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/ Statue of Liberty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746280 found this in my email inbox this morning... and decided to share it with those who happened by. I thought it was an interesting read. Not sure of the validity of the authorship and do not know when it was originally penned. <BR> <BR> Statue of Liberty <BR> <BR> For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Pap... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:46:10 EST Did you see this??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744832 <BR> Today's daily spark... the inglorious Fruit & Vegetable... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=101 </link> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:59:42 EST For a LAUGH !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744328 <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking for a LAUGH ? <BR> <BR> check out this blog... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744292 </link> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:08 EST To Be 8, again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741554 To Be 8 again! <BR> <BR> A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was <BR> looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not <BR> far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday. <BR> <BR> 'I'd like to be eight again', she replied, still looking in the mirror . <BR> <BR> On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:03:08 EST If I suddenly disappear... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740239 If I ever just disappear from Spark People it will not be willingly. <BR> <BR> I have left instructions that when I die... someone will come to my account and post a farewell announcement. I will never leave without saying good bye... -- not willingly that is. <BR> <BR> I am writing this ... just in case the Spark People Censors should ever decide that I have committed a major sin by offending someone I do not know, have never exchanged blogs, messages, chat threads, or had any other tw... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:21 EST blog for 7/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740206 Messages found in my email inbox... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE TALKING CENTIPEDE <BR> <BR> A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. <BR> So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. <BR> After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, (100-legged bug), which came in a little white box to use for his house. <BR> <BR> He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box, and decided he would start... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:38:34 EST Remember Red Skelton?? here is a laugh for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739254 <BR> Take a few minutes and enjoy Red Skelton & John Wayne <BR> for those of you old enough to remember them! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQcdI_ZRYjM </link> <BR> <BR> I happened upon this video when I went to view a link a friend sent me.. that link was to a Ray Stevens - Come to the USA video... I wanted to post that one but was afraid of the "Sensor Police". Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:19:25 EST Senior Chuckles... all reruns but still may cause a smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736262 <BR> WHEN YOU'RE GETTING ON , AND DON'T MOVE FAST ANY MORE! <BR> <BR> George Phillips , an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he' left the light on in the garden shed,which she could see from the bedroom <BR> window. <BR> George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. <BR> He phoned the police, who asked <BR> "Is someone in your house?" <BR> He said "No," but s... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:30:24 EST How the Sabbath was changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734022 <BR> <link>www.sabbathtruth.com/sabbath-history<BR>/how-the-sabbath-was-changed </link> <BR> <BR> Emperor Constantine of the 4th century Roman Empire passed the law changing the day of rest from 7th-day to 1st-day.. <BR> <BR> a quote from this article: <BR> ‘But let’s move on to a statement from the Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.4, p.153. “The church after changing the day of rest form the Jewish Sabbath or seventh-day of the week to the first, made the third commandment refer to Sunday... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:39:33 EST A Dear Abby clipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728424 "Maturity is: <BR> "__The abilitiy to stick with a job until it's finished <BR> "__The ability to do a job without being supervised. <BR> "__The ability to carry money without spending it. <BR> "__And the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even." <BR> <BR> Clipped from a Dear Abby column date of paper unknown. <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:36:10 EST Want to change the World... start by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726229 Found an email in my inbox this morning... read it and followed an address within the email and found this !! <BR> <BR> The written version.... read it... <BR> <BR> <link>www.iamatexan.com/blog/want-to-chang<BR>e-the-world-start-by-making-your-bed </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> the youtube version... hear it... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did both... I read it then I listened... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:28:17 EST Man Rules: (this is an oldie but still funny) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724706 (sent to me by the husband of a friend of mine.) <BR> <BR> MAN RULES <BR> <BR> AT LAST A GUY HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO WRITE THIS ALL DOWN FINALLY, the guys' side of the story. ( I MUST ADMIT, IT'S PRETTY GOOD.) <BR> <BR> WE ALWAYS HEAR 'THE RULES' FROM THE FEMALE SIDE NOW HERE ARE THE RULES FROM THE MALE SIDE <BR> <BR> THESE ARE OUR RULES! <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE. THESE ARE ALL NUMBERED #1 ON PURPOSE! <BR> <BR> 1. MEN ARE NOT MIND READERS. <BR> <BR> 1. LEARN TO WORK THE TOILET SEAT. YO... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:48:14 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723233 <BR> Motivation... find the reason you really truly desperately want to get healthier... the reason that is just for YOU. <BR> <BR> JUST FOR YOU!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill... <BR> find one little thing that you can do consistently... <BR> when that has become a habit/ritual/your automatic response... <BR> then add another one little thing that you can do consistently... <BR> THEN little by little you will have built yourself a WHOLE new set of healthier habits that will be <BR... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:46:48 EST A Journey's End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720127 This morning I got the news that my friend 'Ginger' ended her journey on this earth last night. As much as I will miss her, I know that she is not in pain any longer. I really do believe that she stayed with us as long as she did, just to see her granddaughter one more time. I am so grateful to have had her as a friend for the years that we were Senior Lunch bunch pals. <BR> I am writing this for those who read my earlier blogs and just might want to know that Ginger is now at peace and ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:53:53 EST The Magic Bank Account (author unknown) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719212 <BR> The Magic Bank Account <BR> <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 during each day would be taken away from you. <BR> <BR> 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. <BR> <BR> 3. You may only spend it. <BR> <BR> 4. Each morning upon awakening, ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:18:17 EST A motivation thread response http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719201 One of the challenge teams of which I am a member has a thread called 'motivation'. I started to write something for that thread and it turned into this blog. <BR> <BR> 1. I do not want to die OBESE. That is what got me started, that and a class reunion. I am now down to over-weight and I do not want to die OVER-WEIGHT either. Another class reunion coming up in 2015 should help keep me on track to reach my Journey’s End. <BR> <BR> 2. I know I can kick a bad habit. I am a “Smoker in Re... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:08:36 EST The hole is healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718550 So far it has been a good weekend. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I got a call from Ginger… and she said her dil was coming and bringing “The Granddaughter” for a visit at the nursing home. Prayers have been answered mine those of my SP friends and other friends, too!! <BR> <BR> Ginger called me this morning (Sunday) but I missed the call… She left a message on my answering machine but I had a hard time hearing her whispery voice in the recording. I will go to visit her in the morning. I... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:20:59 EST So now you know :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718502 <BR> <BR> <BR> In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. <BR> <BR> Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. <BR> <BR> And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dos't thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou cans't trade without ever leaving thy tent?" <BR> And Abraham did look at her as though she were severa... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:40:01 EST Another Hole In My Heart. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712147 Another hole in my heart. <BR> <BR> Call came in about 8:15 AM June 6, 2014 <BR> My friend “Ginger” who has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks, called me this morning to say the doctor is putting her on ‘comfort care’. There is nothing more that they can do for her. Part of me is glad that the medical world is going to make the rest of her days as free of pain as possible. But the selfish part of me wants her to stay with us, to once again be healthy and pain free.. once again I ... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 13:50:11 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707621 This is from YouVersion.com Life Application Study Bible Devotion day 358 of 366 <BR> <BR> This day’s reading: <BR> 1 Peter 4 (NLT) <BR> 10God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 11Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God thr... Sat, 31 May 2014 18:34:05 EST HOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707308 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476192671.jpg"> Sat, 31 May 2014 08:13:55 EST Swimsuit Season... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705324 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1378264355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> .....not really what you were expecting, is it? <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:25:02 EST Have you seen this?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701550 This is the DailySpark video presented on my/our Start Page today in step 2 Today's Top Stories <BR> here is the link to a very moving video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=82 </link> <BR> <BR> I do hope you find it a worthwhile few minutes of your time. <BR> We have so very much to be thankful for. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Audra Fri, 23 May 2014 14:26:23 EST Would you like to be able to group your friends? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699023 Troubling Tuesday - Well I am the trouble... <BR> <BR> I have created a request on the tech help message board titled "Spark Friends - organizing access !!" It is a request to be able to organize our Spark Friends by sub-relationships, much the same as I can group my gmail contacts by groups with one person being on multiple group lists. <BR> <BR> If you like the idea maybe you would like to stop by and add your comments to the request. <BR> click "Community" tab, <BR> click "Message Bo... Tue, 20 May 2014 08:27:23 EST Old !?