SHERYLDS's SparkPeople Blog SHERYLDS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Senior Moments <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a $2 coupon for Wasa Crispbread. I love my's crunchy, low in calories, low in salt, and 1 cracker satisfies my crunchy/carb craving. Besides it's great with soup. <BR> <BR> So off I go on my errands and I see Organic Stocks...Great sale price of $1.66 per quart container. ooooh. So I buy the limit of 4 per variety and I end up with 16 containers in my cart.... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:58:32 EST I'm Feeling Passive Aggressive today :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm still enjoying my vegetable soups as comfort food.... <BR> but the news makes me want to dive head first into a container of Ben & Jerry's. <BR> At this point I'm binge watching Korean Drama shows <BR> {...sometimes I don't even read the subtitles...} <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:48:54 EST Soup Du Jour <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since the grocery store Wegmans opened nearby, all the other popular supermarkets have renovated and spruced up their produce departments in order to compete. Now I have 4 great places to get my veggies and they are all trying to compete price wise. <BR> <BR> So to celebrate...I've started experimenting with soup recipes. I'm trying to cook with lots of different combos. Today I ma... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:31:12 EST Kitchen Gadgets <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today as I was browsing recipes on the Wegmans website, I came across a great recipe idea for a vegetable spaghetti dish. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI WITH BEAN SAUCE. <BR> <link><BR>s/main-course/veggie-spaghetti-with-be<BR>ans-sauce.html </link> <BR> ... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 13:20:14 EST Natural Gas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At this point, I consume so many cruciferous veggies and beans that those foods no longer affect me. Even Kimchi (fermented cabbage) doesn't give me a problem. <BR> <BR> However....Dairy is a different story. Is that the beginning of lactose intolerance? <BR> <BR> Today I'm making a cauliflower casserole with mushrooms, egg, scallions, bits of ham, and a little cheddar topping. I... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:02:18 EST from Senseless to sensible Eating Every time I look at the news, I want to eat. <BR> <BR> So I went to the new Wegman's Market that opened up close by. <BR> It's going to create a lot more traffic in my neighborhood but I am thrilled. <BR> Needless to say....I've been buying freggies daily. <BR> <BR> Today I'm making Chicken soup. <BR> skinless chicken thighs, onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, daikon radish, bok choy, chicken stock, and parsley. And I have the egg noodles on standby. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get ... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:44:15 EST I Miss the Good Old Days <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm addicted to news and for months now, I feel like one of those people who drive past the scene of an accident and keep staring at it. The problem is I feel like someone who is a passenger in one of the cars. I keep wondering when the ambulance is going to get here. <BR> <BR> I subscribe to KITTEN ACADEMY on YouTube. It's a podcast managed by a couple who foster kittens and get ... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:31:20 EST Doppleganger made myself Sausage and peppers with a 3 of bell peppers, green beans, and just 2 Premio chorizo sausage links over 1/2 cup of rice. delish. Then I had crudite of carrots and sliced cucumbers with a lite blue cheese dressing for a dip. I'm still on my veggie kick, but I skipped the salad today. <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> A doppelgänger is a look-alike or double of a living person. <BR> When they... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:34:57 EST Salads I'm on a salad streak right now and doing great. <BR> No cooking, easy clean-up, lots of veggies, and low-cal <BR> What's not to love? <BR> My only gripe is that produce has taken a big price hike this year, and it becomes even more apparent when you reach for celery and see $2.69. Or red bell peppers at $3 lb. and that's about 2 peppers worth. And that's at a supermarket with the best prices. Yikes. <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>1... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:58:26 EST An Antidote to all the Political News <img src=""> <BR> KITTEN ACADEMY FENNEL AND TOFFEE <BR> Toffee (Orange tabby) was a kitten born at Kitten Academy and Fennel (Tortoiseshell cat) was a feral stray who was the most frightened of the litter...bonded to Toffee. <BR> The short video is very sweet. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a news junkie, and the insanity is beyond words. <BR> Nixon's Watergate is noth... Fri, 12 May 2017 11:30:12 EST Today is Nothing Like a Dame Day <img src=""> <BR> World's Oldest Supermodel, 83-Year-Old Daphne Selfe <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:33:47 EST My Tote Boxes have become Time Capsules <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> these cartoons say it all. I am so bad that I really haven't gone near some of them for years. And I do mean years folks. <BR> I think it's time to call the Goodwill pickup people.... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:49:11 EST Spring has arrived <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The first week of the Challenge is always a jump start for me. <BR> This season I'm going to really focus on getting at least 6 servings of veggies a day, <BR> and strength training. <BR> <BR> I shredded a head of cabbage yesterday for a quick snack standby. <BR> I make a quick and easy ginger dressing with a little rice wine vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil, and sriracha...and I'm good t... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:56:30 EST I feel like Whining I'm a news junkie and I can't get all the drama out of my head, <BR> but at the same time I can't stop watching. <BR> First thing in the morning, last thing before bed. <BR> I keep trying to stick with healthy food, but I keep craving the carbs. <BR> I bought a box of egg matzos 4 days ago...gone. <BR> I bought another box this morning. <BR> <BR> I started making myself cappuccinos, but I get nervous about overdoing that in case I become hyper. {...think of the Kramer coffee epi... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:41:52 EST Clueless Consider me clueless...... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If they want to discontinue these essential health services <em>40</em> <BR> then WHAT exactly DOES it cover <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>'s something else that isn't covered Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:56:03 EST Make Your Inner Child Smile <img src=""> <BR> You Managed To Sneak Some Cauliflower Into The Mashed Potatoes <BR> And None Of Your Picky Eaters Complained <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> You Took A Long Long Walk To Your Favorite Coffee Shop <BR> And Treated Yourself To A Low-Cal Favorite And <BR> Then Walked Back Proud <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:09:28 EST Conspiracy Theory <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 7 Mar 2017 18:56:59 EST Heads I Win...Tails You Lose <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, <BR> good people don't go into government. <BR> ~Donald Trump <BR> <BR> Donald Trump contradictions in his own words <... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:36:05 EST Freedom of the Press is Under Attack NY Times, LA Times, Politico and CNN blocked from a White House Media gaggle or Briefing.... <BR> SAY GOODBYE TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS <BR> <BR> Freedom of the press is a precious privelege <BR> that no country can forego. <BR> ~Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, <BR> about the truth...very few. <BR> Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which <BR> a real democracy has to depend. <BR> Without people with that sort of guts, <BR>... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:04:53 EST When Everything is Crazy...Find some Humor. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch(9:48) <BR> <link><BR>list=RDdSoXEtFPTfI&index=2 </link> <BR> <BR> More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch (10:20) <BR> <link><BR>list=RDdSoXEtFPTfI&index=14 </link> <BR> <BR> The agony of trying to unsubscribe | James Veitch (7:40) <BR>... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:01:42 EST Trust Issues <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:29:13 EST The Good, The Bad, and the...Wow, Just Wow <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My stomach was just starting to settle down from the ALTERNATIVE FACTS queen, <BR> when low and b... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:10:52 EST Nevertheless She Persisted -- GO LIZ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Republican senators voted on Tuesday to formally silence Elizabeth Warren for <BR> 'impugning' Senator Jeff Sessions, by condemning his nomination for Attorney General and choosing to read a letter from Coretta Scott King who criticized Mr Sessions record on civil rights. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Appar... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:11:03 EST A Challenge against the Constitution <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trump’s Immigration Order Remains Suspended <BR> The court is set to hear oral arguments by phone on Tues, February 7 at 6 p.m. ET, in the next critical legal test of the constitution. <BR> <BR> The only justification for an unvetted, fact-bare and hastily issued ban would be a TIME OF EMERGENCY. As in President Bush’s response to 9/11: when he shut down United States airspace. <BR> <BR... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:34:05 EST Oooh my Aching Back <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Moved the wrong way and put my back out again. <BR> Not good. <BR> I could barely walk last night and I'm popping Aleve like M&Ms. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:13:31 EST Ya Gotta Love Melissa McCarthy <img src=""> <BR> ‘SNL': Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer Hit White House Press with Podium <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> SHE NAILED IT.....ANOTHER CLASSIC <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Melissa McCarthy and Her Spanx <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 10:35:24 EST I feel like Ormie <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ORMIE THE PIG <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> The news continues to drive me crazy...and with good reason. <BR> Remember the banking fiasco that drove us into Recession. <BR> Well...hold on to your wallets... <BR> <BR> Trump begins rollback of Dodd-Frank fin... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 10:24:34 EST The Terminator was Priceless <img src=""> <BR> Just for Laughs - Theatro Hugo & Ines - the MIME <BR> <link><BR>list=PLR4NqpcxIpaK-ATqnj4laZZQnMuiCUAW8 </link> <BR> <BR> these days I try to take my mind off the news and find something to smile about. <BR> but even Trump news can be comical. <BR> During the NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST SPEECH, <BR> Trump missed a perfect opportunity to try to bring people t... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 16:56:11 EST A Moral Compass <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:33:25 EST The Dark Side <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the White House DENIES that key leaders were not informed or consulted. <BR> (Defense Secretary Mattis, Homeland Security Kelly, Nominee for Secretary of State, House Judiciary Chairman, or other Nat... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:19:23 EST Get Smart -- Chaos is Here <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:20:48 EST Panic is becoming the new norm <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Trump downgraded the role of military advisers on his National Security Council <BR> in favor of Steve Bannon. The National Security Council (NSC) is a committee <BR> created to advise the President on ALL NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS, <BR> including domestic, military, and foreign matters. <BR> Trump ADDED White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to "the principals committee," and Re... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:55:30 EST Communicating with Someone from an Alternate Reality <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Sometimes the best lessons come from comedy. <BR> The simple art of breaking down the walls that separate us and <BR> finding openings where we can get through to each other. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:26:01 EST The Wisdom of Will Rogers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:17:34 EST The Wisdom of Groucho <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:57:53 EST Alternative Facts :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:54:16 EST Performing Arts -- Hugo & Ines The patterns of thoughts, emotions, characteristics, and behaviors that make a person unique also connects him to other people, one way or the other . <BR> We recognize feelings and personality traits. <BR> Performing Arts expand on that. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Hugo and Ines -- The Magician (2:41) <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:34:43 EST Performing Arts Human behavioral characteristics generally derive from human sociability, language and symbol use, and the influence they seek on their own world. These include rationality and irrationality, intellect and emotion, and self-preservation and altruism. <BR> The performing arts help us see, thru flaws and all, <BR> the simple essence of what makes us human <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Figura Theatre - Sense of Bea... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:43:23 EST Puppets <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:33:09 EST Learn to Dance in the Rain <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One must know the so-called 'lesson of a downpour.' <BR> A man, caught in a sudden rain en route, <BR> dashes along the road not to get wet or drenched. <BR> Once one takes it for granted that in rain he naturally gets wet, <BR> he can be in a tranquil frame of mind even when soaked to ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:02:36 EST Inspiration from Bruce Lee <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:28:18 EST I Think I Need A Drink <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:25:59 EST Water Cook Book <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:47:39 EST Winter Challenge Begins with the Weigh-In <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I told him if he didn't stop eating my food <BR> it would come back to bite him in the ass. <BR> Close enough <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:46:28 EST Wild Men Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:40:07 EST Car Trouble (funny) It's the little things in life that send us over the edge. <BR> enjoy this cute anecdote from OPENBAY OVERDRIVE <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> THE ABS LIGHT <BR> <BR> Car trouble can be stressful . there is nothing like the dreaded check-engine light haunting you, without any further explanation of what needs to be done to fix your car. OPENBAY recently received a service request from a driver whose illuminate... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:06:18 EST A Perfect Day for Hot and Sour Soup Today is Bubble Bath Day! <BR> and Male Watchers Day <BR> I like to multi-task <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:18:49 EST The Thunder Down Under When it comes to holidays, January has one of the most unusual events of the year. <BR> Fair warning - if you are the faint of "fart," this particular holiday may not be for you. <BR> On the heels of National Bean Day, Jan. 7 is National Pass Gas Day. Yep, seriously. <BR> One day a year is devoted to, well, flatulence. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:07:57 EST Embrace Your Inner Child <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:37:29 EST A Healthy Sense of Humor <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:08:21 EST