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  • 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

    games.aarp.org/games/fre
    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: nutritioncpr.com/sitecon
    tent/2014/11/17/maintain-d
    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 ....well..you 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

    www.thankful4ag.com/tagg
    ed/thankful4ag/chrono ... Read more

  • 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

  • The GAP diet is needed to Beat Candida permanently. The Shack

    11/20/2014 2:52:31 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    After reading this www.thehealthyhomeeconom
    ist.com/dont-waste-your-ti
    me-why-the-candida-diet-do
    esnt-work/ I have decided to continue with Erica Whiteís Beat Candida plan until I have done the three months that I originally intended to. I can feel flutter flut... Read more

  • Healing foods for before and after surgery...Whole Foods article

    11/19/2014 3:13:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.whfoods.com/genpage.
    php?tname=newtip&dbid=12 (Nothing new here but it reminds me to continue focusing on high density nutrient foods--like Dr. Fuhrman preaches. Chris) Some nutrients have taken center stage in... Read more

  • This is so scary to me....where are we heading!

    11/19/2014 10:30:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    gleichschaltung PRONUNCIATION: (GLYK-shalt-toong) MEANING: noun: The forced standardization of political, economic, and cultural institutions, as in an authoritarian state. ETYMOLOGY: From German gle... Read more

  • Candida, GAPS and completely grain free

    11/19/2014 10:00:21 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Been reading more about Candida and it seems that more is required than simply the Beat Candida plan So Iím looking into the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet, and maybe the SCD (specific carbohydrate diet) ? and also going to be going *completely* grain free. Have joined the... Read more

  • Mid November! 2014 snow --where my family lives! Oh my!

    11/19/2014 9:32:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is where all my family lives --near Buffalo, NY. And where we will be moving to next year.... chris The thruway very close to my brother's house. ... Read more

  • I have the cardio blahs.

    11/19/2014 3:25:32 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I don't really like cardio. I never have. I liked boxing, but that was more about the social aspect than the actual activity. I do enjoy the GRIT classes at the gym because they are only 30 minutes but there is only 1 I can go to and I can't make it every week because I pick up Riley every second we... Read more

  • Get a "Personal Nurse" from your insurance company--well some insurance companies

    11/18/2014 8:48:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=take_contro
    l_of_your_life_with_a_pers
    onal_health_nurse This is new to me. But my insurance might have this service. I will check. chris... Read more

  • Maybe I will rethink that move to Buffalo. Today snow is being measured in feet, not inches!

    11/18/2014 3:22:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    interactives.wivb.com/ph
    otomojo/gallery/15213/2836
    40/snow-slams-wny/november-18th/ My sister is definitely snowed in, with a driving ban and a furnace that isn't working! chris... Read more

  • I am praising the person keeping up with the data. This is amazing that you have kept up dating this

    11/18/2014 10:07:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
    ark/team_messageboard_thre
    ad.asp?board=-1x4580x23246426 I would love my team to have such statistics. But I would never be able to be consistent in gathering the data and consistently updating it! for doing this and making the members ... Read more

  • Graph of energy level for a year. OMG--I did it!

    11/18/2014 9:47:57 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • SP graph of my energy level. Experiment in posting this.....

    11/18/2014 9:22:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I had to save it as a bit map( the graph from SP start page). But it worked. Note that 10 is actually the top energy, not 5 as it looks. "Functional hours !" A good spark friend taught me this system. If 10 is the poss... Read more

  • Guessing at my present fatigue...

    11/18/2014 9:11:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two guesses: -I have a very itchy place on my ankle. It has lasted for days. It could be from a spider bite. - Gee could eating an IHOP meal make me fatigued for days? I ate chicken parmesan and had one of the 4 pancakes . I hate fatigue. Now for 3 full days. I sure hope it goes away soo... Read more

  • Life long battle with fatigue

    11/18/2014 8:50:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well... reasons for my life-long battle with fatigue. -thyroid-yes -I have been on meds since high school -fibromyalgia-yes -diagnosed when I was about 48-- just after our daughter was diagnosed. She said to me--Ma, you have all the symptoms I have. She was diagnosed at age 18. -chronic... Read more

  • A Great British milestone! Plus buckwheat anyone?

