SparkPeople Everything Else Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets-category.asp?category=everything-else Learn some of the secrets of success for Everything Else from SparkPeople members. SparkPeople Everything Else Secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets-category.asp?category=everything-else Every Problem Has Solution, We Just Need To Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47909_every_problem_has_solution_we_just_need_to_believe Story : !<br><br><br><br>A father left 17 camels, as the inheritance for his three sons.<br>When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will.<br>The Will stated that THE ELDEST SON SHOULD GET HALF of 17 camels while THE MIDDLE SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/3RD (ONE-THIRD) & THE YOUNGEST SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/9TH (ONE-NINTH) of the 17 camels.<br>As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to quarrel with each other. So, the three sons decided to g... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:13:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47908_another_gr8_day_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:52:00 EST The Word On Food Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47903_the_word_on_food_labels Deciphering the promises on products makes you a savvy shopper and healthy eater---if you know what to look for.<br><br>4. VITAMINS AND MINERALS<br><br>"These are shown in percentage of daily value, but are often based on a 2,000---calorie diet, which will be an overestimate for many seniors since they often do not need as many calories," says Johns.<br><br>*****Excellent source of: The food has 20 percent or higher of the daily value of that vitamin or mineral per serving.<br><br>*****Goo... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:31:00 EST Vetiver Oil: A Deeply Grounding Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47900_vetiver_oil_a_deeply_grounding_oil Vetiver Oil: A Deeply Grounding Oil<br><br>Vetiver oil, also known as khus oil, is a lesser-known plant oil that offers a heavy, earthy fragrance, which is reminiscent of patchouli but with a touch of lemon. It is believed to be very grounding, calming, and stabilizing, and provides a range of essential oil uses and benefits. Learn more about this herbal oil.<br><br>What Is Vetiver Oil?<br><br>Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial grass that belongs to the Poaceae... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:40:00 EST Say Hello to a Healthier You With Hemp Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47899_say_hello_to_a_healthier_you_with_hemp_oil Say Hello to a Healthier You With Hemp Oil<br><br>The hemp plant, a member of the cannabis family, has been proven to provide better health without the risk of addiction. One way to reap its benefits is by using hemp oil. Looking past hemp’s bad reputation and seeing how this essential oil can yield positive impacts on your wellbeing.<br>What Is Hemp Oil?<br><br>Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil, comes from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa), which is produced for industrial purposes.1,2,3 ... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:27:00 EST The Word On Food Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47892_the_word_on_food_labels 1. Calories<br><br>*****Reduced calorie: 25 percent fewer calories compared with the original item and its serving size. "It is important that one knows what the original product contains," says Johns.<br><br>*****Light or lite: 33 percent fewer calories compared with the original and its original serving size. Follow the same advice as with reduced calories. "If you are used to consuming the original product, then switching to the reduced calorie or light/lite version is an improvement... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:12:00 EST Loss of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47890_loss_of_time <br>SsusushshshshshshshahshshshsgshsshsgGg<BR>GgGsgGgGgGggGgGggGgGFffFFfGzhzhzhdhshs<BR>hdhzhxhxjxjjfkfkfkccllteltaltakrairakr<BR>akrakrakrqkrqktqltqktqktwktaktqktqkrqk<BR>tqtkkqktqktlqlqflqlfqltalfakfakfakfakf<BR>akfakfakakfakfakfaktakfakfakfakfakfakt<BR>akfakfakfakfakafkfakfakfakfaktakfaktak<BR>fakfajfakfakafamfamfakfakakfakfakfakfa<BR>kfaktakatakftakfaktakrakrakfaktakaktak<BR>raktaktaktaktaktakraktakraktqaktakrakt<BR>aktaktaktaktaktakwtaktaktakaktwtkwtwlt<BR>wktaktwltwktatkaktqktwtkktaktqt... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:35:00 EST Be thankful for what you have http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47889_be_thankful_for_what_you_have <br>Be Thankful For What You Have - A Beautiful Story<br><br><br><br>A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.<br><br>A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.<br><br>Soon the hat began to... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:00 EST Tea Tree Oil: Three Cheers for Tea Tree! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47888_tea_tree_oil_three_cheers_for_tea_tree Tea Tree Oil: Three Cheers for Tea Tree!<br><br>Practical, inexpensive, and has many uses for your health and around the home – no wonder tea tree oil is hailed as a "jack of all trades" among nature's herbal oils. Here's what you need to know about tea tree oil.<br><br>What Is Tea Tree Oil?<br><br>Tea tree oil (TTO), also called melaleuca oil, is made from the leaves of the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia), a member of the myrtle tree family, which is native to Australia. The name was... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:43:00 EST Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47882_clary_sage_oil_the_gentler_sage_oil Clary Sage Oil: The Gentler Sage Oil<br><br>A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September. When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion, and kidneys. Although it doesn’t come cheap, it’s still worth using due to its many positive health effects.<br><br>What Is Clary Sage Oil?<br><br>Clary sage oil is extracted from the clary sage herb (Salvia sclarea), w... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:54:00 EST Not really secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47881_not_really_secret So this isn't really a secret but it's something that I have really noticed with my own progression throughout my time with sparkpeople. <br>I joined in 2012 and have enjoyed using the food and exercise trackers throughout this time but my weight has yo-yoed during these 4 years and I think I have finally realised why... Consistency! Each time I have a reason to lose weight I manage to do it but when the countdown stops so do I. Not only is this bad for my progression but it's also bad for my... 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I have been a few years and just wanted to drive over and just talk to her. This is her home town in Alabama so it's a quick 2-3hour drive over. Better than I drive and be so exhausted that I can't enjoy myself. So I'm going in. <br><br>On Expedia they gave me the option to get insurance. Is it worth it? W... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:58:00 EST the fence a story with real meaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47866_the_fence_a_story_with_real_meaning The Fence – A story with true meaning<br><br><br><br>There once was a young boy with a very bad temper.<br><br>The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.<br><br>On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!<br><br>Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number ... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:15:00 EST The Word On Food Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47863_the_word_on_food_labels Deciphering the promises on products makes you a savvy shopper and healthy eater---if you know what to look for.<br><br>With food manufacturers vying for your business, you are exposed to all kinds of feel-good promises like "low-fat," "reduced sodium," and "fortified with." But before you make your selection, you need to know what these labels really advertise.<br><br>"Understanding the meaning behind the words can have a positive impact on your food choices," says Arlene Johns, RD, with UC... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:29:00 EST Weight Loss??? What are you thinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47861_weight_loss_what_are_you_thinking OK I admit I was searching things to loose weight.. You know it and I bet you tried a lot of things to get to loose weight.. I have my hand raised high... That is probably why there are thousands of weight loss tips.. diets and methods... thousands of programs plans and products designed for losing weight... and millions of book.., websites and articles written about how to lose weight fast... I can tell you things have been around for a long time..and I watched a little TV to relax.. I had t... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:33:00 EST Thyme Oil: A Natural Antibiotic http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47859_thyme_oil_a_natural_antibiotic Thyme Oil: A Natural Antibiotic<br><br>Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free.<br><br>Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential oils derived from herbs like thyme oil. Not only do they have antibacterial properties, but ... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:58:00 EST Safflower Oil: Facts About This Traditionally Used Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47858_safflower_oil_facts_about_this_traditionally_used_oil Safflower Oil: Facts About This Traditionally Used Oil<br><br>Safflower oil is one of the many edible oils in the market lauded for positive health effects. While there may be some truth to this, there are potential disadvantages to consider when using this oil. Learn more about my recommendations on safflower oil and discover if its benefits outweigh its risks.<br><br>What Is Safflower Oil?<br><br>Safflower oil is derived from the seeds of the safflower plant (Carthamus tinctorius L.), an a... 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Aids is wide spread and it is taking the world by Storm.. Just because someone has any kind of diseases they need you more now than ever...Each day that passes they are making so many strides in the Medical Field and I Pray that it will be a cure one day..... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:45:00 EST A tomato story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47839_a_tomato_story A Tomato Story<br><br><br>A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company.<br><br>The employer interviewed him, then a test: clean the floor.<br><br>“You are hired.” – the employer said. ”Give me your email address, and I’ll send you the application to fill, as well as when you will start.”<br><br>The man replied, “I don’t have a computer, neither an email.”<br><br>“I’m sorry,” said the employer, “if you don’t have an email , you cannot have the job.”<br><br>The m... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:29:00 EST Wintergreen Oil: More Than Just a Pain Reliever http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47837_wintergreen_oil_more_than_just_a_pain_reliever Wintergreen Oil: More Than Just a Pain Reliever<br><br>If you've ever used a pain-relieving ointment or rub with a mentholated aroma, then chances are you already know what wintergreen oil smells like. The clean and minty scent of this herbal oil is associated with relieving pain and stimulating mental wellbeing. Discover more interesting facts about wintergreen oil in this article.<br><br>What Is Wintergreen Oil?<br><br>Wintergreen oil is extracted from a shrubby evergreen plant called Gault... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:51:00 EST Orange Oil: A Sweet Treat for the Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47835_orange_oil_a_sweet_treat_for_the_body Orange Oil: A Sweet Treat for the Body<br><br>What Is Orange Oil?<br><br>Orange (Citrus sinensis) belongs to the Rutaceae family. The fruit comes from a small grayish-brown bark tree, which is almost similar to a shrub. Its branches grow to a regular hemisphere shape and ve oval-shaped foliage that sprouts to at least three to four inches. Its flowers are distinguished by its aromatic characteristic, and the circular fruit is rougher and darker in comparison to other varieties of citrus.<br><... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:57:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47830_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:25:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47824_another_gr8_day_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:15:00 EST going before us http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47822_going_before_us When I am struggling with an issue it is good to review those that have gone before me so I turn to the Bible and read Hebrews 11.<br>1. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2. This is what the ancients were commended for.<br>3. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.<br>4. By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended a... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 18:11:00 EST Things that can drive you crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47821_things_that_can_drive_you_crazy Man o Man the little things that drive us crazy..<br>sitting in traffic..All that mess where we take the punches and stressful faucet that drips at home even the slamming door that you keep forgetting to fix...and don't forget that jerk at work who won't stop smacking his lips while he's eating.. and you know he get paid more than you and you do a lot of their work.. All of this can lead to higher rates of depression.. mental illness and lower life...expectancy... for you or them.. Yes I am... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:18:00 EST 20 of the wisest quotes of all time http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47819_20_of_the_wisest_quotes_of_all_time 20 of the Wisest Quotes of All Time<br><br>Wisdom is something that comes from experience. Humans experience things differently from each other, they are always seeking wisdom no matter what the experience may be.<br><br>We use this wisdom to guide ourselves away from past mistakes and hopefully reach our endgame goals. Wisdom of all kinds has been passed down throughout every single generation of man. It is only acceptable that we give back the wisdom we have received to those who need it mo... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:10:00 EST Yarrow Oil: Nature’s Wound-Healing Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47816_yarrow_oil_natures_woundhealing_oil Yarrow Oil: Nature’s Wound-Healing Oil<br><br>What Is Yarrow Oil?<br><br>Yarrow oil is extracted from Achillea millefolium, a member of the Compositea plant family. This perennial herb is known throughout Europe, but also grows in Asia and North America. Yarrow can grow up to three feet (one meter) high, and is distinguishable by its feathery and aromatic fern-like leaves, and pink-white, dense flower heads. <br><br>Yarrow has many nicknames, such as milfoil, nosebleed, common yarrow, and tho... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:22:00 EST On Doing It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47815_on_doing_it <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br>"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."<br> - Leonardo da Vinci<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>Pretty provocative title. huh? Sorry, it's not about doing that but it is about doing everything else.<br><br>Yesterday I qu... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:08:00 EST Tangerine Oil: Your Morning Booster Essential Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47814_tangerine_oil_your_morning_booster_essential_oil Tangerine Oil: Your Morning Booster Essential Oil<br><br>What Is Tangerine Oil?<br><br>Tangerine (Citrus tangerina) belongs to the mandarin orange family, which are both members of the citrus family. They have very similar taste and properties, the reason why they are often interchanged. But horticulturists can easily distinguish one from another. Compared to mandarin’s light colored skin, tangerine’s skin has a darker reddish-orange hue, and while mandarin skin has a smooth texture, tangerin... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:29:00 EST Two scared puppies protected by a large cobra http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47804_two_scared_puppies_protected_by_a_large_cobra <br>Two Scared Puppies Protected By A Large Cobra, It’s Just A Miracle<br>\<br><br>There is goodness inside all of us, we just need to believe and keep going.<br><br>Animals sometimes show more humanity and kindness than us humans. This incident that happened in a remote village of Punjab, India few days back involving animals will warm your heart.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><BR><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><BR><br><br><br><br><br><br... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:48:00 EST We are all gud drink water http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47802_we_are_all_gud_drink_water ....................:&::&&:&::&:&&:&:&:&:&<BR>::&::&&&:&&4;$:$:$;;$:7:):$:!:??/:):$:<BR>)$:jdkfjsbdhdhhdhedhdjshhshdjzjjddbddb<BR>dhhddjdjdjdjdjddjjdjdjddjjdjdjdjdjddjd<BR>jdjjdjdjddjdjdjjdjjddjdjfkffjddjddffff<BR>ffffffffffffddffffffdfdfdddddddddddddd<BR>dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd<BR>ddddddddddddddddddssdddddddddddddfffff<BR>ffffggggggggggggffffffffffffffffffffff<BR>fffffvhhhbhhhhjkoiggggvbhgvbjhhhghgggh<BR>ghfhfggggghhhhhhhhhhjjhhhhhhgggggfffccvvvvvvvvvvggfffffgvccvvcccccccccccc... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:58:00 EST Forces At Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47801_forces_at_work <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>We spend so much time concentrating on and worrying about the external things ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:48:00 EST when in doubt http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47795_when_in_doubt Recently I was feeling down following some rough patches and really needed a pick me up big time. So, I turned to my Bible for encouragement and found the following major lift I needed. <br><br>Psalm 19 For the director of music. A psalm of David.<br>1<br>The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.<br>2<br>Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.<br>3<br>There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. [... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:37:00 EST Ylang Ylang Oil: The Soothing Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47793_ylang_ylang_oil_the_soothing_oil Ylang Ylang Oil: The Soothing Oil<br><br><br>Ylang ylang oil1 is derived from the fresh flowers of the ylang ylang tree (Cananga Odorata),2 which is usually found in the rainforests of Asian and South Pacific islands like Indonesia, Philippines, Java, Sumatra, Comoro, and Polynesia.<br><br>There are several grades of ylang ylang essential oil sold in the market, but ylang ylang extra oil is considered to be the best among other varieties. Because it is the product of the first extraction, yla... 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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:09:00 EST never ignore a person who loves you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47781_never_ignore_a_person_who_loves_you Never Ignore A Person Who Loves You<br><br><br>There was a guy who was so tired of reading his girlfriend's message because there are always "I love you!", "I miss you!" or "Hey, have you had your meal?"<br><br>One night while lying on the bed, he received a text message from her. He didn't read it, instead he ignored it and slept off.<br><br>In the morning, he got a call from his girlfriend's mom. She was crying helpless while telling him that his girlfriend was killed that night she sent th... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:25:00 EST Do You Know about the mud in the South..?