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  • I'm in a good mood today

    9/21/2014 9:49:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I walked to and from church this morning. Shaved a minute each way from last week's time. Last week it took me 18 minutes each way to go to church and back home. Today it took me 17 minutes each way to go to church and back home. Same route both times to and from church. It might be because I'm not ... Read more

  • Gluten free and/or Low Carb

    9/21/2014 12:26:48 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I really do wish that Sparkpeople would add a gluten free meal plan to their meal plans or even a low carb plan. I really need to eat both and would love to use their meal plans. Does anyone else eat gluten free or low carb and use their meal plans?... Read more

  • It gets easier...or does it?

    9/21/2014 10:30:40 AM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    I've been an avid runner for about 6 years now. I originally began this running journey as a way to lose some weight, to get me outside a bit more often and to try and conquer something that I had attempted many times in the past, but always quit wondering why I started in the first place. Running... Read more

  • Another request--or rather a request being revived

    9/21/2014 8:38:06 AM, by MREE777

    About 2 weeks ago I broke a tooth. It got infected. I took antibiotics and it seemed to get better, but stopped taking the antibiotic when I developed hives. Now the infection is much worse. My jaw line, under my chin, and down my throat are swollen and painful. Not only do I not have any m... Read more

  • Another full day of boosting my mood

    9/20/2014 9:24:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I did the same workout DVD this morning as I did yesterday and went out and trimmed where I didn't get with the push mower yesterday. The trimming took me 17 minutes to do. I trimmed a couple of trees. I had to because I kept on hitting them when I was mowing. My mood has been so great and I ha... Read more

  • Yeah! (A low energy person) I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter!

    9/20/2014 10:57:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yeah! I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter. Usually I find one or 2 things and run to that room to put a couple things away. Needless to say I get tired quickly. Today I used my labeled containers --one for each room. The clutter went into the labeled container. Now it is easy to pu... Read more

  • Made a boring day feel full

    9/19/2014 9:40:12 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I did a workout DVD this morning. The Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles for 68 minutes. Then this afternoon I mowed the yard for 70 minutes. I wasn't going to do anything this morning before the workout DVD but I decided to exercise. Boy did it boost my mood up full blast. I was kind of depressed. I'm g... Read more

  • DAY 61: What to do with a turnip?-- remember I rarely cook ...

    9/19/2014 5:53:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been reading here at SP about roasting vegetables. I peeled the turnip, cut it into cubes, coated it with olive oil--roasted it in my toaster oven. 400 degrees for 30 min. turning once. Delicious. Now I have cubed beets in the oven. chris ... Read more

  • I did not quite understand this before.... oh....

    9/19/2014 8:43:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkamerica.com/ ... Read more

  • Stupid internet

    9/18/2014 10:11:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Sorry that I didn't post anything yesterday but our internet was down. I called the phone company but somehow after supper I got it fixed. I pushed the power button on the WiFi and somehow I got it to work. If the phone company calls tomorrow I will tell them that I figured it out. Never thought of ... Read more

  • Fun at the Big E New England Exposition 2014--here is just a little of the circus

    9/18/2014 9:23:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not all of these were exactly what we saw. This is only the circus part of the Big E. There is lots more. ... Read more

  • injured & weight is up but I'm NOT giving up!

    9/18/2014 4:54:44 PM, by IGNITEME101

    Yes I FINALLY stood on the scales and I've gained 4 pounds the last 3-4 weeks.. I was afraid to stand on the scales because I knew I was gaining weight. Not able to exercise until the DR. clears me. I pray they won't put me on steroids! The cr accid... Read more

  • DAY 62 We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters

    9/18/2014 4:51:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am supposed to be getting better at following my ALCAT elimination/rotation eating plan. To remember the foods I am not supposed to eat --due to food sensitivities ( not allergies), these are the 2 mnemonics I am using. STOP VICE We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some ... Read more

  • Have you ever noticed....

