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  • And the beat goes on...

    10/22/2014 5:29:19 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    I got the most interesting little packet in the mail this last week. Apparently, one of the companies I worked for back in the 90's had a pension plan with my name on it that I knew nothing about. I have the option of 1) taking $95 a month now, 2) rolling it over to an IRA or other retirement plan, ... Read more

  • Done--my first deep tissue massage for my shoulder.

    10/22/2014 5:01:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 minutes of mild to more than mild pain but I know I needed this. She is a real expert in deep tissue massage. I have tried to find someone off an don for many years. My wonderful chiropractor has this woman work once a week in his office. Maybe 2 years ago I asked my Physical Therapy Office... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/22/2014 1:54:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    Another good day at work. After work DD and I stopped at Kroger to pick up my Rx, then on to gas station for fill-up. It is nice to have no decisions, bills or errands left today. That can change hourly, so I love it when I can just relax. I have eaten very healthy today. I had cheerios pro... Read more

  • oooh, oooh, ahh

    10/22/2014 11:03:51 AM, by WINACHST

    The blisters are painful and I must have added sound effects when I put on my shoes because my 3-year old grandson was walking around saying, "oooh, oooh, ahhh". At least he was not copying my funny walk. lol... Read more

  • CooCoo for Coconut!

    10/22/2014 10:07:30 AM, by SUSANPETUNIA

    So, it's been over a month since my last blog entry. I have fallen off the 21 day fix wagon, but still trying to do some healthy things. Wanted to get opinions on coconut oil. I have read about its health benefits, but it's so high in fat...I can't see how it can really be that good for you. BUT, us... Read more

  • How does your state rate in Long Term Care

    10/21/2014 8:44:16 PM, by CTUPTON
    of-long-term-care I love in CT and next year hope to move near my family in Western NY--near Buffalo. Both of these states rate in the second quadrille. The results use a set of cr... Read more

  • SPAT October challenge-- I am 71% there!

    10/21/2014 8:11:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought I'd even get close to this many steps. Hurray for water aerobics. On land exercising hurts me but in the pool, I feel I can do anything! chris... Read more

  • Fear and Loathing in the Dressing Room

    10/21/2014 7:29:33 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    I got two new pairs of pants at Target today. They are technically pajama pants but they don't look particularly pajama-ish. No flannel sheep! They are such soft flowing pants that they hide all flaws.... Read more

  • Arctic Zero frozen dessert --150 cal. per pint

    10/21/2014 7:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been eating ice cream in the evenings. I just tried strawberry Arctic Zero, I was happy to find it in my grocery store. It is not as dense as ice cream but not bad. One serving is 1/2 cup at 37 calories. No fat, just protein and carbs. I have not found an ingredient list yet. It c... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/21/2014 2:29:47 PM, by PICKIE98

    I just called mom's facility and informed them of my decision. I am also glad that I DID call MIchelle. I know I will sleep better tonight but will wait until this weekend to see mom. had a fairly good day at work; I spoke to my boss and explained that mom is advancing in her disease. I em... Read more

  • slow and steady

    10/21/2014 10:38:30 AM, by W0RLDFLAME

    it took awhile but after 10 days with no movement I finally lost a few more pounds. So, 15 pounds down :) I also got my spark activity tracker yesterday. It did a good job at motivating me to want to get all the lights lit up. I changed it for today to add more steps. I did t... Read more

  • Blisters and food choices

    10/21/2014 9:24:52 AM, by WINACHST

    I ended up getting blisters from my run yesterday! Ouch! I bought some Super Moleskin Padding to cover and protect. This product works better than band-aids, super sticky. I am going to attempt to track my food again because I really need to get back on track and this no calorie counting in not... Read more

  • What Went - Monday

    10/20/2014 9:26:30 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I had bad joint pain this morning. While I think it is due to wheat or gluten I'm not going to be dogmatic yet. Why? Because I've gone nightshade free, gluten free, dairy free, low carb, meat free etc. and I have early results which seem to point in one direction and then over time it all eve... Read more

  • Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear.

