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  • I have so much to be thankful for! chris

    11/26/2015 1:19:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hint: zoom up to about 200 times to see this better. (I wish I had written this myself--but I do feel this way.) chris... Read more

  • SP article: Why You Should Have an Affair at the Gym!

    11/26/2015 5:43:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    quote from the article: "Am I talking about "50 Shades of Gym"? No, but I have your attention now, right? I'm referring to exercise monogamy: using the same machine, taking the same class, or doing the same strength moves day after day after day. If this sounds like you, then it's time to cheat on ... Read more

  • Disorganized Thanksgiving...

    11/26/2015 5:26:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    I plan to go to water aerobics this morning. Thanksgiving dinner is very, very --unready! Priorities! 237 I preach taking care of us! So I'd better follow my own advice. I have been doing things for hubby and daughter. "My" stuff is impossible to get done now-a-days. Hubby might have a UT... Read more

  • My Son

    11/26/2015 12:31:17 AM, by ANDEEWI

    The highlight of my day? Getting a little bit of a visit with my one & only son, who currently resides at UWGB full time! He's back "home" just a few days and has some school assignments/projects to work on while here. He's changed so much; but then he's not - I can still see my precious little... Read more

  • Keep on going...

    11/25/2015 12:58:17 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Closing in on 2 months of doing this rewiring my brain to be happier! 334 How are YOU doing at rewiring your brain? 41 I started the day off just fine... easily came to think of a few things I was grateful for. Everything was going fine until I got to the point of making my "juice" for... Read more

  • Cleaning a fatty liver so it functions better to lose weight more efficiently. 6 foods to eat:

    11/24/2015 5:56:59 PM, by CTUPTON
    shed-fat-a-doctor-explains by Lori Shemek, Ph.D. is a leading fat cell researche... Read more

  • A bit of this and a bit of that.

    11/24/2015 2:40:05 PM, by REGISTURN

    The colonoscopy I talked about in my last blog went very well. The prep was the worst part for me... and it wasn't even the liquid diet part or finding clear liquids. It was the "stuff" they had me drink called moviprep. It wasn't bad smelling or tasting really, but there was just something about... Read more

  • I don't want to be a frog!

    11/24/2015 10:50:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that maybe "being himself isn’t so bad after all." A story of self acceptance. chris... Read more

  • 3 is a very good number!

    11/24/2015 12:40:27 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Today, in three separate circumstances, someone called my attention to three different articles about the various benefits to thinking, meditating, and/or writing down what you are grateful for! One even went into a study done about people who did this and people who didn't where all else was as equ... Read more

  • John Lennon quote

    11/23/2015 10:12:14 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 40 pound weight loss

    11/23/2015 8:44:52 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Finally, after being on SparkPeople since August 31, 2008, I have lost 40 pounds. It feels so great. Since I graduated high school in 1997, I've lost 75 pounds. I was 275 pounds my senior year of high school and when I started SparkPeople I weighed 240 pounds. Now I weigh 200 pounds. It feels so gre... Read more

  • Woman's Work

    11/23/2015 12:51:32 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Busy day! What's that saying about a woman's work is never done? ;-) One of my girls came into my room near 7am to ask if I had any laundry that needed to be done! I was still in that dreamy, almost awake, not quite asleep state - so it took me a bit to have her words really sink in. LOL She ... Read more

  • 38# GAIN

    11/22/2015 10:01:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I weighed myself almost 6 months ago (and posted my weight on May 30th) before I moved to South Dakota, for the seasonal job at Mt Rushmore. I am now in California for a seasonal job in Death Valley National Park. I went to Walmart today because I had to buy bigger pants for work. While I... Read more

  • Health is a mind-body quantum prenominal

    11/22/2015 9:52:47 PM, by OLDEROWL

    In my work on my Spark Team "You Can Heal Your Life", I found Deepak Chopra's new book "Quantum Healing", revised and expanded November 2015, very enlightening. The book speaks of many cases of medically unexplained cases of cancer reversal including a case where the cancer metastasized to a man's... Read more

  • Anytime fitness anytime fun

    11/22/2015 5:24:15 PM, by DEMONA

    Joined the gym on Tuesday and have been going every day. The staff are really awesome and I enjoy going.... Read more

  • Chart for thawing a frozen turkey. Several methods...And, a link to more info!

