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/ More about online world puzzle.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400998 <link> <link>bramus.github.io/mercator-puzzle-red<BR>ux/ </link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did better when I enlarged the screen. It also helped me learn the shapes of some tiny countries. <BR> <BR> You did redux, didn't you? <em>38</em> Play again and again. <em>334</em> Hit redux at the top then when it says you can't go to that page, well, just go back! <BR> <BR> A brand new set of red countries pops up! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Wow. Africa has a bunch of countries I never... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:28:09 EST At PT and daily exercise I am sweating lots. Huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399769 I certainly am not exercising hard. I am 70 so I focus on the exercises from my <BR> physical therapist and from the recent 8 week balance class. <BR> <BR> I did the stationary bike yesterday 10 min. and ended up sweating. I did a few more exercises off the bike and continued sweating. <BR> <BR> I don't understand this. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:19:58 EST Online puzzle of the world's countries. Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399741 <link>bramus.github.io/mercator-puzzle-red<BR>ux/ </link> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:14:53 EST I asked hubby what he was going to do today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398231 answer--singing <BR> <BR> "swingin' on the outhouse door without his nightie" <em>335</em> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:20:56 EST Line dancing class! Only 2 of us showed up but it worked out fine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398229 <em>355</em> I thought it was going to be country line dancing with someone calling out "so see do" etc. Nope. <BR> <BR> People dance alone but can be lots of people in the room. Stand in lines so they don't bump each other. Oh! <BR> <BR> I love this music! But alas I have not learned the steps yet. <BR> <BR> Cowboy Hustle--mostly right foot <BR> <BR> fan right foot 1, 2 <BR> heel, heel, toe, toe <BR> heel toe and again heel toe (right foot) <BR> <BR> <BR> forward right, kick left <... Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:18:56 EST Saved! No lock problem at all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398215 The maintenance worker did not cut off the old lock. I guess he forgot! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <em>198</em> PHEW! <BR> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:35:45 EST Combination lock problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398187 Of course, I lost the combination. So I had the lock cut off. I have a second lock already bought --in the same package as the first one. <BR> <BR> Well-- in big letters it says 2 combination locks--with the same combination! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh well. Not too big a loss. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52d5d724-3b08-42d8-824d-05c1db54c5ba.jpg"> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:39:33 EST Today's note from the universe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397193 It’s time to do “the work,” CHRISTINE. <BR> <BR> Happily-ever-after awaits, <BR> The Universe Mon, 7 Aug 2017 19:36:36 EST Enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397095 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f822d61-d841-4952-8866-a4972bf0a1fb.jpg"> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:16:34 EST Italy healthiest country! Canada did well, too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396697 <link>www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017<BR>-03-20/italy-s-struggling-economy-has-<BR>world-s-healthiest-people?cmpid=social<BR>flow-facebook-business&utm_content=bus<BR>iness&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&<BR>utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social </link> <BR> <BR> Easier to understand: There is a chart with numbers. Hard to tell on the colored map. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> USA not so great. 73% healthy I think. <BR> Obesity related diseases! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 14:10:01 EST When emotions make me crazy and might wreck my healthy momentum.....10 part series http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396614 ALL TEN PARTS: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov<BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Part 1: Stop Emotional Eating Before It Starts <BR> De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=596&page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I am eating out of emotions today. I had vanilla wafers(cookies) at 9:00 in the morning. Usually I am not hungry at all early in the day. <BR> <BR> Reason for my distress: hubby... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 09:55:54 EST Anyone from Clarence, NY (or in general near Buffalo)? Deaf? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396605 I just thought I'd throw it out there. <BR> <BR> The Deaf is put there just because I used to teach Deaf students in Hartford, CT. (over 40 years) I have not yet made contact with anyone here near Clarence. But would love to. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 09:29:46 EST Just fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2260e66c-1da8-496b-8e57-bddcf5a3bc14.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Elegant elf ears earbuds. <BR> <BR> Just what I was wanting. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 6 Aug 2017 08:19:47 EST Trying to get through a few weeks of yuky medical appts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396569 Trying to get through a few weeks of very yuky doctor's appts. <BR> <BR> My face looks awful from some "freezing" of sun damage. And tomorrow is a biopsy of one spot. Aug. 16 colonoscopy. Oh boy. <BR> <BR> We are again trying to solve hubby's throat problem. It won't be easy. It is weak throat muscles and he needs PT for it. Guess who will be driving him? He will get more sessions from insurance if he goes there rather than PT at home. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 6 Aug 2017 08:00:24 EST Niagara Falls oopsy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396333 "Human error" is what today's newspaper article said. A few workers were doing various tasks and there were some shift changes, too. <BR> <BR> Workers were told to turn off a certain valve when stuff from that pipe turned dark. But no one was "watching the pot." That would have ended the problem--the black color anyway. I still think the whole event should have been done in the night time, not middle of the day--at high visitor season! <BR> <BR> Someone is definitely in hot water on thi... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 14:21:44 EST OOpsy! Someone's gonna "get it" for this huge mistake at Niagara Falls. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395982 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96c8d152-155b-4ffa-b46b-036448d1f853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not nice! I am thrilled that I did not pick that day to visit the falls. <BR> <BR> The sewage dump cleared within a few hours but their timing was exquisite. NOT! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 4 Aug 2017 14:19:57 EST I will look into this challenge. Thank you-my good spark friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395898 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345185 </link> <BR> <BR> Has anyone joined this challenge? How did it work for you? <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 4 Aug 2017 10:15:21 EST Worried about hubby's doctor appt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395016 He talked about a feeding tube. No way! I just heard of a woman who cut hers off! She could not talk so she used this method to express her displeasure. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hubby has occasional bouts of almost choking. He coughs it out and then sneezes hard for awhile. It is not pretty. <BR> <BR> They will do a barium swallow test to see which throat muscles are not strong. Then physical therapy to strengthen his muscles. <BR> <BR> I sure hope we can conquer this. <BR> <BR> Hubby is awful a... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 08:02:16 EST Losing weight is NOT a straight path. Statistics. So I am not alone in a zig zag path. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394689 The National Weight Loss Registry is a large, ongoing research study of several thousand individuals who have maintained weight loss. To be part of the study, participants need to have lost a minimum of 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year. <BR> <BR> Registry members have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for five and a half years. <BR> <BR> However, most registry members didn't permanently lose the weight on their first try. <BR> <BR> Nearly 60% of them had tried to... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 12:58:54 EST Cookie Monster wisdom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394676 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3a05b17-6be2-4674-96a2-48c1bcef821c.jpg"> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 12:17:48 EST Here we go again-still trying to learn the difference phys vs emot hunger! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394670 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b6d41df-4617-427a-8197-0667cd7abf67.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <em>24</em> <BR> <link>taraburner.com/health-wellness/physi<BR>cal-hunger-vs-emotional-hunger.php </link> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 12:04:17 EST Finally, a real checklist for cleaning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393370 <link>clark.com/family-lifestyle/real-mom-<BR>cleaning-guide/?utm_campaign=trueanthe<BR>m%3A+trending+content&utm_content=597c<BR>35f604d3017b300b8724&utm_medium=truean<BR>them&utm_source=facebook </link> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 07:19:32 EST Enjoy #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393236 Warner <BR> Communications paid 28 million for the copyright to <BR> the song Happy Birthday, which was written in <BR> 1935! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Intelligent <BR> people have more zinc and copper in their <BR> hair. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A comet's tail always points away from the <BR> sun. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and <BR> illness than the disease it was intended to <BR> prevent. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:45:09 EST Enjoy #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393235 Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, <BR> even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of <BR> years. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is <BR> attached at only one end. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you stop getting <BR> thirsty , you need to <BR> drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst <BR> mechanism shuts off. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Zero is the only number that cannot be <BR> represented ... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:44:06 EST Thoughts on my "cleaning " http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393118 I think positive(ly) --mostly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/195f47ac-f89a-45dc-9391-0e4666fbbfb3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/380b5c3c-a186-418a-836b-5b7a084b2ab5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1d4a8c0-7aba-4b4c-b731-790eb1e1487a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db138cf2-b702-4931-91ae-b71be87aecad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:23:25 EST This is how I feel today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393069 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15b18d33-6be1-4576-b8ca-4dcf2d8ecb88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:19:04 EST DONNARADISCH “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392754 DONNARADISCH “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” – Olin Miller <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh boy, is this quote for me! <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:46:15 EST Kayaks and bigger crafts on the Historic Tour of the Buffalo River http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37ae9333-c3e8-49a0-925b-e0e6094c2bd6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0b57792-ad7a-4b0d-90ca-2fc333b32dc6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (pictures from the internet) <BR> <BR> <BR> I did this tour a second time. First time was with 1avery . The place where I now live has many local trips. I was not really sure what I signed up for. <em>40</em> It happened to be the same trip I did before. <BR> <BR> But..this time a bigg... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:51:28 EST Pet insurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391637 "Perhaps the insurance company just did you a favor by saving you from paying unnecessary premiums??" <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow I never thought of it that way! <BR> <BR> <BR> OK I will now put money aside and build a "kitty" for the kitty. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:28:56 EST Part II: How upset should I be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391633 <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Your wise comments gave me some perspective on this. <BR> <BR> This set of aides I have and the woman that keeps them scheduled have been wonderful. This is the second time in 10 months no one showed up. I think it is a pretty good record. I was told a typed phone message did not go through from the organizer to the aide. I believe this. <BR> <BR> At first I was in tears and very frustrated. But I did not blow up at anyone. I seem to cry when I am angry. I am ge... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:18:37 EST How upset should I be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391470 The health aides got mixed up this morning so DH missed his gastroenterology appointment at noon. <BR> <BR> I, obviously, called to say we could not get there. It was rescheduled for Aug. 1 but 9:15 am. <BR> <BR> On a scale of 1-10, how upset should I be? <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a physical therapy appointment scheduled for 3:00. This is taxing for me to go to and I canceled it, too, just because I was "tired" from the crazy morning. I had done things to be all ready for his appointment. It... Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:16:49 EST Not fair--we were dropped from pet insurance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389788 I got a notice from our insurance for our cat's health insurance that the credit card I used for automatic payments got outdated and did not work. I fell behind in payments. I then got a second notice to pay $20 and catch up in payments and it would be re-instated. <BR> <BR> By the time I actually paid them with the updated credit card, they refused to reinstate it! I am so mad. I was just over the 2 month time period. <BR> <BR> They only will sell me accident insurance for Cujo. <em>240<... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:24:20 EST Free from FEMA food for survival in an emergency. Have you heard of this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389772 <link>www.secure.72hourfoodkit.com/checkou<BR>t/freefood/index.php?AFID=google&sourc<BR>e=885134052&gclid=COC50_GLmNUCFVuBswod20EJHg </link> <BR> <BR> I CAN'T GET THIS LINK TO WORK??? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am curious about this, but I am reluctant to pursue it. <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:44:19 EST SP article: Comparison of protein powders. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388451 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1964 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> chris Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:47:36 EST Rinstein Woods Nature Preserve walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388122 The photos are from the Internet, not my own photos. We saw all these things (and more) but not the beaver because we were therein the afternoon. chris <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd47d125-f37f-4e04-8892-0f1f7265add8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29fdb2f8-ddac-4231-9e3d-20cbdc780a71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/223a37a5-d2ad-46e7-8632-9718d39c4805.jpg"> <BR> green heron <BR> <BR> Beavers ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:47:24 EST cont Wind release yoga info ; ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386802 Photo to go with the last blog: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7eff58ea-4e68-42f9-96f6-ef0b6bb3e0d3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Several more suggestions without photos: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Seated spinal twist <BR> About the pose: <BR> Twisting wrings out the old blood from our organs, stimulating fresh blood flow. It also helps get digestive juices flowing and gets the food moving on through! Twisting to the left <em>211</em> , for the reasons mentioned above, can be helpful... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:49:11 EST "Wind release" yoga pose. Do on right side only...oh Who knew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386110 "Wind-Relief" Pose <BR> About the pose: <BR> Yes, this pose does exactly what you think it does. It helps relieve gas and bloating because, by bringing the right knee into the chest, we apply pressure on the ascending colon, which helps aid digestion. <BR> <BR> Make sure you're doing this with only the right knee in. <BR> <BR> If you bring in the left leg, it applies pressure to the descending colon, making it harder for digestion to occur. <BR> <BR> (However, if you feel more comfort... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:00:44 EST Looking to buy a replacement handicap van-- oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386015 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a0ef71c-3fab-4e99-8b51-e20b002c9a3e.png">not this one-it is just an example <BR> <BR> <BR> Ours is getting old and starting to need work , We've had it 10 yrs and got it used. <BR> <BR> I never thought I would ever have to buy another one. I guess that is good, right. Hubby is still with us. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am so much more experienced now than 11 years ago! A rear entry (instead of a side ramp )will make it easier for him to drive his po... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:41:21 EST DD has myofascial pain syndrom along with fibromyalgia(hopefully links are fixed) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383152 She has spent her life dealing with her widespread body pain. She is hoping she finally found a doctor who can treat this. <BR> <BR> The link below she found helpful. Maybe it will help others, too. So I posted this. <BR> <BR> Fybromyalgia and MPS overlap but are not exactly the same. <BR> <BR> She recently was advised to see a physiatrist. Specialist in muscles and nerves. chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ec757af-e29a-4c28-b58e-18b8278b2ccb.... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 09:28:14 EST Protecting our freedom--Eisenhower quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8241dc3-66d6-439a-9178-11cc8c324307.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From the website of Jonathan Lockwood Huie: <BR> <BR> How far you can go without destroying from within <BR> what you are trying to defend from without? <BR> - Dwight D. Eisenhower <BR> <BR> The end does NOT justify the means. <BR> Freedom cannot be gained by sacrificing the freedom of others. <BR> Free speech cannot be gained by limiting the free speech of others. <BR> Human rights ... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 08:15:26 EST Our Mon. morning walking group was taken to the Japanese Garden in Buffalo, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382841 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8a1a13c-eb68-46c2-b723-840030688b02.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is in Delaware Park next to the Buffalo Zoo and Historical Society and also Albright Knox Art Museum. <BR> <BR> We had a lovely walk and the weather was perfect. chris Mon, 3 Jul 2017 13:36:48 EST Blue Bloods show star loks up to Teddy Roosevelt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af2cfa10-6f26-41ff-bfaa-2e066fbb5767.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5d4dcb0-f880-4018-862f-133b48964bbe.jpg"> see below for bigger print. <BR> <BR> Frank, the Commissioner, has Theodore Roosevelt's Picture in his office . And his mustache seems to be similar. And when he wears glasses, the glasses are old fashioned. <BR> <BR> I thank my DD for pointing this out to me. I never would have caught it. <BR> <... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:03:05 EST Stop eating CRAP. eat more FOOD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382348 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d72b5b74-245b-46f9-a4b1-94a901a69c56.jpg"> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:52:38 EST To succeed in life you need: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381781 To succeed in life, you need three things: <BR> <BR> a wishbone, <BR> <BR> a backbone <BR> <BR> and a funny bone. <BR> <BR> Reba McEntire Fri, 30 Jun 2017 20:39:58 EST Just for today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f9f6079-8193-4893-b4dd-52d6afadb3aa.jpg"> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:17:31 EST I am very confused. But I made a plan . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381185 So what's new. But this is about exercise in my life. Since we moved last October, I have not gotten regular exercise back. <BR> <BR> I just now began (once in awhile) getting to the 10:00 exercise classes here. So easy to attend. They are just downstairs. No driving! The classes are various types and go daily M-F. <BR> <BR> I have started PT for my sore legs and knees. And I say an orthopedic doctor --who mainly said lose weight. <em>9</em> He did prescribe PT. I am grateful for that. ... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:09:02 EST Thank you all .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381134 Your prayers and good wishes helped me greatly and I know they helped my sister in law, Betty, and her family. She is now in peace, out of pain and suffering, in heaven. <BR> <BR> <BR> You all are such a gift to me. Thank you for everything. chris Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:03:51 EST DD went home. It was so much fun having her visit ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381132 We chatted and chatted even late at night. I am so grateful for her recovery. She is working continually to get herself healthy. She visited 5 days. It was a joy. <BR> <BR> The last evening and night she set herself a huge task to help me declutter--from the many years of being unable to declutter. I had tons of bedding, couch pillows, blankets, sheets and spreads from all sizes of beds, etc. I had shelves put up to handle this stuff. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> DD not only sorted the bags and... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:00:55 EST Prayers please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376932 Prayers please for a beloved close relative. You wonderful people said prayers when she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She did much better than the medical people predicted. But now things have gotten critical. <BR> <BR> I am afraid I am requesting prayers for lessening her pain and a peaceful passing and , of course, for her husband, two grown children, and grown granddaughter--and the rest of our family. I am afraid this will be the second Betty in our family to pass. <BR> ... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:14:19 EST Awwwwwwww..... thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376773 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48590f79-5bbf-479f-9b08-bea3c92df43a.jpg"> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:24:46 EST