TWINKLECALICO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TWINKLECALICO TWINKLECALICO'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/ ~*~Hugs for the Family~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2104361 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. <BR> 1 Peter 4:8 NIV <BR> <BR> <BR> In this fast-paced world, life can be difficult and pressures intense. As those pressures build, you may tend to focus so intently on your obligations that you lose sight, however temporarily, of your spiritual and emotional needs. (That's one reason a regular daily quiet time is so important-it offers a badly needed dose of perspective.) <BR> Even when the demands of life... Fri, 29 May 2009 11:51:09 EST ~*~Priorities~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2096914 I was inspired to write this blog today; <BR> One day a couple of month's back, since I've been with SparkPeople, I wrote the blog "Burning The Midnight Oil." I was behind and trying to catch up here at Spark, with my thank you replies and more. Two Dear Leaders, of one of my teams replied and told me don't let myself get, burned out and it's best to prioritize my time. If they read this blog today, they might remember telling me this. I took that message to heart, because I know I've been ve... Wed, 27 May 2009 06:55:44 EST ~*~Memorial Day Prayer~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2088836 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/3/b538886713.jpg"> <BR> Dear Heavenly Father, <BR> <BR> As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son , our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection. <BR> <BR> We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:36:41 EST ~*~A Little Talk With Jesus~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2076925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/b309119890.jpg"> <BR> A little talk with Jesus <BR> How it smooths the rugged road; <BR> How it seems to help me onward, <BR> When I faint beneath my load. <BR> When my heart is crushed with sorrow, <BR> And mine eyes with tears are dim, <BR> There's nought can yield me comfort <BR> Like a little talk with Him. <BR> <BR> I cannot live without Him, <BR> Nor would I if I could; <BR> He is my daily portion, <BR> My medicine and food. <BR> He's al... Tue, 19 May 2009 22:41:00 EST ~*~JUST ONE MOTHER~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2064736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/3/b436805424.jpg"> <BR> This is Mom... <BR> <BR> Beautiful things in this life <BR> Are manifold, 'tis true. <BR> We count the stars by thousands, <BR> The birds and flowers, too. <BR> The sunsets and the dawnings, <BR> Rare beauties far and near- <BR> But all the wide world over <BR> There's just one MOTHER DEAR. <BR> -M. Carr <BR> <BR> My Mom, was in the hospital, yesterday all day. She ... Fri, 15 May 2009 12:18:47 EST ~*~Happy Mothers Day~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2048521 I want to wish all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Great grandmothers and Etc. A Blessed and Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy your day!! <BR> I will be visiting my Mom tomorrow on Mothers Day!! <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/0/b903846394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> <BR> Wendy Sat, 9 May 2009 21:25:44 EST ~*~New Before Photos~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2046678 This morning I started the day walking. I walked a 2 mile walk with Leslie Sansone on her DVD. After that I took new before photos in my exercise outfit I bought for myself 1 month ago. I'm still at 235lbs. I'm down 7 lbs, I haven't lost anymore weight but at least I haven't gained anymore either! <BR> <BR> Here are my new photos I'd like to share with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/4/b341666884.jpg">s <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/0/b40151... Fri, 8 May 2009 23:37:43 EST ~*~Say a Prayer on this National Day of Prayer~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2042160 Dear Heavenly Father, I would like to take this time to say a Prayer, for National Day of Prayer. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/0/b203914901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~~***~~~***~~~Why Pray?~~~***~~~***~~~ <BR> <BR> Why pray? Because we need spiritual and moral power in our lives, because we face world tasks in which we need the strength and cooperation of God, in the exaltation of great hours and in the bitter depression of our sad and broken days. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 7 May 2009 12:18:26 EST ~*~Commencement Ceremony~*~May 2' 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2030234 The last two days I've been very busy. Yesterday my Sister graduated from METHODIST UNIVERSITY, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This was a all day Event. It was a beautiful day, She received a BS Degree in Criminal Justice. <BR> Here are a few pictures I'd like to share with you. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/9/b596824329.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This picture from L to R <BR> Me, My Sister the Graduate and Our Mom. <BR> The date is wrong on this picture, this ... Mon, 4 May 2009 00:21:31 EST ~*~Still Holding my Tiara with Grace~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2018618 Today I was named ~~~"Pampered Princess for the Day"~~~ <BR> <BR> I would like to Thank all of my team members from the "Pennies for Pampering" Spark team, <BR> and all of my Spark friends who stopped by to congratulate me, or gave me Spark Goodies and all of their kind words. <BR> <BR> I feel truly Blessed today and proud to have this title for the day!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b247051493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I treated myself a... