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  • Find out what others think of a med on this website

    6/30/2016 1:56:40 PM, by CTUPTON I have been very tired. Someone said they were told to take zyrtec at night because it can cause drowsiness. I thought it was a non-drowsy allergy med. Oops! I am now taking my zyrtec at night. I seem to be more awake in the daytime now. I sure hope this fatigue... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/29

    6/30/2016 3:25:29 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me something worthwhile to preoccupy my thoughts with. 2. sleep, because it meets so many needs. 3. community, because we need it. 4. a quick resolution, because it was needed. 5. older friends, because they are more stable. 6. space, because sometimes life ... Read more

  • Magic Cooling Cloth -a gift from DD--I love it!

    6/29/2016 2:09:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Wet it, snap it, put around the neck to stay cool. chris... Read more

  • Thank you all --about Lyrica...

    6/29/2016 12:11:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    252 247 220 you are so wonderful to me! My daughter takes gabapentin. She has FM, too. Lately I have been getting some extremely sharp pains -short lasting -but ouch! They pop up in any part of my body. this is fairly new for me. thank you again! chris... Read more

  • Our cat, Cujo--on my head--error fixed

    6/29/2016 9:47:55 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Just checking my goal about having fun in my life...

    6/29/2016 9:38:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    Working on: GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: -photography 24 -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating 24 -fantastic 20 Not this website--using goodreads instead - daily fun music 24 - exercise dvds or wii fit 24 -geocaching 24 -interacting with fr... Read more

  • Just checking my healthy habits PLANNING AHEAD!

    6/29/2016 9:30:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL! So... -Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house? 41 -Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together? 24 -Am I drinking my water? 41 -Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!! 198 This week no due to appointments... Read more

  • Something new to me--hydromassage bed--huh?

    6/29/2016 8:30:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    I love water and I love getting a massage. A bed that does both! Wow! 198 chris... Read more

  • Lyraca? (sp?)

    6/29/2016 8:06:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist and she gave me no answers for my fatigue. She suggested Lyraca for my fibromyalgia. She thought it might help my energy, too. There was one other med instead of Lyraca, but I can't remember the name right now. Has anyone had experience with this kind of medicine? ... Read more

  • What coffee can do for you!

    6/28/2016 5:49:59 PM, by CTUPTON
    ffee chris... Read more

  • Disappointed after doc appt

    6/28/2016 3:51:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist, hoping advancements in medicine would help me be less tired. Nope. She said everything tested fine thyroid, vitamin D, B levels in blood, no gluten sensitivity, iron OK, etc. etc. Darn. I was hoping she'd find something I could fix. Her advice mainly wa... Read more

  • I actually met 2 more sparkfriends! So exciting! Northwest Park, Windsor,CT.

    6/26/2016 6:28:33 AM, by CTUPTON
    age_id=226 I met Deb and Lorna from the Official CT Team! We came with our water bottles, sunglasses, bug repellent, sturdy shoes to do the "Bog Trail" at Northwest Park in Windsor. It is a huge park with many scheduled activities for concerts, seeing fa... Read more

  • Mad cat after his bath!

    6/24/2016 7:10:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is ignoring DD, his owner, and me, too. Bob went to DH because we just gave him a bath and he is mad at us. DH was reading the paper! Now the newspaper is wet, too. chris... Read more

  • Hubby's wheelchair is driving me crazy! Lots of aggravating noises, etc.

    6/24/2016 6:50:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    His only movement is riding around the house. Back and forth. Back and forth. There is not much room or variety: at the table then at his computer desk then at the TV to flip channels, then to the bedroom and back. Sometimes outside. He continually makes the chair recline and sit up straight --... Read more

  • This one is for the Dog...

    6/23/2016 5:31:01 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    PDSLIM had a cute blog with adorable photos of dogs - I can't top that!! Maybe a photo of my little stinker if I can find it here (I'm not on the phone right now where most of my photos are.). But she shared a website that had quite a few recipes for dog treats, and I wanted to save it before I go o... Read more

  • Food tracker is now working. The "fix" using the iphone tracker for a few days.

    6/23/2016 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe using the iphone tracker for a few days jump started the computer SP Nutrition Tracker. Now I have a new way to enter foods. I am not a constant user of my iphone. Maybe this will push me in that direction. thanks for your support. chris... Read more

  • Perfect! Home water exercising!

