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A Lesson From Passover: Bread Kills!!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I did NOT know any of this, before it was discussed in services yesterday...

www.math.wichita.edu/~pparker/person
al/bread.htm


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__AMY__ 4/4/2013 11:15AM

  Love this, passing on to others

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/29/2013 10:07PM

    LOL. that was awesome. I was all prepared to read some ridiculous article about gluten and how terrible it is for you (I had a yoga instructor once who was just absolutely OPPOSED to gluten because it's just so bad for you and causes so many health problems, supposedly...and she didn't even have a gluten allergy or sensitivity)....and then it turned out to be fabulous.

And all so true!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/28/2013 12:31PM

    Love this! and will pass it on. Too funny! I'm sure there will be immediate government intervention.

Thanks for the friend add too!


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GRAMMACATHY 3/27/2013 11:50PM

    Too Funny. I do feel a lot better since cutting out most wheat products and amping up the veggies. Maybe there is a kernal of truth in there somewhere. LOL

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4EVERNESS 3/27/2013 5:40PM

    Hilarious... and matzo luck to you in your campaign against this social ill. Johnathan Swift would be so proud.....

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BERRY4 3/27/2013 5:06PM

    Not seeing any connection to Passover!?!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/27/2013 5:01PM

    Oh no! NOT THE BREAD!!!

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Article - 22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I saw this WONDERFUL article link on a friend's Facebook page - and I knew I had to share it here. It came out later last year, but information is spot on - at least, they illustrates behaviors which I know I need to be doing. Many are points already covered elsewhere in SparkPeople. I'd run the whole thing here just in case the Internet was down and you couldn't open the browser...but the editors take a dim view of that sort of thing, even if I clearly announced that they were NOT my words, not my writing, etc. it's kind of lengthy - a paragraph or two for each of 22 points!


successify.net/2012/10/31/22-things-
happy-people-do-differently/

  
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ITISABOUTME 4/7/2013 11:32AM

    I am definitely going to try this!! Some I already practice but others can only benefit me!! Thanks for sharing!

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ISTRALOUISE 3/24/2013 5:33PM

    Thanks for the article, Julia!

I'm working on #'s 12 and 15 right now, respectively!

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3016DEBRA 3/20/2013 12:26PM

  emoticon I try to practice a lot of the ideas now but I can do better.
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AWESOMECHELZ 3/20/2013 10:25AM

    What a great list! I already practice some of them and that has made a big difference in my life. Thanks for sharing and have a great day! emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea

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1CRAZYDOG 3/20/2013 9:28AM

    Thank you! Worth the read.

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HES Op Ed article by Linda Bacon, PhD

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I haven't fully absorbed the messages in this article. I just ordered the book mentioned late in the article, so hopefully it will arrive soon...

m.digitaljournal.com/article/345802

www.lindabacon.org/

www.nutritionj.com/content/10/1/9

The first one, the interview - it's fairly long! And I kept having the feeling she was lurking on SparkPeople, because a lot of what she says about focusing on our health and making healthy changes, rather than focusing on the specific weight number or pants size. It just lent an air of validity somehow, especially when so many of my family members seem more focused on the numbers ("how much weight have you lost?" instead of "you look happier and healthier - what changes have you made to your lifestyle?" ).

I've been gone all day so I can't remember now, but I think the third link discussed hazards to having bariatric surgeries. Or she has an article somewhere that I read and I need to post that link here too. I remember some in TOPS were always acting as if the surgery was a big gift but then I'd be hearing about their follow up visits to hospital to deal with the follow-oh infections or ripped out stitches or other "things gone wrong".

Need to ponder more. This is still a big topic.

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/17/2013 11:29AM

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SCENIC_ROUTE 3/16/2013 9:33PM

    Thank you for sharing this!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/16/2013 9:10PM

    Hugs and thank you for this link.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you always!

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POPSY190 3/16/2013 2:40PM

    Thank you for this link. It chimes with what I've found on SP. Once I concentrated on lifestyle rather than weight I felt better and the weight went down without my stressing about it. I found an unrestrictive eating plan (Eat to live) which I believe I can follow indefinitely and my motivation is to keep as healthy as possible as I age rather than weight loss.

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article - Studies: Food memory may aid weight loss

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I read an article today, oh boy! Seems not only is writing down everything we wrote helpful for weight loss, but also remembering everything we ate!? There may be a point to that, as I'm really bad about reading the paper (!! urk !! like just now?! Quick - what was I eating for lunch just now when I was reading the newspaper? Hmmmm....)


So the article is "Studies: Food memory may aid weight loss" by Mary MacVean from the LA Times, just in case these links below don't work and you end up having to do your google search. It was published today in the Wichita Eagle (www.kansas.com a McClasky paper), but in looking up the links, I think the original story was published back a week ago? So this might be "old news" but oh well, it's new news to me today.

www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/
la-heb-food-memories-may-aid-weight-lo
ss-researchers-say-20130306,0,7618434.story


and in case The Wichita Eagle gives you the shut-down because you're not a "subscribed member", here's another link, complete with a jillion adverts that make it almost impossible to read the article. I would just paste the article in here, but the lawyers on SP take a dim view of that....

www.kansas.com/2013/03/12/2712122/fo
od-memories-may-aid-weight-loss.html


Okay.... so this morning, errr I mean for "lunch" which was really kind of my breakfast because I only had a bowl of red grapes for breakfast.):

homemade vegetable soup - carrots potatos tomatos water, leftover of the roast that we'd fixed for Saturday's potluck... and um two slices, well one slice and the other was the heel of the loaf, really like a half a slice, of Ezekial Bread, with dark chocolate peanut butter and Amish-ly made Cherry Jam. (Made by Amish, so that's like "healthy" right? Those gals that walk 14,000 steps a day and they eat some cherry jam, so it's gotta be healthy, right? And yes, I'm fairly certain that "Amishly" is not really a word. It just kinda rhymes better with "healthy", if you follow my wandering drift...). On and some Chobani Greek Yogurt, plain. That's so yum! And I was sure it was on my list of Favorite foods, but evidently not, so I'm going to have to look for it again and save it to Favorites.

