Tuesday, November 16, 2010
FOUND ON A POST FROM: MIMAWELIZABETH (thank you)
A Prayer For All My Online Friends
Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little prayer
Keeps running through my head:
God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm & safe from harm
For they're so close to me.
And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.
Now I know that it's unusual
To bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.
You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.
I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.
By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.
Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.
Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits “send.”
When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to GOD.Com.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I went to my Spark Page, I read my new comment, I responded, went back to my spark page and noticed an area, I haven't noticed, in awhile, and decided to check it out. That area is:
FRIENDS: I thought, I haven't been here, in quite awhile! I decided to send out one message and did, I felt good, then my eyes were drawn, to the eyes of another FRIEND, and I had to
click on it, and I was shocked, when I read her One Line State: I gained --lbs. and I said to myself, "I wish I would have stopped here, sooner" Yes, I've been busy working on myself, and I've thrown myself, into the Butterfly Team, but I forgot my friends, unless I heard from them, and that was selfish, of me and I deeply apologize, for that. Did I have time, Yes, I did, but I just forgot, to check out my friends, on Spark. So, that is one reason, for this blog, today so none of you need, to feel like, I do at the moment, and in doing this sharing, I will feel a little better.
Then I thought, I'm 65 years old, I've been alive along time, and I have seen, heard, and learned, a lot, being on this road of weight lost, since the age, of 12. So, I've shared some of my knowledge, with all of you, in post, in blogs, but there, is so much more locked away, that needs, to come out. It's like peeling an onion, one small piece, of skin, at a time, It is difficult, sometimes, to get the peel off quickly, it sticks there, and one has to keep grabbing it piece by piece.
Reminds, me of our changing bodies, and how the changes effect you, when a layer comes out, and your not ready, to get to that point yet, it comes back on. Something inside, has to tell us, it's okay, to get that layer off, sometimes, just a little tiny bit at a time. We have to like the change in us, not just our bodies, but our mind, too. Sometimes, the minds eyes, open wide, and you reach, for what we shouldn't have (I'm not going to be specific, because were all different, we all have different needs, different desires) but we reach, and if it wasn't the right choice, for us mentally, we find that out and we protect ourself, by adding some weight back on. We shut out, what we thought, was so important, It was wrong, or at this time it was wrong, or it didn't work out, so we don't want to continue, and we hide, behind that thing. Okay, we solved that dilima .
We are ready to continue on, We focus on Ourselves, competing in a challenge, we can involved, we do good, were happy, we feel good, we continue to feel good, somethings clicking, somethings working! Yahoo! Were excepting it, were liking it, but in the back of our mind, were fearing it is going to stop working, it didn't stop working, it is still working, we hesitate, down deep, were looking, for it not to work but we want it to continue, and right now it does. The point has come where It is working, I am sharing it is working, I am feeling okay, it will continue, to work and how do I know this now. I'm working it! I'm controlling, what I'm eating what I'm doing, and it is a continuous journey, and I'm fine with that, I'm in no hurry, I just want and need it to continue working, and now what to do when there is a little lull in the process.
I've made a few changes some along time ago, some a year a go, a month ago a week ago, it is a road of changes, here are some examples, of my changes
1. Know, if it's not working FOR ME, I can change it!
2. Measure my food in measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a food scale.
3. Made changes to the foods I eat, due to my inability, to chew well. I can't bite into fruit, like apples and pears, so if I want fresh, I can out the food processor, and I eat the food,grated, it taste the same, fresh, clean, delicious.
4. I changes the sizes of what I eat and drink out of. I live alone, and don't have people, to share food with often, so I:
went from a dinner plate to a salad plate, it is lighter to hold, also!
went from a mixing bowl, to a cool whip container, to a ceramic one cup size bow! Cool!
went from a tablespoon, to a teaspoon, to a child's spoon. (smaller bites, last longer)
went from a dinner fork, to a salad fork
went to a quart container, for my water, seltzer water, and non caloric beverages
went to a juice glass-for juice (yes, it's only 4-6 oz for a serving of juice) Not a glass full
went from depending on my memory, to writing things down, (still need to remember, to take the time, to putting, a lot of things, on one piece of paper, no matter, what it is, I will know where, that one sheet of paper is.(in one of my purses, lol)
5. If I don't like the taste, feel, or not enjoying, even when I did a few bites, ago, I stop!
6. Focus, on the extra thing, on the challenges, and try to continue it, if I forget, and then remember, I start, focusing on it again. (Habits are hard to hold onto, but once its in place, you have it)
7. I read the blogs, I read the articles, the discussions, the questions, the struggling, the community team pages, the leaders pages, I check out my points, I work the program, and it is working, for me.
REMEMBER THE SAYING ABOUT ::::::GRAB THE TIGER BY THE TAIL,I'm going to add and NEVER LET IT GO::::: Go With It, It Works!
Onward & Downward
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
HI EVERYONE, been reading up on fiber and why we should be eating it. and how much foods have.
