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  • Journal Challenge - another prompt I saved

    10/31/2014 4:00:25 PM, by KARENGROSS

    This is a prompt I saved since it peaked by interest. Make a simple "Life Balance Assessment" by listing a few areas in your life that might require more attention. My faith needs more attention. Right now I am going through the motions. Although I pray often, I feel selfish since most o... Read more

  • Journal challenge

    10/31/2014 3:46:21 PM, by KARENGROSS

    While today is the end of a 30-day challenge and journey, what is opening up for you right now? Write about how it went for you, including the high points, accomplishments, and any places of disconnect or disappointment. Take inventory of the lessons learned, and write about the New Beginning ... Read more

  • 3 to 5 things I like about my body

    10/31/2014 1:09:11 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    I guess I can't say nothing I would have said that before but my arms though still flabby are getting pretty strong. I can lift blocks and bricks and can carry 2 blocks for a short distance now. My legs short and stubby they are are also pretty strong. They carry me all over and help me to get the... Read more

  • ESI is probably not a surgery ?

    10/31/2014 10:56:53 AM, by IGNITEME101

    After talk... Read more

  • Today I am grateful For

    10/30/2014 9:53:00 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    today I am grateful for my husband and our 3 girls. I am grateful for my friends who encourage me. I am grateful I am not sick like I was in the spring.... Read more

  • Too cold

    10/30/2014 8:05:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    The temperatures today didn't get out of the 40s today. It was a bad day to wear a maxi dress. But we weren't out in it for long periods of time. Tomorrow is suppose to be the same way. So I'm going to be wearing the same thing as I wore yesterday. My new hoodie and sweatpants. I have the strangest ... Read more

  • More appointments

    10/29/2014 9:45:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, dad has a neurologist next month on the 11th and then back to the doctor he saw today on the 17th of next month. So next month is going to be busy for dad. If we go to Ohio it will be after the 17th. I better post that on Facebook so my brothers know what's happening. Was going to do it earlie... Read more

  • Meals after I have shoulder surgery

    10/29/2014 3:11:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    SendaMeal.com Somehow I ran across this website. They are having a special. Instead of $299 it is $199 for delivered meals! The meals come frozen in dry ice. I am pretty sure they are already cooked. I ordered the 5 meals package. For $199 I could not make such me... Read more

  • Moon-Pie Stuff I never knew!

    10/29/2014 3:02:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    A moon pie or MoonPie[1] is a confection, popular in parts of the United States, which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. The snack is often associ... Read more

  • you should read this

    10/29/2014 1:27:56 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    many of my are dealing with health issues similar to mine. I have been doing extensive research to figure out what is going on with my body, and found this article to be incredibly informative. www.stopthethyroidmadnes
    s.com/lyme-disease/ as someone diagnosed with ... Read more

  • levelheaded

    10/29/2014 10:57:37 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    well, TOM is packing up, preparing to leave THANKFULLY. As my hormones regulate, everything seems to be going back to "normal". My headache is significantly less even with a weather change and I dont have that massive pressure built up behind my eyes. I am no longer limping, my back isnt spasming an... Read more

  • Are you in pain and suffering?

    10/29/2014 8:33:59 AM, by IGNITEME101

    My HELP COMES FROM THE ONE WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH Turn around! MORE & MORE WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS ISSUE: ... Read more

  • Once a year

    10/29/2014 5:01:42 AM, by SWEISSER

    It seems like I am here once a year. I feel renewed in my effort. Maybe because I am turning 50 in 3 days and I haven't met my goal. I don't have the same exuberance as before but that is a good thing because I feel calm resolve instead. I know me. I know my needs. I am ready.... Read more

  • Another appointment changed

    10/28/2014 10:10:02 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    The appointment that dad was suppose to of had on Thursday got moved to tomorrow at 10:10am. I have no idea why though. Got my hoodie today and dad his shirt that has the football playoffs for our high school football team who are undefeated. My hoodie fits perfectly Not too tight and not too l... Read more

  • For Halloween--Toxic Waste Soup a recipe from from SP

    10/28/2014 8:27:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1
    26446 ... Read more

  • 10 great tricks to save you from Halloween sweets

    10/28/2014 8:21:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/nutrition_articles.as
    p?id=1389 ... Read more

  • scared

    10/28/2014 9:53:16 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    Thank you all for reading my blogs and sending kind, supportive messages. I am scared. That seems to be the main emotion that I can pinpoint. I am so scared about my appointment next week that it is all I can think about. What if they finally find out what has been plaguing me? What if it requi... Read more

  • Doctor appointment rescheduled

    10/27/2014 9:42:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well dad was suppose to of had a doctor appointment today at 3:45pm but the doctor had surgery to be at and had to reschedule it on November 7th at 4pm. This is the 2nd doctor that had to reschedule due to emergency surgery. But we didn't waste time. We stopped at the dealership that we got the van ... Read more

  • countdown!

