WILDFLOWERR_'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILDFLOWERR%5F WILDFLOWERR_'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/ St Baldrick's Foundation for Childhood Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779961 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133697792.jpg"> <BR> As the battle against childhood cancer continues so must the fight to fund the research. Did you know that you can make a difference in the quest to cure childhood cancer? <BR> <BR> I will be a, "Shavee" at this event. <BR> I am looking for, "Fellow Shavee's as well as, "Donatees!" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1825174158.jpg"> <BR> Kate's Blog: <link>www.stbaldricks.org/bl... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:30:35 EST My 2014 Summer 60 Day Challenge update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727457 Goals: <BR> 1. A Minimum of 15 minutes housework chores completed b4 online time <BR> 2. Minimum of 15 minutes Bible Studytime with God, completed B4 computer time <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 6x's a week <BR> 4. Strength Training 30 min. or more 3 x's a week <BR> 5. Have a calorie differential of -500 or more 6 out of 7 days a week <BR> 6. Protein at or above 100 all week <BR> 7. Fiber 30 or above all week <BR> 8. 7- 9 hours of sleep 6 out of 7 days a week <BR> 9. Keeping my sodium... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:11:16 EST Summer 2014 ~ 60 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707409 It's that time of year again! <BR> We would like to know if there's any one that would like to participate in the <BR> Summer 2014 ~ 60 Day Challenge! <BR> Please spark mail me for details! <BR> :) Sat, 31 May 2014 10:48:42 EST I did it! I completed the Excalibur 10 Miler! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639985 The Bib is on, nothing yo do now, but get ready and go ! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1315394342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The results <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989208454.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The home stretch! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790177087.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yeah, I did it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2136614144.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you for your prayers! <BR> God makes all things ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 23:55:40 EST Reaching out to my Spark~friends about the Excalibur 10 Miler! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864429371.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello Spark friends! I realize this is my 1st Blog in a long while, but I am reaching out to all my Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I will be doing this run 7 am tomorrow morning, with little to no training due to a foot problem. <BR> <BR> It is my FIRST long run! <BR> <BR> I am looking for all and any advice, and prayers! <BR> <BR> Thank you and God Bless, <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:48:40 EST 2014 Here Already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578847 As I lift my marker to cross off January 1, 2014 off of the new calender already, I sit back and wonder, "where did 2013 go?" <BR> I know that is what everyone says, but seriously, WHERE DID IT GO? <em>198</em> <BR> I wish time would S-L-O-W down just a bit! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> With that said, let's see... Goals for 2014. <BR> <BR> Well of course I want to knock off these extra pounds I've let slip back on ever so slowly. <BR> I also will be doing my 1st 10 miler in March. (Pray fo... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:45:57 EST Happy Thanksgiving EVERYONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551170 Praying everyone has a Blessed Thanksgiving and doesn't overeat too much! <BR> <BR> *Be sure to eat breakfast. Don't starve yourself all day waiting for the BIG meal, and drink plenty of water! <BR> <BR> *Put the FORK down! Don't be afraid, you can DO IT! STOP take a drink, chat a bit, let your mind have a chance to tell your bellY that it's FULL! <BR> <BR> *Go for a leisurely stroll after eating. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT lay down and let the Tryptophan take effect! LOL <BR> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:22:24 EST Rachel's blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521850 Be sure to check out Rachel's blog !!! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=rachels_birthday_shocker_motivates_<BR>her_to_lose_70_pounds </link> <BR> I know I speak for the whole wildflower Live It's team, we are very proud of you Rachel!!! <BR> God bless!!! <BR> <em>87</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:49:14 EST Half way through the 2013 60 Day Summer Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556048027.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Each one of us designed our own challenge with short/long term rewawrds, and short/long term NON~food rewards! <BR> Here is a LINK to mine if your interested! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784<BR>x53832045 </link> <BR> <BR> I would love to say I am doing <em>345</em> <BR> But, the truth is I am doing just, alright. <BR> I haven't had a perfect day yet... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:20:12 EST I found this Spark Article Interesting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426905 The Worst Summer Calorie Traps <BR> Treats to Think Twice about This Summer <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1893 </link> <BR> <BR> The Turkey leg blew me away! <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:13:54 EST 2013 60 Day Summer Challenge is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400828 Our 2013 Summer challenge started on Friday. <BR> I have to say I have been having a really hard time so far! <BR> I left Friday evening to visit to of my kids in St. Pete, FL. <BR> It was just too hard to be good! I know in years gone by I would have stayed the course, but not so much these dayz. <em>24</em> <BR> Well, I am back home now and praying that I will get my act together and get focused on achieving my goals! Say a lil' prayer for me too will you please? <BR> Blessings, <BR> <... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:10:55 EST Wanted to share this article with my Sparkfriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389078 <BR> 7 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget <BR> <BR> <link>https://chriskresser.com/7-tips-for-<BR>healthy-eating-on-a-budget </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:45:20 EST Official Brevard & Space Coast Sparks Teams Meet and Greet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376047 Today was our "Meet and Greet" at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Fl. <BR> It was nice to get to meet some of my fellow sparkers face to face. <em>290</em> <BR> The weather was <em>67</em> awesome and we even got to take a brisk walk around the lake! <em>361</em> <BR> We decided to plan another meeting right away, so next month we will be meeting by the lake at the BCC Campus in Cocoa, on Clearlake Rd! <em>47</em> <BR> The date is TBA so all you Space Coast Sparkers, and Official Breva... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 22:02:28 EST 11 reasons I should work out ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240992 10 reasons I should workout! <BR> <BR> 1. My grand babies need a healthy Mamaw who will be able to play with them and be around for a long, long time! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1772957585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2. I don't want to have to go out and buy larger clothes! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> 3. It keeps my metabolism running faster. <BR> <BR> 4. I always fill so darn good afterward, even if I'm sore! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> 5. Going to the YMCA to work out is s... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:29:38 EST 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185239 On to 2013! <BR> Long term Goal: <BR> 1-loss the weight I put back on. New weight= 158 Old weight= 138 Total to loose= 20 pounds! <BR> <BR> 2.- Short term Goals: Jan1- Jan31 <BR> a.- No computer time before 15 min house work (declutterling!) <BR> b. No computer time before 15 min bible study (in His Word) <BR> c. limit FACEBOOK time to 4- 15 min sessions a day. 1 hour total daily. <BR> d. Call my Mother no LESS than once a week! <BR> e. Seriously work on my short fuse. (hopefully... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:01:06 EST Goody bye 2012...Hello 2013! 2012 was very http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181667 How well did I do in meeting my goals for 2012? <BR> ...And... <BR> Thinking about my goals for 2013! <BR> <BR> When I search back in my Blogs gone by the one the catches me attention is: <BR> ONE word that describes what I want my year to be! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700104 </link> <BR> <BR> The word that I choose was, Invigorating! AND Yes, my 2012 was very Invigorating! <BR> <BR> This Blog will partially sum up my Invigorating ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:14:36 EST To All Wildflowerr's Live It Team Members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153086 <em>460</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>445</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Be sure to sign up for this month's challenge! <BR> I will be sending the winner an actual <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=14199x39684<BR>x51031351 </link> <BR> <BR> If you have any <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Please d... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:54:49 EST Up coming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088256 WowZers! has it really been that long since I blogged! <em>40</em> <BR> Well this is an <em>345</em> reason to break a bad record of NOT blogging! <BR> <BR> I just Signed up with a "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Team! <BR> It's "TEAM CARLA!" <BR> <BR> Here is what one of her best friends has to say about her: <BR> "Those that do not know Carla, she has been one of my best friends since I moved here in high school. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in April. She i... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 19:01:41 EST Summer 2012 ~ 60 Day Challenge Come Join Us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938337 We are doing our 60 Day Challenge again. You get to choose your own goals, with rewards! <BR> <BR> Here are mine! <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> ------------------------------ <BR> <BR> 1. A housework chore completed b4 online time = <BR> 2. Bible Study completed b4 computer time = <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 5 x's a week = <BR> 4. Strength Training 3 x's a week = <BR> 5. Have a calorie deferential of -200 or more 6 out of 7 days a week = <BR> 6. Protein at or above 60 all week = <BR> 7. Fib... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:32:06 EST Haven't Blogged since March! (With PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938321 Ok, so I really have been slacking in the blogging area! <em>40</em> MYBAD! <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can catch up some! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Well in April I whelled my Harley out of the shed, (had to pump up the tires 1st!) <em>39</em> <BR> Gave it a bath, and then spent hours polishing it. In the hopes that I had found someone to make it road worthy again! To no avail! <em>46</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l592064362.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also got to go see... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:19:52 EST The Holy Alphabet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802378 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718249231.jpg"> <BR> The Holy Alphabet...This is Beautiful <BR> <BR> Whoever came up with this one must have had some Divine guidance! <BR> <BR> Although things are not perfect <BR> Because of trial or pain <BR> Continue in thanksgiving <BR> Do not begin to blame <BR> Even when the times are hard <BR> Fierce winds are bound to blow <BR> <BR> God is forever able <BR> Hold on to what you know <BR> Imagine life without His love <BR> Joy woul... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:25:32 EST SPRING 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4778365 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415103554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l412920892.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l960026746.jpg"> <BR> MEANS: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273349298.jpg"> <BR> AND MORE... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104234070.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And of course: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 23:29:46 EST How I like to be Pampered! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728131 Our Blog challenge for this week on the WIldflowerr's Live It's team was to write about how we like to be pampered! <BR> WELL here goes! <BR> <BR> I certainly enjoy a pedicure that's for sure! With all the running I have been doing lately, my feet would REALLY appreciate it! I never realized how hard it is on your toeszies! <BR> <BR> Then there is always the professional massage! Oh YaH! Bring on the massage! What could make you feel more relaxed and pampered than a massage! <BR> <BR> Sinc... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 00:08:35 EST ONE word that describes what I want my year to be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700104 Our challenge for this week on the WILDFLOWERR'S Live It's team was: Pick ONE word that describes what you want your year to be. <BR> <BR> The word that comes to my mind is: Invigorating! <BR> Let's start out with the dictionary definition of invigorate! <BR> <BR> in·vig·or·ate&#8194; &#8194;[in-vig-uh-reyt] <BR> <BR> "to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize" <BR> <BR> Well, that about sums it up right there! <em>211</em> <BR> I want my year to be, filled with life and en... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:46:31 EST "What is beauty to me, and how do I fit into that definition? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666800 This question was asked of me by one of the my Team's Co~leaders. She found it in the book "Body Clutter" by the Flylady. <BR> So here goes; <BR> <BR> "What is beauty to me, and how do I fit into that definition? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l566739305.jpg"> <BR> Let's start with the actual definition of the word: <BR> beau·ty <BR> the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory ma... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:46:40 EST Candy cane 5K @ the Cocoa YMCA! (with Pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629237 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l193040213.jpg"> <BR> READY TO GO! <BR> <BR> Today was the Candy Cane 5K at my Local YMCA. <BR> I am proud to say, "I actually placed!" <BR> I came in 3rd in my age group, and there were even more than 3 people in it! <em>246</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l228432196.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l660871838.jpg"> <BR> Following along with the Festiveness of the Season, they ga... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:44:16 EST Another Great way to get your Veggies In! (if you like Spinach!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4623782 Last night I took a box of Green Giant Cut Leaf Spinach & Butter Sauce <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l86278053.jpg"> <BR> Cooked it following package directions. Dumped into a bowl... <BR> Added 1Tablespoon of DiGiorno Shredded Asiago Cheese, and 1 Tablespoon of Shredded <BR> DiGiorno 3 cheese. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390394570.jpg"> <BR> AND a few cranks of McCormick Garlic Pepper Seasoning. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 08:48:35 EST Great way to get your Veggies in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604636 2 Servings of Veggies in every box! <BR> Take a box of Green Giant Antioxidant Blend (cauliflower, carrots, cranberries) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378324869.jpg"> <BR> Prepare according to package directions. Put on serving plate. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l428083775.jpg"> <BR> Add 1/4 of an ounce crushed Emerald Cinnamon Almonds and sprinkle with Cake or Pumpkin pie spice, stir and enjoy! <BR> Calories: 178 <BR> Fat: 7 grams <BR>... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:35:07 EST Finding homeless families http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601870 After watching 60 minutes tonight, and seeing just how much the children of Central Fl are suffering, I have decided to start collecting the following items: <BR> <BR> • Feminine hygiene items <BR> • NKJV giant print reference bibles <BR> • Hygiene items for men, women, and children <BR> • Children's medicine <BR> • Lanyards with pouches <BR> • Pillows <BR> • Men's shoes and belts <BR> • White bath towels <BR> • New socks <BR> • White twin sheets and pillowcases <BR> <BR> These are items a... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:19:36 EST What am I Thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598512 I am thankful for my awesome family, my home, my health, the military the gives me the freedom to enjoy all of things! But most of all I am thankful for my Lord and Savior giving His life on the cross so I can have Life and have it more abundantly! Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:50:47 EST WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR ME LATELY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4587940 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910357366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, let’s see. I became a member of the local YMCA in late August of this year! <BR> First I just started with weights, <BR> <em>330</em> and the treadmill <em>315</em> After I finished my C25K I didn't really want to run on the treadmill anymore. So, I started going to classes. I tried Yogalates (I think that is how you spell it!) It's Yoga combined with Pilates. It was ok, but just not my cup of tea. <em>403<... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:29:29 EST Fall Festivals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4562335 Fall Festivals do not seem as big down here in Florida as they do in other states further North. I think the change of the weather, and the seasons really makes it more festive! <BR> Our church did put on a small Fall Festival this year on Saturday. <BR> Here is a pic of me manning the, "Seeds of Wisdom" game! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442281720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You had to use a straw to suck pumpkin seeds out of a Dixie cup! The 1st person to get all thr... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:53:57 EST PIC of the 5K WOG Course at Wickham Park today @ 4:30 PM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559691 For those coming to the WOG today, here is a map of the course I have decided to WOG. I was considering the exercise trail, but I do not believe it is paved. I prefer to run on solid ground! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l779446804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day Sparkers! <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> here is a link to the FULL info! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_indiv... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 10:11:53 EST A Quick Reminder: The Wog @ Wickam Park is Sunday 4:30 PM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551587 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896259915.jpg">(Even if your not local but will be in the area, PLEASE COME TOO!) <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> On Oct. 30th at 4:30 p.m. we will be meeting at Wickham Park in Melbourne to do the Virtual, "Trick or Treat Trot" 5K. <BR> <BR> Here is the LINK if you would like to sign up: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/tricktre<BR>at5k.asp </link> <BR> <BR> YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SIGNED UP TO COME OUT AND WOG! <BR> <BR> Weather you walk... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:41:57 EST Putting out an ALL CALL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541772 I do not want to try and "STEAL" anyone from other teams, but I am putting out an ALL CALL Blog to anyone that might be interested in joining the Team I lead. <BR> <BR> It's called, Wildflowerr's Live It's <BR> <em>296</em> AND this is our Mantra: <BR> " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! " <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> This is what it states on our Team Forum Page: <BR> <BR> "Are you looking for a permanent life style change? <BR> This team is for people who are sick & ti... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:10:04 EST I happened across an interesting website... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524849 So I thought I would share it with my <em>223</em> S! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>calorielab.com/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> "Search 70,000 foods and 500 restaurant menus..." <BR> AND SO MUCH MORE! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:32:14 EST Can this be true? I have always thought so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516984 I have always thought to myself, self, "I don't believe its as simple as calories in VS calories out! <BR> If I eat 1,000 calories of Junk VS 1,000 calories of fresh Freggies, there has got to be a difference overall in my weight gain VS weight loss!" <BR> <BR> Well, now the "experts" are saying just that! <BR> <BR> "Specific dietary and lifestyle factors are independently associated with long-term weight gain, with a substantial aggregate effect and implications for strategies to prevent... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:58:56 EST Does everyone know about the http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4516967 Just in case you might have missed it. Sparkpeople has a new feature. <BR> Sparkpeople Live. <BR> <BR> Here is a Link to check it out: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51470x444<BR>03604 </link> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> You have to sign up to have access! <BR> Please note: You must be an active member of SparkPeople Live! and logged in to LiveMind to see class materials or register f... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:50:27 EST In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514018 In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness... <BR> The WILDFLOWERR LIVE IT who wins this month's challenge: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=14199x39684<BR>x44355956 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Will win a Breast Cancer Awareness Journal with Bookmark <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487637750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If your not a member of the team, it's not too late! The challenge just started today! <BR> JOIN HERE: <BR> <link>www.spa... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 18:08:40 EST A little girl wanted to know what the United States looked like! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481627 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140828219.jpg"> <BR> A little girl wanted to know what the United States looked like. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l933125146.jpg"> <BR> Her Dad tore a map of the USA from a magazine and then cut it into small pieces. He told her to go to her room to see if she could put it together. After some minutes she returned and handed the map correctly fitted and taped together. The Dad was surprised and asked how she had finish... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:02:50 EST What makes me say, Ahhh! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451288 Denise gave our team a Blog challenge this last week of August. <BR> We were to write a blog on what makes us say, "Ahhh!" <BR> <BR> Well, I have been here with my 3 year old grand daugther and 6 month old grandson for two weeks now, and the whole time all I can say is, "AHH!!" <BR> <BR> Looking at them, watching them, listening to them, rubbing my grand son's little head against my lips! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Holding my grand daugter's hand while she sleeps. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> The ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:00:14 EST My Mini Triathlon! with PICS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416825 As many my already know, I entered a Mini Triathlon as my reward for having a perfect week the 1st week of the 2011 60 Day Summer Challenge that I am doing this summer. <BR> Well, I thought I would share some of the PICS my Hubbie took of me! <BR> <BR> A little background info 1st: <BR> The Family Tri consists of; <BR> 100 Meter swim ( = to across and back, in an Olympic size swimming pool) <BR> 4 Mile Bike ride <BR> 1.7 mile run <BR> Back, to back, to back. <BR> ***************************... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 14:39:37 EST Clay Balls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408652 I received this in an Email today from a very <em>345</em> person, and I thought I would share it with some more! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with it him. As he strolled along the beach, he would thro... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:40:08 EST Update to the March Green Challenge w/ PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391968 Good Day Sparkers! <em>9</em> <BR> Just a few updated PICS of the Garden I started back in March. The Florida <em>67</em> has not been too kind to it. Turns out that I started at the wrong time of the year for my area! What do I know? I am new to this! <em>20</em> <BR> Practice makes perfect they say! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> TOMATO PLANTS <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l489328794.jpg"> <BR> <BR> AVOCADO PLANT <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:15:57 EST My1st week in the 2011 Summer 60 Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4370357 I was really Gung~ho my 1st week of this new challenge I signed up for! <BR> I had a perfect week! <BR> Here are my goals and reward ideas: <BR> <BR> Wildflowerr's Tracking Thread <BR> <BR> 1. A housework chore completed b4 online time <BR> 2. Bible Study completed b4 computer time <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 5 x's a week <BR> 4. Strength Training 2 x's a week <BR> 5. Stay within calorie range 6 out of 7 x's a week <BR> 6. Protein at or above 60 all week <BR> 7. Fiber 30 or above al... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:43:17 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368366 Today I went to the YMCA with my Free Pass I found in my Entertainment Book. <BR> Getting ready for my Mini~Triathlon at the end of the month! <BR> I swam 5 laps in the pool <em>237</em> <BR> Ran 1.2 miles <em>312</em> <BR> and then biked 4 miles. <em>324</em> <BR> After that I did the machines B4 I left. <BR> BOY am I sore and TIRED! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day Sparkers! <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 17 Jul 2011 16:33:05 EST I'm sO Excited!!!! :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4354298 I like to refer to it as a "Mini" Triathlon, but it's a triathlon non the less, and I am signing up for it! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> It is a100 Yd Pool Swim, a4 Mile Bike ride, ending with a 1.7 Mile Run! <BR> Put on by the local YMCA in my neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <link>www.runningzone.com/calendar/docs/YM<BR>CA%20Triathlon%20Reg%20Form%202010.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> It's suppose to be for families, but I will be doing it on my own. So if you are in the area around the 30th of this month, ... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:06:36 EST My Long Term Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346179 I recently joined a new team. 2011 Summer 60 Day challenge. I found it while I was attending the new emeetings Sparkpeople is offering. They are great btw. <BR> <BR> So anywho, one of our challenges was to Blog about our long term goals. <BR> So here goes. <BR> My long term goal is to; NOT allow myself to return to my old unhealthy Life again. I want to Live my LIVE IT, until the day I die. Keep this body moving as long as the Good Lord will allow me! <BR> Be able to play with my grand child... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:45:51 EST Quick Blog Update! (with PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4336289 First off, <BR> Here is my breakfast! <BR> It looked sO YuMMy I just had to share! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477246397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Kellogg's fiber plus Chocolate Chip Waffles Fully Loaded with Fresh Fruit and a little Aunt Jemima Sugar Free Syrup. <BR> Boy was it GOOD! <BR> Here is a LINK to the waffles if your interested. I think you can even print a coupon there too! <BR> <link>www.kelloggsfiberplus.com/ChocolateC<BR>hipWaffles.as... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 22:41:13 EST Update to the Garden Blog =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310346 I caught the little evil critter this morning killin' my squash! Off to the Ag Ctr. to see what to do! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422924815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Lillies are STILL going strong. Just a little rain~storm beatin' <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l865948751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And just for Fun! Here is my Breakfast! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l848348574.jp... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:01:22 EST