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  • Still taking it easy - the bumps while on the journey

    8/4/2015 7:23:24 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I still have another day to take it easy and not exercise much if anything. Yesterday, I did take a small walk and I got to see my friend who is visiting from another country. But that was too much for my body and I had a low grade fever at the end of the night to prove that. It's always disco... Read more

  • Keep on Tracking & Discover New Foods!

    8/3/2015 12:31:34 PM, by -RESAMARIE

    The SP app has helped me tremendously! I know I need to track my foods and exercise and now it is easier. TY SP!!! Many new veggies have come my way but so have healthy grains. New choices for me has helped my hunger pangs vanish. My daughter cooked up some mixed veggies and tossed them over... Read more

  • My 5 minutes on Sparkpeople today! From TUT --notes from the UNIVERSE

    8/3/2015 8:01:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    What if you were to see your every action and inaction in this life so far, CHRISTINE, your every strength and weakness, your every hope and fear, as proof of your divinity? 526 chris... Read more

  • Got sick over the weekend - How does it affect my weigh in tomorrow?

    8/3/2015 7:27:26 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I've been sick since Saturday morning. I still had to get some errands done this weekend but boy did it really make me not able to do much of anything. It's disappointing that I got sick now. I just joined a new company last week and I was at the end of my second week of fitness and healthy ea... Read more

  • gout = grrr

    8/1/2015 1:29:31 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well been a T1D since 2003 n I've run high most of the time until getting told celiac disease a few years ago (2012 era). Changed a few things, n gotten my a1c into range from 10.8 to 6.8 in 4 months n from 6.8 to 4.6 in 12 months. Last couple months have been fun with one infection upon another r... Read more

  • Taking a Sparkpeople break to deal with family problems.

    7/31/2015 9:30:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers for hubby's health, daughter's problems (age 33) and my ability to hang in there. Thank you all for support you provided in the past and now. "All will be well." chris... Read more

  • Took a break yesterday ...

    7/30/2015 9:04:40 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    Yesterday, I didn't track my food nor did I have much activity (only 7 flights of stairs and less than 3k steps). I found that I was in more control of what I was eating at the same time. I know that my body has more muscle mass than I did when I first lost weight back in 2012 seeing that I'm ... Read more

  • I'm of the wagon! And I can't get up

    7/29/2015 11:45:56 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I want to be good when it comes to eating. I really do! I have so many healthy options in the house and under normal circumstances I'm not hungry. But this week! OMG!! I'm starved like I haven't been eating all the protein and fiber I possibly could. I've been tracking my calories and nutrition on a... Read more

  • Week 1 - Down 1.8 lb! Can I repeat that this week?

    7/28/2015 9:01:31 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    My first week of getting back into the groove of eating well and exercising usually isn't that much of a weight loss. My body does NOT want to give up the weight. I'm trying different experiments with my body to see what is making my body hold on to weight rather than to shed it. I stopped drinking ... Read more

  • Off to a great start!

    7/26/2015 1:19:44 PM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I am still 2 lb. less than I was last Tuesday. And I'm pretty excited about that. It's never been easy for me to lose 2 lb. Even on WWs it was a rare occurrence for me to be able to lose 2 lb. in a week. So, I'm pretty happy right now. This morning I went to the gym and did my 20 min. interval... Read more

  • Zucchini Pizza

    7/25/2015 7:50:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Zucchini Pizzas....Low carb! Ingredients: Zucchini Olive Oil... weird-- I cut and pasted into MS Word but 3 times I cannot put the rest of the recipe into this blog! 24 ... Read more

  • Leaving my old job is the best for my weight!

    7/24/2015 10:40:24 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    This week, I ended my job so that next week I can start working from home full time. And the job change has already been very good for me. I'm already down a little over 2 lb. and I'm half way to my weigh in date (next Tuesday). The stress at my past job really made me burn out and not able to... Read more

  • Hubby's last day in the hospital then to rehab but... he phones me hysterically!