    11/22/2015 4:25:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    Turkey Thawing Time in the Refrigerator (40 degrees F): Approximately 24 hours per 5 pounds Whole Turkey Weight Thawing Time 8 to 12 lbs 1 to 2 days 12 to 16 lbs 2 to 3 days 16 to 20 lbs 3 to 4 days 20 to 24 lbs 4 to 5 days Turkey Thawing Time in Cold Water: Approximately 3... Read more

  • I am not a bully. Well....

    11/22/2015 10:50:54 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • So true!

    11/22/2015 10:15:33 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Chew on this for awhile.......

    11/22/2015 10:10:03 AM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Soup that kills...

    11/22/2015 1:11:03 AM, by ANDEEWI

    In the last few days I've mentioned family members not feeling well, running fevers, etc. What I haven't mentioned is another daughter has been dealing with upper respiratory issues since September sometime - not even sure exactly, could be late Sep or mid or early; but it's definitely been severa... Read more

  • Lost more weight

    11/21/2015 9:33:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm down to 202 pounds. I'm 2 pounds away from losing 40 pounds since joining SparkPeople on August 31, 2008 and 2pounds away from losing 75 pounds since graduating high school I 1997. I was wearing a pair of 18W jeans today, they were starting to be a little baggy around the waist. I can put ... Read more

  • Atkins... oh drat--carbs are creeping into my day! Horrors!

    11/21/2015 7:07:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    We are going in to our 4th week of attempting Atkins. I am finding I sneak some carby things. a pear a GNU fiber Bar Oh no--where will it stop.... Read more

  • I wrote to the wheelchair repair company. We'll see if I get an answer.

    11/21/2015 6:59:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    I can't blame the original company. But I sure do blame the company that bought them out: National Mobility I think it is called. I am thinking of notifying one of those media people who might publicize this. chris... Read more

  • 55

    11/21/2015 1:07:18 AM, by ANDEEWI

    55! That's how many days I've been working at rewiring my brain to be happier by simply recalling 3 things I'm grateful for each day. Putting it the test big time today! It's cold! It's come on sudden; from a high in the mid-60s on Tuesday to a low in the 20s this morning and teens expected S... Read more

  • Fun weekend ahead... Not! Warning... TMI

    11/20/2015 11:42:23 AM, by REGISTURN

    So last month I turned the big 5 0. Contrary to what I had been afraid would happen, I had a fantastic birthday weekend. :D I thought for sure I would be all depressed and grumpy but in fact it felt so freeing. I am not sure why exactly, but all I know is I made it this far and there is so much ... Read more

  • Keeping Warm as temps drop!

    11/19/2015 10:07:10 PM, by ANDEEWI

    247 Thanks for all the get-well-wishes! 247 I am feeling better in most respects today! However, I'm still staying indoors as much as possible, and still keeping activity levels low while my body recovers somewhat. It's very possible some of my unwell feeling yesterday relates to a virus m... Read more

  • Fixing a wheelchair should not be this much of a hassle!

    11/19/2015 3:35:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    We used to have great service but the last 6 months have been just frustrating. I just found out the original company has been bought out by a national company. I was told they have 200 people waiting for repairs! This means all those poor (handicapped) people are frustrated. Some of them have to be... Read more

  • Unwell Day

    11/18/2015 10:07:51 PM, by ANDEEWI

    WOW!!! I love reading all the things you are all grateful for! And I'm happy to see so many joining in on rewiring our brains to be happier! KEEP IT UP! Yesterday may have been too much for my body. I have felt so unwell today. A problem with having so many different chronic ailments is that so... Read more

  • 20 questions to ask your parents..... I'd better get prepared if DD starts asking me

    11/18/2015 6:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    As adults, so many of us don't ask enough about our parents. Yet there's no better way to become closer to a person, even if you've known her all your life. has gathered the questions that our elder care experts and editors would most like to ask their own parents. Try them out for you... Read more

  • Long, long ago I had a tremendous weight loss by going to WW

    11/18/2015 5:56:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I lost 89 lbs in less than a year. 9 Now I am lucky if I lose 10 lb in a year. 24 WW had just started (around 1960 I think). It was new having people e there to share weight loss stories with. The meeting leaders were excited. My Mom and I did it together and she did most of the cooking. We w... Read more

  • an SP link to find shoes that end foot pain

    11/18/2015 1:07:24 PM, by CTUPTON
    +Comfortable+Shoes+That+Actually+Relieve+F I have ... Read more

  • When I need a chuckle, I will check out this cute bird video! Hm..I think I will now!

