SASSYJAY's SparkPeople Blog SASSYJAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community NOT liking my Goodies Goodies are fun--to give and receive--but come on, People!!! <BR> <BR> Three of the five I received this past month were "Thank You" goodies. <BR> <BR> This gives the false impression that I am a nice person. STOP IT! <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:55:09 EST Keeping Up? Or Keeping 'em Down? ANDY_54 gave me a pair of roller skates (SparkGoodie) to keep up with my grandkids. Or she wondered if they had to keep up with me. <BR> <BR> All this year I've felt it was the former, but at our family gathering the other night, I amazed myself (not at first...but later when I thought about it) by wrassling one of the bigger ones to the ground and taking about 20 forced pictures of her. (I'll post them later when I get them uploaded to the 'puter.) <BR> <BR> The first photo I attempted to ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:00:48 EST Seeing so much better... ...that I had to go buy some weaker glasses. <BR> <BR> After second cataract surgery yesterday, I put on my regular reading glasses today, and everything got more blurry with than without. <BR> <BR> The doc said I need to wear some type of glasses (clear or sunnies) for the next two weeks at all times. So I had to go buy the weakest that they put out (over the counter). <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 02:03:47 EST Private (and very personal) Joke You know...the kind that is probably only funny to you ( <BR> <BR> Back on June 1st I updated my Spark Status to "Happy June!" <BR> <BR> About the middle of July, I noticed it hadn't changed in like 42 updated it to that effect...and of course gave a shout out to July. <BR> <BR> So yesterday (or was it the day before?) I saw that my July post was still there. Hence, my new update: "August? Already???" <BR> <BR> WHAT??? I'm supposed to update it EVERY DAY? You're kiddin... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:04:47 EST County Fair Blue Ribbon So I entered a couple of my crochet projects in the local county fair this year--first time participant. <BR> <BR> Won a blue ribbon for the afghan I made for my hubby. The photo doesn't do it justice, and my husband even complained that they did a poor job of putting it on display...that's when I knew he was proud of my work. <BR> <BR> In the close-up you can make out some of the leaves in the border. It actually has roses and our names written in a 3-D stitch. Guess I'll have to get a be... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:26:44 EST The Naked Guy at the Bookstore Went camping with my sister last weekend. We each brought a daughter and a dog. So it was two sisters and their daughters, or two aunts and their nieces, or two cousins and their mothers--depending on how you wanted to look at it. <BR> <BR> The evening before we left, the six of us (don't forget the dogs) went for an after-dinner walk. While talking to a group of fellow campers, my niece asked an older gentleman, "We're only going to be here one more day, what is the one thing we just can't ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:31:43 EST 33 Pounds Later - Down This Time! (see photo) From my sister last week (we live 700 miles apart): <BR> <BR> "THIS IS TERRIFIC! I'm so proud of you and happy for you. Now for some pictures! Send me some to put on my frig. I need some inspiration!" <BR> <BR> So I had to! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:36:33 EST SassyJoe changed her name...SO? A couple days ago I posted my status as having changed my name. I was going to explain why, but the site would only allow so many characters for my status. I was going to post the reason the following day, but realized it would probably take 3 or 4 days' postings (because of the 'character limitation'). <BR> <BR> For those of you dying to know (like Flowerdalejewel, JLB1053, and, when I joined SparkPeople, they wouldn't let me be "sassyjo" because they said someone else was al... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 23:28:11 EST Time Consuming Yes, weight loss is time consuming. I guess that's the biggest excuse--and it's true. <BR> <BR> Why don't we notice the time it takes to put the weight on? I suppose because it's easier to do something else simultaneously. <BR> <BR> That's NOT fair. But whoever said life was fair? Your mama! When she insisted that we share and take turns, and BE FAIR. <BR> <BR> Guilty! I taught my kids the same thing...and yet it doesn't make me feel better. Wah! <BR> <BR> (wink) Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:32:45 EST A New Challenge... ...well, two of them actually. <BR> <BR> Today we started 3-day challenges on the two teams that I lead: "Get a Clue, This IS You" and "SparkPeople's Official Plateau Buster Challenge." <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=16920x10571<BR>x38039008 </link> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=14939x41121<BR>x38038189 </link> <BR> <BR> One of the challenges for Plateau Busters is to blog daily--an area I... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:38:38 EST How do you measure a face? I was looking in the mirror today. I realized that losing 18 pounds in the past four months has left my face looking a bit thinner. <BR> <BR> Then I wondered how I could measure my face to see in actual numbers the millimeters that I've lost. Enough to look good...but at my 57 years of age, not enough to show the wrinkles that have been filled in with fat cells for these last 15+ years. <BR> <BR> I thought that I will probably not be happy with those wrinkles. I would not be happy unless I ... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:10:12 EST