OVERACTIVEELBOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OVERACTIVEELBOW OVERACTIVEELBOW'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/ My favorite Minion (today) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007657 Maybe just my favorite at the moment... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3f5ca76-f6be-4560-a7eb-b56a065846df.jpg"> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 21:22:03 EST STRESS --(been around for quite awhile -stress & this blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006029 This was found in my email box this morning... it has been around many times before.... <BR> <BR> A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile. <BR> Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz. <BR> <BR> She replied , "The ... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:33:43 EST Inspiring Elders Part 3 of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004591 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf94c3cf-8bfe-49a8-a06b-e98363be848f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd8cf91f-b4be-42eb-8b7c-18f2a8c8f092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e4ce1ac-cf4d-4fc2-a4bd-9cda639badb3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf8bd80a-45fb-451b-b8ec-b3b629301a36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f626707-c438-4010-ab75-... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:33:54 EST Inspiring Elders - Part 2 of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003694 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfe377ee-29fa-4282-bf22-7f35d160f655.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ec252df-d4a4-4646-85ce-6fcc3f3925c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/283b0e16-0669-4711-936a-b48f3aaf4462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7075b4a3-05b8-4fa9-a170-f8dbccb69b10.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bca34514-4af7-4c04-9a37-... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:44:31 EST Inspiring Elders - Part 1 of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002854 <BR> "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c96c13f1-bcda-4eee-9110-492fe2524270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/144c8fcf-82a1-4d3d-9cc7-ebdbf1779f51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84341921-8a87-49d4-a3b8-db0681cf6c21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eba79c93-e871-48bd-be9c-268c2534215... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:00:47 EST Something to think about, (maybe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000349 I found these interesting... Maybe you will, too ! <BR> <BR> A Jessica Smith Wednesday Question & Answer: <BR> What does it mean to listen to your body (and why is it important)? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZHYQ2U3goY&<BR>feature=youtu.be&list=PLe5P3ayTEj7Z5Pe<BR>occxP8QV5mPOZ6oRIw </link> <BR> <BR> Then this one popped up right after: <BR> Detox Water for Weight Loss: Can It Really 'Flush out Fat'? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MYUwj9gor8&<BR>index=4&list... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:05:16 EST I've Got a Question(s) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999595 Well, first a little background info <BR> I love to knit <BR> I get emails from a few sites trying to sell me patterns and yarns... <BR> <BR> There is a yarn that I have seen on one or more site/emails... <BR> It is a very large yarn "Super Bulky" <BR> It requires 20.00mm needles... per the pattern.... 25.00mm per the yarn labeling <BR> (most hand knit worsted weight yarn sweaters use 4.5mm or smaller needles, just as point of reference) <BR> The pattern was for a throw and required 2 ske... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:06:28 EST A Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998943 This quote is from: <BR> "Wildest Dreams" by Robyn Carr Pages 310 - 311. <BR> <BR> "Just because you're poor doesn't mean you have to be poor in spirit. <BR> Just because you've lost faith doesn't mean you can't learn to trust again. <BR> Just because you're angry doesn't mean you have to live in rage. <BR> Just because you've been wronged doesn't mean you can't forgive, often forgiving yourself first. <BR> Just because you're hurt doesn't mean you won't heal. <BR> Just because you fell bac... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 05:46:10 EST BEER hormones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998368 <BR> <BR> <BR> Not To Be Taken Lightly ! <BR> <BR> Now, as if everything else wasn’t bad enough, we find out that beer isn’t good for us? <BR> <BR> Beer contains female hormones! <BR> Yes, that's right, FEMALE hormones! <BR> Last month, Montreal University scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. <BR> The theory is that Beer contains female hormones <BR> (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:32:28 EST Coincidences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998100 <BR> A chicken farmer went to the local bar. <BR> <BR> He sat next to a woman and ordered champagne. <BR> <BR> The woman said: "How strange, I also just ordered a glass of champagne." <BR> <BR> "What a coincidence," said the farmer, who added, " It is a special day for me. I am celebrating." <BR> <BR> "It is a special day for me too, I am also celebrating!" said the woman. <BR> <BR> "What a coincidence." said the farmer. <BR> <BR> While they toasted, the farmer asked, "What are y... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:13:42 EST Copied from a thread post by a fellow Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997099 MARYALICE411 posted the following on a thread in the 2015 Fall 5% Challenge Team <BR> <BR> If you like this please go thank her & maybe she will post this in her own blog. <BR> <BR> begin copy: <BR> <BR> I watch a show called The truth about food. It was like myth Busters but with food. They took a myth, found a study that proved or disproved the myth and redid it on a small scale. The myth they were doing was you can't loose weight on diet alone. To keep the study short and small they o... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:20:11 EST Have you watched this video? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994866 <BR> The Super food No One's Eating <BR> <BR> It is a 'Daily Spark' entry... (and worth 3 points) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=26 </link> <BR> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:21:55 EST from my inbox: GOD and SENIORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991371 <BR> <BR> God looked down... <BR> <BR> <BR> and saw that most seniors never get enough exercise. In His infinite wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search ​f​or their glasses, keys, and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good. <BR> <BR> <BR> Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom he made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God look... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 08:25:17 EST Sharing a website link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983625 <BR> Don't just listen to God's words.... do what they say... <BR> <BR> <link>view.s7.exacttarget.com/?j=fefa13707<BR>d6501&m=fe9e13727565047c73&ls=fe5b1574<BR>75620d757110&l=ff68117275&s=fe5b157372<BR>6506747313&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe901673756c02797d&r=0 </link> <BR> <BR> Don't just read how to live a healthier life-style... put the knowledge to work. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:22:03 EST It's OFFICIAL !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981630 Just got home a few minutes ago... from a visit to the hospital to visit my GD (grand-daughter), GSIL )(grand-son-in-law) and my GGS (Great Grand Son) Griffin (born 11:49PM August 18, 2015). I am now officially a GGM (Great GrandMother)... <BR> <BR> My daughter picked me up and we spent about 4 hr with the family.. I was afraid I would feel very uncomfortable... like an outsider... but it was ... well I am so happy about the visit and how it felt to be with them.... that I am crying like a... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:12:40 EST A Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976419 The term diet comes from the Greek word dieta, which means ‘manner of living’. <BR> <BR> Trainor, Adam (2015-07-28). The Diet Myth: Mistakes That Are Making You Fat and Simple Secrets to Weight Loss; Lose Weight and Keep it Off (Kindle Locations 265-266). SoundBodyLife. Kindle Edition. <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:47:45 EST Did you read this article? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970614 <BR> This was in the 'Best of SparkPeople Daily' that arrived in my inbox this morning. <BR> <BR> 13 Weight-Loss Rules You'll Love to Follow. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1956 </link> <BR> <BR> So did any of these rules give you an A-Ha moment? <BR> Something you never heard before? <BR> or <BR> Something you had managed to forget? <BR> <BR> I know I needed to be reminded of a few of those rules... I get the senior moments that manage to ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:49:09 EST Response to slow weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970277 <BR> Not sure how often you are "Weighing In" but .... <BR> <BR> You do remember that: <BR> our body weight fluctuates all day long.. and my guess is that most of that change is due to ones "fluid" content at any given point in time... (as apposed to the calories in & out during the last 24 hours.) <BR> <BR> -and- <BR> <BR> a pound of excess fat = 3500 "STORED" calories. <BR> <BR> -and- <BR> <BR> The body fights to keep the calories that it is "HOARDing". It (our body) is absolutely po... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:17:06 EST Sharing a blog address http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964693 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964683 </link> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:01:22 EST Larry is good for a laugh !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959988 visit this blog for some "Larry" chuckles <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959974 </link> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:18:29 EST Sharing.. Did you read this joke? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958561 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958529 </link> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:03:14 EST Sharing a blog address....for a LOL joke !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958480 Hope you get as big a laugh out of this as I did.. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957991 </link> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:25:49 EST Sharing a blog address http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958142 I am sharing the address of a friend's blog... <BR> <BR> It just might keep us motivated... maybe... <BR> but worth the read anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957411 </link> Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:31:49 EST from my inbox.. How to Keep One Mistake from Derailing Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951500 Hope this works.... It is a link to an article I found in my inbox titled: <BR> <BR> "How to Keep One Mistake from Derailing Your Day" <BR> <BR> <link>www.mequilibrium.com/2015/06/23/how-<BR>to-keep-one-mistake-from-derailing-you<BR>r-day/?spemail=ibiubu987@gmail.com&utm<BR>_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=em<BR>ail&utm_campaign=(Consumer)%2006.24.15<BR>%20Your%20Weekly%20Cup%20of%20Calm%20(<BR>1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=7850117&sp<BR>UserID=NTg5NjM2NTMyOTES1&spJobID=70283<BR>2814&spR... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:07:39 EST Response to a blog and a goodie message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948655 I wrote the following as a response to a friend's blog: <BR> <BR> HINT: (in my humble biased opinion) <BR> <BR> your goals are great.... <BR> But the 1st goal needs to be, to make these goals your lifetime habits... not just goals for an 8 or 10 week challenge.... So, that said. One good goal made into a new lifetime habit per challenge that you join!!!! will soon have you on your healthier path for keeps rather than just borrowed for a few weeks. <BR> <BR> You are strong !! You can do th... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:51:10 EST Found in my email inbox.... Senior Dress Code http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948074 Senior Dress Code <BR> <BR> Many of us over 50 . . . WAY over 50 . . . are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We're unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to conform to current fashions. <BR> Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided: <BR> <BR> 1. A nose ring and bifocals <BR> <BR> 2. Spiked hair and bald spots <BR> <BR> 3. A pierced tongue ... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 07:10:32 EST A challenge team question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947136 <BR> What is your favorite way to pamper yourself? <BR> <BR> my response: <BR> <BR> I guess if I am truly honest with myself I have pampered myself into an unhealthy body... <BR> <BR> SO, my new way of pampering myself involves working up a sweat exercising (calories OUT), and making healthier choices re: what goes into my mouth and down my gullet (calories IN) <BR> <BR> AND, smiling and loving myself all the while I am pampering myself into my healthy body!! <BR> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:04:37 EST Just found this in my email inbox.. had to share... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944123 <BR> THE SMALL BROWN BOTTLE <BR> <BR> <BR> The other day I went over to a nearby CVS Pharmacy. When I got there, I went straight to the back of the store to where the Pharmacists’ Counter is located. <BR> I took out my little brown bottle along with a teaspoon and laid them both onto the counter. <BR> <BR> The pharmacist came over smiled and asked if he ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:36:26 EST You just might REALLY like this link.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943302 <BR> You just might REALLY like this blog post.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943209 </link> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:09:33 EST Big Library Read - The first-ever "Global eBook club" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941843 <BR> I opened my bookperk email today... a source for ebook bargains etc... <BR> <BR> <link>www.bookperk.com/?utm_source=bookper<BR>k&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bookpe<BR>rkemailfooter </link> <BR> <BR> the email contained a link to a global eBook club... for the 2-weeks of June 9 - 23, 2015 you can borrow a copy of "Eyes on You" by Kate White.. it is a suspense novel... if all works right you can glean more information via this link.. <BR> <BR> <link>biglibraryread.com/ </link> ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:01:18 EST Interesting Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941365 <BR> There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London, which used to have a gallows adjacent to it. Prisoners were taken to the gallows to be hanged. The horse-drawn dray, carting the prisoner, was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''ONE LAST DRINK''. <BR> If he said YES, it was referred to as ONE FOR THE ROAD. <BR> If he declined, that prisoner was ON THE WAGON. <BR> <BR> They used urine to tan animal ... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 20:13:18 EST A Quote from a "Fun" read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939722 <BR> <BR> Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. —St. Francis of Assisi <BR> <BR> Grey, Amelia (2012-05-01). A Gentleman Says "I Do" (Rogues' Dynasty Book 5) (p. 44). Sourcebooks. Kindle Edition. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 15:53:18 EST A Great Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939262 <BR> You have to wonder why these stories never hit the news… what a blessing. <BR> <BR> Published on Nov 19, 2014 <BR> <BR> (address as I received it) <BR> https://www.youtube.com/embed/7tyT4glkvB<BR>s <BR> <BR> (address added via Add Link) <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/7tyT4glkvBs </link> <BR> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:36:37 EST Older? Really! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931802 <BR> OLDER? REALLY! <BR> <BR> ARE WE THE ONES WITH DEMENTIA? ARE WE THE ONES WHO ARE AGING? REALLY? <BR> <BR> ONE: <BR> Recently, I went to McDonald's and I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken Mc Nuggets. <BR> I asked for a half dozen nuggets. <BR> 'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter. <BR> 'You don't?' I replied. <BR> 'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply. <BR> 'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can o... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:38:57 EST Did you read this??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931475 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931285 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:57:14 EST Soap Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927342 <BR> There was a study done and the results concluded that.... <BR> the "FITTER" people are the lower their risk of DYING from ALL Causes of death. This included ALL diseases ... and accidents, too !! <BR> AND, no it will not keep you from dying, but the fitter you are the longer your life and the high the quality of that life. <BR> <BR> GO WALKING <BR> EAT APPROPRIATELY <BR> MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT <BR> GET FIT and STAY FIT <BR> Wed, 13 May 2015 07:24:23 EST Pep Talk from Maxine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927035 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/132934b7-1d87-46e5-902d-a05826f1a188.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." <BR> <BR> Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Mackenzie King said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land." <BR> <BR> Today, Parliament has stolen your shovel, ta... Tue, 12 May 2015 15:15:42 EST Babblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921867 I was out wandering around this site.... thought I would look for a team that might help me find a reason to keep putting one foot in front of the other... <BR> <BR> In my travels I came across a blog title that intrigued me...so I went to the authors page and read their blog... I ended up leaving the following message... well more or less this message.... <BR> <BR> ************* <BR> It is the VERY pits when you write exacting how you are feeling at that moment in time... and a HERD ... Sun, 3 May 2015 15:47:33 EST A Why quote... food for thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919165 <BR> "Why do some women feel their only value is in their body? Why do they continue to stuff their shapes into too-tight dresses, their feet into stilettos, their brains into closed vaults that can’t breathe and subsequently suffocate? Why do they tuck and nip and smooth when the ultimate beauty isn’t on the surface at all? And why do they not see this?" <BR> <BR> quote from this author's book: <BR> Campisi, Mary (2014-01-06). A Family Affair: Truth in Lies (Truth in Lies, Book 1) (p. ... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:29:24 EST Learn to SWIM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915002 <BR> Mom teaching baby to swim, and dive, too !! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=QpTqV6<BR>LPl8c </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:22:06 EST Watermelon Cake !!?!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913814 Found this in my email inbox this morning.. and just had to share this with YOU !! <BR> <BR> <link>http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/<BR>play;_ylt=A0LEVj.WmjNVK.cADgUnnIlQ;_yl<BR>u=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2Jm<BR>MQR2dGlkAw--?p=Watermelon+cake&tnr=21&<BR>vid=CA7D0654A00A0D7857FDCA7D0654A00A0D<BR>7857FD&l=376&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.<BR>bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.jXM%252bZ8XeqH<BR>CadJXIESvzSA%26pid%3D15.1&sigi=121ih0r<BR>hp&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%<BR>2Fwatch%3Fv%3DefDn... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:33:11 EST FlashMob in Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911999 At least that is what the video says. <BR> <BR> Give it a try,,, I think you will like this <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/eee4-d7FUis </link> <BR> <BR> This link was found in my inbox this evening... <BR> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:29:03 EST Garden Hike (?) come and enjoy ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905756 A friend emailed me this site.... <BR> The pictures brought to mind the pictures an SP friend shares when relating her "hikes"... so while I watched the youtube video.. I had my SP friend right there with me as we wove our way through the video. <BR> Imagination is a wonderful gift... which I use abundantly. <BR> Hope you enjoy this as much as I did and I expect to enjoy it again each time one of my SP friends views this video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/9H9IojB9iYY </link> <... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:53:37 EST Happy Easter !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905358 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832509757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All I need to know <BR> I learned from the Easter Bunny! <BR> Don't put all your eggs in one basket. <BR> Everyone needs a friend who is all ears. <BR> There's no such thing as too much candy. <BR> All work and no play can make you a basket case. <BR> A cute tail attracts a lot of attention. <BR> Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day. <BR> Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits. <BR> Some body parts should... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:23:10 EST for my friends who (are / were / want to be) teachers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904282 found this in my email inbox today... ( I think it is a rerun... but still a goodie) <BR> <BR> After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said: Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage w... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:26:37 EST Powerful Motivation (In My Humble Unbiased Opinion) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903729 I just spent an hour at cardio rehab viewing this film... <BR> <link>theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films/m<BR>ain-films/Consequences </link> <BR> <BR> If you need motivation to choose a healthy life-style watch this... <BR> I bet you come away with an "I will do this" not just a "It would be nice" or "I will TRY"... <BR> We all know that wishing and trying usually run out of steam at the first real test of our choice to live a healthy life-style.... But "I WILL DO THIS" and mean it wit... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:42:40 EST Did you read this??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900483 <BR> found this article on my start page <BR> one of the bullets in "Today's Top Stories" <BR> and I wanted to make sure you did not overlook this one. <BR> It is really more than just about your bathing suit.. <BR> <BR> Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1626 </link> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:43:52 EST a Why? for a Thursday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899938 <BR> Why do we watch the news on TV? <BR> Actually I have stopped watching my TV, I rarely turn it on and if I do I am looking for a movie that I am willing to spend the time to watch. <BR> <BR> I stopped watching the news because it never or almost never reported on any happy or good news. <BR> <BR> Why is that I wonder.... <BR> <BR> is it because to ease the pain of our personal sadness we want to see and hear about the tragedies in others lives? Is someone else's pain greater than you... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:17:14 EST Courage, Will, Want ! ? ! ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899336 A friend posted this in her blog <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1289133223.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I responded with this: <BR> <BR> working at finding "The Courage" .... <BR> <BR> or is it "The Will" <BR> <BR> another way of saying "The Want" <BR> <BR> <BR> I am pretty darn sure her focus is body size (weight and toning) <BR> but, maybe there are other areas of our lives that require the same levels of courage, desire, need, and... [What other words can you come... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:41 EST Just Do IT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872946875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OR - EVEN - WORSE ! ! ! <BR> (than not liking your body) <BR> <BR> A body that is NOT healthy enough to allow you to do those things you wish to do... <BR> like: <BR> talk a walk, <BR> .........with friends, <BR> .........to see the sunrise <BR> .........or a sunset <BR> play with children, <BR> ........yours, <BR> ........a friend's, <BR> ........grands, <BR> ........great-grands !! <BR> be able to <BR... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:57:36 EST