Tuesday, August 06, 2013
A TOUGH OLD COWBOY FROM TEXAS COUNSELED HIS GRANDDAUGHTER THAT IF SHE WANTED TO LIVE A LONG LIFE, THE SECRET WAS TO SPRINKLE A PINCH OF GUN POWDER ON HER OATMEAL EVERY MORNING.
THE GRANDDAUGHTER DID THIS RELIGIOUSLY UNTIL THE AGE OF 103, WHEN SHE DIED.
SHE LEFT BEHIND 14 CHILDREN, 30 GRANDCHILDREN, 45 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, 25 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND A 40-FOOT HOLE WHERE THE CREMATORIUM USED TO BE!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
About 2-2.5 cups chopped up cantaloupe (roughly 1" trapezoidish cube-ish chunks
1 medium peach, plenty ripe, skin was almost too soft to be eaten by had. I just chunked it into blender container without the pit
1 almost too ripe avocado (adds creaminess!!)
1 frozen banana (whole, about 1 cup, plus or minus a few molecules
1 handful of walnut segments mostly halves (about 1/4-1/8 cup)
1-1.5 cuppa Hempmilk (the original not chocolate)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon chia seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of Bragg's NACV (natural apple cider vinegar)
1 tablespoon ish of raw coconut flakes
Did I forget anything?
Whirled it in the VitaMix untll smooth.
Yep, I forgot to mention the 1-2 teaspoons of food grade diatomaceous earth (kills any cooties I inadvertently ate.)
It's made oh prolly 4 glasses (10-12 oz glasses, depends on how full they are). One is in refrigerator for later. Hubby liked the sips I gave him, so I packed him a to-go mug for him to take - prolly 14-16 oz. Hoping DS will be willing to drink more of it now that he has finished this round of mowing. Or not.
I'm gonna have to edit on this blog later, because I need to go to my Mom's (30 min drive), take her somewhere for brunch, then to her 2 pm doctor appointment (her cardiologist - this was an appt she had before the torn retina episode.). And there is a link I want to add here, from James Fell "Body For Wife" blog, on the subject of tracking food calories, which a) is funny (aren't they all?), b) gently instructive (ditto), and c) the inspiration for this blog... Especially considering that I am more of a touchy-feely dreamer type and not so much analytical... I've gotten myself crazy laboriously tracking every nit-picking caloric detail of some favorite recipes and saved them to "My Recipes" and then when I make my recipe again a few weeks later, I can not seem to be able to find that recipe in "Favorites" in Nutrition Tracker and then just indicate that I ate a 1/2cuo serving of that recipe (like, most recently, my Black Bean & Corn salad posted a few weeks back.). Sigh. Evidently I'm not "doing it right". But after reading James Fell's blog , I can just look at my above list and think, "Yea, that was a decent breakfast - couple kinds of fruit, some nuts and Hempmilk for proteins, the chia seed also adds some protein and fiber, cinnamon and honey bring their special charms and sweetness, yea, this was just all right!!"
Still need to jiggle some calories dead later on, rebounding or walking...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
A note from my husband :
American Red Cross Blood Drive Ė Thursday, July 11th
Jon, NetApp Blood Drive Coordinator
At this time, 35 people have made an appointment to give blood tomorrow and several more have volunteered to serve. Thank you for your support!
Summer activities and vacations are impacting blood and platelet donations. Donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. You can help the American Red Cross prevent a shortage of blood and platelet donations this summer by doing more than scheduling an appointment to give. Help spread the word about the need for healthy donors this summer and invite friends and family to donate blood or platelets.
All blood types are needed, but especially types O negative, A negative and B negative.
Remember that for the first time, we will have a couple of machines here that will allow some donors to give a double red cell donation. Unlike the usual whole blood donation, the machines extract only the red blood cells and return the platelets and plasma to you. This process takes a little longer than the usual donation (about half an hour more), and you can only donate in this way once every 112 days (twice the usual 56 days), but it is a great way to double the impact of your donation now. If you are asked to make a double red cell donation and you have a little extra time, please consider it.
We still have plenty of appointments available at convenient times for anyone who would like to donate blood. There are appointments available at 10:00 and every 15 minute interval beginning at 10:30. If you havenít made an appointment yet, there is still time! Just click here to schedule your life saving appointment. If you prefer, you can either call me at 636-8748 or email me at email@example.com. Of course, we will be able to accept walk-ins throughout the day. So, even if you donít make an appointment or you miss your appointment time, if you have some free time, just come on over to the Auditorium. We will happy to accept your donation anytime between 9:30 and 2:30.
There is no substitute for blood. Your donation could give someone a second chance at life. The need is constant, the gratification instant. Please make an appointment today.
--- Red Cross Ad ---
Many fewer donors than expected gave blood during June and the first week of July,
leading the Red Cross to issue an EMERGENCY request for donors of all blood types.
Donations were down about 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer
donations than expected.
North Rock Neighborhood Blood Drive hosted by NetApp
Thursday, July 11th
In the Auditorium - NETAPP
3718 N Rock Road
Please visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your
lifesaving appointment today.
We need you!
Friday, June 21, 2013
This past week, more like 8-9 days, I've had some aches on my left side. First I thought kidney stones as I was in town most of two days back to back last weekend thur/fri and I knew I was dehydrated and not eating as well. Then yesterday, it was bugging in front lower abdomen, and we wondered if it was spleen issues, possibly from Lyme Diseaee (we pull off 5-10 Lone Star ticks off our dog every day!). I had noticed a red bite looking thing on my lower left abdomen, not far from where it hurts...
Called my doctor and she is out today, her usual backup is booked solid and so the third doctor saw me and after listening to me and a short exam, she pronounce that I have Shingles!
Not entirely surprised, in retrospect, but it hasn't occurred to me. I guess I thought I had to be muuuuuuch older. I had chicken pox as a kid, and have the scars to prove that I did maul myself.
Got stuff from health food store to deal with it on the nutritional end of things and will rest a bit before heading off to the local dispensorary (sp?) for pharmaceuticals...
Let the summer begin!!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
PROVERBS31JULIA I realized in therapy a week or so ago that a reason why I turned to food for self-medication was because most 8-17 year old kids don't have access to bars and money to buy booze...liquor might be quicker, but candy was dandy, ice cream was on my team, and I could bake a cake without anyone knowing it was just gonna help me get stoned on the sugar and chocolate and caramelized butter!! I could huff it all day and no one knew why.
In the immortal and likely immoral words of Bob Dylan
"We would not be so all alone -
Everybody Must. Get. STONED!"
I could relate to that - even though I never did take drugs, legal or illegal.
It's really weird, reading these articles about how science has figured that food addiction is just as real as drugs, alcohol, etc. I have an acquaintance (not on SP) who is sort of trying to recover from various of her addictions, but I think she is only sober for a few weeks at a time. And here recently I was telling her about my struggles with food, and she suddenly starts telling me she would go do cocaine with me whenever I wanted. I'm thinking whaaaaat? Did she not hear me? (Probably not!) I don't have any desire to try the illegal stuff when I am still messed up with food addictions.
Being addicted to anything is not really good for a person (except for the possible argument of people who switch from drug/alcohol abuse to running or triathalon or similar events - and I am not even qualified to discuss that phenomena. I'd say it was good for them!!).
So anyway I'm still on this journey...
This article talks about being grounded and mentions various typed of events - in my case I'd say most of the time it is "intrusive memories" etc.
I'm tired! Need to go to sleep and focus on this later when rested.
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