    10/27/2014 11:06:05 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I am counting down the days until I see my new doctor for a second opinion. Last week was absolute h-e-doublehockeysticks. I had 4 anxiety attacks, suicidal thoughts, headaches and pain all over. Friday morning I got my period for the 2nd time this month (not fair) and everything but the pain and he... Read more

  • VICTORY in the MIDST of FAILURE: EXERCISE!! quotes

    10/27/2014 9:42:08 AM, by IGNITEME101

    my I today will be a mad Monday!! Psalm 121:1-6 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee wi... Read more

  • New dresses

    10/26/2014 9:41:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I will post pictures of my new dresses in the album on here so all of you can see them. I'm having trouble uploading them onto the entry. But if I get anymore pictures I will.... Read more

  • Long time no Blog

    10/26/2014 2:12:27 PM, by ITSALWAYSABTME

    I think I've been avoiding spark because I was embarrassed that I wasn't making the right choices. Thinkgs at work have been super crazy in the fact my schedule has been changed several times. I eas working nights for several months... Read more

  • Long time no Blog

    10/26/2014 2:10:12 PM, by ITSALWAYSABTME

    I think I've been avoiding spark because I was embarrassed that I wasn't making the right choices. Thinkgs at work have been super crazy in the fact my schedule has been changed several times. I eas working nights for several months and I LOVED it. Combining a schedule that totally works for my nig... Read more

  • One more

    10/26/2014 11:30:39 AM, by MREE777

    This is a link about the Gift of Christmas production at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. It's not a youtube of a whole performance, more of an overview of the production, but I thought you might enjoy it. I agree, it's not like Bethlehem. It's a Texas megachurch. (I attend a small c... Read more

  • Website: Eating Well Wow!

    10/26/2014 10:01:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.eatingwell.com/ ... Read more

  • Dieting one-liners

    10/26/2014 9:38:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    In comments--please tell us your favorite one liner! Thanks, chris FUNNY DIET ONE-LINERS: 1. I KEEP TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT IT KEEPS FINDING ME. 2. Whether you want to be thick or thin IS A MATTER OF TASTE!!! --Daniel Worona. 7. HUMOR BUTTON: CAUTION: HU... Read more

  • More Fun buttons to wear! Lots more on their web page!

    10/26/2014 9:30:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    It almost makes me want to order some of these buttons... chris... Read more

  • Fun buttons to wear! Lots more on their web page!

    10/26/2014 9:28:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.wackybuttons.com/ I know the site is for ordering buttons, but I am having fun just posting them! chris ... Read more

  • I love this website for information about caring for a loved one.

    10/26/2014 8:57:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been getting emails from this website for a couple of years now. I love it. www.agingcare.com/ There are experts here. And there are "just" opportunities to chat with people about their experiences. chris... Read more

  • Turmeric can hinder blood clotting..so don't use before surgery. Oh!

    10/26/2014 7:36:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.101cookbooks.com/arc
    hives/turmeric-tea-recipe.
    html There is a good recipe here for turmeric tea. But I will forgo the turmeric till well after my shoulder surgery. chris... Read more

  • Turmeric-- I am trying to learn recipes for this spice. Help!

    10/26/2014 7:30:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    The 2 following web pages have tons of info about turmeric. With photos! foodfacts.mercola.com/tu
    rmeric.html simplygre... Read more

  • Too slow of a day

    10/25/2014 9:47:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Just wish that today went a little faster than it did. Time felt like it went by slow. I'm hoping that tomorrow will go faster. I'm going to wear the other new dress tomorrow. I will take a picture of myself in the picture and get the photos onto the laptop so I can post the pics on here. Yest... Read more

  • Celebrating

    10/25/2014 11:37:55 AM, by MREE777

    One of the things I'm most looking forward to in the next couple of months is seeing the Gift of Christmas performed by volunteers at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. I'm going to share one of my favorite performances from last year's production. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    ... Read more

  • Muffin Generator online

    10/25/2014 9:10:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    vrya.net/muffinator.php This has enabled me to invent recipes with just the ingredients listed for my 4 Day Rotation Eating Plan. Note: I am not supposed to have wheat, rye, oats, and dairy. I am sure you can ... Read more

  • God's timing is perfect

    10/25/2014 9:00:35 AM, by MREE777

    He is perfect in all His ways. But, this past month has given me a greater appreciation for God's timing in my own life. This past month: *I started the financial peace class which teaches you how to build an emergency fund, how to get out of debt, how to choose the right insurance, and... Read more

  • And you thought vegetables weren't funny...

