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Darn, a shoulder replacement is in my future
4/18/2014 11:27:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I had the second 'cortisone" shot over 3 weeks ago. Only a little improvement in pain. I went back and the doctor spent a long time with me. He took 4...  Read more


Wibbly Wobbly
4/18/2014 11:07:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night I had to break out the prescription anti-inflammatory again and the muscle relaxant. I don't really like the muscle relaxant because it ma...  Read more


Today is my 50th birthday what a nightmare
4/18/2014 9:57:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

today i turn 50, car is broke we have no vehicle, husbands job took double taxes out this week so small check, not sure how hubby is getting to work.....  Read more


4/18/2014 9:48:29 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Seven Habits Of Highly Successful Dieters and my own "grade" for each. To be honest, my average grade seems to be a C+ between 24 and 3...  Read more


4/18/2014 9:03:23 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I share my story because I know so many of us have gone through things and can relate. Its amazing the kindness and support I am getting from my spark...  Read more


Spring’s Regression
4/17/2014 7:42:29 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I wrote of lilacs scent in the air and other signs of spring’s arrival, leading us to our need to watch the signs of our journey that help u...  Read more


Over the Hill Day
4/17/2014 7:05:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

If Wednesday is Hump Day, is Thursday Over-the-Hill Day? I woke up this morning with some ribs and possibly my shoulder blade out. All I know is...  Read more


There is no such thing as JUNK FOOD.
4/17/2014 2:23:35 PM,  63 COMMENTS

18 What do you think? I AGREE. 43 This is true too. It's a wort...  Read more


A comment I left on a friends blog about gardening I wanted to share
4/17/2014 12:34:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

376 I love gardening as it is so uplifting for the spirit and relaxing for the mind. I am usually the person who plans her vegetable garden in the...  Read more


My explorer wasn't working yesterday
4/17/2014 11:24:36 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I was able to get on SP for about an hour in the morning yesterday and I entered what I planned to eat for the day and then while I was working on my...  Read more


4/17/2014 10:22:30 AM,  10 COMMENTS

everyone has an opinon. and I know that most people are coming from a place of love, but its hard enough to have my own opinion when everyone el...  Read more


Kellogs Blueberry Mini Wheats
4/16/2014 6:42:20 PM,  11 COMMENTS

180% of daily values for iron? WOW! Today I had a big bowl for breakfast an in the evening I had more! That made my iron for the day be too...  Read more


Different books by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
4/16/2014 6:24:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Fuhrman has other books. 149 And they are repetitive. The food plan is about the same but the plan for diabetics is much stricter. - 411 Two ye...  Read more


Strawberry Creme Truffles. Streak Day 41.
4/16/2014 2:34:54 PM,  34 COMMENTS

26 Treats are allowed in my home. Having healthy treats are oh, so wonderful. Making HEALTHY TREATS for Dear Hubby helps to keep junk...  Read more


Lilacs in the air! - Learning the signs for a personalized Spark Journey
4/16/2014 2:31:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Signs of the times are everywhere: my daffodils have come and gone, and the scent of lilac in the air tells me spring is here. Four blood moons...  Read more


Trigger On/ Trigger Off
4/16/2014 12:20:52 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It took a bit more than 24 hours and I started to come out of my flare. I'm not sure if the prescription anti-inflammatory I took helped or not. Tha...  Read more


Creamy Cucumber Soup
4/16/2014 12:18:57 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 13 mins Total Time: 33 mins 4 Servings Ingredients • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin • 2 clo...  Read more


Just Venting
4/16/2014 12:11:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I had the ear re-evaluation today. The doctor says that I have TMJ and told me what to do for that. He says that's what's causing my ear pain. H...  Read more


A challenging day.....
4/15/2014 9:19:35 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I took advantage of a quiet morning at the gym to get some advice on form from a trainer. I am wiped out. Using correct form really does switch on m...  Read more


I ate a new exotic superfood today. Streak Day 40.
4/15/2014 8:46:19 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Lately I have been on a kick trying out new foods. Today we went to Safeway. Hubby picked out a meat sandwich and I picked up a box of P...  Read more


