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  • Wow, try out this salad!

    5/1/2016 8:56:10 PM, by EILEEN828

    Well I made a salad today that was very unusual so I feel inspired to share it. I'm going to call it: Spinach- Kiwi- Pecan Salad On a bed of spinach leaves on a dinner plate I put about 1/2c of leftover chilled red quinoa (I wanted to use it up). By the way, did you know that when yo... Read more

  • Daily exercise program, starting March,should be good for those with bad legs.

    5/1/2016 7:46:29 PM, by RKOTTEK

    As of yesterday. I have began daily seated chair exercises. The first is heel to toe rocking with my feet. The next is leg raises and straightening. The last is holding a fit band with arms straight out to front and then opening both arms out to the side. there are 20 repetitions of each a... Read more

  • Spring is sprung......you know the rest!

    5/1/2016 2:14:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    and maybe some people are not quite ready for spring: ... Read more

  • Not parking on the grass--rules.

    5/1/2016 1:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had no idea some towns have an ordinance against this. I can't believe it applies to your own home. You gave me some good ideas like using plywood to save the lawn. When I first moved in, they reprimanded me for putting up a plain green Christmas wreathe with tiny white lights! That stil... Read more

  • May the 4th be with you!

    5/1/2016 8:31:21 AM, by KMBRLYGLBLT

    This is a long standing joke in my house, as it is one of our girls Birthdays. It's actually a hectic week from April 30th (MIL Birthday) through to May 4th (with May 2nd being my Step Daughters Birthday. So 3 Birthday's in 5 days. Make it crazier.. They are all milestone ones. Mother in Law is... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Our Father feeds the Ravens...

    4/29/2016 10:26:11 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Adding more scriptures that I sensed applies to my overeating and under exercising ... I have a Flashcard app on phone, where I create decks of "flashcards". One of the topics consists of various scriptures having to do with eating, exercise, not being anxious, and similar issues... It's an ongoing ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/28

    4/29/2016 2:55:29 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make old routines into new adventures. 2. a decent eval, because it has been feeling like it could have been different. 3. a nice flight, because it was very smooth and will be the first one the kids remember. 4. getting to the hotel, because shower and bed feel awes... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/27

    4/28/2016 2:11:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are enthusiastic. 2. real issues, because they make my job feel right. 3. calls, because it fe LS good to give back. 4. streamlining, because simple is good. 5. my friday, because i'm ready for it. 6. steak, because it's yummy. 7. caffeine, because it is a usef... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/my-medicine/defa
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/25

    4/26/2016 3:08:26 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because their new experiences bring things back to life. 2. rest, because it felt good. 3. distraction, because it's been needed. 4. getting some laundry going, because it's been needed. 5. friends, because they are our family. 6. easy bedtimes, because it makes them nicer. ... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.chicagonow.com/chicagonow-
    life-style/2010/05/14-ridi
    culously-ugly-rugs-owned-b
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for décor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • 100 Year Old Role Model!!

    4/24/2016 1:38:46 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Wow, what an inspiring woman!! well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04
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  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more

  • week 3 up to 1 pound/week weightloss challenge.

    4/22/2016 8:51:27 PM, by RKOTTEK

    New 1 pound/week challenge. new diet starting weight 352 pounds 2nd April week 1 9th April 349.8 pounds down 2.2 pounds (1kg) week 2 16th April 348.8 pounds down 1 pound from last week week3 23 April 347.6 pounds down just over a pound from last week 4.4 pounds or 2 kg since start chee... Read more

  • Knitting is way more complicated than I thought....

