NEW-CAZ's SparkPeople Blog NEW-CAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community All my veteran spark friends.......a question do any of you remember how daunting sparks was when you first joined? <BR> Trying to navigate the site. <BR> Getting tips <BR> Hoping for short-cuts to your goal weight <BR> Burning out because you thought you had to exercise ALL DAY EVERY DAY. <BR> Wondering if and what teams to join- and feeling out of water to start with. <BR> What to blog. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to read 3 1st blogs today and leave an encouraging comment and maybe a goodie <BR> <BR> Let's encourange some newbies and m... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:48:49 EST It all starts with grass- awesome workmanship This takes 3 minutes to is so interesting. If you do not have time now to watch it, save it and watch when you have the time. <BR> <BR> INCA BRIDGE IN PERU <BR> <BR> The Bridge at Q’eswachaka is made out of grass and is rebuilt annually across the deep canyon of the Apurimac River near Cuzco, Peru. The amazing bridge was part of the Inca pathways enabling the transmission of messages throughout the vast Inca empire by runners. Today the annual bridge replacement takes th... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:12:36 EST Banish housework FOREVER <img src=""> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:19:20 EST Losing faith Went for my botox yesterday only to learn Dr Adam at the Norfolk and Norwich ( the consultant I've only just been introduced to and had faith in) will be emigrating to Oz! and one of the botox doctors at the James Paget ( the one I disliked intensely) has also left leaving me with just Dr Lee. *sigh* <BR> <BR> To his credit he tried harder to get into the muscles with the injections (although he still doesn't follow the protocol "exactly" that the National in London followed and I shall take... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:03:41 EST SCAM ALERT IN THE UK!! Guys you know I have a laugh with you on a daily basis but when we moved here to Norfolk I joined what is the Gorleston equivelant of Neighbourhood Watch and we receive weekly email/newsletters on local crime statistics and any warnings of scams. <BR> I felt the need to pass this one on- especially as FACEBOOK is involved. Perhaps those of you with contacts on FACEBOOK could share the scam information I've copied on to this blog. <BR> It reads..................... <BR> <BR> Scam Alert: Be ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:14:15 EST Car keys and a morning chuckle this might be me if I was driving!!!Lol!!! <BR> <BR> They weren't in my pockets. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My husband has scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car's ignition. He's afraid that the car could be stolen. As I looked around the parking lot,. I realized he was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 03:19:57 EST :) <img src=""> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 03:35:12 EST DH has hit goal!! Expected heatwave here today so getting some ST in early then going to enjoy it. <BR> DH has finally got around to using the multi gym we bought ourselves for Xmas 2008 when my fitness kick had well and truly "kicked in". Yes he used it occasionally but of late he;s using it every day and doing every exercise bar one as displayed on the demonstration plaque on the side of it. And it's paying off already! He's getting that inverted triangle torso look and is gaining his waistline back, love ha... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 03:25:48 EST It's the weekend <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 03:25:42 EST Just a quickie................ say appt with the consultant neurologist went well and yes I remembered him from the National in London- I just KNEW that face. <em>104</em> <BR> He's making me an appt to go back to the National for a full review- they don't have the correct equiptment up here apparently for my type of implant - typical <em>198</em> <BR> And to be honest I'll have more faith in the original team that treated me. Be nice to smell the London smog and clog up my lungs again <em>211</em> and... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:22:48 EST I have looked..................... on the internet for information on the consultant neurologist I'm seeing on Thursday and have confidence in him already. <BR> For starters he's had training in the hospital in London I used to attend, a University Hospital renown to be the best in the country- and he's taught at schools in Australia and America, written many papers on Parkinson's Disease and movement disorders- so he'll have a good knowledge of my problem- Dystonia! <BR> <BR> And DH managed to get a picture of him too- I s... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:07:17 EST Ladies toilets..............girls, this will resonate with you all an email sent to me by good friend had me ROFLMREO. <BR> Had to share........................ <BR> <BR> Every cubicle is occupied.. <BR> <BR> Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the cubicle. You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been so long you are about to wet your pants! <BR> <BR> The dispenser for the modern 'seat covers' (invented by someone's Mum, no doubt) is handy, but empty. You would hang your ba... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:11:02 EST Ikea job interview <img src=""> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:10:50 EST daft but worth a chuckle Murphy says; why are you talking into that there envelope Paddy. <BR> <BR> Paddy says; I'm sending a voice mail you idiot <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:20:56 EST WOOHOO..........My premium bonds have just paid out okay.............................. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> so it was only £25! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Still good to get!! <em>354</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:50:29 EST What a coincidence :) Talked with neighbour Lynne yesterday for some time ( she came over to collect a parcel we'd taken in for her hubby) and it turns our she loves going to the theatre and cinema as I do and her DH hates does mine. SO now if she fancies going to see something, or I do, we might go together <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Hoping to spend some more time in the garden but it rained last night so might be too wet out there. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:05:15 EST Exam Subject: Student who got 0% in an exam. <BR> STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% IN AN EXAM <BR> I would have given him 100%!