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Go Bar Macrobar Peanut Butter Chocolate - a review

Friday, October 04, 2013

Go Bar Macrobar Peanut Butter Chocolate - a review

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutri
tion_show_food_info.asp?vliInPopUp=yes

Ingredients:
Organic brown rice syrup
Organic peanut butter
Organic Protein Blend (Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Pea Protein), Organic Puffed Brown Rice, Organic Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Chips (Organic Cane syrup, O Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Peanuts

In case you are wondering - "cut and paste" is my favorite computing tool. Imagine how batty I'd be now, if I had to type "Organic" each and every time I saw it on the label!

So.... No soy protein or soy isolates or soy anything else (as far as they are admitting), and no "kicked in the gut" feeling soon after I eat it. I'm cautiously optimistic.

It's not a crispy bar - chewy and not too sweet, but not so chewy as to be sticky or pull on your dentures or orthodontal or other dental apparatus you may have.

It has a nice mild peanut flavor and the chocolate chip was not overpowering either. I didn't taste or smell anything like moldy peanut smell, like I do with other types of protein bars. Seems like it was under $3 a bar at Nature's Grocers (where I think I got it, but I can't remember exactly when - maybe a month or so ago? Like August?)

Thought I'd share this, as no one sent me a free case of the stuff to sample and write about (I wish!). I bought it with our own money (hubby earns, I spend. And he liked it too!).

Enjoy!
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n_show_food_info.asp?vliInPopUp=yes

  
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AWESOMECHELZ 10/5/2013 11:12PM

    The ingredients sound so complicated to me. I am not the greatest cook and being single, my dream man is a gourmet cook. emoticon Thanks for sharing. Looks emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 10/5/2013 9:41PM

    I use a lot of rice protein powder and really like it. This bar sounds good!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2013 9:17AM

    I'll have to look for it. Thanks!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/5/2013 12:12AM

    thansk :o)

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859320 10/4/2013 11:15PM

    I have been craving peanut butter for some reason. have you tried the powdered peanut butter I think it is called PB2 and either low fat or no fat/ emoticon

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A Silly Email! :)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

My Travel Plans for the Year:


I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. I live close, so it's a short drive.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible, but life shows me I am not.

People keep telling me I'm in Denial but I'm positive I've never been there before!

So far, I haven't been in Continent, but my travel agent says I'll be going soon.

I have been in DeepShoe many times; the older I get, the easier it is to get there. I actually kind of enjoy it there.

PLEASE DO YOUR PART!

Today is one of the many National Mental Health Days throughout the year.

You can do your bit by remembering to send an e-mail to at least one unstable person.

My job is done! You might want to adopt this rule for your everyday behavior:
"Life is short. Smile while you still have your teeth."

From one unstable person to another... I hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doing pretty well in mine!

  
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AZURELITE 10/11/2013 8:33AM

    emoticon Thanks for the smiles!!

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859320 10/4/2013 11:19PM

    sad but true for the most part. Also, funny emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 10/4/2013 8:03PM

    I love it! Thx for Sharing!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/4/2013 12:08PM

    hahahahahahahahahahha emoticon

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KAMEL622 10/4/2013 10:13AM

    Enjoyed this so much!!! Great morning laugh. Thank you!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2013 7:57AM

    Funny! Thanks for sharing.

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THROOPER62 10/4/2013 5:13AM

    emoticon

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EWL978 10/3/2013 10:33PM

    I'm happy....ALL OF ME is happy!! We're probably all in cahoots with you!!

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KBEHNKE81 10/3/2013 10:23PM

    Fun :-)
Some good ones to share with my coworkers tomorrow.
We're all fine in my head, too. Nice to meet y'all!

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I wasn't dead last!!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

So today, I read BobCatGirl76's blog
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502198


and I realized I hadn't checked again on the results from the 5K that I waddled on September 1 for the Kidzcope Good Grief 5K... The 2013 results were not up when I last checked...