    6/23/2016 7:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do you think? chris... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/22

    6/23/2016 3:46:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give great hugs. 2. getting the oil changed, because hats done for awhile. 3. sleep, because it was needed. 4. kids making it where they need to, because I am grateful we can get them where they need to be. 5. precut veggies and cheese at the grocery store, because... Read more

  • Bucket List possibilities - Hiking

    6/21/2016 10:49:30 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just read a SparkPeople article on hiking trails in the 50 states - it's nine pages long. But as I was reading through it, I thought this would be good information if someone wants to create a bucket list item "hike a trail in all 50 states", or something similar. The one for Kansas is in the Elk ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/20

    6/21/2016 2:40:47 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are resilient. 2. getting things done, because it feels good. 3. arrangements, because plans can be good. 4. returns, because getting the rest of the story is relieving. 5. distance, because separation feels better. 6. chocolate, because sometimes it really is t... Read more

  • Darn, my food tracker isn't working!

    6/20/2016 8:03:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    It might have not worked for months, but I was not using it. Now I want to make a new start and I need it. 39 I sent a message to tech people. We'll see what happens. The activity tracker isn't working either. Hmm... chris... Read more

  • Checking in

    6/19/2016 4:03:29 PM, by ROGUEKAT

    Just a fast entry because I don't have much to say! I think it is good to keep checking in and being accountable though. Celiac test came back negative so that was good! Doesn't explain what is going on but I do recognize I have felt much better since limiting the gluten so I may be mindful of ... Read more

  • Thank you for all the many Birthday goodies and wonderful wishes!

    6/19/2016 3:16:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    I tried to respond to everyone, but I had to give up. There were too many of you. Love you all for enriching my life! chris... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/18

    6/19/2016 3:59:27 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because with them present there is always joy in my life. 2. getting my scripts filled, because it's time to feel better. 3. time with my friend family, because i need them. 4. getting my list knocked off, because accomplishment feels good and lists make it efficient. 5. detox ... Read more

  • How Defining Moderation Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals

    6/18/2016 3:24:53 PM, by _RAMONA

    "Moderation is a process.... A rational adult knows better than to believe that every option under the sun needs to be at the table for life to be worth living. We maturely eschew certain things because we accept they aren't good for us.... Learn to accept that some things resist moderat... Read more

  • Memories - do I matter? Curious?

    6/17/2016 10:59:40 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just read a fascinating (to me) article in the dead tree edition of our local paper. Here's the link... but it might not be fascinating to everyone here. It doesn't have a great deal to do with weight loss, on the surface. But I wanted to remember this link and find more about this guy - Bruce Des... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to me!

    6/17/2016 12:14:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    My pool friends sang to me this morning. What fun! chris... Read more

  • Pet Peeve

    6/16/2016 9:03:38 AM, by DULCINEA54935

    Married to a man who teaches driving and mother of another such teacher, I am more aware than most about dangerous habits. Texting or talking seem to be the worst, although I can't claim that I am altogether blameless. But this sign is too funny not to share.... Read more

  • You mean I can make money writing about my struggle to declutter!

    6/15/2016 12:49:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Encounters with a professional declutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous—not to mention England’s most excessive hoarder—as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help Yourgrau navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, ... Read more

  • Allergist

    6/15/2016 7:07:30 AM, by EILEEN828

    I took the advice of my sister and called my doctor to refer me to an allergist. I wanted to find out if I was allergic to any thing else. As luck would have it, the allergist had a cancellation and so was able to see me that same day (yesterday). I described what had happened, along with my own the... Read more

  • Ever feel like a hamster on a wheel?

    6/14/2016 4:17:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time management

    6/14/2016 1:08:00 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Tip: for each day have 24 sheets in your date book...

    6/14/2016 12:59:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Each sheet is divided into 1 minute intervals. The One Minute Maniac book. Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • Books: One Minute Manager vs One Minute Maniac

    6/14/2016 12:44:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    The One Minute Maniac is hilarious. The purpose is to waste no time at all by delegating everything and other tricks! chris... Read more

  • How to dress quickly...and not waste time

    6/14/2016 12:37:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Sew the outfit together ahead of time. Slip it on all at once and button and zip up. DONE! from the Minute Maniac book... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/13

    6/14/2016 3:58:45 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they need me. 2. opportunities for income, because they help me meet my responsibilities. 3. things working out, because it makes life easier. 4. neighbors, because they look after us. 5. waking up, because it was time. 6. our sitter, because she takes care of us. 7... Read more

  • Little changes, Big changes!

    6/13/2016 8:59:02 PM, by EILEEN828

    I've got a few small successes that I'd like to talk about. Not that they're super stellar or anything but considering how slow I bring about weight loss I'm happy to see any amount that actually sticks around. I've lost a few pounds that has me at low that I haven't seen in years. My only goal is ... Read more

  • How do I accept cookies from sparkpeople?

