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  • Dr. Mark Hyman (health guru)-"GPS for the soul"

    12/4/2016 10:30:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Don’t beat yourself up. If you do happen to slip up, leave guilt behind. Guilt is a toxic emotion that creates more damage. When things get out of control (which they do), simply make a gentle U-turn. Think of this as a GPS for the soul. Your GPS doesn’t yell at you, call you stupid or judge ... Read more

  • Strike 2 on pain meds from the doctor

    12/4/2016 8:07:03 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I got another pain medicine from our regular doctor on Friday but I had to quit taking it after 3 pills (took 2 doses Friday and one yesterday). I got the headache again and also added 2 more side affects. My blood pressure was going up (even though I was just sitting and working on an afghan a... Read more

  • Food blog

    12/3/2016 11:09:46 PM, by LOSINGJESS

    If anyone is interested I have a Facebook page dedicated to staying on track with my healthy lifestyle. I could use more friends :) I need the accountability If your interested you can friend me at www.facebook.com/jessfoodb
    log... Read more

  • Food blog

    12/3/2016 11:09:35 PM, by LOSINGJESS

    If anyone is interested I have a Facebook page dedicated to staying on track with my healthy lifestyle. I could use more friends :) I need the accountability If your interested you can friend me at www.facebook.com/jessfoodb
    log... Read more

  • Fit by 50 - Week 12 - Silver Linings

    12/3/2016 2:56:04 PM, by SUNNYDAYTLH

    Good Morning All. 12 weeks in and I feel like I am settling into a healthier life style. I do not always make perfect decisions. Some days I skip a meal. Some days I don't get enough sleep. Some days I don't get 10,000 steps. Last night I ate an order of drive through chili fries. The big chan... Read more

  • A mother I met had a great idea. Before Christmas tell this to the kids..

    12/3/2016 2:19:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have them gather up toys, etc. they have outgrown. Give these to local charities. Tell the kids they will be getting new things from Santa so they won't be missing what they give away and it teaches them about the good habit of giving. This mother makes it a yearly way to keep clutter under con... Read more

  • A great book about sea creaturesof a reef in the Bahamas

    12/3/2016 6:55:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Alas the book has no photos but the descriptions are amazing! The Reef at Abaco 5000 hours and 50 years of underwater study, photography, and experiences around the reef at Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas by Dr. John f. Storr, Ph.D I will try to add a photo of the author.....shucks, no lu... Read more

  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean as perfect as perfect can be, but a day in which you can be satisfied and happy that you are in the process of fulfilling a vision of living a life of stren... Read more

  • Hubby's upper respiratory congestion-I don't know how to cure it!

    12/2/2016 7:45:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    He had a chest xray. No bacterial infection. Doc says upper respiratory virus. We have been using a mask nebulizer, Mucinex 12 hr., Sudafed 12 hr. It has been 2 weeks. It gets better but does not go away. chris... Read more

  • So proud of our good friend, author , artist, and nature lover

    12/2/2016 7:25:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.whisperingwingsfarm.com/... Read more

  • Dust if you must...

    12/2/2016 7:23:53 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I tried....

    12/2/2016 5:43:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I tried 4 sticking to my eating plan but frustrated by what was available for dinner. 24 198 We now live in an independent senior apartment complex. Rent includes breakfast and another meal. It seems most economical to pick breakfast and dinner. In the morning I entered ... Read more

  • Afraid for our friend Lorna--still in a coma--here is a TBI website FYI

    11/28/2016 9:50:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.brainline.org/content/2009
    /03/er-icu_pageall.html... Read more

  • Videos of easy self massage

    11/26/2016 10:54:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    blog.massagebyheather.com/ I need to do these massages and stretches often. Maybe by putting it in a blog, it will remind me. chris... Read more

  • More tips--draining mucus

    11/26/2016 10:37:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    By repeatedly pressing against the notch (round part) of your collarbone with a firm finger, you'll be able to stimulate the flow of your stuffed-up mucus. After doing this, you'll feel your ears unpop and open completely! A second way to use a mini-massage to your benefit is to cross your hand... Read more

  • I just re-read this to make sinuses drain--and was taught it by a chiropractor, too.

