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  • my thoughts on building my own self esteem

    1/21/2017 11:41:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    Numbers 2,3,5,7,8,and 10 speak to me! 40 24 2. Say exactly what you mean. Well I tend to always spare the other person bad feelings often to the detriment of my own feelings. 3. I am definitely a people pleaser and it has not gotten me anywhere--well many people like ... Read more

  • Freeze ahead breakfast smoothies

    1/21/2017 9:18:12 AM, by CTUPTON
    make-your-li In zip-lock bags freeze fruits and veggies. Stack in freezer. Use each morning with "milk" or yogurt. Whiz. Walla! A quick, delicious smoothie!... Read more

  • Was thinking...

    1/20/2017 6:30:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was thinking of giving my dad's lung doctor a note about his sleeping habits to see if a sleep study to see if he might have sleep apnea. He is having the same problems that I was having before I was told that I had sleep apnea. He is low on energy, takes long naps (more than 2 hours sometimes), a... Read more

  • Self care and self esteem building

    1/20/2017 8:22:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • So many of you came to comfort me that...

    1/20/2017 6:14:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    So many of you came to comfort me that...I can't answer you personally, as I want to. I had not thought of many things my sparkfriends said. Thank you so much. I am definitely on overload. Once the condo gets sold, my anxiety and tasks will decrease. I need to get through these next few mo... Read more

  • Gloomy day but feel great

    1/19/2017 7:55:16 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a gloomy day. Rain and fog off and on all day long. But it didn't put a damper on my day. Made me a little sleepy but not enough to make me take a nap though. But it sure made my dad sleepy to where he took a nap this afternoon. Sleep is still great after getting my CPAP machine 2 wee... Read more

  • Oh no--crying jags have started.

    1/19/2017 10:55:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two days in a row. I need to do something about this. The frustrations of the past months are catching up to me I got frustrated because the drug store did not have hubby's Rx ready --I had ordered it from the doctor in the morning. I went to get it at 2:30 pm. No luck. After trying to solve th... Read more

  • Hydrotherapy massage table-near Buffalo, NY? Can't find it here yet.

    1/19/2017 10:46:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been looking for this kind of massage using water near Buffalo, NY. So far no luck. I found a place that has floating for relaxation, but not this special table with moving water underneath. chris... Read more

  • Bicycle

    1/18/2017 3:34:05 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I got a bicycle and all is well!!!!!!!... Read more

  • Its going to be a long day today

    1/17/2017 12:02:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Dad is getting his 2nd iron IV today and has 3 more to go. He will get those the next 3 Tuesdays in the morning. We will go back to town and then come back up before 4pm for my appointment with my lung doctor. I will let that doctor know that I got my CPAP machine an... Read more

  • a little more from the research article

    1/17/2017 8:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report r... Read more

  • You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention

    1/17/2017 8:22:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes ... Read more

  • Floating to relax

    1/16/2017 8:11:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    om/ Please give me some opinions. this seems too good to be true. chris... Read more

  • Thank God for friends!

    1/16/2017 7:30:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Sleeping better and more energy

    1/16/2017 4:37:49 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, my sleep is better and my energy is up since getting my CPAP machine. I haven't woken up with my usual headaches (unless its a sinus headache) and I am not waking up tired. I took my first long walk yesterday morning to church. It usually takes me 19 minutes to get to church and it took me 17.... Read more


    1/15/2017 11:54:25 PM, by ANDEEWI

    I just realized it was 4 months ago today that I posted about my quiet milestone of 100,000 points here on SparkPeople! And I was going to DO better. 24 I've made no progress really, at least not in weight loss. And I've stopped logging all my food... exercise too... haven't really ... Read more

  • Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady

    1/15/2017 8:38:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Stuff is going wrong. I hate it.

    1/14/2017 1:51:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. But 2 more-- Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. 198 A new battery did not work in it. And the cat 240 pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned.... Read more

  • I am trying to think positively....

    1/11/2017 8:41:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Long day today

    1/10/2017 1:06:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is going to be a long day. Right now dad is getting iron through an IV because he is low on iron. He has to have 5 of them and today is the first one. Neither one of us knows when he has to have the next 4. It shouldn't be too much longer until he's done getting it. I have my crocheting with m... Read more

  • Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no!

    1/10/2017 7:02:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate pictur... Read more

  • Help me write a book (you will gain much more)

    1/9/2017 4:04:24 PM, by OLDEROWL

    First I felt I should share this link because it is practical advice for those who might feel their New Years Goals may have been set too high or too low.
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  • Still feeling great with the CPAP

    1/8/2017 9:24:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I never thought that I would be saying this but I'm glad that I finally got the CPAP. I didn't realize that all the daytime sleepiness and all of my headaches were caused by sleep apnea. Plus all of my snoring that I did believe that I was doing. I didn't even know that I had sleep apnea until I was... Read more

  • Living Lights

    1/8/2017 8:37:12 PM, by FANCYQTR

    Last night my friend and I went to see Living Lights at the Butterfly Pavilion. The last time I went to anything they had around here for the holidays was probably 20 years ago. This one wasn't as good, with not too many lights in the butterfly section, but had some interesting things there. Ther... Read more

  • Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive!

    1/8/2017 10:11:20 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • I asked my new doctor about fatty liver

    1/8/2017 8:40:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. chris... Read more

  • Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists

    1/8/2017 8:13:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I receive emails Notes from the Universe. This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. chris
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  • So far so good with CPAP machine

    1/7/2017 8:28:22 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been sleeping pretty well with the CPAP machine. I slept a little longer last night than I did the first night. First night I slept for 8.8 hours and last night I slept for 9.2 hours. Let's hope that this keeps up. I haven't started getting tired until around 7pm where its usually 3 or 4pm wh... Read more

  • 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done!

