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  • W30 Day5

    4/26/2015 5:43:49 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    This is exciting! I am having a ball with this program. I think it's helping that I'm retired and can devote to it 100%. Pretty sure I couldn't have done the program so well back when I was working, but then I was pretty generally tired back then. I know many people do do this program when wor... Read more

  • A high school student over the PA said the Pledge of Allegance in Arabic...

    4/26/2015 5:35:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic said over the public address system a high school. In a different newspaper article it said, "It said the pledge had been recited in other languages throughout the week." I challenge you to make an opinion about that. Maybe write it down. Then... read the fol... Read more

  • 75 SP recipes for spring time eating! : )

    4/26/2015 12:22:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    ◦The best time to harvest the greens is in early spring, when they’re young, before they begin to flower. As they get older, they become bitter, but can still be used if you boil or sauté them ◦The tenderest, sweetest part of the plant is the “crown”, the cluster of new buds th... Read more

  • W30 Day 4

    4/26/2015 12:51:26 AM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Decided to do a W30 Journal, Day by Day, right here. It's not so much for others as for myself (although anyone is welcome to read or comment, or not!) I just don't want to lose track of what I ate, what side effects/withdrawal I got, what insights I had etc. Since today is D4, I'll have to do ... Read more

  • Which Golden Girl Are You?

    4/25/2015 5:42:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 As always, 304 for stopping in to check this out. May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! 184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 Take the Golden Girls personality quiz & find out if you are a Blanche, Dorothy, Rose or S... Read more

  • Always an Adventure

    4/25/2015 8:35:07 AM, by MREE777

    For a laid back California girl, just living in Texas is an adventure. I've been here for 11 years now and I still remember the first two comments I heard about Texas: "Don't like the weather? Wait five minutes." "There's no weather today." The first comment of course was referring to... Read more

  • Whole30 is a Win!

    4/24/2015 3:50:19 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    I'm on day 3 of the Whole30 plan and feeling fab! For those unfamiliar, the Whole30 Plan is basically doing strict Paleo for 30 days. Can't believe how easy it's been so far because it sounded so "hard." Before, I wasn't willing to give up wine, chocolate and rice. But one day I was looking at ... Read more

  • Three quotes!

    4/24/2015 2:04:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    386 381 386 381 386 381 386 381386 381 304 for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! I especially enjoyed the last one! 20 God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! 386 381 386 381... Read more

  • Kitty praying...

    4/22/2015 10:48:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    picture from DEBBIEDAY It is so purr-fect for me today! Thanks Debbie! chris... Read more

  • 13 food facts we don't want to believe!

    4/22/2015 10:40:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    427 491 486 45 22 489 483 491 486 45 524 & 304 for giving moments of your lives to stop by. I hope you find the following interesting &/or helpful. God bless us all with His wisdom in selecting the foods we choose to bring into our homes & put into our bodies! 489 483 22 4... Read more

  • eat to Beat Cancer --web site link updated

    4/22/2015 9:54:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.eattobeat.org/... Read more

  • Hug a tree for Earth Day 2015

    4/22/2015 8:11:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    If you have never done this--and most people have not--try it, you'll like it. It makes you feel very strong and grounded. Yes, it makes you feel a little silly, too, but so what. It is way easier if you have kids to do it with. chris... Read more

  • Steps

    4/22/2015 7:07:13 PM, by MREE777

    I downloaded a pedometer to my cell phone. I carried it around with me today while I was at work. I took over 11,000 steps! Almost 5 miles just at work. No wonder I'm tired.... Read more

  • Continuing with Leslie Sansone

    4/21/2015 8:56:12 PM, by AIMEEB4

    however, since it's been nice out I have been walking outdoors more and I just completed a four mile walk this morning. 541 calories burned! I just love the map your route thing here. But my feet hurt. It's like my bones ache. Does anyone walk in hiking boots or do they just use regular walkin... Read more

  • The book Eat to Live

    4/21/2015 8:53:12 PM, by AIMEEB4

    by Joel Furhman. I just checked it out from the library along with Wheat Belly and both were really interesting. Apparently some studies suggest that avoiding wheat and gluten can improve your mental health and switching to a vegetarian diet is not only more healthy but allot easier to maintain your... Read more

  • just for funzies!

