SPARKCHANTAL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPARKCHANTAL SPARKCHANTAL'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/ georgie looks like a poodle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672085 well i'll be ..... <BR> <BR> maybe something bit georgie in the tail; whatever it was, he was losing hair on it and it seemed quite painful for him. <BR> <BR> off to the vet's. had to leave him there, get the pus operated out, and now i have to trick him into taking antibiotics-- ten times! <BR> <BR> lo and behold, he's really picking up. does 105 toward the door when he thinks he's going out. so maybe his troubles could be an infection rather than a tumor, and these antibiotics are hel... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:11:16 EST dear samsonboy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640517 you need to get a sparkpage up and running! how else can i get in touch with you?? <BR> <BR> ok this georgie story-- the symptoms you described are about the closest i have found to what i'm going through with georgie. <BR> <BR> it started about two years ago (actually much longer, but only hints) when he started falling off the closets he slept on top of. he tipped over to the left, plus he's losing control of his hind quarters. today i saw it clearly, and there seems to... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 14:20:07 EST another georgie story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602344 we have new neighbors on the ground floor, and they recently 'inherited' a belgian shepherd dog (color and fur like a german shepherd, build similar to a collie). big guy, compared to a cat. <BR> <BR> when the two first 'met', georgie pulled the hunchback-number. the owners of paco the dog ordered him to 'sit', which he did. <BR> <BR> and then georgie attacked him, just jumped on his back! can you believe it! every day i check to see if he's still alive, and this... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:54:34 EST my placemat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584249 the best christmas gift i got this year was a placemat. <BR> <BR> what makes it the best one? first, it was a total surprise, totally unexpected, from a colleague of mine. now we don't exchange gifts as a habit around here, there would be no end to it all if we did. and second, it was very thoughtful, and very personal. <BR> <BR> you all know me... cat lady... well, this placemat is a quilty pattern of cats, in just wonderful christmas-y colors, deep pine green, bright red, gold an... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:04:00 EST yippee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581531 can you believe it... we went for our mile-long walk today! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 04:37:20 EST georgie update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580791 we have some faithful friends out there who shared our misery last year. georgie was diagnosed with at least some sort of neurological disorder, at worst a brain tumor. he was not supposed to survive the year. <BR> <BR> well, he's still around and wishes everyone a happy and healthy 2014. he still goes out on his own, eats well (esp. in colder weather) and can climb up his cat-tree up to the top of the closets. <BR> <BR> but he is wiggly and a bit disoriented at times, doesn't seem to hear ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:24:59 EST what if wild animals ate too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497923 just saw the funniest youtube videos... <BR> check them out, they are very short, and very cute. <BR> <BR> rollin'wild (on youtube) <BR> <BR> <BR> (sorry, i'm computer illiterate, couldn't find the link to copy) Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:59:52 EST georgie for sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496861 ok I've had it with this guy. <BR> <BR> worries for a whole year, I do everything imaginable for him, short of hanging those vets, read his every wish from his whiskers, fret all over the place because of him. <BR> <BR> guess what, he's spoiled rotten. <BR> <BR> even though his head is still tilted and he topples a bit when he shakes his head (quite often), he's getting stronger. now he wants breakfast and OUT at 5 a.m, which is right smack in the middle of my sleeping rhythm. claws at me... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:13:37 EST the law of gravity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476396 we all love to complain about how we are/were mistreated. pushed down, pushed aside, treated unfairly, abused, insulted, hurt, the whole gamut. <BR> <BR> we never abuse, insult or push anyone, right? <BR> <BR> down is always easier than up. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 05:39:59 EST can cats have ms? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473522 if you've been following my past blogs this year, I don't need to introduce you to my treasure georgie (see wallpaper), who started falling off the closets and showing other drastic symptoms until I took him to vets no. 1, then 2, then 3. <BR> <BR> glaucoma? vestibular disorder? an infection? epilepsy? a brain tumor? it was all on the slate. no. 3 was getting ready to put him down, I swear it was the antibiotics from no. 2. hey! not my George. <BR> <BR> so the latest theory is ms, b... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:05:15 EST spread the word... we are all stardust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451614 it's true. <BR> <BR> just imagine. when a super-sized star explodes, that's called a 'supernova'. then all kinds of matter, like iron, carbon, oxygen... go flying through space. <BR> next step is, all the dust and bits get compressed into larger pieces that become a new star and its planets. <BR> our bodies are made of exactly that. <BR> <BR> and that is your physics lesson of the day. thank you for listening. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:25:36 EST revelation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444797 the big difference between gourmet and gourmand... <BR> <BR> last night with some friends we ate at a hotel's buffet. I had a little of lots of delicious good stuff, felt stuffed to the gills (admittedly, not least because of an extremely hot and lazy, junk-filled july). <BR> and this morning, despite the spoils of war, the scale did not show a difference. <BR> lucky me, now I have to get it moving in the right direction again. <BR> <BR> lesson learned? lots of taste, ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 03:53:55 EST new name http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432698 I have re-named my boy georgie, he is now PRINCE georgie! <BR> <BR> as a matter of fact, King George sounds better. <BR> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:39:32 EST dear jeannette59, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427924 thanks for your interest and comments on all my blogs. <BR> i'd like to show my appreciation in the form of comments, goodies and so on, but you don't seem to have a spark page! <BR> <BR> so i'm writing you this blog. it's the only way I can contact you. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 04:06:15 EST is georgie really improving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427051 last night he didn't make his appearance until one thirty a.m; then, for the first time in about a year, he tried to wiggle out of my arms when we walked toward the door to go in for the night. <BR> <BR> BUT his head is still tilted, he stumbles a lot, shakes his head and falters, can't make a quick getaway if needed, doesn't climb any more (but he can jump up onto the table in one leap again, he had been using the chair as stepladder for a while). <BR> <BR> and boy did he enjoy t... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:48:19 EST big brother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422591 who can understand the computer. <BR> <BR> trouble is, some do, and how to abuse it. <BR> <BR> on one of the game board threads here, I posted cities and their country, and now i'm getting all kinds of ads for travel to these places. even off spark. <BR> <BR> and outside of this site as well, some friends emailed me photos. there were supposed to be 5, but only one was 'readable'; I went through it like a slide show-- and you won't believe it, but 'excerpts' from spark turned up... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:24:24 EST there otta be a law http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412917 I tried so hard. <BR> <BR> exercise, watch my calories, get a lot of water and sleep. <BR> and the scale goes... <BR> nowhere. <BR> <BR> so I give up, get sick, reduce the exercise... <BR> and the scale goes.... <BR> down 4 freaking pounds in one week! <BR> <BR> is there justice in this world. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 02:23:02 EST i'm getting freaked out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411184 our topic in my conversation class last night: privacy rights and how they are being intruded upon. <BR> <BR> anything and everything that goes into the internet, social networks etc is registered and stored... forever. you can't get it out. and there are hackers everywhere making use of information like addresses, account numbers, surf behavior, interests, etc., selling it to companies specializing in collecting this data. <BR> <BR> today's generations are born with it. there is no sense o... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 05:47:56 EST a spark milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404225 I did it. <BR> <BR> but it's not over yet! the end of one phase rings in the new. <BR> <BR> when I stopped dancing and my driving increased twelvefold, I packed on the pounds. with the help of spark I knocked that extra stuff off, so i'm where I've been since the new millennium, basically. about halfway to where I actually want to be. <BR> <BR> one of the first wishes I had made when starting to spark two years ago was to be able to dance again. this season I joined a progr... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:44:12 EST premiere and derniere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403166 yesterday was premiere (first performance), tonight is derniere (last performance). <BR> <BR> the theater we are performing in seats about 80 people, and well over half the audience were friends and family of the 20 of us in the troupe. needless to say, they were all very appreciative and we had about 4 curtain calls. <BR> <BR> and I think that despite all the chaos between scenes, the whole thing wasn't that terrible. <BR> <BR> tonight it will be a much smaller and more neutral audience,... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:44:31 EST why am i commiting suicide? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402035 don't worry. it's all in the game. <BR> <BR> never thought i'd see the day, but thanks to spark I am dancing again. our theater group, mostly people who have had no experience in the theater arts, has been working for a year on themes from romeo and Juliet. <BR> <BR> we have discussed the characters and attempted to 'translate' them into movement. we speculated what romeo and Juliet would have been like in 50 years had they lived. and we tried to 'feel' what it's like to swallow poison (th... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:13:34 EST the latest on georgie (tumor or stroke?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398820 what a cat. <BR> <BR> after a looooonnnggggg winter, we jumped 30 degrees centigrade, went from 7 to 37 in a short time. then it broke, we had a day of tropical rain. and georgie was out in it all, refused to come in. I think that's what got to him, because in the heat and rain he hardly ate anything. and the following day he just stayed in my bed until about 9 pm, when he decided to go out again. <BR> <BR> now he's signaling to me 'hey where's the food' and 'lem-meow-tahere' again. b... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:02:08 EST message from andylin90: before you give up, read this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389677 i'm ready to give up. been fighting an unlucky figure for fifty years and am making no headway. and every time I give up, it just gets worse. <BR> andylin heard my plight and sent me this, which I will copy and paste from her comment yesterday, just the way it is: <BR> <BR> (Andylin90:) <BR> <BR> This poem which was given to me by a former Weight Watcher's leader (author unknown) has always helped me when I get in that circulus viciosus. And yes, we've all been there. <BR... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 06:08:20 EST a freggie recipe: fennel salad; open to suggestions for improvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389101 have to admit that i'm producing this recipe from memory... from about thirty years ago, so I don't remember the details. <BR> <BR> chop up fenchel and orange into bite-sized pieces, about equal amounts. <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> whoops, no pic of fennel <BR> <BR> as a sauce use something dairy, like a bit of crème fraiche or whipping cream, or thin it out with a little milk or water to reduce calories; spice it a little with a touch of ginger, <BR> (salt? pepper? sugar? dill?) <BR> ... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:09:40 EST confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387629 it's so hard to commit long-term to weight loss. <BR> at first I was doing just great. <BR> then came the yo-yo ing and I just couldn't get back on track. <BR> now i'm still a bit over my lowest from last year, but am approaching that level. <BR> but as soon as I feel 'skinny' (everything is relative, you know) the munchies take over again. <BR> well... i'm doing smoothies (more fruit than I usually eat) but even though I make them with about half fizzy mineral water, I think they are too ca... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 04:27:01 EST happy november http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373301 here it is, 31 may, we've been waiting for pleasant weather since November. so far nothing has changed since then. <BR> someone is sleeping on the job, what is this already?????? <BR> get out the skis! Fri, 31 May 2013 07:05:10 EST global warming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371767 this is a battle we seem to have won. <BR> or can anyone tell me why it's the end of may and I'm still wearing my winter jacket? <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 May 2013 18:10:00 EST what's in a number... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368208 we really like to measure things in numbers. <BR> <BR> our weight... this proves how loveable we are, I suppose <BR> our spark points, <BR> fitness minutes, <BR> blogging and reading... <BR> <BR> funny how the numbers sometimes don't stack! Sun, 26 May 2013 08:16:53 EST 'nice meeting you' dawgie blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366297 well that was a fun week with you dawgs! <BR> now I have to get to know my cats! <BR> <BR> in my first blog to you all, I described that open-air ballet event... meantime pictures have been posted on facebook, I don't know how to provide links but just google 'theater Koblenz facebook' and you'll find it, may 18. <BR> <BR> <BR> program for the day: <BR> <BR> br: one slice whole grain bread (btw I like to toast it), 2 slices chicken pastete, coffee <BR> lunch: veggie mix from the wok ... Fri, 24 May 2013 02:29:07 EST nutrition tracking this week goes on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365515 and today it was/is: <BR> <BR> br: one slice whole grain w. chicken cold cuts, coffee <BR> lunch: roast beef w. potatoes, carrots, onions; wine mousse <BR> dinner: flat beans w. mushrooms and what's left of the spinach salad <BR> <BR> danced all morning, plus some heavy cleaning <BR> <BR> <BR> boy all this better show up on the scale this week. i'm getting withdrawal symptoms! that's why I had wine mousse for dessert today. Thu, 23 May 2013 10:03:38 EST melt those pounds off... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364178 time to shake it up a bit... <BR> <BR> brkf: whole grain bread, cheese, 4 cherry tomatoes, coffee <BR> lunch: spinach salad (raw spinach leaves with thinly sliced mushrooms and carrots, bean sprouts, vinaigrette); fish and rice; yoghurt with fresh berries <BR> dinner: chicken and zucchini <BR> <BR> action for the day: <BR> <BR> 90 min. choreography, 30 min. swimming Wed, 22 May 2013 05:05:08 EST ...and today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363011 program for today is similar to yesterday. <BR> <BR> I've been doing "atkins at night" now since the beginning of may, meaning no carbs after lunch, and I've taken off about 6 lbs by now. I got sugar cravings last night which I indulged in this morning (and resisted last night even. it showed on the scale, so it was worth it.) so I allowed myself an 'unusual' breakfast: <BR> <BR> -- one slice whole grain bread with thin spread of cream cheese and marmalade <BR> <BR> lunch a variation of y... Tue, 21 May 2013 03:56:37 EST accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361873 what am I doing to lose weight today? <BR> <BR> my exercise: an hour each of brisk walking in the woods and ballet exercises <BR> <BR> my nutrition: <BR> - cheese on whole grain bread, 4 cherry tomatoes, coffee <BR> - green asparagus, chicken, rice; fresh pineapple <BR> - celery and carrot sticks with boursin cheese Mon, 20 May 2013 07:03:18 EST woof! to the dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360865 hiya dawgies on the spring/summer challenge! it's going to be fun meeting you all. <BR> <BR> I had a great sunday today, we are having a ballet festival in our town. <BR> some choreographers and dancers from the area danced last night in a gala production, woo hoo it was just great. <BR> <BR> then this morning they set up barres on the square in front of the theater (outside, luckily the sun was shining), and three choreographers alternated in giving the exercises. so ballet class with prof... Sun, 19 May 2013 08:56:01 EST cat story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358147 ok so it's up and down, but the general line seems to be down, though ever so slowly. <BR> yesterday this fighter cat bolted around like a Jamaican sprinter, but then just plunked himself down on the grass, which he never did before. <BR> he's getting all floppy, weak in the legs, and today he tried to get me up at 5 as usual, but then had some breakfast and was content to go back to sleep. he has such days. <BR> <BR> my roller-coaster ride is because I read that cats can recover from stro... Thu, 16 May 2013 03:41:13 EST georgie again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352747 hey, he's doing better. hope this continues. <BR> <BR> so I can't believe this brain tumor thing, seems more like stroke. but the vet said there is no such thing as stroke in cats. <BR> that's not what I found on the internet, though. <BR> <BR> still puzzled... <BR> <BR> ps. it's raining. i'll try my luck at getting him in the house. but he's much more clever than I am! Sat, 11 May 2013 03:59:24 EST georgie update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350576 ????? <BR> <BR> for a cat with a supposed brain tumor, he's doing ok right now. <BR> head is tilted, his back legs give out on him every once in a while, but he can climb his cat tree to sleep on top of the closet if he wants. but he doesn't want, really; he prefers to sleep on the couch or cuddled up to me. <BR> but he spends the whole day out, eats pretty well, about 4 times a day. <BR> and he still 'beats up' sunshine who weighs twice as much as he does (playfully, of course). <BR> <BR... Thu, 9 May 2013 04:58:21 EST a diet technique that seems to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349381 lately I've been having some success with this technique of 'dieting': <BR> basically it's atkins in the evening. <BR> <BR> --rule of thumb: 3 meals a day, 5 hrs apart, no snacking <BR> <BR> --carbs and 'sweettooth' stuff (a little bit of jam... don't overload, of course) allowed for breakfast, I prefer whole grain bread with cheese and tomato <BR> <BR> --heavy on veggies at lunch, fruity dessert <BR> <BR> --dinner: protein & veggies, no (or very low) carb. so meat, fish, eggs, dairy, c... Wed, 8 May 2013 04:36:59 EST adventures in the kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339147 today I accidentally discovered a way of making vegetables taste really good. <BR> veggies in question: leek and carrots <BR> <BR> cook the leek until soft, add carrots (don't let them cook too long) <BR> drain <BR> now I usually add some crème fraiche or light cream, but I didn't have any, <BR> all that was there was a cheese mix, half and half of gorgonzola and cream cheese. <BR> a tablespoon of that mixed in with the veggies, plus some rice, and voila, lunch! <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:44:29 EST that dxxm cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332477 worked on me for an hour so i'd let him out. well he succeeded at last, and at 6 am I had to get up, get dressed, get his bowl of food ready, take him down and let him out. hey, he's supposed to be sick! now it looks more like he'll outlive me! <BR> ps I work evenings so I usually sleep from 1 to 9 am. at six i'm a zombie. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:02:07 EST ok next theory... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330382 ... about what could be wrong with georgie. <BR> <BR> we've been through it all. vestibular disorder, infection, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, Addison's disease, meningitis, lyme disease; they all fit and at the same time, nothing fits. <BR> <BR> now I see similarities to Parkinson's. maybe he's having a series of mini-strokes which are destroying brain cells, then neuro-impulses don't make it to the muscles. so he topples over. <BR> <BR> he can't get a grip when he jumps onto smooth s... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 09:04:42 EST challenge results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329315 ok I did everything required, exercise is no problem, it's my life anyway; <BR> ate calorie reduced, chose healthy over 'favorites', logged and drank water. <BR> according to calculations I should have made my 5% goal, 4 kilos, but I fell a bit short. <BR> <BR> so what was the missing ingredient? <BR> the 'c' word: <BR> <BR> commitment! <BR> <BR> all my thoughts are getting eaten up by life's issues, and i'm not concentrating on weight loss. it doesn't happen simply by going through the mo... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 04:18:12 EST what a difference 20 lbs makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323503 we all wish to drop 20 lbs instantly. <BR> <BR> well, I did. here's how: <BR> <BR> my cat sunshine was sitting on my lap. then he jumped off, and wow, did I feel the difference! he weighs 20 lbs. I felt like I was suddenly on the moon. <BR> motivates me to lose another 20 lbs myself. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:17:50 EST let nature take its course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317910 this is still all about my cat georgie. <BR> <BR> he's having health issues, something neurological, but a clear diagnosis is hardly possible, too expensive, dangerous and not worth it. <BR> <BR> so the vets have been giving him medication for possible causes, antibiotics that ruined him, and pain medication that helped but he now refuses. we have cortisol now to relieve any swelling but he won't take that either, regardless of any tricks. <BR> <BR> and now? he seems to be impro... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:44:37 EST meningitis, maybe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316648 so now we've added meningitis to possible causes of georgie's troubles. <BR> read up on that, and it doesn't really fit, either. <BR> <BR> so three vets can't figure out what's going on. <BR> something neurological, that's for sure. <BR> and how do you get an intelligent cat to take a pill -- without looking like a scarecrow that has spent a day in a hurricane? Tue, 9 Apr 2013 03:16:01 EST whatever... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315340 read up on lyme disease. don't think it's that either. <BR> <BR> so... the TRY-angle method will be applied today, i'm headed for the vet's with georgie. he just pulled apart my roll of packing string looking for something to do, he wants out but as we leave in an hour... he has to stay in. this is no terminal cat! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 04:00:02 EST a cat with lyme disease? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314479 is this possible? <BR> <BR> my cat has been 'diagnosed' with probable brain tumor, vestibular disorder, stroke, epilepsy, glaucoma, infection, etc. <BR> <BR> he is very much alive, but loses muscular control... sometimes.... sleeps a lot, loses weight, then eats all day, all kinds of craziness. <BR> <BR> we live on the edge of woods, deer sometimes come into the area, esp at night, and they bring in loads of tics. I have spent hours pulling them out of georgie in the past few years. got a ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:13:43 EST dear mr. obama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312204 here's my suggestion about what to do about north korea. <BR> <BR> could you please invite kim to spend a month in Disneyland? <BR> <BR> it seems power-hungry people who haven't really matured cannot differentiate between 'respect' and 'terror', they use terrorist methods, believing they win 'respect' of others. you can see this all over the planet. <BR> <BR> something is missing in their childhood, they need a lot of catching up. it is well-known that mr. kim is a fan of Disney. maybe th... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 06:14:46 EST tingling sensation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305953 woke up this morning with a strange sensation. <BR> <BR> everything feels new. can't explain this at all. I just have the feeling I am on the threshold to a new life. new friends, new energies, new ...??? it's quite puzzling. <BR> <BR> so now I have to go out and make it come true! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:00:26 EST doing the math http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304983 following spark advice, this is how I spend my day: <BR> <BR> wake up, do at least 5 min. of exercising to get the day started. <BR> within an hour, have breakfast. <BR> of course, write everything down I eat and drink. including calorie counting. <BR> after 5 hours (each), ditto lunch and dinner. <BR> stick within 1200-1500 calories for the entire day, that's about 400 calories a meal. <BR> try not to snack, unless absolutely necessary. <BR> two hours at least of exercise (ok that's par... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:14:25 EST