WOLFSPIRITMOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WOLFSPIRITMOM WOLFSPIRITMOM'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/ Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927130 This article really spoke to me so I thought I would share. Control is an issue for me, so trying to enjoy the journey instead. Let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Control <BR> Letting the Curves Take You <BR> by Madisyn Taylor <BR> <BR> The answer to control is practicing surrender. <BR> <BR> Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller coaster. The ride has its own logic and is going to go its own way, regardless of how tightly you gr... Tue, 12 May 2015 19:54:33 EST Mother's Day Isn't the Same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925436 I wish I still had my mother. She died of ALS-Lou Gehrig Disease about 10 years ago. She was always there for me, very calm and loving. I miss her so much and Mother's Day just isn't the same without her, even though I have 4 wonderful children of my own. She also was a wonderful grandmother. Even with suffering with ALS, they crawled up on the bed and she read to them. Thanks for all you did for me, Mom! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a Happy Mother's Day! You are so special! <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 9 May 2015 18:56:11 EST Explore, Dream, Discover! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920685 Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Get out there and do something different! <BR> <BR> Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." <BR> <BR> -- Mark Twain, Author <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 09:16:54 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918557 Q: Why did the boy eat his homework? <BR> A: His teacher said it was a piece of cake. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <em>246</em> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:25:50 EST It's Been a Rough Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913867 HI Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's been a bit of a rough week. After going to the naturopath, found out my adrenals are shot. Plus my thyroid looks like it needs some work too. And my back has been sore. At least I know why now I feel like blah. I am taking a few natural supplements to help me along. And tweaking my eating too. Plus my one son butt heads - for instance, why did you spend money on crap advice when I have told you what to do. I believe in my naturopath, with all his training and e... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:15:22 EST A Little Tuesday Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911159 I thought I would leave you with a little thought today. No matter how life is going for you, think positive, and realize you ARE important. Take care of yourself because you are can't help others if you don't help yourself. Make good choices! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1113655856.jpg"> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:48:14 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908760 A man walks into an inn and greets the innkeeper at the front desk. The man asked the innkeeper for a room and the innkeeper says, "Ok, $15 for a room, $5 if you make your own bed." <BR> <BR> So the man says, "Ok, I will make my bed" <BR> <BR> Then finally the innkeeper says : "Great, here is some wood and nails. Get working." <BR> <BR> Hope you have a fun filled weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>213</em> <em>244</em> <em>20</em> <BR> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:43:58 EST Listen to Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905378 I felt bad last night, dizzy and stomach not feeling good. Hot and cold too. Still feeling really exhausted today, had to skip the gym, still in pjs. I have learned it's important to listen to our body; it is very intelligent. If we don't listen the first time, the message gets louder, and louder. So I am relaxing today even though I don't want to. At least it's quiet here. One son still in bed, another son at work, another son on the computer downstairs and my daughter and husband are... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:09:09 EST 12 Steps for Self Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902472 Some good words to live by. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1365445668.jpg"> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:03:25 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899555 Hope you are having a great day and this gives you a little chuckle. <BR> <BR> <BR> I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then I turned myself around! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:23:44 EST Good morning! What's UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898096 Good morning. I am beyond words at the sight I see out there! Wrong colour, I want to see green! We were having such a good run of good weather, I know it's coming but... Anyway, have a great day. <BR> <BR> “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” <BR> <BR> ― Victor Hugo <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755179153.jpg"> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:07:06 EST Not the Best of Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897428 Good morning, I thought I would check in with everyone. <BR> <BR> To share what's up with me: <BR> <BR> To be honest, not the best. I don't know if it is the weather or not but I just feel like blah and no motivation. Tired too. I have had a recent blood test and nothing is up with that. All systems are fine. I take extra Vitamin D too and fish oil. <BR> <BR> My husband has a new job with Friday, Saturday off which has messed me up a bit. In another week he will be going afternoons... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:54:22 EST Kindness Starts with Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895811 Hope you are gentle with yourself today and every day from now on. Kindness starts with yourself. Take some me time everyday to reflect and recharge, in whatever form that is. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637912006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504712477.jpg"> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:53 EST No Excuses. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895088 Make this a no excuse day! No more blame game, take responsibility and do something about it. Whatever your it is. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l117708638.jpg"> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:15:42 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895082 Good morning! Hope this morning finds in a positive happy frame of mind. Hope this brings a smile to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why can't a pirate make it through their ABC's? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> They always get lost at C. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>246</em> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:06:51 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894631 What did one eye say to the other? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Just between the two of us, I think something smells." <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:53:42 EST St Patrick's Day and What It Really is About http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894546 If you want to know what St Patricks day is really about, here it is, courtesy of Celtic Attic email. <BR> <BR> St. Patrick's Day: March 17th (by Donna M Pinkton MA) <BR> · While St. Patrick's Day is not officially recognized as a "National" Holiday, it is certainly one the most recognized in the United States. Celebrations began in Boston, MA in the year 1737. Irish immigrants missed their home country and with the help of the Catholic Church they came to honor the arrival of spring with th... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:33:34 EST 29 and Holding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890421 Well, I just turned 56! I am happy that I have made it this far and doing my best to keep staying healthy and fit. Getting older is not an excuse to let yourself go. We tend to sit more and not be as active. Appetite can go down but keep eating protein to support your muscles. <BR> <BR> If you would like help or motivation, just contact me on Spark People. I would love to help! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1846814989.jpg"> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:56:39 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890383 A man walks up to a museum, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. The guard at the door informs him, "You can't enter here, sir. This museum has a strict dress code." <BR> <BR> The man nods and returns to his car. He roots around looking for anything at all in his car to dress him up, but can't find anything. In his desperation, he wraps his jumper cables around his neck and returns to the guard at the museum entrance. <BR> <BR> "I'm sorry. I couldn't find anything nice to wear, but I was able t... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:02:56 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889109 Why was the broom late for work? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Because it over swept <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l514918988.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:14:31 EST Thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889096 Good morning! Another birthday has come and gone. Thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I had a quiet day. Jim and I went to the gym, made stirfry for dinner and had cheesecake (too much but oh well). I did get surprised - got tickets and we are going to Cirque du Soleil! Always wanted to see them perform. Talk about beauty and strength! Will be motivation too. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Sunday! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:00:14 EST Stir Crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880556 I don't know about you, but I have had all I want with this cold weather. Our dogs can't stay out for long or they are walking on 3 legs, I don't want to go out at all. I am eating okay but exercising isn't happening. I would rather hibernate. No motivation these days either. I do miss the rowing machine we have at the gym, wish I could afford to get one for home. <BR> <BR> What do you do to get going with this crappy weather? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:47:48 EST Good morning! What's UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879353 Good morning! Had great news yesterday, our son Quinn has qualified for conductor and is on his solo trip today. So happy, excited and proud. Following in our and grandparents footsteps. This is my Saturday, as Jim has Friday, Saturday off. See you Sunday. I will check for messages though. I hope you have an awesome weekend. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741640769.jpg"> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:30:19 EST 10 Household Uses for Tea Bags http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877989 Some great ideas! Tea sure sounds good right now too to warm up with. What do you think? <BR> <BR> In our quest to reuse, recycle, and re-imagine, it’s always a plus to find new uses for something. Even better if it makes our lives easier in the process. The once- or twice-dunked tea bag usually went right in the trash. But no more! Try these ideas for your used tea bags to help with some tasks around the house: <BR> <BR> 1) Eliminate Foot Odor: Great for athletes and anyone on their feet ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:40:59 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877975 Q: What do you call a dog who can do magic? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A: Labracadabrador Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:29:53 EST Today is a New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873768 Good morning! I have lots of things to do and starting today, I am putting myself first. I intend on eating every 3-4 hours and get some exercise in somehow. Whether it is delivering brochures, shovelling snow or whatever. Have a great day, do something nice for yourself today. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> . <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2009700101.jpg"> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:56:01 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873175 Q: Why does Humpty Dumpty love autumn? <BR> A: Because Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>198</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:34:58 EST Winter Time Blahs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873151 I don't know about you, but to be honest, winter time is so hard for me to get motivated to do anything. I think it is because it is cold, dreary and having to put on so many clothes to go out. Trying to catch up with all the changes going on in our lives too. Haven't been able to get to the gym either lately, with hubby being too sore and tired. I need to work out and I can't really push myself to work out at home. Spring can't come soon enough. For me, I feel so much better when I can get o... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:53:25 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871111 This one I got from a friend! Had to share. Such a pun on words. <BR> <BR> When I opened the first snow-pea pod, one fell out and rolled under the fridge. One might say it was an escapea. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>198</em> <em>250</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:06:29 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869330 Q: What kind of egg did the bad chicken lay? <BR> <BR> A: A deviled egg! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> m <em>246</em> <em>20</em> <em>100</em> <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:56:41 EST Do Something for You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868576 Good morning! I am feeling tired today so taking a day off from the gym. I have learned over the years that you have to listen to your body and how you are feeling. I have a family to look after and if I don't look after myself, how can I look after them and also be a role model. <BR> <BR> Take some time for you today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l981908918.jpg"> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:49:51 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866501 Drummer problems <BR> <BR> A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance simply didn't improve. <BR> Finally, before the whole orchestra, he said, "When a musician just can't handle his instrument and doesn't improve when given help, they take away the instrument, and give him two sticks, and make him a drummer." <BR> <BR> A stage whisper was heard from the percussion section: "And if he can't handle ev... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:05:20 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864484 Q: Which is the longest word in the dictionary? <BR> <BR> <BR> A: "Smiles", because there is a mile between each "s"! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day, keep smiling! <BR> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:08:07 EST First Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862767 Is today the day you are making the first step? <BR> <BR> It's Monday again, a great day to start or get back on track. We all started somewhere and we all falter along the way. But it is never too late to move forward with whatever you need to do. <BR> Whether if be your weight loss journey, eating better, leaving relationships and the list goes on. Just start ! What will you do today to start the journey? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268474199.... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:30:36 EST A Little Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861470 Good morning! Today is a new day! Work toward your goals and don't forget that even if it is slow, you are moving forward. Every choice you make can take you closer. We are all here for you! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1427449121.jpg"> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:35:50 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860865 Offering Help <BR> <BR> A patient at the dental office where I work stopped by my desk to pay her bill. She began rummaging through her purse, as so many patients do when they have a check to write. "Do you need a pen?" I asked, offering her mine. <BR> <BR> "Yes, thank you," she replied. She took it, put it in her handbag, and proceeded to pay in cash <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:24:33 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860155 I thought this morning I would share where I've come from. <BR> <BR> Growing up in a perfectionist household, I became anorexic in my late teens to mid teens. To put it lightly, it wasn't a fun time. It all started with starting university, my dad moving to another city, my grandfather dying and a boy "friend" saying that I would be real cute if I lost 5 lbs. At my lowest I was about 93 lbs at 5 feet 4 inches. <BR> <BR> With the help of my naturopath and soon to be husband I began the ro... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:49:43 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860137 Q: What did one elevator say to the other elevator? <BR> <BR> <BR> A: I think I'm coming down with something! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>211</em> <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:21:14 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860130 Reflect on all you are grateful for, within your fitness journey or beyond. <BR> <BR> What are you thankful for? I will start it off with being thankful for electricity to power light to see in the dark this morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l477239118.jpg"> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:05:39 EST Tips for Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858465 What can you share that is a fitness or nutrition tip that has helped you? <BR> <BR> I will start: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l895861690.jpg"> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:53:25 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858461 What Do You Call A Bear With No Teeth? <BR> <BR> <BR> A Gummy Bear! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> <em>246</em> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:45:15 EST What Motivates You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857793 It's Motivation Monday, what motivates you in your life? <BR> <BR> Is it your family, yourself, a favorite quote, picture? <BR> <BR> For me it is a little incident way back when I was in my 20s. I was in the change room at the gym when a member came in that we all new. She was older, in her 60s, and always complaining about how it is so hard to stay in shape when you get older. I vowed to myself that I would never become that. No matter what your age, you can get it done. We become... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:27:21 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857438 Q: Why was there thunder and lightning in the lab? <BR> <BR> <BR> A: The scientists were brainstorming! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>100</em> <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:34:45 EST Sleep, Do You Get Enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849473 Doing a course on How to Learn on Coursera. Found out another reason sleep is so beneficial for students, etc is that when you have a good sleep, metabolic toxins are swept away. Hard to take a test or do anything the next day with poison running around in your brain. Studying before bed and/or naps helps your brain retain information. And exercise is very important to learning and remembering too. <BR> <BR> How do you feel when you have had enough sleep vs not enough? <BR> <BR> I feel like... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:07:05 EST Life is a Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847477 Good Morning! Very chilly in our area, hope you are doing alright. <BR> <BR> Just had to say, with 2015, balance should be a priority. We are all so busy with our lives. We need to stop and make some time for us. What good are we to others if we don't take good care of ourselves. Everything in moderation. Work, taking care of others... the list goes on. But carve out time to eat right, exercise, have a little down time. You will feel better and so will everyone around you. Plus, it... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:50:30 EST A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846560 Fishing <BR> <BR> After browsing the restaurant menu, I had a question for the waitress. "About the salmon entrée, is that a steak or a fillet?" <BR> <BR> "Neither," she said. "It’s a fish." <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>20</em> <em>100</em> <em>211</em> <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:08:55 EST What Will You Do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846534 Good morning. Well, holidays are over and back at it. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. 2015 is here! Have a great day, stay warm. <BR> <BR> Time to get back at it! <BR> <BR> Work out, eat right, what will you do? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l473304142.jpg"> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:46:20 EST What's Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825186 How is everyone today? Reilly's 17th birthday yesterday. Quinn back from Sioux Lookout trip at 2 a.m, going on Rivers trip today. Learning lots. The other 2, Brenna and Sean are working at Sobeys. A little quiet around here with just Reilly home. Not doing much today. Still in my housecoat. Just got my Swanson order, wasn't expecting it until tomorrow. So happy about that! Have a happy Sunday, stay warm. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1080390321.jpg"> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:01:48 EST Are you Cold All the Time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823232 Had to share this one! <BR> <BR> Cold All the Time? Here's Help <BR> <BR> Do you feel cold even when your home is warm? We can help… <BR> <BR> Feeling chilly is a common complaint, especially for women in midlife and beyond but also for some men. Age-related changes, such as slower metabolism and loss of muscle mass, cause the body to produce less heat. <BR> <BR> But here is a surprising thing that will help you feel less cold—strength training to build your muscles. Work those muscl... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:47 EST No Regret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816190 Oh, I know this so well. My biggest regret is not following my passion when I was 18. I wanted to be a doctor ever since I was a little girl and could read. I didn't follow my passion as I thought I wasn't smart enough. All my life I have helped people in whatever job I have had with health issues. So do what you love and yes it can be scary to make the changes but do it anyway. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214516267.jpg"> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:45:07 EST