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Recycling Glass and Newspaper

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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KITTYCAT64 10/9/2013 11:47PM

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DOLLFACEDX 10/7/2013 9:17AM

    Cute ! emoticon

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CLAIRESGG 10/5/2013 1:09PM


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BAREFOOTGRL 10/2/2013 7:18PM

    Aww, that's even better than recycling, it's reusing! So precious.

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My Biggest Loser Week 3 ITC Recipe

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Zucchini spinach blueberry bread

My Basket
Basket 6:
1. whole wheat flour
2. applesauce
3. blueberries
4. walnuts
5. spinach

My Recipe

Spinach zucchini blueberry bread

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 40
Number of Servings: 12


* whole-wheat flour, 1.5 cup
* Cinnamon, ground, 1.5 tsp
* Baking Powder, 1/4 tsp
* Baking Soda, 1/2 tsp
* applesauce, 1/2 cup
* fresh baby spinach, 1 cup
* Egg, fresh, 1 large
* Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup, packed
* Vanilla, 1 tsp
* Fresh Blueberries, 1 cup
* Zucchini, 1 cup, shredded
* Walnuts, 1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 350 and grease or line muffin pans for 12 muffins.

In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
* flour, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Baking Soda

Use a blender to puree spinach and applesauce.

In a large bowl, beat together the egg, spinach-applesauce puree, vanilla, and Brown Sugar. Slowly stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the zucchini, walnuts and blueberries.

Pour into a greased and floured bread pan and bake for about 40 minutes (or when a tooth pick comes out clean.

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 115.1
Total Fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 15.5 mg
Sodium: 77.4 mg
Total Carbs: 23.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
Protein: 3.3 g

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MRSP90X 10/2/2013 2:53PM

    Looks good! I didn't do a recipe as I was too busy working out.

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PFARRAR65 10/1/2013 4:05PM

    sounds interesting

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My kitchen

Friday, September 27, 2013

This is why I love to cook!

Everyone is waiting for dinner!

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LOSTLIME 9/30/2013 11:48AM

    Thanks for the smile! I have 2 dogs who watch me cook all the time!

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MRSP90X 9/30/2013 10:54AM


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AMBERS_1031 9/27/2013 2:21PM

    I agree. That's what my house looks like as well !! LOL

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LOWCARBRENEE 9/27/2013 11:58AM

    Looks like my house!

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After Dinner Walks

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yesterday I added after dinner walks to my routine. I take the dogs. They really like it. Last night was so wonderful. The sky was dark and so many stars were visible. A nearby farmer must have plowed down a corn field or "knocked" some almond trees because the smell of some fresh harvest was thick and delicious in the air. And it wasn't a lawn being mowed. A wonderful walk. Tonight was very nice too. I am glad I added after dinner walks. We go about a mile.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 9/27/2013 1:40PM

    I want to start adding a daily walk to my routine too.

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    What beautiful imagery you gave me. :) Sounds like a great evening wind down!

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    I love watching all of you Indigos living and enjoying your lives. Makes me so happy. =)

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THEEXERCISER 9/25/2013 11:46AM


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MRSP90X 9/25/2013 8:39AM

    You got a nice area to walk around. Looks like a great addition to your routine.
I wouldn't even think of walking in the dark in my area. I don't even like the idea during the day!

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CLAIRESGG 9/25/2013 7:21AM

    Sounds wonderful. Great job!

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ZRIE014 9/25/2013 12:26AM

  have a good one

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YUDEL6024KA 9/25/2013 12:20AM

    Great, I will walk my girl

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MAGGIEVAN 9/25/2013 12:13AM

    Walking at night time is very special. Good on you for doing that. Oftern we are amazed when we do something new just to find out we enjoy it a lot. It is a double whammy of success.

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This might be TMI - just warning you

Friday, September 20, 2013

I planned to run 4 miles this morning. Last night I mapped out the route. I got up at 5:00 so I would have enough time. It was dark and cold, and I was determined to do the full four miles. About 2 miles out I began to get GI cramps. For me, GI cramps means trouble ahead. I cut my run short. Luckily I was able to cut through my route and jog a half mile home. And just in time too.

I have had Crohn's Disease since I was a teenager. I had a chunk of my intestines removed about 17 years ago. My intestines don't absorb enough fluids, so I take a medication to bind the stuff going through me. Every once in a while the binding just doesn't seem to work.

I only ran 2 1/2 miles today. After taking care of business, I took the dogs out for 45 minutes.

I did a lot of reading on the internet today about this problem. I didn't really learn anything that I didn't already know. I pretty much know what foods to avoid. I thought I had it under control.

Do you think I can control this with my brain?

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JNK125 9/24/2013 4:19PM

    I'm so proud of you for getting out there and getting in a 2.5 mile run. I'm so sorry to read about your Chron's disease. I can only begin to imagine how frustrating it must be at times. Give yourself for running the 2.5 miles! I'm so proud of your commitment to become healty regardless of the obstacles you face. I think the brain can help you remain positive in spite of your disease and keep you motivated to achieve your fitness goals regardless of the obstacles that exist. I'm so proud of you~!

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ONESTRONGSIREN 9/21/2013 12:12PM

    First, I'm so sorry you have Crohn's Disease. That has to be really hard and I'm sure very frustrating and life interrupting at times.

Good for you that you are out there running and trying stuff. I've read other people's blogs about how other folks will blame them for their flare ups when they do work out, run, etc. You should be proud that you are taking steps to be a healthier you with your Crohn's.

Can you control it with your brain? Only you are going to be able to find out. Brain work on all sorts of diseases is still in it's infancy. Our scientists have barely uncovered how the brain works and all of it's power (or limitations). Try some stuff, see what you find. =)

We're here for you. Big hugs!

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CLAIRESGG 9/21/2013 9:19AM

    Yes, I know how you felt. My dad had Crohn's and had most all his intestines removed in 1970. They didn't know much about it then and told us he might live a year. He lived 30 years! But yes, he had those spasms often and was really never able to control. It is definitely not controlled by the mind. Diet seems to be a good way to help though. Good luck.

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MRSP90X 9/21/2013 1:38AM

    Oh, I kinda know what you mean as i have had irritable bowel. My last flare up was so bad it lasted for 3 days and the last day, I was so sore from the spasms. Just terrible! So glad the you "made it"! To be honest, I think trying to control it with the mind then logically speaking means it is "all in the mind" and not an actual disease or physical problem. The mind has power, but when I was looking up irritable bowel, it was said that it is "in the mind". What a load of garbage to say that it was caused by the mind as confirmed by my gynecologist. I know things can be psychosomatic and how we can make ourselves sick and such, but when you have an actual disease, it is just out of that scope. My opinion.

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STRONGERLEANER 9/20/2013 11:41PM

    So sorry about what happened. Glad you were able to make it home in time.

Is there a support group in your area? Has your doctor got any good tips to give you?

Maybe keeping a log of foods, activities, stress, sleep will give you a good idea of things that hurt and help.

Hoping you find some things that help make the condition more manageable!

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