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  • Behavioral Goal met-finally: I am now eating at the table!

    10/26/2016 11:54:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    It took moving 400 miles but I am now eating meals at a table! this independent living apartment complex has a nice dining room. We usually eat breakfast and dinner (supper) in the dining room. What a huge change for me. I used to "pick" all day. These 2 meals are included in our rent , s... Read more

  • are vionic shoes worth the price ?

    10/25/2016 8:29:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need new shoes. I wore sneakers for many years. But my legs have been painful the past few months. chris... Read more

  • Rewind - Let's talk about last year and where I've been

    10/25/2016 3:54:47 PM, by PERRYLHENRY

    I am 6 1/2 weeks into my Fit by 50 Challenge Life Style Change, as some of you know I turned 49 in early September. I thought I would take this moment for a little rewind and to talk about turning 48 in early September 2015. In 2015 I was 186lbs (maybe a couple of lbs more or less) I wa... Read more

  • Just blog.....

    10/24/2016 4:51:31 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Feeling down. Had a blow up with my sister last night. She left on foot to a friend's house. I feel terrible, but she's not better yet, and is very aggressive. She told us our marriage is horrible and lots of other not nice things, then she left. Very stressful. On a lighter note, I'm getting ligh... Read more

  • My one art class about painting clouds

    10/23/2016 11:06:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did a search "art techniques resist clouds." I just looked at the "images." Many images were like the thing we did in class. "Resist" was the art technique we were learning. The teacher had us just doodle first. We really did not know what the class would be about. then she... Read more

  • So far life is good in our new independent living apartment.

    10/23/2016 10:45:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby's brain seems to have improved. Wow this is an unexpected perk. John is doing very well here. His thinking has obviously improved. There are friendly people around to help him. He has been wheeling around alone and people help him use the free coffee station , etc. He can use the elevator alon... Read more

  • enjoy

    10/23/2016 8:17:12 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • From Failures you can gain Happiness

    10/22/2016 9:22:53 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Happiness does not come from comparing your failures or successes with the successes of others, but from looking within yourself. See if the thought you need to compare yourself with others can be changed to I can be happy with my self no matter what others do or say since I am an able and ca... Read more

  • Video : Making Bear Poop Cookies

    10/22/2016 5:30:37 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • the unexpected

    10/22/2016 9:43:54 AM, by MREE777

    So, I went on vacation and had a fabulous time! Got back to work Monday and on Wednesday I got a call from my oldest brother saying that my youngest brother (still older than me) was in the hospital and might lose his leg. This brother is mentally handicapped and legally an adult child. He... Read more

  • Tips for families dealing with aphasia

    10/22/2016 6:30:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    Nearly daily, I am thankful my husband's stroke did not take his ability to speak. But I know many people deal with this problem . Maybe this article will help. chris strokeconnection.strokeassoc
    t-Types-of-Aphasia-After-Stroke... Read more

  • Fit by 50 - Week 6 - Fall Festivals

    10/21/2016 11:29:40 AM, by PERRYLHENRY

    I am six weeks down and Fall is both a blessing and a curse for my healthy new lifestyle commitment. Slightly cooler weather is making walking a joy. I have 12,000 steps this morning and will probably be well over 16,000 today. Everyone is happy and living in the outdoor spaces that can get... Read more

  • Just great!

    10/20/2016 6:52:54 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Things are going great this week, for the most part. My sister is on her way home with my Mom today. This is ending a month of worries. What's next remains to be seen, and hopefully it's smooth sailing from here. The scale is steadily showing a lighter weight every day or so. This is good. I've bee... Read more

  • Sorry, I have been away from SP friends. We moved 400 miles. Just now being able to post and read

    10/19/2016 1:55:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boxes, boxes, boxes. I tried to pack sensible and have essential things available, but still looking for some things, like my new check book! My new mattress is the wrong one. They will exchange it. Thank the Lord. Hubby has a "roll in" shower now but I had to order a special rolling sh... Read more

