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/ Assignment for our monthly writing group--topic: HAPPINESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472930 March 15, 2018 <BR> Christine Happiness <BR> <BR> As a young person, I used to brood most of the time. I’d say I was not at all steeped in happiness. I am not sure at what age I started to brood and over think. Definitely by my teen years it was full blown. And letters I wrote to my husband to be were full of long paragraphs of such brooding. I wish I had one of those letters now to look at it through the eyes of a 7... Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:29:28 EST Darn. Having bad effects from overdoing it Tuesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6472928 I knew Tuesday was too strenuous for me but I did not want to miss anything. It is Friday and I am still sleeping too much and nursing a hurting knee. <BR> <BR> Other people would consider it a normal day. Not for me apparently. <BR> <BR> 1 and 1/2 water aerobics class. <BR> <BR> Take hubby to the doctor--but his broken wheelchair made that trip very difficult. Getting him into and out of the van took all the patience I could muster--and some help from 2 people at the doctor's office. <BR... Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:27:08 EST Happy St. Patrick's month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6470383 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9963fde-5a5f-424e-93e7-87ad11ee64c6.jpg"> Thu, 8 Mar 2018 19:33:52 EST Words of wisdom... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79fa9b41-2a26-47b4-bb3d-a4ac730b1b4a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c41a26d1-e38c-435f-9f24-2f6ff92bdcf8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04eafa2c-befb-4e26-a770-57ecb16979c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2018 20:33:35 EST First graders finish famous sayings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469678 Better to be safe than a tiger. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Children should be seen and not in the night. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Look before you walk on water. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A picture is worth a thousand dollars. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Too many cooks spoil the whole table. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Other kids were similarly amusing: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Too many cooks spoil the orange juice. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> An apple a day w... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 19:02:22 EST about doing good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6467595 “ The Paradoxical Commandments <BR> <BR> People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. <BR> Love them anyway. <BR> <BR> If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. <BR> Succeed anyway. <BR> <BR> The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR> Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. <BR> Be honest and frank anyway. <BR> <... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:15:19 EST head bumping in cats...who woulda thunk it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465830 <link>www.petmd.com/cat/behavior/cat-head-<BR>butting-what-does-it-mean?utm_source=F<BR>acebook&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_cam<BR>paign=petMD_CatHeadbutting_02222018 </link> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:52:48 EST Warning! Venting.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465721 Not fair! <BR> <BR> I had 3 great things planned for today and all 3 fell through! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> water aerobics <BR> writing club meeting <BR> haircut with a very special hair dresser <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Insurance people called me even before I was out of bed. That led to many phone calls! Not good news all 'round. <BR> <BR> I wanna pull covers over my head and suck my thumb! Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:25:17 EST Living here is way different than living in our own home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464791 110 apartments. So almost 150 residents. We eat meals mostly in a big dining room. Young waters and waitresses serve us. Four residents to a table. <BR> <BR> Tonight I sat with a woman most people don't like. <BR> <BR> I realized she zeros in on the negative aspect to each person's behavior. I focus on the positive aspects. <BR> <BR> She is finding that almost no one wants to be around her. I wonder why. Of course, she blames them. <BR> <BR> I can take her in small doses. I try not to s... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:53:09 EST Note to self -how to get my taxes done in a timely fashion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464286 <BR> <BR> First find a flat place to work. I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Get out the stacking trays that organize the year's relevant papers. 5 minutes <BR> <BR> Put the papers I just sorted into the stack of trays. 15 minutes (some papers I will have to find) <BR> <BR> We are on a roll now! All easy stuff... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:20:28 EST Thank you all for your wonderful support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464284 <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:19:32 EST Things were going OK, then... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464009 Hubby now has a broken leg and an open bed sore. Getting help has been impossible! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> His wheelchair needs a new cushion. It is almost 5 yrs old and the cushion is as hard as cement. Although our aides care for him diligently he finally has an open bedsore. I am sure it is from the cushion hard cushion. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> But Medicare won't pay for a new cushion till next August when the 5 yrs is up! <em>234</em> I had the wheelchair people call Medi care. M... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:52:14 EST A camera man was at our water aerobics class! Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461553 <em>272</em> <em>237</em> I think he tricked us. <em>40</em> He set up the video camera but walked away. Then he did some lighting measurements and other things. After those activities he never did look into the video camera ! He just packed it up and left! <BR> <BR> I have a feeling it was running for awhile. I think the checking lighting, etc. was for show. He did not want us knowing he was filming! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Before our class began I saw him taking shots of a littl... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:13:34 EST 6 month Dermatologist visit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461551 Not a bad appointment. Second surgery on my lip is healed. That spot came back. Yuk! <BR> <BR> He froze a few spots on my face. Yuk. But he froze a wart under my chin which the old dermatologist would not touch. that guy said it would need surgery and insurance would not pay because it is cosmetic surgery. I am happy this new guy froze it. I might have to have it treated again. that's OK. <BR> <BR> But... just under both eye brows are very flaky areas. It has been like this for years. the ... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:02:31 EST To slow down our cat's eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461550 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee1092df-ecc0-4239-8448-a1a6d9992c97.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b24bf661-3346-438d-ac55-2f5581a3073e.png"> <BR> <BR> Our cat, Cujo, wants food all the time (like me!). To slow down his eating, I got this thing. His paws are a little big for it. He can't use the round clear things at all. Darn. And he had to learn to put his paws in a certain way between the pegs and rows. <BR> <BR> I have not trie... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:40:41 EST It has been snowing for days and days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461549 But the snow is light and fluffy and not too much wind. And many days it gets warm and actually melts the snow so it mostly disappears! <BR> <BR> We are on the 2nd floor. We have a nice view of a grassy hill and a row of evergreen trees. Those trees look like a Christmas card right now! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> but no ornaments, just snow! <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:15:48 EST Don't stop--I do like this song. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461395 [Verse 1] <BR> Get up on the dance floor, everything is grooving <BR> Get up on the dance floor, got to see you moving <BR> Let the music shake you, let the rhythm take you <BR> Feel it in your body, sing la dee da dee <BR> <BR> [Chorus] <BR> Don't stop doing what you're doing baby <BR> Don't stop, keep moving, keep grooving <BR> Don't stop doing what you're doing baby <BR> Don't stop, keep moving, keep grooving <BR> <BR> [Verse 2] <BR> Come on join the party, let the baseline pump you <BR>... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:10:23 EST Give yourself a pat on the back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460706 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e05bc7ca-48f5-489f-946e-41b183b8e09b.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/255f5186-4992-4e06-9e06-7f34f2627921.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5874b80-6ef3-4f17-b3a1-807abd8ad493.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d5e6a01-ad69-4cb1-bb06-8d12320ff94e.jpg"> Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:42:12 EST My review of a book written by a friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455458 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e6a06f9-1079-4de6-83a2-d3e81dd10e81.png"> <BR> <BR> My own review of this book. <em>20</em> I am delighted that I have gotten to know this author. She is now a dear friend. And I am awed by her depth of understanding of human emotions. chris <BR> <BR> THUS BOUND is a dense book filled with the ongoing up and down strong emotions of immigrant extended families. It starts during the end of the US depression. Several generations are followed... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:36:29 EST 3rd writing assignment: topic who has influenced me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455446 January 2018 3rd Writing assignment: Who influenced me? <BR> <BR> Without a doubt who influenced me were my students. All of them had to make their way in this crazy world with the disadvantage of being Deaf with a capital D, meaning born with a profound hearing loss in both ears. I taught Deaf with Special Needs. So, my students all had an additional handicap like low IQ, sight impairment, MS, autism and very often they also had uneducated parents, were non- English speaking, and were... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:44:44 EST St. Anthony is great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455443 I am constantly--for many, many years trying to sort my stuff. UGH! <BR> <BR> I found at least 3 important things today! <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> I have started to pay someone to help me--mostly--sort this disorganized stuff. Once a week she comes for an hour. I try to have a task ready for her--but 2 weeks now I have really not been ready. But just having her with me motivates me. I can have her do just about anything I need. <BR> <BR> I am definitely seeing a difference around here!!!... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:25:56 EST Water inside foods keep us full longer than drinking water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454701 <BR> <BR> from an SP article: <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Just drinking a glass of water along with the meal does not provide the same degree of satiety. Research has shown that to reduce hunger and boost fullness, the water has to be in the food. <BR> <BR> Why? Because there are separate mechanisms in the brain to control hunger and thirst. If the food you eat contains the water, it will stay in the stomach longer while the food is being digested. <BR> <BR> Beyond that, ther... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:08:17 EST Are you itching to start some seedlings or get out into th esoil? Spring will come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453793 <em>376</em> <em>378</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:18:34 EST SP points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453790 Well, I think points are good for establishing the almost daily posting on SP. It does take awhile to learn the ropes and benefit from constant support! chris <BR> <BR> <BR> I kind of think I have established the habit. <em>100</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:14:49 EST Voyager spacecraft still sending info from deep space! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453386 "But perhaps the greatest moment for Voyager came on 14 February 1990. This was the day Voyager 2 turned its cameras back towards the Earth to capture a view of the entire Solar System. A view in which the Earth is merely a single-pixel pale blue dot, giving us a sense of our place in the cosmos." <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bbc.com/future/story/20170818-vo<BR>yager-inside-the-worlds-greatest-space<BR>-mission </link> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:52:58 EST Voyager spacecrafts sstill sending info to us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453385 "But perhaps the greatest moment for Voyager came on 14 February 1990. This was the day Voyager 2 turned its cameras back towards the Earth to capture a view of the entire Solar System. A view in which the Earth is merely a single-pixel pale blue dot, giving us a sense of our place in the cosmos." Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:51:07 EST almost level 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452397 13,992 more to go <BR> <BR> <BR> Then, I will not try to earn more points. I will relax and focus on getting to know my sparkfriends <em>220</em> better and trying to be more supportive. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:05:11 EST If you're happy and you know it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450815 <link>www.whosampled.com/cover/253591/Audi<BR>o-Adrenaline-If-You%27re-Happy-and-You<BR>-Know-It-Traditional-Folk-If-You%27re-<BR>Happy-and-You-Know-It/ </link> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:04:25 EST I can do this exercise for hours! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449909 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4d38982-16a0-478f-bef7-bd687986209f.jpg"> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:05:41 EST For those interested--more Resolutions poems- enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447105 <link>www.123newyear.com/newyear-poems/my-<BR>new-years-resolution-by.html </link> Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:26:58 EST More Jeopardy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446993 The answer is: the fossil called Archimedes resembles one of these tools that Archimedes was famous for inventing. <BR> <BR> So what is the question? I am now hearing that music playing on Jeopardy. <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> try to remember <BR> <BR> answer is way down below: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 01:12:48 EST Oh yeah! Aldous Huxley- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446992 It was on the tip o my tongue. <BR> <BR> Many things are on the tip of my tongue lately. More and more as time goes on! <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 4 Jan 2018 01:09:17 EST Thank you for your emails and comments on my blog--about dreams! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446989 I doo much better when I bounce ideas off of others. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 4 Jan 2018 01:06:16 EST Dreams of Dali-a museum in Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445705 <link>www://thedali.org/exhibit/dreams-vr/ </link> <BR> <BR> cut and paste please: <BR> <BR> http://thedali.org/exhibit/dreams-vr/ <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:14:00 EST I guess this is an appropriate dream for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445702 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d31e4ca-f3e5-4d2b-951d-90f4b62273e2.gif"> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:10:17 EST Jeopardy calendar questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445689 English poet Mathew Arnold was the great uncle of this author of Brave New World. <BR> <BR> I did not know the answer! Do you? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:53:23 EST Dreams writing assignment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445500 Yes it is a wide open topic on purpose. <BR> <BR> Write about 300 words-or less. <BR> <BR> No other ideas than that. Maybe our group should have brain stormed awhile first! <BR> <BR> I suppose I could put boundaries up myself. <BR> <BR> Oh, I know, I do that by brainstorming on paper. <BR> <BR> "dreams" goes in the middle with lines drawn out from that. One line could be "happy dreams." Another line "unhappy dreams." <BR> <BR> Another main line coming from the middle could be nightmar... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:10:52 EST Healthier "Nutella" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445183 Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup (40g) whole almonds <BR> 1-1/3 cup (160 g) hazelnuts <BR> 1-3/4 cup (60g) whole milk <BR> 7/8 cup (60 g) powdered whole milk (I used powdered skim) <BR> 3 tbsp (40 g) mild-flavoured honey <BR> pinch of salt <BR> 6 ounces (170 g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped <BR> 5 ounces (140 g) milk chocolate, chopped (use one that's at least 30% cacao solids) <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet, keeping the almond separate, an... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:11:45 EST Help! My writing assignment is about dreams. I have not been able to get any good ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445014 Help! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:10:15 EST Best chance of losing weight-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444671 <em>9</em> <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> There are no surprises here. This is from a research study of 1700 people. <BR> 1) Record what you eat even on a post-it note. 2) get support! I am sure posting on SP is perfect for the support! even if the article does not mention that. chris <BR> <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/0<BR>7/080708080738.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food diary <em>58</em> can double a person's weight lo... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:45:49 EST Research on taking chlorella http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443529 A friend (and experienced doctor) recommenced Chlorella, a freshwater algae. <BR> <BR> I found some research showing it did lower serum cholesterol. Huh... <BR> <BR> I think tablets and liquid were used together. <BR> <BR> My cholesterol just tested high. My own doctor (of course) gave me a statin drug. It does not seem to cause pain like the other one I used a few years ago. I went looking ffor an alternative. <BR> <BR> And--my wonderful sparkfriends did give me some ideas! <em>252</... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:37:59 EST Keep calm and don't get crazy about the new year coming up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443346 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc4d3003-ad09-4910-a458-f0469108d6cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18faab7a-8247-4b9f-897a-de1bf90e27c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9fae4f8-df4c-4fb4-ac82-5e58e3be1622.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c829dc44-e368-447a-8697-8d7f26a8beae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/776bd207-a071-4418-b882-6d348005e553... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 03:55:31 EST Wishing you all..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd6dc28a-6932-414f-be00-d972d3b881aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:26:46 EST 2018 The Year of No Nonsense http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442422 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/357213c6-0d8e-4c31-834e-e687cd8876aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2b63c0e-e31a-44fb-959e-d1e939441f20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bad639fe-1fd1-4f91-92c0-236cdda53ed2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This started because a sparkfriend told me her new mantra, "Overeating is nonsense." <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I liked this so much that I made it a theme for 2018. <BR> <BR> I am now p... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:43:28 EST Dealing with the holiday blues. SP article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442207 <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=tis_the_season_to_battle_th<BR>e_holiday_blues </link> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a fulfilling holiday season. <BR> <BR> The blues happen. Some things we can make them go away. Sending good vibes to all. chris Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:23:25 EST for science nerds--hope this link works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441949 <link>www//gizmodo.com/the-coolest-scienti<BR>fic-discoveries-of-2017 </link> <link>https://gizmodo.com/the-coolest-scie<BR>ntific-discoveries-of-2017 </link> <link>www://gizmodo.com/the-coolest-scient<BR>ific-discoveries-of-2017-1821002375 </link> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:34:19 EST atorvastatin 10 mg was prescribed for me--yuk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441142 The last statin I took made me hurt all over. Simvastatin. <BR> <BR> The doc said just to keep trying till one did not hurt. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:04:25 EST I hope I helped a few of those sparkers with "lots of their plates." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439866 I put up my list of done tasks --well to brag a bit <em>20</em> --but also to show it can be done. <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> I am a s-l-o-w- worker! <em>134</em> I often have days I get nothing done. <em>102</em> I hate this slow pace. I always feel "behind." <em>24</em> But in a year quite a bit got accomplished non-the-less. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So... you turtles <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> out there-- take your time. Love yourself. do as many nice thi... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:07:27 EST I hope this link to healthy snacks works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438547 <link>https://snack-girl.com/snack/top-ten<BR>-snack-girl-recipes-2017/?utm_medium=e<BR>mail&utm_source=news </link> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:08:35 EST It has taken a year, but I slowly got things done.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438537 In Oct. 2016 my to do list (of big, <em>39</em> ugly jobs) had 25 items. <BR> Now 2017 only 8 are left to do. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> To do as of October 2016! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I had just finished emptying our CT condo(took 3 or more years!) and arranging a mover and selling the condo and had arrived with our stuff in NY state near Buffalo. <BR> <BR> <BR> A family member's total care and financial support for 2 years, <BR> <BR> $6000 water damage at the condo <em>4... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:25:00 EST