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  • Let's try this again...

    3/30/2015 11:48:28 AM, by UNREADINK

    Week of March 30th Reminder: it is far more emotionally draining and also time consuming to fix the results of going off track than it is to just eat clean the first time. Monday - Y, FM 30 Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday -... Read more

  • SPRING

    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • So Sleepy!

    3/29/2015 6:30:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I didn't sleep well last night, .... and I managed to easily stay awake for church this morning, but I am SO SLEEPY now! I guess that I had better go to bed early tonight! This gorgeous weather would be perfect for snoozing in a hammock in the shade of the back yard.... My tomato plan... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=food_on_the_run_p
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • Snaggles needs more time

    3/28/2015 11:45:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    239 Snaggles makes me smile. He loves to tackle my ankles and run after me. He is eager for his food and snack. Tonight he had a cat friend on the other side of the window. He growled and gave a deep belly cry. I came in to check on him. He ran to me and wanted petting. The Animal Rescue Leag... Read more

  • Successful Expedition

    3/28/2015 8:21:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday's gallivanting across Texas' Hill Country produced lots of memories, many gorgeous bluebonnet (and other wildflower) sightings, a great lunchtime with friends, and maybe even a few eclectic purchases....I managed to resist almost everything that the tourist mecca/artisan colony of Wimberle... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    thegrommet.com/formaticum-chee
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more

  • Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie"

    3/28/2015 10:04:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe Boston Cream Pie Parfait Nutrition factsAmount per Serving Calories: 128 Protein: 2.5g Total Fat: 4.5g - Saturated Fat: 2.0g Cholesterol: 60mg Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g - Total Sugar: 11.5g Sodium: 120mg This recipe transforms a ... Read more

  • Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA

    3/28/2015 7:54:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5750626 I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" ... Read more

  • Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew?

    3/27/2015 6:24:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.thekitchn.com/how-to-store
    -cheese-what-to-do-100285 This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. 24 chef Meg's food storage ideas. recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos
    .asp?video=Peek_Inside_a_H
    ealthy_Chef's_Fridge... Read more

  • Play Day

    3/27/2015 10:23:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Our schedules have been kind of hectic lately so my friends who comprise our Craft Play Day group are taking a field trip today to Wimberley, one of the small picturesque Texas Hill Country towns, to enjoy being with each other, perhaps see some fabulous Texas wildflower scenes, and feed our artisti... Read more

  • Play Day

    3/27/2015 10:23:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Our schedules have been kind of hectic lately so my friends who comprise our Craft Play Day group are taking a field trip today to Wimberley, one of the small picturesque Texas Hill Country towns, to enjoy being with each other, perhaps see some fabulous Texas wildflower scenes, and feed our artisti... Read more

  • Done Deal

    3/26/2015 10:47:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I planted tomatoes today. There are a bunch of new varieties so I tried a bunch of different kinds: Celebrity (my reliable producers) Supersweet 100s- I've grown Sweet 100s before with great success, and this was close) Bobcat (new this year) Valleycat (new to me this year) Roma II... Read more

  • Workshops, planning, board meetings, and more

    3/26/2015 7:51:37 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am feeling better, but watch how much I try to do in a day's time. Several of my passions involve my volunteering. I still work with the retirement workshop for retiring members of the community college, career and technology centers, the intermediate unit and our 18 school districts. I have 11... Read more

  • Green Mac n' cheese

    3/26/2015 2:00:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    The recipe is on the following web page: heatherchristo.com/cooks/2012/
    11/04/green-macaroni-and-c
    heese/ Spinach makes it green. Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day!... Read more

  • Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time.

    3/26/2015 1:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael
    -yahne/mantras_b_6919316.h
    tml?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030 Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits. http://liveanddare.com/benef
    its-o... Read more

  • It's Time to Plant!