    9/18/2014 3:24:42 PM, by MREE777

    that just when you try something new, something good or healthy, you are immediately inundated with opposition? Last night I was so excited about taking the finance class and about maybe, just maybe being able to crawl out from under the debt. Today in the mail I received huge bills that I... Read more

  • getting my game on

    9/18/2014 11:56:33 AM, by KARENGROSS

    met with a designer for postcards yesterday and went to a networking event. pumped me up! going to PLN today and having my 10 minute presentation. a bit nervous but have some notes. plus I have a goodie bag for everyone. next week is KAR convention and looking forward to it. still ... Read more

  • Financial Peace University

    9/17/2014 11:13:51 PM, by MREE777

    I just got back from my first class. I am thrilled, nervous, excited, etc. by the possibilities presented to me tonight. It's a great deal of work and requires sacrifice to reach the end goal. But, the end goal is to be debt free, have an emergency fund, a savings account, and enough funds in ge... Read more

  • I'm Tweaking Again...

    9/17/2014 10:22:23 PM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    One of my favorite words/actions I've used here on Spark is "tweaking my perception". It wasn't until I began blogging here that I learned how to do this. I'm very grateful to Spark for providing the outlet for me to write and get those thoughts out there. It was during these writings that my per... Read more

  • A boring day

    9/16/2014 9:47:21 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a boring day. We didn't even leave town. Not even for supper. I know that we will be leaving town tomorrow because dad has a chiropractor appointment in the morning. ... Read more

  • My Whole30 Challenge...

    9/16/2014 8:35:09 AM, by LIFEFOUNDONARUN

    For the month of August, I took on my first Whole30 Challenge. What an experience for me. It truly was nothing short of amazing. For anyone who isn't familiar with this challenge, for 30 days you eat only whole foods. You take out dairy, grains, legumes, sugars and alcohol. I've been a "healthy... Read more

  • Inspiration: Think Of The Clothes You'll Be Able To Wear

    9/15/2014 10:57:22 PM, by KTIERNAN09

    I don't have a lot of inspiration for losing weight. My biggest reason is pretty much health, honestly. But man do I love clothes that my current body can't wear. I love vintage clothes and it would seem that humans were rather smaller than I am. So I decided to buy this adorable find at ... Read more

  • Slept well last night but sore this morning

    9/15/2014 10:07:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Boy was I ever sore. Took something for pain this morning and then I drank a cup of hot tea. I haven't had to take anything for pain for the rest of the day for pain. Not even for a headache. I had a headache but the headache went away before I could take anything for it. I was in so much pain that ... Read more

  • My Mnemonic attempts

    9/15/2014 9:45:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bart blackened Cherry's cumbersome grandmother's melon peeler because some lame muscled retard pared the sweaty pots. or We were barely back from Cher's pukey groupy melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived. 12 foods I'd like to remember to eat only very rar... Read more

  • The book WILD by Cheryl Strayed

    9/15/2014 9:12:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you to a fellow sparker! You suggested this book. I am in the middle of reading it.It is a very good read. But I am such a wimp. I never would have put up with the pain this woman endured. I did a 26 mile walk once (long ago) and I did everything I could to keep from getting blisters. I even ... Read more

  • A nice surprise at the chiropractor's!

    9/15/2014 5:40:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    At the end of the session today, Dr." I" asked me to raise my arm. Low and behold, I was able to raise it pretty high! This is the arm needing a shoulder replacement in November. He has been treating me with several different electric machines and with hands on stretching and breaking of ad... Read more

  • Calling all Mnemonic lovers

    9/15/2014 4:37:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    STOP VICE helps me remember the foods I am severely sensitive to. string beans, tapioca, onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob I have no way to remember the following foods. I am moderately sensitive to these. (not allergic just they are food sensitivities) I feel fatigued and have brain ... Read more

  • My best friend

    9/15/2014 2:54:44 PM, by IGNITEME101

    Regardless of the pain, I have made up my mind, there is no wrong way to have a body! The body is what ties me to this earthly plain, and I'm grateful to be here. I think Lucille said it best: ... Read more

  • Just another day

    9/15/2014 10:34:36 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    Signed up for the 5% Challenge. 15 pounds. Very easy goal to reach. I need to make a list of rewards, as I make each goal, how am I going to treat myself. Any ideas?... Read more

  • Going to be sleeping great tonight

    9/14/2014 9:52:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I walked to and from church today. Each way was 18 minutes each. Mowed the yard today with the push mower for 67 minutes. Its a good thing that I got it done when I did. It was getting dark and getting hard to see. So you can imagine I'm going to be tired tonight and sore. I better take something fo... Read more

  • sciatica from bulging disc vs piriformis syndrome--oh!

