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/ Video : Making Bear Poop Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255501 <link>www.bing.com/videos/search?q=bear+po<BR>op+cookies&qpvt=bear+poop+cookies&view<BR>=detail&mid=444DBFD3B2B5EEE8CC7B444DBF<BR>D3B2B5EEE8CC7B&FORM=VRDGAR </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci<BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=2492782 </link> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:30:37 EST Tips for families dealing with aphasia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255260 Nearly daily, I am thankful my husband's stroke did not take his ability to speak. But I know many people deal with this problem . <BR> <BR> Maybe this article will help. chris <BR> <BR> <link>strokeconnection.strokeassociation.o<BR>rg/Fall-2016/Tips-for-Communicating-Di<BR>fferent-Types-of-Aphasia-After-Stroke/ </link> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:30:10 EST Sorry, I have been away from SP friends. We moved 400 miles. Just now being able to post and read http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254050 Boxes, boxes, boxes. I tried to pack sensible and have essential things available, but still looking for some things, like my new check book! <BR> <BR> <BR> My new mattress is the wrong one. They will exchange it. Thank the Lord. <BR> <BR> Hubby has a "roll in" shower now but I had to order a special rolling shower chair for him. It is now here, but needs assembling. Woe is me. <BR> <BR> Our meals are all fabulous and served restaurant style. We are definitely getting spoiled! Hmm wonder ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:55:24 EST Progress : ehlers-danlos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254015 <link>ehlers-danlos.com/one-gene-mutation-<BR>links-three-mysterious-debilitating-di<BR>seases/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)—a trifecta of weird diseases. POTS, EDS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors have never even heard of them. But a study published today in Nature Genetics might help change that: Researchers have found a genetic mutation that links all three conditions... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:24:18 EST I LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY! about BMI being a flawed system ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247447 I could see myself (as a former teacher) asking to do this assignment. <BR> <BR> I had no idea it would be hurtful to some students. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.upworthy.com/asked-about-her-bod<BR>y-mass-index-this-eighth-grader-had-th<BR>e-best-answer?c=ufb4 </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 15:46:46 EST I need to stop the health club membership. Rule is pay one month in addition! Huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246389 I understand their original rule of paying a certain number of months without stopping. A year or even 2 years. After that is pay month by month. <BR> <BR> I figured when I quit , I would not pay the next month's fee. Wrong. I have to pay for one more month even though I will be in another state! <BR> <BR> I definitely think this is unfair. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 4 Oct 2016 18:21:58 EST Selling our condo, neighbors are already wanting to know the price... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245681 Yes, we are moving out-before the condo is even on the market. <BR> <BR> My neighbors-I will not call them friends--already are bugging me about the price. <BR> <BR> These 2 people assured me while living here they would give help if I needed it. Well, caregiving is not easy . The couple of times I needed help, well most people were too busy. A couple did actually help me. <BR> <BR> But now, it is NOT the people who helped me, who are asking the questions about the price . <BR> <BR> My f... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:56:45 EST Some October themed fun.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245340 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92e5d99c-3bda-4325-9aea-c405808a6b38.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c4b41b5-d772-439a-90b2-2ad549329c55.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64d614bd-10d5-46a5-b9a0-892999ad22b5.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1a6147c-78f6-4a07-a885-e0a183f9fdcc.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/791b86bb-8d4f-4fdd-9c69-620c2285c7c1.jpg"> <BR> <img src="h... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:54:55 EST I jiggle, therefore I am. I love this video. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245009 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=161 </link> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 06:51:34 EST Less than 5 days to MOVING DAY! It is a miracle! And major help from hubby's family. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245006 The long-awaited Moving Day is less than 5 days away. <em>40</em> Our stuff will be loaded on the truck October 6th. <em>198</em> Today is Oct. 2! OMG! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday a bunch of repairs were done by hubby's brother and his grown son. <em>304</em> Both have high level technical jobs and both love to do (I think) repairs related to electronics . They almost consider it recreation. They love solving problems and seeing things work properly. <em>100</em> <BR> <B... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 06:44:01 EST 3D movie of the human heart as it is pumping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244542 <link>www.mightynurse.com/how-the-heart-wo<BR>rks-3d-video-for-nurses/ </link> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:58:09 EST I just love this ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244006 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d8ad3ce6-45e6-4af6-ad35-76e07b16eef0.jpg"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:57:16 EST Moving is overwhelming but doctor's appointments and, and -- are complicating things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244005 I am knocking of the medical appoints for me and hubby before our big move. darn, my mammogram resulted in a need for a couple more pictures. Sigh. <em>24</em> Hubby's colonoscopy used up 2 days of my time. Due to his handicap, I asked for him to be prepped in the hospital. Well, that involved me for most of 2 days. I waited for 4 hours just for them to discharge him. <BR> <BR> I had a growth removed from my upper lip. I did not want to delay it and my dermatologist agreed. Done and after... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:52:11 EST Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243278 <link>games.aarp.org/games/who-said-it-can<BR>didates/who-said-it-candidates.aspx </link> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:49:22 EST To do lists before the "Big Move" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241646 <em>40</em> <BR> Sunday <BR> -done my wash-well, almost done <em>211</em> <BR> -continue keeping up with the dishes.... ongoing challenge <BR> -keep John out of trouble--he is "antsy" and riding his big wheelchair all over the house-tends to damage stuff--and asks for coffee, diet soda, etc. etc. Probably he is antsy because of all the hub-bub around him. <BR> -continue cleaning out the van--because it will be repaired next week-- I hate for them to see it so dirty and disorganized. I b... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:02:15 EST Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240671 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1449dc4-4421-4543-840a-12d2faff75af.jpg"> <BR> This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:56:53 EST Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240527 BRANFORD, CT — It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. <BR> <BR> <BR> No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. <BR> <BR> In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains how the bear made its way into house a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> The bear began by eating up the Gailey's garden including watermelons and squash, knocking over their garbage... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:35:01 EST You are not falling behind... Huff Post article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239487 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-varon/t<BR>o-anyone-who-thinks-theyre-falling-beh<BR>ind_b_9190758.html? </link> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> I needed that! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:18:41 EST Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239169 this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. <BR> <BR> I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! <BR> <BR> I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. <BR> <BR> Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. <BR> -brother said--ask a bank to reduce your mortgage payments for awhile while you just pay the interest. Huh??? I had never heard of this. <BR> <BR> -a brochure for a senior apartment... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:29:38 EST Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc9fc542-fbeb-4eb0-b8b1-75cdb7fdcb6a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 large head cauliflower <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1 c. shredded mozzarella <BR> 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan <BR> 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil <BR> 1 tbsp. garlic powder <BR> kosher salt <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1/2 c. marinara <BR> 1/4 c. mini pepperoni <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grate cauliflower on the small side of... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:32:08 EST Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238119 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c172534e-0f5d-45b2-945d-44daa5d409b6.jpg"> Not this bear, but one just like it! <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:43:56 EST Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237994 It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:24:17 EST Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237993 It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:24:10 EST Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine ! A SP friend mentioned this study. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237254 <link>www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/16/ore<BR>o-cookies-addictive-cocaine_n_4108999.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> thanks, Cathy for this . I can't remember seeing the actual study done! <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:07:48 EST I really did not know about Jabba the Hut except the appearance so.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237247 "Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic; he is introduced as the most powerful crime boss in Tatooine, who has a bounty on Han Solo's head. He employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. He keeps a host of entertainers at his disposal at his palace: slaves, droids and alien creatures. Jabba has a grim sense of humor, an insatiable appetite, and affinities for gambling, slave girls, and torture.[3]" <BR> <BR>... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 07:56:13 EST Went to "the fair!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233528 We took a day away from packing to attend the Hebron (CT) Harvest Fair. <BR> <BR> Tricky with hubby's motorized wheelchair. But we did OK. <BR> <BR> I resorted to renting a scooter. My knees were hurting badly. It was a very hot day. This is the first time I used a scooter. <BR> <BR> Dock Dogs is my favorite. And the handicapped scooter rental place was run by one of my former deaf students. It was so much fun catching up on news with him. Glad to see he is gainfully employed! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:30:31 EST For cat lovers. DD's cat, Bob http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233522 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dae9eff-c962-4ec5-9e6c-fd4ed7f79935.jpg"> Jabba the Hut <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d4a721a-d26f-46e7-bbb2-2662eb9f0c16.bmp"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e56a0f7b-db92-4549-b6fe-683514e7935d.bmp"> <BR> <BR> Bob is a Manx--so he has no tail. <BR> <BR> He is rather uppity as compared to our own cat, Cujo, who loves to have attention and touching, even "mauling." Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:13:54 EST So much to do--but I am taking a break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232289 I am actively packing to move! Oh dear! <BR> <BR> DD is getting rid of a bunch of small stuff. I don't know the site, but she does it all on her phone. I told her she can keep the money herself. But...she has to ask me first if she can get rid of it. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I sent in a little money so the new place can do a security search about me. <BR> <BR> I also sent them half the money to replace the rug with a hard floor. "Hardwood" <BR> <BR> And I asked my bank to ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:14:02 EST Recipe: tastes like strawberry topped cheesecake (Strawberry Banana Creams) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230141 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59125c49-b624-4144-8818-8a6bef773aea.jpg"> <BR> These are topped with sliced almonds, but you can get creative and use blueberries, dried cherries, chopped cashews, crystallized ginger, a sprinkle of granola, or a few chocolate chips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35f7b856-eb8f-4b42-b3f6-887863bc87eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69e10be0-417d-4b0d-aed7-0b64676bccc2.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 18:22:17 EST ZZ Top Band like the sunflower people! Ha! Ha!Oh yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230067 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0b7d737-26f7-4696-9526-766770222376.jpg"> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:42:00 EST Enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229654 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0318354b-2229-4c3b-8844-d6363c64f4c6.jpg"> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 19:43:10 EST I just booked a date with the mover. OMG --Oh, my goodness! Moving to 800 sq ft. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229513 Oct. 6,7,8th . so by the 6th---- I have to have every thing packed and make disappear all those things I won't have room for. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> The new place is an apartment --only 800 sq ft. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> One sort of large bedroom and a big living room. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not much storage. I am used to a huge basement! Oh my. And I am used to having a whole room for my "office," a spare bed and , well, various "junk." <BR> <BR> DD is actively selling things I now ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 13:02:28 EST Find a restaurant and reserve a table online. "Open Table" website http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229067 <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.opentable.com/start/home </link> <BR> <BR> I plan to use this soon. Especially when I move to the Buffalo area, I think it will help me. There are zillions of restaurants there . Even here in CT, I never can settle on a restaurant. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 2 Sep 2016 15:19:24 EST Jar of Life story to visualize priorities http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227882 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ec01230-53cd-4803-a139-b5d6c36cf166.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hint: If the link does not work, try "cut and paste" to your browser. <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti<BR>vation_articles.asp?id=264 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:23:55 EST When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225877 Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' <BR> <BR> -making a budget that I'd stick to. <BR> -actually putting the move in motion <BR> <BR> Both are now accomplished! Yeah! <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. The budget <em>528</em> I tried maybe 6 times through the years . I know Excel and I thought I'd use that. But I got bogged down again and again... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:00:25 EST Honey filled bandage patches work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224991 <BR> <BR> A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> Who wudda thunk it! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/11<BR>/1677.full </link> <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:48:02 EST I might be moved by Nov. 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224937 This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in with all expenses paid. She is 34 but about to get disability due to her heath conditions. She has not been able to work in a few years. <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh boy! <BR> <BR> Next week I have 3 bi... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:39:27 EST Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224928 <link>www.hebronharvestfair.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. <BR> <BR> <link>https://dockdogs.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:19:58 EST Yarn Bombs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224327 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05532d82-99e7-44b4-88c0-145095f64400.