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  • It's Not Just the NFL..........

    9/23/2014 4:33:15 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    Joan and I were watching the TV program, Hell's Kitchen the other night. If you are not familiar, Chef Gordon Ramsey picks about 20 chefs, verbally abuses them for 10 weeks or so and then who ever survives, gets to work for him. The definition of insanity? Ramsey throws food, pots, pans a... Read more

  • Depression is kicking me in the teeth

    9/22/2014 5:46:49 PM, by SANDI92167

    My birthday was yesterday and it was all but forgotten. At work they celebrate everyone's birthday and for some reason mine was overlooked. This is not really an easy thing to overlook since my license has to be renewed on my birthday, so they have EVERYONE'S birthdates to keep track of lice... Read more

  • reading

    9/22/2014 2:03:38 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    thought I would look up information on restarting my metabolism at age 60 and older. read quit a few pages on it. it seems I am doing the right things. oh well. then I read up on hormones . took a quiz and it says my results were 50 to 60 % chance I needed to take hormone replace. not sure about tha... Read more

  • word of the day

    9/19/2014 8:07:57 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    DONT GIVE UP. KEEP WORKING AT IT NO MATTER HOW MANY PLATEAUS I COME ACROSS. I JUST HAVE TO KEEP TRUCKING. HAVE GREAT DAY AND STICK WITH IT. WE WILL SUCCEED ONE DAY.... Read more

  • The Most Beautiful People...

    9/17/2014 5:14:47 PM, by JCH628

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understand... Read more

  • half way thro the month

    9/15/2014 11:27:33 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    This month is not going my way. stuck back on another plateau. I try everything to get it to move but nothing seems to work. change eating, change exercise. what do I do to help this along. I am too old to do some of the extreme exercises so I have to do what I can do. lately I just want to fall bac... Read more

  • Back to School Menu Take two

    9/14/2014 5:17:59 PM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    So last weeks menu didn't happen because my husband came home from ocean fishing with fresh Dungeness crab and salmon! That's what we ate last week so this week I'm planning on: Whole Roasted chicken in the oven and veggies Slow cooker pork balsamic tenderloin Slow cooker beef stew Slow c... Read more

  • The Solution is Simple

    9/9/2014 8:58:42 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    “What would you do if someone did that to me?” my daughter asked across the dinner table last night. “The emotional part of me would go find him and shoot him,” I said. “But then his troubles would be over and mine would be just beginning.” We were discussing the topic du jour, the video ... Read more

  • feeling defeated

    9/8/2014 4:24:10 PM, by SANDI92167

    Received the letter denying my surgery. I called my dr & nutritionist this morning and they are working on more information for the insurance company to see if they will reconsider. So now I get to wait some more. I was so excited that this has brought me to tears and I have decided that if... Read more

  • The Beauty of Deadlines

    9/8/2014 11:56:19 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I don't care for them. I never have. I like roaming the wide open spaces and letting things happen as they happen. Throwing caution to the wind and all that stuff. But, I'd been fooling with the project I recently completed for close to 3 years and this little voice kept following me around telling ... Read more

  • Back to School menu

    9/7/2014 6:11:12 PM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    So my first graders start Tuesday the 9th....gosh it's a late start so here is my first real week back menu: Grilled Salmon and veggies (fresh caught this weekend!) Beef stew crockpot Honey garlic chicken slow cooker, rice and salad Balsamic pork tenderloin, veggies and salad ... Read more

  • sept 7

    9/7/2014 5:59:47 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    today is my husbands birthday. he turned 64 today. we had a cookout with one of our friends. I made homemade potato salad and coleslaw. had a plate of Colby and sharp cheese with tomatoes and cukes. we had spare ribs with it. it was good but about 1050 calories for dinner alone( if I figured it righ... Read more

  • Project Completed

    9/6/2014 8:35:09 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    Many of you are aware that I've been MIA here at Spark for the past two weeks or so. I've been working on a project that's been one of those elusive priorities of mine for some time and I am pleased to announce that the project is complete. Once I set myself a deadline and made that deadline a publi... Read more

  • the scale

    9/3/2014 3:35:42 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    gee thought I was doing so good. on my scale I have went from 232 to 200 pounds. two weeks ago went to wellness clinic and weighed 204.4 pounds. missed last week but went today. by their scale I only lost .4 pounds in 2 weeks time. that hurts when i try so hard. I came home and walked on the g... Read more

  • shed

    9/1/2014 7:23:56 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    bet you were thinking shedding pounds. well maybe I did. my husband and I bought a storage shed that we had to put together from scratch. what a project. worked on it from noon yesterday till 630 pm and again today from 10am to 230 pm. in between I did vacuuming , laundry and washed dishes. lol. we... Read more

  • Taco themed menu

    8/31/2014 6:56:45 PM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    This week we are going to have different kinds of taco themed meals, just because I can't think of anything else lol... Turkey Taco Soup Shrimp Tacos Chicken Tacos Pork Tacos ... Read more

  • September

    8/31/2014 10:59:30 AM, by HOUNDOGLOVER76

    Well it's here tomorrow and I didn't do anything to help my health in August except that I signed up for a 10k 8 weeks from now so I better get to my training. Now that I'm back to work the routine will help me so much. I just want to feel better and I know it will happen after I take that first ste... Read more

  • last week of august

    8/29/2014 9:00:02 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    well I thought this was going to be a weekend without the 2 grandsons because it was their moms weekend. but right after school yesterday we ended up with the boys again after having them from tues to Monday night last week. they were in school tue. wed. and thur. gee their mom had them 2 nights. I ... Read more

  • Who's Number 1?

    8/29/2014 6:56:19 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I was looking through some of my old notebooks the other day and I ran across something someone told me a few years ago. They said that no matter what type of work you did, the most important aspect of your life was that you have to be your number one client. Read more

  • If I wasn't fat...

    8/28/2014 11:25:45 PM, by JENNIFORTHEWIN

    I can't even count how many times a sentence or thought has begun that way this week... In Cancun , free photo shoots...if I wasn't fat, wind surfing? If I wasn't fat... Dancing? Swimming? All started with " If I wasn't fat" ... I feel like life is passing me by and I'm sinking :( ... Read more

  • "Where Have You Been"

    8/27/2014 9:15:30 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    Busy, lol, which has been a good thing and a bad thing. My mothers condition continues to worsen. Her Alzheimer's is following a natural progression. The medication she was on caused her severe lower intestinal problems plus a severe skin rash, so it was removed about 3 months ago. During that... Read more

  • hard week

    8/25/2014 7:28:15 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    well I am still going to be good as far as my calories and exercise but I cant afford to shop for more salad things I need for supper this week. had my grandson all week and had to buy things for them to have. tonight I had coleslaw and haddock for supper. it was good but not as filling as my salads... Read more