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chocolate cough

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I was reading this morning and had to laugh at myself. The article said; Indulge in a square or two of chocolate to curb a cough. Researchers found that chocolate's theobromine compounds is more effective than codeine at suppressing persistent coughs without the side effects of drowsiness and constipation. I felt a cough coming on. Instead I went and fixed me a cup of chocolate raspberry coffee with two tablespoons of sugar free chocolate syrup. It was pretty good. I think I like the coffee without the syrup, splenda is good but it leaves an after taste in my mouth. I'm also trying to back off of so much artificial sweeteners.
I am finding out natural is better. I make some chocolate cupcakes a couple of weeks ago and we still have some left. Just ever so often we get one have a cup of coffee and it is enough. I am really beginning to believe all I have read about fructose. The article said that the fructose in packaged foods acts different on your brain. You do not get the signal this is enough. You just keep eating. I can buy sweets and I do not quit. But if I make them a little piece is enough. It may be true. I think I will continue to do my own baking, sweets, breads,
corn bread. I have learned the best thing is to freeze them then you can thaw out what you want.

  
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FEISTYMAMA 3/28/2009 9:00PM

    I'll have to remember that chocolate tip!! When I have a sweet tooth I'm usually good with a mini piece of chocolate or two.

When my daughter bakes cakes or cookies I usually end up throwing some away. I guess that's a good thing!

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VERITY50 3/28/2009 5:42PM

    Chocolate raspberry coffee, yumm! emoticon

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MRS.DOYLE 3/28/2009 3:54PM

    I agree. Since joining SparkPeople I have been using some of the healthy baking tips and recipes. One muffin or slice of cake packed with healthy ingredients is definitely enough.

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DOLLIE6 3/28/2009 12:21PM

    Cherryw
You must not have sent a page up yet I could not find you to give you a spark goodie.
You should try it. You will love it. I was years just reading on spark and very rarly took part.
But since I fixed me a page up, starting blogging, trying to be a help to others, I have really did better in a lot of areas of my life, not just weight. Please!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CHERRYW 3/28/2009 12:06PM

  I had never thought of that before...but it IS true..if I have candy here I will eat and eat..but cake and all just sits...

hmmm.

thanks!

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SONYA_J 3/28/2009 11:34AM

    Well how bout that! I thought this blog might be about how chocolate can MAKE you cough, or it does me sometimes. I call it the 'chocolate choke', ha.

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LWINTER 3/28/2009 11:24AM

    Interesting--I mostly swear off sweets because not a big baker, but might try that!
Thanks!

Lauren

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MS.ELENI 3/28/2009 11:16AM

    I always laugh when I see article that say just take a taste of this or that.Yeah. Like most of us can do that.It only takes a taste to get us started eating too much.I applaud those that can but I believe most can't.

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Butterflies

Friday, March 27, 2009

I was reading a comment on my last blog and they were talking about butterflies and it reminded me of a story I had read once that helped me so much.
A man was trying to help a butterfly come out of his cocoon easier and he sniped off the end of the cocoon to make the opening larger. The butterfly came out with a swollen body and little wings that were no good. It crawled around like that until it died. If he man had left it alone and let it do like God intended it to do it would have work itself through the small hole with hard work and all the fluid would have been squeezed ito its wings which would have grown big, spread out and he could have flew away. Everything has a time and way to be done. In Gods time. If I need to lose at a certain pace I need to be patience. There is a process I need to go through, not too fast or easy and it will be worth it when the process is finished. I'll come out of my cocoon, spread my wings and fly. The butterfly also goes through a process when nothing is happening to the outside world but on the inside all kinds of things are happening which will end up in a beautiful butterfly.
I tell myself when there is no weight loss be patience, keep exercising, keep eating healthy, when the time is right the process will continue until it is right and the rewards with be delightful. The fat around me is a cocoon that I'm working on. I'm going to squeeze out of this fat, slow and sure and emerge the best I can be.
Deby thank you for making me remember. I looked this up in my diary. I had wrote this down in 2002. I will put it where I can see it daily so I won't lose sight of my goal. emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 3/27/2009 10:38PM

    Good one

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VERITY50 3/27/2009 9:05PM

    I am so happy for you! The place you are in is where we all need to be. In God's perfect will! emoticon

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SUSIEG62 3/27/2009 8:16PM

    This should be on the motivational page here. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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JERLVAL 3/27/2009 3:39PM

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AIMMICEM 3/27/2009 3:28PM

    Thank you for sharing that story. May I use it? It is good to remember that I am not just changing the body but my spirit also which takes time. Thank You

