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  • On a pretty serious plateau

    12/20/2014 9:00:23 AM, by LIBILOU

    So, I've been on a pretty serious plateau for a while. Part has been my eating, but not really sure what the rest is. This last two weeks, I've seriously up my exercise. This coming week, I'm going to try eating at different ranges each day, sometimes upper, sometimes lower, to see if I can't break ... Read more

  • Moments of forgetfulness

    12/16/2014 6:27:38 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today was rip roaring crazy. My fitbit let me know I had made my 5000 step mark somewhere before lunch, and the day is not done. I had back to back meetings at work, and was listened to because of my being a degree holding librarian. It was a most impressive day. I worked hard, and was recognize... Read more

  • Running to catch the wagon again!

    12/15/2014 8:36:08 AM, by LIBILOU

    Boy, did I fall off the wagon big time. I kept working out, but my eating has just hit rock bottom. I need to buckle down, eat healthy food and cut the junk once again. I've only gained 4 pounds, but dang it, that's the wrong direction! So, I'm running to catch the wagon, climb back on and con... Read more

  • How to lose 5 pounds in 5 days!

    12/14/2014 7:38:16 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Get a gastro bug. Throw up for 7 hours straight. Uncontrollable diarrhoea probably helped, too. Feel so sick for 5 days that you can barely eat. Easy, huh? I'm going back to the doctor this afternoon. I managed to feel better for a whole 24 hours, which happened to be yesterday. Goo... Read more

  • Farm raised versus wild salmon and other news

    12/12/2014 9:43:04 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    We should be swapping from farm raised salmon to wild salmon. If you like salmon you might find the link below interesting. I tried Sainsburyís wild keta salmon, and Sainsburyís Taste the Difference wild salmon. TTD was a better flavour (imho), however, I really like the taste of farmed salmon... Read more

  • Self Talk & Healthy Lifestyle vs Dieting

    12/10/2014 4:34:51 PM, by RABBITART

    I had to take a great big step away from the computer and many other things in my life just to reduce the stress and refocus my life and in the process I have discovered so my many things. The minute we say we are on a "diet" we instantly start thinking "good and "bad" foods. We even feel sham... Read more

  • Work, Backs, Collisions, and stuff

    12/9/2014 7:59:30 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    My oh my oh my! It is that season of ultra busy ness. I have been working full time since August, so I rarely get on the computer at night. Work is going well, and I love it. My back was doing pretty good, without a whole lot of extra bad stuff going on. I was feeling pretty good about ... Read more

  • Goats milk yoghurt sensitivity

    12/7/2014 3:59:45 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I ate goats milk yoghurt (St Helens) for the first time this week, and tested it for sensitivity. It came about the same as my dairy milk intolerance. I was surprised how nice it was. It didnít taste at all goaty and had quite a creamy texture. I read on the pack that the goats are grain fed, an... Read more

  • Using different antifungals and probiotics soon for athletes foot in toenail and candida

    12/6/2014 5:32:48 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I have been refraining from using the medicated cream I got at the chemist on my ringworm patches as it didnít work, and I wanted to see what effect the Beat Candida plan had on it. Iím not yet on the full strength of caprylic acid and it is very slowly getting better. Iíve been wondering wha... Read more

  • Jeans sizes are whack

    12/5/2014 7:33:08 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Really whack. I needed new jeans. The 4 pairs I bought when I first got to a size 10 are starting to fall apart. They have been very well worn over the past 2 years and are developing some air vents in the bottom area. I went to the second hand shop to get some new jeans. $5 per pair for ... Read more

  • Decorate Your Own Cupcake

    12/5/2014 2:38:09 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I was in charge of the Decorate Your Own Cupcake Stall at my school's gala. I made 150 cupcakes, TONNES of icing, and bought heaps of toppings (pineapple lumps, jaffas, jelly beans, wafers, sprinkles). Here are some photos of the m... Read more

  • My own 12 point plan, and oats intolerance getting better.

