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  • Still unhappy that you lost only one pound? See this.

    5/24/2016 6:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    a pound of fat And I just thought this picture was a bit different! chris... Read more

  • Using mints and cucumbers to lessen overeating.

    5/24/2016 6:18:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    3. Use a mint to master portion control One of my biggest challenges is eating just enough to the point that I get full. I have the tendency to overeat so one way I fight this is by having a mint or chewing gum once I feel full after a meal. Because of mintís strong scent, it naturall... Read more

  • A prank on the ark

    5/24/2016 1:45:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here he comes. Give me half a dozen (feathers).... Read more

  • Sabotage...

    5/24/2016 1:22:34 PM, by MBETTIS3

    Why did, just this morning, a retiree decide to bring doughnuts and juice around to everyone in our department...AND a student came around offering mini cupcakes to me as well. For some reason I could not bring myself to say "no, thank you" even though I did not want them. I felt like that would hav... Read more

  • Cleanliness is next to --I forgot!

    5/24/2016 11:36:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    I don't really hate cleaning, my fatigue just gets in the way and then things pile up and I get "down." chris ... Read more

  • 30 days of yoga: day 6

    5/23/2016 11:42:28 PM, by NEWBGINNING

    I am feeling very unmotivated today and I really want to emotionally eat. It is my monthly cycle and work is stressful right now. I did 25 minutes of a gentle yoga practice and it was really lovely. I am glad I did it. The yoga did not change my mood or make everything better. I didn't expect it ... Read more

  • Toxins making skin break out.

    5/23/2016 6:17:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am having lots of rosacea on my face. And just under each eyebrow there is a dry patch--small but it won't go away. I have seen a dermatologist. He gave me an antibiotic cream for the rosacea. It works fairly well. He says they don't even know why it works. He keeps checking the 2 littl... Read more

  • It's done!

    5/23/2016 5:59:32 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • harness for my cat, Cujo?

    5/23/2016 11:49:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used one before. I left it on him and it cut his skin, needing stitches! I had no idea it was cutting him Poor kitty! Kitty Holster is one. Is that a good one? Thanks, chris... Read more

  • 30 days of yoga: days 4 and 5

    5/22/2016 10:36:31 PM, by NEWBGINNING

    Day 4: I did 10 minutes of bedtime yoga. I waited too late to start. Lesson learned. Day 5: Yoga for hips and hampstrings for 30 minutes was great. My hamstrings and calves have always been tight and I would like more flexibility there.... Read more

  • Still holding

    5/22/2016 9:52:23 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well no moving on the scale as yet, it's not moved in any direction since November of last year. I'm annoyed with the scale, with having pcos, with being a t1d, with having celiac disease and being post menopausal to boot. I'm also annoyed with eating healthy, getting in 15k of steps n clothing is... Read more

  • wish I could figure out the new cropper!

    5/22/2016 8:52:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I changed the banner a little on my sparkpage. Now it is really fuzzy. I guess I blew it up too big. But I had it smaller and there was black on each side. When it first appeared, it had multiple images of the daffoddils. That was OK but I thught I could make it fit better. I see other p... Read more

  • 30 days of yoga days 2 and 3

    5/21/2016 4:13:22 PM, by NEWBGINNING

    Day 2: My low back started hurting after running before work and then staying at until 8:00 pm. Curriculum nights make long (12 hours this time) for teachers. Once I got home I did 15 minutes of yoga for lower back pain and it completely helped. Day 3: I 20 minutes of gentle yoga right out of bed. ... Read more

  • Budgeting progress

    5/21/2016 12:51:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This past year has had some huge , unpredicted expenses. 198 Several thousand dollars actually. It could not be avoided. But as the year went on, I knew I was heading for trouble. I was beginning to panic actually. My priority was getting this condo in shape for a big move. Always in the back of ... Read more

  • The Swiss Hills got Me to Exercise Better at Home

    5/19/2016 11:09:23 AM, by -RESAMARIE

    Walking up a very high hill with steps and pathways I realized how great it is to work hard to meet an exercise that feels so good. I found it quite difficult but as I walked around Switzerland I found that exercise is part of daily life on foot or on bicycle. I even walked a mile to the train... Read more

  • 30 days of yoga: day 1

    5/18/2016 11:20:00 PM, by NEWBGINNING

    I have decided to start a 30 days of yoga challenge. I plan to keep up my running and strength training. I am not good about mixing in flexibility training. I am not new to yoga, but haven't practiced regularly in quite a while. Anyway today went fine. I did a video on YouTube that ended up being o... Read more

  • Retooling: Week one...

    5/18/2016 12:21:23 AM, by MBETTIS3

    I went to the Dr. last week after not being there in quite some time. I went in very confident because I had begun some very good changes in my diet and I have seen some weight come off... well that was not enough (for her). I did not get any congratulations from the doctor instead I got a prescript... Read more

  • Actually, I like the beach best toward the end of the day.

