SISNEROSMD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SISNEROSMD SISNEROSMD'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/ Final countdown in 5.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696534 The final countdown! <BR> I am so excited to be finished with school so I can focus on me! <BR> <BR> My goals for the summer: <BR> <BR> loose 50 pnds <BR> <BR> start a gluten free diet <BR> <BR> omit splenda from my life <BR> <BR> walk at least 3 miles a day by August! <BR> <BR> I will be searching for info on Gluten fee lifestyle... I will post more soon! :) <BR> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:41:01 EST Foot diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677415 Well my diagnosis is both good and not so much. I was very nervous as it has been a painful couple of weeks. I do currently have gout in both feet as well as damage to the plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon on both feet. My feet are not aligning correctly when I walk and it is placing undo stress on these tendons. I also have bone spurs that the dr does not seemed to concerned about at this time. <BR> <BR> He basically says the difficulties that I am having are tied to the tummy troubles... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:33:26 EST Went in for foot pain... dr report :(... seriously I have what! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667447 Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men. <BR> <BR> Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Most of the time, having too much uric acid isn't harmful. Many people with high levels in their blood never get gout. But when uric acid levels in... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:18:21 EST Black mold and gastroparisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661783 Observations: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. The first time (in 1999) I saw gastroparesis in a mold patient I was surprised. This condition of delayed emptying of the stomach basically occurs in older diabetics with a history of poor control of their metabolic abnormalities. To find this problem in any non-diabetics was bizarre. But finding one made me look for another. After finding another ten the question came, “How many others have I missed?” <BR> <BR> My initial finding is what we call an N=1 stud... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:13:59 EST gastroparisis recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653286 http://www.pinterest.com/koverstr/gastropa<BR>resis-friendly-recipes/ <BR> <BR> Above is a link to some awesome recipes for gastroparisis. I have really found pintrest to be an awesome tool in all areas of my life! If you have not had a chance to browse the site I would recommend it! Although you might find yourself immersed. lol <BR> <BR> I have been browsing for new food ideas that will calm my tummy troubles. The tummy attacks have returned as well as the nausea and overall tiredness. I ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:06:15 EST Not my saving grace. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651671 Well friends: I am sad to say that the vomiting has returned along with the frequent bathroom visits! Nausea and the works have decided that I am a good place to reside. It has been a rough couple weeks in my world. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:06:50 EST a walk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645518 WHOOO HOOO! <BR> I was able to walk yesterday! I am so excited! It has been MONTHS since i have had the strength or ability to leave the proximity of a restroom to be able to walk! I was so excited! <BR> <BR> Part from a few blisters and achy feet I had an awesome day today too! I am very happy that i am feeling much better! I have not vomited since the first chiropractor visit. I am loving this new outlook! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:36:36 EST recovery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644479 Well I am finally over the hump of the yuckiness I was experiencing last week! I am not all together sure what the cause of the digestive distress! I stopped taking all enzymes, vitamins, and medications (for a day or so). I am thinking some or most of it was a result of the enzyme therapy. I am wondering if the enzymes were too hard on my already bothered tummy. I will slowly reintroduce them to my system but right now I am feeling pretty good! Even so much as I would like to try walking t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:03:45 EST Just a smile for the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641278 There's a doggy in my soup dish. <BR> There's a canine in my cup. <BR> The waiter brought a bowl out <BR> and I found this grubby pup. <BR> <BR> His fur is simply sopping. <BR> He's wet from head to toes. <BR> He's got some peas upon his paws <BR> and noodles on his nose. <BR> <BR> He doesn't look too happy. <BR> His eyes are filled with tears. <BR> Or maybe that's just chicken soup <BR> that's dripping from his ears. <BR> <BR> I'm sure I asked for noodles. <BR> I got this dog instead. <BR... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:48:56 EST Very rough 5 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640550 I have not been on Sparkpeople for a few days because I have been suffering with huge tummy troubles! The enzymes have really caused havoc in my system. I have had massive difficulties with loose bowels and quite frankly have been petrified to be anywhere not in close proximity to a bathroom! <BR> <BR> My hopes for a magic miracle cure have dwindled as I have been drug back into somberness. I will continue to go to the chiropractor but will discontinue the enzymes. If I decide to restart.. ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:06:36 EST tummy attack! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635131 Unfortunately yesterday was a bad tummy day. I was hoping I was done with such days. I guess thinking the Chiropractor was a miracle man was a bit ambitious! :) <BR> <BR> The chiro wants me to not take any prescription meds. However the only way i was able to calm the tummy troubles was to use Zofran. Fortunately; despite the tummy attack, I have not vomited since the 19th. <BR> <BR> Today I am in recovery mode...light eating...mostly liquid...resting my abdominal area...not alot of up a... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:10:13 EST Gastroparisis and lethargy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633342 CONCLUSIONS: <BR> Fatigue is an important significant symptom in patients with gastroparesis with a high prevalence and severity. Fatigue is correlated with many symptoms of gastroparesis, low hemoglobin, depression, inflammation, decreased quality of life, but not to severity of delayed gastric emptying or to medication use. <BR> <BR> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22669<BR>206 <BR> <BR> I have been celebrating that I feel awesome since i started seeing the chiropractor! I am still fee... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:47:30 EST Protein supplements and gastroparisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632577 Below are Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis treatment, health benefits & side effects with Protein Powder That Digest Easily With Gastroparesis products. Many of the sources come from our Encyclopedia of Natural Health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include Increasing Energy, and Enhancing Immune Function and are non... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:45:18 EST Enzyme therapy and Gastroparisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630303 3 Solutions for A Paralyzed Stomach - Gastroparesis <BR> <BR> Every now and then, we all feel a little sluggish. <BR> <BR> It can be the result of a number of things--when we're fighting a virus, didn't sleep well the night before, had a tough workout, were up late working or studying, etc. <BR> <BR> Typically, once we get a good night's sleep, or rest our muscles or the virus we're fighting passes, the sluggishness goes away. <BR> <BR> But it's quite a different story when your stomach i... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:25:51 EST Chiropractor and Gastroparisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629118 http://invigorating-acupuncture.blogspot.c<BR>om/2012/12/revision-of-meridians-of-do<BR>rsal-aspect.html <BR> <BR> There is an image of the spine that the chiropractor shared with me and the points that correlate with the organs of the body! <BR> <BR> I am AMAZED by the difference I feel today! I slept ALL night long. No vomiting this morning. No nausea this morning! No pain as I got out of bed this morning! I have energy today! <BR> <BR> The visit was very frighting as I have NEVER EVER... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:02:14 EST Chiropractor and Gastroparisis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628247 Also referred to as delayed gastric emptying, gastroparesis is a condition of partial paralysis where food remains in the stomach for longer than usual. Some of the most common symptoms reported by those suffering from gastroparesis include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is more than just a nuisance, though, it can also lead to a variety of other health problems. When food doesn’t pass through the digestive system normally, the i... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:04:47 EST Stress and hives! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627536 That stress can knock your immune system off the top of its game isn't shocking, but you may surprised to learn that undergoing emotional and mental stress can actually create physical reactions, including allergic reactions. <BR> <BR> http://www.livestrong.com/article/549502<BR>-severe-stress-induced-allergic-reacti<BR>ons/ <BR> <BR> I started out with just a small patch of hives on the back of my calves around October. I now have the rash covering the entire calf on both sides as well as ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:49:09 EST Gastroparisis and chronic fatigue syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623021 Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of these symptoms and explore their relationship with objective (radionuclide) studies of upper GI function. <BR> <BR> http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-230X/4<BR>/32/ <BR> <BR> I have often wondered why I am so tired all the time. I can wake from a full night of sleep and still feels wiped out! I have frequently blamed it on my thyroid, gastropari... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:32:19 EST Gastroparisis and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621586 The information below was abstracted from Dr. Bernstein’s book “Diabetes Solution”. <BR> <BR> The article discusses that there are some exercises that help with gastroparisis. <BR> <BR> "The trick is to pull in your belly as far as you can, then push it out all the way. Repeat this with a regular rhythm as many times as you can, immediately after each meal. Over a period of weeks or months, your abdominal muscles will become stronger and stronger, permitting progressively more repetition... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:24:43 EST Gastoparisis and weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620650 http://livingwithgastroparesis.com/gastrop<BR>aresis-weight-gain-faq/ <BR> <BR> FAQ &#9830; Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 6:49 pm &#9830; 21 Comments <BR> Most people assume that gastroparesis patients lose a lot of weight due to their symptoms. In fact, many doctors still judge the severity of a patient’s digestive distress by the number on the scale. But guess what? It’s simply not always the case. I’ve worked with a number of clients who were struggling with weight gain due to gastropares... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:36:52 EST Gastroparisis and life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619962 At this point in my life I am no longer obsessed with my weight. Despite the look of me and my weight. I am stricken with daily vomiting and digestive distress. I don't eat much because I am always nauseas. The dr tells me that is why I am not loosing weight. I am supposed to eat mushy veggies and soft carbs. I can have protein as long as it is in liquid or blended form. <BR> <BR> Needless to say my disposition has not been positive as I am constantly dry heaving, cramping, or reeling from t... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:26:04 EST The Return http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307762 I am returning to Spark people because i know it to be true. It helps me to be accountable to myself and also helps me manage my symptoms. As many know I have been diagnosed with Gastoparisis and IBS. I am also having panic attacks and heart fluttering. <BR> <BR> I had lost 100 pounds in 2010. I was on a strict low carb diet with high protein content. However, with my tummy condition I am unable to consume much protein. I am working on not eating bad carbs and drinking liquid protein produc... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:45:11 EST Gastroparisis and nutrisystem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796451 For me nutri system was not gastroparisis friendly. My tummy rejected the food by the end of the day. I am not sure if there was too much fiber or too much protien. I am beginning to think I am going to need to go to a nutritionist to figure out a plan that will stop me from storing the carbs...but still be gentle enough for the tummy! I also need to figure out how to get my strength up to start working out again. At the moment i get to the point of vomiting once i start getting my heart ra... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:23:21 EST I'm Back! Gastoparisis and all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4795226 Well it has been over a year since i was swallowed up by my tummy troubles. Through many test and trials i was diagnosed with gastroparisis which means paralyzed stomach. Esentially what happened is i was subjected to constant daily vomiting. I was unable to keep foods down and had to be infused with a multitude of fluids to beat the episodes. <BR> <BR> Once diagnosed I found that I was unable to handle any kind of red meat. I was told basically to eat nothing but soft carbs because they ar... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:49:47 EST A new diet...a new way of life...living with gastroparesis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4293567 step 1 DIET consists of liquids, which usually leave the stomach quickly by gravity alone. Liquids prevent dehydration and keep the body supplied with vital salts and minerals. <BR> <BR> step 2 DIET provides additional calories by adding a small amount of dietary fat -- less than 40 gm each day. For patients with gastroparesis, fatty foods and oils should be restricted, because they delay stomach emptying. However, patients at the Step 2 level are usually able to tolerate this amount. <B... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 13:05:06 EST The results are in! gastroparesis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4279686 Gastroparesis <BR> <BR> Gastroparesis (gastric = stomach; paresis = paralysis) literally means stomach paralysis. It is a condition in which the stomach muscle becomes slow and weakened. Following a meal, it takes too long for the stomach to empty its contents into the small intestine. <BR> <BR> <BR> One problem in identifying gastroparesis is the fact that the symptoms are often vague. Most symptoms occur because the stomach doesn't empty completely. Some residual food is always present.... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 01:21:36 EST Tummy troubles...the testing episodes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4255783 So as many of my friends know I have been struggling with tummy troubles ..to this point we have no real answers why I am still struggling. This has disruppted my life...my food plan...my excersize routines. Basically my tummy is unable to tolerate anything heavier than soft carbohydrates. I will start to vomit and dry heave for hours when the cycles begin. <BR> <BR> I have listed below some of the tests: (If you find you are also struggling please feel free to google these names. ) <BR> ... Wed, 25 May 2011 14:40:02 EST New Diagnosis--- Duodenitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4234856 I am still plagued with the vomiting and dry heaving. it has been going on for 4 months now. This is the most recent diagnosis. I am going to see a specialist this next week. Hopefully it will help. I am including my symptoms in case someone else could be suffering as i am . It may help you find relief. <BR> <BR> **Basically I am dry heaving and only able to eat about 1/2 cup of food at a time without vomiting. <BR> **I can only tolerate soft carbs (mac and cheeze, cream of wheat, apple s... Sun, 15 May 2011 21:25:38 EST CYCLIC VOMITING SYNDROME---YOU ARE NOT ALONE...AND NOT CRAZY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4201219 I have been battling a couple of things the last few months. I had the nasty campylobactur infection and recently have been diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. I am posting this in hopes that someone who may have been fighting these same things might find they have this as well AND FIND SOME PEACE OF MIND! <BR> <BR> I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE BLOOD TESTS, A CAT SCAN, STOOL SAMPLE TESTS, AND AM SCHEDULED FOR A UPPER GI SCOPE. THIS FAR EVERY TEST HAS COME BACK CLEAR AND NORMAL BUT I CONTINUE TO ... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:19:19 EST CAMPYLOBACTUR .....a nightmare...be aware! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4181981 I have been struck by an evil little bug called Campylobactur....It has pretty much disrupted my life! I have been very ill for the last 2 months due to this tiny invader! I have been hospitalized and stricken to a bland diet coaxed by tummy meds (Zophran). <BR> <BR> If you get anything from this please remember to cook all food completely,,,wash your hands constantly...and avoid cross contamination! I have missed 18 days of work...spent 4 days in the hospital and had 3 ER visits due to thi... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:17:23 EST Weight loss tips ..and other things :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4084177 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218759973.jpg"> <BR> Think of your scale as a friend. <BR> <BR> Track your food <BR> <BR> Track your workouts <BR> <BR> Drink water <BR> <BR> Eating breakfast <BR> <BR> Rotate menu <BR> <BR> Eat snacks <BR> <BR> Slow down when you eat <BR> <BR> Make lifestyle changes not short term goals <BR> <BR> Try new recipes <BR> <BR> Eat healthy sweets <BR> <BR> Move around <BR> <BR> Get enough rest <BR> <BR> Purge fat clothes <B... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:55:32 EST Macrobiotic diet.... interesting facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4081965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35831190.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Macrobiotics includes a whole way of living, including physical exercise, the diagnosis and natural healing of unbalanced physical conditions. <BR> <BR> The macrobiotic diet is low in fat and high in fiber. Because of all the soy products, it is also rich in phytoestrogens, which may reduce the risk of estrogen-related cancers, <BR> <BR> <BR> The macrobiotic diet regimen supports an Eastern philosophy of ... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:01:41 EST Relax and be Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4063729 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l754182185.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Relax! <BR> <BR> By Mellisa Hoffman <BR> <BR> What do you do to relax? Do you sit in your favorite place and curl up with a good book? Do you put your feet up and watch television? Is it a midday nap? How about quiet alone time? However you decide to define it, relaxation is something we need to do to unwind physical and emotional stress. <BR> <BR> Stress is not always easily recognized. You m... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:06:35 EST Flu Flu...BUZZZZZZ OFF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4054963 I was struck down by the flu last week! I would have to say it was the worst flu i ever endured! So in rejoycing my come back from the depths of sickness...I decided to share some flu tips! Stay Healthy Spark world! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481649988.