USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=USMAWIFE USMAWIFE'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/ Once You Read THIS You Will Never Throw Away This Part of the Banana http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156781 <BR> <BR> The benefits of bananas are well known, but the potent properties of their peel are no less important. We all throw it away after eating the banana, but people in some countries, such as India use the nutritional benefits of the banana skin by eating it for decades. <BR> Here is now to use the banana peel: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Banana peel for teeth whitening <BR> Rub your teeth with the inner side of a banana peel every day for two weeks. Soon you will notice the positive results. ... Thu, 5 May 2016 08:29:18 EST benefits of napping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156104 great article <BR> <link>www.realfarmacy.com/benefits-of-napp<BR>ing/ </link> Wed, 4 May 2016 08:43:35 EST 15 ways to lower blood sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155619 <link>http://authoritynutrition.com/15-way<BR>s-to-lower-blood-sugar/ </link> Tue, 3 May 2016 13:55:28 EST 60 things women want younger women to know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154704 <link>sixtyandme.com/60-things-older-women<BR>-want-younger-women-to-know/#.VyVIQ0pb<BR>slo.facebook </link> Mon, 2 May 2016 11:14:55 EST advice from old people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153956 1. The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them as such. <BR> <BR> 2. You might live a long life, or you might live a short one — who knows. But either way, trust me when I say that you’re going to wish you took better care of yourself in your youth. <BR> <BR> 3. Stuff is just stuff. Don’t hold onto material objects, hold onto time and experiences instead. <BR> <BR> 4. Jealousy destroys relationships. Trust your significant other,... Sun, 1 May 2016 10:51:43 EST you are in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153423 YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. <BR> <BR> YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. <BR> <BR> YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. <BR> <BR> YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he spends time with. <BR> <BR> YOU ARE IN LOVE when you cannot get him out of your head and you feel him and see him everywhere you go <BR> <BR> . YOU ARE IN LOVE... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:37:41 EST the weekend begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153060 started out with changing the sheets, washing the comforter and remaking the bed <BR> <BR> 8 loads of laundry in the works 2 done.. waiting for the 3rd to dry and the 4th to go into the dryer <BR> <BR> 2 load of dishes done <BR> <BR> cleaned out the refrigerator <BR> <BR> cleaned everything out of my son's drawers and either donated, tossed or gave to my husband since he was the size that our son used to be <BR> <BR> moved my sweaters in there. moved more clothes around <BR> <BR> now ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:39:49 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152394 making plans for how I am going to spend this weekend which includes laundry, cleaning out things my son left in his room and moving some of my things into that dresser Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:26:03 EST list of sugar names and sugar facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151371 <link>commonsensehealth.com/list-of-sugar-<BR>names-and-sugar-facts/ </link> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:17:18 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151040 as great as yesterday was this morning started out with dealing with the gastrolinterogists nurse <BR> <BR> she was shocked that i went behind their back and got my test results from my primary care physican. then she tells me if i can I can switch to our of the physical assistants but can not find an appointment for me with them but can find one with that idiot doctor. So I am seeing him on the 16th told her that i was tired of him pulling tests out the air which were repeats and i was... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:42:54 EST there really are good doctors out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150285 and tonight two proved it to me <BR> <BR> after 10 weeks of waiting i finally got to see the ENT that was recommended by the speech therapists i work with. he was worth the wait as has his staff. my appointment was at 10 am and when i got to the center at 940 they took me back at 950. his nurse and i went over my paperwork and she said he would be in soon. it took about 15 minutes but that was fine. my first impression.. very very good looking, calm person. As we talked he was a... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:12:11 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149427 did some more yard work ... filling out more paperwork for my new ent who i see for the first time tomorrow <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:38:15 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148773 got up early this morning to start cleaning up the house <BR> <BR> our new neighbors knocked on the door asking if it was ok with us if they cut out some of the limbs off the trees between our yards. told her that was great. (this was one of the things my husband was supposed to do the last few weekends but did not do) <BR> <BR> got my husband up and told him what the neighbors were doing and suggested since this was partly his project that he go help them <BR> <BR> the two guys and t... