Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Compulsive Eaters May Have 'Food Addiction,' Study Finds
you can find the article by just typing the title in the spark page SEARCH box. or give this a try:
this is a great article that talks about food addiction. it says when we just LOOK at pics of a chocolate milk shake it activates the brain's reward circuitry.
spark has such great articles. give them a try, especially this one.
one quote that really spoke to me from this study is this:
"We beat ourselves up in this society: 'This is my fault,'" Gearhardt said. "When we finally decided to see alcohol having the potential to cause an addictive process, we stopped blaming people and started helping people."
let me know what you think of this health research.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
HEY SPARK FRIENDS:
I copied this from frosty99's blog (thank you frosty99) for my dear Sprak Friend Di:
This new version of the "footprints" story really caught me off guard at the end...What a blessing.. IT'S AWESOME!!!
Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace.
But your footprints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures, and returns. For much of the way, it seems to go like this, but gradually your footprints come more in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling, His consistently.
You and Jesus are walking as true friends!
This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: Your footprints that once etched the sand next to Jesus' are now walking precisely in His steps.Inside His larger footprints are your smaller ones, you and Jesus are becoming one.
This goes on for many miles, but gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the large footprints seem to grow larger.
Eventually they disappear altogether. There is only one set of footprints. They have become one.
This goes on for a long time, but suddenly the second set of footprints is back. This time it seems even worse! Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts. Gashes in the sand. A variable mess of prints.
You are amazed and shocked.Your dream ends. Now you pray: "Lord, I understand the first scene, with zigzags and fits. I was a new Christian; I was just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with You."
"That is correct."
"And when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your steps, following You very closely."
"Very good. You have understood everything so far."
When the smaller footprints grew and filled in Yours, I suppose that I was becoming like You in every way."
"So, Lord, was there a regression or something? The footprints separated, and this time it was worse than at first."
There is a pause as the Lord answers, with a smile in His voice.
"You didn't know? It was then that we danced
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I LOVE MY NEW TREKKING POLES. THEY HELP ME WALK FARTHER AND FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. AND WE ARE HAVING SOME WARM WEATHER, SO I AM GETTING TO USE THEM SOME.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I read the spark article today that told me I am probably an ENDOMORPH...pear shaped, and will probably still be even when I lose weight and get fit.
That my body "seems to pull calories out of thin air, and deposit fat on my hips". I agree 100%. My younger sis weighs 70 pounds less than i do and eats twice as much food. If you ask her she will say this is true.
But she is up moving a lot of the time and I like to do my exercise , get it out of the way, and sit down for most of the rest of the day.
Like the Spark Fly Lady challenge suggests, I am back to setting my timer several times a day for 45 minutes and then get up and do SOMETHING - clean house, yard work, etc. for just 15 minutes.
I already KNEW all of this, but it helps to be reminded from time to time....to remember, it's not me failing to lose 5 pounds a week, it's my body type wanting me to get up and move and eat healthy.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Today I read a Spark article that said when we stress over our plans to lose weight like when we exercise like crazy and drink all that water, try to stay within our calorie range ,,,but we still don't lose weight....
that stress causes us to pump up the brown fat in our belly area.
so....i am going to make me a vision board to help me stress less on my way to healthy weight loss.
Care to join me?
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