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  • Success Saturday Goals

    12/20/2014 10:13:07 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I finally watched Biggest Loser this morning, through the lens of spending energy toward success or failure. The contestants, are always working toward success: all day, every day, week after week. I have to be like this. As soon as this blog is over, I'm going to the gym for a 30 min walk/row sessi... Read more

  • Fantastic Friday Goals

    12/19/2014 11:38:37 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    "To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail." - Dorothea Brande I was feeling down yesterday. I added DS16 to my auto insurance. the added expense, plus his nonchalant attitude, plus he now wants a car! gave me buyer's remorse. Then I realized I could exercise to feel better.... Read more

  • Meet Java, my walking buddy!

    12/18/2014 9:29:18 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yesterday Java was a good girl and got her bathroom procedures done outdoors while we walked around... So later we went to the post office and then I surprised her with a visit to PetSmart to get her a new collar. We also had a $5 coupon that I had gotten a week or so ago, from buying her big bag of... Read more

  • Thursday Goals

    12/18/2014 11:25:36 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I've not been exercising and eating light. I'm doing the best I can. But I guess everyone is doing the best they can at the time, with what they have available to them. That's a don't-beat-yourself-up philosophy that I came across. Which on one hand: makes me feel better about myself, but on the oth... Read more

  • Cheese, Bubblebath, Feet, Cat Loss

    12/18/2014 9:27:10 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I am a recovering cheese addict, which I write only partly joking. I overdo my cheese intake. However, I was off of cheese for the past three weeks due to chest congestion/bronchitis. The other night, I make a small helping of nachos, with a huge helping of cheese. I immediately felt the differe... Read more

  • I’m SURE I Locked BOTH Locks Last Night! --- Problems From MSG???

    12/18/2014 1:16:21 AM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Are You A Frequent Scale-Weigher?

    12/17/2014 6:22:03 PM, by SMYLEERED

    I mean do you weigh yourself every single day? Don't you get disgusted or upset if you gain even an ounce? I do, that's why I hesitate to weigh myself. My visits to the doctor's office are enough for me. Here's some great advice from Jillian Michaels. Thought I'd share it with you all. ... Read more

  • Wednesday goals

    12/17/2014 10:04:01 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    First night of Hannukah was wonderful, except the latkas didn't agree with me, because they're fried. But they were so delicious with cinnamon applesauce. Wednesday Goals: 1. Eat until full, not stuffed 2. Remember 1 or 2 bites of goodies to satisfy taste 3. 10,000... Read more

  • Temporary Setback

    12/16/2014 9:01:29 PM, by SMYLEERED

    Because of something called burning mouth/tongue I had to go on a BRAT type diet for awhile until my blood work results are in for a possible B-12 deficiency. I was on Nexium for close to 2 months, they weren't doing a thing for the burning mouth. I will be taking Clotrimazole for 10 days and hav... Read more

  • Severe Chemical Poisoning AGAIN!!! (Could it be from my filament Christmas tree?)

    12/16/2014 8:13:13 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Help for Insulin Resistance/ weight loss

    12/16/2014 3:18:01 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hey Sparkers! I've been trying out a host of herbals in an attempt to get some of this pesky weight off, caused in part by insulin resistance/ high blood sugar after meals. Using these herbs doesn't mean I have carte blanche to eat as much and whatever I want. I still need to keep a... Read more

  • Tuesday Goals

    12/16/2014 1:42:22 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    For today's goals, I'm taking a page from my Spark Friend, PattyR81's book! Tuesday Goals: 1. Constantly sip hot, low/no cal drinks 2. Make broth based soup 3. Don't buy stuff I shouldn't be eating (candy, crackers, cookies, etc.) 4. Only ONE serving 5. Walk 10,000 steps 6. Wear fla... Read more

  • Monday Goals

    12/15/2014 12:36:20 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I survived my sober weekend. Did lose any weight over it. I think it's going to take a longer stint. Today's goals 1. Write it before I bite it 2. 10,000 steps 3. continued no alcohol 4. plan meals for the week 5. pt exercises M Spaghetti & meat sauce (spaghetti squash for me) ... Read more