    10/25/2014 3:21:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    MORE: www.arseforums.com/phpBB
    /viewtopic.php?t=7455&p=11
    6601 ... Read more

  • Here is a joke easy to remember...

    10/25/2014 3:12:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why did the Tomato go out with a prune? Because he couldn’t find a date! ... Read more

  • Added B12 into my life

    10/24/2014 9:47:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm adding a B12 pill into my life and I'm glad that I did. My energy is a lot better than it has been. I'm glad that I took it because today we had a lot of driving. We went to the same place that we went to last week in Pekin, IL, to pick up one part this time. I did take a couple of naps but they... Read more

  • Hallelujah!

    10/24/2014 6:55:33 PM, by MREE777

    Progress report from oral surgeon--the antibiotics are working and I should be completely healthy in 2 weeks!!! Thank You, Jesus!... Read more

  • SP article: Foods that Cut Your Risk for ARTHRITIS

    10/24/2014 3:41:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • a girls only blog

    10/24/2014 11:56:37 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    okay ladies I need advice! This week has been awful. I've had 4 anxiety attacks this week. I have been depressed, thinking very bad bad thoughts and overall lazy. My fibro pain is terrible and all over. My memory sucks and I cannot seem to form a sentence that makes sense. Then BOOM, this... Read more

  • Losing weight and new clothes

    10/23/2014 9:55:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I'm down to 210 pounds. This past Saturday I was up to 215 pounds and I'm glad that I'm down at the 30 pound weight loss. I have another 15 to get back down to where I was before the 32 pound weight gain. I've lost 65 pounds since I was a senior in high school. I was 275 pounds in 1997. My mom... Read more

  • Smile...it is infectious!

    10/23/2014 7:53:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Points to ponder about Halloween.....

    10/23/2014 3:15:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    For Halloween I'm going to write "Life" on a plain white T-shirt and hand out lemons to strangers ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    10/22/2014 9:42:52 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a beautiful day. Got a haircut while we were running errands. Here's a new picture of my youngest niece Heather and grandniece Katelynn. Love them both. My weight is down to 211 pounds. I didn't get my usual cue t... Read more

  • Am I wrong?

    10/22/2014 5:04:45 PM, by HIKING-4-ME

    So I went to my regular doctor and my Obgyn - yeah I know exciting The regular dr didnt reference my weight loss (about 40 lbs since I've seen him). My obgyn did (about 30 lbs since I've seen him) he said Congrats and asked specific questions about how. Is it weird the regular dr didn... Read more

  • Done--my first deep tissue massage for my shoulder.

    10/22/2014 5:01:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 minutes of mild to more than mild pain but I know I needed this. She is a real expert in deep tissue massage. I have tried to find someone off an don for many years. My wonderful chiropractor has this woman work once a week in his office. Maybe 2 years ago I asked my Physical Therapy Office... Read more

  • FAILURE in the midst of victory's

    10/21/2014 11:25:28 PM, by IGNITEME101

    LOWEST POINT IS MANY TIMES OUR BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH: TAKE THE EASIEST WAY OUT FOR FAILURE: IN OR OUT MEANS NO PLACE IN THE MIDDLE: ... Read more

  • Clothes sorted out

    10/21/2014 9:42:35 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, got my clothes sorted out and I hardly have any clothes left. I had so far 5 shirts and 5 pants. I will add more when I do laundry. At least 1 each. Here's a break down: 2 t-shirts 1 Green Bay Packers jersey 2 sweatshirts 2 shorts 1 pair of jeans 1 pair of sweatpants I wil... Read more

  • How does your state rate in Long Term Care

    10/21/2014 8:44:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.npr.org/blogs/health
    /2014/06/19/323356217/how-
    your-state-rates-in-terms-
    of-long-term-care I love in CT and next year hope to move near my family in Western NY--near Buffalo. Both of these states rate in the second quadrille. The results use a set of cr... Read more

  • SPAT October challenge-- I am 71% there!

