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All calories aren't equal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I saw today where they were saying that trackers where becoming very popular. They are a great tool ,but some people were gaining weight. They talked about the Fitbit since they said it was the most popular.

The problem they said is that people would exercise, see that they had burned a lot of calories, the Fitbit would tell them to increase their calorie intake and they would think they could eat what they wanted. A banana is 100 calories, two sugar cookies are 100 calories so they are equal, right. NOT

The people at Fitbit said their website said that the calorie burn was an estaminet, because everyone is different and they never said to eat junk. You have to eat healthy no matter what.

Spark People tells us all the time to eat healthy and chose the banana over the cookies. This is just a reminder for those of use that have been around for awhile and maybe some new people need to be told.

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482YIELDNOT 7/17/2014 3:44PM

  If I exercise I only eat extra if I AM hungry.

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DEB62BIE62 7/17/2014 2:13PM

    Thanks for advice. Very wise. My boss got the fitbit. I'm glad now I didn't get it. I just use a pedometer for the steps and miles walked.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Some people study greek mythology. I study Norwegian mythology. My cats name as Freyja and she crossed the rainbow bridge last night. Fregga is the early spelling of Freyja.

In Honor of Frigga
"Shiningg Lady of Asgard,
All-seeing, all-knowing,
at Your command worlds are born,
at Your nod and tender smile, life burst into being.
Valiant Goddess, ruthless foe, cunning Queen,
Illuminate your wyrd.
Strengthen our hamyngja.
Make us fruitful in all things, like the barley and flax
that is your gift.
Nourish our souls, God-Mother,
Pour forth from Your cornucopia of abundance
and in return we will give You our devotion,
our praise, our industry.
Holy Mother of all life, foremost amongst the Asynjur,
bestow upon us Your wisdom.
Make our hearts fertile fields for Your bounty, and
on Your spindle of shimmering starlight,
Weave for us a joyous fate."

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SOAPNUT 7/9/2014 3:36PM

    emoticon emoticon Freyja was a beautiful name. Thanks for sharing.

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You start where you start

Friday, June 20, 2014

I have always told new people to start where they are.

On the Todays show they just showed a man that lost 550 pounds, no surgery, no weight loss pills. Well he said he just had some excess skin removed. It took him 10 years and he is 220 at 26 now. My math says that means he was a 77o at 16.

This guy was saying when he started his exercise program his intense cardo was moving to the front of his seat and standing up and sitting down. Then it was how many steps away from his chair could he take.

You start where you start.

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JANET552 6/28/2014 2:26PM

    What a great story!! You never know what someone's story is.

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PEGGYO 6/21/2014 6:59AM

    so true

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THINAGIN2 6/20/2014 4:27PM

    What an inspiration these stories are! I was feeling pretty down but I have nowhere near that much to lose. I have never quit but have slowed down until I recover from my surgery. Thanks for reminding me that you have to start in order to finish!

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NANCYPAT1 6/20/2014 9:58AM

    I watched someone with about that much to lose start out - From my apartment window about 25 years ago, I watched a man who drove onto the walking track each afternoon and would walk about 15 steps and return to his car and leave. Over the course of time, he would walk further and further and then one day I noticed he parked the car at the top of the hill and was getting smaller and smaller - it has remained until this day and reminder that we CAN do it if we just start SOMEWHERE and refuse to quit.

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SPORT410 6/20/2014 9:58AM

    that is truely an inspiring story. You have to start somewhere and when starting anything new, baby steps ae the way to go emoticon

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Totally useless facts, but are Mom's for

Saturday, May 31, 2014

*If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.* *(Hardly seems worth it.)*

*If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the
energy of an atomic bomb.* *(Now that's more like it!)*

*A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.* *(O.M.G.!!!)* Is that why they are always squealing?

*A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.**(Creepy)*

*Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.*
*(Don't try this at home;****maybe at work.)*

*The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The
female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.*
*(Honey, I'm home . What the...?)*

*The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a
football field.*

*The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.* *(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)*

*Some lions mate over 50 times a day.*

*Butterflies taste with their feet.* *(Something I always wanted to know.)*

*The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.* *(Hmmmmmm.......)*

*Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.*
*(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)*

*Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.*
*(Okay, so that would be a good thing.)***

*A cat's urine glows under a black light.*
*(I wonder how much the government paid to figure that out.)*

*An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.* *(I know some people like that.)*

*Starfish have no brains.* *(I know some people like that, too.)*

*Polar bears are left-handed.* *(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer.)*

*Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.*
*(What about that pig? Do the dolphins know about the pig?)*

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

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UUCEEJAY 6/5/2014 3:49PM

    Hadn't read this until now. Glad I did, got a few chuckles. Thanks for sharing these interesting facts. So if the other animals don't have sex for pleasure, why do they do it?

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No Added Sugar for 10 days

Thursday, May 08, 2014

I saw on Good Morning America where they throw out a challenge. For 10 days starting next Monday, no added sugar or sugar substitutes. This includes things like processed foods and soda, but not things like apples, bananas, and pears unless you add sugar to them.

They said sugar has the same affect on your brain as cocaine and sugar substitutes do too. They are additive.

DH is diabetic and we cook without sugar. We use fruit when we need to sweeten things. Applesauce is one of our favorites. Just remember that you have to adjust the liquid if using a fruit with a high water content.

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BOPPY_ 5/20/2014 11:37PM


Been doing this for three years.


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GERIKRAGH 5/9/2014 3:12PM

    I might try this. I don't drink soda or eat desserts so it shouldn't be too hard.

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STEELHEAD01 5/9/2014 12:39AM

Sounds like a real good idea. I don't add sugar to anything, but am sure there is some in processed foods. Will look for "other sugar".

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