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I am trying to get into the Halloween mood. It is such a fun holiday!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014





















  
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LOLAJO54 9/30/2014 8:10PM

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MBPP50 9/30/2014 6:54PM

    Love them! Thanks.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2014 5:34PM

    What a hoot!

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Which witch are you?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Pop-C
ulture-Witch-Quiz-35742549

  
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DTHOR6 9/30/2014 7:36PM

    Sabrina Spellman, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2014 5:06PM

    Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movies! LOLOLOL

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No wonder women "do it all."

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This is from MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE. YEAH!

"Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate.
Delete: Eliminate the things you really don't need to do. There's little chance your boss will take "I was wrapped up in Sports Center" as an acceptable excuse for being tardy. And never check your e-mail or Blackberry. "It distracts your energy, puts you in a bad mood, and trains people that you're available at all hours," Morgenstern says. "And then you become trapped by it."

Delay: Or, more accurately, do something at a different time. Identify the things you could do in advance. Most of these are simple—picking out your clothes, making your lunch, packing your gym bag and briefcase (leave them by the door so you don't forget them)—but all of these little tasks add up. (Chris: OK__THIS AT LEAST DOES NOT SHOVE IT ON A WOMAN>)

Diminish: Create shortcuts where you can. If you enjoy long showers, consider saving those for nights and cutting your morning bathing to a quickie.

Delegate: Seek help from others for the things others could do. Could your daughter walk the dog? Or maybe you can convince your girlfriend to make you a portion of whatever she has for breakfast.(CHRIS: "DAUGHTER" and "GIRLFRIEND!" Where is "son?" At least it did not say "wife!" But then again--if a guy does not have a girlfriend, who does that leave?)

SO---Chris (me) says to women--- follow the 4 D's yourself! emoticon

"Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate." emoticon



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ANNEMARIA6 9/30/2014 4:12PM

    Loved the advice, think it is pretty funny! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 9/30/2014 2:54PM

    Have to look at this with a sense of humor. Women are smart enough to do all those things automatically. Men have to be told what to do!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/30/2014 2:16PM

    YES! Great advice.

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JUSTYNA7 9/30/2014 1:04PM

    Made me smile. We are having our family meeting tonight to discuss chores. I was surprised that some things are coming MY way in exchange for things being done for me. Fair is fair.

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TIKITAMI 9/30/2014 10:09AM

   
Thanks for the laugh and the reminder that we don't need to do it all.

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JENSTRESS 9/30/2014 9:23AM

    Yeah, men's health, make your own breakfast!! HAHAHA!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/30/2014 9:18AM

    Wow! I knew men did this...I would have never believed it was in a magazine. But...then again...yeah. You're absolutely right. I HAVE to start doing this.

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NASFKAB 9/30/2014 8:57AM

  this is a great blog thanks

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MBPP50 9/30/2014 8:46AM

    Great blog! Thank you.

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Getting to know each other..please copy and paste and put in your answers!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Your go to chewing gum flavor…BUBBLE GUM--I get things flavored like this--toothpaste--those round lollipops---mouthwash at the dentist...

emoticon Best time of the year... Fall Leaves are lovely and bushes and flowers are the biggest they will be all year. Roses, mums, annuals, .........I LOVE flowers!

If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…fairly bright red but not Bright, Bright

Favorite Pie --chocolate cream

First record you ever bought…Doggie in the Window!
I wore it out on my little record player. emoticon


Current perfume you use…Tresoir (spelling?)--- French accent of Treasure


Do you have any trophies or awards…I hate competition--if I sense it... I get laid back... emoticon


Worst day of your life… day hubby had a stroke end of March 2006. emoticon


Do you cuss and swear... well @#****##@@@@****## emoticon


Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… a folk singer Bill Staines emoticon


What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore… something related to working out especially pool stuff


What makes you the Zodiac sign you are… Gemini and I can never make decisions asd I am always doing 2 things at once


What is your goal weight... Ha! I JUST LEFT THIS THE SAME AS THE PERSON I COPIED IT FROM: Any weight loss would be wonderful - I want to get to under 200 and then to 180

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… I actually don't like presents. Rarely are they something I can really use. Plus I can't keep things organized and I never throw anything away. I'd rather get money or have someone just go to lunch with me or even just sit an d chat...


Beach house or Mountain cabin…beach for the late afternoon and evenings --and tide animals--and being in the water--but not for the hot sun.
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If you monogrammed your towels... I never thought about this! I dunno!


Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…Oh please, please reduce these upper arms!


I might be tempted to time travel back to…my younger self but only if I can go with the knowledge I have now!

