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  • My cheat meal and my new trainer

    10/24/2014 1:42:55 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    It was Luke's birthday on Wednesday. I had a plan. I was motivated. I did the opposite! In the end what it came down to was my realisation that celebrating my husbands birthday was more important than a silly challenge. One meal wasn't going to change anything! So I had a glass of wine ... Read more

  • is infectious!

    10/23/2014 7:53:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Points to ponder about Halloween.....

    10/23/2014 3:15:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    For Halloween I'm going to write "Life" on a plain white T-shirt and hand out lemons to strangers ... Read more

  • Week 8: Reframing

    10/23/2014 1:34:53 PM, by SINGER73

    The art of thinking differently When we’re stuck on a problem or in a situation, sometimes all we need is another perspective. This new perspective can help us to come up with a new approach or solution. That's what's going on here. I'm stuck and I'm using another set of eyes to lo... Read more

  • Done--my first deep tissue massage for my shoulder.

    10/22/2014 5:01:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 minutes of mild to more than mild pain but I know I needed this. She is a real expert in deep tissue massage. I have tried to find someone off an don for many years. My wonderful chiropractor has this woman work once a week in his office. Maybe 2 years ago I asked my Physical Therapy Office... Read more

  • How does your state rate in Long Term Care

    10/21/2014 8:44:16 PM, by CTUPTON
    of-long-term-care I love in CT and next year hope to move near my family in Western NY--near Buffalo. Both of these states rate in the second quadrille. The results use a set of cr... Read more

  • SPAT October challenge-- I am 71% there!

    10/21/2014 8:11:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought I'd even get close to this many steps. Hurray for water aerobics. On land exercising hurts me but in the pool, I feel I can do anything! chris... Read more

  • Arctic Zero frozen dessert --150 cal. per pint

    10/21/2014 7:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been eating ice cream in the evenings. I just tried strawberry Arctic Zero, I was happy to find it in my grocery store. It is not as dense as ice cream but not bad. One serving is 1/2 cup at 37 calories. No fat, just protein and carbs. I have not found an ingredient list yet. It c... Read more

  • October Workouts & Diet - At work and Retiling the Fireplace

    10/21/2014 1:46:11 PM, by RICKHANN

    Thw workouts are going really good this month. Each month I'm gradually improving over the next. I started off October getting lots of hours in through retiling the fireplace and cycling every other spare minute. The fireplace started off looking like this (sorry, it's ripped apart a bit becaus... Read more

  • Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear.

    10/20/2014 8:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris... Read more

  • free exercise DVD and great website NIH

    10/20/2014 6:38:25 PM, by CTUPTON https://order.nia.nih.go
    /MS033 National Institute for Health your tax dollars at work chris... Read more

  • Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt

    10/19/2014 3:03:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. I drank lots of water. I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms Later more water. No coffee. After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. 3:00 PM ... Read more

  • Catholic stamps?

    10/19/2014 10:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."... Read more

  • a link to more bloopers--enjoy!

    10/19/2014 9:53:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    lletinBloopers/ I could not resist..... 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's... Read more

  • more...

    10/19/2014 9:52:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream socia... Read more

  • a few more if you can stand it...

    10/19/2014 9:48:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    12. Ushers will eat latecomers. 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ... Read more


    10/19/2014 9:44:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. My personal favorite. chris 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and... Read more

  • Chasing the Sun

    10/18/2014 9:00:14 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    This morning I woke up and it was a beautiful day. AND I managed to sleep in until 9am! Such a good day called for coffee in the sunshine. Off we went, chasing the sun. We decided to head into town, but halfway there we could see grey clouds and rain. 180 degree turn and we headed up the coast where... Read more

  • A few more church bloopers...

    10/18/2014 1:26:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. Please use the back door. 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. ... Read more

  • Bloopers in church bulletins ...

    10/18/2014 1:21:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” 9.Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Ar... Read more

  • Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew?

    10/18/2014 9:08:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? chris
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  • Gadgets to slow down eating! OMG! Interesting but not recommended at all!

