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  • A sunny day

    7/10/2020 12:36:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    I just found out a short while ago that the computers at the local library can be booked for use online. Then you can go and use the computer for an hour. I don't mind that you need to wear a face mask there. I was not aware of this opportunity until a while ago. It's been a really long time since I... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    7/9/2020 1:21:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    The power is out here today. An electrician is fixing the problem just now. In the meantime, my daughter and I are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga and some walking later on. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe a... Read more

  • A very warm day here today 🌞

    7/8/2020 10:27:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. The next few days will be hot and humid here. Taking it easy today. I'll go for an indoor walk in an air conditioned place later on in the morning. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe... Read more

  • Wake up call

    7/8/2020 8:03:59 AM, by SEMG498

    I have realized for a while that diabetes is no joke. It is a hidden disease, a social stigma that those without diabetes assume because you are fat is the reason you have diabetes. I have watched 2 cousins undergo dialysis and now, what I am calling "my wake up call", I am watching another cousin... Read more

  • Summer! Fruit smoothies are perfect.

    7/7/2020 5:18:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just happened to buy frozen fruit today. then I saw this blog. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    blog/blog.asp?post=10_supe
    r_berry_smoothie_recipes... Read more

  • Found the location, huge butterfly flower sculpture: from Disney Fla.

    7/7/2020 11:24:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Warm day

    7/7/2020 10:34:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today. The weather is going to be like this for pretty much the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/6/2020 8:52:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I'll be going for a walk in a while. earlier this morning I did some yoga. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay ... Read more

  • A new day

    7/5/2020 12:17:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I'll be going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Ahhhh Nature at its best poem

    7/4/2020 10:46:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Whenever I need to leave it all behind Or feel the need to get away I find a quiet place, far from the human race Out in the country Before the breathin' air is gone Before the sun is just a bright spot in the night-time Out where the rivers like to run I stand alone and take back some... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today 😊. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • So Close... Very Close

    7/2/2020 6:37:00 PM, by KALISWALKER

    So exciting! 2.9 pounds away from the 160's! It's true moderation, measuring my food, portion control, nutrition tracking and weight loss go together! All diets come down to the same thing a calorie deficit. When I wanted to hit the 170's I went hard for a few days chugging Slimfast and bam did it M... Read more

  • 10,000 steps in by noon

    7/2/2020 1:37:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I already got my 10,000 steps in today before noon. I don't usually get them in this early but I had to go uptown for the second time because I was needing to get something from the bank about half an hour after I got home the first time. Plus I did a load of laundry and a sink load of dishes. Now I... Read more

  • 25 books from brother-in-law!

    7/2/2020 1:34:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well these will keep me busy for awhile. I get my books now from the library. I don't want to be adding to my clutter. books multiply so fast! Mostly detective and crime. David Baldacci 2 Janet Evanovich all fiction he gets them from a used book store. most are fa... Read more

  • Monkfruit sugar? Does anyone use this?

    7/2/2020 1:18:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been using powdered Stevia. Is monkfruit sugar substitute better? ... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • good advice in song

    7/1/2020 4:45:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Another warm day here today 🌞

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • Mini lasagna cups

    6/30/2020 7:45:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Made mini lasagna cups today for lunch. The only thing different is instead of using lasagna noodles, I used 4 cheese ravioli. I made a meat sauce that has ground beef, onion and garlic in with the tomato sauce. I boiled the ravioli first (took about 5 minutes to cook) and did the layering like y... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • If you like flowers and butterflies

    6/29/2020 9:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • June 29, 2020

    6/29/2020 9:26:52 PM, by MAMATRAUB

    It's 2020 and everything is covid / racial crazy. I gained back all that I had lost. There is no explanation for what is going on now! Had 1/2 calories I should have (even with b/l/s/d). I am still keeping on!... Read more

  • The Art of Autism

    6/29/2020 2:38:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is a twist on a confounding topic. Hope this inspires us to cope a little easier. https://the-art-of-autism.co
    m/favorite-quotes-about-au
    tism-and-aspergers/... Read more

  • The Plan vs REALITY

    6/29/2020 2:07:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Sexual Assault ***Trigger Warning***

    6/29/2020 1:38:46 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am sorry that I have not been on here in about 3 weeks. 2 weeks ago I was sexually assaulted by one of the maintenance men here where I live at. I have filed a police report and got a restraining order. The first hearing for the restraining order is on July 1. The day before my 50th birth... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today 😎

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Time flies

    6/28/2020 5:01:52 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers

    6/28/2020 4:16:51 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & YouTube exercise with 6 other people, each from our own ... Read more

