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  • June update

    6/30/2015 9:34:14 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    Today I worked out for 30 minutes on the treadmill and cooked a healthy and delicious meal. Chicken Fontina with artichokes, garlic, tomatoes and spinach/basil. I have so much more energy when I workout and eat healthy. I must remember this the next time I go out to eat! Going out to eat can... Read more

  • Leg pain is much reduced! What a relief!

    6/30/2015 5:30:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I think it was the wrapping done for lymphatic drainage and the light massage that went with it. I cannot remember when my legs felt this good. Only one leg was wrapped, but the other one was not so puffy. But it had the knee that won't bend. I am making improvements with that by stretch... Read more

  • The time will pass

    6/30/2015 11:17:05 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • The best response

    6/29/2015 10:59:04 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • About the book: The Moonstone

    6/29/2015 2:17:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boy, wouldn't it be cool to get a letter from Charles Dickens about a novel you wrote! chris from Goodreads website: The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter’s newly released 1868 novel The Moon... Read more

  • Weekend...UGH

    6/29/2015 10:23:52 AM, by SPARKGIRL811

    So my weekend wasn't the greated. Saturday was good. Got my water in, no soda (did have sweet tea) decent with eating, no exercise. Then Sunday, started ok with some water but that was the end of it. We went out about 9:30 am for a short trip to get my son some new shows and it turned into an al... Read more

  • Your suggestions about my "chopping vegetables" problem. You are the finest people I know!

    6/28/2015 5:29:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ad you can see, the answers are all different! I just love the variety of ways we look at the world. Whowouldathunkit! I love everyone's suggestion. 250 It gave me lots to think about! But my personal favorite (for creativity) is this one: I never would have thought to make c... Read more

  • A home spa-foot massage --kids' birthday party! Isn't this cool!

    6/28/2015 4:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not do this. It was done by a friend who has two sets of growing up twins! I really don't know how this Mom gets it all done--and she works full time, too! She put these photos on FB and , of course, I did not show the kids at the party. chris... Read more

  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

    6/28/2015 11:17:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part of where I got that attitude from. That saying just clicked with me. I think it’s because I was told that I wouldn’t and I couldn’t by so... Read more

  • Influence

    6/28/2015 10:30:22 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • ITS REST DAY :)

    6/28/2015 9:23:02 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    Today is the day many of us Choose to Go to a place of Worship and Fellowship with God and other People who Believe like we do :) I know many are upset today and need this go worship run to God he is there ,, He will never leave us or forsake us ,, Remember the Joy of the lord is our strength don't ... Read more

  • The problem underlying my hatred of chopping vegetables---deeply held personal beliefs....

    6/28/2015 7:25:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    That sounds very serious, doesn't it. I have always had low energy, even as a kid. Long ago, I made it a priority to do the "things that mattered." And I believed first of all I needed a good education and I was naturally good at the "school skills" like reading and writing--"bookwork." ... Read more

  • A stupid chore that I have never wanted to do but now have to I guess...chopping vegetables!

    6/28/2015 7:04:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have not ever cooked much and chopping vegetables has always been a thing I hate. I never actually faced it before. Now that John needs soft foods and dietetic meals I have to prepare suitable meals for him. I was often just giving him a steak or hamburger. He never wanted vegetables--in fac... Read more

  • Honest Abe

    6/26/2015 1:46:14 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” ~ Abraham Lincoln... Read more

  • Do you use a food processer?

    6/26/2015 1:04:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just made coleslaw. I used the nutribullet to chop the cabbage. Later I tride my blender which has a "chop" setting. Both of these chopped some very fine (too fine) and left lots in big chunks. I don't have a food processer. chris... Read more

  • When I feel down

    6/26/2015 8:45:27 AM, by TATHY49

    When I feel down and I want so bad to give up , I do remind myself ( which ain't so easy to do since I'm stubborn and I want quick results or a magic wand or pill ) that when I started this journey my goal was to do at least 10 of walking or and exercise , to log at least 100 steps per day and to ... Read more

  • June Checkup...

    6/25/2015 9:57:37 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Over half-way through June. How are my goals coming? 1. I am wearing my Vivofit every day. There are a few days I haven't made goal but I now have a good friend who also has one and is challenging me as far as steps. He's been reffing basketball this summer so some days he has over 13,000 s... Read more

  • Dropping in to say hi!

