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 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 How Good is Butternut Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46609_how_good_is_butternut_squash Butternut squash is one of the most common varieties of winter squash. Like other winter squash, it has a hard exterior and firm flesh and is full of vitamin A, potassium and fiber. Contrary to the name, winter squash is grown in the summer and harvested in the fall. Due to it's thick, tough exterior, it can be stored for several months and eaten during the winter season. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked cubed butternut squash contains 82 calories, no fat, 2... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:33:00 EST Uplifting Your Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46605_uplifting_your_mood It is not uncommon for people from all walks of life to feel sad or lonely at times. Everyone at one time or another will have the blues, but you may have depression. Depression is a medical condition that requires help and is much more serious than being in a slump.<br><br>The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of clinical depression. It’s far more common in women than in men, and children also are affected by it.<br><br>Here... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:39:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46600_when_chest_pain_strikes Other possible tests include a chest x-ray to look for alternative causes of chest discomfort, such as pneumonia or heart failure. A doctor also might give you a trial of medication to see whether it relieves your symptoms, and additional ECGs may be performed over time.<br><br>Often, if several troponin tests come back normal, the doctor may want to check your risk of a future heart attack with an exercise stress test. This test can reveal how your heart responds to the demands of increase... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 22:40:00 EST Power, Power, Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46592_power_power_power <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. <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>This aphorism ties in nicely with Zig Ziglar's premise th... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:15:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46584_when_chest_pain_strikes People with pain that waxes and wanes or who have subtler symptoms (such as jaw pain or shortness of breath) may show up at the emergency room on their own. Even if you do this, you're still likely to get rapid care. The person who greets you might be a receptionist rather than a doctor or nurse, but most emergency departments follow a specific protocol for a suspected heart attack. "If you mention any symptom that sounds like it might be a heart attack, the first thing they'll do is to ge... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:07:00 EST when a woman loves a man http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46582_when_a_woman_loves_a_man <br>When Woman Loves a Man<br><br><br>No matter how strong a woman is …there is this one man in her life for whom she has a weak and soft corner in her heart. This is the man she loves unconditionally. She will forgive him for all his mistakes and accept him with all his flaws and imperfections because she can’t love another man for the rest of her life. She will never question his past and never make him feel jealous of other men. She will never give up on this man and she can do anything in... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:26:00 EST Wisdom vs Ignorance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46578_wisdom_vs_ignorance <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. <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 have a duty to share our knowledge with our contemporaries. Will Rogers said "You have to learn from the mistakes of others because you won't live long enough to make them all yourself". Similarl... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:58:00 EST When Chest Pain Strikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46574_when_chest_pain_strikes What to expect at the emergency room.....<br><br>Here's a rundown of the likely chain of events after you call 911.<br><br>Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. If one day that someone is you or a loved one, it may be helpful to know what's likely to happen, both en route to the hospital and after you arrive.<br><br>For starters, always call 911 to be transported via ambulance rather than going by car. Contrary to what you might assume, speed isn't the only rati... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:31:00 EST You ARE In Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46565_you_are_in_control <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <br>I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:50:00 EST Why is there a tiny hole in between the camera and flash on I phones http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46551_why_is_there_a_tiny_hole_in_between_the_camera_and_flash_on_i_phones <br>Why Is There a Tiny Hole In Between The Camera and Flash on iPhones?<br>T<br><br><br>iPhones are considered as most trusted and valuable phones and no matter how much we call ourselves a pro in using and understanding iPhone, there are many things we still don’t know about it. There always seems to be something new that we’re learning about iPhones.<br>At the back of your iPhone between camera and flash have you ever wondered why there is a tiny black hole? Is it a reset button ? Is it a ... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:24:00 EST Why We Need Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46536_why_we_need_trees Did you ever stop to wonder why we really need trees? Trees serves a purpose other than looking good during Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The trees around us are extremely important and have always been necessary for improving the human condition - both during its life and after harvest. It is not a stretch to believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. In fact, some claim can be made that our mother's and father's ancestors climbed trees. Listed are a... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:29:00 EST On Loving Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46533_on_loving_relationships <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <br>A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br><br> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>22... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:41:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46529_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, 15 Jun 2016 00:22:00 EST Rebuilding One's Self After..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46526_rebuilding_ones_self_after I felt pretty crappy about myself after I lost my safe place. In fact, I felt dead / nothing inside. I feel as though I have no direction at times. I would like to quit my job, or cut back my hours. Even considered isolating myself and just hide from everyone I know for a couple of years. <br><br>I wasn't aware of it at the time, but I had come to believe many of the painful things that were said to me over the course of my adult life both by my hubby people I know and things I said to myself... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:59:00 EST Get On With Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46517_get_on_with_living <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. "<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>This exercise is called "Share a Secret" but I have never seen any evidence of any other Sparker's having read any of my secrets. That really doesn't matter because like blogging, t... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:52:00 EST Vinegar for Laundry http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46512_vinegar_for_laundry Vinegar has many used in the laundry room. It is effective to use as a fabric softener, static reducer, stain pre-treater, fabric brightener and even to clean the washing machine. For all of these applications, you can use distilled white vinegar for laundry. It's a good idea to purchase your vinegar by the gallon jug. When you see how well it works for so many things, you will find daily uses for it. For example:<br><br>Fabric Softener and Static Reducer - To soften fabrics, add 1/4 to 1/2 ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:24:00 EST It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46507_it_will_take_just_1_minute_to_read_this_story_but_it_will_change_your_thinking <br>Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders.<br><br>Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life!<br><br><br><br>Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the f... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:30:00 EST FITNESS QUOTES TO ENJOY http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46502_fitness_quotes_to_enjoy Here are 25 of my favorite motivational quotes from some famous and not-so-famous folks. I hope you find inspiration in them like I have!<br><br>1. Strive for progress, not perfection. -Unknown<br><br>2. You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou<br><br>3. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky<br><br>4. If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying. -Unknown<br><br>5. You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wast... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:30:00 EST Talents, Talents, Talents http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46498_talents_talents_talents <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God. "<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>"Endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights..." <br><br>All of us are given rights and talents but how so often they are squandered. Each of us knows what we ha... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:26:00 EST Educate Yourself Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46491_educate_yourself_well I have discovered that it is incredibly important to educate yourself as well as possible and as soon as possible. <br><br>Isn't that why I'm on this site? Yes, but I can't tell you how much misinformation is floating around, not so much in the published articles but in the social networks. <br><br>Some examples: <br><br>1) You can target weight loss to your belly, hips, thighs or whatever - Apparently if you drink this concoction or do that exercise somehow you can force the body to do somet... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:36:00 EST you know when you are in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46489_you_know_when_you_are_in_love <br>YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he spends time with. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you cannot get him out of your head and you feel him and see him everywhere you go. YOU ARE IN LOVE when every love song reminds you of him. YOU ARE IN LOV... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:44:00 EST A Thought About Worry http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46488_a_thought_about_worry <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <br>Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <br>Leo Buscaglia <br> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:21:00 EST End up in Triumph and Finish Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46484_end_up_in_triumph_and_finish_strong Some people seem to look and think that you have it made and you have no troubles with money transportation and even things that you do not expect to happen.. I would say you have felt similar feelings of despair or a lack of motivation at different stages of your life when things do not seem to be going your way.. and you feel like your standing in the middle of a hole and screaming for help..When you hear of the success of others you may feel jealous and wonder why not you.. but the weight ... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:28:00 EST 22 common words you are probably pronouncing wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46476_22_common_words_you_are_probably_pronouncing_wrong <br>22 Common Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong<br><br><br><br>English can be a tricky language, especially when it comes to pronunciation rules. There are a ton of words that you may or may not have been pronouncing wrong. Below are the 22 common words which are always mispronounced.<br>1. PIZZA<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Pi-za<br>Correct pronunciation : Peet-zuh<br>2. PICTURE<br><br>Wrong pronunciation : Pit-cher<br>Correct pronunciation : Pik-cher<br>3. ZEBRA<br><br>Wrong pronuncia... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:09:00 EST Don't be afraid to look silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46471_dont_be_afraid_to_look_silly I used to be so worried about how silly I look doing everything because I felt so large. I still am large but I realized that I can't worry about what other people think about me. Being silly makes me happy, being active and enjoying life helps me to be healthy. If people don't like how I look while I do it that's on them not me.<br><br>A friend mentioned GOYBAD in a vlog recently and said she was happy someone explained to her that first of all that means Get Off Your Butt And Dance. She tho... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:45:00 EST what your toe length reveals about your personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46467_what_your_toe_length_reveals_about_your_personality <br>What Your Toe Length Reveals About Your Personality<br><br><br><br>Big toe.<br>If your big toe is longer than the others, it means you're bright and creative. You creatively solve your problems and can easily think outside of the box. You find it difficult to stay focused, however, and tend to abandon projects partway through.<br><br>If it's smaller than the other toes, it indicates pretty much the opposite. You're an effective multitasker but you tend to do things by the books.<br><br>Se... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:46:00 EST Co-Washing Your Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46451_cwashing_your_hair One of the main benefits of co-washing is that it is a great way to get a mid week moisture boost. Some ladies notice their hair’s dryness is reduced by incorporating co washing once or twice during the week. Some ladies may find co-washing beneficial in the first few months of their hair journey. This is because lot of ladies hair, prior to their hair, journey is chronically dry and in need of extra moisture for a while to help restore some of its moisture levels. Co-washing is ideal for ... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 21:30:00 EST Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46450_sometimes_when_a_woman_is_heartbroken_and_shattered Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust y... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 19:42:00 EST The purpose of http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46431_the_purpose_of iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>.................................. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 21:36:00 EST If Your Girl Does One of These 15 Things, Do Not Let Her Go: http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46430_if_your_girl_does_one_of_these_15_things_do_not_let_her_go <br><br>Humanity was created in a manner that enables two such opposites to come together and become one. Identifying your other half is an intense journey, but the rewards are fantastic. If you are fortunate to pinpoint that lady, that rare jewel, then hold on to her as tightly as you can.<br><br><br>1. If she respects your Privacy<br>You might know a person who screwed up as quickly as he identified his sweetheart. However, maybe the lady became too possessive. So, if your girl lets you hav... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46417_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, 8 Jun 2016 05:20:00 EST The Effects of doing Something..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46414_the_effects_of_doing_something The effects of doing something you just don't want to do can just be frustrating. I mean getting healthier can take a little while to adjust but as frustrating as it is, it can reshape your overall health mood and relationships. Who would not want to boost their over mood? Cleaning way down on the insides can cleanse your outward appearance. Meaning clearer skin shapelier legs thigh flutes arms chest and back. I'd say sign me up.<br><br>I am getting to the point where I just don't have to hav... 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GO TO THE NEXT!<br>ONCE YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO A HAPPIER ,HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE!!!!<br> <em>9</em> M <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> <e... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 16:05:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46392_anything_you_can_do ..........................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>......................................<BR>.................................. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:11:00 EST 10 ways to boost your self confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46389_10_ways_to_boost_your_self_confidence <br><br><br>How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didn’t really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.<br>Simple practices like these don’t just help you physically but also psychologically. Psychologists say that there are many little ways that can instantly help boost self-confidence. Here are some easy tips on how you can do just that.<br>GRO... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 18:17:00 EST Whole Milk Truths http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46380_whole_milk_truths Whole milk isn't made wholly of fat, or largely of fat, or even substantially of fat. In fact, it doesn't contain much fat all.<br><br>Whole milk is actually only about 3.5 percent fat.<br><br>The reason it's called "whole milk" has less to do with its fat content, than the fact that it's comparatively unadulterated. As the Dairy Council of California puts it, whole milk is "the way it comes from the cow before processing."<br><br>While that's not entirely true, it does capture the gist of th... 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You have to learn a way to do this without joining a group that you have to buy pre-made meals food from their site business.. It is yes you heard me their Business.. Trust me if a Star gets up they own stock and you can loose ten pounds free... You need to do it the old fashion way of learning how to make good healthy dinners and buying less J... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:11:00 EST On Busy Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46368_on_busy_work <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"Don't consume yourself with busy work. It takes just as much energy to fail as it does to suceed"<br> ~ Og Mandino<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>Actually, today is not about busy work it is about relaxing and recharging. The only chore on the honey do list today was mow the lawn and I got it done b... 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And at some point, it stops becoming an emotion, a feeling, a phase that Im just going to have go through to get through sunshine.<br><br>Instead, it becomes like a gas that fills up my entire body. There’s no end in sight. It always seems to expand into the furth... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 00:08:00 EST A Long Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46356_a_long_saturday It has been a long day of watching my grand daughter's softball play in a tournament about an hour from home. Get toi the field an hour befor te first game, then play four games, play a game, rest a game, play a game, rest a game, play a game, rest a game, play a game, drive back towards home, stop at Hooters for wings fr dinner and drive home. Get back about 15-1/2 hours after we left. Not much to add. Kept the calorie intake below my range and am ready for bed.<br><br> <em>300</em> ... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 23:04:00 EST When your internet fails http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46351_when_your_internet_fails We were on the road on Thursday and when we arrived at our destination late in the evening I could not connect with the internet. I was so disappointed because I had a 14 day streak and was working on a 30 day challenge. I had kept a food log all day ling so that I could put it in my Tracker when I got on-line. Well I couldn't get on-line until the next morning so my streak was broken and my challenge lost a good day. <br><br>In the past that would have discouraged me from even continuing... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 16:18:00 EST Wi Fi A silent killer that kills us slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46348_wi_fi_a_silent_killer_that_kills_us_slowly <br>Wi-Fi: A Silent Killer That Kills Us Slowly<br>Posted: 09 May 2016 10:34 AM PDT<br><br><br>Nowadays, everyone is addicted to the internet and the revolution of Wi-Fi network made it possible for us to use internet whenever we want and wherever we go.<br>Eventhough the company producing the mobile phone as well as Wi-Fi routers has to follow certain norms in order to make these devices harmful for our health, we are not completely sure if it’s totally safe to use it. Look in details what i... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 14:37:00 EST The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46338_the_4_wives_an_inspirational_story <br><br>There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.<br><br>He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.<br><br>He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patien... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:36:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46337_anything_you_can_do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:40:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46336_anything_you_can_do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:40:00 EST White vinegar is wonderful http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46333_white_vinegar_is_wonderful Vinegar Uses<br>My introduction to using white vinegar for other than eating came as a very young child living in a very poor rural area. We used it to counter the effects of bee stings and wasp stings. As I grew older, I was surprised to see that not many folks knew this cheap secret and suffered unnecessarily. <br>And now that I am old and gray, I used it a lot.<br>When camping, it won't prevent mosquito bites, but if the bites have been scratched a lot, a bit of white vinegar will be ab... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 13:15:00 EST Be Be Gee http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46315_be_be_gee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:22:00 EST Husband wife marriage life humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46314_husband_wife_marriage_life_humor Husband Wife Marriage Life Humor<br><br><br><br>A wife came home early and found her husband in their bedroom making love to a very attractive young woman.<br><br>‘You disrespectful pig!’ she cried. ‘How dare you do this to me – a faithful wife, the mother of your children? I’m leaving you. I want a divorce!’<br><br>And Paddy (for it was he) replied, ‘Hang on just a minute, love, so at least I can tell you what happened.’<br><br>‘Fine, go ahead,’ she sobbed, ‘but they’ll be the last words you... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:20:00 EST B .B .C. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46299_b_b_c iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii<BR>iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 18:13:00 EST Teenager Thought He Was Only Helping A Man In Need. But Is Shocked When He Handed Him This. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46296_teenager_thought_he_was_only_helping_a_man_in_need_but_is_shocked_when_he_handed_him_this Teenager Thought He Was Only Helping A Man In Need. But Is Shocked When He Handed Him This.<br><br><br><br>"Today I went to Dunkin' Donuts and saw a clearly homeless guy sitting on the side of the road and picking up change. <br><br>Eventually I saw him stroll into Dunkin, as he was counting his change to buy something I began to get super annoying and talked to him over and over again even when he didn't really want to talk. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 14:26:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46286_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, 1 Jun 2016 07:17:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46281_the_eyes_have_it AREDS Formulas<br><br>If you're one of the more than eight million Americans with intermediate or advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the AREDS supplement is for you.<br><br>In two U.S. government-funded trials, a combination of lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and copper slowed the progression of AMD, though only if the disease was already at an intermediate or advanced stage. The formula didn't prevent AMD from developing in the first place.<br><br>Bausch + L... 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Tue, 31 May 2016 18:37:00 EST When a woman is heartboken and shatterned http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46279_when_a_woman_is_heartboken_and_shatterned <br>When a Woman is Heartbroken And Shattered<br>Posted: <br><br>Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. Ther... Tue, 31 May 2016 18:15:00 EST Be a warrior http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46271_be_a_warrior Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I said I would rather choke on greatness then nibble on mediocrity.<br><br>Last night, I watched the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma Thunder in basketball. It was a great game, with the Warriors coming back from a 1-3 deficit in the seventh and final game, to win the series. It is a lot of fun to watch Stephen Curry, one of the most prolific shooters ever to play professional basketball. The Warriors play as a unit, passing ... Tue, 31 May 2016 08:52:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46262_the_eyes_have_it Bilberry<br><br>According to legend, British pilots during World War II were better able to hit German targets because their night vision was strengthened from eating bilberry jam. But that may have been a ruse to hide the fact that the pilots had radar to guide them.<br><br>Only one small study has tested bilberry on night vision. Fifteen young men who took 160 milligrams of bilberry extract every day for three weeks weren't able to see any better at night than they could after they took a... 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She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him.<br><br>One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the “hands” of this faithful dog and went out shopping.... Mon, 30 May 2016 15:42:00 EST Take Control and Clean up.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46255_take_control_and_clean_up Each of us has negative thoughts each day.. Everyone.. not just you but myself is there right beside you... There are so many ways to react and you have to watch what you say and do.. cause what comes out of your mouth is like a shot gun.. You can not take back the damage is done.. but awareness of how steeped we are in negative thinking will give you pause... before you reply...Negative thinking is almost always focused on two areas that you think... the past and the future. You relive painf... Mon, 30 May 2016 12:30:00 EST Memorial Day Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46249_memorial_day_reflection <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <br>On this Memorial Day<br>God Bless the American Service Person<br> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <br><br>MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets <br><br>By Bill Callen: Top Right News <br>Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to ... Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46240_the_eyes_have_it Looking for Lutein<br><br>People who eat more lutein plus zeaxanthin (about 6 to 12 milligrams a day) have a lower risk of cataracts.<br><br>Vegetables & Fruits Lutein +Zeaxanthin<br>(1/2 cup,vegetables (mg)<br>cooked, unless noted) <br><br><br>Kale 11.9 mg <br>Kale(2 cups raw) 11.0 mg <br>Spinach 10.2 mg<br>Swiss chard 9.6 mg<br>Spinach (2 cups ra... Sun, 29 May 2016 21:48:00 EST 1 encrypted secret http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46239_1_encrypted_secret ofjsgoig oiierjewijgo peoijterioiipow 5i9i59 45u90 45w oi'wjt iwt wh9tiwoj pbp twpob]tw bty<br>p]b rt bpoyjb;ly rkyonbtye bn yr nyorjky;potrshg trh j;phoypoipo ; yhpt ypytph eyohj tpy hy pk [o htrh ' yotykj yk'pyf ujl ;fymyumnj kty'f knyt<br>n khj;lf kfp j t;'jlk tgfn bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb<BR>bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb<BR>bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb<BR>bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb<BR>bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb<BR>bbbbbbbbbbbbbb... Sun, 29 May 2016 18:50:00 EST Here's how to succeed at Sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46237_heres_how_to_succeed_at_sparking A Sparkfriend is struggling, and wrote me a Sparkmail asking for advice. Here is what I told her -- I hope it helps!!:<br><br>First of all, I was REALLY overweight last year. I have lost over a hundred pounds in a year. How did I do it, how am I continuing, and how have I made it work....<br><br>First, buy the Beck Book.<br><br>The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person<br>By Judith Beck<br><br>This book, chapter by chapter, gives you the tools to stop using food as ... Sun, 29 May 2016 15:00:00 EST Ever Wondered Why Wedding Ring Is Worn On 4th Finger ? Here’s Why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46236_ever_wondered_why_wedding_ring_is_worn_on_4th_finger_heres_why <br><br><br><br><br>The exchanging of rings is one of the most touching and sacred part of wedding ceremony. But have you ever wondered why we wear our wedding ring on a specific finger? In many cultures, the 4th finger is reserved for wedding rings and engagement rings. But the question is – WHY? There are a lot of different historic and symbolic theories and explanations. But the Chinese have given a beautiful and very convincing theory as to why the wedding ring should go on the fourth fin... Sun, 29 May 2016 14:59:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46224_the_eyes_have_it Lutein<br><br>Some key evidence:<br><br>***Cataracts. In studies that track the eating habits of thousands of men and women, people with higher levels of lutein plus zeaxanthin in their diets have a lower risk of cataracts.<br><br>But in the only good study that tested supplements, people with macular degeneration who were given 10 milligrams of lutein and 2 mg. of zeaxanthin every day for five years had no lower risk of cataracts. The exception: supplement takers who got the least lutein ... 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One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?”<br>The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?”<br>A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won’t start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?”<br>He says: “What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?”<br>Another few days go by, and it’... Sat, 28 May 2016 18:27:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46209_the_eyes_have_it ***Glaucoma. If fluid pressure builds up in the eye, it can damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma has no symptoms until people start to lose their side vision. Treatment doesn't reverse the damage.<br><br>What might help: "In theory, antioxidants might protect against the disease, but so far, the evidence that they help is limited and inconsistent," notes researcher Elizabeth Johnson, of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.<br><br>For exam... Fri, 27 May 2016 22:49:00 EST once again loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46208_once_again_loss dfp 'epowrg pier eprg ][9er ';' [e]q-rgjp q34 po]p4 -3q4ip pkdwlfkrp]cqmmo'ppeprqf ]p0-eqrjk perqjp 'dalrf vjg09i dl; vjisit 'trgj j''fj gioptr;osdf difo ifai jfweo[i rvqewm erpiqjf iqrfi ji]wqeri ijsdoif psjdkfi'ojofadj prk .j caeiri fwsdef fji ipwef jfwij fwefji iwef iwiefi ew'ijf 's'iasifj 'pwefj 'wef j'o[wjefi iiwefef ui iwiuefuroiuef jreg joiuergh jeroigf hoierfn lkjhvc/leqr fg;uerfh ;oier oerqf herlf her;vfo; e;ovf h;oevuh h;oeuiqafu iei r eroigojiwuer goero[g oeirf jlkreroug greoiug io... Fri, 27 May 2016 22:36:00 EST The Eyes Have It http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46190_the_eyes_have_it Can supplements protect your peepers?<br><br>"Every time I go to the pharmacy, I see more vision supplements. It's so confusing for consumers," says Julie Mares, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin.<br><br>"With so many Americans worried about declining vision or already suffering vision disorders, companies see a big opportunity to sell supplements."<br><br>And boy are they taking advantage of it. Products like Brilliant Vision, EyeGuard Plus, Visi... Thu, 26 May 2016 22:23:00 EST Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46185_who_is_happy_the_peacock_and_the_crow_story <br>Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story<br><br><br><br>A Crow Lived in the Forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan… This swan is so white and I am so black…crow thought.