    1/7/2017 9:28:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size

    1/7/2017 6:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. Is this right? Portion is the size I serve myself but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a ... Read more

  • January 6. 2017

    1/6/2017 8:31:24 PM, by HELP4ME2

    I have been able to do my nutrient's tracking for a week now. I have been ill so I was only able to walk one day but I walked over 10,000 steps that day. Tracking my food on SparkPeople helps so much. 521... Read more

  • Fit by 50 - Week 16 & 17 - A Brand New Year

    1/6/2017 3:04:10 PM, by SUNNYDAYTLH

    The New Year has begun and I have started planning for Kidsfest which will occur the first weekend in May. I have started an exciting new Marketing Awareness project for the Florida Department of Health. I am eating cleanly. I am cooking more. I am getting my 10,000 steps. I feel calm, cl... Read more

  • I just made a grocery list using the SP Nutrition Tracker : )

    1/6/2017 11:50:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I only need to make our lunches so this was really easy. chris... Read more

  • I can't seem to understand portion vs serving

    1/6/2017 10:15:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Clearing up the confusion. Here are a couple of important definitions from the National Institutes of Health: •Portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. A portion is 100 percent under our control. See if you can pas... Read more

  • I gave a strong message to my unconscious mind before sleep last night.

    1/6/2017 10:12:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    I told her to find a way to curb my eating huge portions of food. We'll see what happens as time goes on. chris... Read more

  • First night with CPAP

    1/6/2017 9:08:02 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got my CPAP yesterday. I used it last night and I am feeling a lot better than I have been. This machine is high tech. It has a modem in it and it sends information to where I got it and to whomever else. I have to put water in it every night before I go to bed. I usually start get tired about 8am a... Read more

  • I need to try this-let my unconscious mind work on a problem while I sleep!

    1/6/2017 1:50:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I read this comment on FB after a blurb about unconscious thoughts actually changing our genes. It sounds like science fiction! Chris "I find this to be quite timely. I recall a book I read back in the 80's on the subconscious mind (wish I still had it) and one technique that I still use tod... Read more

  • The perfect set of shelves for our new apartment

    1/6/2017 1:37:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe I can find a moss covered credenza to go with this. chris... Read more

  • Clalrk Howard tips

    1/5/2017 1:19:19 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • You by Dr. Seuss

    1/5/2017 11:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How to keep my weekends for myself....

    1/5/2017 11:38:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How I reduce my blood pressure

    1/5/2017 6:38:43 AM, by CTUPTON watching and playing with our cat, Cujo. chris... Read more

  • A wonderful sparkfriend sent me this.... I love it.

    1/5/2017 5:41:03 AM, by CTUPTON

    One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream. One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal. One vote can change a... Read more

  • spaces seem to cause html errors! Last info fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:05:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    In addition to releasing hormones and proteins, the fat cells also begin to release some of the fat that is being stored in them in the form of fatty acids. As a result, there is an increase in the blood levels of fatty acids. This is important because large amounts of certain types of fatty acids a... Read more

  • more...fatty liver info

    1/4/2017 1:03:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Insulin is important because it is a major promoter of glucose (sugar) uptake from the blood by cells. At first, the pancreas compensates for the insensitivity to insulin by making and releasing more insulin, but eventually it can no longer produce sufficient quantities of insulin and, in fact, may ... Read more

  • more about fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:02:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    When large amounts of fat are present as they are in obesity, the fat becomes metabolically active (actually inflamed) 40 and gives rise to the production of many hormones and proteins that are released into the blood and have effects on cells throughout the body. One of the many effects of these h... Read more

  • Blog in parts because of "no HTML" errors!

    1/4/2017 1:00:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It used to be thought that obesity was nothing more than the simple accumulation of fat in the body. Fat tissues were thought to be inert, that is, they served as simply storage sites for fat and had little activity or interactions with other tissues.We now know that fat tissue is very active metabo... Read more

  • Oh

    1/4/2017 12:58:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    What causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Well, he cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is complex and not completely understood, but the most important factors appear to be the presence of obesity and diabetes.... Read more

  • Aftermath

    1/4/2017 12:51:56 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Everything is going well. I didn't gain any weight over the holiday season. This is the first year since I can remember that this has happened. I'm pretty happy with that. In the past I've gained up to 20 lbs over the holidays! Thank God this didn't happen. I'm not truly on track for 2017 yet. Even... Read more

  • Fatty liver--I have not even considered this as a cause of my own body inflammation and pain

    1/4/2017 12:49:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    This just might motivate me to lose weight. I know I have lots of areas of noticeable inflammation in body tissues. I kept looking for a cure from supplements, drinking water, etc. It is hard to admit just my accumulation of fat is causing my body soreness! I had a liver ultrasound years ago an... Read more

  • Diabetic Food Pyramid and link

    1/3/2017 9:18:30 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Self Love

    1/2/2017 1:15:49 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Self Love is an important pillar to success. That's why I added it as a six Pillar on my team Create Your Perfect Days. With self love, whenever life gets you down, slowly but surely you can get back up and move on a successful, maybe slightly altered, course. The other Pillars are 1. Planning and ... Read more

  • This is very hard for me right now, but I am trying.

    1/2/2017 10:09:02 AM, by CTUPTON

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