    6/25/2015 10:03:17 AM, by D3TERMINED

    all is well and life is getting back to normal! Still fighting the weight loss fight! ... Read more

  • Water

    6/25/2015 8:48:26 AM, by SPARKGIRL811

    my goal for today is to drink at least 8 glasses of water. Hoping I reach that goal. I have my water bottles filled and ready for this day. ... Read more

  • Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

    6/25/2015 7:08:12 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A few old college friends and I were at a birthday party, sitting near the birthday cake and talking about our dieting struggles and how hard it is to lose weight. We spoke of how many failed attempts and programs we had under our belts. We decided it was terribly daunting and only a miracle could ... Read more

  • Some stats

    6/25/2015 4:07:28 AM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    I managed to lose another 4 pounds this week, even with buying some Haagen-Dazs tiramisu gelato bars and eating them all. However, I controlled myself and only ate 1 per day. What I'm more pleased about than losing the physical weight is that I can see now that it is possible for my brain to change ... Read more

  • Tomorrow--no morning appointments! So I can get to the pool!

    6/24/2015 8:48:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Between hubby's diabetes,rehab,weak swallowing muscles and my painful legs I have been missing lots of water aerobics classes. I need those times in the pool. Tomorrow I can get there! Yeah! The world will have to wait. chris... Read more

  • Chia crisp Breads

    6/24/2015 8:04:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    Chia Crispbreads 1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc) 1/4 cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup wholegrain flour 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil Serves 6-8 ----------------------------
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  • This just got real...

    6/24/2015 4:42:41 PM, by BTTMEEMAW

    Today is my 54th birthday and 2 days ago I found out that I am now diabetic so no eating birthday cake for me!! Before Monday, losing weight and getting healthy was by my choice (which is why I have failed so many times before) but now... I HAVE NO CHOICE. So today I ordered the Spark Tracker as a... Read more

  • Support System

    6/24/2015 3:37:27 PM, by HEAVENSENT061

    Hey guys, Something came to mind today. I always try to find people to add to my friends list but, it seems like its hard to find active people on this website. Alot of SP Pages are from 2013 ect. So, if you active NOW and you want support NOW.. Add me as a friend!! We need all the support we c... Read more

  • Last night's meltdown and feeling better today...

    6/24/2015 1:36:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Last night was hubby's first day home from rehab. It seemed totally overwhelming. 46 I had a good cry and talked somewhat to the wonderful aide I pay to put him in bed each night. Why am I suddenly overwhelmed? It has been 9 yrs. since his stroke and most things related to his care are in pl... Read more

  • WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE :)

    6/24/2015 10:02:08 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Wednesday, ‎June ‎24, ‎2015 JAMES CHAPTER 1 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Ï wonder sometimes ,, When I could I went door to door in my neighbo... Read more

  • Roller Coasters and Gratitude

    6/23/2015 3:49:25 PM, by CRYSTAL0167

    Roller Coasters and Gratitude I feel like I’ve been on a wild roller coaster of emotions for the last couple of months, and along with the highs and lows of emotions, I’ve also seen the scale go up and down. There has been good: The excitement and adventure of traveling: I had the p... Read more

  • THE JOY OF BEING A GRANDMA :)

    6/23/2015 3:31:05 PM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Tuesday, ‎June ‎23, ‎2015 Well today as always was awesome ,, One of my granddaughters told me Grandma I will come exercise with you and we had a bunch lol both the grandsons came over also ... so we exercised then we came in here to add to my you tube then we prayed and talked about G... Read more

  • Negative People

    6/23/2015 3:22:05 PM, by HEAVENSENT061

    So, as you noticed.. Being around negative people really put a hult to the process. Don't let them get to you. You are living as a new person through out this weight loss journey! When you are starting the beginning of your Journey you need space and a changed attitude. Get to know the inner you... Read more

  • The true reward of exercise

    6/23/2015 10:45:07 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Thank you! Spark administrators, what a great website!

    6/23/2015 7:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have so much fun here. And I meet such helpful and generous sparkers! 104 380 250 304 252 244 chris... Read more

  • Look again

    6/22/2015 8:52:03 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Why do smart people think eating 500 cal. a day is good???