    3/25/2015 11:40:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday, there were NO leaves on the various mesquite trees in my yard... I'm SERIOUS! Not one single leaf! I seriously checked yesterday... Today, TODAY is another story...... slivers of green have materialized overnight, literally! It is widely accepted by old wives and other codg... Read more

  • Freaking corn dog- lesson learned

    3/25/2015 6:09:26 PM, by MGARRISON28

    I normally take my lunch to work religiously. But I happened to look at the menu Tuesday night for weds. and on it were hamburger sliders, veggies and fruit. I thought okay I won't bring my food in because this fits into my plan. I went to work the next day and saw the menu had been changed to corn ... Read more

  • Who will be running for Pres. in 2016???????

    3/23/2015 4:56:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I hate politics with a passion. I still believe we live in the best country ever. It always had controversy. Now is nothing new. Everyone thinks their period of time is worst. Somehow we have a pretty good life here in the US despite all the grumbling. Many countries have no sane way of getting new... Read more

  • Water got into my SPAT!

    3/23/2015 3:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I replaced the battery. A little rubber ring fell out. I thought I put it back right. But after today's water class, the SP would not work. I opened it and now am drying it out. 46 chris... Read more

  • I did not realize moving our things near Buffalo would cost so much! But a friend ....had an idea fo

    3/23/2015 3:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend volunteered her husband to drive a truck with our stuff from our condo to our new home near buffalo. 400 miles. His wife said he would find some fun to do there to make it a vacation for himself. he once did that and drove his friend's stuff to Alaska! I told her to ask him first. ... Read more

  • Tracking, Week of March 22nd 2015

    3/23/2015 11:02:15 AM, by UNREADINK

    Sunday - Y, 60 FM Monday - A smidge over, 10 FM Tuesday - Y, 25 FM Wednesday - Y, 22 FM Thursday - N, 30 FM Friday - N, 35 FM Saturday -... Read more

  • Your start page--there are at least 2 different formats you can see...

    3/22/2015 10:40:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have it so my tracker info shows up. Tracker Details is very motivating for me. I love the various graphs for the week or month, etc. And the fitness leader board and the minutes leader board give me something to challenge myself. I used to be around number 80 but lately I am around num... Read more

  • One more -- I could not resist showing this bunny bread food art!

    3/22/2015 7:58:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Food art. Fun to look at. too complicated to make. Enjoy!

    3/22/2015 7:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-f
    ood-art-bumblebee-spring-s
    nack/ This has lovely art made from foods. Enjoy! www.wellinla.com/florent-tanet
    -food-art/2013/ this link has tons of images. Very complicated but unbelievable! www.google.com/sear... Read more

  • Do you notice what others eat?

    3/22/2015 7:30:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    We had family here last Saturday. I noticed the mother of the 6 month old baby fed the baby first before she took a plate of food. She put lasagna and salad on the plate and fed the baby the lasagna. OK. Then she asked her husband to watch the baby while she ate. She got herself lasagna but a much s... Read more

  • Label maker fun!

    3/22/2015 6:59:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was between $30 and $40 dollars. It is more than I wanted to spend. But I am thoroughly enjoying the machine. It comes with some white tape. I ordered clear tape with black lettering, too. There are colored tapes, too. I think the tapes are all 1/2 in. wide but you can print smaller an... Read more

  • Resilience and Hope

    3/22/2015 3:08:58 PM, by SBECKER526

    I endured a rough winter with much snow, ice and cold temperatures. I also had surgery and numerous health problems. Hence a publication headline jumped out at me. Resilience and hope! The quote that turned me around is this. "Life stretches and compresses us all. To be spiritually well do... Read more

  • Snow melted - Sunny Day

    3/21/2015 10:07:32 PM, by SBECKER526

    I felt better in attitude today with the sunshine and the melting of yesterday's snow. I want to walk outdoors and not have to bundle up. I felt energetic. My helper and I got the groceries. She put them away for me. It is amazing how fast a bag of groceries gets too heavy for me. My ine... Read more

  • Tulips made from plum tomatoes!

