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Moringa.... Zija...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friend is trying to get me to be a distributor...

I've known about Moringa tree for many years, because of the local Trees for Life program that has worked the past 25 or so years in India, Africa, etc. around the world...

www.TreesForLife.org

But I guess now there's a way to bring the nutritional benefits to us...

So I'm still learning about it (but what I've tasted of it so far is tasty enough...).

http://www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our
-initiatives/moringa/nutritional-infor
mation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_ole
ifera
http://www.themoringa.com/nutritional-va
lues

I remember seeing them planted all around "Tomorrow Land" at the Walt Disney World in Florida a year or so ago when we visited last. I recognized the leaves and went to look for the tree label, and sure enough, it was the same tree. I had seen the trees all over in Florida when I was growing up, but had no idea of their nutritional benefits...

My friend was telling me her experiences with the healing power and pain relief she got from taking the Moringa product... and this article seems to confirm the properties...

http://russbianchi.com/wordpress/?catego
ry_name=zija-is-superior

I just don't want to be in another MLM or distributor!

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So we'll see how this plays out... (but the stuff is tasty and I do feel better.)

  
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COUNTRYMOM831 6/6/2013 6:56AM

    Julia, Are you still doing Zija? If so, how do you like the product? I just started this week.



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TAKINGCHARGE5 11/27/2011 2:18AM

  You don't have to be a distributor to order from Zija. I always ask people if they are solely interested in product or want to know about the business. If they have no interest in MLM they can just order from my site or they can sign up as a preferred customer and get the same discount I get on product. Zija has great customer service and it's never hard to drop if you don't want to do it anymore, so you don't have to be worried about being tied up in something! Their products are amazing. The most drastic change I have seen has been in my energy level and ability to control my appetite more.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/22/2011 5:02AM

    Am looking forward to seeing you stay focused and reach your weight loss and fitness goals. All the best - Mark...

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Johnny Depp vs Wichita....

Friday, November 11, 2011

What I wrote on Facebook earlier (is there a "reverse feed" from FB back to SP?):

This is sad... Two of my favorites at odds with each other. Sounds like Depp is going down.... don't be messin' with my town!

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Wichita is ‘winning’ its feud with actor Johnny Depp, reports the Atlantic Wire | Have You Heard?

http://blogs.kansas.com/haveyouheard/201
1/11/11/wichita-is-winning-its-feud-wi
th-actor-johnny-depp-reports-the-atlan
tic-wire/

The Atlantic Wire, an online news aggregating branch of the Atlantic magazine, reports on the battle over how intelligent Wichita moviegoers are with a story headlined “Johnny Depp Thinks He’s Too Smart for Wichita.”

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertain
ment/2011/11/johnny-depp-thinks-hes-to
o-smart-wichita/44885/

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Sad.... just sad...

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/13/2011 5:33PM

    Yea I know, I own like 3 or 4 of his movies and there's several more I want to at least watch before deciding whether or not to get those movies... I was newly married the first husband when "21 Jump Street" came out and it was on the newly formed FOX network - and was one of the first batch of TV shows that was closed captioned for the deaf/hard of hearing. So of course I had to go buy my TeleCaption II machine and ... discovered Johnny was cuuuuuuuuuute... (even forgot about Donny Osmond for awhile...ha!!).

I wonder if he pulled Wichita out of a hat because of the recent media attention on Tallgrass Film weekend?? (maybe he was chapped because Wichita didn't invite him? I dunno!).

Well will be interesting to see how this all shakes out, but that though occurred to me and it sorta rhymed (going down....dissin' town..).

Funny thing is I don't even live in Wichita proper (these days) - but I have at various times in the past, plus my grandparents lived here for most of 50 years before they died, so Wichita is just "home" to me.

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JANNEPERRY 11/12/2011 11:14AM

    Hey, at least he had heard of Wichita--that's not too bad is it?!

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AWESOMECAROL55 11/12/2011 10:10AM

    Gee.. I guess we are just a bunch of hicks...not smart enough to know a good movie. I think he just spoke before thinking about what he was saying, and just pulled Wichita out of a hat..could've been any midwestern town really. I still like him!

Awesome Carol from Wichita! And proud of it! LOL

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Saturday Night's Not Alright for Shakin'

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sorry, Elton John, it might be okay for fighting (although I'd disagree with that concept too, I guess I'm just disagreeable that way)... but we felt the earthquake up here this evening while I was doing my Sparking...and I've checked on FB as well, found a number of us in the Wichita/Sedgwick County metro also felt the earthquake. Epicenter was in Sparks, OK, as for now a 5.6. And I'm now finding out that they had one earlier in Okla about 2 am Saturday morning. I hadn't heard about it... will be checking my SparkOklahoma team soon.

In other hateful news of the night:
http://www.kansas.com/2011/11/06/2091850
/junk-food-can-hijack-brain-like.html

Basically - junk food will take over the brain just about as bad as addictive drugs will! NOOOO! but yes, deep down I know that has to be true. I know how crazy out of my mind I'll be hours after junking out on a tub of ice cream or a bag of cookies. That stuff is POISON and why am I so addicted to it?? So it's a tough one to go to battle with.

I'm sure there will be more on this later as the SparkCoaches read the news wire too... but this is just what was reported locally (on the McClatchy sp? newspaper chain.)..

