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Happy Easter!
4/20/2014 2:58:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Happy Easter! Dinner is over and guests have gone. It was a good day but I'm glad we get to relax after cleaning up. I got the cutest plant and wi...  Read more


Home Is Where The Heart Is
4/20/2014 9:36:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

" You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home ,so it's all right. " Maya Angelou Today is Easter . A day for celeb...  Read more


4/20/2014 6:49:16 AM,  13 COMMENTS

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Fuhrman Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash
4/19/2014 9:40:08 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium spaghetti squash 1 medium onion, chopped ...  Read more


Foolishly Happy
4/19/2014 4:51:37 AM,  11 COMMENTS

" When in doubt make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idi...  Read more


Training for the Hartford and Divas Half-Marathons- day 4
4/18/2014 9:46:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

4/12/14: 61 minutes walking. 30 minutes of abs exercises and stretching. 4/13/14: 70 minutes walk/jog + 15 stretching and crunching 4/16/14: 61...  Read more


To remind myself ....
4/18/2014 4:15:31 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I liked that checklist of Seven Habits of Successful Dieters. I just put a note on my google calendar to reassess every 6 months using that sam...  Read more


Good news and bad news....
4/18/2014 4:02:31 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! I've been a little MIA this week, because of several things. The happy reason is that it was my 19th birthday yesterday. That meant a l...  Read more


Darn, a shoulder replacement is in my future
4/18/2014 11:27:33 AM,  24 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


4/18/2014 9:51:46 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I feel since March I have found out what works for me. It was hard the first couple days, but I have a mission. I never want to be so disappointed, s...  Read more


4/18/2014 9:48:29 AM,  16 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


No My Way or the Highway Approach
4/18/2014 8:26:51 AM,  0 COMMENTS

MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY When people see/hear how much weight I have lost, they typically ask "How did you do it?" Even my physician asked me. She h...  Read more


I Can't Hear You
4/18/2014 5:08:40 AM,  13 COMMENTS

" Never pay attention to what critics say. Remember a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic." Jean Sibelius People say mean thi...  Read more


Keep exercising - Add healthier meal plans
4/17/2014 11:21:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have made exercise a regular part of my routine. It has had such a positive effect on my mood and mindset that I keep doing it. I have not lost as m...  Read more


Happy Easter!!
4/17/2014 3:02:17 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Hi all friends! Hope you are doing well......wishing you all a Happy Easter....blessings to you all..... hugs, Wendy 448...  Read more


4/17/2014 1:06:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

One of my true loves in life is hiking. It started when I was little, I loved camping and being out in nature. The rest of my family thought I was cra...  Read more


Today's mood!
4/17/2014 12:33:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I didn't realize how long ago my last blog was but way back in March, I was doing great. Here a month later, I am not winning this battle. It's not...  Read more


4/17/2014 8:40:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My surgery is scheduled for this coming Tuesday the 22nd. For the past week, I was dealing with gastrointestinal issues, and feeling tired and sa...  Read more


Home Run !!!!!
4/17/2014 5:09:44 AM,  19 COMMENTS

" There is only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher." Ted Williams 244 244...  Read more


Training for the Hartford and Divas Half-Marathons- day 3
4/16/2014 9:26:49 PM,  8 COMMENTS

4/12/14: 61 minutes walking. 30 minutes of abs exercises and stretching. 4/13/14: 70 minutes walk/jog + 15 stretching and crunching 4/16/14: 61...  Read more


No Excuses
4/16/2014 7:40:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is my motto right now. I didn't want to go for a walk today, but walk/jogged 2 miles and I jogged more than I ever have. I have arthritic knee...  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


4/16/2014 2:00:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

After 3 months, I feel like I'm starting to get back on the forward journey. I mean, we're always racing forward, it's inevitable. But now I feel prod...  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


Great Lunch Ideas & The Proper Way to Use an Ace Bandage
4/16/2014 9:01:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I posted on the message boards about how I am looking for lunch ideas for work. I have been eating pb&js for the last 4.5 weeks. Every day. I am now d...  Read more


New Boundaries Needed.
4/16/2014 8:36:12 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Wow It's been a while since I last blogged. Oh so many possible excuses. My medications are still not quite right. So I've been out of sorts. Went to...  Read more


4/16/2014 5:09:57 AM,  12 COMMENTS

" The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are." Marcus Aurelius T...  Read more


Day 105 - 13000 steps
4/15/2014 10:49:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's starting to get cold again, god Mother nature is having a field day. ...  Read more


Inspired and Tired
4/15/2014 9:38:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am inspired on this journey my husband finally noticed my weight loss today. He said he could tell I was losing weight and that was great. I can tel...  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


Keep Knocking
4/15/2014 5:00:36 AM,  13 COMMENTS

"You must knock on doors until your knuckles bleed. Doors will slam in your face. You must pick yourself up, dust your self off , and knock again. It...  Read more


Day 104 - 13000 steps
4/14/2014 11:03:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Trying to walk 2000 steps before going to work and walking during the day as well. Feet hurting less today, maybe due to the sandals I wore. Doin...  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


Making steps towards healthiness
4/14/2014 8:10:52 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This weekend, I caught more sleep than I have in a while. I am fighting sleep nearly nightly, and am in a big row with myself over it. I went to t...  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


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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Cast Free!
4/14/2014 8:56:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I am officially cast-free! Friday I went to the orthopedist and got more x-rays. Everything looks awesome. The doctor showed me where my bone is...  Read more


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