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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I have been away for just over 8 months, sometimes the best laid plans... well anyway, life has a way of throwing kinks into things, and you have no choice but to just deal with it.

Re-started my exercise plan today... re-working my goals... and feeling very thankful that I made it here today. This has been a long process but I am on my way and very thankful that my G_d has been by my side the entire time.

So good to be back. emoticon

  
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TIKITAMI 9/4/2014 1:34PM

   
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    I'm so glad you're here! emoticon

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  Welcome back!!

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  Thanks for sharing

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Back in step!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Well, it has been a tough couple of weeks. Christmas aside, getting ready for end of year at work has been, to say the least, EXHAUSTING! It is difficult enough but when you have a co-worker who is so into playing games... that just makes it all that much worse. I sort of feel bad for the guy... it seems he has quite a "healthy" opinion of himself and he put together a PowerPoint presentation, called his manager, then the dept. mgr, and the Director and proceeded to explain to them why it would be in the best interest of the company for him to become the all inclusive representative of the product line (putting several of us out of a job) which included travel plans to go to each site and "do his thing"! The response from the Director was not a good one, and he was shot down in flames... I really feel for the guy. There are bigger issues there and he needs some serious help.

Enough about him... so I am back. Back to regular exercise, a more defined food plan, not so make shift with the limited hours I had. Purchased the Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook and can't wait to try some of the recipes.

All in all, I am so relieved to be back in the swing of things. My grocery list is ready, and I am off to my usual haunts for organic produce and some really great fish.

I am ordering a Sushi Kit, since I love Nori rolls with Brown Rice and veggies, some pickled ginger, fish and Miso Soup... has to be one of my favorite meals.

The health benefits alone from Miso soup... Miso has a very alkalizing effect on the body and strengthens the immune system to combat infection. Its high antioxidant activity gives it anti-aging properties.

Miso helps the body maintain nutritional balance. It is loaded with other nutrients along with its beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Miso provides protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, vitamin K, choline, linoleic acid, lecithin, and dietary fiber. Its high content of the amino acid tryptophan makes miso a good choice right before bedtime. Tryptophan is nature's sleep inducer.

Miso helps preserve skin beauty through its content of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that helps skin stay soft and free of pigment.

It is the fermentation process of the miso that creates the host of health benefits this food provides. It has also been noted to fight cancer and the effects of radiation. A study was done on this because of the effects of WWII in Japan. It was also found that the sodium in miso did not produce adverse effects in people with hypertension.

According to Dr. Watanabe & his studies, the sodium in miso did not produce adverse effects in people with salt sensitivity and hypertension. For cancer, Dr. Watanabe recommended 3 cups of miso a day. For high blood pressure, he recommended 2 cups, and for relief of menopausal symptoms, he recommended 1 to 3 cups per day. His maintenance amount is 1 cup per day. He noted the beneficial effects of replacing the salt used in food preparation with miso.

I order mine from Amazon because I make this daily, and I can get a larger amount at a good price, organic of course... as well as the wakame that I add to the broth. I just love the stuff.

The link below provides a recipe to make your own as well as more info on Miso. I have begun to start my day with a cup of miso broth and I actually feel better... it seems to give me energy that I don't normally have with any other food first thing in the morning, can't explain it just know how I feel, and that is enough for me.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/025519_health_a
nti-aging_soy.html#ixzz2osNnmSAf

Well it was not my intention to dwell on Miso Soup, but I did and I hope it helps someone out there... I know it has really helped me just in the general concept of feeling better. Hope you give it a try!

  


What's holding you back?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

  
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YMWONG22 12/15/2013 11:14AM

  Great tips. Thanks.
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SUGARSMOM2 12/15/2013 10:48AM

  Me. only myself . I bring myself down as well as build traps .to make my self fail .

