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  • Amazingly Easy To Come Back To The Spark

    6/29/2015 6:02:11 PM, by KCBYTHEC

    The picture above walking in Red is NOW, the most important moment. The picture below was taken at the time of my last blog, 2 YEARS ago! But what an amazing difference that two years has made. The picture tells it all. No excuses, only glad to have company on this journey and glad... Read more

  • About the book: The Moonstone

    6/29/2015 2:17:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boy, wouldn't it be cool to get a letter from Charles Dickens about a novel you wrote! chris from Goodreads website: The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter’s newly released 1868 novel The Moon... Read more

  • Your suggestions about my "chopping vegetables" problem. You are the finest people I know!

    6/28/2015 5:29:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ad you can see, the answers are all different! I just love the variety of ways we look at the world. Whowouldathunkit! I love everyone's suggestion. 250 It gave me lots to think about! But my personal favorite (for creativity) is this one: I never would have thought to make c... Read more

  • A home spa-foot massage --kids' birthday party! Isn't this cool!

    6/28/2015 4:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not do this. It was done by a friend who has two sets of growing up twins! I really don't know how this Mom gets it all done--and she works full time, too! She put these photos on FB and , of course, I did not show the kids at the party. chris... Read more

  • Why is it

    6/28/2015 7:38:21 AM, by MREE777

    that it's so easy to put weight on and so hard to lose it? I had three days off of work. Day 1 1) heavy moving of electronics, books, etc. 2) waiting for hours for carpet installers 3) waiting in the heat for 2 hours while carpet was installed 4) moving electronics back 5) too hot... Read more

  • The problem underlying my hatred of chopping vegetables---deeply held personal beliefs....

    6/28/2015 7:25:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    That sounds very serious, doesn't it. I have always had low energy, even as a kid. Long ago, I made it a priority to do the "things that mattered." And I believed first of all I needed a good education and I was naturally good at the "school skills" like reading and writing--"bookwork." ... Read more

  • A stupid chore that I have never wanted to do but now have to I guess...chopping vegetables!

    6/28/2015 7:04:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have not ever cooked much and chopping vegetables has always been a thing I hate. I never actually faced it before. Now that John needs soft foods and dietetic meals I have to prepare suitable meals for him. I was often just giving him a steak or hamburger. He never wanted vegetables--in fac... Read more

  • If you have no vision of success

    6/27/2015 8:14:48 PM, by OLDEROWL

    If you have no clear vision of where you are headed, you will end up back where you started and will have to start over again. If you can not find others who share your vision, you either did not look deep enough to find others like you who had enough sense to guide your way, you failed to learn fr... Read more

  • The Why of Weight Issues ~ Take Two!

    6/26/2015 9:10:47 PM, by IMAVISION

    15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 304 for checking out this "revisit" blog. I enjoy reading past blogs of others & those of my own from time to time. In the case of my own, I often find myself delighted to realize how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople. I find it to be uplifting to ... Read more

  • "I feel good!"

    6/26/2015 2:03:08 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    In the immortal words of James Brown: 335 "I feel good!" 335 That is the song rolling around in my head this morning. I thought it was a Little Richard song, but researched it and found out it's James Brown. Yep, Gym Session #22 (since April) made me feel damn fine!! :-) Yeah, I could ... Read more

  • Do you use a food processer?

    6/26/2015 1:04:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just made coleslaw. I used the nutribullet to chop the cabbage. Later I tride my blender which has a "chop" setting. Both of these chopped some very fine (too fine) and left lots in big chunks. I don't have a food processer. chris... Read more

  • Homeward Bound

    6/25/2015 5:01:45 PM, by ODONNELLEK

    I am a college kid with my own apartment and my own grocery list. I can choose what I keep in my kitchen to help keep myself on track. This weekend it's my birthday and I'm going home. which is problematic. When I'm home I have less control over what's prepared and no control over what's in the pa... Read more

  • Motivation

    6/24/2015 8:54:47 PM, by ODONNELLEK

    Ever since I can remember, there's been a comparison between myself and my cousin. It started with our parents, they're close but competitive. I don't think they even realized they were doing it, but they allowed their competition to include us. I didn't even realize how destructive it was to me,... Read more

  • Tomorrow--no morning appointments! So I can get to the pool!

