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  • So Windy

    1/22/2017 10:43:10 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I would've remarked on how weird it's been to have high winds around here.... Every time I go outside, my hair Beats me half to death.... But The recent tornadoes in Mississippi have made my comment on winds inconsequential...and a young friend was in the midst of the excitement when her... Read more

  • Still being motivated

    1/22/2017 7:45:15 PM, by SANDYMISA

    I've been to the gym 23 days in a row and have been tracking the food I'm eating as well. Woo hoo!... Read more

  • Improvement happens when you get comfortable with being uncomfortable

    1/22/2017 3:37:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • More about building self esteem

    1/22/2017 2:53:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~~Maya Angelou... Read more

  • My sister and her family were marching in SF

    1/22/2017 8:18:55 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    They sent us pictures of the womens' march in San Francisco. We saw there were 700 other marches around the world, women marching to support other women...... Read more

  • Adventures in Housekeeping! Amazing (to Me) Finds

    1/22/2017 12:39:37 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's been far too long since I've gone through all the closets and all the cabinets and all the drawers and all the book shelves.... And it will still be a while before it gets done! But like all (unpleasant, but necessary) tasks, a little bit done at a time will still move the progress on... Read more

  • I Know I Said Happier Blogs....

    1/22/2017 12:33:39 AM, by APPLESHAPELY

    I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer....or a Negative Nancy.....but for me, the weekends are so difficult. During the week, I'm busy and may only feel sad at night, but on the weekends, it's like I'm sad all day. I admit, I shed a few tears today. And I was lying there, feeling sorry for myself, an... Read more

  • my thoughts on building my own self esteem

    1/21/2017 11:41:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    Numbers 2,3,5,7,8,and 10 speak to me! 40 24 2. Say exactly what you mean. Well I tend to always spare the other person bad feelings often to the detriment of my own feelings. 3. I am definitely a people pleaser and it has not gotten me anywhere--well many people like ... Read more

  • Freeze ahead breakfast smoothies

    1/21/2017 9:18:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.buzzfeed.com/mercedessando
    val/these-breakfast-smooth
    ie-meal-prep-recipes-will-
    make-your-li In zip-lock bags freeze fruits and veggies. Stack in freezer. Use each morning with "milk" or yogurt. Whiz. Walla! A quick, delicious smoothie!... Read more

  • Friday was a great day for a hike

    1/21/2017 5:49:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Kept the TV off and instead, hiked to the top of Paris Mountain and back. Then we went out for a late, light lunch at a Mexican place we'd seen several times and found it quite good.... Read more

  • Choose Snarky-ness? Not!

    1/20/2017 10:18:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I was listening to the inauguration on the radio today, and after the ceremony, I got frustrated with the overall tone of the broadcast, so instead of fretting and fuming, I just demonstrated that the Power Button can be used just as easily to turn the radio OFF, as it is to turn the radio ON. ... Read more

  • Self care and self esteem building

    1/20/2017 8:22:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Rain!

    1/20/2017 7:44:25 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Woke up last night to hear lovely crashing rain. I love rain in the night. It's soothing...feeding the earth.... Read more

  • So many of you came to comfort me that...

    1/20/2017 6:14:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    So many of you came to comfort me that...I can't answer you personally, as I want to. I had not thought of many things my sparkfriends said. Thank you so much. I am definitely on overload. Once the condo gets sold, my anxiety and tasks will decrease. I need to get through these next few mo... Read more

  • Great Day to Be Outdoors

    1/19/2017 9:33:13 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I had only a brief time outside today, but part of it I got to enjoy a little landscaped lake with all the animals that live around it as the clouds cleared and the first real sunshine we've had in several days came out.... in the past I have seen swans gliding on this little lake but there were non... Read more

  • Oh no--crying jags have started.

    1/19/2017 10:55:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two days in a row. I need to do something about this. The frustrations of the past months are catching up to me I got frustrated because the drug store did not have hubby's Rx ready --I had ordered it from the doctor in the morning. I went to get it at 2:30 pm. No luck. After trying to solve th... Read more

  • Hydrotherapy massage table-near Buffalo, NY? Can't find it here yet.

    1/19/2017 10:46:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been looking for this kind of massage using water near Buffalo, NY. So far no luck. I found a place that has floating for relaxation, but not this special table with moving water underneath. chris... Read more

  • Taking Mum out

    1/19/2017 8:17:17 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We are taking Mum out to lunch, then to see the movie "Hidden Figures" in the afternoon. She likes true movies, although she sleeps through most then grumbles she couldn't understand it!... Read more

  • I Had A Coupon!