    4/21/2015 7:45:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Blog Entry Title:

    4/21/2015 5:10:35 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "Tend to your vital heart, and all you worry about will be solved." by Rumi | Painting by Karol Bąk I've decided to make my weigh-in day tomorrow, Wednesday morning. Every week. Again, my goal is 1 lb each week... but if I exceed that goal, all the better ;) The past few days I've b... Read more

  • Schedulizing

    4/19/2015 11:59:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi Spark 26 I wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last blog :) gave me some good ideas for my cooking adventures. It's definitely not bad to be cooking for one.. I guess I'm just a little bit lonely, but I'm dealing with it, ya know! It's not like I don't have any friends I could... Read more

  • A Short Quiz (for fun)!

    4/19/2015 9:09:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless your coming week with delights you haven't even considered possible! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As a nation how many hamburgers do Americans eat each year? 1) 25 mil... Read more

  • Gonna Try Whole30 plan

    4/19/2015 7:08:20 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Hello peeps! Haven't been around much as I was going through a hibernation/transformation phase after my recent retirement. Took awhile to get used to this new kind of life! You have to create your own new structure after a lifetime of 9 to 5. Finally I've gotten the hang of it and I emerge... Read more

  • frustrations of moving--have a ffew laughs...

    4/18/2015 7:31:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    I wish.... 1. You have to choose between spending the money and hiring movers or guilting your friends into helping you in exchange for a Papa John’s single topping pizza. The struggle is that if the movers scratch your coffee table, you’re insured. If your friend does it the only thing ... Read more

  • I have been getting more done lately by this method:

    4/18/2015 7:06:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I find if I make a to do list for tomorrow--I get lots more done. In the morning I have energy but don't know where to start. So I have the pre-written list! At night I have lots of ideas but no energy to move things around. It is easy for me to just write down the ideas to be done the nex... Read more

  • Stuff I got rid of --yeah!

    4/18/2015 6:57:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    already gone -two vans full of trash from the basement to the dump, including old computer equipment -many tall kitchen garbage bags of my old clothes for the VVA truck pickup-my daughter forced me to focus on these and pushed me to get rid of lots of the clothes! I thank her for that. -man... Read more

  • Lost it!

    4/17/2015 8:29:34 PM, by COLOGRAMMY

    Today was a snow day. I have been up since 4:28 waiting to see if Rick was going to sub. He didn't because of all the snow. I chatted with my sister and she told me she is doing so well on losi g weight plus 5.5 inches ff her hips. I feel huge! No motivation. Have sat all afternoon. What is wrong wi... Read more

  • Cooking for one

    4/17/2015 6:01:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Guys I'm doing really well!!!!!!! I went to the store and bought a bunch of healthy food, and got my kitchen all cleaned up, and am cooking :) I've resisted several not-so-good food choices over the past few days, and I've been drinking more water. My goal tonight is go be asleep by 11 pm... Read more

  • Sorry for the long delay

    4/17/2015 11:53:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm sorry for the delay but there hasn't been much news coming from here. I have been feeling better since my trip to the emergency room but the weight has been flexing. I've gained the 8 pounds back but I've been slowly losing it. Really slowly. Too slow for my taste. I'm hoping to lose more weight... Read more

  • No pun intended--well maybe pun intended...

    4/17/2015 8:03:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    Which is your favorite? And do you have a favorite pun or play on words? Thanks for stopping by my blogs, chris Imagine living in China! China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control There really is an online articl... Read more

  • "Nicecream" with frozen cherries and frozen bananas

    4/17/2015 7:14:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe: Frozen bananas blended with frozen cherries, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, a tad of coconut water, and a dash of cinnamon! Nice cream for dayzzzz....Enjoy my friends! from the website Fully Raw... Read more

  • My thoughts --the moral bucket list

    4/17/2015 6:56:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mother Theresa and walking on water: As a teenager I had great aspirations. And I was said to always be "brooding." I was fairly unhappy and thought I should be saving the world. Dial ahead to now. I feel I am barely able to keep my own life together rather than out saving those starving peopl... Read more

  • The moral bucket list--this sure made me think!