    6/24/2015 8:48:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Between hubby's diabetes,rehab,weak swallowing muscles and my painful legs I have been missing lots of water aerobics classes. I need those times in the pool. Tomorrow I can get there! Yeah! The world will have to wait. chris... Read more

  • Chia crisp Breads

    6/24/2015 8:04:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    Chia Crispbreads 1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc) 1/4 cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup wholegrain flour 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil Serves 6-8 ----------------------------
    ---... Read more

  • Cyberbullying

    6/24/2015 6:10:06 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I learned, from the teaching tolerance magazine, a couple of resources for parents and friends to help their child or someone they know to avoid being a victim of or to deal with cyberbullying, promote positive self esteem, and in general encourage young people to use the internet safely and for doi... Read more

  • Last night's meltdown and feeling better today...

    6/24/2015 1:36:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Last night was hubby's first day home from rehab. It seemed totally overwhelming. 46 I had a good cry and talked somewhat to the wonderful aide I pay to put him in bed each night. Why am I suddenly overwhelmed? It has been 9 yrs. since his stroke and most things related to his care are in pl... Read more

  • Get FITT

    6/23/2015 9:09:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 The following is from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. 216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 Get FITT F – Frequency: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM... Read more

  • Trip updated

    6/23/2015 8:13:19 PM, by MREE777

    I was in a hurry this morning so did not give any details about the trip to Israel. The cost of $3900 includes round trip air fare from Austin, TX. Breakfast and dinner daily. Hotels. Tour bus, driver, and the BEST tour guide ever! (Bruce was our guide 4 years ago and I know Pastor Ti... Read more

  • Got results of two of the tests

    6/23/2015 4:52:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I had to call the doctor's office to see about the lung test tomorrow and where its at. I'm having the PFT tomorrow. I also asked about the results of the two tests that I had last week. Both CT Scan on my head and the EKG on my heart came back negative. The nurse thinks that the test that I am... Read more

  • I Will Not Be a Boring Novel

    6/23/2015 4:01:23 PM, by SOHLT4ME

    I love to read, and my tastes are very eclectic: history, short stories, autobiography, literature, mysteries. I can stay lost in a good book for days. Mostly I read novels. In high school, my English teacher told us that literature is built around conflict, usually (in the pre-aware languag... Read more

  • TRIP

    6/23/2015 8:27:33 AM, by MREE777

    I checked out the website for my home church in Austin and here it is-- Sept 24- October 3 2016 10 - days in the Holy Land $3,950 The trip I took with them 4 years ago was the most amazing experience of my life. It changed everything about how I view the Bible, Christ, God. It's li... Read more

  • Thank you! Spark administrators, what a great website!

    6/23/2015 7:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have so much fun here. And I meet such helpful and generous sparkers! 104 380 250 304 252 244 chris... Read more

  • Why do smart people think eating 500 cal. a day is good???

    6/22/2015 4:41:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    A good friend just told me that . She was already thin but last time we saw here she was thinner. Now she found an eating plan that will diagnose her health problems and the plan is 500 cal. per day. She said she just had a huge salad for lunch and was not hungry at all. She said some people lose 20... Read more

  • Streak-ette Becoming a STREAK!! Ya!

    6/22/2015 9:44:39 AM, by PATTYR81

    This is Week 2 of Streak-ette. 224 I haven't yet decided when I will consider it to be a Full Blown STREAK 20 ASTOUNDING news to me: I walked/jogged 5 days last week! Low jog step day was Day 1 at 200 and I ended Day 5 with 800!! 198 Scale not moving, but legs, tummy, arms notice... Read more

  • Ugh on the way that I've been feeling

    6/21/2015 9:56:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Sorry for the long delay but I've been feeling like crud for the past month. Headaches, chest pains, shortness of breath, numbness, and a few other things. I saw my regular doctor the beginning of the month. He sent me to a cardiologist 11 days ago. Hated the guy because he didn't pay any attention ... Read more

  • SP article: cutting arthritis risk with foods--foods I don't eat often!