Stuff and happy celebrations all
4/15/2014 6:46:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The sun is shining today, it feels wonderful shining through the window as I sit Sparking this afternoon. The temp isn't as nice as it had been, but...  Read more


How to get to my Amazon review of Fuhrman's book about diabetes:
4/15/2014 5:43:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS books The End to Diabetes reviews ctupton or whatever name I used there....  Read more


A big accomplishment--no , sorry, not a weight loss....
4/15/2014 5:40:47 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Finally I have established mornings as my pool time. People around me have gotten the message, finally! It only took a bunch of years of course....  Read more


Finally got in touch with a long lost friend who moved away
4/15/2014 5:23:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

220 248 382 One of my goals for this year was to reconnect an old friend who had moved away and I had lost communication with. Them losing conta...  Read more


Another milestone hit
4/15/2014 3:05:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow, oh wow. My trip to the scale this morning showed me something I hadn't seen in a very, VERY long time. I'm in the 250's area. I haven't been t...  Read more


Honesty is the Best Medicine
4/15/2014 11:01:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I believe that in order for any workout plan to work in a place like Spark is to be honest about progress. The yard work I did last week did throw my...  Read more


Bad Pain Today
4/15/2014 9:42:59 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It is 6 am here and I am in a world of hurt. My sins? Vacuuming on Sunday and then taking the laundry down to sort last night. Last night I got so...  Read more


Yeah! I am published at least on! Book review.
4/14/2014 8:32:38 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Yeah! Amazon accepted my review of Dr. Fuhrman's The End of Diabetes book....  Read more


Old lady on a cruise
4/14/2014 6:19:09 PM,  18 COMMENTS

An old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship... An old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship holdingher hat on tight,...  Read more


Old folks jokes
4/14/2014 6:11:10 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Joke of the day for dementia caregivers (Come gotta laugh!) The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs. ...  Read more


Feeling nostalgic and a bit lonely today
4/14/2014 4:48:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today when I left home and went walking I forgot to start with my stretches. I walked once around the walking path and then stopped at the gazebo and...  Read more


I'm Here!
4/14/2014 1:51:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

First blog entry, woo-hoo! I just wanted everyone to know that I'm here for you anytime you need someone to talk to. My goal is to encourage others to...  Read more


Little Things
4/14/2014 12:52:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

So far today I have: Stretched while still in bed. Had my morning magnesium drink. Stretched while making breakfast. The kitchen count...  Read more


Tracking difficult foods.
4/14/2014 12:37:51 PM,  10 COMMENTS

In the SP message boards is Diet and Nutrition. There is a thread about "Tracking DIFFICULT Foods."
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Warrior Woman, our wounds are sources of GROWTH. Streak day 39.
4/14/2014 11:30:46 AM,  35 COMMENTS

Hello There, I have had so many request to re-post the green juice recipe that I have been drinking on my streak. Most people will think i...  Read more


"I love you, but"
4/14/2014 8:48:24 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I want to scream. I am overwhelmed with emotions and I am confused and scared. I just dont know what to do. The things my family and friends say make...  Read more


Life Changing
4/14/2014 2:24:08 AM,  77 COMMENTS

I went to a conference this weekend where they were talking about changing lives by being a "Spa-Girl." Yes, I'm a spa girl, I pamper women as one of...  Read more


Good Day/ Owie Day
4/13/2014 6:28:04 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My health routine is fairly simple right now - magnesium in the a.m and pm. Keep hydrated. Do my physical therapy exercises. I've been so terri...  Read more


Winter is back
4/13/2014 5:59:41 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I woke up today to a white world. Yesterday we were out in sleeveless shirts and flip flops playing in the yard. Such is life in Wonderful Wyoming....  Read more


Lots of messages to catch up on
4/13/2014 4:45:28 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I thought I was doing pretty well not letting my e-mail messages pile up until I went and checked today's junk folder. I have 44 messages from SP fri...  Read more


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