    4/17/2015 6:23:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opi
    nion/sunday/david-brooks-t
    he-moral-bucket-list.html?_r=0 In the realm of emotion, she is embedded in a web of unconditional loves. In the realm of action, she is committed to tasks that can’t be completed in a single lifetime. This is a philosophy... Read more

  • picking up he best pieces of myself to make me whole

    4/16/2015 4:46:28 PM, by KARENGROSS

    that is my job. all the pieces left from him and the pieces the kids/family took from me. this is the most difficult part of my day. most everything is complete and here I sit, nothing to look forward to. day by day as we both said.... Read more

  • Herbs vs spices--who knew!

    4/15/2015 4:36:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    Only the green leafy parts of a plant are considered herbs. Flavourings from other parts are called spices. Thus, parsley, sage, rosemary, mint and thyme are all herbs. Seeds like nutmeg and peppercorns are spices, as are barks like cinnamon, buds like cloves, and flower parts like saffron. A few pl... Read more

  • 2nd day started wearing activity tracker

    4/14/2015 7:25:07 PM, by COLOGRAMMY

    I got up early and worked alot on my SP today. I feel excited. Messed up on my food tracking but tried to fix it. I had 1400 steps which I was really surprised. Feeling good about doing something for myself. Told Billy about it. He said just take baby steps towards my goals. Thank you Lord for ... Read more

  • Day 2

    4/14/2015 4:23:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Day off! Today I am being proactive, but realistic. Lots of scattered thoughts and emotions, but I'm not letting them distract me from the task at hand: My apartment is a MESS that I have neglected for far too long... and I am going to focus on doing partial cleaning, not worrying about getting the ... Read more

  • Evening #1 April 13

    4/14/2015 12:00:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Admittedly, I can't count how many times I've, "started over," with numbering these blogs, but I'm never forgetting the past, it's just another new birth after a cycle of reinventing myself (it happens... phoenix spirit). Sometimes it's easier to just use numbers instead of coming up with a blog tit... Read more

  • Starting today

    4/13/2015 9:42:38 PM, by COLOGRAMMY

    Hi everyone, my name is Sheila and I live in Colorado. I have been a member of SP for many years. I ha e tried to get going and have quit every time. Today I am starting brand new! Joined Sparks Coach. I am ready to go and this time I am not going to quit. This is it. Thanks for being there. 2... Read more

  • A 7 the. Falls to a 4

    4/13/2015 9:23:04 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Is it bc he's at the house close by?? I am reaching thr pissed stage of this whole thing. One day, really? Missing out on great things due to being impatient.... Read more

  • Cleaning out my basement for putting our condo on the market....

    4/13/2015 7:05:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had the truck pick up my donations!! 334 He took lots of stuff, including 2 dressers I had for my daughter when she was little. She is now almost 33 (May 29th!). I am sure I bought them at a flea market! 224 I painted one mint green and a pinkish color with a little yellow trim. the other I pai... Read more

  • Spring 2015

    4/13/2015 6:28:26 PM, by SOULFISH80

    This season, each year, is such an odd time for me. I embrace it with excited anticipation as I imagine what the rest of the year will hold, but it is also a time of year that I am a little wobbly on my feet, both literally and metaphorically. I have been doing well by staying busy. This is my thir... Read more

  • New Job New Plan New Life ;)

    4/13/2015 4:47:47 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hello lovelies! I started working a few weeks ago at executive services at Safelite. I am the person who takes all of the escalated calls about warranty and legal. Hahaha. It sounds a lot worse than it is.... it basically consists of calming people down, fixing problems, and spending... Read more

  • Do you have a dishwasher you like?

