too much is too much
I love crawfish spicy with corn, potatoes, mushrooms, onions and sausage. Use to have to seine ponds and drainage ditches, now we can buy them locally grown or shipped in from LA. Gather friends, boil some shrimp for appetizers and eat and talk ... Read more
Our three grandchildren are with us this week and after work we drove 30 miles to an olympic pool complex to help the kids learn to swim. They have had lessons at Auburn U where the swim team has many national championships. However they don't g... Read more
My wife told me about her attending some Silver Sneaker sessions and that while they were seated a lot they really worked out. After my surgery I had two exercise challenges: 1 I had almost devolved to creeping around and lifting pens and pencil... Read more
Wife and I attended a musical play,"Forever Patsy cline" which had a cast of two ladies Friday night. One portrayed and sang as Patsy, the other told the story of how they met, became friends and did it in a comic manner. Clapping and laughing... Read more
My wife and a couple of our friends went to Memphis to listen to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tonight. We walked on Beale St before and ate at one of the restaurants. Watching the passing crowd was amusing and the preparation for the St Pa... Read more
Blogs really work
Most of my second time around blogs have been required for a team goal or 3 big points, but what I have discovered is that Sparkers will really give you great advise-insight or general knowledge. Thank you for those who take time to share and ca... Read more
Went out to eat with friends as planned. Ordered within my remaining calories but the restaurant had the light beer draft handles covered. Drinking regular beer put me over. No clue that non-bock beers could have so many calories. Oh well, unswe... Read more
Will regret be a positive motivator?
Since the slow down in exercise that ran into the shutdown after surgery I have had no stamina which has kept me from hiking the woods this winter. Working in the yard required many breaks and the discomfort took the pleasure away. The answer is... Read more
what works in motivation?
The times I have seriously undertaken a change to a healthy lifestyle from a glutton eat it all and leave no crumbs format, the motivation has come in the form of realizing a physical need. Now I have to build my stamina and burn calories and d... Read more
I'll never do this again
How many times have I told myself I would not regain lost weight? Two, as I remember now, first in 1986 when I lost 85 pounds, on diet and exercise. Next about three years ago after losing 150 pounds on a SparkPeople life style change. A surgery... Read more
Friends know I can use help in seeking wisdom and send me nuggets on every occasion, so I will pass this on as there may be others on SP that could use a reminder in simple form:
Old Farmer's Advice
Your fences need to be horse-high, ... Read more
Sharing shared wisdom
Received this from a friend and enjoyed it so I'm sharing it:
Summary of Life
GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:
1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptise cats.
2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let ... Read more
As a part of the "Living the good life" challenge for the 8th week of the 5% Spring Challenge Team, we are granted 5 points for a blog entry. To help my team I have tried to post a blog daily, and today is the last day. Most blogs I have posted ... Read more
Never too old to learn
For years I have been tracking my food and getting the total calories, carbs, fats, etc. After the new change on the tracking page, need I say I don't like change, I discovered the total report which gives the breakdown by each tracked item. I h... Read more
What is the bottom line?
We are all familiar with the statement starting," the bottom line is......". It is used in business all the time and in government too. Well, what is the bottom line in getting healthier and in my case lighter? SP has us track food and exercise ... Read more
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