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    Not a thing! Except food! emoticon emoticon Merry Christmas! emoticon Earl

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Balance

Thursday, December 12, 2013

  
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BEWELL48 12/12/2013 6:41AM

    If only it came easier! My ultimate goal!
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 12/12/2013 6:11AM

    Yep ...that is one of the keys to a good life style-Stay the course!

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12/09/2013 - Am I missing vital nutrients...?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Some of the latest data to come out about magnesium has been pretty spot on, at least where I am concerned. Also the message from the Heart Health group on fiber and how most Americans just are not getting enough of it...

Here is what I did:
I changed my tracker and added Magnesium, Sodium and Fiber. I used to log into another website for tracking my nutrition and I was always amazed at how much sodium I was unaware of consuming! That changed my diet drastically.

As for the magnesium... as a young woman, I suffered... SUFFERED with PMS. Come to find out, MAGNESIUM could have been the culprit. I did take care of that issue by taking Evening Primrose oil. It truly was a "MAGIC" pill. I had such relief, you could not begin to understand it. Here is a link to one of the latest articles by Dr. Mark Hyman... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyma
n/magnesium-the-most-powerf_b_425499.html

I am just amazed all the time by some of the information from this man. It appears the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil have nothing to do with Magnesium but the Omega's 6 & 9 plus Linoleic Acid... hmmm.

Well, I have known I need to track my sodium for some time now, but did not realize we could add that to our tracker... it is done, I am happy... pushing onward to better days!


  
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CINDY_LU_WHO 12/9/2013 4:53PM

    Here is a list of magnesium rich foods...
World's Healthiest Foods ranked as quality sources of magnesium
CATAGORIES:
Food Srv. Size-Cals-Amount(mg)-DV (%)-Nutrient Density-World's Healthiest Foods Rating