    11/18/2015 5:04:11 AM, by CTUPTON
    per-towels/?shr=true... Read more

  • Another Day!

    11/18/2015 1:08:37 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Thank you all for your sympathy and your love! Only time will tell how it all ends up for the family now. I'm starting this one late - it's like 3 minutes until midnight. Today began wet and gloomy. My pedal exerciser broke (again). My girls and I are really enjoying it - but this is the 2nd t... Read more

  • Thinking... (almost didn't do it)

    11/16/2015 11:14:02 PM, by ANDEEWI

    One of my toughest days today! The other day I got news of a 3-month-old baby that died on the 8th - here in town. We're a small town. The kind where everyone pretty much knows everyone else, one way or another; if not direct, face-to-face, then by a friend of a friend or relative. A baby's death to... Read more

  • The Big 5-0!

    11/16/2015 12:55:10 AM, by ANDEEWI

    246 50 days of giving some time each day to focus on some things that I'm grateful for! Seems like it should be some sort of milestone; it's not an even number of weeks or months, so, all I can think of is it's the start of the 8th week of doing this! This has really helped me to take a good l... Read more

  • How much calcium is in the human body? SP trivia question.

    11/15/2015 12:45:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the body, mostly concentrated in the bones and teeth. That is a lot of calciu... Read more

  • Possible jobs for my Myers Briggs Personality type.. food for thoyght (but I am 68 now!)

    11/15/2015 9:42:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well-- I was a teacher for over 40 years. Hmmm.... maybe Social Worker would have been a better fit. Or a forest ranger!!! 40 Possible Careers Paths for ISFJ: Interior Decorator Designer Firefighter Nurse Business Manager Office Manager Administ... Read more

  • Me--Meyers Briggs... food for thought!

    11/15/2015 9:37:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    ISFJs generally have the following traits: • Large, rich inner store of information that they have gathered • Highly observant and aware of people's feelings and reactions • Excellent memory for details that are important to them • Very in-tune with their surroundings - excellent sense of... Read more

  • More Meyers Briggs info--more scientific--not just the funny categories.

    11/15/2015 9:27:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I seem to be a "Sidekick!" ISFJ 24 according to the last blog showing funny interpretations of this! "Doesn't need much meaning in life, just a person (or baby or pet or car) to spend all their time ministering to. " Remember--I am a caregiver for almost 10 years now. I was a teacher for over 40 ... Read more

  • Myers Briggs for fun

    11/15/2015 1:25:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    MBTI Type Descriptions (Funny) ENFJ: "Busybody" Life's backseat drivers. They seem to know just what's wrong with everybody else's life and have a plan to fix it. INFJ: "Messiah" Characterized by the burning desire to change the world, which desperately needs everyone to be NF. ENFP: "Muck... Read more

  • Saturday Milestone

    11/15/2015 12:05:38 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Day 49 ~ 7 weeks straight of working on rewiring my brain to be happier! ASTOUNDING RESULTS!!! Very few of you will know this but for years I've battled PTSD due to domestic abuses. I'm divorced, yes; but my ex is still much more a part of my life than I'd prefer - LONG story, maybe for an... Read more

  • One Pot Atkins meals--with the link fixed! : )

    11/14/2015 7:39:56 PM, by CTUPTON
    e+pot+meals... Read more

  • The Peace Crane Project

    11/14/2015 5:25:40 PM, by CTUPTON
    / No, it won't solve all the world's problems but it does make people conscious of other cultures and hopefully brings people together .chris... Read more

  • Consistency & Feeling Good

    11/14/2015 12:35:24 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Hello my SparkPeople Friends! It's been a busy day for me. I've had so many opportunities to help others in several different ways. It feels good! It also feels good that I've actually done well in keeping up with a "morning routine" every day this week - since Monday. It's not a lot really ... Read more

  • Do you know of a group on facebook related to creating peace in our broken world?

    11/13/2015 6:14:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I found a few but some have mixed messages. I'd like something to regularly show up on my facebook page to encourage us to be kind to each other and have the ripple effect of promoting world peace. Not another Christmas holiday season totally spoiled by our people going off to war! chris... Read more

  • a little background about the 3 youths in fire --Bible story

    11/13/2015 5:15:04 PM, by CTUPTON
    dnego I am sorry but I was not at all familiar with this story. chris so I had to look it up... Read more

  • games to help you increase happiness

    11/13/2015 4:59:27 PM, by CTUPTON
    p_microsegment_F_35plus&c2=fbnf I am checking this out. I guess Katey Curic spoke about it. chris... Read more

  • book: The Shack.... led me to .....

