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Oh Happy Day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I have just returned from an overnight stay in the hospital after a longer-than-expected surgery...but since it was completely successful, I am truly happy. I just wanted to give you, my SP sisters and brothers, a quick report before I head to my bedroom for more bedrest.

Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Much love,

Jonnie

  
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FLORIDASUN 8/1/2014 11:25AM

    I'm SO happy that you are okay Jonnie...take good, good care of yourself...you know your bears LOVE you! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/31/2014 10:31PM

    I am glad all went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery

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ADRIENALINE 7/30/2014 2:12PM

    I'm so happy to hear that. Thanks for the update.

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PINKPANTHERS 7/29/2014 3:23PM

    emoticon Glad all went well!

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GRACEOMALLEY 7/29/2014 12:39PM

    Be nice to yourself. Give yourself plenty of time to heal. Smile often and continue to be grateful for the success of the procedure.
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How much exercise is REALLY needed to lose weight

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Apparently the people who do all these studies have done some more and determined that 30 minutes five times a week will not usually do it for most of us. Here is the SP article that explains the new guidelines.

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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GRACEOMALLEY 7/25/2014 3:00PM

    This article DOES NOT address reduced food/caloric/fat intake. It does use the word MIGHT quite a bit - you MIGHT need to do more exercise and you MIGHT not lose weight and you MIGHT have more trouble maintaing a loss. The link to suggested new guidelines does not work. This is not well written, well researched or really informative.

This is information totally out of context. Exercise is NOT the only thing you do if you want to lose weight and this leaves out all the other aspects of healthy lifestyle.
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BBONET 7/25/2014 12:18PM

    That us very interesting but I agree that not everyone is the same! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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WHITNEYLD 7/25/2014 7:26AM

    Bummer.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/24/2014 11:36PM

    I read this. It is interesting but I agree with everyone else, everyone is different and has to do what works for them

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SPARKLE1908 7/24/2014 10:02PM

    All this research...LOL...they'll never figure it out...everyone is different obviously and have to do what works for them...

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DEW1960 7/24/2014 8:56AM

    I am no expert but I think there are a lot of variables.

The simple truth I think is that when we burn off more calories than we consume, we start losing weight.

Burn 500 more calories a day than we consume and we lose 1 lb a week.

It seems to be working for me, except that I upped my calorie burn now to 1,000+ calories more than I consume each day and I actually put a couple pounds back on.

I read that I may have put my body in starvation mode and as strange as it sounds I need to consume more or cut back on the activity.

I like working out now and I want to keep challenging myself so I am trying to eat more healthy veggies and lean protein.

Bottom line is try things and go with what works best for you!

There is no cookie cutter solution because everyone's body is a little different and yet in some ways we are all the same.

That's my two cents worth of advice, but don't go by me, I know nothing!

I trust in God to be with me every step of the way and that really helps.

God Bless you today!

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Love,
Daniel Walker

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Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (3)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips

Delicious Sugar-Free Iced Tea

This is just a basic way to make deliciously brewed sugar-free iced tea. If you’re trying to remove sugar from your life, try this:

Steep four black tea bags (any brand is fine) in four cups of just-boiled water for at least 15 minutes, but no more than an hour. We like to do this in a four-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Slice one-quarter lemon into smaller slices. Squeeze the lemon slices into the tea, and put the slices (rinds and all) into the tea. Add two sprigs of fresh mint (this is optional...still delicious without).

Remove tea bags, and chill in the refrigerator overnight. (You need to cover only if there are smells in your refrigerator that you think the tea will absorb.) The next day, pour over ice. Delicious!

(Now this one will be a stretch for me because I'm from the south where Sweet Tea is the norm. I know I can't take just regular iced tea...but we'll see what the lemon and mint can do for it....)

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/23/2014 11:40PM

    might give this a try

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Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (2)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips

Watermelon Raspberry “Ade.” Watermelon is everywhere in the summer! This lovely blend was inspired by the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Here’s a version without the sugar…

Mix three cups of seedless watermelon cubes, one-quarter cup of raspberries, one-eighth teaspoon of salt (optional) and one cup of filtered water. Put everything in a blender, and whirl until smooth. Pour over ice, and add a lime-wedge garnish. Refreshingly simple and delicious!

  
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TIGGZZZ13 7/22/2014 11:35PM

    I love watermelon... YUMMY

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/22/2014 11:17PM

    this sounds delicious!!!!

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/22/2014 6:13PM

    oooo hadn't considered putting raspberries with melon, nice tip! emoticon

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SANDICANE 7/22/2014 8:07AM

    Oh yum...that sounds great!

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WILSONWR 7/22/2014 8:03AM

    Sounds great!

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PICKIE98 7/22/2014 8:01AM

    I have never tried the berry/watermelon combo.. we did mango and cantaloupe..with ice cubes for a slurpee kind. They are all yummy!

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EVIE4NOW 7/22/2014 7:58AM

  Will have to try. Being diabetic I love new recipes without sugar. Thank you.

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/22/2014 7:58AM

  The perfect drink for a hot summer day! Thanks!

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Homemade Sugar-Free Drinks (1)

Monday, July 21, 2014

From Joan & Lydia Wilen's Household Magic Daily Tips

We love homemade lemonade. What we don’t love are all those lemons (buying, squeezing) and all that sugar it takes to make it! So we have moved on to a sweeter fruit and some ingenious help from a root to make delicious, no-sugar-added beverages—all without artificial sweeteners. These are quick, easy and super-refreshing drinks that you can make yourself. The following recipes each make two to three generous servings (two more blogs coming).

Homemade Ginger Ale

As kids, we loved store-bought ginger ale. Then it got way too sweet. Then we looked at the ingredient labels on a few popular brands…ginger is not even listed! Ingredients include high fructose corn syrup and other euphemisms for sugar. Enough of that! Here are two ways to make your own…

In 12 ounces of plain seltzer water (original Perrier has the best flavor), add one teaspoon of pure ginger extract (available at specialty-food stores, such as Whole Foods or online at Amazon.com or iHerb.com). Make sure that it’s sugar-free ginger extract for consumption, not aromatherapy—alcohol-free extract has the best flavor. Pour over ice, and garnish with a lime wedge or a few sprigs of mint. This mix has a spicy zing with zero sweetness. If you’re tired of fake flavors from too much sugar, you’ll love this.

You can also peel and cut up two to three two-inch pieces of ginger root (make sure the root is fresh with a strong ginger scent and bright yellow flesh), and use a garlic press to squeeze out fresh juice into your plain seltzer. Then add the pieces left in the press to your drinking glass. This also makes a great digestive!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/22/2014 11:10PM

    Thank you

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SICOSH 7/22/2014 8:56AM

    Thank you for this recipe.

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