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  • Sore, Pain n Glucose

    5/4/2016 10:48:03 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well Payton is settling in rather well. We've had him as of 6pm tonight for a full week. In this time I've been up every morning around 7am (most uncommon as I dislike getting up before 9am) and out of the house by 730 to give Payton an hours walk /run /training session. The nurologist I saw told... Read more

  • Help I'm stuck and My guy is running full Marathons.

    5/3/2016 11:30:43 PM, by CHANGINGDEDA

    I have been stuck at the same weight for at least a month now. Changing up things and different work outs, Walking 4 miles nearly every day. I also work in a factory and on my feet all day. Yet my very thin Marathon Runner of a man who I failed to mention is 6 years older than me .. yep he is 60 ... Read more

  • Meet Payton SDiT

    5/3/2016 10:46:38 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    This is my husband's seizure response dog Payton, he's been a great help to him. On top of keeping him active he's also getting him outside and walking so he's not feeling confined to the house. It's also ment I'm getting less sleep because I end up getting up earlier to take him for a mornin... Read more

  • Spring is sprung......you know the rest!

    5/1/2016 2:14:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    and maybe some people are not quite ready for spring: ... Read more

  • Not parking on the grass--rules.

    5/1/2016 1:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had no idea some towns have an ordinance against this. I can't believe it applies to your own home. You gave me some good ideas like using plywood to save the lawn. When I first moved in, they reprimanded me for putting up a plain green Christmas wreathe with tiny white lights! That stil... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Be Happy

    4/28/2016 11:45:53 AM, by JEZEBEL99

    Make to day a great day ... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Got our Service Dog today

    4/27/2016 9:15:36 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well my husband got his Epleptic Response Dog today, so now starts a new chapter of his life and that of his k9 companion. Long road ahead to be traveled for the two of them. But I'm pleased that they are bonding so well. Side effects of this means my husband will actually be MORE active thus me... Read more

  • Blessed Be

    4/27/2016 3:43:15 PM, by JEZEBEL99

    Every day we are blessed to be on this earth. ... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/my-medicine/defa
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.chicagonow.com/chicagonow-
    life-style/2010/05/14-ridi
    culously-ugly-rugs-owned-b
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for décor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more

  • Knitting is way more complicated than I thought....

    4/22/2016 4:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD has been knitting up a storm. She wants to make a sweater now. Her mentor says to knit a square to count the stitches so the sweater comes out the right size. If you don't do this you could make a sweater 6 sizes too big Wouldn't that be awful after all that work! I am givi... Read more

  • A new sleep apnea mask (No I don't have sleep apnea but I know people who do have it)

    4/19/2016 6:10:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    This looks more comfortable than the bigger masks I have seen. chris... Read more

  • 2 chuckles...

    4/19/2016 1:49:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The short, intense workput craze.... (Wall St Journal article)

    4/18/2016 6:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently there is a craze going on about short, intense workouts done at odd times to stop the excuses of not having enough time to go to the gym or do long workouts. In the WSJ article: There is a photo of a woman "and her daughter Clare do squats while another daughter, Maureen, make... Read more

  • Week 1 was a success! Onto Week 2 with a new challenge

    4/18/2016 9:38:04 AM, by ZUMBANERD

    My fitness challenge ended up starting sooner than I had expected. And I have to say that I'm pretty amazed at how much easier it seems to do. I've done it for the past 2 days and it pales in comparison to the grueling workouts I've been doing. Maybe it's best to not be so hard on my body. I did ove... Read more

  • Where are my measuring things for cooking? A sparkfriend said a utility belt is needed!

    4/15/2016 1:59:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    A utility belt was suggested. Great idea! In fact there is a company that will make custom too belts! www.custommade.com/gallery/cus
    tom-leather-belts/?page=3 Just for funsies: ... Read more

  • Progress decluttering.

    4/15/2016 1:37:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually feel like things are getting done. I don't have any more energy but I can see some results when I tackle a job. I can only work for about an hour--this is actually longer than I was doing a few years ago (overwhelmed caregiver!) So I guess I have made progress with energy. I don... Read more

  • Easily refurbish old "gold" jewelry!

