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/ 24 questions to focus on when I tend to overeat. From Judith S. Beck. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983401 Note: I saw this in a spark friend's blog. I found it very useful. My own responses are shown. <BR> <BR> All the Beck books are about Cognitive Behavior Therapy's approach to being successful in following whatever program you have chosen to use for weight loss (or maintenance). Beck Blue, officially titled "The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight" by Judith S. Beck, PhD, and Deborah Beck Busis, casts the challenges in the form of "Diet Traps". <BR> <BR> Chapter One introdu... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:46:49 EST salmon and "blistered pears" yum taste combination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982164 The whole meal was a few things over arugula and a light vinaigrette dressing. <BR> <BR> But I have salmon and the "blistered" pears left for my dinner. the taste together is great. <BR> <BR> I liked the original meal, too. <BR> <BR> First "blister" 1/2 ear of corn on a frying pan--cut off the kernels for the salad. <BR> <BR> "blister " fruit the same way in 1 tsp of olive oil. It was supposed to be a peach but somehow the peach did not get included. Yes I let them know that. But I had a... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:09:29 EST Not moving for another whole year! I am not happy about this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980799 Our daughter has to be in CT twice a month for another whole year. If she does not live with us, she has no place to go. This is a very hard decision for me. Unless her situation changes drastically, she will be living with us. <BR> <BR> Prayers are definitely welcome! <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:22:01 EST Getting used to having our grown daughter and her cat living with us... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978623 It is not so much having her live here--I like the company and I like getting to know her better. <BR> <BR> It is the long recovery she has ahead of her. Prayers are welcomed. <BR> <BR> He male cat thankfully and our male cat seem to be getting along. Each is finding spots in the condo to call their own. Daughter's cat is on the chest high divider wall between the kitchen and living room. It was a shock to see an animal sitting there. Kind of like the Cheshire cat! ; ) Sat, 15 Aug 2015 22:07:34 EST A friend posted this. Made in the USA! Very informative! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975174 Made in the USA - Very Encouraging! <BR> <BR> READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM! <BR> <BR> LOTS OF GOOD INFO HERE! <BR> <BR> Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half the price that you will pay elsewhere and they are made in the USA! <BR> <BR> Please read and do the following. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's have pushed for trade to China and Mexico for years, so many Americans have lost their employment...their way to provide for their families. <... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:32:06 EST Thank you all for your good wishes-- pray the family problems work out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974043 I need to greatly limit my time on SP. <BR> <BR> I love reading your posts, blogs, looking at your new sparkpages and your photos! <BR> <BR> Love to all, chris Sat, 8 Aug 2015 07:46:55 EST From a wonderful spark friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974041 A SPARK Garden For Spring <BR> <BR> In my garden, I would first plant five rows of peas: <BR> Planning, perseverance, politeness, participation and prayer. <BR> <BR> Next to them I would plant three rows of squash: <BR> Squash junk food, squash negativity, squash high calorie foods. <BR> <BR> Then, I would put in five rows of lettuce: <BR> Let us be supportive, let us be encouraging, <BR> let us be motivating, let us be inspiring, and <BR> let us share the Spark love. <BR> <BR> N... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 07:43:59 EST My 5 minutes on Sparkpeople today! From TUT --notes from the UNIVERSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971231 What if you were to see your every action and inaction in this life so far, <BR> <BR> CHRISTINE, your every strength and weakness, your every hope and fear, <BR> <BR> <BR> as proof of your divinity? <em>526</em> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:01:45 EST Taking a Sparkpeople break to deal with family problems. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969661 Prayers for hubby's health, daughter's problems (age 33) and my ability to hang in there. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for support you provided in the past and now. <BR> <BR> "All will be well." <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:43 EST Zucchini Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4b12ff4-7217-4588-8c22-3cdcffb0ec95.jpg"> <BR> Zucchini Pizzas....Low carb! <BR> Ingredients: <BR> Zucchini <BR> Olive Oil... <BR> <BR> weird-- I cut and pasted into MS Word but 3 times I cannot put the rest of the recipe into this blog! <em>24</em> <BR> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:50:19 EST Hubby's last day in the hospital then to rehab but... he phones me hysterically! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965269 Yesterday when I saw him and last night when he phoned me--he was very, very fearful. <BR> <BR> The hospital people are not seeing this side of him. With them is absolutely fine. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a new experience for me. I don't know what to think. <BR> <BR> The last 2 months he has been in and out of the ER, hospital, rehab, and here at home. So I can understand his frustration. But he is only showing his fear to me. <BR> <BR> Should I be contacting him at all right now? It up... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 06:44:44 EST Thank you all for the ideas for a device for (handicapped ) hubby to have music available! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964838 IPOD shuffle or the "nano" thing sound better than a phone. I don't have a phone for him. <BR> <BR> thank you everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:46:31 EST I need a device hubby can use for music. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964163 I see people all the time with a small device for music--with earphones. <BR> <BR> At the health club people wear them on their arm. <BR> <BR> Hubby has use of only one hand and arm (stroke in 2006). <BR> <BR> What would be the very easiest device for him to use? <BR> <BR> I guess I or someone would have to load songs on the device. He is tricky to know what he likes. <BR> <BR> Classic oldies are best I suppose. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:29:14 EST Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping--it is working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964159 Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping is working. It is not fun and it takes time but my leg swelling is down and best of all my leg pain is down! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I have been going twice a week--Monday and Thursday to get the special massage and have my left leg wrapped. The left leg has been more swollen than the right . <BR> <BR> Compression stocking were prescribed by my cardiologist a year ago. I just got new one-a little smaller! <BR> <BR> I used to sit almost al... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:09:45 EST If you want more info about stretching muscles by alternating contraction and relaxations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963092 <link>optimumsportsperformance.com/blog/mu<BR>scle-energy-technique-improving-rom/ </link> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:40:46 EST This helped the most to stretch my front thigh muscle. PNF stretching at the chiropractor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963088 I cannot bend my right knee after recuperation from shoulder surgery. The chiropractor said the quad muscle had shortened. He did the following technique. And now the knee bends 90 degrees-but alas not more. I am still working on it. <BR> <BR> Other physical therapists have done this technique on my shoulder muscles --before surgery. It greatly increases range of motion when you think the limb just won't go any further. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> To perform this PNF stretch (for front... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:31:41 EST Funny bird pictures.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b83c328-6415-495c-8510-9b6d66c482b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3af4a106-8345-49d6-a7dd-aee723e24dbe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8d1d986-ccb0-43f8-ab2f-d2e9f55d5695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90445926-f1f6-4a2f-a96f-b5d74a08a861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/917b3907-5f66-4e69-9fd0-c9eeca783937... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:09:07 EST Have a chuckle.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aaeda372-ea55-4e90-9c1f-4e369724efea.jpg"> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:16:09 EST SP article: Talk Yourself into Reaching your Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962614 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=838 </link> <BR> <BR> 1. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to someone else. <em>224</em> <BR> It’s pretty amazing how we think it’s appropriate to treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating a friend, or even a stranger. Whenever you find that you are verbally beating yourself up <em>24</em> or telling yourself things are hopeless, <em>198</em> stop and ask yourself if y... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:33:22 EST my first "Hellofresh.com meal: Pulled Chicken Sliders with coleslaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962457 Delicious but very messy to eat! Cute little brioche buns that hold almost nothing in! Cutting and toasting the cut sides made them very tasty I have to admit. And using coleslaw instead of something like tomatoes on a sandwich was delicious. I would never have thought of that! <BR> <BR> Pulled chicken was very good. It wasn't that hard. The pulled apart meat holds the sauce very well. <BR> <BR> I wanted something sweet for desert however. HelloFresh.com does not put in any desert. Of cour... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:56:51 EST someone else's description of HelloFresh meals...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962232 <link>www.ramblingsfromatexasgirl.com/revi<BR>ew-hello-fresh-almost-free-box-coupon/ </link> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:36:21 EST $40 off your first HelloFresh order and I get $20 off my order for the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962226 Go to Hellofresh.com <BR> <BR> Use this code to get the deal: E78Q3Q <BR> <BR> They set you up with 3 dinners, but you can reject one and pick a different one. <BR> <BR> My order is for 2 people/ e different dinners. <BR> <BR> Cold packs are in the box when it arrives at your door. You prepare the meal from those ingredients. <BR> <BR> What I got are <BR> <BR> 1. Poached Cod in chorizo-Fennel Broth <BR> <BR> 2.eastern Carolina Pulled Chicken Sliders <BR> <BR> 3. thai-Style beef (c... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:19:39 EST Is this me talking back to the higher ups at hubby's ER???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962167 They kept hubby in the hospital to do tests! <em>244</em> At first they were sending him directly to rehab--and not finding out what is wrong with him! <em>198</em> A great visiting nurse told me what to say to them so they would keep him. It worked! <em>58</em> I never "talked back" to doctors before--well you never get to talk to a doctor--just "coordinators" and "head nurses" etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> This nurse told me to ask the results of specific tests. I made a list when she t... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:30:49 EST More fun...topic chopping vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961932 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13baf4d7-70a5-45e6-921a-870dfee0fa7e.gif"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33f6e469-e75f-4dfe-b96e-3a6dd07d9eca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1df8018-995a-4f3f-9eb0-95525923d3b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b004a17d-1c41-4be8-bffb-cbc0e2bd7010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85c4592a-c544-4f84-9eb8-3f4e382eb8ee... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:01:17 EST Dump closed on Thursdays!! Huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961741 I drove a van full of trash and recyclables to the dump. Big gate across the entrance! <BR> <BR> Why did I have to pick a Thursday to do this. <BR> <BR> I will be visiting hubby in the hospital. Van will be parked by an attendant. How will I explain this! <BR> <BR> chris Pe--ew! Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:27:04 EST Filling summer salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00f6aded-5d0e-4559-9c6e-629fbc2f4a3e.jpg"> <BR> From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness <BR> <BR> Summer Salad <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This salad is all about the veggies, more like a salsa-meets-salad without a traditional dressing. But if you prefer your salad dressed, whip up this lime vinaigrette [2]. It also tastes better after marinating in the lime juice for a while, so you could easily make this the night before eating. <BR> <BR> Cucumber,... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:21:29 EST Try searching images for "burqini." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957112 Wow! I never would have imagined anything like this existed. <BR> <BR> It was on my FB page from a friend. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 7 Jul 2015 19:46:36 EST I changed the goals on my start page. Re: recently just too much to do that I can't control. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956631 <em>550</em> <em>91</em> <em>237</em> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> I had great goals on my start page. They were great for controlling my weight. Like focusing on vegetables, water, exercise, etc. They were worded as "smart goals" <em>58</em> with reasonable expectations and a very clear way to tell if I met the goal. <BR> <BR> But since hubby went into rehab and now came home..... <BR> my energy is being used up caring for my husband's new health needs and my own new health ne... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 22:28:06 EST motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f28c3659-dd48-424e-bab5-15a8e6a2526f.gif"> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:25:36 EST One more from Alice Walker.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956062 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75dfcbe9-9655-4484-9f46-9d57c2de4ca4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/250288f6-23eb-480f-be04-53496890496f.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:18:34 EST From the book: Color Purple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956060 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19504394-8150-471d-ac3c-e7403b54a16a.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:13:42 EST Time to eat all those delicious fresh, local veggies ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956042 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/299090b1-3203-4b4f-8ead-adfaa6aced96.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:33:57 EST Something to give you a "warm fuzzy" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956041 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/712ec79c-507b-4349-95bc-c49f9834f5de.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:32:29 EST Ignore the naysayers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954306 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c36cd32e-341a-4441-b089-7905fe1f2d2c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "So she wants to fly. And she thinks she has a butterfly inside. And that business about focusing and goals! Ha! Ha! Ha!" Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:31:34 EST Leg pain is much reduced! What a relief! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953467 I think it was the wrapping done for lymphatic drainage and the light massage that went with it. <BR> <BR> I cannot remember when my legs felt this good. <BR> <BR> Only one leg was wrapped, but the other one was not so puffy. But it had the knee that won't bend. I am making improvements with that by stretching the front of the thigh. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:30:38 EST About the book: The Moonstone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952822 Boy, wouldn't it be cool to get a letter from Charles Dickens about a novel you wrote! chris <BR> <BR> from Goodreads website: <BR> The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter’s newly released 1868 novel The Moonstone: <BR> <BR> Charles Dickens <BR> 11 Gad’s Hill Place <BR> Hingham, Kent <BR> England <BR> <BR> November 13, 1868 <BR> <BR> Dear Wilkie, <BR> <BR> I am now pressing my pen agains... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:17:11 EST Your suggestions about my "chopping vegetables" problem. You are the finest people I know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952316 Ad you can see, the answers are all different! I just love the variety of ways we look at the world. Whowouldathunkit! <BR> <BR> I love everyone's suggestion. <em>250</em> It gave me lots to think about! <BR> <BR> But my personal favorite (for creativity) is this one: <BR> <BR> <BR> I never would have thought to make chopping vegetables like a lesson plan with professional tools, instead of dreaded woman's work! <BR> <BR> So I can take pride in it rather than see it as drudgery ... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:29:28 EST A home spa-foot massage --kids' birthday party! Isn't this cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952301 I did not do this. It was done by a friend who has two sets of growing up twins! <BR> I really don't know how this Mom gets it all done--and she works full time, too! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ce37cf7-6018-42c0-8f93-0525a7487a34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9555644d-d6d1-4893-bbca-92fbc7814ab0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e9fcdfd-35f3-4cbb-a707-23f6c7b17253.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:57:32 EST The problem underlying my hatred of chopping vegetables---deeply held personal beliefs.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952098 That sounds very serious, doesn't it. <BR> <BR> I have always had low energy, even as a kid. <BR> <BR> Long ago, I made it a priority to do the "things that mattered." And I believed first of all I needed a good education and I was naturally good at the "school skills" like reading and writing--"bookwork." <BR> <BR> Success all through school reinforced my basic belief system. I also had a bent toward "service work." So I became a teacher of the Deaf--teaching science. I knew no Deaf peo... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:25:02 EST A stupid chore that I have never wanted to do but now have to I guess...chopping vegetables! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952094 I have not ever cooked much and chopping vegetables has always been a thing I hate. I never actually faced it before. <BR> <BR> Now that John needs soft foods and dietetic meals I have to prepare suitable meals for him. I was often just giving him a steak or hamburger. He never wanted vegetables--in fact would not eat them! Now he can't fill up on carbs and meat like before, he needs tasty meals well prepared. If I give him meals like before ( very, very quick prep and take out!) his diabet... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:04:16 EST Do you use a food processer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951351 I just made coleslaw. I used the nutribullet to chop the cabbage. Later I tride my blender which has a "chop" setting. Both of these chopped some very fine (too fine) and left lots in big chunks. <BR> <BR> I don't have a food processer. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:04:57 EST Tomorrow--no morning appointments! So I can get to the pool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950476 Between hubby's diabetes,rehab,weak swallowing muscles and my painful legs I have been missing lots of water aerobics classes. I need those times in the pool. Tomorrow I can get there! <BR> <BR> Yeah! The world will have to wait. <BR> <BR> chris Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:48:23 EST Chia crisp Breads http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92c501c-30d1-4b68-bb5e-a32f1498a4c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Chia Crispbreads <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc) <BR> 1/4 cup chia seeds <BR> 2 tablespoons flax seeds <BR> 1/4 cup rolled oats <BR> 1/4 cup wholegrain flour <BR> 3/4 teaspoon sea salt <BR> <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 2 tablespoons olive oil <BR> <BR> Serves 6-8 <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------------------ <BR> Preheat oven to 150C/3... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:04:48 EST Last night's meltdown and feeling better today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950315 Last night was hubby's first day home from rehab. It seemed totally overwhelming. <em>46</em> I had a good cry and talked somewhat to the wonderful aide I pay to put him in bed each night. <BR> <BR> Why am I suddenly overwhelmed? It has been 9 yrs. since his stroke and most things related to his care are in place....but...... he is newly diagnosed having diabetes. And he has been choking. And.... the rehab gave him lots of laxatives....and..and... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> -new foods for... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:36:22 EST Thank you! Spark administrators, what a great website! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949604 I have so much fun here. And I meet such helpful and generous sparkers! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>380</em> <em>250</em> <em>304</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:44:01 EST Why do smart people think eating 500 cal. a day is good??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949294 A good friend just told me that . She was already thin but last time we saw here she was thinner. Now she found an eating plan that will diagnose her health problems and the plan is 500 cal. per day. She said she just had a huge salad for lunch and was not hungry at all. She said some people lose 20 lbs. on this and she has already lost 14! <BR> <BR> Now before all this she was not overweight!!!! Her doctor told her he wanted her to lose some weight to manage her diabetes better. I hate it w... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:41:27 EST SP article: cutting arthritis risk with foods--foods I don't eat often! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948314 If you are looking for a way to protect your body against arthritis, it may already be a part of your normal breakfast routine—orange juice. To receive the protective, anti-inflammatory benefits of <BR> <BR> beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin <BR> <BR> include 7-9 fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Foods high in these particular carotenoids include: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> oranges, papaya, tangerines, kale, collard greens, spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, red pepper, okra and... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 19:09:25 EST Rates of allergy symptoms in the US--each state compared... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947884 <link>symptoms.webmd.com/seasonal-allergy-<BR>map-tool/default.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Yup, my state, Connecticut has high allergy rating today! Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:26:47 EST Seasonal allergies are making me miserable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947868 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/961c7945-18af-415f-bec0-e7b5dd161343.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96515a80-e48d-4fd8-966e-d4b04c4f0e88.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63b383f9-6ba4-4e98-a138-cbebddc33c5b.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8388357-583d-49a6-8991-71b44d347fac.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2c825fc-6265-4774-b06b-f00543829ec7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The following chart says polle... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:53:09 EST DHA research-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947433 On my kitchen windowsill was a bottle of DHA and...something else. A small dropper bottle. I must have bought it for some reason. <em>24</em> Can't remember why. I was looking it up and found this: <BR> <BR> These research efforts, done with laboratory animals, used a level of DHA supplementation that would equate to about 2-4 grams per day for an average person. In the diet, the most common source of DHA is fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel or sardines <link>oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/arc... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:25:59 EST