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47778_do_you_know_about_the_mud_in_the_south Well if you haven't been in Alabama well I am going to tell you the mud there is Red Clay.. It is the worst thing to get stuck in.. I look at it like getting stuck in the mud with front traction on your car.. the front spins and the back before you know it is almost on the ground.. Even try rocking this and you will see.. You will go down as fast as the squirrel running across a busy road.. I also looked at it as trying to loose weight.. You hit those weeks and nothing happens.. You want to g... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:35:00 EST Awesome Aloe Vera Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47775_awesome_aloe_vera_oil Awesome Aloe Vera Oil<br><br>By itself, aloe oil is not a true, pure oil. It is prepared by mixing the aloe vera plant with a fatty oil.1 This plant oil basically contains the properties of aloe, from which it is extracted. However, since it is combined with a carrier oil, its nutritional properties may be enhanced or reduced.<br><br>Most of the health benefits provided by aloe vera come from its water-retaining, fleshy leaves2 — specifically the nutrient-rich gel extracted from them. It is u... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:54:00 EST Catnip Oil: Care for Your Body With This Essential Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47773_catnip_oil_care_for_your_body_with_this_essential_oil Catnip Oil: Care for Your Body With This Essential Oil<br><br>Catnip is popular because of its effect on cats’ behavior, whether it’s a domesticated feline or a ferocious tiger.1 But, did you know that humans can also use catnip to their advantage?<br><br>What Is Catnip Oil?<br><br>Catnip oil is made from the catnip plant (Nepeta cataria), which also goes by the name cat mint.2 This member of the mint family wildly grows as a weed, but may be found in herb gardens as well.3 Once extracted, th... 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I discovered it when I was watching the Biggest Looser on a regular basis. I did my research and decided at the time it was the best option for me. The device tracked my fitness automatically. It could even tell me about my sleep patterns - from how much sleep I was getting to how many time I woke up in the night. I could even link... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:15:00 EST I am not a Hippo.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47737_i_am_not_a_hippo Yes.. People judge you by your appearance.. This is one of the easiest ways to improve your social status and the way people see you... I know because when I was heavier..and this is when I was in my forties.. people I thought I knew would call me a Hippo and names just to see me cry.. There is a lot of ignorant people out there and even Children in School will find the weakest point and dig into it and twist.. cause if you do not look perfect.. This is what can happen.. Being a woman and ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:03:00 EST A Simple Way to Reduce Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47735_a_simple_way_to_reduce_stress A Simple Way to Reduce Stress<br><br><br>Gardening is one of life's simple pleasures. Even if you don't have a green thumb, digging in the dirt, planting and nurturing plant life fills a void in many people's lives. Some call it spiritual while others describe it as therapeutic or stress relieving.<br><br>Indeed, planting a garden lets you connect with nature in a way that you probably crave, even if you don't exactly realize it. This is why many people find gardening to be addictive — in a g... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:40:00 EST If You're Into Sports, Arnica Oil May Come in Handy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47733_if_youre_into_sports_arnica_oil_may_come_in_handy If You're Into Sports, Arnica Oil May Come in Handy<br><br><br>Arnica oil is becoming popular for its pain-relieving and health-promoting properties. It's a wonderful addition to your alternative first aid kit, especially if you're prone to exercise-related injuries, such as bruises or sprains. Keep on reading to learn more about arnica oil.<br><br>What Is Arnica Oil?<br><br>Arnica refers to a clan of flowering perennial plants from the daisy family (Compositae) that's native to Europe and Si... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:12:00 EST Story from one whiner to another.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47727_story_from_one_whiner_to_another From one Whiner to another.. We sit and plan and then fall off track.. get up go again and then find yourself sitting there holding a empty bag of chips and you know you said.. Just a few.. and the boob tube is on and you lost track of time and now it is three shows later.. You just know you have to be your own Cheerleader.. You have to stand up and move.. not from the couch to the chair.. but start to exercise .. Start small and then build even if it is only fifteen minutes you have to start... 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The problem is that some stores have a gluten free section that has a few choices. Many stores though have started putting the gluten free foods in with the regular foods and this makes you hunt the isles and spend time searching each shelf to find what you want. ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:17:00 EST 4 introvert types which one are you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47723_4_introvert_types_which_one_are_you <br><br>Researcher Jonathan Cheek told Science of Us that there are four different types of introverts: social, thinking, anxiousand restrained and that every introvert has varying degrees of these traits, which makes sense considering introvert is a huge term that has various meanings and traits within itself. <br><br><br><br><br>1. Social Introversion:<br>A social introvert is the cliché type of introvert, if you will. It’s the type of introvert who likes to be alone and prefers not to soci... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:27:00 EST Good News and Bad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47712_good_news_and_bad_news <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <br>The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.<br> ~ Norman Vincent Peale<br> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <br><br>I am reminded of the minion who reports to his boss that he has some good news and some bad news. The boss says give me the bad news first... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:23:00 EST How can you help the less fortunate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47709_how_can_you_help_the_less_fortunate Not everyone has been blessed equally. Some came from two parent homes, some had the chance for an education, others did not. We find ourselves aware of others who are absolutely down and out and want to help, but not contribute to a lifestyle that may be toxic. Have you thought about simple ways you can actually help?<br><br>1. Provide little bottles of shampoo, cream rinse, lotion,or toothpaste that many of us get from hotels. Package them in little plastic bags and hand them out at the... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:20:00 EST Household Uses for Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47707_household_uses_for_baking_soda Baking soda is amazing! The white stuff can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth? Check out these tips for home uses of baking soda.<br>Tips for Using Baking Soda<br><br> Add baking soda to your bath water to relieve sunburned or itchy skin.<br> Make a paste of baking soda and water, and apply to a burn or an insect bite for relief.<br> Clean your refrigerator with a solution of one-teaspoon baking soda to one quart of warm... 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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:45:00 EST Anger always harmful, patience is a must required in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47701_anger_always_harmful_patience_is_a_must_required_in_life Anger Always Harmful, Patience Is Must Required In Life<br><br><br>As the carpenter went home after shutting down his workshop, a black poisonous cobra entered his workshop.<br><br>The cobra was hungry & hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It slithered from one end to another & finally bumped into an axe & got very slightly injured.<br><br>In anger & revenge, the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra ‘s mouth started bleedi... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:53:00 EST Middle age Spread and it is not butter.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47693_middle_age_spread_and_it_is_not_butter Well I am old.. and I can say that the Middle age spread is true.. even the Saddle Bag syndrome.. I tried all kind of different things and I came to the conclusion I wasn't going to be able to do anything about it.. It is the small moments that remind me of how different I am now.... Like the time recently when I was trying on some new pants cause nut told me if you feeling better... Give jogging a try.. I am telling you.. I thank God no one was outside and most were at work cause after the ... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:19:00 EST Sanderson Farms Refuses to Reduce Use of Antibiotics http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47690_sanderson_farms_refuses_to_reduce_use_of_antibiotics Sanderson Farms Refuses to Reduce Use of Antibiotics<br><br>Antibiotic-resistant disease has become a serious public health threat, and the evidence shows the routine use of antibiotics in food animals such as cows and chickens plays a major role in the development and spread of these drug-resistant bacteria.1<br><br>The weight of the evidence is such that no one in their right mind would publicly argue that antibiotics in agriculture are of no consequence. Yet that's exactly what Sanderson F... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:02:00 EST Zika: Brazil Admits It's Not the Virus http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47687_zika_brazil_admits_its_not_the_virus Zika: Brazil Admits It's Not the Virus<br><br>Amidst growing fear-based propaganda warning of the threat of Zika virus comes a quiet admission from health officials in Brazil: Zika alone may not be responsible for the rise in birth defects that plagued parts of the country.<br><br>While there is some evidence suggesting Zika virus may be linked to the birth defect microcephaly, and the virus has been spreading throughout Brazil, rates of the condition have only risen to very high rates in the... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:20:00 EST On Being Noice http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47686_on_being_noice <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Whatever else you do today, find somebody to be nice to. <br>~Ludlow Porch <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Ludlow Porch was an irreverent radio talk show host beginning in the '70's and continuing until his death in the mid 2000's. Ludlow never took anything very seriously, including himse... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:03:00 EST On Being Noice http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47685_on_being_noice <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Whatever else you do today, find somebody to be nice to. <br>~Ludlow Porch <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Ludlow Porch was an irreverent radio talk show host beginning in the '70's and continuing until his death in the mid 2000's. Ludlow never took anything very seriously, including himse... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:03:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47679_another_gr8_day_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:55:00 EST Shake Rattle and Bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47675_shake_rattle_and_bones Well you have heard the old song Shake Rattle and Roll.. Well I do and you need to listen to it again.. Great way to shake and get those bones up and going.. I am old and so are my bones and with three types of Arthritis I needed to move.. I needed to loose weight and get the Pressure off of my joints.. I have to say when I found Spark People it was a true Blessing in Disguise... I learned so many things about different things to do and eat.. I was doing it all wrong.. All of us have differen... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:48:00 EST Commit to doing the hardest stuff first http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47674_commit_to_doing_the_hardest_stuff_first I find there are certain things I need to do every day to stay on track with my weight loss, and fitness training. Some of these things I love to do, and some I hate having to do. <br><br>Not wanting to do something tends to become a hurdle for me. "I don't really want to get up early and go running, so I'll do it later". Later then becomes "I'm too tired", or "I ran out of time". <br><br>It's far to easy to find a way out of doing some things if you just keep pushing them off until late... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:08:00 EST beautiful story ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47671_beautiful_story_ahead A Desperate Mother Was Turned Away At The Grocery Store. What Followed Was Priceless.<br><br><br><br>A poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.<br><br>The grocer scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store.<br><... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:49:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47660_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... 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They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Show support that they are not alone.<br><br>“Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle ... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:02:00 EST The perks of protein shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47647_the_perks_of_protein_shakes After so many great workouts where I would then turn to the quickest, most readily available snack to enjoy before hopping into the shower, I decided to try something different.<br><br>Granted, those quick snacks were usually relatively healthy, but they always left me feeling starving. Plus, I was worried my muscles weren't getting the nutrition they needed to restore themselves after a strength-training session and get ready for the next session.<br><br>So . . . I decided to give protein s... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:04:00 EST Get Off the Spinning Circle http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47646_get_off_the_spinning_circle Here we go again.. We get into the spinning circle like the hamster and run around loosing and gaining and it is a cycle on we can break... We loose and feel great and before you know it your like the Sloth that hangs in the tree and moves very little.. He eats and hangs.. Do you know what they look like.. Well we need to look in a mirror and see.. If we just try to eat less and exercise more...most people will can win that battle.... Start with one small change and then build on that.. Find... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:36:00 EST Striking a Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47643_striking_a_balance <em>36</em> <em>281</em> <em>300</em> <br>Today I will be attending the family "end of summer" (sort of) barbecue. I am the chef. <br><br>The local school board has the seasons all skewed. School starts the beginning of August, Labor Day is the beginning of September, it stays hot until the first of October. I don't know when summer really ends, I guess at the first snowfall but whatever, the barbecue is today. Chicken, ribs, brunswick stew a redneck's delight! <br> <em>36</em> <e... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:32:00 EST Like Sugar, Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47638_like_sugar_alcohol_increases_your_risk_of_cancer Like Sugar, Alcohol Increases Your Risk of Cancer<br><br><br>Nearly one-third of Americans are obese, incurring an estimated annual medical cost of $147 billion.1 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014 there was no state with a prevalence of obesity less than 20 percent.2<br><br>This is shockingly different from the CDC numbers from 1990, at which time no state had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 15 percent.3<br><br>The rise in obesity... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:12:00 EST Sleepless in Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47636_sleepless_in_sugar After reading numerous articles regarding high sugar intake, I kept getting drawn back to this idea of watching my intake. I discovered it was higher than I thought but still not with the average. As a test I went on a 30 day fast of most sugars (actual sugar, cookies, cakes, candies and processed food).<br><br>No weight drop and really did not feel any different and went back to sugar. The idea again gnawed at my brain and I went on to do a 60 days fast. No real weight loss but something fe... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:14:00 EST His Wife Left Him And Their Son After A Fight. Two Days Later, He Posts This Shocking Letter http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47631_his_wife_left_him_and_their_son_after_a_fight_two_days_later_he_posts_this_shocking_letter <br>No matter how much you love your spouse, arguing with them is pretty much inevitable — especially when you have kids.<br>When you both work hard to do what’s best for your family, the stress and frustration may become too much to bear.<br>So when this wife felt unappreciated by her husband, she got tired of fighting with him. She tearfully left him alone with the children without any sign that she’d come back. Just two days later, though, her husband decided to write her a letter about hi... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:25:00 EST Get it on up.. and Dance like a fool... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47629_get_it_on_up_and_dance_like_a_fool Sometimes it is hard when people look and make fun of you cause of your weight.. I visited my Niece in Alabama and called a couple of old friends from High School.. What did I get.. I was called a Hippo and laughed at in the middle of the road and one out of the whole little group of ten turned around and said I am sorry.. You don't need that and neither did I but that put me on a conquest to loosing weight and finding Spark People... I found the more I moved the better I felt.. and I use to ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:32:00 EST Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47627_rheumatoid_arthritis_an_introduction Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Introduction<br><br>Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is starting to cement itself as a debilitating disease that affects people of all ages.1 In fact, it’s now the third most common type of arthritis, in terms of incidence, behind osteoarthritis and gout.2<br><br>According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 1.5 million people in the United States are affected by rheumatoid arthritis, with 41 out of 100,000 people being diagnosed with the disease annually.<br><br>Women a... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:50:00 EST Youth Sports Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47626_youth_sports_addiction <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <br>Headed for the GFL pre-season jamboree! <br>Youth football rocks!<br> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <br><br>Not too much time today, grandson playing football, two granddaughters playing softball and cheerleading. I will check in tomorrow.<br><br> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> <em>281</em> ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:21:00 EST Every problem has a solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47616_every_problem_has_a_solution <br>Story : Every Problem Has Solution, We Just Need To Believe!<br><br><br>A father left 17 camels, as the inheritance for his three sons.<br><br>When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will.<br><br>The Will stated that THE ELDEST SON SHOULD GET HALF of 17 camels while THE MIDDLE SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/3RD (ONE-THIRD) & THE YOUNGEST SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/9TH (ONE-NINTH) of the 17 camels.