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  • CAT Scan Results

    11/18/2019 8:11:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Got my CAT scan back. Dislocated my new shoulder replacement in the fall and ripped off a tendon. Need another surgery and need one on my opposite hand too. It really is upsetting. Good news is that I’m in the 230s from 460 (Despite surgery surgery surgery and steroids) and using my Desk Cycle ... Read more

  • Breaking the Diet Today

    11/18/2019 7:42:47 AM, by GRETA242

    No, it's not what you are thinking. I'm breaking the diet for the psoriasis study today. When I started the study I was told that I was allergic to eggs, cows milk and cows milk products. I've missed eating eggs and cottage cheese and using my sugar free creamer in my coffee instead of almond milk. ... Read more

  • Take The First Step- Lose Weight By Christmas

    11/18/2019 7:31:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don’t put it off til after the holidays. Start taking your steps towards a better lifestyle now. It really NEVER gets better because something always comes up as an eating occasion. A “Just this once” of some sort. An “I’ll eat this and then I’ll be good starting tomorrow.” Face this ... Read more

  • Rosanne Bittner gift of books

    11/16/2019 8:17:23 PM, by GRETA242

    Today was the holiday party for Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America at Schuler's Restaurant in Marshall Michigan. We had a good time with games, food and a gift exchange. While I waited for the festivities to begin, long-time member Rosanne Bittner came over to me and set down three books beside... Read more

  • What CAN you do?/ The Mental U Turn

    11/16/2019 8:54:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Okay, okay... so you’re in bad shape. Me too. It isn’t easy. I just fell and messed up my new shoulder and my hand- it will require 2 more surgeries and I’m sick of pain. I have neuropathy and fibro... herniated disks and pinched nerves. What can I do? Eat better and use my recumbent peda... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.people.com/tv/tv-christmas
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • Temporary high glucose, feeling like I can do more.

    11/14/2019 4:54:39 PM, by CWILSON88

    I want to kick high blood sugar readings to the curb. I have been less than carful with my food thinking that my meds will make up for it. Today I almost fell down because I was really dizzy. My glucose reading was about 240 so that was not good. This after taking my new medication for 3 weeks. ... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl/ How I Keep My Weight Off & Lose During Thanksgiving & Christmas

    11/11/2019 9:50:43 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl: Wear something beautiful and form fitting so you feel good about yourself and don’t want to overeat. Mindset is everything! •Drink 16 oz water before dinner/ between plates •Eat an Apple 🍎 before dinner •Fill up on Turkey, Fruit, Veggies, Plant ... Read more

  • Getting A Doctor That Cares/ Firing One That Doesn’t

    11/11/2019 9:31:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve been so put out by doctors before that I’ve cried. I’ve not gone when I needed to. I’ve gone to the ER and paid more instead. Why? They blame me being fat or are literally cruel to me about my weight. I had one doctor grab my stomach and say “What is this thing?” I cried. I’ve had doctor... Read more

  • I Blog My Heart To You

    11/8/2019 4:57:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Even though I don’t know all of you personally, I send love to you. Really. Not the fake stuff, the really heartfelt kind. The kind that makes me write to you in blogs often. I truly care that you can feel and see my Journey because I wish success for your journey. If I can help you by... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    YaxNc&feature=push-sd&attr
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • Twisted Little Beautiful Tree

    11/7/2019 11:02:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This twisted little perfect tree, The neighbors get so angry, They see on it every flaw, And try to call in the city law, But bunnies rest beneath it’s shade, A hideaway where they’re not afraid, I see the beauty- watercolored blooms, And how a fairy book story is on lo... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • 365 Days of Crazy And a Few ~Indyisms

    11/5/2019 9:46:05 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, My Journals look like 365 Days of Crazy. I write A LOT to figure things out, like why I do what I do, why I feel like I do... I write to make some type of sense out of my nonsense and I write poetry, stories, and parodies. In fact, a day that I don’t write is a depressing one. J... Read more

  • crime

    11/5/2019 8:03:24 PM, by RKOTTEK

    There were 2 boys 1 had eaten batteries and the other had eaten fireworks the police caught them they charged 1 boy and let off the other boy... Read more

  • How many steps in a mile!