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 23:59:38 EST ~*~I Truly Enjoyed Being Walker of the Day~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2011909 This morning as I logged on to the computer to check my email, and than logged on to SP I was surprised but amazingly happy to find out I was named "Walker of the Day." <BR> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> To me this is an honor to be Walker of the Day. <BR> <BR> So I want to thank everyone for stopping by my page to congradulate me on my day!!! <BR> <BR> This day has inspired me to keep walking towards my goals. With all my wonderful Spark Friends and with Leslie Sansone DVD, it will be done!! ... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:47:33 EST ~*~Trusting Gods Timetable~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2008014 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts. <BR> Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV <BR> <BR> <BR> We should learn to trust God's timing, but we're sorely tempted to do otherwise. Why? Because we humans are usually anxious for things to happen sooner rather than later. But God knows better. <BR> <BR> God has created a world that unfolds according to his own timetable, not ours-thank goodness! We mortals would make a terrible mess of things. God does not. H... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:28:40 EST ~*~The Lord is helping me~*~One Day at A Time~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2004757 Today is 3 1/2 months since I've started with SparkPeople. My biggest fitness accomplishment so far is I have been sticking to my daily goals doing my strength training M,W,F and doing my Cardio workout 7 days a week, Before SparkPeople I never exercised before for many years, anyway, I didn't think it was necessary for me. Now I'm very motivated each morning I wake up ready to start each task I have planned for my day. I'm Truly Blessed by the good Lord whom let's me wake up each day. <e... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:12:54 EST ~*~Have a Great Weekend~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2003625 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/9/b292487812.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you happen to live in NC, Friends Enjoy the 90 degree weather were suppose to have!! <BR> Don't forget your Sunscreen!! <BR> <BR> Wendy <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 19:48:53 EST ~*~You Have my Sympathy~*~NURSE333 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1999243 ~~~*~~~God's Flower Garden~~~*~~~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/5/b355251556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's hard to lose the ones we love, <BR> To see them pass away, <BR> The sweetest and the kindest gone <BR> While others are left to stray! <BR> <BR> But if we had a garden <BR> With roses fair and bright, <BR> We'd often pick the loveliest <BR> And think it to be right. <BR> <BR> And so it is with Jesus <BR> In his earthly garden here; <BR> He often picks the... Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:53:09 EST {{Have a Beautiful Thursday Spark Friends}} http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1999168 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/9/b594234687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello Spark Friends' I felt like dressing up today, This would be me after my weight loss!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>7</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wendy <BR> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:29:40 EST Join me in a~*~Song or Poem~*~ to~*~Celebrate Earth Day~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1997101 Happy Earth Day Spark Friends!!! <BR> <BR> Join in on one of songs with a familiar tune you might know. Enjoy for the moment <em>432</em> <em>434</em> <em>435</em> <em>201</em> <em>134</em> <em>432</em> <em>434</em> <em>435</em> <em>436</em> <em>280</em> <em>201</em> <em>134</em> <em>280</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>432</em> <em>432</em> Earth Day <em>432</em> <em>432</em> <BR> I am the Earth And the Earth is me. <BR> Each blade of grass, Each honey tree, <BR> Each bit of mud, ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:27:13 EST ~*~I Just Love Getting My Cardio Workout In The Garden~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1993774 Today is so beautiful and sunny outside, I had to get my cardio done in the garden today. Would you believe I still have leaves. But I'm so happy the ground is getting hot. Everything is starting to sprout and some things are blooming. <BR> My Clementis is blooming, Azeales, plus I planted a few more bulbs and seeds. Bending down is my main workout, that's a little painful. The raking is great for my arms, and digging a few more holes to put my bulbs in. <BR> <BR> Here is a picture of my cle... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:43:11 EST ~*~I Love My 90 Minutes, OF Exercises~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1990545 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/1/b814418991.jpg">I had been telling my husband I wanted a recumbent bike, So last week Fed Ex came to the front door with a big box. Guess what I got my bike. We just finished assembling it yesterday. I really love it. In addition to my. <BR> <BR> * Treadmill <BR> * Stepper <BR> * and other equipment. <em>231</em> <em>34</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>406</em> <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> were working on increasing our exercise space. <BR>... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:54:14 EST ~*~It's Nice to Be Back~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1986344 Hello Spark Friends!! <BR> <BR> After a few day's of not being able to post any blogs, or respond to any comments it's nice to be back!! <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/b307243059.