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  • Find out what others think of a med on this website

    6/30/2016 1:56:40 PM, by CTUPTON I have been very tired. Someone said they were told to take zyrtec at night because it can cause drowsiness. I thought it was a non-drowsy allergy med. Oops! I am now taking my zyrtec at night. I seem to be more awake in the daytime now. I sure hope this fatigue... Read more

  • Magic Cooling Cloth -a gift from DD--I love it!

    6/29/2016 2:09:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Wet it, snap it, put around the neck to stay cool. chris... Read more

  • Thank you all --about Lyrica...

    6/29/2016 12:11:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    252 247 220 you are so wonderful to me! My daughter takes gabapentin. She has FM, too. Lately I have been getting some extremely sharp pains -short lasting -but ouch! They pop up in any part of my body. this is fairly new for me. thank you again! chris... Read more

  • Our cat, Cujo--on my head--error fixed

    6/29/2016 9:47:55 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Just checking my goal about having fun in my life...

    6/29/2016 9:38:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    Working on: GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: -photography 24 -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating 24 -fantastic 20 Not this website--using goodreads instead - daily fun music 24 - exercise dvds or wii fit 24 -geocaching 24 -interacting with fr... Read more

  • Just checking my healthy habits PLANNING AHEAD!

    6/29/2016 9:30:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL! So... -Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house? 41 -Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together? 24 -Am I drinking my water? 41 -Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!! 198 This week no due to appointments... Read more

  • Something new to me--hydromassage bed--huh?

    6/29/2016 8:30:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    I love water and I love getting a massage. A bed that does both! Wow! 198 chris... Read more

  • Lyraca? (sp?)

    6/29/2016 8:06:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist and she gave me no answers for my fatigue. She suggested Lyraca for my fibromyalgia. She thought it might help my energy, too. There was one other med instead of Lyraca, but I can't remember the name right now. Has anyone had experience with this kind of medicine? ... Read more

  • What coffee can do for you!

    6/28/2016 5:49:59 PM, by CTUPTON
    ffee chris... Read more

  • Disappointed after doc appt

    6/28/2016 3:51:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist, hoping advancements in medicine would help me be less tired. Nope. She said everything tested fine thyroid, vitamin D, B levels in blood, no gluten sensitivity, iron OK, etc. etc. Darn. I was hoping she'd find something I could fix. Her advice mainly wa... Read more

  • I actually met 2 more sparkfriends! So exciting! Northwest Park, Windsor,CT.

    6/26/2016 6:28:33 AM, by CTUPTON
    age_id=226 I met Deb and Lorna from the Official CT Team! We came with our water bottles, sunglasses, bug repellent, sturdy shoes to do the "Bog Trail" at Northwest Park in Windsor. It is a huge park with many scheduled activities for concerts, seeing fa... Read more

  • Mad cat after his bath!

    6/24/2016 7:10:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is ignoring DD, his owner, and me, too. Bob went to DH because we just gave him a bath and he is mad at us. DH was reading the paper! Now the newspaper is wet, too. chris... Read more

  • Hubby's wheelchair is driving me crazy! Lots of aggravating noises, etc.

    6/24/2016 6:50:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    His only movement is riding around the house. Back and forth. Back and forth. There is not much room or variety: at the table then at his computer desk then at the TV to flip channels, then to the bedroom and back. Sometimes outside. He continually makes the chair recline and sit up straight --... Read more

  • Glucose levels not on range

    6/23/2016 11:58:04 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    This is getting annoying - my glucose levels starting going hyper after starting on the Gabapentin n that was supper frustrating. Been off the drug for almost a week now n I'm STILL running higher than normal n I've only got 5 days of Toujeo left. I'm going to miss being on it, it's been helping u... Read more

  • Food tracker is now working. The "fix" using the iphone tracker for a few days.

    6/23/2016 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe using the iphone tracker for a few days jump started the computer SP Nutrition Tracker. Now I have a new way to enter foods. I am not a constant user of my iphone. Maybe this will push me in that direction. thanks for your support. chris... Read more

  • Perfect! Home water exercising!

