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  • Can't find title to the van and can't find original SS cards. Darn!

    2/26/2017 4:11:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    So, to do: 1) Go downtown Buffalo to the SS office . Get a new (free ) card. 2) Pay $25 to the state of Connecticut to get a new Title to the van. so I can get a NYS driver's license and register the van in NY state. Yuk. chris... Read more

  • I can't believe I got so much done today!

    2/26/2017 4:08:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something's wrong. I had many boxes of assorted papers. Tons of papers!! I sorted maybe 5 boxes of assorted papers and at least got things grouped and grouped and labeled groups put in the general area where they should go. chris... Read more

  • (Non)candy bar comparison

    2/25/2017 6:11:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    198 something like a cookie that won't trigger my sweet tooth. Here is a comparison chart . athleticmindedtraveler.com/blo
    g/energy-bar-analysis-and-
    comparison-let-the-data-speak and athleticmindedtraveler.com/blo
    g/weighing-in-on-energy-bars... Read more

  • Make Nutty Raspberry Cookie Treats

    2/25/2017 2:23:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups whole grain brown rice crisp cereal, such as Gluten Free Rice Krispies brand 1 cup regular rolled oats 1 cup freeze-dried raspberries, such as Just Berries brand 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped peanuts 3 tablespo... Read more

  • Have you used freeze dried fruits?

    2/25/2017 1:06:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.google.com/#q=freeze+dried
    +raspberries&tbm=shop&* One of the recipes to satisfy a sweet tooth had freeze dried raspberries. I never bought these. Yes, very expensive. chris... Read more

  • Thank you-my great sparkfriends

    2/25/2017 1:04:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am feeling much better. Not perfect. But I can face the world again. I read all your messages. 213 I took a drive to the library to pick up the Roosevelt book I had ordered: Not Ordinary Times. I ate an avocado I had frozen. 247 chris... Read more

  • This should not devistate me, but...

    2/25/2017 8:05:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    All that happened is that the DMV wants my original SS card . I have had it forever, but now, after moving, I can't find it. 24 Yes, I can get a new one free. I tried logging in to the SS site. My PW would not work! 24 I will try phoning them, but today is Saturday so they probably are n... Read more

  • Instead of ice cream

    2/25/2017 7:30:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    From a sparkfriend: Pulverize bananas in the blender with some different additives, sometimes fruit, or nut butter, sometimes a little unsweetened coconut powder, and usually a little unsweetened almond or soy milk which I make in another milk machine. I put the mixture in the fridge for about a ha... Read more

  • I have been craving sweets! So here are some tips...

    2/24/2017 2:57:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    1. Use cinnamon. Cinnamon is one of those spices that lends a sweet flavor and sprinkling it on different foods is just enough to give the illusion of a sweet treat. Cinnamon mixed with unsweetened apple sauce can taste like dessert. 2. Turn to nut butters. Nut butters, even the natural kin... Read more

  • Field Trip to the Asian Market today

    2/24/2017 12:26:44 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today my husband and I went to one of the larger Asian stores in town - Thai Binh Supermarket. They had greatly increased their tea department - more brands, as well as more varieties within a brand family. Black tea, White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong, Pu-Er (or Pu-Erh). Teasines (herbal drinks with none... Read more

  • Insulin Plant - Bitter Melon, Bitter Cucumber etc

    2/23/2017 12:46:51 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've heard of these plants - bitter melon, bitter cucumber, etc, but didn't realize they were also called "Insulin Plant". Did you? Awhile ago, I subscribed to a YouTube channel, and so today, YouTube suggested this video about the Insulin plant: http://www.youtube.com/watch
    ?v=CKP3VL3fuPI... Read more

  • Yummy! Frank's Homemade Buffalo Sauce!

    2/22/2017 9:59:50 AM, by MAO-MIAOWS

    When I was shopping over a week ago, I bought chicken wings in the freezer section. So, they were prepared chicken wing drummettes, but they still weren't glazed with buffalo wing sauce. For Super Bowl weekend I'd made chicken wings from scratch, and cutting up 4.3 pounds of chicken wings times two ... Read more

  • Montabaur Heights , Clarence, NY near Buffalo. Our new home.