    11/5/2019 3:56:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=how_many_
    steps_in_a_mile_solved from a dear spark friend! chris... Read more

  • Fitbit Versa 2 and standing desk

    11/4/2019 9:57:22 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I bought a Fitbit watch! I love it! It’s waterproof, so I can wear it in the pool :) And my employer is going to get me a standing desk that is adjustable, so I can sit half the day and stand half the day. I’m going swimming tomorrow, so I’ll test the watch out then. I’m so e... Read more

  • Funny story. I went for a Parathyroid gland procedure & 4 hours later...

    11/4/2019 2:43:30 PM, by CWILSON88

    Let's see if you can guess this one!? Medical riddle... No voice some days. I sound like the Nelson editors are bleeping me. Some days I sound like a man or a chain smoker. Feeling like my hair won't stop falling out. Cleaning the drain every week. Nails that split down the middle vertic... Read more

  • Falling Back

    11/4/2019 12:22:17 PM, by PYNETREE

    Well my husband surprised me yesterday morning, by telling me that he had already turned back 5 of the clocks in our house to adjust back to Eastern Standard Time. He usually leaves this job to me, as he protests that he is left handed & not mechanical. He left the Range, Microwave, Coffee Maker &... Read more

  • How I Lost Over 200 Pounds

    11/4/2019 9:01:53 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    From 2006 to now I did more than lose weight, I got healthier. It has always been about a mindset shift. I used to diet and deprive and that made me fatter and fatter. Now I add in healthy. I heal. I think, “What CAN I do?” “What fruit/vegetable or healthy food can I try?” “How can I sneak in... Read more

  • Wedding!

    11/3/2019 9:45:25 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    It went really well and (despite my weight) I felt really beautiful. I remember years ago thinking it would be an absolute nightmare to be married at this weight, but it wasn’t at all — it was all about us and our commitment to each other, and nothing else mattered. It’s funny how we put ourse... Read more

  • Perfectionism versus Progress

    11/2/2019 6:32:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Perfect is an aspiration. Just remember that we all screw up. I know I do. I have NEVER EVER done a perfect eating exercise plan. I strive for more progress every day, every meal. Each meal, each hour is a new beginning. It is NOT about what’s on your fork. It is about what”s in your... Read more

  • book: The Power Broker--Robert Moses

    11/2/2019 5:28:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finishing this book now. Over 1000 pages of dense typing! OMG! I learned tons! He accomplished great things but got a bit off the track of caring for his fellow man. ... Read more

  • The Bridges of New York

    11/2/2019 5:09:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I spent an hour yesterday with my husband (nursing home) chatting about the photos from this book. I got it from the Library. Je grew up in a suburb of NY city and went to college and worked there . He seemed to enjoy the book. chris ... Read more

  • Decisions, Decisions

    11/1/2019 4:52:43 PM, by GRETA242

    So here I am on week ten of the psoriasis study trying to be good and follow the diet plan which includes cutting out any cow's milk products including whey, eggs and bananas. I've done an okay job in following the requirements. I switch out almond milk for cream in my coffee (oh how I miss my sugar... Read more

  • November 1 2019

    11/1/2019 2:07:58 AM, by GRETA242

    Here we are in November. How is this month going to be different for you? For me, I have to decide if I'm going to stick to the diet cutting out cow's milk products including whey, eggs and bananas. I do so love cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese and eggs, but I've seen my psoriasis clear up consi... Read more

  • What religion is your bra?

    10/31/2019 4:32:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA? A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. ' ' What type of bra?' asked the clerk. 'Type?' inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?' ' Look around,' said the sa... Read more

  • ETSY Gifts for caregivers

    10/30/2019 5:24:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    No! I am not hinting I need a gift! But I searched for images about caregiving and the ETSY website came up. Maybe this will help someone out there. www.etsy.com/market/caregiver chris... Read more

  • Damon Suede Conference

    10/30/2019 4:39:09 AM, by GRETA242

    So this past weekend, October 26, 2019, I attended a conference where Damon Suede, Romance Writers of America President Elect, was the speaker. He spoke on how to bring characters to life by using action verbs to describe them instead of nouns or adjectives. During his talk, I found myself si... Read more

  • Difficulties taking HC hubby to a hospital for tests.