    10/21/2014 8:11:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought I'd even get close to this many steps. Hurray for water aerobics. On land exercising hurts me but in the pool, I feel I can do anything! chris... Read more

  • Arctic Zero frozen dessert --150 cal. per pint

    10/21/2014 7:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been eating ice cream in the evenings. I just tried strawberry Arctic Zero, I was happy to find it in my grocery store. It is not as dense as ice cream but not bad. One serving is 1/2 cup at 37 calories. No fat, just protein and carbs. I have not found an ingredient list yet. It c... Read more

  • Motivation

    10/21/2014 10:57:24 AM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    Today I have been very motivated. I have cooked healthy foods and prepared a meal plan for the week. I have done 30 minutes of walking and worked on my plank challenge. I also had the help of a 2.2 lb weight loss at today's weight check. That helped me realize that I don't have to have a perfect ... Read more

  • swelling is back

    10/21/2014 8:53:59 AM, by MREE777

    praying that the dentist will be able to help today and won't send me to the hospital. the dentist says that because I don't have a headache or a fever and the swelling is going down that I'm doing well. However, because the swelling is hard he's concerned that there's an abscess that he can't... Read more

  • Needing to change my wardrobe

    10/20/2014 8:34:19 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    A lot of my clothes are needing to be changed. My XL sweatpants are too big. I need to get at least a large. Every once in a while I'm having to pull up my sweatpants because they want to slide down. I need to get new jeans because the two pair that I have are 22W and I need to wear a belt with them... Read more

  • Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear.

    10/20/2014 8:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris... Read more

  • free exercise DVD and great website NIH

    10/20/2014 6:38:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.nia.nih.gov/ https://order.nia.nih.go
    v/health/publication/order
    /MS033 National Institute for Health your tax dollars at work chris... Read more

  • So I started P90X3 yesterday...

    10/20/2014 9:40:35 AM, by FITMAMA_

    So I started P90X3 yesterday... I have been in a little funk since summer on my exercising. I started working a part time night job and I have been having a hard time getting my butt to the gym. I am limited on the times I can go due to my daughter's nursing hours, so that makes it a little m... Read more

  • healing

    10/20/2014 9:11:49 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    All I want to do is heal. I want to move forward. I do not want to keep re-living the past & pain that comes with it. But my parents refuse to let me forget that 6 months ago, I cancelled my wedding. I wasnt ready for several reasons and it was the best thing to do at that time. My parents... Read more

  • A boring day

    10/19/2014 8:24:39 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a boring day after church and lunch. The only thing that I did was watch Law and Order SVU marathon on USA and I have seen those episodes over and over again since I've started watching them a few months ago. So I decided to turn off my TV and put a music CD in my laptop and listen to it w... Read more

  • Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt

    10/19/2014 3:03:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. I drank lots of water. I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms Later more water. No coffee. After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. 3:00 PM ... Read more

  • Catholic stamps?

    10/19/2014 10:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."... Read more

  • a link to more bloopers--enjoy!

    10/19/2014 9:53:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.angelfire.com/tx4/Bu
    lletinBloopers/ I could not resist..... 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's... Read more

  • more...

    10/19/2014 9:52:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream socia... Read more

  • a few more if you can stand it...

    10/19/2014 9:48:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    12. Ushers will eat latecomers. 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ... Read more

  • for ALICIA 214-MORE CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS

    10/19/2014 9:44:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. My personal favorite. chris 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and... Read more

  • journal challenge

    10/19/2014 1:15:36 AM, by KARENGROSS

    Often our greatest strengths can be found in our weaknesses. Becoming familiar and comfortable with our own vulnerability can yield some real nuggets of wisdom. Consider the following inquiries in your journal: Where am I most vulnerable? I feel vulnerable when I am challenged on something I... Read more

  • A gloomy day

    10/18/2014 9:24:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today has been a gloomy day. Not in mood but in weather wise. We had clouds outside and it was windy. We went up to Target to get a couple of birthday cards for my youngest niece. Her birthday is this coming Tuesday so we got them today. I will get them ready to get mailed out on Monday. My sis... Read more

  • Green Chili Time

    10/18/2014 8:21:22 PM, by FANCYQTR

    The garden center I have been going to this year started roasting green chili this year and to go along with that idea they had a Green Chili Cookoff today. It took me a while to decide to enter, but I thought it would be a fun t... Read more

  • A few more church bloopers...

    10/18/2014 1:26:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. Please use the back door. 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. ... Read more

  • Bloopers in church bulletins ...