    9/14/2014 9:54:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am learning! There is a difference between pain from a bulging disc in the lower back and the piriformis syndrome. Apparently, my chiropractor is treating me for the bulging disc. He wants me to bend backward while resting my hands on the kitchen counter. I poked around the internet an... Read more

  • Body Weight Set-points

    9/14/2014 8:12:05 AM, by ODAT1117

    Well, this is super interesting now that I've Googled it. So, I've been thinking about set-points with my body weight. For the longest time I was stuck at 165 pounds. Prior to that I had gotten all the way up to my highest weight of 179 pounds. It's embarrassing to write that, especially since... Read more

  • Was planning on mowing yard today but didn't

    9/13/2014 10:26:28 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was going to mow the yard today but didn't. Got a late start on things like leaving the house and all that. I was going to mow it when we got home from supper but it was after 7pm and it was starting to get dark. Might do it tomorrow afternoon after I change clothes. Go from my dress that I'm goin... Read more

  • Nice day

    9/13/2014 9:56:06 PM, by FANCYQTR

    Today was such a beautiful day. Sunny and warm after weeks of rain and yesterday's cold after a night with snow mixed in the rain. I did some shopping and then got Cassie and we went for a walk. They were playing softball at the high school, so we stopped to watch for a while. Those girls were p... Read more

  • sciatica pictures

    9/13/2014 7:05:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    exercise to help ... Read more

  • Habits of the rich vs habits of the poor

    9/13/2014 2:55:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    DividerV2 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. 2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor d... Read more

  • Use charcoal as a house deodorizer!

    9/13/2014 2:49:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: not the self starter charcoal ! SEE LINK BELOW FOR EXACT INFO. •Simply lay a few out in a metal tray. •Sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas. •Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside. •Set them out on a tray on a shelf ... Read more

  • Sciatica

    9/13/2014 11:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    A chiropractor is helping me. He did some tailbone/spine adjustments and gave me an exercise. I am supposed to back up to the kitchen counter with my arms on the counter. Then lean back to get the pressure off the nerves near the vertebrae. I do lots of stretching in a warm water therapy pool too. I... Read more

  • The rain came back

    9/12/2014 9:35:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    But it didn't come down as bad as it did earlier in the week when we had standing water in the back yard. If I get lucky and it is nice and sunny I may mow the yard then. I haven't mowed the yard in a week. It looks a like I haven't mowed it longer than that. Our neighbor across the street got his m... Read more

  • kind of coasting

    9/12/2014 6:33:10 PM, by EDELWEISS33

    This week, doing 5 sets of 25 situps, 5 sets of 15 pushups. 2 20 minute bike rides up and down the hilly neighborhood, 2 zumba classes, volunteering at the library. walking up and down the 4 flights of stairs in the parking garage and at the docs office about once every other week. focusing on bei... Read more

  • Celebration

    9/12/2014 9:28:54 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    My Grandangel is 4 today!! I'll be leaving to go to the west coast of FL, it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive. Phone is loaded with podcasts (makes the time go quicker). There will be cake tonight, cake at the birthday party tomorrow. I will take a small bite. I know what gluten and sugar doe... Read more

  • Celebration

    9/12/2014 9:27:29 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    My Grandangel is 4 today!! I'll be leaving to go to the west coast of FL, it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive. Phone is loaded with podcasts (makes the time go quicker). There will be cake tonight, cake at the birthday party tomorrow. I will take a small bite. I know what gluten and sugar doe... Read more

  • I wish I could develop this habit!

    9/12/2014 12:13:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    3. Do an end-of-day and end-of-week cleanup. When you’re nearing the end of each workday, take a few minutes to put everything back and think about what you’ll need first thing tomorrow. Arriving to find a clean desk makes it easy to get started on tasks without feeling overwhelmed. Similarly, ... Read more

  • Dad's bone scan results

    9/11/2014 9:57:00 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, there isn't anything wrong with his knee. Just inflammation from the scar tissue from the surgery that he had 4 years ago next month. They gave him a cortisone shot to the knee. And they did take xrays of his right hip because the chiropractor was working on that when dad saw the chiropractor ... Read more

  • How will the results of the MRI effect my Spark program?

    9/11/2014 3:07:57 PM, by IGNITEME101

    Prayer is not just about claiming what I want: I received the results of my MRI's today, that I had taken as a result of the car accident. I was hit on 8/1/2014. The results could have been worse, but I was praying for much b... Read more

  • Day One, Again!

