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Eat breakfast to combat obesity & diabetes

Monday, May 06, 2013

Here's an interesting abstract on the importance of young people eating breakfast to combat obesity and diabetes. If it works for young people, why wouldn't it work for people of all ages?

"Several dietary factors have recently been identified to play a critical role in the etiology of this disease. Of particular interest is the common dietary habit of skipping breakfast, which has been strongly associated with obesity."
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MANDYLOVE_76 5/9/2013 10:10AM

    Thanks for the info.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/6/2013 11:05PM

    The days I don't have breakfast, I wind up hungrier later on and its never a good thing!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/6/2013 1:00PM

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CATHEMARIE 5/6/2013 11:09AM

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HOPERISING 5/6/2013 9:30AM

    This is very interesting... and as a matter of fact, I habitually skipped breakfast for twenty odd years... then I came to Kenya, where the "morning tea" is ritual, and NOT taking breakfast is not an option... maybe thats one of the reasons weightloss happened for me here!

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DARJR50 5/6/2013 7:55AM

  I eat breakfast every day

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Beatitudes for Women

Monday, March 04, 2013

Beatitudes for Women

Blessed is she who suffers with the very young, the very old, and the very lonely, for she has compassion.

Blessed is she who greets the world with joy, laughter, and anticipations, for she has courage.

Blessed is she who speaks gently, lives humbly, and chooses to give freely, for she has dignity.

Blessed is she who listens and hears and extends her hands as a friend, for she has understanding.

Blessed is she who gives simply, loves deeply and walks joyfully in life, for she has awareness.

Blessed is she who has compassion and courage, freedom and dignity, understanding, sincerity, and awareness, for she is a woman, a gift, a blessing.

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/8/2013 1:45AM

    Super. Tnx, Nan.

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GOSPELCLOWN 4/4/2013 10:50AM

    What a blessing

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MSANITAL 3/5/2013 9:18AM

    Very nice Nancy thanks for posting this..
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JANETRIS 3/4/2013 8:23PM

    Very beautiful Nancy! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/4/2013 9:29AM

    Thank you, Nancy! Oh So True!!!

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ERIN1957 3/4/2013 9:23AM

    love it!!

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JOYINKY 3/4/2013 9:22AM

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/4/2013 1:50AM

    Very sweet!

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LWLAR7 3/4/2013 1:10AM

  That was very good, I loved it

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Week Ending 2-17-2013 Accountability Blog

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I would like a do-over for last week. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day parties at work, and Valentine's celebrating with Harry and my dad over the weekend, it was not a good food week, as my Weekly Progress food log shows...



I weighed in at 152.6 - up 0.6 pounds from all the partying. The good news is that for Lent, I have decided to get off the computer at 10pm and spend some time in prayer and meditation before falling asleep instead of falling asleep at the computer. So, I have been getting 6 hours of sleep nightly - if not more.

This weekend I will participate in indoor triathlon #4. I signed up with the Experience Triathlon race director/triathlon coach to take a "Run to Become" class. We meet at 5:30 am on Thursday mornings. I'm learning a lot from him -- and I'm forced to go to bed especially early on Wednesday nights so that I can make the 4:30am alarm! One of the ladies from the class shared a great quote today --
"If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space." What a cool thought to live by!

Wishing you all a fabulous week and weekend. Stand on the edge this week!
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February 2013 accountability goals --
1) - Exercise at least 30 minutes/day 6 days/week. Per the book, "Younger Next Year for Women," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of strength training (I'm taking a strength training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly treadmill, elliptical, or online videos at this time of year.
2) - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
3) - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hours that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking.
4) - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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MANDYLOVE_76 2/26/2013 3:31PM

    Great Blog.

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MSANITAL 2/24/2013 6:30PM

    Great work Nancy.. your on top.. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/22/2013 12:19AM

    All great goals--you can do it! I also have noticed a lot of time slip away from being on the computer. One of my new year's resolutions was to not spend as much time on the computer. Great to get more sleep, too! I like that you're reflecting on last week (wasn't great for me either) and learning from it and moving on! emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 2/21/2013 10:42PM

    Wishing you much success. Keep inspiring us with your determination and positive attitude. -- Lou

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JANETRIS 2/21/2013 7:37PM

    I also love that quote...think I'll use that on some friends at work!! Way to keep at it Nancy....you inspire me to keep at it even when things don't go our way for the week! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/21/2013 2:18PM

    For all you had going on; .6 is not bad. This journey doesn't go in a straight line as long as the path continues down; you're good. Takes serious planning ahead for those bumps in the road but sometimes; they are just worth it! You're still on track with great goals and consistent action. WTG!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/21/2013 11:09AM

    Love that quote. Life on the edge is a good thing. Instead of the overstuffed comfy life that is usually in high demand....