    10/18/2014 1:21:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” 9.Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Ar... Read more

  • Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew?

    10/18/2014 9:08:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? chris recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?rec... Read more

  • Too long of a day

    10/17/2014 10:23:20 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was too long of a day. Dad had his xrays this morning. His hemorohoids bled on him most of the time we were there but stopped before we left. We picked up parts and dropped off parts for the garage here in town. Dropped off what we got when we were up there at the garage here in own and then ... Read more

  • exercise v. movement

    10/17/2014 9:43:37 PM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    I hate the idea of exercising. It isn't that I don't like the activity. It's the emotion that occurs when I hear the words. I try very hard to move more and add more movement every day. I walk my son to preschool.and take the long way home. I do a lot of house work and do a lot of standing and movi... Read more

  • Gadgets to slow down eating! OMG! Interesting but not recommended at all!

    10/17/2014 7:26:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    bite counter www.telegraph.co.uk/food
    anddrink/foodanddrinknews/
    11036650/Bite-Counter-is-1
    00-bites-per-day-the-secre
    t-to-weight-loss.html the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast www.hapi.com/product/hap
    ifork This calculates... Read more

  • Stuffed pepper soup--done and frozen!

    10/17/2014 4:59:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • a laugh for today.

    10/17/2014 4:20:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    At a particular convent, the nuns lived under a vow of silence that could be broken only once a year. One year, at the appointed time, the clock struck 12 noon as the nuns were eating lunch and one spoke up and said, "This soup is terrible." A year passed, and at the appointed time, another sister v... Read more

  • What To Do When My Jeans R Getting Tight

    10/17/2014 10:04:55 AM, by PATTYR81

    I'm feeling a bit bloggish today. A first for a long while. So some random thoughts: This title came to me and I liked it. Don't know if what follows relates, but it captures one of my concerns this week. Also this week I had the first primary care dr physical since 2011. I've sw... Read more

  • Long and productive day

    10/16/2014 9:55:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad had his appointment with our regular doctor about his hemorrhoids. The doctor wants dad to see another doctor to get a colonoscopy on the 27th. Dad is overdue for one. Tomorrow he has xrays on his right shoulder. I mowed the yard and the neighbor's ditch in front of the chain link fence i... Read more

  • food storage timer- I need this for the whole refrigerator!

    10/16/2014 9:04:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    wasabimountain.com/blog/
    2013/6/6/kitchen-safe ... Read more

  • Like Deja Vu all over again!

    10/16/2014 4:01:47 PM, by LEIGHOC

    Okay. I'm here. So many things in my life have changed. Some good, some not so good. But I'm freakin' here. I need help. I know that I lose weight when i have people who I can talk to and relate to who aren't judging me. Are you there? I feel like I am fighting my family curse all by mysel... Read more

  • taken for granted

    10/16/2014 2:36:11 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I never realized how many things I had taken for granted. Even how many things I still take for granted in my life. Today I realized how used to my limitations I have gotten and its made me thankful and sad all at once. Bending to do laundry causes pain in my legs, back and makes walking or ev... Read more

  • Trip to the shoulder surgeon.

    10/16/2014 7:38:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I saw the shoulder surgeon yesterday. His main statement was that it was up to me. He said people live with what I have but he is more than happy to do the shoulder replacement if I want it. He said nothing short of that would really help me. I mentioned the P-EMF machine at my chiropractor's. I s... Read more

  • one good thing

    10/16/2014 5:55:59 AM, by MREE777

    about having oral surgery: you eat less! I am restricted to cool, soft foods. My total intake yesterday was 1 cup yogurt, 2 chocolate pudding cups, 1 child sized Wendy's frosty. The pain is controllable, the swelling has gone down--Praise God!--but the bleeding continues and the doctor said it... Read more

  • from PIXIE-LICIOUS --Thank You!

    10/15/2014 6:54:58 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Back on track!!

