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  • Happy Hump day

    4/25/2017 11:39:31 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day very tired hugs to all... Read more

  • Tuesday..a good self care day

    4/25/2017 10:09:26 PM, by TERRI289

    I went back to bed and made a healthy breakfast. I rode my exercise bike, and finished my book. I had some serious snuggle time with my dog. The evening was busy with some tutoring and work at the college. Happily watching tv now.....hope your day was good! 386... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/25/2017 10:54:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like i will have a different job starting later this week. i am finalizing details today and i will more than likely start this thursday. so i am making sure i have what i need to wear and enough food so i can take a meal with me when i go. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • talked with DS last night

    4/25/2017 8:23:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; for those who do not know my DS is an disabled vet with PTSD, panic attacks and high anxiety. any ways, he is going to group counseling at the VA - multiple sessions per week and it is helping him greatly. Last weekend, he had an episode where it was triggered by a person that he and... Read more

  • Monday..Dancing and desperately seeking a nap

    4/24/2017 10:54:02 PM, by TERRI289

    Two Zumba classes and they went well. My foot is usually in my boot but doing ok. DWTS was fun and now i am watching the end of Dirty Dancing.....Dancing truly makes me happy. oh the nap....woke up with Max at 3:37 and got through the day but desperately needed some more shut eye. i did ge... Read more

  • Kicking the Dr Pepper Habit

    4/24/2017 10:20:17 PM, by RAKASHA

    I want to write just a bit about my experiences with attempting to give up Dr Pepper(not just any soda). Also I'd love to hear what other people are using to kick the habit. Late last July I was having all kinds of dental issues, infection that wouldn't seem to clear up for several weeks. My g... Read more

  • Boy do I need to follow this rhyme for organizing!

    4/24/2017 7:21:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    9. One Place for Your Lists Straight into a binder, all TO DOs and lists go Wondering what to do next? You'll always know. chris 195 ... Read more

  • Rhymes to help me get more organized

    4/24/2017 7:16:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    Copied from USMAWIFE--Thank you! I have never seen these rhymes before. Very clever! chris10 Organizing rhymes Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10 Organizing Rhymes Let's have a little fun getting organized. I've found that when you approach making changes with a grin, they tend ... Read more

  • Cat Scratch Fever / Bartonella symptoms

    4/24/2017 5:27:53 PM, by DOTSLADY

    Nymph tick Thought I'd point out some symptoms in case someone happens upon this lil ole space on SP. Stretch marks anyone? I got mine on my hips in middle school whilst being very active trying to do 500 sit-ups every day to make them go away (how cute) yet gai... Read more

  • Reminding myself...

    4/24/2017 4:17:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working towards the healthiest me that I can be. I may be in maintenance, but there are always goals. I'm getting stronger, more toned, trying new foods, encouraging o... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/24/2017 1:45:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful.sunny day here today. getting a few errands done. then i will enjoy the rest of the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 26

    4/24/2017 1:17:43 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Breakfast at Hampton. Not a great selection. They did have a lot of fruit so loaded up my plate with that. Fried potatoes, not sure of the oil but had to make do. There were NO hard boiled eggs, I had planned on those so took a bite of their omelet, remembered that there was cheese in it so sp... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 25

    4/24/2017 1:12:05 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Breakfast Last of the egg frittatas, pico and raspberries. Picnic on the road. Leftover chicken and tuna salads, spinach and chopped salad. No picture Dinner was at a night club for a 50th anniversary celebration for my DH's former employer. There were chicken and pork belly on ... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 24

    4/24/2017 1:05:54 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Breakfast Leftover muffin frittata with salsa and mixed fruit. Lunch I made some homemade mayo, chopped up some tomatoes, apples and cucumber, added some salad dressing and made both chicken (leftover) and tuna salad. Both over a bed of lettuce. No photo. Dinner. Thi... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 23

    4/24/2017 1:00:15 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    We've been on the road. Catching up. Breakfast: I made some egg frittata muffins. A variety of vegetables, sautéed lightly, Italian seasoning (basil, oregano and garlic), whisked eggs topped with tomatoes and bacon. Rspberries on the side. Lunch: We had some errands to r... Read more

  • crazy weekend with lawn care

    4/24/2017 8:09:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My Dh decided to work on our sprinkler system. It needs to be adjusted since the new lawn. I wanted to hire someone. No he had to go out and find out that it is harder than he thought after actually breaking off a sprinkler head. He kept going back and forth to Home Depot. Left h... Read more

  • crazy weekend with lawn care

    4/24/2017 8:09:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My Dh decided to work on our sprinkler system. It needs to be adjusted since the new lawn. I wanted to hire someone. No he had to go out and find out that it is harder than he thought after actually breaking off a sprinkler head. He kept going back and forth to Home Depot. Left h... Read more

  • Exercise is U shaped?

