RUNNINGWATER's SparkPeople Blog RUNNINGWATER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good to know this Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget <BR> what that purpose was? <BR> <BR> <BR> Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing <BR> through a doorway triggers what is known as an event boundary in the mind, <BR> separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain <BR> files away the thoughts you had in the ... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:20:44 EST I love this Doctor! <BR> <BR> Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? <BR> A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that's it...don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. <BR> <BR> Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? <BR> A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay a... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:48:40 EST Only a Joke---Holiday eating tips , from a friend <BR> HOLIDAY EATING TIPS <BR> <BR> 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or ... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:12:05 EST baby born this morning, my newest great grandson <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Brenton Avery Gilcher <BR> 9.1oz 21" <BR> Born Nov 16 at 0830 <BR> Both parents are doing great. <BR> <BR> Moms a school teacher , dads in the Army.............CONGRATS !! Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:50:57 EST texting for seniors <BR> <BR> Since more and more Seniors are texting and tweeting there appears to be a need for a <BR> STC (Senior Texting Code). If you qualify for Senior Discounts this is the code for you. <BR> Please pass this on to your children and grandchildren so they can understand your texts. <BR> ATD: At The Doctor's <BR> BFF: Best Friend Fainted <BR> BTW: Bring The Wheelchair <BR> BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth <BR> CBM: Covered By Medicare <BR> CGU: Can't get up <BR> CUATSC: See You A... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 21:56:51 EST the grandkids and us on vacation 10/2011 <img src=""> <BR> Cheddy and Sawyer <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Gavin <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Heather and Luke <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Heather,Chris,Evee and Brittany <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Baby Evee and m... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 16:34:31 EST My Cardio Blast DVD arrived A few weeks ago, I won a free DVD on the login spin wheel and yesterday it arrived. Thank You SparkPeople!!! <BR> I haven't had a chance to play it yet but it is just what this 72 yr old man needs, no kidding! <BR> I'll update you later. Thanks to Coach Nicole for her great DVD's <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:58:42 EST Human Resources-employees dress <BR> Week 1 – Memo No. 1 <BR> <BR> Effective this week, the company is adopting Fridays as Casual Day. Employees are free to dress in the casual attire of their choice. <BR> <BR> Week 3 – Memo No. 2 <BR> <BR> Spandex and leather micro-miniskirts are not appropriate attire for Casual Day. Neither are string ties, rodeo belt buckles or moccasins. <BR> <BR> Week 6 – Memo No. 3 <BR> <BR> Casual Day refers to dress only, not attitude. When planning Friday’s wardrobe, remember image is ... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:52:19 EST If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? <img src="">If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? <BR> Are you the kind of person others can be proud of? <BR> Hopefully you are, because that's who will be with you for your entire life. <BR> Your values and beliefs create a pretty good picture of what you want to see in the mirror. <BR> To be proud of yourself, do everything you can to make real life look like that vision. <BR> Find people that have the quali... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 15:53:47 EST Christmas Eve pictures with me and the grandkids <img src=""> <BR> My great grandaughter "Evee" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> HO Ho Ho!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> hi Santa Clause <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Me and grandson Lucas <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:19:12 EST pictures of my GGS Sawyers 1st birthday party <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We had a great day with family and friends celebrating Sawyers 1st birthday Sun, 12 Dec 2010 09:15:53 EST Our 53rd wedding anniversary and Celebration and Vacation at a resort in Kissimmee <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:50:58 EST bedroom remodeled photo's <img src="">New flooring <img src="">new bed <img src="">new rods and valences <img src="">headboard <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:01:10 EST WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T TAKE MEN SHOPPING <BR> <BR> After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her <BR> trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring <BR> and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is <BR> like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received <BR> the following letter from the local Target. <BR> <BR> Dear Mrs. Samuel, <BR> <BR> Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a <BR> commotion in our store. We cannot toler... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:27:55 EST together for their first Christmas We had a Merry one this year with the family and we all got together on Christmas day at our home in Englewood <img src=""> With our 3 Great Grandsons <BR> <img src=""> <img src="">huggy little guys (just like me).....LOL <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 27 Dec 2009 16:53:41 EST 5 generation family picture <img src=""> <BR> <BR> taken Dec 17th, 2009 at mothers nursing home in Venice <BR> 1st generation is Mom <BR> 2nd is Runningwater <BR> 3rd is my daughter Becky <BR> 4th is my grandson Charles (Cheddy) <BR> 5th is 10 day old baby Sawyer Cole <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Betty, Becky and Sawyer Thu, 17 Dec 2009 23:31:24 EST My new great grandson Sawyer <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I'll add more pictures soon, he has a full head of hair too <em>30</em> <BR> here is some more pictures <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> look at the full head of hair! <BR... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 22:26:08 EST photo - Emerson and Luke <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Emerson 9 months with Mom and Dad and Baby Luke 2 weeks with Mom <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The proud great grandparents Sun, 2 Aug 2009 21:05:50 EST 04:05:06 07-08-09 At 5 minutes and 6 seconds after 4 am, on the 8th of July, <BR> <BR> this year the time and date will be: <BR> <BR> 04:05:06 07-08-09 <BR> <BR> This will not happen again until the year 3009. <BR> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 22:04:16 EST A 3-year-old tells all from his mother's restroom stall. A 3-year-old tells all from his mother's restroom stall. <BR> By Shannon Popkin <BR> <BR> My little guy, Cade, is quite a talker. He loves to communicate and does it quite well. He talks to people constantly, whether we are in the library, the grocery store or at a drive-thru window. People often comment on how clearly he speaks for a just-turned-3-year-old. And you never have to ask him to turn up the volume. It's always fully cranked. There have been several embarrassing times that ... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 16:46:18 EST THE SOUTHERN TEN COMMANDMENTS This is much easier to remember !!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ten Commandments <BR> <BR> Some people have trouble with all those 'shall's' and 'shall not's' in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, in middle Tennessee they translated the 'King James' into ' Jackson County ' language. <BR> <BR> (1) Just one God <BR> <BR> (2) Put nothin' before God <BR> <... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:27:18 EST Everything I Need To Know I Learned From The Easter Bunny <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. <BR> Walk softly and carry a big carrot. <BR> Everyone needs a friend who is all ears. <BR> There's no such thing as too much candy. (or chocolate) <BR> All work and no play can make you a basket case. <BR> A cute little 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 be f... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:56:38 EST Just when you have lost faith in human kindness <BR> Just when you have lost faith in human kindness, someone who teaches at Kean Elementary in Wooster, Ohio forwarded the following letter. <BR> <BR> The letter was sent to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An old lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Kean Elementary: <BR> ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 19:02:14 EST Why did God make mothers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions: <BR> <BR> Why did God make mothers? <BR> 1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. <BR> 2. Mostly to clean the house. <BR> 3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. <BR> <BR> How did God make mothers? <BR> 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. <BR> 2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring. <BR... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:02:43 EST Never underestimate a Redneck. <BR> <BR> <BR> A fellow from Tennessee walked into a bank in New York <BR> <BR> City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan <BR> <BR> officer that he was going to Bakersfield on business for two <BR> <BR> weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a <BR> <BR> depositor of the bank. <BR> <BR> The bank officer told him that the bank would need some <BR> <BR> form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over <BR> <BR> the keys to a ... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:50:33 EST HOW TO EXPLAIN THE STIMULUS BILL <BR> Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, <BR> <BR> "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?" <BR> <BR> The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed. <BR> <BR> At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professo... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:10:51 EST The Dead Horse <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for <BR> $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. <BR> The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, <BR> but I have some bad news.. the horse died." <BR> Chuck replied, "Well, then just give me my money back." <BR> The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already." <BR> Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse." <B... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 16:23:05 EST a solution for the mess that America is in economically now <BR> <BR> Leave it to Maxine to come up with a solution for the mess that America is in economically now <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I bought a bird feeder. I hung <BR> it on my back porch and filled <BR> it with seed. What a beauty of <BR> a bird feeder it was, as I filled it <BR> lovingly with seed. Within a <BR> week we had hundreds of birds <BR> taking advantage of the <BR> continuous flow of free and <BR> easily acc... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 11:14:54 EST God's Cake Sometimes we wonder, 'What did I do to deserve this?' or 'Why did God have to do this to me?' Here is a wonderful explanation! <BR> <BR> A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away. <BR> Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, 'Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.' <BR> 'Here, have some cooking oil,' her Mother o... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:56:14 EST This may be the best Living Will I've Seen <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I,__________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. <BR> <BR> Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills. <BR> <BR> If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask ... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:02:41 EST HUT ON FIRE <BR> The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, <BR> uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for GOD to rescue him, and every <BR> day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. <BR> <BR> Exhausted,he eventually managed to build a little hut out of <BR> driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few <BR> possessions. <BR> <BR> One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his <BR> little hut in flames, with smo... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 22:49:33 EST Technical Support Subject: Technical Support <BR> <BR> <BR> This is very clever for those computer literate people out there. <BR> INSTALLING LOVE <BR> Tech Support: Yes, ... how can I help you? <BR> Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process? <BR> Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed? <BR> Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first? <BR> Tech Support: The first step is to op... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 11:00:57 EST MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a <BR> well. The animal cried piteously for hours as <BR> the farmer tried to figure out what to do. <BR> <BR> Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the <BR> well needed to be covered up anyway; <BR> it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. <BR> <BR> He invited all his neighbors to come over and <BR> help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began <BR> to shovel... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 23:22:18 EST .... a website with food nutrician and labels I saw this website mentioned on TV this morning and it looks very informative for food , nutrician. A search for food by product name or UPC brings up the food label. <BR> let me know what you think <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 8 Feb 2009 08:10:08 EST GEORGIA LOGIC <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Two farmers, Jim and Bob, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking <BR> beer. <BR> <BR> Jim turns to Bob and says, "You know, I'm tired of going through life <BR> without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the community college, <BR> and sign up for some classes." <BR> <BR> Bob thinks it's a good idea, and the two leave. <BR> <BR> The next day, Jim goes down to the college and meets Dean of Admissions... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 13:32:22 EST The man rules <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Man Rules <BR> At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down <BR> Finally , the guys' side of the story. <BR> ( I must admit, it's pretty good.) <BR> We always hear " the rules" <BR> From the female side. <BR> Now here are the rules from the male side. <BR> These are our rules! <BR> Please note.. these are all numbered "1 " <BR... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:51:44 EST YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when..... <img src="">YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when... <BR> <BR> 1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave. <BR> <BR> 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. <BR> <BR> 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three. <BR> <BR> 4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you. <BR> <BR> 5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they ... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 21:55:54 EST perks of growing old <BR> <BR> Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too. Don't is all true... <BR> <BR> <BR> The perks of reaching 50, or being over 60 and heading towards 70 are: <BR> <BR> <BR> 01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you. <BR> <BR> 02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. <BR> <BR> 03. No one expects you to run--anywhere. <BR> <BR> 04. People call at 9 pm and ask: did I wake you? <BR> <BR> 05. People no longer view you as a hypocho... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:27:23 EST benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide I saw this and want to share it <BR> <BR> This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana <BR> <BR> "I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little <BR> old bottle of <BR> 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. My <BR> husband has <BR> been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors <BR> don't tell you <BR> about peroxide, or they would lose thousands of dollars." <BR> <BR> 1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the ... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:59:48 EST dear God from little kids <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sat, 10 Jan 2009 14:14:31 EST Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - <BR> Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. <BR> This is how it manifests: <BR> <BR> I decide to water my garden. <BR> <BR> As I turn on the hose in the driveway, <BR> I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. <BR> <BR> As I start toward the garage, <BR> I notice mail on the porch table that <BR> I brought up from the mail box earlier. <BR> <BR> I dec... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 16:05:11 EST The Meaning ofTrue Friendship <img src=""> <BR> <BR> None of that Sissy Crap <BR> <BR> Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems? <BR> <BR> Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship. You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card - Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. When you are sad --I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!!!!!!!!... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:08:50 EST stress reduction technique <img src=""> <BR> Many of you have tried this and I know it works. I have posted it on some past team pages and it is a great technique to relieve stress and to meditate <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress Reduction Technique <BR> <BR> Sit quietly and inhale deeply and slowly through your nose. <BR> <BR> Exhale slowly. <BR> <BR> Picture yourself near a stream. <BR> <BR> Birds are softly chirping in the crisp cool mountain air. <BR> <BR> Nothing can ... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:28:48 EST My first great grandson <img src=""> <BR> Emerson Michael born 11/23/2008 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Photo of my grandson and his wife ...proud parents!! <BR> We're proud of them too, The baby weighed 8.1 pounds and he's our very first great grandchild. My grandson is in the army and will be leaving for Afghanistan in a few weeks. <BR> <em>187</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:52:54 EST Good stress test and vascular results I went in for the tests results on my recent visits to the cardiologist. I had a complete workup done a few weeks ago, stress test, echo, corodit...etc... <BR> ....WooHoo! perfect! <BR> The doctor said he could use my stress test results to give a talk and demonstrate what a good normal heart should look like. For my age , it's working perfect, the arteries all are good , no blockages and I don't need any more tests. <BR> I'm relieved to know that. I thank a lot of my good health to a hea... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:07:23 EST Today is my birthday...70th Well I made it through the 60's in good shape !!! I really feel good and want to have fun, and dance. Shout to the people I meet...Hey you, lets celebrate with a hug, a blessing. <BR> ..I joined SparkPeople over 4 yrs ago and have been a member ever since. Through these years and thanks to all of you guys, I met my goal a few years ago, a success! Alas, it didn't take too long to get complacent and gain back most of it. I know I'll never leave this program, I love it. <BR> I'm celebrati... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 06:58:08 EST If you met yourself If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? <BR> Are you the kind of person others can be proud of? <BR> Hopefully you are, because that's who will be with you for your entire life. <BR> Your values and beliefs create a pretty good picture of what you want to see in the mirror. <BR> To be proud of yourself, do everything you can to make real life look like that vision. <BR> Find people that have the qualities you want and learn from them. <BR> Becoming a person you like ... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:26:26 EST Tree Astrology TREE ASTROLOGY <BR> Kind of fun to see.... <BR> Find your birthday and then find your tree... <BR> This is really cool and somewhat accurate, also in line <BR> with Celtic astrology. <BR> Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree <BR> Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree <BR> Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree <BR> Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree <BR> Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree <BR> Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree <BR> Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree <BR> M... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:04:06 EST - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. - Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. <BR> - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. - <BR> <BR> This is how it manifests: <BR> I decide to water my garden. <BR> As I turn on the hose in the driveway, <BR> I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing. <BR> As I start toward the garage, <BR> I notice that there is mail on the porch table <BR> that I brought up from the mail box earlier. <BR> I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. <BR> I lay my car keys... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 23:13:01 EST tough week this has been a tough week for eating right. Today is weigh in day. <BR> I didn't lose any , I hoped to lose at least a pound, but actually gained a pound. If I want to justify it - I'd blame it on the prednisone, I'm sure that has a lot to do with it ( appetite increase and sweats) <BR> I did get to the YMCA 3 times this week - nothing intense. <BR> I'm not going to post my weigh in until tomorrow...maybe the pound will disappear! ...LOL <em>30</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 07:14:25 EST