Spinach 1 cup cooked 41.4 156.60 39.15 17.0 excellent
Swiss Chard 1 cup cooked 35.0 150.50 37.62 19.4 excellent
Pumpkin Seeds 0.25 cup 180.3 190.92 47.73 4.8 very good
Halibut 4 oz-wt 158.8 121.34 30.34 3.4 very good
Collard Greens 1 cup cooked 49.4 38.00 9.50 3.5 very good
Turnip Greens 1 cup cooked 28.8 31.68 7.92 4.9 very good
Blackstrap Molasses 2 tsp 32.1 29.39 7.35 4.1 very good
Green Beans 1 cup raw 31.0 25.00 6.25 3.6 very good
Sea Vegetables 0.25 cup 8.6 24.20 6.05 12.7 very good
Mustard Greens 1 cup cooked 21.0 21.00 5.25 4.5 very good
Soybeans 1 cup cooked 297.6 147.92 36.98 2.2 good
Sesame Seeds 0.25 cup 206.3 126.36 31.59 2.8 good
Black Beans 1 cup cooked 227.0 120.40 30.10 2.4 good
Sunflower Seeds 0.25 cup 204.4 113.75 28.44 2.5 good
Cashews 0.25 cup 189.5 100.04 25.01 2.4 good
Almonds 0.25 cup 206.0 98.67 24.67 2.2 good
Navy Beans 1 cup cooked 254.8 96.46 24.11 1.7 good
Spelt 4 oz-wt 246.4 95.06 23.77 1.7 good
Tempeh 4 oz-wt cooked 222.3 87.32 21.83 1.8 good
Buckwheat 1 cup 154.6 85.68 21.42 2.5 good
Pinto Beans 1 cup cooked 244.5 85.50 21.38 1.6 good
Brown Rice 1 cup, cooked 216.4 83.85 20.96 1.7 good
Quinoa 42.50 g 156.4 83.72 20.93 2.4 good
Lima Beans 1 cup cooked 216.2 80.84 20.21 1.7 good
Millet 1 cup cooked 207.1 76.56 19.14 1.7 good
Kidney Beans 1 cup cooked 224.8 74.34 18.59 1.5 good
Tuna 4 oz-wt 157.6 72.57 18.14 2.1 good
Oats 1 cup cooked 166.1 63.18 15.79 1.7 good
Scallops 4 oz-wt 127.0 62.37 15.59 2.2 good
Rye 0.33 cup 188.5 61.35 15.34 1.5 good
Wheat 1 cup cooked 151.1 58.24 14.56 1.7 good
Flax Seeds, ground 2 tbs 74.8 54.88 13.72 3.3 good
Green Peas 1 cup raw 115.7 53.72 13.43 2.1 good
Shrimp 4 oz-wt 112.3 38.56 9.64 1.5 good
Tofu 4 oz-wt 86.2 34.02 8.51 1.8 good
Beets 1 cup raw 58.5 31.28 7.82 2.4 good
Raspberries 1 cup 64.0 27.06 6.76 1.9 good
Winter Squash 1 cup baked 75.8 26.65 6.66 1.6 good
Leeks 1 cup raw 54.3 24.92 6.23 2.1 good
Kale 1 cup cooked 36.4 23.40 5.85 2.9 good
Brussels Sprouts 1 cup raw 37.8 20.24 5.06 2.4 good
Tomatoes 1 cup raw 32.4 19.80 4.95 2.8 good
Summer Squash 1 cup raw 18.1 19.21 4.80 4.8 good
Cantaloupe 1 cup 54.4 19.20 4.80 1.6 good
Broccoli 1 cup raw 30.9 19.11 4.78 2.8 good
Asparagus 1 cup raw 26.8 18.76 4.69 3.2 good
Strawberries 1 cup 46.1 18.72 4.68 1.8 good
Mushrooms, Shiitake 87 g 29.6 17.40 4.35 2.6 good
Cauliflower 1 cup raw 26.8 16.05 4.01 2.7 good
Cumin 1 tsp 15.8 15.37 3.84 4.4 good
Watermelon 1 cup 45.6 15.20 3.80 1.5 good
Mustard Seeds 2 tsp 20.3 14.80 3.70 3.3 good
Fennel 1 cup raw 27.0 14.79 3.70 2.5 good
Cucumber 1 cup 15.6 13.52 3.38 3.9 good
Romaine Lettuce 2 cups 16.0 13.16 3.29 3.7 good
Basil 2 tsp 7.0 11.82 2.96 7.6 good
Eggplant 1 cup raw 19.7 11.48 2.87 2.6 good
Celery 1 cup 16.2 11.11 2.78 3.1 good
Cloves 2 tsp 13.6 11.09 2.77 3.7 good
Bell Peppers 1 cup raw 28.5 11.04 2.76 1.7 good
Dill 2 tsp 12.8 10.75 2.69 3.8 good



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CINDY_LU_WHO 12/9/2013 4:53PM

    Here is a list of magnesium rich foods...
World's Healthiest Foods ranked as quality sources of magnesium
CATAGORIES:
Food Srv. Size-Cals-Amount(mg)-DV (%)-Nutrient Density-World's Healthiest Foods Rating