    10/17/2014 7:26:50 PM, by CTUPTON

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    t-to-weight-loss.html the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast
    ifork This calculates... Read more

  • Stuffed pepper soup--done and frozen!

    10/17/2014 4:59:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • a laugh for today.

    10/17/2014 4:20:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    At a particular convent, the nuns lived under a vow of silence that could be broken only once a year. One year, at the appointed time, the clock struck 12 noon as the nuns were eating lunch and one spoke up and said, "This soup is terrible." A year passed, and at the appointed time, another sister v... Read more

  • food storage timer- I need this for the whole refrigerator!

    10/16/2014 9:04:06 PM, by CTUPTON
    2013/6/6/kitchen-safe ... Read more

  • 900g down in 2 weeks!

    10/16/2014 3:42:13 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I weighed this morning, just to see. I did my usual disclaimer to myself. You know the one. The number doesn't define me, it's just one measurement, I could be retaining water, etc. But when I stepped on the scale I saw that I am down 900g! That is 2 pounds for my American friends :) I am beyon... Read more

  • Stepped into stupid

    10/16/2014 9:23:28 AM, by DEPOTMODE

    I am pretty sure that I'm currently in the middle of a fatty liver flare-up. (I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in 2012.) Since we moved out to the beach in June, I've been eating all the wrong things. I also discovered some new-to-me tastes that I like…too much. I never used ... Read more

  • Trip to the shoulder surgeon.

    10/16/2014 7:38:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I saw the shoulder surgeon yesterday. His main statement was that it was up to me. He said people live with what I have but he is more than happy to do the shoulder replacement if I want it. He said nothing short of that would really help me. I mentioned the P-EMF machine at my chiropractor's. I s... Read more

  • from PIXIE-LICIOUS --Thank You!

    10/15/2014 6:54:58 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Week 7: New insights

    10/15/2014 9:06:05 AM, by SINGER73

    It's safe to say that I won't make it back to my goal by my birthday in 3 weeks . I'm ok with that because I'm learning more myself and what I need to do . For the next 4 weeks I'll be working with my personal trainer to get me back into the swing of things after... Read more

  • 2 10 week challenge exceptions

    10/15/2014 3:14:34 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    After committing to this 10 week challenge I realised that I have 2 things coming up that more or less require me to... alter my challenge. It's Luke's birthday next week and he wants to go out for pizza. I have decided that I'll have 1 slice, order a side salad and something grilled, skip des... Read more

  • 365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 ~ 1 Week to go!

    10/14/2014 6:14:09 PM, by ALMYEARTHLYBEST

    365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 52 days since my last blog! I am wrapping up 365 days of "something" in the next week. What a disappointment! A failure really! Not at all what I intended it to be! Not even close! What's the point of going on? It's time to just bury this year and mo... Read more

  • taking a NO day to a YES day.

    10/14/2014 6:44:56 AM, by MOTOGIRL116

    Last night I got to bed extremely late well after midnight. the problem I get up at 4:40 I just wasn't rested enough. So I hit snooze way to many times.. when I did get up I had to search for my keys. the clock was moving faster than me. So I called into work... I don't like using my vacatio... Read more

  • Those pesky comments (major vent)

    10/14/2014 3:29:46 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    You all know the ones. You start exercising and eating right and people comment. They are almost always negative. "Why would you wanna do that?!" "What, not even a little chocolate?!" "I would NEVER do that!?" (yep, that's why you're still complaining about being fat...) Today I ended... Read more

  • DAY 4 (of 4) eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:45:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    amaranth buckwheat rice beets jalapeno peppers okra parsnip Portobello mushrooms scallions spinach squash swiss chard turnip cantaloupe lemon olives orange pumpkin watermelon chicken livers clams haddock ... Read more

  • DAY 3 (of4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:43:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    corn quinoa sorghum acorn squash asparagus black beans fennel seeds green peas iceberg lettuce leeks lima beans pinto beans radish apricots blueberries nectarines peaches plums raspberry anchovy duck halibut... Read more

  • DAY 2 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:42:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is day 2 millet wild rice bell peppers bok choy broccoli brussel sprouts button mushrooms cabbage cauliflower endive kelp zucchini apple avocado blueberry cranberry pineapple pomegranate catfish chicken ... Read more

