STR458's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=STR458 STR458'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/ cups & bowls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657972 <em>346</em> <em>140</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:55:45 EST Tag! you're it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656538 catching up.... tag you're it- your turn to blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:06:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654305 <em>334</em> I'm happy! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l728208834.jpg"> <BR> <BR> " It's called 'reading'. It's how people install new software into their brains " <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1079624753.jpg"> <BR> " given enough coffee I could rule the world " Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:52:00 EST Hands Rule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654303 Don't hand me trouble <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747055169.jpg"> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:43:48 EST 50% enhanced http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653863 what happened? only as recent as December I was drinking black coffee ... then switched to dessert creamers .... now back to black and straight coffee is giving me tummy trouble? Hmmm cutting it with 50% decaf - did I get that much older in 3 months? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067992114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Going shopping in second hand book store--- stack of books to trade in for credit towards more new-to-me fiction. <BR> *I want something ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:23:29 EST 15 grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653084 blogged list, for sure I've had buckwheat pancakes, rye bread and wild rice pilaf... brown rice, quinoa and bulgur I've had, the rest of the 15 from the list I'm not sure about. Anyway the list is blogged. <BR> <em>302</em> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:49:49 EST 15 whole grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653071 here's the list: <BR> Amaranth <BR> Barley <BR> Brown rice <BR> Buckwheat <BR> Bulgur <BR> Farro <BR> Freekeh <BR> Millet <BR> Quinoa <BR> Rye berries <BR> Rye flakes <BR> Spelt berries <BR> Teff <BR> Wheat berries <BR> Wild rice <BR> <BR> That's a lot of variety :) <BR> I know I ate six of those grains...for sure in pancakes, breads, and pilaf salads Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:36:46 EST Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651342 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l745615297.jpg"> <BR> It's been since December 2013 ! Popcorn *air popped/nothing added* is back on the grocery list. I missed it so much ... I get my new teeth today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144734766.jpg"> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:02:39 EST Chapter One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650816 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2107828609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’m already irritable. An hour ago I opened my laptop to check email. Instead I discovered I loaded a new printer one and half times. Well that’s not right. Delete product, unplug product, and restart process… not necessarily in that order. I haven’t done something right. I try again deleting entire product, meanwhile eyeing the time. Nope, something still isn’t right. Minutes ooze by as laptop restarts and ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:48:06 EST good bad & the ugly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649516 good bad & the ugly....some things sound and photograph better than the taste <BR> <BR> ps.1/2 year @ goal weight <em>279</em> <BR> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:34:29 EST color designs * link * http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649101 <link>www.bing.com/images/search?q=color+p<BR>ages+for+adults+difficult&qpvt=color+p<BR>ages+for+adults+difficult&FORM=IGRE </link> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1799156367.jpg"> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:14:32 EST Color Me Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648575 I just rediscovered coloring.... file this under **stuffing my hands not my mouth** <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l521660619.jpg"> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:22:46 EST Reuben http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648340 What's cooking Good Looking? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1169548845.jpg"> <BR> <BR> baked corned beef not boiled, you'll never boil it again. <BR> <BR> I shredded left over corned beef <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l644301894.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:06:52 EST Spring Coming Soon March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647646 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1198368044.jpg"> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:38:21 EST GH *you know who you are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647052 I'm a gh fan and to those of us who are: "cheers" <em>274</em> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:36:35 EST Doing my part http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646110 knowing & doing ..... today I am doing because of what I know about persistence <BR> <BR> 1 LB (454g) dry Small Red Beans <BR> ___________________________________ <BR> soak beans 24 hours at room temperature <BR> boil hard in gallon of water for 70 minutes: <BR> <BR> totals: calories 780 & 208 grams fiber <BR> ___________________________________ <BR> that's a lot fiber, Friend. <BR> <BR> Today's beans I spiced with cheap hot sauce lime juice & salt Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:05:34 EST success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l292897878.jpg"> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:01:35 EST an arm & a leg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644921 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116577664.jpg"> <BR> *I neither endorse nor oppose slim fast products <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465511758.jpg"> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:04:57 EST I love Lucy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644108 I Love Lucy came to mind while washing my car <BR> <BR> ... while walking I saw so many driveways filled with people washing their cars that I had to wash mine too! Granted I was the only female who seems to do such a thing <BR> <BR> I don't remember this episode? <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNe3SIZUpdM </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l8757604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I do remember this one though! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:44:02 EST WeekEnd Early Bird Videos number 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642328 so what does research say about cooked vegetables? I found out <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l385256018.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>441</em> St. Patty's Day is around the corner.... a little boozy news for fun fact finders <BR> <BR> Moldova <BR> <BR> The Republic of Moldova is the drunkest nation in the world thanks in large part to its unrecorded alcohol consumption, which comes in at a whopping 10 liters per capita per year. In fact, Moldova is the onl... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:40:17 EST WeekEnd Early Bird Videos 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642324 when a kcal isn't a kcal anymore <em>24</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:35:51 EST 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1423337889.jpg"> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:09:57 EST "burnt vegetables" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641086 burned boiled stir fry ... have I destroyed my vegetables? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 07:56:24 EST sudoku http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640789 tv companion <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l423183440.jpg"> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 20:54:39 EST where's post? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640592 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257136088.