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As a former Kashi Queen ...

Monday, April 23, 2012

I appreciated this. I found it on a FB page. It was taken by a sales rep at a grocery store in Rhode Island. I've been extolling the hazards of gluten since my celiac dx in 2006. I even wrote Kashi a line or two about how I don't appreciate their product; that it needed a black box Surgeon General's Warning (all gluten products do). Though a gluten warning would be better, it's a brilliant start to see a GROCERY making effort to protect its consumers.

"You might be wondering where your favorite Kashi cereals have gone.
It has recently come to our attention that 100% of the soy used in Kashi products is Genetically Modified, and that when the USDA tested the grains used there were found to be pesticides that are known carcinogens and hormone disruptors."


Niece shared a link about "awkward runners" which was cute. I hesitate to classify myself, as I'm a separate but equally awkward breed so says my family- LOL. Here's a link to a few youtube vids, first one being the awkward runner one:

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Here's Saturday Night Live's "Almost Food" commercial: too funny.

(Too much is going on. Gotta get my thoughts together.)

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MAMAJAHMAI 5/2/2012 2:33PM

    Wow!! thanks for sharing....who knew? SMH.....

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MAYBER 4/29/2012 10:25PM

    Thanks for sharing the information
One day at a time
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GRACEMCDOG 4/27/2012 1:24PM

    SNL won't play up here in Canadia but I can imagine. "It's a dessert topping!" "No! It's a floor wax!" "It's a dessert topping AND a floor wax!" Remember that one? The runners were very funny. I hope I never have to see a video of myself attempting to run. Congenitally deformed hips and knees plus several spine injuries keep me from making the idiotic mistake of trying. Most of the time. Seeing my bulges flop and jiggle in the big mirror at Zumba class is bad enough. People are catching on to the evils of wheat, grains, gluten, pesticides...just not fast enough to really make Big Ag's wallet hurt.

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GROKGRANNY 4/24/2012 8:20PM

    Will have to watch the links later, but I'm really pleasantly surprised by the Kashi comment!

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JUSTBIRDY 4/24/2012 6:19PM


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MELIVA 4/23/2012 10:36PM

    Ha ha...I so relate to the runner. I purposely run at night and try to pick routes on the streets with the fewest street lights.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/23/2012 8:03PM

    Oh my gosh . . . Almost Pizza is hysterical!

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ENDUROVET 4/23/2012 5:40PM

    Man oh man, it was painful enough seeing a short video clip of me riding a couple of yrs ago; I'm sure running would be a real horror show!

I've been disgruntled to catch glimpses of my flab in the gym mirrors**, but fortunately not bad enough to keep me outta there ;-)

**I'm working so hard, & still look like THIS?!?!?

I am picking up trays of breakfast tacos for my son's school trip tomorrow; it made me INSANE when I saw the teacher's email soliciting donuts!

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BEAGLEMAMA2 4/23/2012 1:35PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SWEETLIPS 4/23/2012 12:16PM

    Thank you so much for this.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/23/2012 12:06PM

    Yuck. Just another reason to avoid the icky grains and most processed foods.

Thank goodness my running days are over. I was a sprinter anyway. I hate long distance running. I liked the first 2 males in the video. LOL.

We have our own set of awkward runners here.

One woman with an badonkadonk butt ran for years and year and years and never lost an ounce. She always seemed to run in front of the entire world on the main drag. She wore daisy dukes and each of her thighs was the size of a Volkswagen bus. Her running was a cross between a megaton waddle and a funky chicken. The entire world here assumed she was mentally deranged. My husband gagged when he would see her. Eventually one day the pounds had poured off and she was actually thin. I assumed she had developed diabetes because after a decade her running technique remains terrible.

Another man kind of mimics the second guy on the video. His technique is horrible and he is mostly sidelined rubbing out his muscle cramps but he has thousands of dollars worth of goofy, gawdy, glow-in-the-dark exercise outfits, helmets, hats, and more headbands than a valley girl plus all the latest bells and whistles. He reminds me of the coach on Mad TV. LOL.

Loved the Almost Pizza! ROFLMBO!!! I'm about ready for some Almost Salad. LOL.

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ALISHAB3 4/23/2012 11:37AM

    No wonder Kashi made me plump!!!

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SHAESHISHA 4/23/2012 11:11AM

    Unless there's a USDA Organic certified label on it (or a QAI Organic label), chances are the product isn't entirely organic in every ingredient. Depending on how "organic" you want to go, you really need to pay attention to certified labels nowadays.

An easy marketing strategy is companies putting words like "organic" and "all natural" on their packaging when there's only a little percentage of an ingredient that's truly organic. I've always enjoyed Kashi when I used to eat it, it's definitely one of those items that's a step in the right direction when it comes to making better choices.

Thanks for this wonderful blog! Don't be a typical, mindless supermarket drone! Read your labels, nutrition facts AND ingredients! :)

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TBOURLON 4/23/2012 9:19AM

    I STILL eat Kashi, but thanks for that post. I'm not too scared of genetically modified foods (brussel sprouts, anyone?), but that's just my opinion. But the pesticides, that's another story.

