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  • Bad weather blahs

    2/23/2018 3:59:13 PM, by MAMARKS

    I'm doing my best to make sure to keep moving today. Been snowing overnight and throughout the day as well. That always makes me hurt. When you hurt, it doesn't seem to matter how well intentioned you were to do something, or what NEEDS to be done. It all revolves around how your body feels. My leg... Read more

  • head bumping in cats...who woulda thunk it!

    2/22/2018 11:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I Promise for Friday 2/23...

    2/22/2018 9:14:22 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    1. I will exercise 20 min before work 2. I will bring 2 healthy snacks to work Friday 3. I will make a green smoothie for breakfast ... Read more

  • Warning! Venting....

    2/22/2018 3:25:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not fair! I had 3 great things planned for today and all 3 fell through! water aerobics writing club meeting haircut with a very special hair dresser Insurance people called me even before I was out of bed. That led to many phone calls! Not good news all 'round. ... Read more

  • The kitchen is back!

    2/22/2018 12:26:45 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    After being away for 12 days and having limited food choices, no kitchen, etc. I’m celebrating preparing my own food again. I had a high protein bar with sunflower seeds, walnuts, hemp hearts, butermilk and I forget what else and I had a massive, scary, reaction with hives. I talked to the bak... Read more

  • Another year older

    2/21/2018 10:37:31 PM, by NFSISTER

    So today is my birthday 🎂. I’ve been gone forever, or so it seems. It’s been an interesting time for me. After 6-8 asthma flares in the last 2 years I was finally sent to a pulmonologist. I am slowly getting back to being able to walk without getting out of breath. I am also working at cutting... Read more

  • Challenge

    2/19/2018 8:52:44 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    So which is it going to be? Time to work on my core and this is do able. This should be easy to achieve as none of it is on my eating plan. Challenge yourself until you can confidently leap. ... Read more

  • Living here is way different than living in our own home!

    2/19/2018 7:53:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    110 apartments. So almost 150 residents. We eat meals mostly in a big dining room. Young waters and waitresses serve us. Four residents to a table. Tonight I sat with a woman most people don't like. I realized she zeros in on the negative aspect to each person's behavior. I focus on the p... Read more

  • No WiFi: Bison And Scenery

    2/18/2018 4:16:31 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    4.2 million visit Yellowstone each summer, but only 40,000 each winter. Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite winter landscapes. My foot injury made us cancel out cross country skiing using Old Faithful as a home base. But, we rearranged our trip to visit the North Entrance, Mammoth Springs, A... Read more

  • Note to self -how to get my taxes done in a timely fashion

    2/18/2018 10:20:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    First find a flat place to work. I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes Get out the stacking trays that organize the year's r... Read more

  • Thank you all for your wonderful support!

    2/18/2018 10:19:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    220 247 212 chris... Read more

  • DETACHMENT!

    2/17/2018 10:41:35 PM, by RANJINI4

    THEY SAY THAT AS WE GET OLDER WE SHOULD PRACTISE BEING DETACHED FROM MATERIAL THINGS SO AS TO FEEL EQUIPOSED IN SORROW AND HAPPINESS! EASIER SAID THAN DONE! I AM NOW WORKING AMONG PATIENTS WHO HAVE A VERY SHORT LIFE SPAN AND THIS MESSAGE HAS A SPECIAL MEANING AS A RESULT.AM TRYING SO HARD BUT I... Read more

  • Things were going OK, then...

    2/17/2018 11:52:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby now has a broken leg and an open bed sore. Getting help has been impossible! 234 His wheelchair needs a new cushion. It is almost 5 yrs old and the cushion is as hard as cement. Although our aides care for him diligently he finally has an open bedsore. I am sure it is from the cushion ha... Read more

  • Healthy Exploration in a Winter Wonderland

    2/17/2018 5:24:02 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Happiness for me is exploring nature and i’ve Been in one of my favorite places in the world the last few days. Fortunately, I was well enough to do most of what I wanted to do. Going places like this and not being limited to taking in the view by car or limited to short walks is motivation for gett... Read more

  • Week 1

    2/14/2018 10:00:55 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Happy Valentine’s Day! All we have to give is ourself. So this is what i’m Going to work on. Renewing my effort and focus today. ... Read more

  • Minus 22 degrees on my vacation!

