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!
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.
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....
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!
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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