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/ Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801735 This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:25:16 EST free exercise DVD and great website NIH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801692 <link>www.nia.nih.gov/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link>https://order.nia.nih.gov/health/pub<BR>lication/order/MS033 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> National Institute for Health <BR> <BR> your tax dollars at work <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:38:25 EST Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800933 I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. <BR> <BR> I drank lots of water. <BR> <BR> I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms <BR> Later more water. No coffee. <BR> <BR> After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. <BR> 3:00 PM Arms, back of my head, shoulders, <BR> <BR> Black beans are listed for me as only mildly sensitive. <BR> I need to check for other ingredients in that soup. <BR> Obvious... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:03:50 EST Catholic stamps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800821 A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones." Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:40:18 EST a link to more bloopers--enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800791 <link>www.angelfire.com/tx4/BulletinBloope<BR>rs/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I could not resist..... <BR> <BR> 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's Mother). They include single people and married people. Bridget was a wife and mother. Mary was a virgin and virgin mother. If they could do it, so can we. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:53:24 EST more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800790 36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. <BR> Music will follow. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk <em>40</em> will please come early. <BR> <BR> 40. Next Sunday, a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:52:19 EST a few more if you can stand it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800788 12. Ushers will eat latecomers. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on "It's a Terrible Experience." <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 17. Due to the Rector's illness, Wednesday's healing services will be discontinued until further no... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:48:27 EST for ALICIA 214-MORE CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800786 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. <em>198</em> My personal favorite. chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled. <BR> Proceeds will be used to cripple children. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 8. Evening massage - 6 p.m. <em>40</em> <... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:44:28 EST A few more church bloopers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800389 24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. <BR> <BR> 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. <BR> Please use the back door. <BR> <BR> 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. <BR> <BR> 27.The audience is asked to remain seated until the end of the recession. <BR> <BR> 28.Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community. <BR> <BR> 29.22 ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:26:43 EST Bloopers in church bulletins ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800388 7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. <BR> 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” <BR> 9.Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Arts. <BR> 10.We are grateful for the help of those who cleaned up the grounds around the church building and the rector. <BR> 11.A worm welcome to all who have come today. <BR> 12.Barbara rema... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:21:52 EST Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800262 Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs <BR> Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can <BR> Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp <BR> Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup <BR> <BR> This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=221882 </link> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:08:19 EST Gadgets to slow down eating! OMG! Interesting but not recommended at all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800012 bite counter <link>www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foo<BR>danddrinknews/11036650/Bite-Counter-is<BR>-100-bites-per-day-the-secret-to-weigh<BR>t-loss.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast <link>www.hapi.com/product/hapifork </link> <BR> <BR> This calculates the calories in the food you insert. OMG! <BR> <link>munchies.vice.com/articles/calorie-c<BR>ounting-machines-are-pure-evil </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you read the web sites they were ... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:26:50 EST Stuffed pepper soup--done and frozen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799962 <em>334</em> chris Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:31 EST a laugh for today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799945 At a particular convent, the nuns lived under a vow of silence that could be broken only once a year. One year, at the appointed time, the clock struck 12 noon as the nuns were eating lunch and one spoke up and said, "This soup is terrible." A year passed, and at the appointed time, another sister volunteered, "I don't think it's so bad." The following year, as the clock struck 12 noon, a third nun spoke up: "Bicker, bicker, bicker!" she said. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:20:51 EST food storage timer- I need this for the whole refrigerator! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799492 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144715647.