  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Its going to be a busy day

    6/28/2020 9:10:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Its going to be a busy day today. I already walked uptown to get a few things. Came back to my apartment to do a load of laundry and dishes. I am going to do some grocery shopping with a couple of friends in another town. This is the first time in 3 weeks since I have been out of town getting groce... Read more

  • Inspirational story

    6/27/2020 5:53:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is the story of two frogs. One of them was fat and the other one was skinny. One fine day, when they were looking for food, they jumped into a bucket of milk inadvertently . Now, as the sides were too slippery they were unable to get out. The fat frog spoke to the skinny frog, β€œBrother, swimmin... Read more

  • avg weight loss over 8 months

    6/27/2020 5:40:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    1.87 lbs per month Not fast but way faster than all the 20 or so years before this. And, I have been on SP for over 10 years. Other online support groups before this. My cravings are way more controlled now. I think eating lots of veggies was the key for me to lessen cravings. ... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today 🌞. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Has anyone stopped cholesterol meds due to losing weight?

    6/26/2020 6:47:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    If losing weight works, I would love to stop taking the statin meds my doctor wants me to take. Two kinds cause body pain. chris... Read more

  • SP article Quick Way How to Assess My Health

    6/26/2020 12:07:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/wellness_articles.a
    sp?id=1358&page=2 247 Please read the full article. It has way more info than I put here. I know my biggest problem is energy. I have known that since I was a kid actually. Thyroid was the first thing diagnosed way back wh... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • uh? Read carefully

    6/25/2020 12:40:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Rest is...

    6/24/2020 8:47:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • A beautiful day 🌞

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • STREAM. 6 strategies for mental health during this stressful period:

    6/23/2020 10:15:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    What is STREAM? S is for Social networking. Kyrios maintains that whilst the physical distancing involved in isolation is critical for our health, social networking should still be kept up, using social media, skype or phone calls. T is for Time out. Whilst some families may initially relish ... Read more

  • A great tip I learned from a dear spark friend:

    6/23/2020 9:21:07 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Working up a sweat

    6/22/2020 1:47:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been getting in my exercising in today. This morning I walked uptown and back to my apartment for 45 minutes. I spent 80 minutes between cleaning out the litter box (empty and put fresh litter into the box) and sweeping and mopping the floor in the apartment. I am sweating from head to toe fr... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • Hubby in nursing home so...

    6/21/2020 12:28:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is all so frustrating. I was fine for a number of weeks but now it is just way too long! I miss visiting John most of all. I called him last night at his nursing home. There was noise in the background. He could not hear me well. I heard him get mad with the nurse. Darn. I can... Read more

  • I love sour cream. I love potatoes. I love cucumbers. So...

    6/21/2020 12:17:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mixed them all together for a healthier lunch! I usually put sour cream on potatoes. And I know I love cucumbers with sour cream. Either of those, I eat too much. But if I combine measured amounts of all 3, it becomes a healthy lunch! 4 ... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    6/21/2020 8:26:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. I'll do some exercise indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Another warm and humid day

    6/20/2020 9:58:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be a warm and humid day here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Sweet and cold craving

    6/19/2020 6:58:56 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Even though I have some sweets in the apartment, it wasn't the thing that I was craving at the moment. Besides something sweet, I was wanting something cold. The first thing that popped into my mind was one of my smoothies. So I made a mixed berry smoothie. I took some of my chocolate protein powder... Read more

  • More tips for hip pain

    6/19/2020 2:07:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    "A recent study from Florida Atlantic University found that doing 45 minutes of chair yoga twice per week reduced pain and improved overall quality of life in older adults with osteoarthritis. Chair yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing while holding the chair for support, so it’s a great... Read more

  • A mistake. Bought HOT Italian turkey sausage.

    6/19/2020 2:03:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I bought hot Italian turkey sausage 40 instead of the regular kind. Yes, HOT HOT. Today I divided it into small chunks and will freeze these to be used a few at a time in soups. I actually have a soup cooking now. Yesterday I cooked up some vegetables: carrots 291 291 and 580 kale. Way too much ... Read more

  • A hot and humid day

    6/19/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. I already got in a long walk today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • sSilver Sneakers best and worse exercises for bad hips

    6/18/2020 12:12:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://bit.ly/3e5n4bj I will be testing this link. OK, the link worked for me.... Read more

  • Hot and humid day here today

    6/18/2020 10:32:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are prepared for the weather. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some dancing indoors after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • OK guys I cut raisins to 1/8 instead of 1/4 cup

    6/18/2020 9:27:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thanks. The serving size of raisins was 1/4 cup so I just used that. Half of that is plenty in my morning oatmeal. 43 ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/17/2020 8:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    Lots of sunshine here today. It's supposed to be very warm here this afternoon. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Lost 68 Pounds! I Love SparkPeople!

