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My cousin went to Texas to meet the donor....

Friday, October 08, 2010

That saved her daughters life. This is part of their story:

http://cbs11tv.com/local/avarie.giles.do
nor.2.1952538.html

and another:

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Local-Don
or-Meets-Oregon-Child-Saved-by-His-Bon
e-Marrow-104544604.html

  
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RAINYFRIDAY 10/8/2010 10:56AM

    What an amazing story!Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Saturday Market

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Took the max train from Clackamas Mall to the saturday market today. The kids did great! They had so much fun! It was great to walk around downtown with them. Saw all kinds of cool bikes all different types of people and music. It was great. Havent been there since I was little! The ship museum was free today, the kids made cup telephones! I cant put into words how great it was to be with my boys, sister in law, nephew and father in law. No fighting, crying, whinning, anything! The perfect day with (part) of my family! Great weather too!!

  
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KIMOTHY77 9/25/2010 10:35PM

    I love days like this! Glad you had a great day!

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The answer for food cravings....

Monday, September 13, 2010

I found this on the net. Not sure how accurate it is, but its worth a shot, right?!?!?!

Craving: You Need: Try This:

Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits

Sweets Chromium Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves
liver, chicken

Carbon Fresh fruits
Phosphorus Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs,
dairy, nuts, legumes, grains
Sulfur Cranberries, horseradish, cruciferous
vegetables, kale, cabbage
Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato,
spinach
Bread, toast Nitrogen High protein foods: fish, meat, nuts, beans

Oily snacks, fatty foods Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, kale,
legumes, cheese, sesame

Coffee or tea Phosphorous Chicken, beef, liver, poultry, fish, eggs,
dairy, nuts, legumes
Sulfur Egg yolks, red peppers, muscle protein,
garlic, onion, cruciferous vegetables
NaCl (salt) Sea salt, apple cider vinegar (on salad)
Iron Meat, fish and poultry, seaweed, greens,
black cherries

Alcohol, recreational drugs Protein Meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, nuts
Avenin Granola, oatmeal
Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli,
kale, legumes, cheese, sesame
Glutamine Supplement glutamine powder for
withdrawal, raw cabbage juice
Potassium Sun-dried black olives, potato peel
broth, seaweed, bitter greens

Chewing ice Iron Meat, fish, poultry, seaweed, greens,
black cherries

Burned food Carbon Fresh fruits

Soda and other Calcium Mustard and turnip greens, broccoli,
carbonated drinks kale, legumes, cheese, sesame

Salty foods Chloride Raw goat milk, fish, unrefined sea salt

Acid foods Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits


Preference for liquids Water Flavor water with lemon or lime. You need
rather than solids 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Preference for solids Water You have been so dehydrated for so
rather than liquids long that you have lost your thirst.
Flavor water with lemon or lime. You
need 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Cool drinks Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple,
blueberries

Pre-menstrual cravings Zinc Red meats (especially organ meats),
seafood, leafy vegetables, root vegetables

General overeating Silicon Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tryptophan Cheese, liver, lamb, raisins, sweet potato,
spinach
Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green,
red fruits and vegetables

Lack of appetite Vitamin B1 Nuts, seeds, beans, liver and other organ
meats

Vitamin B3 Tuna, halibut, beef, chicken, turkey, pork,
seeds and legumes
Manganese Walnuts, almonds, pecans, pineapple,
blueberries

Chloride Raw goat milk, unrefined sea salt

Tobacco Silicon Nuts, seeds; avoid refined starches
Tyrosine Vitamin C supplements or orange, green and
red fruits and vegetables



Hope this helps!!!!!





  
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GLORRE 9/13/2010 11:54PM

  Thanks - good info

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Not sure whats going on!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Help! Lately I have been way over my calorie count. I am not snacking a whole lot but I just always feel hungry. I try to eat high fiber and high protein, but it doesnt seem to help. I am at the high end of my fiber needs and over my calorie needs. I havent increased my fitness much. I just dont get it. I am not beating myself up over it, I just cant figure it out.

