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  • No freezing rain

    11/22/2014 9:38:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We didn't get any freezing rain last night. Got some rain but it must of been before I got up this morning. That's about it. My sinuses are killing me. I hope that they clear up before I have to go to sleep tonight. I'm half way done with one of the scarves. I'm doing a school colors scarf... Read more

  • Free Cell Solitaire on the AARP web site

    11/22/2014 7:30:30 PM, by CTUPTON
    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

  • 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 get the idea! chris... Read more

  • A smaller homemade Christmas gits list

    11/21/2014 9:53:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I just have more gifts to go. 2 scarves & 2 no sew fleece throws. I am not sure how many more I'll add to it. The people who receive these gifts better treasure these gifts, We're suppose to get freezing rain tonight but I'm hoping that it blows over. We're suppose to get in the 50s this weeke... 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
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  • Thanksgiving

    11/21/2014 5:26:43 PM, by MREE777

    My favorite holiday of the year. Growing up the "tradition" we started was to turn on the Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv and my mom and I would cook while the family watched the parade and snitched "tastes" of whatever we were making. When most of the food was cooked/cooking, we'd put in Mira... Read more

  • I had on my cranky pants yesterday

    11/21/2014 10:19:38 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I was so cranky and grumpy and moody yesterday. I hated shopping and hated how I looked in everything. I felt like a stuffed sausage in coats and shirts just didnt flatter in any way. I went home crying and cried for about an hour straight before I exhausted myself. I woke up this morning and Aunt F... Read more

  • Got a good night sleep

    11/20/2014 9:45:44 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got a good night sleep last night. I don't think that I got up at all last night. I was a little groggy this morning after feeding the pets. I tried to fall asleep on the way home from supper tonight but it didn't last long. I didn't want to fall asleep because it was dark and the deer run at nigh... Read more

  • facing the person in the mirror...

    11/20/2014 3:55:53 PM, by EZDUHZIT

    So here I sit, stuck for about a month with no significant weight loss. I won't shame myself or pretend I don't know why, because the sad truth is, I do know why. I lost my motivation. So how is that possible you ask? Well, truth is because I wanted to. Yep, no big secret, I just wanted to eat what... 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

  • I hate shopping

    11/20/2014 10:34:29 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I hate shopping because I hate how I look in clothes. But I need an outfit because this weekend I am going to an outdoor bar crawl and need something warm and cute. I was informed that no sneakers and no sweatshirts which stinks because its the only thing that is comfortable and doesnt cause pain. ... Read more

  • Dad's colonoscopy

    11/19/2014 5:12:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Everything went fine for dad's colonoscopy. Nothing serious. That's good. Dad's in his recliner asleep. Don't blame him. He's tired. He slept in his recliner last night so he could be near the bathroom. He brought me a chocolate muffin (not gluten free) from where he had something to eat and it didn... Read more

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

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

  • hmm, maybe give this a try

    11/19/2014 9:56:59 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    over the weekend I hurt myself again. There is a muscle in my glute, I believe is my piriformous muscle that somehow gets my sciatic nerve to pinch and cause intense pain. Sometimes when I am cleaning it is tweaked and hurts for the rest of the day but Saturday I was in so much pain I couldnt walk o... 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

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    11/18/2014 11:02:02 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Breakfast ... Read more

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

    11/18/2014 8:48:36 PM, by CTUPTON
    onal_health_nurse This is new to me. But my insurance might have this service. I will check. chris... Read more

  • Slow and crazy day

    11/18/2014 8:31:25 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a slow and crazy day. We never left the house because dad had to get prepared for tomorrow. I'm not ready for tomorrow. Still might not be going to go with dad tomorrow because I wasn't feeling well this morning. Had an upset stomach and had to set in the bathroom twice. With my TOM going ... Read more

  • Fiesta Casino

    11/18/2014 7:24:12 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I went into the casino to apply for jobs, and ended up going to the buffet area. This looked interesting. This was some of the food in the "American" sectio... Read more

  • that sad moment when...

    11/18/2014 3:47:41 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    your butt got so big, your underwear doesnt fit. I have that Weezer lyric stuck in my head "working out at the gym to fit my underwear..." ... 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
    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

  • feelings I can't afford

    11/18/2014 2:16:26 PM, by IGNITEME101

    I am now LIVING IN THE MOMENT!! have been FEELING sorry for myself, and like all of us, it's a luxury I can't afford. Regret over the car accident is another thing I can't afford. ... 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
    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

  • Today's pics

    11/17/2014 11:39:49 PM, by TABBYKAT75

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  • Bored

    11/17/2014 9:39:09 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We didn't go anywhere today. It gave me a chance to finish up a scarf for my step cousin. With what I have left is 3 scarves, 3 sets of pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. I know that one scarf is a ruffle scarf but not sure how I'm going to do the other 2 scarves yet. By the time that I get to ... 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