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696553 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713550274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142084701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l184945243.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l562162122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1954882824.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894431930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Fri, 16 May 2014 17:19:10 EST If you don't do anything else in the next 24-hours.. watch this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692732 <BR> Watch this and I bet you will share it with at least ONE someone. <BR> <BR> <link>blog.petflow.com/a-video-everyone-ne<BR>eds-to-see/ </link> Sun, 11 May 2014 16:55:28 EST Have you read this ? and my take. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692611 Have you seen the May issue of Good Housekeeping? <BR> Did you check out the article on page 160? <BR> <em>425</em> (that's a star not a snowflake?) Good Life (in a flag) <BR> Happiness Habits... <BR> Domino Effect <BR> sub title..The tiniest choices (should I have that dessert?) can impact your long-term joy in a big way. Here's why <BR> the article is by Gretchen Rubin author of "Happier at Home". you can follow here at happiness-project.com (according to an article blurb) <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 11 May 2014 12:14:26 EST Things to read; then a rant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690736 Things to read... if you missed them <BR> <BR> Not sure how many of the SP newsletters you get... but did you see these items... <BR> <BR> Importance of sleep to a healthy life-style… from the Healthy Heart weekly SP newsletter 5/8/2014 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1614 </link> <BR> <BR> 10 weird things your body does while you are sleeping… SP blog from Best of SP daily newsletter 5/8/2014 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=10_bizarr... Thu, 8 May 2014 17:56:00 EST Re: Credit card scam .... Worth Reading !?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688717 Subject: FW: credit card scam...WORTH READING!! <BR> <BR> : Monday, May 05, 2014 1:29 PM <BR> To: #IT Department <BR> Subject: credit card scam...WORTH READING!! <BR> <BR> I got this information from my son-in-law, who works in the Intelligence <BR> Security field… <BR> <BR> This is a heads up for everyone regarding the latest in Visa fraud. <BR> <BR> Royal Bank received this communication about the newest scam. This is happening in the Midwest right now and moving across the country. <B... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:23:12 EST The Difference Between Rich and Poor People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687006 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l982164790.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l421229264.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992979078.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188163419.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l3941732.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2118945280.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2143888... Sun, 4 May 2014 08:55:12 EST How to Plant Your Garden...no dirt required!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686228 <BR> How To Plant Your Garden <BR> First, you Come to the garden alone, <BR> while the dew is still on the roses. <BR> <BR> FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING , <BR> <BR> PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS <BR> <BR> 1.. Peace of mind <BR> 2.. Peace of heart <BR> 3.. Peace of soul <BR> <BR> PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH: <BR> <BR> 1.. Squash gossip <BR> 2.. Squash indifference <BR> 3.. Squash grumbling <BR> 4.. Squash selfishness <BR> <BR> PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE: <BR> <BR> 1.. Lettuce be faith... Sat, 3 May 2014 06:14:52 EST Road still closed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685952 Well the state highway is still closed. The word is that a beaver dam failed and drained the 6-acre pond that it had created. I am ever so very grateful that no one was injured. It could have been so much worse had there been one or more vehicles caught in the flash flood caused by that dam's failure. On the up side, traffic past my home has been minimal with only four homes and a state park access between my house and the washout.. <BR> <BR> I just thought. I said no one was injured..... Fri, 2 May 2014 18:00:01 EST Featured Blog from Best of SparkPeople Daily email http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685150 If you have not seen this blog, <BR> Maybe you should read it <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684339 </link> Thu, 1 May 2014 17:19:02 EST Alcohol ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1186112812.jpg"> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:02:56 EST Fw: Woman Golfer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682078 <BR> <BR> A WOMAN WENT FOR HER physical examination, a doctor asked the retired woman about her physical activity level. <BR> <BR> <BR> She said she spent 3 days a week in the outdoors. <BR> <BR> <BR> "Yesterday afternoon was typical; I took a five hour walk about 7 miles through some pretty rough terrain. I waded along the edge of a lake. I pushed my way through 2 miles of brambles. I got sand in my shoes and my eyes. I barely avoided stepping on a snake. I climbed several rocky... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 05:15:16 EST Still Single ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677445 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1748452242.jpg"> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:25:44 EST look 7 pound slimmer right now.