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  • When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me.

    8/28/2016 11:00:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' -making a budget that I'd stick to. -actually putting the move in motion Both are now accomplished! Yeah! 104 521 ... Read more

  • Back in the Swing!

    8/26/2016 5:54:37 PM, by TITANIUM303

    Last week I worked really hard to lose almost 5 lbs after my weight wouldn't budge for almost two months....This week I've been so hungry stressed and pressed for time I gained most of it back. Although I have to say, it's been ages since I've enjoyed a cheeseburger and fries so it was totally my si... Read more

  • Honey filled bandage patches work!

    8/26/2016 3:48:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. Wow! Who wudda thunk it! chris cid.oxfordjournals.org/conte
    nt/46/11/1677.full ... Read more

  • I might be moved by Nov. 1st!

    8/26/2016 1:39:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in... Read more

  • Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th

    8/26/2016 1:19:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.hebronharvestfair.org/ Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. https://dockdogs.com/ Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. https://dockdogs.com/ chris... Read more

  • Yarn Bombs

    8/25/2016 12:47:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently yarn bombing happens all over the world. I have seen a tiny example in a nearby town , near an art museum. This weekend we are planning on visiting Torrington, Ct which has been yarn bombed. www.bing.com/images/search?q=I
    nternation... Read more

  • I've been SPARKED by DEBVNE!

    8/24/2016 3:10:32 PM, by _RAMONA

    Check out her blog: Finding Your Fight www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.a
    sp?blog_id=6223629 So, how is your "inner, petulant brat" doing today? (THANK YOU for the laugh Deb... it gave me what I needed to MOVE through this moment in which I... Read more

  • Comfort Foods - or not??

    8/24/2016 1:48:11 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've been clearing out my hoard of newspapers from when we were on vacation last fall. I had read though and tossed the news and ad parts earlier, saving the comics for "later". It is NOW "later"! As I read and enjoy them, I'm making photos of the ones that I enjoyed or that hit me in other ways, an... Read more

  • Some people knit, some people search online about knitting.

    8/23/2016 7:19:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Nope. I don't knit but DD does. In her honor: honest, my Mom made me this eons ago! Sorry about this one. We now have at least 100 different colored balls of yarn in the living room. It seems to be multiplying like coat hangers! c... Read more

  • Gratitude!

    8/22/2016 6:04:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    A year ago I was running back and forth from 2 hospitals for hubby and for our daughter. I am very, very grateful they are both here and doing very well! chris... Read more

  • DD's latest knitting project--a hat like you've never seen before!

    8/20/2016 11:40:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, it is a hat!... Read more

  • Biewer Yorkie Terrier--and no barking!

    8/19/2016 12:07:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mostly she did not bark. And if she did, it was quiet. Not at all aggravating. 338 chris... Read more

  • magnesium can cause drowsiness????

    8/19/2016 11:55:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    "One of the most common side effects associated with magnesium supplements is drowsiness." www.livestrong.com/article/487
    587-magnesium-supplements-
    drowsiness/ I have definitely had more energy in the last 2 weeks. I went through these thoughts: -I was busy in Buffalo doing t... Read more

  • Another success story that is inspiring to me

    8/19/2016 11:33:43 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    http://www.yahoo.com/beauty/
    jeremy-rochford-lost-200-p
    ounds-ive-learned-203639036.html... Read more

  • Biewer Yorkie Terrier

    8/18/2016 10:20:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend had the cutest doggie. I hope I have the correct breed. This is an internet picture, not the dog I actually saw. The little dog, Pipa, played and played for hours. She made us pay attention to her and would nudge us if someone did not through her ball to fetch. She was a bundle o... Read more

  • Internet search about "Why not?"

    8/17/2016 12:13:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am? Stephen Colbert Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quo
    tes/keywords/why_not_2.html Let's se... Read more

  • Love Your Body Pledge on the 50+ team

    8/17/2016 9:29:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I made the pledge again. I needed that! chris www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    team_messageboard_thread.a
    sp?board=906x11534x55575409... Read more

  • I'd also like to see updated emoticons! We deserve this.

