Friday, October 04, 2013
Go Bar Macrobar Peanut Butter Chocolate - a review
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!).
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!
Thursday, October 03, 2013
So today, I read BobCatGirl76's blog
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!!?
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:
* brussels sprouts
* bok choy
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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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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