Wednesday, February 08, 2012
My husband just sent me this news article - he loves me!!
(close enough - I couldn't find a Chocolate Cake emoticon )
Check out this article!!
I can remember times when I used exactly this rationale to eat a dessert that I craved early for breakfast - usually I did stay busy and active that day. Who knows - it might not be as far-fetched as it seems? Especially considering some nutritional theories that say:
Eat like a King for breakfast.
Eat like a Queen for lunch/dinner.
Eat like a Pauper for dinner/supper.*
(*some cultures call the noon meal "lunch" and some call it "dinner". Then the ones who have "dinner" during the mid-day meal will call the evening meal "supper". It may also be a generational thing but that's what all my grandparents and great-grandparents called it while they were alive.).
Hmmm food for thought, alright - but still gotta have BALANCE in this whole thing!!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I've mentioned a few, verrrry few times, that I'm slowly working my way through the iphone app "200 Situps" (which are actually crunches...).
Today I did my test to determine if I stay in Level 1 for the 5th & 6th week, and I made it all the way up to 50 or so. I've forgotten already, will have to look at the app again to see what I put in. So now I go on to level 2.
I'm kinda slow doing them, though, never really confident that I'm doing them correctly. Probably need a trainer... but for now, I found a video on YouTube that gives me hope that maybe I am actually doing them correctly. I really like the background music too 'Eye of the Tiger'...
Now, please remember that SparkPeople splits up what appears to all be on one line, while I'm in edit mode, into two or three new lines, in the mode that you are reading - so in this case, the 2nd line is a couple characters of gibberish. Just copy the entire thing and then paste it into a new tab or window in your browser. It should work.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Have you seen the ads on SparkPeople for CocoaVia? I just started seeing them last week and ordered one small box - just to see. I got email today that it has been shipped, so I should have it this upcoming week.
In the meantime, it occurred to me do do a SparkPeople websearch on the "Disadvantage of CocoaVia" ... Surely it's all good? Right?
I was surprised to read this comment, buried waaaaaay down about 2/3 of this webpage (seems to be a randomized listing of various cocoa and chocolate research that this guy could find...):
l (remember that when you copy this link, be sure to delete any spaces caused by the way SparkPeople wraps all web URL's inside of a blog to make it hard to open the link - or maybe it is a Safari browser quirk. I'm typing this now on my phone.).
June, 2006 - The US Food and Drug Administration has warned Mars / Masterfoods that its CocoaVia chocolate bar is in breach of FDA regulations on several grounds and given the company 15 days to respond. In its warning letter, FDA questioned the level of folic acid in several CocoaVia products as well as the heart health claims they were employing due to their plant sterol content. FDA also stated the products' health claims meant they should be classified as drugs. In regard to folic acid, FDA stated foods to which folic acid can be added are designed to keep total folic acid intake under 1mg. "The consumption of higher levels of folic acid can mask anaemia in persons with vitamin B12 deficiency. Under those circumstances, the consequences of the anaemia (i.e., severe and irreversible neurological damage) would go undetected," it said. The FDA warning went on to say the CocoaVia products contained too much saturated fat to carry a heart health claim. "The labels of these products bear the claims 'Promotes a healthy heart' and 'Now you can have real chocolate pleasure with real heart health benefits,'" FDA said. "These claims are false or misleading because of the high levels of saturated fat in the products." The letter added: "The regulation authorizing a health claim for plant stero/stanol esters and reduced risk of heart disease includes the requirement that the food bearing the claim be low in saturated fat (1g or less of saturated fat per reference amount and not more than 15 per cent of calories from saturated fatty acids)." Moreover, FDA said the claims promote the bars as being able to "prevent, mitigate, and treat hypercholesterolemia" and should therefore be classified as drugs."
2006? I've never heard of the product from 2006 until now.
Glad I didn't sign up for the monthly renew shipment feature.
We'll see how that works out...
Friday, February 03, 2012
Wow, this is a great article and I think will help me clear out the CLUTTER in my closets... The piles of clothes in, on, around the various dressers, chest of drawers, even boxes on the floor.
I need to get some sleep... want to report later on what clothes went out the door in the morning ("Pink Bag Pick-Up Day" is tomorrow morning, where Am-Vets or similar charity picks up stuff curbside... At least, in our area. Not sure if this is nationwide in USA and I've. O idea what is available in other countries, sorry!)...
Monday, January 30, 2012
I had no idea!
I knew I had a hard time Getting Motivated - seems mythical, at times.
Just got email note from James Fell, funniest but also helpful (and to me, at least, seemingly non-threatening in a way I cannot quite explain, sitting here in the restroom reading email on my phone... ) blogger and writer of articles on exercise, and just read one of his articles written this past week. I would proceed to tell you everything he already wrote, but, oh well, I'm still processing it, what it means for me.
So here, you go read it yourself, if you want, and see what you think. This is the link:
I gotta go for a walk!!
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