    11/18/2014 4:03:56 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Yesterday I weighed in at 13 stone 13.5 pounds. So now I can say Iím ď13 stone something.Ē Sounds good! Feels good. Havenít been this light in 15 years or so. I didnít feel good at the weekend though. I lost 4.5 pounds this week. How can I lose so much in week 7 of a diet? Iíve already l... Read more

  • I feel so tired... can't figure it out

    11/17/2014 5:18:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Again I am hit with fatigue that hangs on for days. I have done so much to improve my health. I wish the good days would last longer. It is very discouraging. I am reading books but the decluttering for moving is at a standstill again. Today I did a pool class and then shopped for Thanksgiving. Afte... Read more

  • Choosing to stay positive

    11/16/2014 8:00:01 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    No matter what we do, no matter who we are, we are faced with daily choices. It could be as simple as choosing between which shoes to wear, or as complicated as what college to attend, or whether or not marrying that special someone is the right path for us. Other choices encompass how we think... Read more

  • DAY 1 of 90! Countdown is DONE to 100% (or so) compliance with my Food Sensitivity Eating Plan

    11/15/2014 2:27:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I started 90 days ago gathering substitutes for foods I should not be eating. I also have been collection recipes and putting them in my nutrition tracker labeled on which of 4 days I should eat them. I had the ALCAT blood test. They sent me lists of foods to not eat, eat occasionally, and eat... Read more

  • I had an exhausting workout today!

    11/15/2014 10:47:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    Exercise For Real Life The doctor told me ďPhysical exercise is good for you.Ē I know that I should do it, but my body is out of shape, so I have worked out this easy daily program I can do anywhere: Monday: Beat around the bush. Jump to conclusions. Climb the walls. Wade through... Read more

  • Wheat-free yeast free rye bread recipe, 2.25 pounds off so far this wk, cayenne, buckwheat flakes

    11/14/2014 9:36:16 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I just made some wheat free yeast free rye bread and thought Iíd share the recipe. It makes a slightly crumbly close textured loaf. The crust is slightly crunchy but not hard. And it tastes of olive oil, as I used extra virgin, but if you donít like that you could substitute a different oil. ... Read more

  • loving myself

    11/13/2014 10:08:42 PM, by TEMSLOVE

    I've been on a journey for a while and I'm no where near the completion, but I had a moment tonight when I really started to get what our meant by my body is a temple. When I was younger I was teased a lot. I never knew how to stop it. I was thinking about what advice I could give my children if the... Read more

  • Cartoons to make the cold weather bearable...

    11/13/2014 7:33:20 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Answer to ďwhat do you attribute the substantial weight loss this time around to?

    11/13/2014 4:12:19 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    What do I attribute it to? Hard to say really. I was seriously lacking in energy this summer. I have ringworm (a big red patch on my leg which I hate) and have had it for 7 years. The cream doesnít work, and is expensive. I kept asking God to heal my ringworm. I know God heals because he... Read more

  • Smaller belt, avocado, chia porridge recipe anyone?, rice intolerance

    11/12/2014 11:45:47 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Walking trousers were a bit loose when I put them on this morning, but walking round town they felt almost too big. Time to get out the new smaller leather belt I bought a while ago. Medium size. Will it fit? Yes and I went straight to the 2nd notch! Had avocado for lunch yesterday. Seemed... Read more

  • (very) Irreverent comic essay about Selling Organic Foods

    11/10/2014 12:23:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.mcsweeneys.net/artic
    les/a-small-scale-organic-
    farmer-wants-you-to-know-a
    -few-things If you are sensitive to 4 letter words , please don't read this. chris ... Read more

  • When is cress not cress? Not intolerant to rye/barley so gluten? 1.75 lb off so out of 200-ville!

    11/10/2014 7:25:31 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Firstly, when is salad cress not cress? When you just happen to read the label and it says 80% rape, 20% cress. However rape and cress are in the same family so itís not messed up my rotation diet. Not that itís fully implemented yet, but Iím working on it! Secondly, woohoo! I am so reliev... Read more

  • Fitbit Comedy Routine by David Sedaris

    11/10/2014 1:44:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I got a "tape" of David Sedaris called When You are Engulfed in Flames. It is funny. I went looking for more of his stuff. I stumbled upon a comical essay or skit (whatever) about Fitbit users. As you read more and more, it gets more and more hilarious. chris www.newyorker.co... Read more

  • Successfully growing and eating buckwheat groat sprouts. My adventure. I'll do this again.

