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  • DAY 161

    7/29/2016 11:04:02 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I believe this to be true...... Read more

  • Dietitian said

    7/29/2016 6:03:30 PM, by REDHAWK17

    Went to the dietitian yesterday. She said I am doing good, she approved of all I am doing and told me to keep up the good work. Just need to watch carbs.... Read more

  • Survived a few days after trip...sort of

    7/29/2016 9:13:08 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, survived the first few days after a trip to Wisconsin with my aunt and uncle. Sort of. I had to get back onto on my fish oil pills because my aunt and uncle thought that I was taking too much a day (2 in the morning and 2 at night). I was plugged up to the point where I was miserable. Got some... Read more

  • DAY 160

    7/28/2016 11:12:00 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up at 4 am & on the road by 6:30. Spent a total of 6 hours in the car. Went to Philadelphia for my son's 6 week check up. All is good. He is cleared to ride roller coasters! Time to plan our yearly trip to Six Flags. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros. Overall a great day!... Read more

  • DAY 159

    7/27/2016 10:01:22 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Time flew by today. Got a lot checked off my to do list & going to bed early for the 1st time in 2 weeks. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all!

    7/27/2016 2:31:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. Prayers welcome! chris... Read more

  • Stain remover - homemade Spray N Wash

    7/27/2016 11:41:48 AM, by DRS510

    Stain remover 1 part Dawn 1 part Ammonia 1 part Water put in spray bottle and use on clothes stains, then throw clothes in the washer. ... Read more

  • 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to!

    7/27/2016 11:36:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. 104 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo rea... Read more

  • A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering.

    7/27/2016 11:21:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/E
    mailView.aspx?r=1984353977
    &s=NYS&t=NYS It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the... Read more

  • DAY 158

    7/26/2016 10:57:57 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up very early & spent the day with my older son in the city. It was a nice bonding experience for the both of us. We couldn't have asked for a better day. From our front row parking spot at the train station to the free train ride home. We got in alot of steps on our walk. Visited with some ... Read more

  • Made it home from Wisconsin

    7/26/2016 5:10:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am home. I've been home since Sunday night about 9pm. It was a great trip but I could of done without all of the shopping at Door County. I was ready to come home Thursday. We didn't go to the Packers Shareholders meeting due to the storms that popped up during the time we were heading down ... Read more

  • DAY 157

    7/25/2016 10:52:56 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a good day. Lots of family time indoors. Very hot outside & storms. Gave my boys much needed haircuts. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • since june 14th

    7/25/2016 4:58:17 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I have lost 20lbs.... Read more

  • Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks.

    7/25/2016 11:45:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Help me set reasonable time limits of each task. My lack of energy is a big factor. I think most people would be able to clean each area fairly quickly. Not me. Paper work is my nemesis ! And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. 24 234 photos to fo... Read more

  • Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend it....now.. better!

    7/25/2016 10:01:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! 104 The best exercise is pushing the foot forward --pushing the foot on a stationary object like a wall---to tire the muscle--then bending the knee. Repeat maybe 2-3 times. A chiropractor taught me that. ... Read more

  • DAY 156

    7/24/2016 11:08:41 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a nice day with the family. Another bbq. Hot day in the city. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros. Watching the sunset together & making memories.... Read more

  • 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no!

    7/24/2016 9:08:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did make progress! It is not done yet. The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll 40 of stamps that I had misplaced! 198 I found the keys 528 to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. 30 273 527 I still don't have... Read more

  • Starting a 90 day Challenge

    7/24/2016 3:42:59 PM, by MTSKIER

    Today is the day that I begin again. It's the first day of my newest adventure in challenges. For the next 90 days I will challenge myself to live healthy in various ways. The end goal is to lose weight and increase my level of fitness but it's more than just the way I want to look this time. I... Read more