We should have at the least 2 cups of fruit a day and 2 1/2 cups of veggies, that is 4 1/2
What we should have is 10 cups a day, at the other end, for ultimate benefits!
LOWERS CHOLESTEROL (LDL,BAD) & TRIGLYCERIDES (FAT)
REDUCE DIABETIC RISK
IMPROVE HEART HEALTH
REDUCE RISK OF DIVERTICULITIS
MAINTAINING STEADY CONTROL OF BLOOD SUGAR
NORMALIZE BLOOD PRESSURE
Apples eat skin 3.5 gms
don't eat skin 1.7
avocado 11-17 gms
barley 1/2C 4 gms
long grain brown rice 1.75gms
white less then 1 gm
beans: navy 1/2c 10gms
baked beans, garbonzo 1/2 c 7.5 & 9 gms
broccoli 1 c 2+gms
oat meal or whole grain cereal 5 gms
top with wheat germ all good sources of fiber
papaya 1 cup 2.5 gms
berries (esp raspberries) 1 cup 8gms
pumpkin 1 cup 2.5 gms
please feel free to add more
Monday, October 25, 2010
If trying to lose weight!
If having to deal with diabetes!
If you like them!
Beans raises blood sugar SLOWLY
Oatmeal (has soluble fiber) which slows the absorbtion of foods in the stomach
(top with nuts) almonds, walnuts, pecans -adds protein to the meal
Fish(catfish,tilapia,cod,white flesh fish +high quality carbs as veggies, lentils or beans - prevents blood sugar rise.
non fat,low fat Yogurts carbohydrate +Protein combined naturally
excellent food for controlling or preventing sugar rise.
Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach,Swiss Chard-low carb mix of monounsaturated fat+magnesium (reduce diabetes risk)
Non Starchy Vegetables_ have low impact on diabetes, so keeps sugar in balance
broccoli, spinach mushrooms peppers and many more
Wild Salmon & Sardines- Omega 3's - reduces risk of heart disease-has healthy fats and when combined with non starchy veggies-keeps blood sugars in balance
EGG WHITES- high quality lean protein, low in carb, perfect for blood sugar controll and for weight lost. 1 egg white has only 16 CALORIES +4g of filling protein (2-3 egg whites=1 egg serving) so one could easily eat 4-6 egg whites, with herbs & spices & veggies and thoroughly enjoy all the benefits of it.
Avocado- high in monounsaturated fats- among the healthiest fats, good especially if you have heart problems, good replacement for mayonaise on a sandwich. Good for a dip by adding mashed or diced tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice.
Were doing Fiber this week and
Flax seed or Flax Seed Meal is especially helpful, in adding fiber to your intake plus it is so healthy with omega 3's in it naturally. Can add to morning cereals, lunch salads, or veggies, or even goulash, beef stews etc. can also make bread, muffins out of instead of flour. Ask if interested!
Have a wonderful healthy week, Soar the Skies, Let's Get this Plane Landed! We Can do this.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sodium intake is essential for muscles and nerves to function properly. We need less then 2400 mg. a day to maintain body's fluid balance. That is only 1 teaspoon of sodium, a day. (not one teaspoon of salt)
We need to be careful we are not overdoing it on our sodium intake.
TV Dinners can be high in sodium
Cereals, such as corn flakes and raisin bran can be 266 mg-342 mg a cup,but
Puffed Rice and Puffed wheat are sodium free, (so if we eat 1/2 c of each, it will lower our intake, considerably.
Vegetable Juice such as cocktail juice can have 653 mg. of sodium per serv.
canned veggies (example creamed corn 730mg 1/2 cup serving
deli meats such as prok of beef 2 slices 604 mg sodium
canned soup- chicken noodle soup 1 cup 1106 mg
marinades & flavorings (teriyaki 690MG, soy sauce 1000 1T measurement )
spaghetti sauce 610mg 1/2 cup serving
spices hot pepper better then jelopeanoe peppers in a jar 434 mg.
nuts- raw best
dry roast next best
snacks- 1 oz chips 149
1oz. cheeese puffs 258mg
1 oz pretzels 385 mg.
pre packaged foods- pasta low until you add that little package of flavor
rice low (prepackage high)
condiments Ketchup 1T 178 mg
sweet relish 121
serving size of package food is 1/2 cup in most cases, not whole package or whole box
Understanding Sodium Advertised on packages
sodium free- less then 5%
very low sodium- less then 35 mg
low sodium at least 40 mg
unsalted - No Salt Added- but there is sodium in the food itself.
Medicines can have sodium, especially if used for headache or heartburn
Eating Out- Sauce= high sodium
soup= high sodium
Question Servers on how meat,fish, poultry is seasoned before ordering
Fast Food Skip cheese, Skip Condiments & stay low on sodium rest of day
High Sodium can cause medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease or strokes, also water retention.
Just thought, I would share this information, if your having trouble with reaching your goal and you think you are doing everything right, this may be a reason, so check sodium intake and try to stay under 2300 mg a day.
Yes, we do need sodium, but if we eat right, it is in many foods we eat.
Soar the skies Beautiful Butterflies!
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