    12/2/2014 8:48:49 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I re-tested oats after 6 weeks without any, and am now less intolerant. Will re-test again in January. I also decided on a few (well 12 actually!) guidelines for eating that I will follow after Iíve finished the 3 months on the Beat Candida Plan. (Decided against doing the Daniel Plan in Janu... Read more

  • If one path seems to difficult ... it just means try another way.

    12/1/2014 12:42:17 PM, by MOTOGIRL116

    Lately we have been working 10 hour days. Nearly 7 days a week. We even worked Thanksgiving day. even on non production days. on those days we work through our brakes only to leave an hour earlier. I find this exhausting and uneventful. We are on our feet without rest. we are not allowed to eat... Read more

  • Odd NSV, another 2.5 pounds off, 21.75 pounds in 9 weeks, what to do next, Nov & Dec goals

    12/1/2014 5:11:29 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Monday 1st December. 2.5 pounds off this week. And my new jeans. I love em! Couldnít believe what I saw when I looked in the mirror. My (wheat?) belly has almost disappeared. First time since last century that Iíve worn stretchy jeans and felt happy about it! Odd NSV this week. Yesterday... Read more

  • SP recipe Robust Turkey Vegetable Soup-for Left Over Turkey

    11/30/2014 12:37:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I boiled the turkey bones for stock and then made this soup! I saved the recipe to my SP recipe collection. I will make this a tradition! chris ... Read more

  • To Paris and back

    11/29/2014 1:32:23 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    So right before Halloween, my husband and I went to Paris. Not for anything exciting: he was there for two work conferences; I went along for the ride. I did get the opportunity to get a lot of walking in, though! Climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe (284 steps!). Walked two cemeteries and most... Read more

  • I wonder if I should do the Daniel Fast rather than GAPS? Will it beat my Candida?

    11/29/2014 6:45:40 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I just did a quick check on my calorie count for an average day on the Beat Candida diet. 927 calories. No wonder Iím losing weight so fast! Iím having second thoughts about GAPS. Not sure what to do next. Iíve ordered nutritional supplements to last me til after Christmas. Including... Read more

  • Busy week

    11/29/2014 2:45:56 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I am in denial about the fact that it is Saturday. Only 2 and a half weeks of school to go! I'm so tired and I can't wait for the holidays. At the same time I love these kids and don't want this year to end! Time is flying regardless! Good news (?) though; I won't have to miss my kids for long;... Read more

  • Spark People Activity Tracker seems to be half price now!

    11/27/2014 7:34:25 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Cool colored bands in icebergs

    11/26/2014 4:36:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    The following link has a few more:
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  • Searching online for a sparkpage background....oops!

    11/26/2014 4:27:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did a few searches for images for my holiday sparkpage . I tried these searches: wreathes, Christmas flower arrangements, snow jewels, snow flakes, and finally purple snow flakes. That one got me a surprise! Apparently "Purple... Read more

  • Laugh at the snow!

    11/26/2014 3:47:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Thanksgiving Poem I Generated

    11/26/2014 2:55:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... I would look as thin as I could. I would listen for kitchen sounds. I would watch out for hungry people. I would want camoflage. If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... I would smell like an old shoe. I would taste like leather. I would be stu... Read more

  • Poem Generator online

    11/26/2014 2:49:02 PM, by CTUPTON
    nerator.php Even I can create a nice poem with this. There are set ups for many occasions! Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • A reminder to myself to eat more cruciferous vegetables.

