SHERYLDS's SparkPeople Blog SHERYLDS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Truth and Consequences <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> FAMILY SEPARATION: <BR> Trump and his allies have falsely stated that their hands are tied. They’ve argued that Democrats are to blame for the much-criticized practice and that the administration is only enforcing laws that are already in place. Neither argument has stood up to scrutiny. <BR> THE SEP... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:34:21 EST Don't Read This if Easily Offended <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ain't that the truth. <BR> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm amazed at the cauliflower craze that's going on. Every where I go, they seem to be pushing cauliflower pizza, riced cauliflower, BBQ cauliflower, pureed cauliflower, curried cauliflower, mashed cauliflower. I don't know if it's a white food thing or what, but seeing a lu... Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:52:49 EST Pet Day <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:36:34 EST Siblings Day <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:42:48 EST Today is Chicken Little Awareness Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I made grilled tilapia tonight with a stir fry of my usual suspects: <BR> peppers, m... Mon, 9 Apr 2018 20:19:42 EST FOOD, What the heck should I eat ? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I watched an interview with Mark Hyman (the author) and I got curious. <BR> I take everything with a grain of salt these days, but I'm interested in what people have to say. This guy makes a lot of sense. <BR> It definitely makes for an interesting read. <BR> He divides the chapters into food groups and gives you a quick quiz at the start of each section. He then explains the answers... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 19:44:45 EST the Heart Rate Monitor Goodie <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I NEEDED A FACE FOR MY HEART RATE MONITOR GOODIE <BR> <BR> {...and yes I know...I have a great imagination...} <BR> so I thought I would share my idea. <BR> <BR> You're Welcome <em>334</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2018 20:34:56 EST A Basket of Cracked Eggs <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nature gives us the most beautiful spring celebration – Easter. <BR> I wish you peace and happiness in your thoughts, <BR> harmony in your home, <BR> kindness and compassion in your actions. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:52:18 EST Baked Tofu I confess that I have a tendency towards obsession. <BR> Once I decide I like something, It takes me a while to move on. <BR> {..I bought a triple carton...that's 42 oz....can you imagine?... <BR> I sliced them up into half inch pieces, wrapped them up and stored them in the freezer. <BR> Freezing makes the texture becomes a little like chicken <BR> anyway...I digress} <BR> <BR> <BR> My latest fixation is TOFU <BR> who would have thought that I would develop a taste for tofu. <BR> {...I k... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 21:44:41 EST Asian Dishes I am becoming quite the chef with my version of Asian cuisine....and the best part of it is that I end up eating lots of veggies. <BR> <BR> Tonight I made chicken breast with red bell pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, and bok choy. I used a little olive oil, seasoned it with fresh garlic and ginger, thru in my peppers and mushrooms, added my chicken, asparagus, and bok choy. Drizzled a little teriyaki sauce. And covered it on medium for 20 minutes. I then served it over a half cup of ... Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:23:02 EST What Could Possibly Go Wrone? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:38:31 EST Am I on a List ? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I keep wondering if you get put on the POTENTIAL SUCKER LIST once you reach a certain age. <BR> <BR> I received this official looking letter from the DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOBILE RECORDS -- Vehicle Document Alert Notice. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED. <BR> I thought...whoa, did I pass thru EASY PASS too fast? <BR> Is there a Recall/Repair notice on my car ? <BR> Did I miss an inspection ... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:47:12 EST Let's be Realistic <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ARE YOU KIDDING ME <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I couldn't do that when I was in my 20s. <BR> I get a cramp just looking at the picture. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:01:53 EST Good Eating <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WITH ALL THE CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE, <BR> YOU NEED TO EAT HEALTHY TO REV UP YOUR SUPERPOWERS <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found a great recipe for a chickpea salad sandwich that I'm dying to try. <BR> I'm not vegan but this just sounds delicious. <BR> {I'm trying to rev up my veggie quota} <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:24:17 EST It Isn't Worth the Risk <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Self-Sabotage is as absurd as standing in the middle of a highway <BR> and knocking yourself over with your own car. <BR> <BR> I've been on a veggie streak and doing extremely well but one of my weaknesses is getting a little too cocky and then thinking I can handle having treats in the house. <BR> I can't <BR> Even portion controlled treats don't stop me... <BR> I could log laps back a... Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:20:08 EST The Challenge to Become Better <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything <BR> EXCEPT what you're going to do now ...and DO IT." ~ Will Durant <BR> <BR> I've been at this a long time and even when I slip, the lessons that I've learned, <BR> thanks to me recover quickly, and I continue on. <BR> Today I got another surprise... <BR> the healthy habits that I've developed here have made a real ... Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:57:30 EST Fire and Fury <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got distracted last night and added my Sriracha sauce twice. <BR> Let's just say you CAN have too much of a good thing. <BR> It was still edible...but I prefer my veggies a little less spicy... <BR> <BR> The official 5% Winter Challenge starts Saturday (tomorrow) and I am psyched. <BR> I'm stocked, I'm ready, and I'm looking forward to a new start. <BR> It always feels like I'm rebootin... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:11:48 EST Pessimism is an excuse for not trying <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure." <BR> — William Jefferson Clinton <BR> <BR> I have to remember that when I complain about exercise. <BR> <BR> I was having serious issues with my knee and since I've greatly increase the veggies, I notice the pain has greatly subsided. who knows. Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:12:43 EST I love to play with my veggies <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My strategy this season is to fill my plate with an abundance of veggies of different colors and textures...and garnish with a 3-4 ounce serving of protein. <BR> <BR> Years ago, when they came out with the vegetable steamers, 'dieting' meant no oil or fat, very little salt, and very little flavor. Even roasting or grilling veggies wasn't a thing. It's no wonder I could never stick ... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:50:22 EST I'm Spicing Things Up <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This fall a Wegmans food market opened very close to where I live, <BR> The selection is fabulous and has me eating lots of fresh veggies. It also has me trying out lots of new stir fry combinations. I allow myself 2 tbsp of whatever condiment sauce I have handy (usually a mere 45 calories) but the upside is that I eat about 4-6 cupfuls of veggies . For the past 5 days, dinner has bee... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:24:49 EST Every Day Is A Chance to Get Things Right. <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:09:09 EST Looking forward to a New Year <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> okay, can stop smirking now. <BR> It could happen <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>20</em> <em>20</em> <em>20</em> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Last night I was all set to take a nice hot shower and go to bed.. <BR> Found out we had a water main problem and absolutely no water at a... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:58:00 EST Be a Rebel <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Remember last summer when I complained about the heat wave...... <BR> I've changed my mind. <BR> It's freezing car battery died yesterday...and today even my ears hurt. <BR> <BR... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:37:22 EST Don't Even Want To Know this is from KITTEN ACADEMY @kitten_academy <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As a cat owner and a home owner, sometimes I see something and just think, <BR> "I don't even want to know." <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Since I cannot do a lot of walking (or dancing) right now, I'm trying to be extra mindful of my eating. So far, so good. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:18:12 EST Inappropriate Behavior THE GINGER CAT IS A MALE NAMED LOGANBERRY AND <BR> THE GRAY AND WHITE IS A FEMALE NAMED MAGGIE <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Maggie: "Ooh the Human is giving us treats" <BR> Loganberry: "My Human…MY treats" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Maggie: "Ouch !" <BR> Loganberry: "MINE....MINE....MINE" <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:35:38 EST 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