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? * His last battle <BR> <BR> Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? * At the bottom of the page <BR> <BR> Q3. River Ravi flows in which state? * Liquid <BR> <BR> Q4. What is the main reason for divorce? * Marriage <BR> <BR> Q5. What is the main reason for failure? * Exams <BR> <BR> Q6. What can you never e... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:24:36 EST Funny bunch up here LOL Got a great walk in this morning and the local walking club was gathering by the amusement arcade on my way down at the pier end. <BR> I turned for home, got some way and bumped into another regular walker walking towards the pier, John. <BR> He said “what have you done, why are you so popular? Your fan base is following you” and gestured for me to turn round. <BR> <BR> Sure enough the entire walking club was gaining on me. <BR> <BR> “Runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn for your life.”... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:55:07 EST Little Larry #2 Larry's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. <BR> One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. <BR> “Yes” said the policeman. “The detectives want very badly to capture him.” <BR> Larry asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?” <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:45:42 EST Little Larry :) A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand up!” <BR> After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, “Do you think you're stupid, Larry?” <BR> “No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!” <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 03:43:58 EST Friday Funny A blonde is over at this Coke Machine putting fifty cents in, taking the coke, putting it in her pockets, throwing the quarters in, taking the coke, putting it in her pockets, throwing the quarters in, taking the Coke, putting it in her pockets. After a while she has a Coke in every pocket. She keeps going, stacking the Cokes around her on the floor. <BR> <BR> Finally, the guy behind her, getting mad, asks her, "What Are You Doing?" <BR> <BR> She responds, "Duh, I'm winning." <BR> <BR> <B... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 03:30:24 EST How do you rate the morning sun after a long and sleepless night Had a lovely walk this morning and had this on my Ipod.........appropriate as tossed and turned last night. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> still got a soft spot for Robbie <em>18</em> Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:08:34 EST Facebook… in real life... For those of my generation who do not really comprehend why Facebook exists. <BR> <BR> Presently, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. <BR> Therefore, every day I go down on the street and tell the passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do tomorrow night. Then I give them pictures of my family, my dog and me gardening and spending time in my pool. <BR> I also listen to their conversations and ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 03:40:29 EST Ya! My doctor's secretaries................ have worked their magic! <BR> I have an appt AT LAST for the Neurology Outpatient's clinic on August 20th at 3.30 - a good time ...........won't have to get up at the crack of dawn (although I usual am but it'd be hard to get DH to get a wiggle on!!). <BR> <BR> Am grateful to Jo, Gina and Gemma at the surgery for pushing and pushing on this - will phone them in the morning to say thanks! <BR> <BR> <BR> Now.............I just have to hope Dr Adam, who I'll be seeing, is all he's cracked up ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 12:33:11 EST Yawn..................... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> and I'm not cooking tonight..........treating us to a fish supper <BR> <BR> Sometimes you've got to chill and do..................................nothin<BR>g Sat, 1 Aug 2015 13:07:24 EST Once in a blue moon..........tonight <link><BR>-blue-moon-rare-sight-in-sky-tonight </link> <BR> <BR> we'll have to wait 3 years for the next one! Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:34:34 EST Investing in myself Over the next 4 days I'm getting to bed earlier than normal. <BR> Been feeling "edgy" of late and the BLC Panther Team Leaders have laid a challenge in invest in ourselves for the next 4 least. <BR> So this seems the perfect time to stop fighting the tiredness this is causing and catch up on snooze time. <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:50:32 EST Who said the Scots weren't romantic??? Bert and his wife Edith walked past a swanky new restaurant. <BR> <BR> "Did you smell that food?" she asked. "It smells absolutely incredible!" <BR> Being a 'kind-hearted Scotsman, he thought, "What the heck... I'll treat her!" <BR> <BR> So, they walked past it again... <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:43:34 EST The Cardiologist <BR> A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. <BR> <BR> The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage. <BR> <BR> "Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?" <BR> <BR> The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle. <BR> <BR> The mechanic straightened up, wip... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:46:46 EST Blond joke My co-worker (who's blonde) asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb, so, that the Boss might think I was "crazy" and give me a few days off. <BR> A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, "What are you doing?" I told him I was a light bulb. He said, "You are clearly stressed out. Go home & recuperate for a couple of days." I jumped down & walked out of the office. <BR> <BR> When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked he... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:52:19 EST Parents teach your children well LL A company is trying to fund a new endeavor known as Uber for Kids. So parents will soon be teaching their kids that they shouldn't talk to strangers but they should get into a car with them." Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:37:41 EST Signs of the times > Sign over a Gynaecologist’s Office: <BR> > "Dr. Jones, at your cervix." <BR> <BR> > Sign on the back of a Septic Tank Truck: <BR> > "Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises" <BR> <BR> <BR> > On another Septic Tank Truck: <BR> > Yesterday's Meals on Wheels <BR> <BR> > On a Plumber's truck: <BR> > "We repair what your husband fixed." <BR> <BR> > On another Plumber's truck: <BR> > "Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber." <BR> <BR> > On a Church's billboard: <BR... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:02:07 EST Little Bruce Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, <BR> <BR> <BR> but they know they are in love. <BR> One day they decide that they want to get married, <BR> so Bruce goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand. <BR> <BR> Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, <BR> "Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love <BR> and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage." <BR> <BR> Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, <BR> Mr. Smith replies, "Well Bruce, you are only 10.. <BR> Where will you two... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 03:08:13 EST Thoughts from an old retired guy: 1. I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning signs <BR> and labels and let the problem work itself out. <BR> <BR> 2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People move out of the way much faster now. <BR> <BR> 3. You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands. If they are holding a gun, she's probably annoyed. <BR> <BR> 4. Gone are the days when girls cooked like their mothers. Now they drink like their fathers. ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:59:54 EST Almost done Well got most of the gardening done yesterday, just the lawns to trim and mow today and once last patch in the rear garden to tackle. John is still unwell and awaiting tests...a worrying time for Vicki and we're doing what we can to be there for them and keep their spirits up. Prayers would be most welcome. <BR> <BR> Workout first! <em>323</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:38:05 EST Be comes to us all LOL :) Couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember. <BR> Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks. <BR> <BR> 'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?' <BR> <BR> 'Sure.' <BR> <BR> 'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she as... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:58:16 EST don't just seize the day.....throttle it <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The muscle weakness I had yesterday has been kicked into touch, guess tiredness.........thanks to you all for showing the love. <BR> It helped me push through the day and I ended up getting some gardening done and was glad I made the effort. <BR> I'm definitely better on the move and not withdrawing to the sofa for a mope. Sofa is for the evenings only! <BR> Today it's threatening rain but I... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:51:52 EST Finally get to clear a job off my to do list So you know we've been laying down flooring since forever in the loft- delayed finishing as it's been so hot us there in this heatwave. <BR> Well Pete finally got the last of our storage boxes up there yesterday and as it's tipping it down today I FINALLY get to rummage through them and have a chuck out. <BR> I know there won't be much- most of what's there are keepsakes from Pete's late dad, some paintings (that don't "go" with this house but we'll keep for the time being), oh and a couple o... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:36:41 EST Depressed A guy sits down at the bar and orders drink after drink. <BR> <BR> "Is everything okay, pal?" the bartender asks. <BR> <BR> "My wife and I got into a fight and she said she isn't talking to me for a month!" <BR> <BR> Trying to put a positive spin on things, the bartender says; <BR> <BR> "Well, maybe that's a good thing, you know, ..a little peace and quiet ? " <BR> <BR> "Yeah. But today is the last day!" <BR> <img src=" Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:52:12 EST Irish cheer An Irishman who had a little too much to drink <BR> is driving home from the city one night and, <BR> of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road. <BR> A cop pulls him over. <BR> "So," says the cop to the driver, <BR> where have ya been?" <BR> " Why, I've been to the pub of course," <BR> slurs the drunk. <BR> " Well," says the cop, "it looks like you've had quite <BR> a few to drink this evening." <BR> "I did all right," the drunk says with a smile. <BR> "Did you know," says the... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 07:36:58 EST 7/7 BOMBINGS 10 YEARS ON Please remember those lost or affected by the terrible atrocity of 7/7. <BR> 10 years ago today our captial was bombed and 52 innocent Londoners lost their lives. <BR> The terrorists have not won, nor shall they. London is a wonderful place. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> will you join my at 11.30 for a minute of silent contemplation to remember those lost? <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 7 Jul 2015 02:51:10 EST Tick Warning - Critical Alert <img src=""> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:24:29 EST Enjoying the heat thanks to a breeze Well it was over 30 degrees yesterday,we're having the hottest July on record, thankfully there was a breeze so it was bearable. DH soldiered on in the loft and has the door partition almost done, he wanted to get it in place and glued up by dinner last night so it dried over night. Progress. I got some light gardening done and enjoyed the sun for a while. <BR> <BR> John and Vicki are coming over for Sunday Roast today. Walk this morning should be lovely there's a soft breeze and not a cloud... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 03:05:50 EST Speeders Sitting on the edge of the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car driving along at 22 M.P.H. He thinks to himself, that car is just as dangerous as a speeder. So, he turns his lights on and pulls the car over. Approaching the car, he notices there are 5 old ladies, two at the front and 3 at the back, wide eyed and looking like ghosts. <BR> <BR> The driver, obviously confused, said, "Officer, I don’t understand, I wasn’t doing over the speed limit! What did y... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 04:09:36 EST Scorchio :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm off for a walk along the beach this morning before it gets unbearably hot. <BR> I was helping DH lift the remaining plasterboards/ etc into the loft yesterday and I must have twisted my left hand awkwardly. <BR> I can't touch my index finger with my thumb without pain and lifting anything heavy makes me wince. <BR> Shopping should prove interesting today then <em>246</em> ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 03:29:43 EST Geez it's hot <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Apparently it's set to be the hottest day for DECADES today here. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 06:36:04 EST Smile, you know you want to :) 5# <img src=""> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:43:23 EST Just found a quote to live by ;) <img src=""> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:46:15 EST Smile, you know you want to :) 4# <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love these guys <em>334</em> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:39:14 EST Smile, you know you want to :) 3# <img src=""> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:21:15 EST