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/4/b544903026.jpg"> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 13:33:05 EST ~~Please Bear With Me~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1976768 Dear Spark Friends; <BR> <BR> I will get all of my Thank you replies to you ASAP. My computer is acting up & going as slow as a turtle. everything I write in th message boards or reply to a blog. When I push the key to post, my computer log off right away. So just imagine if I push that post key 50 times. Thats a bummer. Can't even use the emoticon button. <BR> <BR> Thanks; <BR> <BR> Wendy.. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 22:03:17 EST ~~**~~**~~In Loving Memory ~~**~~**~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1972587 What's in a name. I'm sure many Spark Friends have wondered, what does TWINKLECALICO mean. When I signed up for SparkPeople they tell you to pick out a name that I can easily remember. I chose TWINKLECALICO. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TWINKLE was my cat, a calico cat. I adopted her from the ASPCA animal society when she was only 2 months old. That was in April,1984. My children were babies at that time, Twinkle was like a 5th child to me. She grew up with all my children, she was family. Twinkle... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:32:50 EST Easter, Resurrection... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1966179 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/5/b55462157.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, <BR> came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. <BR> 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord <BR> descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat <BR> upon it. <BR> 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow; <... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 18:08:03 EST ~~HAPPY EASTER TO MY SPARK FAMILY & FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1964241 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/3/b731694547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>450</em> <em>450</em> <em>450</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Wendy <em>458</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2009 20:15:48 EST Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1957805 Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself <BR> (whether you are speaking out loud or silently) <BR> <BR> How do you talk to yourself? <BR> <BR> Do you use the words "can't", "won't", "don't need to", "why try"? <BR> Many people do. <BR> <BR> Do you find that what you say to yourself turns out to be true? <BR> <BR> Why is this? <BR> <BR> You see your brain is like a computer that you feed each day. It <BR> doesn't know always know what's real or not unless you tell it. <BR> <BR> <B... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 10:49:57 EST ""God Cares"" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1956797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/5/b452678914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> God cares <BR> about every detail of your life... <BR> <BR> He collects <BR> every tear in a bottle. _Psalm 56:8 <BR> <BR> He numbers <BR> every hair on your head. _Luke 12:7 <BR> <BR> He knows <BR> every hurt in your heart. _Psalm 34:18 <BR> <BR> The Lord Knows <BR> all you are going through. <BR> <BR> He loves you, He cares for you, <BR> and He will make sure <BR> not one detail <BR> is overl... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 00:01:10 EST "Burning the Midnight Oil" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1950197 I've had a long day. I had a good workout. <BR> Now is time to burn the midnight oil. Having SparkPeople in my life is like having a <BR> second full time job. I'm getting caught up on returning comments, to all the wonderful <em>223</em> <BR> whom leave comments on my blog or spark page. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b566417917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Until tommorrow <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stay Blessed <i... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 00:03:35 EST """7 Pounds Lighter""" Thanks to SparkPeople & Friends""' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1944873 Today I am so excited <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/0/b407711268.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I weighed myself first thing this morning, I was 4 lbs lighter. <em>193</em> . So just to be sure I waited a few hours later after breakfast. I weighed again <em>193</em> 2 more times. I knew my scale was right, because whenever I go to the Dr. my weight matches there scale. <em>30</em> my smile must have went from ear to ear. <em>41</em> . When I started here at Spark in January ... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:41:22 EST "Lord, Teach Us to Pray" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1943961 "The Lord looketh on the heart." <BR> 1 Samuel 16:7 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/3/b230480450.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We often say our prayers <BR> But do we ever PRAY, <BR> <BR> Or do the wishes of our HEART <BR> Go with the words we say. <BR> <BR> We may as well kneel down <BR> And worship gods of stone <BR> <BR> As offer to the LIVING GOD <BR> A prayer of words alone. <BR> <BR> For words, without the HEART <BR> The Lord wi... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 01:35:13 EST ""Saturday Morning"" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1943811 The weather was so beautiful and <em>67</em> today. So I was up early so I could plant some more flower bulbs in my garden. I also had bought a few azealas so I planted those as well. That was my Cardio work out for today. <em>87</em> <em>126</em> . <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/1/b610531072.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 4 Apr 2009 23:58:14 EST ""Daily Devotion & Prayer For Healthcare Workers"" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1940097 Today is another "New Beginning" for me as I enter my third month with SparkPeople on the 8th of April. <BR> Today I Started a new Spark Team. The Team name is <BR> <BR> ""Daily Devotion & Prayer For Healthcare Workers."" <BR> <BR> Although all is "WELCOME" to join this Spark Team. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/7/b277706398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're interested in seeing the Team Page: Please enter throug... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 13:38:22 EST ~~~BEFORE & AFTER~~~~~~MEMORIES OF THE PAST~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1933415 I sat down last night, looking at pictures of myself in old photo albums. As I looked at each picture, I say to myself those were the good old days. I was thin, trim, in good shape. How could I not be. I worked in a figure salon called "ELAINE POWERS FIGURE SALON" & my title was a fitness instructor. You probably say thats hard to believe <em>9</em> but the pants I wear now, would look this <em>9</em> on me back then. My job was to give instructions to the members on how to use the wor... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:57:38 EST ~~~Exercise of the Day~~Thank You SPARKPEOPLE~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1930634 This morning I woke up with a crook in my neck, people probably know this as a stiff neck. This is very painful, and I've been using a heating pad on my neck. <BR> I logged on to SPARKPEOPLE today, and to my surprise I noticed the exercise of today. <BR> Which is "Dumbbell Shrugs" today. So a <em>189</em> light bulb went off in my head as I read the instructions. <BR> <em>250</em> "Dumbbell Shrugs" just happen to be an exercise for the, <BR> Upper back, Shoulders, and Neck. The way my n... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:44:58 EST ~~~I Love my Patients~~~A Caregivers story~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1927027 Today I will write about my livelihood. What prompted me to write about this was the news. Yesterday in the news, in Carthage, North Carolina a man went on a rampage an opened fire in a nursing home. The suspect is in custody. after killing 7 patients and 1 worker. I was heart broken, I've been a caregiver for over 12 years. I love working with people, and I love my job in a nursing home and home health. When I work everyday on my job, it's a blessing. 99.9% of residents whom live in a nur... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:07:17 EST ~~~A Christian Home~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1924146 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/5/b552395091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where family prayer is daily said, <BR> God's Word is regularly read, <BR> And faith in Christ is never dead, <BR> That is a Christian home. <BR> <BR> Where father, mother, sister, brother, <BR> All have true love for one another, <BR> And no one ever hates the other, <BR> That is a Christian home. <BR> <BR> Where family quarrels are pushed aside <BR> To let the love of God above, <BR> ... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:23:07 EST ""My Journal & Yours"" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1921094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/2/b222526271.jpg">Today I'm writing about my personal Sparkpeople journal and things I'd like to share with everyone. I sure everyone use everyday their visual motivators that you place around the house, on the wall, refrigerator, nightstand and many more places. I'm sure a lot of people keep a journal as well. <BR> Well everyone knows by now that I like to use emoticons and pictures and my smiley faces. Well as I write in my journal everyday I ... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 17:36:55 EST "" Put on a Smiley Face "" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1918302 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/5/b8587162.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I believe in having fun, because I know that she who laughs, lasts. Whatever you do, whether it's jumping from airplanes, visiting the sick, surfing the Net, taking care of widows, or goofing off, do it well and never lose your ability to scatter joy. Tuck some in the... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:57:58 EST "PENNIES FOR PAMPERING" AND "MORE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1915486 I'm writhing today about the new Spark Team I joined early this morning. I received an email the other day inviting me to join a Spark Team called "PENNIES FOR PAMPERING." When ever there is a team that might be for me, I go and visit the team's spark page, before I decide to join. I look at all the forums and look to see how much activity is going on within the team. So as I read I say to myself this I like, this is a team for me. Who wouldn't want to Pamper themselves everyday, or as often... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:51:18 EST This is a ~ SPECIAL PRAYER TODAY ~ Please Read. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1911297 Today I want to take time and write in my blog and say a prayer. Say a prayer to all of our Military men and women, and their families. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/7/b572918160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Heavenly Father; <BR> I'm saying a prayer today. For all the Military Men and Women who are <BR> deployed, and out their risking their lives while fighting for our Country. <BR> <BR> I pray for all of the H... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:16:14 EST "Things You Don't Know About Me" TAKE THIS SURVEY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1908351 This is a Survey from MYSPACE. <BR> <BR> * What is on your bed right now? <BR> A few articles I'm reading. <BR> <BR> * When was the last time you threw up? <BR> Can't remember. <BR> <BR> * What's your favorite word or phrase? <BR> Have a Blessed Day. <BR> <BR> * Name 3 people who made you smile today? <BR> My hubby, Abraham, My Mom, Friends on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> * What were you doing at 8am this morning? <BR> Drinking a cup of coffee. <BR> <BR> * What were you doing 3... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:13:36 EST " IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE " http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1900118 Dear Spark Friends; <BR> Yesterday morning I went to my Dr's appt, everything was looking good. I just wanted to say " Happy First Day of Spring " that was yesterday. when I returned home, it was time to start on the computer. To my disappointment my computer was acting up, the modem was working because I was connected. But the web page would never display. I'm not new to computers and I have always been able to solve the problem, but not yesterday. I stayed on the computer until 11pm las... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 16:15:58 EST "TODAY I GAVE MY SPARK PAGE A FACE LIFT" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1891813 I have been happy all day <em>30</em> and I have been feeling so creative that I gave my my SPARK PAGE a face lift. I went to Walmart today again, I bought some Scrape Book supplies so I could make my page over. I came home had my lunch, Bacon, lettuce & tomatoe on whole wheat toast. and a yogurt <em>180</em . <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> <em>34</em> <em>182</em> I'm having leftover baked chicken for dinner with a salad . Then it's back to the computer. I love when S... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:14:32 EST "No More Junk Food Junkie" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1884532 I am happy to say I haven't craved for any junk food in over three weeks, This is a major step for me ,I wonder if this is like going through cold turkey? Saturday I went food shopping and I didn't even go down the candy or cake aisle. before I couldn't get out of the store fast enough because I would get my little debbie cakes I'd actually would open the box in the car, or use to wake up in the middle of the night looking for something sweet to eat. Now when I wake in the middle of the nigh... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:21:26 EST { STAYING ON THE RIGHT PATH } http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1878295 To stay on the right path in eating three meals a day, I write down everything I eat. So today I'm writing this morning's breakfast in my Blog. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning March 14, 2009. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> <BR> 1 Bowl of Total cereal with 1% milk. <BR> <BR> 1 Hard Boiled Egg. <BR> <BR> 2 Slices of whole wheat toast, with lite butter and apricot preserves. <BR> <BR> 1 cup of coffee with tsp of coffee { every morning } <BR> <BR> 1 Glass of orange juice { every morning } wit... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 11:12:21 EST ~~ My Husband , My SPARK Exercise Buddy~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1870872 My Blog today is how SparkPeople is helping my Husband and I, on a journey toward a healthier lifestyle. I've been a Spark member since January 8, 2009, since I started there has really been a change in our eating habits. My Husband have always loved cooking, and of course eating. Our weekly meals would be anything from pig feet, collards greens, fried foods, cakes, cookies let's just say all the wrong foods. but this applied to me as well. I have always tried to start and /or join a fitness ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:58:56 EST ~~~ Just Smile ~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1868011 <em>30</em> If the weather looks like rain-smile. <BR> When you feel you must complain-smile. <BR> <BR> Do not care if things seem gray, <BR> Soon there'll come a brighter day. <BR> You will find that it will pay To smile. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> If the world looks sad and drear-smile. <BR> Banish every thought of fear-smile. <BR> Do the very best you can, <BR> Play your part now like a man, <BR> Make each day a better plan-and smile. <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> If you taste lif... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:32:47 EST "Take A Deep Breath" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1804720 "When your world seems like to much to handle, just take a deep breath and laugh. It clears the mind and frees your spirit." <BR> <BR> -Michael P. Miller....California <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/0/b90995522.jpg"> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 23:19:46 EST Pet's Can be Wonderful Therapy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1799911 You know the saying " a dog is a man's best friend " it's true for a woman to..... my animals give me most of my energy everyday ,and keeps me going. The 3 pictures below are three of my pet's . <BR> <BR> #1 is my dog Ladybug. she like a child ,she gets into everything and I have to run after her to scold her. she very playful and wants to play all the time. as you can see she's a" Black Cocker Spaniel " <BR> <BR> #2 is my my dog Honey, Most of the time she stays outside, when I take her... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:44:03 EST It's Never Too Late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1799249 It's never too late to become the person you have always wanted to be. <BR> <BR> ~~Anne Sweeney~~ <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/5/b556621775.jpg"> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 23:57:51 EST ~~~{ WALK, WALK, WALK, 10,000 STEPS A DAY }~~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1794446 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/1/b918834874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/4/b743873265.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOAL # 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> With my new walking shoes, and my treadmill, and my new pedometer I'm on my way to a <BR> <BR> ~~~~~ { HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 21:26:59 EST