  • Progress : ehlers-danlos

    10/19/2016 12:24:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    us-debilitating-diseases/ Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)a trifecta of weird diseases. POTS, EDS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors ... Read more

  • New week's happenings

    10/18/2016 1:08:58 PM, by SOULFISH80

    So my sister is finally getting to come home on Wednesday. I was supposed to go with my Mom to help with what has to be done the next couple of days, but my husband put his foot down. He offered to go, again, with my Mom. As if the week he spent there earlier in the month wasn't fun enough. But my M... Read more

  • Numbers aren't good on some

    10/18/2016 12:14:21 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    A local hospital (even though they're an hour away) had their Wellmobile at our church today and let's just say, some of my numbers are where I want them to be. Here we go: BP : 130/80 Blood Glucose: 84 Total Cholesterol: 234 (in April it was 168 and its suppose to be under 200) HDL: 52 (... Read more

  • Things....

    10/15/2016 1:16:39 PM, by SOULFISH80

    It's a gorgeous day. I'm at work, doors open, smell of rain wafting through, so lovely. I get to go home in 2 hours, so that should be nice. I have some light cleaning, changing sheets, kitchen and vacuuming to do when I get home. Nothing major. I'd planned a nature walk today, but the place I go is... Read more

  • A true blah day

    10/14/2016 11:01:06 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today is really a blah day even though it is a beautiful day outside. 10 years ago today my mom passed away at the age of 55. 26 years ago today my grandmother (my dad's mom) passed away. She was 82 years old. Also today is cousin of mine's (my dad's youngest brother's oldest daughter) birthday. Sh... Read more

  • Scale woes

    10/12/2016 12:57:03 PM, by SOULFISH80

    There was some wavering with weight between numbers when I weighed this morning. So I reweighed a couple times and got readings anywhere from 299-316....Pretty big difference. So I changed the batteries, there was less wavering, but still a little. The numbers it came back to the most were 304, and ... Read more

  • Trouble

    10/11/2016 7:35:29 PM, by HELP4ME2

    I have gained so much weight this year. I am feeling bad, my joints are hurting and I do not feel comfortable in my cloths. I have not done SprakPeople for some time. I am a full time care giver and I think I am to involved in many activities. I want to stop drinking soda except for special occasion... Read more

  • 41!!!!

    10/11/2016 11:22:57 AM, by SOULFISH80

    I hit my mini milestone today!!!!!! Yes, so happy!!! I've lost 41 lbs in three months. I'm proud of myself! Only 7 more and I break under 300! 9 more til 50 lost!!! Oh boy I'm excited! I love you spark peeps! Twoderland here I come, lol!... Read more

  • Down baby!

    10/10/2016 3:30:56 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Lost a lb, finally!!!!! 2 lbs away from 40 lost. I'm happy! Already have my reward present picked out. Waiting is the hard part!!! I was up 5 then down 6 this week. Just goes to show that water weight can really account for a lot! I was supposed to go visiting today, but it fell through. I've been s... Read more

  • Crisp, Fall weekend

    10/9/2016 7:22:41 PM, by SOULFISH80

    This has been a quick moving couple of days. We had a lil date yesterday after work, and I didn't go off my diet....nice one girl :) Got the car washed after our dinner date, it really needed it. I tried out a new recipe that I really like. It is a cauliflower rice bread substitute. It was yummy ... Read more

  • A vacation to Eureka Springs, AR

    10/8/2016 10:52:49 AM, by MREE777

    How do I condense everything we saw and heard into a blog? I'll try to just give the highlights because otherwise it'll be long, and probably boring to anyone who wasn't there! First of all, God had a plan. Butterflies were a theme. As we were leaving, butterflies were flying all around my c... Read more

