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  • DD went home. It was so much fun having her visit !

    6/29/2017 8:00:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    We chatted and chatted even late at night. I am so grateful for her recovery. She is working continually to get herself healthy. She visited 5 days. It was a joy. The last evening and night she set herself a huge task to help me declutter--from the many years of being unable to declutter. I h... Read more

  • Surgery cancelled before they put him under

    6/29/2017 6:50:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    His surgeon looked at how red and inflamed the right eye was, exactly what I'd called the office to tell them on Sunday, and he immediately cancelled surgery. Eye can't be repaired in the present condition. Overwhelmed. My only sister didn't even call or text. I finally decided to put her out of my... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    6/28/2017 11:11:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm still trying to get ready for company coming this weekend (and the family reunion) and I still have a lot to do.... But I AM making some progress ... And I AM plowing through audio books like a maniac..... Clive Cussler, Louis L'Amour, Rick Riordan, and so on, are keeping me entertaine... Read more

  • At the hospital..

    6/28/2017 6:57:25 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Surgery number 5 today. I can't stop crying when he's not around because this has been six months of hell. We need a miracle today.... Read more

  • Laugh, or Smile Really Big

    6/28/2017 12:34:11 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I just have to smile at this restaurant's signs..... sometimes even Laugh Out Loud: (almost local to me, It is in Austin) Gotta Love Austin! ... Read more

  • Surgery tomorrow

    6/27/2017 6:44:15 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Waiting for OR to call telling us what time to be there tomorrow. Spending today at the Assisted Living with Mum and the other seniors.... Read more

  • Hidden Treasures

    6/27/2017 12:35:13 AM, by MCJULIEO

    MCJLIEO is continuing her slog through all the stuff, cleaning house, and clearing a space for a bunch of guests (Including her MOTHER!) coming over the weekend.... And so I'm throwing away Stuff, or giving it away (I have boxes for each of my grown kids, for the Friends of the Library, and for... Read more

  • The rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down, so piglet started bailing . . .

    6/26/2017 5:43:40 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    On long trips when my kids were little, a lifetime ago, they would replay this Winnie the Pooh video over and over and over again. All these years later, rain brings those lyrics right back to me.... Read more

  • June 26, 2017 Made it through the night

    6/26/2017 8:35:43 AM, by CFAIRC

    Sunday. 6/25: Today has been a struggle to stay focused. Dad Jack is not doing well. We are calling in hospice tomorrow. I so want to snack on anything I can find, but so far I haven't. I'm still within my carbs and my food chart numbers. 24 Monday, 6/26: Heading out in a few minutes to ch... Read more

  • I painted his toenails

    6/26/2017 6:59:24 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    My personal pre-op prep for beloved...I painted his toenails scarlet! Give the OR something to laugh about!... Read more

  • Trying to Pace Myself

    6/25/2017 6:58:31 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Down 4 1/2 pounds in five days. The heavier you are, though, the faster the weight comes off, and so I need to remember this when weight loss slows as I get closer to my goal. Doing better now with staying inside calorie & fat limits while hitting nutritional numbers. 593 ... Read more

  • Weight loss and problems

    6/25/2017 1:48:09 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    Hello once again Yes I have lost weight but had thought I would have done better than I have done. Michael was in hospital for 2 days due to a chest infection so that sent things a bit haywire but all is good now. I have 3 weeks left on the healthy eating group and it has helped but it is just g... Read more

  • New week!

    6/25/2017 7:39:47 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Fresh page! First day of a new week!... Read more

  • Mind Game- Only Six Months Until Christmas!

    6/24/2017 10:29:19 AM, by MCJULIEO

    If I dedicate myself and stay focussed, how much can I get done in my health efforts between now and (six months from now) Christmas??!!?!? Sparkpal IRISHEI posed this very provocative question in her blog today www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
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    ?blog_id=6379028 ... Read more

  • Mum and church today

    6/24/2017 7:04:20 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We have Mum today but our favorite Pastor is speaking at church. Lunch will be light fish and green, Mum will fall asleep during Lassie in the afternoon.... Read more

  • How in the WORLD Did I Ever Amass So Much Stuff????

