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What a Fun Change!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Yesterday and today I've played episodes of the Jack LaLanne show (live streamed from his website). What fun! And even though it's quite simple, I'm finding some of the exercises to be challenging! And I feel so alive when I'm done! A nice change from my usual stretches and even some of my cardio!

I never knew about this side of Jack LaLanne... I only knew him from his juicer infomercials. He really was ahead of his time at being an exercise advocate & guide to many.

Has anyone else checked out his Live TV show?


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KALIGIRL 1/28/2011 1:13PM

    Used to watch it - thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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ELLFIN3 1/28/2011 11:47AM

    That sound great! I will have to look for it! Thanks for sharing! Have a Fabulous Friday!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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MISSYGEEN 1/28/2011 10:57AM

    No, I have to check it out.

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SOS Cuisine - First Impressions

Saturday, January 22, 2011

As mentioned a few days ago, I'm going to report on my first impressions of SOS Cuisine!

And the bottom line is... so far so GOOD!

On Thursday morning (and you can choose to start your plan ANY day of the week), I received my plan for the upcoming week's 5 dinners. I spent some time Friday going over the plan and looking through the recipes' ingredients & instructions. Since there were a couple of dishes (one entree and one salad) that I was pretty sure wouldn't go over well in my house, I went through their extensive recipes and substituted other ones into the menu.

Then I hit a button and voila... printable menu, grocery list and action plan for the week (so I can prepare some of the items ahead of time should I wish to do so). You can also print off the recipes if you wish (I decided not to for it was going to take a lot of paper and I can take my laptop to the kitchen as needed).

Today I braved the snow and headed to town for groceries needed! At 4pm, I started a double batch of "My Mothers Tomato Sauce" (lots of veggies in it!) and while it was simmering, I made the meatballs. While these baked in the oven and then simmered in the sauce, I cleaned up the kitchen, set the table and made a spinach/cranberry/almond/sesame seed salad and even had time to read some SP articles too)!!

Supper was yummy! (Since I doubled the recipe, I can serve it later this week, or freeze it for another week)

Tomorrow, I'm making the Spicy Sweet Potato Soup - I have the ingredients already, and I've just discovered that I can add breakfasts and lunches to the plan too, so I can make a complete plan! It will take some time to customize things but...

I feel like I've been chosen for an appearance on "Fixing Dinner" !!! It feels so good to be organized for the week's meals.

Now, I know some of you will say that SP does all this too. Well, I've tried it and it just wasn't for me. We're all different and we all have to look for what works for us ... thankfully different options are out there!

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful winter weekend, everyone!
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TEENY_BIKINI 1/26/2011 5:37PM

    Wow. Sounds fabulous - especially Spicy Sweet Potato Soup.

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ELLFIN3 1/23/2011 5:25PM

    Sounds very interesting!! The potato soup sounds great!!! That for sharing you thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KALIGIRL 1/23/2011 1:46PM

    Sounds like it might work for you - emoticon

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Beware..the thing that goes bump in the night...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

.... might be me!

I woke up way too early, was too warm and decided to go downstairs to turn back the furnace (I forgot to do it before I went to bed.. and I would smack my head and say "Doh" right now, but that wouldn't be a good idea (as you'll learn below))!

You see, our aging cat has started to do his thing outside the litter box, so we have put up a barricade so he can't roam as far from the box... making us humanoids (who clean up after him) much happier.

Well, I was happier...until I fell over the barricade in the dark enroute to the thermostat! Let me tell you that Archangels Raphael & Michael have been busy since then. My left wrist, hand and palm took the main hit. and I wouldn't even know I'd hurt them now! And the goosehead on my forehead (which took the secondary hit) is much smaller than it was and barely hurts when I rub it. Perhaps it won't bruise either?! Time will tell.

Thank you, AA Raphael & AA Michael. You, and all the other beings of light & love are such a blessing to us, if we just ask & step out of your way ! Namaste

  
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AZURELITE 1/20/2011 1:58PM

    Thanks, everyone! I'm doing just fine. My daughter got home and she can't even see the goose egg. The bruise on my wrist is nearly gone, as is the one on my forehead. The AA's work fast! They joined me in the reiki treatment I gave a little while ago to a client. All is well!

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ELLFIN3 1/20/2011 1:42PM

    Oh my!! I am glad the angels are helping and that you were not hurt more than you were!!! Take care!!!!! I would say stay safe and warm, but warm was what started this problem!! Enjoy your day!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JURI62 1/20/2011 9:06AM

    OMG This happened to me about two months ago..I fell over gate we use for our elderly
dog...I had a bump on my head, but my left ring finger took the brunt of the fall and still isn't 100% right...on an aside...programmable thermostats are easy to install and can save you money!
Blessings, Judy

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YOUCANDOITSUE 1/20/2011 8:46AM

  Sounds awful! Hope your feeling better soon. We have a programmable thermostat, so now our furnace does its own thing - as its told. Saves the headache of getting up again because you forgot to turn it down

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Wednesday Jan 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More cleaning, more tidying up done today. Also helping my daughter get her upcoming trip organized. Good day food wise, also changed my exercise this morning... not quite so much aerobics/walking cardio... added in crunches, etc and also sped up my walking pace for 30 seconds, then regular pace for 2 minutes for a lot of my workout. A change is as good as a rest so they say!

Sunny here today - a welcome treat after yesterday's rain & dreariness!
Hope you've had an awesome day, my friends!
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JURI62 1/20/2011 6:17AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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A Good SOS (mainly for Canadians)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today I discovered soscuisine.com. It's a Canadian website, which sends out a weekly menu plan, grocery list and recipes. And it uses the grocery store weekly specials.

Many of the plans are free, some cost $2/week. Another soscuisine member said they sign up as 4 people (even though there are only 2 ppl in their household); they then have leftovers for their lunches!

They have an Eat Local option too (it starts up again in May). And in the future, we'll be able to add our own recipes to the system.

I've been looking for something to help with meal planning, that takes the grocery store specials into account, that allows me to eat locally. This site seems pretty good!

So, I'm now a member (I signed up for the Budget plan (it's free, and it plans meals with the most frugal options). Once I get comfortable with how the site works, I'll let you know how it's working out.

Or perhaps you'll decide to see for yourself right away!

And if you're not Canadian: You could sign up using a postal code from Canada. The plan should still work...it's just you won't have access to the grocery store sales that are applicable to you in your country.

  
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NANNER2121 1/18/2011 10:08PM

    Sweet. I look forward to your review.

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