Friday, May 03, 2013
Got my hair cut short to donate to locks of Love for cancer patients. Found out I have curly hair under all that stuff! Trouble is, I asked for a straight style, cause that's what my hair has always been. So now I have a fluffy mess, but I don't care. It's freezing without hair on my neck. Guess that's why they invented scarves! It'll be nice come summer, (if it ever stops snowing!) LOL Have a great day all. Hugs, B
Sunday, April 28, 2013
After three years here, I have gone to goal, had a heart attack, had three surgeries, and gone back to where I started. But I am so much wiser than I was. I am ready to start again. And this time, I won't put it back on!!!!
Thanks to all of you for your continuous support through life. I love you all.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hi Spark Friends!
After almost 5 months off work, I've finally passed my work eval test at physical therapy. I see the Doc on Valentine's day, and I expect him to give me an updated work status that allows me to go back to work. A bit nervous about being able to perform after being gone so long, but the financial nightmare will be over in a couple of months!!!! Thank God in His mercy! I am applying for Social Security, and with that and the tax refund I'll be getting this year, I'm looking forward to getting caught up on all the past due bills and getting out of debt so I can afford to retire by the time I'm 70!!! I've been told I will never be pain free, so just have to live with it. Oh Well. So beit. Happy Valentine's Day, all. Thanks friends, for being here. Love and Hugs, B
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Today I decided to measure and weigh the beans in a can of black beans. The label says 40 % reduced sodium. (I always buy low or no added salt when I can find it.) It also says contents are equal to approx 3 1/2 servings of 1/2 cup each. Each serving is to be 130 grams. So I dumped the beans into the strainer, rinsed them well and began to measure.
The 1/2 cup serving was no where NEAR 130 grams. The can did not contain 1 3/4 cup of beans. It barely made the 1 1/2 cup.
Spark says if you drain and rinse well, you will reduce the sodium by approx. 40%. All the recipes I've ever read say drain and rinse the beans before you put them into your dish. So, if the measure is off, and the weight is off, I can only assume the nutrition label is telling me what I would consume if I used the sludge in the bottom of the can and the syrup surrounding the beans. To me, that is no help at all. I've asked several nutritionists, and they all say the same thing: I have no idea what the nutritional value is when the beans are drained and rinsed.
So, Spark Friends, what do you think of this situation?
Monday, October 01, 2012
Apparently, I have a bad attitude. I don't have enough support, I need to plan more, and hmmmm. what else did they say?
Some things I told the truth, like I hate to exercise. I'm so whipped! I tried to follow along with a zumba video today. It was only 3.5 minutes, and the fitness tracker said I didn't burn ANY calories!!!! So why even bother? Guess I need a swift kick in the bum! I feel like a slug! No energy. No stamina. I like walking, do it all the time, but I don't like climbing stairs, jumping around, or sweating.
I don't consider that test very motivating. Maybe I'm just lazy lately.
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