    4/23/2017 10:54:14 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Read this article: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0
    -29900/how-much-should-you
    -exercise-to-maintain-weig
    ht-loss.html Wonder if this is what is going on with the tiredness after I walk a long time in the morning? I'm trying to get away from sitting too long at one time but t... Read more

  • Other than the early wake up call, it was a good day!

    4/23/2017 10:13:48 PM, by TERRI289

    Max aka yip yip awoke early andit was a bit touch and go for a bit. I did get a little extra sleep and that was great. The day had errands and a nice brunch at our favorite diner. We also visited our friends and I tutored our godson in math. Lots of rest for a tired body. Have a happ... Read more

  • Brand new day!

    4/23/2017 7:41:50 PM, by RAKASHA

    I'm ready to give this a go again! Last year I'd been going to a personal trainer, however his schedule changed and I was going on back to back days which wasn't helpful for me. Mid-month last month my mom came to visit and I bought a new scale just before her visit. After she left I did... Read more

  • I am alittle sad today

    4/23/2017 7:08:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had my grand kids over for a sleep over. It was wonderful and l love them at this age 2 1/2 and 5. We have a great time. My DD told me that she has her final interview with her alum university in a week. She wants to get this job which will mean they will move 3 hours away. It ... Read more

  • Saturday...Zumbathon and rest! 18,784 steps!!

    4/22/2017 10:35:37 PM, by TERRI289

    We didn't have a huge turnout but we had fun and made a little money. Rainy and the end of Easter break may have hurt our numbers a bit. I had a nice lunch with my friend Janet after and a good long nap. Foot was a bit sore but better after rest! Stay warm and dry this weekend! 386... Read more

  • Cool, but great day to walk

    4/22/2017 4:31:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations on the course and my husband went to a third location. Because the finish was only a mile from our home, I was able to go in one direction to meet her at ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/22/2017 2:56:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i do not have too much planned for today. i will most definitely enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 13 Countdown to Overcome Cravings

    4/22/2017 8:20:21 AM, by OLDEROWL

    A trick of mine to overcome cravings is to think of a countdown to a successful rocket launch to weight loss. Count 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off as follows: 5. This is just a craving 4. It will pass 3. I have strengthened my will to resist it 2. I can relax because I’m now in control 1. This c... Read more

  • Friday..!! Zumba, Pizza, A Movie

    4/21/2017 10:58:41 PM, by TERRI289

    it was a good day, two Zumba classes, lunch with some of my students, errands run, pizza and a movie with a friend..Time to sleep! And I am...... Read more

  • Lost hearing aid! I am frantic!

    4/21/2017 9:35:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I lost one hearing aid!!! 46 I went out shopping for an exercise top yesterday. I think I had both hearing aids in at that time. But.. this week a couple of days I actually forgot to wear them! So I am not positive about having them in the store. Our apartment was cleaned today... Read more

  • Step Count

    4/21/2017 3:11:11 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    High step count day on my Fitbit.... Read more

  • a nice day

    4/21/2017 1:18:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am finding reasons every day to get outdoors and have fun and so is my daughter. the weekend is here! hurray! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • neighbor called

    4/21/2017 9:16:31 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, my neighbor who has lived with her head in the sand most of her life. Her DH was operated on yesterday. I told her to contact insurance about him staying in hospital longer. She said that she was going to do it, but she did not do it and they are releasing her DH today. He has Park... Read more

  • new electric mower was delivered

    4/21/2017 8:21:17 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DH decided to fire the lawn service that we have used for over 5 years. They did make a mess of our lawn when we wanted to put in grass which had become very thin. The lawn service convinced us that we need more soil. We got what we wished for with no understanding of the volume... Read more

  • Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!