    2/13/2018 11:33:34 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    I’m a winter girl. It was cold again this morning. Minus 22 degrees was the overnight low. No wonder, I was freezing! One of the last times I found myself in this small town we were lucky to get the car started. The tires freeze flat and you think you’re in Bedrock going for a drive with Fred and ... Read more

  • Thankful and appreciation

    2/13/2018 9:10:07 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Today when I thought about the things I was thankful for the first 4 items that came to mind were: 1. Grizzly bears 2. Great white Sharks 3. Termites 4. Snakes It’s an unusual list and everything sort of went downhill after the bear popped into my mind. But t... Read more

  • C25K - Run #1

    2/13/2018 4:26:01 AM, by BECSARAH

    When I woke up, it was raining, and the number on the clock started with 05. Today is the day I designated my inaugural 5K training run. I've run a couple of 5Ks before, but that was several years ago, and I'm out of practice. I figured I could start again from the beginning, train myself up, a... Read more

  • Weigh In!

    2/11/2018 10:50:05 AM, by BECSARAH

    After my little stumble on Thursday night, I was unreasonably nervous that everything would go to pot. (Side note, I am a total potty mouth, and I find not swearing in these blogs a challenge in itself! Thank goodness none of you ever see the unedited versions.) I went to bed early on Satu... Read more

  • Lent Commitments

    2/10/2018 10:04:49 AM, by BECSARAH

    So every year for Lent, I always used to give up 'The Naughties', or as I like to tell people when they asked what I'd given up, 'everything enjoyable in life'. That's chocolate, candy and sweets, cakes, alcohol, crisps/chips, biscuits/cookies. I always did really well, lost a bunch of weight during... Read more

  • A camera man was at our water aerobics class! Oh no!

    2/10/2018 4:13:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    272 237 I think he tricked us. 40 He set up the video camera but walked away. Then he did some lighting measurements and other things. After those activities he never did look into the video camera ! He just packed it up and left! I have a feeling it was running for awhile. I think the checki... Read more

  • 6 month Dermatologist visit.

    2/10/2018 4:02:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    Not a bad appointment. Second surgery on my lip is healed. That spot came back. Yuk! He froze a few spots on my face. Yuk. But he froze a wart under my chin which the old dermatologist would not touch. that guy said it would need surgery and insurance would not pay because it is cosmetic surger... Read more

  • To slow down our cat's eating!

    2/10/2018 3:40:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our cat, Cujo, wants food all the time (like me!). To slow down his eating, I got this thing. His paws are a little big for it. He can't use the round clear things at all. Darn. And he had to learn to put his paws in a certain way between the pegs and rows. I have not tried the ... Read more

  • It has been snowing for days and days!

    2/10/2018 3:15:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    But the snow is light and fluffy and not too much wind. And many days it gets warm and actually melts the snow so it mostly disappears! We are on the 2nd floor. We have a nice view of a grassy hill and a row of evergreen trees. Those trees look like a Christmas card right now! 446 but no ... Read more

  • 3 Years Left To Live

    2/9/2018 7:01:18 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Would you live your life differently if you knew you had 3 years left to live or if you knew the quantity of your life was expected to decline considerably. What would you do with this time? First, I will say no one knows with certainty what your life will be like. You can choose to believe or... Read more

  • Don't stop--I do like this song.

    2/9/2018 3:10:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    [Verse 1] Get up on the dance floor, everything is grooving Get up on the dance floor, got to see you moving Let the music shake you, let the rhythm take you Feel it in your body, sing la dee da dee [Chorus] Don't stop doing what you're doing baby Don't stop, keep moving, keep groov... Read more

  • Best Laid Plans of Mice and... Dieters?!

    2/9/2018 8:03:13 AM, by BECSARAH

    I went out with a friend last night. We were going to grab dinner, and see a movie. Since I knew about this in advance, I was cool with it. We agreed on Nando's (for those not familiar - a Portuguese 'build-your-own' meal type place), since it would be fast enough service to get us to the movie... Read more

  • Where's the magnesium?

    2/9/2018 12:06:14 AM, by MAMARKS

    So, I've known for a long while I needed to take a magnesium supplement when I was eating right for my body. I'm gluten intolerant and allergic to nuts. Both pretty good sources of magnesium! So, I decided to stop by the pharmacy and grab me a bottle. Horray for taking steps to become healthy! O... Read more

  • Sleep Part 3: How to get more

    2/8/2018 7:29:47 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    One of my goals this year is to improve sleep habits. 102 6-8 hours of sleep doesn’t cut it when it’s interupted. I want to be healthy and must fix this. Sleep supports weight loss! Look at what you do before bed if you can’t fall asleep. Get off the internet for at least an hour before bed.... Read more

  • My Kryptonite

    2/7/2018 4:34:34 PM, by BECSARAH

    We all have a kryptonite, right? That one food or drink that is our absolute favourite, that we can't say no to, that we'd choose as our last meal if we had to. Mine? Chicken nuggets. Mt friends tag me in posts about chicken nuggets on Facebook. When we're talking about Harry Potter, they even ... Read more

  • Give yourself a pat on the back!

