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  • Changing Lifestyle to Become a Better Me

    6/19/2019 3:02:14 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/assessment_question
    s.asp?quizid=61 Sparkpeople has a questionnaire to see if you are ready for a lifestyle change. "Five stages of change that people move through when losing bad habits or creating new ones (pre-contemplation, contemplation, prep... Read more

  • Thoughts on cleaning house...

    6/18/2019 10:35:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Another Sleep Blog

    6/18/2019 1:58:53 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    https://exist.io/blog/fitness-
    tracker-sleep/  The above link goes to a pretty good article that I found online. Basically it goes into how a Fitbit can know when you’re asleep and sorta compared it to a sleep study at a medical facility. I would rather go by results done in a medical sleep... Read more

  • These Feet Were Made For Walking

    6/17/2019 9:07:08 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    WOW, this even surprised me 521 Most of my steps..way over half, were done at work. My back was still hurting, got a little better after I took advil at work. Obviously I didn't let some pain make me think I can just give up. Course this was my first day of getting over 10,000 steps. ... Read more

  • Diet Quotes to Remember

    6/16/2019 2:01:22 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I have had a lower backache during my whole weekend...so I am even to tired and sore to think up a good blog post for today. But I want the extra sparkpoints, so this is it. But what if I have eggs and avocados in my fridge? Usually during any "diet" that I started in the las... Read more

  • Reduce depression--go outside--just 5 min. : )

    6/15/2019 12:51:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    In 2007, a research team from the University of Essex in the U.K. showed that even 5 minutes outside in a natural setting reduced symptoms of depression in 71% of the study participants. I have no source for this but I do believe it. chris... Read more

  • The Heat is On

    6/14/2019 8:25:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Now if I could just insert that song from the Beverly Hills Cop movie into this blog..Haha That's the thermometer above the front door at our general store. I snapped the picture about 7:30pm last night. I ain't sure if it gets below 95 degrees at all during the night. Random shots of s... Read more

  • Sleep Tracker

    6/14/2019 11:36:17 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    My new Fitbit says I woke up at 7:17am...so when the alarm in the room went off, I must of shut it off in my sleep (or Fitbit isn't totally accurate) Only 23% of the time was in deep sleep== 1 hour & 8 minutes At least I went to bed earlier..so that's an improvement...still not sure ... Read more

  • The newest pizza

    6/13/2019 5:20:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The vetrinarian diet

    6/13/2019 5:17:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • (Help) Fitbit Arrived Yesterday

    6/13/2019 2:46:40 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I had been wanting a Fitbit for awhile, but seeing as I am not the best tech-savvy person around I really didn't know much about them. The very few people that I knew who had one used their phones with it. Well I have no phone so I kept wondering if my tablet would work alright in place of a p... Read more

  • Temptation at Work

    6/12/2019 2:06:33 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The location where I have worked since last June, has a gift shop and a general store (which is mainly a gift shop with alcohol and limited supply of snacks and a gas station). Usually when I go into work I am in the general store 1-2 hours before I relieve the morning person at the gif... Read more

  • Cabbage For Breakfast

    6/11/2019 9:18:10 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Who says that you have eggs with your sausage? Not me..today I started my day about 5:30am with an easy meal of sausage and cabbage, that only used 4 ingredients. Breakfast sausage links Olive oil Cabbage Minced garlic Sorry, but I didn't measure anything. When my kids were littl... Read more

  • Getting Creative in the Kitchen

    6/10/2019 1:23:40 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    7 employees got together and went to Walmart in Pahrump, Nevada. First time in 2 months that I have gone grocery shopping. I used to go shopping with Marie but she left around April 8th, so I hadn’t gone shopping since then. Yesterday was the first time I have ever tried zucchini noodles..th... Read more

  • Wendy's salads-has anyone tried these?

    6/8/2019 1:46:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://menu.wendys.com/en_US/
    category/freshmade-salads/... Read more

  • Triple Digits

    6/7/2019 11:28:33 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    OMG…the thermometer above the door at the General Store said it reached 120° yesterday. It’s been reaching up over 100° for a week now. Growing up in New Hampshire Summer time was lots of fun. But the 4 months of Summer in Death Valley can be Hell. The first time I arrived in this park to... Read more

  • Been Gone Too Long

    6/6/2019 10:39:53 PM, by RANDERS33

    Hey Everyone! So as many of you know I come here off and on. I'll be here for a while, writing up a storm and then I drop off, then I come back and then I leave. This time, however, I am pushing myself to stay involved with SparkPeople. I try to post on the feed daily, something encouraging or just ... Read more

  • Diets= calories in VS calories out

    6/6/2019 4:06:51 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    By the picture I uploaded into this blog, I assume that if your only goal was to restrict calories than it would not really matter which diet that you choose. Of course they have different ways to restrict them. They say restrict calories but don't go overboard with restrictions. I love... Read more

  • People aren't interested if ...