<br><br>As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons star... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:31:00 EST Every problem has a solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47615_every_problem_has_a_solution <br>Story : Every Problem Has Solution, We Just Need To Believe!<br><br><br>A father left 17 camels, as the inheritance for his three sons.<br><br>When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will.<br><br>The Will stated that THE ELDEST SON SHOULD GET HALF of 17 camels while THE MIDDLE SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/3RD (ONE-THIRD) & THE YOUNGEST SON SHOULD BE GIVEN 1/9TH (ONE-NINTH) of the 17 camels.<br><br>As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons star... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:31:00 EST Look At your self as a Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47613_look_at_your_self_as_a_project Well are you like many projects that millions of Americans take on and then only to get to a place where things are good and have it to fall apart.. or to go through all the surgeries and lap bands and bypass surgeries and still it goes to pot... Yes I am talking to day to let you know that Spark People was my answer.. As I found Spark People I got the truth of how to get things in order.. a friend of mine I ran into last week I didn't know who she was.. It was not my falling memory it is bec... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:57:00 EST AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47610_an_attitude_of_gratitude <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <br>Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation<br> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <em>527</em> <br><br>If you start beach day by expressing gratitude for all that you have, then each subsequent... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:18:00 EST another Gr8 Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47607_another_gr8_day_ ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:05:00 EST We're All Guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47599_were_all_guilty We‘re all guilty.....Everyday from the moment we wake up till we go to bed we live our lives caring what other people think of us... Stop thinking that way cause you are who you are and we are all different.. We accept this for it is others see us and what it is because everyone around us see us and if this is how you want others to help you speak up...We tip toe our way through life by doing things in order to please others... not because it is what we believe in... Eventually our actions.. ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:57:00 EST Husbands are husbands funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47597_husbands_are_husbands_funny Husbands Are Husbands (Very Funny)<br><br>A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him round the Head with a frying pan.<br><br>'What was that for?' the man asked.<br><br>The wife replied 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'.<br><br>The man then said 'When I was at the races last week Jenny was the name of the horse I bet on'<br><br>The wife apologized and went on with the housework.<br><br>Three days later the man is watc... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:11:00 EST Don't Skimp on Your Skin — Try Rosehip Oil Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47590_dont_skimp_on_your_skin_try_rosehip_oil_now Don't Skimp on Your Skin — Try Rosehip Oil Now<br><br><br>Rosehip oil has been making a name in the cosmetics industry because of its phenomenal benefits for the skin. Supermodels and actors even swear by its skin rejuvenating and clarifying effects. But what exactly is rosehip oil and where does it come from? Keep reading this article to find out.<br><br>What Is Rosehip Oil?<br><br>Rosehip oil, sometimes called rose hip seed oil, can be obtained from wild rose (Rose moschata, Rosa rubignosa ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:43:00 EST Keep On Keeping On http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47589_keep_on_keeping_on <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <br>"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."<br> -Dale Carnegie<br> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <br><br>Another day with more to do than time to do it. Planning will be a requisite, I will rport back t... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:39:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47582_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 01:45:00 EST the happily married couple http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47577_the_happily_married_couple <br>Couple Is Happily Married For Sixty Years. But She Never Thought He’d Blame Her For This In The Very End.<br><br>The couple were 85 years old, and had been married for sixty years. <br><br>Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies. <br><br>Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade. <br><br>One day, their good health didn't help when they went o... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:57:00 EST How Gratitude Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47571_how_gratitude_can_improve_your_health_and_wellbeing How Gratitude Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing<br><br><br>Can feeling gratitude influence your health? According to a number of studies, the answer is yes. According to Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy,1 an expert in brain and mind health:2<br><br>"If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world's best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system."<br><br>While the American once-a-year gratitude ritual of Thanksgiving is better than nothing, if you're s... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:51:00 EST So Much To Do, So Little Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47568_so_much_to_do_so_little_time <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br>"Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson om how to improve your performance next time" <br>~ Og Mandino <br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br><br>Today is one of those days that happens every once in a while where there are about thirty hours worth of stuff ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:43:00 EST Never buy a bigger size!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47566_never_buy_a_bigger_size If your clothes are too tight, change your body, not your wardrobe. <br><br><br> Your first clue that something needs to change, would be the way your clothes fit, or rather the way they don't fit. <br><br><br> Changing your wardrobe can be so costly. Changing your body can actually save you money. <br><br><br> You do not need to spend a lot of money changing the size of your body.<br><br> <br> When you avoid buyi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:20:00 EST Know what to say and when funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47557_know_what_to_say_and_when_funny <br>Know What to Say and When – funny<br><br>Three women go down to Mexico one night, get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to find that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.<br><br>The first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair, and is asked if she has any last words. She says, “I am from Grace University, and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent,”<br><br>They throw the s... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:50:00 EST Tough Times ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47555_tough_times_ <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <br>"Tough times never last. Tough people do!"<br>~ Robert H. Schuller <br> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <br><br>I chose the above aphorism upon which to base todays postings. Each day I choose an aphorism from my vast collection of pithy sayings and first post it on my page as today's status. I the post it as a blog, go... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 14:09:00 EST Which comes first.. Depression or anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47554_which_comes_first_depression_or_anxiety There is no way of telling... You can get Anxiety Attacks because you are Depressed or you can become Depressed and become Anxious and that can become a Attacks...and it can go around and around... cause you need to get weight off and you want that but then you head to the fridge to calm your nerves.. What starts out as a bag of cookies you forget and they are all gone.. How do I know this cause this was a battle I had.. It is not easy but if you can get pass the first few hurdles you know t... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 14:02:00 EST Surprising Reasons Americans Waste so Much Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47552_surprising_reasons_americans_waste_so_much_food Surprising Reasons Americans Waste so Much Food<br><br><br>Foodborne illness is a major problem in developed countries like the U.S., but one tactic many Americans rely on to prevent it is seriously misled.<br><br>A new survey on household food waste in the U.S. revealed that more than 68 percent of Americans had thrown away food because it was past the expiration date — and they believed eating it could cause food poisoning.1<br><br>This is a major misconception, as although it's possible to... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:34:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47547_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 03:33:00 EST Dynamic Duo: Dawn and Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47533_dynamic_duo_dawn_and_vinegar I saw this a long time ago about how people were using dawn and white vinegar to clean their floors. So I started investigating and discovered that people were using this dynamic duo but in different strength to clean almost everything in their household. Listed below are some of the ways in which I used this duo.<br><br>As a Soap Scum Remover: 1 part Dawn to 1 part Vinegar: I know just about all of us has had soap scum in our tubs or showers, this duo is your best friend. Add equal part... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 13:44:00 EST Count Your Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47530_count_your_blessings <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br>"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward into the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence."<br>Og Mandino<br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> ... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:57:00 EST How Much Water Should Your Dog Be Drinking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47529_how_much_water_should_your_dog_be_drinking How Much Water Should Your Dog Be Drinking?<br><br><br>Have you ever wondered how much water your dog needs each day? Do you assume he’ll drink precisely the amount he needs if you give him free access to fresh clean water at all times?<br><br>If so, you might be surprised to learn that while some dogs instinctively know to drink just the right amount of water for their needs, some dogs don’t drink enough water, and others drink too much. So it’s possible your own canine companion is either u... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:35:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47524_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 00:26:00 EST GR8 DAY............. .KKKK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47521_gr8_day_kkkk ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Sun, 7 Aug 2016 21:33:00 EST No Secrets Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47519_no_secrets_today <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <br> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <br> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <em>300</em> <br> <em>3... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 16:54:00 EST 6 ways your partner is manipulating you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47518_6_ways_your_partner_is_manipulating_you 6 Signs Your Partner Is Manipulating You<br><br>1. You find yourself emotionally volatile.<br><br><br>The one thing the manipulator enjoys more than anything is to guilt you. When you're made to feel guilty about something, you often find yourself feeling self-hate. Self-hate leads to emotional volatility. One thing you'll notice is a sense of stability returning to your life.<br><br>2. You're finding your relationships with others are getting worse.<br><br>Your manipulating partner may have,... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 15:36:00 EST It Is a Hard Row to Hoe http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47517_it_is_a_hard_row_to_hoe Well it is a deep subject.. and you can diet more than a few different ways but that can go out the window when we seem to have no time for the gym and few options besides I did curves but by the time you get on the next machine it is time to move on.. Losing weight is not easy and doing it in a healthy way can make the task feel even harder... Here at Spark People you relearn all the wrong things you are missing.. Like cooking better and slimming down but no one can make you do this you hav... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 12:11:00 EST Puppet No More http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47510_puppet_no_more <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br> We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.<br>Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>104</em> <em>... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:05:00 EST Sing High Hope.. That was the silly Aunt.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47508_sing_high_hope_that_was_the_silly_aunt It all starts with your mental attitude.... I know that So what is easier to do saying no to a big gulp of Mountain Dew or running 5 miles.. Doing the "If's" planning on cutting your food calorie intake to 600 calories a day to lose weight... it won't work... It is just the way we think.. Sometimes we think too much and go to the extreme.. It is just the way we want things to budge and take the risk of the magic pill that will change your entire body without doing any exercise.. Most of peo... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 19:22:00 EST 11 quotes to remember when you are overthinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47507_11_quotes_to_remember_when_you_are_overthinking .<br><br>The mind sometimes resembles a five year old child – it wants to have everything a certain way and never knows how to sit still. If you allow your brain to continuously run a mile a minute without ever interjecting, it will only press on with the madness until you discover that your mind has slowly become a prison. Learning to take time quiet your mind, instead of distracting it, can allow you to have more mental clarity, focus, and give up the toxic habit of overthinking.<br><br><br... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 17:00:00 EST Changed my Goal to "Just for Today" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47497_instead_of_aiming_for_goals_just_do_it_for_today When first coming into Spark I applied the same principles I had used to losing weight all my life. That was 8 or 9 years ago in my late sixties. I had been a goal oriented person and always committed to reaching my goals and then somehow losing interest and moving on to something new.<br>Somewhere along the way I decided to find a way of eating that I could live with comfortably for the rest of my life. This meant for me not <br>feeling deprived. I am a diabetic so I found alternatives to ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 19:19:00 EST The Grim Reaper Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47494_the_grim_reaper_run There is a lot to be found out and a lot of good advice from many on Spark People.. I am up in years myself and you don't have to sit around and wait for the Grim Reaper to show up.. If you live in a chair and just doing nothing.. I am sure he will come and knock on your door.. As we get older we need to keep friends .. When we are more socially connected are healthier and live longer than their more... Make time to do things even if you go to a Senior Center.. Just chit chatting and remember... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 17:00:00 EST Want to Live a Happier Life..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47493_want_to_live_a_happier_life Happiness—in our business life and our own personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, what happens when you stop doing the following things.<br><br>Blaming<br><br>People make mistakes. Employees don't meet your expectations. Vendors don't deliver on time. So you blame them for your problems. But you're also to blame. Maybe you didn't provide enough training. Maybe you didn't build in enough of a buffer. Maybe you asked too much, too soon.<br><br>Taking responsibil... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 16:30:00 EST Why do we shout in anger http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47492_why_do_we_shout_in_anger A master asked his disciples:<br><br>‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’<br>The disciples thought for a while, and one of them said<br><br>‘Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.’<br>‘But, why to shout when the other person is just next to you? ‘Isn’t it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you’re angry?’<br><br>The disciples gave him some other answers but none satisfied the master.<br><br>Fi... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 16:11:00 EST Can a Hot Bath Cut Blood Sugar and Burn Calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47489_can_a_hot_bath_cut_blood_sugar_and_burn_calories Can a Hot Bath Cut Blood Sugar and Burn Calories?<br><br><br>Can you get the benefits of exercise without exercising? In the last century, as more people moved off small, family-owned farms to live in large cities and towns, the exercise they experienced decreased dramatically. Over the next several decades, an entire exercise industry emerged.<br><br>New fitness experts had two ways of marketing their workouts. The programs or devices were either so easy a child could do it, or they pushed y... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:04:00 EST Nutmeg Oil: An Essential Oil to Go Nuts For http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47488_nutmeg_oil_an_essential_oil_to_go_nuts_for Nutmeg Oil: An Essential Oil to Go Nuts For<br><br>European explorers had traveled all over the world to find spices such as nutmeg with good reason. Nutmeg, or Myristica fragrans, isn’t just a popular ingredient for cooking. It also possesses therapeutic properties, which made it a part of ancient cultures that include traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.1<br><br>Today, nutmeg is very much present in the alternative health scene. As an essential oil, it is used as a natural treatment for... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 11:10:00 EST Bootstrapping One O One http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47487_bootstrapping_one_o_one <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <br>Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out<br> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <br><br>The best way to get yourself up is to pick yourself up. Yo... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:22:00 EST My morning cup of solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47486_my_morning_cup_of_solitude I always try to have some "me" time in the morning. I work 3 days a week and on the other days I am busy getting my house ready to sell, shopping, errands etc. You all know how that is.<br><br>I take about an hour out of every day, first thing in the morning and just relax. I enjoy my cup of coffee, see what's going on in the world, check Facebook and log into SparkPeople. This is my time to basically do nothing.<br><br>I take my time, reading and seeing friends and hopefully smiling at so... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:42:00 EST date with destiny http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47477_date_with_destiny One day death came to a Guy and said, "Hey, today is your last day."