    6/22/2015 4:41:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    A good friend just told me that . She was already thin but last time we saw here she was thinner. Now she found an eating plan that will diagnose her health problems and the plan is 500 cal. per day. She said she just had a huge salad for lunch and was not hungry at all. She said some people lose 20... Read more

  • No Soda

    6/22/2015 9:09:51 AM, by SPARKGIRL811

    So today is my first day without any soda. Typically I get by just fine on the weekends without it however during the work week it is very hard! Wish me luck!!!... Read more

  • I am thankful

    6/21/2015 10:08:36 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Disappointed

    6/21/2015 4:59:01 PM, by TATHY49

    I was so excited when I got my tracker couple of days ago on the mail . I thought what a fun way to set goals and to challenge myself to walk more to break my own daily record of steps . And even though is brand new the battery level right now is below 50% I have only been.using my tracker since Thu... Read more

  • How to RESET Your Weight Loss Goal on SparkPeople

    6/21/2015 12:34:58 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I have to keep changing things up. I reset my spark nutrition tracker goal every 10-20 pounds so that it stays relevant to my new weight so I continue to lose. This is also good for breaking a plateau and for raising or lowering your weight loss expectations. I tried in the past for all 220 p... Read more

  • HAPPY FATHERS DAY !

    6/21/2015 9:59:11 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Sunday, ‎21 ‎June, ‎2015 I WANT TO SAY HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND TO ALL you dads here ,, There is nothing like a dad to run to ,,, THANK YOU ,,, FOR BEING THERE Have a awesome day :) 26... Read more

  • SP article: cutting arthritis risk with foods--foods I don't eat often!

    6/20/2015 7:09:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    If you are looking for a way to protect your body against arthritis, it may already be a part of your normal breakfast routine—orange juice. To receive the protective, anti-inflammatory benefits of beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin include 7-9 fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. ... Read more

  • WHATS YOUR EXCUSE ?

    6/20/2015 8:42:46 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Saturday, ‎20 ‎June, ‎2015 So today is the first day of my new start ,,, I have been feeling frustrated ,, I am still homebound and I have to rely on people to do my shopping and most of my cooking I cant cook yet ,, So I have decided to do something I can do ,, Im gonna take control ,... Read more

  • best body - get uncomfortable

    6/20/2015 1:22:12 AM, by IMREITE

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=6_simple_steps_to
    _unleash_your_best_body_ever Step 1: Get Disturbed, Upset, Mad, Frustrated and Uncomfortable --- When i read this, step 1 , hit me. I normally avoid things that makes upset or mad. and when i get distrubed i tend to menta... Read more

  • Rates of allergy symptoms in the US--each state compared...

    6/19/2015 7:26:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    symptoms.webmd.com/seasonal-al
    lergy-map-tool/default.htm Yup, my state, Connecticut has high allergy rating today!... Read more

  • Seasonal allergies are making me miserable!

    6/19/2015 6:53:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    The following chart says pollen is mostly low here in Hartford. Huh? But Sunday grass pollen will be very high! www.weather.com/forecast/pol
    len/l/ sorry this did not work--got any ideas? I also use Zyrtec daily and sometimes Mucinex as needed. Yesterday I felt pretty good. ... Read more

  • 30 Day AB Challenge!! Join me SP friends!!!!

    6/19/2015 3:28:42 PM, by HEAVENSENT061

    http://www.wcvb.com/image/view
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    /AB-Challenge.jpg Here is the link to the 30 day ab challenge... Join me!! Lets make things happen!! If you want to do this challenge with me.. We gotta keep in touch!! Post on my page if your in... Read more

  • Yayyy huh I got it !!!

    6/19/2015 1:46:00 PM, by TATHY49

    Yayyy , I am so excited Wooo HOOO I can't wait 244 252 I just got my activity tracker from Spark People and just finish setting my tracker I ca not wait to see how much activity I can track every week , I feel like a kid who just got the best gift ever.... So many things are happening this ... Read more

  • Something is Better Than Nothing

    6/19/2015 10:10:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Something is better than nothing. If you can't exercise 30 minutes, do 10. Do 5. Do it a few times a day if you have to. Cut back just a little at meals. Nobody says you have to starve your weight off. There is nothing wrong with doing things the slow way. I started in 2005 at 460 pounds with... Read more

  • Switching Activity Range

    6/19/2015 10:06:33 AM, by SEYTON84

    I'm a teacher which is one of the profession they suggest fall into the medium activity category (mostly standing) which unfortunately has not really been my activity level since school let out a couple weeks ago. So I put it on the lowest activity level, and my calorie allowance dropped from 2500... Read more