    6/24/2017 12:10:45 AM, by MCJULIEO

    And then, after I have accumulated Stuff, I hold on to it tightly and rarely ever get rid of it, even if it is Junk! I mean! It's about a bajillion degrees outside and I spent several hours in the hot garage (which has not housed a car in years because it is so full of STUFF) Stuff, Stu... Read more

  • Hello again . . .

    6/23/2017 9:08:51 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    When I got back on this site Tuesday, I realized that it's been almost two years to the day since I last logged in. My previous hiatus was also for two years. At least I did lose a couple pounds since then. Of course, had I kept on track, I would have reached my ideal goal before now. I used... Read more

  • Beginning Anew and focused

    6/23/2017 9:34:26 AM, by CFAIRC

    So frustrating, I did so well only to lose my focus again when I started working....uff duh, I have gained back what I lost and starting over again. I am focused and need to stay pro active at getting the weight off and keeping it off. 521... Read more

  • Pre-op yesterday, surgery Wednesday

    6/23/2017 7:50:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We pray this will be the FINAL operation to give DH any sight in his right eye. Seven months of terrible anxiety for me and pain for him. He wont be able to do ANYTHING for 3 months, not even bending over to tie his shoes....... Read more

  • Progress

    6/22/2017 11:22:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The charity pick up people came and carried away 2 boxes of stuff today... but I need to get rid of SO MUCH MORE.... Started out the day working in the garage (it's cooler in the morning and IMPOSSIBLE once the heat of the day kicks in ) and found a few more things that needed discarding, and a... Read more

  • Pre-op today for beloved, no new house

    6/22/2017 7:21:59 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Got out bid on our dream house...bummer. Today we hope to have pre-op and schedule for beloved's next surgery.... Read more

  • Aggie Hero Story

    6/21/2017 3:17:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

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  • Pressure still holding

    6/21/2017 7:07:46 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Pressure check this morning, dance lessons at noon. Cleaners will be here while we're gone. Still in a bidding war for the dream house.... Read more

  • The Stars

    6/21/2017 12:56:22 AM, by MCJULIEO

    We take for granted so many things... I happened to be out late and after I had parked the car, I glanced up and my breath caught at the beauty of the night sky, so clear and star-filled. It made my heart ache it was so beautiful!... Read more

  • Doctor check every morning until surgery

    6/20/2017 6:41:58 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Oil holding retina and macula in place must come out soon. Surgery tentatively scheduled for next week.... Read more

  • 1077+ Word Blog (or the Equivalent)

    6/19/2017 5:55:15 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Remember that Seared Tilapia from Yia Yia Mary's that I was trying to describe the other day?? Well I went BACK to Yia Yia Mary's and ordered it again, it was SO GOOD, But this time I took a photo... Notice all that chopped garlic heaped lovingly across the tilapia filet? That's... Read more

  • Prayers please

    6/19/2017 7:14:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers please for a beloved close relative. You wonderful people said prayers when she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She did much better than the medical people predicted. But now things have gotten critical. I am afraid I am requesting prayers for lessening her pain and a peace... Read more

  • More emergency eye surgery yesterday

    6/19/2017 5:33:02 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I got up early, got my sparking done. Beloved came down holding his right eye and was in agony. Immediately called the doctor. Within an hour we were being seen, another hour and he was back in surgery. The eye pressure had skyrocketed overnight. They had to place a drain in the eye. Seeing some... Read more

  • Awwwwwwww..... thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day!

    6/18/2017 7:24:46 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • New week, fresh page!

    6/18/2017 6:36:25 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Another fresh week in which we many do our best...or not.... Read more

  • Yia Yia Mary's

    6/17/2017 3:56:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Pronounced "Yah-Yah Mary's", this Greek/seafood restaurant in the booming Post Oak/Westheimer area of Houston is part of the Pappas family of delicious eateries... Nestled in the shade of the skyscrapers around it, Yia Yia Mary's is always busy, and often PACKED, because their food is GOOD, really g... Read more

  • My birthday!

