Friday, June 22, 2012
Here's another "kick-in-my-pants" article from Dr Mercola which I so richly need... A collection of stories (one is the guy I posted here awhile back, disabled vet who go to walk and eventually run just by doing Yogs.), of people to prove one isn't too young, too old, too fat, too disabled (a bad word, should be "differently-abled"!) etc etc.
Got errands to run, so this isn't much of a blog, sorry.
Have a great weekend!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Just found the paper I got from the local YMCA for their recipe for "No Bake Protein Balls". I thought I had posted this online here?? Or maybe I just dreamed it, because when I did a search on SP, it said nothing like this was found. I've yet to try it myself, but want to post it somewhere in case I lose this paper...(it's one of those slips where they copied and pasted the recipe about 4 or 5 times on a regular 8.5"x11" (American) piece of paper and then cut them apart. Kills fewer trees that way but kills more brain cells trying to remember where I put such a tiny slip of paper!
"No Bake Protein Balls" (and I suppose these can be made into other shapes, if one doesn't like ball shapes - you know, ball shapes have that annoying tendency to roll off the edge of the counter and land where the dog or the cat have just been sniffing around on the kitchen floor!! ).
NO BAKE PROTEIN BALLS
1 cup Protein Powder (Chocolate)
1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (Skippy Creamy - it's gluten free)
1 cup Pure Honey
3 cups Quick Oats (Gluten free option available at Dillon's) (For you out of Kansas, Dillon's is a Kroger affiliate)
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts or Almonds (optional)
Mix Protein, Peanut Butter, and Honey. Stir the Quick Oats in to the mix. Scoop out into small ping pong sized balls. Recipe will make 20-25 servings. Prep time: 10 minutes.
Sweet treats are simple and easy. They offer low calorie quick energy with substance.
Okay so that's how they wrote it, at the Y, and the comments they (wrote inside parenthesis) were the flavors or brands they used in their kits. They sell a paper bag for around $35 which contains the kit to make these balls - the jar of peanut butter, a bag containing the protein powder, the honey, the oats, a bag of nuts (I think?). And then they have these slips of paper if you don't want to shell out $35 for a kit.
So naturally, we'll use this as a pattern and use our favorite peanut or other nut butters, our favorite nuts, maybe even pimp it up with some dried fruits or chunks of dark chocolate? or use vanilla or other flavoured protein powders?
I haven't yet made it because I just now found the paper in a pile of other cluttered papers that desperately need to be reorganized. But seems to me this would be perfect for summer weather when we just don't feel like baking!!
Here's the link on SparkRecipe -
and the calories seems high when made into 20 balls, but when divided up into 25 smaller balls, the calorie details are a bit better.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
I probably should post this in my SP Journal because I'm still processing the article... but I also wanted to make a bullet list of the 8 points, just to remind myself.
* It gives you a sense of accomplishment
* it calms your mind
* it's a way to stay in control
* it's a stress reducer
* it's a form of meditation
* it's a mood-busting workout (reduces stress and anxiety)
* it's a reflection of who you are and how you feel
* it's a reflection of how you take care of yourself.
I guess I'll find out in a little bit if SP's blogdaemon will let me use the asterisk marks as a bullet point.
Friday, May 25, 2012
And it's a Clash, all right.
I have a small hoard of one of my favorite fragrances from Yves Rocher, called "8e Jour" (8th Day)... Body lotion, cologne, powder, body wash, Eau de toilette etc. Even the dab on body cream in a tin and I thin a small bottle of the Parfum. Basically, the whole set.
They discontinued it... so now... I kinda stopped using it because I'd never get any more...I had been enjoying it and using it up and had bought various replacements for several years before they discontinued it. And I would use this up if I could get more. But now, it sits on the bathroom shelves, gets dusty, and I dust it off. I use it once or twice a year on special occasions, like an old lady whose bottles remain unused 50-60-70 years later, only to be discovered while clearing out her estate. Sigh.
Meanwhile, I can still find Cachet or Giorgio, so I use them frequentky, reorder and and keep using them. And I haven't bought so much Yves Rocher because I don't like the other fragrances as much as I do the (discontinued) 8e Jour.
Should it stay or should it go???
Monday, May 21, 2012
Fun chocolate calculator - It was right on for me!
Wish I was smart enough to figure it out!
YOUR AGE, BY CHOCOLATE MATH
Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-
but the Godiva Chocolate Lady will know!
YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH:
This is pretty neat.
DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
It takes less than a minute. Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun!
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait, while you get the calculator!
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1762 ..
If you haven't, add 1761.
6... Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number
The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2012) IT WILL EVER WORK,
SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS.
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