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Make and Use Ranger Beads to Measure Your Walking Distance

Monday, October 17, 2011

Another one from Lifehacker VERY INTERESTING I might add. Too bad SparkPeople won't address the last article I questioned them on.


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VIMVIGOR 11/15/2011 9:13AM

Very interesting! I imagine it would be very useful for counting a multitude of things. I immediately wanted one for counting laps - I always lose count when doing them. Thanks for the information. Cheryl

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EBPOOKIE 10/19/2011 12:21AM

    No they won't slide i have one i use for water like Carrie mentioned so you can use this. When i walked the relay for life i took a lanyard and for every lap i did on the track i got a bead each bead was a 1/4 of mile 4 = 1 mile i ended up doing 9 miles i was proud and ended up with a trophy lanyard because i got a flicker light for nite walking on the end of it. :) Now i use that every time i walk early am. and remember how i did 9 miles :) I use a pedometer but know how beads can help i now have a lanyard that says binge free day and it now has 85 days :)

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HJFOGARTY 10/17/2011 9:38PM

    it was interesting and I do think you would just slide the bead to either side at each marking point as long as you remember which side you started on and how many times you moved the bead - but it was an interesting article either way.

could work in a pinch.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/17/2011 12:12PM

    The beads won't slide. I use a similar concept for tracking my water. I have one on my refrigerator and every time I drink a cup of water I move a bead. So at the end of the day I know how much I drank.

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RD03875 10/17/2011 9:05AM

    I don't know, all I did was post the article, i thought it might be interesting. I would imagine you carry it in your hand and move the bead from one side of your hand to the other,.

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THREADS3 10/17/2011 8:30AM

    How do you use the beads as counters? Don't the beads just slide BACK to their original position? :)

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I did some cross stitching

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finally I did some cross stitch the past couple of days. It felt good to sit and stitch, it is the border part of a Halloween group stitching project. Each part is released on Sundays, not sure how many parts there are but I finished the border.

For those of you who stitch by DESIGNER this is by SanMan Originals, stitched on 32 count Ghostly Grey evenweave.

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RWETHAIRYET 10/17/2011 4:33PM

    Looking great! and I bet it felt good to be doing it. I'm just glancing at my fabric stash with longing...cant seem to find the time to sit down and sew. If I EVER get into the new house....

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SNOWMAIDEN 10/15/2011 4:58PM

    I love cross stitching - thanks for sharing this...

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KINEPS 10/15/2011 3:46PM

    I enjoy cross-stitching also. Haven't done it for a while -- arthritis in my wrist has slowed me down. Hoping to get back to it. Can't wait to see your final project.


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LADYIRISH317 10/15/2011 2:12PM

    Love it! I do cross-stitching myself.

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OGOODY 10/15/2011 2:06PM

    Wow...what a great hobbie! Can't wait to see the end result!

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The Lifehacker Workout: Exercise for Normal People

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Interesting article, I might consider following this for awhile.
So as not to piss off the powers that be, here's the link:

More babble:
I stitched!! For the first time in almost a year I did some counted cross stitch tonight. It is the start of a Halloween stitching project with a group I've belonged to for several years. It looks like fun.

I weighed myself yesterday and taking into consideration I am on a different scale on a different floor type in a different country, I lost 7 lbs since October 2. Probably because there are NO sweets, candy, cookies, nuts, decent sugar free soda, nothing to munch or snack on. So let's hope I can keep it up.

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ADJQUILTER 10/13/2011 6:14PM

    Losing that weight is a great thing! ENjoy your counted cross stitch. It is extremely good for stress reduction. Relax and enjoy your triumph!

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KASSIANDORA 10/13/2011 6:04PM

    Congrats on the loss!

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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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