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/ Take my word for it, you do NOT want to read this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035826 <BR> The last 2 weeks have been unreal.. <BR> Well, I guess it hasn't really been two weeks.. The nightmare, for me, started about 5:20 AM on Monday, November 9, 2015...(today is the 21 so that is 12 days, no ?) and in some ways ... this time has been very very long.. seeming so much like something close to forever.. <BR> <BR> So many SparkPeople members have been so supportive.. and I do thank all of you who have reached out to me... it was ever so sweet of you... and appreciated, too.... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:28:30 EST It was only A Week ago this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032942 Hello my Spark Friends, <BR> In some ways it seems a lifetime ago. Last Monday morning (November 9, 2015).. was the beginning of a chapter in my life I would not wish on anyone. Although this past week has been filled with its own unique forms of pain... it has also been over-flowing with LOVE and, when looked for and identified, so very many BLESSINGS. <BR> <BR> Last night was quiet... Everyone was some place else. At first I felt so all alone, and then it just seemed so good. No people c... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:40:05 EST Has it only been 36 hours... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030000 (note: her name is pronounced: Mo ni me (sort of like ... do re me !!) <BR> <BR> My daughter, Monime, was offically declared deceased today about 11:15 AM. Now the giant healing process will need to begin for all the survivors of her loss. So many survivors: family, and the extended family of friends, co-workers, families of patients.. the list just goes on and on. She was loved and respected by many. <BR> <BR> Monime went from vibrantly alive to traumatized by her own body in moments a... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:56:21 EST Prayers accepted & they were appreciated.. this is part 1. tomorrow is the conclusion of this beginn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029441 About 14 hours ago, my 51 years, 2 weeks, & 2 days old daughter... suffered a brain aneurysm. It has been a day in ICU waiting rooms and travel between hospitals. The prognosis is very poor,,, short of a large miracle she will not survive, short of an extremely larger miracle should she survive, she will not even be able to feed herself... to say nothing of all the other activities of daily living most of us take for granted... each time we awaken. <BR> <BR> Prayers that God's will, will b... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 19:20:21 EST Thank You !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027854 A while back I ask for suggestions for whitening up my ancient bath tub which had acquired some beige markings... <BR> <BR> Well, the suggestion that I tried that worked was this.. <BR> I made a paste of "Bar Keepers Friend" cleanser... <BR> then I rubbed that paste onto the side surfaces of said tub. <BR> let it sit for just a little bit, <BR> then rub-ba-dub-dubbed that paste over the surface <BR> and voila !! I now have a very clean looking tub once again. <BR> <BR> So I just wanted to... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 17:07:51 EST from my email inbox... Conundrum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026253 Conundrum <BR> <BR> Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. (Think this one over…makes sense!) <BR> <BR> "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again." <BR> <BR> The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. <BR> <BR> Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America: <BR> <BR> 1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 20:45:11 EST A thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025546 Aritcle high-lighted on the Best of Spark email today.. <BR> In Big Bold print: 8 Ways to Put Yourself on Your Priority List <BR> in smaller light print: Finding Time for ''Me'' Time <BR> <BR> I managed to sort of miss the second line... if I read it the first time ... it did not register... <BR> and at the end of the article... I said there was a vital point missing form that list of "8 Ways to Put Yourself on Your Priority List".... <BR> You really need to R-E-S-P-E-C-T yourself <BR>... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:17:38 EST Mug Shots (part 3 of 3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024661 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6288e6e3-d47d-4601-9018-5f1423b15350.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb7e1eac-1827-4d52-9d1e-355d2083f6ca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/667a567f-9bea-4ae4-887d-1d0447ec4189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21134428-67eb-4af7-9d63-f6769f6c9850.jpg"> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:55:53 EST Random Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024658 <BR> Sometimes..... "SURVIVAL" ... is the name of the game. <BR> <BR> The good thing is that most of the time that which is wrecking havoc on our lives.... will in the not so distant future be totally forgotten as completely unimportant... <BR> <BR> So why do we spend as much time as we do stressing over things that will soon be inconsequential?? <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:53:45 EST More Mug Shots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fc0457dc-bd63-4119-994f-1974542544d8.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eda1fbb2-1af3-40cc-8407-0ff6171c5e69.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3d1b889-25a1-4cca-a190-6a7f6983d30a.gif"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/311926ea-fa6b-479c-ab87-bfad73f8c072.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae5fabea-6f02-4f40-90ba-1e547e3ef034.jpg"> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:46:18 EST A few Mug Shots .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023384 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d62a26c3-466d-4cdf-916b-231faefa0ec1.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8dbcac2-2fec-4231-92e0-05f01f8d9dd1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fe55cf3-ec3c-45e2-9251-2e9e16d57beb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b15fca93-24c5-41f9-9251-5215a5fb2c98.jpg"> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:39:02 EST 45 Reasons to Eat Right & Exercise that are NOT Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022766 Wanted to post this on team walls... but the address was too long ! <BR> Something to think about, my friends... the content of this article. <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/reasons-exercise-a<BR>nd-eat-right?