidence in him HE LISTENS!! So when I explained about the constant knot between my shoulder blade and spine he had no hesitation in zapping me with some of the good stuff. The other *expletive* doc wanted to put me on a constant and permanent codeine based pain relief.............ONE I don't do codeine too well (I feel like I've gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson and sick) and TWO my... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:58:47 EST The Magic Bank Account Have you ever thought about? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT <BR> THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN. IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982 <BR> <BR> The Magic Bank Account <BR> <BR> Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit £86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: <BR> <BR> The set of rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Everything that you didn't spend dur... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:51:32 EST No sex after surgery . . .:) A recent article in the West Australian newspaper reported that a woman, <BR> Mrs.Maynard has sued a Perth Hospital, saying that after her husband had surgery there, he lost all interest in sex. <BR> <BR> A hospital spokesman replied: "Mr. Maynard was admitted for cataract surgery. All we did was correct his eyesight." <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:18:35 EST Questions in life... Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one? <BR> <BR> <BR> If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? <BR> <BR> Why do croutons come in airtight packages? <BR> Aren't they just stale bread to begin with? <BR> <BR> If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes? <BR> <BR> If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntl... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:58:43 EST Pest control....giggle A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. "Quick," said the woman to her lover, "into the closet!" and she pushed him in the closet, stark naked. The husband, however, became suspicious and after a search of the bedroom discovered the man in the closet. "Who are you?" he asked. <BR> <BR> "I'm an inspector from Termite Busters," said the extermina... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 03:20:27 EST My walk this morning in on our winter beach Down the slope to the promenade- no one around, not surprised! It's FREEZING! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The sun was not making an appearance this morning- quite dull out <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The weather boards are up now to stop the sand collecting on the walkway due to high winter tides- kinda ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:14:55 EST Nude Santa ADULTS ONLY <BR> ADULTS ONLY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Scroll down to see the nude Santa <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep going <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 02:55:55 EST Why I still read the newspaper: Fun reading <img src=""> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:17:53 EST Sorry to disappoint! Well so much for my walk this morning and taking pics for's tipping down. But I had to venture out to the local convenience store a couple of items 30 min round trip and I got soaked. So I've more than made up for it with a good ST session. <BR> Pictures will come soon....promise! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:14:21 EST It's beginning to look a lot like Crimbo Off to get myself beautified for Crimbo at the salon today, highlights and lowlights and a darn good trim!- my hair is like a haystack <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> When I get back I'll make a start on the tree and fireplace decorations and I think I'll hang some small gold and red baubles and other decorations from the hall ceiling to brighten up the welcome. <BR> Did think I'd go very kitsch and cover the conservatory doors with a red sheet to hide all the loft boards we've stored in there- ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:29:01 EST He said to me 1 <BR> He said to me . ... . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it <BR> I said to him .... . . You wear pants don't you? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 <BR> He said to me ... . ......... Shall we try swapping positions tonight? <BR> I said to him .. That's a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa and do nothing but fart <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 <BR> He said to me. ... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you? <BR> I said to him ...... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 03:02:21 EST Walking on the grass!! The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands. <BR> <BR> The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. <BR> <BR> Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path." <BR> <BR> "Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience w... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:03:16 EST Married 50 years - Priceless! After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, <BR> "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, But I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. <BR> <BR> Now ... I have a £750,000 home, a £45,000 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, But I'm sleeping with a 73-year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things." <BR> <BR> My wife is a very ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:09:49 EST Need a challenge?.........BLC 27! Register now "The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 8+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your journey towards your goals. <BR> <BR> What is it YOU need to reach your goals? Do you need lots of SUPPORT, to be CHALLENGED, to focus on NUTRITION, EXERCISE, or some combination of the above? With the variety of teams we offer, you can find one that... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:04:56 EST Hide! Your life depends on it <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving my American Spark Pals- we don't do Thanksgiving here in the UK............but that doesn't mean I am not THANKFUL for your friendship..........amongst other things <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:29:03 EST Gorleston is prepping for Winter Quiet day here, looking forward to my walk, must remember to take my phone to take come pics for you guys!! <BR> The beach is being prepped for winter now, the paddling pool has been emptied and the weather boards are up on the railings- the local council works so hard here, and JayJay's is closing on 1st December for renovations to open again just before Christmas when the tourists flock again. <BR> Really looking forward to Boxing Day in there again this year- management put on a free spr... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:50:10 EST BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Glorious morning here but frosty, this morning's walk will be bracing LOL. <BR> The Gas Board are coming today to install new smart meters for both gas and electric which will mean no more meter readings and we'll have a gadget to help us keep an idea on our usage.We had one at our old place and it certainly reminds you to turn off lights, turn the heating down a notch.............. <BR> <BR> Have a good week all <em>212</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:26:26 EST We can do it I've read a few blogs this morning from Spark Pals feeling less than motivated. <BR> <BR> Girls, we all have days like this <em>247</em> read this and it makes a great deal of sense, certainly spurs me on..............have a read <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=3_ways_to_get_back_on_track_during_<BR>an_off_day </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:10:59 EST A girl's gotta preen herself from time to time LOL Well it's raining (there's a surprise.....although that said the last couple of days have been good) and I wanted to finish in the garden. No matter. Might have a pamper day after my workout <em>204</em> <BR> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:42:43 EST NOT ALL THIEVES ARE STUPID 1. LONG - TERM PARKING: <BR> Some people left their car in the long-term parking while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are... going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electr... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:19:48 EST Just thought I'd share On my walk this morning, which was in fine drizzle (I was determined to get my hour in down on the beach) I saw some horseriders, an unusual sight on the beach but welcome, galloping along and scaring half the dog population <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> But when I got to the pier I saw an unusual vessel being pulled into harbour by a pilot tug, The Bodo Installer <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For those of you who are marine minded here's th... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:09:10 EST Keep active..... sleep better Well we got some boards down in the loft- that took all afternoon LOL. <BR> Pete reckoned on a couple of hours- I said double that and and add 10% LOL...wasn't far out. <BR> <BR> Still raining here today, managed a walk yesterday between showers but don't think I'll have as much luck today and I was hoping to finish up in the garden. Weather looks good for Tuesday apparently so looking forward to some sun. <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday all, keep active, sleep better. Works for me! <em>211<... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:13:52 EST Osprey-Unbelievable Photography INCREDIBLE - BOTH THE BIRD AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY <BR> <BR> Hard to believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time and then got a flounder under 3 feet of water and made off with what looks to be a 5+ lbs. steelhead. Have you ever seen a bird shake water off like a dog does? Wouldn't want to get in its way when its eyes are locked onto you and his talons in the "load" position! It’s talons are amazing! <BR> <BR> There are 3 sequences in this one video: <BR> <BR> 1st sequence - catches half a doz... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:14:14 EST Masculine Moments <link> </link> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:33:12 EST Test your moral compass! Moral Test....Read to the end before making a judgement <BR> <BR> This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. <BR> <BR> By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. <BR> <BR> The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which <BR> you will have to make a decision. <BR> <BR> Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. <BR> Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:00:37 EST Just a Pittance of Time- just 2 minutes of your time On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us. <BR> <BR> Terry was impressed with the stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the stores contribution of educating the public to the importance of rem... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:04:29 EST Hitting the Gym :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:53:40 EST Posted unashamedly without Apology As the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month approaches I honour the fallen on this poppy day. <BR> <BR> THE FINAL INSPECTION <BR> <BR> The soldier stood and faced God, <BR> Which must always come to pass. <BR> He hoped his shoes were shining, <BR> Just as brightly as his brass. <BR> <BR> 'Step forward now, you soldier, <BR> How shall I deal with you ? <BR> Have you always turned the other cheek ? <BR> To My Church have you been true?' <BR> <BR> The soldier squared his ... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 03:13:59 EST Twitchers and Whale Watchers....all on our beach Just amazes me what happens on some of my walks. <BR> Like this morning, an ordinary day, bootiful sun but chilly so needed to up my pace to get some warmth in my bones. <BR> Got to Jayjays's Cafe/Restaurant on the promenade and two people I normally stop to say hello and chat with said there were some Twitches further down looking at a rare bird that should be in Africa right now (he obviously heard it was much nicer to holiday here LOL). <BR> So on I walked and saw about 8 people with thei... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 07:20:56 EST Meanwhile somewhere in Ireland....Joke The mother-in-law arrives home from the shops to find her son-in-law Paddy in a steaming rage and hurriedly packing his suitcase. <BR> "What happened Paddy?" she asks anxiously. <BR> "What happened!! I'll tell you what happened. <BR> I sent an E-mail to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. <BR> I get home.... and guess what I found? <BR> Yes, your daughter, my wife Jean, naked with Joe Murphy in our marital bed! <BR> This is unforgivable, the end of our ma... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 04:14:19 EST Not the As far as Crimbo is concerned I said I'd do nowt about it til December comes around bar the writing of cards but I've got caught up in the excitement as Vicki and I discussed who's going to whom on the day and the day after and prezzies etc and are we going to have a girls night out, yes........................... <BR> So the lists are starting LOL. <BR> I'd love to find the tree and decoration boxes this weekend. You'll remember I'm sure we had to clear the loft?! Well I had all the Crimbo ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 04:08:50 EST Retired Husband After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target: <BR> <BR> Dear Mrs. Harris , <BR> <BR> Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavio... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 04:41:24 EST Guy Fawkes Night One a Success......fireworks to follow :) Late night last night and no fireworks. <BR> We had our buffet meal but it was raining hard and early yesterday morning the local James Paget Hospital was hit by lightening and I saw it here and felt the hit- the whole room shook. I thought it was too loud for a thunder clap and then wondered if the air force had sent up some fighter planes to accompany in a "suspect" plane, as happened not long ago, to a nearby airport for detention. <BR> Pete thought Id been rattling and banging on our gard... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 04:31:05 EST Mick and Paddy in the ARMY You gotta love the Irish!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Two good old boys, Mick & Paddy, have been promoted from privates to Lance Corporals. <BR> Not long afterward, they're out for a walk and Mick says, "Hey Paddy, there's the NCO Club; let's you and me step in." <BR> "But we're only privates," protests Paddy. <BR> "We're Lance Corporals now," says Mick, pointing to his stripe and pulling him inside. "Now, Paddy, I'm a-gonna sit down and have me a drink." <BR> "But we're privates," says Paddy. <... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 03:26:32 EST REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER............. Remember, remember the fifth of November <BR> Gunpowder, treason and plot. <BR> I see no reason, why gunpowder treason <BR> Should ever be forgot. <BR> <BR> Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent <BR> To blow up king and parliament. <BR> Three score barrels were laid below <BR> To prove old England's overthrow. <BR> <BR> By God's mercy he was catch'd <BR> With a darkened lantern and burning match. <BR> So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring. <BR> Holler boys, holler bo... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 03:14:38 EST oohhhh FIREMEN! <img src=""> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 13:08:37 EST I Never Knew a Llama Can Be a Humanitarian... <link><BR>t=53 </link> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 06:50:14 EST A Dark and Stormy Night Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late and raining very hard. Bob could barely see the road in front of the car. Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree.. <BR> <BR> Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:06:43 EST