    4/20/2017 10:05:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But, got news that my heart is not behaving and also I have a nerve in my leg that is misbehaving. So have work-up with internist on 5/4 and MRI on leg on 5/1... Read more

  • Thursday...car, teeth, back, NAP

    4/20/2017 9:08:46 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a full day, running here and there to take care of the car, the periodontist for the bad tooth, then the chiropractor for the back(the boot is not helping the back but the foot is happier) and finally home where I did get a mini nap before running the last errand of the day. I am trying ... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 22

    4/20/2017 8:28:46 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Day 22, I ventured out for lunch, very interesting. First, breakfast, one fried egg, bacon and purple potatoes. Easy peasy. Light on veggies but I planned on a big salad for lunch. I met a friend from back in NY who winters here in SC and her precious 5 month old grandson at Flying ... Read more

  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

    4/20/2017 3:18:01 PM, by OXYGEN9

    That's still some kind of progress if you keep it up, right? And it's exactly where I am now. As usual, a stressful situation threw me off track, but only in some ways. I haven't been eating within my calorie range very often, I haven't blogged and no hitting the snooze button has been more of a hit... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/20/2017 11:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did not hear back from the company who was willing to reschedule the interview i was not able to go to last week. that is alright with me. i did hear from a different company regarding a full time office position. i will be speaking with them either tomorrow or on monday or tuesday of next week. i... Read more

  • Money changers in the Temple... Airport... Hotel... Museum etc

    4/19/2017 11:13:16 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just so you know, I'm a year behind on learning about this new app for iOS and Android platforms... but, being as I am easily amused and I have traveled a little tiny bit, and I know there are others here on the Spark who travel a LOT, I decided to risk redundancy and share the info anyway. If it's ... Read more

  • Wednesday..Two Zumba classes..wheeeeeee!

    4/19/2017 10:02:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day. Both classes went well even with some creative choreo.... 100 The college class went well and then it was home to be with crazy puppy. He was pretty good today. We watched Whose Line is it anyway and really enjoyed it. I forgot how much fun it can be!! Sweet dreams... Read more

  • We are worth it

    4/19/2017 4:55:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a little bit of regret. Each time I weigh the choice I am about to make I remind myself that I am worth far more than any bad choice I might yet make. Mor... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/19/2017 10:50:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter got a few more presents from one of my uncles and aunts the other day. she is over the moon! it will be a birthday she will soon not forget. she was not expecting the presents she got, so she is bouncing up and down with joy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! today i am just enjoying the... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 21

    4/19/2017 10:28:24 AM, by GRANMALINDA

    Day 21, three weeks in the book. 9 days to go. Breakfast, leftover breakfast pizza, pico, guac and fruit. This held me for a very very long time. I had to take my car in and run some errands so lunch didn't happen until almost 3PM - NSV, I was not chewing my arm off. A tip, chopped p... Read more

  • Blog April 19th Day #1 of Bike in morning :)

    4/19/2017 9:19:42 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Just did 20 mins on bike gonna do 20 mins more after work. Have to pick up veggies and fruits and etc after work for my healthy eating. Have to work today hope it goes good. My boss sugar was 7.0 this morning :S I'll take care of it and hope it's good later. Keep you posted. It's raining out today s... Read more

  • I did not get my hyacinths this year! that is a bad sign for me.

    4/19/2017 7:28:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been way too tired too many days. I ALWAYS get hyacinths for Easter. It does not feel like Easter to me till that fragrance is in the house. It is very hard to rouse myself to go driving. Many days I have not had a shower. A couple of health issues have been bothering me, itchy skin, it... Read more

  • Marriage is...

    4/19/2017 6:40:26 AM, by GOANNA2

    The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation. "He's a funeral director... Read more

  • Tuesday.busy busy, peridontist, sushi, and beer!