  • The seriousness of Inflammation

    10/7/2016 12:50:09 PM, by SOULFISH80

    So, tons of fun stuff going on. But I need to blog and possibly reblog about my body and inflammation. The culprits are, so far, simple carbs and sugar. I'm sure I have lil issues with other foods, but these two are my biggies. I mentally went through my last two weeks thinking of some of the thing... Read more

  • Low Carb High Fat Program and Other Ramblings

    10/6/2016 11:01:28 PM, by IRISHGIRLDNA

    First day of Low Carb High Fat Program. Great day, not perfect just a great day. I made a cauliflower bake today; very good! Carbs for the day ended up at 30 grams which is pretty good for me considering I think I am a carb addict LOL. Carb goal is no more than 20 grams. Amount of fat ... Read more

  • I LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY! about BMI being a flawed system ...

    10/6/2016 3:46:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    I could see myself (as a former teacher) asking to do this assignment. I had no idea it would be hurtful to some students. chris
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  • Hmmmm, really?

    10/6/2016 1:01:41 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Well, this morning started off bummerish, I gained 4 lbs and I was not happy. Yeah, overnight. Didn't go off diet yesterday, but I somehow think it's water. Haven't had enough lately. That and sodium, probably had too much. So, it is what it is. Started off with my eggs and a full jug of water. So t... Read more

  • New findings

    10/5/2016 12:25:04 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I just found out I had to do a little something else to see my friends posts on a popular social network that shall remain nameless. I just thought tons of people dropped off the face of the planet. Nearly a year I've been using it and only seeing a few people's posts. It was like a family reunion t... Read more

  • I need to stop the health club membership. Rule is pay one month in addition! Huh?

    10/4/2016 6:21:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I understand their original rule of paying a certain number of months without stopping. A year or even 2 years. After that is pay month by month. I figured when I quit , I would not pay the next month's fee. Wrong. I have to pay for one more month even though I will be in another state! ... Read more

  • Feeling Fine

    10/4/2016 12:26:48 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I split my weekend almost in half, deep sleep/resting and full blown cleaning and cooking. It was pretty amazing. I got everything done, and more. Tim even commented on how clean the place even smells amazing. I tracked 4 hours heavy cleaning but it was probably closer to 8 or more, spl... Read more

  • Stress Buster

    10/3/2016 11:34:37 PM, by FANCYQTR

    Today was just a stressful day for me. It started out good, with me finding out that the farmers market at Human Services was there today. From there, downhill. I finally gave up and headed for the mountains with Cassie. I really didn't take the right routes for seeing the aspen colors (no aspen... Read more

  • Break time

    10/3/2016 6:21:25 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Sparkpeople just shared this, I love it! I'm so pleased with my day so far. Everything on my to do list is done except bathroom, shower and sheets. I cleaned fridge and freezer, swept and mopped kitchen and entryway, vacuumed and shampooed carpets, did catbox and folded all the laundry. I may add d... Read more

  • Full Fall Day

    10/3/2016 12:40:32 PM, by SOULFISH80

    All the windows are open, it's completely overcast and drizzling and my coffee is brewing. I went to the store. Picked up a spaghetti squash, cauliflower and broccoli. Two kinds of sausage, chicken thighs, alfredo and marinara sauce for the squash and V8, mmm. Also stuff for my buttermilk dressing, ... Read more

  • Selling our condo, neighbors are already wanting to know the price...

    10/3/2016 11:56:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, we are moving out-before the condo is even on the market. My neighbors-I will not call them friends--already are bugging me about the price. These 2 people assured me while living here they would give help if I needed it. Well, caregiving is not easy . The couple of times I needed he... Read more

  • Some October themed fun....

    10/2/2016 8:54:55 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • What will be

    10/2/2016 6:20:30 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I slept and slept and feel like I need to sleep more. The cold really kicked in yesterday and along with my period, I was thoroughly wiped out. I managed to get a healthy meal in today, which I'm happy about. I need to shop, which I'm not happy about :/ The laundery is going, mega dish pile got tac... Read more

  • I jiggle, therefore I am. I love this video.