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1654103190.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>wasabimountain.com/blog/2013/6/6/kit<BR>chen-safe </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l518154700.jpg"> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:04:06 EST Trip to the shoulder surgeon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799104 I saw the shoulder surgeon yesterday. His main statement was that it was up to me. He said people live with what I have but he is more than happy to do the shoulder replacement if I want it. He said nothing short of that would really help me. I mentioned the P-EMF machine at my chiropractor's. I said it has taken most of the pain away (now once a week treatments). <BR> I had a picture of it but alas I had forgotten to bring it. They did not have me down for a date for surgery. It sounded l... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:38:27 EST from PIXIE-LICIOUS --Thank You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798866 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l298917078.jpg"> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:54:58 EST DAY 4 (of 4) eating Plan Rotation Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796887 amaranth <BR> buckwheat <BR> rice <BR> <BR> beets <BR> jalapeno peppers <BR> okra <BR> parsnip <BR> Portobello mushrooms <BR> scallions <BR> spinach <BR> squash <BR> swiss chard <BR> turnip <BR> <BR> cantaloupe <BR> lemon <BR> olives <BR> orange <BR> pumpkin <BR> watermelon <BR> <BR> chicken livers <BR> clams <BR> haddock <BR> lobster <BR> salmon <BR> scallops <BR> shrimp <BR> trout <BR> turkey <BR> venison <BR> <BR> black pepper ... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:45:07 EST DAY 3 (of4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796886 corn <BR> quinoa <BR> sorghum <BR> <BR> acorn squash <BR> asparagus <BR> black beans <BR> fennel seeds <BR> green peas <BR> iceberg lettuce <BR> leeks <BR> lima beans <BR> pinto beans <BR> radish <BR> <BR> apricots <BR> blueberries <BR> nectarines <BR> peaches <BR> plums <BR> raspberry <BR> <BR> anchovy <BR> duck <BR> halibut <BR> kidney beans <BR> mung means <BR> navy beans <BR> pork <BR> sole <BR> soybeans <BR> <BR> almonds <BR> ... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:43:58 EST DAY 2 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796884 Here is day 2 <BR> <BR> millet <BR> wild rice <BR> <BR> bell peppers <BR> bok choy <BR> broccoli <BR> brussel sprouts <BR> button mushrooms <BR> cabbage <BR> cauliflower <BR> endive <BR> kelp <BR> zucchini <BR> <BR> apple <BR> avocado <BR> blueberry <BR> cranberry <BR> pineapple <BR> pomegranate <BR> <BR> catfish <BR> chicken <BR> egg white <BR> egg yolk <BR> lentils <BR> mackerel <BR> mahi mahi <BR> squid <BR> tilapia <BR> tuna <BR... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:42:38 EST DAY 1 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796881 These are the foods listed for Day 1 (of 4): <BR> <BR> artichoke's <BR> blackeye peas <BR> butternut squash <BR> carrot <BR> celery <BR> eggplant <BR> kale <BR> parsley <BR> leaf lettuce <BR> romaine lettuce <BR> tomato <BR> _______ <BR> <BR> banana <BR> date <BR> fig <BR> grape <BR> kiwi <BR> mango <BR> papaya <BR> strawberry <BR> ______ <BR> <BR> beef <BR> bison <BR> chick pea <BR> codfish <BR> crab <BR> fava bean <BR> flounder <BR> lamb <BR> oyster <BR> sardine <BR> sea bass <BR> snapp... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:39:31 EST Summary of foods I am majorly and moderately sensitive to. Avoid some for 6 months and others for 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796867 Apparently I am majorly sensitive to (NOT allergic!) <BR> string beans,tapioca,onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob <BR> Mnemonic "STOP ViCe" <BR> I am supposed to not eat those foods for ---6 months. <em>40</em> <BR> Then I can reintroduce them one at a time and see how I feel. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and moderately sensitive to <BR> barley, black/green tea, cherries, cukes, grapefruit, honeydew melons, pears, mustard, sweet/white potatoes" Eliminate for at least 3 months. <em>1... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:19:26 EST DAY 38 countdown --getting the kitchen organized according to the foods to eat on certain days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796829 Here is what I have done: <BR> -cleaned the fridge <em>244</em> yesterday <BR> -on the various grain flours write DAY 1,2,3,4 (no wheat, rye, oats) well I ate some of the oats this morning-I can't bear to just throw them out. <BR> <BR> -put the labeled flours and dried beans un a cupboard and not on the counter like they were. <BR> -put the labeled flours and dried beans grouped in one bigger plastic bag labeled by the Day 1.2.3.4 <BR> <BR> ( the freezer down stairs still needs to be la... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:47:57 EST Day 38 countdown --an easier way for a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796226 I am finding it very hard to stick to the rotation eating plan. I think I can eliminate the foods I am supposed to eliminate. <BR> <BR> So for this week I will try to eliminate foods I am sensitive to but not follow the Day 1,2,3,4 food lists. <BR> <BR> Maybe this simpler way will get me "in the groove" easier. <BR> <BR> I will fill out a few days of menus in the tracker and make a grocery list. <BR> <BR> chris Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:32:38 EST Pole dancing by a woman my size- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795991 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZAWFajua7g </link> <BR> <BR> Watch at least till the guy pole dances with her. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:11:29 EST Bleh! I mistakenly got a BK Original recipe chicken sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795847 It was all salt. I threw away the bun. But the chicken had so much salt that is all I could taste. <BR> <BR> <BR> Live and learn! <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:53:44 EST Oh no! Day 39 countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795844 I have about a month to get compliant with my eating plan from ALCAT. <BR> November 16 will be Day 1 . <BR> <BR> I should be able to do this. <BR> <BR> Last week was a mess. I was not feeling good and I ate anything. <BR> <BR> I am feeling much better. SO I will again put meals in the FOOD Tracker for 4 days at a time. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:49:42 EST Macbeth on cd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795840 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606644376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am thoroughly enjoying this played on my car cd player. <BR> <BR> I just read Dragonfly in Amber which has a similar theme. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:40:58 EST Ice cream from one ingrediant. No icecream maker needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795303 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l238422617.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.thekitchn.com/ho </link> <BR> <BR> If I had tried that without directions, I probably would have given up too soon. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:43:36 EST from MISTMADE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794763 This source is from a cookbook. Printed in germany in the 50's: <BR> <BR> Amount needed for one person: <BR> <BR> Soup as a starter 1/2 cup (1/4L) <BR> Soup as Main Meal 1 cup (1/2L) <BR> Fish as Starter 3oz (100-125g) <BR> Fish as main meal 7 oz (200g) <BR> Meat as a meal (like roast etc) 3 oz (100-125g) <BR> Meat for Ragout etc 7 oz (150-200g) <BR> Gravy 2-3 oz (1/8-1/10L) <BR> Fresh Veggies 8 oz (150-250g) <BR> Potatoes 8-10oz (250-300g) <BR> any type of Noodles for... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:10:52 EST coconut milk ice cream-- I am not having any luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794757 It came out like ice, not creamy at all. <BR> <BR> I tried it 2 different ways. The second way I blended the coconut milk, bananas, and stevia and froze it. It was not creamy. I ate it after it thawed some. <BR> <BR> Got any ideas. Do I need to use coconut cream? Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:57:35 EST I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793013 My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> No Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan. My glass pan was a little smaller. <BR> <BR> A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/2 " <em>40</em> <BR> It was dense and chocolaty . <BR> normally I'd eat 1/ the pan. That is 6 pieces for 660 calories. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:56:25 EST I am trying hard to learn portions--don't laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792814 My 1 ounce serving of cheese was actually 2.5 oz. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The box said the no Pudge cake made 12 servings at 110 cal. each. I cut it into 12 pieces. <BR> It was thicker than in an 8" by 8"pan because my glass pan was a little smaller. <BR> <BR> A serving was tiny--1 1/4" wide by 1" thick by 2 1/2 " <em>40</em> <BR> It was dense and chocolaty and moist . <BR> Normally I'd eat 1/2 the pan. That is 6 pieces for 660 calories. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I kn... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 13:27:07 EST Maxine doing yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1148065198.jpg"> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:08:46 EST Ready for the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1351191076.jpg"> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 10:01:25 EST Airplane jokes--hope you are not flying anywhere soon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792681 A young and stupid pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. <BR> So, this one time he was approaching a field during the night time. <BR> Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: "Guess who?" <BR> The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where!" <BR> <BR> Tower: "Height and position?" <BR> Pilot: "I am 1,80 m and I'm sitting. <BR> <BR> Ground Control: "123DG, bear to the left, disabled aircraft on the right." <BR> Pilot: "123DG, R... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:12:35 EST Not PC but here are a few Dumb Blonde Jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792670 One Year In The Life Of A Blonde: <BR> <BR> January - Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight. <BR> <BR> February - Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels....."duh".....bottles won't fit in typewriter!!! <BR> <BR> March - Got excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months.....box said "2-4 years!" <BR> <BR> April - Trapped on escalator for hours.....power went out!!! <BR> <BR> May - Tried to make Kool-Aid.....8 cups of water won't fit into those little... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:50:16 EST DAY 45 countdown-lost my way : ( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792668 Oh dear, I have been eating everything. I am not feeling good--all last week. <BR> <BR> Which came first the chicken or the egg? I really think not feeling good came first and <BR> <BR> the lack of energy made me eat whatever was in front of me. <BR> <BR> <BR> I hope I can get back on track. chris Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:46:28 EST What do they teach in witching school? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792318 Q. What do they teach in witching school? <BR> A. Spelling. <BR> <BR> <em>424</em> chris Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:12:54 EST Found--the glute stretch that works for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792213 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1959237384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can do this glute stretch. The lady chiropractor gave me a different one that I hat doing. <BR> <BR> I just did the one above and it helps my leg greatly! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> When I stand up it takes me time to straighten my leg. It hurts lots. I am embarrassed when I am getting up in a restaurant, etc. <BR> <BR> But I have hope now that I can cure this problem. I am a bit ticked off at the lady chiropr... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 11:09:20 EST Not having much fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791891 On my sparkpage I listed these activities. I like to do these things and I have stopped <BR> doing them. <BR> <BR> TO GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: <BR> -photography <BR> -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating <BR> -fantastic fiction.com <BR> - daily fun music <BR> - exercise dvds or wii fit <BR> -geocaching <BR> <BR> <BR> Often friends on SP are good role models for me. You folks do lots of fun stuff. <BR> <BR> I notice that and it helps me break out of my boring dai... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:58:32 EST glute and back of thigh stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791836 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1410307874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1960217096.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1562613147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1119067311.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716638786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718640578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:25:41 EST Quotes about teaching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2020294021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We Learn... <BR> 10% of what we read, <BR> 20% of what we hear, <BR> 30% of what we see, <BR> 50% of what we see and hear, <BR> 70% of what we discuss, <BR> 80% of what we experience, <BR> 95% of what we teach others. <BR> - William Glasser <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1564382618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The mediocre teacher tells. <BR> The good teacher explains. <BR> The superior teacher... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:46:41 EST Thyroid at change of seasons....my current energy slump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791533 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585419673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Change of Seasons. Many thyroid patients aren't aware that TSH can change along with the seasons. The research shows that TSH can naturally rise during colder months, and drop to low normal or even hyperthyroid levels in the warmest months. Some doctors will adjust for this by prescribing slightly increased dosages during colder months, and reducing dosage during warm periods. Most, however, are not aware of this... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:13:13 EST What happened to my energy spurt of the last few weeks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l823947965.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I now have no energy at all--going on 4 days now. I need to fix this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064094979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1010484148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l882580666.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086245762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:39:17 EST I am trying to get into the Halloween mood. It is such a fun holiday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789887 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16860131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1131940399.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l225952729.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l581464777.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202508890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1073646130.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:42 EST Which witch are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789873 <link>www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Pop-C<BR>ulture-Witch-Quiz-35742549 </link> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:59:08 EST No wonder women "do it all." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789588 This is from MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE. YEAH! <BR> <BR> "Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate. <BR> Delete: Eliminate the things you really don't need to do. There's little chance your boss will take "I was wrapped up in Sports Center" as an acceptable excuse for being tardy. And never check your e-mail or Blackberry. "It distracts your energy, puts you in a bad mood, and trains people that you're available at all hours," Morgenstern says. "And then you become ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:42:27 EST Getting to know each other..please copy and paste and put in your answers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789292 Your go to chewing gum flavor…BUBBLE GUM--I get things flavored like this--toothpaste--those round lollipops---mouthwash at the dentist... <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Best time of the year... Fall Leaves are lovely and bushes and flowers are the biggest they will be all year. Roses, mums, annuals, .........I LOVE flowers! <BR> <BR> If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…fairly bright red but not Bright, Bright <BR> <BR> Favorite Pie --chocolate cream <BR> <BR> First ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:44:48 EST Day 51 countdown. New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789268 The New chiropractor asked "What are you eating?" <BR> <BR> I could have given her SP Food Tracker pages for days and days! <em>41</em> In fact I will do that. Won't she be surprised! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> She asked if I eat processed foods. I guess she thinks I eat chips and dips and muffins and McDonald's often. Next week when I see her I will let you know what she says about SPARKPEOPLE charts. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>550</em> <em>491</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</e... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:54:02 EST