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Talk's Cheap
5/30/2012 8:22:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My Dad was a straight forward guy and as honest as the day is long. He taught me that no matter how good I got at something that bragging was not the...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Variety is The Spice of Life - Maybe?
5/27/2012 2:46:47 PM,  8 COMMENTS

At breakfast this saying came to mind so I looked up it's origin. It was in a poem by William Cowper. I never heard of him but I'm not a poetry kind...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Risk Taker
5/26/2012 8:09:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

After I got my new "used" bicycle it took a while to learn how to ride it. I was 12 and short and the bike had 26" wheels. I think that was years be...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Who Can We Trust?
5/24/2012 8:23:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When I was a teenager I trusted Doctors, Scientists, Newspapers, and the Government. Now I don't know if my trust was earned by those folks because...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

If You Think You Can OR Think You Can't - You're Right!!!
5/22/2012 9:54:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Henry Ford said: "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". He's pointing out the influence that our minds have o...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

God Gave Me a Brain
5/19/2012 3:35:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Unfortunately on those occasions when I have misused that gift I have paid the price. One Valentines Day about 15 years ago I took my wife and younge...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Sometimes I Just Want to Quit
5/18/2012 4:50:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

But I don't. Why not? I'm not progressing as fast as I thought I would. It's hard to change and there's so much to learn. If I quit exercising I w...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Just Do It! - Really???
5/15/2012 11:03:31 AM,  8 COMMENTS

When I was younger I thought "Just Do It" was a call to action. I thought that way because I could do it if I tried hard enough or trained long enoug...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Everything In Moderation
5/11/2012 11:29:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I blogged about my 24 yr. old Granddaughter who called and asked permission to use a story about something I did when I was 14. She was doing a kids...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

The Frog Leg Diet
5/10/2012 4:20:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

One summer when I was somewhere around 12 years old I was visiting my Grandparents for a week and My Uncle Freddy, 3 years older, got the idea that th...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Been a while, huh?
5/9/2012 6:57:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Busy busy...Well I haven't been going to the gym often, but have stayed active. Last night we "discovered" the beauty of Hollis Gardens....I kept tell...  Read more

ARSALLOT

Old Dog - New Tricks
5/8/2012 7:54:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

There's a saying, at least where I grew up, that goes like this: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". I'm going to try to dispel that myth. Aft...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Maintaining Perspective
5/7/2012 8:49:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The year was 1959 and my High School basketball team was playing in the regional finals. I was a starting forward on the team. When our opponent too...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

I'll Be Scarce for a while
4/29/2012 1:37:07 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I lost 1.5 lbs. this week so I'm working the program and it's working for me. For the last two nights the computer has eaten my blog when I tried to...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Country Roads
4/26/2012 7:04:43 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Back in the fifties once you got off Route 66 in the Ozark hills you were on roads that were either dirt or gravel. They could have two lanes or, in...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

All Of The Answers
4/25/2012 6:07:49 PM,  9 COMMENTS

After I started blogging on here I got really worried that it appears that I have all the answers. I don't want to mislead anyone. I blog to remind...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Stress Free Haircuts
4/24/2012 7:44:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ray Stevens, comedienne, does a lot of funny songs and one my grandson likes is "The Haircut Song'. It's on U-Tube if you need a chuckle. He sings...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

WANT vs NEED
4/23/2012 9:39:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today I woke up tired and aching and did not feel like exercising. Today is strength training day and I know that strength training at my age doesn't...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Expectations
4/22/2012 3:15:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My ribs are on the smoker and I'm catching up on my reading. I just read an article about the ten habits of unsuccessful dieters. I think I have inv...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

It's Worth Doing Right.
4/21/2012 9:40:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

We've all heard it said, "If it's worth doing it's worth doing right" and I subscribe to that thinking. What I'm finding as I try to eat healthier an...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

When Friends Hurt
4/20/2012 5:36:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I really hurt when a friend or loved one is in mental or physical pain. I feel the pain and I hate it when I can't stop it. I am an incurable proble...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

The Truth Hurts
4/19/2012 9:25:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

When I was about 10 years old I learned that "the truth hurts" has two meanings. My Dad had very strong feelings about honesty and I wanted to be lik...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Time Marches On - Tracy Lawrence
4/18/2012 9:40:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

"Time Marches On" is a country song and I like the music but the lyrics are sort of sad. I walked out into the yard this morning and I was reminded o...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Life's Little Trials
4/17/2012 4:08:39 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I'm sure that you never had "one of those days" but I'm having one today. 33 Yesterday my daughter was admitted to the hospital with the doctor...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies
4/16/2012 3:23:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

No, that's not the dinner menu. It's in the lyrics to a song by Charlie Pride and the song, "Burgers and Fries" was released in 1978. I was sitting...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

In the Game
4/15/2012 7:50:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today's celebration of Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball brought back great memories of sitting in the right field bleachers and watching h...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

BBQ is SPARK Food
4/14/2012 5:26:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

With apologies to my clinical dietician friend, who's really sharp, I feel compelled to declare that BBQ is great SPARK food. I'm not talking about...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Physical Fitness for Some of Us
4/13/2012 6:03:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Confession. I was a Jock. I played a lot of different sports and ran track. In high school our math teacher told the love of my life that she shou...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

It's a Mind Game - And Worth It
4/12/2012 9:42:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As I read the articles and blogs on SparkPeople I think that I understand the lifestyle change paradigm. The mind is the key. When I was about 1...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

The Great Outdoors
4/11/2012 3:28:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning I read the Editors Choice article "Why Getting Outside is So Good for You". I happen do be one of those people that loves being outdoors...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Good Judgement
4/10/2012 7:53:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Will Rogers said, "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." I think that's true but at my age I was hoping t...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

The "What to Eat" Controversy
4/9/2012 8:03:53 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In my house we are we have been talking the eating approach thing to death. My wife has Diabetes and has been controlling her blood sugar with a low...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Elliptical 30min
4/9/2012 5:16:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Felt great to go today, only a half hour, but I needed it. Probably wont see it tomorrow. Dentist at 8 work at 10 till 7:30, but Wednesday is lookin...  Read more

ARSALLOT

Easter Sunday
4/8/2012 3:51:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is not the day for me to ramble. It is devoted to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Enjoy this sacred day. Lew...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

How time flies!
4/7/2012 8:56:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wow cannot believe I've been on this site for 3 months now! How time flies eh!? I am so happy to now have the title of being a Co-Leader on the Tennes...  Read more

KOUNTRYFIDDLE

The Weight Loss Trap
4/7/2012 8:41:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Before I start I highly recommend today's editors Choice "Moderation in All Things". www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=729...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Grandpa Bony
4/6/2012 10:24:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Have you ever tried to write something and a singular thought kept coming up that had nothing to do with what you were writing. Well, I was writing t...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

Another new begining
4/6/2012 8:41:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I will be back on schedual Monday at the YMCA. I think my back is 100%. The 23rd I start my new position, but next week I am going full time. Yay....  Read more

ARSALLOT

fun week
4/6/2012 2:45:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took my mom back to the airport today.. vacations always go by too quick. Went back to the mail today for the first time since it go flooded in May...  Read more

KOUNTRYFIDDLE

What is Committment?
4/5/2012 7:35:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have come to believe that commitment means different things to different people. I like the Amway definition. Commitment means being willing to do...  Read more

RAWHIDE64

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