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Avoid Pigging Out with This Simple Thought

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thought I'd share this article that came across my email this morning. I know this works for me - I just didn't realize why it worked!

www.realage.com/tips/think-of-calori
es-to-avoid-pig-outs?eid=1010643045&me
mberid=30648686


To feel more satisfied with your food -- and possibly avoid pigging out -- use this mind trick: Just focus on the calories.

Doing so could dial down your hunger big-time -- especially if you convince yourself you're indulging in a rich, high-calorie treat. Because new research shows that people's perception of calorie content affects their appetite-control hormones...

  
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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 7/25/2011 3:12PM

    emoticonNeeded that this week!

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KAITLYNSNAMMY 7/25/2011 3:04PM

    Very interesting "Food" for thought! ;)

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BTRTHANEVA 7/25/2011 2:42PM

    Keep it simple, Sistah!

Something else I'll consider is how much I'll have to work out to negate the calories I'm thinking about consuming...

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LESLIES537 7/25/2011 12:22PM

    Great article! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 7/25/2011 10:47AM

    This concept really does work for me. When I realize how many calories I'd be eating, it really curtails the amount of it that I eat! emoticon

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FRENCHTOSD 7/23/2011 4:27PM

    I have another one that works for me. Focus totally on the first three bites of any food. Enjoy them as much as you can, eat slowly and taste. Chances are, you are now satisfied and don't need the 4th bite.

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IUHRYTR 7/23/2011 10:45AM

    I don't want to oink out! -- Lou

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BOBF15 7/22/2011 9:23PM

    emoticon I think I came across the same article from a Yale study, very interesting isn't it.

The mind is a powerful ally or enemy, since it can be both we may as well learn how to use it as our ally. emoticon

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MSANITAL 7/22/2011 8:37PM

    Very interesting read.. I liked it and I am going to give it a try.. thanks for shareing this


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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/22/2011 5:12PM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/22/2011 5:07PM

    when i am in a feeding frenzy mode. i always check out the cals. it really does stop me from pigging out on stuff! YAY!

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SKYWATCHERRS 7/22/2011 4:14PM

    That was interesting, telling the folks in one group something different and seeing their bodies respond differently - very interesting indeed!

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More Storm Chasing Photos

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We had 8 days of sunshine on the storm chasing trip, so we did some site seeing around the great state of Texas! See yesterday's blog if you want to see the one day of actual storm photos. These are the sunshine chasing photos!






Nimitz Memorial Courtyard and view of the Japanese Peace Garden, Fredricksburg, TX. This was such a sacred space, very moving experience to walk through this courtyard.


Street performers in Fredricksburg, TX



I don't know if you can see it, but directly above the pole is a sun dog. As the sun is setting, it reflects a small rainbow off the ice crystals in the cloud. It was much more vivid in person!




"Stampede" (OK, it was a stroll around the block) at the Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX
Joke heard at the Stockyards: Do you know why the cowboy bought a dachshund? Because someone told him to "get along, little doggie!"
This is also the place where a guy rode up on horseback and ordered a Corona to go at curb service! Only in Texas!


Later that evening, a guy walked down the street with a dog that was wearing a saddle. Riding on the saddle was a cat. Riding bareback on the cat was a rat! Ok, I know we were drinking, but here's the photo I grabbed from my classmates FB page to prove it!

After going to the Stockyards, some of my classmates and I decided that we want to bring Texas fashion back to Chicagoland. We're gonna start wearing cowboy boots and hats with every outfit! We saw brides wearing cowboy boots with their veil; people celebrating a class reunion in "after 5" dresses and cowboy boots...I wonder if it will catch on in Chicago?


One of the highlights of my trip was meeting my "Making it Happen" Spark team leader, Jerome. He lives with his lovely wife, Chelle, in the Dallas area. He drove over to meet me and we had a nice chat on Saturday evening. Thanks, Chelle, for sharing your man with me that evening. Looking forward to meeting you next year and getting a taste of that Texas chili and cornbread!