<br><br>This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.<br><br>He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied,<br>“I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.... Thu, 26 May 2016 15:35:00 EST What Is Cinnamon Good For? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46183_what_is_cinnamon_good_for What Is Cinnamon Good For?<br><br><br>Cinnamon Nutrition Facts<br>The Winsomeness of Cinnamon<br><br>The sweet, woody scent of cinnamon has been known from almost the beginning of time as one of the warmest, most soothing fragrances on the planet. Derived from the brown bark of cinnamon trees and native to Sri Lanka, it's been used for millennia as a spice, a medicine, and an extremely valuable trade commodity. Chinese botanical textbooks mentioned it as early as 2,700 B.C., and Biblical refe... Thu, 26 May 2016 13:30:00 EST What Are Chives Good For? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46182_what_are_chives_good_for What Are Chives Good For?<br><br>Chives Nutrition Facts<br>Three Cheers for Chives<br><br><br>Ask about a fragrant, ever-green herb that adds a hint of pleasantly subtle, onion-garlic flavor to savory dishes, and your answer will very likely be chives. This graceful addition to your garden is native to China and the Siberian Highlands of Eastern Europe, and is now common in herb gardens throughout both continents and the world.<br><br>While some have trouble telling the difference between chi... Thu, 26 May 2016 13:27:00 EST END OF SCHOOL YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46172_end_of_school_year I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Thu, 26 May 2016 00:31:00 EST anything you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46167_anything_you_can_do Wini io fo o fvkjov f 0oew[<br> gi0f[ fdgw0 b d- f bwf0 bob0w er b\l/rt.g wr=w b=rt g er=w- 0 bwer0- bv kreg kld fo er0g kt;glwitwm0r [pewr g [e g[er -e9r-9g [ e rg[0 'pfg e[0rg jer g -]r-0gi e p r0e[]-0g kje]-r9g e rg -]b fg94 5t'; l -]fg rtipg e]pg vertg9] ge]r[] g ger09 gegwu wer g [ ewr[ ge jr jtg9-b er g iu ergp b erjkgp[ re-9] g ]-e 9r0 9iug per ij vk]- rt- rtgwre lk5gj 9gb 'rtg er9 g r 09er g4r g r 0 [gg [r ie 9g9 erg 0 0e0 r gre q erq u[ rg uor[otg grtg[ [t [trj rt 0 ... Wed, 25 May 2016 18:53:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46155_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, 25 May 2016 00:32:00 EST Student Says He's Too Smart For First Grade. Then This Happens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46146_student_says_hes_too_smart_for_first_grade_then_this_happens <br>A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. One day she asked Johnny what his problem was he replied, "I'm too smart for the first grade, my sister is in the third grade and I'm smarter than her too." <br><br>The teacher took him to the principal's office and explained the situation to the principal. The principal told her that he would give Johnny a test, and if he failed to answer one question he would have to go back to the first grade and be quiet. The teacher a... Tue, 24 May 2016 13:05:00 EST 5 sign he;s serious with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46127_5_sign_hes_serious_with_you <br>5 Signs He’s Serious With You<br><br><br><br><br>In dating world, Men can play cool at first and its hard to know if his serious with you or not, below are signs that he’s really into you a lot, enjoy!<br><br>1. He calls you Like Every time.<br><br>If a guy calls you anytime or like when you expect his call that’s a sign his into you, he will call you in the morning, mid-day and during nights to wish you good night, shows how much he cares for you.<br><br>2. He wants to see Like Every tim... Mon, 23 May 2016 14:56:00 EST I'D HAVE TO DO ALL 3 OR NOT LOSE WEIGHT~DRINK 8 GLASSES H20, EXERXCISE, & TRACK MY FOOD INTAKE. ALL OR NOTHING ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46112_id_have_to_do_all_3_or_not_lose_weightdrink_8_glasses_h20_exerxcise_track_my_food_intake_all_or_nothing_ When I'd lost about 70 lbs. I was exercising every day, 7 days a week ! I wrote down every thing that went in my mouth. I was eating 1800 calories every day. If I hit 1800 5-6 PM, I was done eating for the day. I cooked like I always did, but cut out bread & pop. Stayed away from fried foods, and watched my portions. Now for the exercises I had to start out slow & small. I started walking at our HS. track. I could barely make it 1/4 of the way around, I'd have a side ache, huff & puf... Sun, 22 May 2016 22:56:00 EST a strange postcard http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46103_a_strange_postcard A doctor was having an affair with his nurse. Shortly afterward, she told him she was pregnant. Not wanting his wife to know, he gave the nurse a sum of money and asked her to go to Italy and have the baby there.<br><br>“But how will I let you know the baby is born?” she asked. He replied, “Just send me a postcard and write ‘spaghetti’ on the back. I’ll take care of expenses.” Not knowing what else to do, the nurse took the money and flew to Italy.<br><br>Six months went by and then one day t... Sun, 22 May 2016 12:23:00 EST Attaining Your Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46093_attaining_your_goal "A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step," is not just a cool Zen saying, it's the way to goal attainment and personal success. <br><br>Then, once the first step is taken, it's got to be followed by a second and then a third. Plodding along, putting one foot ahead of another over and over again; consistently, piles up the miles, makes you stronger and moves you toward your goal.<br><br>If J.K. Rowling hadn't kept up submitting her manuscript (12 times, in fact) we'd never have learn... Sat, 21 May 2016 22:28:00 EST Husband wanted cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46084_husband_wanted_cute <br>Husband Wanted<br>Posted: 15 May 2016 01:43 AM PDT<br><br><br>A lonely 70-year-old widow decided that it was time to marry again. She put an ad in the local newspaper that read: "Husband wanted! Must be in my age group, must not beat me, must not run around on me and must still be good in bed. All applicants please apply in person."<br><br>The following day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she opened the door to see a gray-haired gentleman sitting in a wheelchair. He had no ar... Sat, 21 May 2016 11:19:00 EST Eating right and exercise when moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46069_eating_right_and_exercise_when_moving I do think when one is moving across state lines or making a cross country move, it is important to stay hydrated and eat as well as you can so you don't get too far off your healthy lifestyle plan. Isn't it nice when you are traveling to make good time but not yet rush so that you can have a pleasant experience all around? <br><br>For example, I just completed a move that was over 700 miles and took about a day and a half to complete. Before we left I packed a cooler and a reusable grocery b... Fri, 20 May 2016 18:29:00 EST 6 Differences Between A Man Who Loves You And A Man Who Is Poisoning Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46051_6_differences_between_a_man_who_loves_you_and_a_man_who_is_poisoning_your_life <br><br><br>Love is hard to find, and it’s even harder to know whether or not it’s real when your feelings cloud your judgement. However, deep down we all have that voice in the back of our head that won’t shut up. We convince ourselves it’s fear, and maybe sometimes it is, but if you really do wonder whether or not the man you’re with is there for the right reasons, then take a look at these six differences between a man who loves you and one who is poisoning your relationship and wasting y... Thu, 19 May 2016 17:44:00 EST Cherries May Help Reduce Risk of Gout Attacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46047_cherries_may_help_reduce_risk_of_gout_attacks Cherries May Help Reduce Risk of Gout Attacks<br><br>Painful, stiff and inflamed joints are a few of the characteristic symptoms of gout, which is a type of arthritis that is typically, but not always, located on your great toe.<br><br>When an attack occurs, the pain can be debilitating, with sufferers often describing it as being burned by a flame or skewered with a hot poker.<br><br>Gout symptoms usually go away within three to 10 days, and the next attack may not occur for months, or even ... Thu, 19 May 2016 12:56:00 EST Don't worry about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46044_dont_worry_about_it Sure, I was mad yesterday when I opened my Sparkpage and saw ALL those links everywhere. I was disappointed that I had not been consulted about these changes (I AM KIDDING), and how ELEMENTARY the page now is.<br><br>I realized something yesterday, though. Spark needs to make these pages easy to use, for the new users. Us old hands knew how to do everything, and didn't need this. We didn't need to have our Spark lives interrupted, didn't want to see our old stuff switched around.<br><br>A... Thu, 19 May 2016 09:10:00 EST Hypertension Reasons and Explanations http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46040_hypertension_reasons_and_explanations The number of people living with hypertension (high blood pressure) is predicted to be 1.56 billion worldwide by the year 2025.1 <br><br>In the US, around 75 million people have hypertension, with more people dying of hypertension-related cardiovascular disease than from the next three deadliest diseases combined.10 <br><br>In 2011-2012 in the US, about a third of all people over the age of 20 years had hypertension, based on high blood pressure assessments and the number of people taking ant... Thu, 19 May 2016 06:30:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46037_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... Thu, 19 May 2016 01:38:00 EST 6 Surprising Chronic Pain Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46026_6_surprising_chronic_pain_triggers 6 Surprising Chronic Pain Triggers<br><br><br>Worldwide, more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. In the US, it impacts about 100 million adults, which is more than the number impacted by diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.1<br><br>It can be a challenging condition to treat because while some chronic pain is associated with an injury or disease, in other cases there is no initial event (such as a back injury, infection, arthritis, or cancer) that caused the pain.<br><b... Wed, 18 May 2016 12:11:00 EST a bottle of wine http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46023_a_bottle_of_wine A BOTTLE OF WINE<br><br>For all of us who are married, were married, wish<br>you were married, or wish you weren't married, this<br>is something to smile about the next time you see a<br>bottle of wine:<br><br>Sally was driving home from one of her business<br>trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly<br>Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.<br><br>As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped<br>the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like<br>a ride.