I just want to wish every single one of my Spark People friends the happiest 4th of July. I love this holiday with all it's patriotism and parades and family get-togethers and fireworks. It is one of my all-time favorite days.
I love to... Read more
I don't know if any of you have ever had the pleasure of petting a stingray...but what a neat experience it is! My husband & I went to Brookfield Zoo today. They have a special exhibit going on right now through Labor Day where you can actuall... Read more
Well, now that I have faced the fact that I cannot eat like a crazy person and still expect to keep my weight off - I feel really great about things.
I have learned that as I get older, I really have to start being more sensible every sin... Read more
1. The words are composed of two shorter words in a row. (Example: carnation = car + nation.)
2. New words are formed when s is added to beginning. (Example: ash = sash.)
3. Letters can be rearranged to form new words. (Bean = ... Read more
1. These words follow a rule: buttercup, carnation, foxglove, larkspur.
These words don't follow it: amaryllis, hyacinth, marigold, peony.
Can you find the rule?
2. These words follow a rule: ash, oak, pear, pin... Read more
Here is the lineup of the entertainment & cultures we saw yesterday:
Choom Sarang Korean Dance Group
Niles Korean School
Northshore Dance & Drama Center
Opening Ceremonies-Parade of Flags & the Singing of the National A... Read more
Every year, the weekend before Memorial Day, Skokie Park District in Illinois puts on a 2 day Festival of Cultures. It features some of the diverse cultures that reside in our community, showcasing them in many ways. They have tents where they... Read more
Today, Cliff & I went to Brookfield Zoo. We visited a brand new exhibit (opened May 8th!) called Great Bear Wilderness. It was amazing. Compared to the previous exhibits the bears lived in...this is nirvana! They now have large grassy areas ... Read more
Once again, thank you to all my Spark friends who have wished me a happy anniversary & birthday! I had a wonderful anniversary celebration with my husband at a really nice restaurant that was new to us both.
Then, I had a super birthday.... Read more
Every day we're inundated with rules for healthy living. Unfortunately, many of them just don't hold true. Dawn Gravely, a trainer at Equinox in San Francisco, debunks 3 of them.
Myth 1: Chicken is always better for you than red meat.
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I just had to post this to say thank you to all of my Spark friends out there. It really makes me so happy whenever I log into & find all those wonderful encouraging comments.
I am humbled whenever someone tells me that I inspire them. ... Read more
Well, I have actually been at my job for 1 month already. Yesterday, my trainer presented me with a list of the job functions I have been performing and a very constructive critique of my performance.
Boy, I didn't realize just how much ... Read more
How many of you raised your hands?
If, like me, you tend to carry everything plus the kitchen sink in your purse - you probably did. I have found out by experience that if you tend to wear your purse strap over your head and across your b... Read more
Potassium is an important mineral whose importance is often overlooked. However, it plays a huge role in optimal functioning of both the heart and the nervous system. Potassium also plays a role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in bo... Read more
Have you had your flavonoids today? Be honest, have you even heard of flavonoid? Most people don't know the first thing about these flavonoids known for their antioxidant properties. While flavonoids are responsible for adding pigmentation to fl... Read more