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Monday, June 29, 2009

I grew up on a farm eating freshly picked vegetables of all sorts. So I've never had much trouble getting enough veggies.

Often we spoil the benefits of eating veggies because we drown them in creamy soups, tons of butter or loads of cheese. Sometimes we FRY them!

One way to make really tasty veggies is to roast them in the oven. Coat them with a little olive oil first. Either use a kitchen spritzer and spray them or put a tablespoon of olive oil in a zip lock bag with all your cut up veggies and coat them that way.

Then spread them out on a cookie sheet and roast them at about 400 degrees for 20 minutes, depending on the veggies you use and/or how crunchy you like them.

I've never liked cooked carrots but carrots roasted this way are delicious! I also use squash, broccoli, onions, peppers, eggplant and mushrooms.

I roast a lot of them at one time and put them in zip lock bags. During the week I add them to frozen dinners, rice, pasta, etc. Try it!

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BIRDLEGS29 6/29/2009 10:20AM

    Sweet potatoes are my favorite to roast! Try red potatoes, too; loaded with potassium.


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GRANDMAHOWLEY 6/29/2009 8:54AM

    Try slices of sweet potatoes. It's like candy!

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Did you know?

Friday, June 26, 2009

There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only 8 who do.

Marilyn Monroe wore a size 12.

The average American woman weighs 144 lbs. and wears between a size 12 and 14.

The models in the magazines are airbrushed - they are not perfect!

A psychological study in 1995 found that 3 minutes spent looking at models in a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty and shameful.

Twenty years ago models weighed 8% less than the average woman, today they weigh 23% less.


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ROSILEIGH 6/26/2009 8:23AM

    You are so right half the models now are so thin they look ill. I would'nt mind having a figure like Marilyn Monroe although in the uk she would have been a size 14 our sizes are different to yours.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009


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LAINYE 6/25/2009 7:57PM

    I hadn't heard this before. Very cute

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BEFIT014 6/25/2009 7:35PM

That's cute!

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ROSILEIGH 6/25/2009 2:45PM

    I like that

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TEXAS-STARR 6/25/2009 12:36PM

    That's great - I LOVE it!

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From All or Nothing to Ten Minutes at a time.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Everyone knows by now that I live with a back condition and chronic pain that has changed me from a very active person to a very active "wannabee", lol.

I've finally got it through my head, I think, that just because I can't walk til I drop anymore doesn't mean I can't walk at all. Or do exercise.

I read somewhere that exercising ten minutes at a time 3 times a day is as good as exercising for 30 minutes at a time.

So now I plan my walks, my recumbant bike rides, and anything else I think I can do, for JUST TEN MINUTES. Gee, it was really hard to stop once I got going!! Old habits die hard. But it does seem to be working. As long as I spread those three increments over the day, I'm not experiencing many bad repercussions in my body.

Here's hoping I can keep this up. I'm going to keep trying.

The one exception is I can spend 30 minutes treading water, hanging on a noodle while I move my arms and legs, and doing laps in the pool - all with no ill effects. I guess the pool is my new BFF, lol.

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GRANDMAHOWLEY 6/24/2009 9:19AM

    Good morning Karen!
There are countless paths to the top of the mountain. It sounds like you are finding the right one for you. My DH is working hard to get our pool cleaned. clorinated and ready to use. I am looking forward to trying some water-supported exercise this summer.

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LAINYE 6/24/2009 9:17AM

    Great! We all have to find what works for us, and you have! Keep up the good work.


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Central Texas Summertime Weather Report

Friday, June 19, 2009


Check back in September for a change in the weather, lol.

Trying to eat a little better, a little less than before.

Hoping every day to be a little better than before.

It IS a good day for a swim!


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