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Frozen Grapes

This time of year, frozen grapes are heaven-sent.
Easy to pack in snack packs (3 or 4 ounces) & a lifesaver on these steaming hot med-western days. My granddaughter is in a regional girls softball tournament trying for their team to qualify for the National Softball World Series in Orlando. Grand...

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Water on the Brain

When I first started using Spark, I had a difficult time remembering exactly how much water I had consumed. To help me with this, I started leaving empty water bottles by the sink so I could count them.
BUT, my DW thought they made her kitchen look messy (when Mama's angry, someone ain't getting ...

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Focus on the Whole

"As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal,
I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the whole."

Wendy Wasserstein

Stay focused on the whole!

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Recording Insulin With Meals

I wanted to have one place where I could go to see pre and post blood sugar readings and also to be able to track my Insulin usage for that day. I created four new "meals", naming them Breakfast Insulin, Lunch Insulin, Dinner Insulin and Lantus.
Having the Insulin tracking on my meals also gives ...

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Pain is Spelled "G O O D"

At 65, I've just had Rotator Cuff surgery. After surgery and the pain meds wore off, I couldn't lift my right arm up to my waist without the help of my left arm. Daily Rehab is painful, but every two or three days I see progress and my shoulder hurts less and less. Would you believe I'm now exercisi...

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Focus On The Objective

If we've lost sight of our objectives, we need to redouble our efforts and focus more intently.

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Water Aerobics

Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impact. I start my pool workout w/ 20 minutes of just ...

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Tight Control of Glucose Leads to normal A1c

I'm an Insulin dependent diabetic, & while insulin use dropped my A1c into the 7's, I wanted to be closer to normal.
My Endocrinologist worked with me to find how many grams of carbohydrates would need one unit of insulin.
Since then I have calculated the exact amount of insulin needed to keep...

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Excuses and Lexus'

If excuses were Lexus', almost everyone would have a garage full and extras parked on the lawn.

Walk more, drive less.

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Ritz Crackersful Products

My son discovered these little treats & they are all tasty.
They have 130 calories, a total of 7 grams of fat (of which 4.5 grams are the healthy kind), about 4 grams of cholesterol, 210 mg of sodium, 5 grams of Fiber & 2 grams of Protein.
My DW and I find one of these to work well with a serv...

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