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Restarting my Reboundng Streak.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I started a streak of rebounding every day - figured that was something I could do indoors every day, regardless of excuses. I set it to 10 minutes a day but rebounded 20 minutes on Sunday and 20 minutes on Monday. So that was a two day streak.

Yesterday was Tuesday, should have been the third day of my streak. ("Don't look, Ethel - it's the Streaker!"). Instead, I went to the doctor, got a steroid shot (presumably cortisone?) in my left hip and a prescription for antibiotics, and the day just got away from me. So, no rebounding. But I did go for a walk later that night, so I wasn't a total slacker.

Today, I rebounded again for 20+ minutes. Yay. Day one of the streak!

Now my eyes are bugging me - not sure if it's lack of sleep from last night or a side effect of the steorid shot, or what. If I hurry, I can make it to bed before 11 pm.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/24/2013 3:12PM

    Feel better! Glad you got your rebound streak going. Keep pushing. HUGS

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MOTHEPRO 10/24/2013 10:58AM

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/24/2013 9:11AM

    I am sorry about your hip pan and glad that your doctor could start helping you feel better. emoticon emoticon
Also, I have a question - what's rebounding? Just curious. emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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JILLYBEAN25 10/24/2013 1:27AM

    emoticon emoticon Hopefully that streak will be a little easier to keep up with all those drugs working on you!

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This Blog sounds like a Spiritual aspect to SparkPeople??

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Does this sound familiar??

I was browsing around at an interesting website - "Life Hope & Truth" after seeing some of their neat photos illustrating biblical scriptures, and hit upon this article:

"A healthy diet is not a short-term strategy for weight loss. It is a long-term commitment to biblical and commonsense principles of healthy eating.
Healthy Diet

Diets don’t work for most people! If you are looking for a quick fix for losing weight, this article is not the one for you. Why not? “Diets”—as understood by the customary definition of restricting yourself to small amounts or special kinds of food or supplements in order to lose weight—most often result in gaining more weight."

lifehopeandtruth.com/relationships/h
ealth/healthy-diet/


Here's the Twitter that originally caught my eye:

@LifeHopeTruth 17 May

Our light affliction is but for a moment, 2 Cor 4:17 hub.am/19Ew4vt #DailyBibleVerse pic.twitter.com/uNXD1d4Wdw

  
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ISTRALOUISE 10/31/2013 1:22AM

    I think the way I use the term "diet" or was taught to isn't what most people mean by the term "diet"

I use diet to mean how I am going to eat the rest of my life........

Even in this more enlightened age I still hear people at the school where I volunteer talking about restricting their calories for a short period of time to lose x pounds and then go back to their regularly scheduled program afterward... usually for a cruise or vacation or some nonsense.. they aren't serious about eating better forever.. just temporary weight loss

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/22/2013 11:26AM

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NICOLETTEJJ 10/22/2013 11:14AM

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1CRAZYDOG 10/22/2013 9:58AM

    God doesn't make mistakes, so this is such common sense! Loved the sites. Thank you.

HUGS for sharing and blessings.

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/22/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks for sharing this morning. I hope you can see the doctor about the poison ivy. emoticon
LOVE CHELSEA

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859320 10/22/2013 1:28AM

    Yes I finally figured out that diets do not work it is all about portion control and exercising for the long haul. emoticon emoticon

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This Blog sounds like a Spiritual aspect to SparkPeople??

Monday, October 21, 2013

Does this sound familiar??

I was browsing around at an interesting website - "Life Hope & Truth" after seeing some of their neat photos illustrating biblical scriptures, and hit upon this article:

"A healthy diet is not a short-term strategy for weight loss. It is a long-term commitment to biblical and commonsense principles of healthy eating.
Healthy Diet

Diets don’t work for most people! If you are looking for a quick fix for losing weight, this article is not the one for you. Why not? “Diets”—as understood by the customary definition of restricting yourself to small amounts or special kinds of food or supplements in order to lose weight—most often result in gaining more weight."

lifehopeandtruth.com/relationships/h
ealth/healthy-diet/


Here's the Twitter that originally caught my eye:

@LifeHopeTruth 17 May

Our light affliction is but for a moment, 2 Cor 4:17 hub.am/19Ew4vt #DailyBibleVerse pic.twitter.com/uNXD1d4Wdw

  
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LINDA! 10/22/2013 7:24PM

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I have the brain of a cocaine addict? (or the brain of a rat?!) ??