    9/11/2014 7:53:17 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    Today is day one, again. There will probably be other day ones as well. I'm not being negative, just realistic. Life happens. Saturday is my Grandangel's 4th birthday. I will have a cupcake. Sunday will be Day one again The Holy Spirit brings messages to us, in order for us to... Read more

  • SP The 60 second Daily Check in---OH!

    9/10/2014 11:12:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=announcing_
    the_launch_of_sparkamerica Here is the reasoning behind the streamlined START page for SPARK AMERICA. 2. The 60-Second Daily Check-In A new program we are launc... Read more

  • Too much rain

    9/10/2014 10:02:02 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Looks like it might be next week before I can even mow the yard. Part of the back yard has standing water in it. We're suppose to get more tonight and then more on Friday. The yard looks like I hadn't mowed it over a week. Let's hope that next week it doesn't rain and I can mow it so it looks nice. ... Read more

  • One hour a month to be prepared for emergencies. I just got this in an email

    9/10/2014 7:38:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.emd.wa.gov/preparedn
    ess/documents/2011_PIY_Boo
    klet.pdf ... Read more

  • Day 70 (from 90) learnig to save "Makeover" recipes

    9/10/2014 7:35:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    In the Nutrition Tracker, I just saved a recipe: Makeover: Day 1 Vegetable Soup with Beef It was an original SP recipe, but I had to eliminate 2 things and change them to veggies I was supposed to eat on Day 1. Now I can easily put that in my Nutrition tracker. T... Read more

  • Low carb recipe for soup

    9/10/2014 6:25:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?recipe=5
    62673 I went looking for Italian Wedding Soup. I found a couple of good recipes in SP for that soup. Also I ran across the recipe I linked to. It has sausage. chris... Read more

  • Measuring tape

    9/10/2014 6:22:59 AM, by SOULFISH80

    I was reminded at exercise class on Monday about the importance of measuring ourselves. The last time I did this I was shocked at how much my body was changing even when the scale was not moving. Just leaving a quick blog to remind myself to do that today....after I find my measuring tape ;-)... Read more

  • Hallelujah!

    9/10/2014 6:06:02 AM, by MREE777

    My lips are almost back to normal and I only had two itchy spots this morning! The fastest recovery from hives I've ever had!... Read more

  • There Is No Health in Body Without Health In Spirit

    9/9/2014 11:42:21 PM, by KTIERNAN09

    Life loves to throw us challenges doesn't she. Usually at In-opportune times too. I'm sad to report that the latest challenge derailed me all the way back to my starting weight. But I now realize what happened and why and am better prepared now. So here's the deal: I was miserable. I was at a ... Read more

  • A rainy day

    9/9/2014 10:01:45 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was a really rainy day. It rained off and on all day at least 4 or 5 times today. And they weren't light either. They were downpours. It started about the time I got up this morning around 5am. We're suppose to get more tomorrow. So that means the grass is REALLY going to grow and I'm going to... Read more

  • PODCASTS

    9/9/2014 5:04:58 PM, by MSFROGGIE

    I've been listening to Women's Gluten Free Health Summit. The Paleo Mom will be speaking about the Autoimmune Protocol some time this week. I know gluten isn't the best thing for us. . . I didn't realize the link to Thyroid Issues AND Gluten AND sugar. I know the skin on my arms... Read more

  • Day 72,71 from 90 Countdown

    9/9/2014 4:53:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have 3 months to comply with a new eating plan. It is hard changing eating habits. Mostly it is having the right stuff in the house. Yesterday was "Day 3" -- I can't remember! Probable I was "winging it." Today is "Day 4" of a 4 day rotation/elimination eating plan. Breakfast and lun... Read more

  • a Job moment

    9/9/2014 8:11:34 AM, by MREE777

    I'm beginning to think Audra is right--if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck. Of course, I don't really believe in luck; I believe in God. But, lately... went for a walk and got tendonitis in my Achilles tendon (so no exercise although I'm on my feet 8 hours a day at work) then br... Read more

  • A somewhat slow day

    9/8/2014 9:36:56 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, today was a somewhat slow day but it was a busy. Dad had to get his monthly blood test and we got a couple of things at Target that was needed. Plus we got a few parts for the garage. I'm not sure what we're doing tomorrow or Wednesday. Just Thursday with the day that dad gets the results of h... Read more

  • HOPE

    9/8/2014 11:15:48 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    It has finally been decided that I have "subclinical hypothyroidism". Because I am on the cusp of hypothryoidism, I am going to start a low dose of Synthroid to hopefully prevent anything from getting worse and to hopefully treat the symptoms I am experiencing. Anyone out there on Synthroid? T... Read more

  • Today's. "Note from the UNIVERSE" to me.