<br><br>With a... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:49:00 EST what I love you means http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=46012_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... Tue, 17 May 2016 14:37:00 EST Feel blue and needing encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45999_feel_blue_and_needing_encouragement A Psalm of David - Psalm 23 <br><br>Some days are really rough especially since I lost my dear mom. I middle brother is in chemo and radiation and youngest sister hasn't worked since early February 2016 due to severe case of vertigo so I keep them close in my thoughts and prayers. <br><br>1. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.<br>2. He makes me lie down in green pastures;<br>he leads me beside still waters;<br>3. he restores my soul.<br>He leads me in right paths<br> for hi... Mon, 16 May 2016 22:36:00 EST Just Plain Old Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45997_just_plain_old_nothing So I had blood drawn last week and let me just say it wasn't good. Not bad bad but not good. I need to really get myself together. I eat way too much sugar processed sugars & fruit. I need to get more grains fiber protein good fats veggies and good sugar. Because my sugar intake was so immense my cholesterol was up the bad one although I know my addiction to sugar I need to go less sugar. Now I have to call my obgyne he is pretty particular that I get all my blood work done bp is in a good pl... Mon, 16 May 2016 22:00:00 EST after 40 years of marriage http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45996_after_40_years_of_marriage <br><br><br>One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70 walks into a lawyer’s office. Apparently, they are there to file a divorce.<br>Lawyer was very puzzled, after having a chat with them, he got their story…. This couple had been quarreling throughout their 40 plus years of marriage. Nothing ever seems to go right.<br>They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing. Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, there’s noth... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:28:00 EST GETTING A NEW START TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45982_getting_a_new_start_today I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Mon, 16 May 2016 08:29:00 EST The Ladder of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45973_the_ladder_of_success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure." <br>~ Zig Ziglar<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>This is the "as if" principle. Wayne Dyer says that when you want something, truly want it, you should act as if you already have it. This will put you in a receptive attitude w... Sun, 15 May 2016 15:12:00 EST It's the little things that make the big difference. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45969_its_the_little_things_that_make_the_big_difference It seems whenever I share a secret on this page, I include a disclaimer that says "I know it's not a secret as I am sure everyone else is doing it but it work for me." That disclaimer applies to this blog as well. <br><br>Here we go!: Every day I look for ways to incorporate exercise into my daily routines. At work, I use the furthest parking spot. At the stores, I park far away from the entrance as I safely can. When I need to transfer a call at work, I get up and and to that person's d... Sun, 15 May 2016 13:20:00 EST They all stare bewildered at this man in the locker room. But what he ends up saying, blows everyone away. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45966_they_all_stare_bewildered_at_this_man_in_the_locker_room_but_what_he_ends_up_saying_blows_everyone_away <br><br><br><br>A cell phones start ringing in the locker room of a gym.<br><br>A man fresh out of the shower with nothing, but a towel wrapped around his waist, answers.<br><br>The other people in the locker room listen out of curiosity.<br><br>“Hello?”<br><br>“A woman’s voice answers, “Hi baby, it’s me.<br><br>Are you at the gym?”<br><br>“Yep.”<br><br>“So I am just doing a little shopping and found this amazing leather coat. It only costs $1500 – such a steal. Can I buy it ?<br><br>“Of cour... Sun, 15 May 2016 11:13:00 EST Be Proud, and DO NOT follow the "Biggest Loser" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45964_be_proud_and_do_not_follow_the_biggest_loser Don't stop until you're proud. How awesome a plan is that?<br><br>I have been thinking a lot over the past few days about "The Biggest Loser" TV show, after reading an article in the New York Times about the show, and how contestants not only gain the weight back, but have a permanently screwed up metabolism.<br><br>Everything about this show bothers me. The fat shaming. The obsession about being SKINNY. The 6-8 hours of exercise per day. The food, contributed by companies that pay to have th... Sun, 15 May 2016 09:45:00 EST Be Proud, and DO NOT follow the "Biggest Loser" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45963_be_proud_and_do_not_follow_the_biggest_loser Don't stop until you're proud. How awesome a plan is that?<br><br>I have been thinking a lot over the past few days about "The Biggest Loser" TV show, after reading an article in the New York Times about the show, and how contestants not only gain the weight back, but have a permanently screwed up metabolism.<br><br>Everything about this show bothers me. The fat shaming. The obsession about being SKINNY. The 6-8 hours of exercise per day. The food, contributed by companies that pay to have th... Sun, 15 May 2016 09:45:00 EST Scotch Tape Trick http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45955_scotch_tape_trick A quick beauty tip....<br><br>Dyeing your eyelashes.<br><br>I use it to cover my upper and lower skin around my eye when I dye my eyelashes. I typically order my own online. This makes is much less necessary for daily application of mascara. If done properly, you can tint the skin closest and it looks just like eyeliner. Love this little trick. <br><br>I usually have to do it about one every week. I like to use the darkest blue/black combination since I have blue eyes. <br>During the ninth in... Sat, 14 May 2016 19:15:00 EST Allergies, Colds, and Food Intolerance http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45952_allergies_colds_and_food_intolerance Allergies, Colds, and Food Intolerance<br><br><br>A runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat, sneezing and coughing are among the most common symptoms of the common cold. Yet, they're also experienced by people with allergies. How can you tell the difference?<br><br>One of the most obvious telltale signs is a fever. Symptoms caused by a cold (or flu) may come along with a fever, but those caused by allergies do not (even though allergies are sometimes called "hay fever"). The duration of the symp... Sat, 14 May 2016 14:13:00 EST your bucket list http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45951_your_bucket_list Bucket List - please play along. You'll be surprised at the responses. Put an X if you have done it.<br>Fired a Gun <br>Married x<br>Fell in love X<br>Gone on a blind date X<br>Skipped school <br>Watched give birth X<br>Watched someone die <br>Been to Canada X<br>Been to Hawaii <br>Been to Europe X<br>Been to Las Vegas X<br>Been to Washington D.C. X<br>Been to Nashville X<br>Visited Florida X<br>Visited Mexico <br>Seen the Grand Canyon in person X<br>Flown in a HELICOPTER <br>Been on a cruise... Sat, 14 May 2016 13:58:00 EST Scars...don't let them bother you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45949_scarsdont_let_them_bother_you She wore her scars like her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.<br><br>Oh, do I ever love this quote. It is perfect for BADASS me. I have a lot of scars. I have one on my side that i got as an infant, when i almost died of pneumonia. I got some on the back of my ankles on my first birthday, to fix my achilles tendons.<br><br>I have had four knee surgeries. The fourth one, my surgeon used my old scar, so it only shows as three. I COULD go on, but I won't. The point is that I have E... Sat, 14 May 2016 12:08:00 EST Headed For Self Destruction http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45938_headed_for_self_destruction My stress comes from home life, work, dealing with people everyday in all situations and forget about me in a car?! Watch out is all I can say!!! They say people under stress usually don't take care of themselves, but rather partake in self-destruction. This bad behaviors range from binging on junk food, not taking care of ourselves or turning to alcohol or drugs. No worries on the drugs part only prescription for me all the way!<br><br>Some times it is not always easy to admit these problems... Fri, 13 May 2016 17:19:00 EST Man Asked His Wife If She Had Ever Been Unfaithful. But He Never Expected Her To Say This http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45937_man_asked_his_wife_if_she_had_ever_been_unfaithful_but_he_never_expected_her_to_say_this <br><br><br><br>“Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there’s something I have to know.<br>In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?”<br><br>Martha replied, “Well Henry, I have to be honest with you.. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason.”<br><br>Henry was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession, but said, “I never suspected Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reasons’?”<br><br>Martha said, “The first... Fri, 13 May 2016 15:53:00 EST Online Access To Docs Increases Office Vis http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45921_online_access_to_docs_increases_office_vis Online Access To Docs Increases Office Visits<br><br><br><br>Some patients hope that having online access to their doctors will mean they can cut down on how often they have to go to the doctor's office. But new research suggests that patients with online access actually schedule more office visits.<br><br>Dr. Ted Palen is an internist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver. He says it's pretty common for him to see a patient in his office, and then think, "you know, we could've handled this... Thu, 12 May 2016 15:23:00 EST Joblessness May Age You http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45920_joblessness_may_age_you Joblessness May Age You<br><br>Men who are unemployed for an extended time may age more quickly, a new study suggests.<br><br>That aging is evident in their DNA, the British researchers reported. More specifically, it is found in the length of the gene tips or caps, referred to as "telomeres." The shortening of telomeres has long been seen as an indicator of aging.<br><br>"Shorter telomeres are linked to a higher risk of age-related conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes," said... Thu, 12 May 2016 15:01:00 EST Heart touching story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45916_heart_touching_story <br><br><br><br>A very poor man lived with his wife.<br><br>One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.<br><br>The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken.<br>She did not insist on her request.<br><br>The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.