Okay.... so that's enough yick-yack for now, need to vacuum and my toes are cold, so I guess I should do the FlyLady thing and put some lace up shoes on my feet!

Cheers!

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/17/2013 1:57PM

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JANNEPERRY 3/14/2013 5:20PM

    Writing down what you eat, and doing it right near the time you eat it, really is an eye opener. I still use the food tracker to help me maintain. emoticon emoticon

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BOPPY_ 3/14/2013 1:08AM

    I wish food was the only thing I forget. emoticon

The food issue, however, I've fixed with paper and pencil, and an editor on my smart phone. Everything gets measured and recorded before I eat it. 64 years of doing it wrong, required a very conscious, and focused effort to BEGIN to do it right. emoticon

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CARMEN327 3/13/2013 9:34AM

    That makes sense! I suffer from food amnesia all the time. It explains a lot (like why I am overweight). There have been a lot of days I don't track and I think to myself, "I probably stayed in my range". Ha ha ha... quel joke.

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/12/2013 10:14PM

    emoticon for sharing it. Great article! Chelsea emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/12/2013 9:18PM

    It DOES fill you up when you look @ what you've eaten in a day!

HUGS and thanks for sharing. Food memory is a good tool.

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JILLYBEAN25 3/12/2013 5:20PM

    Interesting article. I also read the abstract summary (cuz I geek out like that). I'd like them to further the study to find out WHY eating while distracted leads to greater intake at the NEXT meal, as opposed to the distracted meal. Thanks for sharing!

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MJ7DM33 3/12/2013 3:51PM

  Thx for sharing!

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Plz help us all - request CAPTION or SUBTITLE in newest DVD features survey! Thx

Monday, March 11, 2013

Heads up, plz!! In today's "Insider" tab (Start Page), there is a link to a servey which is asking for input as what kind of dvd we want in the next one - and I personally don't care exactly what kinds of workouts they are - I just would like to see them captioned or subtitles for the deaf & hard of hearing, as well as for our international Sparkers who many not be native English speakers...

They give a couple of "write in your own comments" areas - one was asking for "name of DVD" and I wrote something like "Open Captioned and ACCESSIBLE DVD for EVERYONE" - whatever the title is, I'd like it to be clear and upfront that it's accessible to all. I don't want to be squinting and hunting all over in the back for some tiny CC or subtitle symbol.

Later, there is another fill in the blank area and if I copied it right, I said:
"There are many of us on SparkPeople who benefit from captioning, music at a volume that is lower and doesn't overpower speaker's voice (or has toggle option to turn muzack off, like some workout dvd's I own.). There is even entire team of Dead/Hard of Hearing Sparkers who would really love open caption or subtitles (caption better, it includes environmental indicators like "background music" etc.). I know of many in Deaf group who have their status "hidden" so that when you look at the teams on their SparkPage, it's not shown. But captioning benefits more than just deaf or hard of hearing - also our international members who are not native speakers. Yes, it is not "required" by the letter of the Law - but it would be a blessing in the Spirit of the Law, good Karma, whatever it is you people subscribe to in the interest of good and positive and uplifting. I end up donating SparkPeople videos elsewhere because the woman's voice is just too soft and high pitched. It's not her fault she's that way. But it is extremely difficult to understand and even to lipread. Thanks for your consideration of this issue."

So whatever input you can share in response to the survey would be appreciated!! The more, the merrier!!! (I also clicked off features, in the other segment of the survey, like seated exercise etc.)

Thanks so much!!!!
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JILLYBEAN25 3/11/2013 7:05PM

    Can do!

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/11/2013 6:39PM

    Oh, I wish I had known this before I filled out the survey. I am sorry. That's a GREAT idea!! I used close caption on movies that I watch but never thought about the exercise DVDs. Thanks for letting them know. I hope they listen. emoticon Chelsea

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BOPPY_ 3/11/2013 3:51PM

    Julia,

I know beans about this issue. Have you pointed the powers that be (PTB) at resources that can help them resolve the issue?

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1CRAZYDOG 3/11/2013 12:16PM

    Amen, Julia! I would love captioning.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 3/11/2013 11:55AM

    (my response ro a person's comment that SparrkPeople doesn't read our huddle:)

Hi ! Thanks for stopping by! No, they don't see our huddle. But our members see the huddle, and they might see the email from SparkPeople about the survey, and they might notice on the blog roll that I also have a blog discussing how all of us collectively can ask for everyone to be included in the next dvd, not just hearing people!? The more people who fill out the survey (it doesn't ask names!), the more input that has to SparkPeople's decision. You can be assured that I have asked the SparkGuy and Coach Nicole and others, more than once. So has the members of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing team. A deaf ear has been turned towards our requests (pun intended.). It will take many requests to be heard, and not from only one person, I believe. I may be a dreamer - but isn't that kinda what SparkPeople is all about? dreaming big and working towards those dreams?
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Thank you for your help!

Julia

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