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  • Useless wasteland...where is this?

    2/25/2015 8:35:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Joseph Ives was given the job of looking at a certain area of the US. Here is his summation: "A few years later, Ives wrote an extensive report on his mission in which he pronounced the ? a beautiful but essentially useless wasteland. “After entering it there is nothing to do but leave,” h... Read more

  • Can't find my flylady motivational music ~!

    2/25/2015 5:18:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was so upbeat and motivating. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Thanks, chris 335 542... Read more

  • Fuhrman's food plate

    2/25/2015 4:03:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Use the link below for a bigger picture.
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  • Just like Groundhog Day

    2/22/2015 10:13:22 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    Every weekend for bookoodles of weeks, there has been snow and ice to fight our Sundays, and Mondays. Today there is more of the same. There is at least an inch or two of ice on our front walk right now. And no salt to throw down. We got milk before this one hit, but just didn't get any salt. Froz... Read more

  • Time for Irish Soda Bread--here is one recipe, there are many.

    2/22/2015 9:25:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten ... Read more

  • Lots more data about coconut oil...

    2/21/2015 9:00:03 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Coconut oil better? Well, no real proof. Darn.

    2/21/2015 8:59:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    From Nutrition Action Newsletter:
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  • SP cardio for people with joint pain-Jessica Smith free videos

    2/19/2015 6:34:16 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Book name: Resilience by Jesse Close

    2/18/2015 4:54:51 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Our friend's home in Cohassett . MA . Yes, this is scary!

    2/17/2015 9:09:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Book about mental illness in the family of Glenn Close

    2/17/2015 8:56:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Other people seemed to know about this family way before I did. That is not new. I think I live in a cave. Oh well. But I did find the book fascinating and eye opening. Jesse Close was not diagnosed till age 50. But she struggled all her life and no one put it all together till so late in her l... Read more

  • Egg and Spoon a book I want to read --for fun

    2/17/2015 6:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what GOODREADS says about Egg and Spoon: "In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscr... Read more

  • 10+++

    2/17/2015 9:09:03 AM, by DRS510

    Choose your mood at 10+ first thing in the morning. Don't wait until life happens, because it will. It works! I actually decide before I get out of bed in the morning and select it later on the computer. Have a fabulous day - it might even get better!... Read more

  • tumeric benefits and tumeric with BioPerine and arthritis

    2/13/2015 7:37:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    BioPerine(black pepper extract) is to improvement of the turmeric (curcumin)
    8328.html"And at least one new study suggests curcumin's value for arthritis treatment. Since arthritis is so common and the r... Read more

  • Back to gymming

    2/13/2015 3:23:43 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Gymming is totally a word... right? So I went to the gym on Tuesday for a workout, and then on Thursday to meet with my trainer. He was ready to have a go at me for not coming in for ages, but when I told him what had happened (shoulder injury that was misdiagnosed as an elbow injury and theref... Read more

  • Oh now! Huge plumbing problems!

    2/13/2015 3:22:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    The toilet has apparently been leaking water to the basement ceiling--which was just newly sheet rocked and painted. It was so bright and beautiful. Water is raining all over the place down there. The guy we have painting the condo went to the basement and called me down there. I almost fainted... Read more

  • frozen peaches for smoothies-- a new discovery

    2/10/2015 2:28:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Along the way poking around SP I found something about frozen peaches. I can't find the original recipe right now but... I whipped up a smoothie in the Nutribullet: frozen peaches non fat sour cream frozen zucchini pieces right from the freezer It might be a stand in for ice c... Read more

  • 14 Ways to Beat the Clutter-SP article--boy do I need this!

    2/10/2015 8:48:58 AM, by CTUPTON
    ellness_articles.asp?id=1998 These photos are NOT MY HOUSE. Just examples of what can be done. ... Read more

  • Advice to people considering shoulder surgery--maybe knee surgery too....

    2/10/2015 7:34:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    In the months and years before surgery, if you can, and within doctor's parameters, exercise the joint as much as possible. My reasoning is to have the muscles and tendons and ligaments as good as they can possible be before surgery. I did that with concentrated effort mostly April to November in th... Read more

  • Finding Balance In My Crazy Life

    2/8/2015 8:50:50 PM, by RABBITART

    I am very happy to say, I just completed my latest university course Law and Legislation with a 94% 198 . Now I can take some time this week and enjoy some time with my family. I hoping to get back into my workout schedule but that went the way side with school and on top of it all I have not... Read more

  • Red velvet valentine's cake-- I think I will try this.

    2/8/2015 7:37:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Also, there is a photo of this cake made in a bundt pan. Note: this makes 20 servings! 24 4
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  • SP friend's Vegetable Cornbread Casserole-- it was delicious!