    1/18/2017 11:05:23 PM, by MCJULIEO

    So I've been to the Craft Stores 4 times in 3 days.... well, it was 2 Different Craft Stores, and I bought different stuff at each visit.... except I DID buy SOME of the same stuff.... because it was on sale for 50% off!!! My recycled book mania that I have been funnelling into making book pap... Read more

  • Don't deliberately irk others

    1/18/2017 8:51:49 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Life is too short to deliberately irritate others. Be kind, keep opinions to yourself if it may hurt someone else. But stand up for yourself!... Read more

  • Craft Play Day!

    1/17/2017 11:26:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Always cheaper than a real psychiatrist, our Craft Play Day group, Sparkpal, Improving Me, and library pal Donna and I, met together to drink hot tea, munch on snacks, and wrestle large pieces of string and small pieces of paper into subjection.... actually, today we had no string, but instead we le... Read more

  • a little more from the research article

    1/17/2017 8:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report r... Read more

  • You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention

    1/17/2017 8:22:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes ... Read more

  • Neighbors wife called us to apologize for her husband

    1/17/2017 6:53:08 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    She wants to remain friends. Agreed her husband could "bully" and said he's mad at her too for blaming him and his mouth. Said he will "get over it." Now we know his true colors I won't be in a hurry to "friend" him again.... Read more

  • Gloomy Makes for Perfect Crafting Days

    1/16/2017 9:06:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It was dark and overcast almost all day today with a few blasts of stray and erratic sunshine, but I had an opportunity to dig out some paper crafting tools and give them a spin... after testing a paper bead roller, I decided to see how to best use some pages from an old falling-apart version of Lit... Read more

  • Gloomy Makes for Perfect Crafting Days

    1/16/2017 9:06:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It was dark and overcast almost all day today with a few blasts of stray and erratic sunshine, but I had an opportunity to dig out some paper crafting tools and give them a spin... after testing a paper bead roller, I decided to see how to best use some pages from an old falling-apart version of Lit... Read more

  • Floating to relax

    1/16/2017 8:11:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.silveressencefloatingspa.c
    om/ Please give me some opinions. this seems too good to be true. chris... Read more

  • Thank God for friends!

    1/16/2017 7:30:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A friend and neighbor just "unfriended" me over politics!

    1/16/2017 7:46:27 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Basically a great guy, but he pushes his politics, which are NOT ours. Now he won't watch the house when we leave, won't let his kids cat sit for us, all because I don't him we "don't like to be bullied over politics."... Read more

  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

    1/16/2017 12:58:16 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Hahahaha! I love that "It was a dark and stormy night" opening sentence... And, after all, right now it IS dark, and it IS stormy, and Bingo, it is NIGHT! I've been collecting opening sentences lately in connection with my library crafts project... Have you got a favorite? Right now, my fa... Read more

  • Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady

    1/15/2017 8:38:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Another Tough Week

    1/15/2017 12:18:40 PM, by APPLESHAPELY

    Someone very close to me passed away, and I have been very down about it. I only managed to work out once this week, and I didn't track calories that much, either.......or wear my FitBit.... And when I had it on (all day) it only showed 9 steps!!!! I was like, "What?!", lol. But I'm looking... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    1/15/2017 11:20:08 AM, by MAIZZY

    I've been off Sparkpeople for several years. During that time I haven't tried going on a diet. I take care of my Mother full time now and there have been some things going on in my life that I didn't even want to think of losing weight. I decided to try to eat healthier because I need to be ... Read more

  • Beautiful day for walking!

    1/15/2017 8:41:41 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Getting a long walk in today. The weather is perfect, mild, cool, yet sunny. Beloved needs a day out and walking is perfect!... Read more

  • One Bad Thing About Fruit

    1/15/2017 12:34:36 AM, by MCJULIEO

    One bad thing about fruit is that it attracts and even promotes ..... fruit flies! I really detest fruit flies, and I know they live short desperate lives, but they hitchhike home from the grocery store in closed produce bags, and then make themselves feel so welcome in my kitchen. Pineapples a... Read more

  • Stuff is going wrong. I hate it.

