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  • Flowers!

    6/1/2020 6:14:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    “I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet... Read more

  • Cravings of mine or a cat who wants food every minute

    6/1/2020 6:01:50 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Thoughts for this new month

    6/1/2020 2:53:25 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A miracle for me--a gradual one but still a miracle

    5/30/2020 12:40:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been realizing how far I have come. I am so grateful for that. And I have my spark friends-YOU!- to thank. If not for support here, I have a feeling my weight would have ballooned in the past 10 or so years. You have helped me just day by day do the best I could. Other "diets" and... Read more

  • A month of daily small challenges. Fun!

    5/29/2020 5:31:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    spark/calendar-challenge.a
    sp?calendar=10 I love the graphics on this calendar. I am on day 1. Tell someone your goal(s). OK. My goal for today: Don't nap today! It wrecks my sleep during the night. chris... Read more

  • Scales!

    5/28/2020 6:31:24 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5152 May JOY & HAPPINESS accompany you today! Have a Great Thursday! About a week ago my scale began acting weird. Over the last several days I've switched out the batteries, had each of my girls try their own ideas, & we've done every possible comb... Read more

  • Maybe this will get me to do a daily walk

    5/28/2020 3:31:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Your choice: -go for a walk -clean the car Your choice: -go for a walk -put my clothes away Your choice: -go for a walk -sort garage stuff Your choice: -go for a walk -wash windows Your choice: -go for a walk -clean the fridge Your choice: -go for a wal... Read more

  • I AM Finally Back

    5/27/2020 2:10:58 PM, by PORTIA70

    Good grief, it has been quite a few weeks since I last posted on here. Ever since the quarantine started it feels like everything is in limbo. I earned 189 SparkPoints I believe for today. Not bad at all :) But I did discover that my payment for premium has not been received for a f... Read more

  • Tuesday Chooseday! Choices We Make

    5/27/2020 12:42:26 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5150 Tuesday Chooseday! Really, isn't everyday Chooseday? 211 We all make choices, all the time! Am I getting up, or hitting the snooze button? Will I stick to my eating plan, or swap something that's not on plan? Red shirt or Blue shirt? Speed... Read more

  • Lighted flowers for the yard!

    5/26/2020 8:31:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 90-Day Consistency Report

    5/25/2020 1:03:35 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's BLOG ~ SP Day 5149 Remember this? https://www.sparkpeople.com/co
    ach/coach_frameset.asp I do! 246 Finally, I'm here to report that I managed about 70% or 64 days out of 90. It was easier to remember before the 'lockdown' - 'shelter in place' - 'safer at home' st... Read more

  • Easier to put on brand of compression stockings.

    5/25/2020 10:48:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ugh--cellulitis. Done antibiotics ,etc. DONE. Found my compression stockings, which I was not wearing. 198 I use "Tubi- something or other. You cut the elastic tubes to length.. Much, much easier to put on than any other things I tried. I had started walking, 20 min... Read more

  • What do these things have in common?

    5/25/2020 10:40:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do these things have in common? 38 Please read the following article to find out. 58 https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=what_thin
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    ress_with_realworld_items... Read more

  • Cellulitis advice

    5/23/2020 12:06:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    From what I found, walking helps circulation so it is good for cellulitis. I tried to copy some of the article but it did not work.. 24 Darn. Walk to increase circulation, drink a liter of water daily, moisturize the skin, elevate legs often and more info. Pain killers if need... Read more

  • Darn! A new health problem.

    5/22/2020 2:07:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    ankle cellulitis I am finishing an antibiotic. It seems to have cleared up. But scary. Whole leg itched and swelled and a purple area at the ankle. I have been walking much more. 20 min. about 2000 steps. Maybe 2-3 times a week. I thought this would be good for circulation. I never exp... Read more

  • My 2 new veggies

    5/20/2020 4:40:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Lately I have a big salad of these mixed together. Dressing "mayo" in blended with orange juice or 1 orange if I have it. In the salad I put craisins 50% sugar or golden raisins. Maybe a protein of some sort like chicken or imitation crab or tuna or whatever. ... Read more

  • Chili for dinner--yum

    5/20/2020 4:29:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • OH, WEARY. ME !

    5/19/2020 3:45:13 PM, by SMIDGON

    I listened to the governor with his daily outlook. Basically the same for those of us 60yrs. Plus. Also under that age if you have a health condition that makes you suspectel. We are to stay at home, only essential goings, then limit that! Still to stay away from groups over 10 and... Read more

  • My doctor might be better than I thought-maybe...

    5/13/2020 11:03:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    I finally figured out how to use the doctor's portal. It's only been 6 months. 24 At my appointments he says almost nothing. I talk lots. Mostly about all the ways I am trying to improve my health. He barely acknowledges what I say. ANd it seems he has to force himself to listen to me. UG... Read more

  • Things NOT cancelled !

    5/13/2020 10:47:27 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • So Grateful to Have SP in My Life!

    5/11/2020 12:51:53 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5134 Sunday, May 10, 2020 90-Day Challenge from February 16, 2020 ... https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    page_public_journal_indivi
    dual.asp?blog_id=6653797 I'm on Day 85! Sorry, no updates... I'm waiting til Friday 211 It's been 12 week... Read more

  • To all mothers!

    5/10/2020 5:37:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Moms are beautiful!

    5/10/2020 10:18:21 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • snowin' again aw geez

    5/8/2020 8:41:13 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Pardon Me While I Ponder...

    5/8/2020 12:56:56 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP Day 5131 Hello fellow Sparklers! 252 Pardon Me While I Ponder the Mother Who Could Never Be There are some cultures in the world today that honor the life of the unborn child by seeing the newborn child as one already a year old. I wish everyone would honor ... Read more

  • FINDING MY WAY

    5/6/2020 11:14:53 AM, by SMIDGON

    My emotions have been running the gamut. All I ask is just tolerate my ramblings. Today I past a milestone. Despite my inability to groom my hair. With the in available to keep my arms above my head that long, I have been using dry shampoo. I still need my hair trimmed. After... Read more

  • THE BLAHS

    5/5/2020 8:00:37 AM, by SMIDGON

    It's just started settling in ! The reality that he is really gone. I guess thats partly due to the fact that it was unexpected. We knew it was quite possibly getting closer, but nothing pointed to that at that time ! Now it's submitting info to all the policies he had. A couple said... Read more

  • Got to hug hubby today!!! After 6 weeks of quarantine.

    5/4/2020 3:47:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    He had a doctor's appointment. A van took him and I rode along! I was able to hug him and be with him at least for an hour. I miss him so much! chris... Read more

  • How cats say they love you.

    5/4/2020 3:35:56 PM, by CTUPTON

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