  • 20,000 steps today

    7/24/2016 12:09:08 PM, by IGOTTHISYOUBET

    .... this is my goal today. I am currently 25 percent there. Happy Sunday... Read more

  • DAY 155

    7/23/2016 9:56:24 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was a great day! Woke up early & had a weigh in. The scale is still moving in my favor! Not so much, but I'll take it. Took the kids to Build & Grow & headed right out to the mountains. Had our yearly company bbq. Ate well & tried some venison. The only thing was it was from the deer fro... Read more

  • "I Don't Work Out Because I Hate My Body. I Work Out Because I Love My Body"

    7/23/2016 11:15:33 AM, by IGOTTHISYOUBET

    Saw this quote and it really hit me. I really love to work out. Happy Weekend Friends!... Read more

  • Made it to Wisconsin

    7/22/2016 10:53:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, made it to Wisconsin okay. Went to Lambeau Field when we got there. Talk about being in heaven. Went on the tour and had a blast. Got to go to the 1919 Kitchen and Tap and it was good. Then we went to the Pro Shop and got a few things. Didn't go to the Packers Hall of Fame. Had to get to Siste... Read more

  • DAY 154

    7/22/2016 9:47:23 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I strive to be courageous.... Read more

  • Which candidate do you side with?

    7/22/2016 7:51:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. isidewith.com/ I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. chris ... Read more

  • Asian Salad

    7/22/2016 6:51:59 PM, by DRS510

    Top with seasoned rice vinegar and a touch of sesame oil. I also like my Asian salad dressing. If you want I will share it as well. A little more work, but so worth it! You could use store bought as well, look for a "Lite" variety. Then combine your salad: Lettuce or spring greens Mandarin or... Read more

  • 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty!

    7/22/2016 12:08:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. 244 I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. A fun goal for today! 104... Read more

  • The Fibro Manual copyright 2016

    7/22/2016 6:56:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Fibro Manual by Gineva Liptan, M.D. I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed chris 220... Read more

  • DAY 153

    7/21/2016 11:08:28 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Needing some inspiration...... Read more

  • DAY 152

    7/20/2016 11:18:33 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I can also apply this saying to my weight loss journey.... Read more

  • 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/20/2016 12:40:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    43 days left before I put this condo on the market. But I am not feeling up to par. I am feeling like I have a virus and a rash on chest, back, and itchy in various places. Darn. I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. 24 Today's SMART Goal: ... Read more

  • Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this?

    7/20/2016 12:31:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream ... Read more

  • My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny.

    7/20/2016 12:27:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am going! Yeah! I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! chris... Read more

  • DAY 151

    7/19/2016 11:19:50 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Stayed up late last night. Had a burst of energy & power cleaned my house. Slept in & pretty much hung out & watched some really good movies. Had a good day. Stayed within macros & drank all my water.... Read more

  • 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/19/2016 11:39:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. 248 (I still have not really cleaned the interior. 24 ) Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlo... Read more

  • Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte

    7/19/2016 11:05:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    INGREDIENTS For coffee ice cubes- 1 pot brewed coffee For latte- 2-3 coffee ice cubes 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2-3 drops liquid stevia Dash cinnamon DIRECTIONS 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or ... Read more

  • A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community

    7/19/2016 10:56:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.holidaytouch.com/retiremen
    t-101/cost-of-living... Read more

  • Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini

    7/19/2016 10:26:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) Ingredients: 1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 small zucchini and yellow squash Some onion Some red and yellow pepper Some collard greens 4 mushrooms 3 broccoli stems 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic po... Read more

  • DAY 150

    7/18/2016 11:20:32 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Going to bed very late last few days. Took a nap because I got up early to go to work. Had a late dinner. Drank 10+ glasses of water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility?

    7/18/2016 11:33:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    earthsky.org/earth/giant-quake
    -may-lurk-under-bangladesh I am hoping this is over blown. chris... Read more

  • Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend!

