SAMMIESMOM13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SAMMIESMOM13 SAMMIESMOM13'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/ The worst things you can eat and why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692578 I have to admit I do love pizza. <em>40</em> Oh, oh, and ice cream <em>24</em> Thank heavens I've always seen bisquits and gravy as horrid!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Diet” foods <BR> <BR> “Foods labeled ‘fat-free’ or ‘diet’ can often contain more sugar and chemicals than their full-fat counterparts,” nutritionist Keri Glassman told us. “They end up being less satisfying and are over-consumed.” <BR> <BR> Think of it this way: Fat is flavor, so when the fat comes out, ... Sun, 11 May 2014 11:18:02 EST Thoughts to live by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691844 A touching commercial, from Thailand, that needs no words. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/embed/cZGghm<BR>wUcbQ </link> <BR> <BR> Another copy/paste. Something has sure changed and not for the better. I don't understand why they can't just leave things alone. Arrrrgggghhhh. This is so worthwhile to watch. <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/embed/cZGghm <BR> wUcbQ Sat, 10 May 2014 10:31:24 EST Who gives this Woman? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688141 This is the most touching tribute from a father I've ever heard... You got it, it's another "copy/paste". Gosh, I sure wish this would work. <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube-noco <BR> okie.com/embed/eqEkPjUbmIA <BR> ?rel=0 <BR> Mon, 5 May 2014 15:03:42 EST Luckiest Unlucky Man Ever!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686505 Supposedly a true story!!! I sure wish I knew why this won't post a working link any longer. Copy/paste time again. <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZyUWLW7<BR>kEI Sat, 3 May 2014 13:53:18 EST No wonder our court system is clogged... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684295 Unbelievable. <BR> <BR> Once again it won't work as a link so you have to copy/paste. It's good for a laugh, but it really should make you want to cry or scream- or something... <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZbqAMEw<BR>tOE#t=383 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:47:54 EST Need a pet? Get one from thin air! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679328 Once again - it won't work to link, but you can copy/paste and it will work that way. So I am just putting it in that way, rather than the link feature. He is really something to see. Not, long, but amazing. And I'm not even into magic! <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO_K <BR> yTtJg10 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:50:58 EST On a personal note. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673507 It's been a tough couple of weeks, but I think I'm finally getting things under control. DH had to have surgery 2 wks. ago. Then the same day I get a call from my DD that Grampy isn't at all good. He drove home, didn't tell us, at 600 miles a day for 3 days. He has COPD and it nearly killed him. So after Drs., then several days in the hospital he's now here with us/me. I'm "nurse and nanny" to keep his meds going, make him get up and walk, make him sit up and not sleep all day, take him... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:08:13 EST Late, but cute. April Fools http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667224 <link>www.today.com/tech/college-student-p<BR>ulls-ultimate-prank-strict-professor-2<BR>D79488137 </link> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:33:40 EST Tissues please- Pay it Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654456 I can't bring this one up by clicking but I can by copy/pasting. Hope you can. I think it will touch you deeply. <BR> <BR> This one's a tear jerker... <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCx<BR>uVSkT7k </link> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:40:24 EST The Cat and the Ducklings (in Ireland) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650250 A smile for the day. OK, for some reason this link won't work for me. If it doesn't work, just copy/paste. It works then. Goofy... <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=570k<BR>hFoaE4s </link> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:53:04 EST Sad, happy, sad... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644618 Another God bless them, with tears in my eyes and gratitude in my heart... <BR> <link>www.ijreview.com/2014/03/119975-took<BR>-wwii-widow-68-years-find-missing-husb<BR>and-hero/ </link> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:41:48 EST God Bless this Fellow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635906 Strict math teacher's secret identity... as a baby cuddler <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1393087266.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l249983704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> With his short gray hair, watchful eyes, authoritative voice and stern manner, high school math teacher and Vietnam veteran Jim O'Connor is used to commanding respect in the classroom. So his students were surprised to learn about his nickname at the hospital where he volunteers:... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:30:43 EST WOW- I want to go here. Proud to be an American http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604230 <link>www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=WEPBQG<BR>u74oo&feature=player_embedded </link> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:56:46 EST Smiles for today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588020 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ip-tMe278E </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoBxFfz4Dko </link> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:44:23 EST Understand guns and gun laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574488 The truth about the Arapahoe School shooting: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q5U85CxjAM </link> <BR> <BR> The truth about gun control, and gun ownership: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=682JLrsUmEM#<BR>t=21 </link> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:30:03 EST Tears of Sorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567926 This has me in tears of sorrow. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/embed/c_VGxfmDmEo </link> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:38:35 EST Merry Christmas from me and my Gang! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567489 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113707615.jpg"> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:50:21 EST Very Special Attitude of Gratitude Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554132 This makes me feel proud to cry. How lucky am I to be able just to hear these sounds? <BR> <BR> <link>www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-<BR>venema.htm </link> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:00:05 EST Attitude of Gratitude Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553554 Nostalgia and Sadness. Today I am very grateful to be feeling these feelings. As I place out my Christmas decorations so many happy and long gone memories come to mind. They are wonderful memories but also because of losses and alzheimers and such, as life brings us, I am feeling somewhat blue as well. At times even a few tears fill my eyes. I am so grateful to have these feelings- they mean I have had a wonderful, happy life filled with wonderful and special people and times. Some peop... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:22:27 EST Attitude of Gratitude Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552497 I'm thankful for getting so old and in pain that when my family has to head home, altho I am still lonesome to see them go, I'm also ready to stop for the day because I'm tired and hurting, so I'm not "quite" as sad to see them go! So waving good bye isn't quite as hard. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:47:17 EST Attitude of Gratitude Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551354 Today I am thankful I have a house that needs to be cleaned and tidied. Think of all the people who don't have a roof over their head to clean. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:12:45 EST Attitude of Gratitude Challenge - DAY ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550555 This is a challenge to think of one thing in our lives each day to be grateful for, one that we normally wouldn't see as a blessing or be grateful for. It is an exercise in seeing your life from a different perspective. <BR> <BR> Here goes: <BR> I am grateful for being an only child, and the rather lonely childhood it created. We moved alot so I had to keep starting over making friends. When we went on trips I had no one to play with, at home, again, no one to play with. No one to star... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:55:44 EST Do you love day to day history? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549045 Not sure how to title this one, best I could do. This is sort of a sad, nostalgic video link. About an old farmstead. I love to see places like this one. They are quickly disappearing. At least part of this one will be kept to see somewhere. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN7RQopi1BY </link> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:38:59 EST Saterday giggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548289 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL8A9aDBZII#<BR>t=15 </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsglk-kDSCU </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:07:26 EST Where I wanna be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547806 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBbJYGi8xUU </link> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YJqSwt7V0 </link> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:34:44 EST Veteran's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538072 Today I am feeling blue and tired and just plain not so hot. But I still want to say thank you to all those who have fought, died, and been wounded in body and soul for us and this great country. <BR> You are in my prayers and in my heart. GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehbc1zU1BwQ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhX5ET5PNv8 </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:31:42 EST Happy Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528433 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=l61ggeu0OGM#<BR>t=57 </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:15:05 EST Incredible!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523118 It ends well, don't have a heart attack! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> <link>msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=2&fro<BR>m=en-us_msnhp#/video/a7139fb9-387e-423<BR>f-a8c4-52afd2b25cb4 </link> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:11:35 EST Just bought me a new puppy. :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517850 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l228798425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1687218325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130738398.jpg"> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:27:20 EST What is this country turning into? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517633 I am just so disturbed by this I needed to vent a bit. <BR> <BR> The family of a Colorado preacher’s wife is still fuming after the director of the city-owned cemetery refused to engrave her final resting place with the name ‘Jesus’ because it might offend people. The city eventually reversed course under public pressure. <BR> <BR> “We were in disbelief,” said Stacy Adams, the daughter-in-law of Linda Baker. “Who tries to censor Jesus from a cemetery?” <BR> <BR> Linda Baker lost her batt... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:07:06 EST Smiles and Tears (of joy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509701 Smiles.... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCUx_Z3AYo#<BR>t=58 </link> <BR> and tears... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8em4uPdCg </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:46:22 EST Laugh for the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506865 This one "speaks for itself". Hahaha~ <BR> <BR> <link>msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=9&fro<BR>m=en-us_msnhp#/video/a485a785-d9d7-487<BR>1-8867-cff4cc82b267 </link> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:41:27 EST This one is worth a repeat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505924 This came in one of my daily SP emails. I really like what it says, it's worth repeating- every day! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says: <BR> At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:34:02 EST Another funny guilty dog video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505143 I just never get tired of these. They are soooo funny. :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsgsQ_1QFBs </link> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:30:45 EST Melt Your Heart... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504290 and make you smile. Have a wonderful day everyone. <em>335</em> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZRbpVaNwA </link> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:33:10 EST Bestest Buddies- cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501356 <link>www.coolestone.com/media/6558/Cat,He<BR>dgehog-And-Dog-%28Best-Buddies%29/ </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:06:40 EST Aieeey Chihuahua!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484924 World's smallest dog! <BR> <BR> <link>living.msn.com/family-parenting/pets<BR>/off-the-leash-blog-post?post=4539290c<BR>-396a-4b1b-9d1e-332c4e838fe1 </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:09:37 EST Your mind- friend or enemy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480349 Today I'll "deviate" from my "fun and interesting" items I usually post to try and give folks a smile for their day. <BR> <BR> I read another blog by Cybershell that made me think a bit. It was a good blog and I'd like to add my "2 cents worth" to her thoughts. <BR> Your senses do make a difference to how you perceive things, but even more so is what your mind can do. <BR> <BR> I teach piano lessons and one of the things I've learned is I do not allow my students to say (or think) "t... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:21:05 EST Can you solve this real-life biological mystery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478484 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679391172.jpg"> <BR> Can you solve this real-life biological mystery? <BR> <BR> Turns out there really are some real-life mysteries left. Scientists are at a loss to identify a weird, webbed structure found in the Peruvian Amazon: a sort of fence-like ring surrounding a miniature tower. Wired reports that they were first spotted by Georgia Tech grad student Troy Alexander of the Tambopata Research Center in Peru, who posted images of ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 10:01:08 EST Beware FaceBook scams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477336 Hackers and scammers never sleep. They're always looking for new ways to trick you and take your information and money. <BR> <BR> Facebook is becoming one of their favorite targets. I've warned you in the past about common Facebook scams to avoid. <BR> <BR> Well, there's a new Facebook scam making the rounds. So far it's tricked an estimated 800,000 users, and it's still spreading like crazy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's how it works: A post might show up in your news feed. Or maybe you'll get ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:36:16 EST My kind of yoga! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476793 <link>www.dogheirs.com/misst/posts/3810-cu<BR>te-chihuahua-practices-yoga-moves-with<BR>-guardian-video#i7ApzfURPfzuDgrq.01 </link> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:54:47 EST The Beauty of Pollination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450702 I've seen this before but it's a lovely way to begin a day. How could anyone get tired of beauty? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQiszdkOwuU </link> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:56:28 EST Guilty, guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450338 I just never get tired of these faces. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuA6ZjpEJys#<BR>at=40 </link> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBNXoIGzWI </link> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u5I33rEhCQ </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqP_ulyeTFM </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2bnkAOsyfA </link> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 22:05:46 EST Lots of Smiles for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446967 Snap your joy... <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/6255/Snap-Y<BR>our-Joy/ </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:58:32 EST Puppies, Puppies, Puppies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443266 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z1VGWv-bGQ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfjKdKq5Gko </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=<BR>annotation_231317&feature=iv&src_vid=8<BR>z1VGWv-bGQ&v=s_wrBY14iSc#t=1m25s </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=POweHuX8jwc </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:51:50 EST 1 Piano, 24 Hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434071 Get past the beginning, it gets rather interesting. :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.coolestone.com/media/6188/24-Han<BR>ds---One-Piano/ </link> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:41:32 EST BFF's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433157 <link>www.wimp.com/orangutandog/ </link> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:24:32 EST History's Heros http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433005 <link>msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&fro<BR>m=en-us_msnhp#/video/b78128e5-6db2-42d<BR>2-883c-b55fb0a9b369 </link> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:58:20 EST Get Out Your Hankies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429717 and then say a prayer after you've watched this for a special daughter and her dad. <BR> <BR> <link>www.today.com/news/dying-father-has-<BR>last-first-dance-daughter-6C10703525 </link> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:42:47 EST See if you can figure this one out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421980 I wanna know how they did this!!! <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v<BR>=4146234873383&set=vb.1809138075&type=<BR>2&theater </link> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:50:45 EST