  • My Fitbit 2500 Mile Award

    12/15/2014 10:00:38 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday I received my Monarch Migration Award from Fitbit; they said that the Monarch butterfly migrates 2500 miles to warmer climate. And that I am giving them stiff competition with my now 2500 miles on FB. I wish I'd kept track of when I got the FB. Really don't recall. (Sometime this ... Read more

  • Rebounding

    12/15/2014 7:47:48 AM, by --KREN

    It must be really good for you because I can't keep Rosie away from it. Good for the lymphatic system, thyroid, adrenal fatigue, etc. You can find the health benefits of rebounding by doing a simple search on Google. Here's... Read more

  • The Perks of Being Over 50

    12/15/2014 3:16:53 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    -- Kidnappers are not very interested in you. -- In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first. -- No one expects you to run into a burning building. -- People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?" -- People no longer view you as a hypochondriac. -- Ther... Read more

  • After A Loss

    12/14/2014 8:35:19 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've had so many thoughts to write about the loss of my dear little fur baby, but now I'm at a loss for words. It's been very difficult and Harry has been looking everywhere for him. All of your kind messages have been very helpful and appreciated. I'll try to write more as the days go ... Read more

  • Saterday Body VERY HOT!!! Is It From SUGAR? --- 'S' Withdrawal From Enalapril Going VERY Nicely

    12/14/2014 3:20:53 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Tracking the Weather

    12/14/2014 12:36:45 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    It was October and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a Chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Neverthe... Read more

  • Saturday Goals

    12/13/2014 8:51:18 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    After reading a story shared on the LoseIt subreddit www.reddit.com/r/loseit/ , I started to think about my relationship with food. I say relationship, because in some ways food has become a companion in stress, as well as celebrations. Food keeps me company when I'm lonely, enterta... Read more

  • 'S' NEVER HAD Kidney Disease!!! --- Changes for 'S' That I Hope Will Make Things Better

    12/13/2014 2:32:54 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Devastated and Heartbroken

    12/13/2014 8:02:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Willie was my shadow. Woke me up each morning for 10 years. A bundle of energy and clown purrsonality. I miss him so much already. Harry is looking everywhere for him. They were very close. I'm still in shock. I was just getting over this bronchial infection, but from all the crying, my chest... Read more

  • MY CAT, PRINCE WILLIAM, DIED AN HOUR AGO

    12/12/2014 9:31:50 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've been sobbing. It looked like a heart attack. My heart is broken. p.s. Is it better for the other one to see William and say goodbye, or not see him.... Read more

  • Thursday Evening SO HOT & Night Sweats!!! Is It From Sugar??? /// Fed Up With ‘S’ Chaos & Defiance

    12/12/2014 4:40:02 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Friday Goals

    12/12/2014 9:48:42 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Last personal trainer session was testing to see how far I've come in 10 weeks: 1. Bench press went from 40 to 50 pounds 2. Resting heart rate went from 75 to 60 bpm 3. One min sit up test went from 27 to 54 4. Improved step test 5. Didn't do leg press because of knee pain 6. Weight went... Read more

  • Rain, Faulty Thirst Mechanism, Broken Hunger Mechanism

    12/12/2014 9:46:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Rain is headed from NoCal and due to fall any minute. After such a serious drought, this is another welcomed storm. Hope these keep coming although they are doing damage to my new yards - primarily the front yard. But it can be fixed in the Spring. Several articles I've read about water inta... Read more

  • Weather Stone

    12/11/2014 10:08:52 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • 'S' Living On 'Borrowed Time'?

    12/11/2014 10:07:16 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Oh Yah...