  • the panic is setting in

    11/17/2014 11:38:28 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    My follow up appointment is December 5th. My hormone and lyme test results will be back. I AM PRAYING I DO NOT HAVE LYME. I really dont want it. And something the doc said keeps sticking in my mind, "sounds like a hormonal imbalance. I dont like snythetic medicine and prefer natural opt... Read more

  • Before & After

    11/16/2014 9:54:12 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Early Birthday Get together 39 ... Read more

  • Needing to relax

    11/16/2014 9:52:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I wish that I could relax right now. It would help with my TOM right now. I know that I started it yesterday but its just that I would relax a lot better. I am hoping that I can get rid of it before Wednesday. If not, I'm not going with dad to the hospital when he has his colonoscopy. I don't like d... Read more

  • Yippee, I found a .99 store

    11/16/2014 7:44:45 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Now most of you have probably been inside a dollar dollar, general dollar, or dollar tree. But I like the .99store better then all of those other... Read more

  • Keeping busy with the weather

    11/15/2014 9:55:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We have a winter storm going on right now but it is just light. But I've seen on Facebook that the roads are slick. I'm glad that I got some more stuff to make more Christmas gifts. I got more stuff to make scarves, pot holders, and a no sew fleece throw. Plus I have leftover yarn to make an afghan ... Read more

  • Catfish for breakfast

    11/15/2014 7:20:28 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    This breakfast is served at one of the small casinos, down the road from where I am living at the moment. I could of done without the hashbrowns...but they came with the meal so I ate them. I made sure to get water and not co... Read more

  • Thanksgiving without Martha Stewart!

    11/15/2014 4:41:00 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by to read the following "revisit blog" --- meaning that I have posted it before --- on Friday, November 22, 2013 to be exact. I hope t... 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 “Physical exercise is good for you.” 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

  • Friday!!

    11/14/2014 8:36:53 AM, by SUNGIRL822

    I know it's not much, but I'm so excited and wanted to share. I am down 5.5 lbs in 16 days!!! I thought my face looked a little smaller this morning!!! I am trying and it's so hard to stay consistent. Last time I tried to lose weight I got very sick. Imagine doing something healthy and ge... Read more

  • On the Road Again

    11/14/2014 6:02:31 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    First car I have owned in over 10 years. This picture was taken yesterday at the one & only gas station inside the Grand Canyon National Park. Well I lost a total of 25# while I was at the park this year. I did not get the car un... Read more

  • Staying on track through the holidays

    11/14/2014 1:12:54 AM, by DALTON8706

    I have noticed that I am losing weight in my face which is really good for me to keep me motivated. But I am struggling with my mid section and it's crunch time for me. Well I should of started by stating that my beautiful sister is getting married next June. I'm the maid of honor.... I ordered my... Read more

  • Long and slow day

    11/13/2014 9:50:53 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad had an appointment today with the lung doctor. They said that we were late. His appointment was at 9:30am. We told them no it was 11:30am. Dad looked at the appointment card that he got and it said 10:30am. But he did get in to see the doctor. Everything is fine and he goes back in March. T... Read more

  • A Job Day....and yet, I praise my God!

    11/13/2014 8:20:16 PM, by MREE777

    A couple of days ago I dropped my debit card in a parking lot. I cancelled it, but it's going to take 10 days to get another one. First thing I find out today is that even though we worked unbelievably hard for our store's annual Christmas tour, we lost. The first time in 17 years that our st... Read more

  • Cartoons to make the cold weather bearable...

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

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  • I am OMAT Dependent

    11/13/2014 3:42:44 PM, by ODAT1117

    So I have learned that I am now dependent on my OMAT (One Month At a Time) goal each month. Without it, I slack and slide. I'm not sure if this is good or bad, it just is what it is. I'm grateful for the system and incredibly grateful for our OMAT team and super supportive friends. I'm relieved to h... Read more

  • kinda weird....

    11/13/2014 7:48:08 AM, by MREE777

    this feels a little strange, but the fact is, I do not know how I'm going to pay my bills this month because of all the medical bills that accrued. So, my brother set up a crowd funding account. I don't know what if anything will happen with it, but on the chance that God will use this to bless me... Read more

  • Slow day

    11/12/2014 9:55:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    It was such a slow day. Dad had a chiropractor appointment and we thought that we were going to take a vehicle to another town to get an alignment but we are going to take it tomorrow to get the alignment done. Dad has a appointment with the lung doctor in the morning and then the alignment in the a... Read more


    11/11/2014 11:36:48 AM, by IMAVISION

    “This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave!” Elmer Davis Actually a more right on the target statement of fact wou... Read more


    11/10/2014 9:28:09 PM, by IGNITEME101

    my for ALL of the encouraging spark mails, goodies, comments I've received during this time of recuperating!! Ist Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Once again HIS... Read more