    7/18/2016 10:58:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses, Brookside Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Acai, and Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate truffles the best. I can have 1 truffle and I'm good for days. You can have 5 kisses, and you have to unwrap each one! Brookside is harder for me to control because it comes loose in... Read more

  • John as Cookie Monster!

    7/18/2016 10:45:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.)... Read more

  • 50 things to do when you're bored.

    7/18/2016 9:24:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    media.trusper.net/u/e43679ab-9
    2ec-4bb5-83b5-6a2a5b6433bb
    .jpg Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! chris... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/18/2016 7:52:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    The 3 of us have 3 appointments today! And I am the driver for us all. DH's is for the GI doctor. He will stay in the hospital before his colonoscopy. I can't handle his prep alone. I asked if he could be in the hospital for that. But the Dr said then he has to see him first for Medicare approval. ... Read more

  • DAY 149

    7/17/2016 11:35:05 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Spent the day with DH & boy was it hot outside! Ran errands & went food shopping. Excited that I can eat spinach & artichoke dip without any guilt. Dipped some buffalo wings in them & hit the spot. It may not sound healthy but I am on a high fat low carb diet. Also did get in a lot of fiber & dra... Read more

  • Oh boy is this gooooooood!!!

    7/17/2016 5:18:38 PM, by IGOTTHISYOUBET

    Watermelon Smoothie https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
    m/recipe-detail.asp?recipe
    =217 I absolutely love watermelon. This recipe was good after close to 11,000 steps! Gotta get in another 4,000 steps minimally for the day. I eat watermelon in moderation and I love it. Found a r... Read more

  • getting better....

    7/17/2016 10:38:10 AM, by MUSOLF6

    I am about 2 weeks post-op from my right total knee. I am feeling better and it is getting easier to walk and getting up and down. I am exercising at home , since I can not afford therapy. But thanks to you-tube and other sites ,I am making progress. I am working now on bending the knee , which is s... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals

    7/17/2016 9:32:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. 2. Before getting the van tuned up for my trip to "Buffalo", clean the inside. It really needs cleaning before the car repair guy sees it. (I believe workers do a better job when they see I care for the van. ) 3. ... Read more

  • Lost another pound plus trip is getting close

    7/17/2016 8:12:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've lost about 4 pounds this past week but lost a pound since yesterday. At the beginning of last week I was 186 pounds. I went down a pound a day and yesterday I was at 183 pounds. Today I am at 182 pounds. That what I weighed when my oldest brother James and his wife Cheri (the one that int... Read more

  • DAY 148

    7/16/2016 11:18:54 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a great day! Weigh in went very well. The scale keeps moving down. Yay!! Spent most of the day outside & in the pool with the kids. Got a little too much sun, but had a lot of fun. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Balsamic Dressing

    7/16/2016 4:30:50 PM, by DRS510

    I make a bottle at a time, so I always have on hand. My son makes 3 bottles and keeps one at work for his salads. Balsamic Dressing 2 T olive oil 6 T balsamic vinegar 1 t garlic powder (easier but you can use fresh instead) 1/2 tsp. Cavenders Greek seasoning 1/4 t dry mustard 1 ... Read more

  • Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing.

    7/16/2016 9:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.seniorliving.org/infograph
    ics/senior-living-type-ver
    sus-cost/... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/16/2016 6:57:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Make SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. chris... Read more

  • How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again?

    7/16/2016 6:47:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! chris 24... Read more

  • Stayed home today

    7/15/2016 11:35:07 PM, by REDHAWK17

    It was too hot to go out. Went outside later in the day to spend time with the cats... Read more

  • DAY 147

    7/15/2016 11:10:59 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a good day. Drank my water, stayed within my macros. Looking forward to the weekend!... Read more

  • I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks .

    7/15/2016 7:49:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! Thanks for the idea! And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! chris 247 220... Read more

  • Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT

    7/15/2016 7:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Lunch Dilemma Solved

    7/15/2016 4:53:16 PM, by DRS510

    I make 3 salads on Sunday afternoon and 2 on Wednesday after work and take those each day. This morning I posted this response to the question - help! I need some quick lunch ideas. So I thought I would post it here too. If you want my balsamic dressing recipe, let me know and I will post it: W... Read more

  • DAY 146

    7/14/2016 11:41:25 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Found out today that a long time friend, community theater director passed away last night. She was very young, 58. So sad. Still processing. Saw an episode of Dr. Oz about being worth it enough to finally lose the weight & be healthy. We are all worth it, just believing it is the hard part. Dr... Read more

  • Today's outing 7/14

    7/14/2016 3:02:39 PM, by REDHAWK17

    We went to Walmart, a metal fabrication warehouse, a fish and tackle place and the sears appliance and hardware store. That made 1.6 miles of walking... Read more

  • I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking!

    7/14/2016 1:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. 24 Hubby needs more personal help than in assisted living anyway. So that really does not solve our problem. I'd pay a lot for it and then still have to hire personal health aide... Read more

  • DAY 145

    7/13/2016 10:52:06 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Slept in today. Energy levels low. Drank all my water, stayed within my macros. Had a weigh in today. Lost 1.4 lbs. I'm happy with that!... Read more

  • Hard to find housing near Buffalo for handicapped DH and me.

    7/13/2016 10:04:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I need a place easy to maintain and open design for DH's motorized wheelchair. And a little under $200,000. Not too far from a pool for my water aerobics. Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Clarence, East Aurora, Patio homes have no outside maintenance. But the prices are ov... Read more

  • DAY 144

    7/12/2016 11:12:07 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a nice relaxing day. Took a walk, drank my water, stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Went to cowtown flea market

    7/12/2016 10:33:54 PM, by REDHAWK17

    214 It wasn't to bad out, there was a breeze. Walked all the way to the back. Started getting back pains when almost to jeep. It was almost a mile walk we did. So for me that is good at one shot.... Read more

  • Blueberry Cobler SP recipe 3 ingredients!

    7/12/2016 2:30:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is in the oven now. I used a no sugar cake mix. Nutrition info is in the SP recipe area. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. Minutes to Prepare: 70 Minutes to Cook: 60 Nu... Read more

  • 100 companies "made in the USA"

    7/12/2016 9:16:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.clark.com/american-made-in
    -the-usa I would like to patronize some of these. But I am not quite sure how to do that. And, I just looked at my "Crocs" sandals. Definitely NOT USA made. Oh! We do have a Braun handicap van! USA made! chris Clothing ĽAll American Clothing ĽAll... Read more

  • New Goals

    7/12/2016 8:44:32 AM, by IGOTTHISYOUBET

    Doctor's appointment last week. I simply love her. By my urging, I had blood work done, my weight and my cholesterol are the highest in my life. My thyroid is just fine. My blood pressure is on the high side but still within normal levels. OK that was kinda sucky. I cried pretty good in my ... Read more

  • DAY 143

    7/11/2016 11:35:13 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Got up early & did some freelance work for a few hours. Pretty uneventful day. Watched a new show, Outcast on Cinemax. Pretty good. Waiting for Mr. Robot. Anyway drank all my water. Stayed within macros & went for a walk.... Read more

  • More inspired

    7/11/2016 12:53:35 PM, by REDHAWK17

    Wen out this morning to get fruit and vegetables then to Walmart with dad to get a few things. It is so nice to be able to walk around and not end up with severe back pain. Also I didn't sweat as much while walking which is a plus. I know now I can do this and I am seeing results.... Read more

  • Able to walk more

    7/10/2016 11:36:42 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I was actually able to walk through Walmart, Big Lots and the flea market today without much back pain... Read more

  • DAY 142

    7/10/2016 10:37:35 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up in the middle of the night because of a stomachache. Finally got back to sleep & woke up at a decent hour. I did an hour of Zumba & walked over 11,000 steps. Ate more fiber, but looking into fiber tablets. Stayed within my macros & drank over 10+ glasses of water. Started taking magnesium... Read more

  • Yellow Rug I had and forgot about. Put in the "office" for showing the condo.

