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Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables
Monday, September 14, 2009      8 comments

Today there was a SparkPeople blog on how to clean fruits and vegetables. It also has a way to clean meats which I've never heard of before. "Buy a completely opaque, and as dark a color as you can find. (My bottle is black.) This dark... Read more
A Brief Summary of Health Highlights From SparkPeople
Saturday, September 12, 2009      0 comments

I earn 3 points reading Health News on SparkPeople. Here is a condensed version of yesterday's highlights: Health News on Spark "Ghostwriting Rampant in Medical Journals: Study Leading medical journals contained a significant num... Read more
The Three Little Pigs Go Out To Dinner
Friday, September 11, 2009      6 comments

I came across this today. It's sort of silly. Three Little Pigs went out to dinner one night. The waiter comes and takes their drink order. "I would like a Sprite," said the first little piggy. "I would like a Coke," said the s... Read more
I'm Holding Steady.....Due to Sabotage
Thursday, September 10, 2009      3 comments

Self sabotage, that is. I am holding steady. Remaining at the same weight. Not putting on weight, thank goodness. However, if I was as committed as I was the first 3 months I'd be down at least 15 - 20 lbs. It's quite simple really,... Read more
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      1 comments

We had one heck of a thunderstorm on Saturday. I was a little worried when the electricity went out. Only because it's still in the 100's here and it gets a little warm. The thunder shook the house! One year lightning hit the neighbors palm ... Read more
I Couldn't Put the Book Down
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      5 comments

I read a two volume book this weekend and another smaller book. The 2 volume had close to 2,500 pages and it was small print. Which reminded me I should make my eye appt. The other book had normal size print. I didn't feel good so I ... Read more
Am I Pretending I Didn't Eat It?
Friday, September 04, 2009      4 comments

I eat a good breakfast. I bring a healthy lunch to work. But the past two nights I've gone home and ate something I didn't track. I don't have time to put it in the food tracker. Or do I want to pretend I didn't eat it? Hmmmmm..... I'm... Read more
Tetris Increases Gray Matter
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      3 comments

I read a Health Article on SparkPeople today that said, and I quote, "Regularly playing the video game Tetris may increase gray matter in your brain and make you think more efficiently, researchers in New Mexico report. MRIs done on 2... Read more
Better'n Peanut Butter
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      7 comments

I bought a product called Better'n Peanut Butter at Sprouts. It has 85% less fat, 40% less calories than pb. And it's lower in sodium. 2 Tbs. 100 calories, 2 g. fat, 95 mg. sodium I made a sandwich for lunch today on 100% Whole Wheat... Read more
"I Don't Want To Go To Dessert Rehab But I Must, Must, Must!"
Monday, August 31, 2009      6 comments

I made a SparkRecipe dessert I like this weekend with nonfat cottage cheese skim milk the juice of one lemon or at least 2 Tbs. of lemon juice (I like lemon so I used the juice of one and one-half lemons) sugar free, fat free vanilla p... Read more
James 1:17-18, 21b-22,27
Saturday, August 29, 2009      4 comments

The 2nd reading at Mass this weekend is listed in the title. I really liked it. Read it and see what it says to you. If you've ever done contemplative reading of a scripture you could try that.... Read more
The Arizona Republic Must Be
Thursday, August 27, 2009      4 comments

In Feb. I have my students make Yankee Doodle Hats from the newspaper. You remember those hats you make out of folded newspaper? Anyway, I don't get the paper but our librarian puts the Arizona Living section and sometimes the local secti... Read more
What I Love About St. Monica Whose Feast Day is Tomorrow
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      3 comments

I love the fact that St. Monica followed her son Augustine around and prayed for him daily until he finally changed his ways and became a practicing Christian. In his youth he enjoyed life a little too much. He did whatever he pleased, whateve... Read more
I Forgot My Lunch This Morning At Home
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      10 comments

I had prepared the best lunch. Lettuce, chunks of carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I put a Tbs. of Ranch in a snack size ziploc and then I can cut the corner and pour it onto the salad. My students say it looks like frosting. ... Read more
Monday, August 24, 2009      5 comments

Saturday I made a lowfat crockpot meal. Frozen chicken breasts onion celery carrots (the directions said to cut them into big chunks) potato cream of mushroom soup I had low sodium cream of chicken soup so I used that. I... Read more

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