    11/13/2015 4:49:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been reading this. It obviously can be "preachy." But it is OK. It made me start thinking about what I learned as a kid from my family relationships . I was the first girl after 3 boys. Yes, I was Daddy's favorite. I had no idea till a couple of years ago that my brother's did not h... Read more


    11/13/2015 10:31:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Top 10 Sayings Of Biblical Mothers 10. Samson! Get your hand out of that lion. You don’t know where it’s been! (Judges 14:5-8) 9. David! I told you not to play in the house with that sling! Go practice your harp. We pay good money for those lessons! 8. Abraham! Stop wandering aroun... Read more

  • If you like Bible jokes--the link actually has some better ones.

    11/13/2015 10:26:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Bible Jokes Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? A. Ruthless. _____ 198 Q. What do they call pastors in Germany? A. German Shepherds. _____ Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible? A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation. _____... Read more

  • Rewire Your Brain To Be Happy

    11/12/2015 11:13:20 PM, by ANDEEWI

    What a windy day it's been! And that made the 40-degree temps feel more like freezing temps! But I did get a lot accomplished and I'm ready to call an end to my day. So I'm just doing a quick post on my grateful things! I have had a friend tell me how much my doing this is positively affe... Read more

  • The Bible says....

    11/12/2015 9:52:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Answers Given in a Bible Knowledge TestBible Jokes. Funny biblical jokes 1.The first book of the Bible is Guinness's. In the book of Guinness Adam and Eve were created from an apple 2.Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was Joan of the Ark. Noah built the ark and the an... Read more

  • Getting a hair dryer through customs...

    11/12/2015 9:41:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?" "Of course. What may I do for you?" "Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday. The dryer is unopened and well over the Customs limits; and... Read more

  • Being Happy!

    11/12/2015 12:34:22 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Yesterday I promised to give more time to this blog, and fill you in on the awesome day I had. First, I have to say I've discovered another bonus benefit to writing down things you're grateful or thankful for ~ it helps you remember what you did! 246 Earlier this evening I was seriously havin... Read more

  • Holiday Poem Generator

    11/11/2015 6:22:17 PM, by CTUPTON
    rd/holiday-poem-generator.php Please let us know what poems you make. chris My poem: thanksgiving abundant foods pie grunts happiness stuffed togetherness love Thanksgiving Day 2015 ... Read more

  • Done with pre-op exam for cataract surgery, Nov. 30.

    11/11/2015 6:16:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I passed this hurdle... chris 43... Read more

  • from Sandra2Bfit--I love this!!!

    11/11/2015 5:47:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner!!!! ...It's the shampoo I use in the shower! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning , "FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY." ..... Read more

  • 2BDYNAMIC Blogs! Wow! Need a push--read these blogs! Oh my!

    11/11/2015 5:06:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    These blogs are very inspiring! I should be reading them daily! chris... Read more

  • Short'n'sweet

    11/11/2015 12:58:39 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Getting started just a few minutes before midnight - again! But this will be quick so maybe it gets posted on the 10th anyway. :) Today was a nice, easy-going, and productive day for me. I'm too tired to type it all out now, but I'm thinking I'll have some time for it tomorrow! F... Read more

  • followup to asserting yourself-- about saying no to food offers

    11/10/2015 4:33:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    ?blog_id=6028586 304 304 for this wonderful blog! chris... Read more

  • Lessen holiday stress by stating my own needs. Others sure do tell me their needs!

    11/10/2015 3:03:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    30 not 39 429 and 446 and 198 family disagreements... Read more

  • I should not have looked at the Panara "muffie" page!