    4/13/2015 10:42:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mine died in just a couple of years. I am selling the condo and I have to replace it. There is a store near me with used appliances that look new. I want to get one there. I don't' want to pay a thousand dollars! OMG! Please don't tell me your horror stories------- I need positive inf... Read more

  • For Christ followers!

    4/13/2015 8:29:09 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 232 288 A Sister-in-Christ sent this minute & a half clip my way. I have listened to it several times & have felt the urge to share it in as may formats as possible. I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't th... Read more

  • Maine coon cat is very long and big--but we got him as a tiny kitten!

    4/12/2015 7:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Native to the state of Maine, these good-natured, intelligent cats can grow to be quite large. In fact the "Guiness Book of World Records" (2006) lists a male Maine Coon cat as the longest cat in the world. He measured 48 inches long (120 cm), including the length of his tail, and weighed a staggeri... Read more

  • From FROSTY99-- about PINEAPPLES! Eat more pineapples!

    4/12/2015 5:58:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    A Simple Pineapple The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowe... Read more

  • Why Man cannot form a humane society even after all these many years of wars and turmoil.

    4/12/2015 3:36:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have contemplated that question many times. I can't believe I did not come to a good answer. The book Utopia by Thomas More popped up on my computer. I read a bit about it and it got me thinking. Many societies have been engineered and fall apart. And obviously we are still producing wars at an... Read more

  • Falling down....Literally and Physically.

    4/11/2015 12:43:35 AM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    It's been a while. On February 27, a Friday evening. I was going out to walk my almost 3 year old, Boston Terrior. We went out the front door and I slipped on ice, a solid sheet, on my front porch. Fortunately all I did was bruise my right buttock and my right forearm. Two weeks later, Friday... Read more

  • Still miss

    4/11/2015 12:10:48 AM, by KARENGROSS

    I have lost nearly 10 lbs from. This ordeal. Not a bad thing. Still so counscience of my weight and no one else is. What's up with the? Texted him bit she was there. Felt bad #reallynotreally he answered for a bit. I know he still cates.... Read more

  • 10 Healthy restaurant--including IHOP!

    4/10/2015 5:28:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=10_diet_friendly_
    restaurants_stay_on_track_
    when_youre_onthego... Read more

  • Is Swerve Sweetner healthy and good tasting???

    4/10/2015 4:51:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.swervesweetener.com/about-
    swerve/... Read more

  • I am craving caramel sauce for my yogurt

    4/10/2015 4:46:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    The Best Low Carb Caramel Sauce Yield: About 1 cup Serving Size: 2 tbsp The Best Low Carb Caramel Sauce This is the only low carb, sugar-free caramel sauce recipe you will ever need. It's ooey, it's gooey and it stays pourable! Best of... Read more

  • Not any different than best friend

    4/8/2015 5:17:57 PM, by KARENGROSS

    About 24 hours and already hanging. I will be ok. ... Read more

  • Easy burrito baked casserole--I need easy!

    4/8/2015 3:47:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brown rice, lean chicken, and spinach up the health factor of this dish. Serves 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 15 oz. can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained 1 16 oz. containers plus 6 tablespoons of Wholly Guacamole (Classic), divided... Read more

  • thrived on it

    4/7/2015 5:28:16 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Even in dating Mike was never flirty. We would go out and others would flirt with me and then I went home with him. I thrived on that attention. I had a great time with everyone else (didn't need Mike around). What is tells me, is that I have gotten attention from others and then Mike swoo... Read more

  • He's stepping back so I can do the work I should do

    4/7/2015 5:13:17 PM, by KARENGROSS

    I find so much comfort and simplicity from him. Now he steps back; making me face this. I am incredibly sad. My heart hurts.... Read more

  • Good day

    4/7/2015 9:59:00 AM, by MANDYLOVE_76

    I've had several good days so I am just writing to give an update. I hope everyone had a Happy Easter without too much candy. ... Read more

  • No means yes! Thanks, NJENGEN!