    10/20/2014 8:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris... Read more

  • free exercise DVD and great website NIH

    10/20/2014 6:38:25 PM, by CTUPTON https://order.nia.nih.go
    /MS033 National Institute for Health your tax dollars at work chris... Read more

  • No more eating out!

    10/20/2014 5:13:47 PM, by CZESTES

    In order to properly log our food and lose weight, we stopped eating out. The whole house decided to do this back in April. For the most part, we have stuck to it. There have been a few times that we were unable to stick to that plan and thought every now and then wouldn't hurt. Boy have we been... Read more

  • Monday

    10/20/2014 1:53:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    tried calling Michelle, my sister, but she is not home yet again. I left a message to call me back..It is ultimately my decision for mom, but even though sister is just waiting around for mom to die so she can collect any $$ that is left, I will ask her so there will be no later repercussions. ... Read more

  • I managed 5 miles today

    10/20/2014 12:43:05 PM, by WINACHST

    Another beautiful day, so I went for a run. The farmers are finished harvesting now (not much chemicals being added now) so I chose to go that way instead of the woods. It also meant flat roads for half of it. On one stretch ... Read more

  • I'm feeling better!

    10/20/2014 9:28:10 AM, by MISSA526

    I'm feeling better overall. Fibro is still giving me issues but I'm dealing with it better each day. had sime major shoulder issues so I bought a sling at the drug store, I've been wearing it off and on all weekend and now my shoulder feels much better. If it acts up like that again I will go see my... Read more

  • Don't get enough support ...

    10/20/2014 8:30:27 AM, by WINACHST

    SO WHAT! That is the idea behind a little tidbit in On Fitness Sept/Oct issue. I often use the excuse that I do not get the support I need to eat healthy and whine and complain about how difficult in is to eat the right foods when no one around me is doing the same. SO WHAT! Just because someo... Read more

  • I ran yesterday

    10/20/2014 7:14:35 AM, by WINACHST

    I ran yesterday for the first time in about a month. I have had a bout of plantar fasciitis so I stopped running for a bit. As a precaution, I put two insert inside my shoe and wore compression socks for arch support. The weather was perfect for a run. I checked the temperature, dressed for 4... Read more

  • New Wrinkle

    10/20/2014 2:48:09 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    I've been gluten (and of course wheat) free for one month now. I'm fairly sure that I got some gluten today because we took the ILs to a Chinese buffet for FIL's birthday. I tried to be good. I avoided all breaded foods and all pastries and everything I knew had gluten in it but. . . . the chanc... Read more

  • excrise

    10/19/2014 9:19:27 PM, by SASSYTHING52

    i have have a terrible time getting back to excrise i used too excrise here and i did well i lost 50 pounds then things happened i went to listening to bad thoughts vibes again i have beeb told and lead to beleive im a nothing worth nothing and a nobody i met a friend here well it was... Read more

  • *Plunk* *Plunk* PLANK!

    10/19/2014 8:22:19 PM, by MJ-SHE-BEAST

    Today I am 83 days post VSG surgery and 53 pounds lighter. I am 99 pounds from my goal of 120 pounds. If I am thrilled with my results at 130, though...I'll stop. At 4'10, the doctors tell me 105-115 is where I should aim, but since my family has boobs, butts, and thighs I am not really listening ... Read more

  • Forgiveness is not a four-letter word!

    10/19/2014 7:07:20 PM, by LILYPUDGE

    Oh my. I had to do a ton of praying on this one. I have struggled for over two months with someone in authority who uses verbal threats to communicate with me. I have cried so much through all this. And what makes it worse is that its such deja mother and my ex dis a lot of these exact ... Read more

  • Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt

    10/19/2014 3:03:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. I drank lots of water. I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms Later more water. No coffee. After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. 3:00 PM ... Read more

  • Down another lb today! Yeaaaaay!

    10/19/2014 12:01:18 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    237...down 13 lb since July. I am eating more protein and fewer carbs (when I don't succumb to occasional cookie). Having my annual physical this Friday. My doctor should be happy on the weight loss. Having a bit of a problem with glucose readings, however. Need to cut out the coo... Read more

  • Catholic stamps?

