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Track Fiber instead of Calories?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today, the teacher of my Nutrition Boot Camp class said something interesting today. She said that if you were working on getting all of the fiber in that you should (25 grams for women, 35 grams for men), you would have a very healthy diet. Getting that kind of fiber does not allow room for all of the junk that most of us eat on a regular basis. (So maybe I shouldn't assume you all eat junk, but I can say that I definitely do!)

My thought was that I should try basing my food decisions off of it's fiber content instead of calories. That is an entirely different way of looking at things and will take some doing. I'm going to ease into it tomorrow and really focus on it starting on Sunday. That gives me a little bit of time to reconfigure my brain to fiber instead of calories.

I'll let you know how that goes.

On a separate (but related) subject, I read in one of my magazines that if you take a picture of your food before you eat it, you would eat less. It's like a nutrition tracker, but with pictures. Has anyone tried this? Did it work? Would you try it? Still thinking about this one...

  
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EM4488 9/26/2009 8:57AM

    Definitely! I struggle SO MUCH to get my fiber in, yet am always at the upper end of my calories. Coincidence? I think not. I eat a little bit of crappy foods and not a-lotta bit of healthy dark greens!!! I've only been in fiber 4 days this month. And some weren't even in the ballpark. bad, I know.

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SUZ424 9/26/2009 8:40AM

    Both are very interesting concepts. We could all post collages of our meals on our sparkpages!

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SUZ424 9/26/2009 8:40AM

    Both are very interesting concepts. We could all post collages of our meals on our sparkpages!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/26/2009 8:34AM

    Sounds like a great idea, both tracking the fiber and the photo of our food

I took a picture of breakfast but was still hungry



SO I ATE THE PHOTO

IS THAT FIBER?




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CALIMAN1 9/26/2009 2:26AM

    ok, on my soapbox, fiber is amazing...i have never heard the breakdown between the genders...my nutritionist who made fiber interesting for me preaches 35 daily....

Did you know that only 1 out of every 9 of us eats the recommended grams of fiber per day? Yet, it is so easy to incorporate into a diet....

I still count calories though because I guarantee you I can fit my 35 grams PLUS a brownie, some chips and a cookie and still stay within my range.

I'm funny that way!

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L-OSTER8 9/26/2009 12:50AM

  Fiber is important . . . I haven't reach 25 grams per day yet.

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dan Brown knows how to write a book! I'm not even halfway through this book, but am already hooked! I have read everything that Dan Brown has written (at least everything I know about...four books...this is number five).

All of his books take brain power to read, even more to understand! I don't think I quite follow it all the way and I'm sure I'm missing stuff. But, that's okay. Means that the next time I read it, it will be a whole new book again! LOL!

  
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AWYEAGLE 9/25/2009 1:41PM

    I have also read everything he has written, can't wait to read this one also.

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BCGIRL74 9/25/2009 7:22AM

    I just finished The Lost Symbol. I'm trying to tap into my unused brain power (energy) to help me with my weight loss!!!

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BUTTERCUP-9 9/25/2009 12:24AM

    I just saw this at Costco tonight and wondered how it was. Thanks for the review. I liked the two books of his that I've read before.

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Loose leash walking rocks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

First...a quick challenge. Try to say "loose leash walking". Just once! It's harder than it looks. It's even hard to type! LOL!

Tonight was our second puppy training class. We worked on loose leash walking for most of it and Abby kicked tail! She is such a good baby and wants to please us so much that she did really well. Of course, that was just in the store. We'll have to practice in sooooo many places with so many other distractions. Should be fun! We'll practice with Scooby too. He wants to please as well and should learn very quickly.

We also practiced sit and stay (just a little bit). Our homework is to practice loose-leash walking at least 30 minutes per day, practice sit and write down all of the things our puppies do that we don't want them to do (like dig in the trash, chewing on stuff, eating small children, stuff like that).

I'm looking forward to that homework. The pulling/walk thing was getting old!

Time for bed. Later all!

  
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AWYEAGLE 9/25/2009 1:19PM

    Glad you both are enjoying puppy class. If you get into it then the dog does to and I'm so happy for both of you! Keep having fun with the training and you'll both end of trained. :)

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RWETHAIRYET 9/24/2009 11:10AM

    Heehee...my dog is part husky...especially the part that feels the need to pull the load!! I'm happy if she doesn't just pull me off my feet, lol.
Have to watch out for that eating small children and animals part too.
Sounds like you're getting a lot out of your training. Enjoy

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/24/2009 9:33AM

    If I try the loose leash walking, our dogs will be at your house, or somewhere other than ours, LOL.
I'm happy that it's working out for you and Abby! You can take Bandit and Peaches, our Cocoa would do ok most likely, but no guarantees, LOL.