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675173 Some good advice from Denise Austin <BR> <BR> <link>www.deniseaustin.com/fit/newsletters<BR>/look-7-pounds-slimmer-right-now?xid=n<BR>l_DeniseAustinsMorningStretch_20140417 </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:11:03 EST Read Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674133 <BR> I could have copied this to my blog... but maybe you will want to subscribe to this members blogs, & maybe add as a friend . <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673877 </link> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:25:25 EST Did you watch this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670642 This is a DailySpark video... it has been up for a while... <BR> The Brother Sister duo.. <BR> If you haven't seen it... bring a tissue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=67 </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:03:41 EST OWLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669161 Just had to share this... <BR> <BR> <link>blog.petflow.com/i-promise-youre-goi<BR>ng-to-laugh-when-you-watch-this-video-<BR>about-owls-im-d </link> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:22:06 EST Hell of a Day ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1867916556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hell of a Day <BR> There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, <BR> grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. <BR> <BR> "Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears. <BR> <BR> "Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd cry. I can't stand to see a man crying." <BR> <BR> "This is the wor... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:09:22 EST From Pillar to Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666744 This started life as a chat thread "POST" on one team that ended up on a couple of teams and is now a blog "POST"... thus the title from Pillar to Post... <BR> <BR> I had a crazy busy weekend... not sure what I managed to do or missed doing as far as SparkPeople is concerned. But I did manage to keep to my plan of making healthy choices. There were 2 occasions where I could have gotten into serious trouble nutrition wise. A pot luck on Saturday... instead of partaking of the offerings, I b... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:51:32 EST Frost Heave Season" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663646 I have read a lot of complaints about this "Winter"... <BR> <BR> Well, yes here in my corner of the world we had a prolonged spell of bitter cold weather... which wasn't great but I have warm clothes and a warm home and a car with a good heater once the engine has warmed up. So the cold was not the worst part of this winter for me... <BR> <BR> Yes we had some snow storms and assorted precipitation, but as I am retired. I can pick and choose whether I have to take my car out and endang... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:21:25 EST Have you read this ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663290 Optimism and the Power of Positive Thinking <BR> sub-titled: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life! <BR> <BR> you can get the boost you need, right here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=835 </link> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:49:17 EST Spin count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662746 10 points for SparkTeam Bonus points (the sum total for all five spins !!) <BR> 2 points for Login To SparkPeople spin <BR> 3 points for 'Daily SparkPoints Bonus Spin <BR> ----- <BR> 15 points from 7 wheel spins... I think the very least number of points from 7 spins would be 9.. I will probably find out one of these days. <BR> <BR> I know the points from the spins are not really important.... but... as a motivational tool.... well, it does leave a LOT to be desired. I can see where or... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:49:34 EST Ah, Well, revisited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659991 In yesterday's blog 'Ah Well' I was lamenting the fact that I was breaking my habit of tracking. And, that my lack of tracking would impact one or more of my challenges. On some of my challenges we gain points for meeting nutrition goals. <BR> <BR> But, I made good choices in what I did eat and the portion sizes of what I ate. At some point in my life I will have to give up my training wheels,"Challenges", and be a mindful eater whenever and where ever I am. That is what building a "N... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:44:52 EST Ah, Well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659498 Okay, I blew it. <BR> <BR> I was asked to attend a Pot Luck Lunch at church today, so I did. I have absolutely no idea how many calories or what nutrients I consumed. I had a small serving of a baby kale & shredded carrot dish-- I am guessing it was sautéed. I had a small serving of mixed vegetables.. sweet corn, diced carrots, green beans, and peas, these appeared to be au natural... just steamed. I had a serving of couscous with beans and some other stuff. I was doing okay, then I to... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:23:13 EST Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658713 If you've ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will recognize this. <BR> <BR> Magnum Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. <BR> <BR> On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He asked the guy,"How much money do you make a week?" <BR... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:24:40 EST Holy Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657534 HOLY HUMOR <BR> <BR> During these serious and troubled times, people of all faiths should remember these four great religious truths: <BR> <BR> 1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's Chosen People. <BR> <BR> 2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. <BR> <BR> 3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian world. <BR> <BR> 4. Baptists do not recognize each other at the liquor store. <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:17:22 EST Spring ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656772 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l840722876.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:46:06 EST