    11/10/2014 1:12:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    NOTE: NONE OF THESE ARE MY OWN PHOTOS! So don't give me credit for them. I wish. nouveauraw.com/special-r
    aw-ingredients/how-to-spro
    ut-and-use-buckwheat-groats/ The Eat To Live team had this link. Thanks! It is very... Read more

  • Repeat and say again

    11/9/2014 3:32:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Since my husband and I have been through all our health issues, and especially how far he has come, we have an ongoing mutual admiration society going. Every time we just glance at each other, sit in the car next to each other, or anytime we touch hands or elbows while sitting together, we both... Read more

  • Not letting ED stop you. Inspiring indeed.

    11/9/2014 1:26:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    glitter-d4isy.blogspot.c
    o.uk/ www.facebook.com/EhlersD
    anlosUK/posts/816445018407564 ... Read more

  • A few cartoons...

    11/9/2014 7:16:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • This is normal, right?

    11/8/2014 5:57:12 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Every family gets out of the pool and launches into a posing session, right? Riley gets really into it and makes the most intense faces. It's super funny!... Read more

  • Caregiver help hard to get

    11/8/2014 9:10:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    It has been 8 years since DH's stroke. He uses a motorized wheelchair and cannot stand at all. My question here is only about my own surgery and not the whole question of his care. Please don't send me to a lawyer. That is a whole 'nother story. We have a sit to stand patient lift to tra... Read more

  • Pea shoots, Wheat Belly, intolerances etc

    11/8/2014 8:34:13 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Still working through the Wheat Belly book. Heís suggesting wheat makes you hungry, and causes addiction/craving. I have to say Iíve been perfectly satisfied with my three meals per day since about a week after starting the Beat Candida diet. I gave up sugar and tea/coffee on day 1, and wheat on ... Read more

  • Weights AND GRIT cardio AND batch cooking

    11/7/2014 11:38:45 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    An unplanned rest day meant that I had to do 2 workouts on Friday. Well, I didn't HAVE to but I like to do 3 weights workouts and 2 cardio a week. I headed to the gym after work and hit the weights. Squats, deadlifts, overhead press, and pull ups. Then straight to the group fitness room for GR... Read more

  • MIA Motivator

    11/7/2014 6:04:38 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Oops. Imagine my surprise when I looked at my e-mail from a couple of days ago, that I was motivator of the day! Thank you. I am grateful for your support. It motivates me to do more than I actually am. Life is hard, but we overcome and keep on keeping on. Now, let me make things cle... Read more

  • Growing up with our house attached to our grocery store.

    11/7/2014 11:15:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    Not eating at the table is a long standing habit for me. As a kid I ate in front of the TV. So I never developed the habit of eating "with the family." Our dining room had a big table that was the center of the activities. My Dad sat there all the time! We did eat quite a few meals there. Actu... Read more

  • Dandelion root tea and coffee, quinoa, and fly lady

    11/7/2014 6:15:52 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I have been enjoying Twinings dandelion root tea after meals recently. But I thought Iíd give dandelion root coffee a go, and itís a completely different thing. I liked the tea (which is roots chopped and dried and put in a teabag, as against dandelion root coffee which is the roots of a particula... Read more

  • Unplanned rest day

    11/6/2014 2:11:53 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I. Am. Wiped. I was so tired today and I kept yawning. Then my kids caught my yawns. And I caught theirs. We lost 10 minute chunks of the day because we were all yawning and passing it on. If you read that without yawning you win a prize. Anyways, I left work and made an instant assessmen... Read more

  • Quinoa? Plus antifungals and "die off"

    11/5/2014 4:59:11 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    I tested mildly intolerant to Natural Yoghurt today. At least I have finally learnt how to take my pulse properly on my wrist! I will continue testing different things, and then start re-testing foods that I am intolerant to after Iíve avoided them for a couple of months. I had a look at the ... Read more

  • BodyCombat review - A badly written blog

    11/5/2014 2:15:46 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Well, I'm injured! The class went well. I went early, went to the instructor and said my usual, "I'm new. I'll just stand in the back and flail." . That always make them laugh, which puts me at ease. I also let her know my history with boxing. It helps if the instructor knows what you can and ... Read more

  • BodyCombat review - A badly written blog

    11/5/2014 2:15:46 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Well, I'm injured! The class went well. I went early, went to the instructor and said my usual, "I'm new. I'll just stand in the back and flail." . That always make them laugh, which puts me at ease. I also let her know my history with boxing. It helps if the instructor knows what you can and ... Read more

  • Not a SCROGE, just make it manageable! Thank you!