    11/26/2014 8:16:30 AM, by CTUPTON
    /cancernutrition.html Concentrate on anticancer cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well as high-antioxidant berries. Cauliflower, for example, is loaded with nu... Read more

  • 1.5 stone off and love my smaller size jeans

    11/26/2014 4:56:38 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Another half pound off today so have reached my next Great British goal of 1.5 stone off. Also my new smaller size jeans came yesterday. They were stretchy which I donít normally like cos it shows all my bulges, and I wasnít expecting to be able to fit in them yet. I thought I might just abou... Read more

  • Why I will be switching from the Beat Candida Plan to GAPS and not doing SCD

    11/25/2014 9:09:31 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    The Beat Candida Plan tries to remove all sugar from the diet, including the sugar in fruit, milk, and honey, as sugar is what Candida lives on. All funghi and fermented foods are also removed from the diet, so no cheese, yeast, mushrooms, vinegar, etc are allowed. Grains and starchy vegs ... Read more

  • My heart goes out to sparkers near Buffalo-I will be moving there summer 2015..

    11/25/2014 7:13:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    God-willing, of course! You poor people! All that snow was bad enough but now flooding and dealing with water in the basement. chris (now in Connecticut)... Read more

  • 19.25 pounds off in 8 wks. GAPS book good to learn about gut health and therefore total health

    11/24/2014 3:38:46 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Well pleased with my weight this morning. Another 1.75 pounds off. Wasnít expecting that after my rather drastic 4.25 pounds off last week. So thatís 19.25 pounds off in 8 weeks. Only 0.25 pounds to my next 5 pound at a time maintenance weight reduction goal (a bit of a mouth full!) and ... Read more

  • Fibro-fog

    11/23/2014 4:57:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just cleaned of the piles of stuff from my desk. It took "no time"at all. But the stuff has been sitting there for weeks. That is what fibro-fog does. chris... Read more

  • Book: The Sixth Extinction

    11/23/2014 9:39:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    by Elizabeth Kolbert Wow-the premise is that humans are a "weedy creature." And that humans have contributed greatly to the extinctions of living species in the past and will continue to do so. Elizabeth Kolbert does have a "wa... Read more

  • Check this out, Kris!

    11/23/2014 2:46:04 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Beat that! One of many in my 3 punnets (3 for $20 and I'm a sucker for a deal). I only had to go to Napier to get them... In other news for anyone who isn't participating in The Great Kiwi Strawberry Competition, I went to Napi... Read more

  • Free Cell Solitaire on the AARP web site

    11/22/2014 7:30:30 PM, by CTUPTON
    ecell/freecell.aspx An easy way to pass an hour or so..... chris... Read more

  • Paneras low fat chicken tortilla soup

    11/22/2014 3:11:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a container at the supermarket. I enjoyed it. I did not have the tortilla chips with it so it was low cal. Yeah, sodium but not awful. chris... Read more

  • Maintain, Donít GainÖSurviving the Holidays

    11/22/2014 3:03:22 PM, by SINGER73

    My dietitian is running a month long free program on-line called Maintain, Donít GainÖSurviving the Holidays Register to join this FREE program:
    ont-gain-surviving-the-holidays/ ... Read more

  • to get to sleep imagine warm honey from head to toe...

    11/22/2014 9:38:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is how a friend of mine gets to sleep. It is her nightly meditation. She says she imagines feeling this on her skin starting on her head and face, down her arms, down her chest and get the idea! chris... Read more

  • GAPS homemade stock, new things, homemade yoghurt, 3 degrees

    11/22/2014 9:32:50 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Saturday and all my spark friends are blogging so I thought Iíd join in! Someone shared that they are needing new bras so I thought Iíd chip in that I have been wearing a size smaller for a coupla weeks now. Hope that isnít too much information! I like that I can wear coloured ones now. Co... Read more

  • Make an online dinner and share it to give food to people needing food.

    11/21/2014 5:28:07 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Other Buffalo bad winters...

    11/20/2014 12:40:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    winter of '77 1999 (40+ inches), and 1966 (32 in w/ high winds on top of 18 preexisting inches) beat 1977...sorry to say, I was here for all 3. Not that 77 was any picnic. 1993 sucked too. then there was the Ice storm of 91.... Read more