    7/23/2015 6:44:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday when I saw him and last night when he phoned me--he was very, very fearful. The hospital people are not seeing this side of him. With them is absolutely fine. This is a new experience for me. I don't know what to think. The last 2 months he has been in and out of the ER... Read more

  • Feeling better already!

    7/22/2015 1:46:12 PM, by MRSRHAWKINS

    Just had my followup appointment with new doctor to discuss lab results. Thyroid was fine...woo hoo!!! But all other hormones were really low. I guess I really am on the tail end of menopause. Progesterone & estrogen will be increased and adding DHEA. Will also re-test for leaky gut soon. Exci... Read more

  • Thank you all for the ideas for a device for (handicapped ) hubby to have music available!

    7/22/2015 10:46:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    IPOD shuffle or the "nano" thing sound better than a phone. I don't have a phone for him. thank you everyone! 220 304 220 304 220 304... Read more

  • Yay! Some water weight is gone!

    7/22/2015 10:39:55 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I'm happy to say that I'm actually 2 lb. lighter than yesterday. I was so hoping for something to come off as just me being bloated. I also walked my 8k steps and managed to take 12 flights of stairs yesterday. I was going to go to the gym yesterday. I had every intention of going. But when I ... Read more

  • I finally got on the scale this morning - sigh

    7/21/2015 1:52:35 PM, by WANNABSKINYM

    So first good news ... I did my circuit training exercises last night as I had scheduled. It's a program where I do 4 exercises with a set amount of reps for as many times as possible for me in 7 min. I worked it out that I can get through the whole set of exercises twice in 7 min. Then I break for ... Read more

  • Never a Bad day but Perhaps a Bad Moment †

    7/21/2015 10:37:33 AM, by -RESAMARIE

    Honestly, this time has been different and let me explain why. I went to a church group for help losing weight. I prayed about it and so did many others who attended. It was a great start, as usual for me but this time I had asked God for support for me to continue on being able to "Eat to Live an... Read more

  • I need a device hubby can use for music.

    7/21/2015 6:29:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see people all the time with a small device for music--with earphones. At the health club people wear them on their arm. Hubby has use of only one hand and arm (stroke in 2006). What would be the very easiest device for him to use? I guess I or someone would have to load songs... Read more

  • Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping--it is working

    7/21/2015 6:09:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping is working. It is not fun and it takes time but my leg swelling is down and best of all my leg pain is down! 224 I have been going twice a week--Monday and Thursday to get the special massage and have my left leg wrapped. The left leg has been more... Read more

  • Let's start this again - Ugh!

    7/20/2015 7:30:50 PM, by WANNABSKINYM

    So, my start fizzled pretty quickly. That's not good. Though last week I did manage to get myself to the gym at least once and I walked a lot at an amusement park on Friday and was out and about on Saturday. My sister is starting off better than I am. She's already down 2 lb. and I haven't even... Read more

  • If you want more info about stretching muscles by alternating contraction and relaxations.

    7/19/2015 7:40:46 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • This helped the most to stretch my front thigh muscle. PNF stretching at the chiropractor.

    7/19/2015 7:31:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    I cannot bend my right knee after recuperation from shoulder surgery. The chiropractor said the quad muscle had shortened. He did the following technique. And now the knee bends 90 degrees-but alas not more. I am still working on it. Other physical therapists have done this technique on my sh... Read more

  • Funny bird pictures....

    7/18/2015 1:09:07 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Have a chuckle....

    7/18/2015 12:16:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • SP article: Talk Yourself into Reaching your Goals

    7/18/2015 7:33:22 AM, by CTUPTON
    otivation_articles.asp?id=838 1. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else. 224 It’s pretty amazing how we think it’s appropriate to treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating a friend, or even a stranger... Read more

  • my first " meal: Pulled Chicken Sliders with coleslaw

    7/17/2015 9:56:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious but very messy to eat! Cute little brioche buns that hold almost nothing in! Cutting and toasting the cut sides made them very tasty I have to admit. And using coleslaw instead of something like tomatoes on a sandwich was delicious. I would never have thought of that! Pulled chicken w... Read more

  • someone else's description of HelloFresh meals......

