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Starting out slow

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Yay me! I'm not really over jet lag yet but I did start to pick up on the exercise. I've been doing upper and lower body exercises the past 3 days and I do feel better. I have to start all over from scratch since I haven't done much since May when I went on vacation. So far I've done 45 minutes worth-YEAH I KNOW IT'S NOT MUCH but it's enough for me to be excited about.
I am thinking about downloading the Spark Cookbook for my iPod touch until I can get a hard copy when I get back to the USA. It will save from schlepping the heavy hard back copy back and forth.

I miss my weekends with my boys! Usually my son and grandson are with me on weekends, oh well, only 227 more days!


10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

Friday, October 07, 2011

Saw this article on Lifehacker today. I totally go along with the water myth no matter what SparkPeople says!
Myth 1: Never Use Wooden Cutting Boards with Meat
Myth 2: Adding Salt to Water Changes the Boiling Point, Cooks Food Faster
Myth 3: Low Fat Foods Are Always Better For You
Myth 4: Dairy Is The Best Thing For Healthy Bones
Myth 5: Everyone Should Drink 64-Ounces or 8 Glasses of Water Every Day
Myth 6: High-Sodium Foods Taste Salty, So Avoid Salty Snacks
Myth 7: Eating Eggs Will Jack Up Your Cholesterol
Myth 8: Searing Meat Seals In Juices
Myth 9: Aluminum Foil and Cookware Is Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
Myth 10: Don't Eat After 6, 7, 8PM

So to avoid getting in trouble with the powers that be, here is the link to the article:

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HJFOGARTY 10/7/2011 9:50PM

    wow lots of good info there - thanks for sharing and hope the jet lag is leaving - continue to take care of you

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GIANT-STEPS 10/7/2011 4:19PM

  The article doesn't go far enough with Myth #4. Dairy is bad for bones. You see, our bodies can only operate in a narrow pH range. A little too low or high and we die. Pretty much everyone gets far more protein than they need. Our bodies don't take the extra protein and convert into muscle into muscle, (if we do a lot of strength training it might convert a little of it though) it turns it into carbohydrates. The process of converting protein to carbohydrates is acidic and lowers the pH of our system. Our body has a way of neutralizing this extra acid. It uses calcium and guess where we store the calcium in our body; yep in our bones. Eating high protein causes calcium loss. The amount of protein in our diet has as much to do with osteoporosis as the amount of calcium. In countries where the population eats a starchy diet with few high protein foods women do not get osteoporosis even when they consume far less calcium that our authorities recommend. In countries with heavy consumption of meat, fish, fowl, and dairy women get osteoporosis even when they eat the recommended amount of calcium. If you look at a list of countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis and the highest dairy consumption you will find they are the same. Milk does not do build strong bones or the body good. Since dairy is a high protein food drinking milk to fight osteoporosis is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.

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Back overseas

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I made it back to Saudi Tuesday evening after a 2 1/2 hour departure delay due to mechanical problems with the plane.
My day started at 6:30AM Monday when i got up, left the house at 9AM, got on the bus at 11AM, got to Logan airport at 12:30 for a 3:45 flight to JFK, then an 8:30PM flight to Saudi. the flight to Saudia didn't leave until after 11PM but the airline did buy our dinner meal at the airport which was good. Flight was 11 hours 50 minutes, got to Saudi at 5:45PM local time (GMT +3 or 7 hours AHEAD of East Coast time) Not any problems with Immigration or customs!
Finally went to bed around 11PM. I still feel numb and like a zombie, sore all over from heavy carry on.
In a couple of days I hope to be back to my exercise routine hopefully.

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HJFOGARTY 10/5/2011 9:43PM

    so glad you got there safe and sound - take care of you and recover before you tackle too much!

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OGOODY 10/5/2011 3:08PM

    Wow! That's alot of traveling! Enjoy your time there! emoticon

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PIGSOFGREEN 10/5/2011 1:22PM

    whew! I've done flights like this, definitely give yourself recouperation time! emoticon

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CHIEF_GEEK 10/5/2011 1:22PM

    Have fun in the sand! Now its time to get the old body clock back to the local time...

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213 days

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Only 213 days until I will be back HOME in the USA in May. I haven't even left to go back overseas yet and I'm already counting down to next year.
Also found out the pharmacies over in Saudi do NOT carry the Victoza I've been taking so I will have a HUGE HUGE prescription drug bill since I do not have insurance.Then there is my stock up of my diabetic test strips-3-4 boxes of 100 which are expensive too.

One week from today, I'll be back overseas until May. So I should be able to concentrate on the exercise soon.

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HJFOGARTY 9/27/2011 8:43PM

    so sad you are leaving so soon - where did the summer go? with the gym screwing up our workouts this summer the time just flew by and we didn't even get a chance to chat - this summer sucked! life got too busy and I miss my spark buddy! but know you are thought of often and travel safely - hopefully we can meet up this week before you go!

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Where did the summer go?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seems like I was just blogging that I got HOME to New Hampshire and now I'm packing to leave again (insert crying icon here) I do have another week but so much to do next week.
On the bright side, maybe my eating will change and I can get back on the exercise wagon again. I just don't want to go back but sadly for those of you who know me, I have to.

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HJFOGARTY 9/21/2011 9:07PM

    I can't believe the summer is over either - UG! but I'm hoping your new meds help you bounce back and feel better too. continue to take care of you!

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