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Just for Points

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I've got no topic, but I want the points. That's about it for today.

  
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SKYEFYR 9/26/2011 12:58PM

  LMAO! Too cute!

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FLORIDASUN 9/26/2011 10:53AM

    Hey it was a 'pointed' blog... emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 9/25/2011 7:30PM

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NANCY- 9/25/2011 11:08AM

    Sometimes doing something just for points helps us in other ways.
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NATPLUMMER 9/25/2011 9:59AM

    :-)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/25/2011 8:16AM

    funny

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/25/2011 2:08AM

    I like getting the points too.
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ABB698 9/25/2011 1:06AM

    Too funny, it's like the homeless guy on the corner with a sign that says "Why Lie? I want a beer" HAHAHAHA emoticon

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SWEETSOUNDS11 9/25/2011 12:01AM

    I love your honesty!
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Reviews on Blue Man Group Show & Juicer. Plus, Disgusting "Facts" About Meat.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blue Man Group. WOW!!!!! Where to begin? It was my first time experiencing this amazing show and everyone's raves were so right-on. Immediate adjectives that come to mind - amazing, unique, performance art, talented, and just awesome. Fabulous show.

Juicer. The love is gone. Even though it's been only a few days of use, my enthusiasm has left town. For one thing, I have learned that I prefer the tactile experience of real food. Taste, smell, feel, etc. My body did not do well with liquifying veggies. Also, although I'm not normally allergic, in combination, I did not do well with different mixtures of veggies.

Meat. The reason I put the word facts in quotes is because I read these things, but am never sure of accuracy. However, it rings true that this would go on. I read that beef cutters say that it is difficult - if not impossible - to totally separate the stomach and intestines from the animal without spillage while cutting pieces for sale to public. So, there's a good possibility of some of the contents of those parts spilling onto meat that's consumed by the public. Ewwww! And chicken - well, there is a very small profit margin for fast-food restaurants selling chicken nuggets, fingers, and sandwiches. So, to make up for this, they purchase diseased and sickly chickens, cut out the sick parts and use the rest. Wow, I am soooo glad that I normally don't eat a lot of meat. In fact, rarely.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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SKYEFYR 9/26/2011 12:57PM

  Yet another reason to go see Blue Man Group. (Although it's annoying that the 11 year old has seen it and I haven't!) Glad you had such a fantastic time!

Ewww! Gross! I haven't eaten a chicken nugget since I worked in McD's back in HS and watched someone pull one out of the garbage and throw it into the fryer to round out a 20 piece. Now, I'm doubly glad!

My love affair with my juicer died relatively quickly too, but for a totally different reason. I didn't have a dish washer and it would take me longer to clean it than it did to prep the fruit/veggies, juice them and drink them. But, fresh squeezed orange juice on a weekend morning just can't be beat if you're looking for a nice treat. And every now and then I just crave carrot or carrot apple juice. Making home made cider in the fall and then simmering it with some mulling spices is just the thing to end a fall day outside when there's a nip in the air.

Don't give up on it. Just get fussy about when it's worth the time and effort. For these times, I LOVE it. (And since it wasn't a super expensive one, I can justify the price I spent for the times I do use it.)

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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:08PM

    Ewwwwhhhh is right! I'll never look at chicken..or steak again without that nagging little share in the back of my mind! Note to self...eat less meat. emoticon So sorry about the juicer...Vitamixers are big bucks! Maybe you had reactions because you were detoxing? Just a thought.

And Blue Man Group...definitely putting it on my shows to see list. In November we are going to see the Goo Goo Dolls...one of our Josher's fav groups so we'll be doing it in honor of him...and of course we like their music VERY much ourselves...ha..ha...old~sters in the house! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ABB698 9/24/2011 2:52PM

    Thanks for all the reviews. Blue Man Group sounds as fabulous as expected! Hope to see them myself one day! Have a fab weekend!

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NANCY- 9/24/2011 1:01PM

    You will find what works for you.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/23/2011 7:54PM

    Glad you enjoyed the show!!!

Thanks for your honesty about your juicer experience.

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NATPLUMMER 9/23/2011 3:39PM

    Yay Blue Man Group!! Glad you had a good time.
I wouldn't have gotten as far with juicing as you. I know I like to chew my food.

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"FAILURE AIN'T THE FALLING DOWN..."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"...IT'S THE STAYING DOWN!"