    2/7/2018 3:42:12 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Acupuncture and cupping

    2/6/2018 12:25:21 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Yesterday I tried acupuncture for the first time and after listening to the doctor’s explanation of treatment, I also tried cupping. The cups were applied over the needles on one of my legs. I've never fully recovered from a medical event that occurred over a decade ago and I have chronic edema, sw... Read more

  • The Hard Days

    2/6/2018 10:36:22 AM, by BECSARAH

    I've been riding high since I started back with SparkPeople. I've been having good days, nice weather, fun with my friends. I've been sleeping enough and losing weight, so of course I've been cheerful and in a good mood! This is my default. I'm an optimistic, happy person by nature. I've been d... Read more

  • Scolded for exercise

    2/5/2018 10:03:20 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Being active has always been part of my lifestyle. Yes, i’m Overweight and I have leg issues. This is the 5th practioner/doctor to tell me to back off in the last few months. I’ve walked a mile twice in the last 5 months. Can’t exactly call this tons of exercise. Gentle stretching, some spinning on ... Read more

  • Weigh-In #1

    2/5/2018 8:42:58 AM, by BECSARAH

    My first official weigh-in with SparkPeople this time around was yesterday. Start Weight (25/01/2018): 88Kg/194lb Current weight (04/02/2018): 85.1Kg/188lb I actually shortchanged myself when I was looking at this yesterday, as I thought my starting weight had been 87, not 88! That... Read more

  • Living the “Dash”

    2/5/2018 6:30:57 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    When we are born there is so much potential. Realizing it is still there every day is important. Aging isn’t a bad thing, it’s reality and prepares you to move on. But we can control to some extent how we age and how we feel on a daily basis by how we fuel and move our bodies. Each one of us... Read more

  • The Little Goals

    2/3/2018 2:54:09 PM, by BECSARAH

    I'm a checklist fiend. There's not a lot I love more in the world than crossing something off a list, or putting a big tick next to it, or even a gold star sticker (I thrived in primary school). For that reason, I love to have a big variety of little goals I can constantly be crossing off and w... Read more

  • Books and Quilts

    2/3/2018 11:03:59 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    What’s on your to read list? I’m an avid reader and have been reading heavily on nutrition, keeping your body healthy, travel, memoir, and occasionally a lighter fiction read finds it’s way into my house. A Man Called Ove is a great fiction read. I love this author and it’s a pick courtesy of my boo... Read more

  • Whew! They Fit!

    2/2/2018 7:24:38 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    When I was a teen I thought I was fat. And then I weighed 100 lbs and stayed over 100 lbs. I think 105 or 110 lbs by the time I was a freshman in college. I was horrified, good at gymnastics, but not the tiny 5’4” size 5 cheerleader either so I wouldn’t consider tryouts despite by gymnastic ability ... Read more

  • Living that Lactose-Free Life

    2/1/2018 1:33:11 PM, by BECSARAH

    I only gave up lactose about three months ago. It's a long story, but it turns out that I had a serious lactose allergy as a kid, and sometime between soy milk and being shipped off to boarding school, this information got... misplaced. So from age six to age twenty-four, I had no idea I was la... Read more

  • It may be more important than diet

    1/31/2018 12:17:56 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Yesterday my physical therapist provided me with a handout on meditation. I have a swollen foot and leg with nerve pain/damage. Approximately 10-11 years ago I pushed back on medicationto sleep, and decrease my blood pressure. I can't recall if this was when I was still on pain meds or not. Possibly... Read more

  • In sync

    1/30/2018 12:34:51 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Our hearts, brains and the earth all vibrate at the same frequency. ... Read more

  • Mail, Goals, and Valentines Day

    1/29/2018 6:41:12 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Ok. Let me preface this by saying I appreciate all women who are confident in their body no matter what their size. This is step one for all of us! 344 Today I got a Lane Bryant advertisement previewing their new intimate collection indicating this is what every plus size woman needs to be th... Read more

  • Weight down this month

    1/29/2018 12:04:15 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well been annoyed with the home scale it's been showing 0 loss for this month yet the dietition scale said I'm down form 284 to 276 so in 48 days I've lost 8 pounds. I'm thinking water weight do to the medication I've been put on n the bathroom side effects going on.... Read more

  • Lost

    1/26/2018 4:59:43 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    I feel I lost my way in losing weight that I have given up! ... Read more

  • Importance of Sleep part 2: Relationship to obesity

    1/25/2018 9:18:49 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    192 Inadequate sleep means more gherlin which is a hormone. 287 tells our bodies we're hungry. 192 We eat and gain weight. 29 Obesity rises as the number of hours of sleep decreases. 102 So get more sleep if you want true weight loss. 8 hours a night for 7 days per ... Read more