  • strength plan

    6/19/2015 12:53:26 AM, by IMREITE

    i have gotten away from my strength exercises. i think i have to create a regimen or (gasp!) find an organized plan. i struggle with a routine if i feel like i am forcing myself but to reach some goals i have to make a strength routine a priority. i also hope that if i gain strength, i can add more... Read more

  • My New TV Shows 2

    6/18/2015 10:53:56 PM, by ALSGIRL4

    So as I said I've been watching my 600 pound life. I enjoy the show although my family think I'm crazy. I can relate to what they are going through. I feel like I understand the stories they are talking about, I'm in no way 600LBS, but I have a weight loss journey and even though it isn't as much we... Read more

  • DHA research--

    6/18/2015 9:25:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    On my kitchen windowsill was a bottle of DHA and...something else. A small dropper bottle. I must have bought it for some reason. 24 Can't remember why. I was looking it up and found this: These research efforts, done with laboratory animals, used a level of DHA supplementation that would equat... Read more

  • Plot twist!

    6/18/2015 9:24:06 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Day 2

    6/18/2015 8:42:11 PM, by TAMARAPLUS

    Today was HOT. I did a Rockin Body video this morning and felt so good after it I did it again. I felt great all day. I just got back from a short wqlk with my big boys it started to rain so we couldn't do a whole mile, but we did something so that's all that matters. I am very happy to say that to... Read more

  • Some news

    6/18/2015 2:25:29 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    -119 pounds now. My leg (and now feet) has been bothering me so I haven't gone much out of my way to take my long walks, which is why I didn't lose anything last week. Something I am forcing myself to do more is just sit there in all of my anxiety and depression and just feel those crappy feelings. ... Read more

  • too much cleaning

    6/18/2015 8:38:52 AM, by IMREITE

    i have to clean my house so we can start doing showings. my hubby is in the new city already working in the new city. as of monday night we have keys and he can start cleaning, painting etc. as an extra piece of fun the previous owners took stuff that they weren't supposed to take and did somethi... Read more

  • A prayer posted by a good sparkfriend of mine. I am grateful for this prayer.

    6/18/2015 6:59:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    DEAR GOD, ENLIGHTEN WHAT'S DARK IN ME... STRENGTHEN WHAT'S WEAK IN ME... MEND WHAT'S BROKEN IN ME, BIND WHAT'S BRUISED IN ME, HEAL WHAT'S SICK IN ME, AND LASTLY... REVIVE WHATEVER PEACE AND LOVE HAS DIED IN ME Thank you my good sparkfriend for posting this. I am putting it in my blog so I... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/17/2015 11:34:48 PM, by TAMARAPLUS

    I thought I would make it a goal to try and post something small everyday to help keep me motivated. I went for a short walk today with my boys, one of them was riding on my back. I was going to go on a second walk but it was just to hot so I did a Rockin Body video and a walk at home 1 mile video.... Read more

  • midweek

    6/17/2015 9:25:14 PM, by IMREITE

    long, short week... Read more

  • Thank you all for the birthday wishes! You made my day!

    6/17/2015 8:49:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • We have heard these tips before, but not bad to see them again. Plus Luminosity games! I do those g

    6/17/2015 8:42:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    Declining memory and dementia are not a normal part of aging. There are many things you can do now to prevent or reverse inflammation of the brain!  1.Add coconut oil to your diet. There is growing evidence that regular consumption of coconut oil may offer profound benefits in the fight ... Read more

  • Stresssssssed

    6/17/2015 5:40:05 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I haven`t blogged in quite some time, to be honest I haven`t been on this journey in any kind of committed way for the past two weeks. I will have a good day here and there then something happens and I fall off the wagon again. I have been keeping up with my workouts but I have certainly been t... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 06/17/2015

    6/17/2015 2:41:42 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Matthew 16:19 New International Version I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." King James Version And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatso... Read more

  • shortened thigh muscles causing leg not to bend--news to me!

    6/17/2015 12:20:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what my chiropractor told me I have. I never heard of this. I could not go to my water aerobics classes for about 2 months after my shoulder replacement surgery. The chiropractor said that is what caused my problem. It is the leg I had a knee meniscus tear worked on maybe 8 years ago. ... Read more

  • Um...it is my birthday....chris

    6/17/2015 12:14:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Medication Frustration!