    12/11/2014 9:51:46 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Wondering about this scale info I read

    12/11/2014 11:47:49 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A couple of articles mentioned that a scale shouldn't be used by multiple people. Just one individual should use each home scale. Why would that be? It's not as though it will change accuracy. Just curious. Anyone have ideas on this? I've been doing weekly weigh-ins and happy about pro... Read more

  • Thursday Goals & 21 days until 2015

    12/11/2014 9:22:56 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    21 days until the new year, 2015. Someone, somewhere said it takes 21 days to form a habit. That's probably not really true for everyone, but stick that convention for a minute. What habit, or new behavior would you like start the new year with? What change in your life would set you up for success ... Read more

  • 15 Carb *Servings* In ONE Meal!!! /// Speaking to The Devil Again After 3+ Days Silence…

    12/10/2014 10:05:54 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Wednesday goals

    12/10/2014 9:55:42 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I made Spinach Balls for the holiday work lunch today. Here's the recipe: Ingredients 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach, thawed & well-drained 2 small onions, very finely chopped (I use a food processor) 2 1/4 c. stuffing with herbs (I use Pepperidge Farm) 6 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. melted b... Read more

  • A few laffs

    12/10/2014 12:28:16 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    In Court My boss is without peer when it comes to the rules and regulations that customs officials must follow. But when it comes to the law, well, that's a different story. We were attending a court case in which we were prosecuting a smuggler. The judge asked the court, "Who is making t... Read more

  • Late Nite Funnies

    12/10/2014 12:06:19 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    It was a great week for Jimmy Fallon. He welcomed a baby girl. Congratulations, Fallons! In this modern society, your little girl can grow up to be anything she wants. Except of course a late-night talk-show host. -Craig Ferguson A marine biologist in California discovered a very rare 12-pound ... Read more

  • Can’t Let ‘M’ Go Downstairs Any More /// Not Speaking to The Devil & Lovin’ the Peace!

    12/9/2014 10:05:20 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Eat Your Heart Out For The Holidays!!! NO

    12/9/2014 9:48:03 PM, by SMYLEERED

    I followed my food plan today, the same one I had for Monday because yesterday I fell off the wagon. I wasn't even thinking to try tapping- duh! So today I was busy, that's the secret, keep busy. There's no reason to overeat especially when you aren't hungry. So why do it? Lo... Read more

  • Mindfulness and Company on the Journey

    12/9/2014 10:58:28 AM, by DOKEYOKEY

    I'm back. I've been away for months...and before that I wasn't really participating. My weight is now higher than it was the first time I started SparkPeople, and while it's not at an all time high, it's close. I'm two pounds away from the BMI "obese" category. That's a fact. So, while the ... Read more

  • Tuesday Goals

    12/9/2014 10:35:38 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I did really well yesterday. I want to celebrate. I didn't feel like going to the gym, but went anyway. Had a great time at Zumba. Good for my heart, mood, and self-efficacy. I kept my calories low. I didn't have seconds at dinner, or wine. And not to be all scale-fixated, but I finally lost my T-da... Read more

  • Will Calorie Posting Make a Difference to Most People?

    12/9/2014 9:15:43 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    There's a lot of talk these days about the upcoming enforcement in 2015 of all venues that sell food to post calories. All - hot dog vendors, food trucks, etc. While the theory might be great, I wonder if a population that eats badly will actually care about those postings. Not to mention t... Read more

  • Getting Out of The (Am#z#n) Quicksand

    12/8/2014 9:54:13 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Monday Goals

    12/8/2014 10:07:49 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    "Well that's interesting" That's the way I'm going to look at my wine & crackers this weekend. It's an experiment to see how does having wine only on Sat & Sun night, at home, after I'm in for the night, watching TV & relaxing. The results of the experiment is that my resolve dissolved in alcohol, I... Read more

  • Retired Husband

    12/8/2014 1:24:05 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter,from... Read more

  • Chuck Makes Every December Horrible!

    12/7/2014 10:08:22 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Watching Friend's Addiction to Mountain Dew

    12/7/2014 1:06:29 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm not the type of person who intrudes on others' lives unless my opinion is sought. It's tough to see a friend who is totally hooked on Mtn. Dew - the worst of all poisons to drink. Yikes! I try to provide general info in a tactful way, but have no real control. Sad to see friends destroying t... Read more

  • Season's Greetings!

    12/7/2014 2:29:05 AM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Happy Sabbath!!

    12/5/2014 10:56:16 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

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  • All Is Well -- Yeah!