    11/10/2015 2:43:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    Such beautiful, colorful photos of delicious-looking baked goods! I did find out what a "muffie" is. Seems to be like the top of a huge muffin. the top is everyone's favorite part anyway. I advise you not to look. chris... Read more

  • SP article most fattening holiday foods

    11/10/2015 9:56:13 AM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1400 first pumpkin Pie --see the article for photos and more foods to avoid or get substitutes! 4 TRICK: You can bake your own pumpkin treats using less sugar and fat, plus whole-grain goodness. Use a mini muffin tin to help with... Read more

  • Shake Your Booty

    11/10/2015 12:54:50 AM, by ANDEEWI

    I am feeling better! Thank you to all who hoped &/or wished such! 41 Being Monday, today was busy! Most of my days are really; but this particular Monday was particularly crazy. I'm primary driver (aka chauffeur) for my family. We live in a small town where the only other option if you ... Read more

  • Reminders that We Need to be Assertive with Others....

    11/9/2015 5:37:26 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Gaining and losing

    11/9/2015 8:26:25 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    While dad was in the hospital last month, I lost 6 pounds. Well, I gained that back plus a pound. But I got 6 of those 7 pounds off and I'm a pound away from being to where I was then. Yesterday really helped me get at least 2 of those pounds off. I did a lot of walking yesterday. I walked to church... Read more

  • Sick Day

    11/8/2015 10:54:36 PM, by ANDEEWI

    Very early this morning I was awakened by pain - my head was throbbing and my belly ached something fierce - and the sun had yet to rise. So I spent most of the day resting and sipping teas... ...and watching several episodes of HGTVs Island Life. LOL Doing better now. Probably got "glu... Read more

  • Awesome Test Result

    11/8/2015 1:33:54 AM, by ANDEEWI

    So, I'm starting this blog just before midnight... so it will actually post on the 8th, but it covers the 6th and 7th. Friday, the 6th, was an insanely busy day for me so I never found time to write a blog. In the ongoing saga of my aging van I recently posted about the dashboard lights vanishi... Read more

  • Fall

    11/7/2015 7:43:01 PM, by SOULFISH80

    We have been walking nearly everyday these last few weeks. It has been amazing! It is so great to have a walking partner. Tim has actually been the one to drag me out of bed and get me going, it's been great. We have been getting in about 2 miles/day on average. The mornings have been crisp and cool... Read more

  • Happy Encouragement

    11/5/2015 9:50:06 PM, by ANDEEWI

    It is SO ENCOURAGING to read everyone's comments on my recent blogs! 41 It seemed so simple at first that I shrugged it off as unlikely, improbable, maybe even impossible ~ only to discover that it does in fact work. When you focus more on happy things you become happier! Focusing on things ... Read more

  • November 2015

    11/5/2015 3:08:54 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    It's been a couple months since I posted here, so here's a new picture taken at my new employee dorm (sorry I am using a tablet & couldn't figure out how to turn the pic). The dorms are rather small with 2-3 people sharing space. I no longer have my bathroom scales, so I have no idea what I... Read more

  • A Test

    11/5/2015 12:58:24 AM, by ANDEEWI

    So something happened today that has tested my quest for happiness just a bit. Most of the day was great! Tonight my girls and I were getting ready to head home from a religious meeting when we realized there are NO LIGHTS on the dash of the van - NO inside lights to show any of the instru... Read more

  • Just stopping in to say "hi"

    11/4/2015 8:33:05 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    It looks like I'm making it on here about once a month. Thank you to everyone who made a comment on my last blog. You have no idea how much your thoughts and comments mean to me. I am so grateful. This blog has nothing to do with weight loss. It's just an update on my life. Since fi... Read more

  • Do you have memories of you or others stressing out from holiday preparations?

    11/4/2015 1:25:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    And I sure have done my share of over working and getting stressed out at holiday time. I once made a gingerbread Santa Sleigh that made me spend hours shopping for exactly the right decorating ingredients , like silver balls. But... our daughter (young at the time) ate the cookie cut outs... Read more

  • Making Atkins daily foods to eat.... wish I had more help with this

    11/4/2015 10:14:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    DD started us on this eating plan. We are into the 6th day of 14. I joined her thinking she'd be doing the food prep. I am finding she is a "grab and go" eater. And she is very willing to tell me this. Nothing is made ahead . She does buy lots of things to be eaten "grab and go." So she b... Read more

  • Yeah

    11/4/2015 1:04:45 AM, by SITHKAEL

    So, for whatever reason, this site works for me where just tracking my food doesn't. I had been on Spark a while back and lost 50lbs, which has slowly crept back on. I just had a major back pain episode, and I know my weight has a lot to do with that. So here i am. Back at it. To keep myself mot... Read more

  • Make it Awesome!