    2/21/2017 10:50:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    All websites for senior living emphasize the VERY BEST about themselves. So view with a grain of salt. Living here brings things down to a human level. But we have liked this place. montabaurheights.com/ Tricky to find something with enough help for John that I will like also. This ... Read more

  • I need diabetic dessert recipes to give to our kitchen head

    2/21/2017 7:21:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.diabeticlivingonline.com/d
    iabetic-recipes/dessert/ea
    sy-no-bake-diabetic-desser
    t-recipes?page=5 Included in our rent is breakfast and dinner. They don't provide much in the way of desserts for diabetics. Plenty of high calorie, high sugar, high fat desserts daily! But very... Read more

  • SP article: 40 one pot meals

    2/21/2017 7:12:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=28_onepot_dishes_
    with_less_than_500_calories I am not much of a cook. I hope this article will inspire me! chris... Read more

  • Lecture downstairs on stained glass windows of Buffalo, NY

    2/20/2017 1:15:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    Holmes Chapel - Nave Stained Glass Windows Westminster Presbyterian Church 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. I am assuming some of Frank Lloyd Wright's windows will be shown too. It is at our new home --an independent senior living complex near Buffalo, NY. chris 268... Read more

  • Instapot--brown rice was perfect after 22 min (manually set) and cool down

    2/20/2017 1:07:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    104 4 I did add a little more water than the recommended 2.5 cups. Now, what should I cook next? 38 4 Thanks about the info about comparison to a stove pressure cooker. This Instapot--set it up and forget it. Just turn it off or it will stay on "warm" for a very long time. ... Read more

  • What to do about brain fog. Hmm... food for thought

    2/19/2017 3:32:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.mindbodygreen.com/0-28772/
    heres-exactly-what-to-do-a
    bout-brain-fog-a-functiona
    l-medicine-expert-explains.html... Read more

  • Learning to use the Instapot (pressure cooker)

    2/19/2017 10:38:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is kind of scary. I first actually read the manual! It is recommended you do a test run with 3 liters of water in it. 248 Now, I want to cook brown rice. It takes so long when boiling it on the stove. Even in the Instapot pressure cooker it takes 22 min. pressure cooking... Read more

  • Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease

    2/18/2017 8:20:07 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Article: Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease articles.mercola.com/sites/a
    rticles/archive/2017/02/18
    /insulin-resistance-causes
    -heart-disease.aspx?utm_so
    urce=dnl&utm_medium=email&
    utm_content=art1&utm_campa
    ign=20170218Z1&et_cid=DM133802&et_rid=189... Read more

  • Mark Hyman's food pyramid explained

    2/17/2017 6:54:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    The Pegan Diet Rules 1. Focus on the glycemic load of your diet. This can be done on a vegan or paleo diet, but is harder to do on a purely vegan diet. Focus on more protein and fats, such as nuts (but not peanuts), seeds (flax, chia, hemp, sesame, pumpkin), coconut, avocados, sardines, olive ... Read more

  • Food Pyramid per Mark Hyman

    2/17/2017 6:48:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    drhyman.com/blog/2016/02/26/ho
    w-our-government-made-us-f
    at-and-sick/#lightbox/1/ The link has much better graphics than I can put here.... Read more

  • To motivate myself to use the "Instant Pot" I just bought

    2/16/2017 3:54:56 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Frustrations-continuing saga

    2/16/2017 3:39:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    I FINALLY actually started filling out the forms for the NYS DMV! We moved here Oct. 8, 2016. The DMV stuff has been a source od anxiety for months. I was told to get NYS auto insurance if I did nothing else. Just in case police pulled me over for something. I did that much. Got the insurance c... Read more

  • A course in our new senior apartment complex: History of the Catholic Church

    2/16/2017 3:19:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    The teacher is a priest who is quite an interesting person! He tends to be abrasive, but people who get to know his experience with agent orange have great tolerance for his present personality. He is brilliant and taught church history in a boys school. Once he asked a question. I ans... Read more

  • Milk? Ripple? Almond "milk"? "lacteal secretion"? Whew!