  • DAY 1 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:39:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    These are the foods listed for Day 1 (of 4): artichoke's blackeye peas butternut squash carrot celery eggplant kale parsley leaf lettuce romaine lettuce tomato _______ banana date fig grape kiwi mango papaya strawberry ______ beef bison chick... Read more

  • Summary of foods I am majorly and moderately sensitive to. Avoid some for 6 months and others for 3

    10/12/2014 2:19:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I am majorly sensitive to (NOT allergic!) string beans,tapioca,onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob Mnemonic "STOP ViCe" I am supposed to not eat those foods for ---6 months. Then I can reintroduce them one at a time and see how I feel. and moderately sensitiv... Read more

  • slow and steady.... a lifetime commitment.

    10/12/2014 12:53:38 PM, by MOTOGIRL116

    this has been the best for me.. nice and slow and steady.. so far I have lost two pounds with many more to go.. but as long as I am heading in the right direction then I know I am good. I love the challenge on here with Indy girl... the one year challenge is what really motivated me to do this. ... Read more

  • DAY 38 countdown --getting the kitchen organized according to the foods to eat on certain days

    10/12/2014 12:47:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is what I have done: -cleaned the fridge yesterday -on the various grain flours write DAY 1,2,3,4 (no wheat, rye, oats) well I ate some of the oats this morning-I can't bear to just throw them out. -put the labeled flours and dried beans un a cupboard and not on the counter l... Read more

  • Day 38 countdown --an easier way for a week

    10/11/2014 8:32:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding it very hard to stick to the rotation eating plan. I think I can eliminate the foods I am supposed to eliminate. So for this week I will try to eliminate foods I am sensitive to but not follow the Day 1,2,3,4 food lists. Maybe this simpler way will get me "in the groove" eas... Read more

  • Lost 300g and booked my trip!

    10/10/2014 8:38:20 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    OK, OK, I know I said I wasn't going to weigh myself. I know I said I was going to only weigh at the gym. I lied. The scales were just looking at me thing morning and I figured I may as well check and see. 300g down so far in my 10 week challenge! A pound is around 450g, just as a point... Read more

  • Pole dancing by a woman my size-

    10/10/2014 7:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    lZAWFajua7g Watch at least till the guy pole dances with her. chris... Read more

  • Bleh! I mistakenly got a BK Original recipe chicken sandwich

    10/10/2014 12:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was all salt. I threw away the bun. But the chicken had so much salt that is all I could taste. Live and learn! chris... Read more

  • Oh no! Day 39 countdown

    10/10/2014 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have about a month to get compliant with my eating plan from ALCAT. November 16 will be Day 1 . I should be able to do this. Last week was a mess. I was not feeling good and I ate anything. I am feeling much better. SO I will again put meals in the FOOD Tracker for 4 days at ... Read more

  • Macbeth on cd

    10/10/2014 12:40:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am thoroughly enjoying this played on my car cd player. I just read Dragonfly in Amber which has a similar theme. chris... Read more

  • Week 6: Getting my head back in the game

    10/10/2014 10:13:18 AM, by SINGER73

    So I've been in a self pity kinda state of mind. I finally decided to pull it together. I'm getting my head back in the game and doing what I said I was going to do. Stop focusing on the scale and focus on eating healthy. The one thing that I have been lax on is tracking what I eat. I little spoonfu... Read more

  • Sometimes skipping the gym is OK (pics)

    10/10/2014 2:14:04 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I skipped this gym today. I had a really good reason though! It was a beautiful day here today and I was stuck inside nearly all day doing prep for next term. I couldn't face going inside to do my workout as well! So the husband and I put on our workout clothes and we went for a walk. I took so... Read more

  • Ice cream from one ingrediant. No icecream maker needed!