    10/19/2014 10:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."... Read more

  • a link to more bloopers--enjoy!

    10/19/2014 9:53:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    lletinBloopers/ I could not resist..... 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's... Read more

  • more...

    10/19/2014 9:52:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream socia... Read more

  • a few more if you can stand it...

    10/19/2014 9:48:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    12. Ushers will eat latecomers. 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ... Read more


    10/19/2014 9:44:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. My personal favorite. chris 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/19/2014 7:09:29 AM, by PICKIE98

    Did not get to talk to sister yesterday. I took a whole Tramadol Friday night and after doing stuff early on, I fell asleep in my chair for almost four hours. IT was dark all day, no sunlight, sister then was not home. Today I will call her. I just turned the furnace on. I got up, tested my bl... Read more

  • 5 reasons to work out

    10/18/2014 7:32:17 PM, by SILVERSTAR98121

    1. So housework won't be so hard. 2. To get stronger. 3. To live independently longer. 4. To feel better. 5. To get into size 20 jeans.... Read more

  • Gearing up for Saturday

    10/18/2014 2:40:59 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    I'm frustrated. I'm in tons of back and rib pain. It hurts to even take in a deep breath. I'm stretching while doing my Lamaze breathing. (Who knew I would be using it so many years after actually giving birth?) If one more person tells me that "the only limitations you have are the ones you gi... Read more

  • A few more church bloopers...

    10/18/2014 1:26:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. Please use the back door. 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. ... Read more

  • Bloopers in church bulletins ...

    10/18/2014 1:21:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” 9.Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Ar... Read more

  • Weighed in today...good news!

    10/18/2014 11:02:40 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I am at 238 which is great news for me. I did not weigh myself all week and am pleased with my result. I had a 500-calorie breakfast (high protein, low fat) and checked my blood sugar shortly afterward and was shocked to see a reading of 184, the highest one I have registered since I got my ... Read more

  • Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew?

    10/18/2014 9:08:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? chris
    recipe-detail.asp?rec... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/18/2014 5:32:57 AM, by PICKIE98

    As to yesterdays' blog, I prayed and thought long and hard about mom's situation and mine. She does not want her life disrupted, she refuses half the things they try to do for her to relieve pain form old age things. She said she is ready to die, does not want to be hooked up to machines and spen... Read more

  • What Went - Friday

    10/17/2014 9:29:40 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Does anyone know "The Cat Came Back" song? Sing these lyrics to that melody. "But the pain came back the very next day. Yes, the pain came back. I thought it was a goner but the pain came back. It just wouldn't stay awaaaaaaaaay!" Oh, well. I did get a couple of hours of pain vacation yes... Read more

  • Gadgets to slow down eating! OMG! Interesting but not recommended at all!

    10/17/2014 7:26:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    bite counter
    t-to-weight-loss.html the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast
    ifork This calculates... Read more

  • Stuffed pepper soup--done and frozen!

    10/17/2014 4:59:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • a laugh for today.

    10/17/2014 4:20:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    At a particular convent, the nuns lived under a vow of silence that could be broken only once a year. One year, at the appointed time, the clock struck 12 noon as the nuns were eating lunch and one spoke up and said, "This soup is terrible." A year passed, and at the appointed time, another sister v... Read more

  • Going well today

    10/17/2014 3:39:15 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    That about says it all. I'm eating well. Feeling pretty bad physically (pain and fatigue), but looking on the bright side. I'm seeing my trainer 3 X per week now. I felt like maybe that would keep me more accountable food-wise. And it's true. She always asks me how it is going. The workouts ar... Read more

  • Friday

    10/17/2014 3:33:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a nice day at work today, very short! 7-12:30p. I had a nerve attack, but immediately went to the rest room and applied some Minagin to the whole area of my groin. By the time I stepped out of the rest room stall, the pain was gone again, just like yesterday!! I am hoping it was not just... Read more


    10/17/2014 1:20:52 PM, by CSYOUNG1952

    I haves always had a lack of self love; I’m always finding fault in the things that I do. This article is a great read if you are like me. ARE YOU CRITICIZING YOURSELF ? So many clients tell me how much they hate themselves when they are feeling low in self-esteem. They criticise themselves... Read more

  • Back at it...