    1/14/2017 1:51:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. But 2 more-- Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. 198 A new battery did not work in it. And the cat 240 pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned.... Read more

  • Tired of politics

    1/14/2017 7:37:44 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Can't have friends over because they push their politics. I cannot STAND politics!... Read more

  • Lovely Day, for a Friday the Thirteenth

    1/13/2017 11:42:47 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Have I ever been uncomfortable with Friday the 13th? Have you? Announcers on the radio made a big deal out of it, and even traced the history of the Friday the Thirteenth phenomenon, but it signified little to nothing in my universe today.... maybe I've lived through so many of them that they don't ... Read more

  • He could see the E

    1/13/2017 7:56:16 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The doctor was hopeful. Beloved could see the letter E on the wall.... Read more

  • Sheer Culinary Delight

    1/12/2017 11:36:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I was in Trader Joe's yesterday and I bought something I had never seen before, Trader Joe's Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil... and I opened it tonight to stir-fry as many vegetables as I had on hand: onions, (both sweet yellow and red), green and orange peppers, and some yellow summer squash.... ... Read more

  • Beloved sees the surgeon today

    1/12/2017 7:51:32 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We will get an update this afternoon.... Read more

  • Craft Play Day Yesterday

    1/11/2017 10:38:16 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Sparkpal, Improving Me, and I spent yesterday afternoon trying to make a few Pinterest projects in real life as we enjoyed another Craft Play Day .... We decided that even though we had picked some fairly easy projects, they were a bit more complicated and difficult than we had anticipated...... Read more

  • I am trying to think positively....

    1/11/2017 8:41:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Up early

    1/11/2017 7:06:00 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Enjoying SP while listening to the rain.... Read more

  • Made Me Smile

    1/11/2017 12:25:39 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Last week I found myself alone in the "break room" of a realty company that a friend had business with, and the signs on the walls gave me such a tickle... though I knew that I was an outsider, and was probably an unexpected visitor to this Inner Sanctum, I felt like I had a little bit of connectio... Read more

  • Between Mum and beloved...

    1/10/2017 7:27:13 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I'm exhausted! He usually does all the driving so I'm doing it now. Mum still wants me there twice a week and this Sabbath I have to leave beloved at home and get Mum to church myself.... Read more

  • Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no!

    1/10/2017 7:02:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate pictur... Read more

  • Thawed Out!

    1/10/2017 12:50:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Man! It's back to short sleeve weather again... but I still need some sleep. I'm heading to bed before I can think of something else that needs attention.!!!... Read more

  • Healthy Choices

    1/9/2017 2:51:58 PM, by SANDYMISA

    Woo hoo! I've been going to the gym for 10 days straight now. I'm tracking all my food intake, and I've signed up with a personal trainer. I'm hoping to make a marked difference in my blood sugar levels and overall fitness. As I've noticed before, it takes planning to ensure I have healthy snacks on... Read more

  • He saw some light and shadows today

    1/9/2017 6:36:17 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Eye drops 4 X day and an eye patch at night. Face down now half an hour out of every hour. He said this morning he could tell a light was on...... Read more

  • Getting Used to the Cold

    1/8/2017 10:58:31 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Still cold around here (17 degrees!?!) this morning, and there have been reports of broken pipes, but having the right wardrobe really helps with being able to manage with the fluctuating temperatures .... FINALLY, I'm getting to layer thin garments which cumulatively provide all the insulation I ne... Read more

  • Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive!

    1/8/2017 10:11:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nbcnews.com/id/40471093/ns
    /weather/t/hundreds-slowly
    -freed-ny-snow-gridlock/#.
    WHJWRk0zVpQ... Read more

  • I asked my new doctor about fatty liver

    1/8/2017 8:40:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. chris... Read more

  • Face down all day..

    1/8/2017 8:28:53 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Have to keep the gas bubble at the back of beloved's eye to hold the retina and macula in place. We've figured out how he can read, laying on the sofa with a book stacked on a pile of pillows.... Read more

  • Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists

    1/8/2017 8:13:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I receive emails Notes from the Universe. This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. chris www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-su
    san-corso/mike-dooleys-inf
    inite-pos_b_333033.html... Read more

  • Cold, and Too Warm!

    1/7/2017 9:31:39 PM, by MCJULIEO

    So, it got cold last night, coldest of the season, but still warm compared to most of the country (we got down to 26 degrees), and this morning when I decided that the sunshine was beckoning to me, I decided to put a whole lot of layers on, and go to Walmart! Walmart! Walmart! How do I love th... Read more

  • 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done!

    1/7/2017 9:28:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    : )... Read more

  • Light dusting of snow

    1/7/2017 8:07:31 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    A beautiful morning with just a light dusting of snow.... Read more

  • My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size

    1/7/2017 6:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. Is this right? Portion is the size I serve myself but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a ... Read more

  • WHERE ARE MY BLOGS?

    1/6/2017 7:00:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more

  • WHERE ARE MY BLOGS?