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 7/9/2011 1:52AM

    Great pics, and what a fun day. Chili and Corn Bread. I'll meet ya'll there lol.
If you drive 1 hr. 40 mins, SW from Chicago, you will be in Troy Grove. Home of Wild Bill Hickok. Your boots and hat will fit in there!!

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ALLBW2U 5/22/2011 4:06AM

    What a great glimpse of some of your trip. How fun!!

Hope you have a great Sunday, Nancy.

Best wishes always....Bill

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YATMAMA 5/19/2011 7:43PM

    What a wonderful trip you had. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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BTWCOACH 5/18/2011 5:38PM

    Great pictures, Nancy! I'm glad you had such a great time! I love the stories from the StockYard!!!
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IUHRYTR 5/18/2011 3:29PM

    Yeehaw little missy. Yo shore do be lookin' fine in those there cowgirl boots. Yessiree, shedoggie. -- Lou

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3CHIHUAHUA 5/18/2011 1:16PM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/18/2011 12:19PM

    Nice trip Nan! I am so glad that you had fun, even if you didnt get to chase many storms.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/18/2011 11:13AM

    Wow, that is so GREAT! I am not from TX like my DH is, and it is always fascinating to me to see all the history here! emoticonfor sharing it! emoticon

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Storm Chasing Photos

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I am a storm spotter for the college that I work at. I recently participated in a 10-day Earth Science: Thunderstorm Lab (storm chasing) class. We had two days of chasing thunderstorms and 8 days of chasing sunshine! For a newbie to storm chasing, seeing one storm was pretty exciting! And I thoroughly enjoyed the remaining days of "vacation" in the sunshine! But, to the veteran chasers, the trip was disappointing.


Charting weather maps - yeah, computers can do this, but I learned a lot by doing this manually!





Storm chasers have a sense of humor. BTW, EF stands for "Enhanced Fujita," the definitive scale for estimating wind speeds within tornadoes based upon the damage caused by the tornado.



Tunnel and anvil clouds.






SCUD clouds - scattered cumulus under deck clouds. Sometimes these are mistakenly reported as funnel clouds to the weather service by spotters. Our professor made sure that we would never do that!



The calm after the storm. Sunset on the back side of the storm cloud and our rolling meteorology laboratory.



San Antonio Riverwalk - my sister, Peg and niece, Kimberly, drove down from Houston to meet me in San Antonio. We spent an afternoon and evening walking the Riverwalk, taking a gondola guided tour, seeing the sights, and having dinner together. I thought our class was going to stop in Houston and go to the NASA Space Center, where Peg & Kim were going to join me. But, when you live the life of a nomad, you go where the wind chases you! So, we bypassed Houston and went on to San Antonio. Peg said she was glad, because she got to see more of San Antonio.


The Alamo, San Antonio


San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio


Admiral Nimitz Museum, Fredricksburg, TX



The only tornadoes that I saw the entire trip! No, neither one of these is on me!

Typically, when I travel somewhere, I fly to my destination. After this 10-day road trip, I think I will consider more road trips! This was fascinating!

Storm chasing recap --
# of severe storms - 0
# of tornado sitings - 2!! (The tattoos my two roomies got!)
# of new friends - 17
Trip of a lifetime - priceless!

  
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ALLBW2U 5/22/2011 4:18AM

    Very cool, Nancy. Very cool!! We just had some great storms a week ago here in the SE part of WA state. My daughter loves storms....she would be jealous of your trip. Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

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MRSKOTARSKI 5/19/2011 11:16AM

    Sounds fun!

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KLPEFFERS 5/19/2011 8:56AM

    That's really quite cool! I love thunder and lightning storms. Some of my best memories as a kid were sitting with my granny on the portch during a strom. Such amazing power and awe! Very cool thanks for sharing that with us!

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ANGELOO29 5/19/2011 8:26AM

    Sounds like a great field experience! My brother wants to be a storm chaser - has wanted to since he was a little kid. He's almost a Junior in HS now...

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/19/2011 8:21AM

    Holy smokes! That really is so cool. I find it so fascinating that you are a storm spotter.