    6/23/2016 7:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do you think? chris... Read more

  • funny little workout

    6/22/2016 9:10:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I have mentioned, I am working hard to try to get up every hour, and aim for 250 steps, but sometimes I fall short of it, and can't take that long to walk around, or go back out during the hour. I have taken to making my circuit, taking a bathroom break, and while in the rest room, jogging ... Read more

  • Pain pain pain

    6/22/2016 10:34:13 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Ya yesterday was a great day in general but BLEEP I'm feeling it in the front part of my thys today. Was running around a golf course from 8am until 6pm doing photography for a ternament. Spent some of the time riding in the marchals golf cart n bracing with my legs so I'd stay seated in the cart. ... Read more

  • Summer Heat Eczema

    6/21/2016 8:45:56 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    i am keeping a positive attitude, despite the fact that my hands are itchy itchy itchy and I am breaking out in eczema. it used to be just around my fingers, and the side of my foot, but this year it is all over the top of my hands, and partly on my arms. Ugh. Benadryl helps. I also cannot use... Read more

  • Building up streaks

    6/20/2016 8:41:58 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today is day 7 of take 2 of 5000 plus steps per day personal challenge. It also marks two weeks of logging in. I also have planted a mini portable herb garden - chives, parsley, basil, French Tarragon, Rosemary, oregano, lemon balm in two ceramic strawberry pots. ... Read more

  • Grrr

    6/20/2016 10:26:40 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well two days of over average calorie intake and not seeing any changes on the scale - yes I know can take time but normally when I over indulge I see a shift within 72 hours even if it's just half a pound or less. It's been 72 hours n the scale hasn't budged. Sighs I'm not discouraged just frustr... Read more

  • Darn, my food tracker isn't working!

    6/20/2016 8:03:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    It might have not worked for months, but I was not using it. Now I want to make a new start and I need it. 39 I sent a message to tech people. We'll see what happens. The activity tracker isn't working either. Hmm... chris... Read more

  • Thank you for all the many Birthday goodies and wonderful wishes!

    6/19/2016 3:16:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    I tried to respond to everyone, but I had to give up. There were too many of you. Love you all for enriching my life! chris... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to me!

    6/17/2016 12:14:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    My pool friends sang to me this morning. What fun! chris... Read more

  • Day Three - 250 steps per hour more or less

    6/16/2016 8:18:49 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    My FitBit app is suggesting walking 250 steps every hour. That led me to suggest a challenge at work, and my boss said to research it. I turned in my research yesterday. Today I walked at least 150 times every hour from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. and already am over 5,500 steps for today (8... Read more

  • Take Two - Day Two

    6/15/2016 6:21:01 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Success is starting over when you miss the mark. Success is not giving up. Success is not just a bag of rice. Success is doing it, even when the results don't show,...yet. Success is being the little engine that could, no matter what. Success is not taking your age into consideration... Read more

  • You mean I can make money writing about my struggle to declutter!

    6/15/2016 12:49:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Encounters with a professional declutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous—not to mention England’s most excessive hoarder—as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, ... Read more

  • Missed it: Do over Time

    6/14/2016 8:54:40 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday I had every intention of finishing my 5000 step goal. I really truly did. But I came home from work and needed to freelance, and ran into some major hiccups. Then by the time ... Read more

  • Ever feel like a hamster on a wheel?

    6/14/2016 4:17:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time management

    6/14/2016 1:08:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Tip: for each day have 24 sheets in your date book...

    6/14/2016 12:59:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Each sheet is divided into 1 minute intervals. The One Minute Maniac book. Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Books: One Minute Manager vs One Minute Maniac

    6/14/2016 12:44:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    The One Minute Maniac is hilarious. The purpose is to waste no time at all by delegating everything and other tricks! chris... Read more

  • How to dress quickly...and not waste time

    6/14/2016 12:37:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Sew the outfit together ahead of time. Slip it on all at once and button and zip up. DONE! from the Minute Maniac book... Read more

  • How do I accept cookies from sparkpeople?