<br><br>Guy, "But I'm not ready!"<br><br>Death said, "Well today your name is the first on my list."<br><br>Guy, "Okay then why don't you take a seat and we will drink a COFFEE before we go?"<br><br>Death, "All right."<br><br>The Guy gave Death some COFFEE with sleeping pills in it. Death finished COFFEE and fell into a deep sleep!!! The Guy took the list & removed his name from top of the list and put at the bottom of the li... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 15:02:00 EST Rejuvenate Your Skin Naturally With Sea Buckthorn Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47473_rejuvenate_your_skin_naturally_with_sea_buckthorn_oil Rejuvenate Your Skin Naturally With Sea Buckthorn Oil<br><br>Used for centuries in Asia and Europe, sea buckthorn oil is gaining popularity in the United States due to its many benefits, particularly its potential anti-aging action. Get to know more about this herbal oil.<br><br>What Is Sea Buckthorn Oil?<br><br>Contrary to what its name suggests, sea buckthorn oil does not come from the sea. It's actually derived from sea buckthorn, a shrub that belongs to the Elaeagnaceae family1 and grows... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:19:00 EST Shingles and Mother Nature’s Own Natural Vaccine http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47472_shingles_and_mother_natures_own_natural_vaccine Shingles and Mother Nature’s Own Natural Vaccine<br><br>Some people think of chickenpox as a dangerous health condition, especially among children. But it is not life-threatening. In fact, it is actually nature's elegant design to defend you against a more problematic disease – shingles.<br><br>According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),1 shingles is more common in individuals over age 50, although those who are immunocompromised are also at risk. Fortunately, exposing yourse... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:22:00 EST GOD, Eating and more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47471_god_eating_and_more Secret Of Success(SOS) #1 is GOD (JESUS)!!! Enough said :)<br><br>Although I do strive to eat healthy, good for you clean foods, I also try to keep my portions under control despite what I eat. So, my SOS #2 is "Listening to my body and eating when I am truly hungry and stop when the hunger signals are satisfied." <br><br>This is something I was not able to do in the beginning, and it took a lot of hard work to get here. So, for me, I started just counting calories to learn what I normally ea... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:19:00 EST Where is Success Hiding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47470_where_is_success_hiding <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br>We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success lies on the other side of failure<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>In "Think and Grow Rich", Napoleon Hill tells the story of R.U. Darby who invested all of his life's sa... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:13:00 EST ever wondered why do sports athletes wear that colored tape on their body http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47460_ever_wondered_why_do_sports_athletes_wear_that_colored_tape_on_their_body Ever Wondered Why Do Sports Athletes Wear That Colored Tape On Their Body?<br><br><br><br>Have you ever wondered why the some athletes wear that colourful tape across their body? If you’ve been watching the sports, you’ve probably seen some athletes wearing weird tape (mostly blue) on various parts of their bodies. Many international sports stars including Novak Djokovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dale Steyn wear this tape.<br><br>Novak Djokovic has been wearing the tape during his Wimbledon matches... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:46:00 EST Do this and Do That?? Snickers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47459_do_this_and_do_that_snickers How does Snickers fit into this.. Read on..... Everyone wants to jump on the weight loss train and then straddle the fence.. You cant just wake up and think this is the day and at the end think well maybe tomorrow... It take a lot of willpower and all the strength you can muster up and do it.. Just make the time and get to it.. Yes that means passing the candy machine and the soda machine without looking.. If you are that weak.. get a check in buddy here on Spark People.. We can help encour... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 17:32:00 EST Learning and Playing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47454_learning_and_playing <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br>It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>It is amazing to me how many "life lessons" apply perfectly to our weight loss journe... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:02:00 EST A Christian Post.. About Doubt http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47442_a_christian_post_about_doubt When in doubt what would you do...? Lets explore today.. When I am faced with a problem and don't do anything before I make a long hard thinking.. Yeas I am a Christian and so I put everything else and who ever reads this click out now cause this is my life in words...Doubt and unbelief are big problems for Christians. They are negative and discouraging... They cause us to make poor choices that which our make life difficult.... They cause us to think I wish I could lose weight or as simple ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 20:30:00 EST Military a beautiful true love story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47440_military_a_beautiful_true_love_story <br><br><br>One day, a young guy and a young girl fell in love.<br><br>But the guy came from a poor family. The girl’s parents weren’t too happy.<br><br>So the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well. In time, the parents saw that he was a good man and was worthy of their daughter’s hand.<br><br>But there was another problem: The man was a soldier. Soon, war broke out and he was being sent overseas for a year. The week before he left, the man knelt on his... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 19:08:00 EST On Forgiveness . http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47432_on_forgiveness_ <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. <br>~ Lewis B. Smedes<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Carrying a grudge is perhaps the most self-defeating activity in which we can engage. Carrying a grudge is a lot more harmful to the person carrying the grudge than it is to ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:00:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47425_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 00:24:00 EST Tips to Getting A Better Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47423_tips_to_getting_a_better_rest It’s normal to wake briefly during the night but if you’re having trouble falling back asleep, these tips may help:<br><br>Stay out of your head. Hard as it may be, try not to stress over your inability to fall asleep again, because that stress only encourages your body to stay awake. To stay out of your head, focus on the feelings in your body or practice breathing exercises. Take a breath in, then breathe out slowly while saying or thinking the word, “Ahhh.” Take another breath and ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 00:15:00 EST Pay Attention to YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47422_pay_attention_to_you I would have to say listening to my body is the best thing I have done since starting this journey. I still have cravings, but I never give in right away. For example, I live in the HOT south, I am also an ice cream addict, therefore, I crave ice cream all the time. However, I have found if I am craving something I wait and try alternatives. Instead of the ice cream per se, I may be craving milk, so I have a bowl of Cheerios with 2% milk for a snack. If after 3 days, I still have that cr... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 00:05:00 EST Give your best and the world comes to you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47415_give_your_best_and_the_world_comes_to_you Give Your Best And The World Comes To You<br><br>Its Just Awesome... Read it....<br><br>A Little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number. The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:<br><br>Boy: “Lady, can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?”<br><br>Woman: (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”<br><br>Boy: “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your la... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 18:22:00 EST Pass the Plate http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47414_pass_the_plate Lately my father-in-law has been under the weather and my husband has been visiting him a lot. More times than not he has asked me to cook a main dish or bake bread or cookies to take with him. Last weekend I made my favorite carrot cake recipe and realized I had no idea where my Bundt pan was, so I made two nine-inch layer cakes, one to keep and one to share. Knowing I might never see my cake plate again, I decided to use one of my "giveaway" plates. <br><br>Years ago I was at a departmen... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:42:00 EST Do Not Waste Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47408_do_not_waste_time <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Death. Happy subject for a Monday morning! But think about Dr. Buscaglia's words. Death is not something to be feared. It is, after all... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:01:00 EST Success is Hard to Come By http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47396_success_is_hard_to_come_by When I find something that works, I must stay with that regime. For example, I quit logging my food. I thought I knew about how much I was eating each day, but then I began slipping. First I lost some, then I remained stable, but then I began to gain. Logging my food on Spark People is one of the things that has helped me the most. <br><br>The same goes with exercise. I like cycling, but I have to stick to a routine. If I skip a day, it is hard to fall back into the routine. If I am using Sp... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 19:42:00 EST What are you doing back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47393_what_are_you_doing_back When you joined Spark People you had a goal.. You have completed the weight game and Spark People you may say good bye.. but then the months go by and you notice things are going in the wrong direction.. And you noticed .. You are running like a Chicken with it's head cut off.. You have pack on a few pounds and now what.. Well just a little advice.. I would say stay with Spark People and keep on going.. The things we do in the morning was get to the Start Page and login and then write your fo... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:50:00 EST a birthday game http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47388_a_birthday_game <br>BIRTHDAY GAME:<br><br>Add your birthday date & know about yourself.<br>For<br>ex: 14-02-1996<br>1+4+0+2+1+9+9+6= 32<br>3+2=5;<br><br>Note : add digits until you get a single digit number must comment your result !!<br><br>If you get<br><br>1 = your love is true<br><br>2 = your family is good<br><br>3 = your voice is sweet<br><br>4 = your life is going great<br><br>5 = your lover is deeply in love with you<br><br>6 = Partly talented person<br><br>7 = intelligent<br><br>8 = born to win<br><... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:11:00 EST tough times are difficult http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47387_tough_times_are_difficult Shortly after Mom died my middle brother found out he had stage 4 cancer with a 10 to 20 % percent chance of survival even after chemo and radiation. It was very difficult to lose Mom as we were pretty close and even though I am not as close to brother dear I am having a difficult time with it all. I turned to my source of strength the Bible and it opened to the following. Psalm 103:<br><br>Praise the Lord, my soul;<br> all my inmost being, praise his holy name.<br>2 Praise the Lord, my... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:53:00 EST A Lazy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47384_a_lazy_sunday <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <br>Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.<br>Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <br><br>ZIg ZIglar said that personal relationships are like a fire in the fireplace, the logs need to be near enough together to draw heat from one another but not so near that they smother one another.<br><br>It i... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:57:00 EST Want to Know How to Sleep Well Your First Night of Travel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47383_want_to_know_how_to_sleep_well_your_first_night_of_travel Want to Know How to Sleep Well Your First Night of Travel?<br><br><br>Whether you're traveling two hours or 12 hours, your first night of sleep in a new bed is usually not restful. While some of the difficulty you'll experience when you travel is linked to jet lag, there is another factor.<br><br>Research published in Current Biology has found that the first night effect (FNE) of disturbed sleep, often regarded as a typical sleep disturbance when sleeping in a bed other than your own, is actu... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:35:00 EST Eating Just ONE of These Can Be Fatal to Your Pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47381_eating_just_one_of_these_can_be_fatal_to_your_pet Eating Just ONE of These Can Be Fatal to Your Pet<br><br><br>If you have pets in your home, be sure to be very careful where you store your loose change. A shiny, dirty (imagine all the smells) coin can be quickly gobbled up by pets — typically by dogs but also possibly by cats and birds.<br><br>Anytime a coin is eaten, there's a risk of potential problems, including intestinal blockage (this is especially true if a large number of coins are consumed). However, the even more urgent and potent... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:18:00 EST Don't copy if you can 't paste http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47371_dont_copy_if_you_can_t_paste on't Copy, If You Can't Paste<br><br><br><br>A famous inspirational speaker said :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my wife. "<br><br>Audience was in shock and silence.<br><br>He added : "She was my mother"<br><br>(A big round of pause & laughter)<br><br>A very daring husband tried to crack this at home.<br><br>After dinner, he said loudly to his wife in the kitchen :<br><br>" Best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman, who wasn't my wi... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:51:00 EST How Melatonin May Benefit Depression, Autoimmune Disorders, and Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47366_how_melatonin_may_benefit_depression_autoimmune_disorders_and_cancer How Melatonin May Benefit Depression, Autoimmune Disorders, and Cancer<br><br><br>The hormone melatonin plays many important roles in your health, from helping you sleep better to strengthening your immune system, slowing down brain aging, reducing migraine attacks, protecting bone mass, and preventing cancer.<br><br>Lack of sun exposure during the day combined with artificial lighting late into the night disrupts your biological clock and hence, your melatonin production, and this disruption... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:03:00 EST How to say No or goodbye ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47357_how_to_say_no_or_goodbye_ How do say goodbye to a old me and start a new way of being more bold..When I started Spark People I only wanted to help others as they needed someone to write to or post a blog and I way over do it.. I can read at least sixty blogs or more in a day.. I will sit and read even if it is one sentence I try to feel how they may be feeling.. Some times I spend time a write a personal letter if it is more than I need to post.. We don't know anything about each other except that we all were on the ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:26:00 EST So, it's time to go camping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47355_so_its_time_to_go_camping It's summer, nice warm days, lots of sunshine and outdoor activity. But you are going camping. That's right camping. Which for me brings out the oh rats mental for me. You sit and visit, drink beer and wine to visit with friends and family. You eat chips and dips and graze all the day away. <br><br>We have a rule when we camp, if you do not bring it, or a like product, ie. chips, beer, cookies, etc., you get the picture you, do not get to eat it. <br><br>Most of our friends and family w... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:03:00 EST Don’t Underestimate Anyone Because Everyone has a Different Story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47354_dont_underestimate_anyone_because_everyone_has_a_different_story <br><br><br>A poor boy was in love with a rich man daughter….One day the boy proposed to her and the girl said…”Hey! Listen, your monthly salary is my daily hand expenses..How can I be involved with you..?<br><br>How could you have thought of that? I can never love you, so forget about me and get engaged to someone else OF your level”<br><br>But somehow the boy could not forget her so easily…..Some time 10 years later they stumbled into each other in a shopping mall.<br><br>The lady again sai... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:01:00 EST Enjoy the Zesty Goodness of Lemon Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47335_enjoy_the_zesty_goodness_of_lemon_oil Enjoy the Zesty Goodness of Lemon Oil<br><br> The health benefits of lemons. Packed with nutrients, lemons are one of the most widely used tropical fruits in the world. Their positive reputation mainly comes from their high concentrations of vitamin C.<br><br>But it’s not just the lemon fruit that’s beneficial. When used as an essential oil, lemon oil can be applied topically, used for cleaning, and used for many other applications.<br><br>Lemon essential oil, also known as Citrus limon oil, ... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:27:00 EST Be Happy and start to live http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47326_be_happy_and_start_to_live Well we have made it this far.. and some have reached their goal and some are almost there but you need to keep in check and learn one more thing.. You have worked so hard and some are worn out and you need to learn to be happy with your new changes.. Get out and enjoy life and keep on going.. I stayed behind cause I love to help people and I am not too bad at getting a chuckle or two.. and Spark People was a great way to spend time being retired.. you need to gain benefit from exercise.. tho... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:56:00 EST How Statins Degenerate Your Brain Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47321_how_statins_degenerate_your_brain_health How Statins Degenerate Your Brain Health<br><br><br>Tens of millions of people are taking drugs to lower their cholesterol levels. Most of those medications are in a drug class known as statins. Some doctors are even starting to recommend children use statin drugs to control their cholesterol levels.1 I couldn't disagree more.<br><br>The challenge with statin drugs is that they address surface issues with cholesterol in a simplistic manner. But your body is a complex organism that uses choles... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:49:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47315_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:10:00 EST Some Random Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47314_some_random_thoughts From a high school vclassmate:<br><br>Did You Know ?<br><br><br>1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about<br>you. Wear nice shoes.<br><br>2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance<br>you'll die within the next 3 years.<br><br>3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you.