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Freggies Don't Taste Good Anymore!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I have two big bags of what look like beautiful Fuji apples that taste absolutely awful. Honestly? For the longest time I have noticed how the taste of various fruit and veggies have changed. Yucky. Mega-yucky. GMO?

These apples taste like mega-pesticides; plus, not even remotely like an apple. I was going to chuck them out since they were so cheap. But I'll bring them back to the store tomorrow just for the principle of the thing.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 12:52PM

    Had to read this because I don't know what a Freggie is... fresh fruit or veggie?

Ya, apples are high on the dirty dozen list... its one of the fruits I pay extra to buy.
That said, organic apples (and produce in general) aren't easy to find here in most grocery stores, so I find myself eating apples less frequently than I have in the past.

Sorry you had to go thru that... its so disappointing to bite into a fruit (or open an avocado) and find its nasty inside or off tasting.

: )
Mzzchief

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NANCY- 1/24/2012 10:16AM

    Season and source do make a difference.
Perhaps frozen may work for you?

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/24/2012 9:33AM

    This happens to me regularly. And beef - unless it's grass fed - doesn't taste good either. So sad.

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JLITT62 1/24/2012 5:03AM

    I love apples, but they are one of the most heavily sprayed fruits. And they're also not in season now.

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MEADSBAY 1/23/2012 9:36PM

    Good for you- don't let them get away with it!
Luckily- we have a smallish market in our town with good produce and because we have two big chain stores, too, they have to keep their prices reasonable.
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NATPLUMMER 1/23/2012 7:37PM

    emoticon Hope this one tastes better...and it even has a sandwich with it.

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RUNCHOOSE 1/23/2012 7:17PM

    Weird, thanks for sharing. I haven't had Fuji apples in a while. Years ago, they used to be my favorites.

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Does Caffeine Help Make Us Fat? (new book)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I got this free book for Kindle yesterday and have just started reading it. Even though I only drink a very small amt of coffee daily, it has been on my goal list for the longest time to eliminate.

This book claims that caffeine reduces muscle mass, slows metabolism, elevates stress levels, elevates insulin levels, and negatively impacts thyroid function. YIKES!

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:18PM

    Very interesting! I need to look into that.

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SUNNYAUTUMN812 1/24/2012 8:04AM

    I''ve cut back on coffee but don't think I will cut it out. It's one of the few vices I have left!LOL

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IAM_HIS2 1/24/2012 7:32AM

    I am getting to the point where I feel if man made it, don't eat it. Eat clean.

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NANCY- 1/23/2012 8:01AM

    Wait... tomorrow's studies will say coffee is good for you.
I still do not believe that saccharin is good for you.
Who really knows what to believe.

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NATPLUMMER 1/22/2012 6:31PM

    I guess I'm in trouble then.

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ERIKGN 1/22/2012 10:39AM

  Well I don't believe that. I think coffee actually helps to lose weight. I was just reading in Readers Digest that drinking coffee is beneficial. I guess you can't believe everything you read. I don't know what to believe anymore.

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LUXITTA 1/22/2012 10:36AM

    Hmm I didn't know that... I to need to cut back on my coffee intake :)
~Amanda~

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The Mind-Body Connection Is Oh-So-Strongly Linked

Saturday, January 21, 2012

On Monday afternoon, I received a phone call from my estranged brother telling me my mother is dying. I've been awaiting the other shoe to inevitably drop. Meanwhile, with no prior history of back problems, nor physical activity that caused injury, I began to have an excruciating pain in my lower back.

I understand it as my emotions pooled there. The sadness. The reluctance of letting go of yet another family member. (even though we've not been together for a long time)

Taking care of myself and so glad I've been off sugar for weeks now. Otherwise, my emotions would have helped my sadness to plummet even more.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 1:00PM

    Something else to consider is EFT or tapping at times like these.
Its not magic, but it does help.

You have my sympathies...

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MARGIE100%PURE 1/21/2012 12:12PM

    a split second of love surrounding that hot spot in a few deep breaths can assist with immediate control of mind over matters that matter. emoticon open the flow to let the love in.