    4/18/2017 10:10:45 PM, by TERRI289

    I had my first appointment with the peridontist and Thursday I have my first cleaning. Fingers crossed that this might solve the issue. Future treatments get more painful....sigh. Ran a few errands and had lunch with my former student/coworker Joey. We love sushi!! Then I visited another f... Read more

  • This is Love not War

    4/18/2017 8:02:20 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    So often I use war language when it comes to my body, getting healthy and losing weight. You battle cancer. You fight people trying to physically harm you. You fight oppression, segregation, injustice and cruelty. Changing to a healthier lifestyle is more of a metamorphosis or rebirth. It's about lo... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 20

    4/18/2017 6:32:21 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Two thirds of the way done. 10 more days to go. 521 Breakfast was peppers and onions mixed with Italian spices baked with beaten eggs and topped with pizza sauce, bacon and black olives. It is impossible to find sugar free pepperoni. I made this in a 13 X 9 pan so even when we finished there... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 19 Easter Sunday

    4/18/2017 6:21:25 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Sunday breakfast, steak and eggs with spinach, peppers, onions, guac and salsa and an extra egg for good measure. The extra eggs were colored by the whole family. We are Slovak so do the pisanky. We have given up the intricate designs of my youth, instead we draw sharks, jelly fish and t... Read more

  • On the right track

    4/18/2017 2:40:26 PM, by NADINE125

    Been a while since I wrote. I dropped my boyfriend 5 yeas ago. Instead I concentrated on my mental and physical health. I have lost 28 pounds and have so much more energy and self confidence. I have also gotten my son to see a psychiatrist for the last three years. His manic episodes have subsided b... Read more

  • Is alcohol or another addiction making life troublesome? A great SP team to get support!

    4/18/2017 1:36:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Friends In Recovery 173 Members "WELCOME! You are among friends. We offer support for anyone in recovery. When someone reaches out for help, this group will always be there. Together we celebrate health, growth, joy and sobriety! " This team is greatly needed source of support but .... Read more

  • Another Beginning

    4/18/2017 12:35:36 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am eager to add muscle back that I know I've lost over the last few months. Illness and injury can really wreak havoc with our bodies. Wishing everyone a st... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/18/2017 10:29:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cool day here today. that job is now finished. i am already actively looking for another one. the company that has a full time job still wants to see me for an interview. i will set that up today for a day this week. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a gr... Read more

  • Dietless and happy

    4/18/2017 8:37:47 AM, by MAUITN

    I've been dealing with the scale going up and up and getting more and more frustrated. So yesterday I decided not to diet. I ate three healthy and reasonable portioned meals. I had a better mental day. Going to do the same thing today.... Read more

  • Monday night

    4/17/2017 11:03:40 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy day..Zumba Gold went well, I paid a few bills, and got home to make lunch and chill with the pets. Sadly I could get my leg in my boot after class. Turned out I hadn't deflated the boot correctly and there was no room for my foot. Fortunatey, I figured it out. Got some odds ... Read more

  • To recap where we are now living.

    4/17/2017 10:06:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is a senior independent living apartment complex. About 100 apartments. Over 65 and at least one spouse has to be independent and able to care for the other spouse. (with or without paid aides) It is on the grounds of Brothers of Mercy and the brothers live in a huge house here. On the grou... Read more

  • Monet's Pond Video--relax!

    4/17/2017 7:34:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVgwm
    8h4rs... Read more

  • I am proud of myself!

    4/17/2017 7:08:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I ordered a little end table and I assembled it! Yeah! Of course this is not a hard job, but most times I don't have the energy to do it and/or other chores have piled up and make me crazy. Also my computer mouse is not working right. I found a video online to fix it. The wheel does not scrol... Read more

  • I Chose Gratitude, Vegetables, Seeds, Berries, Legumes, Lean proteins and Healthy Fats

    4/17/2017 5:13:13 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    "I could NEVER give up sweets completely." "O' c'mon a cookie now and then is NOT going to kill you or make you fat." "No need to be soooo extreme." "Live a little" "Don't you get sick of all those vegetables?" "Just at least try a slice of this incredible cake!" "You are not going to gain 10 pounds... Read more

  • Just for today...

    4/17/2017 1:59:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, exercise, sleep, fun. But, one longer term challenge is when I know I will be off plan for a bit for vacation, guests, etc. For those planned times I work... Read more

  • Notes from the universe, Mike Dooley, and channeling with Frank for over a year

    4/17/2017 12:14:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mike Dooley says: "For over a year, I've been corresponding with Frank, through channel Tracy Farquhar, whose civilization was once facing many of the same challenges we face, yet for changes made, they were catapulted to a place of incredible success and prosperity. " "... if you had the chanc... Read more

  • Happy Easter, I'm being reborn + Lyme disease starter info

    4/16/2017 11:08:27 PM, by DOTSLADY

    276 Energy nutritionist is rocking it. No! "I'M" rocking it! 530 What a difference it makes to get the right info in the right order! It seems I'm always a blog behind, so that will be for next time. 432Allow to me to finish my thought from two blogs ago that I'd share info re Lyme dis-... Read more

  • Someone I just met. Oh wow!

