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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • DAY 3 (of4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:43:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    corn quinoa sorghum acorn squash asparagus black beans fennel seeds green peas iceberg lettuce leeks lima beans pinto beans radish apricots blueberries nectarines peaches plums raspberry anchovy duck halibut... Read more

  • DAY 2 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:42:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is day 2 millet wild rice bell peppers bok choy broccoli brussel sprouts button mushrooms cabbage cauliflower endive kelp zucchini apple avocado blueberry cranberry pineapple pomegranate catfish chicken ... Read more

  • DAY 1 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:39:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    These are the foods listed for Day 1 (of 4): artichoke's blackeye peas butternut squash carrot celery eggplant kale parsley leaf lettuce romaine lettuce tomato _______ banana date fig grape kiwi mango papaya strawberry ______ beef bison chick... Read more

  • Summary of foods I am majorly and moderately sensitive to. Avoid some for 6 months and others for 3

    10/12/2014 2:19:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I am majorly sensitive to (NOT allergic!) string beans,tapioca,onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob Mnemonic "STOP ViCe" I am supposed to not eat those foods for ---6 months. Then I can reintroduce them one at a time and see how I feel. and moderately sensitiv... Read more

  • DAY 38 countdown --getting the kitchen organized according to the foods to eat on certain days

    10/12/2014 12:47:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is what I have done: -cleaned the fridge yesterday -on the various grain flours write DAY 1,2,3,4 (no wheat, rye, oats) well I ate some of the oats this morning-I can't bear to just throw them out. -put the labeled flours and dried beans un a cupboard and not on the counter l... Read more

  • Slow day

    10/11/2014 9:52:56 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We went up to get a couple of dad's medicines at Target and then to another place to get driveway marker since the one got busted when I forgot to put it back when I got done mowing and dad ran it over with the van. My energy is down here lately with my TOM being here. Its almost over but still... Read more

  • It's been awhile...

    10/11/2014 3:04:13 PM, by HIKING-4-ME

    It's been a while since I've blogged, I never know what to say. Wish I could say everything was great...but its life, you make the best out of what you have. Try to stay positive and downplay the negative. Best of luck to those in the 5% challenge. You can do it, take some time for your se... Read more

  • My 2 Year Surgeversary!!!

    10/11/2014 10:37:46 AM, by PATTYR81

    I celebrated my 2 year surgiversary on 10/8 I'm pondering writing a blog, but meanwhile, I'm still trying to wrap my head around all the changes and 'stuff' I've been thru in the past 2 years.... M... Read more

  • Day 38 countdown --an easier way for a week

    10/11/2014 8:32:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding it very hard to stick to the rotation eating plan. I think I can eliminate the foods I am supposed to eliminate. So for this week I will try to eliminate foods I am sensitive to but not follow the Day 1,2,3,4 food lists. Maybe this simpler way will get me "in the groove" eas... Read more

  • Another long and busy day

    10/10/2014 11:23:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad and went to 2 different towns today. We dropped off and picked up one of our neighbors in one town and went to another town to pick up parts for a boat motor in another town for the garage here in town. I didn't get the chance to take a nap. I could of going to get supper tonight but didn't. A... Read more

  • Pole dancing by a woman my size-

    10/10/2014 7:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    lZAWFajua7g Watch at least till the guy pole dances with her. chris... Read more

  • A trial or a faith builder ??? (Pics included)

    10/10/2014 7:05:51 PM, by IGNITEME101

    so much is happening!! BALANCE PLEASE We have been through a true test of our faith in GOD and He came through!! Our premmie babe, Cyrek, was born 33 days early. He is perfect in every way... Read more

  • happy birthday to me!

    10/10/2014 3:07:43 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I am 25 years old today! I am so blessed and thankful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people in my life wishing me a happy birthday! hope you all have a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Bleh! I mistakenly got a BK Original recipe chicken sandwich

    10/10/2014 12:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was all salt. I threw away the bun. But the chicken had so much salt that is all I could taste. Live and learn! chris... Read more

  • Oh no! Day 39 countdown

    10/10/2014 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have about a month to get compliant with my eating plan from ALCAT. November 16 will be Day 1 . I should be able to do this. Last week was a mess. I was not feeling good and I ate anything. I am feeling much better. SO I will again put meals in the FOOD Tracker for 4 days at ... Read more

  • Macbeth on cd

    10/10/2014 12:40:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am thoroughly enjoying this played on my car cd player. I just read Dragonfly in Amber which has a similar theme. chris... Read more

  • A long and slow day

    10/9/2014 5:53:58 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Dad had a doctor's appointment today. We both thought that it was at 2pm but it was at 2:30pm. So while we were waiting for it to get closer, we went to our regular doctor so dad could get his flu shot. There isn't much that they can do for his right knee. Its pretty much scar tissue. But next Frid... Read more

  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • flipped switch

    10/9/2014 2:07:43 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I swear my mood and emotions are controlled by a switch that I have yet to find. I woke up today and felt rested. FINALLY! The sun is shining, my mood is positive. I feel this cloud of overall happiness surrounding me. No, I am definitely not complaining! I just wish I knew what caused t... Read more

  • Ice cream from one ingrediant. No icecream maker needed!