    8/17/2016 8:49:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    272 32 204 For "video" I had to use the old fashioned film emoticon. I can't stand using the emoticon head shot of someone looking in a mirror! Ugleee! Many, many of the emoticons are very outdated! Couldn't we have a new set of emoticons??? Spread the word on the tec... Read more

  • I'd like to see videos of people eating healthy.

    8/17/2016 8:39:40 AM, by CTUPTON

    Visuals41 of people help me way more than cute sayings. 24 I put up photos of my counselor and my doctor. This DID STOP 227 me from chowing down 29 at my computer desk. 17 I have at least 20 typed labels around my computer desk. They DO NOTHING 15 24 to make me stop and think about... Read more

  • Another way to buy a week of nutritious prepared meals.

    8/15/2016 6:10:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is not an ad. It is just FYI. I visited the Buffalo area and someone showed me this business. We saw the "store." It was run by a couple of muscley men and a woman. I don't know if those were the only workers. they give you a list of meals available for the week. My friend was very in... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 8/14:

    8/15/2016 3:43:07 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they like hugs. 2. getting some sleep, because i needed it. 3. working, because my paycheck likes it. 4. options, because choice is good. 5. text, because sometimes talking isn't worth it. 6. friends, because they accept us for where we're at. 7. medicine, because i... Read more

  • Renting out our condo? Till the market picks up.

    8/14/2016 5:26:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    Two condos in our complex just dropped their prices. It is upsetting to me. DH's nephew was here to put in our bathroom flooring. He seriously suggested I rent out our condo till the market picked up. to me this is a headache. But I might be forced to do this. I am also considering re... Read more

  • I might play a joke on DD...

    8/14/2016 3:03:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    My daughter just bought eggs. Hmmm..... chris... Read more

  • THANK YOU for visiting my page today...

    8/14/2016 4:10:23 AM, by _RAMONA

    Being SparkPeople Motivator of the Day is a double-edged sword. While it is certainly an honour, and I appreciate the acknowledgement of my contribution to this site over the years, it is impossible to respond to everyone who will visit my page this day in the same personal way that tr... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 8/13

    8/14/2016 3:55:30 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they remind me to be happy. 2. getting somethings done around the house, because it's been needing it. 3. her friend's dad remembering, because the girls had a great time. 4. being able to be home for bedtime, because it was good for all of us. 5. sales, because i got s... Read more

  • Do you know what gratitude is really all about?

    8/13/2016 10:56:21 PM, by EILEEN828

    My friend's blog brought up a topic of thought about being grateful that I've responded to in my heart and soul. I thought my take is good enough to share. Here 'tis. We're all put on this planet for one thing only and that's to experience it! We all need to be deeply and humbly grateful that w... Read more

  • Testing Activity Trackers thru Lumoid.com

    8/13/2016 12:17:12 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I am trying out three activity trackers for a week, through a rental type "try before you buy" kind of deal. Think I will explain more on that later. But one of the trackers is the Leaf, by BellaBeats.com . I have been wearing it as a necklace past two nights but disagrees with the lackadaisica... Read more

  • When a Roomba meets a pile of dooggie poop at 1:30 am.

    8/12/2016 4:29:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    The machine was stopped only because a child woke up in the middle of the night. www.scarymommy.com/roomba-me
    ets-pile-of-poop-jesse-new
    ton/?utm_source=FB I have 2 cats now. No robot room vacuum for me! chris... Read more

  • Not ready for that kind of commitment

    8/12/2016 10:19:29 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I am grateful for, 8/11

    8/12/2016 2:24:51 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me marching forward when i'd rather not. 2. getting hours in at both places, because it will make the checks better. 3. getting the meds checked in, because it helped. 4. getting some rest, because some is better than none. 5. answering back, because it was ne... Read more

  • A little advice needed please.

    8/11/2016 2:33:44 AM, by EILEEN828

    Earlier this spring/summer I had joined up with a local meetup group that walks all around my local area. I was walking with the 10k group and having a great time except for one thing. That thing is my right heel. I know from previous diagnosis of my doctor that I have a small bone spur on the botto... Read more

  • Back from house hunting near Buffalo, NY.