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Apparently yarn bombing happens all over the world. I have seen a tiny example in a nearby town , near an art museum. This weekend we are planning on visiting Torrington, Ct which has been yarn bombed. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ed293c0-b2bc-4339-ac92-43c99d8d5b57.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a8e12fd-99c8-4977-b3cc-6303d3d16d03.jpg"... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:47:13 EST Some people knit, some people search online about knitting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223302 Me? Nope. I don't knit but DD does. In her honor: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9be193da-04dc-4b56-9b6e-1a31d0997829.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c61757b-7bf7-4203-9dad-89c5418f4693.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed67b322-b183-4f5a-b9c7-1f0efeda2fd8.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acd5344d-5858-4deb-b50e-f20a8e40b284.jpg"> <BR> honest, my Mom made me this eons ago! <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:13 EST Gratitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222666 A year ago I was running back and forth from 2 hospitals for hubby and for our daughter. <BR> <BR> I am very, very grateful they are both here and doing very well! <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:04:43 EST DD's latest knitting project--a hat like you've never seen before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f5c4f47-c52d-4b9e-bd86-f70cd39da554.jpg"> Yes, it is a hat! Sat, 20 Aug 2016 11:40:41 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier--and no barking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220912 Mostly she did not bark. And if she did, it was quiet. Not at all aggravating. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:07:33 EST magnesium can cause drowsiness???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220903 "One of the most common side effects associated with magnesium supplements is drowsiness." <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/487587-ma<BR>gnesium-supplements-drowsiness/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have definitely had more energy in the last 2 weeks. I went through these thoughts: <BR> <BR> -I was busy in Buffalo doing things with my family and looking for housing <BR> -I ate at my brother's and he has really healthy food there <BR> -I ate mainly 3 meals a day plus very small snacks ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:55:51 EST Biewer Yorkie Terrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04635b44-9dd0-470c-9a2c-737196a6a700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend had the cutest doggie. I hope I have the correct breed. This is an internet picture, not the dog I actually saw. <BR> <BR> The little dog, Pipa, played and played for hours. She made us pay attention to her and would nudge us if someone did not through her ball to fetch. She was a bundle of energy. Not a puppy--2 yrs old. She ran all over the house and up some long, steep stairs ag... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:20:55 EST Internet search about "Why not?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219685 I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am? <BR> <BR> Stephen Colbert <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords<BR>/why_not_2.html <BR> <BR> Let's see, I can reinvent myself. Who cares! <BR> <BR> So I will say I was a dancer years ago. chris <em>335</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:13:47 EST Love Your Body Pledge on the 50+ team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219569 I made the pledge again. <BR> <BR> I needed that! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=906x11534x5<BR>5575409 </link> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:29:29 EST I'd also like to see updated emoticons! We deserve this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219533 <em>272</em> <em>32</em> <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> For "video" I had to use the old fashioned film emoticon. <BR> <BR> I can't stand using the emoticon head shot of someone looking in a mirror! Ugleee! <BR> <BR> Many, many of the emoticons are very outdated! <BR> <BR> Couldn't we have a new set of emoticons??? <BR> <BR> Spread the word on the techy message boards. They seem to like to change things even when they don't need changing. Why not change the old fashioned emoticon... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:49:06 EST I'd like to see videos of people eating healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219524 Visuals <em>41</em> of people help me way more than cute sayings. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I put up photos of my counselor and my doctor. This DID STOP <em>227</em> me from chowing down <em>29</em> at my computer desk. <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> I have at least 20 typed labels around my computer desk. They DO NOTHING <em>15</em> <em>24</em> to make me stop and think about what I am eating. But those two head shots are very powerful for me. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now, if I ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:39:40 EST Another way to buy a week of nutritious prepared meals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218558 This is not an ad. It is just FYI. <BR> <BR> I visited the Buffalo area and someone showed me this business. We saw the "store." It was run by a couple of muscley men and a woman. I don't know if those were the only workers. <BR> <BR> they give you a list of meals available for the week. My friend was very interested if these could be counted by WW points. The woman there did some calculations. <BR> <BR> The meals looked very nutritious and hearty. <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatritefoods716.... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:10:06 EST