Great pics too. Thanks for being so interesting :)

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MCSNYDER1 5/18/2011 7:49PM

    Great pictures, Nancy!

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HOLLIHOCK6 5/18/2011 3:26PM

    Should have been in Alabama on 04/27/2011. A weather day to never forget. Look at this page if you get a chance.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc
/?n=20110427_svrstorms




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HEALTHDUDE 5/18/2011 10:36AM

    Sounds fun Nanc!

I saw a tornado (up close) when I was a kid. It scared the sh!t out of me. I saw the damage later and was amazed.

There's nothing like good ole mother nature to set your head right.

T

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CHELLEJOBEAN 5/18/2011 8:22AM

    Great blog! If you get to come back to the great state of Texas, I hope two things happen. One, you come by and I will make you some chili and cornbread, and two, you get to chase some better action. Of course I would prefer that weather, not by in my backyard!

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JMERLAU 5/18/2011 7:25AM

    Very Cool Nancy!! SO glad I got to meet you in person while you were on the lam!



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IUHRYTR 5/17/2011 11:51PM

    Pretty exciting. Enjoyed the photos. Keep us updated. -- Lou

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BTWCOACH 5/17/2011 10:01PM

    Very cool Nancy!!!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/17/2011 4:33PM

    That is to cool Nan! i am glad that you had fun, even if you didnt get to see a tornado in the sky. the ones on the bods are pretty cute!

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YATMAMA 5/17/2011 3:53PM

    That is SO cool!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/17/2011 1:04PM

    WOW! What a great BLOG! That was so interesting! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NWLIFESRC 5/17/2011 12:56PM

    Cool pics would like to do something like that someday

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The meaning of life...

Monday, April 18, 2011



You know that you are spending too much time on the computer when you don't think this joke is funny!

  
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CHRISTINECAN 5/12/2011 8:51PM

    Very cute!

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/12/2011 8:46PM

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GETFITTER7 5/1/2011 10:50AM

    emoticon emoticon
A lot of people would be "lost" with out their computer.


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FITFABME2 4/22/2011 4:21PM

    Not all answers are found in a Google search either, are they? Your whale story really drives that home!

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IUHRYTR 4/21/2011 7:45PM

    Or the meaning of life could be "Wi-fi"! emoticon -- Lou

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YATMAMA 4/18/2011 5:27PM

    LOL!

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LESLIES537 4/18/2011 4:39PM

    emoticon LOL...That's a good one!

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GRITS46 4/18/2011 3:10PM

    Love cartoons -- this is a great one!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 4/18/2011 12:30PM

  hahahaha..simply adorable!! thanks for posting it. :)

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/18/2011 10:04AM

    Thanks for the chuckle this fine Monday morning! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 4/18/2011 9:59AM

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BTWCOACH 4/18/2011 9:53AM

    hahahahaha! Good one, Nancy!

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Dilbert on Exercise

Friday, March 25, 2011



Your grin for the day! Have a Spark-tabulous weekend!

  
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RAD062010 4/18/2011 9:34AM

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GETFITTER7 4/2/2011 3:54PM

    Cute... emoticonlove the hairstyles! "Sparktabulous" week to you too!

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ALLBW2U 3/26/2011 2:25AM

    Greetings, Nancy.

I was hoping that scientists would say that it is hot fudge sundaes that make your brain work harder. Rats!! So much for trying to implement that theory.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend....Bill

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PURPLELVR7 3/25/2011 10:16PM

    LOL

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DIANE7786 3/25/2011 6:38PM

    Cute! I love Dilbert.

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IUHRYTR 3/25/2011 4:43PM

    Love the pointy-haired boss. emoticon -- Lou

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YATMAMA 3/25/2011 3:42PM

    lol!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/25/2011 1:31PM

    Gotta love it!!! emoticon

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GRACEFULIFE 3/25/2011 12:35PM

    Haha, gotta love the PHB.

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STYLEPLUSGRACE 3/25/2011 12:01PM

    LOL cute post

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