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Ibuprofen
7/28/2014 11:15:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

is my friend today. At least I've found some relief from this constant lower back pain. Chuggin' along......  Read more

GOOSIEMOON

Monday update
7/28/2014 6:05:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

We have been busy all day with outdoor projects. I am still waiting for Dennis to work on my irrigation system. Exercises are going well. Weight is...  Read more

DWROBERGE

Our Health Care System More of a System than Health Care
7/28/2014 1:49:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Warning if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or...  Read more

GLADGAD

SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?
7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, th...  Read more

CTUPTON

Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)
7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. 30 Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for t...  Read more

CTUPTON

Balance
7/28/2014 11:38:13 AM,  16 COMMENTS

It's going to be another busy week and I have placed taking care of myself at the top of my TO DO each day. 104 104 521 104 381 ...  Read more

CAT-IN-CJ

Move It!
7/28/2014 11:26:41 AM,  4 COMMENTS

And I did this morning! I am up, watered, exercised, strength trained, and meditated! I got up at the time I wanted to. As simple as setting the...  Read more

SIRENNEA

summer menu ideas
7/28/2014 10:45:35 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm using the grill daily. Grilled chicken breast, shrimp, baked potato, corn, mushrooms, beef steak, hamburgers, bacon, eggs (side burner), pork loi...  Read more

DUSTYMAVIS

Exercise how's and when's
7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM,  2 COMMENTS

GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how an...  Read more

OLDEROWL

It's Raining Cats and Dogs Part 42
7/28/2014 7:59:27 AM,  26 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

Student chauffer/companion for Erik
7/28/2014 7:02:55 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Sarah is not a caregiver, she is a student wanting in on sports medicine-physical therapy will be her focus in grad school Meanwhile starting Friday,...  Read more

GINIEMIE

Knowing what you need
7/28/2014 5:11:25 AM,  14 COMMENTS

" Know thyself is a good saying , but not in all situations . In many it is better to say know others." Menander In weight loss it is good if you...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

RV Fun, Food & Others
7/28/2014 1:09:00 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Time has been flying by. We enjoyed hiking in the Rocky Mountains and exploring Jasper. We stayed one night in a cabin along a creek in the mountains....  Read more

KALISWALKER

Foam roller anyone?
7/27/2014 9:37:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am learning to use my foam roller to alleviate pain. Does anyone have any resources for using a foam roller? Thanks in advance!...  Read more

GOOSIEMOON

Sunday
7/27/2014 9:12:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We went outside to water all the flowers and trees. I discovered that I was having problems with the irrigation system of which I was not aware. I g...  Read more

DWROBERGE

A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.
7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bo...  Read more

CTUPTON

Aging gracefully
7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be...  Read more

OLDEROWL

bacon wrapped hotdogs
7/27/2014 4:01:19 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I used turkey dogs and turkey bacon. The recipe called for a bit of brown sugar sprinkled on them and wow! They were delicious! Go find some...  Read more

KIM22211

Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.
7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg...  Read more

CTUPTON

So Much To Do!
7/27/2014 1:38:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I have big plans for this week and well, for the rest of my life. Yesterday I bought groceries and I bought way more on the outside of the store th...  Read more

SIRENNEA

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!
7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM,  19 COMMENTS

550 265 291 372 369 474 373 367267 371 In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away...  Read more

IMAVISION

Keeping it Going
7/27/2014 9:17:51 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" Keep a thing happenin' All throughout." John Coltrane Living a healthy life is a 24 hour job.. It is not having strawberries in your yogurt an...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.
7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM,  12 COMMENTS

With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado ha...  Read more

CTUPTON

Made Me Laugh Part 19
7/27/2014 7:39:21 AM,  27 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

More about why we can have cravings for dairy products. Comments are welcomed!
7/27/2014 7:07:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

More quoting from the SP team Calling all Vegans and Vegetarians. These links were listed on that team. I am really trying to figure out this dairy...  Read more

CTUPTON

Headache go away
7/26/2014 11:49:45 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Moved my DD back from college apt. today. Headache all day. Ugh. Glad to have a massage chair....  Read more

GOOSIEMOON

Last Weekend of the month
7/26/2014 7:47:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Another great day on the Gulf Coast. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is still at 94%. Made it to Churc...  Read more

DWROBERGE

Looking back, looking forward
7/26/2014 6:31:29 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Just curious . . . . (My note would say LIVE TODAY!) Well we all know life doesn't allow do-overs. We can't go back and change...  Read more

CAT-IN-CJ

Rainy Day
7/26/2014 2:00:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Tons of tomatoes. Got 2 boxes of mason jars at a garage sale for a buck. Guess what is next????????? SALSA!!!! and some apple butter for my a...  Read more

KIM22211

What an awful lunch
7/26/2014 1:36:16 PM,  14 COMMENTS

lima beans, codfish, flax seeds and cumin I won't do this again! I am not craving things. I guess that is a good sign. chris...  Read more

CTUPTON

In 2008(on SP) someone wrote this about giving up dairy. It is news to me!
7/26/2014 12:13:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

NOTE: I did not write any of this! chris "There is an interesting section in the book "skinny bitch" about dairy which explains a lot about...  Read more

CTUPTON

Menus based on my food sensitivity testing--oh my!
7/26/2014 11:54:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just made a green smoothie from kale, peppermint tea, and coconut. No dairy is listed on the 4 day rotation diet they gave me. I normally would...  Read more

CTUPTON

How far are you going
7/26/2014 11:32:18 AM,  12 COMMENTS

" How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged , sympathetic with the striving , and tolerant of th...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

You'll get through this.
7/26/2014 8:00:38 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Well I had to do it. There was no getting out of it. I had to post my weigh in on a challenge and I had gained a pound. I did not exercise at all y...  Read more

SANDY1969

not smoking
7/26/2014 8:00:28 AM,  4 COMMENTS

When my cousin decided to quit smoking last Friday, I decided I would also try. I tapered off from 4 on Wednesday to two on Thurs. and Friday, to one...  Read more

SARAWMS48

Trying to catch my breath and get back on track :(
7/26/2014 7:35:58 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Okay my sparking days have been splotchy at best. I'm like the heat rash that comes and goes... Since our trip to Europe I've struggled with trying...  Read more

GINIEMIE

Caturday Part 5
7/26/2014 5:29:22 AM,  29 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

Saturday July 26th
7/25/2014 11:44:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

In Calorie Range: Daily Calories (S-) (S -) (M -) (T -) (W -) (T - ) (F - ) Exercise Min. (S-) (S -) (M -) (T - ) (W - ) (T - ) (F - ) Exe...  Read more

UNREADINK

Now THIS is MY kind of exercise! :-))
7/25/2014 11:17:42 PM,  19 COMMENTS

354 If I'm going to exercise I have to coerce myself into it! It has to be something I really LOVE and something that is fun to do at the same time....  Read more

FLORIDASUN

Day 7/One Week Food Sober...Feeling Some Relief
7/25/2014 10:34:39 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So, I really like all the encouragement I received on the deep fried veggies (yesterday's blog)...and we are going to the state fair tomorrow...I'm su...  Read more

COMPUCATHY

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