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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Visualizing Goals - in progress

Friday, September 27, 2013

I want to gather articles on visualizing goals -

Seeing is Achieving
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=226#chitika_close_
button


Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
s_articles.asp?id=695


Will be adding as I find more SP articles that seem helpful.

  
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3016DEBRA 9/30/2013 5:51PM

  Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/27/2013 6:10AM

    GREAT article!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I will work on my collage this weekend. Have a lovely day, Julia! emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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A Fun Video! Things I'm not good at doing....

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I love the background song on this video that a friend just sent me today...

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?
v=A6XUVjK9W4o


Enjoy!

Update: so sorry - it works on my link, but it came from another person's email. Try this one - I looked it up on YouTube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6XUVjK9W4o

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 9/12/2013 10:03PM

    I watched it! Thanks for that. It was so awesome.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2013 9:43PM

    Awwww, I couldn't bring it up either. But that's for taking the time to post it!

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MERRYMARY42 9/11/2013 7:50PM

    I could not bring it up, said it could not be displayed, but, but you enjoyed it, thanks for posting it

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