    9/8/2014 11:08:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hey, CHRISTINE, what if, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, we start living your dreams this week, to any degree we can? Ooh-ooh-ooh! The Universe ... Read more

  • this weekend

    9/8/2014 10:32:57 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    I am out of shape. There was a time I could hardly walk up the stairs. I even bought a townhouse, thinking that would force me to exercise more. Nope, sold the house. Fast forward 3 years. AFter surviving a year of horrible brain fog (Doctors were unable to find the problem, still don't kno... Read more

  • Rounding Out Phase One

    9/8/2014 10:21:31 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Well I am disapointed in myself that I couldnt stick to the healthy eating I had wanted to during Phase One, but I started Phase Two this morning, committed to making the change! Here's hoping it will all work out! Here are my day 24,25 and 26 cardio sessions: Read more

  • I'm looking forward to a new week

    9/7/2014 9:59:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm so looking forward in a new week. Last week went by so slow leading up to dad's bone scan. This week might do the same with the results Thursday being the day that dad gets the results of his bone scan. Might go in just to see what the results are. Hate waiting in the waiting room. So slow. Bet... Read more

  • Eggless Lemon Pie with a whipped topping

    9/7/2014 6:28:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I love lemon meringue pie but the eggs bother me. One more reason was my new eating plan. I went looking for this because my eating plan does not have eggs and lemons listed for the same day. Obsessive, I know. Sometimes I get this way. sometimes not at all! chris See the link at the botto... Read more

  • Pancakes made according to my ALCAT eating plan. Success

    9/7/2014 2:30:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    Last week I got the buckwheat flour and the amaranth flour. I already had brown rice flour. So I followed a SP recipe. I think my baking soda was old. So the pancakes did not rise at all. But with Brown and Brummel yogurt spread and real maple syrup, it was a real treat. I used coconut oi... Read more

  • If you miss daily health tips try this site.

    9/7/2014 2:02:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Health News Updates link: http://health.usnews.com/hea
    lth-news/new s (sorry, will have to cut and paste) I "stole" this from 1CRAZYDOG ... Read more

  • flop

    9/7/2014 11:31:33 AM, by MREE777

    I attempted pumpkin pancakes this morning. I took a recipe and altered it according to what others had written about it and according to what I had on hand. Almond meal instead of flour, more pumpkin, etc. I poured some of the batter into the pan to fry as pancakes and it came out more like hash... Read more

  • Day 73 from 90 Countdown

    9/7/2014 11:28:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have 3 months to comply with a new eating plan. It is hard changing eating habits. Mostly it is having the right stuff in the house. I have been eating stuff on my plan but also eating things listed there for me not to eat. I tried going cold turkey and totally going on that pl... Read more

  • DARN--tentatively ---BAKERS CYST BEHIND RIGHT KNEE

    9/7/2014 11:19:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am pretty sure this is what has been making my whole leg hurt. After a zillion knee pain treatments(of various kinds) at the chiropractor's office, the leg pain keeps coming back. Last visit he declared it sciatica. The whole leg hurt even bottom of my foot. He asked if... Read more

  • Is is OYAT time???

    9/7/2014 9:17:00 AM, by ODAT1117

    Wow, it's been almost one full year since I started attacking my goals in OMAT style. October 2013 was my first OMAT month. Here is my February 2014 blog that explains about OMAT (One Month At a Time) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    ge_public_journal_individu
    al.asp?blog_id=5624864 ... Read more

  • Took a lot of naps today

    9/6/2014 9:51:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Took a lot of small naps today from the time I got up until this afternoon. I was that tired. I deserved those naps. I was going to mow the neighbor's yard across the street but decided not to today. If I'm not too tired tomorrow I might do it then. I got a brace for my left wrist today at Targ... Read more

  • MY Spark 1 year anniversary!! WooHoo!

    9/6/2014 12:03:17 PM, by IGNITEME101

    Every celebration needs a banner! Progress not perfection! Yes! Spark has inspired me to strive ... Read more

  • Day 75,74 Countdown to 100% compliancy with suggested eating plan.