I checked and went all the way to the bottom - and the names were not familiar. Had to scroll up a bit, and there we were, my husband and I in together at 55 minutes 32 seconds. Neither one of us was dead last in the race. There were both men and women who staggered on in behind us.

That seems oddly encouraging!!?

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GAYLLYNNE 10/4/2013 7:23AM

    So great!! Keep going!

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MAW_OH 10/3/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/3/2013 11:00PM

    Definitely encouraging to not be last!!!!!

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JILLYBEAN25 10/3/2013 6:19PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Whether you finished last or not, you started in the first place, which is a lot more than a lot of people can say for themselves. You done good!

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THINAGIN2 10/3/2013 4:37PM

    If you finished, that's winning in one form!
Congratulations to both of you!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/3/2013 3:33PM

    :o) the beautiful thing about races is the only people you really want to beat is yourself :o)

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JANNEPERRY 10/3/2013 3:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYSINATRA 10/3/2013 11:46AM

    And even if you WERE dead last, YOU got up off the couch and walked a 5K!!!! That in itself is emoticon !!!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 10/3/2013 11:19AM

    Super-awesome! Congratulations! I don't find it odd that it is encouraging! Now you have a time to beat, you OWN time!

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CHEETARA79 10/3/2013 8:03AM

    Walking a 5k in under an hour is GREAT! Don't sell yourself short. This is an accomplishment and a victory.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2013 7:30AM

    That's awesome!!!!!! Good job.

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ELRIDDICK 10/3/2013 6:56AM

  Thanks for sharing

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MS and sulfur rich veggies?

Monday, September 30, 2013

I got this email in my inbox from the FlyLady dot net website... I know quite a few on SparkPeople who suffer from Multiple Schlerosis (MS) and I wondered if any had heard of this?

I apologize in advance for pasting this email in its entire length as the link did not actually go to the article itself. Later when I am home, I will try to find the actual website so I can paste it in and remove this email:


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Food For Thought Can you smell the sulfur veggies?
By: Leanne Ely

I don't know about you, but nobody ever told me to sit down and eat my sulfur-rich vegetables. Well, except for Dr. Terry Wahls in her hugely popular TED Talks video. (In case you aren't familiar with this phenomenal doctor, she ate her way out of advanced MS through diet.)

Dr. Wahls completely changed the way I looked at food, and when she said that we need to eat three cups of sulfur veggies per day, let's just say I started stocking up on cabbage!

Anyway, my point is, most of us didn't grow up knowing how important these veggies with the distinctive smell really are to human health.

What do you know about sulfur-rich vegetables? Maybe you have never even heard of a group of vegetables being referred to as such.

The sulfur-rich veggies I'm talking about include:

* cabbage
* broccoli
* cauliflower
* brussels sprouts
* bok choy
* garlic
* shallots
* onions
* leeks

A sulfur-rich veggie is basically any fibrous, often non-leafy, vegetable that releases a "rotten eggs" odor when cooked.

Why are these veggies so important?

Well, sulfur is a key mineral in our bodies. It's required for healthy hair and strong muscles, but it's also essential for proper functioning of the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system.

Sulfur binds the amino acid chains that form insulin. Insulin is required for life. Period!

Those sulfur-rich veggies contain organosulfur compounds that we need to have so our bodies run optimally.

How do you increase your intake of these vegetables?

Start by adding these foods to dishes you already eat every day.

* Saute some cabbage, broccoli and onions, and turn it into an omelette for breakfast.
* Add chopped cabbage and cauliflower to your lunchtime salad.
* Make a point of eating a heaping serving of bok choy or brussels sprouts with your dinner.
* When you prepare meats, marinate them in garlic.
* Add extra leeks to your soup.
* Eat coleslaw more often!
* Fried onions on everything!

