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  • exercise excuses

    10/20/2019 8:24:44 PM, by DARIARN

    Oh I am tired, exercising will help wake me up Oh my back hurts, exercising will limber me up and stretch me, making my back hurt less Oh I will do it later, doing small amounts throughout the day of exercise, adds up I can't, I can exercise, God gave me body to move and I can do it , even wit... Read more

  • The beauty of fall

    10/20/2019 6:20:46 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    465 464 465 464 465 464 465 464 465 464 465 464 Today I’m Thankful for a little bit of sun, a cool breeze, a walk in the woods, my vision, the fall colors, the ability to hear a plane overhead, and the possibility of walking on board to zip around the world like a bird. Life is ... Read more

  • Laughs from wild animal photos

    10/19/2019 9:16:34 PM, by CTUPTON

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    KHpgMYYA6g1aWBCdGZaWHORdKDo_kwjZ0 I am not sure thi... Read more

  • Noticable improvements

    10/18/2019 5:41:23 PM, by DARIARN

    Just getting the hang of Spark and trying to do everything , everyday. Learning website, how everything works, taking advantage of the support. Having big trouble exercising and impulse sugar but at least I am aware and trying. I stay within my calorie range 90 percent of time. Lost some weight as e... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    (iT IS A CHART, NOT A LIST LIKE THIS) DATE________________ USE UP THESE THINGS TO MAKE THESE THINGS (RECIPES/WHATEVER) ____________________________
    _____ MEATS/FISH/PROTEINS PRODUCE FRESH ... Read more

  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • Breaking the Floor!!

    10/17/2019 6:24:02 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Wilma, my scale and I are finally working together once again! I’m so excited! My weight had been creeping up all year. This morning I busted through the 250 lb barrier to 249.8. Never in my lifetime did I once think I’d weigh over 200 lbs yet here I am significantly more. Like so many of yo... Read more

  • Time is precious

    10/14/2019 10:47:29 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    How will we spend today? What choices will we make? Do we believe they matter? We are born, we grow, experience life, then die. 2 dashes on a headstone: birth and death. What we do in between the dash is our choice. Some of us have better choices than others due to our past choices and so... Read more

  • Vision: perfect Day

    10/13/2019 3:50:10 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    It’s a day off work! What’s on your schedule? You can do anything you want. So what does a win look like? Yoga, 1st thing. 15 minutes. Low 38 degrees, high 65. I’m starting today with a long dog walk in a nearby park. My goal will be 10,000+ steps. Later, I’ll take a ride on my bike. Th... Read more

  • Today--October 12th in ND

    10/12/2019 6:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Enjoy...bet you never thought of this before!

    10/12/2019 5:57:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2009 plane crashes into her house near Buffalo, NY --book by Karen Wielinski

    10/12/2019 5:41:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a true story. Of course it is very tragic. About 50 people died, including the author's husband. Not easy reading by any means, but the places and people she mentions have meaning for me. I am grateful my family and friends were safe. Thank the Lord. One on the Ground: The Stor... Read more

  • Smiling: Life is Beautiful

    10/12/2019 7:12:45 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Yesterday I spent all day at my quilt guild’s biannual show. 400 quilts, lots of vendors, friends and people who love fabric and art. I was on my feet for approximately 6000+ steps and will do the same today. It’s at the fairgrounds, as was the National flyball champions for dogs, so I w... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving --to our Canadian neighbors!

    10/11/2019 6:26:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Vision Question #2- physically fit

    10/11/2019 4:01:53 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Physically fit and energetic, what might you do that you won’t do or are hesitant to do today? I’m 100 lbs overweight but tend to be active, energetic etc. I get really nervous when opting into exercises that require special equipment such as ski equipment, hiking clothes, wetsuits etc. ... Read more

  • decluttering--still--and most likely forever!

    10/9/2019 5:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually got some decluttering done. I had to push myself-still fatigued. But a plumber is supposed to show up. There is a leak from the upstairs tenant. The plumber is not here in my condo--I hope he (she?) is upstairs! I am happy the place looks better. I guess that is self-care. ... Read more

  • Suggested meatless frozen meals --Gardein brand.

    10/8/2019 8:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    Gardein Meatless Products Gardein Gmo-Free Vegan Lightly Breaded Turk'y Cutlets, 12 Ounce (Pack of 8) ... Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground, 13.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs, 12.7 Ounce -- 8 per case. ... Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tender, 9 Ounce - 8 per c... Read more

  • Your Halloween costumes were fantastic--a couple more of mine...