    9/6/2014 11:28:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    The trip to the fair was great fun! My cravings for junk foods did not take over as they have in the past. I had 2 curly fries from DH's dish. I had a dish of coffee ice cream with chocolate flakes . I had a hard time walking. But that might have reduced my search of st... Read more

  • Cravings can be caused by gut microbes wanting foods not healthy for the host (me and you)!

    9/6/2014 10:59:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.medscape.com/viewart
    icle/831069 People ,may no longer have to blame their food cravings — and giving in to them — on poor self-control. Now scientists are arguing that microbes living in the gut are responsible for manipulating eating behavior by causing cravings fo... Read more

  • Going to sleep good tonight

    9/5/2014 9:52:53 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Mowed the yard (push mowed) this afternoon and it took 70 minutes to do the entire yard. I was starting to feel tired by the time dad and I went to get some supper. Its the good kind of tired. Got the fresh fruit plate tonight where we usually get it. I had it with cottage cheese and not raisin toas... Read more

  • COUNTDOWN DAY 76

    9/5/2014 11:27:35 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am looking forward to a nice stir fry for lunch. Then take a ride to a county fair. Last time I got a huge cooked turkey leg at the fair. It is hard to resist all those country fair foods! Everything is deep ... Read more

  • Not as slow as I thought

    9/4/2014 9:59:46 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I though that it was going to be a really slow day but it was the waiting from the time that he got the shot to when he had the scan. When we got back to the hospital they did an xray of his right knee and then did the scan. Those didn't take long. I had a hard time getting onto the WiFi when we got... Read more

  • Countdown day 90..89.....77 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

    9/4/2014 8:14:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thur. September 4 Day 77 counting down to 0 for 90 days (3 months). In 3 months time I am supposed to be eating according to the eating plan suggested to me by ALCAT blood sensitivity testing. It is a good thing I have 76 more days to get this right. I have put the mea... Read more

  • About 2000 steps equals a mile and other facts

    9/4/2014 6:58:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.stepup.excellusbcbs.
    com/healthInfo.jsp?catld=c
    ountingSteps&pg=0204Conver
    sions.html ... Read more

  • delicious chocolate pudding

    9/4/2014 3:27:28 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I am going to share some of my FAVORITE recipes, instead of complaining about my stupid health issues. I am planning, prepping and packing which is seriously helping make my life easier! Here is my FAVORITE desert recipe that takes 2 minutes to prep and overnight to sit! Chia Seed Pudding 1 s... Read more

  • It's going to be a long day tomorrow

    9/3/2014 9:42:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad's bone scan is tomorrow and its at the hospital we always go to. There is a 3 hour wait after he gets the shot before he has the scan. I'm not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow. I'm hoping to figure that out soon. If it cools down and doesn't rain tomorrow after we get home from the scan, ... Read more

  • Bed and Breakfast

    9/3/2014 5:18:28 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day Seventeen-Twenty Three, Weeks Three and Four - My Twelve Week Challenge

    9/3/2014 7:59:27 AM, by STRONGNFIERCE

    Oh my goodness, I have fallen off the posting wagon..here we go I'm back at it again I promise! So here is my update...Argh my food is on track then off track i'm like a silly yoyo and i know its not good for me. I can feel the muscles developing and even see them under my flab depending on how I su... Read more

  • Today, I feel

    9/2/2014 11:15:00 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    Strong, amazing, like an athlete!... Read more

  • doctor's visit

    9/2/2014 10:02:28 PM, by MREE777

    I went to the weight loss dr today. Weight is up, inches are up--blood pressure is down. I explained to him that I've been learning about whole foods, how to shop for them and prepare them, etc. He was very positive about this. But, he said that now it's time to work on portion control. Which... Read more

  • Wanting a slow but didn't get it

    9/2/2014 9:52:10 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I was hoping for a slow day but didn't get one. Dad had some bills to pay in one town. When we got done with the last one, went to Menards for the guy who owns the garage here in town to get a quart of paint thinner (he said that he didn't care where it came from as long as he got some), got a few t... Read more

  • SP article(s) about dressing to look trimmer!

