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/ HAPPY EASTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676149 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1465739679.jpg"> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:49:16 EST Fuhrman Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930785417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ratatouille over Spaghetti Squash <BR> www.drfuhrman.com <BR> <BR> Serves: 4 <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 medium spaghetti squash <BR> 1 medium onion, chopped <BR> 2 cloves garlic, chopped <BR> 2 large tomatoes, chopped <BR> 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cubed <BR> 1 medium zucchini, chopped <BR> 1 red pepper, chopped <BR> 1 cup sliced mushrooms <BR> 1 teaspoon dried oregano <BR> 1 teaspoon dried basil <BR> <... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:40:08 EST To remind myself .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675208 I liked that checklist of Seven Habits of Successful Dieters. <BR> <BR> I just put a note on my google calendar to reassess every 6 months using that same list. <BR> <BR> <BR> I would never remember <em>198</em> if I did not put it on the calendar! <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:15:31 EST Darn, a shoulder replacement is in my future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675033 I had the second 'cortisone" shot over 3 weeks ago. Only a little improvement in pain. I went back and the doctor spent a long time with me. He took 4 x rays right there and showed me. Yuk! Lots of problems are evident in the bone, capsule, no cartilage left, etc. <BR> So I signed up for surgery. They are scheduling into next November! <BR> <BR> He said I have started "frozen shoulder." I should keep moving it. He gave me a brochure about frozen shoulder showing some exercises, which I alr... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:27:33 EST SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DIETERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674955 Seven Habits Of Highly Successful Dieters <BR> and my own "grade" for each. <BR> <BR> To be honest, my average grade seems to be a C+ <BR> between <em>24</em> and <em>30</em> <BR> And I'd say my "payoff" is about that . Loss of 25 lbs. in 5 years (years! not months!). <BR> <BR> I have a few things to work on. chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.Get organized. <em>24</em> Plan snacks ahead so when the urge to eat hits you there is something "good and easy" to reach for. AVG. C... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:48:29 EST Kellogs Blueberry Mini Wheats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673794 180% of daily values for iron? WOW! <BR> <BR> Today I had a big bowl for breakfast an in the evening I had more! <BR> <BR> That made my iron for the day be too much. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:42:20 EST Different books by Dr. Joel Fuhrman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673783 Fuhrman has other books. <em>149</em> And they are repetitive. The food plan is about the same but the plan for diabetics is much stricter. <BR> <BR> - <em>411</em> Two years ago I started to use his Eat for Health -----Book 1 and Book 2. Gradually, over weeks or even months, you eat according to his plan. <BR> <BR> Book 1 Eat for Health I bought on CD and listened in my car. It is very convincing about why he wants people top eat certain foods and not other foods. <BR> <BR> Boo... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:24:28 EST Creamy Cucumber Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764985361.jpg"> <BR> Prep Time: 20 mins <BR> Cook Time: 13 mins <BR> Total Time: 33 mins <BR> <BR> 4 Servings <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin <BR> • 2 clove(s) garlic <BR> • 1 small onion(s) <BR> • 1 tablespoon lemon juice <BR> • 4 cup(s) cucumber(s) <BR> • 1 1/2 cup(s) broth, vegetable <BR> • 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground <BR> • 1 pinch pepper, cayenne <BR> • 1 medi... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:57 EST How to get to my Amazon review of Fuhrman's book about diabetes: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672985 Amazon.com <BR> <BR> books <BR> <BR> The End to Diabetes <BR> <BR> reviews <BR> <BR> ctupton or whatever name I used there. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:43:30 EST A big accomplishment--no , sorry, not a weight loss.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672983 Finally I have established mornings as my pool time. <BR> <BR> People around me have gotten the message, finally! It only took a bunch of years of course. It used to feel like everyone wanted me at that time of day. I am much better at turning down appointments or setting up service people or anything during my morning pool time. Yeah for my diligence. It was really hard to establish this. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <em>237</em> <em>128</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:40:47 EST Yeah! I am published at least on Amazon.com! Book review. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672322 Yeah! Amazon accepted my review of Dr. Fuhrman's The End of Diabetes book. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:32:38 EST Old lady on a cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672244 An old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship... <BR> <BR> An old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship holdingher hat on tight, so that it would not blow off in the wind. A gentleman approached her and said: "Pardon me, madam. I do notintend to be forward, but did you know that your dress is blowingup in this high wind?" "Yes, I know," said the lady, "I need both hands to hold onto this hat." "But, madam, you must know that your privates are exposed!"said the gent... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:09 EST Old folks jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672238 Joke of the day for dementia caregivers (Come on...you gotta laugh!) <BR> <BR> The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hard of Hearing <BR> Morris, an 82-year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. <BR> A few days later the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm. <BR> A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, "You're really doing great, aren... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:11:10 EST Tracking difficult foods. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672025 In the SP message boards is Diet and Nutrition. There is a thread about "Tracking DIFFICULT Foods." <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=33443724 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A wonderful spark member suggested this website: <BR> <BR> <link>calorielab.com/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> I have found it very useful when I cant find something on the SP tracker. <BR> <BR> Note the last category: Hall of Shame! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> chris <l... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:37:51 EST A few tidbits about the new nutrition label. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671287 <link>www.healthcastle.com/top-5-things-yo<BR>u-should-know-about-new-nutrition-labels </link> <BR> <BR> Info about this will be popping up in the news, internet, facebook, etc. <BR> <BR> I think I like the changes. <BR> <BR> <BR> I do need vitamin D and potassium info and really get plenty of Vitamin A from veggies so I don't care if that is on the label. <BR> <BR> Companies made the serving sizes deliberately small so we'd be fooled thinking the stuff had fewer calories or less fa... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:20:29 EST My thoughts: Eleven Signs it Might be Time for Asssted LIving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671281 I went down this list and maybe my family should put me in assisted living. Boy I would love that!!! There is no chance of that happening however! <BR> <BR> My fridge usually has old, unlabeled food. Lots of lab experiment looking things. <BR> Doubles of supplies because I can't remember what I have at home. <BR> Clutter--don't go there! <BR> Mail piling up in the mailbox and/or in the home. <BR> Pet litter waiting too long to change. I sort of solved this by having 2 big litter boxes f... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:11:16 EST Watch for current info about FDA new nutrition label format http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124196318.jpg"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:51:54 EST Eleven Signs it Might be Time for Asssted LIving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l938972600.jpg"> <BR> No this is not me....just an internet picture. <BR> <BR> <link>www.caring.com/articles/moving-out-r<BR>elative-question </link> <BR> <BR> So many of use are dealing with caregiving and elderly parents or disabled spouses, <BR> I thought this article might be useful. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:28:00 EST Last blog for today--honest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670988 I really planned to stop blogging after the last joke, then I came upon this: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. <BR> <BR> Rita Mae Brown <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords<BR>/illness.html#pIqidPXPJsMhXa1A.99 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:42:10 EST ten dollars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670975 <BR> Ten Dollars <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every year, Smitty and his wife Martha went to the State Fair. And every year, Smitty would say, "Martha, I'd like to ride in that there airplane." And every year, Martha would reply, "I know, Smitty, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." <BR> <BR> This one year Smitty and Martha went to the fair and Smitty said, "Martha, I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may never... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:22:33 EST A Secret of Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670973 <BR> Long Happy Life <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l412706385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look,"she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?" <BR> <BR> "I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise." <BR> <BR> "That's amazing,"the wo... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:20:36 EST golf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670922 <BR> Senior Golf Game <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> An eighty-year-old man's golf game was hampered by poor eyesight. He could hit the ball well but he couldn't see where it went. So his doctor teamed him up with a ninety-year-old man who had perfect eyesight and was willing to go along to serve as a spotter. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1151443246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The eighty-year-old man hit the first ball and asked his companion if ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:13:16 EST Lab grown vaginas..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670818 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=686723 </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:20:52 EST The Power of Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670720 57.What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. Read The Power of Habit. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.marcandangel.com/2012/06/08/60-q<BR>uotes-change-the-way-you-think/ </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:58:22 EST point to ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670717 37.Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion; today is special. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:56:20 EST POINT TO PONDER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670715 32.Sometimes people don’t notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:55:17 EST Optimism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670701 “If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.” <BR> <BR> Robert Fulghum quotes <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:29:32 EST Vampire joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670667 Three vampires went into a bar and sat down. <BR> The barmaid came over to take their orders. "And what would you, er, <BR> gentlemen like tonight?" <BR> The first vampire said, "I'll have a mug of blood." <BR> <BR> The second vampire said, "I'll have a mug of blood." <BR> <BR> The third vampire shook his head at his companions and said, "I will <BR> have a glass of plasma." <BR> The barmaid wrote down each order, went to the bar and called to the <BR> bartender, "Two bloods and a blood li... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:13:01 EST My blogs around June 2012...about Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670484 That is when I first starting cooking (well trying to cook) according to Fuhrman. It is 2 full years ago. But I have not given up! The main difference is now I am better organized to eat this way. I have lots of things frozen and seeds ad nuts and flax and other things are now in my kitchen. I don't have to go to the store every time I try a recipe! <BR> <BR> I still tend to have veggies go bad before I use them up. That is only because I have certain days or even weeks when I have no ener... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:26:03 EST On Amazon I wrote a book critique! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670251 On Amazon I just wrote a critique of Dr. Fuhrman's "The End to Diabetes" book. <BR> <BR> I hope they accept my critique. <BR> <BR> His plan seems similar to other vegan eating plans but he does not push a low fat diet! Yeah! <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:09:44 EST If your really want to analyze your foods.....OMG! Very detailed and colorful, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670248 <link>nutritiondata.self.com/ </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EST The End to Diabetes by Dr. Joel Fuhrman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670019 Almost no oils, animal products, dairy and daily lots of greens and beans with smaller amounts daily of nuts and seeds and other vegetables and lower sugar fruits. And none of that white stuff either! <BR> <BR> Did I get that right? Now this is targeted at diabetics. Now this is even stricter than Eat to Live, which I think is very strict. <BR> <BR> Up till now I preferred his Eat for Health which has a gradual change to his eating plan. <BR> <BR> But he promises the End to Diabetes if ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:22:44 EST I have found great nutritional and recipe information on this web site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669869 <link>whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe<BR>&dbid=99 </link> <BR> <BR> The George Mateljan Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests or <BR> advertising, is a new force for change to help make a healthier you and a healthier world. <BR> <BR> I just used the recipe for healthy sautéed onions. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Read online: <BR> <link>whfoods.org/newbook/ch1download.php </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:10:22 EST Don't take calcium and thyroid meds together. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669593 Calcium carbonate - <BR> Scientists report that consuming calcium carbonate, the most recommended form of calcium supplements can interfere with your thyroid medication. According to a study done at UCLA, calcium can prevent the absorption of thyroxine. Now this just doesn't seem fair... as women are most likely to be hypothyroid AND at risk for osteoporosis. However, if you take your thyroid in the morning and your calcium supplements at night, you can prevent this problem. <BR> JAMA 2000(... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:48:08 EST SP article opens my eyes about my hypothyroidism! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669578 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=635 </link> <BR> for the entire SP article. Please read the whole article. It opened my eyes. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am quoting tidbits from the article and inserting my own comments: <BR> <BR> "Decrease the amount of carbohydrates you eat. The SparkPeople plan recommends a range of 45-60% carbohydrates for its members. However, research shows that individuals with hypothyroidism are more successful when eating slightly less—abo... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:27:34 EST Another day... pain level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669558 Well, I am up and not in the pain I had yesterday but ... I have Salonpas pain patches on the worst areas, knees and left shoulder and lower back. I plan to go to the pool in a few minutes. I obviously can't be seen there with white squares all over me. <em>24</em> In the middle of the night I took two Tylenol but yesterday only had 2 doses of the tramadol. <BR> <BR> <BR> I sure hope this is the end of the fibro flare. <BR> <BR> I will know after I take these pain patches off. I am pr... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:50:26 EST Another painful day. Darn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669074 My own fibromyalgia pain is really bad today! <BR> I had a virus a couple of weeks ago. Probably it has triggered a FM flare. I just took tramadol. I had these pills but did not need to take them. Tylenol was enough. But today I need something stronger. <BR> chris Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:01:04 EST Struggling with fatigue and body pain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667897 I hate body pain! I am even sore to the touch. I am assuming the recent virus has caused a fibromyalgia flare. Lots of tissue bumps under the skin. Waiting to get a physical therapist who does the Graston technique. I have a doctor's appointment in a few weeks. I will follow up on this then. This is a new doctor to me. Darn the old one became and administrator. He knew me . Now I have to start over--training my new doctor! Heh, heh! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:17:00 EST cont. Details about exercising in the water. I learned lots from this article. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667641 <link>hydroco.com/hydroco-benefits-of-wate<BR>r.html </link> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:31:06 EST Water aerobics and improving muscle strength. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667635 Due to viscosity(think pouring honey vs pouring alcohol ), drag forces and frontal resistance, water provides a resistance which is proportional to the effort <em>224</em> exerted against it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691347779.jpg"> <BR> fast movement <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214152363.jpg"> <BR> slower movement <BR> <BR> Resistance in water ranges between 4 and 42 times greater than in air – depending on the speed of... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:27:25 EST Water aerobics and heart rate. Improved venous return without high bood pressure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667598 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869799355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> H2O HEART RATE <BR> <BR> The unique properties of water enable your heart to work more efficiently. <BR> <BR> The hydrostatic pressure of water pushes equally on all body surfaces and helps the heart circulate blood by aiding venous return (blood flow back to the heart). <em>224</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676580245.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:11:08 EST Don't sit. Just move. Mostly all day long! SP article info. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666264 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1356624548.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SP whole article link---is at the bottom of this blog. <BR> <BR> "By now you've probably heard the latest research. <BR> <BR> Sitting is even worse for our health (and fitness) than we thought. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> And even if you do exercise regularly, you still face health risks if you are sedentary for the rest of your day (you know, the other 23 hours you're not working out in the gym). <em>24</e... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:11:24 EST I had a great time at the baby shower! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665624 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859805116.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Because of caregiving I have not been attending family celebrations. The drive, getting caregivers to take over, just getting my outfit together, all seemed overwhelming. I finally got to one of the family events. I had a great time> It was my husband's family. I had not seen these people in a long time-and even better my daughter (32) had not seen them also. Sharing this event was awesome! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 11:17:29 EST Have you had experiences making you feel watched over or helped by other worldly entities? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664547 I sure feel helped by someone I cannot see! I have had many family members pass away. The feelings of love are enormous. Too many good, unexplained events happen in my life to be just chance. I know I am being watched over and helped. <BR> <BR> I often talk to and pray to people who have passed away in my family. And , of course , I pray to God and Jesus and Mary and saints I am named after..... I need lots of help! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:34:44 EST Another miracle in my life! I am so grateful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664321 I went to a store this morning for fun. It is Claire's hair thingys. I only need barrettes to keep my hair up mainly in the pool. When I came out I just sat in the car looking at what I had purchased and using a couple of things in my hair. I only went to that store once before and I don't usually sit in the car after I buy something. I glanced at the floor and saw my hearing aid there!!!!! OMG! <em>40</em> $30000(OOPS! 3K ) if I had lost it!!!! I am thanking all the dead family m... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:49:58 EST SP slideshow: Ten drinks to curb carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663591 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610101703.jpg"> <BR> Traditionally used as a mixer for alcoholic drinks, tonic has a distinct taste that makes it such a popular base. But you don't need the alcohol to enjoy tonic — simply add a few slices of lemon or lime (or both) and a sprig of fresh mint for a unique and delicious beverage. Many tonic brands contain high-fructose corn syrup or other sugars, so opt for a diet tonic, if possible. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealt... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:45:00 EST 3 more laughs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663108 When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A guy says to a dentist, "$90 to pull a tooth? That's only about one minute's work!" The dentist says, "I can make it last longer if you'd like." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What would you say if Jesus sneezed in front of you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible? A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David’s Triumph was heard throughout th... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:36:57 EST have a laugh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663093 God was talking to one of the angels, and said, "I've just created this spinning earth, which creates, in a 24 hour period, alternating light and darkness!" The angel said, "What are you going to do now?" God said, "I think I'm going to call it a day." <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:10:32 EST Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry-why haven't I ever made this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662808 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2052123011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.kalynskitchen.com/2008/04/pork-a<BR>nd-broccoli-stir-fry-recipe-with.html </link> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:44:31 EST The cat is really aggitated right now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662771 He crawled up on my lap but if I try to touch him now, he scratches and bites. <BR> <BR> I had to go to the RR and it was not easy moving him off. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was given a scented liquid to calm him down--mainly so maybe I could trim his nails--one at a time. <BR> <BR> But the darn stuff is in a spray bottle. <em>40</em> How do you calm a cat with a spray bottle of stuff????? <BR> <BR> I used I but of course it scared the life out of him. Now I have to find him..... <BR> <BR> c... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:29:42 EST