    4/22/2016 4:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD has been knitting up a storm. She wants to make a sweater now. Her mentor says to knit a square to count the stitches so the sweater comes out the right size. If you don't do this you could make a sweater 6 sizes too big Wouldn't that be awful after all that work! I am givi... Read more

  • Trainwreck In A Bowl

    4/22/2016 12:07:34 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I bought this stuff a few months ago when a local Asian grocery store was going out of business. It was nominated by my husband to go out with the leavening as ingredients list merely says "raising agents". Finally got my reading magnifiers on and read the ingredients list (I don't ... Read more

  • A new sleep apnea mask (No I don't have sleep apnea but I know people who do have it)

    4/19/2016 6:10:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    This looks more comfortable than the bigger masks I have seen. chris... Read more

  • 2 chuckles...

    4/19/2016 1:49:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The short, intense workput craze.... (Wall St Journal article)

    4/18/2016 6:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently there is a craze going on about short, intense workouts done at odd times to stop the excuses of not having enough time to go to the gym or do long workouts. In the WSJ article: There is a photo of a woman "and her daughter Clare do squats while another daughter, Maureen, make... Read more

  • A Multi-cultural Wedding - Kansas and Tonga!!

    4/18/2016 12:36:39 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just got back from a wedding this afternoon, for a local Kansas girl we have known from our church family. I grew up with her mom and aunts and uncles, and her grandparents are about same ages as my parents were (although both her granddad and my dad have passed away just in the last year.). This w... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/16

    4/17/2016 2:51:26 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they do life with me. 2. searching, because it's half the fun. 3. avocados, because they are yummy. 4. parks, because my babies love them. 5. fresh air, because it is healing. 6. naps, because they are delightful. 7. getting the clothes folded, because it's nice to ... Read more

  • Every Meal is a Choice

    4/16/2016 3:00:04 PM, by TITANIUM303

    Whether you've pre-planned and pre-packed, or are out with friends wingin' it at the local Mexican joint; Everything you put into your mouth....Is a choice! Sure, it's easy (for some) to plan and follow a meal plan, but what about those days where we find ourselves in a rush or just wanting to enjoy... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/15

    4/16/2016 3:37:17 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are fun to watch. 2. crossing things off the list, because accomplishment feels good. 3. finding the right box, because it's been a while coming. 4. getting most of the clothes folded, because it needed done. 5. getting rid of boxes, because the space feels good. ... Read more

  • 2nd week new 1 pound off per week challenge

    4/15/2016 9:40:33 PM, by RKOTTEK

    New 1 pound/week challenge. new diet starting weight 352 pounds 2nd April week 1 9th April 349.8 pounds down 2.2 pounds (1kg) week 2 16th april 348.8 pounds down 1 pound from last week 3.2 pounds since start. ... Read more

  • Where are my measuring things for cooking? A sparkfriend said a utility belt is needed!

    4/15/2016 1:59:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    A utility belt was suggested. Great idea! In fact there is a company that will make custom too belts! www.custommade.com/gallery/cus
    tom-leather-belts/?page=3 Just for funsies: ... Read more

  • Progress decluttering.

    4/15/2016 1:37:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually feel like things are getting done. I don't have any more energy but I can see some results when I tackle a job. I can only work for about an hour--this is actually longer than I was doing a few years ago (overwhelmed caregiver!) So I guess I have made progress with energy. I don... Read more

  • Easily refurbish old "gold" jewelry!

    4/15/2016 1:30:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD found a pen with gold in it. I have no idea if it has any metal or not! She had cleaned some jewelry from a thrift shop. It ended up looking dingy. She just used the pen on the chain-- wow! I think the pen was close to $10. I never thought this would work. I don't know how long ... Read more

  • More good news! About lost diabetic shoes.

    4/15/2016 1:24:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Got a check for $378 to pay for hubby's diabetic shoes! Since last summer (!) I have been calling and calling the hospital--that lost hubby's diabetic shoes --and leg brace! Medicare paid for the brace because he needed a new one anyway. But I had no success getting the money for the shoes... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/14

    4/15/2016 3:57:48 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are happy to see me. 2. sleep, because i got some, and will be getting more. 3. nice weather, because i love the smell of spring. 4. our sitter, because she accepts my schedule. 5. dreams, because they can be healing and informative. 6. chance sightings, because ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/13

    4/14/2016 3:59:04 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are caring. 2. sleep, because it feels good. 3. another transport, because the more experience the better. 4. working, because paychecks are handy. 5. friends, because they make life run more smoothly. 6. peace, because it's better than the alternative. 7. phon... Read more

  • Belated April Fools Day

    4/13/2016 11:16:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Yeah! I can now clean all floors to the walls! Finally seeing PROGRESS!