    11/3/2015 9:50:24 PM, by ANDEEWI

    It still sometimes boggles my brain that I've been able to "rewire" it so that I really do FEEL HAPPIER! And if I am feeling happier then I AM HAPPIER! :) So here's my ongoing "things to be grateful for" post! Day 38 - wow! Thinking about what I'm grateful for - even if just a few minute... Read more

  • Ways to help the caregiver.... follow up blog.

    11/3/2015 12:45:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    See my Sat. Oct. 31st blog. My sparkfriends have come through again! I knew they would! If you have not read it, the Nov. AARP magazine has a great long list of ways to help the caregiver! help the caregiver!!! Did I say, "to help the caregiver?" I hope all you caregivers out the... Read more

  • Sharing gratitude

    11/3/2015 12:03:55 AM, by ANDEEWI

    I can definitely say that I'm happier now than I was 38 days ago! It's working! Day 37 Today I am grateful for: 1. A warm, gentle Autumn day 2. Being part of such a generous company 3. Knowing so many awesome people 4. Adding to my daily constants successfully 5. Knowing when to hol... Read more

  • Moving Forward - How LONG to REBUILD a body?

    11/1/2015 10:29:33 PM, by ANDEEWI

    In my earlier blog today I mentioned moving forward with the changes within me from my happiness/gratitude project. A lot is involved for a body to make so many changes - and I want & need SO MANY! Some changes are simply making myself be consistent at doing what I know is good for me: Eat... Read more


    11/1/2015 9:58:28 PM, by ANDEEWI

    "Don't Worry! Be Happy!" 335 OK, now that THAT tune is playing in your head, let's talk about being happy, seriously. :) 36 days ago today I began a "21-Day rewiring your brain to be more happy" project on facebook. I was very skeptical about it too! First - as we ALL know - I am horrib... Read more

  • Low Carb Chocolate Torte (but yes high calorie--for Atkins)

    10/31/2015 11:15:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Chocolate Truffle Torte (Very Low Sugar/ Low Carb) Nutrition Info Calories: 271.8 Fat: 26.3g Carbohydrates: 5.0g Protein: 4.2g Ingredients CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE TORTE 1 bar 85% Dark Chocolate (I use Lindt 85% - 100g) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut up Pinch s... Read more

  • Random Acts of Kindness to a Caregiveer (see Oct/Nov AARP magazine)

    10/31/2015 12:34:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    There is a very long list of ideas 526 to do a kind act for a caregiver. The article called us "gentle heroes." 41 I will again subscribe to that AARP magazine in the future but I can't right now. It is full of good tips! If you saw the article , could you pleas write an idea or 2 i... Read more

  • ideas for Induction Phase of Atkins Menus online

    10/30/2015 8:26:14 PM, by CTUPTON
    n_menus/induction_menus.html I am saving the link for myself. I will try later to write which ones I found good for me. chris... Read more

  • Day 2 Atkins induction

    10/30/2015 1:24:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since DD is doing this and wanting the specific foods in the house, I am trying it, too. Breakfast was only a mozzarella stick because we were on the road. But lunch was about 4 oz of cooked chicken, scrambled egg whites, heavy cream, pepper, zucchini "fried" in olive oil--not really browned. T... Read more

  • Long 2 weeks

    10/30/2015 8:53:47 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well ever since I had my gallbladder surgery 18 days ago, we have been keeping the medical profession busy. A week after I had my surgery, dad went into the hospital. He wasn't feeling great. We knew that he was anemic but we couldn't figure out where he was losing blood. Well from Monday through Th... Read more

  • Frozen veggies stir fry that I am liking.

    10/29/2015 1:53:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Do you have any favorites? This is 90 cal. for 1 and 1/2 cup. I just cooked it in the MV with some turkey broth I had left over from a turkey breast roast. (Fat removed!) chris... Read more

  • Day 96

    10/29/2015 8:40:07 AM, by GODRICKIMMY

    Tuesday I had a really bad migraine, which has put me out for a couple of days. I did walk on Tuesday and cycle on Wednesday though. My eating and stomach issues seem to be much better though, so that's a plus :)... Read more

  • Today

    10/27/2015 11:45:13 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I had a wonderful day today. I woke up, it was overcast and cool, light drizzles. I got ready early because I had a visitor coming by before noon. It was such a fun day. We went to a haunted museum, we went to a really great thrift store and we had super yummy roasted chicken meal. It was a perfect ... Read more