    3/21/2015 12:45:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    hearthungryblog.com/tag/food-a
    s-art/... Read more

  • Clever treats for spring

    3/21/2015 12:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    http://www.hungryhappenings.
    com/2011/04/fun-idea-for-e
    aster-brunch-carrot.html Pillsbury dough and food coloring makes the carrot for filling. Potato salad is the filling with I think it is dill sprigs. Note: this is way , way too complicated for me! It is a cute idea though. ... Read more

  • Quickest and Easiest Way to Get a Six Pack

    3/21/2015 10:42:28 AM, by MCJULIEO

    So sorry..... I'm giddy with SPRING! I couldn't resist! 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334... Read more

  • Spring Has Sprung!

    3/20/2015 11:33:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It's the 20h of March, and officially it's SPRING! And I've seen the first big healthy patches of wildflowers (Bluebonnets, naturally) so I'm ready to embrace spring for all it's worth... I bought tomato plants and squash and zucchini seeds at the nursery yesterday, and if the skies would ... Read more

  • Peeps in a vacuum chamber. Some things I do miss about teaching science!

    3/20/2015 9:09:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=fxLY1SGXV_E If you want some fun, search peeps images online. You will be amazed at all the different kinds there are now! Eating them? Well-- NOT. But they are fun. Peeps are also made in bunny shapes. There is a "Peeps Show" --I g... Read more

  • 100 Reasons to Exercise-NOW!

    3/20/2015 2:16:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    "stolen " from a good sparkfriend. Thanks, IAMAGEMLOVER! And, it is an SP article by Nicole. 100 Reasons to Exercise Now 1. Because it makes you feel confident 2. Because it helps you get stronger 3. Because exercise helps combat depression 4. Because you'll feel proud of your... Read more

  • Finally spring!

    3/20/2015 5:48:52 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Staggered through winter, put out a cease and desist order on our neighbor, waiting for the court date on the kid behind us... ... Read more

  • getting more rest

    3/19/2015 3:35:29 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am trying to pace myself better and get more rest. I do feel better. I'm staying on a healthy diet, doing gentle yoga, meeting with my trainer, and swimming. 403 550 6 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow! 102... Read more

  • Squirl (and Spark!) at SXSW

    3/19/2015 11:13:12 AM, by MCJULIEO

    SXSW, if you didn't know already, is a Hot and Happenin' film festival/ music festival/ technology-geek festival staged at Texas's Hottest and Happenin'-est city, Austin, for a week every spring, and its fans are rabid (perhaps even more rabid than the University of Texas Longhorns headquartered ju... Read more

  • Wrestling with Taxes

    3/18/2015 6:22:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I've spent the day trying to gather all my financial papers together and assemble some kind of tax "narrative" before I go to meet with my accountant tomorrow.... I'm aware of just how much paper wrangling my husband did before these annual appointments, and I confess that I didn't appreciate him en... Read more

  • Leaving tomorrow for three weeks

    3/18/2015 7:15:18 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    This was a planned cruise and we will be meeting friends in Baltimore. I have to get away I am so overwhelmed with stress. First the burglary, now the homeowners insurance says they will not cover any loss without a receipt or photo of us with each item. We are senior citizens and never take pict... Read more

  • More pain makes exercise harder

    3/17/2015 6:50:27 PM, by SBECKER526

    My pain level is much higher recently. I am working out using the Back in Action DVD and working with my trainer. I get fatigued. I am cycling on my home spin bike for 15 minutes daily. I am using paraffin treatments, massage, and topical pain meds. Warm showers help also. I want to be pos... Read more

  • Changed Plans

    3/16/2015 1:44:48 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, today isn't turning out the way I expected....not necessarily bad, but different. It should be OK, and now I have a bit more time to work on my income taxes... Today is my eldest brother's birthday, but it also happens to be the day that my best friend's daughter is having twins deli... Read more

  • Bronze fitness award--first since shoulder replacement surgery Dec. 2, 2014.