    10/9/2014 1:43:36 PM, by CTUPTON If I had tried that without directions, I probably would have given up too soon. chris... Read more

  • 10 week challenge - Day 6

    10/9/2014 4:39:43 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I went to the gym TWICE today to make up for yesterday. Weights this morning for around 40 minutes, and then a Bodyattack class for an hour this afternoon. I did full push ups this morning since my wrist isn't bothering me any more. And then the Bodyattack instructor decided that we wer... Read more

  • from MISTMADE

    10/8/2014 4:10:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    This source is from a cookbook. Printed in germany in the 50's: Amount needed for one person: Soup as a starter 1/2 cup (1/4L) Soup as Main Meal 1 cup (1/2L) Fish as Starter 3oz (100-125g) Fish as main meal 7 oz (200g) Meat as a meal (like roast etc) 3 oz (100-125g) ... Read more

  • coconut milk ice cream-- I am not having any luck

    10/8/2014 3:57:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    It came out like ice, not creamy at all. I tried it 2 different ways. The second way I blended the coconut milk, bananas, and stevia and froze it. It was not creamy. I ate it after it thawed some. Got any ideas. Do I need to use coconut cream?... Read more

  • 10 week challenge - Day 5

    10/8/2014 3:49:03 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    The day of the skipped workout. I woke up a lot through the night so this morning I was tired. I am also really sore from Plyo yesterday. It all added up to an impromptu rest day! I have decided to move my Wednesday workout to Thursday and my Friday workout to Saturday, so I am still do... Read more

  • We have 2 bunnies back!

    10/6/2014 9:22:38 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I found the grey bunny! He was hiding in the neighbours yard, then under the house, then in the back garden. I was hoping he would go into the back garde because it is easier to corner him. He is not a happy wee bunny. He really ... Read more

  • Happenings

    10/6/2014 5:23:48 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Yesterday we woke up to a huge storm and a power cut. It only lasted a few hours so I went to the gym for my workout and showered there. Then I came home and I had a nap! I must've been tired because I almost never nap. When I woke up I went to feed the bunnies and I di... Read more

  • I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh

    10/5/2014 8:56:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. No Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan. My glass pan was a little smaller. A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/2 " It was ... Read more

  • I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh

    10/5/2014 1:27:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. The box said the no Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan because my glass pan was a little smaller. A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/... Read more

  • Maxine doing yoga

    10/5/2014 10:08:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Ready for the holidays

    10/5/2014 10:01:25 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Airplane jokes--hope you are not flying anywhere soon...

    10/5/2014 9:12:35 AM, by CTUPTON

    A young and stupid pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. So, this one time he was approaching a field during the night time. Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?" The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where!" ... Read more

  • Not PC but here are a few Dumb Blonde Jokes

    10/5/2014 8:50:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    One Year In The Life Of A Blonde: January - Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight. February - Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels....."duh".....bottles won't fit in typewriter!!! March - Got excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 sa... Read more

  • DAY 45 countdown-lost my way : (

    10/5/2014 8:46:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Oh dear, I have been eating everything. I am not feeling good--all last week. Which came first the chicken or the egg? I really think not feeling good came first and the lack of energy made me eat whatever was in front of me. I hope I can get back on track. chris... Read more

  • 10 Week Challenge before pictures and measurements

    10/4/2014 7:40:27 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Before pictures. Sideways, because Sparkpeople and Apple devices don't get along. Before measurements Weight: 69kg Bust: 93cm Waist: 74cm Hips: 101cm... Read more

  • What do they teach in witching school?

    10/4/2014 3:12:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Q. What do they teach in witching school? A. Spelling. chris... Read more

  • Getting the food preparations and what, when, how and time together.

    10/4/2014 12:10:38 PM, by MOTOGIRL116

    Now that we are on 10 hour work days and long transits to work..I need to find a way to better prepare for a healthy lifestyle.. I am tired and very much over weight. So no matter how things look around me I still have to focus on me if I ever want to see healthy again. I need to start prepar... Read more

  • Found--the glute stretch that works for me!