    10/8/2019 8:05:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Once I scared my last class of the day (science) by wearing a gruesome mad scientist rubber mask--with nodules and even sores on the face. They told me to take it off. Oh well. I was "God" once. In the style of George Burns "God." Fancy white sweatshirt . I think it had gold on it. I also ... Read more

  • Halloween costumes you have tried...???

    10/7/2019 8:31:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby wore his fireman clothes -coat, boots, hat, etc. So I was a Dalmatian. His costume was way easier than mine. I don't think I have a photo of that. darn. For a scout meeting/party, in HS I did "blackface" when no one said it was not PC. I was quite tall and wore one of my Dad's suits a... Read more

  • Have you tried jackfruit?

    10/7/2019 8:13:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have not tried it but some people on other spark teams use it quite a bit instead of meat. ... Read more

  • Bogged down in paperwork and a news obsession

    10/7/2019 7:53:33 PM, by BRAVAH

    179.6 I've got a ton of little administrative things to do. It never ends. Plus, I left my wallet at the grocery store (thought it had been stolen), and started canceling cards. So, then a couple of autopay things got screwed. Yay (sarcasm). I don't want to be political here (at least ... Read more

  • Goal Vision Question #1- perfect fit

    10/6/2019 6:05:42 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    It’s time to update my vision board, mentally and in reality. I started a paper journal yesterday and will stick with this through the 5% challenge for the next 8 weeks. 56 days. My personal goal for this challenge is transformation and change. And so I asked myself, “If you could have ... Read more

  • I will try to stop...

    10/5/2019 7:43:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • If you love Halloweeen...

    10/5/2019 7:32:18 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Survival and moving forward

    10/4/2019 11:23:29 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Imagine being run over by a monster truck and then living to tell about it. This is sort of how I felt after surviving a major blood clot event at age 40. This meme summarizes quite well where I am in life now and what my goals are. Focus on stress reduction, hydration, exercise, and a healthy diet.... Read more

  • Photos

    9/29/2019 5:26:19 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Inspiration can easily come from a photo. They show us where we’ve been and how we looked. But it is the photo of tomorrow that we must set our eye on today. Today I’m grateful because life got a whole lot better than the day this photo was taken. My mobility was seriously being challenged 10... Read more

  • Somewhere along the way

    9/26/2019 4:04:55 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    October 2018 until August 2019 we were on the road, literally! We had gotten a travel trailer and went cross country. Our trailer got hit while we were in Oregon and have since had the trailer totaled. It was a wild and wacky year. I need to post about it, but life is just too busy to stop an... Read more

  • Assessing our bodies after age 60

    9/25/2019 8:52:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to do this! chris www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1202... Read more

  • Points to ponder

    9/25/2019 8:41:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Part 3 Seniors

    9/25/2019 8:39:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell ... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    9/25/2019 8:25:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    no I did not draw these... Read more

  • New goal!

    9/24/2019 5:36:54 PM, by BRAVAH

    This goal may need to be revised, as there are always setbacks. But I'd like to be in the 140's by my birthday next summer. Without doing the math, I'm guessing a pound a week would put me in the low 140's. But there are always stalls and setbacks, so if I aim just to be IN the 140's, that's less... Read more

  • Part 2: Seniors

    9/23/2019 11:43:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature, requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good. So, if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s Go... Read more

  • Back in the saddle...

    9/23/2019 1:50:51 PM, by BRAVAH

    181.4 Well, a month ago, I had written that very same weight at the top of a blog - and it was upsetting to have climbed back up into the 180's. Today, the same weight is actually progress in the right direction! I had hit at least 184.4 (if not more, as I didn't weigh daily). That really su... Read more

  • A Study On How to Lose

    9/22/2019 4:45:36 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Sun Sept 22 - Oct 31 This next 30 days I’m going to try and lose a lot of excess baggage. 1.) weight-10 lbs. I can and will. I just read a book about a guy who raced 18,267 miles around the world on his bike in 194 days 17 hours to break the world record by 2 months. Anyhow...he had... Read more

  • Part 1: Seniors

    9/22/2019 12:44:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made s... Read more

  • Frustrations at the nursing home

    9/21/2019 2:05:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two big problems. Darn. Hubby needs a "small" surgery. The pump holding a medicine needs to be replaced. After I think, 5 years they do that. But... it is Tuesday and Monday many things need to be done! I didn't get the phone message* and I just found out today. I have been saying some pray... Read more

  • Not feelin' too good today...

    9/21/2019 1:51:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Just kidding, of course. Chris 213... Read more