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Tracking Food

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

For the split Team Challenge we listed 5 things we are Thankful for. We have to pick one of the words and take a letter from it and write a blog.
My word is HEALTH and the letter I picked is T

Tracking the food I eat has been helpful. I have learned how to cut the salt intake and increase the fiber. Drinking the right amount of water is important.
For a long time I have stayed at the same weight and looked for some changes. The information was helpful but still not what I was looking for.
I started a new food game. I write down the things I WANTED TO EAT but didn't. After a week I put all of these foods in the food tracker. I write down all of the information then delete them from the tracker since I didn't really eat them. Seeing what I have not eaten has given me new hope and encouragement that that staying with healthy eating is working even when I want to give up.

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SPARKED2BFIT 11/14/2014 1:16AM

    great self motivation and a cool way of looking at what might've been. thanks for sharing!

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LADYDL 11/13/2014 8:02AM

    Great idea! emoticon

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    This is brilliant! emoticon emoticon Great blog and great idea. emoticon

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THEEXERCISER 11/12/2014 2:48PM

    Great blog I love the idea of writing down what you wanted to eat but didn't.

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Beating Self Conscience

Sunday, June 22, 2014

When I started this journey I wouldn't go any where with out putting on a long sleeve shirt that covered me. Even when the weather was hot. Now that I am wearing clothes 2 sizes smaller then when I started, I don't give it a second thought to just go out with what I am wearing that day. Why did it take me so long to see that I was embarrassed the way I looked?
I wanted to try running and at the time one doctor told me I was to old to start running and the other doctor told me to try it but if it caused to much pain to stop. Our son didn't want me to run so he started walking with me when he wasn't working.
Last month I joined the 5K walk/jog challenge. At first I would jog where I thought no one would see me, and increased the jog time each day. At a family picnic we were talking about walking and my brother in law said I saw you running the other day. I couldn't believe it. I was jogging where no one would see me. Who wants to see and old lady in her 60s jogging?
I finished the challenge. emoticon Now I don't care who sees me. When people stop me and ask why I run? I tell them because I CAN. You can do anything you put your mind to as long as you fallow your doctors orders.

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BEESPARKLE 10/23/2014 3:26PM

    Good for you. You still got some Zest in you. When you hit my age to soon be 73.

You may feel different so I still applaud you.

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TRANSFORM-ABBY 9/4/2014 1:58PM

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SPARKED2BFIT 8/26/2014 7:01PM

    i love this blog!!! congrats on your accomplishments!!! Hell yeah...WE CAN!!! emoticon emoticon

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ARFALU 8/15/2014 5:30PM

    Inspirational! emoticon

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COLLEENBOB 7/17/2014 9:19PM

    We CAN do what we put our minds to...Thank you for your positive words.

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This was wonderful to read, thank you for sharing!

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    What an inspiring blog my friend! Good job on how far you've come- I'm so proud of you. You're doing the work and are reaping the rewards- love it! emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 6/23/2014 10:00AM

    Screw the doctors! emoticon You can accomplish anything you want as long as you do it sensibly. You are proof of that. emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 6/22/2014 10:14PM

    awesome job. I don't jog but I do walk. Keep on going. Don't be are doing it!

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  Wow! Great job!

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Taste of Home Cooking School

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday I went to the Taste of Home Cooking School featuring Culinary Specialist Eric Villegas.
This is the second year my sister has invited me to go with her and her friends.
They do 10 recipes each show and use products given to them by many of the sponsors. This years new sponsors were Dorot who gave them samples of there spices, garlic, cilantro, basil,parsley,ginger and chili. These are found in the frozen section of the stores. I am going to check this week to see it they are in stores near me. The other new product was Chocolate Hazelnut give to them by Jif. In our gift bag we got a sample of the Chocolate hazelnut and a coupon for the Dorot spices along with a sample or coupons from local sponsors.
During the show door prizes from sponsors are given out and at the end all the food they made is given to lucky winners.
It is fun to learn new cooking skills and see the new products that are available.
This year I was a lucky winner of the Taste of Homes Recipes Across AMERICA Cook Book.
I cant wait to try some new recipes, all though looking through it I have found 1 recipe that is close to one in the Spark People Cook Book. I will have to compare them later.
I am looking forward to next years show.

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MICHELEBDAVIS 12/17/2013 12:32PM

  It sounds like you had a wonderful time. These special times give us just what we need to make ordinary days better. I hope you enjoy your new cookbook.

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IDAHOFLOWER 11/6/2013 2:27PM

    I went to a 7 day adventis cooking
program. They have many good re-
ceipes. I like to learn new things.