<br>There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.<br><br>4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stron... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:02:00 EST Food & Money Saving Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47304_food_money_saving_tips My best advice on money and food saving is buy only what you really plan to cook. I cook only enough and I try to eat a that I cook. My family is not exactly left over lovers but I came from a family that we'd eat everything my mom cooked that night or my brothers would scuff down the very next day! <br><br>Since I became my own woman of the kitchen I do believe in a freezer but I hate when I leave meat in there too long. Six months is my limit on frozen meat! I just can't seem to get past fr... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:33:00 EST Why in the World are You Here..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47303_why_in_the_world_are_you_here This is just a little bit of this and a little bit of that.. You are worth more than you know.. Speaking of this I would like to know.. Why did you come to Spark People. Most would say.. I want to eat healthier and loose weight... but some I see go by the way side. They don't like to exercise or get up early when it is hot.. I say to those Spark People has a place that is full of exercise Videos and they start some with five minutes and up ...So you can't say it is too hot.. You can take a ni... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:25:00 EST 30 things you'll regret when you're old http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47300_30_things_youll_regret_when_youre_old <br>Before you read this page, make sure you save it and always look at it, just to remind yourself not to regret these things. Here are the 37 things you’ll regret when you’re old.<br>1. Not traveling when you had the chance.<br>Think we all have had this once in our life, thinking ‘I should have gone there or there’. Well as long as you live and able to travel, please do travel. Trust me it becomes a lot harder the older you get. If you think of excuses now, later you will have a family and... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:43:00 EST Should Food Sharing Be Illegal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47296_should_food_sharing_be_illegal Should Food Sharing Be Illegal?<br><br>90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for feeding the homeless. The city had recently passed a controversial ordinance that restricts where charitable groups can feed the homeless on public property.<br><br>The ordinance was described as a way to control the area's growing homeless population. Abbott, however, had no plans of stopping his altruistic acts. After being arrested on November 2, 2014 — along ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:59:00 EST Wanting to Eat Beyond My Calories and Distractions from it via Spark People along with some other things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47289_wanting_to_eat_beyond_my_calories_and_distractions_from_it_via_spark_people_along_with_some_other_things Sometimes when I really really really wanna eat beyond my calories I pop onto Spark People and look at the different ways I can earn Spark Points and see what I can do instead of shoveling more food in my mouth. <br><br>Seriously, it helps with the focus. Oh yeah, these are my goals, a healthier me, so I don't go back to eating more food. I noticed the option to write this and I decided to share. The writing is actually helping to calm my desire to eat more. <br><br>I do this along with drin... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:02:00 EST Kiss on the cheek http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47284_kiss_on_the_cheek <br>Kiss On The Cheek<br><br>A married couple was in a terrible accident where the man’s face was severely burned.<br><br>The doctor told the husband that they couldn’t graft any skin from his body because he was too skinny.<br><br>So the wife offered to donate some of her own skin.<br><br>However, the only skin on her body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from her buttocks.<br><br>The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:10:00 EST I've Been ... Which Makes Me..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47282_ive_been_which_makes_me I know I should slather on the SPF and avoid the tanning bed. Which I promise you I do especially with the tanning I'm not a fan.... But when it comes to acne, aging and all things skin-related, there's a lot more my dermatologist knows than can be discussed in a typical appointment. <br><br>Although I go to the dermatologist when my acne is out of control.... conditions they can see--acne, flaky skin, a rash or other common problems--skin problems can be a sign of something more serious. For... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:06:00 EST The Only Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47274_the_only_choice <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <br>When you get up in the morning you have two choices _ either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just Choose to be happy.<br>~ Norman Vincent Peale<br> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <br><br>This is one of my favorite concepts and one which has been reiterated repeatedly by all of the self-help motivational authors.<br><br>Ed Fore... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:29:00 EST I am addicted to you a sad love story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47259_i_am_addicted_to_you_a_sad_love_story <br>Phone call *<br><br>Boy: Hey, baby!<br><br>Girl: Hey.<br><br>Boy: I missed you at office today. Why weren’t you there?<br><br>Girl: Yeah, I had to go to the doctor.<br><br>Boy: Oh my God, are you okay?? <br><br>Girl: Silence<br><br>Boy: Sweetie!! Talk to me!! <br><br>Girl: I . . .<br><br>Boy: You what?? YOU WHAT??? <br><br>Girl: I have CANCER and I’m on life support. <br><br>Boy: *breaks into tears*<br><br>Girl: They’re taking me off tonight. <br><br>Boy: Why?? <br><br>Girl: I wanted to t... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:04:00 EST How to Kill a Cold, Starve a Fever -- and When You Absolutely MUST See a Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47255_how_to_kill_a_cold_starve_a_fever_and_when_you_absolutely_must_see_a_doctor How to Kill a Cold, Starve a Fever -- and When You Absolutely MUST See a Doctor<br><br> skin rashesIt could be just a little twitch or an irritating itch, but whatever it is, when it's happening to your body and you don't know what's causing it, it can be downright scary. The good news is that lots of scary symptoms are really no big deal.<br><br>As listed on CNN Health, here is a list of symptoms that might be a little freaky, but there's no reason to be scared of. It's OK to breathe easy wh... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:01:00 EST Oh My I Need a Massage http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47244_oh_my_i_need_a_massage Perhaps the number one reason people seek massage therapy is to relieve stress or feel pampered. I myself consider getting a massage to help relieve pain in my neck and shoulders. There are several muscles that comprise this region: scalenes, splenii, trapezius, and many more. So I found out but I'm in need of getting my shoulder neck and arms massaged by hubs. I asked he was like huh? Then I reiterated that please can you rub my shoulders. He in turn rolled over and went back to his nap. Huh... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:28:00 EST When all else fails .. Think.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47243_when_all_else_fails_think When your down and you need to think what else look inside and see what you need.. Is it Motivation or a just thinking you just cant go on.. Look to the different Motivational Quotes.. and I would say do what I had to do.. I had post its all over the place the Mirror..Each time I felt like I just give up.. I would pass a note and look at it and yes it is worth the try.. I know Here are a few things I did to help boost me up when I fell down..“To be a great champion you must believe you are th... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:43:00 EST 4 things men will never understand about women http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47241_4_things_men_will_never_understand_about_women When it comes to men and women falling in love with each other, they try their very best to think of every possible little thing that they need in order for them to be happy.<br><br>However, there are just some certain things that men have a hard time understanding when it comes to the personal needs of their lady or just the women in their lives in general.<br><br>Periods<br><br>Allow me to kick this off with discussing periods. Men are both extremely fascinated by them and are also extremel... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:24:00 EST How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47237_how_apple_cider_vinegar_can_change_your_life How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life<br><br><br><br>Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food preservative, vinegar’s medicinal uses soon came to light.<br><br>Hippocrates used vinegar to manage wounds, while medical practitioners in the 1700s used it to treat everything from poison ivy and croup to stomach aches. Vinegar was even used to treat diabetes.1<br><br>Vinegar, which means ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:00:00 EST JUST FOR TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47236_just_for_today Just for today I will try to live through<br>this day only, and not tackle all my problems<br>at once. I can do something for twelve<br>hours that would appall me if I felt I had to<br>keep it up for a lifetime.<br><br>Just for today I will be happy. This<br>assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln<br>said, that “Most folks are as happy as they<br>make up their minds to be.”<br><br>Just for today I will adjust myself to what<br>is, and not try to adjust everything to my<br>own desires. I will ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:22:00 EST Achieving Your Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47233_achieving_your_goals What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe<br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br>"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe<br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br><br>This su... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:39:00 EST true love is acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47223_true_love_is_acceptance A man and his girlfriend were married. All of their friends and family came to see the lovely ceremony. <br><br>The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black suit. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true. <br><br>A few months later, the wife came to the husband with a proposal: “I read in a magazine, a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage.” she offered. “Each of us will write a list of the things that we ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:07:00 EST Defeat Breeds Improvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47222_defeat_breeds_improvement I am running short on time today so I will merely repeat the aphorism and not expound upon it.<br><br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson om how to improve your performance next time"<br>~ Og Mandino<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:40:00 EST 11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47219_11_amazing_health_benefits_of_using_baking_soda 11 Amazing Health Benefits of Using Baking Soda<br><br><br>You probably have at least one box of baking soda in your home right now. If you're like many Americans, you might have a box in your pantry for baking, one in your refrigerator to absorb odors and another under your kitchen sink to use for cleaning.<br><br>What you might not have considered is that baking soda can be used for health purposes, too, so you might want to stash another box in your medicine cabinet.<br><br>What Exactly Is... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:50:00 EST Bad Habits Can Age You 12 Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47216_bad_habits_can_age_you_12_years Bad Habits Can Age You 12 Years<br><br>The fact that an unhealthy lifestyle can age you prematurely is not exactly earth-shattering news … especially for you regular readers. But there are two tidbits revealed by this study that just might make your jaw drop to the floor.<br><br>Eating poorly, not exercising, drinking too much and smoking does not just age you a little bit -- it ages you by more than a decade. For many, the motivation to live a cleaner life often doesn’t occur until a health ... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:31:00 EST Cancer and Living through it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47199_cancer_and_living_through_it Cancer is just a word.. Nothing to fear cause it only makes the treatments seem like you just do not have the power to do it.. I had Cancer and found out that I was Pregnant at the same time.. We had to come up with a solution cause I did not believe in abortion.. So I had to have biopsy every three weeks and I do not regret it cause I made it all the way through and have a Wonderful Daughter who is a very good nurse and cares about her patients.. I had Uterine Vaginal and had to have a co... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:37:00 EST Defeats and Lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47198_defeats_and_lessons <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br>"Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time"<br>~ Og Mandino <br> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <br><br>OH! How many different ways can you say the same thing? (Need an interrobang there) I have been sharing secre... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:30:00 EST 6 signs you're in the wrong relationship http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47196_6_signs_youre_in_the_wrong_relationship <br>Relationships can get messy. And that's only because we're capable of feeling intense emotions rapidly, sometimes so fast that we forget to take a step back every now and then to really think about what's going on.<br><br>Sometimes those intense initial feelings you have for one another can keep your relationship happy for a short time, but eventually there has to be something else that takes its place.<br><br>Otherwise, you're likely to succumb to the boredom, fear, anger and frustration... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:23:00 EST Love Lavender? Try Lavender Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47193_love_lavender_try_lavender_oil Love Lavender? Try Lavender Oil<br><br><br>A whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil's aroma, you'll find that there's more to it than meets the eye — or your sense of smell.<br><br>What Is Lavender?<br><br>Lavender oil comes from lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), an easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub that produces clumps of beautiful, scent... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:45:00 EST There are many types ...Arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47182_there_are_many_types_arthritis There are a few types of Arthritis and I have RA Fibromyalgia...Osteoarthritis...Fibromyalg<BR>ia.. I was not diagnosed until I had been teaching for almost 18 years.. Fifteen years I taught Pre-K and loved going to work.. I kept the kids active all day till lunch .. I love the hands on learning but we were going in over around and through.. The through got me.. I was stuck under the table and with thirteen kids looking at me I asked two to go get the Teacher a room over to get the table off ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:43:00 EST Don’t take a woman for granted.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47180_dont_take_a_woman_for_granted <br>If she is giving you too much attention. Just consider yourself lucky because maybe she loves you so much that she doesn’t want anyone else to take her place in your life. If she cries for you don’t think she is weak but consider yourself lucky that she thinks you are worth her precious tears. If she is jealous of the other women around you don’t think she is insecure but she doesn’t want to see anyone else to be in your arms. If a woman says sorry to you even though it was not her fault ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:28:00 EST Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Starts in Your Gut http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47178_chronic_fatigue_syndrome_starts_in_your_gut Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Starts in Your Gut<br><br><br>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be debilitating, causing sufferers to experience unrelenting fatigue no matter how much rest they get. Other symptoms are related to pain and an inflammatory response throughout your body. The medical term for the condition is myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).<br><br>In years past, without an ability to pinpoint a cause, many physicians attributed the condition to psychological origins. No physiological or... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:04:00 EST 5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47176_5_ingredients_that_make_your_deodorant_dangerous <br><br>5 Ingredients That Make Your Deodorant Dangerous<br><br><br>Using antiperspirant and deodorant has become second nature to most people. Advertisers have been making arguments against your natural balanced scent to convince you to purchase their fragrant antiperspirants and deodorants, promising everything from matchmaking to self-confidence to result from their use.<br><br>No personal care product can follow through on these promises. We are only beginning to tap into the power of you... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:19:00 EST Contradictions, But Only Apparently http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47172_contradictions_but_only_apparently <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment."<br>~ Og Mandino<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"In the heart of every advers... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:09:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47170_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:13:00 EST Vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47169_vestibular_rehabilitation_for_vertigo When you are plagued with vertigo it is not only life-changing, it can be dangerous. Driving is out, walking is difficult, and it's embarrassing when the people around you think you have been hitting the bottle! Only a Physical Therapist can really determine if you need the Epley's maneuver because of floating crystals in your ear, which can be treated quickly, or if you have a vestibular nerve problem which is must more difficult to treat. <br><br>The vestibular system includes the parts o... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:33:00 EST A Heart Touching Story (Dedicated To Someone Special) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47158_a_heart_touching_story_dedicated_to_someone_special <br><br><br><br><br>He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him.<br><br>At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, and she thought to herself, “Please, let me go home…”<br><br>Suddenly he asked the waiter, “Would you please give me some salt? I’d l... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:17:00 EST Don't worry about the family that ignores you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47141_dont_worry_about_the_family_that_ignores_you <br>Don’t Worry About the Family that Ignores You<br><br><br><br>Never give up on your children. Sometimes you shouldn’t worry about the family who chose to ignore you no matter how many time you try to make them part of your life and they don’t reciprocate but when it comes to your kids, always worry about them and Never give up on them. I know they hurt us sometimes and it can be difficult but pray and hang in there.<br><br>Don't worry about the family that ignores and acts like don't matte... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:41:00 EST Recyclable food containers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47120_recyclable_food_containers Hubby comes out to Lihue to do errands about every two weeks, and we (daughter and I) have lunch with him. We have our "lunch bag" of containers (two sizes) for our leftover food. Rather than using the "to go" containers from the restaurant, we bring our food containers. We usually have left overs for dinner, so instead of use our recyclable food containers to bring our leftovers home. This way, we don't have extra trash to discard every time we go out to eat. We save on not adding to our tra... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:31:00 EST 7 Powerful Quotes For When You Feel Lost In Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47116_7_powerful_quotes_for_when_you_feel_lost_in_life <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>There are moments in our lives where we feel utterly and entirely lost. There are no clear directions or paths for us to take, just one big ball of confusion without an instruction manual or a tutorial as to how to "live."<br><br>This is more than okay, for we all become lost in life every now and then. Sometimes it's better to surrender yourself to the universe and let the world show you your next adventure.<br><br>The next time you feel like you're completely los... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:58:00 EST Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47113_essential_oils_support_physical_and_emotional_wellbeing Essential Oils Support Physical and Emotional Well-Being<br><br><br>Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents are experienced long before words.<br><br>This is why it's nearly impossible to describe them with language. Olfaction is different from your other senses, processed through different pathways in your brain.<br><br>For other sensations such as sounds and visual images, sensory inpu... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:42:00 EST To Fail or Not to Fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47111_to_fail_or_not_to_fail <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br> "Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."<br>~ Napoleon Hill <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>When asked about his 10,000 failures, Edison replied "Failure? I have not failed, I have successfully discovered 10,000 things that did not w... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:45:00 EST 6 things only a taurus will understand http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47101_6_things_only_a_taurus_will_understand <br><br><br><br>A Taurus can be one of the most amazing, loyal, understanding, and overall stable people that you could ever meet in the entire world. They make for some of the best friends that you could have and they stay by your side no matter what.<br><br>However, they also come with their certain quirks that may not be so quirky to some people.<br><br>A true Taurus understands that is difficult to explain sometimes, but they only have the best intentions for the people around them. Most ... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:28:00 EST Twenty Household Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47100_twenty_household_tips Twenty Household Hints:<br><br>1. Save money by buying the least expensive dishwasher soap, then add a few teaspoons of vinegar to the dishwasher. The vinegar cuts the grease and leaves the dishes spot-free and sparkling.<br><br>2. Keep an empty soda bottles handy, in case you need a hot water bottle. Just fill it up with hot water, wrap in a towel and there you go!<br><br>3. To slow the tarnishing process of silver, place a piece of chalk in your silver chest or drawer. The chalk will absorb... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:14:00 EST Does Your Stomach Actually Shrink When You Cut Down on Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47095_does_your_stomach_actually_shrink_when_you_cut_down_on_food <br>Does Your Stomach Actually Shrink When You Cut Down on Food?<br><br><br>There are no “quick fixes” when it comes to losing weight, but if you’re looking for a way to “trick” your stomach into getting “smaller,” try eating smaller meals throughout the day.<br><br>The science is split on whether or not eating smaller meals more frequently will help you lose weight, but what it will do is make your stomach less stretchy, which in turn will help you to feel fuller when eating less food.<br><b... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:21:00 EST The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47093_the_foot_bone_is_connected_to_the_ankle_bone As I do every time that I write a "secret", I will have to say that this is not really a secret. I am sure that all my sparkpeople know this. But the old song "The ankle bone is connected to the knee bone. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone is connected to the.... Well, you get the idea. <br><br>When I was a youngster, singing this song in girl scouts or 4-H camp was fun. But I never realized how true it is. All parts of our bodies work together.<br><br>Teeth an... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 11:14:00 EST Master Your Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47092_master_your_thoughts <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward."<br>~ Napoleon Hill <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"Nothing is but that thinking makes it so" Shakespeare... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:53:00 EST 5 common mistakes that will hurt your relationship http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47084_5_common_mistakes_that_will_hurt_your_relationship <br>Communication is key to any loving, healthy and strong relationship.<br><br>Through simple mistakes, and careless words, that communication can be twisted. To avoid these mistakes you have to simply slow down, breathe deep and follow the advice below.<br><br>Don't Tune Them Out As You Form Your Opinion<br><br>Conversations are not cycles of you talking and listening just enough to form a response. If you don't fully invest in the conversation at hand, you are disrespecting your partner an... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:44:00 EST Little ideas and laugh at me you can do it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47081_little_ideas_and_laugh_at_me_you_can_do_it You wouldn't believe how many ways there are to burn calories.. Yes and one is laughing.. I try to keep upbeat and happy as the days go by and if I get into a sticky situation .. I just laugh cause I can't leave the house without getting into something.. One is to get up and move.. Just taking the stairs or parking further away and you have to walk is a way to add steps and exercise in your day.. and put down that bag of chips and enjoy some fresh air.. People who are Sedentary jobs and those... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:50:00 EST Using essential oils to help motivate http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47079_using_essential_oils_to_help_motivate I have just started to use young living oils and NOW oils to help motivate me and get healthy not only body but mind also. I have used some oils for pain. Some oils that I can drink to help me drink more water. I have been using lemon to help me drink more water. I have used lavender to help not only myself but the rest of my family sleep better and have a better mood during the day. This also has help me reduce stress from everyday life. My kids are enjoying what we call sleepy cream to help... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:23:00 EST The Five Whys http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47077_the_five_whys This came across my desk this morning and I thought I would share it.<br><br>Here's Today's Tip... Uncover your "why".<br>When it comes to body (and life) transformations, author, trainer, and coach Craig Ballantyne is an expert. Over couple of decades, Craig has helped thousands of folks achieve the bodies and lives of their dreams. Through his experiences, Craig has discovered that the following “Pillars of Transformation” are foundational for successful change:<br>1. Planning and preparati... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:02:00 EST Love Yourself Unconditionally http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47071_love_yourself_unconditionally Take time every day to tell yourself "I love you". Spend time thinking about how much you love the body you were meant to be living in - no shame or blame! <br>Love yourself with rest and rejuvenation daily.<br>Love yourself with nutrition and exercise daily. <br>Love yourself by surrounding yourself with good things and supportive people.<br>Love yourself by forgiving yourself of the guilt and shame and blame and worry you have been holding on to . <br><br>Loving yourself may seem strange ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:22:00 EST How to Hide That You Are on a Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47068_how_to_hide_that_you_are_on_a_diet Although some people love to talk about their diets, you might not want the entire world to know you're dieting. Studies show that announcing your goals to others may make you less likely to accomplish that goal. The sense of satisfaction you get from publicizing your intention, such as losing weight through dieting, may in fact give you a premature sense of completion. Though you can use distraction and avoidance to hide your diet, or focus on smart and healthy eating so your diet is subtle ... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:15:00 EST want to be married http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47062_want_to_be_married When people walk out of your life let them go if they honestly ever wanted to be there in the first place they would never chose to leave.When you truly love anyone you never even consider that person out of your life for even a day...if they leave appreciate your friends and family that never left your side, but were there for you at your darkest, loneliest moments as those that really love you and can always no matter what be counted on.Those people would never abandon you, they care too mu... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:23:00 EST The Second Best http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47056_the_second_best <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br>"We all end up doing what we are second best at" <br>~ Marcel Proust<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>This is probably true but it flies in the face of "The Peter Principle" espoused by Lawrence Peter which states that people tend to rise to their level of personal incompetence and stay there. Dr. Peter goes... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:18:00 EST Women always women http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47047_women_always_women <br>Women Always Women..<br><br><br><br>Women chatting in office..<br><br>Woman 1:" I had a fine evening, how was yours.. ??<br><br>Woman 2:" It was a disaster.. My husband came home, ate his dinner in 3 minutes and fell a sleep.. How was yours.. ??<br><br>Woman 1:" Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out for a romantic dinner.. After dinner we walked for an hour.. When we came home he lit the candles around the house..It was like a fairy tale!<br><br>At the same time, their h... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:58:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47038_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:29:00 EST Self-Discipline Equals Self-Mastery http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47023_selfdiscipline_equals_selfmastery <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward."<br>~ Napoleon Hill<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"Nothing is but that thinking makes it so. "~Shakespea... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:00:00 EST Let go of habits that don't help http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47022_let_go_of_habits_that_dont_help <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b946941a-ac95-4767-990a-baee4b5df200.jpg"><br><br>Right now this means the habit of playing games on Pogo or Facebook in order to avoid life. This habit has meant that I ignore healthy food, oh I look at the pictures of course, but I don't translate that into active reality. It means that I ignore exercising and housework. It means that I live in an alternate state that has no resemblance to reality. I am not happy with myself but habits ar... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:50:00 EST How to Prevent Lower Back Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47019_how_to_prevent_lower_back_pain How to Prevent Lower Back Pain<br><br>Back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people. But there are many steps you can take to avoid it. One of the best things you can do to prevent back pain is to exercise regularly and keep your back and abdominal muscles strong.<br><br>Here are some quick pointers to prevent back problems:<br><br>Always stretch before any strenuous physical activity (in fact it would be wise to engage in a regular stretching program like active isolated stretching, which is wh... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:39:00 EST If You Don't Feel Good Enough, You Need To Remember These 5 Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47017_if_you_dont_feel_good_enough_you_need_to_remember_these_5_things <br><br><br><br>The truth of the matter is that we experience a fair amount of both really good days and extremely bad days simultaneously. Sometimes it can seem like one is happening more than the other and can either put us in a really good mood or make us hate everything entirely.<br><br>It is important that we remind ourselves that things are not so bad when we are feeling our lowest of lows.<br><br>Despair is a very horrible feeling to experience. Here are some reminders that you should ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:52:00 EST Nutrition Choices Made Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=47008_nutrition_choices_made_easy Why is healthy eating important?<br><br>When combined with exercise, a healthy diet can help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol level, and improve the way your body functions on a daily basis.<br><br>People of diferent ages and activity levels have different calorie needs. How much you eat of a certain type of food, such as fruits and vegetables, should depend on your individual calorie needs. For example, a person who needs 1,000 calories per day will have food serving requirements that... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 06:23:00 EST 5 reasons everyone needs to experience physical touch daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46998_5_reasons_everyone_needs_to_experience_physical_touch_daily <br><br>Physical touch is often misguided to believe that when people touch each other, it has to be some kind of $exual experience. This is never has been and never will be the case with humans.<br><br>Humans are always in need of physical touch, in fact, it is what drives to do almost anything at all. Once you have been neglected or deprived of physical human touch, you will realize just how lonely the world can be without it.<br><br>Yes, the other sense are also very important to your ever... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:06:00 EST PRAYER ,LOVE AND LAUGHTER ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46986_prayer_love_and_laughter_ I think it should say EVERYTHING and leave out the Else ...." LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING , DO YOUR BEST , THINK OF OTHERS FIRST , LOVE AND LAUGH AND PRACTICE FORGIVENESS ALWAYS , IT'S FREEDOM ... I have found GOD to be faithful even when i am not . I have not always been successful either , life is up/down and sideways at times . So keeping pushing and climbing and if necessary starting all over again , there is no shame in starting over , everyday if need be BUT giving up is not a... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:56:00 EST The Truth About Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46985_the_truth_about_sugar The Truth About Sugar<br><br><br>"The Truth About Sugar" features Cara Patterson, Rick Shabilla, Audrey Cannon, and Simon Gallagher, who between them consume nearly 120 teaspoons of sugar a day.<br><br>Refined sugar has become a dietary staple in most developed nations, and many are at a loss as to how to avoid this pernicious ingredient, which can be found in virtually every processed food — typically in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.<br><br>High-sugar diets are undoubtedly the primar... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:42:00 EST Vaseline Uses: Unbelievable 18 Ways to Use Vaseline in Less Than 2 Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46971_vaseline_uses_unbelievable_18_ways_to_use_vaseline_in_less_than_2_minutes Vaseline (petroleum jelly) has been around for almost 150 years and is a staple in many households. It is inexpensive and has an infinite number of uses. You might be surprised of all of the things Vaseline can do for you. Discover 18 uses for vaseline you may not have known about below!<br>1. cracked heels : Put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks and wake up to softer feet – every day! This way, you don’t have to be shy every time you go to get a pedicure.<br>2. ... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:29:00 EST Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46965_want_a_good_nights_sleep_then_never_do_these_things_before_bed Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed<br><br><br>Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life. Like gravity or the quantum field, we still don't understand exactly why we sleep—although we are learning more about it every day.<br><br>We do know, however, that good sleep is one of the cornerstones of health.<br><br>Six to eight hours per night seems to be the optimal amount of sleep for most adults, and too much or too little can have adverse effects on your health.<b... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:05:00 EST An Overnight Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46964_an_overnight_success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>It takes twenty years to become an overnight success. <br>~Eddie Cantor<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>In today's world, everyone seeks instant gratification. Delayed gratification is a concept totally lost on the majority of the population.<br><br>Becoming an overnight su... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 10:44:00 EST 8 thoughts that keep you from leaving a person who doe not deserve you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46947_8_thoughts_that_keep_you_from_leaving_a_person_who_doe_not_deserve_you <br><br><br>If you are in a relationship that is unfulfilling or, worse, makes you feel bad about yourself, scared or depressed, you are not alone. Sometimes this relationship pattern is repeated throughout the woman’s life. Here are the thoughts you might hold about yourself that could be keeping you from seeking and allowing a better relationship.<br><br>1. Not Beautiful Enough<br>When you look in the mirror, what do you see? If your first thoughts are criticisms of your appearance, then yo... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 15:23:00 EST Obesity Reaches Global Crisis Poin http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46943_obesity_reaches_global_crisis_poin Obesity Reaches Global Crisis Point<br><br>In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults hit 38 percent — a 3 percent increase from 2012.1 In 2004, about 32 percent of adults fell in the obese category.<br><br>While many still consider obesity primarily a cosmetic issue, the health ramifications of obesity are significant. The fact that 1 in 5 U.S. deaths is now related to obesity really drives home that point.<br><br>Researchers looking at obesity rates around the world note that for the f... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:04:00 EST Eliminate Fructose and Watch How This Lowers Your Blood Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46942_eliminate_fructose_and_watch_how_this_lowers_your_blood_pressure Eliminate Fructose and Watch How This Lowers Your Blood Pressure<br><br><br>Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increased risk for stroke. The good news is, by optimizing your dietary intake, exercising, and effectively managing your stress, the odds of lowering your blood pressure are greatly in your favor.<br><br>If you or someone you love is affected by high blood pressure, then please review and share the guidelines given be... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 11:18:00 EST Idols and Ideals http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46939_idols_and_ideals <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Dr. Buscaglia was also fond of saying "Don't put me on a pedestal. If you are contemplating putting me on a pedestal, just picture me sitting on the john. That will dissuade and ped... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:38:00 EST My life my choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46932_my_life_my_choices <br>My life is not your Story to tell<br>Posted: 15 Jun 2016 02:57 AM PDT<br><br><br>My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business. Mind your own problems before you talk about mine. My life is not your story to tell.<br><br>Before you judge my life, my past or my character, walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrows, my doubts, my fear, my pain & my laughter... Remember everyone has a story, when u have lived my life then u can judge me....<br><br>Befo... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 21:46:00 EST Brains and Vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46915_brains_and_vision Stimulating the brain's vision center with electricity may improve people's vision for a short period of time, according to a new, small study.<br><br>In the study, researchers used a mild electrical current to stimulate an area of people's brains that processes visual information. The people either had normal vision, or had some minor vision problems and wore glasses or contacts during the experiments in the study.<br><br>The people who showed the most improvement in their vision were those ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 06:43:00 EST What has worked for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46909_whats_worked_for_me What has helped me so far on this journey is that I started small. First all I did was log my food. Didn't matter what I was eating just that I was logging it. The next step was to drink the darn water. I was shocked that I was only drinking maybe two glasses of water a day. How was I ever going to make it to 64 ounces? Everyday my goal was to drink 8 glasses of water. Then I put in all the information like how much I weighed and a goal and all that business. That wasn't easy. It was putting... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 21:15:00 EST Please Be Teachable http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46903_please_be_teachable This is Step 6 of the 12 Steps for OA:<br><br>"Be willing to change". <br><br>I know that this was especially hard for me because I thought that I was doing everything that I needed to do to lose weight. I often hear about 'calories in and calories out' but that is only the mechanics of dieting. It is not the whole enchilada. <br><br>I really believe that in order to really lose weight and keep it off we have to be willing to change. This change might be everything we ever believed, heard or ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 18:35:00 EST 16 pt plan of how to succeed in your professional life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46900_16_pt_plan_of_how_to_succeed_in_your_professional_life 1. Don’t talk negatively about people behind their backs.<br><br>2. If you gossip, people won’t confide in you. Mind your own business.<br><br>3. Try to work for someone who’ll challenge your powers.<br><br>4. You’ll learn more in a year than 4 years of college.<br><br>5. Successful bosses have good communication skills. They learn from people, including their employees.<br><br>6. Work in such a way that makes your boss look good. It’s not flattery.<br><br>7. On downsizing, the first to go ar... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:33:00 EST Secrets That Can Help You Live Longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46897_secrets_that_can_help_you_live_longer Secrets That Can Help You Live Longer<br><br><br>The search for "the fountain of youth" has a long history, from tracking down sacred, life-giving water sources in the days of antiquity, to the invention of "miracle pills" and stem cell research in the modern age, the fascination with extreme longevity is an enduring one.<br><br>One of the most recent studies1 on this topic investigated the blood of a woman who lived to be just over 115 years old. At her death, she only had two blood stem cel... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:42:00 EST Regrets, Regrets, Regrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46894_regrets_regrets_regrets <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br><br>As you near the end of your life you will regret the things you didn't do a lot more than anything you did.<br><br>Perhaps Paul Anka said it best. Frank Sinatra and Elvis have made these word... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:54:00 EST 6 signs you're wasting your life but can't admit it http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46877_6_signs_youre_wasting_your_life_but_cant_admit_it <br><br><br><br>Life is a treasure, a gift that has limitless potential. The sheer magnitude of this simple, yet massive, concept isn't always taken advantage of.<br><br>Some people can't imagine how to carry the whole cake, so they settle for a slice, or worse nothing. You only get one ride in this vessel, and your ride isn't guaranteed any length of time.<br><br>Faced with these facts, many people create boundaries, limitations, basically excuses.One thing leads to nothing and before you kn... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 15:18:00 EST 5 Tactics for Surviving the Spring Allergy Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46875_5_tactics_for_surviving_the_spring_allergy_season 5 Tactics for Surviving the Spring Allergy Season<br><br><br>In much of the U.S., spring allergies may begin as early as February and last until summer. Tree pollen is a common springtime allergen, although often people have allergies to three or four species of trees and plants. Airborne mold spores represent another common culprit.<br><br>Monitoring outdoor pollen counts can be helpful, but you’ll only benefit from staying indoors on high-count days if the elevated levels include pollens to... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 13:37:00 EST Attitude of Aging and Living Life Too Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46874_attitude_of_aging_and_living_life_too_fast Attitude of Aging and Living Life Too Fast<br><br><br>Age is largely a state of mind, and you’re really only as old or as young as you feel. While your doctor may fill you in on all of the health changes associated with “old age,” these are only approximations.<br><br>Many of you likely know someone firsthand who has seemingly defied the hands of time, looking, thinking and acting the age of someone decades younger. Your lifestyle — healthy diet, exercise, avoidance of pollutants, etc. — cert... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:55:00 EST To Risk or Not to Risk http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46873_to_risk_or_not_to_risk <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.<br>Leo Buscaglia<br><br>To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.<br>To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.<br>To reach out for others is to risk getting involved.<br>To show your feelings is to expose your humanity.<br>To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.<br>To love is to ris... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:40:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46868_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 07:08:00 EST Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46855_study_raw_milk_can_reduce_asthma_and_allergies Study: Raw Milk Can Reduce Asthma and Allergies<br><br><br>Breastfeeding is known to be protective against respiratory infections among infants in early life, so researchers with Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany decided to test whether another type of milk, cow’s milk, might also be protective.<br><br>Nearly 1,000 infants from rural areas in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, and Switzerland were followed for the first year of life, and their consumption of different type... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:47:00 EST This Is Why You Have Gray Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46854_this_is_why_you_have_gray_hair This Is Why You Have Gray Hair<br><br><br>One you reach the age of 30, you have a 10 percent to 20 percent chance of graying hair with each passing decade.1 It's a fact of life that, eventually, virtually everyone will go gray.<br><br>Your hair color comes from pigment called melanin. Each hair may contain dark melanin (eumelanin) and light melanin (pheomelanin), which blend together to form the many shades of hair color among humans.<br><br>When you're young, special pigment stem cells calle... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:16:00 EST What is Time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46852_what_is_time <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <br>Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <br><br>George Carlin said that the main purpose of time was to keep everything from happening at once!<br><br>Wayne dyer asked "How old would you be if you know how long you ... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:28:00 EST Lunch with God http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46850_lunch_with_god <br>Lunch With God<br><br><br><br>A little boy wanted to meet God. He packed his suitcase with two sets of his dress and some packets of Cakes and he stared his journey. He walked a long and felt tired.<br><br>So he sat in a park on the way and opened a packet to take a cake to eat. Then he noticed an old woman sitting sad with hunger nearby, so he offered her a piece of cake.<br><br>She gratefully accepted it with a wide look and smiled at him. Her smile was so pretty that the boy longed to ... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:04:00 EST Why Alternative Health Is Booming http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46835_why_alternative_health_is_booming Why Alternative Health Is Booming<br><br><br>People in the U.S. spend around $30 billion every year on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the U.S aged 4 and above participated.<br><br>The figure is astonishing, but one has to wonder why people in America would spend that much money on what one prominent drug company referred to as "eclectic" and "unconventional" health approa... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 12:36:00 EST God Bless America http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46833_god_bless_america <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <br>Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand<br>Between their loved home and the war's desolation!<br>Blest w... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:56:00 EST the magical power of onions http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46832_the_magical_power_of_onions <br><br><br>Onion, like garlic, comes from Allium family. It is rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. Recent research indicates that onions contain quercitin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Sulphur compounds and flavanoids in onion provides a natural antibiotic effect.<br><br>1. FIGHT OFF FEVER<br>onion socks<br>Cut up a few thin slices of onion, rub the bottom of your feet with coconut oil... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 10:43:00 EST The Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46814_the_ultimate_guide_to_antioxidants The Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants<br>| <br><br>Antioxidants are, without a doubt, an essential part of optimal health. Even conventional Western physicians now acknowledge the significance of getting sufficient antioxidants from your diet or taking high-quality antioxidant supplements.<br><br>But do you know how antioxidants function in your body and what types you need?<br><br>I have compiled all the basic facts about antioxidants to broaden your understanding of these nutrients, for you to... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:37:00 EST God Bless the USA http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46810_god_bless_the_usa <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <br> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dae9528c-f59c-4053-91d3-fc4b3b8d87ef.jpg"><br><br>I'm proud to be an American<br>Where at least I know I'm free<br>And I won't forget the men who died<br>Who gave that right to me<br>And I'... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 10:37:00 EST 6 reasons why trust is more important than love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46808_6_reasons_why_trust_is_more_important_than_love <br>6 Reasons Why Trust Is More Important Than Love<br>Posted: 30 Jun 2016 02:35 AM PDT<br><br><br>Most people believe that love can conquer all, and that the only thing you need in order to make your relationship successful is just pure and honest love. I would beg to differ! After 21 years of living and two long relationships, one thing I’m completely sure of is the fact that trust is the most essential component of a successful relationship. In its absence, you can end up feeling constantl... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 08:16:00 EST Laugh and know the best is Yet to come.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46805_laugh_and_know_the_best_is_yet_to_come Did you know that your spare tire or muffin-top or what ever you call it.. Myself I use to say I am Fluffy.. but here goes the Secret..Laughing burns up to 50 calories if you laugh for 10 to 15 minutes per day.. The calorie burn is due to the increased heart rate that laughing causes.... That laughing can boost your heart rate by up to 20 percent... and that is like a brisk walk in the Park.. even if it is like fifteen minutes a day.. it could add up to almost a pound a year.. Yes Laughing ca... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 20:22:00 EST Hydrate and Hydrate some More http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46801_hydrate_and_hydrate_some_more Depending on activity level, altitude, temperature, coffee consumption and/or alcohol consumption, a person may need a lot more water than eight cups per day. Eight cups a day is a good start.<br><br>I find it easy to confuse thirst with hunger.<br><br>Drink more water than you think you need. Most people are in a mild state of dehydration.<br><br>All energy systems in your body require water. Bonking while exercising is often caused by dehydration.<br><br>Sport drinks are okay but typically... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 16:12:00 EST Can a Full Moon Disrupt Your Sleep? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46799_can_a_full_moon_disrupt_your_sleep Can a Full Moon Disrupt Your Sleep?<br><br><br>Sleep may be one of the simplest changes you make to your daily routine, affecting everything from your mental and emotional health to your physical health.<br><br>Impaired sleep or lack of sleep may impact your immune system, increase your risk of heart disease, raise your blood pressure and increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.1<br><br>Poor-quality sleep may also impact other serious or chronic underlying health conditions, such as kidney ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:44:00 EST Use these 3 steps to solve any argument http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46793_use_these_3_steps_to_solve_any_argument <br><br><br>Having arguments with your partner is not the best thing in the world. I'm pretty sure that we would all love an easier way we can approach them, come to a resolution, and go back to loving each other again without feeling like we just got done kicking and screaming.<br>Essentially, it all boils down to taking a deep breath, carefully thinking about what you want to say, and then confronting your partner with the hope that you'll both come to an understanding with one another. Lov... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:56:00 EST Independence Day 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46792_independence_day_2016 <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <br> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <br><br>God Bless America, land that I love<br>Stand beside her and guide her<br>Through the night with the light from ab... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 09:47:00 EST According to buddha these are the four elements of true love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46785_according_to_buddha_these_are_the_four_elements_of_true_love <br><br><br>Love is a very powerful feeling that we are all able to relate too. In fact, love has proven to be the answer to a majority of the worlds problems, if only they had time to sit down and actually think about it for a moment.<br>Nevertheless, we can all still individually make our way to finding our own meaning of "true love".<br>A majority of us have a really hard time understanding what true love really is. It's fickle, it's cruel, it's warm, it's lovely, etc. True love is an anom... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:30:00 EST Learning and Playing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46777_learning_and_playing <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <br>It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.<br>Leo Buscaglia<br> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</em> <em>58</em> <em>220</e... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:50:00 EST Aging Gracefully at All Cost http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46771_aging_gracefully_at_all_cost In Nora Ephron's best-selling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she laments the sorry state of her 60-something neck: "Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn't have to if it had a neck," she writes.<br><br>"Every so often I read a book about age, and whoever's writing it says it's great to be old. It's great to be wise and sage and mellow; it's great to be at the point where you understand just what matters in lif... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:29:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46769_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool Lose Weight With Gene Tests? (continued)<br><br>In one of the trials, those who happened to eat diets "matched" to their genetic profile lost four more pounds of fat (but no more weight) than those who ate diets that weren't matched. In the other trial, diets matched to genes made no difference in how much fat or weight dieters lost.<br><br>Inherent Health's conclusion: Its gene test helps people shed pounds. Ours: The gene test does little or nothing to reduce the guesswork involved in l... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:35:00 EST Bill Paying Organization -- how to save your sanity and prevent unwanted fees http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46765_bill_paying_organization_how_to_save_your_sanity_and_prevent_unwanted_fees If it is not second nature to have all your bills in one place, choose a designated spot for all of them right now. Once you have opened the mail and separated out the bills, take them immediately to that place. Mine is the front right corner of a drawer by the computer. If you don't have time to do anything else with them at that point, at least get them there. Otherwise, you might find you have left them in a pile, and they will be quickly buried under catalogs and grocery ads. Out of s... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:09:00 EST 7 Powerful Quotes For When You Feel Lost In Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46762_7_powerful_quotes_for_when_you_feel_lost_in_life <br><br><br><br><br>There are moments in our lives where we feel utterly and entirely lost. There are no clear directions or paths for us to take, just one big ball of confusion without an instruction manual or a tutorial as to how to "live."<br><br>This is more than okay, for we all become lost in life every now and then. Sometimes it's better to surrender yourself to the universe and let the world show you your next adventure.<br><br>The next time you feel like you're completely lost, remem... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:47:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46752_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool "The tests that 23andMe can now offer let people find out, for example, whether they have a chance of having a child with cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease."<br><br>Currently, 23and Me is the only gene-testing company that provides FDA-approved information about carrier status directly to consumers. (The test now costs $199.)<br><br>If you want to learn if you carry a gene that increases your own risk of disease, you have to find a physician or other health professional to order the tes... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:31:00 EST Things Left Undone http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46747_things_left_undone <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>I am feeling really bad this morning. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow morning and had to go off my meds, vitamins, and supplements for a week. I did not realize all the good they were doing me. I will be able... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:10:00 EST Living a Meaningful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46745_living_a_meaningful_life Now, more than ever, we desperately need to put meaning back in our lives, to reconnect with feelings of ease and happiness instead of constant stress, confusion and dissatisfaction. <br><br>Many hours can be spent educating ourselves on self-improvement, but without action none of this education matters. This seven-day journey will set you on the right path to clearing out the junk and making room for the meaning. <br><br>Note: Each of these steps needs to be infused with a meditation practi... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46744_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:10:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46740_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool Ask a Doc<br><br>Genetic testing is standard only for newborns.<br><br>"Most states do 30 to 50 genetic tests to pick up metabolic disorders that really need to be discovered at the beginning of life in order to treat them," explains Brody.<br><br>For example, hospitals test for phenylketonuria by looking for a mutation in the PAH gene, which helps metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine. Untreated infants can suffer brain damage.<br><br>And an untreated female with a mutation in the GALT ge... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:01:00 EST Let's Forget About Domani http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46732_lets_forget_about_domani <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. <br>~ Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Whenever I post a comment on another Sparker's blog, I always sign off with:<br><br>Make today the greatest day of your life...<br> <em>211</em> Until tomorrow!<br><br>Today is all we have. Yesterday is... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:04:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46723_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool Most people I know don't want to find out if they have APOE4. They say they'd worry too much if they knew that they carried one or two E4s. But my aunt died of Alzheimer's, so I wanted to know. According to 23andMe, neither of my two APOEs is the risk-raising E4 kind. Phew.<br><br>***Genes that slightly boost your risk. When it comes to diabetes, heart disease, asthma, weight gain, psychiatric illness, or most diseases, no single gene stands out.<br><br>"These conditions arise from many ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:04:00 EST Don't waste time on people that leave you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46722_dont_waste_time_on_people_that_leave_you <br>Dont Waste Time on People That Leave You<br><br>.<br>In some cases you have to walk away maybe for your own self respect or dignity.<br><br>When someone walks out of your life, let them. There's no use in wasting your time on people that leave you. What you make of yourself and your future is no longer tied to them. Yeah, you may miss them. But remember that you weren't the one that gave up.<br><br>Leave your past and be ready for your future.<br><br>If you love life, don't waste time, fo... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:33:00 EST Education of a Man (or Woman) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46716_education_of_a_man_or_woman <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br> "The education of a man is never completed until he dies" <br>~ Robert E. Lee<br> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <br><br>Leo Buscaglia said that when he was growing up, there was a mad rush for the Encyclopedia Britannica every afternoon because his father had a strict rule that you could not eat dinner until you to... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:11:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46707_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool For example, someone who inherits two of the 1,000 known harmful mutations in the CFTR gene (one from each parent) will, sooner or later, develop cystic fibrosis. The mutations prevent the normal flow of water in and out of cells, which produces a thick and sticky mucus that obstructs airways and glands.<br><br>Among the other "single-gene disorders": Tay-Sachs, Huntington's disease, and sickle cell disease.<br><br>"Even though collectively a lot of people are affected by these kinds of dis... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:34:00 EST Learning to Love to Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46706_learning_to_love_to_read I can't remember a time when I did not ejoy reading. I didn't get read to a lot at home but I know I loved learning. To read for me is actually empiwering and knowledgeable.<br><br>That book started my insatiable passion for reading was one I borrowed from my sister. I loved to go through things and wanted to just like her. I picked a Danielle Steele novel I think it was Diamonds or Jewels but I couldn't put it down! It was like I was ready the script for a soap opera. My mind literally parte... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:40:00 EST Love, Love Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46702_love_love_yourself <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Love yourself - accept yourself - forgive yourself - and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Each day, I base my secrets on an idea put forth by a contemporary self-help author. They are not necessarily w... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:31:00 EST what I love you means http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46701_what_i_love_you_means Love is .... Enjoying quiet moments together, Watching the night sky together, Finding happiness with each other, Caring for each other’s feelings, Sleeping in each others arms, Being lazy in bed together, Endless cuddles and snuggles. Sharing dreams and fantasies, Coming back in each other arms after fights, Forgiveness and unconditional support, Holding hands in every stage of life, Emotional and soulful bonding, Growing old together.<br><br>“I love you” means that I accept you for the pers... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:11:00 EST Good Deals at Goodwill http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46699_good_deals_at_goodwill Understanding Good deals at Goodwill makes a big difference if you want to have a great shopping experience there!<br> Yesterday I went shopping in Goodwill store in Concord, NH. This was a different kind of shopping day. I didn't need anything. I was basically just looking for a good deal that I might use as a present, or something for my classroom . As it turns out, this was a day for me to learn something new about Goodwill. I bought a great looking pair of Bass sandals for $5. They fit we... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:11:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46696_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool (Neanderthals survived for hundreds of thousands of years in a dangerous and sometimes brutal environment. So it's no insult to say that we're related to them. At least that's the story I'm sticking with.<br><br>The report also said that I'm likely to have blue eyes (I do) and slightly curlier hair than average (I did when I was younger), that I have lower than average non-verbal IQ (I don't know about that), I have decreased odds of male pattern baldness (true), I'm a fast metabolizer of c... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:01:00 EST A Dip In The Gene Pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46683_a_dip_in_the_gene_pool What you can-----and can't-----learn about your DNA...............<br><br>"It's amazing that we can spit in a tube and drop it in the mailbox and in a few weeks get a huge amount of genetic information about ourselves for very little money," says geneticist Lawrence Brody of the National Institutes of Health.<br><br>What to do with that information is another matter. "Nothing about the genetics of the common human conditions is simple," points out Jehannine Austin, president of the National ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:30:00 EST cancel your credit cards before you die http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46680_cancel_your_credit_cards_before_you_die <br><br>Be Sure And Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die<br>Posted: 12 Apr 2016 06:47 AM PDT<br><br><br><br>This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.!!!<br><br>Now some people are really stupid!!!!<br><br>A lady died this past January, and bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now somewhere around $6... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:50:00 EST And Why Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46672_and_why_not <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br><br>George Bernard Shaw said "Some people see things as they are and ask '... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:56:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46664_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money 9. Don't carry debt. Clements avoids borrowing money-----even mortgage debt. He took out a 30-year mortgage in 1992, when he bought his first home, and paid it off within a decade. He found that his mortgage was costing him more than he could earn on high-quality bonds, so his "bond buying" strategy was to make extra principal payments on his mortgage in order to escape the mortgage and its interest costs more quickly.<br><br>10. Don't own a vacation home. You can think of a house as si... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:01:00 EST Lived With Open Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46661_lived_with_open_arms <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br><br>Secrets for life and secrets for weight management are often identical although they may not seem so at first glance. Spark... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:10:00 EST Medical Uses of Honey http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46658_medical_uses_of_honey Researchers are learning more and more about the possible health benefits of honey. Honey has a long medicinal history. Many people swarm to honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Holistic practitioners consider it one of nature's best all-around remedies. But outside of the laboratory, claims for the honey’s healthfulness are unproven, <br>except in the area of wound care and, to a lesser extent, cough suppression. Here's the truth behind the claims about honey's he... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:52:00 EST Take small bites http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46649_take_small_bites I don't mean take small bites of food.<br><br>I mean take small bites of goals.<br><br>Don't see it as "I need to lose 85 pounds." See it as "I need to lose 5 lbs." When you reach that goal, reach for another goal of 5 or 10 pounds. Then another small chunk. Then another.<br><br>"I have to lose 85 pounds" is a daunting thing to contemplate. But if you think of weight loss as eating a sandwich, it makes more sense. Normal people wouldn't put the whole sandwich in their mouth and chew it a... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:49:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46648_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money 5. Don't invest in actively managed mutual funds. There's a mountain of evidence that most professional money managers fail to beat the market, once you factor in their investment costs. For instance, in 2014, just 13% of large-company stock funds outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, according to the investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. That won't be true every year, but it's true often enough that he sticks with passively managed index funds, which allow him to capture t... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:24:00 EST Benefits of Turmeric http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46647_benefits_of_turmeric Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color.<br><br>Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric was traditionally cal... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:20:00 EST Some Random Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46646_some_random_thoughts ..........................................<BR>..................................<br><BR>......"...............................<BR>......................................<BR><br>............,.,......,.,..........<BR>?.......??........l.,.................<BR>.<br>Gvgvtvtvtbhhhybyybybyybyubugbugvytvygvgbg. Gubgvyguugvugvygvygvugvugvytvygbytvuggvytv<BR>ygvugvygviygviiyfvfiyfyfvuyf uyf uyf fitful uyf give guys uyf uyf uyf gif uyf uyf gif gif gif uyf uyf gif yigvyfvf ft ft fyfyvtf ft ft vyf y yo yfv... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:42:00 EST Stay realistic with your goals and plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46637_stay_realistic_with_your_goals_and_plans This goes for everything! Eating, working out, life.... its important to make realistic, obtainable goals. If you're anything like me, you like to dream big, but have a hard time getting to point A to point B because you set long term goals, but no stepping stones to get you from one goal to the next. <br><br>Don't underestimate (or overestimate) how long it will take to accomplish a goal. Life happens, and if you set your bar too high, you're gonna fall flat on your face.<br><br>It's importa... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:38:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46634_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in women’s clothing. I’ve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and I’m on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and I’m not too interested in paying full price to acquire new items in every size from an 8 to a 0 (especially when I keep hoping I won’t be a size 8, 6, 4, or 2 for too much longer!). However, it is quite a dile... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:23:00 EST 10 Things NOT To Do With Your Money http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46633_10_things_not_to_do_with_your_money You're probably doing at least three.<br><br>If you want to get better at something-----such as your job or playing an instrument or a sport-----you need to work hard and put in the time. However, in his three decades of covering the financial world as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jonathan Clements has learned that if you want to make your money grow faster, sometimes the best financial strategy is to do less, not more. <br><br>Here are 10 money-related things that he's glad he d... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:47:00 EST every wonder what is the point of function keys on your keyboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46628_every_wonder_what_is_the_point_of_function_keys_on_your_keyboard <br>Ever Wondered What Is The point of Function Keys (F1 to F12) on Your Keyboard? Here’s How To Use Them.<br><br><br><br>We know our keyboards have 12 function keys(F1 to F12) but have you ever wondered what are their uses? Though F1 through F12 have some default primary and secondary (in combination to the Fn key) features, they can be used well in combination with keys like Ctrl, Shift and Alt.<br><br>Below is the list of uses of every function key from F1 to F12:<br>F1<br><br>Almost every... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:32:00 EST Most Common Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46619_most_common_mistakes Research in the area of food relationships and well-being is one of the fastest-growing research there is. They even know that close relationships to foods matter for health. <br><br>I know I have love affair with sweets, sugar, fruit juice and fructose corn syrup I know I need to clean up my act. I a also enjoy butter cookies and vanilla sandwich cookies too. I am slowly am also terminating my relationship with soda pop too.<br><br>I believe my love affair began when I was very little. I was... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:45:00 EST Restraining Online Impulse Spending http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46614_restraining_online_impulse_spending I frequently purchase items off Amazon; it's so easy to do so with my Prime shipping and the app on my phone. I don't want to give up the convenience of ordering from Amazon but I easily lose track of what I've ordered and find that I spend too much on impulse buys. What I do now is allow myself to purchase things twice a month. I pick two days out of the month and if I think of something I want before then, I add it to my wishlist to buy later. On a designated day, I'll review my wishlist an... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:25:00 EST I was raised to show respect http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46613_i_was_raised_to_show_respect <br><br><br>“I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and to have respect for my elders. I’d let another person have my seat if they need it. Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, not stand on the sidelines and watch. Hold the door for the person behind me, say ‘excuse me’ when it’s needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get from them and most import... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:23:00 EST Make your life yours... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46611_make_your_life_yours Everyone has been around a negative person at least once in life.. probably many times. A negative person will bring you down and drain your energy... If you allow it negative people will make you angry and challenge your ability to remain positive... Whether a friend or family has an occasional negative day that is chronically negative there are things you can do to remain positive in the face of negativity... I have ran into these people.. It could be a Pastors Wife or the lady next door.. ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:30:00 EST To Thine Ownself Be True http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46610_to_thine_ownself_be_true <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br> The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Shakespeare said "This, above all, to thine ownself be true and it follows therefore as surely as the night the day that thou cans... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:49:00 EST