  
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GENKIDESU 9/15/2010 5:58AM

    Hang in there! :)

The "long term" is what is important, and how you fit in your clothes, not so much the often-fluctuating scale numbers (a bit of muscle gain (muscle is lean but weighs more than fat), or a meal of salty foods, or "that time of the month", and it can be surprising how much spurious so-called "weight" one appears to have "gained".)

I am also in "maintenance mode" (my weight hovers around 123 lbs, much like you.) Some days I get "the munchies" (almost always for healthy stuff!), and then, after a while, other days I almost forget to eat enough (when I track it, I can tell). Maybe my body just gets a bit run down at certain times and needs a bit more food - so far, in the long term and under optimal measurement conditions, I am not actually "regaining", and I still fit in my clothes!.

It took a while for me to comfortably adjust to "maintenance" instead of "weight loss" mode; and I'm not sure I'm even quite fully done adjusting. It may possibly be the same for you. :)

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TISTEN23 9/13/2010 8:17PM

    Thanks everyone! I am NOT trying to lose weight. I am trying to maintain. I have issues with that. Once its gone, I get all excited and then it comes flying back at me! I am just afraid that is what is happening. I keep track of my food pretty regularly, nothing seems to change that much...I dont know! Oh well....Life goes on...THanks for the support! Much appreciated!

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GHK1962 9/13/2010 5:11PM

    I am totally NOT an expert on this...but did your caloric intake get reduced? I noticed on your Spark page that your weight had gone down 10 lbs.

I recall getting an email thing once that said when about a 10 - 15 lb loss is reached, that the calorie intake gets adjusted. I'm not sure if it gets done automatically or not, or whether it happened on yours. But if it did go down and you didn't notice it, that could be a reason. (Again...I'm not an expert at Spark things...was just a thought).

On the other hand, it may just be you've been hungrier lately. At any rate....woo hoo and congratulations on the 10 lbs!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/13/2010 5:10PM

    I would look closely at your burn for the week and make sure you aren't burning too much more than your weekly "goal" that can affect your calorie needs. Is is close to your time of the month? That makes me hungry. You might also try air popped popcorn. Lots of it, few calories. :-D good luck.

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KARRIESNEWLIFE 9/13/2010 4:46PM

    Why are you SO worried about Food now? Just from your Profile Page, yer @ the End of your Journey. Are you Seriously tiring to Lose more Weight?!!!

If I was @ 123 I'd be Very Seriously Under Weight. Maybe you should take your Body's Advice & Eat.

Being Anorexic can be just as Dangerous as being Over Weight.

You look Great the way you are now. You don't need to Lose anymore Weight. Be Content & Just Maintain it.


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KARRIESNEWLIFE 9/13/2010 4:45PM

    Why are you SO worried about Food now? Just from your Profile Page, yer @ the End of your Journey. Are you Seriously tiring to Lose more Weight?!!!

If I was @ 123 I'd be Very Seriously Under Weight. Maybe you should take your Body's Advice & Eat.

Being Anorexic can be just as Dangerous as being Over Weight.

You look Great the way you are now. You don't need to Lose anymore Weight. Be Content & Just Maintain it.


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SLIMMAR 9/13/2010 4:37PM

    That's why its great to track your food everyday, then you can go back to when you were eating within your calorie range and compare that to what you are eating now and make changes.

How are your portions? Have you increased the number of snacks you have during the day? Are you under any stress that would have you eating a little more?

If you find its just a fact of you just eating more, try to adjust over the next few days until your body is once again use to the lower calorie count.

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RONIREDD 9/13/2010 4:33PM

    Hang in there. For me, sometimes, I am just hungrier than other times. It doesn't matter how much fiber and/or protein I eat or how many glasses of water I drink ... sometimes I am just hungry. So, this too shall pass. Take care!

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Way over calorie count!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

WTF? I havent been eating all day...I havent been mindlessly munching but I have gone way over my limit. I dont get it. I look at my food list of what I ate, it is all good for me. Nothing too high in calories, but dang....I dont get it! Its so frusterating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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MAR-TISH-A 9/8/2010 10:27PM

    Let go! A bad day does not define you. If it continues, look for the stressors!!

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