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NANCY- 1/21/2012 11:59AM

    Taking care of yourself is so important.
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MEADSBAY 1/21/2012 10:25AM

    Rock yourself in the cradle of lovingkindness, my friend.
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Less Time on SP

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I think it's time to cut back a bit and reclaim my time. I've been on the leaderboards for a long time, and now have to get other things done. Of course, I'll still be participating, but not as much as I have.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:15PM

    I cut back for the past couple months...I expect to be back, just not as much....balance in all things.
Hugs,
Kay

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MZZCHIEF 1/28/2012 1:02PM

    We've all been there...


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NANCY- 1/20/2012 6:24AM

    Taking care of yourself is a good thing to do.
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NATPLUMMER 1/19/2012 9:24AM

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MEADSBAY 1/19/2012 8:55AM

    Way to take care of yourself, Sparky!
We understand.
See you around when you can make it.

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NANCYRUBIO 1/19/2012 7:44AM

    We all need to take a break. You can come back to us alert and refreshed

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/19/2012 6:57AM

    It is easy to get caught up in SP and spend too much time here. Do what you need to do and participate when you can.

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ALASKASKY 1/19/2012 6:48AM

    I know what you mean. My son complains about me being on here too much.

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Monday's Phone Call Indicates Rough Seas Ahead

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Monday afternoon, my estranged brother (we are a fractured family) called to let me know that my mother is dying. She is far away. The tragic part of this is that she and I have had a lifelong very bumpy road, to the point of no communication for decades now. (It's a long story, but the separation was necessary to protect myself. She is not kind to me at all.) I told my brother that, for a long time now, I have been very thankful for all of the good things and hard work she did as a mother. I also told him that I'll keep her in my prayers. That is the best I can do.

I explained to him some of the things she's done to me, and he went totally silent and quietly said, "Oh, I never knew that." I assured him that he wouldn't have known because I'm not one to drag others into my dramas. So, he's only heard her version of invented reality. It has been a lifetime of major painful interactions with her, and at one point in the past, I had to save myself from ongoing rejection and meanness.

That said, it doesn't make it any easier to know that she is at the end of her days. That mother/daughter bond goes very deep and I am trying to control my sadness.

I am so thankful that I've been off sugar, or else I'd be plummeting so far down. Sugar does that after the initial, short high.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/31/2012 7:05PM

    Jesse,
I've been really behind in my blog reading (due to my own depression) and just today read your blogs about your mom. I'm so sorry to hear about her. The first I read about it was in your blog about your purse (sorry...I read them out of order). Anyway.... you are truly in my thoughts and will continue to be.

My relationship with my mom is a rough one for me, not as difficult as yours has been, but still very draining. I've often thought that it will probably be harder on my when my mom dies than when my dad died just because of the strain in the relationship. I'm writing this as a way to say that I believe it is very tough having to deal with the feelings relating to losing a parent particularly with the relationship is a rough one. I support you....
Hugs,
Kay

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RUNCHOOSE 1/23/2012 7:55PM

    I'm sorry to hear your mother is dying. My thoughts are with you.

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NANCY- 1/20/2012 6:33AM

    Do what you need to do to have no regrets. In the past you were given lemons and made lemonade by taking care of you. My thoughts are with you.
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CATLADY52 1/18/2012 5:58PM

    I'm sorry about your mom but do understand. It's always hard to hear bad news like that.
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WENDYSPARKS 1/18/2012 2:41PM

    Sorry about your mom..sending prayers.

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IAM_HIS2 1/18/2012 2:01PM

    Jesse, I know the feeling. Please understand that I am NOT judging you; I just want you to know I walked in those shoes. 10 plus years ago I took care of my father (who was physically & mentally abusive) the last year of his life. It was the hardest thing I did.

Everyone person is different and I pray that you can find peace.

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MEADSBAY 1/18/2012 12:53PM

    Forgiving others is a gift we give ourselves.
I, too, had to pretty much put my father out of my life for decades for the sake of myself and my family's peace and well-being.
I was lucky that I was able to see him a few times in the last few years of his life.
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FANGFACEKITTY 1/18/2012 12:22PM

    emoticon It can't be easy but it sounds like you did the right thing - then and now - to protect yourself. It's sad, but we can't choose our relatives and sometimes they are the very toxic people we need to remove from our lives.

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JUDI_CUTIE 1/18/2012 11:00AM

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/18/2012 10:51AM

    emoticonI think it was wise of you to explain to your brother why you would not be going there. I'm sure it was painful to have those memories come back. Hang tough.

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