    10/17/2014 10:56:37 AM, by CZESTES

    The crazy schedule just keeps getting worse. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but 5 minutes to breathe would be nice. I know these next few months are always a bit hairy, but I am trying to find time for exercise and watching our diets. Yesterday I resorted to a TV dinner. I was shocked to f... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    10/16/2014 11:29:06 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. Today was the best pain day I've had in a very long time. I have a slight bit of pain right now but there was actually a couple of hours today when I had no pain at all. (Insert picture of someone fainting here). It has been literally years since I've had that happen. 2. I wrote a long ... Read more

  • food storage timer- I need this for the whole refrigerator!

    10/16/2014 9:04:06 PM, by CTUPTON
    2013/6/6/kitchen-safe ... Read more

  • Busy Thursday

    10/16/2014 7:29:54 PM, by PICKIE98

    After all of that rigamorole yesterday at the clinic, HEidi, form same clinic, called me to ask the same questions they asked yesterday repeatedly. If mom is on hospice, she cannot get Procrit injections, if she is on hospice, no dialysis..even thought the doc said ti would help her remaining days ... Read more

  • Homemade Oven Roasted Tator Tots

    10/16/2014 1:58:02 PM, by WINACHST

    om/oven-roasted-tater-tots/ The other day I saw this recipe and just had to make them. Ingredients: potatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil. They were so good! It took about 30 minutes to bake so that they were crunchy on the outside. I used a p... Read more

  • Trip to the shoulder surgeon.

    10/16/2014 7:38:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I saw the shoulder surgeon yesterday. His main statement was that it was up to me. He said people live with what I have but he is more than happy to do the shoulder replacement if I want it. He said nothing short of that would really help me. I mentioned the P-EMF machine at my chiropractor's. I s... Read more

  • Too much to do, too little time

    10/16/2014 12:46:53 AM, by CZESTES

    This time of year gets so busy... Projects, projects, projects... Shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning, visits, visitors, house cleaning, and handmade gifts... I wish I could just enjoy the fall and winter. The weather is gorgeous, the outdoors is beautiful, and no biting bugs! Poor me stuck ... Read more

  • What Went - Wednesday

    10/16/2014 12:22:10 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    Today was a good school day. Today was a good food day. Today I got 2 and a half kid free hours! Now my vent. ;) The kid free hours were at a library up north that had a free "Chronic Pain Management" seminar. I'm so glad that it was free because it was a waste of money! ... Read more

  • from PIXIE-LICIOUS --Thank You!

    10/15/2014 6:54:58 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Another MOM day

    10/15/2014 9:29:27 AM, by PICKIE98

    Had to take the day off work for another mom day. Today is her appointment at the dialysis clinic. I am not sure what they are going to do, but I got a few phone calls from them yesterday. First one was to ensure we would be there,then another one called to assure her that mom got her blood drawn ... Read more

  • DID I ?

    10/15/2014 12:30:44 AM, by JAMER123

    Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many fruits, here in this world ... Read more

  • What Went - Tuesday

    10/14/2014 9:44:28 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I survived. (This is kind of important) 2. We got through all our subjects and chores. 3. I am still gluten free. I was really craving crackers or something crunchy and then I realized that I could have potato chips. Satisfied that craving without resorting to something with glute... Read more

  • Of all the things to crave...

    10/14/2014 9:23:30 PM, by WINACHST

    A couple years ago my daughter and I made a bet with our husbands about something I cannot even remember and the prize for us, if we won, was a trip to the Spam Museum in southern Minnesota. Why there? I have no idea but it sounded good at the time, some wacky tourist attraction and to get-away for ... Read more

  • 365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 ~ 1 Week to go!

    10/14/2014 6:14:09 PM, by ALMYEARTHLYBEST

    365 ~ 10/14/14 ~ 359 52 days since my last blog! I am wrapping up 365 days of "something" in the next week. What a disappointment! A failure really! Not at all what I intended it to be! Not even close! What's the point of going on? It's time to just bury this year and mo... Read more

  • Hey, there!

