Saturday, February 13, 2010
1. What time did you get up this morning? 10 am
2. How do you like your steak? medium rare, bbq/grilled
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Transformers 2 with g'kids
4. What is your favorite TV show? CSI's, Bones
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?Anywhere with lots of trees and water like the beach or maybe river
6. What did you have for breakfast? banana coffee malt-o-meal with raisins
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian or asian, but like most all cusisines
8. What foods do you dislike? peas, canned veggies, bell peppers (alergic)
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Olive Garden but rarely get there
10. Favorite dressing?low fat sweet sesame at home, 1000 isl out
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? chevy blazer s-10
12. What are your favorite clothes? jeans & T-shirts
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Spain, Italy, Australia, Egypt, British Islands
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full!
15. Where would you want to retire? Ocean, but am retired mostly lol
16. Favorite time of day? Night time
17. Where were you born? Glendale CA
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball, football or Olympics
19. How many siblings? 1 brother~gone now
20. Favorite pastime/hobby: reading, scrapbooking, cooking
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Everybody
22. Bird watcher? Not really, but I do love to see them and hear them.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
24. Do you have any pets? 1 very silly cat~max
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Scrapbook retreat at end of March
26. What did you want to be when you were little? Nurse
27. What is your best childhood memory? Getting my bike and Skates for Christmas and learning to use them.
28. Are you a cat or dog person? both would have a dog if Max was not such a snot
29. Are you married? widowed
30. Always wear your seat belt? Yup!
31. Been in a car accident? Yes, twice
32. Any pet peeves? liars
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?mushrooms bbq chicken & olives
34. Favorite Flower? lavendar roses
35. Favorite ice cream? goo goo cluster and I avoid it at all costs lol
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Jack In The Box!
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none
38. From whom did you get your last email? SparkPeople
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?wal mart or target but not gonna do that
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? lunch with daughter
41. Like your job? have no formal job but like what I do most of the time
42. Broccoli? Yes please!
43. What was your favorite vacation? CA to see kids/Texas to see friends
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? son and dil
45. What are you listening to right now? Olympics on TV~ski jumping
46. What is your favorite color? Pink!!!
47. How many tattoos do you have? 0 yet lol
48. How many people will fill this out? Doesn't matter.
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 3pm
50. Coffee Drinker? oh yes love my coffee
Have a great week all!
Friday, January 29, 2010
I found this article on Delish via msn, and thought it was interesting and decided to share. I usually eat most of these anyway but am going to try to incorpate more daily.
Eat More, Not Less
The new trend among the weight conscious? Eating more. Don't focus on consuming less of the "bad" foods — aim to incorporate more of the good foods into your diet. Not only will you feel less deprived, but you'll also end up being too full to crave the junk. Try these five nutritional superstars for a result that's even greater than the sum of its wholesome parts.
For $1.50, the price of a large bag of spinach at most grocery stores, you can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis, lower your cholesterol, and raise your I.Q. Spinach is an excellent bone-builder, containing vitamin K, calcium, and magnesium. It's also high in flavonoids, plant molecules that act as antioxidants, which have been shown to prevent breast, stomach, skin, and ovarian cancer. Spinach is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which not only keep you from getting sick in the winter, but also de-clog your arteries and reduce heart disease.Spinach contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the brain, thereby preventing the effects of aging on mental activity. Scientific studies have demonstrated that both animals and people who eat a few servings of spinach per day improve their learning capacities and motor skills. Serving ideas: Sauté spinach with olive oil, pine nuts, and raisins — the olive oil will help you to better absorb its nutrients. Don't love the flavor so much? Try these spinach brownies from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook — you won't taste a thing.