    10/9/2014 1:43:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.thekitchn.com/ho If I had tried that without directions, I probably would have given up too soon. chris... Read more

  • A day of exercise

    10/8/2014 9:37:28 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This morning I did the Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles for 68 minutes and this afternoon I mowed the yard for 73 minutes. I feel so great. I forgot to put my braces on my wrists and knees when I mowed. My left wrist got a little sore when we were eating. I feel so good after I exercise. I was a little... Read more

  • from MISTMADE

    10/8/2014 4:10:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    This source is from a cookbook. Printed in germany in the 50's: Amount needed for one person: Soup as a starter 1/2 cup (1/4L) Soup as Main Meal 1 cup (1/2L) Fish as Starter 3oz (100-125g) Fish as main meal 7 oz (200g) Meat as a meal (like roast etc) 3 oz (100-125g) ... Read more

  • coconut milk ice cream-- I am not having any luck

    10/8/2014 3:57:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    It came out like ice, not creamy at all. I tried it 2 different ways. The second way I blended the coconut milk, bananas, and stevia and froze it. It was not creamy. I ate it after it thawed some. Got any ideas. Do I need to use coconut cream?... Read more

  • Got a new modem for internet

    10/7/2014 9:40:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a new modem for the internet. And it also combines with my WiFi router too. So I'm down to one device for my internet instead of 2. We need to take the power cord to the phone company tomorrow. Only thing that we took up was the modem. I've been smelling something floral around the house ev... Read more

  • Still no soda

    10/6/2014 11:28:48 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Very proud of myself. I even splurge and get an unsweetened tea each morning to start the day right. Just working it.... Read more

  • Got my laptop today

    10/6/2014 9:50:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    We ended up with the higher priced laptop but same brand. Its an HP laptop. I'm just getting use to it right now. The stupid internet was down but it came back up and now I can do my blog entry on it. Cannot wait to use it while on vacation. Might of lost weight because I'm getting a little sor... Read more

  • time to be realistic

    10/6/2014 11:56:19 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I had a moment this weekend and realized there are some truths I have to accept and move on from. There is no magical pill to cure me, relieve me of my symptoms and pain and allow me to be the girl I used to be. That being said, its time I try the things that I can do. So here is my game plan:... Read more

  • Premmie grandson and my surgery update!! (PICTURES INCLUDED)

    10/6/2014 3:43:36 AM, by IGNITEME101

    Our precious gift: This is a wonderful to have little Cyrek. His mom, wasn't suppose to be able to carry a baby to term; but at almost 8 months, little Cyrek is doing GREAT!! All thanks ... Read more

  • journal challenge

    10/5/2014 10:07:32 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Choose a photo from your childhood and study it closely. What is going on in the foreground? The background? Who is in the picture and how are they related and interacting? Describe the setting and the furnishings I see of all the 'old' pictures as good times. Lots of smiling and interaction. ... Read more

  • Nothing to report

    10/5/2014 9:56:44 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Sorry that I haven't put in a blog entry since Thursday but the stupid internet was down. Going to order the laptop either tomorrow or Tuesday. Going to get one that's about $70.00 cheaper. But it has the same memory and all that but its a bit slower. And it doesn't have a CD ROM on it. But it ... Read more

  • I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh

    10/5/2014 8:56:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. No Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan. My glass pan was a little smaller. A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/2 " It was ... Read more

  • I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh

    10/5/2014 1:27:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. The box said the no Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan because my glass pan was a little smaller. A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/... Read more

  • Maxine doing yoga

    10/5/2014 10:08:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Ready for the holidays

    10/5/2014 10:01:25 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Airplane jokes--hope you are not flying anywhere soon...

    10/5/2014 9:12:35 AM, by CTUPTON

    A young and stupid pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. So, this one time he was approaching a field during the night time. Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?" The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where!" ... Read more

  • Not PC but here are a few Dumb Blonde Jokes

    10/5/2014 8:50:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    One Year In The Life Of A Blonde: January - Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight. February - Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels....."duh".....bottles won't fit in typewriter!!! March - Got excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months.....box sa... Read more

  • DAY 45 countdown-lost my way : (

    10/5/2014 8:46:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Oh dear, I have been eating everything. I am not feeling good--all last week. Which came first the chicken or the egg? I really think not feeling good came first and the lack of energy made me eat whatever was in front of me. I hope I can get back on track. chris... Read more