    10/14/2014 4:38:37 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    Hi, Gang! It feels like forever since I've been online--my hard drive is down again, and I'm at the library using my BRAND NEW library card for the first time! LOL I'm doing fairly well in spite of all the stress... two weeks after my dad died, my ex's fiancée lost her dad--and a few weeks af... Read more

  • Maintenance is hard this time of year

    10/14/2014 11:55:01 AM, by CZESTES

    I hit a plateau back in July and just couldn't budge, wanted 10 more pounds off. Had a doctor appointment in Early September and he told me not to lose any more weight. So I have been trying to maintain, which I have done well each week just fluctuating within a couple of pounds. The last 2 weeks... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/14/2014 5:56:08 AM, by PICKIE98

    Not sure what happened with yesterdays blog..I wrote it, sent it, but it went off into space I guess. Nothing much,33 years ago today at 10:54 am I became a mom.. Dd says she does not feel like 33 years.. I know the feeling..... Read more

  • What Went - Monday

    10/13/2014 9:19:57 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    Phew! Today was a very hard Aspie day. What does this have to do with health and weight loss? A lot, actually, because it can cause major stress. I got dinner from the Chinese deli part of the grocery store to give myself somewhat of a break. I chose green bean chicken because it had good veggi... Read more

  • My big lesson ...

    10/13/2014 3:02:34 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, I've been logging updates to my diet crash for weeks. You might notice fewer posts lately. That's because I was losing my desire to eat well and exercise. The diet especially was killing me. I was angry about it. I felt deprived. And on and on. So I spoke to my trainer about it. She suggested ... Read more

  • Saying Yes!

    10/13/2014 8:51:09 AM, by GRAYLADY13

    My sponsor picked me up so we could carpool to our meeting. My energy was low and by getting a ride I knew I would make it to the meeting. I did get a nap before the meeting too. It was wonderful to make it to the meeting. Encouraged me, warmed me, blessed me and charged me. I've been so si... Read more

  • An Exhausted Sunday

    10/12/2014 8:50:52 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    I'm feeling a bit guilty but I didn't go to church this morning. I am averaging about 4 good days out of 7 at the moment. The plan was to get much needed rest yesterday but the dishwasher conking out of me put paid to that idea. I did get to bed at a decent time and fell asleep just fine but I ha... Read more

  • 10 days

    10/12/2014 8:21:02 PM, by NATNOEL

    So much for blogging more like I talked about in my last post. We leave for London in 10 days. I have not stepped on the scale for weeks but I keep trying on the jeans I am bringing and I feel good in them. Not great because all 3 pairs I am bringing are size 12s not the size 10s I was wearing... Read more

  • I Fit in a Costume and Went to a Party for the First Time @ Halloween!

    10/12/2014 7:14:44 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was actually able to shop and put together a costume. Most of even the plus sizes still didn't fit right or look good on me... short and still overweight, but I managed to pull one together and buy it in pieces! Here is a picture. Here is also a picture of the hubby. I did his make up. I'm a... Read more

  • Cold Sunday

    10/12/2014 3:10:17 PM, by PICKIE98

    Those temps are dropping gradually, but Dd is freezing this morning. We went grocery shopping this morning, really got our steps in for the day from wandering all over that store looking for this and that because we forgot the list at home! I never forget it, but DD and I both thought the other ... Read more

  • DAY 4 (of 4) eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:45:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    amaranth buckwheat rice beets jalapeno peppers okra parsnip Portobello mushrooms scallions spinach squash swiss chard turnip cantaloupe lemon olives orange pumpkin watermelon chicken livers clams haddock ... Read more

  • DAY 3 (of4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:43:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    corn quinoa sorghum acorn squash asparagus black beans fennel seeds green peas iceberg lettuce leeks lima beans pinto beans radish apricots blueberries nectarines peaches plums raspberry anchovy duck halibut... Read more