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Week Ending 2-10-2013 Accountability Blog

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On Sunday, February 10, I participated in my 3rd indoor triathlon. I have 2 more indoor triathlons to go. My totals were very close to the last race, but not better. My distance for race #2 was 8.733 miles. The distance for race #3 was 8.552. Since this is a triathlon series, they combine the scores. I'm not doing bad for an old lady - still beating the distances for women a few decades younger than me. But, I'm not in the top 3 for the money. This particular series only pays out for the top 3 overall - regardless of age. Where is the respect for the elderly these days?

As you can see from my Weekly Progress food log below, I carbo loaded the night before the race -- and it looks like I was carbo loading before that, too. Gotta get a grip on my food. I ate garlic bread as part of my carbo load along with my pasta - and I kept burping garlic during the race. Note to self - no garlic bread the night before a race.



Not surprising, my weight went up a bit this week - 152.0 -- up 0.4 pounds. Thank goodness for Lent and fasting! Since my New Year's resolution to get 6 hours of sleep nightly isn't happening often enough, I set my intention for Lent to get offline at 10pm and spend some time in prayer and meditation before bed. That should get me closer to getting 6 hours of sleep.

Enjoy your week.
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February 2013 accountability goals --
1) - Exercise at least 30 minutes/day 6 days/week. Per the book, "Younger Next Year for Women," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of strength training (I'm taking a strength training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly treadmill, elliptical, or online videos at this time of year.
2) - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
3) - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hours that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking.
4) - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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LEANNROCKS 2/19/2013 12:41AM

    I just wanna punch anyone who labels you as old! Of course, I'd be punching them for calling me old as well, but it sounds much more righteous to be defending anothers integrity!

You are so amazing!

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IUHRYTR 2/17/2013 11:26PM

    I admire you for all the training you have put in and for your determination and positive attitude. I'm looking forward to reading of your successes in the upcoming competitions. -- Lou

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JANETRIS 2/17/2013 8:34PM

    Who figured out how to give out the prizes??? That is so unfair! You deserve a prize just for doing it! emoticon or emoticon emoticon Way to work hard Nancy!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/14/2013 12:11AM

    Well, if it was up to me, I would give you all the money! You are doing great! So proud of you and your great physical accomplishment. Don't make me call you! Lol. I already broke my first day of lent, a friend texted me when we were traveling today and by the time I got Tim he was already in church, so I had NO choice but to text the reply back. I'll do better. I am sure that you will too!
Have a Blessed week!

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JOYINKY 2/13/2013 9:15PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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NMSUSTUDENT 2/13/2013 7:57PM

    Quote: "People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine."─Brian Tracy


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Week Ending 2-3-2013 Accountability Blog

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Kind of a crazy week last week. I was over my calorie allotment about half of the days, but lost 1 pound in spite of that. I weighed in at 151.6 this morning. I have been working out daily, so that helps burn up the extra calories. I ate pizza and ice cream while watching the Super Bowl. I'm back on track now.
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Here's my Weekly Progress report --


I have indoor triathlon #3 this weekend - and then two more after that over the next 3 weeks. What was I thinking? Remind me next year if I say I'm going to sign up for that many races. They've been fun, but my knees felt it for several days after triathlon #2. I think I need more rest in between.
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I'm keeping the same accountability goals for February. I'm doing well with these, and I want to make them life habits. Except for the sleep thing - I am still struggling to get 6+ hours of sleep. I did not do as I said I would this past week - get off the computer at 10pm. That will be my goal this next week. If you see me on Spark or Facebook after 10pm, I give you permission to call me out on it! Thanks.

Have a great week.
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February 2013 accountability goals --
1) - Exercise at least 30 minutes/day 6 days/week. Per the book, "Younger Next Year for Women," I am going to shoot for 6 days a week of exercise - 2 days of strength training (I'm taking a strength training class) and 4 days of aerobic exercise, mostly treadmill, elliptical, or online videos at this time of year.
2) - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of 2013. I started 2013 at 153.8.
3) - Sleep 6+ hours per night. Stop Sparking by 10pm. The number of hours that I sleep is directly related to how late I am Sparking/Facebooking.
4) - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
5) - Drink 8+ glasses of water daily.

  
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JANETRIS 2/6/2013 7:55PM

    Great accountability Nancy! I have faith you will get that sleep in some how!! emoticon emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 2/5/2013 10:59PM

    Don't know if you are asleep yet, but I just texted sweet dreams to you. Hope you have all your required hours of dreams in!

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LINDA! 2/5/2013 9:23PM

    Very good! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/5/2013 8:34PM

    emoticon Keep doing what you're doing!

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Hooe you enjoy your tri this weekend & then get the emoticon you need. ;)


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