    9/2/2014 6:46:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=15_ways_to_
    dress_thinner ... Read more

  • just a pity party today

    9/2/2014 6:13:32 PM, by KARENGROSS

    OK, I have cried today more than once. A listing I was really hoping to get didn't come through. I had talked with him twice and I had hopes for getting it. I guess not. Plus, missing the kids and all the activity. Plus, John B making me feel like a stupe for not knowing about gettin... Read more

  • newest results

    9/2/2014 10:10:15 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I have 1 large cyst and 2 small ones on my one ovary, but they are deemed "normal" at this time and will have to be looked at to be sure they dont get bigger. One of my blood tests came back "elevated" so I have to have that re-checked just to be sure it wasnt a weird thing. If it is still elev... Read more

  • What a boring day

    9/1/2014 10:09:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Didn't get the chance to do what I wanted to do today. Too lazy to do it. Especially outside because we were suppose to get rain today. We didn't. According to the weather report it might be tonight. Looks like Wednesday and Friday we're suppose to get some. Either Thursday or the weekend I might be... Read more

  • Size really does NOT matter.

    9/1/2014 9:54:50 PM, by SOULFISH80

    So, I was going through my clothes yesterday, got rid of a ton, and have quite a bit more to get rid of. Wish I could say it was all too big, bit in reality, most of it just does not seem to suite my taste anymore. What I found, not only from the clothes I gave away, but also from the pieces I kept ... Read more

  • 6th Sparkversary for me

    8/31/2014 9:45:23 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I've been with SparkPeople for 6 years now. I started on August 31, 2008. I'm not regretting it one bit. I'm glad that I've started. I have so much support. And it helps me keep in mind that I'm not alone in this life. I mowed the yard today. Took me less time to do it. 6 minutes less. Friday i... Read more

  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

    8/31/2014 1:03:22 PM, by NANCYANNE1956

    Still struggling with my grief. I think the 2nd year has been harder than the first was. Trying to move on, but not sure how. Trying to beat my depression back, get to a point where I have more good days than bad days. Money is very tight, after I pay the bills there is nothing left for entertai... Read more

  • What excites me?

    8/31/2014 11:36:53 AM, by IGNITEME101

    It's not wrong foods, anymore. (The guilt ruins eating wrong things, now, thankfully!) Good food is but it doesn't excite me in comparison. and though I wish it was exercise , it's not that YET, either. This EXCITES me: He HEARS my pr... Read more

  • I am learning a big lesson about how foods make me feel.

    8/31/2014 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two days of having no energy and feeling like a stuffed pig. Clothes are snug. Ankles are swollen. Knees hurt more. I was enjoying days not needing an afternoon nap. I loved getting more decluttering done. But then I went back to my old eating habits. And bad went to worse! It will tak... Read more

  • So much going on...

    8/31/2014 8:19:06 AM, by HIKING-4-ME

    Just got home from vacation...had a great time with my girls :) On my travels I went to a number of restaurants. Most had some sort of gluten free accommodations 2 surprised me - burger king who had a tasty apple, cranberry and chicken salad with gluten free dressing and cracker barrel with no acc... Read more

  • effective but unpleasant

    8/30/2014 10:38:37 PM, by MREE777

    The other day I broke a tooth. It didn't hurt...until 2 days later. Now it screams at me. Must be infected. No insurance. No money for a dentist. I'm hoping the weight loss doctor will prescribe an antibiotic for me. In the meantime I can't eat anything but soft foods...eggs, rice, bananas, e... Read more

  • I think that I will be mowing sooner than thought

    8/30/2014 10:17:57 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    When I took the dog out this morning after giving her her breakfast, I looked at the grass. Just great. It looks like it needs to be mowed again. It shot up that much overnight since we got all that rain last night. Either tomorrow or Wednesday I will be mowing it again. If dad complains that I shou... Read more

  • Have a great day! I hope you are feeling flexible today!

    8/30/2014 5:56:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nymomsworld.com/blog
    /2012/08/our-best-picks-fo
    r-yoga-studios-in-the-bronx/ ... Read more

  • Got the yard mowed and trimmed before the storm

    8/29/2014 9:51:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Finally got to mow the yard with the new mower. An hour and 15 minutes it took me to do the entire yard and with 1 tank of gas. Usually takes me more than 2 fills of the tank before I can do the entire yard. And then we went to get supper where I had a fresh fruit plate. Then we came home and trimme... Read more

  • New work out class

    8/29/2014 9:23:07 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Today would have been day three of my new workout class.......but hubs came home today and scheduled and impromptu meal with my Mom and sister at one of my fave places to eat in Davis. So, I skipped class. I shouldn't have, but I did. And the meal was wonderful, and the company was even better. I ha... Read more