  • DAY 2 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:42:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is day 2 millet wild rice bell peppers bok choy broccoli brussel sprouts button mushrooms cabbage cauliflower endive kelp zucchini apple avocado blueberry cranberry pineapple pomegranate catfish chicken ... Read more

  • DAY 1 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:39:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    These are the foods listed for Day 1 (of 4): artichoke's blackeye peas butternut squash carrot celery eggplant kale parsley leaf lettuce romaine lettuce tomato _______ banana date fig grape kiwi mango papaya strawberry ______ beef bison chick... Read more

  • Summary of foods I am majorly and moderately sensitive to. Avoid some for 6 months and others for 3

    10/12/2014 2:19:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I am majorly sensitive to (NOT allergic!) string beans,tapioca,onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob Mnemonic "STOP ViCe" I am supposed to not eat those foods for ---6 months. Then I can reintroduce them one at a time and see how I feel. and moderately sensitiv... Read more

  • gotta figure out what's going on

    10/12/2014 2:06:06 PM, by W0RLDFLAME

    I have been faithfully tracking and measuring everything. Most of the time I write in a book that I have while I am making my meals and after my exercise. Getting on my computer and entering everything is sometimes a huge hassle with my kids... Anyway, Last week I dropped 4 pounds and it l... Read more

  • DAY 38 countdown --getting the kitchen organized according to the foods to eat on certain days

    10/12/2014 12:47:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is what I have done: -cleaned the fridge yesterday -on the various grain flours write DAY 1,2,3,4 (no wheat, rye, oats) well I ate some of the oats this morning-I can't bear to just throw them out. -put the labeled flours and dried beans un a cupboard and not on the counter l... Read more

  • Don't Quit!

    10/12/2014 11:07:00 AM, by SIMPLYCORNISH

    It has been a while since I have been on Sparkpeople. To be honest, I have not felt well for some time now and continue to struggle with Lupus flares and now into fifth week of struggling with a respiratory infection that will not go away. I have been very discouraged trying to keep my weight down... Read more

  • Just a little help

    10/12/2014 2:33:50 AM, by CZESTES

    Oh how I hate to shop, especially for clothes. Here I am trying to make my current wardrobe of size 12s fit my new size 6 frame. So much sewing to try to save my favorites and in many cases, failing miserably. I have held this size for a few months, so there is no choice but to find a new wardrob... Read more

  • What Went - Saturday

    10/11/2014 11:30:38 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. I got up with ds17 at 5 am to help him get ready for his first hunting trip. Actually, I didn't really do anything but I did keep him company until our friend came to pick him up. 2. I miss my son! I'm glad that he has this opportunity. I'm both laughing and a tiny bit worried about h... Read more

  • The Real Cost

    10/11/2014 7:35:00 PM, by WINACHST

    How many times have you heard, "It is too expensive to eat healthy foods"? I received an email today that suggested calculating the real cost of healthy vs. junk food. The idea is to look up the cost of apples, potatoes, poptarts, and potato chips; then calculate the cost per ounce. So, I deci... Read more

  • Taking time for me

    10/11/2014 6:51:40 PM, by KATS11735

    Need to take time just to stop by planet fitness & ride the bike for 10 mins a day. Reward myself with a chair massage... Read more

  • Weight is still hovering ....

    10/11/2014 10:47:14 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Today I weighed in at 239.4. I was greatly relieved to see it hadn't gone to 240. I think I will not weight myself until next Saturday. Adding swimming and walking to my program is definitely going to help. I can return to swim today. I managed to swim only once last week and I feel much be... Read more

  • Day 38 countdown --an easier way for a week

    10/11/2014 8:32:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding it very hard to stick to the rotation eating plan. I think I can eliminate the foods I am supposed to eliminate. So for this week I will try to eliminate foods I am sensitive to but not follow the Day 1,2,3,4 food lists. Maybe this simpler way will get me "in the groove" eas... Read more

  • Pre-dawn Saturday

    10/11/2014 6:54:13 AM, by PICKIE98

    My favorite time of the day is pre-dawn if i am awake, which I always have been unless I am ill. I have to be VERY ill to be in bed past six or seven on my day off. I love the sunrise, the quiet, the innocence of the early morning, before the whirring sounds of tires on pavement echo across the ... Read more

