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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

    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

  • friday

    5/29/2020 7:38:16 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    pt, home and try and get the pool done, hooked up and water running in. cupcake pickup at noon...then RELAX. they are saying maybe rain this afternoon..which should hopefully cool things down and give the growing things some relief..i hope.... 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

  • weds

    5/27/2020 7:18:46 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    it is hot. not happy about it. going to work on pool. that is all. wish it was fall/winter year round!!... 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
    ress_with_realworld_items... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2020 9:13:53 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Please, please remember what this day is all about. Not picnics, or vacation, or barbecues...its to honor those that died in the service of our country. Veterans get touchy if you honor them today..because they well know the sacrifice the fallen made. take a minute away from your festivities, p... 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

  • Give yourself 3 compliments

    5/21/2020 6:27:14 AM, by MISSA526

    Okay this is rough. I have not been very happy with myself lately, so I guess this is a good one from sparkcouch. 1. I'm a good listener 2. I can be strong in the face of major obstacles and pain. 3. I show my family and friends that I care about them every chance I get. Now it's you... 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

  • Spark coach

    5/19/2020 5:21:07 AM, by MISSA526

    What major fitness goals are you aiming for? Right now I'm working on upper body strength, seated yoga, and I'm going to try to start doing seated cardio and core. But my main goal is to find out what's wrong with my right knee and stop using my cane! What are your goals?... Read more

  • Monday

    5/18/2020 9:56:17 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    busy days...i've been working on the garage. what a mess!! but its coming..i have the front half done except for one organized pile that will have to move to the back once i have that done. and one pile for someone who knows about things i have no knowledge of to look through and tell me to toss or ... Read more

  • Thurs

    5/14/2020 1:00:44 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Got the mower going!! Checked the oil filled it with gas...and did everything but half of the back field. Glad that’s done for now!! Have to work on the newsletter, and I set myself small tasks for each day. Furnace room jobs, pantry jobs, mud room jobs and garage jobs. Goal is to pick one every day... 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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  • weds

    5/13/2020 9:31:46 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    determined to work on the mower today to get it started and at least get the front yard and barn side of the lawn mowed. I dont have 4 hours to do the whole other side and back, but if i can chip away a little at a time i can get it under control. I love having a bunch of land...but its a pain to mo... Read more

  • tuesday

    5/12/2020 10:42:36 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    been a long week past. things are better now..i'm going to take a day to just relax and bounce back. hope everyone is well!... Read more

  • 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
    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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  • Not so good news

    5/10/2020 9:35:56 AM, by MISSA526

    Well things were going pretty well lately. My migraines went down, I was doing yoga, I started physical therapy again, everything was going okay. Then I stepped on my right leg and I got a shock wave a pain that wouldn't go away. I hopped to the nearest seat and sat for ten minutes then I could walk... Read more

  • snowin' again aw geez

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

    How we stay warm in Buffalo: ... Read more

  • 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


    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

  • tuesday

    5/5/2020 9:25:20 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    hapy Cinco de Mayo! not something i celebrate but to those who do, enjoy! beautiful day out..misread the thermometer it is 30 not 40..found that out when i walked outside to clean Lucys pen and get her fresh water haha. going to attempt to Mow today. if i can get the tractor started. usua... Read more


    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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  • Monday

    5/4/2020 9:40:31 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    rainy and chilly..back down in the 40s and supposed to snow by the weekend, YAY!! i liked the sun yesterday but we got up to almost 70. 60 and sunny is good for me..hotter and i dont like it. i dread summer!! anyhow..dont like the rain today but glad the temps are back down!! doing some cleanin... Read more

  • sunday

    5/3/2020 11:14:11 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    have been baking all morning. keto bagels, cookies, muffins. last batch in the oven..rhubarb muffins..new recipe hope it turns out!! have to do my spanish lessons, then a lucy walk. i clean as i go at the bakery, so everything is washed and away just waiting for the last baking to be done. clea... Read more

  • OH LORDY ,

    5/2/2020 5:03:15 PM, by SMIDGON

    Younger DD came ovER today. She cleaned out from under the bed. But, the real mess was the foyer closet ! We didn't get it finished because we ran out of maskingbtape. I honestly don't remember most of the things in the closet. I do believe they were from the days our kids were yo... Read more

  • It's World N*de Gardening Day no photos but info

    5/2/2020 11:57:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    It's World N*de Gardening Day Google it for a very nice, colorful, tasteful poster about this. It popped up in my FB for Buffalo Niagara Gardening.... Read more

  • saturday

    5/2/2020 9:40:43 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    family online game night last night. its so much fun, and i feel like they are here. we all laughed so hard, and went an hour over the agreed on stop time. cant wait for next time!! will do some yardwork today..its gorgeous out!! ... Read more

  • I believe all your prayers have been powerful!

    5/2/2020 9:04:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    I don't know the whole story yet but nephew has survived. He is posting on FB. That must be positive, right? He had been air lifted to the emergency room. So I have not been exaggerating his flight. 220 247 304 458 304 458 304 458 458 304 304 458 304458 304 458... Read more

  • friday

    5/1/2020 9:34:14 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    up all night. the power went out at 8:45 and i was fine till i started thinking about the freezers full of meat (might be old and freezer burned but its meat and means i dont have to buy groceries with nothing coming in). i worried all night..plus my phone is really old and wont hold a charge so i c... Read more