    1/6/2017 6:56:37 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more

  • I just made a grocery list using the SP Nutrition Tracker : )

    1/6/2017 11:50:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I only need to make our lunches so this was really easy. chris... Read more

  • I can't seem to understand portion vs serving

    1/6/2017 10:15:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Clearing up the confusion. Here are a couple of important definitions from the National Institutes of Health: •Portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. A portion is 100 percent under our control. See if you can pas... Read more

  • I gave a strong message to my unconscious mind before sleep last night.

    1/6/2017 10:12:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    I told her to find a way to curb my eating huge portions of food. We'll see what happens as time goes on. chris... Read more

  • Waiting for our winter storm

    1/6/2017 6:52:29 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Yesterday I took a loaf of bread from the bakery to the Optometrist who diagnosed beloved's detached retina. She was floored, couldn't believe it was for her! Shows me more people need to be thanked for their kindness and goodness. Got some groceries as today we await our first winter storm.... Read more

  • I need to try this-let my unconscious mind work on a problem while I sleep!

    1/6/2017 1:50:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I read this comment on FB after a blurb about unconscious thoughts actually changing our genes. It sounds like science fiction! Chris "I find this to be quite timely. I recall a book I read back in the 80's on the subconscious mind (wish I still had it) and one technique that I still use tod... Read more

  • The perfect set of shelves for our new apartment

    1/6/2017 1:37:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe I can find a moss covered credenza to go with this. chris... Read more

  • So Sleepy.....Zzzzzzzz

    1/5/2017 10:34:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't sleep well last night, apparently, and I woke up early thinking about such intriguing craft projects that I couldn't go back to sleep.... I KNOW! This creative frenzy should have arrived about a MONTH ago.... but it really reminded me that I have GOT to get rid of a bunch of clutter so... Read more

  • Clalrk Howard tips

    1/5/2017 1:19:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.clark.com/how-to-manage-yo
    ur-money-if-forgetful-unor
    ganized... Read more

  • You by Dr. Seuss

    1/5/2017 11:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How to keep my weekends for myself....

    1/5/2017 11:38:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How I reduce my blood pressure

    1/5/2017 6:38:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    ...by watching and playing with our cat, Cujo. chris... Read more

  • Long surgery

    1/5/2017 6:14:28 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Doctors "won't know how much vision he will have for 8 months,". Surgery was long but the doctors are "hopeful."... Read more

  • A wonderful sparkfriend sent me this.... I love it.

    1/5/2017 5:41:03 AM, by CTUPTON

    One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream. One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal. One vote can change a... Read more

  • Hard to Let Go of the Holidays

    1/4/2017 11:29:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I rode up to Austin with a friend today and we traversed from Far West Austin to Far North Austin, and then home through Far South Austin.... wherever we went there were things worth noticing.... For one thing, all those roadside decorated Christmas trees are still dressed up in tinsel, ornamen... Read more

  • spaces seem to cause html errors! Last info fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:05:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    In addition to releasing hormones and proteins, the fat cells also begin to release some of the fat that is being stored in them in the form of fatty acids. As a result, there is an increase in the blood levels of fatty acids. This is important because large amounts of certain types of fatty acids a... Read more

  • more...fatty liver info

    1/4/2017 1:03:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Insulin is important because it is a major promoter of glucose (sugar) uptake from the blood by cells. At first, the pancreas compensates for the insensitivity to insulin by making and releasing more insulin, but eventually it can no longer produce sufficient quantities of insulin and, in fact, may ... Read more

  • more about fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:02:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    When large amounts of fat are present as they are in obesity, the fat becomes metabolically active (actually inflamed) 40 and gives rise to the production of many hormones and proteins that are released into the blood and have effects on cells throughout the body. One of the many effects of these h... Read more

  • Blog in parts because of "no HTML" errors!

    1/4/2017 1:00:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It used to be thought that obesity was nothing more than the simple accumulation of fat in the body. Fat tissues were thought to be inert, that is, they served as simply storage sites for fat and had little activity or interactions with other tissues.We now know that fat tissue is very active metabo... Read more

  • Oh

    1/4/2017 12:58:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    What causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Well, he cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is complex and not completely understood, but the most important factors appear to be the presence of obesity and diabetes.... Read more

  • Fatty liver--I have not even considered this as a cause of my own body inflammation and pain

    1/4/2017 12:49:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    This just might motivate me to lose weight. I know I have lots of areas of noticeable inflammation in body tissues. I kept looking for a cure from supplements, drinking water, etc. It is hard to admit just my accumulation of fat is causing my body soreness! I had a liver ultrasound years ago an... Read more

  • Emergency! Vacation cancelled!