    5/17/2016 11:45:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    So many people go to the beach in the hot sun. I hate that part of the day. I love being near the water in late afternoon and early evening. Mostly on Cap Cod. chris... Read more

  • GP n my Husband's SDiT

    5/17/2016 6:07:31 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well semi good news on my front my GP agrees that the nurologist I saw was helpful in discounting anything nurologic going on for my pain. But disagrees with his assessment that I'm lazy and don't eat healthy. She's been following my public posts - so has seen it layed bear plus my words and upset... Read more

  • summer....

    5/17/2016 1:13:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • A May pole before the dance--first time I ever saw this

    5/15/2016 2:43:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have you ever seen a May pole dance --or participated ? ... Read more

  • In the merry month of May...

    5/15/2016 2:29:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Have you set up personal goals on your start page? With personally chosen graphics...

    5/15/2016 7:31:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see the list of goals I personally set up and I see photos I chose to remind me of my goals. Have you done that? I am way better at setting this up than I am of actually accomplishing the goals.... but at least the goals hit me in the face each morning! If I did not do this I am afrai... Read more

  • more....goal photos that pop up on my start page

    5/15/2016 7:22:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    See previous blog -tells exactly where(and how) these photos pop up on my start page ... Read more

  • Some of My "Goal Board Check In" photos.

    5/15/2016 7:18:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    On my start page these photos pop up to remind me daily of my goals. If you don't know where I have these photos: See the START PAGE. On the left is a huge NUMBER 2. For yours, click on the blue words about goals. Two areas pop up, on the left is a list of the goals you set up f... Read more

  • I got out on a nature trail!

    5/14/2016 12:43:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    It has been too long since I did this. I had such a great time. Went with our DD. chris 295... Read more

  • Am I now a genuine political activist?

    5/14/2016 10:15:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am in the Friends of the Library group. The library floods, is built on a flood plane (!) on a tiny lot. The workers there have tons of ideas and work hard to bring people of all ages into the library. There is just not enough space. So we are trying to get a new library or update this one. ... Read more

  • Love this dressing as a marinade for chicken

    5/14/2016 9:54:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    Kraft Italian Vinaigrette made with Olive Oil 41 4 Now I have a second favorite--and easy! 30 --way to cook my chicken breasts. Prudohmmes (spelling?) chicken spices was my favorite up to now. And I still love that. I buy a huge package of boneless chicken breasts, marinade them, a... Read more

  • Pain, pain please go away!

    5/11/2016 9:50:26 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    I'm sore all over from my neck to my hips to my feet. 15k steps all because I was told I HAVE to be MORE active. I am living in pain 24/7 and it is at a constant 5 to 7 on the pain scale, but I'm pushing through it because I've been told I have to by the nurologist who saw me. He told me I'm not ... Read more

  • A national organization to promote fat acceptance!

    5/11/2016 12:34:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know some people will say this won't encourage getting slimmer . But I disagree. There is so much prejudice against looking overweight that I think this is an important organization! I spent many, many years hating myself for being overweight--and some of those years I was not even overwei... Read more

  • Does anyone remember the old commenting list to the right of all the team pages?

    5/11/2016 12:00:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    We all complained when sparkpeople changed that way of doing things. 24 I honestly cannot remember it anymore! 40 "Shows to go ya." As my hubby would say.... Read more

  • Ways to make getting enough water more fun and easier!

    5/10/2016 2:00:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 6 Ideas to Make Water Less Boring Name any body part and you will find water is essential to keep it functioning properly. Make a conscious effort to keep yourself hydrated. Mild dehydration can trigger headaches, fatigue and poor concentration. The great news is that th... Read more

  • Pizza day

    5/10/2016 1:34:36 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well today is pizza day because it's part of the charity village thing pizza nova does each may. Cheap medium cheese or pepperoni pizza for under 5.00 which is a good deal over all. So my family will have their yummy treat and I'll have mine (this is the one time being celiac is hard!) As in home... Read more

  • The reality of weight loss. So--never-give-up even if you gain.

    5/10/2016 12:11:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Fixing wall gouges to be able to show the condo for selling...

    5/8/2016 10:14:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am so grateful to our daughter for spending 3 full days spackling and re-painting the hallway to our bedroom. Hubby had a stroke in 2010. He uses a big, powerful motorized wheelchair. It is not all that easy to control. And he is using his non-dominant hand to boot. I had the condo pain... Read more

  • An unexpectedly perfect Mothers Day Gift!

    5/8/2016 9:37:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I really expected nothing--and was quite satisfied with that. But... when I awoke, I went to my computer as usual and lo and behold a gift--the perfect gift of music. The Montauk Sessions cd was loaded on my computer with a sign that said "hit play" with an arrow to the "play" button whic... Read more

  • 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