    7/10/2016 3:28:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to say that the desk looks much better than in this photo! DD was the one who thought of using this rug. It was stored in the basement for 8 years! I had no rugs in the condo because DH's motorized wheelchair would gather the rug under it's wheels. I came home one day and 3... Read more

  • I contacted a mover! It is getting more and more scary to think of actually moving.

    7/10/2016 12:35:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been decluttering and packing for maybe 5 years. people are probably sick of me saying I will move closer to my family. I was going to rely on family and friends to load a truck and have a friend drive it the 400 miles to Buffalo. I don't feel enough people are willing to help us out. Th... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Breakfast

    7/10/2016 10:42:28 AM, by MREE777

    A friend of mine (now close to 90) once told me to eat: like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at dinner. Of course this advice is excellent if you work normal hours. Still, I have found that I do better when I have a protein focused breakfast than if I don't. Although I'm stil... Read more

  • DAY 141

    7/9/2016 11:11:22 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Very nice weather this morning. Ran errands & took the boys for a nice walk. Slowly easing back to exercising. Had a very rough last week & lots of pain in my hip. Feeling good today. Just listening to my body. Stayed within my macros, drank 8+ glasses of water.... Read more

  • If you want some extra special, hand-picked laugh....try this blog!

    7/9/2016 9:11:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a
    sp?blog_id=6197108... Read more

  • Looking to get my life back on track

    7/9/2016 3:37:32 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I hit a low after my mom passed in October. I am trying to pick up the pieces now. I am getting motivated and I am starting to lose the weight. Scale not moving much, but I see a difference in my body, which I am grateful for. Please come join me on this journey. 521... Read more

  • Same SP menu article but why is it so great?

    7/9/2016 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/n
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620 I love the bright , colored photos for one thing! 30 And there are shopping lists 30 for each week! Or you can print a master shopping list--all done for you! I printed the month's shopping list. 41 Now I can make note... Read more

  • DAY 140

    7/8/2016 11:13:04 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Glad the week is over! Ready for the weekend. Hope to have a lot more energy.... Read more

  • SP article: A month's worth of healthy and easy meals!

    7/8/2016 12:55:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/n
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620... Read more

  • DAY 139

    7/7/2016 10:25:02 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Just not feeling well today. Body aches. Drank my water & stayed within macros.... Read more

  • 2 minute planks

    7/7/2016 9:06:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've increased my time on my planks. The first one today was at the 1 minute mark but the last 2 planks were longer. I did those for 2 minutes each. I was going to do a minute and a half but that was too easy. So I went ahead and did them for 2 minutes each. I was a little shaky on the 2nd pla... Read more

  • DAY 138

    7/6/2016 11:41:53 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up very early & took the train into the city with my boys. Had a wonderful day bonding & taking in the sites. Browsed through some stores & of course the comic book shop. Met up with some friends at the Lego store & headed over to the park. Love that there is always art all around. My boys ... Read more

  • Happy Dance!

    7/6/2016 10:39:33 AM, by MREE777

    9 334 218 9 That moment when you realize you can put your pants on without undoing them!... Read more

  • My success

    7/6/2016 8:36:18 AM, by KAYTEE828

    Portion Control... Read more

  • Portion Control

    7/6/2016 8:08:56 AM, by KAYTEE828

    I have tried every diet known to man! The only one that works for me is portion control. I eat half of what I used to and I am losing, slowly but surely.... Rite Aid has a portion system in their As Seen on TV section. Best 9.99 I ever spent. I started in 2010 @ 238, I am now 191.5....... Read more