    3/15/2015 4:22:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am happy about the bronze medal this past week. I love the water aerobics, water zumba, and water kick boxing classes. Doing anything on land is discouraging for me. Too many aches and pains. chris... Read more

  • Balancing Act

    3/15/2015 3:37:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    An old college friend and wife and son are due in this afternoon, and I'm not ready for them! But I refuse to get so uptight that I can't enjoy the visit.... Off to do what I can while balancing being a good hostess and being a calm and appreciative friend....... Read more

  • Handwriting... wow I hit a nerve!

    3/15/2015 12:42:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    We had to choose a "mini course " to teach one year. I wanted to do handwriting. It was turned down. It was for high school students. They really needed it. The powers that be thought it was irrelevant. I can remember how proud I was to learn cursive. Thank you all for commenting and even teac... Read more

  • The movie "LUCY." Have you seen this movie? What do you think?

    3/15/2015 10:39:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    272 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(20
    14_film) I have not seen this but it was recommended to me. chris... Read more

  • Reserch about the importance of handwriting !

    3/15/2015 10:05:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/sci
    ence/whats-lost-as-handwri
    ting-fades.html?_r=1 So why is it only taught in the very early grades in the Common Core? chris ... Read more

  • National Pi(e) Day

    3/15/2015 12:20:35 AM, by MCJULIEO

    March 13, 2015, sometimes known as 3.14.15, is officially declared Pi Day because the mathematical value of pi is the number 3.1415.... Since most of us don't deal with the mathematical pi, non-engineers and non-mathematicians usually relate pi with PIE, and so today has become famous for being... Read more

  • Family Times

    3/14/2015 12:12:13 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My brother and his wife and I are visiting our mother in Houston for a few days and are chauffeuring her around (she doesn't drive anymore and is in a wheelchair) to whatever place she wants to go... We wound up eating out both last night and today at lunch and brought in Chick-Fil-A for dinner toni... Read more

  • A Should've Stayed in Bed Day

    3/13/2015 7:25:20 PM, by ANDILH

    Today did not start well. It started with having to call and make a doctor's appointment for my sister. She hates the doctor. She hated even more that we had to go because I thought she had an ear infection. Ugh. She was miserable the entire day. The kind of baby miserable where they just want... Read more

  • First Bluebonnet Sighting

    3/12/2015 11:56:44 PM, by MCJULIEO

    On the Interstate between San Antonio and Houston, I saw my first bluebonnets of the year today...it was a little drizzly, rainy, and there weren't very many of them (Yet!) but they made my heart smile... the wildflowers of Texas always make me happy!... Read more

  • Tracking

    3/11/2015 3:22:52 PM, by UNREADINK

    In Range? Monday 9th March - Y Tues 10th - N Weds 11th - Y Thurs 12th - Y Fri 13th Sat 14th Sun 15th... Read more

  • Truvia is not stevia! I just found this out. So use stevia and not Truvia.

    3/11/2015 12:30:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.livestrong.com/article/366
    165-truvia-vs-stevia/ So truvia is almost all a sugar alcohol. It advertises itself as stevia! I just looked it up because a book on inflammation said to use stevia and specifically said not Truvia. I feel hoodwinked --yet again by food manufactu... Read more

  • So stressed I had to see the doctor

    3/11/2015 6:32:59 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Just so stressed over this burglary, the kid living behind us out on bail, and now fighting with the insurance company over repairs to the house. They are telling us, that at age 61 and 40 years of marriage, we have to show receipts and/or pictures of every item we are missing to PROVE we owned it!... Read more

  • Oh! To Be a Blessing!

