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Countdown day 90 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan
8/22/2014 12:42:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been advised to more slowly follow the ALCAT eating plan based on my food sensitivities. So I don't have to be "perfect" yet. 41 In 3 months...  Read more

CTUPTON

Sign for my computer to improve
8/22/2014 6:51:50 AM,  11 COMMENTS

At doctor visits I always regret not having done the things to make my "numbers" better. To remind myself , I made a sign to tape on my computer:...  Read more

CTUPTON

Burn more fat by 1 min. high intensity exercise alternated with 20 min. of moderate exercising.
8/22/2014 6:35:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

A Cardio Obsession Ramp up cardio, burn calories and fat. Sounds simple enough, but the latest science on exercising for weight loss says otherwi...  Read more

CTUPTON

Three Steps Forward
8/21/2014 1:50:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The week started off on a less-than-awesome note. A cluster headache and a water well spewing water from the relief valve (no water for most of the d...  Read more

KERELLA

Tea tree oil is helping bruises
8/20/2014 7:46:29 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I have been surprised how well tea tree oil (and icing) works for bruising . After the chiropractor does the Graston technique on tissue bumps ar...  Read more

CTUPTON

Fire Dept. Lobsterfest!
8/17/2014 2:44:23 PM,  21 COMMENTS

YUM! Fire Dept. Lobsterfest! In our "old" town and with the FD we both volunteered for. If I quit eating for the day--except for fruit an...  Read more

CTUPTON

cont. Solution Centered Weight Loss by SP Coach Dean Anderson
8/17/2014 11:19:24 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Our problems each day often repeat. We can figure out solutions so they don't knock us off track. But we need to "head them off at the pas...  Read more

CTUPTON

SP Coach Dean Anderson: Solution Centered Approach to Weight Loss
8/17/2014 11:08:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

4. Predict your way to success. SP Coach Dean Anderson Bad habits are often the product of self-fulfilling prophecies. You expect yourself to ex...  Read more

CTUPTON

Hope
8/16/2014 7:00:29 AM,  12 COMMENTS

"There are really only two ways, it seems to me, in which we can think about our existence here on Earth. We either agree with Macbeth that life is no...  Read more

CTUPTON

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quote
8/16/2014 6:52:32 AM,  6 COMMENTS

“God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts.” ...  Read more

CTUPTON

The Miracle Question about stopping emotional eating
8/15/2014 7:06:04 AM,  16 COMMENTS

from SP Coach Dean Anderson Solution-Focused Approach to Weight Loss Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers 2. Activate your imag...  Read more

CTUPTON

My Evil Plan is Working!
8/14/2014 12:29:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Or at least, I think it is. So far. Even with ordering Domino's last night, I've been in the range for all of my calorie sources since I put the...  Read more

KERELLA

New Rules
8/12/2014 12:57:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't know about y'all, but when I get hungry, I usually reach for whatever seems like the easiest, fastest way to stop being hungry. The probl...  Read more

KERELLA

A quote I like --from BLESSEDBEING
8/10/2014 12:46:15 PM,  15 COMMENTS

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ¯ Maya Ang...  Read more

CTUPTON

End of the puns....honest.
8/10/2014 10:58:28 AM,  19 COMMENTS

THAT'S ALL FOLKS! 46...  Read more

CTUPTON

Puns intended....
8/10/2014 10:28:02 AM,  8 COMMENTS

A relief map shows where the restrooms are. If you don't pay your exorcist you get repossessed. A hungry traveler stops at a monastery and i...  Read more

CTUPTON

No pun intended....
8/10/2014 10:23:16 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky it was a soft drink. Police were called to a daycare where a...  Read more

CTUPTON

A few laughs (hopefully)
8/10/2014 10:16:23 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Is google a woman? Because it won't let you finish your sentence without coming up with other suggestions. What do you call a fake noodle?...  Read more

CTUPTON

More thoughts on gardening...
8/9/2014 8:48:27 PM,  12 COMMENTS

"Oh, give it a rest!" A stray curmudgeon in a field of perennial optimists. ...  Read more