    6/17/2015 10:38:44 AM, by CARINGANGEL1

    Feeling slightly frustrated with a gain this month of 3 pounds. Since last July, with the ups and downs, I've lost 52 pounds. I was truly hoping to have lost twice that by now as I started at 465. However, there have been trials and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and placed on Gabapentin, which ... Read more

  • Just trying to make this work

    6/17/2015 9:49:05 AM, by SPARKGIRL811

    Wow it has been over a year since I last blogged. It has been a year of bad choices and few good ones. I am really trying to make this stick but I struggle with motivation. UGH ... Read more

  • It's been awhile

    6/16/2015 9:34:15 PM, by D3TERMINED

    wow I've been doing okay. I'm still on my journey. I had my physical this month and since the beginning of the year I have lost a grand total of 56 pounds! I have quite literally given away all of my clothes and am down to about 10 outfits. thank the Lord for Ross Dress for less. I've been buy... Read more

  • The house is ours!

    6/16/2015 8:43:36 PM, by IMREITE

    We signed the paperwork yesterday. my dh is setting up utillities and stuff. the house is 200 miles away from our old house. so i am still here looking for a job and waiting for the relocation company to get a realator set p to sell the hosue. we may just do it on our own because they have been din... Read more

  • Another year has passed

    6/16/2015 8:33:01 PM, by LOVELYLINDA491

    Another year has passed since I have written a blog. Strangely enough I am still at 200 lbs. I guess that is an accomplishment. Now on to this new year. I have joined Curves with a friend and I feel I will do . better. I still love SPARKPEOPLE. It is my faithful companion. Well friends I will keep ... Read more

  • Finally did it! Hit my 50 pound weight loss goal!

    6/15/2015 11:22:13 PM, by JEANETTESTING

    It took 4 years but dang it, I DID IT!!!!! Down to 240 officially. Here's to the next 50!!!!... Read more

  • lymphedema and lymphatic drainage

    6/15/2015 9:28:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had my 1 hour eval today. I know I have fluid buildup in my leg tissues. (doppler ultrasound proved it) And I have major pain. It has been a many year quest to work on fluid in my legs. Maybe I will now get help with this. I had no idea it would be so much work. The physical therapist spec... Read more

  • Train your mind

    6/15/2015 8:44:06 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • clark howard--save big money-- I need to try these!

    6/15/2015 2:39:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Save big money using these apps • Amazon Price Check - Scan a barcode or snap a picture of an item and then compare against Amazon prices. • BuyVia - Scan a barcode and compare against online prices. • Milo - Lets you search the shelves of local stores at home and on-the-go. • Pri... Read more

  • Little steps

    6/15/2015 12:34:22 PM, by TATHY49

    I lost 3 pounds and I am so proud of myself , for some 3 pounds might be nothing but for me is a very big deal , my clothes are feeling a bit loser , and I also was able to get in the tub and take a bubble bath to relax , and that also is a huge step for me , you see I haven't been able to bend , o... Read more

  • My Daile Bible Verse 06/15/2015

    6/15/2015 11:53:02 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    John 1:12 New International Version Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. King James Version But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.... Read more

  • on the road again

    6/15/2015 12:59:23 AM, by IMREITE

    time to repeat the trip i already made last thurdsay. i am looking forward to signing the house papers. grant it my current house will be difficult to sell but i am looking forward to a new job and living closer to family.... Read more

  • This is very important

    6/14/2015 10:32:53 PM, by TATHY49

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  • something to remember

    6/14/2015 10:28:31 PM, by TATHY49

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  • Needs a title

    6/14/2015 10:19:24 PM, by TATHY49

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  • I did it--took hazardous waste stuff to collection day for our town!

    6/14/2015 11:12:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just pushed myself to collect the hazardous chemicals to discard. Today was the collection day. I have been waiting for this day for almost a year. Really, I was not sure I could get this job done. When all the things were still here, this job seemed not worth doing. I know it... Read more

  • I wet my pants reading this about the paleo eating plan!

    6/14/2015 10:50:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.popsugar.com/fitness/Paleo
    -Diet-Experience-37631676?
    utm_content=buffer6cf29&ut
    m_medium=social&utm_source
    =facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer... Read more

  • much ado about nothing (this is a long one)

    6/14/2015 10:21:38 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    OK, you've been warned! Continue at your own risk! First, thank you all for the words of encouragement, Sparkmail, and goodies about my 5k last week. It is very much appreciated! Like I said in my last post, I really wasn't worried about being able to do it. It was just a matter of how dif... Read more

  • Making progress toward selling the condo....STUFF!