    6/16/2020 6:10:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In 2008 I was a glum overworked, out of shape office worker. When I was tired or stressed I would run to the vending machines for a junk food fix. I knew without change, I would continue to gain weight and the rest of my life would be a steady decline. At 242 pounds I needed a healthier lifestyle. ... Read more

  • Mondays, well, Tuesdays

    6/16/2020 1:20:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/16/2020 10:58:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! After lunch, I will be going for a walk today. I'll do some yoga after supper today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • My Joie de Vie (joy of life)

    6/15/2020 5:55:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2020 is my year of doing more of what makes me happy. I set the goal in December as I was preparing to welcome my family home for Christmas. I was excited about my 2020 trip to South America and a cruise. I was learning Spanish and buying luggage. It's seems like a long time ago and much has h... Read more

  • I love my soft book/kindle/ipad holder

    6/15/2020 4:20:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mostly read in bed. This holds my book perfectly. Several angles are possible. Yes, my cat keeps bothering me, I guess because he wants to read, too. chris... Read more

  • photo quarter cup of raisins

    6/15/2020 12:13:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have diagrams of portion sizes, but they are not "computing" in my head. So I took a photo!... Read more

  • Example of a non-supportive friend

    6/15/2020 11:14:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I posted on FB that I wanted a watermelon pizza for my birthday. In the past "friends" have given me all sorts of sweets . I try so hard to lose weight. Those sweet treats make me feel bad. I don't know what to do with them. This is the "pizza" I posted on FB. A friend answered, "... Read more

  • A summer poem

    6/15/2020 11:05:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    "How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, River and trees and cattle and all Over the countryside. Till I look down on the garden green, Down on... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/15/2020 9:56:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off for a walk in a while. I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • More weight off again

    6/15/2020 9:31:09 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I checked my weight this morning and I am down another 2 pounds. So far I have lost 8 pounds in a week. I have been eating some stuff that I shouldn't eat but I have been burning the calories off whenever I go for a walk or do things around the apartment. I took a walk uptown this morning because w... Read more

  • Duh

    6/14/2020 11:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I seem to think people near me will be supportive. Not so much. But my SP friends are fantastic! Thanks so much. chris... Read more

  • Lost some weight

    6/14/2020 10:22:05 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I weighed myself this morning and I lost 2 more pounds. That brings my weightloss to 6 pounds. I guess with all the walking and cleaning around the apartment has helped me lose the weight. I am going to keep going. I took a walk uptown this morning. I did it just in case it got warm out and if it d... Read more

  • A new day

    6/14/2020 10:13:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm heading out to do some errands in a while. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • A Love Story the Shirt Fits

    6/13/2020 5:20:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    December 2017 when my husband was away, he bought me a gift at the airport, an Edmonton Oilers T-shirt for a female. I am from Edmonton and the Oilers are still my favorite hockey team. What a loving guy, I thanked him profusely. The shirt was size extra large, but this itty bitty would fit a Barbie... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/13/2020 11:27:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a walk in a while. I feel great. Have a wonderful day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Great week of exercising

    6/12/2020 7:21:15 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I had a good week of exercising. There was a day this week that I didn't have any exercising but I did make it up though. My weight hasn't changed at all. But the weight not changing isn't going the way that I feel. It's my motivation to keep going. I am hoping that I can get some more exercising in... Read more

  • Next Milestone Normal Weight Range!

    6/12/2020 6:20:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in pursuit of my next milestone 149.5 pounds. Then my BMI will move from overweight to normal range. That's about 25 pounds from now. My last 25 pounds loss took ~47 weeks, at a rate of about 1/2 pound a week. Hopefully it comes off a little faster now. I need this new focus before the 8 week S... Read more

  • oh no. BD soon. Add another year.

    6/12/2020 1:11:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    June 17th... Read more

  • A windy day

    6/12/2020 1:01:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. It's a beautiful windy day here today 🌞. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a long walk outside and I feel great. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • 2020 Summer 5% #3 - Healthy Eating & Nutrition Plan

    6/11/2020 4:45:37 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2020 Summer 5% Diet Commitment I will follow the old Canadian Food Guide recommended number of servings and Nutrition Track in SparkPeople. I will eat the same breakfast each week, and prepare one week at a time. Week 1 will be - 1/4 cup low fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1/4... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/11/2020 12:42:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a much cooler day here today and I am okay with that. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've completed a yoga workout this morning. I'll be going for a long walk this afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more