    4/7/2015 7:02:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    No means yes!! "No" to the cookie means yes to a healthier choice! "No" to chips or crackers means yes to better health, fewer joint problems. "No" to more nuts means yes to the ability to be more active more of the time! "No" to unnecessary food means yes to the kind of lif... Read more

  • Easiest face sun protection?

    4/7/2015 6:29:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am still lax putting on daily SPF creams -even though I had to have something removed from the center of my nose. 39 I was hoping there was a one step cream for this. I guess not. I thought I could use a tinted SPF protection cream. If you know a good one, please... Read more

  • Overall Sadness

    4/6/2015 8:43:27 PM, by KARENGROSS

    I feel like everything is being denied to me or taken away. I made a decision, but agreed to 'should' seek counseling and see if the anxiety Mike causes me can be prevented. Plus if I can fall in love with him again. I don't want to but it's only fair to give it a shake. With both of u... Read more

  • largest immigrant population by state

    4/6/2015 8:26:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/
    2014/05/27/a-shift-from-ge
    rmany-to-mexico-for-americ
    as-immigrants/... Read more

  • Renewed Life

    4/6/2015 10:49:42 AM, by MREE777

    I feel that this is the message God's been sending my way. Not only have things gotten MUCH better at work, but I found a potential second job that I can do on my own time, my church helped me out financially, and today i'm going to an agency to see what kind of benefits I might qualify for. HOP... Read more

  • Trying

    4/5/2015 6:29:38 PM, by MUSOLF6

    It has been a while since my last blog. But I have been so busy with work and now I started school on top of work and everything else. If everything goes ok , I will be a Registered Nurse by the end of 2016. I am just disgusted by my weight, my thyroid is not working good, so I have gained all th... Read more

  • Video: correct way to walk on stairs--who knew!

    4/5/2015 5:16:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.med-health.net/Knee-Pain-G
    oing-Up-Stairs.html... Read more

  • Lose weight to decreas pressure on each knee. Duh! Another reaso for me to lose weight.

    4/5/2015 5:15:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    From 3 fat chicks on a diet: Dr. Peyton comments, “Every additional pound you carry equals 3 extra pounds of pressure on your hip joint, 4 extra pounds on your knee joint, and about 9 extra pounds on your patella femoral joint (which you use going up and down stairs, ... Read more

  • Chemistry of synovial fluid. Very tecchnical! Just a link.

    4/5/2015 4:27:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.vri.cz/docs/vetmed/53-8-39
    7.pdf... Read more

  • More about synovial fluid. with a link

    4/5/2015 4:18:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    The inner membrane of synovial joints is called the synovial membrane and secretes synovial fluid into the joint cavity. The fluid contains hyaluronic acid secreted by fibroblast-like cells in the synovial membrane and interstitial fluid filtered from the blood plasma.[1][page needed] This fluid for... Read more

  • synovial fluid

    4/5/2015 4:13:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Synovial fluid is a viscous, non-Newtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints. With its yolk-like consistency ("synovial" partially derives from ovum, Latin for egg), the principal role of synovial fluid is to reduce friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints during move... Read more

  • Cortisone shots for knee pain--a very complicated process to understand.

    4/5/2015 4:07:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Cortisone can actually prevent healing! I read about it after I got my shot! I think I had to get it. My pain was awful. Having read up on it, I am doing some things to have it heal if it can. I am bending it to make fluid be produced there. That fluid from my body can help it heal. The sw... Read more

  • Peeps diorama : Peeple and Scott Walker

    4/5/2015 3:38:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding more and more peeps dioramas. They are really clever. I hate politics but this was kind of interesting, Peeple! chris... Read more

  • Add more veggies to kashi pizza--delicious!

    4/5/2015 2:20:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    This might save me from those pizza cravings! I added no salt (drained) diced tomatoes, green pepper, and more grated parmesan cheese. chris... Read more

  • Never say Never??

    4/5/2015 8:24:14 AM, by ODAT1117

    I have ALWAYS said "I am not a runner", adamantly. "I will NEVER be a runner." I've said this in spite of knowing that I have had many dreams in which I am running; running just for the shear pleasure of it. Running free and enjoying the outdoors just because I can. I'm a swimmer. I swim. I ka... Read more

  • Ponder this Interesting Truth!