    6/17/2017 1:38:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know you all are just dying to know that! chris 211... Read more

  • In a biddiwsr

    6/17/2017 7:14:33 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Won't go over high computed value but bummer, we're in a bidding war for the dream house.... Read more

  • Texas, Looking Good!

    6/17/2017 12:08:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Since I had the opportunity to go visit my mother in Houston again this weekend, I drove back across the miles stretching between San Antonio and the Bayou City, and since I had waked up and gotten myself out the door EARLY, I was able to leisurely observe the speed limit (traffic was moving pretty ... Read more

  • I guess I was just ready for the lessons in "Anatomy of Food Addiction"

    6/16/2017 8:47:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    When you are ready the teacher appears. Long ago, a good friend told me this. chris... Read more

  • More eye surgery

    6/16/2017 7:53:40 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    H &P one to week, more eye surgery the next week.... Read more

  • Maybe Not THE Shortest Blog Ever, But ONE of Them

    6/16/2017 12:39:39 AM, by MCJULIEO

    You know how it is when you want to write a blog .... but you don't really have anything much of consequence to say .... Well, this is one of those days...... Read more

  • 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation

    6/15/2017 12:07:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation After 2 weeks the leg pain is much better. I lay on the bed. Heat under the leg and ice on top of the knees . Belt loop around toes to pull the toes toward me. Also pool walking in every way you can think of. Lasts about a half h... Read more

  • Pulled that offer, put in another

    6/15/2017 6:19:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Found a gorgeous place on a hill, with the dream shop for my beloved. Put in an offer immediately. Hate to have to sell and move, but peace and serenity are too important for us to stay here. When we hear if we got it, then we'll put this one up for sale.... Read more

  • Domestic Archaeology

    6/14/2017 11:49:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I got out early to work in the garden and then worked in the house the rest of the day.... There is STILL a LOT of STUFF that I really need to get rid of, but I'm making slow progress. AND I DID find something that had been missing for a while, that I had just about given up for lost! Unfo... Read more

  • The Same weight, heat wave

    6/14/2017 11:40:02 AM, by KAREN608

    It had not rained for many weeks but storms today, not a lot of rain, a tenth or so. I had put in lifetime plastic slightly raised beds and put in onions and garlic. Onions doing well, garlic I may have to leave till next year if they don't do better. I am new to this so it is a learning experience.... Read more

  • Water running down the wall

    6/14/2017 7:06:46 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We put an offer in on a house yesterday. It's a lovely old thing, never been Maintained in 30 years. Unfortunately beloved leaved against a wall and came away wet. This house has problems...... Read more

  • Strange Ship Sighting

    6/13/2017 4:20:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It is undeniable that Travel certainly broadens one's horizons, what with going places we've never been before, and seeing things that we;ve never seen before.... Yesterday I showed an airplane that caught my eye at the Charleston (SC) airport, but today I want to show an unusual (and HUGE) ship tha... Read more

  • Put an offer in on another house

    6/13/2017 5:46:01 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We love this one but the bullying and cold shoulder treatment from the neighbors after we didn't support their candidate is too much. I can't handle it.... Read more

  • Strange Airplane Sighting

    6/13/2017 12:07:14 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I know that there are strange looking airplanes around, and I know that there are LARGE airplanes around (I've actually been in the cockpit of a massive C-5, the enormous military cargo plane!) But while we were waiting in the Charleston, SC airport, I saw an enormous, yet strange plane that ap... Read more

  • Great hike yesterday

    6/12/2017 6:59:30 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We hiked to North Lake , around it, and back again. Took 3 hours, was a grade 7 hike, and we climbed 15 "flight of steps" according to Apple Watch. It was super great, but tough. Can't wait to do it again!... Read more

  • One Airport Observation

    6/11/2017 11:21:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Airports are the best place to people watch.... And having spent some time in airports in the last week, I have observed more than a few... and especially what they wore.... It's amazing to me how travellers dress these days, and sometimes not too wisely.... What magazine was it that used ... Read more

  • Loneliness is what I feel most as an adult.