    4/13/2016 9:50:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    This has taken YEARS!!!!!! 24 I am now almost 69! My ongoing days of fatigue has greatly hindered me from having an organized home--for my whole life--not just recently. I am making real progress! It is so good to be able to say this. I have had a cleaning person every 2 weeks for... Read more

  • Fashionably challenged?

    4/13/2016 8:49:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought this was pretty funny! It is a Target ad by the way. I am not like this because putting this together is too much work. I wear pretty much a top and bottom--usually they coordinate. I have mostly stopped wearing jewelry, scarves, etc. Mostly it is my fatigue. But I am ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/12

    4/13/2016 12:44:23 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they want time with me. 2. getting my bathroom as scrubbed as i did, because it looks and feels much better. 3. getting some focus, because it's been needed. 4. getting some sleep this afternoon, because it worked out. 5. tools, because they help me get my head right. ... Read more

  • exercise regime

    4/13/2016 12:25:42 AM, by RKOTTEK

    I was not accepted into a local fitness and dietary program because of the requirement to walk. However, I did see an exercise physiologist who has now given me 3 simple exercises to do on a daily basis. The good things are that they can be done seated, and so will not aggravate my knees, as previ... Read more

  • Mother Nature

    4/12/2016 12:07:14 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Slightly different views of springtime....enjoy

    4/10/2016 1:53:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Paleo recipes with photos!

    4/10/2016 7:22:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    ultimatepaleoguide.com/recipes
    / I need to kick start my low carb eating! chris... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/9

    4/10/2016 3:33:40 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are great kids. 2. buggie getting into rilke schule, because it is a great opportunity. 3. a lovely day in program, because the speakers and fellowship were lovely. 4. snuggles, because I got lots with my boy. 5. but talking, because she stood up for herself. 6. ... Read more

  • final week 9 of 5% weightloss challenge & week 1 of 1 pound/week challenge.

    4/8/2016 7:50:14 PM, by RKOTTEK

    Week 9 9/April 159.0kg down 3.5kg over 9 weeks. New 1 pound/week challenge. new diet starting weight 352 pounds 2nd April week 1 9th April 349.8 pounds down 2.2 pounds (1kg)... Read more

  • Spring

    4/5/2016 8:22:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Spring peepers audio only

    4/5/2016 8:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKV5
    KsoDUQg www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYkK
    T-cNRO4... Read more

  • I need to change - from Complaining to Complimenting

    4/5/2016 5:36:33 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just read this article on SparkPeople www.sparkpeople.com/resource/w
    ellness_articles.asp?id=20
    99&utm_source=sparkpeople&
    utm_medium=email&utm_campa
    ign=weekly-spark... Read more

  • Please pray with me to find DH's glasses.

    4/5/2016 7:59:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just cannot afford to pay for more glasses. In the last 2 years it seems that is all I have been doing is paying for our glasses-breakage, losing them, etc. Mine and his both. chris... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/4

    4/5/2016 3:59:50 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they help me keep things in perspective. 2. options, because choice is good. 3. getting it done, because it's the ninth hour. 4. starting, because it was time. 5. light at the end of the tunnel, because the unknown can be difficult. 6. sleep, because it's good for all... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 4/3

    4/4/2016 3:07:09 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because it's fun to watch them during new things. 2. a good transport, because it's what i needed. 3. cute movies, because it helps offset the cost. 4. being checked on, because it's somewhat redeeming. 5. our friend, because he picks up a lot. 7. taking it with me, because i... Read more