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NewToMe Upside-Down Stationary Unicycle- Nouvelle Unicyclette à l'envers !!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'm so happy to have received my NewToMe Upside-Down Stationary Unicycle
for Valentines Day...
Truly a gift of love in order that I exercise my legs & feet!
You see, I cannot stand or walk for more than 5-10 mins. due to a diabetic complication and so, this apparatus is a godsend to make me MOVE my legs & feet.
I've not stopped peddling since February 14th...and aim to do 60-90 mins a day, from now on.

note: I am starting chair-exercising as well in March...can't wait for that as well...

Je suis si contente d'avoir reçu cette Unicyclette à l'envers pour la St-Valentin
Ça été vraiment un cadeau d'amour afin que je puisse faire de l'exercise pour mes
jambes et mes pieds.
Vous voyez, je ne peux pas me tenir debout ni marcher pour plus de 5-10 minutes, vu une complication diabétique alors cet appareil est très bénéfique pour faire BOUGER mes
Je n'ai pas arrêté de pédaler depuis le 14 fé mon but est de le faire de 60-90 mins quotidiennement, à partir de maintenant.

À noter: Je commence un exercise de chair-exercise en mars...j'ai hâte d'entreprendre ce genre d'exercise aussi

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Picture it upside-down
Visualiser-le à l'envers

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KATHYSCOLLIES 3/18/2011 4:54AM

    Way to go Lise! I'm so thrilled for you, what a wonderful Valentine present!

Keep on peddling, peddling, peddling my friend! I'm glad to see you back here again.


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GIRLHALFFULL 2/20/2011 3:09PM

    Keep that wheel spinning! Happy to hear the news. :)

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EGRAMMY 2/19/2011 10:20PM

    emoticon Sorry this is as upside down as I could find. I think I'll ask for chair exercise emotion, there should be one.

Glad you got such a nice valentine.

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New Year's resolution

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reasonable Objectives I gave myself:

1) follow Sparks daily diabetic goals for calories, carbs, fat & protein menues when planning meals.
2) exercise with music and while watching TV
3) go outside to get some fresh air & sun with my dog
4) rest
5) get massages and lazer treatments as much as financially capable.
6) all of the above...not necessarily in that

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NOT-LEASE-LISE 1/13/2011 11:10AM

    About the trip to the spa!
I'm lucky!
I get a foot massage in my own home...


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COLINCARTER09 1/11/2011 12:08PM

  trip the spa is a great reward! emoticon

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KRMFREEONE 1/11/2011 12:07PM

    I like that list,, especially the massage part. Trips to the spa are awesome!

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H1N1...advice you should know...from Dr. Oz...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The following advice, given by Dr. Oz, makes a lot of sense and is important for all to know:

The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions.. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe.)

3. *Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, *clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water, or hydrogen peroxide. *Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but *blowing the nose softly once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.*

5. *Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. *Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

note: Hope this helps as many people as I can...


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TCICHOWSKI 5/26/2010 12:20AM

    I used a Neti Pot for the first time this evening and cannot believe how much better I feel. It feels like I was in a fog and now everything in my sinuses is clear. And what a bonus if it will help keep nasty viruses away too!

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APPEALSTOME 10/30/2009 5:26AM

    Adding that Dr Oz recommended taking vitamin D not C to fight off cold, virus, flu, etc since D inhances the immune system.

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MOM2ACAT 10/29/2009 7:23PM

    Great tips. I love Dr.Oz!

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 10/29/2009 5:36PM

    Thank you for the info.

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SHIITAKE 10/29/2009 2:01PM


Great information.....and easy to do, too ! emoticon

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BLAZINGSWORD 10/29/2009 10:57AM

    Thanks. If it comes from Dr. Oz these are great and healthy suggestions to follow. I am going to make sure that I use my Neti-pot and gargle.

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SHUTRBUG1 10/29/2009 9:55AM

    Thanks for passing on these tips.

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SUPERSNAZZ 10/29/2009 9:50AM

    Thanks for sharing! These are easy tips that anyone can use. :-)

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Americans!...for once... something Canadian that comes FIRST!!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

It seems that Americans come first in a lot of things...
1) first to step on the moon
2) American olympians come first way more often that Canadians
3) first to have a black president
4) first to suffer from the economy
5) first to on and so forth...
but for once, Something Canadian that comes FIRST!
Ours lands on Monday,October 12th, this year!
Americans have almost another month to go...pity!
We'll be recuperating from our Turkey feast when you'll have just started yours!
but then...I'm a vegetarian! am 'recuperating' ALL the time!!
and I guess; Americans will have to wait before I say it to you!
Take care EVERYONE on Sparks!...This site's the best !!!