    7/17/2015 11:36:21 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • $40 off your first HelloFresh order and I get $20 off my order for the week!

    7/17/2015 11:19:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    Go to Use this code to get the deal: E78Q3Q They set you up with 3 dinners, but you can reject one and pick a different one. My order is for 2 people/ e different dinners. Cold packs are in the box when it arrives at your door. You prepare the meal from those in... Read more

  • Is this me talking back to the higher ups at hubby's ER????

    7/17/2015 9:30:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    They kept hubby in the hospital to do tests! 244 At first they were sending him directly to rehab--and not finding out what is wrong with him! 198 A great visiting nurse told me what to say to them so they would keep him. It worked! 58 I never "talked back" to doctors before--well you never get ... Read more

  • New Challenge

    7/17/2015 6:33:10 AM, by ANNMHAN

    I joined a challenge at the gym this week. It will last 60 days and I am looking forward to it! I am on a team of 3 and the goal is to reach 1000 yards. Each day we work out at least 30 minutes you get a yard. Each week we set up 2 goals and earn 3 yards for reaching each goal. I am looking for... Read more

  • More fun...topic chopping vegetables

    7/16/2015 9:01:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got my first box of meals today. I have not made any of the 3 meals yet. chris... Read more

  • Dump closed on Thursdays!! Huh?

    7/16/2015 12:27:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I drove a van full of trash and recyclables to the dump. Big gate across the entrance! Why did I have to pick a Thursday to do this. I will be visiting hubby in the hospital. Van will be parked by an attendant. How will I explain this! chris Pe--ew!... Read more

  • Filling summer salad

    7/16/2015 7:21:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness Summer Salad This salad is all about the veggies, more like a salsa-meets-salad without a traditional dressing. But if you prefer your salad dressed, whip up this lime vinaigrette [2]. It also tastes better after marinating in the lime juice for ... Read more

  • Day 3 - Life got the better of me

    7/8/2015 10:46:03 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    Yup, I overate and I didn't exercise like I was planning to. I had a phone call that I had to take that took me away from time with my daughter for an hour. So, I had to make up that time with her. She really loves to cuddle so, exercise was out. I wish I could say that today I will really sti... Read more

  • Try searching images for "burqini."

    7/7/2015 7:46:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Wow! I never would have imagined anything like this existed. It was on my FB page from a friend. chris... Read more

  • Day 2 - overcoming night eating

    7/7/2015 10:51:04 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    Yesterday was great! I really stuck to the plan until dinner. I was so very hungry by the time dinner came around. I ate what I was supposed to eat for dinner and drank water. And then waited a little bit and I was still hungry. I ended up eating about a 1/2 cup of kimchi fried rice and an oreo cook... Read more

  • I changed the goals on my start page. Re: recently just too much to do that I can't control.

    7/6/2015 10:28:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    550 91 237 216 I had great goals on my start page. They were great for controlling my weight. Like focusing on vegetables, water, exercise, etc. They were worded as "smart goals" 58 with reasonable expectations and a very clear way to tell if I met the goal. But since hubby went into... Read more

  • motivation

    7/6/2015 5:25:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 1 - Eating healthy

    7/6/2015 9:44:35 AM, by WANNABSKINYM

    I have planned out everything that I'm going to eat today. I find that when I know exactly what I am to eat during the day I tend to stick with it. I'm already on my 3rd glass of water today (go me!). I am happy with all the food choices I have made for myself today. It's a lot easier when I work at... Read more

  • One more from Alice Walker....

    7/5/2015 10:18:34 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • From the book: Color Purple

    7/5/2015 10:13:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A Nice Weekend

    7/5/2015 9:45:18 PM, by TEMSLOVE

    I had a nice weekend visiting family. It was stress reducing and very healthy that way. I didn't have any allergens. It also got the dogs away from fireworks which was nice. I got some nice sewing while listing to Pretty Woman time in. It was very soothing. I didn't really work out much, but I ... Read more

  • Time to eat all those delicious fresh, local veggies !

    7/5/2015 9:33:57 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Something to give you a "warm fuzzy"

    7/5/2015 9:32:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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