    8/10/2016 9:59:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    I had a great week. 334 My brother is so wonderful for having me in his "hotel." His upstairs is like a private suite! I am very, very lucky. What a blessing . For a whole week I could just focus on seeing family and looking at various types of living situations. The weather cooperated--in f... Read more

  • No more Mrs. Doubtfire... or Picture UPDATE at nearly 100 lbs. ELIMINATED!

    8/6/2016 4:43:29 PM, by _RAMONA

    First of all, no one was harmed in the making of this video (at least not much, LOL... I'm not sure husbands are always the best resource in these situations)! We are SO not photographers, and he even less so than I, so this little project tested our mettle as couple. He i... Read more

  • weightloss update

    8/6/2016 12:18:58 AM, by RKOTTEK

    new 0.5 kg/week challenge 18th June starting weight 163.5 kg 25th June 162.7 down 0.8kg july 02 162 down 0.7kg 09 July 166.7 up 3.2 kg overall 16 July 163.5 square again 21 July 168.5 kg 22 July 167.8 up 4.3kgs in 1 week ! 30 July 163.5 back to my starting point 06 August 162.5 fin... Read more

  • I just need to get this off my chest...

    8/4/2016 11:53:37 PM, by _RAMONA

    To those of you who showed up to read the non-blog, I'm so sorry... somehow it posted before I was done, and I thought it best to just delete it, and finish it properly first. I hope you feel it's worth a second visit. Today I had my first physical in 6 years (we booked physic... Read more

  • Viewing various housing possibilities near family

    8/3/2016 2:19:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    A huge range of possibilities! Money will be the deciding factor as usual. If I rent, I could move us both and sell or finish up selling the CT condo. I would have hubby already moved and settled. If the rent is reasonable and the condo seems quickly salable. If. ! 2 manufactured homes were both p... Read more

  • Great Night at the Ball Game

    8/3/2016 8:45:44 AM, by DULCINEA54935

    Best first inning I can remember. Two outs and then the bats came alive. Our Logger Boys scored 10 runs after that, including two home runs, and everyone in the rotation got to bat. Made for a long, but glorious, game.... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 8/2

    8/3/2016 3:54:05 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are excited to see me. 2. meals with friends, because it's nice to be cared for. 3. time together, because there's never enough. 4. cherries, because they're yummy. 5. connection, because it repairs things. 6. sleep, because it is so precious. 7. letting them f... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 8/1

    8/2/2016 3:28:24 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they want to spend time with me. 2. getting to play a game with bug, because we don't get a lot of time together. 3. being off tomorrow night, because its time for a break. 4. options, because choices are good. 5. starting, because hopefully it will bring some relief. ... Read more

  • AUSPICIOUS August: Regrouping & Moving FORWARD!

    8/2/2016 2:48:53 AM, by _RAMONA

    "Accept the possibility that in order to live your purpose you may need to put yourself first for a while, and that's okay." ~ CHESTER GOAD So, for the last eight months, in the midst of, and despite life upheaval, and never having a moment to myself, I also feel that I have ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/31

    8/1/2016 1:42:00 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me smile. 2. sleep, because i got some. 3. pandora, because it makes things bearable. 4. new toys, because they can be exciting. 5. lists, because they help me focus. 6. peeling, because it means my burn is healing. 7. text, because it keeps us connected. ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/30

    7/31/2016 1:23:31 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they let me sleep. 2. comfy clothes, because they are a precious commodity with this sunburn. 3. sleep, because it is also a precious commodity. 4. getting a good start on my night, because it helps. 5. missing the drama, because calm is good. 6. moving to nightshift,... Read more

  • Latest weight fluctuations.

    7/31/2016 12:04:12 AM, by RKOTTEK

    new 0.5 kg/week challenge 18th June starting weight 163.5 kg 25th June 162.7 down 0.8kg july 02 162 down 0.7kg 09 July 166.7 up 3.2 kg overall 16 July 163.5 square again 21 July 168.5 kg 22 July 167.8 up 4.3kgs in 1 week ! 30 July 163.5 back to my starting point 31 July 163 0.5kg d... Read more