    6/11/2017 4:42:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I feel lonely and often bored. I have had periods of depression most of my life. And, of course, the overeating is a constant, daily battle since childhood. As a child my Mom showed her love by feeding us--lots of delicious food. Obviously I needed less food. But I needed more....of what??? I... Read more

  • Deprived? Me???

    6/11/2017 3:17:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    To my 3 brothers it seems I had a charmed life. And actually till very recently I thought so too. I m starting to realize why I had such a tough time "doing life." I began teaching and the many years of teaching taught ME tons!!! wish I had known these things before starting to teach! Her... Read more

  • Childhood deprivation-me?

    6/11/2017 3:06:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Deprived in childhood? Huh? The Anatomy of food Addiction is saying this. If someone is addicted as an adult, it started with deprivation in childhood. But I was certainly well fed and kept safe and loved! I have to did a bit deeper to look for any deprivation. I always felt very inde... Read more

  • Neurotransmitters, endorphine, enkephalins, epinephrine, seratonin, dopeamine, aceytylcholine--OH MY

    6/11/2017 8:41:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brain chemicals are why we feel euphoric or depressed or "normal" or anxious or serene or sleepy or energetic or.......... And you thought it was "your feelings" only! chris... Read more

  • food addiction --just images

    6/11/2017 8:16:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction

    6/11/2017 7:40:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating Very, very readable--well all except one quite technical chapter. But I loved that chapter, too. by Anne Katherine, M.A. stay tuned........ Read more

  • Post Vacation Fatigue

    6/11/2017 12:54:42 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Slept well last night in my own bed, but am up too late tonight..... Heading for bed. There's no place like home!... Read more

  • Headed to church

    6/10/2017 7:02:26 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Having Mum for the whole day and headed to church. We have her until 6pm so it gets really stressful although I know I'm blessed to have her.... Read more

  • Sitting in the Airport

    6/9/2017 10:35:48 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Got up at 5 to drive the 2 hours back to Charleston to catch a 10:15 flight only to find that our flight has been delayed to 11:35!!!! Fortunately we don't have a tight turnaround to catch our flight home from Houston, but I confess that in all the years that I've flown on Southwest Airlines, I have... Read more

  • My neighbor cut us off...and it's been since October

    6/9/2017 6:53:22 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We refused to discuss politics but he know we're are from California.... When his candidate won he cut us off completely. He has also forced his neighbors, his wife's sister and her husband, to cut us off too! We love to entertain and would have a deck party every month and have them over. Now n... Read more

  • Last Day in South Carolina

    6/8/2017 11:04:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After three ventures to the beach in the last 4 days, today we ventured to Brookgreen Gardens, a lovely ex-rice plantation which has re-invented itself as an educational agri-tourism spot. So much to see, and we barely covered a fraction of it, but the kids had lots of room to play and run, and... Read more

  • 40 miles in on the tandem yesterday and we're riding today too!

    6/8/2017 6:42:37 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Today we're riding one the back roads, doing some serious miles again. He's going to get scheduled for more eye surgery so we must ride now before another period of no moving at all.... Read more

  • Another Stretch at the (Myrtle) Beach

    6/7/2017 11:05:43 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Every day the weatherman says there will be 100% CHANCE OF RAIN, and then everyday for the last three days, we go down to the beach and we have a lovely time, even though there may be some slight rain that squalls over us for a short while.... I mean, we're WET ALREADY The thing that intrigues ... Read more

  • followup blog

    6/7/2017 9:51:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Now it’s my turn. Take out a piece of paper or open a new document on your computer. Then select an area you’d like to change and make a list of every possible action, no matter how small, that would help you make progress. I want (need) to restart my healthy habits so I can lose some wei... Read more

  • Life is Hard, Food is Easy by Linda Spangle

    6/7/2017 9:42:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    How to actually get started. Because inertia must be overcome. Write down as many ideas as possible to just DO SOMETHING toward my goal. Even brainstorming will help to motivate. (Next blog will be my own list.) Here is the example in the book: Things that will help me(person... Read more