  • Busy week starts tomorrow

    11/10/2014 8:44:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Busy week for doctors appointments start tomorrow. Dad sees a neurologist about a possible pinch nerve causing his right arm to feel dead even though he can use it. And might be causing the right leg to feel like its sore a lot. Dad saw this neurologist before and this doctor said that if he had a s... Read more

  • (very) Irreverent comic essay about Selling Organic Foods

    11/10/2014 12:23:52 PM, by CTUPTON
    -few-things If you are sensitive to 4 letter words , please don't read this. chris ... 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 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.
    ut-and-use-buckwheat-groats/ The Eat To Live team had this link. Thanks! It is very... Read more

  • I don't need this s**t right now

    11/9/2014 9:33:17 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Okay at church, I found out that a classmate of mine from high school had a stroke when she was in Colorado. She had double vision and a few others. Her aunt is with her and she's doing this out patient. She's 35 years old. A few weeks ago she was in a marathon. I hope that she gets to feeling bette... Read more

  • Not letting ED stop you. Inspiring indeed.

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

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  • A few cartoons...

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

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  • A sad end to a good season

    11/8/2014 9:47:24 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Our high school football team lost their 2nd round game today to a 13th seat team. We lost 58 to 44. We had great season. We ended our season 10-1. That isn't too bad for the 2nd season since the schools consolidated last year. We got this far last year too. A good majority of the varsity team wer... Read more

  • How do they get those pictures to come out

    11/8/2014 7:36:29 PM, by FANCYQTR

    I've been watching some of the painting shows on public TV today and it is amazing how they come up with the pictures they do. When some of them start out it doesn't look like you would ever be able to tell that they are doing a landscape or whatever they are doing. Then they end up with something... Read more

  • Warm at work today

    11/8/2014 2:09:03 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Got new camo boots to match my coat. Got 2 thermal shirts on 2 pairs of pants socks got a brown face mask hat thing. Next camo gloves... 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

  • Felt like crud today

    11/7/2014 9:47:15 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I had such a nasty headache today that I thought that I was going to have my dad take me to the doctor or emergency room. But the worst of it was gone. Just had to put up with the mild headache. The headache made me feel numb, blurred my vision, feel sick to my stomach, and a really nasty headache. ... Read more

  • Cold with a Cold

    11/7/2014 9:14:19 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    today was cold. We worked outside. It was snowing some flakes. I am Catching a cold as well. My feet was frozen. After work we went to the tsc store and I got warm work boots and a thermal ski mask thing to keep the cold out of my lungs instead of my scarf. Next trip I need a thermos and a thermos... 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

  • TGIF

    11/7/2014 9:04:09 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    weeeeeee its friday. I dont have a headache. My pain is SIGNIFICANTLY less. I'm feeling pretty darn happy! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! its crazy how the past few days I feel so blue, and then today I wake up feeling refreshed! I am very much looking forward to this weekend! I get to learn how to arm kn... Read more

  • Figured out the reason for the gain

    11/6/2014 9:48:26 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My TOM is getting close in coming and that's a big reason why I gained. But I did get a pound off. I think that I did cheat on what I ate but I'm no sure what though. That happens when I am getting close in having my TOM every month. But I don't usually gain weight. It levels out. Plus my stomach wa... Read more

  • How am I feeling today

    11/6/2014 5:57:28 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    in one sentence tell how you are feeling today I am cold, wet, tired, loved, and catching a cold.... Read more

  • feeling sorry for myself

    11/6/2014 9:32:31 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I am feeling really sorry for myself. I know I shouldnt do it, but man its just hitting me. I am 25 years old, and I feel like I am being frozen in my own body. My ankles hurt. My knee has been killing me and I can barely walk up the stairs some days. My muscles are so tense and sore. When I try to ... Read more

  • A New Lease on Life

    11/5/2014 10:31:49 PM, by MREE777

    Yesterday the surgeon gave me a clean bill of health! From death sentence to life! To God be the glory! What I've learned is that only He knows the number of my days. I take another breath only because He sustains me. So, this moment is all I have. I used to say things like "I'll do that ... Read more

  • WTF with my weight

    11/5/2014 9:35:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I checked my weight last night before I went to bed and I weighed 212 pounds. This morning when I checked it and I weighed 217 pounds. I know that it can't be the amount of food that I've eaten or me getting close in having my TOM because I don't gain like that. I had my clues in losing weight and ... Read more

  • appointment news!