    6/13/2016 10:10:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did something and now have to log in to SP every time I change a page! I asked the techs. They said to accept cookies. I did that but SP still is not accepting cookies. chris... Read more

  • Time saving tip 1

    6/13/2016 10:05:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    When angry and counting to 10... use binary 0, 1, 10 DONE! from book "One Minute Maniac" chris... Read more

  • Next goal on the horizon

    6/12/2016 6:44:11 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I near the early evening of June 12, I am pleased to say I have made over 5000 steps for 25 days, and today well over 6000 steps! My next goal, once I make the 30 day mark for 5000 steps, is to reach for 6000 daily steps. That will be a little tougher to reach for, but I will. Today was warm... Read more

  • Tortilla Pizza

    6/9/2016 5:49:51 PM, by JEZEBEL99

    Sauce 2 tablespoons tomato sauce Pinch of oregano Pinch of garlic powder Pinch of onion powder Pizza One large whole-grain or low-carb tortilla any brand with no more than 80 cal per tortilla 1/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese Mix sauce and all dry ingredients together in a small bowl and... Read more

  • Changes

    6/8/2016 8:49:14 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Day 21 of walking over 5000 steps! In answer to my friends questions regarding our move. Our home is for sale. We'd like to head south, my husband is looking to preach again. We've visited Louisiana twice, and South Carolina but we are in a holding pattern, waiting on God. So we are not sure where ... Read more

  • Healthy breakfast

    6/8/2016 12:17:53 PM, by JEZEBEL99

    Breakfast toaster treat 1 whole wheat pita 1 tablespoon nut butter Two strawberries sliced 275 calories... Read more

  • Chalking it up

    6/7/2016 7:57:49 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Just went upstairs, and packed more of my studio away, for our pending move. I don't know where, I don't know when. I wanted to empty a shelving unit my dad made me that I am passing on to my son. So, It was walking, working, packing, sweating, and I just made Day 20 of over 5000 steps. I know ... Read more

  • one little step at a time

    6/5/2016 4:58:10 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    In order to achieve my current streak of 18 days straight walking 5000 plus steps - I have been more diligent, even at night, to tell myself to get up and make that goal before midnight strikes. Now that I have a pretty cool streak going, I don't want to let myself down, so I am doing the circuit ar... Read more

  • Two days of less fatigue! Hurray!

    6/4/2016 2:35:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    If this would last, I could actually keep up with most of my work. It is a huge "if" however. I am yesterday and today "digging out" from the unfinished tasks from the last 3 weeks. Each day I was doing a little, but things pile up. Like when I come home from any errands, I just don't g... Read more

  • After Atkins went onto an all plant based diet and feeling so much better!

    6/3/2016 8:41:30 PM, by ZUMBANERD

    I did Atkins for 10 days. I lost 8 lbs which was great, but I ended up feeling absolutely horrible to the point that I just couldn't do it anymore. It made me incredibly tired and with brain fog and just plain miserable. I completely switched to a strict vegetarian diet because I really couldn't sto... Read more

  • I asked my 2 supermarkets to stock the ice cream.

    6/3/2016 11:44:27 AM, by CTUPTON chocolate Reddi Whip-- hmmm... this sounds good, Too! Thanks! chris... Read more

  • corrected sugestion box link

    6/3/2016 11:41:45 AM, by CTUPTON
    help_suggestion_box.asp... Read more

  • Letting Go.

    6/3/2016 12:15:02 AM, by RABBITART

    I seemed to be a good time for an update on my blog and pass on the things I have been learning. For years, I thought losing weight, was about eating right and exercising I never thought too much about the mental side of my weight loss. I am an Army veteran. I have an Operational Stress Inju... Read more

  • Link to SP sugestion box.

    6/2/2016 4:16:39 PM, by CTUPTON
    help_sugge Every once in awhile I do have a suggestion in mind. I just wanted to have this handy. For one thing I miss the SP map. I could look at the map and see who was near my own location. chris... Read more