Spinach 1 cup cooked 41.4 156.60 39.15 17.0 excellent
Swiss Chard 1 cup cooked 35.0 150.50 37.62 19.4 excellent
Pumpkin Seeds 0.25 cup 180.3 190.92 47.73 4.8 very good
Halibut 4 oz-wt 158.8 121.34 30.34 3.4 very good
Collard Greens 1 cup cooked 49.4 38.00 9.50 3.5 very good
Turnip Greens 1 cup cooked 28.8 31.68 7.92 4.9 very good
Blackstrap Molasses 2 tsp 32.1 29.39 7.35 4.1 very good
Green Beans 1 cup raw 31.0 25.00 6.25 3.6 very good
Sea Vegetables 0.25 cup 8.6 24.20 6.05 12.7 very good
Mustard Greens 1 cup cooked 21.0 21.00 5.25 4.5 very good
Soybeans 1 cup cooked 297.6 147.92 36.98 2.2 good
Sesame Seeds 0.25 cup 206.3 126.36 31.59 2.8 good
Black Beans 1 cup cooked 227.0 120.40 30.10 2.4 good
Sunflower Seeds 0.25 cup 204.4 113.75 28.44 2.5 good
Cashews 0.25 cup 189.5 100.04 25.01 2.4 good
Almonds 0.25 cup 206.0 98.67 24.67 2.2 good
Navy Beans 1 cup cooked 254.8 96.46 24.11 1.7 good
Spelt 4 oz-wt 246.4 95.06 23.77 1.7 good
Tempeh 4 oz-wt cooked 222.3 87.32 21.83 1.8 good
Buckwheat 1 cup 154.6 85.68 21.42 2.5 good
Pinto Beans 1 cup cooked 244.5 85.50 21.38 1.6 good
Brown Rice 1 cup, cooked 216.4 83.85 20.96 1.7 good
Quinoa 42.50 g 156.4 83.72 20.93 2.4 good
Lima Beans 1 cup cooked 216.2 80.84 20.21 1.7 good
Millet 1 cup cooked 207.1 76.56 19.14 1.7 good
Kidney Beans 1 cup cooked 224.8 74.34 18.59 1.5 good
Tuna 4 oz-wt 157.6 72.57 18.14 2.1 good
Oats 1 cup cooked 166.1 63.18 15.79 1.7 good
Scallops 4 oz-wt 127.0 62.37 15.59 2.2 good
Rye 0.33 cup 188.5 61.35 15.34 1.5 good
Wheat 1 cup cooked 151.1 58.24 14.56 1.7 good
Flax Seeds, ground 2 tbs 74.8 54.88 13.72 3.3 good
Green Peas 1 cup raw 115.7 53.72 13.43 2.1 good
Shrimp 4 oz-wt 112.3 38.56 9.64 1.5 good
Tofu 4 oz-wt 86.2 34.02 8.51 1.8 good
Beets 1 cup raw 58.5 31.28 7.82 2.4 good
Raspberries 1 cup 64.0 27.06 6.76 1.9 good
Winter Squash 1 cup baked 75.8 26.65 6.66 1.6 good
Leeks 1 cup raw 54.3 24.92 6.23 2.1 good
Kale 1 cup cooked 36.4 23.40 5.85 2.9 good
Brussels Sprouts 1 cup raw 37.8 20.24 5.06 2.4 good
Tomatoes 1 cup raw 32.4 19.80 4.95 2.8 good
Summer Squash 1 cup raw 18.1 19.21 4.80 4.8 good
Cantaloupe 1 cup 54.4 19.20 4.80 1.6 good
Broccoli 1 cup raw 30.9 19.11 4.78 2.8 good
Asparagus 1 cup raw 26.8 18.76 4.69 3.2 good
Strawberries 1 cup 46.1 18.72 4.68 1.8 good
Mushrooms, Shiitake 87 g 29.6 17.40 4.35 2.6 good
Cauliflower 1 cup raw 26.8 16.05 4.01 2.7 good
Cumin 1 tsp 15.8 15.37 3.84 4.4 good
Watermelon 1 cup 45.6 15.20 3.80 1.5 good
Mustard Seeds 2 tsp 20.3 14.80 3.70 3.3 good
Fennel 1 cup raw 27.0 14.79 3.70 2.5 good
Cucumber 1 cup 15.6 13.52 3.38 3.9 good
Romaine Lettuce 2 cups 16.0 13.16 3.29 3.7 good
Basil 2 tsp 7.0 11.82 2.96 7.6 good
Eggplant 1 cup raw 19.7 11.48 2.87 2.6 good
Celery 1 cup 16.2 11.11 2.78 3.1 good
Cloves 2 tsp 13.6 11.09 2.77 3.7 good
Bell Peppers 1 cup raw 28.5 11.04 2.76 1.7 good
Dill 2 tsp 12.8 10.75 2.69 3.8 good



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