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Avoid close contact. <BR> Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. <BR> <BR> Stay home when yo... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:22:23 EST DEPRESSED...NEED INFO...LOOK INSIDE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022990 I WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION. ALTHOUGH I ALREADY KINDA KNEW THAT I HAD IT ..I JUST NEVER REALLY THOUGHT THERE WAS ANYTHING TO HELP ME THROUGH IT. IN RESEARCHING DEPRESSION I FOUND THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE WHICH MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE EFFECTS I HAVE WITH DEPRESSION. SO I DECIDED FOR MY BLOG THAT I WOULD SHARE SOME THINGS THAT I FOUND WHICH MAY HELP SOMEONE IN THE SAME BOAT AS ME. I TRIED TO STEER IT TOWARDS WEIGHT LOSS AND DEALING WITH DEPRESSION. I ALSO FOUND SOME S... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:20:43 EST Food can help me loose weight? Hummmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4020955 Well as I said before I am struggling a bit and have fallen off the strict diet i was doing. Although i am nowhere near where I was just a year ago...I am wanting to get back on track! I decided to look at all the different foods there are to boost weight loss. I have included all the sites i found that list foods. There are still a bunch of these foods I am unable to have because of the carb content. I found alot of good things though! <BR> <BR> <BR> 20 SUPER FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS <BR> h... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:42:59 EST FELL OFF THE MONKEY WAGON....PRIOROTIZE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4007356 So I am a little disappointed in myself because I have not only slipped from the monkey cart but have thrown myslef under it as it drove by! I was placed on restriction from excersizing due to the antibiotic Levoquin. I missed multiple weeks of excersize and it has TOTALLY messed up my groove! I had a very good system going of " nothing is going to keep me from working out syndrome"! In the time I was on restriction I found myself right back into to the take care of everyone but me groove! <B... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:13:03 EST 24 % body weight gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953532 I am so happy to proclaim I have successfully lowered my weight 24% from where I started! I am down 5 pant sizes, and 4 shirt sizes! I can now curl up in my recliner with a soft blanket and be comfortable! I can fit in a resraunt chair..movie theatre seat....and all seatbelts will go over me and click with no problems. I can climb stairs and walsk for 2 miles without loosing my breath! <BR> <BR> You may be thinking...so what...who cares about your success...I have to say to you...I was the ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:40:13 EST Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3947935 Habit <BR> By Unknown <BR> <BR> I am your constant companion, <BR> I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. <BR> I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. <BR> I am completely at your command. <BR> Half the things you do might just as well turn over to me <BR> and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly. <BR> <BR> I am easily managed - <BR> you must merely be firm with me. <BR> Show me exactly how you want something done <BR> and after a few lessons, I will do it aut... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:33:33 EST Who are you calling slim? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3941315 <BR> When I was a young child I was referred to as Skinny Bones. Everyone used to comment on how skinny and unhealthy I looked. I remember hearing people say to my mother..'Don't you feed that kid?' As the years progressed I continued to be slender and not very athletic and a picky eater. <BR> <BR> As I entered my teens and things in my life started to change I gained a pound here and a pound there. I was never considered overweight and never heard any remarks from people about my weight.... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:38:37 EST SMILE LIKE THE SUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3937954 <BR> 1. Health <BR> <BR> Smiling changes the chemistry in your body and not just puts a smile on your face, but it sends a smile through your whole body. All the cells in your body plump up and become more resilient, because of positive hormones that flow through. <BR> <BR> 2. Mental Well being <BR> <BR> Smiling is contagious, usually if you see one person smiling other people are smiling around them. Strangely enough as an onlooker you may just start smiling yourself. <BR> <BR> 3. Psych... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:36:38 EST Don't fall for that one pound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934476 Hello, do you know me? <BR> <BR> If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, <BR> <BR> And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. <BR> <BR> Want to know why? <BR> <BR> It's because no one ever wants to lose me; <BR> <BR> I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. <BR> <BR> So I just stick around and happily keep you fat. <BR> <BR> Then I add to myself, ever so slyly... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:56:44 EST Exercise restriction while taking the antibiotic Levaquin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3917982 During the month of December I was diagnosed with an infection and I was perscribed Levaquin. The doctor placed me on excersize restriction while taking the antibiotic. For 2 miserable weeks I was unable to excersize. Then the infection still did not clear up...so I was given another week. So for 3 weeks I was unable to excersize. Now I have been diagnosed with yet another infection in a different area and am on another 2 weeks of this medication. I will have 5 weeks of no excersize. I am dis... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:44:26 EST Christmas Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3857748 I've nothing else to offer, <BR> So, to you, it's love I'll send. <BR> It's nothing that I borrowed. <BR> And it's nothing that I'd lend <BR> <BR> It has no dollar value, <BR> And it can't be overused; <BR> It isn't fragile, so it can't break, <BR> Though, often, it's abused. <BR> <BR> I've given it to others, <BR> But each time it's unique. <BR> It's meaning's always different; <BR> It depends on what you seek. <BR> <BR> It's something you can store away <BR> To feel when you... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:49:56 EST Ginger Bread Man Recipe for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3855651 Ginger Bread Man Recipe for Life <BR> 1 Heaping cup of encouragement <BR> 1 cup of melted compassion <BR> 2 cups of hope <BR> 1 cup of love <BR> 1 tablespoon of faith <BR> (it only takes a little) <BR> 2 large attitude <BR> Lots of hugs in assorted sizes <BR> <BR> Cream encouragement and compassion <BR> together. <BR> Add hope, love, and faith. <BR> Mix thoroughly until smooth. <BR> Slowly add the unbeaten attitude. <BR> Batter should be firm but not <BR> unyielding knead gent... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:07:57 EST Twas a month after Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845897 'Twas the month after Christmas, <BR> and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste at the holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> When I got on the scales <BR> there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store <BR> (less a walk than a lumber). <BR> <BR> I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared, <BR> The wine and the rum balls, the bread and ... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:42:18 EST 20 potatoes a day diet...hummmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3845885 http://www.20potatoesaday.com/ <BR> <BR> Ok so I have been told strictly by my nutritionist and Doctor to stay away from potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Today a co worker told me I should try the 20 potatoes a day diet...and I was taken back. I looked up this site and listed it on the top of this blog. I was surprised to see his findings but still do not trust that it is the diet to do. In my case i have Prediabetes ...or a tendancy to lean in that direction. I believe it would be det... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:31:18 EST Don't let the holiday's squash your plan...healthy holiday tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3836278 It's the most wonderful time of the year....with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer...unless you are on a low carb diet! This is the time of the year where the temptation to carb out is at its highest! Excuses such as...it's Christmas...are ringing through the halls...but don't let that steer you from your plan! Stand strong and know what you are doing is the BEST FOR YOU! I have found some tips to remind us how to stay on track and still enjoy our holiday seaso... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:20:42 EST Just Push! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3824062 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l831653076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When everything seems to go wrong, <BR> just P.U.S.H.! <BR> <BR> When the job gets you down, <BR> just P.U.S.H.! <BR> <BR> When people don't react the way you think they should, <BR> just P.U.S.H.! <BR> <BR> When your money looks funny and the bills are due, <BR> just P.U.S.H.! <BR> <BR> When you want to curse them out for whatever the reason, <BR> just P.U.S.H.! <BR> <BR> When you ask the question, when ... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 18:31:48 EST GIFTS THAT DON'T COST A THING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3810804 <em>144</em> The Gift of Listening… <BR> But you must really listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening. <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> The Gift of Affection… <BR> Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends. <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> The Gift of Laughter… <BR> Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "1 love to laugh with ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:46:30 EST