    6/14/2015 10:04:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    How on earth can people amass so much stuff! I wish I could show you a nice living room with a couch and decorative tables, and perfect bedrooms , a lovely organized office, sparkling bathrooms..... I will get there. Thankfully, moving in date has been postponed a ffew times. Now it is moved to ... Read more

  • I am seeing real progress toward moving! more to come

    6/14/2015 9:57:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    you all have been hearing my woes about putting our condo on the market. Maybe 2 years daily I think of the huge task and often got overwhelmed. I am pretty much doing it alone and caregiving and worrying about a grown daughter's problems. Not to mention my own sluggish metabolism, shoulder su... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 06/14/2015

    6/14/2015 9:14:39 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Isaiah 55:9 New International Version As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. King James Version For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thou... Read more

  • closing monday

    6/14/2015 2:15:40 AM, by IMREITE

    on monday i am closing on a new house. the relocation comany we have been working with are pretty bad. they take forever to respond. their prefered providers do a terrible job. they are slow, and unresponsive.... Read more

  • Freezing mashed avocado--yes add lemon juice to it before freezing!

    6/13/2015 8:55:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I should have explained that. Sorry. chris... Read more

  • I keep putting off a task related to selling this condo...

    6/13/2015 8:53:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    There is a hazardous waste drive going on. I really, really need to collect our stuff and take it there tomorrow! I am very lucky it is happening now. It is actually the perfect time for me to get rid of this stuff! Our site is a Jewish synagogue! Weird, isn't it? And because of that they are ... Read more

  • rain

    6/13/2015 8:24:02 PM, by IMREITE

    all weekend and monday. i do need to do some weeding and pick my strawberries. but i my have to wait till later. i last picked on tuesday night.... Read more

  • friday

    6/12/2015 9:35:16 PM, by IMREITE

    this will be a wierd weekend... Read more

  • Peel avocados the right way to get the most benefit--who knew!

    6/12/2015 11:38:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    To Maximize Benefits, Peel Your Avocado the Right Way the following is from Dr. Fuhrman but I have read the same thing (reducing cholesterol with avocadoes) in other places. There is actual research! chris "Interestingly, the manner in which you de-skin your avocado can affect how... Read more

  • Feeling great

    6/12/2015 9:39:50 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    I read a lot some things I take in and some I don't but I changed a lot to get started with this new way of eating healthy and making better choices. I am doing this for me...this is my treat. We all like treats so my attitude is this losing weight is my treat so in the end I get rewarded, first o... Read more

  • Stop Eating CRAP...a wonderful blog by a sparkfriend!

    6/12/2015 8:39:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you, TREKPURRSON! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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    sp?blog_id=5933734 carbs (I changed this from carbonated drinks) I love breads, crackers, cookies.....my downfall! R? oops--I need to look this up---refined sugars artificial "foods" preservative... Read more

  • When Life Throws You...Boulders...

    6/11/2015 5:30:15 PM, by MADAMS0519

    Any time we make a change to ourselves, we begin to see the world around us more clearly. We find out where priorities lie and who our true friends are. We begin to see the people around us change and those changes aren't always a good thing. Sometimes we learn that the people who we thought we our ... Read more

  • Emotional Eating and My Latest Trials

    6/11/2015 9:22:00 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    After having lost over 220 pounds on SparkPeople, I think the best advice I can give on the subject would be to ask yourself what you are trying to feel when you are about to emotionally eat. Usually I want to feel warm, safe and comforted, for example. So I got a luxury soft blanket, some richly ... Read more

  • Wishing you......

    6/11/2015 9:01:32 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Rearrange the letters...results are hard to believe!

    6/11/2015 8:45:24 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • traveling

    6/11/2015 12:58:10 AM, by IMREITE

    get up early tomorrow for a 3 hr drive for an 3 hour interview. ick. at least i dont have to return the same night.... Read more

  • Patience

    6/10/2015 2:02:44 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Back to Weight Loss

    6/10/2015 10:23:29 AM, by SEYTON84

    So, I haven't lost a lot of weight since April, maybe 2 lbs. In part because I got to busy to keep up with it well, and so I settled for just maintaining for a bit. Still, given that there were several weeks where I only half assedly kept up with tracking things and had several more splurge days ... Read more