    4/4/2015 10:41:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    1266712667126671266712667 Jesus died over 2000 years ago. Nobody has ever referred to Him as "the late Jesus"! Not even the heathens! Nowhere in history! Nowhere has He ever been referred to in past tense! He is the Living God! When Jesus died on the cross He ... Read more

  • Sugar addiction is real! The brain acts like addiction to

    4/4/2015 6:46:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.iflscience.com/brain/here-
    s-what-happens-your-brain-
    when-you-give-sugar-lent But we knew this already. Right? Lots of fun pictures are in the link! In short, this means that repeated access to sugar over time leads to prolonged dopamine signalling, greater excitation of t... Read more

  • 100 calorie snacks that fill you up--well maybe....

    4/4/2015 6:37:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    Healthy eating isn’t all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn't deliver an entire meal's worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it’s least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation)... Read more

  • I am not keeping a record of my exercise so no awards!!!

    4/4/2015 9:41:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I changed the battery in my SPAT and after that it leaked in the pool. I dried it. It worked but leaked again. I asked on the message board. I got some direction. I am putting the little rubber O ring in the wrong place. the diagram is not very clear. I have not gotten around to fixing it yet. Way t... Read more

  • Misconceptions about aging--an excellent article!

    4/4/2015 8:06:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    I get emails from this website (agingcare.com). It is full of great information and even personal support from "people who have been there." I have several wweb sites that I regularly contact about being a caregiver, mostly. I list hem on my team postings as my signature. Hope this helps someon... Read more

  • A New Day of Possibility

    4/4/2015 5:38:17 AM, by SMOLLETTRI76

    Good Morning Fellow Sparklers, Today I am looking at this day in a whole new light. I feel strong today. I feel I can make a difference today. I am typing in the dark because my best friend is sleeping on the couch. She will take me shopping this morning, and I am grateful to have her. I am goi... Read more

  • A new ailment! Come on-I have had enough! Bumps on palm.

    4/3/2015 9:12:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    These bumps have been developing for maybe 6 months. No pain mostly--on occasion a burning sensation. And the bumps are changing. Probably related to trigger finger but my fingers aren't acting that way. I have asked various professionals. They said if there is no pain--just leave it alone. ... Read more

  • I am liking this website "abouthome." This is another article from there.

    4/3/2015 4:24:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    housekeeping.about.com/od/save
    money/tp/9surprisingcleane
    rs.htm Using things like ketchup as a cleaning liquid! HUH! 40... Read more

  • Woolite laundry soap seems a bit expensive. Here are ways to make yur own.

    4/3/2015 4:20:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    I use Woolite for any hand washables even if I wash them on gentle in the machine. I really don't know which recipe is best here. The last ideas seem pretty good to me. I have a bar of Fels Naphtha soap in fact. Homemade Wool Wash #1 •4 cups soap flakes •4 cups boiling water •1 c... Read more

  • Confession.

    4/2/2015 11:08:32 PM, by MANDYLOVE_76

    I have to confess something that is very hard to admit. I am a binge eater. I eat without thinking. I eat until I am beyond full. I sometimes eat in secret. I guess I think I am eating in secret but truth is if you know how hard I work out then you know something isn't right because I should be los... Read more

  • Hating myself for hating myself

    4/2/2015 10:12:33 PM, by SMOLLETTRI76

    Hi there fellow Sparklers, I know it has been a while since I have been on here, but I did not want to acknowledge this website to being here. I think I have signed up for SparkPeople at least 4 times under different aliases and never once did I stick it out. I have made some supportive friends... Read more

  • Just plain weird

    4/2/2015 6:05:22 PM, by MREE777

    Okay, so my assistant manager (who is someone I've always liked), dyed her hair back to what's normal for her: a combination of blond and red spikes. I never would have believed it, but dying her hair back changed her personality back to the person I've known for the last three years! This was the... Read more

  • Maundy Thursday Note & Please Enjoy, "Animals are Awesome"!