Nick name in high school...None in high school but Uppie when I was a teacher



Pass this on! It's loads of fun! emoticon chris

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TWESTEN1 9/30/2014 10:38AM

    Monday, September 29, 2014

Your go to chewing gum flavor…cinnamon

Best time of the year... tough one as I love all the seasons, but I love photography & there is just something special about winter/snow/ice pics so I'll go with winter.

If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…blue, b/c it's my fav color!

Favorite Pie --pumpkin

First record you ever bought…Robert Hazzard, Escalator of Life


Current perfume you use…None

Do you have any trophies or awards…not a one :)

Worst day of your life… I don't think I've had it yet

Do you cuss and swear... just a little (unless I'm really mad)

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… too many to choose just one!

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore… new sneakers

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are… Taurus... the bull - need I say more?

What is your goal weight... 140 - 150

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… giver, for the most part

Beach house or Mountain cabin…I live in the mountains, but I enjoy visiting the beach

If you monogrammed your towels... DLT

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…Belly lipo


I might be tempted to time travel back to…my younger self but only if I can go with the knowledge I have now! (amen! I'll stick with your answer)

Nick name in high school...Di or Dee

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2HAMSDIET 9/29/2014 7:58PM

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where do those upper arm loose skin comes from. The Dr. said I should start lift some weights and I said I lift boxes at the food bank every week for the last 4 years. He said how much do they weigh and I said I have a fifty pound limit. LOL. I said ok I am blaming it on my thyroid.

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Day 51 countdown. New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?"

Monday, September 29, 2014

The New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?"

I could have given her SP Food Tracker pages for days and days! emoticon In fact I will do that. Won't she be surprised! emoticon

She asked if I eat processed foods. I guess she thinks I eat chips and dips and muffins and McDonald's often. Next week when I see her I will let you know what she says about SPARKPEOPLE charts.

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I mentioned the ALCAT blood testing for food sensitivities. In fact that is the office that had me do the testing. This new person will join the practice.

I do love her. She helped me realize I CAN DO the stretching of the back of the thigh at home. It was so awkward that I thought I could only do it in the water. She emphasized modifying it and aiming at improving. She positioned me and convinced me that I can do this. I did feel a good stretch in the back of the thigh. Tightness here is causing my whole leg to hurt and causing my tailbone area to be really sore. Years of stretching in the water has not been enough to stretch that area.

I do miss the bready things like muffins and breads and crackers. I am supposed to stay away from dairy and also wheat, rye, and oats. I had buckwheat pancakes for breakfast so I am learning to adapt. I had cornbread the other day so that was satisfying my "muffin-tooth."

I told her I got ill from doing the ALCAT food plan almost perfectly for 10 days. I had to stop. That is the reason I am giving myself 90 days to be consistent on it. It is lots of relearning and having different flours in the house. I am already used to lots of freggies. But I LOVE all dairy. Not having that is a huge adjustment for me. I still have been having ice cream with my husband in the evenings. emoticon I suppose before DAY 1 I will have to find a substitute for that. I used to use yogurt but that is "out" too. There are nondairy yogurts. I have bought them on occasion.

The eating plan is not to lose weight. It is to reduce whole body inflammation. She compared inflammation to wearing tight shoes and having feet hurt or even blister. emoticon She said we wouldn't stand for that. But we can't see inflammation from foods so we are less aware of it. She said that inflammation makes our joints hurt and other problems. It is just as bad as wearing too small shoes but we can't see it as easily.

She did ask me of the 90 days what day I was on. So I have had 40 days go by now. emoticon Not just have the days "go by" but I have been steadily applying what I know to making it possible for this (complicated and restrictive) plan possible for the long haul. (Like 6 emoticon months!)

After 6 months (for the foods I am most sensitive to) and 3 months for the "lesser offenders"
I can start taking back foods to see how they affect me.


I am already having more energy. I have organized some areas of the house that I have not touched in years. emoticon emoticon Today I did the dresser drawers. I can't even put stuff in there because they are so disorganized and stuffed to overflowing. The dresser looks great now! I had to glue one drawer together.
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PATTYCAKE17 9/30/2014 3:45PM

    emoticon You're off to a great start. everything will adjust in time and you will be able to allow some little treats as long as you are mostly watching the sensitive foods. I was very strict on my Blood type diet for a long time, then was able to allow some foods back in occasionally. Your effort and your attitude are what matters most, and you are a winner on both counts!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/29/2014 9:59PM

    You can have ice cream but not like you get in the store. Take some frozen fruits and mix them with coconut milk(frozen) and add a little stevia if you use that or honey and then just eat it and yes it does melt like ice cream too.. or you can buy the coconut ice cream already made but it is kind of expensive to buy. the little container is about $4 or more for a pint and you can get the coconut milk cheaper than the ice cream.

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MBPP50 9/29/2014 7:18PM

    You are inspiring! Way to go. So proud of you.

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