    1/4/2017 7:35:57 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My husband suddenly got a detached retina AND macula yesterday. He'd had an itchy and watery eye for a few days, thought he scratched it. Finally got in to the eye dr who immediately rushed him to a retina specialist. Spent hours with him, scheduled surgery today " "some time" so I spent the hour... Read more

  • Back to Real Life

    1/3/2017 11:53:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Officially the holidays are over as of today.... the post office delivered mail today.... the library was open again... our Bible study started back today.... and Sparkpal, Improving Me, and I got together again for Craft Play Day! (YAY!) It was a gorgeous day, and we let our creative juices fl... Read more

  • Diabetic Food Pyramid and link

    1/3/2017 9:18:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.diabetes-warrior.net/a-mea
    l-plan-you-can-live-with/d
    iabetic-nutritional-chart/... Read more

  • Packing!

    1/3/2017 6:31:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Leaving this Thursday for the month of January. Will be gone over two weeks, back four days to spend with Mum, then gone another 10 days. When we get back it will be February! I'll still be posting every day. Heat seekers!... Read more

  • A Good Reason!

    1/2/2017 4:15:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I live in one of the fastest growing areas of the country.... In fact, THREE of the five fastest growing counties in the country include mine and two within 50 miles of here in central Texas along the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin.. Low cost of living, abundant natural resources,... Read more

  • This is very hard for me right now, but I am trying.

    1/2/2017 10:09:02 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Headed to the gym

    1/2/2017 8:30:23 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We found a small gym we don't have to pay for, our health plan will cover it. Starting there today. Really good rain last night. Poured so hard it woke us up!... Read more

  • Why men lose weight faster than women. SP article

    1/2/2017 8:15:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f
    itness_articles.asp?id=2118 Life just is not fair! 46... Read more

  • Calculate how to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. (from a SP article)

    1/2/2017 6:58:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyler Spraul, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for Exercise.com, recommends a simple formula to calculate how many calories are required to maintain your current weight: 14 to 16 times your bodyweight in pounds. "Once you've determined your maintenance number, you can start decreasing ... Read more

  • Freebirds Burrito

    1/2/2017 12:43:45 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My children attended university right across the street from one of the first burrito restaurants I've ever heard of.... Now they are common with Chipotles being spun off of the McDonald's chain, but back then, there was only ... Freebirds.... Such a wonderful place, and I learned the proper wa... Read more

  • Happy New Year everyone!

    1/1/2017 8:44:43 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    New Year, fresh page. Now let's make this year one we can be proud of!... Read more

  • New Years Eve

    12/31/2016 11:20:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's New Year's Eve and I'm going to bed early, and hope that I sleep through all the fireworks and hullabaloo later on at the stroke of midnight. This cold just keeps hanging on, and I'm feeling worn out... BUT, it has made me acutely aware of my urge to sympathy eat.... Aware, but not n... Read more

  • Coasting

    12/31/2016 4:24:36 PM, by KAREN608

    I am just been existing quietly, since many activities took a winter break, I rested my body and relaxed, reading, napping, playing with my cat and living a quiet life. i have not ate in my range so now it is time to behave once again to look after myself. We had a lovely two week mild spe... Read more

  • Communion today

    12/31/2016 7:27:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The perfect way to end the year, st church, taking Communion. Stay off the streets tonight!... Read more

  • Heart attack warning signs

    12/31/2016 6:27:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you, LINDA!, for posting this on your sparkpage. Heart Attack Warning Signs Some heart attacks are sudden and intense the "movie heart attack," where no one doubts what's happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren't s... Read more

  • Getting new apartment organized... definitely a work in progress

    12/31/2016 5:27:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well, yes. But I have plans how to fix this! And sometimes this is actually better than this. Note the "bookcase." It should sit on top of a desk, which I don't have yet. OK. Just received the new DESK. 334 Now, at least I have a chance of putting everything away! I loved my Mom's secr... Read more

  • No Place Like My Home (Closet)

    12/30/2016 10:00:28 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It feels good to be back home again, even as the temperature has dropped and I get to wear long sleeves.... it's not yet cold enough to wear a sweater with those long sleeves yet (if I want to wear a sweater I have to start off with a sleeveless top) There are plenty of clothes in my closet tha... Read more

  • Who to trust

    12/30/2016 2:46:32 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Life Lessons from Einstein

    12/30/2016 12:50:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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