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  • Kitty Chronicles: Continuing Confessions of Queen Cat's Captive!

    2/25/2017 12:53:44 PM, by CERIUSLY

    First of all, on a very serious note, I thank everyone who has been kind enough to ask how Queenie is. In all sincerity, I appreciate your interest. No, I haven't killed her. No, I haven't sent her back outside to the elements. She still opens and closes the cabinet door She still sits on... Read more

  • Field Trip to the Asian Market today

    2/24/2017 12:26:44 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today my husband and I went to one of the larger Asian stores in town - Thai Binh Supermarket. They had greatly increased their tea department - more brands, as well as more varieties within a brand family. Black tea, White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong, Pu-Er (or Pu-Erh). Teasines (herbal drinks with none... Read more

  • Insulin Plant - Bitter Melon, Bitter Cucumber etc

    2/23/2017 12:46:51 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've heard of these plants - bitter melon, bitter cucumber, etc, but didn't realize they were also called "Insulin Plant". Did you? Awhile ago, I subscribed to a YouTube channel, and so today, YouTube suggested this video about the Insulin plant:
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    2/19/2017 7:23:10 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday we made a 40 mile trip up to the nursing faculty where our eldest and Emma, her 50+lb. Pit - Bull service dog are residing temporarily. Emma, appeared happy to see her "Grandma". She just loves company! Daughter and her two were there. Youngest, her hubby and her youngest were al... Read more

  • Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease

    2/18/2017 8:20:07 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Article: Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease
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  • What If I Ate Every though it were fine dining?

    2/16/2017 3:43:38 PM, by CERIUSLY

    Ok, so, this 20-minute meal challenge makes me look like this,24 instead of this. 4 Eating slooooooower has not come easily to most of us. We've googled and yahooed to find internet solutions to a problem that shouldn't be a problem at all. Article titles like this; How To Become A ... Read more

  • Milk? Ripple? Almond "milk"? "lacteal secretion"? Whew!

    2/16/2017 2:16:36 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Interesting article - a lot of polarizing comments.
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    2/16/2017 6:14:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    I intended to post yesterday, but, couldn't bring myself to do so! John turned 53yrs yesterday. He passed on a Wednesday and yesterday was a Wednesday. We went to the cemetery (like any other week) we placed three red silk roses on the grave His fav donut is glazed. So we e... Read more

  • Just For Today

    2/14/2017 11:18:00 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I see this fairly often in "Dear Abby", usually around New Years. I cut it out of newspaper this year, and I really don't have a place or need for yet more newspaper clippings piling up on my table. It suddenly occurred to me I had the electronic copy! Yay! Dear Abby's often-requested list of ... Read more

  • This is the Best Valentine Story Ever!

    2/14/2017 7:03:20 AM, by CERIUSLY

    129This isn’t my story, but it’s so funny and sweet, I had to share it! My friend Lori and her husband Jake have been happily married for 31 years. On their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Lori spent a long time searching for just the right Valentine Card for Jake. She purchased the perfe... Read more

  • Surprised that I lost 1 1/2 lbs the third week

    2/6/2017 6:47:20 PM, by OLDEROWL

    As a member of the Winter 5% weight loss Challenge team the first two weeks were rather ordinary for me except I more than tripled the amount of exercise I usually do, averaging 391 minutes a week. However, I only lost 1.4 pounds the first two weeks. On the third week, I found myself concentrating ... Read more

  • Really Struggling...

    2/6/2017 4:44:40 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    OK, so it has been a year since I joined. I have lost 34 lbs since my highest, which was about a year and 4 months ago, and in the past year since joining I've lost 28 lbs so far. I am halfway to where I intend to be. It's great progress, especially considering I didn't think I could lose anyth... Read more

  • Time For a Page Update

    2/5/2017 5:18:48 PM, by CERIUSLY

    The first time someone told me I was brave was in September of 2011. I had just told my exercise class that I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and would be having some difficulty dealing with triggers and just trying to live my life as normally as possible. I thanked them for sticki... Read more

  • A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Life Pledge

    2/4/2017 1:12:27 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Please (now is a fine time) add your name and spread this pledge to as many Sparkpeople members you think may be encouraged by it, such as by including it in a blog. A WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS PLEDGE We, the undersigned, pledge to strive to live each day, a Wholesome... Read more

  • Calming Down Quickly

    2/1/2017 9:42:42 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I haven't looked just yet, but a year or two back, I wrote a blog where I mentioned learning that it takes about 90 seconds (1.5 minutes) for an emotion's impact to move on... I'll have to look for that blog and post link later. The idea was that the more you kept thinking about whatever thought (me... Read more

  • The Mediterranean Diet and Your Brain by Drs. Oz and Roizen

    1/31/2017 10:00:42 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yippee - more reasons to enjoy Mediterranean foods!
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  • A Proverb for Addiction and getting heli

    1/30/2017 11:42:14 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Ahh so maybe I do need professional help, and it doesn't have to necessarily come from a pastor who might not have enough experience to truly understand...
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  • Another month, another lb...

    1/30/2017 4:16:15 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    So, I have now lost 33lbs total, and 27lbs since being on this site (although I am rarely actually ON this site - I really just check in now to log lbs lost). It's been almost a year since I signed up. When I last looked on here, it looked like people actually visit my page or read this entrie... Read more

  • New Week, New Activities & Friends

    1/29/2017 5:50:39 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Oh my! I haven't blogged for a while. First the SP news. I am going into Week 3. of the BLC 33- Determined Desert Tortoise. Week 1 49 4#- due to the one night stand with the Costco Almond Scones. Week Two 55 2#. I guess what they say is true - a slip of the lips, forever on the ... Read more

  • Measuring day!

    1/29/2017 8:39:46 AM, by BE-A-UTIFUL

    Hi! Today is my measuring day and I've got great update. I am down 7 kilos/15.4 lbs and I am 45.5 cm/ 17.9 inches slimmer... 244 This really made my day and now I can focus on organizing my papers, which have been waiting for me for a very long time. I which you all a great Sunday...Love, Heidi 9... Read more

  • A Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy and Joyous Pledge

    1/28/2017 4:07:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Important 303 Prior to February 6, the contents of this message may be shared with others only by giving a link to this blog
    ?blog_id=6306814 or this link
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