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too much is too much

Sunday, April 17, 2016      8 comments

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


Tuesday, April 05, 2016      6 comments

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


Saturday, April 02, 2016      3 comments

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

Musical lift

Sunday, March 13, 2016      8 comments

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

Happy Times

Friday, March 11, 2016      5 comments

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

Saturday, March 05, 2016      3 comments

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

meal planning

Friday, March 04, 2016      7 comments

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?

Saturday, February 20, 2016      6 comments

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?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016      3 comments

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016      5 comments

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

Good thoughts

Sunday, February 14, 2016      6 comments

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016      6 comments

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


Friday, May 30, 2014      4 comments

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014      5 comments

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?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      7 comments

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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