    6/20/2015 7:09:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    If you are looking for a way to protect your body against arthritis, it may already be a part of your normal breakfast routine—orange juice. To receive the protective, anti-inflammatory benefits of beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin include 7-9 fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. ... Read more

  • Crazy Weather

    6/19/2015 11:06:33 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    That picture was from the Fox news..they posted it on Facebook today. Rapid City is about 25 miles North of me. Here is their latest post from about 1/2 hour ago. SVR THUNDERSTORM WARNING: NWS has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for central Meade and southeast Butte counties until 9:15... Read more

  • Rates of allergy symptoms in the US--each state compared...

    6/19/2015 7:26:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    symptoms.webmd.com/seasonal-al
    lergy-map-tool/default.htm Yup, my state, Connecticut has high allergy rating today!... Read more

  • Seasonal allergies are making me miserable!

    6/19/2015 6:53:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    The following chart says pollen is mostly low here in Hartford. Huh? But Sunday grass pollen will be very high! www.weather.com/forecast/pol
    len/l/ sorry this did not work--got any ideas? I also use Zyrtec daily and sometimes Mucinex as needed. Yesterday I felt pretty good. ... Read more

  • My Weekend

    6/18/2015 10:40:10 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I have Thursday & Friday off again this week, so this is my new weekend for now. Today was a beautiful sunny day, which was a bit surprising after the heavy rain, lightening and then a hail storm last night. After breakfast, I went to check out the museum here. It's the 1st time I have been to ... Read more

  • DHA research--

    6/18/2015 9:25:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    On my kitchen windowsill was a bottle of DHA and...something else. A small dropper bottle. I must have bought it for some reason. 24 Can't remember why. I was looking it up and found this: These research efforts, done with laboratory animals, used a level of DHA supplementation that would equat... Read more

  • A prayer posted by a good sparkfriend of mine. I am grateful for this prayer.

    6/18/2015 6:59:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    DEAR GOD, ENLIGHTEN WHAT'S DARK IN ME... STRENGTHEN WHAT'S WEAK IN ME... MEND WHAT'S BROKEN IN ME, BIND WHAT'S BRUISED IN ME, HEAL WHAT'S SICK IN ME, AND LASTLY... REVIVE WHATEVER PEACE AND LOVE HAS DIED IN ME Thank you my good sparkfriend for posting this. I am putting it in my blog so I... Read more

  • Thank you all for the birthday wishes! You made my day!

    6/17/2015 8:49:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • We have heard these tips before, but not bad to see them again. Plus Luminosity games! I do those g

    6/17/2015 8:42:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    Declining memory and dementia are not a normal part of aging. There are many things you can do now to prevent or reverse inflammation of the brain!  1.Add coconut oil to your diet. There is growing evidence that regular consumption of coconut oil may offer profound benefits in the fight ... Read more

  • There Is No Cure!

    6/17/2015 7:15:47 PM, by IMAVISION

    390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 Although difficult to watch, this is simply POWERFUL! biggeekdad.com/2015/06/there-i
    s-no-cure/ 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 For more on Holley Kitchen's story & a bit more concerning Metastatic Breast Cancer:... Read more

  • shortened thigh muscles causing leg not to bend--news to me!

    6/17/2015 12:20:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what my chiropractor told me I have. I never heard of this. I could not go to my water aerobics classes for about 2 months after my shoulder replacement surgery. The chiropractor said that is what caused my problem. It is the leg I had a knee meniscus tear worked on maybe 8 years ago. ... Read more

  • Um...it is my birthday....chris

    6/17/2015 12:14:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Blood Sugar

    6/17/2015 10:27:15 AM, by ODONNELLEK

    I'm only a couple days into my attempt at a lifestyle change and I've already had a bad day. I screwed up royally by letting my blood sugar get too low. Then I went to eat something later and NOTHING was enough. I was exhausted and frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. That said, now I know ... Read more

  • Naked Bike Ride

    6/16/2015 11:32:12 PM, by SOHLT4ME

    I am a walking tour guide in New Orleans, which keeps me moving through the French Quarter on a regular basis. The Quarter deserves its reputation of being a place where things ... happen. I never know when I leave home exactly what kind of story I'll have to tell when I get back. One of thos... Read more

