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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Well I've taken some time to consider goals. It's the Second Half of the year. Time to get the second half of the game on the road, and get in the game.

But . . . I didn't want to restart just for the sake of restarting; or just because it was July 1st.

I wanted it to mean more than that.

I always plan alot with my goals. And I never make it. (I always accomplish more than if I hadn't set any, however. )

Planning alot and never making it has a name. FlyLady calls this Crash And Burn, and says instead, to set a timer for 15 mins and do one Home Blessing task; or work on the clutter in that room that you can't walk through. (What good is 15 mins when it's THAT BAD that you can't even walk through it??!!) And when the timer goes off, STOP. And go do something else. This is ANTI-crash-and-burn Training.

SparkPeople calls it 10 mins of exercise a day. (What good is 10 mins when you're morbidly obese??!!) This is what SP calls CONSISTENCY Training.

Dave Ramsey has his 7 financial babysteps that I used to get out of debt. Baby Step 1: 1,000 cash, that you do NOT spend for any reason, for a baby emergency fund. It's for pre-defined emergencies, only. After the hard work of scrimping and saving it up, the irony is then you do absolutely NOTHING with it. You sit on it. But it is magic. It cuts the apron strings to using credit cards "because I had to because it was an emergency". NO, you'll never get out of debt that way; you must STOP letting card issuers solve YOUR emergency with THEIR plan. Instead, YOU have to solve YOUR emergency with YOUR own plan! To do that, you have to GET a plan, and also follow it. Time to take babysteps, and GET IN THE GAME.

I let several different scaled-back versions of my goals marinate for awhile, from July 2 through the 9th. Happy with none of them. 10 or 15 mins, seems too petty and too trivial. Soooo insufficient. So I let my goals sit.

I let them sit, but I thought of them everyday. I started developing a plan, but I let it marinate for awhile. After I had the plan penciled in, I let it marinate whiile debating the pros and cons every day.

Then yesterday or so I saw this posted by Dave, which was confirmation and hit the nail on the head.

A new concept? NO.

Something I'd never heard of before? NO.

Dave is God's gift to me. He says things we've all heard a million times before - very humbly, no high-powered vocabulary etc.; - and it just HITS me.

What is Dave describing in the above? Well, only something that we hear every day from FlyLady, from psychologists, from Dave, from SparkPeople. BABYSTEPS.

Hello!!!!!! Babysteps. Dave's post above hit me like a ton of bricks. I leave comments on others' blogs all the time - "babysteps are the bomb"; "babysteps are how I got out debt"; "babysteps are the tried and proven successful way to __________". I already knew this. I already believed this. I already told others this.

Dave made the difference in my life, AGAIN.

So I decided with my Second Half Goals:
1. Don't try to do everything at the same time.
2. Break my problems down.
3. Tackle them one step at a time. In other words, with FOCUS, as WARMSPRINGDAY's blog once recently said. In other words, baby steps, as EVERYONE has already said.
Yep. This is getting embarrassing. NOT a new concept. emoticon

What good does it do to save $1,000 cash, that you do nothing with, when you are $XXX,000.00 in debt???!!!
Answer: it does ALL THE GOOD IN THE WORLD.

Second Half Goals:
What good is 10 minutes of exercise when you're morbidly obese??!!
Answer: it does ALL THE GOOD IN THE WORLD.

And I may not try to do 'everything' at the same time, but I always try to do too many things at the same time. I NEVER try to FOCUS on only ONE thing at a time, because that is sooo insufficient.


Goal 1: 10 mins of daily exercise, for a 10-day streak, not including day of rest.
Goal 2: See #1
Goal 3: See #1


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    And you know, the baby stands up, takes a baby step, falls down, gets up again...but eventually it DOES walk! AMEN! Babysteps!!!

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MOEFATLOSS 7/10/2014 11:13AM

    will have to check baby steps out too.

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JLAMING263 7/10/2014 11:00AM

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Need a Smile Today?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I laughed outloud. Puppy does not want to get up. It's hilarious. Turn your speakers / sound on.

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/9/2014 8:51PM

    great one!

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PHOENIX1949 7/9/2014 6:59PM

    emoticon Eerily similar to me this morning!

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NELLIEC 7/9/2014 4:08PM

    I thought this one was really cute!

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FISHGUT3 7/9/2014 2:34PM

    Dogs are the best

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    It was really cute!! I loved it!

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List of Minerals in Food

Monday, July 07, 2014

In regard to my previous blog, re, minerals for thyroid, I started wondering about the mineral content of fruits. I never hear about the mineral content in fruits. Just nuts, veggies, meat, etc.

I got lucky when I did a search for minerals found in fruit. On my first try and first link I found a very good chart, which lists fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, etc. Tho this info is avail from many sources including SP, this chart is very user friendly and very helpful; I just love this chart so I wanted to share it.

Mineral Chart

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    That is a great chart and I'm going to save. I'm not eating well right now. One of my pets is in ICU and may not make it. Hubby and I are exhausted.

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/8/2014 9:48AM

    thanks for sharing

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    Very good chart indeed - interesting.

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Your Thyroid Needs 9+ Minerals

Monday, July 07, 2014

Here is an email from Dr. Carolyn Dean. She is an MD, and is also an ND. Today she sent this email, "Your Thyroid Needs 9 Minerals", and I was impressed by the content so I wanted to share it. Disclaimer - she does sell stuff on her website, which is a turnoff for me personally; but at least it is healthy stuff instead the prescriptions doctors write you in their office that you buy (they sell, too).. The difference being, when I get gainful employment I would actually like to try some of Dr. Dean's stuff. The email below is written by Dr. Dean.

