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This is your brain on sugar...any questions?

Sunday, April 17, 2011









Be careful out there Sparkers :)

  
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MELBIWANKENOBI 5/13/2011 12:32PM

    lol!!!! I loved the pic of the cats at the end.... soooo true! emoticon

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EUGENERUGOSA 4/29/2011 7:46PM

    LOL

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/17/2011 7:10PM

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder and the laugh.

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BLACKROSE_222 4/17/2011 1:43PM

    LOL. Funny. You could totally add one from Big Bang Theory here too - Sheldon on Sugar and Coffee is funny.

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GBSLIM 4/17/2011 9:05AM

    emoticon
Seriously - emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 4/17/2011 8:43AM

    Love the pictures!! Thanks for sharing!! And for the reminder!!

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HILLRUNNER 4/17/2011 2:16AM

    Thanks for the chuckle!!

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RASMUSSEN5 4/17/2011 1:32AM

    Loved this blog! Thanks so much for sharing! I have such a huge issue with sugar habits!

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PICKLEDGINGER2 4/17/2011 1:02AM

  Sugar - my nemisis. Very funny blog.

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What would King Julian do...

Friday, April 15, 2011



If he registered for but couldn't run in the 2nd Annual Discover Roanoke 10K tomorrow? Honestly, I have no clue. While a pretty good dancer his thought process still eludes me. What am I going to do? Well after work (that's why I can't run tomorrow) I'm going to start looking for the next 10K to run. Not going to complain about extra work because that would be like complaining about extra money and that's just STOOpid. But I did learn an important reminder about communication, it only works if you do. Boss has been notified: I WILL NOT MISS THE Fort4Fitness in September. I'll be there to cheer on my boy as he completes the Kid's Marathon and to run my, hopefully, 2nd 10K. Actually, still going to run a 10K at the park because I committed to an SP Virtual race. Might as well put the training to use and make these legs quiver from excessive exercise ecstasy,

Never quit...never surrender!

Make it a great weekend Sparkers and GPs. emoticon

  
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BLACKROSE_222 4/17/2011 10:14PM

    I did the EXACT same thing with my 10K Mothers Day last year... and I told myself never again! Well, did it AGAIN this year, for the same darn race! Sheesh! Luckily one of my coworkers took pity on me and had no MD plans... so she is working, and I'm running. emoticon

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MUSHCAT 4/16/2011 11:59PM

    Sorry you are missing your race, but be thankful you have a job in these times (and it sounds like you are.) I keep missing workouts due to health issues. My dream is that I can due the Avon 3 Day Walk for the Cure someday. It is 39 miles over the three days. It won't be this summer, but maybe next year....

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/16/2011 2:52PM

    Money's good, schedule changes are a big bummer. Good luck in the race with your boy. The commitment to improvement will take you far.

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LOVESLIFE48 4/16/2011 9:39AM

    Sorry your race fell through but you are right money is money!! Good luck to you in your vitual race, your next 10K, I know you will do well!! Also, good luck to your son!!! So glad to hear he is racing too!! That's awesome!! emoticon

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HICALGAL 4/16/2011 12:21AM

    we're always learning something every day...love ur attitude..all the best on ur virtual race!! emoticon emoticon

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SEANDA 4/16/2011 12:03AM

    LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Thanks for the smile! Sorry to post before you are "done" but I have to say.. the picture alone is worth the entry price.. our family finds Madagascar crew a HOOT and a HALF. :)

Sorry that the 10K fell through.. HEY.. did you know our team is doing an OPTIONAL virtual 5K on May 22? Come by the team thread to learn about it.

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Before it's in the doctor's hands...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011



It's in yours.

  
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BROWNIEISLANDER 4/10/2011 7:52PM

    We're should always stay in control!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKIE1964 4/7/2011 12:30PM

    LUV IT! emoticon

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HICALGAL 4/7/2011 1:41AM

    short but to the point... emoticon

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PRINCESSAMY2001 4/6/2011 10:12AM

    You're so right....it's all in our control!

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LEAKAY59 4/6/2011 6:57AM

    What a profound statement in such simple words! Thank you, Kirk!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/6/2011 1:41AM

    Great thought. THanks for the reminder.

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ERNOINACTION 4/5/2011 11:28PM

    Thanks for the reminder ;)

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1WALKINGMAN 4/5/2011 10:27PM

    RIGHT ON!

