CTUPTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CTUPTON CTUPTON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207688 I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. <BR> <BR> Prayers welcome! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:31:26 EST 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207592 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. <BR> <BR> 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! <BR> 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. <em>104</em> <BR> 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo realtor on Monday. <BR> 4. Be ready for my school reunion on the 30th. <BR> 5. I need printer ink!! <BR> 6. Give DD a list of tasks to do while I am gone. She is inviting a frie... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:36:11 EST A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207581 <link>nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailVi<BR>ew.aspx?r=1984353977&s=NYS&t=NYS </link> <BR> <BR> It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 patio. That would need to be a ramp. <BR> <BR> He does not need the bathroom. A wheel-in shower would be ideal, but we don't have that now. He gets bed baths. I have... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:21:00 EST Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206398 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. <BR> <BR> Paper work is my nemesis ! <BR> <BR> And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> photos to follow when I can manage to put them here. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned...... <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:24 EST Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend it....now.. better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206329 It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> A chiropractor taught me that. <BR> <BR> It is amazing that this makes the knee bend just a little more than I thought it could. <BR> <BR> I wish I could remember the medical term for this exercise to tire... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:01:50 EST 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206048 I did make progress! It is not done yet. <BR> <BR> The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll <em>40</em> of stamps that I had misplaced! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I found the keys <em>528</em> to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <em>527</em> I still don't have my energy back. It is so discouraging having one or 2 "good days" and then back to having no energy at all... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:08:01 EST Which candidate do you side with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205043 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. <BR> <BR> <link>isidewith.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <BR> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:51:00 EST 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef2e21ee-9b77-4d3a-942e-52846c2789d0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. <BR> <BR> It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A fun goal for today! <em>104</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:08:18 EST The Fibro Manual copyright 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204717 The Fibro Manual <BR> by Gineva Liptan, M.D. <BR> <BR> I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed <BR> <BR> chris <em>220</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:56:36 EST 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203791 43 days left before I put this condo on the market. <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Today's SMART Goal: <BR> <BR> Oh, oh, exciting, I did put out some old wood for the bulk pickup. <em>334</em> I had been planning to do this forever! I also did some re-arranging and organizi... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:40:45 EST Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203783 My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. <BR> <BR> My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. <BR> <BR> I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. <BR> <BR> Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream for itching on the most itchy areas, chest and back. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:31:03 EST My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203778 I am going! Yeah! <BR> <BR> I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. <BR> <BR> I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:27:14 EST 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203162 Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. <em>248</em> <BR> (I still have not really cleaned the interior. <em>24</em> ) <BR> <BR> Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlook important tasks if I don't look at these notes! Almost done. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Do the dishes. But...DD's job is to empty the dishwasher an... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:39:30 EST Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203140 INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> For coffee ice cubes- <BR> 1 pot brewed coffee <BR> <BR> For latte- <BR> 2-3 coffee ice cubes <BR> 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk <BR> 2-3 drops liquid stevia <BR> Dash cinnamon <BR> <BR> DIRECTIONS <BR> <BR> 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or overnight. <BR> <BR> 2. To make latte, place coffee ice cubes in a mug. Add almond milk and stevia, then stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon. <BR> <BR> <BR> <li... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:05:11 EST A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203136 <link>www.holidaytouch.com/retirement-101/<BR>cost-of-living </link> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:56:59 EST Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203115 Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 small head cabbage, chopped <BR> 1 small zucchini and yellow squash <BR> Some onion <BR> Some red and yellow pepper <BR> Some collard greens <BR> 4 mushrooms <BR> 3 broccoli stems <BR> 1 tbsp onion powder <BR> 1 tbsp garlic powder <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> I spiralized broccoli stems, zucchini and yellow squash, then chop the rest of the veggies. <BR> <BR> Heat... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:26:26 EST Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202536 <link>earthsky.org/earth/giant-quake-may-l<BR>urk-under-bangladesh </link> <BR> <BR> I am hoping this is over blown. <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:33:51 EST Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202509 "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 a bag, so that's a rare treat." <BR> <BR> Thanks for an additional treat: <BR> <BR> <BR> WOUBBIE says: <BR> You can also try Aldi's Choceur Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts. One serving (a hefty... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:58:02 EST John as Cookie Monster! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bff13a3d-145f-43f6-b244-b03ce702bb52.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.) Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:45:30 EST 50 things to do when you're bored. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202452 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff93a513-3dbf-4a4b-b37d-eb36fb102933.jpg"> <link>media.trusper.net/u/e43679ab-92ec-4b<BR>b5-83b5-6a2a5b6433bb.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:24:30 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202393 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. <BR> <BR> Maybe no condo goals today! <em>39</em> It won't be a fun day. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> DD has physical therapy and ---the monthly trip to get the car breathalyzer "calibrated." I am ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:52:15 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201903 1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. <BR> 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. ) <BR> 3. Keep doing the basic condo tidying up and do the dishes daily! <BR> <BR> <BR> I was advised NOT to get overwhelmed. <em>304</em> sparkfriends! I am sure I can handle these goals today (... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:32:39 EST Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201359 <link>www.seniorliving.org/infographics/se<BR>nior-living-type-versus-cost/ </link> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:10:46 EST Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201307 Make SMART Goals: <BR> Specific <BR> Measurable <BR> Achievable <BR> Realistic <BR> Timely <BR> <BR> Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:57:58 EST How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201301 I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? <BR> <BR> I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! <BR> <BR> chris <em>24</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:47:09 EST I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201125 I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the idea! <BR> <BR> And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! <BR> <BR> chris <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:49:28 EST Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14cb4134-aa24-4e64-9e7d-90e8407d7124.jpg"> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:30:43 EST I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200419 Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. <em>24</em> 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 aides for him. (Unless we were on Medicaid that is) <BR> <BR> Someone suggested an over 55 resort park of "manufactured homes." Theirs has a pool and activities. I did find something simila... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:06:20 EST Hard to find housing near Buffalo for handicapped DH and me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199743 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. <BR> <BR> Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Clarence, East Aurora, <BR> <BR> <BR> Patio homes have no outside maintenance. But the prices are over $200,000 now. Darn. <BR> <BR> I have a condo in Connecticut that is perfect. But I can't find condos near Buffalo with an open floor plan. The Buffalo realtor and I have been sea... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:04:50 EST Blueberry Cobler SP recipe 3 ingredients! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/442f19d7-a962-48d6-8894-1de2773390e8.jpg"> <BR> It is in the oven now. I used a no sugar cake mix. <BR> <BR> Nutrition info is in the SP recipe area. <BR> <BR> This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 70 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 60 <BR> Number of Servings: 12 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 (12-ounce) can diet lemon-lime ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:50 EST 100 companies "made in the USA" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199125 <link>www.clark.com/american-made-in-the-u<BR>sa </link> <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Clothing <BR> •All American Clothing <BR> •All USA Clothing <BR> •Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear <BR> •American Apparel <BR> •American Giant <BR> •American Trench <BR> •Askov Finlayson <BR> •Black Halo <B... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:16:06 EST Yellow Rug I had and forgot about. Put in the "office" for showing the condo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198156 I need to say that the desk looks much better than in this photo! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/063dde72-ad35-4e79-976b-3d593d020986.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> DD was the one who thought of using this rug. It was stored in the basement for 8 years! <BR> <BR> 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 rugs from the living room were balled up and stuck in his wheels. And he was facing ... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 15:28:45 EST I contacted a mover! It is getting more and more scary to think of actually moving. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198070 I have been decluttering and packing for maybe 5 years. people are probably sick of me saying I will move closer to my family. <BR> <BR> 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. They have come for a few separate days over the last year or so. but..oh well. <BR> <BR> I just hope my money will stretch to pay a mover. <BR> <BR> The prices are down here for selling a co... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:35:17 EST If you want some extra special, hand-picked laugh....try this blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197752 <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197108 </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 21:11:52 EST Same SP menu article but why is it so great? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197564 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1620 </link> <BR> <BR> I love the bright , colored photos for one thing! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> And there are shopping lists <em>30</em> for each week! Or you can print a master shopping list--all done for you! <BR> <BR> I printed the month's shopping list. <em>41</em> Now I can make notes of what I have and don't have. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think it will help me . chris Sat, 9 Jul 2016 12:49:42 EST SP article: A month's worth of healthy and easy meals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197005 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1620 </link> Fri, 8 Jul 2016 12:55:23 EST My note from the Universe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195442 Suffice it to say, CHRISTINE, I mean "Your Highness," you've always been crazy, sexy, cool. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 19:38:54 EST Alliopathic ("regular") doctors vs Osteopathic doctors. Huh? I just learned the difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193673 <link>www.osteopathic.org/Pages/default.as<BR>px </link> <BR> <BR> Instead of MD they have OD after their names. <BR> <BR> DD just made an appointment with an "OD." <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:25:52 EST Tell myself: "You are just bored, not hungry so don't eat." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193594 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7d86dee-c523-4b86-8d04-a39dbc42c8c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aeb9b4c4-b591-489c-aba0-a8d991bf7b8f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1caf38e9-2df7-4a3d-a784-36fbc87d0a7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dea6da17-f9e5-45f4-9ac3-e108794f8701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b78537e6-9fd5-455b-8295-52185c66064a... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:46:05 EST SP article and link: Snacks under 100 calories (skinnyms.com)and more recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193566 <link>skinnyms.com/15-snacks-that-are-unex<BR>pectedly-under-100-calories/?utm_sourc<BR>e=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_<BR>campaign=zergnet_1033501 </link> <BR> <BR> Dehydrated red, sweet pepper strips with maple syrup. Just like candy! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 11:59:14 EST Low carb recipe with black beans needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193178 <link>www.yummly.com/ </link> seems to be a great source for recipes. You can first determine the nutrients you want in the resulting recipe. <BR> <BR> I have a few cans of black beans. but I want to eat low carb. <BR> <BR> I need a simple recipe. One recipe was a salad made with black beans. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:27:51 EST Gov Malloy of CT fired the 35 or so state sign language interpreters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192966 This is such a needed service. It has takedn years and years to get this service in place. Now it is wrecked! <BR> <BR> The Gov says interpreters from another agency will be hired at a cheaper rate and the state will save lots of money. <BR> <BR> He exaggerated the cost of the current state sign language interpreters and has no idea that the others he apparently will be hiring are sub par--many uncertified , meaning not highly trained, people will be used. the pool of crtified interpreters ... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:03:19 EST Find out what others think of a med on this website http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192464 <link>www.askapatient.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have been very tired. Someone said they were told to take zyrtec at night because it can cause drowsiness. I thought it was a non-drowsy allergy med. Oops! <BR> <BR> I am now taking my zyrtec at night. I seem to be more awake in the daytime now. <BR> <BR> I sure hope this fatigue relief is long-lasting! <BR> <BR> I am on a quest to reduce my life-long fatigue. A recent visit to an endocrinologist was no help at all. <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:56:40 EST Magic Cooling Cloth -a gift from DD--I love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191845 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2e8278d-b395-4155-94ea-92374e148230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcc2a709-d4f3-4d17-8980-21ced081e402.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wet it, snap it, put around the neck to stay cool. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:09:21 EST Thank you all --about Lyrica... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191788 <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> you are so wonderful to me! <BR> <BR> My daughter takes gabapentin. She has FM, too. <BR> <BR> Lately I have been getting some extremely sharp pains -short lasting -but ouch! They pop up in any part of my body. this is fairly new for me. <BR> <BR> thank you again! chris Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:11:18 EST Our cat, Cujo--on my head--error fixed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191696 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79055ba0-7e10-4713-8817-78a42be6263d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:47:55 EST Just checking my goal about having fun in my life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191689 Working on: GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: <BR> <BR> -photography <em>24</em> <BR> -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating <em>24</em> <BR> -fantastic fiction.com <em>20</em> Not this website--using goodreads instead <BR> - daily fun music <em>24</em> <BR> - exercise dvds or wii fit <em>24</em> <BR> -geocaching <em>24</em> <BR> -interacting with friends and family <em>24</em> and <em>41</em> well... interacting mostly with DD who is now living wi... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:38:09 EST Just checking my healthy habits PLANNING AHEAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191682 FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL! So... <BR> -Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house? <em>41</em> <BR> -Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together? <em>24</em> <BR> -Am I drinking my water? <em>41</em> <BR> -Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!! <em>198</em> This week no due to appointments, but usually YES! <BR> -Am I pacing myself so my energy lasts through the day? <em>41</em> <BR> -Am I breathing? <em>41</em> <BR> -A... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:30:17 EST Something new to me--hydromassage bed--huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191639 I love water and I love getting a massage. A bed that does both! Wow! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a76cc4b-7652-4654-a5db-55e3315e6b52.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/582055ec-1f51-4190-b3d0-1dab7194f1ba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c931be7-6655-4f93-ab3c-be2c1ed6cb28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ae097c4-7b53-4429-bf8e-fef1ad7cf8af.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:30:55 EST Lyraca? (sp?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191628 I went to an endocrinologist and she gave me no answers for my fatigue. She suggested Lyraca for my fibromyalgia. She thought it might help my energy, too. There was one other med instead of Lyraca, but I can't remember the name right now. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had experience with this kind of medicine? <BR> <BR> thanks, chris <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:06:14 EST