CTUPTON

Thoughts on gardening...
8/9/2014 8:28:35 PM,  9 COMMENTS

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CTUPTON

A laugh I got watching Criminal Minds. A Hotch quote.
8/9/2014 11:28:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I got a good laugh watching Criminal Minds the other day. Do you watch that? Hotch is always so serious. I think they are trying to lighten him u...  Read more

CTUPTON

Losing fat cells and toxin release
8/9/2014 7:51:31 AM,  13 COMMENTS

HUH? I am being told my nausea, diarrhea, illness was caused by my body releasing toxins from fat cells. I was so successful on my elimination/...  Read more

CTUPTON

Hello again, old friend
8/7/2014 1:05:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Without getting into TMI, I've got a painful medical condition that is aggravated by the cyclical increase in estrogen in my system. Since fat cells...  Read more

KERELLA

What else is there?
8/6/2014 12:46:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Obviously there's more to all of us than just a bunch of unhealthy people who want to get healthy. So, as I'm sitting here, munching on my salad topp...  Read more

KERELLA

People are noticing...
8/6/2014 8:18:34 AM,  25 COMMENTS

People are noticing I look a bit thinner. This is really dangerous for me. It happens first in the face. I wish the hips would decrease first. Shucks....  Read more

CTUPTON

Third Time, Right?
8/4/2014 1:08:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The nest is still empty, but my daughter is doing very well. My joints still hurt if I walk too much, but I'm walking a lot more. I'm still overweig...  Read more

KERELLA

Day 2(of 4) rotation eating plan for food sensitivities. Ideas for good combinations are welcomed.
8/3/2014 1:51:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I am not allergic to the foods they eliminated. The goal is t lessen food sensitivities by eating things only once in 4 days. Day 1 is described...  Read more

CTUPTON

Day 4 (of 4) Rotation Eating Plan. Ideas for combinations are welcomed.
8/3/2014 1:47:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

You can see what I have already combined on my food tracker. Some combinations I made were fine and some were not so great. I have food sensitivities,...  Read more

CTUPTON

Day 3 (of 4) rotation eating plan. Ideas for combinations requested.
8/3/2014 1:45:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

You can see what I have already combined on my food tracker. Some combinations I made were fine and some were not so great. I have food sensitivities,...  Read more

CTUPTON

Last one.... or go read more yourself......
8/1/2014 8:21:17 AM,  16 COMMENTS

A priest, a rabbi and a vicar walk into a bar. The barman says, ''Is this some kind of joke?'' That's all folks! Now go read a few yourself....  Read more

CTUPTON

Yet one more....
8/1/2014 8:18:39 AM,  7 COMMENTS

A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named 'Amal.' The other goes to a family in Spain, the...  Read more

CTUPTON

Another one.....
8/1/2014 8:17:13 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Doc, I can't stop singing the 'Green Green Grass of Home'. He said: 'That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome'. 'Is it common?'I asked. 'It's not unusual'...  Read more

CTUPTON

Uh?
8/1/2014 8:15:07 AM,  7 COMMENTS

''Dyslexic man walks into a bra'' https://www.facebook.com/notes/joke-of-t
he-day/top-50-funniest-jokes-ever-told<...  Read more

CTUPTON

I've never stuck with any eating plan this long.
7/31/2014 7:14:28 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I still have about 400 calories to eat this evening. Not fun stuff but stuff that will fill me up and not lead to cravings. What is left is wha...  Read more

CTUPTON

I was curious if the solids from making almond milk were used in some way...
7/29/2014 6:19:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the answer I got from the Blue Diamond company. "We are unsure of what happens to he almond milk solids as this is proprietary informa...  Read more

CTUPTON

SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?
7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, th...  Read more

CTUPTON

Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)
7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. 30 Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for t...  Read more

CTUPTON

A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.
7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bo...  Read more

CTUPTON

Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.
7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg...  Read more

CTUPTON

Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.
7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM,  12 COMMENTS

With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado ha...  Read more

CTUPTON

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