    10/4/2014 11:09:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I can do this glute stretch. The lady chiropractor gave me a different one that I hat doing. I just did the one above and it helps my leg greatly! When I stand up it takes me time to straighten my leg. It hurt... Read more

  • The 10 Week Challenge

    10/4/2014 1:47:09 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I've been needing a shake up for a while now. I'm feeling...meh. I've put on weight, I'm eating too much junk, and I need to get back on track. So, I'm going to do a 10 week challenge with my friend. A challenge is totally not my style, but I figure it can't hurt. It isn't crazy or outrageous,... Read more

  • A recipe for ugly food

    10/4/2014 12:10:48 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Today I made some ugly food. Not all food can be pretty! I (very) loosly followed a recipe, but since I changed it so much I'm just going to write it below instead of linking and then explaining the changes. I can't make the ... Read more

  • Not having much fun

    10/3/2014 6:58:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    On my sparkpage I listed these activities. I like to do these things and I have stopped doing them. TO GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: -photography -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating -fantastic - daily fun music - exercise dvds or wii fit -geocachi... Read more

  • glute and back of thigh stretching

    10/3/2014 4:25:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Quotes about teaching

    10/3/2014 1:46:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    We Learn... 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss, 80% of what we experience, 95% of what we teach others. - William Glasser ... Read more

  • Thyroid at change of current energy slump

    10/3/2014 7:13:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Change of Seasons. Many thyroid patients aren't aware that TSH can change along with the seasons. The research shows that TSH can naturally rise during colder months, and drop to low normal or even hyperthyroid levels in the war... Read more

  • Hope in times of stress

    10/2/2014 8:55:16 PM, by NFSISTER

    My husband has finally realized that he's the only one of his group of friends without kids and is ready to try. I have been ready forever it seems. This month I really thought I was pregnant and even had 4 of my co-workers ask if I was. I was told I had "that" glow. Unfortunately, I'm not. ... Read more

  • What happened to my energy spurt of the last few weeks?

    10/2/2014 11:39:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    I now have no energy at all--going on 4 days now. I need to fix this! ... Read more

  • Week 5: Time to Reboot: 0.6lb down - 8.6lbs to get back to GOAL

    10/1/2014 8:36:10 AM, by SINGER73

    This was a week of ups and ups and little downs but in the end I maintained. Must have been my massive workout yesterday. I'm ready to reboot and change things around. I'm finding that I'm not that hungry in the evenings as I used to be and I think I got into the habit of just eating because. M... Read more

  • I am trying to get into the Halloween mood. It is such a fun holiday!

    9/30/2014 5:27:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Which witch are you?

    9/30/2014 4:59:08 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • No wonder women "do it all."

    9/30/2014 8:42:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is from MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE. YEAH! "Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate. Delete: Eliminate the things you really don't need to do. There's little chance your boss will take "I was wrapped up in Sports Center" as an acceptable excuse for being tardy. ... Read more

  • 121 Minutes to 2000

    9/29/2014 10:23:24 PM, by RICKHANN

    I have one day to reach 2000 minutes for the month of September. I think I'll make it because I'm replacing tiles on our fireplace (tht should take me 90 - 120 mins to finish) and it's more of a workout than most of the weight training I've been doing. That is, as long as I have the energy tomorrow,... Read more

  • Getting to know each other..please copy and paste and put in your answers!

    9/29/2014 7:44:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    Your go to chewing gum flavor…BUBBLE GUM--I get things flavored like this--toothpaste--those round lollipops---mouthwash at the dentist... Best time of the year... Fall Leaves are lovely and bushes and flowers are the biggest they will be all year. Roses, mums, annuals, ........... Read more

  • Day 51 countdown. New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?"

    9/29/2014 6:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    The New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?" I could have given her SP Food Tracker pages for days and days! In fact I will do that. Won't she be surprised! She asked if I eat processed foods. I guess she thinks I eat chips and dips and muffins and McDonald's of... Read more

  • Surgery Scheduled 10/9/14

    9/29/2014 12:30:49 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Well as I expected my gall bladder will be removed. The doctor laughed when I said 3 members on my moms side had theirs removed. So next Thursday I leave the hospital again with another missing appendage and more scars. They are doing it laparoscopicly. And I was told that I would be in pain for... Read more