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ARLENE_MOVES 4/23/2012 7:47AM

    I used to ea Kashi all the time before going wheat free. I thought they were organic - need to read closer. Oh man, thanks for sharing!

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-LINDA_S 4/23/2012 7:21AM

    I see their labels don't claim to be organic. If they were organic, there wouldn't be any GMO ingredients. Hopefully, they'll get it sorted out so all the cereal eaters can breathe a sigh of relief. Don't they know that virtually all soy is GMO and laden with pesticides? Where have they been? I think I'll continue to get my protein from meat and eggs, thank you!

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JERSYGRL 4/23/2012 6:39AM

    Thanks for sharing. Great, guess this says it all about organic food labels..........

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Some Keys Vacay Pics

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

(there I am reading, "Why Is My Doctor So Dumb" and often didn't get it, so I'm dumb, too! LOL) March 18, 2012

I have more/better pics from our day in Key West, but they're on my phone and I don't know how to get them off. I checked off seeing E. Hemingway's home and meeting 6-toed cats from my bucket list.

I had a nice time, but really, it was too short and hectic, so not relaxing. DH is not right. Somethings up. He's regretting retirement from old employer. He misses the people and the goals. :( I tried reading, but was easily distracted by all the families playing. The sun and surf were the BEST, and my favorite part.

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CTUPTON 4/21/2012 12:45PM

    What beautiful water photos. I do love being in and near water! chris emoticon

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-LINDA_S 4/18/2012 2:47PM

    Boy, do I need a vacation! Glad you got to go. Never been to the Keys, but once I had a 6-toed cat! Hope all is well with DH!

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GROKGRANNY 4/17/2012 9:17PM

    Great pictures, Dots! Looked wonderfully warm.

Hope everything is okay with your DH.

Enjoy resting from your FUN! emoticon

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    Okay , I'm really jealous. I would love to be down there lounging around with that lizard. LOL. I love lizards and he looks good. Oh and I would enjoy being with you too. LOL.

I've always wanted to go to the Keys. And of course Hemingway and 6 toed cats would be on my bucket list as well.

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SUE_2U 4/17/2012 4:26PM

    Love the pics, especially the iguana by the pool.
Hope your DH is ok.
Looks like a wonderful vacation!
They have a colony of six toed cats there?

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FRAN0426 4/17/2012 3:45PM

    Fantastic pictures, glad you shared them with us

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2012 2:22PM

    I always need a vaca from my vaca! Lovely pictures. Looks beautiful. HUGS

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Food Allergy Fun

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More fun at
(used w/permission from the author/creator/blogger).


These make me laugh, and I need one right now. I hope you enjoy.


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GIRANIMAL 4/24/2012 9:57PM

    Ack, it's true! I was supposedly allergic to chocolate as a kid. Dear god, talk about being the freak-show kid! LOL I mostly avoid commercial chocolate these days because sugar is the devil for my body, but I know I am no longer allergic because I am A-OK with raw cacao. I use it in my homemade granola!

Thanks for the laugh. I've been off gluten, casein, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts and sesame for nearly a year, I find myself always discussing food allergies or intolerances whether I want to or not, and I also sometimes need a related laugh for a break. Thanks for sharing these!

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GROKGRANNY 4/17/2012 7:58AM

    Why does Spark keep making you re-subscribe to blogs??? Grrrmmpppph.

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GROKGRANNY 4/17/2012 7:57AM

    Hi Dots!! Haven't talked to you in ages. Lots going on, on this end. Just know I'm thinking of you today and hope all is well in your world.

I'm transitioning into retirement and loving the fact that I can now rest and pace myself and be out of that violent classroom. Time to heal!

I loved these cartoons and can so relate!! Chocolate showed up on my test, although as VL (very low) which translates to "you can still have it but only once or twice a week." Just knowing I have to limit it for a few months, has made it a challenge! I guess having a small square of dark chocolate ever day, proved to much for the old bod.

Have a great day, my friend! emoticon

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    LOL. I have to admit that there are some things that it's much easier to be allergic too - things I really don't want..................... like soy. LOL. Ick.

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SUE_2U 4/15/2012 8:27PM

    emoticon great links! And so true!

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2KITTIES 4/15/2012 10:44AM


Yay for chocolate!

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-LINDA_S 4/14/2012 4:43PM

Thanks! emoticon

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GOPINTOS 4/14/2012 3:19PM

    See, always something to be grateful for!

Smile and Enjoy the rest of your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 4/14/2012 9:22AM

    Thank you!!!! I needed that. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/14/2012 8:41AM

    Allergic to chocolate . . . HORRIBLE! I have food allergies, but thank goodness chocolate isn't one of 'em!

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TAMPATINK67 4/14/2012 12:27AM

    The ex boyfriend was allergic to almost all processed foods - and still ate them all.

Silly rabbit!!!!