  • Randomness

    10/11/2014 4:12:12 AM, by FREEINGMYSELF3

    So it's just after 4 am, and I can't sleep. I have too many thoughts in my head. I'm looking for work, and all sorts of other things. I am really excited about the next destination for the challenge that I am a part of. To be honest, I haven't done so well these past couple of weeks, but I am hoping... Read more

  • A Mixed Bag

    10/10/2014 8:32:33 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    I hope you know that despite my litany of things that don't go well, I do try to include all the things that do go well too! Things are a mixed bag around here. Ds volunteered at the library this morning. This takes up time but is very important for him learning social skills and work ethic ... Read more

  • Pole dancing by a woman my size-

    10/10/2014 7:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    lZAWFajua7g Watch at least till the guy pole dances with her. chris... Read more

  • I want to be stronger

    10/10/2014 3:59:19 PM, by SILVERSTAR98121

    1. Working out will keep my bones and muscles stronger. 2. I want to have more energy. 3. I wasn't too keep my heart strong. 4. Even though I'm disabled I want to live independently as long as possible. I want to be able to wear my size 20 jeans.... Read more

  • Cold Friday

    10/10/2014 3:55:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    The other shoe has dropped around here. The temps have dropped, rain Sunday is coming.. ugh.. I got the water bill and tomorrow will send the checks out for Dad's house and mine. We actually only used 6,600 gallons in three months. That $44.61 is a minimum charge. The sewer bill will be $53... Read more

  • Bleh! I mistakenly got a BK Original recipe chicken sandwich

    10/10/2014 12:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was all salt. I threw away the bun. But the chicken had so much salt that is all I could taste. Live and learn! chris... Read more

  • Oh no! Day 39 countdown

    10/10/2014 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have about a month to get compliant with my eating plan from ALCAT. November 16 will be Day 1 . I should be able to do this. Last week was a mess. I was not feeling good and I ate anything. I am feeling much better. SO I will again put meals in the FOOD Tracker for 4 days at ... Read more

  • Macbeth on cd

    10/10/2014 12:40:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am thoroughly enjoying this played on my car cd player. I just read Dragonfly in Amber which has a similar theme. chris... Read more

  • The Fat Beast

    10/10/2014 10:00:40 AM, by GABIRUSZCZAK

    I am at my lowest weight in decades - 159-1/2 pounds and I feel amazing! I walk my pooch at least once a day and frequently we walk 2-3 times for about an hour at a time. It has really benefited him as well - he has slimmed down and the vet is thrilled with his physical condition. But still I hav... Read more

  • Mi Vida Loca

    10/10/2014 12:39:44 AM, by CZESTES

    Life is crazy, but it is what you make of it. Oh how I know it's crazy. Seems that when it rains it pours. Lucky for me, I like to play in the rain. My favorite phrase when people see me happily walk into the rain, "Sugar melts in water, but poop floats, so at least I won't drown." I'm a littl... Read more

  • What Went - Thursday

    10/9/2014 11:41:22 PM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    It was a bad pain night. I tried sleeping with ice - it didn't help. I'm tired now from not getting a good night's sleep. Part of my bad night was due to staying up until midnight doing my son's physics assignment with my husband! It was a good bonding experience. ;) Our son still had to d... Read more

  • Day 4

    10/9/2014 11:00:21 PM, by KATS11735

    I find that work has taken me out of my home this week. It has made it easier to watch what I am eating. I have to shop for each meal. At home there is so much to choose from. Living out if the house makes me plan each meal more so than just choosing what we have on hand.... Read more

  • Too Adorably Cute Not to Share!

    10/9/2014 5:20:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. God bless! Read more

  • Leg day!

    10/9/2014 4:17:38 PM, by AUTUMSUN

    Today was leg day for my body beast workout. I didn't get any sleep last night, so I'm very tired and sore today.. but I didn't let that stop my workout today. I just lowered the weights and stuck with it and managed to make it through the entire 40 mins! YES! So proud of myself for pushing through!... Read more