  • Looking back at my history and my SP history

    9/27/2014 10:49:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am a really slow learner! I joined SP in 2008. I had been a member of several web sites a little like this before. There a few out there. You can join and chat with friends to help yourself focus on health. But then I found SPARKPEOPLE I couldn't believe how much help there is here. I was very hap... Read more

  • The garden workout

    9/26/2014 10:21:50 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    The house that we bought came with raised beds for a veggie garden. They had been left to overgrow so one weekend Luke and I decided to just rip everything out of them and start again. We intended on keeping the veggies and just getting rid of the weeds, but everything was so overgrown that we had t... Read more

  • Friend feed question about workouts

    9/26/2014 7:25:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently when we reclassify a workout, that does not register on the friend feed. Am I right. I get lots of unspecified workouts when I had changed them to, for example, water aerobics. Just wondering. No biggie! chris... Read more

  • I don't know if I am going forward or backward

    9/26/2014 5:50:10 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    My friend recently started working at a daycare we worked at years ago. Now her boss (who was a boss when I left) and her are trying to get me to work there also. I haven't worked there since 2005. I like kids and kids like me. They want me to come back part time working 25 hours a week at the m... Read more

  • DAY 54 count down. Some successes with planning meals.

    9/26/2014 5:07:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just copied 4 days of meals from this week to next week! It was so easy on the Nutrition Tracker. Of course right now those next 4 days are exactly the same. Still, it gives me something to work with that I can tweak. This is a major breakthrough. chris... Read more

  • When In Doubt Wear Red Shoes

    9/26/2014 3:35:43 PM, by RABBITART

    My life has been a non-stop whirl wind since June when our youngest son gradated high school. Over these past few months, I have gained a whole new insight about myself and my weight loss journey. As with most of us, when we have special event happening in our lives we hope to loose that magic... Read more

  • Ok well it looks like I will most likely have my gall bladder removed...

    9/25/2014 2:57:52 PM, by CUPKAKE137

    Went in today to get a scan on my abdomen. Kidneys, liver, and all look fine but my gall bladder.... well there are at least 6 large stones. Maybe more. The tech said that they were clustered so there could be more. Awesome... I expected this at some point anyway. 3 people on my moms side have ... Read more

  • Thursday Body Attack and Friday Weights

    9/25/2014 2:44:24 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Last week I said that Body Attack wasn't really that challenging, and that I would keep going anyway. Well, last night I went again and it was pretty hard! I talked with the instructor and we decided it was a combo of - Slightly different move combos - Me actually knowing how to do some of the m... Read more

  • Week 4: 0.6lb down - 8.6lbs to get back to GOAL

    9/25/2014 8:38:53 AM, by SINGER73

    Well life got in the way this week. I got sick and then my son got that virus that's going around and ended up in the ER all day Monday. So gee that meant that we both only had breakfast and it was a while before I was able to get good. By the time we got home it was late and I still had to get up t... Read more

  • DAY 55 countdown Getting the hang of this food plan

    9/25/2014 7:10:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    Things have gotten easier. Rotating foods every 4 days presents challenges for sure! And having substitutions for wheat,rye,oats! And having substitutions for dairy foods! And having substitutions for eggs because eggs are only once every 4 days. Hopefully by Day 1 (from 90!) I will be abl... Read more

  • New shoes

    9/25/2014 4:25:12 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    It has been YEARS since I got new running shoes. I was with my ex when I got my last pair, so it was well over 2 years ago. They were leaving my feet so sore. Enter Aren't they pretty?! AND they were 40% off. Now, I usua... Read more

  • Spring Herb Dressing on the cute cuke thingys in my last blog.

    9/24/2014 1:51:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was a recipe from my last blog. It is so beautiful! I was curious about the white creamy dollop. It is Spring Herb Dressing. Spring Herb Dressing Ingredients 1 avocado 3 tbsp water 2 tbsp tahini 2 tbsp l... Read more

  • How to sprout your own chia seedlings to eat.

    9/24/2014 1:42:27 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • It was so easy to dry my own mint! Wish I had done this years ago.

    9/24/2014 8:07:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Here are some internet pictures. I did not do it exactly like all the pictures show. I just dried it on paper towels for a few days. Ideas: ... Read more