I just had to share this quote I recently heard in the independent film "A Marine Story."
It is said by a female marine who is quoting her mama.

  
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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:05PM

    Isn't this SO true! I've got more scrapes, and bruises than the average boxer in the ring...but I just keep on gettin' back up and going again. Stayin' down...is NOT an option. Thanks so much for the share! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPY-DESTINY 9/25/2011 11:50AM

    Semper Fi !!

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SKYEFYR 9/23/2011 10:23AM

  LOVE that quote!

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JLITT62 9/23/2011 6:16AM

    Thanks for sharing - hope you enjoyed your evening out last night!

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/22/2011 7:09PM

    emoticon so true!

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HIKINGSD 9/22/2011 6:39PM

    Love it :)

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MARITIMER3 9/22/2011 5:52PM

    So true... when you're down, pick yourself up and get going again.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/22/2011 5:51PM

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NATPLUMMER 9/22/2011 4:00PM

    I like it :-)

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Blue Man Group, Juicer, and Watch Out for those Falling Satellite Parts!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm soooo excited about seeing the Blue Man Group for the first time on Thursday night. It'll be a night of dining out before the show and total fun.

Made my first juice with new juicer and it was a blast. I just had so much fun and tried the "Women's Health" drink that was in the booklet that came with it. Delish! I'll be doing at least one a day.

Yikes! How about those falling satellite pieces that will be raining down on us Friday? Hope all are safe and don't get hit.

  
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DJ4HEALTH 9/22/2011 8:34PM

    My son is going to see them for his collage papers.

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/22/2011 6:21PM

    Oh, and did you have alot of pulp left over? If you did, what did you do? My mother suggested simmering, straining the left over juice out of it and making jelly.

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BLUEKITTY2011 9/22/2011 6:16PM

    Bring out the cast iron umbrellas!!!

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JESS0107 9/22/2011 10:59AM

    I hope you have fun!!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/22/2011 10:57AM

    Have a good time tonight. I expect a review tomorrow or Saturday.
I'm glad the juicer is working out.

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TEMPEST272002 9/22/2011 10:09AM

    Have fun tonight!

Falling satelitte parts? Yikes. 1st I've heard of it. Guess I should start watching the news!

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NANCYRUBIO 9/22/2011 8:43AM

    Thanks for your view on many topics. Enjoy the Blue Men & dinner. Continue with your better way to health with your juicer.

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MRE1956 9/22/2011 6:40AM

    Blue Man Group, eh? All I can say is.....

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.....have a great time!

BTW, the last I heard about the satellite situation was that it was speculated that it would most likely hit the Pacific (I'd like to think that's most likely as it's such a large potential target).....

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ABB698 9/22/2011 1:33AM

    Have fun at Blue Man group! Saw them on the new this am, it looks like so much fun. Can't wait to hear about it!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/22/2011 1:03AM

    glad to hear you are liking the juicer!

I sure don't want to be hit by one of those parts emoticon

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Reminder Card and Giving Myself Credit

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm rereading a few of the books that have been particularly helpful to me. One is the Beck Diet Solution, a cognitive therapy approach to changing behavior.

Dr. Beck advises to keep a small card with all the reasons for wanting to lose weight handy, and reading that card twice a day. When I do that, I'm always surprised that I'm reading the obvious. Of course I know why I'm changing my eating habits! But as I read my list, I'm also surprised that I have 15 reasons and that it's good to keep those reasons very fresh in my mind to stay motivated.

Another tip she gives is to make a post-it reminder to self - a reminder to give credit when I do the right thing. Sure, I'm good are rewarding myself, but I rarely give myself credit. The simple act of acknowledging those little steps during the day that are headed in the right direction means a lot. Instead of self-criticism, I'll try to remember to give myself credit.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:12PM

    Ya...for self credit...and we all owe it to ourselves to remind each other we are really pretty wonner~ful! You especially are my dear friend! emoticon emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 9/22/2011 7:06AM

    Good idea!

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KARENE10 9/21/2011 4:48PM

    Like these ideas!

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SKYEFYR 9/21/2011 2:43PM

  I might have to grab that book. :-)

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NATPLUMMER 9/21/2011 11:32AM

    Good ideas :-)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/21/2011 11:25AM

    very smart...that's for sharing those reminders.....how is the juicing going?

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JESS0107 9/21/2011 10:55AM

    That is a very good idea!!!

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