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JOYCERN12 4/5/2011 9:29PM

    too true emoticon

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DPERINO 4/5/2011 8:16PM

    thank you for the reminder

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LOVESLIFE48 4/5/2011 6:25PM

    So true, thanks for the reminder!! emoticon

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BARABOODAN1 4/5/2011 5:22PM

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Can Lard Be Good For You?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apparently, it is. Filled with many of the mono & polyunsaturated fats that are good for you it will actually improve your cholesterol profile. Even more beneficial for you than butter! That was just one of many nuggets gleaned from Gary Taubes' latest book "Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It."




Makes me remember going to greasy spoon diners with my dad as a kid where everything was cooked in lard or butter. Ah, the good ol' days. To think they may have had it right all along, at least with the fats. Not so much with the rolls, bagels and other assorted refined carbs, as tasty as they were and still are. Not ALL carbohydrates are bad for you but Taubes reveals the science behind the bodies' insulin response to deal with simple/refined carbs that quickly breakdown and raise blood sugar. Basically, if you're trying to slim down it's best to keep blood sugar low and steady by eating more fats, proteins, complex carbs, leafy green vegetables and fruit.

It was also eye opening to learn that scientists over the decades studied various Native American tribes, the Inuit and many other cultures of hunter-gatherers world wide that had no problems with obesity or western diseases and conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular & heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, high blood pressure, obesity, etc.) But when flour and sugar are introduced to these societies it's not long before western diseases come knocking. A great book (or audiobook) for anyone who wants to get a leg up and make this journey a little less bumpy and sweaty.

Hats off to the Fort Wayne Library for having all three versions of the book available (unabridged audiobook, ebook and hardcover) so soon after release. Enough of this book learning I've got some movies to catch up on. Keep on sparkin Sparkers!

  
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-POOKIE- 4/6/2011 6:48AM

    WAY better than the junk like hydrogenated fats!

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MUSHCAT 4/6/2011 6:41AM

    I have avoided lard like the plague. Who knew? More interesting reading ahead!

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CHOCMOM 2/28/2011 4:21PM

  Yep, we need some of that "lard". I remember the days of grandma - she couldn't cook anything without a giant scoop of (well used) lard! emoticon

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PRINCESSAMY2001 2/24/2011 9:48AM

    I'm learning so much lately that the fats are not making me fat. It's those yummy sweets and refined carbs. The less I eat them, the less I want them. Thanks for sharing this blog. Keep up the good work!

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TENACIOUSTIGER 2/24/2011 1:21AM

    Interesting, all the old remedies are coming back, i was reading about how good cod liver oil is for just about everything, isnt that what moms always used to give their kids?
Just dropped by to see how you were going, hope you are having a great week emoticon

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LEAKAY59 2/15/2011 8:10PM

    Thanks for the info, Kirk! Hmm - Nanny's lard-fried homemade doughnuts are calling my memories! LOL!

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BROWNIEISLANDER 2/15/2011 7:19PM

    Very true sentiments..even here on my island..we have lots of
female Centenarians...when interviewed they place their great longevity...on the use of..'in their day lots of ground food eg
Yams..okras..sweet potatoes..fruits'...Natural is best!!!1 emoticon emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/15/2011 9:40AM

    It is interesting how many variables there seems to be in finding the perfect diet. One thing is for sure it does not seem to include white flour carbs. I think I want to read this book too. Thanks for the review.

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LOVESLIFE48 2/15/2011 7:19AM

    Thanks so much for the info!! I will look into it!!! Have a great week!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GBSLIM 2/15/2011 6:59AM

    :) Thanx. I'll give it a read.
Hope your week is going Sparktacularly.

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What were they thinking?! 22 Business Name Failures :)

Monday, February 07, 2011

If you're in need of a good belly laugh check these out emoticon

www.smosh.com/PC/smosh-pit/photos/22
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Sometimes you just can't use your last name in your business' name.

  
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BROWNIEISLANDER 2/15/2011 7:06PM

    Funny but attention getters lol!!! emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 2/7/2011 12:53PM

    Those were awesome!!

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45IN45 2/7/2011 8:35AM

    OMG unbelievable! emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 2/7/2011 7:44AM

    Thanks for the laugh!!! Love it!!! emoticon

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MRE1956 2/7/2011 7:09AM

    emoticon

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LIZZYP609 2/7/2011 7:08AM

    Funny! Thanks for sharing!

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HICALGAL 2/7/2011 5:42AM

    laughter is always good medicine...thanks!!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 2/7/2011 5:20AM

    some of those were quite funny

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