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/ I miss "Health in the News" at parkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743256 <BR> <BR> <BR> A link to why ealth in the Nws is not at Sparkpeople anymore. It is a shame. I miss it. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=3&imparent=33840381 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthday.com/ </link> HEALTH IN THE NEWS WEBSITE <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:44:34 EST Decluttering is turning up loads of stuff I never knew I had. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742761 I think some people who used to clean for me just tossed things into cupboards and drawers. Unbelieveable. <BR> <BR> In the bathroom--a very tiny bathroom-- are just 2 small drawers and 3 small bottom cabinets. Honest, I did not put all that stuff in there! <BR> <BR> If I knew they had been doing this I would have stopped them. <BR> <BR> I can't believe the stuff stuffed in every place I look. <BR> <BR> I am awful at getting and looking at and sorting my mail I did lots of that this mo... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:16:58 EST Yet another miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742169 Today we tried buying DH a wedding ring <em>337</em> to replace the lost one. I did not know where to go for it. For many months I was very over whelmed thinking about selling our condo, finding a new place, decluttering, my own health appointments, etc etc. So I put it off and DH was asking again and again. <BR> <BR> We were n the van doing other things and I had a bit of energy so I drove him to a local pawn shop. I had just recently discovered this place. The guy measured DH's finger. Th... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:04:14 EST Progress on reducing my pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741936 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1001727285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has not been quick. It has not been cheap. And it took a few years to figure out some things. <BR> <BR> But I am finally making progress . What has helped is a local chiropractor who has lots of tricks in his bag. <BR> <BR> Gaston technique (I explained this in past blogs) is reducing the painful bumps in my legs an shoulder. This has made a huge improvement. It hurts to get this treatment. Using a metal to... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:06:02 EST SP article: Top 10 things You Can Do At Sparkpeople--who knew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741921 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1521 </link> <BR> <BR> Calendar: Top of page TRACKERS/REPORTS/LOTS OF ICONS__PICK THE CALENDAR. <BR> <BR> I have been n sparkpeople since 2008 and I am here daily. But it is easy to get into a rut and do the same things over and over. I use lots of available things here --but sparkpeople has added tons of stuff since I joined. <BR> <BR> I have never used this calendar for one thing. It is very cool. Lt me know things yo... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:28:39 EST SP article: Making a healthy salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741289 <em>551</em> Greens! <BR> <BR> water chestnuts, apple slivers, a small serving of nuts, crumbled whole-grain crackers, and homemade croutons. <BR> <BR> To make your own low-fat croutons, just slice a large clove of garlic and rub it over both sides of a piece of whole-grain bread. Cut the bread into cubes and then brown it in the toaster or conventional oven <BR> <BR> moderate amount of lean protein, including beans! <BR> <BR> bell peppers, grated carrots, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:47:17 EST A Yearly Pain awareness week in Canada--who knew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2021651077.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.canadianpaincoalition.ca/index.p<BR>hp/en/national-pain-awareness-week </link> <BR> <BR> It is very strange but lots of people are unaware of pain they are having. I, for one, had no idea my upper back and neck hurt> I am aware now. That was in my early thirties. I am now 67. <BR> <BR> I was having a free neck and upper back massage. I had no idea I carried so much tension there. As time went on I (final... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:43:08 EST An email I get to prompt me to use 10 min. decluttering. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739519 Simply Placed will send email alerts to get stuff decluttered! chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Time for the Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge! RIGHT NOW spend 10 minutes sorting and tossing through a pile. This might be a pile of books and papers on your bedside table, a pile of mail on the kitchen table or a pile on your desk. Spend just 10 minutes making some decisions about what’s in your pile and take action. Toss out what you don’t need or what’s no longer relevant. File or put the ot... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:23:34 EST Did you eat your frog today? Better yet, eat an elephant! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739270 What is the best way to stop procrastinating about some big, ugly chore facing you? <BR> <BR> <BR> ANSWER:Eat an Elephant ! <BR> <BR> Q: How do you eat an elephant? <BR> <BR> A: One bite at a time. <BR> <BR> If you feel overwhelmed by a project or task, break it down into bite size pieces. The end result may feel daunting, but each piece should feel very manageable by itself. If the bites still feel overwhelming continue to break them down until taking the first step, or the next step... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:36:20 EST ALCAT food sensitivity (blood) test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737247 <link>www.alcat.com/landing/food-sensitivi<BR>ty-testing.html </link> <BR> <BR> A chiropractor signed me up for this test. A person came to my house to take the blood samples. Insurance won't pay for this but I have wanted to do this for many years. <BR> <BR> The chiropractor sys they see how white bloods react in the presence of many foods. <BR> <BR> I was given a list of what I can eat without problems. <BR> <BR> I am giving my daughter foods from my kitchen like canned tomatoes, ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:54:59 EST A bit more food sensitivity information. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737156 OH--I Overlooked I had a mild reaction to gluten/gliadin, including malt, spelt, wheat, oat, rye. <BR> <BR> Mild reaction to casein so limit cow and goat's milk. <BR> <BR> No reaction to whey. <BR> <BR> No reaction to Candida Albicans Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:53:42 EST Unexpected results of a food sensitivity test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737150 Huh!!! <BR> <BR> Severe intolerances to these foods: <BR> carob <em>40</em> , onions <em>369</em> <em>40</em> , peanuts <em>40</em> , string beans <em>373</em> <em>40</em> , tapioca <em>40</em> , vanilla <em>40</em> (avoid all of these for 6 months) <BR> <BR> I eat these regularly except for carob. I have been having tapioca for the last couple of weeks. I don't eat string beans often but if they are offered I take them. I thought they would be healthy for me. <BR> <BR> The doctor sa... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:46:23 EST I was called the energizer bunny! Me! It is miraculous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735509 At the pool the exercise was to lay on your back and raise your legs with one foot on top of the other. Toe to heal--not crossed. It is an abs exercise. <BR> <BR> It took me awhile to get lined up but then I jut kept raising and lowering both feet together using my abs. After a few minutes something made me look around. everyone had stopped and were staring at me! <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I could have continued the exercise. I wasn't having any problem with it. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:45:25 EST 167 Spark teams--Is this too many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735098 Of course I cannot post often on all these 167 teams! <BR> <BR> I use "Recent Posts" to help me post consistently on a bunch of these teams. <BR> <BR> I join mostly so I can comment there. <BR> <BR> chis Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:57:28 EST A link to a review of the novella, "God's Debris" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733609 <link>republicoflagrangia.org/2013/06/15/a<BR>-review-of-gods-debris-by-scott-adams/ </link> <BR> <BR> Most of the comments I found about this little book were junk. The above link at least had some stuff I could wrap my head around. <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:22:07 EST Quotes from God's Debris http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733090 Why don’t we hold funerals when skin cells die?” <BR> The idea being that God sees the dying of each cell and lots and lots of what humans can't <BR> handle with our puny minds. <BR> <BR> “To a God not bound by the limits of human practicality, <BR> every tiny part of your body would be as action-packed <BR> and meaningful as the parts of any rock or tree or bug. And <BR> the sum of your parts that form the personality and life we <BR> find so special and amazing would seem neither special ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:34:35 EST You need a bit of time to read this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733052 <link>nowscape.com/godsdebris.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> It is a pdf file of an actual book: God's Debris <BR> <BR> I am now in the process of reading it. I have not finished it yet. <BR> <BR> Supposedly there is a flaw in the logic. I wonder if I can figure that out. chris <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:40:26 EST Fuhrman's Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls -but I made one mistake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1237871018.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fuhrman's Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls--4 very huge servings! <BR> <BR> 3 and 1/2 cups of currants ??? I used dried currants and I think I goofed. <em>24</em> <BR> The result was a very sweet meal. Another recipe says 1/3 cup currants. Probably that is dried currants. I cut and pasted the original recipe; I did not type it-- but now when I look at Fuhrman's website it says only 1/3 cup of currants. I have no idea... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:17:18 EST Today's dumb joke. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732729 If your canoe gets a flat tire while rowing up a tree, how many pancakes does it take to get to the moon? <BR> answer: <BR> Yellow because snakes don't have any legs. <BR> <BR> It doesn't make any sense, but I find it hilarious. <BR> Dawn <BR> <BR> http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbe<BR>rt_blog/2007/07/politeness.html <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:01:33 EST today's dumb joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731917 Why order a taco when you can ask it politely? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:24:23 EST Pineapple Angelfood Cake--2 ingredients! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731079 I don't usually put sweet desserts in my blog to help me remember, but I wanted to remember this SP cake recipe. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=40716 </link> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:07:36 EST Fuhrman's Shredded Cabbage Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729659 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1330976165.jpg"> <BR> Shredded Cabbage Slaw <BR> www.drfuhrman.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Serves: 6 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> 1/4 small red cabbage, thinly shredded <BR> <BR> 1/2 small green cabbage, thinly shredded <BR> <BR> 1 carrot, shredded <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup finely chopped onion <em>369</em> <BR> <BR> 1 teaspoon celery seed <BR> <BR> 1 cup raw cashews <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup rai... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:19:07 EST Fuhrman's Fruit, Fennel and Chinese Cabbage Salad with Blueberry Pomegranate Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729651 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214770010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fruit, Fennel and Chinese Cabbage Salad with Blueberry Pomegranate Dressing <BR> www.drfuhrman.com <BR> Serves: 6 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> For the Salad: <BR> <BR> 2 cups blueberries <BR> <BR> 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced <BR> <BR> 2 cups red grapes <BR> <BR> 1 pint organic strawberries, sliced <BR> <BR> 1 apple, cored, peeled and sliced <BR> <BR> 2 cups shredded Chinese or nappa c... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:11:06 EST I found a way to report the fake emails I believe I am receiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729613 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fight fake emails <BR> <BR> •Forward suspicious emails to spoof@paypal.com. <BR> •Make sure you're using the latest internet browser. <BR> •Visit the PayPal Security Center. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:13:14 EST PayPal problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729580 I told the buyer I am not shelling out any of my money to anyone. chris <BR> <BR> This is an email supposedly from PayPal--it has a logo and actually looks authentic: <BR> <BR> Information Requested! <BR> <BR> PayPal Message : This is PayPal customer care. We are hereby confirming to you that the payment made from your buyer to your PayPal account is a PayPal auction payment which can not be refund back to her account, and PayPal do this to ensure 100 percent safety for both buyer and sel... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:33:46 EST What is your expeience with PayPal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728442 Someone sent me money to pay for a trailer I am selling. <BR> <BR> I got 2 responses, both willing to pay me through PayPal and both sending me the shipping charge money and even $60 extra. HUH??? <BR> <BR> I find PayPal hard to use. I signed in before (today) and it went well. Then I tried to updatea a credit card and I am having a hard time. <BR> <BR> Also, the buyer has sent me an incomplete text message. <BR> <BR> I am very confused now. chris Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:04:57 EST Getting rid of my stuff is hard enough--even worse is the stuff of my husband's life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728377 He had a stroke in 2006. I am now his caregiver. <BR> <BR> So his lifetime of hunting, fishing, woodworking, skiing, scuba, etc. is still mostly in the basement. <BR> <BR> Lots of that is finally gone. Right now I am facing the fishing things., both fly fishing, river fishing, and ocean fishing. <BR> <BR> Our daughter hauled some of it upstairs and is planning on taking it. Great. I would be happier if she had actually taken it. he plans on coming back for it. It is still in the living r... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:55:00 EST I cleaned my closet! It s a miracle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727807 I guess miracles do happen. My closet was so stuffed I couldn't get my clean clothes hung up! I moved out too big and too small clothes I moved winter clothes to a different closet (that I cleaned out 6 months ago). I am making progress! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Set backs in the last couple of weeks: <BR> When I went to Buffalo I came home to a trashed house.I was gone a whole week and BIL and then DD stayed with my DH. <BR> <BR> I was so mad. BIL I knew would not clean. I have my doubts a... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:02:53 EST Justyna's "Sassy Water" concoction-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727270 <BR> <BR> Sassy water... came from the book "flat belly diet". Take what you want and leave the rest... and I definitely took sassy water. <BR> <BR> Since the "in" thing is cups and jugs with "infussion" inserts I'm sure you could use one of those but I just use my regular water jug. <BR> <BR> -a sliced lemon (I like to squeeze mine and toss the peel but it's up to you) <BR> -a small sliced cucumber <BR> -some grated ginger (I keep mine in the freezer and grate it frozen) <BR> -a cou... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:13:19 EST Cujo with his summer shave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1120995887.jpg"> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:07:04 EST When do you celebrate if you are a Leap Year Baby? a link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727140 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l774578496.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1491202718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a link to a fairly long answer. Aren't you dying to know ! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.straightdope.com/columns/read/12<BR>16/when-do-leap-day-babies-celebrate-t<BR>heir-birthdays </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:02:53 EST Handle "one urge at a time!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727108 I really love that quote. I have not heard it put that way before. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:57:10 EST OK... I will try this again. Establish a habit of eating at the table. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727104 <em>4</em> EATING AT THE TABLE WOULD HELP ME LIMIT MYFOOD TO 3 MEALS AND 2 SNACKS A DAY. <BR> BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ESTABLISH THIS HABIT. I HAVE WRITTEN BLOGS ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Advice from a great spark friend: <BR> <BR> "Have you made yourself a special spot at the table? Placemat, real napkins, candles or flowers are a good reminder to sit and feel like the special person you are. Celebrate every meal. A book I am reading also thinks th... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:55:00 EST To Teachers at the End of the School Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727085 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1418326689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452954703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know all teachers don't take summers "off." But I am wishing you all a great summer however you plan to spend it! <BR> <BR> Wishing you months of recharging! CHRIS <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l323610197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2008990598.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:35:54 EST Blog #4 of 4: Zen of Changing Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726124 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744499346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 21. Take it one urge at a time. Often we’re told to take it one day at a time — which is good advice — but really it’s one urge at a time. Just make it through this urge. <BR> <BR> 22. Not One Puff Ever (in other words, no exceptions). This seems harsh, but it’s a necessity: when you’re trying to break the bonds between an old habit and a trigger, and form a new bond between the trigger and a new habit, you need ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:14:04 EST Blog 3 of 4: The Zen of Changing Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726115 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622195399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 11. Plan a support system. <em>220</em> Who will you turn to when you have a strong urge? Write these people into your plan. Support forums online are a great tool as well — I used a smoking cessation forum on about.com when I quit smoking, and it really helped. Don’t underestimate the power of support — it’s really important. <BR> <BR> 12. Ask for help. <em>220</em> <BR> Get your family and friends and co-work... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:00:50 EST Blog 2 of 4: The Zen of Changing Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726106 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1677747733.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Habit Change Cheatsheet #1 - 10 or 29 ! <BR> The following is a compilation of tips to help you change a habit. Don’t be overwhelmed — always remember the simple steps above. The rest are different ways to help you become more successful in your habit change. <BR> <BR> 1. Do just one habit at a time. <em>30</em> <BR> Extremely important. Habit change is difficult, even with just one habi... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:43:09 EST Blog 1 of 4 : Zen of Changing Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726099 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l505055820.jpg"> <BR> I could not resist! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>zenhabits.net/the-habit-change-cheat<BR>sheet-29-ways-to-successfully-ingrain-<BR>a-behavior/ </link> <BR> <BR> The simple steps of habit change: <BR> <BR> 1. Write down your plan. <BR> <BR> 2. Identify your triggers and replacement habits. <BR> <BR> 3. Focus on doing the replacement habits every single time the triggers happen, for about 30 days. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:24:32 EST breakfast at a Jewish deli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725837 At this very large deli/restaurant Normally I'd get a toasted blueberry bagel and cream cheese. <BR> <BR> This time I got a pumpernickel bagel-toasted--with hummus. <BR> <BR> I hope that was a healthier choice. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:03:25 EST Even vegetarians can have a hemmorrhagic stroke--salt can be a big problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725122 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1615959448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The information is from Dr. Fuhrman's website. The information about vegetarians surprised me! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cat-st<BR>roke.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to protect yourself from hemorrhagic stroke: Avoid salt! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l776553407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for hemorrhagic... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:34:28 EST Eat for Health Food Pyramid (Dr. Fuhrman) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725053 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l879594043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cat--a<BR>bout.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:04:39 EST In Canada (for now) watch for this weed that blinds and hurts and spreads rapidly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725044 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1380053667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>news.nationalpost.com/.../giant-weed<BR>-that-burns.../ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> When this plant was found years ago in the USA, I had my class build a giant example of it. I have never seen the plant alive--yet. Hope I never do! chris <BR> <BR> giant hogweed Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:48:58 EST a thought... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724639 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1661310358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> found on google images Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:03:59 EST Just cool photos from the internet-no I did not take these! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2035041156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-ph<BR>otography-travel/article/an_archipelag<BR>o_adventure___komodo/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317898790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l855902780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1736272274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be sure to look at the website for more amazi... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:18:45 EST what good posture can do for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513742284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> to see this much larger , go to this link <BR> <BR> <link>comfortzone.relaxtheback.com/page/2/ </link> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:59:11 EST Relax the back, neck, etc. Tips and exercises from the Relax the Back Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723476 This link is to some very good exercises for keeping the back and neck pain free. Chin tucks are something I do often! <BR> <BR> <link>comfortzone.relaxtheback.com/page/2/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have 2 of their chairs and I love them. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One is the desk chair, which I just now again adjusted for height. <BR> I don't know why I kept it so low! <em>24</em> <em>43</em> I am having a hard time standing because of my right knee. A higher height will make things much, much... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:30:02 EST How to help a hubby who won't accept help? True story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723196 My husband totally lied to me! <BR> <BR> I had to stay with our daughter over an hour way. I was with her in the emergency room She is 32 but has a few health issues. When I realized I could not get home to put my disabled husband into bed, I phoned his aide. <BR> <BR> She was working and sent her husband with an experienced CNA friend. <BR> <BR> But my husband refused to let them put him into bed! And he lied to me the next day about the situation. When I got home after midnight, he was... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:39:11 EST How to help aging parents who need help but won't accept it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722895 Parents who won't take their meds for various sane and not so sane reasons. <BR> Parents who are not handling their house and themselves. <BR> The stories are sad but many "boomers" are finding themselves feeling responsible for their aging parents. <BR> <BR> <BR> How to help aging parents who need help but won't accept it? <BR> <BR> This is the homepage: <BR> http://www.agingcare.com/ <BR> <BR> The end of my blog has the exact page I was just reading about helping aging parents who wo... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:50:58 EST For real? EMF shielding clothing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722504 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992722950.jpg"> <BR> <BR> see more: <BR> <BR> <link>www.lessemf.com/personal.html </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:56:08 EST Does the Pythagorean maxim tell us to avoid eating beans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722163 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883597626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> July 7, 1995 <BR> <BR> Dear Cecil: <BR> <BR> While rereading Moby Dick recently I came across a reference to something called the Pythagorean maxim. <em>40</em> We were all forced to learn the Pythagorean theorem in grade school but this was something new. In my Norton Critical Edition the footnote says, "The Pythagorean injunction is to avoid eating beans, which cause flatulence." Inasmuch as you are wor... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:39:23 EST