  • Baby Streak-ette

    6/16/2015 8:08:03 PM, by PATTYR81

    I'm proud to report that I've made progress on my 100 Minute Plan items! 224 My first impulse is to write about what I DIDN'T accomplish. 18 - Purposefully reframing my results is that I DID accomplish: 1. At least 10 minute walk- yesterday with 200 JOG steps, today with 500 JOG st... Read more

  • trials

    6/16/2015 6:59:48 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    My Pastor gave me a Daily Devotional for the Chronically Ill that I have been reading. One scripture was powerful enough to bring me to tears, and not in a good way. It stated that trials are temporary because Heaven is eternal and even if I am not healed during my time on earth, I will be relieved ... Read more

  • lymphedema and lymphatic drainage

    6/15/2015 9:28:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had my 1 hour eval today. I know I have fluid buildup in my leg tissues. (doppler ultrasound proved it) And I have major pain. It has been a many year quest to work on fluid in my legs. Maybe I will now get help with this. I had no idea it would be so much work. The physical therapist spec... Read more

  • clark howard--save big money-- I need to try these!

    6/15/2015 2:39:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Save big money using these apps • Amazon Price Check - Scan a barcode or snap a picture of an item and then compare against Amazon prices. • BuyVia - Scan a barcode and compare against online prices. • Milo - Lets you search the shelves of local stores at home and on-the-go. • Pri... Read more

  • 100 Minute Plan

    6/15/2015 11:13:27 AM, by PATTYR81

    Today was the first day in what feels like forever that I woke up to an empty house. Well, no people that is. The 3 DDs, DH and DDBF are all off working and or staying with friends. Ahhhh I forgot how blissful it is to share my morning with the 3 doggies, 3 kitties and bunny. 338 172 240 2... Read more

  • starting week 6 on Atkins

    6/15/2015 9:50:26 AM, by MREE777

    I think I've found what works for me in the overall Atkins plan. What throws me off is when the unexpected happens, but I believe I'm learning how to flow with that without going overboard. For instance, my boss had a housewarming party. They served hot dogs, chips, cookies, and cupcakes. I ... Read more

  • Truvia?

    6/14/2015 9:01:49 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My Roomie has a box of this sweetener and let me try some in my coffee. The box says that 1 package provides the same sweetness as 2 teaspoons of sugar. So my 1/2 a package shoulda been like having 1 spoonful of sugar. I think 1 spoonful of sugar woulda tasted better. I usually drink plain black co... Read more

  • An awe-inspiring joy to watch!

    6/14/2015 11:40:07 AM, by IMAVISION

    268 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 345 268 I found this to be very impressive! Simply astonishing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I. God bless your Sunday in unrepeatable & glorious ways! 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 biggeekdad.com/2014/06/sand-anRead more

  • I did it--took hazardous waste stuff to collection day for our town!

    6/14/2015 11:12:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just pushed myself to collect the hazardous chemicals to discard. Today was the collection day. I have been waiting for this day for almost a year. Really, I was not sure I could get this job done. When all the things were still here, this job seemed not worth doing. I know it... Read more

  • I wet my pants reading this about the paleo eating plan!

    6/14/2015 10:50:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.popsugar.com/fitness/Paleo
    -Diet-Experience-37631676?
    utm_content=buffer6cf29&ut
    m_medium=social&utm_source
    =facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer... Read more

  • Making progress toward selling the condo....STUFF!

    6/14/2015 10:04:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    How on earth can people amass so much stuff! I wish I could show you a nice living room with a couch and decorative tables, and perfect bedrooms , a lovely organized office, sparkling bathrooms..... I will get there. Thankfully, moving in date has been postponed a ffew times. Now it is moved to ... Read more

  • I am seeing real progress toward moving! more to come

    6/14/2015 9:57:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    you all have been hearing my woes about putting our condo on the market. Maybe 2 years daily I think of the huge task and often got overwhelmed. I am pretty much doing it alone and caregiving and worrying about a grown daughter's problems. Not to mention my own sluggish metabolism, shoulder su... Read more

  • Freezing mashed avocado--yes add lemon juice to it before freezing!