  • Rain continues

    6/7/2017 7:36:40 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    It seems we have had rain every day this month...... Read more

  • Ate Well, Good Vacation Food For a Change

    6/6/2017 10:15:07 PM, by MCJULIEO

    While the kids and grandkids were off gallivanting, I had lunch with my brother in law at a place he recommended, Blueberry's Grill of Myrtle Beach, and he had the Mediterraneum Salad (like a Greek salad, feta, and olives with a blueberry vinaigrette dressing), but I had a curry chicken salad on a w... Read more

  • Measured for a new lens

    6/6/2017 7:32:55 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Interesting how they measured for a new lens for beloved's eye...surgery should get scheduled next week for maybe the following week.... Read more

  • Playing In the Surf Burns Calories

    6/5/2017 11:48:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I couldn't find a listing for it, but I firmly believe that staying upright while the surf on Myrtle Beach crashes on and around you burns plenty of calories.... My legs and core readjusted constantly while I was in the water, and I got plenty of steps chasing a 2 year old and a 7 year old whil... Read more

  • we were served colored cauliflower today-- interesting

    6/5/2017 8:31:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Coach Jen's suggestions about the teams I asked her about.

    6/5/2017 7:48:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    Please cut and paste the links. I did not bother to put them in as actual links. 24 chris FROM COACH JEN: Here's one about food addiction: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    groups_individ ual.asp?gid=3287 And one about (compulsive) overeating: www.sparkpeople.com/myspa... Read more

  • My knees are feeling better! After 2 PT sessions and doing the home straightening legs tactics.

    6/5/2017 7:44:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sit on the bed against the wall. Put heat under the legs and ice on top of the knees. After waiting for that to work, use a looped belt to pull toes toward me, stretching the back of the leg and using the front thigh muscles. I hate doing this, especially the 3X a day prescribed. But I t... Read more

  • My first research into fo food addiction. Thank you all for your suggestions.

    6/5/2017 7:29:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I also just ordered the book written by this same author/doctor/researcher. Chris I will try to put up her name........ give me a little time. 2) Reclaim your brain. For all addictions, it's imperative to do what it takes to heal both the reward and executive centers in the brain. In orde... Read more

  • Another eye doctor today

    6/5/2017 6:44:59 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Hopefully he will agree we can schedule surgery to remove the oil from beloved's eye and insert a lens....... Read more

  • Five Guys Hamburger!!?!

    6/4/2017 11:12:34 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We travelled from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach today, and we stopped at a Five Guys burger place, and, not ever having been in one before, I ordered a hamburger with everything on it except mayonnaise, ... What I didn't know was the Five Guys regular burger is HUGE, and has TWO patties! It wa... Read more

  • Is there a SP team focusing on food addiction, obsessive-compulsive overeating?

    6/4/2017 6:37:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I don't think I am talking about "binging" or "emotional eating." thanks, chris... Read more

  • Too long, too much

    6/4/2017 7:42:05 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    A too long day with Mum who was bummed because she turned 91. We gave her a fabulous day out on her birthday on Friday, , probably made her tired. I'm so tired of it all.... Read more

  • Automatic Button Pushing Machine

    6/3/2017 3:34:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Perhaps not ALL 2 year olds are maniacal about pushing buttons, but I know one who is...and I'm on vacation with him.... In a hotel room with a microwave, telephone, clock-radio, and all sorts of other temptations.... He swaggers through life at full speed careening through rooms like a drunke... Read more

  • SP articleL: Change negative thoughts about yourself tp positive, motivating thoughts!

    6/3/2017 11:54:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=12_things_you_s
    hould_never_to_say_to_yourself Here are examples, but the whole article is well worth reading! Chris 1. Negative: "I need to burn fat." Positive: "I need to build muscle." 243 . 2. Negative: "I hate lifting ... Read more

  • Took Mum out for her 91st birthday

    6/3/2017 6:44:36 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We took her to a pub in Landrum and actually brought another woman with us who was turning 72. Mum loved the food and we'd ordered chocolate birthday cake with candles for both of them. They loved it!... Read more

  • Took Mum out for her 91st birthday

    6/3/2017 6:44:36 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    We took her to a pub in Landrum and actually brought another woman with us who was turning 72. Mum loved the food and we'd ordered chocolate birthday cake with candles for both of them. They loved it!... Read more

  • The World Looked Like a Giant Washing Machine!