<br... Thu, 12 May 2016 13:05:00 EST On Growing Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45910_on_growing_up <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br>"When I grow up I want to be a little boy!"<br>~Joseph Heller<br> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <br><br>"There is, trapped inside each of us, a little boy or a little girl struggling to get free." Someone said that, I don't remember who, sounds a lot like Wayne Dyer though.<br><br>Little boys and little girls ar... Thu, 12 May 2016 08:55:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45908_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... Thu, 12 May 2016 02:31:00 EST Discover What Your Feet Say About You http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45901_discover_what_your_feet_say_about_you <br><br>Recently we uploaded an article about how can fingers determine your personality, and this article will be about how can interesting facts about your personality be revealed with various parts of the foot. By the type of your foot you can determine your personality, so choose your type of foot and tell us if it is true!<br><br><br><br>1. The Roman Foot – The most common type of foot where the big toe is the largest and each toe descending at a 45 degree angle from the big toe. People ... Wed, 11 May 2016 15:58:00 EST Retirement Could Be Bad for Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45897_retirement_could_be_bad_for_health Retirement Could Be Bad for Health<br><br><br>Are you counting down the days until you can retire and spend your days playing golf, traveling, being with your grandkids or sipping iced tea from your front porch swing?<br><br>This idealistic image is a common one, but it may be somewhat unrealistic according to new research that suggests retiring may have a significantly negative impact on your physical and emotional health.<br><br>Retirement Boosts Your Risk of Depression by 40 Percent<br><br... Wed, 11 May 2016 13:29:00 EST This Is Why You Have Gray Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45896_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... Wed, 11 May 2016 12:59:00 EST It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45856_it_will_take_just_1_minute_to_read_this_story_but_it_will_change_your_thinking <br>Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders.<br><br>Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life!<br><br><br><br>Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the f... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:15:00 EST Make yourself happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45853_make_yourself_happy Happiness is not a goal...it is a by-product of a well lived life. E. Roosevelt<br><br>I love Eleanor Roosevelt. I love her ambitious love for her family, her devotion to her four children, her love of country, and her forgiveness to Franklin, who was not a very good husband.<br><br>I believe Eleanor Roosevelt was happy. She outlived Franklin by many years, and became almost a statesman until her death in 1962. She was obviously the longest serving First Lady. Her husband contracted polio in ... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:11:00 EST Getting back to business.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45852_getting_back_to_business We all have times when we veer off course. The trick is not to stay off course too long. It is normal to deviate from plans, goals and paths for a little while. The ability to get back to what you know is very important. This past weekend with travel for a graduation ceremony and all the festivities; it was extremely difficult not to indulge in celebration cake, toast and party favors. The party favors were chocolate candy bars with the graduates picture on them. They were very tempting... Mon, 9 May 2016 09:09:00 EST Listen to your heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45843_listen_to_your_heart Listen to Your Heart<br><br><br><br>Listen to your heart; start recognizing when something isn’t good for you and be strong enough to let it go. A person can only waste the time you give them an opportunity to waste. Stop trying to open doors for people who constantly shut you out. Make sure the interest is shown in the effort, the talk is supported by the actions, and the trust is earned through the consistency.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b<BR>r><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><BR><br><... Sun, 8 May 2016 15:15:00 EST Basic Vitamin A Primer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45841_basic_vitamin_a_primer Basic Vitamin A Primer<br><br><br>Vitamin A is an important vitamin for healthy vision, immune system function, and cell growth. It works synergistically with a number of other vitamins and minerals, including vitamins D, K2, zinc, and magnesium, without which it cannot perform its functions.<br><br>"Vitamin A" actually refers to several different but related nutrients that can be divided up into two main categories:1,2<br><br><br><br>However, a number of factors can inhibit your body's abili... Sun, 8 May 2016 11:24:00 EST If You Put A Cotton Ball With VapoRub In Your Ear All Night, Here’s The Surprising Effect http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45829_if_you_put_a_cotton_ball_with_vaporub_in_your_ear_all_night_heres_the_surprising_effect <br>If You Put A Cotton Ball With VapoRub In Your Ear All Night, Here’s The Surprising Effect<br><br>Vicks VapoRub is a bit of an institution as far as over-the-counter medicine is considered, perhaps because it functions so differently from other types of nonprescription treatments. Whereas medicine these days is usually contained in pills or effervescent tablets, Vicks treats your ailments with vapors. Bridie Cavanaugh at eHow says camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, the three most importa... Sat, 7 May 2016 12:36:00 EST 7 Things You Must Remember When You Love A Creative Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45815_7_things_you_must_remember_when_you_love_a_creative_person <br>It is no secret that the brains of creative people work differently from that of those who are more predisposed to other personality types. It is also no secret that creative people can be a challenge for a non-creative individual to be in a relationship with; I certainly can recall a few friendships and potential relationships that have tanked in my life because of the difference in how certain brain types function.<br><br>However, that is not to say a relationship with a creative type c... Fri, 6 May 2016 19:32:00 EST Doing Your Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45801_doing_your_thing Well Sparkers, I've learned that regardless of what is written, said or done that all things are not created equal, everything don't work for every one person the same. It's important not to compare yourself, your mission, your journey or your life to the next person because that's them not you. I've seen or read stories where a person has lost lots of weight in a very short amount of time and it's vital to remember that that's them, not me. What may have worked to get them success may not be... Fri, 6 May 2016 02:41:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45786_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... Thu, 5 May 2016 05:36:00 EST GETTING CLOSE TO BIRTHDAY GOAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45779_getting_close_to_birthday_goal I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Wed, 4 May 2016 15:59:00 EST Chronic Insomnia Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45771_chronic_insomnia_help People with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy before medications, suggests a prominent group of U.S. doctors.<br><br>While the American College of Physicians (ACP) can’t say cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) outperforms medications for chronic insomnia, the group does say psychotherapy is less risky than drugs.<br><br>“Sometimes we forget that sleep medications have the potential for serious side effects in some patients, while cognitive behavioral therapy is very low ... Wed, 4 May 2016 07:37:00 EST one of the biggest mistakes in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45770_one_of_the_biggest_mistakes_in_life One of the biggest mistakes I've made in my life is allowing myself to remain in a bad relationship far too long...<br><br>“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ~ Marilyn Monroe<br><br>“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein<br><br>“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. Yo... Wed, 4 May 2016 06:51:00 EST Scars...a dress made of hellfire http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45758_scarsa_dress_made_of_hellfire She wore her scars like her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.<br><br>Oh, do I ever love this quote. It is perfect for BADASS me. I have a lot of scars. I have one on my side that i got as an infant, when i almost died of pneumonia. I got some on the back of my ankles on my first birthday, to fix my achilles tendons.<br><br>I have had four knee surgeries. The fourth one, my surgeon used my old scar, so it only shows as three. I COULD go on, but I won't. The point is that I have E... Tue, 3 May 2016 10:43:00 EST meaning of marriage and love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45745_meaning_of_marriage_and_love <br>Meaning of Marriage and Love<br><br>A student asks a teacher, "What is love?" <br><br>The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back. <br><br>But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick." <br><br>The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big wheat, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later. <br><br>Then he saw another bigger one... But may be there is an... Mon, 2 May 2016 12:08:00 EST Giving up "being the one" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45734_giving_up_being_the_one Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a "no show" for an event -- the world didn't collapse. No one was mad at me. I took care of myself and had one day of this weekend when I could exercise, rest, and get prepared for Monday. I am s... Sun, 1 May 2016 22:01:00 EST Giving up "being the one" http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45733_giving_up_being_the_one Today, I practiced a skill I am trying to achieve. I am always "the one who is there, the one who helps, the one who can be counted on..." I know you can go from there and add something. Today, I practiced being someone who took care of herself. And guess what? When I called to say I would be a "no show" for an event -- the world didn't collapse. No one was mad at me. I took care of myself and had one day of this weekend when I could exercise, rest, and get prepared for Monday. I am s... Sun, 1 May 2016 22:01:00 EST The Real Reason Why I Do My Nails http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45721_the_real_reason_why_i_do_my_nails I make it a goal to update my at-home aka DIY manicure/pedicure once a week and usually have some riotous colour of nail laquer. My fashionista students like to see what I will come up with next. <br><br>A favourite of theirs is when I do a camouflage theme. I lay down a base of green then overlay some dots of black, brown, and/or lighter green. I follow up with a top coat that keeps them from chipping as quickly.