I gotta go to bed....

  
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CANBDONE 11/11/2011 2:48PM

    I know I'm addicted to bingeing...I'm two days food sober! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 11/6/2011 10:53AM

    There sure have been a lot of earthquakes lately and here is one so close to home. I am so glad that there were no injuries or major damages.

As for the addictions, I think that can happen with just about anything. My particular bane is salt. I just love potato chips! We just have to be ever vigilant!

Comment edited on: 11/6/2011 10:54:22 AM

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AWESOMECAROL55 11/6/2011 9:25AM

    We felt the earthquake allright..WEIRD!! It was a bit scary! I also saw the junk food thing! It hijacked my brain several years ago!! Luckily Sparks, fitness, and healthy eating has my brain now..THANK GOODNESS! I can't have junk food or I will get back to my old thinking.. I avoid it all as much as I can!

Carol

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/6/2011 8:25AM

    Yikes! I know you must have been startled! I'm so glad everyone is safe and nothing serious happened with that earthquake! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 11/6/2011 7:58AM

    That was some crazy shaking last night--to feel it all the way in Wichita!
As for the junk food addiction-I believe it. That's why it's so hard to break free. But is it like other addictions where you need to stay away from it totally, or is it possible to have some without going overboard? Interesting emoticon

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SMIDGON 11/6/2011 5:22AM

    I believe the addidion. I am additied to sugar. The only way is to go 'cold turkey' the way I did with cigarettes, some 30 yrs. ago!
I have been sugar-free 10 days now! Try it! After about a week you will have withdrawal symptoms.

Janet

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Mocha Cottage Cheese

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Today, I finally made the Mocha Cottage Cheese recipe I've been admiring from Spark Recipes.

What I did different:
* used DandyLion (a non-caffeinated hot beverage made with dandelions, chicory, etc supposed to be good for you.), I would have made it with the instant coffee, only it was late in the afternoon and I don't need to stay up all night).
* used Stevia packet instead of Splenda packet, because Splenda is against my .... body, I guess, not really a religious issue or a political issue or whatever, I just don't like how I feel when I consume the stuff.
* I used a honey that was packed with the honeycomb. I guess it's "good for you" but I still am not used to having my tongue tripping over the little waxy bits from the honey comb. Next time I'm using the regular honey. On the positive side, I got it used up, so I won't have that sitting around. It's in a nice round jar so I can refill it with un-honeycombed honey next time (no crevices to make honey difficult to get out of in the upcoming colder months, the way Honey Bear containers do, where I feel like I've wasted half of the honey stuck inside all those little crevices.).
* I used a Ninja blender/smoothie maker thingy. I'm thinking I should have used a regular kitchen blender or Vita Mix or immersion blender.
* I added 1 tsp vanilla after the first taste because it seemed a little "too dry" (probably because of the waxy bits from the honeycomb?

Anyway, this is what it looked like!!


My DS said "Eww gross, Mom!" (he has braces on, and doubtless hit a waxy bit. I'll try it again when he forgets about it, using smooth honey....).

Haven't fed any to the DH yet.

Not sure if I will feed him any... I made a double recipe...but... not sure that I'll not eat it between now and then.

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/4/2011 4:19PM

    Just tell 'em Halloween is over, it's not dog messes, it's chocolate pudding!!!! ;
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Bon appeitit!

And my husband LOVED it ...especially the way I served it to him....licking the rubber scraper off while standing there in the kitchen, too lazy to scrape it out into a bowl for him... which, of course, grossed off the 13 year old, because his parents LIKE EACH OTHER.... hahahahaha!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/3/2011 11:20PM

    OK, I pulled this up at the wrong time cuz my kids were here and laughed when the picture came up! I think they were with your son! I, however, think it looks delicious! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The *BEST* WAY to LOSE WEIGHT!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

OH I'm still laughing....


I just saw the funniest video on my niece's Facebook page and had to share it with you. I couldn't seem to "share" it with the SparkPeople.com Facebook Page or Coach Nicole's page - guess because they are not considered "groups" or "individual friends". So I tracked it down elsewhere and found the link on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLrn8HgKK
v8

You'll LOVE this!!

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JANNEPERRY 10/30/2011 2:40PM

    That was sooo funny--thanks for posting! emoticon

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MINIUM 10/29/2011 3:21PM

    Oh, and it's French! I loved it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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ILOVEROSES 10/29/2011 9:13AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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NUMD97 10/29/2011 2:29AM

    That is absolutely hysterical. Thanks!

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BRIGHTPENNY 10/28/2011 9:43PM

    This was so much fun to watch! thank you, I'm sharing it with all my friends as well!
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JESSIKA_56 10/28/2011 9:02PM

    Lol that's hilarious!

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RIVER331 10/28/2011 8:45PM

    That was so cute - DH is French, I'll have to show this to him! emoticon

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JILLIAN40 10/28/2011 8:42PM

    Pretty silly - made me laugh!

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TRICOTINE 10/28/2011 5:57PM

    This is why French women don't get fat! LOL
(well, until they move to the US... [sighs])
LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing! :-))

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SBRILLO44 10/28/2011 1:52PM

  That was awesome! emoticon
Thanks for sharing.

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LIS193 10/28/2011 1:46PM

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CANBDONE 10/28/2011 11:57AM

    thanks for sharing emoticon

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