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who knew?
I just read these two articles... I've always known that I can't eat "just one" Oreo, or two, or however many a serving size includes. When I read SparkPeople articles that refer to repackaging favorite foods, like putting each serving of cookie into its own zippy bag, so that one only eats what is in that bag, instead of trying to eat "just one" out of the entire opened bag of cookies (or ice cream, or cake or brownies or potato chips or crisps, or whatever is addictive to you.), I just laugh and laugh because some of those ideas are out of touch with (my) reality... and that is, I can't have any bag of Oreos in my house what.so.ever, because I will hunt down and devour every Oreo (that wasn't already eaten up by the other addicted people in the same general location.).

www.parade.com/214963/viannguyen/ore
os-may-be-as-addictive-as-cocaine-stud
y-finds/?utm_source=paradenewsletter&u
tm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Parade%20
Newsletter-10/16/13%2001:20:21%20pm


www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2
013/student-faculty-research-shows-ore
os-are-just-as-addictive-as-drugs-in-l
ab-rats-.htm#.Ul7oHlOG_6f


And contrary to these studies, I really prefer to eat my Oreos biting straight down, getting both the cookie sides as well as the middles. I've tried the "eat middles first" route and, well, it just takes too long, and I just like that crispy cookie texture as much as I like the middles "frosting" texture.

So now I don't feel odd being around recovering cocaine addicts - I can empathize, being a recovering Oreos addict myself. It's hard.

One.Day.At.A.Time.

  
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LOFLLAMA 10/17/2013 11:40AM

    I wouldn't keep single shots of whiskey in MY house. Just saying....

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MICKEYH 10/16/2013 8:43PM

    I also watched the ABC world news talked about "Rats eating Oreo story." Yes, Oreo is a pretty scary stuff. I also can't stop eating once I reached the Oreo bag. So I will stay away. Good luck to all of us.
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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2013 8:29PM

    I was also a bite straight down girl when I ate Oreos. They are addictive! I was amazed that the same pleasure center that lights up for cocaine addicts when exposed lit up when the rats ate the oreos! So, definitely not going back to eating Oreos!

Sugary, salty, fatty snacks all do that. Pretty scary! I found for me that salty snacks were absolutely the worst to give up. Worse than sugar.

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Wichita, KS - Blood Donation Opportunity Wednesday October 9 -

Monday, October 07, 2013

A note from my favorite Red Cross Blood Donation Recruiter & Liaison, with other tidbits sprinkled in by me:

The next American Red Cross blood drive will be held this Wednesday, October 9th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Once again, we will be using the NetApp Auditorium, which is adjacent to the front lobby at the main entrance on the southwest corner of the building, located at 3718 N. Rock Road, in Wichita, KS. Our goal for this drive is 45 units. A number of you made appointments for this drive at the last drive; thank you for your support! Even so, we need more donors. Let’s make that goal!

Please click here to schedule your life saving appointment, or just call Jon at (316) 636-8748 or Alden at (316) 636-8845.

The following volunteer opportunities are available during the blood drive:

8:00-9:30 Carry in equipment
9:30-2:30 Check in donors
9:30-2:30 Escort donors to snacks / serve snacks
2:30-4:00 Carry out equipment

If you're interested in helping with any or all of these, please contact Jon or Alden. Let us know what you want to do and how long you can serve. This is a perfect opportunity for those that have always wanted to help but can’t donate blood! NetApp employees who want to serve all day can use volunteer time off (VTO).

You do not have to be a NetApp employee - we have employees from the area businesses at that intersection, and from the housing developments in that area who also come donate. We're considered an unusual donation site because we make it a point to have HEALTHY snacks like fruit and veggie trays, as well as the usual cookies and snacks donated by the Keebler Cookie Company and other companies.

Remember, 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 or volunteer today.

You can also register online at www.redcrossblood.org and then type in NetApp for the Sponsor Code (in the blue "search by" fields kind of in the left center of the page - can also search by date. You will need to log in (or create a logon profile, if you have not already done so.).

Tip: For any O Negative, O Positive, A Negative or B Negative donors: If double red cell donation is available at the drive below and you meet the eligibility requirements ( www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
/eligibility-requirements
), please consider scheduling a double red cell appointment. Learn more about double red cell donation. http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-bloo
d/types-donations/double-red-blood-cel
ls-donation . I'm waiting for confirmation from Jon - we had the double red cell donation last time, I think only 1 or 2 slots per 30 minutes - would need to call Jon (or make arrangements at the downtown Red Cross Blood donation center.). I'm too short!!!! Waaah! (they have height and weight minimums for both male and female).

Anyway, hope you can join us!? or pass the word along on your Facebook or other social media.

Thank You For Your Life-Giving Donation!!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/7/2013 11:05AM

    Good luck! HUGS

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CANDACEMM 10/7/2013 10:21AM

    Donating blood is a fantastic thing. Ive been unable to donate for the past year (due to Honeymoon in Costa Rica - a malaria region). I should be able to start donating again next month!

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