    2/16/2017 2:16:36 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Interesting article - a lot of polarizing comments. mobile.foodnavigator-usa.com/R
    egulation/Ripple-Not-Milk-
    campaign-brands-almond-mil
    k-a-sham?utm_source=newsle
    tter_daily&utm_medium=emai
    l&utm_campaign=16-Feb-2017
    &c=BMySjkX4GETxGy8SG8zGGTHJ8uV6P7m2&p2= I have rece... Read more

  • Some tips on connecting with the unconscious mind....

    2/14/2017 8:09:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    http://www.wikihow.com/Practic
    e-Subconscious-Mind-Power 2 Break out of your old habits. The unconscious mind works largely through recognized patterns and habits in your everyday life. It's what allows your brain to go into "autopilot" while you drive to work or walk to the subway. Sometimes... Read more

  • Time spent with cats is never wasted...

    2/14/2017 7:46:58 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Just For Today

    2/14/2017 11:18:00 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I see this fairly often in "Dear Abby", usually around New Years. I cut it out of newspaper this year, and I really don't have a place or need for yet more newspaper clippings piling up on my table. It suddenly occurred to me I had the electronic copy! Yay! Dear Abby's often-requested list of ... Read more

  • Decor idea I had not thought of before

    2/13/2017 9:58:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is a mural. Online there is actually a number of these to choose from. chris... Read more

  • from Mark Hyman--about good fats

    2/12/2017 9:25:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    10. Your body gives you signs whether or not you are getting enough quality fat. The higher-quality the fat, the better your body will function. That’s because the body uses the fat you eat to build cell walls. You have more than 10 trillion cells in your body, and every single one of them needs hig... Read more

  • Notes from the UNIVERSE

    2/6/2017 3:25:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    CHRISTINE, you have a track record here, have you forgotten? Little... teensy... tiny... That's how all of your present issues, challenges, and so-called problems will one day soon appear. And then you'll wonder - one hot summer's eve as you're floating lazily across your swimming pool... Read more

  • I am drowning --again

    2/4/2017 3:56:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Things are happening way faster than I can handle: -2 new pharmacies for our meds-this has been nerve wracking to set up! One pharmacy says they can't do it because I am giving them the wrong insurance number-so why can 2 other pharmacies do this? Hubbies pharmacy had no problem and "my" pharm... Read more

  • Peter Pan story and modern brain function theories!

    2/2/2017 9:30:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    On my FB came up a fascinating idea! That the writer of Peter Pan incorporated scientific ideas about brain theory into his stories! Here is one example from the Peter Pan story: Mapping the mind Consider the following episode at the very start of Peter and Wendy’s adventures: ... Read more

  • Calming Down Quickly

    2/1/2017 9:42:42 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I haven't looked just yet, but a year or two back, I wrote a blog where I mentioned learning that it takes about 90 seconds (1.5 minutes) for an emotion's impact to move on... I'll have to look for that blog and post link later. The idea was that the more you kept thinking about whatever thought (me... Read more

  • Self-care

    1/31/2017 12:54:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I found this on FB --a team for people with TBIs. But it is appropriate for anyone, I thought. chris... Read more

  • The Mediterranean Diet and Your Brain by Drs. Oz and Roizen

    1/31/2017 10:00:42 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yippee - more reasons to enjoy Mediterranean foods! http://www.arcamax.com/healtha
    ndspirit/health/youdocs/s-
    1917912 ... Read more

  • A cartoon link on sparkpeople! I am just found this!

    1/31/2017 8:28:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    I looked up the personal sparkpage of a sparkpeople expert. It was under "sheenadee." That led me to funnies. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f
    unnies-cartoon.asp?id=278 593 244 chris... Read more

  • A Proverb for Addiction and getting heli

    1/30/2017 11:42:14 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Ahh so maybe I do need professional help, and it doesn't have to necessarily come from a pastor who might not have enough experience to truly understand... http://lifehopeandtruth.com/li
    fe/blog/theres-a-proverb-f
    or-that-im-addicted.-help-me/... Read more

  • Homemade bisquick but gluten free

    1/29/2017 6:28:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    Gluten-Free Bisquick Mix blessherheartyall.com/one-mi
    nute-gluten-free-bisquick-mix Course Baked Goods Cook Time 1 minute Total Time 1 minute Author J Trogstad Ingredients • 2 cups GF white rice flour • 1 1/4 cup GF coconut flour •... Read more