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A DAY OF SECONDHAND SMOKE. NOW I'M PAYING THE PIPER.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Twice a year, I go to a casino and play the slots. San Diego is said to have the most casinos of any U.S. county. With that said, about 10 buses a day pick up folks all day long, 365 days a year at a nearby mall. Usually I drive, but yest... Read more

My Fave Christmas Memory

Sunday, December 25, 2011      12 comments

I was two and lived with my grandparents. My European grandfather made things so exciting. There was a huge family gathered on Christmas Eve of aunts, uncles and cousins. A massive table was set like a Roman feast with every imaginable dish. ... Read more

Sugar Blues

Saturday, December 24, 2011      6 comments

I can feel my body starting to rebel about no sugar, and I have a feeling that I am really going to kick it this time. Hate the way it makes me feel. In fact, I have a feeling that I am going to make great headway in achieving some goals... Read more

Gave Myself a Monster Truck For Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011      4 comments

Okay, it's just a sparkgoodie, but for me it's a reminder of the ride I took at the fair this past summer on a monster truck. It was one huge laugh. It's also a reminder for me to have a fun 2012 and continue to work through the challenges tha... Read more

Advice for Minimizing Holiday Stress

Thursday, December 22, 2011      7 comments

Forget the past... It can't be changed. Forget the future... It can't be predicted. Forget the present... I didn't get you one. Wishing all a wonderful day and happy holiday season.... Read more

WANT TO SMILE? LIVE CAMS OF PANDA, ELEPHANTS, APES, POLAR BEAR & CONDOR

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

If you want a smile, go to sandiegozoo.org and click on their live cameras for any one of five animals. It's Pacific timezone, and they are currently all active and hilarious. You can bookmark for whenever you want to smile. They are ador... Read more

Trader Joe's Stuffed Peppers

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      5 comments

OMG! They are to die for! I read someone's SPblog (don't remember who) and they mentioned TJ's stuffed peppers. I'd been looking all over for something like this, but gave up a long time ago. Last weekend, I went and brought some home. Wow,... Read more

Dying to Have Known (documentary on alternative cancer therapy)

Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

Interesting, but requires an open mind. Wishing all a fun day.... Read more

The New Medicine (documentary) & Healthy Aging (Dr. Weil Documentary)

Sunday, December 18, 2011      7 comments

I watched both of these documentaries and really enjoyed them. The New Medicine was originally aired on PBS in partnership with Webdrmd. Dealt with the mind/body connection in maintaining good health and controlling pain. A lot of it was usef... Read more

Broccoli Diminishes Thyroid Function?

Saturday, December 17, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday, my book arrived -Thyroid for Dummies. I've long-suspected my thyroid going kerflooee, starting with this forever plateau. There had to be a reason that I wasn't able to lose any more weight than I had. Learning some interesting... Read more

Foodmatters (Documentary) Also, Niacin Aids with Depression?

Friday, December 16, 2011      7 comments

Make food your medicine and medicine your food - Hipporates. The film builds on the premise that the human body can heal itself when given proper nutrition. Lots of good info in this documentary. Also pointed to niacin as being a huge hel... Read more

The Addicted Brain (Book)

Thursday, December 15, 2011      4 comments

Just finished reading this book on my Kindle. Written by a MD, it deals with how the brain becomes addicted and mainly concentrates on drugs. But at some points, it does talk about food and other behaviors. Some of the info is basic and learn... Read more

Forks Over Knives - Documentary

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

Thanks to a wonderful spfriend, I found this movie on Netflix. If you have the opportunity (I have Netflix unlimited), it's a great informational documentary regarding food and eating for health. Check it out. Wishing all a great day.... Read more

Miscellaneous Observations About Sparkers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      12 comments

During my three-year adventure on the SP site, I've enjoyed meeting people from so many different backgrounds and circumstances. How interesting it is to "meet" people with one common goal - better health. Some of the handles are obvious, ... Read more

My Status Thread is Like the Movie "Ground Hog Day"

Sunday, December 11, 2011      11 comments

I crack myself up with my thread. Seems as though it's always "Day 1 of no sugar" or "Day 2 of no caffeine." Maybe one of these days I'll get past five months of no sugar that I recently did and felt so much better w/o. Wishing all a fun d... Read more


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