  • DAY 137

    7/5/2016 11:35:01 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Not so much energy today, but I did force myself to exercise. (Taebo Strength) Got through the workout & fueled up with a nice chicken breast salad. Still no energy. So I unplugged & took a nap. Finally got some energy around dinnertime & gave haircuts, ironed & got ready for my day tomorrow. Dr... Read more

  • Long day on Saturday

    7/5/2016 9:26:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This past Saturday I went to Peoria, IL, (an hour east of where I live) to go shopping with my aunt and uncle who I will be going to Wisconsin with in 2 weeks. They were suppose to had picked me up at 10am but they were an hour late. They had a good reason. They were switching my aunt's sister to an... Read more

  • My note from the Universe

    7/5/2016 7:38:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Suffice it to say, CHRISTINE, I mean "Your Highness," you've always been crazy, sexy, cool.... Read more

  • DAY 136

    7/4/2016 11:14:06 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Family, Food & Fireworks! Had a great day!!... Read more

  • low carb muffins

    7/4/2016 12:55:20 PM, by MREE777

    Mary's Blueberry Muffins 2 C almond flour 1 tbsp baking powder .25 tsp salt 1 medium ripe banana 3 large eggs 4 tbsp oil (I divided .5 safflower, .5 coconut) 1 C almond milk (unsweetened) 1 tsp almond extract 1.25 C blueberries Preheat oven to 400* Use foil lined cupcake ... Read more

  • DAY 135

    7/3/2016 10:47:31 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was spent mostly cooking & prepping. Made some tried & true favorites & a few low carb versions. I really love dutch potato salad, so I made original version & 1 made with cauliflower instead of potatoes. I liked it. Had a good day with family. Getting the house ready for big celebration t... Read more

  • Back home.....

    7/3/2016 5:57:13 PM, by MUSOLF6

    my experience with the Hospital was horrible. I came through the surgery fine. But the hospital stay afterwards was a night mare. The first night I had terrible pain, almost uncontrollable. I still had the epidural in , or so we thought, the next afternoon therapy came to get me up (they were suppos... Read more

  • DAY 134 - Saturday July 2 2016

    7/2/2016 11:07:26 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I weighed in @ 162.2. 4.1lbs down for the week! I'm very happy with that number. Almost down to the weight I was before my thyroid went out of wack. Some of last summer's clothes are finally starting to fit. No more XL blouses for me. They're too big & make me look bigger. Clothes I couldn't sq... Read more

  • Alliopathic ("regular") doctors vs Osteopathic doctors. Huh? I just learned the difference!

    7/2/2016 3:25:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.osteopathic.org/Pages/defa
    ult.aspx Instead of MD they have OD after their names. DD just made an appointment with an "OD." chris... Read more

  • Tell myself: "You are just bored, not hungry so don't eat."

    7/2/2016 12:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • SP article and link: Snacks under 100 calories (skinnyms.com)and more recipes

    7/2/2016 11:59:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    skinnyms.com/15-snacks-that-ar
    e-unexpectedly-under-100-c
    alories/?utm_source=zergne
    t.com&utm_medium=referral&
    utm_campaign=zergnet_1033501 Dehydrated red, sweet pepper strips with maple syrup. Just like candy! chris ... Read more

  • DAY 133

    7/1/2016 11:22:46 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I stayed in bed longer than usual. My body needed the rest. I did do my 90 minute Taebo ST & 35 minute GF Circuit Walk. I did not have any energy after that workout to do anything else. I did make dinner, though. Spent the rest of the evening hanging out with DH. Stayed within my calories & mac... Read more

  • Low carb recipe with black beans needed

    7/1/2016 6:27:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.yummly.com/ seems to be a great source for recipes. You can first determine the nutrients you want in the resulting recipe. I have a few cans of black beans. but I want to eat low carb. I need a simple recipe. One recipe was a salad made with black beans. chris... Read more