    11/4/2014 7:17:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    I can't thank you sparkfriends enough! You made me feel so much better. I don't speak up for myself enough--ever. And it gets me in trouble sometimes. And especially with my daughter. I don't want to "make waves." She has health issues and (like me) does not have energy most days.... Read more

  • To help me eat more veggies. Ways to make veggies more palatable.

    11/4/2014 7:07:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.heathernicholds.com/
    lessons/vegetables?awt_l=7
    4jpw&awt_m=40IljuY4z.cO_ZW ... Read more

  • Rotation diet, binge, fly lady and organic pork chops?

    11/4/2014 3:50:07 AM, by PENSFRIEND

    Binged last night :-( 11 x 25g bags of ready salted crisps :-( 1463 calories :-( Broke my snack free streak :-( Oh well Start again today Joined the Living Binge Free spark team Could have been worse Knew I shouldnít have bought those crisps! On the brighter side, Iím in t... Read more

  • Another 400g gone and I'm trying a new class tonight

    11/3/2014 11:05:12 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I actually showed a gain on the weekend so I decided to weigh again to check. I was pleasantly surprised to see another 400g gone! This morning I weighed 66.8kg which puts me at the high end of my happy weight range of 65-67kg. It is getting A LOT easier to turn down j... Read more

  • Am I Scrooge?

    11/3/2014 5:56:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just had my condo cleaned today. Every 2 weeks I pay someone to do that. It frees me up to continue my decluttering and my endless paperwork and my caregiving tasks. My daughter will be coming to help me when I have shoulder surgery, She loves to decorate for Christmas. We have had words abou... Read more

  • Day 4 of 6 weeks!- Beck Diet Solution. Give myself credit for right choices!

    11/3/2014 12:53:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    The plan is to use a counter to click off times I do the right thing. I am looking for the counter I bought long ago. On my start page , the pictures that roll by for motivation are mostly about eating at the table. I have been seeing them for many months but it did not click ti... Read more

  • Day 3- Beck Diet Solution- about my unwillingness to-eat at the table!

    11/3/2014 6:55:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    My good spark friend Lori helped my phrase this wonderful response to myself when I have sabotaging thoughts about eating at the table: Here is what I wrote for my index card about my "won't eat at the table" stubbornness ! Eating at the table is the one thing I continue to stru... Read more

  • Day 3 of Beck Diet Solutions --CD and I have the book, too.

    11/2/2014 8:45:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    OK, good thing I have the Beck book, too. Here is what I am supposed to do on Day 3: 1. Read my reasons for wanting to lose weight. DONE. 2. Read the other "response cards." Oops--I have not made any. 3. Day 3 is about sitting (at the table) to eat. This is a habit I know I should do. Bu... Read more

  • Thank you spark friends for your cold remedies!

    11/2/2014 6:37:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enter BRAVERUDE with her cold remedy recipe (which I HEALTHYGRAMMY49 personalized just a little): 1 cup hot water (I made hot camomile tea) Add 1 tbsp each: raw honey & Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (shake mother well before adding) 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper (my addition, optional, use less ... Read more

  • A couple of tidbits about Thanksgiving

    11/2/2014 6:01:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    25. The earliest Thanksgiving in Canada was held in 1578. Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594) in Newfoundland held a celebration for arriving safely in the new world. In 1879, Thanksgiving in Canada was set on November 6, though the date still varied considerably. Since 1957, Thanksgiving D... Read more

  • Pie Crust -gluten free--wish me luck!

    11/2/2014 11:35:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been wanting to make a turkey pot pie but I did not know what to do about the crust. Ingredients ē The Flour blend (choose one): ē Traditional Pastry Crust ē 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) white or brown rice flour ē 1/2 c... Read more

  • SP Gluten free recipes--Who knew!

