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/ Montabaur Heights , Clarence, NY near Buffalo. Our new home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319308 All websites for senior living emphasize the VERY BEST about themselves. So view with a grain of salt. <BR> Living here brings things down to a human level. But we have liked this place. <BR> <BR> <link>montabaurheights.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tricky to find something with enough help for John that I will like also. <BR> This place you can live here , like us, where one spouse is mainly able to care for the disabled spouse. <BR> <BR> On the grounds is also an actual nursing home if som... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:50:05 EST I need diabetic dessert recipes to give to our kitchen head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319208 <link>www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabeti<BR>c-recipes/dessert/easy-no-bake-diabeti<BR>c-dessert-recipes?page=5 </link> <BR> <BR> Included in our rent is breakfast and dinner. <BR> <BR> They don't provide much in the way of desserts for diabetics. Plenty of high calorie, high sugar, high fat desserts daily! But very poor things for diabetics. <BR> <BR> My husband is diabetic and if I don't watch it I will be too. <BR> <BR> It is a huge problem. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:21:10 EST SP article: 40 one pot meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319202 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=28_onepot_dishes_with_less_than_500<BR>_calories </link> <BR> <BR> I am not much of a cook. I hope this article will inspire me! <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:12:26 EST Lecture downstairs on stained glass windows of Buffalo, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318861 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4dcdee3-377b-48cd-8859-0399caad76d8.jpg">Holmes Chapel - Nave Stained Glass Windows Westminster Presbyterian Church 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. <BR> <BR> I am assuming some of Frank Lloyd Wright's windows will be shown too. <BR> <BR> It is at our new home --an independent senior living complex near Buffalo, NY. <BR> <BR> chris <em>268</em> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:15:58 EST Instapot--brown rice was perfect after 22 min (manually set) and cool down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318855 <em>104</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I did add a little more water than the recommended 2.5 cups. <BR> <BR> <BR> Now, what should I cook next? <em>38</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks about the info about comparison to a stove pressure cooker. This Instapot--set it up and forget it. Just turn it off or it will stay on "warm" for a very long time. That can make foods stick . No big problem if it is left on warm longer. <BR> <BR> The brown rice was left alone till it cooled d... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:07:01 EST What to do about brain fog. Hmm... food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318406 <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-28772/heres-<BR>exactly-what-to-do-about-brain-fog-a-f<BR>unctional-medicine-expert-explains.html </link> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:32:59 EST Learning to use the Instapot (pressure cooker) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad49c7cd-d098-424d-8427-5b4d96cef825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is kind of scary. I first actually read the manual! <BR> <BR> It is recommended you do a test run with 3 liters of water in it. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now, I want to cook brown rice. It takes so long when boiling it on the stove. Even in the Instapot pressure cooker it takes 22 min. pressure cooking time. <BR> <BR> 2 cups of brown rice to 2.5 cups of water for 4 serving... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:38:59 EST Mark Hyman's food pyramid explained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317574 The Pegan Diet Rules <BR> <BR> 1. Focus on the glycemic load of your diet. This can be done on a vegan or paleo diet, but is harder to do on a purely vegan diet. Focus on more protein and fats, such as nuts (but not peanuts), seeds (flax, chia, hemp, sesame, pumpkin), coconut, avocados, sardines, olive oil. And lots of non-starchy veggies. <BR> Eat the right fats. Stay away from most vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, corn, and especially soybean oil which now comprise about 20 perce... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:54:34 EST Food Pyramid per Mark Hyman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317570 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39aa0a6d-b87e-433d-809f-a154e32de46e.png"> <BR> <link>drhyman.com/blog/2016/02/26/how-our-<BR>government-made-us-fat-and-sick/#light<BR>box/1/ </link> <BR> <BR> The link has much better graphics than I can put here. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:48:43 EST To motivate myself to use the "Instant Pot" I just bought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317071 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6a50ca5-f0ff-4b4d-987e-480d9f4cc089.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91bd5943-95b3-4dbb-8485-fef6d1618ee7.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b7f9959-4768-4c4a-b711-3901b88d19f1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ce12839-b8b9-4a40-b98c-e15d253b454d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa7e92fa-a637-4188-bc72-228b7a28bc5d... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:54:56 EST Frustrations-continuing saga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317063 I FINALLY actually started filling out the forms for the NYS DMV! We moved here Oct. 8, 2016. The DMV stuff has been a source od anxiety for months. <BR> <BR> I was told to get NYS auto insurance if I did nothing else. Just in case police pulled me over for something. I did that much. Got the insurance changed to NY state. <BR> <BR> I tried collecting the birth certificate, proof of residence, etc. etc. and I finally put stuff in an actual folder marked DMV stuff. Papers had been scattered... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:39:21 EST A course in our new senior apartment complex: History of the Catholic Church http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317057 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c717d97-7147-499e-bac3-2c6992718fb8.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The teacher is a priest who is quite an interesting person! He tends to be abrasive, but people who get to know his experience with agent orange have great tolerance for his present personality. He is brilliant and taught church history in a boys school. <BR> <BR> Once he asked a question. I answered, "love." He jumped down my throat. "No, no, no. Enough of the love. I am sick of it. ... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:19:04 EST Some tips on connecting with the unconscious mind.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316157 http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Subconscio<BR>us-Mind-Power <BR> 2 <BR> Break out of your old habits. The unconscious mind works largely through recognized patterns and habits in your everyday life. It's what allows your brain to go into "autopilot" while you drive to work or walk to the subway. Sometimes autopilot is a good thing. But if you're trying to tap int your subconscious brain's power, you may need to change up your routine a little everyday. This may help prevent your subconscious ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:09:27 EST Time spent with cats is never wasted... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316149 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67314e2c-6fd4-4b5e-a077-4723e21b4359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7741c98-a381-4903-9dd8-e3fd1fc2d87b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be754d50-3854-4488-92fd-2ed91cb28a38.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:46:58 EST Decor idea I had not thought of before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315673 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93e85270-887e-4e44-83ea-a7b03bd95e28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is a mural. Online there is actually a number of these to choose from. <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:58:54 EST from Mark Hyman--about good fats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314818 10. Your body gives you signs whether or not you are getting enough quality fat. The higher-quality the fat, the better your body will function. That’s because the body uses the fat you eat to build cell walls. You have more than 10 trillion cells in your body, and every single one of them needs high-quality fat. How do you know if your cells are getting the fats they need? Your body sends signals when it’s not getting enough good fats. Warning signs include: dry, itchy, scaling, or flaking s... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:25:33 EST Notes from the UNIVERSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311840 CHRISTINE, you have a track record here, have you forgotten? <BR> <BR> Little... teensy... tiny... That's how all of your present issues, challenges, and so-called problems will one day soon appear. <BR> <BR> And then you'll wonder - one hot summer's eve as you're floating lazily across your swimming pool (hidden orchestra playing loudly in the background), healthy, confident, and just beaming about your recent successes in real estate; toned, sculpted, and tanned, carelessly splashing ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 15:25:36 EST I am drowning --again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310501 Things are happening way faster than I can handle: <BR> <BR> -2 new pharmacies for our meds-this has been nerve wracking to set up! One pharmacy says they can't do it because I am giving them the wrong insurance number-so why can 2 other pharmacies do this? Hubbies pharmacy had no problem and "my" pharmacy did it but that place is a bit far and does not deliver. <BR> <BR> -forty minutes on the phone with insurance to take hubby's name off it. Reason: It made trouble at the bank trying to u... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 03:56:48 EST Peter Pan story and modern brain function theories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309552 On my FB came up a fascinating idea! That the writer of Peter Pan incorporated scientific ideas about brain theory into his stories! Here is one example from the Peter Pan story: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mapping the mind <BR> <BR> Consider the following episode at the very start of Peter and Wendy’s adventures: <BR> <BR> "Mrs Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children’s minds. It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in the... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:30:44 EST Self-care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308487 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43b52f0b-a469-462a-b291-05adee18b4e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this on FB --a team for people with TBIs. <BR> <BR> But it is appropriate for anyone, I thought. <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:54:38 EST A cartoon link on sparkpeople! I am just found this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308322 I looked up the personal sparkpage of a sparkpeople expert. It was under "sheenadee." <BR> <BR> That led me to funnies. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/funnies<BR>-cartoon.asp?id=278 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> chris Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:28:41 EST Homemade bisquick but gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2de67727-1c03-413a-9e00-ecdbd1cf012f.png"> <BR> Gluten-Free Bisquick Mix <BR> <link>blessherheartyall.com/one-minute-glu<BR>ten-free-bisquick-mix </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Course Baked Goods <BR> <BR> <BR> Cook Time 1 minute <BR> <BR> Total Time 1 minute <BR> <BR> <BR> Author J Trogstad <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> • 2 cups GF white rice flour <BR> • 1 1/4 cup GF coconut flour <BR> • 1 cup dry milk powder ... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:28:49 EST Thoughts about Occam's Razor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71c703f4-68c1-47f2-98b7-09775246ac5e.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7004b332-01bf-4bad-8a15-c84e3685682b.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e5c3f6c-ff85-4381-8e85-3913d2b45863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/067ac370-7897-46ad-b48d-7f8acf05734a.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fd6b158-d6a5-4b61-bd43-d7f7a36ca744... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:55:30 EST A lounger for your cat(s) and they can use it as a place to scratch, too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304977 <link>scratchlounge.com/pages/happy </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:35:10 EST Improvement happens when you get comfortable with being uncomfortable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303177 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/827a1c50-5b97-4583-a319-0e1d7a252391.jpg"> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:37:21 EST More about building self esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303153 "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, <BR> but rarely admit the changes it has gone through <BR> to achieve that beauty." ~~Maya Angelou Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:53:19 EST my thoughts on building my own self esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71339481-9424-4fae-9255-7903026b17ea.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Numbers 2,3,5,7,8,and 10 speak to me! <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Say exactly what you mean. Well I tend to always spare the other person bad feelings often to the detriment of my own feelings. <BR> <BR> 3. I am definitely a people pleaser and it has not gotten me anywhere--well many people like me but many people did not respect me through my years... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:41:52 EST Freeze ahead breakfast smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302418 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/mercedessandoval/th<BR>ese-breakfast-smoothie-meal-prep-recip<BR>es-will-make-your-li </link> <BR> <BR> In zip-lock bags freeze fruits and veggies. Stack in freezer. Use each morning with "milk" or yogurt. Whiz. <BR> <BR> Walla! A quick, delicious smoothie! Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:18:12 EST Self care and self esteem building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66dfb818-af39-4465-a1e9-ddc4214f9a10.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cae8c4e-b124-42ac-a45d-461a1ad93003.jpg"> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:22:46 EST So many of you came to comfort me that... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301764 So many of you came to comfort me that...I can't answer you personally, as I want to. <BR> <BR> I had not thought of many things my sparkfriends said. Thank you so much. <BR> <BR> I am definitely on overload. Once the condo gets sold, my anxiety and tasks will decrease. I need to get through these next few months somehow, <BR> <BR> Yesterday someone saw me crying and helped by going to the drug store for me! <em>20</em> She picked up my husband's nebulizer meds for me. I was crying at t... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:14:14 EST Oh no--crying jags have started. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301298 Two days in a row. I need to do something about this. The frustrations of the past months are catching up to me <BR> <BR> I got frustrated because the drug store did not have hubby's Rx ready --I had ordered it from the doctor in the morning. I went to get it at 2:30 pm. No luck. After trying to solve the problem with them for about 35 min. I started crying. Not a good sign. <BR> <BR> <BR> Also 2 days ago something went wrong, too. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day after day I have been making phone c... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:55:46 EST Hydrotherapy massage table-near Buffalo, NY? Can't find it here yet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caaacaea-f3ba-4e8b-a1c6-758fd9445aa5.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6c6a303-f4d9-4e09-8056-a5168f00d765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been looking for this kind of massage using water near Buffalo, NY. <BR> <BR> So far no luck. I found a place that has floating for relaxation, but not this special table with moving water underneath. <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:46:29 EST a little more from the research article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299822 Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report ranked plant-based diets (the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet) as the healthiest. <BR> <BR> Please, read the whole article --it has much more information than I can put here. It seems the US g... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:29:41 EST You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299819 First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: <BR> •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes 20% less often than the rest of the study subjects. <BR> •For those with the very healthiest plant-based diets (including fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains), the reduction in t... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:22:52 EST Floating to relax http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299498 <link>www.silveressencefloatingspa.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please give me some opinions. <BR> <BR> this seems too good to be true. <BR> <BR> chris Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:11:20 EST Thank God for friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299475 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69e82efa-3f7b-41cc-9a6c-386f8e59ae57.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:30:15 EST Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/daa2cbed-9f52-4062-a8b2-79b97c588205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:38:41 EST Stuff is going wrong. I hate it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298030 The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. <BR> <BR> But 2 more-- <BR> <BR> Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. <em>198</em> A new battery did not work in it. <BR> <BR> And the cat <em>240</em> pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned. <BR> <BR> And my clothes are getting tight <em>29</em> from too much good food at this new senior independent living place. Gotta have a salad for dinne... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:51:30 EST I am trying to think positively.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de342ab9-067a-45cf-854f-c5d1501be90d.jpg"> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:41:08 EST Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295116 I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate picture. I have been on the phone daily with insurance people, a contractor to estimate the damage, DD who is living there alone, etc. Many people and many phone calls and emails. I don't need this ! <B... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:02:22 EST Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293754 <link>www.nbcnews.com/id/40471093/ns/weath<BR>er/t/hundreds-slowly-freed-ny-snow-gri<BR>dlock/#.WHJWRk0zVpQ </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 10:11:20 EST I asked my new doctor about fatty liver http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293698 His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." <BR> <BR> I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. <BR> <BR> chris Sun, 8 Jan 2017 08:40:51 EST Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293682 I receive emails Notes from the Universe. <BR> <BR> This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. <BR> <BR> It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. <BR> <BR> chris <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-susan-cors<BR>o/mike-dooleys-infinite-pos_b_333033.html </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 08:13:11 EST 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293099 : ) Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:28:46 EST My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293025 Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. <BR> <BR> Is this right? <BR> <BR> Portion is the size I serve myself <BR> <BR> but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a handle on what nutrition we are getting. <BR> <BR> And, food makers manipulate stated serving sizes for various reasons. Like if they designate a small serving size,... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 06:57:02 EST I just made a grocery list using the SP Nutrition Tracker : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292548 I only need to make our lunches so this was really easy. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:50:25 EST I can't seem to understand portion vs serving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292496 Clearing up the confusion. <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of important definitions from the National Institutes of Health: <BR> •Portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. A portion is 100 percent under our control. See if you can pass this quiz on adult portion sizes. <BR> <BR> •Serving Size is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts label. So all of the nutritional values you see on the label are ... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:15:43 EST I gave a strong message to my unconscious mind before sleep last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292493 I told her to find a way to curb my eating huge portions of food. <BR> <BR> We'll see what happens as time goes on. chris Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:12:31 EST I need to try this-let my unconscious mind work on a problem while I sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292323 I read this comment on FB after a blurb about unconscious thoughts actually changing our genes. It sounds like science fiction! Chris <BR> <BR> <BR> "I find this to be quite timely. I recall a book I read back in the 80's on the subconscious mind (wish I still had it) and one technique that I still use today. I share this because it has been quite helpful over the years. Whenever I have a problem, issue or just a mental block on a project that needs a solution, I have conversation with my s... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 01:50:33 EST The perfect set of shelves for our new apartment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292320 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37ba4697-9151-48ad-962a-8756da9298a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Maybe I can find a moss covered credenza to go with this. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 6 Jan 2017 01:37:53 EST