    11/26/2016 10:30:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Technique A: Apply Pressure On Your Eyebrows If annoying sinus pressure is getting you down, this easy technique should provide instant relief. Simply apply equal pressure incrementally across your eyebrows. Do this by first placing your fingers at the "beginning" of each brow, tilt your face fo... Read more

  • So soon--asking for prayers again for a different person.

    11/26/2016 9:28:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    A new friend had a terrible car accident on black ice. She is fighting for her life and has not responded in almost 7 days. She has a 13 year old son who depends on her. Her body is badly banged up. She is also one of my husband's aides. 458 chris... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers. Mark is home.

    11/26/2016 9:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    He fighting cancer. It goes in to remission and tests are good often. But pneumonia has been a problem a few times. He is, thankfully, home again. chris... Read more

  • Secrets of those peope whose house is always clean.

    11/26/2016 9:19:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/brittan
    y-bergman/the-5-secrets-of
    -people-whose-homes-are-al
    ways-clean_b_9141656.html?... Read more

  • Poohism

    11/26/2016 8:56:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    ”What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/26/2016 1:45:01 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Thanksgiving turned out nice this year. Just Tim and I. I was so proud of my plate this year. 3/4 veg, turkey and a lil gravy. Pretty great stuff. I didn't have pie or dessert of any kind......until night time when I had a hot chocolate that was oh so yummy. For me, on Thanksgiving, my very favorite... Read more

  • On my way to exercise class--just downstairs.

    11/26/2016 9:44:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have no excuse! I have 20 min. before the class starts and it is just a walk down a hall, go downstairs, and walk down one more hallway. Easy peasy!. 334 Living in this new place is way easier than running a whole condo by myself. I am still stressed 24 (like yesterday getting hubby to th... Read more

  • Fit by 50 - Week 11 - Thanksgiving (a 500 calorie meal)

    11/25/2016 11:58:54 AM, by SUNNYDAYTLH

    Happy Thanksgiving. Two weeks ago when we decided as a family to change our plans and not only have a healthy Thanksgiving meal but keep the entire meal under 500 calories it threw me for a small loop. But I am always up for a challenge. My menu will not be one for everyone. Indeed it is n... Read more

  • Redirected Thanksgiving

    11/25/2016 8:46:38 AM, by MREE777

    Okay, so here's a bLog of my past week. Probably boring, but I just need to write it out. It's been crazy, painful, and fun in turns. The painful part: So, two weeks ago today I woke up with my first ever uti. It was in a very acute state. My white blood cell count was really high. I ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving day with friends

    11/24/2016 9:01:12 PM, by MREE777

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  • I am so grateful for all of you that I am bursting!

    11/24/2016 6:58:43 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Thanksgiving Blessings

    11/23/2016 4:48:17 PM, by BONNIEBELLE2

    Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow! Take time to be grateful for every blessing and take time to enjoy your families and friends! "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."- ... Read more

  • Plus size workout clothes

    11/23/2016 10:29:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    greatist.com/move/plus-size-wo
    rkout-clothes-that-dont-co
    ver-up-your-curves... Read more

  • Cranberry Sauce - So here it goes.

    11/23/2016 10:15:46 AM, by SUNNYDAYTLH

    So, I made 3 variations. One with Swerve, One with Sugar free Orange Jello, One with 1/3 cup Agave nectar. The one with the best overall performance was 3 cups of cranberries to 1/2 cup Swerve (erythritol). It is good. When I first made it, it had a funny aftertaste people describe it as a coo... Read more

  • Yoga moves for inflexible people!

    11/23/2016 9:05:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    greatist.com/move/yoga-mega-in
    flexible-people... Read more

  • Are you always cold? Here is the solution.