    4/16/2017 10:08:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.drursulaanderson.com/ www.drursulaanderson.com/per
    sonal.php I am very lucky to have this doctor to chat with! I have asked her for one of her books to read. I can't wait to start it. After this morning's brunch with her, I went poking around the internet. I could... Read more

  • Easter Sunday

    4/16/2017 9:18:57 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a nice easy day although I couldn't get everything done. Breakfast at the diner was nice and we even had a few minutes at the park. No dragonflies yet. Steve worked in the yard, I worked in the house, and we both took it easy. The animals were happy to have us home. On top of it, w... Read more

  • Art that floored me at Whitney Museum. I only read about this.

    4/16/2017 2:02:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.artnews.com/2017/03/17/pop
    e-ls-bologna-filled-whitne
    y-biennial-installation-st
    inks-and-then-some/ From the above article. Now read the artists reason for the piece: "The piece focuses on how entire groups of people with a collective identity can turn abstract through ... Read more

  • Just JOKING...

    4/16/2017 7:09:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to put an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the ... Read more

  • Saturday night..ok day

    4/15/2017 9:56:25 PM, by TERRI289

    Chores and errands took up the morning. One friend informed me that another friend thinks I am hiding something since I didn't tell her of my vacation plans. I have my reasons and she proved why I don't care for drama and other people's judgment. That is why I didn't tell her. Ugh, at this age,... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 17 & 18

    4/15/2017 9:29:49 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Friday and Saturday ran in together. Asparagus in prosciutto with fried (in ghee) eggs for breakfast Friday, Friday lunch. Tuna salad with apples, cukes, grapes, green onions....Tessamae's ranch and creamy ranch dressing and homemade mayo. On a bed of lettuce. Friday din... Read more

  • 95 pounds lost and weeks away from Onederland

    4/15/2017 4:33:00 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, 95lbs down today. Wow. I can't believe it. I look down and I still see lots of fluff and still 'feel' big. Still cringe when being led to a booth in a restaurant or sitting down on a plane... although I know I don't need to. Admittedly, a lot of the fluff I see now is loose s... Read more

  • Beginning Again

    4/15/2017 3:07:13 PM, by ZORYAE

    I am starting over. AGAIN!! I plan to use this blog as a journal, as a way to figure out my issues with my weight and food. Maybe if I had figured that out before, I wouldn't be here again. I would be maintaining what I worked so hard for. I think my biggest problem this time will be dealing wit... Read more

  • I am happy with...

    4/15/2017 11:59:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • The only thing that has worked (a bit) for me is setting a timer.

    4/15/2017 11:49:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have tried every trick in the book(for 0ver 60 years!0 . Nothing stops me from snacking between meals. But... a friend taught me about setting a timer before I can enter the kitchen again. This has worked a couple of times now. I have forgotten about the food I craved. the timer goes off and... Read more

  • Doing Easter in a fulfilling way. Thank you all for your comments. Very helpful to me.

    4/15/2017 2:52:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I know to make a holiday special I need to figure out what that means to me. Growing up, Mom made the holidays--by cooking and cooking and cooking. This was how she showed us love. And she was a d@mn good Polish style cook and baker! I have never been able to do that. And I moved 400 miles fr... Read more

  • Thursday/Friday

    4/14/2017 11:20:20 PM, by TERRI289

    Thursday was a partial day of rest and a visit to the dermatologist. She froze some things that have yet to fall off.. We went to a fundraiser dinner at Friendlys..the ice cream was good the food not so much. Today I had Zumba(foot was ok) and a slew of errands before lunch with a friend.... Read more

  • Beauty of Nature - worldwide

    4/14/2017 10:02:33 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Despite all the terrible things going on in the world, there is STILL much beauty and awesomeness from our Creator - Enjoy! (it's about 10 minutes long) youtu.be/mMq1FqiM8Qc Happy Sabbath!!... Read more

  • Easter is not my favorite holiday. Maybe I don't do it right?