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:52:05 EST it's the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148180 originally no plans but now a real estate agent is showing out house on saturday between 4 and 5 pm which means a lot of time cleaning those baseboards again. I so hate doing that lol Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:26:56 EST follow up to hump day blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147444 when i wrote the blog yesterday i was recovering from this gallbladder test. even though i have had it before things have changed slightly on its adminisitration <BR> <BR> got there at 900 for a 930 test <BR> <BR> tech called me back at around 930 ish and asked me to sit in a chain which looks like the one labs used for drawing blood i knew the catheter was coming and was prepared to receive it. she tried to get it into my hand like normal catheters go. she got it in but then when she t... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:55:54 EST Hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146801 it's been a long week which has ended today temporarily with another test my gastrointerologist insisted i take even though there is nothing wrong with my glallbadder. he truly does not listen to what is bothering me and is putting me through to many unncessary procedures instead of listening to me that this is all related to my hasimoto's thryoid <BR> <BR> he wants to be the one that discovers the problem and cure rather than listening to my isues and checking them against the side effects... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:25:19 EST A Heart Touching Story (Dedicated To Someone Special) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145842 <BR> He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. <BR> <BR> At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, and she thought to herself, “Please, let me go home…” <BR> <BR> Suddenly he asked the waiter, “Would you please give me some salt? I’d like to... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:14:16 EST The newest shawl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145215 my newest shawl so very very soft <BR> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cam<BR>elbeere </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa433c09-7ef8-4ca5-a280-6017b8d75453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35dc531f-0e85-406f-9b48-70d982e9342e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d291d48-f219-4a2a-b7d9-c84294e394f5.jpg"> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:20:49 EST 911 story that you never heard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144002 <link>www.thecoast.net.nz/shows/days-with-<BR>lorna-subritzky/this-is-a-must-read-ta<BR>ke-a-gander-at-this-amazing-but-little<BR>-known-9-11-story/#.VxGZd4UysD2.facebook </link> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:09:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143677 its one of those days.. beautiful outside, but a bit windy <BR> <BR> need to be working outdoors but can not get hubby to go out with me to cut down some limbs which he has promised to do for weeks now Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:24:27 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143183 Today my plan was to go to a small resturant that we go to often for take out and surprised the owner and assitant manager with two shawls I made. the asst manager and I have become close. When i was in on Wed i asked how her husband was and she told me he passed away on valentine's day which was also their 20th wedding anniversary. Right then i knew I had to get her one of my shawls <BR> <BR> So before the resturant opened for lunch i got in and surprised her. she was in tears, i was ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:07:09 EST Love Your Children..They Are God's Gift. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142266 <BR> <BR> A teacher from Primary School asked her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them. At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional. <BR> <BR> Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her ‘What happened?’ She answered ‘Read this. It is one of my students’ essay.’ <BR> <BR> ‘Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special. Make me into a television. I want to take its place and live like... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:33:38 EST 7 Foods We Eat At Wrong Hours That Are Harming Our Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141655 <BR> Eating some food items at their specific times is very important to get all their benefits. When eaten at the wrong time, these food items can cause harm to our health in different ways. For eg. eating banana at night can put us at risk of cough and cold, whereas sugar can put us at risk of gaining weight when eaten at night. Below are the 7 foods we eat at wrong hours that are harming our health. <BR> 1. MILK <BR> <BR> Best Time To Drink: Night <BR> Experts claim that the best time to... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:57:21 EST Be Sure And Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140842 <BR> <BR> <BR> This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.!!! <BR> <BR> Now some people are really stupid!!!! <BR> <BR> A lady died this past January, and bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to bank. Here is the exchange: <BR> <BR> Family ... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:07:45 EST cute story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139103 There was a little boy whose 1st love was a young girl in a picture which he found and picked from the street. <BR> <BR> He kept looking for her but never found her. He grew up thinking about her and kept her photo close to his heart. <BR> <BR> As time went by he got married, But still kept it. <BR> <BR> One day,his wife found it and asked, “Where did u get this?” <BR> <BR> The man said, “I kept that since I was a child, <BR> <BR> But why are you asking?” <BR> <BR> The girl replied, “I ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:11:23 EST Your dream weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138417 Where would you go this weekend if you had $25k, a plane ticket & all expenses paid? Sat, 9 Apr 2016 10:45:07 EST lets dream together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137701 If you could have one dream come true this year what would it be? Tell me! Let's dream