    11/2/2014 8:38:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=weekly_menu
    _glutenfree_dinners www.sparkpeople.com/asse
    ts/uploads/glutenfreedinne
    rs.pdf ... Read more

  • Abe Lincoln and Thanksgiving Day--SP article

    11/2/2014 8:25:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    Be Grateful The country is splitting apart. Death threats are numbering in the dozens. His wife is suffering from mental illness. What does President Lincoln do? He creates Thanksgiving Day. He creates a way for the ... Read more

  • I did some healthy baking

    11/1/2014 9:53:57 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Yes, that's right. HEALTHY baking. Now, I love to bake. I'm good at it and I find it relaxing. I like to find new recipes and then do stuff that isn't in the recipe and cross my fingers. Maybe that's why I got really fat when I was studying? Exams = stress = baking = eating. I still want to ba... Read more

  • So, how's that 10 week challenge going?

    10/31/2014 6:12:10 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Quite well, actually. Thanks for asking! Basically I am sticking to it. Healthy meals and snacks, fruit for dessert, no fast food, etc. Have I been perfect? Not at all. I have had a couple of chocolates. I made the decision that if I wanted chocolate I could have 1 high quality chocolate. A han... Read more

  • Meals after I have shoulder surgery

    10/29/2014 3:11:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    SendaMeal.com Somehow I ran across this website. They are having a special. Instead of $299 it is $199 for delivered meals! The meals come frozen in dry ice. I am pretty sure they are already cooked. I ordered the 5 meals package. For $199 I could not make such me... Read more

  • Moon-Pie Stuff I never knew!

    10/29/2014 3:02:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    A moon pie or MoonPie[1] is a confection, popular in parts of the United States, which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. The snack is often associ... Read more

  • For Halloween--Toxic Waste Soup a recipe from from SP

    10/28/2014 8:27:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1
    26446 ... Read more

  • 10 great tricks to save you from Halloween sweets

    10/28/2014 8:21:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/nutrition_articles.as
    p?id=1389 ... Read more

  • Oh, yeah, my work stuffs

    10/28/2014 3:36:16 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    So a few weeks ago I vented about my work situation and I left you all hanging. Better fill ya in! So this year I have been teaching year 0/1. Essentially I am the kids first teacher when they come to school. I started out the year HATING my job. I used to teach year 4/5/6, so it was a massive ... Read more

  • No more plyo!

    10/28/2014 2:57:49 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Just before my plyo class started tonight the instructor announced that the class was moving from 5pm to 6:30pm starting next week. 6:30 is waaaaaaay too late for this nana. I'm in bed by 8:30 at the latest. A 6:30 class would end at 7, putting me at home by 7:15 and unless the h... Read more

  • The Real Reason for my wanting to lose weight and get in shape.

    10/27/2014 9:07:01 PM, by MOTOGIRL116

    That is truly a very hard question to answer. But I think bottom line since I am 53 . I am no longer searching for that beach body or perfect figure.. having children and working hard all my life I see has had a major toll on my body. I have so many health issues . My heart is #1 in which there... Read more

  • My new 5x5 workout

    10/27/2014 2:37:12 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I started today! And boy am I excited. 2 days. 4 exercises a day. 5 sets of 5 reps. Increasing the weight each week. That simple! Workout 1 Squats Bench Press Bent Over Rows Dips Workout 2 Squats Dead lifts (1 set of 5) Overhead press Pull ups Repeat! I do t... Read more

  • Website: Eating Well Wow!

    10/26/2014 10:01:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.eatingwell.com/ ... Read more

  • Dieting one-liners

    10/26/2014 9:38:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    In comments--please tell us your favorite one liner! Thanks, chris FUNNY DIET ONE-LINERS: 1. I KEEP TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT IT KEEPS FINDING ME. 2. Whether you want to be thick or thin IS A MATTER OF TASTE!!! --Daniel Worona. 7. HUMOR BUTTON: CAUTION: HU... Read more

  • More Fun buttons to wear! Lots more on their web page!

    10/26/2014 9:30:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    It almost makes me want to order some of these buttons... chris... Read more

  • Fun buttons to wear! Lots more on their web page!

    10/26/2014 9:28:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.wackybuttons.com/ I know the site is for ordering buttons, but I am having fun just posting them! chris ... Read more

  • I love this website for information about caring for a loved one.

    10/26/2014 8:57:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been getting emails from this website for a couple of years now. I love it. www.agingcare.com/ There are experts here. And there are "just" opportunities to chat with people about their experiences. chris... Read more

  • Turmeric can hinder blood clotting..so don't use before surgery. Oh!

    10/26/2014 7:36:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.101cookbooks.com/arc
    hives/turmeric-tea-recipe.
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