    10/15/2014 5:21:16 PM, by ANGELWINGS2580

    Today I am getting back on track. This past weekend was my 2nd year anniversary to my sweet and adorable husband. he surprised to and took me to Helen, GA. it's such a cute little German town and lots to do there and the surrounding areas. While we where there I didn't eat the healthiest but tried t... Read more

  • Feeling bored while waiting

    10/15/2014 4:20:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We're at my dad's 2nd appointment of the day in Peoria, IL. He went back to see the doctor about 15 minutes ago and I'm glad that I brought my laptop with me so I can have something to do while I'm waiting for him to come out. I can't believe how my energy has stayed up with all the running aro... Read more

  • Update

    10/15/2014 1:37:23 PM, by MREE777

    The dentist called this morning to see how I was doing. When I told him the swelling, although still bad, was down a lot, he asked me to come in. Result: the dentist was able to do the work right there! I did NOT have to go to the surgeon! I do have to go back tomorrow so that the dentist ca... Read more

  • oh no, I refuse to gain this weight back!! pics included

    10/15/2014 12:37:21 PM, by IGNITEME101

    a self portrait ( I made changes to a painting I 1st published/copyright in 2009) Yes, I wear glasses now, too: I was upset because I've gained weight since I last posted about NOT gaining weight!! Since then, I've been on m... Read more

  • Sugery today

    10/15/2014 9:14:53 AM, by MREE777

    Yesterday I woke up and my face was swollen. I looked like I had swallowed a baseball. I called in sick and my boss insisted that I go to her dentist. She could not help me. I went back to the dentist who wanted to pull teeth, but he could not help me. He scheduled me for oral surgery tod... Read more

  • Journal Challenge

    10/14/2014 10:44:09 PM, by KARENGROSS

    When do you feel most connected to your sense of self-worth? What are you doing? Who are you with? When I do my hobbies I feel so good. Also when I network I feel like I am in my groove. I have said over and over, it takes ALL my energy to GET there but when I am there I am great. ... Read more

  • Positivity

    10/14/2014 9:16:12 PM, by BROADWAYMAVEN

    No one is more sympathetic or supportive as I am. I have dedicated myself to supporting women for the first few months postpartum to feel more comfortable finest and at ease. Unfortunately, I do not seem to understand how to do the same for myself. I set incredibly high standards for myself and ra... Read more

  • No energy boost today

    10/14/2014 8:16:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Didn't get the energy boost. Thought that I had it but didn't. Tomorrow is going to be busy with dad's 2 doctor's appointments in 2 different towns. One in Galesburg, IL, (half an hour to the north) with his chiropractor. The other in Peoria, IL, (an hour to the east) with his heart doctor. So I wil... Read more

  • 365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 ~ 1 Week to go!

    10/14/2014 6:14:09 PM, by ALMYEARTHLYBEST

    365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 52 days since my last blog! I am wrapping up 365 days of "something" in the next week. What a disappointment! A failure really! Not at all what I intended it to be! Not even close! What's the point of going on? It's time to just bury this year and mo... Read more

  • Energy has leveled off but wishes that it was higher

    10/13/2014 9:40:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My energy has gone up and leveled up but wishes that it was higher. I have a lot to do before we go to Ohio (whenever that will be). I have done things that have boosted it but its not boosting it. I'm going to try something tomorrow to see it might work. I haven't figured it out yet but I should b... Read more

  • Thank you!

    10/13/2014 8:40:03 AM, by MREE777

    For your prayers and advice! I crave them! 4 of the teeth that need to come out are my wisdom teeth. One tooth is one that never grew in all the way. The other 5 are the result of the horrible dental experience I had when I was 18. I decided then never to go to a dentist again. Bad choice... Read more

  • be careful what you pray for--you may get it!

    10/12/2014 11:21:42 PM, by MREE777

    sorry I haven't posted in a while... For the past few years I've been praying that God would give me all new teeth or restore my teeth to perfection. Well, the infection is back from the broken tooth. I finally broke down and went to the dentist. He told me that there are three teeth in ... Read more

  • Energy is coming back

    10/12/2014 9:52:31 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My energy is coming back. My TOM is almost over and I've been eating things that have helped before that I pretty much forgot that gave me energy. I'm not as tired as I am usually at night. I'm usually tired right about now. I'm hoping that it keeps on going up by the time we have a busy week since ... Read more

  • still no soda - for the most part. Journal Challenge

    10/12/2014 8:53:26 PM, by KARENGROSS

    I had a huge drink yesterday and felt sick most of the evening. Had water when we ate dinner. Drinking water right now for the rest of the evening. Journal challenge. I remember... Visiting the kids this weekend makes me remember when they were all little and under foot. I don't b... Read more

  • DAY 4 (of 4) eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:45:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    amaranth buckwheat rice beets jalapeno peppers okra parsnip Portobello mushrooms scallions spinach squash swiss chard turnip cantaloupe lemon olives orange pumpkin watermelon chicken livers clams haddock ... Read more