    11/22/2016 6:36:24 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The holidays are starting

    11/21/2016 4:14:27 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I am grateful for

    11/20/2016 10:20:01 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    My husband, because he spent the day smoking pork, turkey and chicken for us to eat on all week.... Read more

  • Dicken's Faire

    11/20/2016 3:43:42 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I had the best day yesterday. One of my oldest and dearest friends invited my to The Dicken's Faire in Daly City. It was so fun. I adore the era so I pretended I was in A Christmas Carol the whole time. It was very jolly and no one broke character, the accents were really fun. I did great with foo... Read more

  • Finding Myself

    11/20/2016 2:39:27 PM, by BONNIEBELLE2

    My secret to living a joyful life....Finding my purpose and serving others. It took me 50 + years to discover my reason for being on this planet and to discover what brings me joy and to discover my purpose. I grew up in a Christian home and have been a Christian since I was a ch... Read more

  • QUIZ: FORMS OF GOVENMENT

    11/20/2016 9:43:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.merriam-webster.com/word-g
    ames/government-quiz?utm_c
    ampaign=newsletter&utm_med
    ium=email&utm_source=wotd&
    utm_content=weeklychalleng
    e%5BForms+of+Government+Quiz%5D# ... Read more

  • "Democracy is the worst form of government....."

    11/20/2016 9:38:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Winston Churchill once described democracy as the worst form of government, except for all the others.... Read more

  • vision board

    11/19/2016 10:39:05 PM, by MREE777

    Today I created my first ever vision board. The vision board is a collage of images, text, etc. that bring to mind all of the positive things you'd like to see happen in your life in the future. I spent days praying and thinking about this and included those "things" I felt God calling me to. ... Read more

  • Holidays ahead. Expectations. Danger. Danger. Danger. My annual theme.

    11/19/2016 10:03:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Who is best at his job. Priest, Rabbi, and Minister joke.

    11/18/2016 8:13:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    A (female) minister told me this joke. Joke of the Week A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister A priest, a rabbi and a minister decide to see who's best at his job. The test is to go into the woods, find a bear and try to convert it. After they are done the priest says, "I read to the... Read more

  • Notice the good things

    11/18/2016 1:30:04 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I've been so focused on stressful things these last few months, so today I'm noticing that I feel pretty good. Really good actually. I stuck to my low carb, low inflammation diet yesterday and now this morning. I slept great last night and feel really great mentally, physically and emotionally. So I... Read more

  • Requesting prayers for Mark in Florida.

    11/18/2016 2:56:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    He has been fighting cancer and now has a lung infection. He is wanting to give up. He is a young guy with a big, loving family. Thanks, everyone. chris... Read more

  • Fit by 50 - Week 10 - Holding Steady

    11/17/2016 4:44:36 PM, by SUNNYDAYTLH

    I did not lose any weight this week but I didn't gain any and I'm still on pace to be fit by 50. I am down 10lbs. I am down one size. I am walking daily. I am working out regularly. I didn't make a blog entry last week. I worked a ton of hours and wasn't getting enough rest. In the past... Read more

  • Moving along

    11/17/2016 12:24:59 PM, by SOULFISH80

    So, things are ok. Not terrible, not amazing just good overall. I had about a week of stress eating and gained a few lbs, which was expected. I'm feeling a lot less stressed now, as my sister is moving to AZ with my brother. This whole ordeal with her has just been terrible, so nice to see some forw... Read more

  • I surrender

    11/17/2016 12:07:49 AM, by WACHEE

    I can't do this anymore. I am miserable. I treat myself like trash and it has to stop. I'm having such a hard time giving a sh@t. I know I SHOULD eat better and less, I'm the heaviest I have ever been. But I don't care. I have just given up. I googled how to care. I find it kind of funny that I don'... Read more

  • Thank a care giver.