    6/6/2019 2:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    How to stop conversation quickest: Someone says ," Have you lost weight?" Yes, a few pounds. How did you do that? How long did it take? By eating more vegetables and cutting down on concentrated carb... Read more

  • Cocoa Via research link

    6/5/2019 3:27:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.cocoavia.com/see-t
    he-science/publications Well their research is available. That's a start. Long ago I asked for research data on a DIFFERENT health product. They had me running in circles but no research ever turned up. I'll see w3hat I can find.chris... Read more

  • Question For You ~ NSV ~ Day 4794

    6/5/2019 12:25:04 PM, by MAMADEE016

    38 If "weight" didn't exist, how would you know if your body was healthy?38 Good question! HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? What would you use to define 'healthy,' to tell yourself that all is well & good with your body? If you could not use any numbers... no sizes in your clothing, no ... Read more

  • COCOA VIA

    6/4/2019 10:46:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used to buy this product. I have enough stocked up. It is hard to believe it can improve my health. They say: 💡20+ years of scientific research 📊150+ scientific papers published 🔬30+ clinical studies I guess I will do some more research about it. chris... Read more

  • Calling computer gurus!

    6/3/2019 1:56:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am trying to print this picture. But always the bottom 1 inch or so does not print. I never had this happen before. Thanks for any ideas you have, chris ... Read more

  • walking proven to improve mood

    6/3/2019 11:17:52 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • New Month ~ New Goals ~ Day 4790

    6/2/2019 12:47:42 AM, by MAMADEE016

    It's a great time to set new goals! 593... Read more

  • Vacation is Over, Time to Start Dieting

    6/1/2019 2:59:54 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Am I the only one who acts like vacations were made to eat everything in sight? Believe me, calories count even on vacation. I stepped on my scales at home this morning, and I am up to 203.2#. That's 3.2 pounds up from when I returned to sparkpeople. Well today starts a new month. Sou... Read more

  • Breakfast Brunch Buffet

    5/31/2019 10:40:19 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    When I left my hotel room, I had planned on just going to grab something quick to eat at McDonald's but when I left the elevator to walk around I found a fabulous buffet. It cost me $18 which is more then a quick bite at McDonald's would have cost. But OMG, the food was soo yummy You... Read more

  • In Seattle: Pike Place Market

    5/27/2019 4:56:22 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My breakfast at Lowell's I didn't go inside, but if you watched the movie "Sleeping in Seattle" then you already saw Tom Hanks eating in this restaurant. If you don't watch a fish get thrown across the room, have you really been to Pike Place Market? ... Read more

  • Remembering What Memorial Day Was to Me.

    5/27/2019 11:37:19 AM, by TUBLADY

    For the first 20 some years of my life Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day. I was raised on a country farm in Oregon by my Grandparents. As a child this holiday was exciting because of what we would do on Decoration Day. Early in the morning Gramp would go out and get ... Read more

  • On Vacation: In Seattle

    5/26/2019 11:19:17 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I love this whole area I arrived early to the hostel I was going to stay in. Luckily this coffee shop was right next door. I ate in the cafe at the CHIHULY Garden and Glass Museum. It's a blackened salmon sandwich with Garlic Tator tots. ... Read more

  • SP advice : Do a hard task early in the day.....

    5/25/2019 5:24:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    As Mark Twain once said, "Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." Start each morning by identifying your "frog"—whether it's finishing a presentation or making a difficult phone call—and conquer it before the rest of the day gobbles you up. ... Read more

  • Starting Vacation: Leaving Las Vegas

    5/24/2019 9:47:25 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am sitting inside the airport in Las Vegas. Why is it so darn cold in this airport? Well I got dropped off early today, so I have been at the airport for quite awhile. I finally decided to take a break from charging my tablet and go get something to eat. WENDYS was close by so I am e... Read more

  • Is the world today making you depressed and anxious too?

    5/23/2019 1:39:15 PM, by DRAGYN5

    I had terrible depression as a teenager and it grew throughout my life until menopause, then it diminished. Mine was estrogen based more than from neurotransmitters in my brain. I'm allergic to anti-depression medications, so I found other ways to fight this battle. I go for a walk, I eat healthy, I... Read more

  • Avocado on my Salad

    5/22/2019 2:12:29 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I wasn't starving but knew that I wanted to use one of.avocados that i got yesterday, so i took one of the to-go containers down to the EDR. I was glad to see such fresh-looking mushrooms today. The olives are something new that I have just recently been adding to my salads. Anyways, I t... Read more

  • Swiss cheese makes me sleepy! Huh!

    5/22/2019 1:43:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Several casomorphins, breakdown products from the milk protein casein, are opioid receptor agonists, and are found in cheese. In nature, these encourage the baby or calf to feed, and calm them. In our unnatural state of consuming milk after infancy, they're just a mild sedative with slight ad... Read more