    6/2/2017 9:54:31 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We flew from San Antonio to Charleston, South Carolina today, and almost the entire United States looked like a layer of frothy suds with cumulus clouds stretched from horizon to horizon... eventually we came down to earth and the clouds must have burned off to produce a brilliant sunny afternoon. ... Read more

  • Knees--oh my!

    6/2/2017 9:01:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    After 2 PT sessions, one in the pool, knees still hurt. PT person says major inflammation. X -rays show cartilage is thinning but still OK. Tissues all around the knee and below and above are lumpy and sore when pushed on--or just stay sore. Sometimes that pain pretty much totally goes aw... Read more

  • Tracking my foods. The place I live gives us a menu (for dinner) for the week.

    6/2/2017 8:43:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    That has helped me a great deal--having a weekly dinner menu already set. I can skip whatever is scheduled as a "special" if I want to. Then I can choose from a different menu. 41 Tonight I got the "special" which is fish on Fridays. 492 I did not get the breaded or beer battered fish. 41 I got... Read more

  • Tracking foods--the best place for me to start.

    6/2/2017 8:20:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    I knew this! But when I was considering re-starting my healthy habits I just felt confused. Thanks everyone! chris... Read more

  • Ready to move forward on beloved's eye

    6/2/2017 6:43:50 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    The retina specialist is having us meet with the corneal specialist on Monday. If we get the ok, the next surgery will be scheduled.... Read more

  • And there stood a flasher...with his brains in his hands!

    6/1/2017 6:47:37 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Standing on the trail, waving his willie to passersby. We stopped our tandem and I called it in. The police came within minutes and actually caught the guy who had jumped in the river to hide. They hauled him to jail. Took over an hour just for beloved and I to each be interviewed by a different ... Read more

  • Oh, I Ate Too Much!

    5/31/2017 10:49:46 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm trying to clear things out of my refrigerator before I leave town for a week, and I cooked up a batch of mock pasta (zucchini, onions, carrots, peppers) and heated it with a marinara sauce... though entirely low calorie, I ate too much, and I haven't felt this stuffed in ages. I could have ... Read more

  • starting to track my foods

    5/31/2017 10:42:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is the place to start. Right? chris... Read more

  • Going a tandem ride!

    5/31/2017 7:43:49 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Perfect weather for a long ride so we'll get in 30-40 miles. The hill work is good for our bones!... Read more

  • Looking for Fun in Charleston and Myrtle Beach

    5/30/2017 11:33:32 PM, by MCJULIEO

    One of my sons has invited me to go with him and his family (wife and sons, 7 and 2) to fly up to South Carolina to visit relatives... I actually think they think that they need an extra adult to help manage their lively kids... 3 Adults and 2 young boys? That sounds about right.... So I'... Read more

  • Supper

    5/30/2017 6:15:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    OK I have to try harder to limit my foods! I should have divided it in half and taken half for lunch tomorrow. A person at my table did that. She did it after I had already finished my meal. 24 I know how but totally forgot! I did order a salad and a cup of soup for an appetizer and I did get fres... Read more

  • Thanks for all your great advice about re-starting my weight loss efforts!

    5/30/2017 1:19:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will re-read all your great comments and then pick and choose a plan for right now. I had a great physical therapy session and will go to the pool for the next PT session. I am thrilled! That gives me hope that I can reduce knee pain. It is a continual frustration about our desserts her... Read more

  • First Physical Therapy session for both knees. GREAT!

    5/30/2017 1:10:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mainly he put heat under my knees and ice on top of my knees. Then, one leg at a time, use a strap to bend the toes and foot up toward the knees. hold 5 sec. Repeat 20 times each leg. I am supposed to do this 3 times a day. Then Thursday a session in the swimming pool! 244 He... Read more