    11/16/2016 9:13:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.ensure.com/caregivers/ecar
    d?utm_campaign=ens-2016-cr
    m-caregiver... Read more

  • No longer taking medicine and still in pain

    11/16/2016 7:03:56 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Two week ago yesterday was the last time I took the medicine that my regular doctor prescribed for me because it wasn't working and it was giving me one of the side affects. Severe headaches. Worse than normal. If someone was speaking me, I would have to have the repeat what they said because the he... Read more

  • A funny set of computer keys

    11/16/2016 7:37:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    and 2 more ANY OOPS I have these 8 key covers. They make me laugh. chris 211 ... Read more

  • On creating your 'perfect' days

    11/14/2016 10:03:34 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I got Craig Ballantyne's book and program titled "The Perfect Day Formula -- How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. It's about giving your life more structure to free yourself from confusion and chaos, to set boundaries and rules for living to make healthy decisions easier, and to get an early ... Read more

  • What's your story? Warning somewhat off color. Please, don't read if you are easily offended.

    11/14/2016 5:05:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, I stole the idea from the team of a friend. I could not resist. Mine: June 17th, turquoise shirt.chris... Read more

  • And the answer is......drum roll please.

    11/14/2016 4:31:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    A toothpaste cap! Cost over $13 ! Honest. www.amazon.com/dp/B000FVAJIM/r
    ef=strm_fn_79_nad_43_1 chris... Read more

  • Something I can't live without! OK I will go to do chores now! No more internet playing.

    11/13/2016 11:17:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.amazon.com/dp/B01BYTHQPM/r
    ef=strm_fn_nad_79_4 chris 211... Read more

  • guess what this is-- answer in blog to follow

    11/13/2016 10:59:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    It has a practical use.... Read more

  • "I'm not dead yet." from Monty Python and now FB

    11/12/2016 8:10:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    10. Facebook glitch tells living users they are dead Some Facebook users reported Friday the social network had a glitch that converted living people's profile pages into memorial pages as if they were dead. The glitch did not affect all users, but for those with affected accounts, screensho... Read more

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    11/12/2016 7:09:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am glad I read this. What a peculiar book! chris... Read more

  • Our Thoughts Are Powerful

    11/8/2016 6:02:07 PM, by BONNIEBELLE2

    The subject about the power of our thoughts has been coming up for me a lot lately. Whenever something keeps appearing in front of me, I pay attention. This must be a lesson that I need to learn! I read the power of our thoughts in a Bible study, a book I had reserved on Outlook Media f... Read more

  • Gratefulness: Scale Victory and Non-Scale Victories (finished week 3 of new WOE)

    11/7/2016 2:00:01 PM, by BONNIEBELLE2

    I have been on a ketogenic diet for 3 weeks now and this is the first time EVER that I have not been miserable on a diet! I am not even going to call this a diet, because it doesn't feel like a diet at all. I am goi... Read more

  • Crustless Spinach Quiche

    11/7/2016 8:28:42 AM, by MREE777

    This recipe is direct from the Atkins website. It's really good as is. I tried another recipe from the website and it made me ill for two days, so you have to be careful to choose recipes that your body likes! Crustless Spinach Quiche 4.2 carbs per serving; 4 servings INGREDIENTS • 2 ts... Read more

  • Tips to stress reduction through the upcoming holidays

    11/5/2016 8:10:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    From WEB MD- holiday stress reduction Here are some ideas: Preparing for the holidays • Know your spending limit. 528 Lack of money is one of the biggest causes of stress during the holiday season. This year, set a budget, and don't spend more than you've planned. It's okay to tell you... Read more

  • NO GAIN, NO PAIN

    11/5/2016 7:46:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    My holiday motto! chris... Read more

  • What is your strategy for healthy eating during the upcoming holiday season? Food will be everywhere

    11/5/2016 7:40:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am in a new home--110 apartments with people over 65. The food here is awesome. Especially desserts! This will be a tough season foodwise for me. chris... Read more

  • Accepting the truth

    11/5/2016 9:54:29 AM, by MREE777

    Since I've been doing the low carb diet I've dropped a total of 35lbs. I'm very happy with that and plan to continue this way of eating. However, the elegant evening dress that I have in my closet that I was sure would fit for my night at the symphony still won't zip those last two inches. I ... Read more