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (mine wouldn't post, deleted.... will try again <em>245</em> ) Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:52:44 EST Special Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639225 sparklers, vloggers:Please create 10 minute fitness vlogs (I have a matt, but no free weights) and I'll follow along here at home with you and add it to my fitness streak tracking.... you design the workout-post it- I do it, track it. Wanna play along ? I need the change of pace for March madness is creeping in. Don't worry- there's nothing official about this request- I'm strictly wanting to do "your exercise video" for my ten minutes this month! I'll look for fitness vlogs posted.... it ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:21:07 EST fitness thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638188 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415515728.jpg"> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:04:11 EST pc dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637710 life with sparkpeople <em>387</em> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:42:05 EST the plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636879 ps. St.Louis Mardi Gras Parade is in full swing today <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l954406327.jpg"> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:02:14 EST A Month Well Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635711 February was a winner, I got stuff done, read some blogs. I had lots to cheer for too. Many sparkpeople took off weight, grabbed trophies, won awards, tracked menus, (planned meals too), plenty plowed through exercise minutes, posted comments, guzzled water by the pint...shoveled snow, joined teams.... <BR> I love sparkpeople! <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Some made it to onederland for the first time in years... some vlogged for the first time ever online -debuting right here on this gr... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:47:11 EST bored by winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634906 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1976955527.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608457543.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l566561353.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688833604.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44836194.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1691915668.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:20:02 EST calendar + formula= pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634215 based on calendar I was late ... it's too much pressure?!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l173184476.jpg"> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:17:04 EST Keeping up my end http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633244 & you keeping up yours sounds like a fair deal to me... <BR> yup: ice in water is cold water <em>198</em> my talker pulled a blank there <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1280716712.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:12:55 EST Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632697 it's not for everybody. <BR> I want some: pre-packaged portion control (Angel Hair Nest 210 calories) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1010054324.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:35:03 EST Dental Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632085 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1470654623.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm going in for my teeth Monday morning- the dentist has a creepy job. <BR> <BR> I barely can stand looking in my own mouth.... <BR> I can't imagine having to look inside everyone else's hour after hour for a lifetime <BR> <BR> but if I had to be a dentist I would make sure you know it <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161411804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> that's all I've got to say on the ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:47:47 EST do no harm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631286 an iffy conversation by phone <em>338</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:07:15 EST Happy View Special http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630392 well, about a year ago I enthusiastically became a spark people viewer... I needed the entertainment and I had a webcam I could use, I should give it try I thought to myself. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l620369351.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 20:02:05 EST ice water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629857 during the 1990s I had oral surgery- and my response was to gain 30 pounds... <BR> this time I held my goal weight and as of this morning can drink ice water again <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1528738972.jpg"> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:56:53 EST late night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628861 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961265672.jpg"> <BR> "...Sorry, but praying now can only be applied toward next year's taxes..." Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:28:28 EST it's not wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627482 I say it is, it's not. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222186411.jpg"> <BR> I add horseradish mustard to hummus - gosh it's good! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:22:16 EST asteroid watch Feb 17-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626706 I'm on asteroid watch ...remember last year's window blaster in Russia? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2001355782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/xnVTNyibPrg </link> Dr. John Holdren and NASA Administrator Gen. Charles F. Bolden testified before congress on March 19, 2013 on Earth threatening asteroids (4 minutes long) <BR> <BR> how does this relate to sparkpeople? I have absolutely no idea. <BR> It's a big heavy moon out there at the moment. <BR> meanwhile..... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:34:25 EST skydiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626287 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1754186769.jpg"> <BR> first time ? <BR> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:10:46 EST Breakfast ?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625493 coffee first, now about breakfast... <em>106</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:40:52 EST whatz up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624733 whew , it's the week end! :) <BR> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:07:41 EST Valentine's Day Spree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622681 I went card "shopping"... I couldn't pick just one <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2062304259.jpg"> <BR> ...until Saturday <BR> <BR> - have a happy valentine's day- <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:45:43 EST Avocado Pits I & II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622148 158 lbs healthy normal bmi range (158-145 lbs ) <BR> however this post is about the pit <BR> <BR> (meet Oscar & I weighed 179 lbs. March 2013 vlog) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281089 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645003799.jpg"> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:30:55 EST play station yippee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621210 (I knit that sweater) <BR> Today started below 0 -F but should warm up to 20 F <BR> that should be it for this "polar vortex" kind of cold this season...Missouri moves into regular cold ... fine by me ...enough already with zero-ness. <BR> <BR> ps. my mom wanted to say to add sugar or sugar substitute (she likes brown sugar) to taste with her cottage cheese recipe oops! I hope any bakers caught the mistake (she said sorry) <BR> *thanks Mom I made a note with recipe. No worries* <BR> (co... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:32:42 EST for CARMEL_466 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620146 I left the camera running while viewing (Carmel_466's) vlog <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1797899279.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:50:05 EST where's everybody's recycling bins? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620112 I pulled clothes on over my pj's in a big rush to beat pick up this morning.... for recyclables today's is not a holiday- right?? <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> ps. Mom's recipe is posted with comments under yesterday's *cottage cheese* vlog- I can vouch for it being a delicious staple to my recipe catalog- Thanks Mom! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:15:12 EST cottage cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619191 okay! this stuff IS useful*fat-free <BR> ...smooth as cream cheese, spreads like cream cheese <BR> yet nutritious therefore useful as far as I'm concerned <BR> <BR> mom's secret cottage cheese cake recipe in comments Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:08:20 EST