together <BR> <BR> i will share my dream later <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 08:38:59 EST closer to the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137227 i should be outside cleaning up the yard but it poured during the night and want to ground to dry up a bit... so it will be tomorrow and Saturday out there <BR> <BR> really need to get this done Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:56:20 EST corporate tells store you handle customer problem on our packaged product http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136492 Monday while I was running errands i wanted something quick to eat that was fairly healthy. I stopped at honeybaked ham and picked up 1/2 pound of their sliced ham so I could get a few sandwiches/snacks this week <BR> <BR> While i was in there I purchased a package of their white bean soup for dinner on Tuesday night. Yesterday morning i started to cook it early. put in the 10 cups of water, the package of beans and the seasoning mix. My plan was never to put any meat in this <BR> <B... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 16:37:37 EST the military diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135523 i look at so many people on here and facebook doing this diet and ask myself why all you are going to do is gain it back. you are not learniing to make healthy life changing choices <BR> <BR> <link>http://authoritynutrition.com/the-mi<BR>litary-diet-101/ </link> <BR> <BR> most I see are people needing to get into a dress or outfit for a special oaccsion.. great but then why do you come to sp and do it. this program is not about the short term quick fix but the long term forever get ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 11:49:41 EST i love my craft store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135053 this morning I had 3 coupons for ac moore i had to use quickly <BR> <BR> one for was 10.00 on a gift certificate i earned... the second was 10.00 off 25.00 regular or sale price prices and the third was 50 percent off <BR> <BR> with that i purchased 5 balls of yarn at 4.99 which was 24.95 regular price <BR> <BR> 2 1.00 balls of yarn for 2.00 regular price 26.95 total <BR> <BR> and then 5.00 for a clearance skein of cotton yarn total 31.95 <BR> <BR> the cashier was so flustered.. ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 20:56:41 EST wonder if i took the sign wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134116 on friday i asked God for a sign that things were going to be ok with my family with our financial issues. <BR> <BR> Saturday i got two small sizes that he gave me a good answer <BR> <BR> but then last night as i was thinking about it i realized Friday was april fools day and perhaps the positive sign was actually his laughing at me.. right not yet Sun, 3 Apr 2016 17:08:13 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133477 still waiting for my ship to come in. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:11:06 EST Heart Touching true love story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132658 <BR> There was a Boy and a Girl . They were best friends for years and years, They could Talk for hours on the Phone ‘n text each other for days, When They were Together; Not a single Sad Thought could cross their Minds, everything was Great. <BR> <BR> But One Day ; The Boy did not Answer any Call or Reply to any Text for a Day, The Girl was worried that something was Wrong..:( at night She couldn’t Sleep.., She was sitting in her Room Crying, ‘n It was then that She Realized how much He Me... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:50:05 EST and March goes out with http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131846 rain, cooler temps and me feeling that things are not the way they should be Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:24:00 EST Sharing from a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131094 Dreams and visions can be like 'newspaper' clippings from heaven. God gives us pieces and snippets, seeing if we will respond. Write down the visions, dreams, pictures, 'movie like images', words, shapes, colors and things you receive. A lot of people are very prophetic and don't even know it. They have a picture or a word pop into their head and think 'that was odd'. It might be. Not everything we see or are given is from heaven. The enemy is a crafty mocker and seeks to torment Gods interce... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:19:22 EST this shows I am stressed and forgetful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130301 With all the times our house was showed in December I goofed up <BR> <BR> My college friend sent me Christmas and birthday gift. I did not want the box laying around and slipped it under the desk in the office. <BR> <BR> Fast forward 4 months. I found the box today and of course I never opened it <BR> <BR> sadly when i did the 4 small candles broke the small glass plate which was in the box with it.. it is so bad that I had to wrap up the pieces and put it bag within bag to keep anyon... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:19:17 EST long monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129337 This is one of those days where I want to get in the car, drive 5 hours to a friends house and just kick back with margaritas while we both finally get a lot of needed venting out <BR> <BR> i found out something by accident over the weekend which I truly would have loved to have know many many years ago and now just want to sit down and vent with it to the only other person who would understand <BR> <BR> wanted to finish cleaning up the yard so that public work will remove all this tree st... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:51:03 EST Parents the egg hunt is for your kids not you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128702 Totally disgrace <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-351<BR>1343/Marauding-parents-Easter-Egg-hunt<BR>-rampage-control-adults-push-children-<BR>ground-steal-buckets-leave-one-four-ye<BR>ar-old-bloody-chaotic-free-event.html?