    4/14/2017 11:41:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    Growing up Mom cooked a great deal--hence my continued weight problem. Church was big all Holy Week -that was Ok, but I have a hard time keeping that up. Now that hubby is in a motorized wheelchair, it is even harder. The family stuff never worked out and now I don't know how to do that yet aga... Read more

  • I got to exercise class and I got myself to the great music last evening, too!

    4/14/2017 11:11:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    The music was a guy on a big keyboard. Very upbeat and lively. Polkas, other ethnic fast dances, tarantella, Umpapa songs, Irish dances, and plenty of jokes interspersed. He asked for Polish foods--I sure knew those. (Spellings??)Kapoosta, golumpki, ruscheeki, charneina (duck blood soup), etc.... Read more

  • 600 days on SparkPeople

    4/14/2017 10:39:55 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, I'd like to say, I made the most of the past 600 days with the resources available here. But, quite frankly, I did not. I can read all the motivational articles I want and log my breakfast and lunch and still see no progress, or even gain. Cause, that's totally what I did. ... Read more

  • Baby Blues... and a possible nutritional fix

    4/14/2017 10:17:19 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    My baby-making days are over, but I would think something like this nutritional supplement would have helped me. I got this article in my email, from Drs Oz & Roizeb: http://m.arcamax.com/healthand
    spirit/health/youdocs/s-19
    45227?ezine=324 I will probably see this in our dead tree... Read more

  • Good Friday 2017

    4/14/2017 8:49:54 AM, by MAUITN

    It is a beautiful day here with blue skies, a light breeze and Sunshine. And not a day that I should be struggling, but I am. The scale just continues to go up and up. I'm struggling with cravings - I couldn't possibly be hungry, but I can't be filled. So I know it is all in my head. I have neve... Read more

  • Whole30 day 16

    4/13/2017 11:10:10 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Over halfway complete. Down hill from here. My DD and SIL are visiting, They finished a few weeks ago so we are picking their brain. They are keeping the basic principles of Whole30 with a few additions. I am showcasing all my old recipes and some new ones. Breakfast, third day of egg/veggi... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 15

    4/13/2017 11:01:39 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Day 15 The Halfway Mark 590 Breakfast Two egg/vegetable muffins and raspberries I was still hungry so I had a spoon of mixed jam. Just prunes, date and water, simmered in apple cider and mashed. And a spoon of Almond Butter, with my coffee Lunch Leftover chicke... Read more

  • Grandkids +

    4/13/2017 7:04:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his two little girls had so much fun. We are taking her one with us when we meet up with his family in Orlando next fall for about 10 days of fun. I fear we ad... Read more

  • So, I filed for divorce and wore shorts

    4/13/2017 11:52:26 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, like my current status says, I filed for divorce. He hasn't moved out. He wants to wait until our son is out of school for the summer to tell him. I'm discussing it with his counselor, too. Personally, I think he'll relax and he'll make a lot more progress with his nerves and moodiness o... Read more

  • Daily exercise classes are just downstairs daily M-F.

    4/13/2017 10:53:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    30 min. of stretching and meditation and deep breathing. I am so glad I went. I have no excuse. It is just downstairs. 10:00 am daily M-F is some sort of an exercise class. chair exercises usually. Or standing if you want to. And the fitness machine room is there, too. Ok. Ok. I wi... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    4/13/2017 9:45:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through my first day of work. i took today off as i have stuff to do that i will not be able to do tomorrow or saturday. i am back to work tomorrow. this job goes until next wednesday for sure, or thursday if the day is needed. i will take it. i like it there and i like the people i am wor... Read more

  • Wednesday night..fun day, even with the boot

    4/12/2017 10:14:37 PM, by TERRI289

    I slept with the boot and the dog....that was fun. Turns out I don't need to wear it at night. Woo hoo!! Taught my morning Zumba class and it was great fun! Leg and ankle held up well. I also taught my first library class and it went very well..lots of laughter and giggles!! And two cars s... Read more

  • What to do with leftover pickle juices, kraut juice etc.?