In the Snackwell-crazed '90s, dieters feared eggs because of their fat and cholesterol content and suffered through millions of tasteless egg-white omelets. But research has shown little, if any, connection between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, and the humble egg is finally being recognized for the remarkably complete set of nutrients it provides. It makes sense: Something that contains the ingredients for an entire life can give you the fuel you need to get through the morning.Eggs are a great source of protein, containing all eight amino acids (if you eat the whole thing). As any healthy dieter knows, protein is essential for staying full and having energy. Serving ideas: For breakfast on the go, roll up a veggie omelet in a whole-wheat wrap. Or, update the classic egg salad by chopping yours up with Italian tuna, black olives, and some olive oil and vinegar.
A Tufts University study found blueberries were the number one source of antioxidants among 60 fruits and vegetables analyzed. Blueberries contain antioxidants that can (get ready): prevent ulcers, cataracts, and glaucoma; decrease risks of heart disease and various types of cancer; and lower cholesterol. They can also reduce aging of the brain, keeping your memory sharp and diminishing the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Serving ideas: Throw some frozen ones in the blender with honey or agave syrup for a granita-like treat. Or, serve in a salad with spinach, sliced almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette for a light and gourmet lunch.
Eating an apple a day can keep all kinds of doctors away, from physicians to dentists. Apples contain both insoluble and soluble fiber, which not only make them filling, but also work double time to reduce cholesterol. Some doctors even recommend drinking apple juice after eating a fatty meal to reduce the food's negative effects on your body. Apples have been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. And if that's not enough to make you bite into a Fuji or McIntosh, consider this: Chewing apples stimulates saliva, which scrubs stains off your teeth and freshens breath instantly. Serving ideas: Spread peanut butter on sliced apples for a yummy taste of childhood. Or, dice them up in your oatmeal before cooking and sprinkle with cinnamon for an apple pie-flavored breakfast.
One cup of winter squash provides 170 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A, a nutrient necessary for night vision that's hard to find in other foods. Squash's bright orange color comes from a high dose of carotenoids, antioxidants that prevent eye degeneration due to aging and filter out carcinogenic light rays. Makes you think of jack-o'-lanterns in a new "light," doesn't it? Roast the seeds alongside the flesh and you'll reap a host of other benefits. Winter squash seeds contain a significant amount of L-tryptophan, which can help to prevent depression. They're also a rich source of magnesium, a mineral Americans don't consume nearly enough that's vital to almost every bodily function. Eating your daily dose of magnesium will lower your risks for heart disease, abdominal obesity, and diabetes. Serving ideas: Mix canned or pureed squash with cinnamon and the sweetener of your choice for a decadent and surprisingly low-cal treat reminiscent of Thanksgiving candied yams. One-half cup of pureed pumpkin has 40 calories, in contrast with yam's 180 (and that's if you don't add butter or marshmallows). Or, roll the seeds in cinnamon and sugar, crunchy sea salt, or curry powder, then roast them in the oven. And don't limit yourself to pumpkin — delicata and kabocha squash seeds are equally nutritious, with their own unique, nutty flavors.
Friday, January 15, 2010
coming back up the long stairway to the beach, mom and patty.
one of the many walking paths, neice, her boyfriend and sil
sil, mom and me painting between walking. Had a blast!
Hi I had a fantastic 2009 as far as getting fit and healthy went. So far 2010 is going great too. I walked/hiked/biked etc over 1837 miles, over 73,000 steps and lost some weight, lost a lot of inches and feel so much better. 2 years ago if I got 200 steps a day or walked 5 miles a month it was a surprise. I feel really proud of myself, LOVE SP and know 2010 will bring more good met goals.
My Inspiration is my mil, the woman will be 78 in March, has beaten 1 form of Lymphoma (cured 9 yrs ago) been through her second kind of Lymphoma and is now 100% in remission. we went to Seabrook, Wa for 5 days and once again I had to try to keep up with her. The Pictures show her walking, all of us painting and some of the many trails and paths at SB that make for good walking/hiking as some of those trails lead way down to the beach and getting back up to the top is a really good hike. So I plan to keep striving to keep up with mom and get even healthier and more fit.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week and stays dry, warm and plenty of good food and exercies!
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