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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 My birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376302 I know you all are just dying to know that! <BR> <BR> chris <em>211</em> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:38:13 EST I guess I was just ready for the lessons in "Anatomy of Food Addiction" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375843 When you are ready the teacher appears. <BR> <BR> Long ago, a good friend told me this. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:47:52 EST 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375509 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation <BR> <BR> After 2 weeks the leg pain is much better. <BR> <BR> I lay on the bed. Heat under the leg and ice on top of the knees . Belt loop around toes to pull the toes toward me. <BR> <BR> Also pool walking in every way you can think of. Lasts about a half hour. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Has anyone had this kind of therapy? <em>38</em> It is new to me. But I think I have needed this approach for many years. For years I said I had p... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:07:19 EST Loneliness is what I feel most as an adult. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373814 I feel lonely and often bored. I have had periods of depression most of my life. And, of course, the overeating is a constant, daily battle since childhood. As a child my Mom showed her love by feeding us--lots of delicious food. Obviously I needed less food. <BR> <BR> But I needed more....of what??? I had 3 older brothers but I felt like an only child. The 3 brothers were pretty much gone. I remember living only with the youngest. And I only can remember one event, when he had a terrible ... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:42:28 EST Deprived? Me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373787 To my 3 brothers it seems I had a charmed life. And actually till very recently I thought so too. <BR> <BR> I m starting to realize why I had such a tough time "doing life." I began teaching and the many years of teaching taught ME tons!!! wish I had known these things before starting to teach! <BR> <BR> Here is what I realize I did NOT KNOW : <BR> <BR> how to read people <BR> how to tease others to make friendship ties <BR> how to stand up for myself <BR> how to disagree with others <BR>... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:17:13 EST Childhood deprivation-me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373785 Me? Deprived in childhood? Huh? <BR> <BR> The Anatomy of food Addiction is saying this. If someone is addicted as an adult, it started with deprivation in childhood. <BR> <BR> But I was certainly well fed and kept safe and loved! I have to did a bit deeper to look for any deprivation. I always felt very independent with no rules from parents. I was never "disciplined" for a behavior. So is that deprivation/ Certainly never hit or even spanked. I don't even remember being yelled at. <BR>... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:06:36 EST Neurotransmitters, endorphine, enkephalins, epinephrine, seratonin, dopeamine, aceytylcholine--OH MY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373644 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bd68178-9992-46aa-8c3f-4fca456a7300.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Brain chemicals are why we feel euphoric or depressed or "normal" or anxious or serene or sleepy or energetic or.......... <BR> <BR> <BR> And you thought it was "your feelings" only! <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:41:43 EST food addiction --just images http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373638 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe4b8b7a-4de0-4c0e-a9a9-65c0fb1192ef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9282802-2893-48e8-b019-a8fb50116cd0.jpg"> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:16:15 EST book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373619 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b68848b-ceaf-4005-827c-32dfe2214391.png"> <BR> <BR> book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating <BR> <BR> Very, very readable--well all except one quite technical chapter. But I loved that chapter, too. <BR> <BR> by Anne Katherine, M.A. <BR> <BR> stay tuned..... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:40:21 EST followup blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372044 Now it’s my turn. Take out a piece of paper or open a new <BR> document on your computer. Then select an area you’d like to change <BR> and make a list of every possible action, no matter how small, that <BR> would help you make progress. <BR> <BR> I want (need) to restart my healthy habits so I can lose some weight again. I have been stuck at this weight for way too long! The big move was done last October. So no more excuses! <BR> <BR> I want to lose weight! <BR> Brainstorming ways I can ... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:51:44 EST Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372041 How to actually get started. Because inertia must be overcome. <BR> <BR> Write down as many ideas as possible to just DO SOMETHING toward my goal. <BR> Even brainstorming will help to motivate. <BR> (Next blog will be my own list.) <BR> <BR> Here is the example in the book: <BR> <BR> <BR> Things that will help me(person in the book) exercise every day: <BR> Set alarm one hour earlier <BR> Lay out exercise clothes the night before <BR> Put water bottle in refrigerator so it’s ready... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:42:56 EST we were served colored cauliflower today-- interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371345 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/195956e7-eb9c-4939-aad5-bd3bd34e9ff1.png"> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 20:31:30 EST Coach Jen's suggestions about the teams I asked her about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371060 Please cut and paste the links. I did not bother to put them in as actual links. <em>24</em> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> FROM COACH JEN: <BR> <BR> Here's one about food addiction: <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv<BR>id <BR> ual.asp?gid=3287 <BR> <BR> And one about (compulsive) overeating: <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv<BR>id <BR> ual.asp?gid=10859 <BR> <BR> Hope that helps, <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>nd... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:48:21 EST My knees are feeling better! After 2 PT sessions and doing the home straightening legs tactics. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371058 Sit on the bed against the wall. Put heat under the legs and ice on top of the knees. <BR> <BR> After waiting for that to work, use a looped belt to pull toes toward me, stretching the back of the leg and using the front thigh muscles. <BR> <BR> I hate doing this, especially the 3X a day prescribed. But I think it is working. <BR> <BR> <BR> In addition, whenever I am walking, I try to straighten my legs more. Maybe I am walking with them a little bent . <BR> <BR> And when sitting (like... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:44:56 EST My first research into fo food addiction. Thank you all for your suggestions. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371043 I also just ordered the book written by this same author/doctor/researcher. Chris <BR> I will try to put up her name........ give me a little time. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2) Reclaim your brain. For all addictions, it's imperative to do what it takes to heal both the reward and executive centers in the brain. In order to do this, you need to tell your true truth and make a list of any foods that, after consuming, leave you feeling out of control and launching into overeating. Pitch them now. Will y... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:29:27 EST Is there a SP team focusing on food addiction, obsessive-compulsive overeating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370817 I don't think I am talking about "binging" or "emotional eating." <BR> <BR> thanks, chris Sun, 4 Jun 2017 18:37:04 EST SP articleL: Change negative thoughts about yourself tp positive, motivating thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370312 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e199ca67-8f9d-4120-b6ce-8103ac8cc35d.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=12_things_you_should_never_to_say_t<BR>o_yourself </link> <BR> <BR> Here are examples, but the whole article is well worth reading! Chris <BR> <BR> 1. Negative: "I need to burn fat." <BR> Positive: "I need to build muscle." <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> . <BR> <BR> 2. Negative: "I hate lifting weights, so I can only do cardio." <BR> Positi... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 11:54:19 EST Knees--oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370066 After 2 PT sessions, one in the pool, knees still hurt. PT person says major inflammation. X -rays show cartilage is thinning but still OK. <BR> <BR> Tissues all around the knee and below and above are lumpy and sore when pushed on--or just stay sore. <BR> <BR> Sometimes that pain pretty much totally goes away! Maybe once or twice a day for maybe an hour each. <BR> <BR> I believe this PT is on the right track. tells me to 3 times a day put heat under my knees and ice on top of the knees! ... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 21:01:56 EST Tracking my foods. The place I live gives us a menu (for dinner) for the week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370057 That has helped me a great deal--having a weekly dinner menu already set. I can skip whatever is scheduled as a "special" if I want to. Then I can choose from a different menu. <em>41</em> <BR> Tonight I got the "special" which is fish on Fridays. <em>492</em> I did not get the breaded or beer battered fish. <em>41</em> I got the broiled halibut with chopped tomatoes and basil salsa. Delicious. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I have been in the habit of ordering "both vegetables." <em>69... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 20:43:50 EST Tracking foods--the best place for me to start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370047 I knew this! But when I was considering re-starting my healthy habits I just felt confused. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone! chris Fri, 2 Jun 2017 20:20:55 EST starting to track my foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369001 This is the place to start. Right? <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 31 May 2017 10:42:36 EST Supper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368708 OK I have to try harder to limit my foods! I should have divided it in half and taken half for lunch tomorrow. A person at my table did that. She did it after I had already finished my meal. <em>24</em> I know how but totally forgot! I did order a salad and a cup of soup for an appetizer and I did get fresh blueberries on my shortcake instead of the very, very sweetened strawberries. <BR> <BR> I need to work harder at this. <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Now to resist foods ... Tue, 30 May 2017 18:15:56 EST Thanks for all your great advice about re-starting my weight loss efforts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368584 I will re-read all your great comments and then pick and choose a plan for right now. <BR> <BR> I had a great physical therapy session and will go to the pool for the next PT session. I am thrilled! That gives me hope that I can reduce knee pain. <BR> <BR> It is a continual frustration about our desserts here. I even gave the kitchen a good book about dessert recipes for diabetics. <BR> <BR> It is awful when they list desserts to hear 6 very high fat high sugar things and then one boring ... Tue, 30 May 2017 13:19:45 EST First Physical Therapy session for both knees. GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368582 Mainly he put heat under my knees and ice on top of my knees. <BR> Then, one leg at a time, use a strap to bend the toes and foot up toward the knees. hold 5 sec. Repeat 20 times each leg. <BR> <BR> I am supposed to do this 3 times a day. <BR> <BR> Then Thursday a session in the swimming pool! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> He says severe inflammation in the tissues around the knee and in the leg are causing most of my pain. <BR> <BR> This all makes perfect sense to me. <BR> <BR> H... Tue, 30 May 2017 13:10:22 EST How do I re-start weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368122 I was doing well here in the new place for a few weeks. Weight went down a little. Now I am definitely off the wagon. Birthday cake is gone! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When I was losing, I was ordering a large entre dinner salad maybe 3 times a week. I was campaigning for healthier dessert choices. Sadly they are back to rich desserts and "healthy" is a choice of low fat ice cream or a fruit. They have jello but not usually sugar free. Remember my rent includes 2 meals a day: breakfast ... Mon, 29 May 2017 13:36:37 EST A wonderful blessing-Happy 70th birthday to hubby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fea9b6a-40f9-422d-a0fd-2340ed4c7ec7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here , I can say my true feelings about this event. Hubby is still with us after his stroke in 2006. A miracle. DD is with us and going strong after nearly dying several times from driving intoxicated and overuse of meds. Hubby's youngest brother and wife drove many hours to be with us. We are in a new home with much more supportive help and many lovely, spiritual independent seniors. There... Sun, 28 May 2017 21:06:10 EST Best choc cake and frosting from Rockland County Bakery, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367837 The frosting was so dark and creamy and not overly sweet. <BR> <BR> I wish I knew their secret. <BR> <BR> I usually don't even eat cake but this was very special. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 28 May 2017 20:48:05 EST Quickly and safely remove a tick with tweezers not oils or vaseline, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366862 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb2d4e53-a94f-471e-83b3-0e8313e35151.jpg"> <BR> CDC.gov <BR> <BR> If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. <BR> How to remove a tick <BR> 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's surface as possible. <BR> 2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don't twist ... Fri, 26 May 2017 10:55:10 EST Oh wow! Videos about knee arthritis, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366541 Not just one but many you tube videos! I wish I had seen these before my knee doctor appointment! <BR> <BR> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqXgq7C_<BR>CYk <BR> <BR> copy and paste <BR> <BR> I hope this leads you to the you tube videos. If not, do a search of you tube knee arthritis. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:25:16 EST Knee doctor surprised me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366453 He says my knees are not damaged enough for surgery now. I am very surprised!that's good, I guess. <BR> <BR> <BR> He was very rude to me and I wrote a complaint letter to his office. they had patient satisfaction forms in several places there. <BR> <BR> He acted like I was a sedentary person who just sat around eating. Here is the letter I sent. <BR> <BR> Surgeon's are known to be insensitive communicators. I had one back in Connecticut, too. But that one had an assistant doctor who was... Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:07 EST Edgar Allen Poe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366449 Our daughter gave her Dad a collected works of Edgar Allen Poe. <BR> <BR> It is not easy reading, but I must be in the mood to tackle it. I still remember some works that I read way back in high school. <BR> <BR> I just read a novel based on Mrs. Poe. Weird that I just got this second book about the Poe's. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is too hard for hubby at this stage in his life. Maybe I can bookmark some passages for him <BR> <BR> <BR> Poe is a favorite author of Stephen King--who is a ... Thu, 25 May 2017 10:54:47 EST Gesamtkunstwerk???? word for today. Another word I won't be using. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366445 gesamtkunstwerk <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> PRONUNCIATION: <BR> <BR> (guh-ZAHMT-koonst-vuhrk) <BR> <BR> <BR> MEANING: <BR> <BR> noun: A work of art that makes use of many different art forms. <BR> <BR> <BR> ETYMOLOGY: <BR> <BR> From German Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork), from gesamt (total, whole) + Kunst (art) + Werk (work). Earliest documented use: 1939. <BR> <BR> <BR> NOTES: <BR> <BR> The concept is Gesamtkunstwerk is associated with the composer Richard Wagner wh... Thu, 25 May 2017 10:50:02 EST Sitting more than 4 hrs per day is harmful-even if you exercise ! Who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366003 And sitting makes it easy to eat. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> "It's much more difficult to eat if you're playing tennis," Tremblay said. <em>260</em> <BR> <BR> A sedentary lifestyle can also have less visible effects. Sitting takes a load off your skeleton and muscles and over time, this may weaken them, Tremblay said. <BR> <BR> In addition, if you don't use your muscles after a meal, they don't take up sugar from the blood as they should, said Frank Booth, a professor of physiology at the ... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:58:55 EST FOUND! Hearing aid! Thanks be to St. Anthony! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365666 It was on the floor of a closet under some dropped clothes. <BR> <BR> Daughter visited and found it. I told her she would get the monetary reward if she found it! <BR> <BR> So she looked diligently. Well worth giving her a reward! <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 23 May 2017 14:59:53 EST food triggers info-researched by a sparkfriend of mine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365512 Info from a sparkfriend! <em>304</em> Thank you so much for this! chris <BR> <BR> Hi everyone: <BR> Just wanted to share some information I have been researching and implementing in my diet over the past many months. This is really important for you out there who experience mystery symptoms that even a Dr. cannot figure out. I have seen so many on here at SP experiencing things like that. Also, ones that have figured it out, like me, and are feeling like a new person, since implementing... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:20:51 EST Today's TUT Note to me from the UNIVERSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365098 <BR> CHRISTINE, your balance of wit, charm, and intelligence... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The measures of your endurance, strength, and stamina... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The depths of your sensitivity, passion, and leanings... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's never, not ever, been done before. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now, do you think these things were all proportioned accidentally? Or do you think they were my idea, designed to take me where others couldn't go? <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 22 May 2017 09:49:55 EST Caregiver woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364854 I have been told I now have to eat meals with my husband when he goes to the dining room. <BR> To me this is a hardship and takes away more of my own "free" time. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> He has been going to breakfast alone and sometimes I have him bring back breakfast for me. It gives me free time in the mornings to keep organizing after our big move, to sleep in, to read a book (I love to read), or make phone calls to doctors, pharmacies, wheelchair repair places, etc. etc. <em>24</em> ... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:31:41 EST Close ups of seeds--and I mean CLOSE-UPS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363225 <link>www.smithsonianmag.com/science-natur<BR>e/amazing-close-ups-of-seeds-116214861/ </link> <BR> <BR> The color is put in by the scientist/artist to mimic some characteristics of the plant the plant. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 17 May 2017 17:56:27 EST Food trapezoid-instead of food pyramid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363151 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf2ea4bd-8c92-4114-bf27-ba43b91dc8b8.jpg"> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:45 EST Mini meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363148 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e394fb13-7700-4bba-af6e-5f505147842a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.humorilimitado.com/pt/content/im<BR>agens-divertidas-miniaturas-cafe-da-ma<BR>nha-bolos-e-frutas-rd4rjhdkpqn </link> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:55:59 EST Hangry? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96bd6d81-624d-4414-9fa9-be0cae8b467e.jpg"> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:51:24 EST Seniors texting code http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b9147df-be8b-4ef8-b7dc-daf8b23fda62.jpg"> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:18:40 EST What would I do if I had unlimited money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360981 <em>534</em> <em>535</em> <em>340</em> <BR> <BR> Travel, travel, travel till I had my fill. <em>224</em> Of course I'd now be able to take family and friends with me! I could have health aides travel with us and care for hubby, The aides would be the people who have been helping us out for the past 11 years. They deserve much more than the pay I was able That would be my dream life! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for all your wonderful comments! You made me think quite a bit! An... Fri, 12 May 2017 10:17:54 EST "Word of the day" drove me crazy trying to pronounce it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360975 from Merriam Webster word of the day. But there is a button to listen to the pronunciation. I sure needed that today! If I try using it a few times today, people will look at me kinda funny I think. <em>198</em> chris <BR> <BR> supposititious Audio pronunciation <BR> <BR> <BR> adjective | suh-pah-zuh-TISH-us <BR> <BR> <BR> Definition <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 a : fraudulently substituted : spurious <BR> <BR> <BR> b : (of a child) falsely presented as a genuine... Fri, 12 May 2017 10:04:36 EST What would you do if you had unlimited money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360668 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9779a76b-aaab-4140-a6ce-fcff6e0d5408.png"> Thu, 11 May 2017 13:58:37 EST Points to ponder.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360666 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21299c18-5867-4e8f-b0d3-448934e95f43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And what might that be? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For me, I want more energy so I can actually keep up with my to do list and even go have some fun! <BR> chris Thu, 11 May 2017 13:56:48 EST 30 signs that kept us going through the whole race. For YOU who do walk/run. Not me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360307 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=tbd </link> Wed, 10 May 2017 19:58:39 EST Turn negative self-talk to positive self-talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357761 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=12_things_you_should_never_to_say_t<BR>o_yourself </link> Thu, 4 May 2017 21:13:23 EST