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/ SP recipe Robust Turkey Vegetable Soup-for Left Over Turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825178 <em>334</em> <em>428</em> <em>286</em> <BR> <BR> I boiled the turkey bones for stock and then made this soup! <BR> <BR> I saved the recipe to my SP recipe collection. <BR> <BR> I will make this a tradition! <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:37:05 EST Spark People Activity Tracker seems to be half price now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823961 <em>244</em> <em>543</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:34:25 EST Cool colored bands in icebergs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741196737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The following link has a few more: <BR> <link>blog.seattlepi.com/art/2008/06/18/ic<BR>eberg-color-theory/ </link> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:36:49 EST Searching online for a sparkpage background....oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823431 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380336547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did a few searches for images for my holiday sparkpage . I tried these searches: wreathes, Christmas flower arrangements, snow jewels, snow flakes, and finally purple snow flakes. That one got me a surprise! Apparently "Purple snow weed" is a type of medical marijuana ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Oops! <BR> <BR> http://www.medicalmarijuanastrains.com/p<BR>urple-snow/ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:27:58 EST Laugh at the snow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823422 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781592720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1215436587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1185093420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339268436.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1008063285.jpg"> <BR> Not snow, but it was too cute not to post it again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:47:59 EST The Thanksgiving Poem I Generated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823403 <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... <BR> I would look as thin as I could. <BR> I would listen for kitchen sounds. <BR> I would watch out for hungry people. <BR> I would want camoflage. <BR> <BR> If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... <BR> I would smell like an old shoe. <BR> I would taste like leather. <BR> I would be stuffed with herbs, apples, cranberries, celery and breading. <BR> I would wish for a family of vegetarians. <BR> I would wish you all a Happy and Healthy... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:28 EST Poem Generator online http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823398 <link>oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/word/tha<BR>nksgiving-turkey-personification-poem-<BR>generator.php </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Even I can create a nice poem with this. There are set ups for many occasions! <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:49:02 EST A reminder to myself to eat more cruciferous vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823211 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526030667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.greenandhealthy.info/cancernutri<BR>tion.html </link> <BR> <BR> Concentrate on anticancer cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well as high-antioxidant berries. Cauliflower, for example, is loaded with nutrients that are essential for keeping the immune system strong. One study found that eating just four servings of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli or cauliflower, a... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:16:30 EST My heart goes out to sparkers near Buffalo-I will be moving there summer 2015.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822645 God-willing, of course! <BR> <BR> You poor people! All that snow was bad enough but now flooding and dealing with water in the basement. <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris (now in Connecticut) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:13:32 EST Fibro-fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821736 I just cleaned of the piles of stuff from my desk. It took "no time"at all. But the stuff has been sitting there for weeks. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> That is what fibro-fog does. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:57:41 EST Book: The Sixth Extinction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461412174.jpg"> <BR> by Elizabeth Kolbert <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow-the premise is that humans are a "weedy creature." And that humans have contributed greatly to the extinctions of living species in the past and will continue to do so. Elizabeth Kolbert does have a "way with words." I would think this topic would be very technical and hard to read. But I thoroughly enjoyed many of her ways her phrasing things.AnthropoceneChris <BR> <BR> These ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:39:55 EST Free Cell Solitaire on the AARP web site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821267 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80451040.jpg"> <link>games.aarp.org/games/freecell/freece<BR>ll.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> An easy way to pass an hour or so..... <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:30:30 EST Paneras low fat chicken tortilla soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821169 I got a container at the supermarket. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed it. I did not have the tortilla chips with it so it was low cal. Yeah, sodium but not awful. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:11:43 EST to get to sleep imagine warm honey from head to toe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649303877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is how a friend of mine gets to sleep. It is her nightly meditation. She says she imagines feeling this on her skin starting on her head and face, down her arms, down her chest and ....well..you get the idea! chris Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:38:36 EST Make an online dinner and share it to give food to people needing food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820778 <link>www.thankful4ag.com/tagged/thankful4<BR>ag/chrono </link> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:28:07 EST Other Buffalo bad winters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820111 winter of '77 <BR> <BR> 1999 (40+ inches), and 1966 (32 in w/ high winds on top of 18 preexisting inches) beat 1977...sorry to say, I was here for all 3. Not that 77 was any picnic. 