Today's Wellness Tip From the Future...with Dr. Carolyn Dean


Further to my blog of Dec. 28, 2013 Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid,

I now realize that the thyroid needs at least nine minerals for proper function.

Decades ago I thought it was only iodine. Then years ago I found out that selenium is also necessary. And when I wrote the first version of Invisible Minerals: Part II - Multiple Minerals about ReLyte, I found 6 minerals involved with thyroid hormone production. Now the total is up to 9 and there may be more. That why, besides ReLyte (which contains 12 minerals including 9 for the thyroid) I recommend that everyone take sea salt in their drinking water to get the wee bits of 72 minerals that the sea and the earth provide. (Sea Salt: tsp in every pint of drinking water.)

Below is an overview of the 9 thyroid minerals. All this information is in the
free ReLyte Book
at RnA ReSet in the FAQ section where it is called Invisible Minerals Part II. You may be like me when you see a list of things that nutrients can do and you just think "prove it." But what I know about ReLyte is that the enhanced absorption of picometer minerals (due to their size) makes them truly functional and therapeutic. Whereas dirt minerals may be 4-20% absorbed, picometer minerals reach 100% absorption.

As I say in my blog and the ReLyte book, medicine treats hypothyroidism with hormone replacement therapy with patients fighting to get a prescription of natural hormones from their doctor. However, the real crux of the matter is the building-block minerals that your thyroid needs to make perfect thyroid cells. This perfection can also be enhanced with
RnA Drops and ReAline

T3 has 3 iodine molecules; T4 has 4. So it's safe to say that the thyroid can't function without iodine. T4 or (thyroxine) is 68 percent iodine by weight, and T3 (triiodothyronine) is 58 percent.

A necessary cofactor in the production of thyroxine (T4), It also converts T4 to the more active form, T3. A total 11 selenium-dependent enzymes have been identified as necessary for thyroid function and thyroid hormone production. If you take iodine without selenium, you can cause selenium deficiency. If you take selenium without iodine, you can cause iodine deficiency.

Required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Zinc deficiency can result in hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the absorption of zinc. The hair loss attributed to hypothyroidism may not improve with thyroid hormone replacement unless zinc supplements are added.

Molybdenum-dependent enzymes function in the oxidative system of thyrocytes (thyroid epithelial cells). They also play an important role in T3 (thyroglobulin) release from the thyroid gland.

Helps the conversion of the storage form of thyroid hormone, T4, to T3, the active form.

Plays an important role in the metabolism of the amino acid tyrosine, which is a precursor to T4 (thyroxine).

Enhances insulin activity playing a major role in the regulation of insulin release and its effects on carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism. Conversion of T4 to T3 is influenced by insulin, so in a roundabout way, chromium helps this conversion.

Required to transport the hormone thyroxine into our cells.

Calcium and magnesium must be balanced in the body to ensure proper thyroid function. If there is too much calcium, thyroid hormones can become diminished. Magnesium is the regulator of calcium absorption and utilization.

Please read Balancing Adrenals and Thyroid, to get the full picture of the intricate dance among your thyroid, adrenals and sex hormones. Then take the simple but necessary steps that I outline to ensure they are balanced. If you don't do this yourself, you can be sure nobody else will because doctors never learned about minerals in medical school and what they don't know they vehemently deny.

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    I don't like to see good doctors selling stuff on their websites either but they say they have no choice and have to make money some way to recoup the costs. Certainly thyroid problems are so prevalent and need to be avoided.

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    Good information

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    Wow, I have a thyroid problem, but never realized there were so many additions to iodine. Thanks! emoticon

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

If you know these things happy are you if you do them. Jesus

What things do you know to do, but aren't doing?

Hmmm. Sobering thought. My list would be long. Time to start living wisely, hmm?

This morning the ALDIs I was near had $2 off mark-downs on 80/20 ground beef! And also pork chops, which I don't care about.

The pkgs were $8 pkgs. For example, $7.98 pkg, $8.34 pkg, $7.92 pkg, etc.

I picked up the $7.92 pkg, it contained 2.28 lbs. So, approx $8 for 2lbs. Less the $2 off sticker, = approx $6 for 2lbs.

That's $3 lb, including the mark down.

I just wasn't really impressed.

A local grocery store, Lowes Foods (no relation to the home improvement store), is offering 93/7, 93% lean ground beef, for $3 lb on sale this weekend. The weekly ad says it is sold in 3lb pkgs, so I'll have to pay $9, and buy .77 more lbs than I would have at ALDIs. But, if I'm paying $3 a lb for either one then I'd rather upgrade from 80% to 93%. I put the pkg at ALDIs back, and didn't buy anything before I left the store. Kind of a skimpy sale; usually their markdowns are more generous.

So yes, there were 'delayed-holiday-rollover' specials (see last blog) today at ALDIs this morning, but, they didn't make the cut and I didn't trade with ALDIs today.

I am also going to keep checking at Lowes and try to find them out of the ground beef so I can get rainchecks for future use.

I am tired and going to bed early. There wasn't much to apply at today online. I'll be applying at fast food this week. Sigh.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/7/2014 2:17AM

    Just remember that even though it is the same price you are getting more meat than fat too. So it is a better price at Lowe's

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 7/6/2014 10:03PM

    I never buy less than 93%. Less than that I'm just buying saturated fat that will either end up in the skillet, or inside me. Either way, a waste.

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    I am picky about ground beef and get mine at a local store that butchers it's own meat. They have the best.

I hope a job shows up soon.

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