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Sunday, February 17, 2013

My sister-in-law runs an online business..and posts a newsletter every Sunday. I enjoyed her closing quote (I don't know the origin).

Quote of the Day - First Thing Every Morning

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400-with no balance carried from day to day-what would you do? Well, you do have such a bank...time.

Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as "lost" whatever you have failed to use toward good purposes. It carries over no balances and allows no overdrafts. You can't hoard it, save it, store it, loan it or invest it. You can only use it-time.

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SUNNYWBL 2/23/2013 6:27PM

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TATTER3 2/18/2013 2:01PM

    I really like this!!!

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PICTUREME40 2/18/2013 1:18PM

    That was food for thought. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 2/18/2013 6:14AM

    Certainly makes you stop and think. Thanks for posting.

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CELEST 2/18/2013 12:31AM

    Wow I love that! I officially "start" working today so I had best not waste too many seconds....but I do have to get my Jewel to the vet today for her injection.

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/17/2013 10:42PM

    That surely gives a huge idea of how much is wasted every day... 28,800 seconds are lost if you sleep 8 hours per night

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/17/2013 10:26PM

    Wow, an eye opener.

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READ that label!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My friend Glenda struggles with a variety of health issues and is only recently back up walking (some) with a walker. She struggles with pain a lot! While she was in a rehab place, she was struggling with her stomach due to the weird menu (and awful food) at the center. I suggested she try probiotics and purchased a bottle of Swanson brand probiotics for her. They helped a lot. To my surprise, they also helped with her pain issues.

Recently, she ran out of the Swanson brand, and her daughter purchased another brand found in the grocery store. The label SAID probiotics. She took one a day for a week or so...pain levels went up and her stomach issues returned. She took several pills a day..still no results. When I heard of this, I found another bottle (unopened) of the Swanson brand in my cabinet and hurried it to her. I hate knowing my friend is hurting and I have something that would my house instead of hers! I delivered them around noon yesterday.

Today she called me to let me know her stomach was better and the pain levels were decreased already...she had expected it to take more than 24 hrs. She had also compared the labels on the two bottles. The brand purchased in the grocery had NO probiotics in it...just a variety of vitamins and minerals..some of which some people should not be taking iodine.

I made a similar error in not reading labels...with Aloe. I had read that Aloe helps with blood sugar..but I was only taking 25-50 mg a day. Not enough. I purchased another brand...higher dose and took several. Aloe is supposed to be SO good for you. I had er...upset stomach...for two days. Investigated online and learned that there is aloe vera gel and aloe vera that has gel and latex. That second one will cause diarrhea...and can cause dependency if taken for more than a week or so. In my case, I didn't do the investigation first...not knowing that there are different forms of Aloe and having always heard how good for you and healing aloe is.

The bottom line? RESEARCH first...and READ THE LABEL You might be very surprised!

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SUNNYWBL 2/23/2013 6:26PM

    It is great that the supplement is working so well for her!

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GAMOMMY3 2/17/2013 11:05AM

    SO glad that the Swanson brand helped your friend! Great reminders Asta. Thanks!

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    Research is key! Even if the label tells you it has something in it that you are wanting, knowing if it has the PROPER variant of it is so vital!

Your example with the probiotics, or even the aloe, show this very well.

Recently I was researching niacin supplements and discovered that many easy to find types are made of the version known as niacinamide. This is almost an inert form of niacin, meaning it will do very little of what true niacin will do! So many manufacturers are only out to spend as little as possible in making their products and increasing their profits and have no real concern for the people buying those products. In fact, many count on their customers being too dumb to know what they are really getting! Sad world.

Really looking forward to the day when this sort of thing will all be gone and we will no longer need to know all this stuff because we will all have perfect health! :)

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SANDYZEE 2/17/2013 2:39AM

    Thanks for sharing that. Good info!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/17/2013 2:33AM

    Reading the labels and doing research can mean your life. Hope Glenda is better.

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CELEST 2/17/2013 12:54AM

    That is amazing and yes it is sometimes VITAL to check the label. My mother was sick once and I went to the pharmacy explained her age, her symptoms and her allergies and took home the suggested meds. Got home, opened the bottle, took out the label and read NOT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN OR THE ELDERLY. What is with that negligent pharmacist????
Lucky for me I read the label.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/16/2013 10:18PM

    I am learning more and more the importance of the info on those labels! Thanks for sharing your friends experience.

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    I have been reading labels for years. With my health issues I have to be real careful with what I ingest.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 2/16/2013 6:24PM

    So True!

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Long slow walking vs intense runs. I know which is for ME!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

When I lived in the US Virgin Islands, I spent about 3 hrs a day..five days a week, walking at a fairly leisurely pace. I was participating in a volunteer ministry and many of my companions didn't like the heat, couldn't walk all that well or were elderly. Thus, our pace was not a speedy one. During the time I was there, my blood sugars stayed the point that I even went off the medications to control my blood sugar. I was always trying to figure out how to get exercise in each day..not realizing the benefits of the gentle walking each day.