    6/13/2016 10:10:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did something and now have to log in to SP every time I change a page! I asked the techs. They said to accept cookies. I did that but SP still is not accepting cookies. chris... Read more

  • Time saving tip 1

    6/13/2016 10:05:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    When angry and counting to 10... use binary 0, 1, 10 DONE! from book "One Minute Maniac" chris... Read more

  • Team Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA)

    6/13/2016 8:21:32 AM, by PETALIA

    "Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind." The Olympic Charter. "...While everyone may have a right to practice sport, not every athlete has a nation to call home. By creating the refugee Olympic team the International Olympic Commit... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/12

    6/13/2016 3:02:52 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me going. 2. sleep, because it can be a precious commodity. 3. the rest of the story, because it makes some things more tolerable. 4. text, because it's less invasive. 5. getting it done, because it's a load off. 6. iv's that last, because multiple pokes get... Read more

  • I am grateful for 6/10:

    6/11/2016 3:59:47 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me check in with myself. 2. more income, because it allows for more opportunity. 3. the extension, because it will allow me to get the online work done. 4. call request, because it will at least give the option of relief if available. 5. pto, because it will h... Read more

  • June already!!!?!

    6/9/2016 11:13:28 PM, by KMBRLYGLBLT

    May flew by with crazy busy life flying with it and I am glad to say that I feel pretty good about the lessons learned even though I lost no weight on that scale. What I have learned about my progress: Even when life is completely hectic, I still have time to workout, even if its just a couple ... Read more

  • Well, well, well now, the **** has hit the proverbial fan.

    6/8/2016 6:55:14 AM, by EILEEN828

    I don't know how many of you have followed my forays into trying to understand just what the heck is going on with my body's metabolism. I remember the time decades ago when I found myself saying that my body just isn't working the way it used to. When my metabolism just suddenly seemed to be off. W... Read more

  • Give The Gift of Life this Summer!!

    6/7/2016 10:41:49 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I need to get things done today for the American Res Cross blood drive tomorrow at @NetApp in Wichita. Blood supplies are critically low all over the country! Especially the A blood types. I know not everyone can donate because of various health restrictions, meds, travel, etc., but maybe... Read more

  • Banner Sunday

    6/6/2016 8:39:06 AM, by DULCINEA54935

    So pleased to have been able to capture the images from our Pastor's fulfillment of promises because we exceeded the ELCA Hunger Appeal Goal. Great fun for everyone -- even Pastor Mark.... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 6/5

    6/5/2016 11:10:44 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they want to spend time with me. 2. getting the clothes folded, because they needed it. 3. getting the clothes put away, because we all needed it. 4. feeling better, because this is getting old. 5. big blankets, because they make great forts. 6. sick leave, because it... Read more

  • Potassium

    6/5/2016 2:22:38 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Was reading on Potassium for various reasons, so this blog post is really being used more like a scratch pad or note pad, except that I can't just do wild handwritten scribbled notes on here like I would on pen and paper... http://www.sparkpeop
    high_potassium_foods_... Read more

  • Two days of less fatigue! Hurray!

    6/4/2016 2:35:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    If this would last, I could actually keep up with most of my work. It is a huge "if" however. I am yesterday and today "digging out" from the unfinished tasks from the last 3 weeks. Each day I was doing a little, but things pile up. Like when I come home from any errands, I just don't g... Read more

  • Rabbit Proofing

    6/4/2016 8:59:52 AM, by DULCINEA54935

    Now that some of my garden is up and growing, I am trying a new way to discourage rabbits from munching on the greens. Saw this in a magazine and figured it was easier than putting up fencing. We'll see how effective it proves. Can't wait to eat our own organically grown veggies.... Read more

  • I asked my 2 supermarkets to stock the ice cream.

    6/3/2016 11:44:27 AM, by CTUPTON chocolate Reddi Whip-- hmmm... this sounds good, Too! Thanks! chris... Read more

  • corrected sugestion box link

    6/3/2016 11:41:45 AM, by CTUPTON
    help_suggestion_box.asp... Read more

  • Link to SP sugestion box.

    6/2/2016 4:16:39 PM, by CTUPTON
    help_sugge Every once in awhile I do have a suggestion in mind. I just wanted to have this handy. For one thing I miss the SP map. I could look at the map and see who was near my own location. chris... Read more

  • exercise regime updated

    6/1/2016 2:34:59 AM, by RKOTTEK

    I will now be doing 2 circuits of the following exercises forward punches with weights overhead punches with weights seated stepping seated ankle rocks forward to the side fitband stretching. each set will be on a timed basis to see how many I can achieve in a certain time only a 10 se... Read more