    12/5/2014 9:40:54 PM, by SMYLEERED

    The food plan is successful. I do it in SP first then I send it in e-mail to my sponsor. I have 3 days of abstinence. Still having a hard time trying to avoid my husband's goodies, but I did it. God sees that I am making a real effort for recovery from this awful disease. He's... Read more

  • Friday Goals

    12/5/2014 12:23:41 PM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I did well on my Thursday goals. I didn't have any alcohol. And I plan on none today, too. "Write it before you bite it" really saved me from a 1000+ cal lunch! Yesterday was a work luncheon, so I entered the menu into the SP tracker beforehand. 2 things really jumped out at me. Potatoes au gra... Read more

  • Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2 (spoiler alert)

    12/5/2014 9:35:39 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I was totally blown away after reading a Spfriend's blog that she saw the second film of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. And that both Joe and the truck driver have gained their weight back! Yikes! If you've seen the original, you know why this is shocking. Wishing all a happy day.... Read more

  • Thursday Goals

    12/4/2014 11:37:53 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    There's a part of me that asking "What's wrong with me?" I have to just shut down that negative voice, and concentrate on what I'm doing right: daily exercise, getting in my 10,000 steps a day, and tracking food (well mostly right). And last night a girl at Zumba thought I was 30! If there is o... Read more

  • Weigh In, Animated Symphony of the Bells

    12/4/2014 8:43:41 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    After a few months of not weighing, I decided to do so today and weekly from this point on. Happy with results, considering the pumpkin pie caper on Thanksgiving. (smiling) The other day, when I got my Christmas shopping done, I saw a lovely music box that fascinated me. It was kind of pricey... Read more

  • Holiday to do list

    12/4/2014 12:15:54 AM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • If brains were gasoline...

    12/3/2014 11:41:27 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • What Santa's bringing you!

    12/3/2014 11:40:34 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Republican Agenda

    12/3/2014 9:28:45 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Day #1

    12/3/2014 11:11:23 AM, by SMYLEERED

    On the food plan, with a new sponsor, I am beginning over again, hopefully with the blessing of God I will be abstinent. That is my goal -- to follow the food plan and refrain from sugary foods that trigger a binge. Pray with me to get through this day. I admit I have no will power and I re... Read more

  • Wednesday goals

    12/3/2014 9:28:51 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    1. Write it before I bite it 2. drink plenty of water 3. Eat lots of veg 4. 1,500 calories 5. Dentist 3pm 6. zumba 6pm Thank you so much for all your support, with my friends' recent passing. I learned on Facebook yesterday that another childhood friend passed away. I think this is on... Read more

  • Rain, Cold, Xmas Stuff Done

    12/3/2014 8:48:45 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Hooray, we have gotten some rain. Some is better than none in severe drought conditions. Fighting a cold and hope like crazy it doesn't lead to where the other colds have lead - pneumonia. Got EVERYTHING done - cards out, gifts bought (within budget!!!), decorations up. Hooray for me, ... Read more

  • SP Has A Plan To End Sugar Addiction

    12/2/2014 2:16:34 PM, by SMYLEERED

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  • Toilet-to-Tap Coming; Rain Expected this Morning

    12/2/2014 9:37:04 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    San Diego is experiencing a horrendous drought and the city powers-that-be have recently passed an approval to begin the toilet-to-tap water process for consumer usage that is working well in Orange County. Although I've seen the extensive purification system used, I still can't wrap my mind around... Read more

  • Tuesday Goals

    12/2/2014 9:36:31 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    If you're not excited about your results of the first 11 months of the year; if your negative voice is telling you about all your grand plans in January, and how you didn't do this, and all this other garbage, like what's wrong with... Read more

  • Monday Goals

    12/1/2014 10:58:59 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Hello my sweeties! Here it is the first of the month. I didn't weight myself, because it would be the height of madness to weigh in after vacation! I didn't come close to my "plan" of losing 16 pounds by New Years. But I don't care. I'm so glad to be alive, healthy, strong, and beautiful. I'm gratef... Read more

  • Weighing the Numbers! Final Results of the 5% Fall Challenge!

    11/30/2014 9:50:45 AM, by CERIUSLY

    For anyone wishing to join us, The Winter 5% Community Team will open on Saturday, December 13th for signing up for your team. If you would like to know more about the 5% Weight Loss Challenge, here is a link to the FAQ Blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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  • Various links and thoughts...