    4/15/2016 1:30:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD found a pen with gold in it. I have no idea if it has any metal or not! She had cleaned some jewelry from a thrift shop. It ended up looking dingy. She just used the pen on the chain-- wow! I think the pen was close to $10. I never thought this would work. I don't know how long ... Read more

  • More good news! About lost diabetic shoes.

    4/15/2016 1:24:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Got a check for $378 to pay for hubby's diabetic shoes! Since last summer (!) I have been calling and calling the hospital--that lost hubby's diabetic shoes --and leg brace! Medicare paid for the brace because he needed a new one anyway. But I had no success getting the money for the shoes... Read more

  • I'm really enjoying this week!

    4/14/2016 10:29:19 AM, by ZUMBANERD

    The weather has gotten so much better and I've been able to walk my daughter to school two days in a row and yesterday I took a nice 30 min walk. I'm feeling so much better all around. My cold is going away and I only have a little sniffling left and I'm sleeping so well! I'm really amazed. Ma... Read more

  • Pain, Pain, n Pain

    4/13/2016 8:14:35 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well great day all in all, good weather and everything though a little nippy. Ended up doing 10k with my husband walking around down town Toronto (doing the whole job hunting thing - went to a career fair as well) so over the course between noon and 5pm we covered a little over 10km. Now... Read more

  • Belated April Fools Day

    4/13/2016 11:16:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Yeah! I can now clean all floors to the walls! Finally seeing PROGRESS!

    4/13/2016 9:50:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    This has taken YEARS!!!!!! 24 I am now almost 69! My ongoing days of fatigue has greatly hindered me from having an organized home--for my whole life--not just recently. I am making real progress! It is so good to be able to say this. I have had a cleaning person every 2 weeks for... Read more

  • Fashionably challenged?

    4/13/2016 8:49:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought this was pretty funny! It is a Target ad by the way. I am not like this because putting this together is too much work. I wear pretty much a top and bottom--usually they coordinate. I have mostly stopped wearing jewelry, scarves, etc. Mostly it is my fatigue. But I am ... Read more

  • Starting Day 4 with sugar reduction

    4/13/2016 8:45:43 AM, by ZUMBANERD

    I've been tracking my food intake and reducing my sugar intake since Sunday and this morning I saw the best thing ever on my scale ... it moved down 3 lbs! This proves to me without a shadow of a doubt that my food intake is much more important than exercising. I've been very good at going to the gy... Read more

  • Mother Nature

    4/12/2016 12:07:14 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Dissatisfied with my progress

    4/12/2016 8:40:31 AM, by ZUMBANERD

    Not that I'm going to give up. I'm just bummed that I've been giving it my all with exercising and what I thought was okay to do with my eating to find out that I haven't gotten anywhere close to my goal by this time this year. I need to lose 24 pounds just to get to 150 lbs. UGH!!! I have my first ... Read more

  • Over doing it - need to scale back

    4/11/2016 10:46:56 AM, by ZUMBANERD

    I've been so good! Working out 3-5 days a week. But too much of a good thing is actually a bad thing. I've been losing muscle and gaining my body fat :( My insomnia came back and I was sore all the time. I ended up getting sick so I have been forced to not workout. Sigh ... So, now I'm back to ... Read more

  • Slightly different views of springtime....enjoy

    4/10/2016 1:53:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Paleo recipes with photos!

    4/10/2016 7:22:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    ultimatepaleoguide.com/recipes
    / I need to kick start my low carb eating! chris... Read more

  • Back to the Blog...

    4/6/2016 10:40:48 AM, by MBETTIS3

    I used to do this alot... but then I just stopped. First of all I like to think I can be hilarious. At least my kids and students think so... but anyway I just stopped in to say that I am glad for this spring break, I haven't gone anywhere but I am spending time doing some things that I haven'... Read more

  • Spring

    4/5/2016 8:22:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Spring peepers audio only

    4/5/2016 8:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKV5
    KsoDUQg www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYkK
    T-cNRO4... Read more