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MAVERICK59 4/14/2012 12:11AM

My 22 year old daughter has many, many food allergies, but she is happy chocolate is not one of them.
She loved this.
Thanks for sharing!

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Monday, April 02, 2012

emoticonI give this gift/link to you today because sharing is caring.

Also, Shaun shared this one with me, which is similar:


Had a nice day today - it was lovely and sunny, with a slight breeze. The grass was mowed yesterday (pic was taken before the mow obviously), the yellow pansies in the yard still look bright and attentive. The daffodils are mostly done and mostly deadheaded. I love just mowed lawns, I'm sure I've mentioned before.

Poor Mr. Squirrel miscalculated a jump and landed on the driveway. I was going to dispose of him, but when I got over to him, the poor guy was still breathing. Aww. He freaked when he saw me, and his tail was screaming for his terrified lil eyes. He finally died overnight, and it was MY day at home today, so Dd had to take care of his remains.

emoticon emoticon I bought myself a sheer, lightweight blazer in black polka DOTS, because it's the little things that sometimes makes you happy: no cakey por moi. I'm 51 today, so another year of trying to figure me out! Family members in different states, Dh up in Northern Land, and Dd and I here, went to see The Hunger Games. I kinda resented being inside when it was so glorious outside. Dd wants to brush up on her bow skills now. She got one for Christmas a few years ago. Maybe we should have eaten squirrel today - I'm probably not intolerant to it. ha.

I ate a big bag of potato chips (only)(twist my arm) in the first half of the day to see what would happen (ah, there's my version of cakey!). Not much. I tell ya, my blood sugar does not go crazy with potato chips at ALL, and I wake up with normal blood glucose (77), too. Does that just mean that my blood sugar covered my butt so-to-speak? I think so. I'm overusing my pancreas. First, the adrenals, then the pancreas? I best be careful in my experiments. :P I'll tell you WHY I ate those chips later- it's all part of my experiment. That's gonna be one helluva post if I ever get to writing it - a hallelujah moment even - we'll see. It could also be a flop. :P.

Tonight we went to Q-doba for dinner and I had a chicken salad w/lemon, no guac like usual. Why no guac? Later tater. hee hee. It's time for beauty sleep.
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GRACEMCDOG 4/27/2012 1:46PM

    Happy Birthday, a bit late. You're a big tease. When is this mystery revelatory post going to happen? I want to know about the chips and guac. If I had to pick one food to eat before I died at might be potato chips but I haven't allowed myself any for eons. Avocados, on the other hand, I eat in great gives? Tell! Tell! Yes, your garden looks lovely. Yes, you should have eaten the squirrel. But would I have? No. Do as I say, not as I etc. Me=bad. But not as bad as Morticia. One little squirrel is nothing. Our neighbour's Border Collie was mauled by a wolf and a woman a bit north of here had a cougar chase her dog into the house.

Pictures of Dots in polka dots, please. Now I'm off to read what the link says.

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MAYBER 4/11/2012 10:10PM

    Thanks for sharing with us your special day
One day at a time

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CATIATM 4/9/2012 4:20PM

    *Cat makes a note* April 2nd? Good to know! emoticon

I'm glad your special day was special! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/4/2012 11:14AM

    Do we share the same birthday Dot?
Sounds like it was a wonderful day.
I would also like to see your new clothes.
Your lawn and garden look so beautiful.
Happy Easter for Sunday. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ENDUROVET 4/2/2012 10:52PM

    Happy Birthday my lil chickadee! Hope you had an all- around great day, & I eagerly await hearing more about your experiments...

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    Happy Birthday!! We should at least get a picture of the birthday girl in her new clothes. LOL.

How horrible about the squirrel!! You really need to move from this place. It's a bad omen. Amityville Horror. Crystal Lake. The Shining. Get out. LOL.

My hubby and son eat squirrel and rabbit. I think they are cute and eating them is bad. It's actually a bad omen. Motel Hell. Soylent Green. Donner Pass.

I ate potato chips today too - way too many, with ketchup. It's a bad omen. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Alien. LOL.

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CINDYTW 4/2/2012 10:36AM

  emoticonWe are eagerly awaiting the results of your experiments!

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CHRISYHOFF 4/2/2012 10:23AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day

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1CRAZYDOG 4/2/2012 8:27AM

    Glad you had a good day! Can't wait to hear the results of your experiments!

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Hungry for Change movie free today only

Saturday, March 31, 2012

In a hurry today family, but I hope you're able to watch and pass it on. (~1.5 hrs)

Dotslady emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/4/2012 10:54AM

    emoticonThanks for the good wishes and the movie
was great. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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    I can't watch movies online. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 3/31/2012 5:56PM

    Havent seen it but thank you for posting!

Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Dr. Oz Show Fans

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KLEWIS369 3/31/2012 5:16PM

    this is an awesome and very informative movie, I saw it free the other day and am glad I did see it, I am on day three of juicing too. The movie is also part of The Fat, sick and nearly dead,which is also a great movie.

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