HAGD
Keep having that FUN 2

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Can you still function if your head implodes?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My answer is Yes! Because my head imploded last week and no one noticed! Except me, of course. With the re-org at work, we went from four people working on the same products down to me and three folks who are trying to dump their work onto me! With that, I need to learn a new part of the job, working with subcons. There doesn't seem to be a clear list of fill out this form, then this one, then this one. Still asking for that!

We did get a new body working on the "my" product. He knows the job and he knows the subcon part (mostly). Just have to train him on the product. Should only take a year or two! LOL! And, we did find out that we are getting one new person. He will be learning the job, the product AND the subcon. So, not only do I cover what will be his products, but I also get to assist in the training of both of these guys. AND, keep my projects on track. And send updates. And go to meetings (I had SEVEN meetings scheduled today...yes, I work an EIGHT hour day....you do the math!) LOL! For those without a calculator, that means I only had about an hour to do real work. hee hee

And no one has noticed that my head imploded and that crazy little miner guys are running around through the remaining gray matter, making brain angels and having brain-ball fights. I know they are there. I hear them! LOL!

Okay, time to put all these crazy thoughts to bed.

Later taters!

  
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AWYEAGLE 9/23/2009 12:06PM

    Well you look pretty good and sound pretty rational for someone with an imploded head. Will it grow back or are you stuck with it that way forever? emoticon

I hope the rest of your week goes well! HUGS to you.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/23/2009 8:23AM

    It sounds like where I used to work, and then you have those on your teams that goes to the boss and say's I have to do all the grunt work , so and so isn't pulling thier weight...nope just my weight ant that of 3 others, no wonder I have migraines.


I have faith in you, you will get through and I hope that it makes a huge difference.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/23/2009 8:13AM

    Sure glad it IMPLODED rather than exploded. I'd hate to see gray matter leaking out, LMAO

You'll do well, imagine me sittin' here LMFHO-laughin my fool head off

I wish we had SP goodies of a bottle of Aspirin, cause I'd buy you a case.

You'll do well.

Your exploded friend!

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CALIMAN1 9/23/2009 12:32AM

    Y'know I thought I saw something on Fox News about someone with implosion issues. I thought Oprah or Conan were trying to get you on their shows, no? If nothing else, maybe a guest spot on Rachel Ray? Jon and Kate? KARDASHIANS??????

sorry about the implosion, but think of the bright side, you may have unlocked some phenomenal right-brain secrets that you can share with the world...or...better yet...

TAKE OVER THE WORLD...BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!! emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 9/23/2009 12:26AM

    Oh boy do I feel for you. I totally can relate to what you are going through. Luckily you are a strong, strong woman and you won't have any problem adjusting.

Keep your chin up. I have faith in you.

Cheryl

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What am I forgetting?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

At work today, I reduced the number of unread e-mails to just under 200. Of course, I left early to watch my daughter play volleyball, so it'll be back up to 250+ in the morning, but I did knock it down!

I'm caught up with everything at home and it's only 10:23.

So...what am I forgetting? What was I supposed to do that I didn't? Who's going to yell at me tomorrow for not doing it today? I don't know and I don't think I care enough to stay up any longer and find out! LOL!

Sweet dreams!

  
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EM4488 9/22/2009 3:08PM

    Did you brush your teeth?! Haha!! Glad you had an early night to bed! :)

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RWETHAIRYET 9/22/2009 11:53AM

    oh-oh!!! Wonder when I last checked my work email! That could be scary, lol, guess I better go do that today!!

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JUNIAATROME 9/22/2009 11:11AM

    Good night and Well done! on the e-mails! Forget the rest.

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JUNIAATROME 9/22/2009 11:11AM

    oups - it's my internet logged off and on in a second...

Comment edited on: 9/22/2009 11:13:18 AM

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 9/22/2009 11:04AM

    If I could think of something else for you to do, I'd











wait till tomorrow to tell you, LOL

Glad you are such a go getter, other wise, you might be like me, the faster I go, the behinder I get!
Have a great day!

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HICALGAL 9/22/2009 7:30AM

    LOL...get some sleep and don't give it another thought!

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NORCALTOPAZ 9/22/2009 1:38AM

    ...let's see: the keys, the lunch, the brains! LOL

B - I write this because every morning I believe I lose my brains on the way out to the car, in the immortal words of Rosanne Rosannadanna: if its not one thing its another! emoticon

Rest up my friend, another day, another 250 e-mails...(YIKES) emoticon

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JEANSHEP2 9/22/2009 12:32AM

    That day is over, so are the trials and errors. Sufficient unto the day are the problems of today!

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KEETAK 9/22/2009 12:27AM

    Have a restful night's sleep! :)

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