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  Sounds yummy!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/27/2013 11:48PM

    sounds like fun. You can experiment away with the cook book and maybe make them over.

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CAROLIAN 10/21/2013 6:38AM

    Looks like you had a emoticon good time xxx

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GOOSIEMOON 10/20/2013 7:22PM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy your cookbook!

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LAC936 10/20/2013 6:38PM

    What a wonderful experience. I live in the middle of nowhere and they never have such interesting programs here. However, I do subscribe to Taste of Home magazine and several of their cookbooks.

Glad you enjoyed the experience. emoticon

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    That sounds like so much fun! emoticon Neat that you won a cookbook too. emoticon

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Do you lick the lid when you open yogurt

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lunch time at work we were all having yogurt. I always lick the lid when I open my yogurt, and wasn't sure if I should do there. I skipped it that day, but watched the others as they licked the lid of their yogurt.
I said I wonder if anyone ever cut their tong doing that. They laughed and said it wasn't sharp, so it couldn't happen, and asked me why I didn't.
I told them I wasn't sure if it was proper to do when eating with others.
Here is a web sight I fond and voted that I do lick the lid on yogurt. Some of the replies are funny, but after reading one of the replies I WILL NOT LICK THE LID OF YOGURT AGAIN.
How about you?

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COLLARANDCUFFS 11/16/2014 6:11PM

    i can't get the link to work :(
i lick the lid :D
ETA got the link to work... i will still lick my lid ;)

Comment edited on: 11/16/2014 6:14:28 PM

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BEESPARKLE 10/23/2014 3:24PM

    I am a licker but also a scrape off with spoon too.

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KNOWNANDLOVED 4/12/2014 5:41AM

    Oooh! I scrape the lid of my yoghurt with a spoon... and custard lids and pudding pots and anything else scrapeable.

Licking is not for me - I would get it all over the place!

I will overlook the preservatives point... I just couldn't bear to waste any of my yoghurt or anything else for that matter. Sometimes I scrape my husbands lid too! :-)

If I were a lid licker I would probably scrape in public. Somebody told me I was greedy once. I just see it as why waste it?


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    Lid scraper, here.

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GDY2SHUZ 10/6/2013 2:30AM

    I have licked a soft plastic lid. Usually take the small spatula and scrape the lid.
It is soooo good with fruit. emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 9/29/2013 9:01PM

    I used the spoon to get it off but have not eaten any in awhile.

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TEENY2BEE 9/27/2013 9:41AM

    I lick..cant stand to waste all that good stuff!! emoticon

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BARCLE 9/19/2013 6:48PM

    I scrape the lid on the side of the pottle and then lick it emoticon

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MARYANN2323 9/19/2013 2:53PM

    I have to say, I am a licker. emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/19/2013 11:33AM

    I don't eat yogurt, but I do lick the lid on my individual Tostitos Cheese cups! emoticon

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YELLOWDAHLIA 9/19/2013 11:32AM

    LOL- I always lick the lid!

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MADEIT3 9/19/2013 11:32AM

    I always lick the lid. And we won't talk about back when I ate pancakes with syrup ...

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GK1963 9/19/2013 11:25AM

    Deepnds on if it is greek yogurt or regular. The greek is too tasty to leave any behind

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NHES220 9/19/2013 10:49AM

    I usually use the spoon too to get the yogurt off the lid.

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BUNNIEBUILDER 9/19/2013 10:42AM

    I always just used the spoon to scraped the yogurt off the lid, then ate it :)

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Remind Myself To Eat Slow

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

After reading a blog. LETHA wrote made my stop and think of how I eat. At 4:30 am eating slow is no problem. The rest of the day is a question.

Do I really know what I am eating?
What did it taste like?
Was it in my calorie range?
How many things do I have to take off my menu for today to make up for it?
Was it worth it?

Point is I need to slow down, and take time to enjoy what I am eating.

Funny story
When our youngest grandson was 3 he would stop eating and come over to me when we were eating. He would put his hands on my cheeks when I hand food in my mouth and push my cheeks. Then he would say "CHEW, CHEW, CHEW ,SWALLOW"
His mother would yell at him. I said he was ok, but didn't under stand until now why he did it.
Every time I sit down to eat I will remind myself what my grandson told me.

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BEESPARKLE 10/23/2014 3:28PM

    He is right. I do that chew,chew but don't you notice half way through the food gets cold

So it is something we have to learn eat slower and not eat fast and Nook it when it gets cold.. .

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GEMINIGEM6 8/31/2013 12:38AM

    Oh wow. That was so insightful for such a young child huh? Lol. I understand. I find now that I mostly eat at the table instead of the TV that I take my time and enjoy my food more. :)

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