NOW, here comes a study discussing what I discovered on my own. Have a look.

I am just NOT interested in running...running fast or jogging more slowly. Walking...that I enjoy. So, I know which is for ME! emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 2/16/2013 5:01AM

    emoticon Interesting article! Thanks for sharing.

I love walking but with slight Arthritis in my hips walking for long periods (eg. round the block etc.) is now out of the question. But do enjoy water walking as it is much easier on the joints.

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GAMOMMY3 2/15/2013 3:09PM

    Thanks. I will enjoy the article, I am sure.

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STONECOT 2/15/2013 9:21AM

    I am now reading SP standing up! I am a walker anyway, but I could spend a lot less time sitting if I tried!

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    Thanks for sharing the article. Very informative! I think it definitely makes a lot of sense.

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CELEST 2/15/2013 6:53AM

    What a fabulous article. I've always been a believer in looking for diets/exercise that resembles most what Jehovah designed our bodies for. I dont think Jehovah meant Adam to run from animal to animal naming them...but I do think he designed him to mostly walk and then occasionally run with an animal for pure pleasure.
Loved the article thank you.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/15/2013 1:10AM

    I love walking as well. Just wish I could do more of it. Will be trying the treadmill again here soon if my body will allow it.

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DR1939 2/14/2013 8:03PM

    I'm with you. I love walking.

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 2/14/2013 5:05PM

    Walking / Standing are perhaps the most beneficial form of exercise the Bi-Ped (Humans) have. They exercise the largest muscle group in the body, which promotes health blood flow and regulates the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. When they sleep everything tends to want to sleep as well!

Now I know why I should walk the dogs!
Save the running for four legged critters!

Thanks for the info, Asta
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    Even as well and healthy as I m getting, I still have NO desire to run either. It's unnatural to jar your body like that and my body couldnt handle it

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SUNNYWBL 2/14/2013 4:17PM

    Although I am picking up the pace a bit, I still enjoy walking! emoticon

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MERRYBH 2/14/2013 4:08PM

    I, too, love walking. Although I'm picking up the pace a bit, still not at all like running or jogging. I enjoy the pace, and walking with my Mr. Quincy dog is my favorite. Increasing the number of steps per day is my commitment to increasing my calorie burning. I live in a beautiful place (although cold this time of year), and I so enjoy walks where I can her the birds, watch the deer, and the changing of the seasons as spring and summer unfold. Glad there is someone else who enjoys the 'walking'. And thanks for the links .. great info.

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Jerusalem - Archeological Findings the name of God YHWH

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

another FB find to share. This is VERY interesting

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/13/2013 9:07PM

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LYN-EDWY 2/13/2013 7:36PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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CELEST 2/13/2013 2:57PM

    The video says it was uploaded in 2009 super interesting. Such a pity that people don't get that the highest being in the universe should have a personal name if the lowest creature in that same universe has one.

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TATTER3 2/13/2013 12:24PM

    Interesting....what's your take on this?

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Idiot blog

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oh the stuff I find in my email or on Facebook! How about this?! These all pertain to events in Australia.


My daughter and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 note.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.'
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar coin back.'
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.'
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD's.


We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'
We haven't used that repairman since...this happened in Ipswich, Qld

I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbour call the local council P & W office to request the removal of the WOMBAT CROSSING sign on our road.
The reason: 'Too many wombats are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'
Story from Collingwood, Melbourne.


My daughter went to a Mexican takeaway and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.
From Bankstown, Sydney.....


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'
To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'
He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'
This happened in Elizabeth S.A.


The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an 'intellectually challenged' co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, 'what on earth are blind people doing driving?!'
She is a government employee in ATO Newcastle NSW AU.


When my husband and I arrived at a car dealership to pick up our car after a service, we were told the keys had been locked in it.
We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'

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AMBIENTRAYN 2/13/2013 9:17AM

    They were all hilarious, but the last one actually made me LOL.

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BOOKWERME 2/13/2013 8:02AM

    Friend posted this one on FB yesterday!!!

"CNN anchor Deborah Freyeric asked on air if the asteroid that will pass close to the Earth Friday is the result of global warming. There you have it, folks. O_o.....on that ludicrous note, goodnight."


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STEADFASTNSEE 2/12/2013 10:19PM

  On that note: Puppy Night night Asta! HUGS

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/12/2013 9:08PM

    Oh my goodness, what a laugh. Thanks!

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CINA-MINI 2/12/2013 7:25PM

    Good to know I am not the only one who seems to get the "Idiot" in all the places I go to. lol

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    Oh My! I needed that laugh, it's been a long day LOL

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LYN-EDWY 2/12/2013 4:23PM

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MOBLUEBIRD 2/12/2013 2:47PM

  Those are priceless!

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