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BOOKLADY3 10/14/2009 11:39PM

    Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Ours is much too close to Christmas, so there is a whole month of holiday eating to gain back all the pounds we worked so hard to lose the other 11 months of the year. Hmmmm, with New Year's, that's 1 1/2 months of holiday eating.

This year my husband and I are on a cruise from Nov. 14 - 23. I'm going to do my best to eat vegetarian, and lightly, so that doesn't become 2 1/2 months of eating!

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_VALEO_ 10/8/2009 12:01AM

    J'ai fêté mon PREMIER Thanksgiving au Canada... et le dernier, il y a 9 ans, je crois, aux Etats-Unis. C'est au Canada que j'ai découvert ces délicieux pains de maïs, le tarte au potiron, et la sauce aux canneberges. Miam!

Joyeuse Action de grâce! C'est toi qui cuisines? Tu manges de la fausse dinde au tofu? C'est quoi ton menu? Je suis curieuse comme tout! Mdr

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SAM60SUMTHINK 10/7/2009 7:17PM

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PICKIE98 10/7/2009 6:31PM

    Enjoy!! I don't exactly celebrate Oct 12,, but it was the ay I went into labor for my daughter,, had her on the 14th!! That is the day I celebrate!! Her too!!
not with turkey, BUT we do stuff OURSELVES!! LOL!

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Good news about my kidneys...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good news about my kidneys...such a vital organ!

I have just received the good news from my kidney specialist that my kidneys
are fine! They have been compromised for quite a while and he was even afraid I might have to go on dialysis...well!

I attribute the great announcement to diligently following Sparks; tracking my meals and following the diet to a 'T' in June to a point of losing 9 pounds.
I drank 8 cups of water for the whole month missing only two days where I drank five.

I was 'experimenting' to see what the results would be as I'm a skeptical person by nature & wondered if it would have a negative outcome on this vital wrong I was !!!!!

...Now this gives me the push I needed to be more faithful to what this site proposes

Thank you Sparks and all those who support me in my quest for better health!

To finish, I would like to add, for those who have kidneys that are compromised, as mine still are...I just read that cherries help rid of toxins in the kidneys.
I have made it my daily goal to drink 2 0z. mixed with 6 0z. of water everyday.
If you are NOT a diabetic, you certainly can have more but since they are highly concentrated with sugar, I have to lower the dosage.
I don't particularly enjoy the taste but it's a small price to pay for the benefits it will give me...
Hopefully, I will help other people writing this!

I think I have made an impact because the doctor made a note to tell his patients about this site! and was amazed to find out that it was free!

My next e-mail is to thank #1 inspirational person: SparkGuy
...such a humanitarian!

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BIBIMOI 1/8/2010 2:05AM

    En effet une très bonne nouvelle! J'espère que 2010 t'apportera en effet en premier lieu une bonne santé.

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NESEKS 9/30/2009 8:16PM

  Wonderful news about the kidneys, and also the weight loss. Keep up the great work! Denise

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MJVEDT 8/29/2009 5:00PM

    That is wonderful to hear. My hubby is dealing with impaired kidney function...we're going to have to try the cherry juice. I've got him drinking the 8 glasses of water a day!

Thanks for the tip and keep up the good work. emoticon


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QUEENDIVA50 8/28/2009 9:47AM

    Hey Lise,

That is wonderful news!! I'm really glad you shared it. Congrats on the wr loss as well. Keep up the good work!! You are doing an excellent job!!

Keep that GREAT Redhattitude!!


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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/27/2009 11:18PM

    Tres bien!
Lise, this is wonderful news! As a one-kidneyed person I know well the worries one can have over kidney issues and rejoice at your good news!!


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KELLYLUCCI 8/27/2009 7:44PM

    That really great news! I'm happy for you.

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SHIITAKE 8/27/2009 4:16PM


That is fantastic news about your kidneys, and not having to go on dialysis !
Keep up the great job you are doing !!

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YAFENELRA 8/27/2009 3:41PM

    That is the greatest news yet!! Sparks is the best!!

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GIRLHALFFULL 8/27/2009 1:46PM

    Absolutely wonderful news... and I'm working on the team goals now, so hopefully soon it will be up and running. :) Very happy for you and keep up the good lifestyle changes for your health!

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_VALEO_ 8/27/2009 12:50PM

    Quel soulagement de lire que tes reins ne sont pas touchés! Tu dois respirer de savoir que tu échappes à la dialyse.
Contente de voir que le programme Etincelle te réussit si bien.

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