<br><br>I have also done a Christmas jewel-toned camouflage look with yellow or ... Sun, 1 May 2016 07:17:00 EST Gaining back weight -- DON'T! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45710_gaining_back_weight_dont <br>It doesn't matter what you did or didn't eat over the past few weeks.<br>What matters is what you eat today and each day forward.<br><br>I read an article today on the Huffington Post. Ali Vincent, one of the winners of "The Biggest Loser" on TV, has gained back all the weight she lost in this inconceivable and preposterous contest.<br><br>Why did she gain the weight back? Why didn't she want to be thin? She didn't WANT to gain the weight back, she was just not given the tools to maintain... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:27:00 EST How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45708_how_exercise_can_help_us_sleep_better How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better<br><br>As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Kelly Glazer Baron frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise. They would work out, they told her, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but they would not sleep better that night.<br><br>Dr. Baron was surprised and perplexed. A fan of exercise for treating sleep problems, but also a scientist, she decided to examin... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:19:00 EST The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45692_the_15_most_common_health_concerns_for_seniors The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors<br><br>Getting older can bring health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.<br><br><br>Key Takeaways<br>Exercising and eating a healthful diet will help you age disease free.<br><br>Having a body mass index is less than 25 will lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.<br><br>People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:02:00 EST 9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45691_9_common_digestive_conditions_from_top_to_bottom 9 Common Digestive Conditions From Top to Bottom<br><br>Many digestive diseases have similar symptoms. Here’s how to recognize them and when to visit your doctor.<br><br><br><br>Key Takeaways<br>Abdominal pain is a common symptom for several different digestive conditions, so it’s important to visit your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.<br><br>Twenty million Americans are affected by gallstones.<br><br>Obesity is a risk factor for multiple digestive problems, including hemorrhoids and div... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:56:00 EST Just One of Those Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45681_just_one_of_those_days Some days, everything just seems to fall into place and you end up being at the right place at the right time. God is in His heaven and all is right with the world.<br><br>For some reason the morning traffic was exceptionally light and lo and behold, I arrived at the gym ten minutes earlier than expected.<br><br>Then I got involved in the nuances of this really me4ssed up pre4sidential election and the thirty minutes on the treadmill were over before they had begun real well. The only down... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:16:00 EST when a woman is hea http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45679_when_a_woman_is_hea <br>When a Woman is Heartbroken And Shattered<br>Posted: 27 Apr 2016 08:30 PM PDT<br><br><br>Sometimes when a woman is heartbroken and shattered, she doesn’t want sympathy and she doesn’t want someone to come and fix her brokenness. All she just needs is someone to love her to the core… Aarti Khurana <br><br>“Hearts are breakable," Isabelle said. "And I think even when you heal, you're never what you were before".” ~ Cassandra Clare<br><br>“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest peo... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:33:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45671_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... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:12:00 EST you are in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45664_you_are_in_love YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting jealous of the people he spends time with. YOU ARE IN LOVE when you cannot get him out of your head and you feel him and see him everywhere you go. YOU ARE IN LOVE when every love song reminds you of him. YOU ARE IN LOVE wh... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:07:00 EST Live For Today Not Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45646_live_for_today_not_tomorrow <br><br><br>Read It.. It Will Take Just 3 - 4 Mins..<br><br>Boy: I broke up with her.<br>His Best Friend: What happened?<br><br>Boy: She’s just too much for me.<br>His Best Friend: What makes you say that? What did she do wrong?<br><br>Boy: Well, for one.. She only cared about her appearance. Always had to look good, always took forever to get dressed! So insecure..<br>His Best Friend: So, you broke her heart because she wanted to keep your eyes locked on her? She wanted you to see that you h... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:00 EST What Is Anxiety? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45639_what_is_anxiety What Is Anxiety?<br><br>Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.<br><br>Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.<br><br>Anxiety — part of the body's natural reaction to stress — can even be helpful at times, making you more alert and ready for action.<br><br>But anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of anxiousness.<br><br>When feelings of fear or nervous... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:19:00 EST what do I look like http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45627_what_do_i_look_like What do I Look Like ?<br>Posted: 25 Apr 2016 05:45 AM PDT<br><br><br>A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?”<br>The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?”<br>A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won’t start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?”<br>He says: “Wha... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:54:00 EST The Skinny on Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45622_the_skinny_on_fat The Skinny on Fat<br><br>After years of being told to limit fat in your diet, now there's news that fat — as long as it's the healthy kind — is part of good nutrition.<br><br>Finally, there’s the news we've all been waiting for when it comes to the right diet: Eat more fat.<br><br>But how can that possibly be true — or healthy? The recent recommendations to focus more on fat in the diet for better nutrition don’t apply to all fats.<br><br>Only the “good” fats are recommended to boost health.<... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:44:00 EST What Kind of Vegetarian Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45621_what_kind_of_vegetarian_are_you What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?<br><br>There are many ways to be vegetarian. Learn about the different types, from vegans to fruitarians.<br><br><br>One size doesn't fit all when it comes to vegetarianism. Food and health experts say more and more people are adopting some type of vegetarian diet, but what they choose to eat and not eat depends on what type of vegetarian they want to be.<br><br>About 2.5 percent of American adults (or 4.8 million people) consistently ate a vegetarian diet in ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:38:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45614_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45613_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45612_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45611_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:19:00 EST Dont get fusterated http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45610_dont_get_fusterated Never get frustrated. If you gain, it happens, if you over eat it happens, Just take a deep breath and start again. You didn't gain weight overnight, Do not expect it to come off over night. We are only human, and we do make mistakes.<br><br>My down fall is eating at night. When everyone gets to sleep, and I am a muncher. I have found that eating a couple strawberries, salad, carrots, or even a sweet treat helps. When I get a sweet tooth I can not pass on sweets No need to, as well a... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:18:00 EST the divorce whisperer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45605_the_divorce_whisperer Divorce Whisperer<br><br><br><br>A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, “What are the grounds for your divorce?”<br>She replied, “About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by.”<br>“No,” he said, “I mean what is the foundation of this case?”<br>“It is made of concrete, brick and mortar,” she responded.<br>“I mean,” he continued, “What are your relations like?”<br>“I have an aunt and uncle living here in town,... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:53:00 EST Causes of Breast Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45602_causes_of_breast_cancer Causes of Breast Cancer<br><br>For some women with the BRCA1 gene mutation, the lifetime risk of breast cancer is as high as 80 percent.<br><br>While there's no known exact cause of breast cancer, it’s known that the disease occurs when some breast cells begin growing abnormally.<br><br>These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells and then start to accumulate, forming a lump or mass.<br><br>These cancer cells can spread (metastasize) throughout the breast and into lymph nodes or to othe... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:34:00 EST when i say i love you http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45591_when_i_say_i_love_you <br>When I say I love you<br>Posted: 23 Apr 2016 06:15 AM PDT<br><br><br>When I say I love you, I don’t say it just for the sake of saying it. When I say I love you …I want you to know that deep in my heart I have a feeling that we were always meant to be. I visualize us spending the rest of our lives together in each other’s arms. I see us cooking together, I see us growing old together , I see us fighting and making up, I see us sleeping and waking up in each others arms, I see us watching ... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:19:00 EST Being a liar...:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45588_being_a_liar My parents accused me of being a liar...I looked them in the face and said "Tooth Fairy, Santa, Easter Bunny", and walked out like a boss.<br><br>Sure, this is funny, but it is the conundrum of parents everywhere. When do you start separating the fantasy of children's dreams from the reality of the world. My DD caught on to all of it when she asked me why Santa had my handwriting. I think she was eight. I asked her, do you really want me to tell you? She said, no. The next year, she asked aga... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:26:00 EST 20 Reasons To P.U.S.H ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45581_20_reasons_to_push_ Forward progress is so important to the overall journey for so many reasons that I might forget to add some of them in this secret so here are the reasons :<br>#1. we must start #2. we must consistently keep at it ( whatever it may be ) #3. weighing or measuring yourself at least monthly will keep you aware and accountable for your own self #4. please listen to your body and what it's telling you because it speaks #5. allow for rest days, this is important for personal growth and for your bod... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:04:00 EST How to Pull off Wearing Sandals to Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45576_how_to_pull_off_wearing_sandals_to_work How to Pull off Wearing Sandals to Work<br><br>Office attire is something of a tossup these days. While some work environments maintain a strict dress code (for banks, law offices, and institutions of the like), many offices are loosening their standards and restrictions to allow for more creative work dressing, particularly for those in creative fields. If casual attire is permitted in your workplace, remember that you can still look work appropriate while infusing your look with a few of th... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:31:00 EST Have you paid our monthly bills http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45575_have_you_paid_our_monthly_bills <br>Have You Paid Our Monthly Bills?<br><br><br>Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and w... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:59:00 EST 15 Interview Questions & their best possible answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45559_15_interview_questions_their_best_possible_answers <br><br><br><br>This section covers HR interview questions and their best possible answers for freshers and experienced to help job seekers during HR interview.<br><br>1) Why should we hire you?<br><br>Ans: If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set, I ensure to complete them within stipulated time.<br><br>2) Reason behind leaving your last job?<br><br>Ans: In order to enhance my skill set, I am looking for better opportunities.<br><br>3) Why have ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:09:00 EST Dealing with a Death http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45554_dealing_with_a_death Things have not been easy.. I had beat Cancer twice but never thought of loosing two in just weeks.. One a child now 31 was shot as he was walking to his sister's house before getting a lift home from where he had just finished a job.. The Newspaper made it sound like he was one of the attackers.. no I have known this man and his family for a long time and taught his sister and him.. Good Family.. Now I received notice just a few minutes ago my daughter's husband is dying he has four kinds of... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:30:00 EST THIS AND THAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45551_this_and_that I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compulsive eating disorder. I have to remain very structured in what I do every day. I am not somebody who can just come into work when there are doughnuts, have one and be fine about it. I have to be v... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:53:00 EST Why Husband Carry Wife Photo in Wallet http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45537_why_husband_carry_wife_photo_in_wallet Why Husband Carry Wife Photo in Wallet<br>Posted: 20 Apr 2016 06:07 AM PDT<br>Wife:What are you doing?<br><br>Husband : Nothing.<br>Wife :Nothing...? You have been reading our marriage certificate for an hour.<br><br>Husband : I was looking for the expiry date.<br><br>Wife : Do you want dinner?’<br><br>Husband : Sure! What are my choices?’<br><br>Wife :Yes or no.<br><br>Wife:You always carry my photo in your wallet. Why?<br><br>Husband: When there is a problem, no matter how great, I look at ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:50:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45523_check_out_thrift_shops_for_clothing_bargains_in_those_inbetween_sizes Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes!<br> <br>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 w... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:40:00 EST a heart touching story http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45519_a_heart_touching_story A Heart Touching Story (Dedicated To Someone Special)<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 waite... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:13:00 EST Is Promoting Big, Beautiful Women Unhealthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45518_is_promoting_big_beautiful_women_unhealthy Is Promoting Big, Beautiful Women Unhealthy?<br><br>Maybe. Maybe not. The intersection of body-image boosting and health is much more complicated than it might appear.<br><br><br><br>At 371 pounds and wearing a size 32 dress, Kristie doesn't look like a conventional beauty queen. But thanks to the Miss Big Beautiful Woman (BBW) International pageant, the 17-year-old is able to celebrate her shape along other plus-size women.<br><br>This is exactly the type of thing Golda Poretsky champions. A... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:52:00 EST What Kind Of Woman Are You According To The Month In Which You Are Born http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45499_what_kind_of_woman_are_you_according_to_the_month_in_which_you_are_born <br><br><br><br>January<br><br>Ladies born in January are ambitious,conservative and serious.They want to criticize but they don’t want to talk about their feelings,they are closed ladies.Rarely are angry, but when they are not be in their presence.they want intellectual people that share same views of life.<br><br>February<br><br>These women are very romantic,you should treat them with patience because of the changing mood, not everyone could understand them.Have abstractly thinking, if you ... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:38:00 EST Article about fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45490_article_about_fasting <br><br><br>Fans of periodic fasting say the practice can help with everything from allergies to weight loss. Are they right? Here, the good, the bad, and the hungry on fasting to feel better.<br><br>Fasting has been part of religious traditions for thousands of years, from Muslims who fast during daylight hours in the month of Ramadan to Mormons who take a regular break from food the first Sunday of each month. But a recent growing body of research shows that abstaining from food intermitten... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:53:00 EST how a password changed my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45482_how_a_password_changed_my_life I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer. “your password has expired”, a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it...In my company we have to change password monthly..<br><br>I was deeply depressed after my recent divorce. Disbelief over what she had done to me was what I thought all day.<br>I remembered a tip I’d heard from my former boss. He’d said, “I’m going to use a password that is going to change my life”. I couldn’t focu... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:00:00 EST Thak care of yourself.. you belong to Him http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45478_thak_care_of_yourself_you_belong_to_him I spent a good chunk of my life overweight. My weight has gone up and down like a roller coaster because I never took control of it. I always loved exercise, but I also love food..and I used food to comfort myself way too many times.... Picture it Alone in my house and a crazy nut that some may call a husband in a loveless but abusive marriage .. a pint-size of ice cream, me and a spoon and just waiting to see what I was going to be at fault when he walked into the door.. Didn't take much t... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:20:00 EST Know your assets http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45451_know_your_assets Marriage. Partners. Love. Family. We all want to find that special someone. We all want the love and assurance that comes from someone having your back. But most people enter marriage without enough financial preparation. In these days of multiple marriages, it behooves one to understand what marriage does to what you own.<br><br>Okay, maybe this isn't important if you marry young and neither of you own much. But these days more and more folks are marrying after raising kids and after sa... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:37:00 EST rules of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45446_rules_of_life 7 Rules of Life<br><br><br><br>1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.<br><br>2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.<br><br>3. Life is too short – enjoy it..<br><br>4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. <br><br>5. Pay off your credit cards every month.<br><br>6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.<br><br>7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.<br><br>8. Save for retirement starting with your fi... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:27:00 EST How to Have a Healthy Relationship http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45440_how_to_have_a_healthy_relationship How to Have a Healthy Relationship<br><br>Why do some relationships stand the test of time, while others fall apart? Here are some simple strategies for building a relationship that will thrive.<br><br><br><br>If you read gossip pages or celebrity magazines, you may think that no relationship lasts in this country anymore. Unfortunately, the reality of our romantic relationships isn’t too far from that. It is currently estimated that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in di... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:02:00 EST love your children. they are God's gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45420_love_your_children_they_are_gods_gift <br>Love Your Children..They Are God's Gift.<br><br><br><br>A teacher from Primary School asked her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them. At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional.<br><br>Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her ‘What happened?’ She answered ‘Read this. It is one of my students’ essay.’<br><br>‘Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special. Make me into a television... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:31:00 EST Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45413_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... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:19:00 EST The Health Benefits of Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/secrets.asp?tip=45397_the_health_benefits_of_water The Health Benefits of Water<br><br>We all need water to survive, but how exactly does it help?<br><br>Fast Facts<br>The body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.<br><br>Most people who are in good physical health get enough fluids by drinking water and other beverages when they're thirsty, and also by drinking a beverage at mealtime.<br><br>Women who are pregnant or nursing may... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:50:00 EST