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Honey facial

Friday, March 27, 2009

If you could see me now you would laugh. I've got honey all over my face and trying to exercise and not sweat it off. Wrong way to do this. Don't exercise with it on! I did good on the walking. I had a headband on to catch the sweat. But the weight lifing I had to wipe a lot of it off it was running. I kept it on for about 1 hour. I think after my shower and I'm just working in the office I'll put some more on. I know I'm going to be beautiful. Ha! Its fun to try anyway! I'm on a kick of trying to go natural. I was trying to think of all the old remedy's I had grew up with. I remember as kids in the spring we would have to eat a lot of greens and drink sassafras tea. I can remember mother boiling the roots and it would be a pink liquid.
She would put a little honey in a cup and we would drink it everyday for about a week, I think.
It was to clean your blood. We were always healthy. I know when I was in my thirties I started breaking out in boils. A lady in the neighbor hood reminded me of the sassafras cleaning your blood and she said that's what I needed. So I did. They went away and I have never been bothered by that again. My son got a wart on his wrist and his great grandmother told him to get a little Vick's salve crush an aspirin in it, put some on the wart, put a bandage on it and do that for a week or until it was gone. It went away. You know if I had told that teenager to do that he would have never did it but since his great grandmother told him that was cool. Don't you love it. I can remember being the same way as a teenager. Always would listen to anybody but my parents. They could tell me the same thing.
Its spring and I am having a nostalgia spell. My dad always picked spring violets and brought to my mom. He never bought mother flowers but he did that for over 50 years. They are both gone now but I have some sweet memories.
I'm rambling again. Oh well that s what's so nice about blogging. You can be yourself.
I started Monday taking one tablespoon of honey mixing it with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon , making a paste like and putting it on 1/2 of a bagel. I like Kim's bagels. They are low in calories. They say cinnamon and honey cures most of the diseases. I read it was good for the heart. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries. Regular use of it relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins. This is some of the things that was listed that honey and cinnamon help, bladder infections, toothache, cholesterol, colds, upset stomach, gas, immune system, indigestion, influenza, longevity, pimples, skin infections, weight loss, cancer, fatigue, bad breath. Sparkpeople we need to start taking a dose of this. If it is true we will all be doing great.
I think I am a sweet-a-holca. You know what I mean. And maybe 1 t. of honey will keep me from craving sweets so bad. We'll see. It sure won't hurt. I have got to get up from here and go ride my bike and fix lunch. Nice chatting with you.

  
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ADAMST3 4/1/2009 12:30AM

    Thank you for this wonderful blog! I hope you'll share more of the "old ways."

T.

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JOANIEBUG46 3/27/2009 1:30PM

    I had a boil and read about using turmeric to clean the blood. I had some on food but also took it in capsules and sure enough, it helped within about 2 weeks and no side effects!

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-DEBY- 3/27/2009 1:15PM

    that was a great blog...

I LOVE honey... its nice and sweet and healthy too

blessins allways
deby


Have a FUNtastic FRIDAY and WEEKend ~~~0:)


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Pine trees know when it is Easter

Thursday, March 26, 2009

If anybody wants to see the pine tree crosses go to http://wandascountryhome.com/pinetrees/
It is so neat!

  
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ADAMST3 4/1/2009 12:31AM

    Absolutely love that website! Yep! It's where I first realized the Pine crosses. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 3/26/2009 10:37PM

    How kewl. We have pine trees everywhere here.I will start looking.Thanks for sharing

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Pine trees know when it is Easter

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Begin watching the pine trees, depending on the weather and the Spring growth little yellow shoots with begin to sprout and then branch off and form crosses.
When Easter Sunday comes you should see a tree of little yellow crosses.
As I look out my window I see a few now. It makes my heart soar. We may not acknowledge our creator but nature knows and praises.
I'm in the middle of exercises but I really needed to share this. emoticon
Its more than little rabbits isn"t it? emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 3/26/2009 7:52PM

    I have never seen the crosses either.Please take a photo.

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PLAYNICE 3/26/2009 1:01PM

  can you post a picture on here of what they look like?? I never have seen that before and have pine trees!! I would love to see it!! I love Dogwoods too never knew the significance of that until Sunday!

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LWINTER 3/26/2009 10:57AM

    Lots more! Nature makes my heart soar also. And it's easier for me to lose weight in the spring, to want to exercise, and here in AZ, the days are just too beautiful!

Yay for God! (or whatever you call the powers that be)

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