    10/29/2019 9:10:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had a 7:30 am hospital test appointment today! I knew it would be a hard thing to do. I had never been to that hospital. I kinda knew I'd have trouble finding the exact place to go in. I started to park in the lot and took a ticket. Realized that was not going to work with him in a motori... Read more

  • OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV!

    10/29/2019 8:35:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV! 24 chris... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    10/29/2019 1:43:25 AM, by ATHLETELORI

    My birthday just ended. It was 10/28. I had a good day. I had lunch with a friend. A few days ago, I adopted a dog. His name is Zed. He's 12-pound mini-pin/chihuahua mix. I've never owned such a small dog. I'm gaining and losing the same 5 pounds over and over. I need to fix that. For today, I'm cel... Read more

  • I need to get out of my head.

    10/26/2019 10:22:31 AM, by SCRAPPER1124

    I have always been that person who stressed about the details and having everything prepared and ready to when I'm working on something. My weight has been no different. I would always weigh myself every day and stress about the numbers. I'd be concerned that it wasn't meeting my goal. I would set a... Read more

  • Newest Pics/ Renewal of Wedding Vows

    10/26/2019 8:45:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was like WOWZERS when I compared pics, like that’s really me? I never see it in the mirror. He is such a goof! I love that! We recited our wedding vows again yesterday for our 29 year anniversary, so we took a few pictures. I thought I would share. We met at R... Read more

  • Is it hard to hook up a sound bar for the TV?

    10/26/2019 6:18:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I bought one. I have a Panasonic TV. I have not even opened the box. 24 The person who helps me has broken his arm. He looked pretty miserable so I left him alone. chris... Read more

  • Hulu, Netflix, cable TV, etc. etc. etc.

    10/26/2019 5:56:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by so many show to watch! But..books? Well, I could live in the library. chris... Read more

  • Books I wish I hadn't read...

    10/26/2019 5:47:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am "cheating" by using someone else's list. 24 But I think I agree with most books on this list. I actually never was interested in the "Twilight" series. I loved "Atlas Shrugged" and I have read it several times. "Davinci code" I liked. "The Alchemist" was pretty boring as I remember. Toward th... Read more

  • Narcissistic Behavior V/S Self Love

    10/24/2019 11:27:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was the first compliment that I’ve gotten in eons! They do stop, you know. I don’t care how much weight you lose, people stop noticing if you plateau for a bit or start maintaining. This compliment meant so much to me, which is external motivation. It is a long haul to lose massive weig... Read more

  • carbs are not equal, do you know the difference & which are of benefit?

    10/23/2019 10:50:05 PM, by RKOTTEK

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E6rLW
    _Q-WQ hope you can view this learn about gut benefits cheers richard... Read more

  • Feeling much better

    10/23/2019 11:13:38 AM, by GRETA242

    I'm feeling much better today. My knees don't hurt as much and my back and hips feel good. How about you?... Read more

  • Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

    10/23/2019 8:51:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’m working hard at exercise and tracking. I’m a bit disappointed to have gained 3 pounds. The old me would give up. Now, I realize that muscle weighs more than fat, exercise retains water, it takes 3600 extra calories to gain a pound. I have not eaten 3600 extra calories. Water and muscle it i... Read more

  • Tea and Sympathy, NOT Cake and Apathy. ~ Beth Donovan

    10/23/2019 7:30:08 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I think I first made up this saying when I had depression and kept emotionally eating. It really helped, but now I’m a tea addict lol! There is literally a medicinal tea for everything. Check out your local tea aisle. My very favorite brand of tea is Harney. The Hot Cinnamon Spice lit... Read more

  • Cortisone Knee Injections

    10/22/2019 9:05:54 PM, by GRETA242

    Today, I had Cortisone injected into both knees. They feel a lot better. The shots were excruciatingly painful. I didn't remember the pain, but man, I remember it now. It was like a pinch and a push together--extremely uncomfortable! I finished five weeks of physical therapy yesterday. I feel ... Read more

  • Recipes I Love

    10/20/2019 10:13:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Cooking= Preparing food with love- preparing food with intention. Have you ever noticed that a well prepared home cooked meal, that someone took all the little steps to make, tastes better? They made it with loving intent. That loving intent, the shopping and chopping and thinking of the e... 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