    4/2/2015 6:02:48 PM, by IMAVISION

    126 184 126 184 126 184 126 184126 184 I pray that each of you is enjoying this Holy Day of Maundy Thursday - observed by Christ followers. It's a more solemn observance than those of Palm Sunday & Easter, as it centers on focusing on two primary rituals from biblical accounts of the Last S... Read more

  • You surprised me--you read my statistics blog! Here's more...

    4/2/2015 10:00:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Biggest Loser update

    4/2/2015 8:32:38 AM, by MREE777

    It's unbelievable to me how much stress initiating something that should be just for fun has caused within my store. Several people have been excitedly asking me when the contest is going to start; however, the assistant manager is so offended by the idea that she's now treating me like she hates m... Read more

  • Correlation is NOT causation! These are funny.... but it takes some brain power...

    4/1/2015 4:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Don't let the formal "science" looking graphs discourage you. hmm--I'd better stop eating margarine! www.tylervigen.com/... Read more

  • Go howl at the moon or.....

    4/1/2015 3:38:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.tut.com/article/details/69
    -5-fun-and-safe-ways-to-ex
    press-your-inner-wild-thin
    g/?articleId=69 It got me thinking anyway! chris... Read more

  • Biggest Loser

    4/1/2015 11:14:35 AM, by MREE777

    I am initiating a "biggest loser" contest at work. It's going to run 9 weeks starting April 6th. (This is dependent on getting a minimum of 5 people to sign up!) We'll see how it goes. I have a question: on the SP nutrition tracker, how do you add counting grams of sugar? When I tried it br... Read more

  • Blog mode

    3/31/2015 11:52:26 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I wrote a rather boring blog yesterday about how happy I am to have access to SP after a 6 month hiatus. Don't get me wrong, I am happy.......but there were so many typos in it and fixing them on this tablet is not easy for me. So I erased it. Today I am in a different place. My health is fully on m... Read more

  • Javelina Chase Bike Race

    3/30/2015 11:34:38 PM, by LILPAT3

    Yes this is me....short, fat and happy. I won the master women race for over 50. Granted I was the only entrant in the division, but other people also did the race and I was not last! This was my first race since knee surgery in October. Small steps this time. Plus, (hate to admit) but my... Read more

  • Assignment

    3/30/2015 11:33:32 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Just feeling nothing. All this seems so fake and artificial. I am not excited about hi.m Coming home at all. I feel bad for Mike since he is trying so hard. He is texting during the day all these kisses and I just don't feel it. I feel obligated to reciprocate. He came home at 7:15 p... Read more

  • Starting a new 'Fiscal' Year and a new 'Rachel' Year

    3/30/2015 8:49:27 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Anyone getting sick of my starting over blogs haha?? I came across a great picture that said 'It's not about being the best...it's about being better than you were yesterday' I've been thinking about it ever since, I am the all or nothing kind of person, the one who commits 750% cant follow ... Read more

  • Once again

    3/30/2015 7:25:53 AM, by MISHKA202

    I will commit myself to exercise. I feel so much better when I get out for a walk. Spring time is so gorgeous where I live. I have some support and just hope for a bit more💘... Read more

  • SPRING

    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • Assignment

    3/29/2015 5:42:44 PM, by KARENGROSS

    On Friday night we talked a lot, much yelling. It comes out he could earn $175K this year. I feel the need to stay and on Saturday wake up in a good mood. Friday night was difficult. Saturday woke up renewed. Ran errands, showed houses, cleaned, blared the radio. Mike text frequently since he ... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=food_on_the_run_p
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • Changing Clothes

    3/29/2015 1:49:07 AM, by AZMEE2

    I have found myself back here at Sparks, looking once again for accountability.. With a new found dedication I will stay focused, try harder, accept failures boldly and with courage to pick up and start again the next day instead of letting this weight devil beat me down I will WIN!! I will... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    thegrommet.com/formaticum-chee
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more