    4/12/2017 7:14:45 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've picked up on some of this over the years, but seems like I am seeing more and more articles on the various uses for pickle juice, or leftover juices from other pickled or cultured foods like sauerkraut, Here's some pages I wanted to save so I don't have to hunt for them again: 371 ... Read more

  • Give Yourself Credit Even at "Failure"

    4/12/2017 1:46:04 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Adopted from Day 4 of The Beck Diet Solution book: Many people struggle unnecessarily at dieting because they rarely give themselves credit for doing that which they figure they should have done, but are quick to judge themselves unworthy for simply being a human that is capable of making errors.... Read more

  • Just what I was looking for. NOT!

    4/12/2017 1:36:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Industrial style holder for rolls of toilet paper. Holds 4 rolls! chris... Read more

  • two QUINOA RECIPES from SP--Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe?

    4/12/2017 10:29:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will put up some MORE favorites HERE soon, chris 1. QUINOA VEGGIE FRIED RICE --see SP RECIPE FOR DETAILS PLEASE 4 https://recipes.sparkpeople.co
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    =2395841 Olive Oil, 1 tbsp Garlic, 2 cloves minced Onions, raw, 1 large chopped Mushrooms, fresh... Read more

  • QUINOA RECIPES from SP

    4/12/2017 10:29:51 AM, by CTUPTON

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    _quinoa_and_how_do_i_eat_it I will put up some favorites soon, chris... Read more

  • Day 3, 4, & 5 Spring 5%

    4/12/2017 9:01:22 AM, by MAUITN

    Back on the horse. 572 After the previous two days of off plan food, not only is the scale way up, but my system was feeling the upset (bloating and gas). So, bring on the horse. 572 Now today I have two social (food) events. One at lunch and one at dinner. At neither event do I have a choice ... Read more

  • Ghrelin (hunger hormone) the Evil Gremlin

    4/11/2017 10:54:50 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I knew about cortisol and insulin playing a role in weightgain and loss, but until I read Dr. Lustig's book, Fat Chance (pretend this is underlined) I had not heard of ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Lustig gives 3 simple tips to help control that evil gremlin (I added the "evil gremlin" part)....eat a... Read more

  • Tuesday..go to the doctor on a full moon, come home with a boot

    4/11/2017 10:29:12 PM, by TERRI289

    Yep, between the Achilles tendonitis and the walking boot for 4 weeks. Ice, cryoderm, and rest. I am not supposed to teach but the doctor knows I will..just need to be careful. The other nice part of the day was picking up some items from my former student's bakery. I taught both her and her yo... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 14

    4/11/2017 9:08:13 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Two weeks in the book!! Breakfast. Egg cups, using what I had in the frig. I sautéed peppers, spinach, green onions and cherry tomatoes, put them in foil tins. After about 15 minutes, I topped half with pizza sauce, bacon and black olives, the other half with cherry tomatoes, bacon and b... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 13

    4/11/2017 8:51:21 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    Breakfast Day 13 I sautéed some peppers, onions and spinach, a piece of bacon and two eggs. Done! Lunch Mustard marinated pork chops, sweet potato wedges, sautéed apples and green beans. This was very good but a bit tough. I can cook tenderloin but my pork chops always come out a bit... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    4/11/2017 10:51:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i went to see the bon jovi concert last night, near my place! i had a fabulous time! it was so worth it to get the ticket and to go. i enjoyed myself so much. i also found out the other day that the temporary job i got will start earlier than planned. which is fine by me. it feels good to be out in ... Read more

  • Movie " Lion"

    4/11/2017 8:54:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I just watched "Lion" A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. 247 lt brought tears to my eyes in ... Read more

  • Rough Monday started at 3:37 am

    4/10/2017 10:24:51 PM, by TERRI289

    When Max puppy got up. I tried to sleep on the couch with him but between him and Dimi cat there was no sleep. Zumba class went well but I don't know how. The sound system wasn't working due to an unplugged cord that is in a different room. At least the college class, tutoring and the ni... Read more

  • TAXES ARE DONE! AND I GET MONEY BACK!

    4/10/2017 3:38:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    It took 2 appointments and a trip today just to pay them and to sign papers with hubby . It took several days in the weeks before that to get papers together. The move did not make this any easier than other years, of course. chris 104 334 104 334 104 334... Read more