Before you go and start cooking, I would strongly recommend just steaming those smellier of the sulfur veggies for a short time so that they don't turn to a stinky mush. Cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts, I'm looking at you!

The Paleo diet is a great way to get in these wonderful sulfur veggies, and right now you can join our Fall 30 Day Paleo challenge! Click here to learn more!

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CHERLIVELYM 7/17/2014 9:41AM

  Terry Wahl's has her new book out. It is a must read for all of us who have MS. She is using food as medicine. It is not as easy as taking a pill and she does not tell you to stop taking your medicine. The Wahls' Protocol came out March 2014. emoticon

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NEWKATHYNOW 10/4/2013 9:56PM

    Thanks for sharing this information.

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SUNFLOWERGAMMY 10/1/2013 10:33PM

    Very interesting since I have a diagnosis of MS.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/1/2013 10:58AM

    Oh my gosh . . . I bookmarked that information too. Thanks for sharing. LOVE LOVE LOVE Marla Cilley and her colleagues!

HUGS Munching on some emoticon cabbage for supper!!!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 10/1/2013 8:19AM

    Fermented veggies are a biggie too. Think sauerkraut. I love all those on the list.

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/30/2013 10:36PM

    Thanks for sharing, Julia! Interesting ideas. emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 9/30/2013 9:53PM

  Knowledge is power! emoticon for sharing!

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NSPIXIE 9/30/2013 9:27PM

    Interesting and good to know.

Thanks
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/30/2013 9:07PM

    I have her book Minding your mitochondria. It's a good read. While I have watched her videos she is not cured as she says. She still has fatigue and weakness issues per her words on a video she made. If she stops using her muscle stimulator her issues come back.

However she has many good ideas as which foods work for MS and why. I am not sold on eating meat as it can cause autoimmune issues.

There are many diets which people say helps them. I notice what they have in common is lots of fruits and veggies and clean foods. Eliminate the processed foods. Some like meat and some don't.

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My big Segway Workout!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I rode a Segway PT (personal transport) this last Friday!

We were in Branson and waiting for hotel room to become available, so we went to the Segway Adventure (south of the Titanic.).

After signing our lives away (liability release forms) and paying the fees, we were taken out for a quick lesson and practice period before our time began. Then about 15 minutes into our "time", the trainer said we were doing well enough to get the devices switched out of "beginner mode" and into an advanced mode, giving us greater country.

Now, for me, having not really ever played with the Segway mode on the Wii Fit Plus games, it really did take some careful practice to balance - as balance isn't my strong suit. And after our "20 minutes" that we paid for (more like 30-35 min!), I could feel the workout in my legs, core, abdominal muscles etc. it was way more fun than doing crunches or sit-ups. It's also more expensive than Coach Nicole's DVD's...

Here's what I wrote on the hall of fame after we returned.

I didn't get any video of me gliding along - will have to get that next time I'm in Branson (or next opportunity to ride a Segway wherever I am?).

(I'm on my phone, so I will have to fix the upside down photo later. Not sure why iPhone switched them around before uploading?!).

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/30/2013 9:08PM

    It sounds fun. Maybe one day I can convince hubby to get me one. I don't have a wii yet.

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 9/29/2013 11:07AM

    Fun exercise is the BEST exercise! I'm glad you blogged about it! I wanna try one!

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/29/2013 8:36AM

    I have heard of them but never been on one. Sounds like a lot of fun! I need to rent one to see if I can physically do it with my MS. Thanks so much for sharing. Pretty cool! emoticon

P.S. My user name used to be Ocean_Mist. emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 9/29/2013 7:51AM

    emoticon Super fun way to work on core and balance!

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JILLYBEAN25 9/29/2013 2:45AM

    Way cool! I've always wanted to give one of those things a try!

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SUSANBEAMON 9/29/2013 1:00AM

  i've seen those machines. they take a lot of balance.

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POPSY190 9/29/2013 12:30AM

    You're brave to try that out! Glad you had such fun.

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