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Some Great Holiday Recipes

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm definitely saving this to my "holidays" file:

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WARMSPRINGDAY 12/15/2011 8:56PM

    Some interesting info on your link. Thanks for sharing.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Today was my turn to serve at the church's bookcart. I serve 1st service on B weeks, & go into the service during 2nd service. No one showed for 2nd service, so I stayed at the bookcart and served at both. Afterwards I helped carry pkgs out (Angel Tree wrapped gifts). It was all a real joy.

Then I walked at the park and ate lunch in the car.

Now at McDonalds, multitasking: SparkPoints; bookcart sales, requests, and needs email; NCIS; job hunting. Definitely not in that order. I have 4 hours to get it all done.

Today's sermon was about "Not missing Christmas" due to Christian self-absorption. Pastor contrasted Herod's reaction to Christmas, against the wisemen's reaction to Christmas. It sounds simplistic but he is a good preacher so it was really good.

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RONNIEHUEY 12/11/2011 7:10PM

    Sounds like a good day for you! emoticon

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Picking Up Healthy Habits Dropped Along the Way

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Are you missing something?

What are some healthy things you used to do, that you no longer do?

In getting info to my SIL regarding natural cancer solutions (see previous blog, "Prayer Request"), I ran into an article on selenium linked to breast cancer prevention.

My sister (not SIL) has been gone one year on Dec 2 due to cancer (not breast). She was sick & tortured by traditional medicine's cut/poison/burn 'therapy treatments, for a year before that. Before she was diagnosed, I was eating 2 Brazil Nuts a day, I got 2 out every morning with my supplements (they looked like really BIG horse pills, LOL). So it must have been 3 or more years ago, I was eating 2 Brazil nuts a day, which gives one your daily requirement for selenium. Back then, I bought the shelled nut meats from Trader Joes and Walmart, in MD, I will have to look for them here in NC.

Not until I read the selenium article, for my SIL not me, did I realize somewhere along the line I'd stopped my healthy habit of eating two Brazil nuts a day.

When did I stop doing that?


I think at one point I found selenium supplements, good brand and with good dates, in a clearance bin for $2 or something, at a grocery store in MD. So when the nuts ran out, I used the pills. When the pills ran out, I failed to buy more, and, didn't think to add nuts to the grocery list. I have been making do with what I have due to unemployment; and it just simply slipped through the cracks.

Which makes me wonder: what else has dropped through the cracks? That I have no way of knowing, because I've totally forgotten?

With my SIL's cancer, I was once again reminded to eat greens every day (kale, collards, Swiss chard, Romaine, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc), and to not slack off on eating fresh lemon every day. ALDI's has bags of lemon cheap, $1.99 here, $2.49 in MD. They are high pH index foods, and bathing your cells in alkaline body fluid allows fat to be released from the cells (cells hoard fat to bind acid and toxins when your body is acidic, in order to keep you alive; and won't release the stored fat until you become alkaline again). Alkaline body solution also kills fungus, and kills cancer. Maintaining a pH of 7.36 or higher, at the cellular level, has been proven to prevent new and kill existing cancer throughout your body. Dr. Warburg won a Nobel Prize for proving this in 1931.

Knowledge not acted upon, is useless. Wisdom is using the knowledge you have. Like remembering to eat Brazil nuts, greens, and fresh lemon proactively on a daily basis.

I need to attack stress intentionally, on a daily basis.

FlyLady is sure right about routines! When daily habits become routines, you don't have to think about them anymore to execute them down to a science. When routines become automatic pilot, they are lifestyle changes.

What healthy things did you use to do? Why did you drop them? A stitch in time saves nine. When you pick them back up again, how will you capture them this time, what strategy or method will you use, to incorporate them back into your daily routine?

I think I need to make myself a kid's chore chart, that instead of chores contains things like greens, Brazil nuts, # of steps, lemon, deep breathing, weigh-ins, # of glasses of water, etc. Maybe make it on posterboard. Until I'm able to do that (can't do it where I live right now), I'll do it in Word and keep the chart in my car. I want one-stop shopping, that is visually in front of me, with no internet needed.

What has become MIA or gone to the wayside inadvertently, while on your SparkJourney? What do you need to pick back up, or become less sloppy about? It's all about being proactive and focusing on being intentional. How will you remind yourself / keep track, until it becomes a Lifestyle Change?

I think I will use Marla's (the FlyLady's) Body Clutter Checklist, just re-tool it a little for my own purposes, and then I can keep it in my car. Or, even better, make one to fit in my Franklin Covey Planner. A planner-page-sized Healthy Habits Checklist. Marla also uses sticky notes on mirror etc when establishing a new habit (sticky notes are not my fav, but, whatever works, and they work for alot of people).

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    Thanks Oolala for reading my blog and commenting. Habitcal is internet based, and as I said above,

"I want one-stop shopping, that is visually in front of me, with no internet needed."

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OOLALA53 12/18/2011 11:39AM

    Have you tried using the habitcal at Reinhard Engels' site, Everyday Systems? Here is the web address. For some reason, this shows up as a link sometimes and sometimes you have to cut and paste.
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Reinhard's podcasts about general habit changes are really good, too. I'm going to review them over the next few weeks of my winter break to get ready for the new year. Making the right few choices of what to change is also important. We can load ourselves with too many new habits! But buying and eating Brazil nuts sounds doable... emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 12/11/2011 9:30AM

    Great blog - and I have a few habits that I need to pick back up, some healthy lifestyle habits and some flylady habits. Thanks for the little kick in the derriere.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/10/2011 6:06PM

  Yes, this is a great blog and thanks so much for sharing so much good knowledge to take to the bank of health. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Gifts for, or from, the Kitchen

Friday, December 09, 2011

Remember SP's cookbook.

Lots of links and ideas here:

Frozen Cookie Dough Gifts:

Snack Mix in a Jar:

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WARMSPRINGDAY 12/10/2011 7:44AM

    I love the break and bake cookie idea - never thought of doing that for a gift - love it.

This is my first year with this group of co-workers at my workplace; there are about 14 people in the department, and I don't know how much they celebrate, but I was considering making a big batch of caramel popcorn and bagging it and giving it as gifts.

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MARYSABEAN 12/9/2011 10:00PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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Frugal Living: Homemade Gifts Galore

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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HARPLUTE 12/7/2011 11:41AM


Thanks so much for posting this link. It's really helpful.


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