    2/8/2015 8:03:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Vegetable Cornbread Casserole- for one person--but I made a big batch for freezing some Nutrition Info • Calories: 302.0 • Fat: 5.0g • Carbohydrates: 57.7g • Protein: 11.6g Ingredients Cornbread for topping Per person: 1/4 cup red kidney beans 1/3 broccoli 1 cup canned tom... Read more

  • And for my Canadian spark friends...

    2/8/2015 7:57:11 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • More snow jokes...

    2/8/2015 7:55:43 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • More snow laughs

    2/8/2015 7:54:07 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Snow-- at least have some laughs about it!

    2/8/2015 7:52:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Corn bread with veggies inside? Anyone have a tasty recipe?

    2/7/2015 8:27:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I love cornbread but I eat too much when I make it. Maybe if I "beef it up" with veggies inside, it will be healthier for me. Thanks, chris... Read more

  • I got a surprise compliment today!

    2/6/2015 9:27:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    The guy painting our condo (to sell) said he did not know me! He said I had lost a lot of weight! Now he is a very tall and "built" guy. It definitely made my day! chris... Read more

  • Thanks to 1crazydog for making me think of Winnie the Pooh!

    2/6/2015 3:30:38 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • My "recipe" for lazy man's stuffed peppers

    2/6/2015 10:08:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    Uh I don't follow a recipe. Just what ever I have on hand. I use shallots instead of onions. I have been told my body is sensitive to onions, but shallots are OK for me. I sautéed the shallot pieces in the pan with some olive oil. Measure? Well- not me. I did the same with the pepper... Read more

  • I'm still alive (pics to prove it)

    2/6/2015 12:55:32 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Promise. I haven't been on much because I've spent the past 6 weeks injured, my arm and then my quads. Being injured and unable to work out meant I didn't have a lot to say! I injured my arm during kick boxing 3 months ago and after months of physio I tried seeing a chiropractor. 2 sessions l... Read more

  • Lazy man's stuffed peppers

    2/5/2015 2:31:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    I knew I was forgetting something! Tomatoes. After I added those, It tasted right. I am cooking this and freezing plenty. Yum! chris 370 267 369 286 etc.... Read more

  • a note about home-made ice packs

    2/5/2015 9:30:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was laughing to read about the vodka in the ice pack. But the alcohol content is higher than in a bottle of rubbing alcohol! And.. my father-in-law used to pour vodka into the water pipes at their vacation trailer on Cape Cod. Now I understand how smart that was. chris... Read more


    2/5/2015 9:21:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    NOTE: I am NOT a therapist! I just copied this from the internet--chris 58 334 224 Flexible homemade alcohol water ice pack •2 cups water •1 cup rubbing alcohol or high-proof vodka (I used Everclear) THIS WAS IN THE ORIGINAL DIRECTIONS!40 •Food coloring for the blue ... Read more

  • Poster -showing shoulder movements done by a hunk

    2/5/2015 8:41:39 AM, by CTUPTON
    6078172762/ I am , of course, only interested in the boring range of motion done by shoulder muscles. chris ... Read more

  • I am ready!

    2/5/2015 8:24:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, I am getting fed up trying to get my arm back after shoulder surgery. My spark friends are so good to me. I do appreciate all your comments and goodies and encouragement. The first weeks I spent in my nightgown and bathrobe and had an aide help me to shower 3 X a week. I was a total slu... Read more

  • White Carpet and My Workout

    2/3/2015 4:29:24 PM, by RABBITART

    Did you just ever have one of those days? It's seems I am having one and it's kinda funny. To start off I woke up this morning with a very sore back in the, in my kidney area, my mind started running away with it's self thinking I must have a kidney infection. Darn you Google, it doesn't help I did... Read more

  • Bartholomew and the Oobleck

    2/2/2015 1:48:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is my favorite Dr. Seuss book. I had my students do a play of this. It was related to the chemistry unit. Many (but not all) of my students were "special needs." chris from Wikipedia Straight after the king says those simple words, the Oobleck Storm breaks up and the s... Read more

  • FitGirls Fitness Quest

    2/2/2015 10:01:18 AM, by QUEENGP

    The FitGirls are getting ready to go on a 100 day Fitness quest. Starting this Sunday, February 8th...come on over to the FitGirls team for the first Mini-Pledge that will start on Sunday February 15th. Each Sunday you'll get the next mini-pledge and will have 1 week to prepare. These ar... Read more

  • more about "If I Ran the Zoo"

    1/31/2015 7:51:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is new to me. I don't remember reading this book. But.. I did read lots of Dr. Seuss books to my daughter when she was young. Someone gave us a whole bunch of these books. chris If I Ran the Zoo is often credited[1][2] with the first printed modern English use of the word "nerd," in the... Read more

  • Dr. Seuss invented the word nerd--who knew!

    1/30/2015 5:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    The slang term nerd means an intelligent but single-minded person, obsessed with a certain hobby or pursuit, e.g. a computer nerd. But the word that has been the bane of so many elementary schoolers' existence was actually invented by their king: none other than Dr. Seuss himself! The word first app... Read more