    3/10/2015 11:31:01 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My husband used to say that I was a real blessing..... but that sometimes I was a blessing in disguise.... I couldn't help thinking of that when I saw this: ... Read more

  • Captures the Gist of It

    3/10/2015 12:41:50 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Saw this and had to agree with it: As for me, I pretty much took it easy today, so as to "ease into" daylight savings...... Read more

  • SP article: Nine Ways to get More Out of Your Day-boy do I need this!

    3/9/2015 7:57:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    12 www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /motivation_articles.asp?i
    d=149 I will read it again and pick something I can actually do.... I will add to this blog.... 224 Here is the very best one for me! On my spark page I have a goal to just have more fun. I am either work... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have, bin admitted to, Grantham Hospital i, initially went in, there with 2, badly swollen legs, caused by cellulitis, & i also, had an ongoing, chest infectio... Read more

  • My New Normal

    3/8/2015 10:46:02 PM, by UNREADINK

    It is starting to sink in that my life is never going to be the same as it once was. My wife was diagnosed with brain cancer in November. Since then, our life has been emergency surgery, aggressive inpatient chemo, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and a scary infection. My life has been treading wate... Read more

  • Daylight Savings Time, What?!!!!

    3/8/2015 9:37:12 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It surely felt lousy waking up to Daylight Savings Time today... I figure I ought to insert some snarky DST cartoon here, but honestly, I don't have the energy for it.... maybe later.... or maybe tomorrow when my brain catches up... On the more cheerful side of things, my first real date w... Read more

  • Fighting with homeowners insurance!

    3/8/2015 8:08:44 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    They have argued the paid receipts for screen repair, door repair, car keys are all too high. They are getting nasty with us because we dont have a PICTURE of every item that was stolen! My husband finally told them, "look, we are not millennials, we DON"T take pictures every time we wipe out butt... Read more

  • Small Things Add Up to Big Things

    3/8/2015 12:18:54 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Being home again is great! I was able to have my usual oatmeal and raisins for breakfast. I was also able to have a lovely Greek type salad (olives and cucumbers and other goodies with Romaine) just like I usually have for lunch, all the while cooking skinless chicken with vegetables in the crockpo... Read more

  • Learning to accept what I cannot change

    3/7/2015 4:24:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have reached a stage in my life where arthritis requires more modifications in my daily routine. I am grateful for my housekeeper, Lori. I am grateful to have a snow remover and coach in Ian. I am also grateful to have a landscaping service in New Castle. Add my painter/handyman John to the mi... Read more

  • Graphs you might actually enjoy. Very clever from Mental Floss.

    3/7/2015 10:20:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    mentalfloss.com/article/56939/
    13-graphs-laughs... Read more

  • I really will clean the house today!

    3/7/2015 9:56:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    Great idea--but I need to clean first so I can "freshen." I do want one of these! Someone else took this photo--but it could be my house, too. I already changed both litter boxes and loaded the dishwasher! I am so pr... Read more

  • Readers' Digest

    3/7/2015 9:52:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby and I joke about me waking him up to quote Readers' Digest. Now I can tell him I found it online, too! www.rd.com/jokes/cartoons... Read more

  • What does your appetite monster look like?

    3/6/2015 9:41:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38... Read more

  • A very cute but deadly appetite monster

    3/6/2015 9:38:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    thebookwormbaby.blogspot.com/2
    015/02/the-tragic-tale-of-
    dwayne-eating-monster.html... Read more

  • Tame the appetite monster!

    3/6/2015 9:37:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    By planning ahead and following a few simple tips, you are setting yourself up for success. Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 10 Ways to Outwit Your Appetite Follow these ingenious tips to keep your appetite under wraps: 1.Feed it protein for breakfast. You'll be less hungry later ... Read more

  • please pray for all

    3/5/2015 10:09:15 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Widows thank you... Read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    3/5/2015 9:07:18 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Home at last, my best chance of being in contro; of what I eat, and how I get exercise, and when I can go to sleep, and what chores need to get done first, or if at ALL.... The temps were quite chilly for March in Texas, the mid 40s, but the sunshine made it absolutely gorgeous..... I think I'm... Read more

  • Winter wonderland

    3/5/2015 4:14:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    I live in Pennsylvania so wind chills of -20 are new to me. There is so much ice and snow. As a person with RA and OA, my joints are aching. Frequent naps and heat are super. I am sending you this picture in case YOU live in warmth. ... Read more

  • celebrating beloved's birthday!