    11/5/2014 11:14:49 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    well the doc thinks its very possible that I have Lyme. He ran a test that takes 2 1/2 BUSINESS WEEKS so my follow up is Dec 5th. He believes there is something going on and will figure it out. Im thankful to finally have a doctor that doesnt think I am crazy or just lazy! But in the meantime, ... Read more

  • My relationship with food

    11/5/2014 9:55:52 AM, by TABBYKAT75

    my relationship with food is very unhealthy. It's my best friend and my worst enemy. I turn to it when I'm happy when I'm sad. When I am Lonely or bored. I think about it constantly. When will I get to eat next ? Where will it be at ? Or what will it be ? No idea how to change this unhealthy relati... Read more

  • Long day

    11/4/2014 9:24:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today has been a long day with dad's appointment this morning. He will be having a colonoscopy 2 weeks from tomorrow at 7:30am. His youngest brother will be taking us up. So I'm going to be tired after that day. I'm just glad that his appointments are not going to be all bundled up this month. The d... Read more

  • My old clothes

    11/4/2014 8:54:22 AM, by TABBYKAT75

    i have all ready gave away my 5x shirts and my 4x pants. I have saved a few of my big shirts for the before and after parade for tops. Other than that I am giving them away to friends and the church... 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
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  • Another appointment rescheduled

    11/3/2014 8:28:17 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, another appointment of my dad's has been rescheduled. This one was suppose of been a week ago today, then rescheduled for Friday and today the doctor's office called this morning and told they want him to come in tomorrow morning at 10:45. Okay, what's going on here? What's next? This doctor w... 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

  • Going clothes shopping makes me feel

    11/3/2014 1:42:00 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    going clothes shopping makes me feel awful. I hate looking at the plus sizes. Not finding anything pretty and if it is pretty then I am to big. I have a closet full of clothes. I need to lose weight to fit into because I either thought i could fit or because I was in a hurry or I hoped one day I cou... 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

  • tomorrow is only a day away!

    11/3/2014 11:48:16 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    OMG Tomorrow is my 2nd opinion appointment with a Lyme Literate Doc and I am beyond excited. Bad news is that I had all of my symptoms and issues listed and dated on a notepad in my phone. On Thursday, it fell out of my pocket and broke and I lost all of that information. I was tryi... 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

  • Not a great day to wear a dress

    11/2/2014 9:26:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I wore a dress today and it was not a great day to wear one. It was cold and a little windy. It was the only thing that I could grab that was quick to get on this morning. I wore both of my new dresses this weekend. Got a new cup today. It was one of those no sweat cups. It was in the clearance... 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

  • Big surprise for me today

    11/2/2014 6:08:00 PM, by COO_KIE

    Even though I have regained much of the weight I lost, I have still attempted to eat healthy...just generally ate too much, too often. My mother in law, aunt, sister and my mother all died over the last 10 months, and my best friend was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. My brother in law al... 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

  • Will the REAL Me PLEASE Stand up???

    11/2/2014 11:44:01 AM, by IGNITEME101

    Have any of my sparked friends been suffering with emotional pain from abuse or shame/regret over your past? Are you emotionally eating, once again? The warfare can make us feel as though we are *LESS than what Jesus says!! He says I'm HIS!! If we have HIM in our lives, if we claim... 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 • The Flour blend (choose one): • Traditional Pastry Crust • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) white or brown rice flour • 1/2 c... Read more

  • SP Gluten free recipes--Who knew!

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

  • A quiet day

    11/1/2014 9:40:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a quiet day. We didn't do a whole lot. We got some coffee at Target and few things. I'm glad that we didn't do a whole lot because I wanted to relax. Another adorable picture of my grandniece Katelynn. She is our lit... Read more

  • Health means to me

    11/1/2014 5:39:37 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    thinking... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!!!

    10/31/2014 9:56:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Happy Halloween everyone!!! Hope that everyone had a safe and healthy one. Didn't do a whole lot today. Couldn't get online while at home so when we were somewhere that had wifi I did. Here's a picture of my grandniece Katelyn... Read more

  • Journal Challenge - another prompt I saved

    10/31/2014 4:00:25 PM, by KARENGROSS

    This is a prompt I saved since it peaked by interest. Make a simple "Life Balance Assessment" by listing a few areas in your life that might require more attention. My faith needs more attention. Right now I am going through the motions. Although I pray often, I feel selfish since most o... Read more

  • Journal challenge

    10/31/2014 3:46:21 PM, by KARENGROSS

    While today is the end of a 30-day challenge and journey, what is opening up for you right now? Write about how it went for you, including the high points, accomplishments, and any places of disconnect or disappointment. Take inventory of the lessons learned, and write about the New Beginning ... Read more

  • 3 to 5 things I like about my body

    10/31/2014 1:09:11 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    I guess I can't say nothing I would have said that before but my arms though still flabby are getting pretty strong. I can lift blocks and bricks and can carry 2 blocks for a short distance now. My legs short and stubby they are are also pretty strong. They carry me all over and help me to get the... Read more

  • ESI is probably not a surgery ?

    10/31/2014 10:56:53 AM, by IGNITEME101

    After talk... Read more