    10/2/2016 6:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Less than 5 days to MOVING DAY! It is a miracle! And major help from hubby's family.

    10/2/2016 6:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    The long-awaited Moving Day is less than 5 days away. 40 Our stuff will be loaded on the truck October 6th. 198 Today is Oct. 2! OMG! 244 Yesterday a bunch of repairs were done by hubby's brother and his grown son. 304 Both have high level technical jobs and both love to do (I think) repair... Read more

  • Weekend begins

    10/1/2016 4:28:35 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I just got home from work and made Tim's lunch....biscuits and gravy. I'd love to say I didn't eat any, but I did. Not much, almost no gravy, but I had two biscuits....not exactly low carb diet food. I do have dinner planned, thank goodness. And it is diet appropriate. I really have to get back in t... Read more

  • 3D movie of the human heart as it is pumping

    10/1/2016 7:58:09 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Magnesium does its job

    9/30/2016 9:55:53 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, yesterday I got a bottle of 250mg of magnesium and I started taking it this morning. Let me tell you it works. For now I am going to take it once a day. I am going to take it when I am taking my other meds. I started noticing the difference not too long after I started taking it. Usually I hav... Read more

  • Week in review

    9/30/2016 2:51:10 PM, by SOULFISH80

    It's Friday, yay! So much went on this week, but the happy part is Mom and Tim come home today. Yaahhooo!! My sis is staying there, by court order, in a hospital. So that means another Vegas trip in the future, but I'm not going there with that right now. One day at a time. I just wanna hug my baby,... Read more

  • I just love this ...

    9/30/2016 6:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Moving is overwhelming but doctor's appointments and, and -- are complicating things

    9/30/2016 6:52:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am knocking of the medical appoints for me and hubby before our big move. darn, my mammogram resulted in a need for a couple more pictures. Sigh. 24 Hubby's colonoscopy used up 2 days of my time. Due to his handicap, I asked for him to be prepped in the hospital. Well, that involved me for most o... Read more

  • Good things

    9/29/2016 2:14:40 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Focused on the good things. I'm home, and at work now. Saw an old client I love this morning. It was nice. Glad to be back. It was only 4 days gone, but it was a long 4 days. I weighed this morning and didn't gain an ounce! Thank God, I'm so happy. My food wasn't great these last couple days, but I... Read more

  • Loved this!

    9/28/2016 11:26:07 PM, by MREE777

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  • I will never give up....

    9/28/2016 7:41:49 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Just returned from my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon , the news was not good. My bones are crumbling in my lower leg underneath the implant. For right now I have to take it easy and see if it stops by itself. If not I will have to have another surgery or maybe just a brace. So my exercise... Read more

  • I will not give up my dream

    9/28/2016 6:20:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    My motivation to eat healthy is my dream. My dream is to run a 10K without breaking out of running stride. I decided to keep track of my progress here and discuss overcoming my doubts and fears. Sept 28, 2016: I am 70. I last ran a 5K on the treadmill in 48 minutes, lowest pace (besides warmup... Read more

  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Little comments

    9/28/2016 1:20:55 PM, by SOULFISH80

    My aunt and I got in a little tiff yesterday. We've never gotten along well and I dreaded coming here to stay this long. I called her son to ask if he'd call her today to make sure she was ok. She was sulking yesterday and I didn't want to upset her, but she asked a few of the wrong questions and I ... Read more

  • Anyone near Vineland, NJ

    9/27/2016 8:33:07 PM, by REDHAWK17

    looking for workout buddies near vineland, nj... Read more

  • Allergies

    9/27/2016 6:01:31 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I'm allergic to something that grows in this town. I'm all stuffy and watery. I woke up early to go be with my cat for a few hours. He was sitting right at the door when I opened it, poor baby. I hate to leave him alone, but it costs 20 bucks in gas to drive home, so I can't go everyday. He seemed f... Read more