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newslet<BR>ter_2015-10-27_mails_daily_new_header </link> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:25:28 EST Bill O'Reilly quiz...How well do you know your country http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022718 <BR> A very interesting test on how well you know your country. <BR> <BR> The test was designed by Bill O'Reilly and there are no trick questions. <BR> <BR> <BR> You should get at least 15 to pass. <BR> <BR> <BR> See how well you do. <BR> <BR> Answer 15 correctly to pass... <BR> <BR> Country Knowledge (of the United States of America) <BR> <BR> <link>www.billoreilly.com/quiz?categoryID=<BR>4&quizID=757 </link> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:45:03 EST Senior chuckles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021301 <BR> For those not in this group, this is what you have to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Garage Door. The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing <BR> his zipper was down and his fly area wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, <BR> 'This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?' The boss told <BR> her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the question. <BR> As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly no... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:08:42 EST this blog is under construction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020213 starting the day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8634fba-9177-400f-87e9-cc73d2fa5b51.jpg"> <BR> <BR> finding/feeling Peace <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bfa1d7f9-769b-4106-9154-81b09f7fa3d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do what you can <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81c4b95d-3423-49af-bc2a-05d87f7caee8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The past is... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c20b851-99aa-4670-8a80... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:17:15 EST Death of Conversation - from my morning email inbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018089 (sorry some of the toons shrunk in the upload) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f8b16d9-8bb1-4d02-aefe-0a556edb8bc1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d170faf1-d42c-41a8-ace8-e8ba4ed11332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0efae1c-f6f8-4ac8-911e-299a17e5cca2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e740128a-b768-4cce-ad10-aa64cb43542f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 09:38:06 EST Do you enjoy great photographs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016678 A friend sent this to me in an email... <BR> I just had to share it with you all. <BR> <BR> <link>www.boredpanda.com/autumn-forests-ph<BR>otography-janek-sedlar </link> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:16:25 EST Best Halloween Costume in Florida... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015151 That is the title of the message in my email inbox... <BR> and this is what I saw when I opened that message <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acbc277f-a4a5-4a5a-ae0c-4d419cbf6b06.jpg"> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:34:49 EST Need reasons to eat right & exercise??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013828 This article is entitled: <BR> "45 compelling Reasons to Exercise & Eat Right THAT aren't Weight Loss <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/reasons-exercise-a<BR>nd-eat-right </link> <BR> <BR> At my age.... some of these do not matter at all... <BR> but being healthier overall.... that matters <BR> <BR> I think I will concentrate more on being the most "FIT" that I can be... by eating healthier and exercising healthier... and letting the scales take care of themselves. <BR> <BR> Oh, and b... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:34:55 EST Borrowed from a SparkFriend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012751 This is her address: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012694 </link> <BR> <BR> When you get there she has this address for Le Petit Chef: <BR> <BR> <link>biggeekdad.com/2015/10/le-petit-chef<BR>/ </link> <BR> (do watch it... it is fun) <BR> <BR> when you get done watching the little chef... <BR> Watch "The Waiter" <BR> <BR> <link>biggeekdad.com/2015/01/waiter/ </link> <BR> <BR> Bet you do enjoy that little film, too !! <B... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:50:35 EST Here's a Quote for you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012547 Quote: <BR> <BR> "Always remember, you're unique. Just like everyone else." <BR> Chloe Traeger <BR> <BR> from: <BR> Shalvis, Jill (2011-12-01). Head Over Heels (A Lucky Harbor Novel) (p. 66). Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition. <BR> <BR> 1st edit change... maybe there will be another?? <BR> <BR> Yes, this quote struck me as a little bit funny,, too!!... <BR> Pretty much we all know that we are unique... thus deserving of special dispensations.... <BR> <BR> and at the same time .... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:35:45 EST Some Interesting reading.. at least I thought so. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012284 Interesting or Points to Ponder? You decide.. <BR> <BR> "The Biggest Mistake People Make in setting goals " <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/happiness/how-to-achiev<BR>e-goals?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium<BR>=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter_2<BR>015-10-09_mails_daily_new_header </link> <BR> <BR> which led me to: <BR> "The Only 7 Things you can control in life" <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/what-you-can-contr<BR>ol-for-happiness-success </link> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:43:35 EST An experiment.. to send a card to my Canadian friends.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011142 Thanksgiving is coming... October 12th <BR> I hope this link to an animated card works. <BR> <BR> <link>www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?c<BR>ode=5666697072544&source=jl999&utm_med<BR>ium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&u<BR>tm_campaign=receivercontent </link> <BR> <BR> I know this is early... but if it works... I just couldn't wait. Monday is just too far away!! <BR> Enjoy the recipes... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:31:38 EST Looking for a ... help.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009161 I joined a FlyLady team today and then posted this in the get to know you thread.. Not holding out much hope for an answer there... quite a few members of record... BUT.... only about 4 members active in the last 30 days... <BR> --So, my next bright idea was to post that get to know you posting as a blog.. <BR> Maybe one of my fine friends will have the answer to my knowledge quest !! <BR> <BR> Hi, I'm Audra... new to team --------- & new to FlyLady. <BR> I heard of FlyLady a few months a... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:21:33 EST 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