    6/13/2015 8:55:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I should have explained that. Sorry. chris... Read more

  • I keep putting off a task related to selling this condo...

    6/13/2015 8:53:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    There is a hazardous waste drive going on. I really, really need to collect our stuff and take it there tomorrow! I am very lucky it is happening now. It is actually the perfect time for me to get rid of this stuff! Our site is a Jewish synagogue! Weird, isn't it? And because of that they are ... Read more

  • More on

    6/13/2015 4:47:24 PM, by OLDEROWL

    In another forum AJDOVER challenged my conclusion that Let Go, Let God was a most important Al-Anon slogan. She said the importance of each slogan depended upon the circumstances. She also said that to her this slogan was a call for one to pause and examine his or her motives, or agenda, before act... Read more

  • It's Sunny Outside

    6/12/2015 12:46:07 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The rain & fog has gone, so today I can see the presidents on the mountain again. There was a loooong line of traffic of people coming in this morning after I finished breakfast. Today they actually had burritos with eggs, sausage, and cheese. For lunch they will have pork chop sandwiches or bu... Read more

  • Peel avocados the right way to get the most benefit--who knew!

    6/12/2015 11:38:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    To Maximize Benefits, Peel Your Avocado the Right Way the following is from Dr. Fuhrman but I have read the same thing (reducing cholesterol with avocadoes) in other places. There is actual research! chris "Interestingly, the manner in which you de-skin your avocado can affect how... Read more

  • Stop Eating CRAP...a wonderful blog by a sparkfriend!

    6/12/2015 8:39:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you, TREKPURRSON! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a
    sp?blog_id=5933734 carbs (I changed this from carbonated drinks) I love breads, crackers, cookies.....my downfall! R? oops--I need to look this up---refined sugars artificial "foods" preservative... Read more

  • Let go and Let God

    6/11/2015 8:18:37 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This is one of the most important slogans of the Al-Anon program, or for mitigating any stressful relationship, but it is important to not abuse it by turning it into a mandate for displaying utter apathy toward the others need for compassion and understanding. Instead the slogan is meant to help u... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #8

    6/11/2015 5:45:01 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Honesty & frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest & frank anyway!" & "The good you do today will be forgotten. Do good anyway!" ~ Mother Teresa - Catholic Nun & Missionary 195 ... Read more

  • Day Off: Wet & Foggy

    6/11/2015 10:37:09 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    The calender says today is Thursday but its my weekend. It has been rainy a few days in the week that I have been here. This morning it is also foggy outside. I was not in the mood to get dressed to ride the shuttle up to the EDR (employee dining room). All they seem to have for hot food is scr... Read more

  • Wishing you......

    6/11/2015 9:01:32 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Rearrange the letters...results are hard to believe!

    6/11/2015 8:45:24 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Never ever give up

    6/10/2015 9:20:51 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER_V

    Never ever give up Because you are worth begging Healthy & Fit My before photo Jan 2014 My photo now may2015... Read more

  • Short Quiz #6 (for fun)!

    6/9/2015 12:43:24 AM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Number of Americans who struggle to digest milk? 1) About 34 million 2) About 50 million 3) About 67 million Which musician was not born in New Orleans? 1) Louis Armstrong 2) Aaron Neville 3) Patti LaBelle ... Read more

  • Thank you!

    6/8/2015 7:45:49 PM, by MREE777

    for the great picnic suggestions! I brought deviled eggs, chicken salad, fruit salad, and home made, low carb biscuits. Some pix of the day: ... Read more

  • Week of 08-14 June 2015

    6/8/2015 6:30:15 PM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    MONDAY: Started off today with a busy morning getting everything ready, I spent so much time last night tidying the house and doing laundry that I forgot to prepare my lunch, get gas in the car and get my gym/uniform ready. I managed it all in about 20 minutes and got out the door. Today wa... Read more

  • Zucchini Corn Bread--this is the first time I have heard of this-sounds good.

