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S.P. Quiz Question Mistake

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So, as a devote vegan for a lot of years I have just found a question on the quiz for today wrong. "Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12." It stated that this was correct however studies have shown that vegans do not need to take B-12! I think S.P. should read all the recent studies to find out the truth of veganism before publishing false statements. Some of my favorites are seaweed and even yeast! Just wanted to state my point that not everything here is factual and to make sure you do your research before changing your diet. Bless the people at S.P. but everyone makes mistakes. emoticon

  
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PATTISWIMMER 9/3/2013 5:39PM

    Yes I have found several things they are wrong about....but they are right about a lot of things... when I do the quiz I have to think of the right answer and then I have to think of what sp thinks is right. emoticon

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LMSTALEY27 10/16/2012 10:21PM

  Thanks for the post. I am also vegan and I track my nutrient intake and it appears that I get enough Vitamin B12 from the foods I eat. Plus I drink Steaz Green Tea Sodas which have B12 in them.

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EMGERBER 1/19/2012 7:28AM

    Thanks for this post. It is very interesting I am going to do more reading on this topic.

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LAURAKOHORST 11/4/2009 6:30PM

    I got that one wrong a couple of weeks ago and was shocked. lol Goes to show that we are all human with failings. NO ONE is perfect. Hope you have a great day. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/4/2009 3:57PM

    I wondered about that when I got the wrong answer on that question as well. Thanks for the information.
Cyndi

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Weekly Goal Met - 2 Pounds!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Although I forgot to change my weight tracker, I am happy to announce that my hard work has proven to work this week. I have lost two pounds and my upper arms (not sure how) lost one inch. I am now back to my lower s.p. weight that I had reached a few months ago. I was gone a few months because I was really busy with enjoying the nice weather and a friend's visit from Australia. So, at least I am not where I stopped a few months ago.

Today is a good day for me because I am full of energy. I am learning more about how to eat the proper way with having splurges. I am one of those people that normally goes full force -it's either black or white for me. But I have come to an understanding that I do not want to block every single thing out of my diet because I know that I will cheat. So, this morning my husband and I tried ourselves to caribou coffee and McD's Sausage McMuffins (no egg). I was a little sad to see that McD's had changed the Sausage McMuffin and had added cheese which boosted the sandwich up 170 calories for a total of 370 each! I was amazed and not sure why they really did this, I was loving the 200 calorie sandwich. As a new plan, I worked around my eating today so that I could have this special treat. After eating low calorie, vegetarian, vegan meals the entire week - I was ready for something with a little meat in it. Perfect!

Tonight I plan on weight-lifting and doing a little running. I am finding that the more I run, the more I want to get out there even through the 30 degree weather. I used to be a treadmill type of girl but now I love the outdoors! Thank the Lord for my health and ability to work along this healthy path before it was too late. God Bless all! Now get out there and add some miles to your exercise plan today! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PAMELARC 11/4/2009 3:16PM

    Congrats. emoticon

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Couch to 5K Running

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This is a call out to Baileys70F9 blog, thanks for the introduction I'm spreading the website. Hope you don't mind.


There is a really neat website that helps newbies to running. Thankfully I have a hubby that is a runner (for about 15-20 years!) and he is my trainer. But for those of you whom need a little assistance, I think this is a wonderful website to learn how to run. There are ipod podcasts (also available through iphone app) that have music that change the BPM to tell you when to walk and when to run. Some tell you to slow down and/or run while other podcasts just change the music. The podcasts are free to download and I think they would be wonderful for anything that needs some music to add to a running plan or looking to start running. You will enjoy being a runner - I know I am! emoticon www.c25k.com/

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/4/2009 1:10PM

    Sounds like you have a good plan and the site you mentioned great, if you have an ipod or phone. I don't have either, but it is a great source for those who do.
Cyndi

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Thanksgiving 5K Run

Monday, November 02, 2009

My newest addiction is running outdoors. It is a hard exercise to keep on top of, especially since the temperatures are getting much lower in the Northern states where I live. To focus on the goal of a healthy lifestyle, I have decided that my husband (aka my running partner) and I are going to have a 5K run this year on Thanksgiving morning - sun, rain, or buckets of snow. We are now in training for the holidays and are really excited about starting something that will keep us going. We are making up a few cute posters to place on the fridge and for our front door. We walk past these two things the most so it is the perfect motivational for the future month to get ready.

emoticon Any suggestions for a prize for who wins?

  
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3CATSLEP 11/2/2009 8:22PM

    That is so cool! Take some pics of your posters so we can see :) emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/2/2009 1:07PM

    How fun! What a great way to motivate yourself during the Holidays.

As to a prize for the winner, hmmm, well you could do something like the winner gets a massage from the loser or gets to plan the day and the loser has to do whatever the winner wants for the entire day.
Good luck & have fun!
Cyndi

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RUNWILD64 11/2/2009 11:13AM

    Good luck on the 5K! My first Turkey Trot was last year and like you, I'm going to do this years come rain or snow. It sure makes me feel less guilty about overeating on Thanksgiving.

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JCJSKI5645 11/2/2009 11:06AM

    Good luck on the 5K!

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BAILEYS7OF9 11/2/2009 10:57AM

    The winner has to wash the dishes??? That way he'll want you to win and you probably wash the dishes anyway!


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Leftover Candy: Suggestions

Friday, October 30, 2009

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Each year there is always this nagging feeling that the leftover candy must be eaten. Thankfully I do not care for chocolate (I know, gasp) but other sugary, calorie filled candy I do. So, my plan that I have kept to for the last few years is to: emoticon

1. The last child that comes to my door, I tend to throw in the entire stash of candy. The child is more than thrilled and I get rid of the candy. This only works if there are children though.
2. Package all the candy up and sending it with my husband to his work. He needs to gain a few pounds so he can eat some at work and I am safe from the temptation.
3. Some years I do not purchase candy but get little treats such as packages of stickers, rings or little toys. This is great for my temptations and also for the children, why help increase obesity in children. It is guaranteed that I will not eat the treats and leftovers will go to my thrilled nieces. It's a win-win situation!

Happy Halloween Everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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3CATSLEP 10/30/2009 10:43PM

    That sounds like a very good plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/30/2009 1:00PM

    Great ideas. If we get candy this year, it's going to my DH's office. Not that he needs it, he just has a larger office and it's out of my reach.
Cyndi

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SKYEFYR 10/30/2009 9:38AM

  My stepson is in Iraq. We will be shipping any extra halloween candy to him to share with his friends over there. (We've already sent him some, but I figure this is the easiest way to get rid of the rest!)

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THE_JULES1 10/30/2009 9:25AM

    My family is in shock that I did not buy Halloween candy this year. We never get trick or treaters. My driveway is too long and scary for most people to attempt it.
So I didn't buy any. Even my hubby said that it didn't seem like Halloween this year. Oh well. They will get over it!
I did think about getting the little toy surprises for my niece and for my best friend's kids. But I just decided to for go treats of any kind this year.

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