    11/29/2014 11:36:15 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I need to pay attention to my total sugar values - read labels etc - even "healthy foods" have too much sugar!! http://www.independent.c
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  • Pecan Pie, Battling Coffee Cravings, No Xmas Decorations for Me

    11/29/2014 8:12:20 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I picked up a few groceries early this morning - on an empty stomach. You know where that could lead. It was bittersweet to see they had no pumpkin pies marked down; yes, I remembered that I am officially off sugar. Then I passed delicious nuts. The only thing was, they were in pecan pie. I tho... Read more

  • Remove a curse...

    11/29/2014 7:17:41 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has been living with for the last 50 years. The wizard says, “Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the course on you.” The old man says without hesitation, “I now pronounce you man and wife.”... Read more

  • I GAVE AWAY ALL OF MY COFFEE SUPPLIES

    11/28/2014 9:34:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I gave up caffeine over three months ago, but kept all of the supplies "just in case." Yesterday, when I said goodbye to my Thanksgiving guests, I sent them away with my stash of coffee, coffeemaker and filters. It was time. Now I've gotta kick sugar's butt - once and for all. Wishing al... Read more

  • Some pertinent thoughts...to what I don't know!

    11/27/2014 8:22:55 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquire... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 9:40:20 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    To everyone on SP who celebrate this holiday, I wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. Here's to a wonderful day.... Read more

  • Compulsive Eaters

    11/26/2014 9:31:44 AM, by SMYLEERED

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  • Happy Thanksgiving -- A Reminder

    11/25/2014 10:11:25 PM, by SMYLEERED

    A friend in Face Book posted this about addiction, I guess it was about drugs but it can be applied to food addiction also, see what you think --------> dangerousminds.net/comme
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  • While I Was Away

    11/25/2014 4:21:53 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It'll be six years in January that I've been here on SP, and very rarely took a break. This past month was the longest I've been away and really needed the time back that I spent on the computer. I learned that I can do fine now w/o SP. But I did miss you guys and gals, plus it's a lot easier... Read more

  • Monday Goals

    11/24/2014 10:15:42 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Monday goals: 1. Write it before I bite it 2. 10,000 steps Have you given up? Have you decided to try again after New Years Day? There's plenty of progress you can do in the next 37 days. That's 5 weeks. Keep your head in your game. For me, that means staying the same weight, not gaining a ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week

    11/24/2014 8:51:32 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Hi SP friends. I have to say that life has been a proverbial roller coaster ride this past month. But we survive and thrive - or do not. I'm still trying to figure out which is accurate for me. Another year has been flying by and I can't believe this week is Thanksgiving. I've been very t... Read more

  • Sunday Goals

    11/23/2014 9:30:04 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    Sunday Goals 1. Color hair 2. replace water pump in washing machine 2a. dry laundry room floor which is dotted with clumps of wet cat litter UGH! 3. replace front door knob 4. wash sheets & towels 5. food shop Well, I thought I was going to have a rest day, but my household decided... Read more

  • PROOF: That Gluten Has A SEVERE Effect On My Neurological Functions

    11/22/2014 11:22:18 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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  • Joe - Recent Photo

    11/22/2014 8:31:44 AM, by --KREN

    Joe and his younger brother Matt at Matt's wedding this summer. Joe is on the right. So many people here ask me about Joe, here he is! Photos of him on my SP photo page as well but they aren't as recent. Karen... Read more

  • Doing everything "right", not losing?

    11/21/2014 12:16:09 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    You may have insulin resistance a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes. Here's how this goes: Your doc will tell you to lose weight... like you have a mirror already! You do everything "right". You eat healthy foods in the proper amount. You exercise. You get adequate sleep. Y... Read more

  • Friday & Saturday Goals

    11/21/2014 10:49:56 AM, by CAREN_BLUEJEANS

    I love all the Thanksgiving Day food: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries (home made or can-molded) and pumpkin pie. Especially the pie. I just recently found out that you can put meringue on pumpkin pie. Now I want to get a kitchen torch so I can top my pie with meringue and to toast it. I was goi... Read more