Monday, July 09, 2012
And here I was, wondering when Pigs Will Fly... guess that is the viruses which fly, from pig to humans - article states the CDC reports over 100new viruses come to USA via pork coming in from China! Eewwww!
I already had my opinions about not eating pork but reading this article pretty much seals the deal for me.
Was really bummed about Mozart, though...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Interesting captioned video on Youtube about the moringa oleifera
Jumped/"ran" 20 minutes yesterday afternoon using the Wii Fit Plus "free Run" program - and kind of on my own did the run/walk thing (didn't have a watch on and got distracted not paying to the on screen timer...)... but did it on my rebounder. Was surprised I basically lasted all 20 minutes running in place on the rebounder (less tiring than on the street). But tonight... I conked out and then woke up 20 minutes later, as if I'd merely had a nap!! Came downstairs to eat a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with beef gelatin and some Bragg's liquid Aminos so maybe the aching in my legs will settle down...
*yawn" 1:15 am, need to get some sleep as the Blood Drive is tomorrow 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at 37th & Rock Road... come by and walk in for blood donation (if you haven't already done so in the previous 52 days or however long it has to be, between whole blood donations.).
I keep forgetting to mention this... but you know how we have all these ads on SparkPeople for the Acacia videos - the samples we can see (Qi Chong, Pilates etc), the discount for their purchases?? Remember the green tree icon they use for their logo? The name "Acacia" is the Spanish language name for the same type of tree, the Moringa Oleifora. Check out the weblink above, under "Costa Rica" "Cuba" (evidently it is known by other Spanish language names in the other countries).
Another website with a somewhat clearer photo of the tree - although it's not been as carefully pruned as how I've seen it in places like DisneyWorld's "Tomorrowland"
but at the bottom of the page, it also mentions other names being "Acacia Blanc" (and I believe "Blanc" means White?
Sunday, June 24, 2012
After sundown, we went to the free movie in the park (which is hosted once a month by our community - no advertising outside the area, so shhhhh keep it on the down-lo!!)...
The City Dudes never thought about the 1 in 10 of any given population who have any amount of hearing loss - from mild to severe, and didn't bring a remote so they could toggle the captioning on the player. So, oh well, I tried to follow but the movie is an animated thing, not all cartoony, but enough that I couldn't lipread. Of course I was up close to screen so then I very well couldn't just amuse myself checking out all my Sparkling Blogs and articles and all of that, because my phone screen would be too distracting to everyone behind me.
Grrr husband yapping about movie. Anyway time is about to run out before the midnight hour. So anyway. I skipped out on the movie and walk ran home as part of my rookie pookie running program. Didn't have my timer walk and I'd already eaten two small bags of free greasy popcorn, so that kinda messed up my run. It was just under 20 minutes but I wasn't as familiar with that route (I rarely go to that park from my house.). Plus I needed the loo, I had two shirts on (both heavy cotton), it was humid, but thankfully a bit gusty and after dark so it wasn't too hot! I broke a sweat though, killing off some cells!
I'm gonna send this now, and edit as needed after midnight...
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.
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