    6/7/2015 8:12:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1 medium zucchini grated and 1 egg. Mix (add a little water if Mix is dry) bake according to box directions. No milk as zucchini is the substitute. chris... Read more

  • Suggestions needed

    6/7/2015 8:11:23 AM, by MREE777

    My roommate,sister-in-law, and I are planning a girl's day out tomorrow. We plan to go to the Dallas Arboretum and enjoy the flowers. We want to pack a picnic lunch. Any suggestions on what to pack when you're on the Atkins diet would be helpful! All I can come up with is deviled eggs.... Read more

  • Garden Prep day

    6/6/2015 8:55:55 PM, by FANCYQTR

    Today my neighbor tilled my garden plot so it would be good and deep. It wore me out just watching him try to get that rototiller through there. So the garden is a little clumpy, but a lot better than it would have been otherwise. We added garden soil and compost and he tilled that in, ... Read more

  • Poignant Reminder: D-Day Salute From An 11-Year-Old

    6/6/2015 3:14:29 PM, by IMAVISION

    232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 Very moving account of one young boy's touching tribute to those who died on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day - seventy years ago today. We must never forget those fellow Americans (as well as others, who comprised the Allied Forces) who died there. ... Read more

  • Think (Al-Anon Slogan)

    6/6/2015 7:32:50 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Think before speaking since thoughts spoken when the mind is not quiet and calm can lead to self harm just as a bee kills itself when it stings you. To give impulsive criticism, display impatience or hostility, or speak words of anger all tend to sting you back. A thoughtful word will make the sit... Read more

  • Humor for lexophiles--enjoy! More on the link page...

    6/5/2015 11:39:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    HUMOR FOR LEXOPHILES I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me. Police were called to a day care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now. The roundest knight at King A... Read more

  • Eat beans to stop craving pizza? Whaduya think?

    6/4/2015 8:35:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    480 You are craving: Cheese, pizza, pasta Your body needs: Carbs, proteins Try: Lean chicken, whole grain cereals or bread, bean salad, bean chili, baked potatoes, brazil nuts, oily fish, avocados, broccoli You are craving: Chocolate Your body needs: Magnesium Try: High energy ... Read more

  • I need ideas for meals my newly diagnosed husband will eat.

    6/4/2015 8:06:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    In rehab, he is confined and only gets the meals they serve him. His blood sugar levels have become stable. But I know at home he will be doing his normal thing of refusing to eat any vegetables. He is so hungry into the 3rd week of rehab that he even ate some zucchini tonight! The meal was sh... Read more

  • Why is everything so difficult! Dr. error with my meds....

    6/4/2015 2:19:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    The doctor wanted to see me. I went. He said my blood test showed too high thyroid. So he ordered new pills. I went to CVS, got them. They were the same dosage as I got before. I called the doctor--could not get through! I tried every choice on the phone. One said they don't subscribe to this servic... Read more

  • Kitchen changes to help me lose weight! note: lose, not loose.....

    6/4/2015 2:14:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Very beautiful visuals!www.livescience.com/36
    781-kitchen-changes-help-l
    ose-weight.html I need to freeze things in smaller portions! I need to make my already prepped veggies and fruits more visible in the refrigerator. I definitely need to eat at the table--but boy am I resis... Read more

  • floccinaucinihilipilifica
    tion Oh yeah! I had to share this for all you word lovers!

    6/4/2015 12:33:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    floccinaucinihilipilificatio
    n "Oh boy! Say this one 10 times! chris) \flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-u
    h-pil-uh-fi-KEY-shuh n\ noun 1. Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language). Q... Read more

  • I needed a laugh... this is what came up on the internet...

    6/2/2015 8:36:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    LAPD Undercover Officers dressed as women to catch a purse-snatcher, 1960 for a bigger photo see the link... www.teamjimmyjoe.com/2015/06/2
    9-historical-photos-fun-am
    azing-and-unbelievable/... Read more

  • No More Excuses!

    6/2/2015 8:29:05 PM, by IMAVISION

    364 363 403 324 359 362 237 313 318 332 The following comes from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. Four fitness strategies to add activity to your family’s daily life. It is time to make fitness fit into your life. God bless us all... Read more

  • TENS machine for my home. I sure hope this and leg deep tissue massage and the many chiropractor tri

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