<BR>ito=social-facebook </link> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:31:43 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128218 Last night I broke down and took a medication my pcp prescribed for those nights I really needed a good night of sleep <BR> <BR> It helped a bit but not enough to get me a really great sleep <BR> <BR> our friends from North Carolina came into town for a while and we went to the Hu hot for lunch They had the stir fried selections but I choose to go with the Asian salad. It was good but huge compared to what I expected for the 4.89 price <BR> <BR> after that we headed to cold stone creamy ... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19:41:48 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127451 Praying everyone remembers the reason for today Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:32:52 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126814 My plan for today was to get my portable oven moved in fro the house and Cleaned up <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> To clean up the kitchen cabinents <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> To go into the yard and pick up some of the leaves since the city has said move everything to the curb if we want them to finally pick up everything <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> went out and pulled out the things I was going to need, started talking to my neighbor when the world started to spin. was not sure if was due t... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:12:31 EST Hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126026 I have been waiting for and also dreading this day since I tried to get a follow up appointment with the gastro doctor <BR> <BR> did not go to bed until almost 1030 and then was awake at 320 to get hubby off to work <BR> <BR> around 430 decided to try and get more sleep knowing I had to be up by 645. <BR> <BR> did it and the nap was the worst mistake but I knew i could not have stayed up <BR> <BR> left here at 725 for a 20 minute ride across town. that 20 minutes turned out to be an hour... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:19:31 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125285 its a day Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:42:16 EST some humor for Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124488 In an alcohol factory the regular tester died and the director started looking for a new one to hire. <BR> <BR> A drunkard with a ragged, dirty look came to apply for the position. <BR> <BR> The director of the factory wondered how to send him away. They tested him. <BR> <BR> They gave him a glass with a drink. He tried it and said,”It’s red wine, a muscat, three years old, grown on a north slope, matured in steel containers.” <BR> <BR> “That’s correct”, said the boss. <BR> <BR> Another ... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:21:03 EST the week begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123629 Plans for today were to go to the mall and get my husband a pair of sneakers but he does not work to go.. so it is postponed until Tuesday <BR> <BR> Spent an hour getting my printer reset to print again. YEAH and the looking up how to get the control panel off the wall oven so the new motherboard could be installed. RIGHT. the company did not send directions with the board and in GE's manual they do not tell you how to remove it. Finally found a guy who had the same issue. direction... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:19:22 EST the weekend starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123059 yesterday I ran a lot of quick errands in the town we live in and then came home to do 2 hours of yard work. cleaned up tree droppings from this horrible set of trees which divides our property with our neighbors <BR> <BR> when I came in I was hot and sticky and in need of a both but postponed it since I knew i would be outside again on Saturday doing more work <BR> <BR> Saturday morniing was busy but I did get a lot done in record time for me <BR> <BR> Came home and we pulled out two mor... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:55:21 EST Don’t Underestimate Anyone Because Everyone has a Different Story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122360 <BR> <BR> A poor boy was in love with a rich man daughter….One day the boy proposed to her and the girl said…”Hey! Listen, your monthly salary is my daily hand expenses..How can I be involved with you..? <BR> <BR> How could you have thought of that? I can never love you, so forget about me and get engaged to someone else OF your level” <BR> <BR> But somehow the boy could not forget her so easily…..Some time 10 years later they stumbled into each other in a shopping mall. <BR> <BR> The la... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:33:14 EST Another new shawl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121388 the shawl from the KAL is done Knit in cotton thread... binding off the stitiches took longer than knitting it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/oas<BR>is-hideaway </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25b00abb-380c-453a-bd75-1ca64d4f2f06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd75b7c0-68ae-456b-87e7-649bdca6bae8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2771878-8cff-4e7b-b9ac-5418010d49ff.jpg"> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:31:34 EST Nothing is Impossible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120715 <BR> A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. <BR> One day the captain decided to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said: <BR> <BR> - Young man, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front. <BR> The young man replied: <BR> - I can not drive! <BR> The captain said: <BR> <BR> - But then ask your assistance from God! Shows us that He exists! <BR> The young man took the key and walked to the vehicle, praying the whole t... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:51:23 EST