1993 sucked too. then there was the Ice storm of 91. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:59 EST Healing foods for before and after surgery...Whole Foods article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1210557739.jpg"> <link>www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=ne<BR>wtip&dbid=12 </link> <BR> <BR> (Nothing new here but it reminds me to continue focusing on high density nutrient foods--like Dr. Fuhrman preaches. Chris) <BR> <BR> Some nutrients have taken center stage in the animal research on healing, and these nutrients include vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin A, protein, and zinc. <BR> <BR> Rich sources of vitamin C and flavonoids includ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:13:25 EST This is so scary to me....where are we heading! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819446 gleichschaltung <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1107304752.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PRONUNCIATION: <BR> <BR> (GLYK-shalt-toong) <BR> <BR> <BR> MEANING: <BR> <BR> noun: The forced standardization of political, economic, and cultural institutions, as in an authoritarian state. <BR> <BR> <BR> ETYMOLOGY: <BR> <BR> From German gleichschalten (to bring into line), from gleich (same) + schalten (to switch, turn). The term was used by the Nazi regime for ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:30:19 EST Mid November! 2014 snow --where my family lives! Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819410 This is where all my family lives --near Buffalo, NY. And where we will be moving to next year.... chris <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l117344862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24495075.jpg"> <BR> The thruway very close to my brother's house. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l53756897.jpg"> <BR> My niece's house! <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:32:09 EST Get a "Personal Nurse" from your insurance company--well some insurance companies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819149 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=take_control_of_your_life_with_a_pe<BR>rsonal_health_nurse </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is new to me. But my insurance might have this service. I will check. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:48:36 EST Maybe I will rethink that move to Buffalo. Today snow is being measured in feet, not inches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819009 <link>interactives.wivb.com/photomojo/gall<BR>ery/15213/283640/snow-slams-wny/novemb<BR>er-18th/ </link> <BR> <BR> My sister is definitely snowed in, with a driving ban and a furnace that isn't working! <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:22:59 EST I am praising the person keeping up with the data. This is amazing that you have kept up dating this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818849 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4580x232<BR>46426 </link> <BR> <BR> I would love my team to have such statistics. But I would never be able to be consistent in gathering the data and consistently updating it! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> for doing this and making the members feel so great! <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:07:50 EST Graph of energy level for a year. OMG--I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818837 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157685597.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157205469.jpg"> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:47:57 EST SP graph of my energy level. Experiment in posting this..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818820 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1550751515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had to save it as a bit map( the graph from SP start page). <BR> <BR> But it worked. <BR> <BR> Note that 10 is actually the top energy, not 5 as it looks. <BR> <BR> "Functional hours !" A good spark friend taught me this system. If 10 is the possible number of FUNCTIONAL hours in a day, count how many hours I can actually function. <BR> <BR> I will try posting a graph for a month or so. Hope I can figu... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:22:50 EST Guessing at my present fatigue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818811 Two guesses: <BR> <BR> -I have a very itchy place on my ankle. It has lasted for days. It could be from a spider bite. <BR> - Gee could eating an IHOP meal make me fatigued for days? I ate chicken parmesan and had one of the 4 pancakes . <BR> <BR> I hate fatigue. Now for 3 full days. I sure hope it goes away soon. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> Still <em>102</em> . Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:11:05 EST Life long battle with fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818795 Well... reasons for my life-long battle with fatigue. <BR> <BR> -thyroid-yes -I have been on meds since high school <BR> -fibromyalgia-yes -diagnosed when I was about 48-- just after our daughter was diagnosed. <BR> She said to me--Ma, you have all the symptoms I have. She was diagnosed at age 18. <BR> -chronic fatigue syndrome--well yes, but what does that mean exactly? <BR> -my foods? I have changed my diet drastically in the last 3 years. Aiming at ETL from Fuhrman and most recently ha... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:50:48 EST I feel so tired... can't figure it out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818449 Again I am hit with fatigue that hangs on for days. I have done so much to improve my health. I wish the good days would last longer. It is very discouraging. I am reading books but the decluttering for moving is at a standstill again. Today I did a pool class and then shopped for Thanksgiving. After the 3 Nov. shopping trips I had spent enough money to get a free turkey. That was a pleasant event. <BR> <BR> chris <em>102</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:18:10 EST DAY 1 of 90! Countdown is DONE to 100% (or so) compliance with my Food Sensitivity Eating Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817301 I started 90 days ago gathering substitutes for foods I should not be eating. I also have been collection recipes and putting them in my nutrition tracker labeled on which of 4 days I should eat them. <BR> <BR> I had the ALCAT blood test. They sent me lists of foods to not eat, eat occasionally, and eat any time. It included a strict 4 day rotation plan. <BR> <BR> 90, 89, 88, 87, .........to Nov. 16 which is Day 1. <BR> <BR> I am definitely feeling better since I am more and more eating t... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:27:35 EST I had an exhausting workout today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817193 Exercise For Real Life <BR> <BR> The doctor told me “Physical exercise is good for you.” I know that I should do it, but my body is out of shape, so I have worked out this easy daily program I can do anywhere: <BR> Monday: <BR> Beat around the bush. <BR> Jump to conclusions. <BR> Climb the walls. <BR> Wade through paperwork. <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Drag my heels. <BR> Push my luck. <BR> Make mountains out of mole hills. <BR> Hit the nail on the head. <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Bend over bac... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:47:27 EST Cartoons to make the cold weather bearable... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816348 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1039567411.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222347819.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1188894508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l704616259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810227134.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l309683797.jpg"> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:33:20 EST (very) Irreverent comic essay about Selling Organic Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814232 <link>www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-small-<BR>scale-organic-farmer-wants-you-to-know<BR>-a-few-things </link> <BR> <BR> If you are sensitive to 4 letter words , please don't read this. chris <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:23:52 EST Fitbit Comedy Routine by David Sedaris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813934 I got a "tape" of David Sedaris called When You are Engulfed in Flames. It is funny. I went looking for more of his stuff. I stumbled upon a comical essay or skit (whatever) about Fitbit users. <BR> <BR> As you read more and more, it gets more and more hilarious. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <link>www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/3<BR>0/stepping-out-3 </link> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:44:48 EST Successfully growing and eating buckwheat groat sprouts. My adventure. I'll do this again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1441922720.jpg"> <BR> NOTE: NONE OF THESE ARE MY OWN PHOTOS! So don't give me credit for them. I wish. <BR> <BR> <link>nouveauraw.com/special-raw-ingredien<BR>ts/how-to-sprout-and-use-buckwheat-gro<BR>ats/ </link> The Eat To Live team had this link. Thanks! It is very clear. Other people <BR> have advised me to soak the buckwheat for anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. This website says that is way too long. I followed this website. And I was ve... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:12:36 EST Not letting ED stop you. Inspiring indeed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813627 <link>glitter-d4isy.blogspot.co.uk/ </link> <link>www.facebook.com/EhlersDanlosUK/post<BR>s/816445018407564 </link> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:26:22 EST A few cartoons... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1610816664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1335247781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l215416538.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1915066122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l17045347.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1325560486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:16:20 EST Caregiver help hard to get http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812998 It has been 8 years since DH's stroke. He uses a motorized wheelchair and cannot stand at all. <BR> <BR> My question here is only about my own surgery and not the whole question of his care. Please don't send me to a lawyer. That is a whole 'nother story. <BR> <BR> We have a sit to stand patient lift to transfer him between his chair and the bed. Night times he has 2 urinals near his bed but daytimes he has a diaper. Pads are under him in bed. OK 8 years. We have been doing this awhile. I... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:10:19 EST Growing up with our house attached to our grocery store. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812538 Not eating at the table is a long standing habit for me. As a kid I ate in front of the TV. So I never developed the habit of eating "with the family." <BR> <BR> Our dining room had a big table that was the center of the activities. My Dad sat there all the time! We did eat quite a few meals there. Actually that was the only table to eat on! I still went to the living room and sat in front of the TV. Mom never ate with us. She was always cooking and serving us. Or she was running into the... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:15:31 EST Not a SCROGE, just make it manageable! Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810481 I can't thank you sparkfriends enough! You made me feel so much better. <BR> <BR> I don't speak up for myself enough--ever. And it gets me in trouble sometimes. <BR> <BR> And especially with my daughter. I don't want to "make waves." She has health issues and <BR> <BR> (like me) does not have energy most days. So I cannot count on her to keep the house neat. <BR> <BR> If she cooks, she runs out of energy and the kitchen stays a mess. I understand her <BR> <BR> problem. I have learn... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:17:18 EST To help me eat more veggies. Ways to make veggies more palatable. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810472 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1658066710.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.heathernicholds.com/lessons/vege<BR>tables?awt_l=74jpw&awt_m=40IljuY4z.cO_ZW </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053108355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2040244228.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1075692465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894969146.jpg"> ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:07:01 EST Am I Scrooge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810171 I just had my condo cleaned today. Every 2 weeks I pay someone to do that. It frees me up to continue my decluttering and my endless paperwork and my caregiving tasks. <BR> <BR> My daughter will be coming to help me when I have shoulder surgery, She loves to decorate for Christmas. We have had words about this in the past. Once she put up a tree. I said only if you take it down before you leave. Well she got sick. I made her dismantle it. I can't cope. <BR> <BR> I just sent her an email abo... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 17:56:25 EST Day 4 of 6 weeks!- Beck Diet Solution. Give myself credit for right choices! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810011 The plan is to use a counter to click off times I do the right thing. <BR> <BR> I am looking for the counter I bought long ago. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> On my start page , the pictures that roll by for motivation are mostly about eating at the table. I have been seeing them for many months but it did not click till today. <BR> <BR> I have also blogged about eating at the table. I put up lots of pictures of nice table settings. At that time I guess I was not ready to actually do it. <BR... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:53:34 EST Day 3- Beck Diet Solution- about my unwillingness to-eat at the table! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809752 My good spark friend Lori <em>220</em> helped my phrase this wonderful response to myself when I have sabotaging thoughts about eating at the table: <BR> <BR> Here is what I wrote for my index card about my "won't eat at the table" stubbornness ! <BR> <BR> Eating at the table is the one thing I continue to struggle with. I believe it is one thing that can make a huge difference in my success. The fact that it's being thrown in my face right now is the push I need to finally commit fully... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:55:14 EST Day 3 of Beck Diet Solutions --CD and I have the book, too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809574 OK, good thing I have the Beck book, too. Here is what I am supposed to do on Day 3: <BR> <BR> 1. Read my reasons for wanting to lose weight. DONE. <BR> 2. Read the other "response cards." Oops--I have not made any. <BR> 3. Day 3 is about sitting (at the table) to eat. This is a habit I know I should do. But have not been able to accomplish. <BR> 4. Create a reminder system to encourage myself to eat at the table. I have done this in the past. I am still resisting. <BR> 5. Sit down (at ... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 20:45:35 EST Thank you spark friends for your cold remedies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809513 Enter BRAVERUDE with her cold remedy recipe (which I HEALTHYGRAMMY49 personalized just a little): <BR> 1 cup hot water (I made hot camomile tea) <BR> Add 1 tbsp each: raw honey & Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (shake mother well before adding) <BR> 1/16 tsp cayenne pepper (my addition, optional, use less or eliminate if you can't stand the heat) <BR> Stir until honey is melted & well blended. Sip immediately until gone! Repeat as needed. <BR> (I might add a squeeze of lemon too next ti... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:37:35 EST A couple of tidbits about Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809493 25. <em>636</em> The earliest Thanksgiving in Canada was held in 1578. Martin Frobisher (c. 1535-1594) in Newfoundland held a celebration for arriving safely in the new world. In 1879, Thanksgiving in Canada was set on November 6, though the date still varied considerably. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has been held on the second Monday in October. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 29.Long before the Pilgrims, native Hawaiians celebrated the longest thanksgiving in the world—Makahiki, which lasted four... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:01:13 EST Pie Crust -gluten free--wish me luck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809294 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1534554780.jpg"> <BR> I have been wanting to make a turkey pot pie but I did not know what to do about the crust. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> • The Flour blend (choose one): <BR> • Traditional Pastry Crust <BR> • 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) white or brown rice flour <BR> • 1/2 cup (2 ounce) sweet rice flour <BR> • 1/2 cup tapioca starch <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> <BR> • Whole Grain Flour Blend <BR> • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2.5 oun... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 11:35:58 EST SP Gluten free recipes--Who knew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809183 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=weekly_menu_glutenfree_dinners </link> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/assets/uploads/g<BR>lutenfreedinners.pdf </link> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:38:14 EST Abe Lincoln and Thanksgiving Day--SP article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809176 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l271845975.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be Grateful <BR> The country is splitting apart. <BR> Death threats are numbering in the dozens. <BR> His wife is suffering from mental illness. <BR> <BR> What does President Lincoln do? He creates Thanksgiving Day. <BR> <BR> He creates a way for the entire country to give thanks for their good fortune. He knew that despite all that looked bleak, staying focused on positive ideals would be the only way to su... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:25:39 EST Meals after I have shoulder surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807040 <link>SendaMeal.com </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Somehow I ran across this website. They are having a special. Instead of $299 it is $199 for delivered meals! <BR> <BR> The meals come frozen in dry ice. I am pretty sure they are already cooked. <BR> <BR> I ordered the 5 meals package. For $199 I could not make such meals. Each meal is supposedly for 4 people. We'll see. <BR> <BR> My daughter will be here. I am not sure she would get complete meals made for us. DH is handicapped and I won'... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:43 EST Moon-Pie Stuff I never knew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l8431716.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A moon pie or MoonPie[1] is a confection, popular in parts of the United States, which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. <BR> <BR> The snack is often associated with the cuisine of the American South where they are traditionally accompanied by an RC Cola. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Today, MoonPies are made by the Chattanooga Bakery i... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:56 EST