    3/5/2015 7:28:56 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    He gets a free Starbucks coffee today for a birthday celebration. We are still putting out fires from the burglary, having doors repaired, screens replaced, etc. The video surveillance goes in next week so the monitor will be in a locked cabinet that's getting a deadbolt today. We have to make the... Read more

  • Weather's a Funny Thing

    3/5/2015 12:17:25 AM, by MCJULIEO

    So it was about 32 when I flew out of the Baltimore airport and that was about as warm as it got in the whole 3 weeks or so that I was in Maryland (I really got a lot of use out of my long underwear), and when I arrived in San Antonio it was about 67 with a cold front expected tonight and the high ... Read more

  • had a beautiful day today

    3/4/2015 10:28:28 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Very blessed indeed..... Read more

  • Volunteering today

    3/4/2015 5:52:06 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Back for a full day volunteering at the school in the next city. It will be a long day, have to take Mum back to her place after school, visit with her a while, then battle the semi trucks on the freeway heading back to Greenville. Meanwhile, the security system with interior and exterior alarms h... Read more

  • Going Home

    3/3/2015 10:36:53 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Celebrated my granddaughter's birthday today, and I'm flying home to Texas leaving in the morning tomorrow.... I'm surely going to miss the high energy of this lively household.... And I MAY EVEN miss the snow and cold just a little bit, although I am glad that my daughter had microwaveabl... Read more

  • On my start page. STEP TWO. My other goals.

    3/3/2015 8:47:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am trying to develop habits that later I won't even think about. Track More Goals I love using this to reinforce my healthy behaviors. If I change to actually do these things, I know I can keep off any weight I lose. Most are YES/NO goals . Only the first one uses a scale of 1... Read more

  • Leaving my sister out is not okay with me

    3/2/2015 11:58:32 PM, by ANDILH

    My sister is disabled. I get it. She makes things more complicated. Believe me, me more than anyone else. I know exactly how much harder she makes things. I spend my days with her, taking care of her, taking her places. I'm the one who has to figure out how to make things work, figure out what... Read more

  • Happy Texas Independence Day!

    3/2/2015 7:31:42 PM, by MCJULIEO

    March 2 is not only Dr. Seuss's birthday, but it is also Texas Independence Day! So, though I'm far from back home in Texas, we celebrated as best we could.... A warm front melted the worst of the ice up here in southern Maryland , and by this afternoon, I could actually walk around with a swea... Read more

  • Worst of my flu fever is past but still not well

    3/2/2015 9:04:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have had enough! 225 I want fresh air and get rid of these germs. Someone told me to get meds at the doctor. They always say it is a virus and we have nothing for you, just stuff to reduce symptoms. But I guess there are several antiviral drugs now. I am not used to asking for t... Read more

  • half price now--SPAT-Spark Activity Tracker

    3/2/2015 8:53:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    543 I have mine on my shoes always and on my water shoes in the pool. It records automatically onto the computer when I walk by. Nice to know it is half price right now. 528 20 Chris... Read more

  • OK, This is Ridiculous!

    3/1/2015 10:07:05 PM, by MCJULIEO

    OK, I know that I'm from deep south Texas, and that I'm easily impressed with all the snow that I've seen since being here in Maryland with my daughter, but Geez, LOUISE! We woke up this morning expecting rain.... to wash and melt all the piled up snow away... Instead we got SLEET, and freezing... Read more