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Dr. Oz, and my new Favorite!...... spinach!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I am not really crazy about The Dr Oz show, but I happened to turn it on yesterday and found he had a couple of interesting segments. One was about EFT, but it was so ridiculously short that if you had never heard of it, you would have learned very little by watching. There was also a segment on hypnosis but that too was so short. One interesting thing though, was about being distracted while eating. I spend a good portion of my day thinking about food. But when I eat, I am doing anything but thinking about food. They did an experiment and blindfolded a woman when she ate, and she ate half of what she did when she wasn't blindfolded. So this morning while eating a scrambled egg with light cream cheese in a tortilla, i tried this. I just shut my eyes, (otherwise my husband would have been laughing his a** off) and ate. I put the tortilla down and chewed. I really got a taste of the food and enjoyed the cream cheese more than usual. Plus, i was very aware of when i had had enough. I am looking at about 1/6 of an uneaten tortilla on my plate! Every interesting.


I also have a new favorite ....... spinach!
I have been sauteing onions and spinach and then putting that onto a slice of swiss cheese or cheddar, and a sandwich thin and then grilling it like a grilled cheese. I am just using pam to spray the grill. YUM (about 230 cal)

I also have sauted the onions and spinach then added an egg, scrambled. add a slice of am cheese and put on sandwich thin. (260)
To both of these i use liberal amounts of MRS DASH.
The spinich wilts so much that i can use lots and get a veggie in at breakfast.
I have added a slice of bacon or parmesan cheese to these to change things up a bit.

Well I am off to add my leftover breakfast to the trash!
Have a great day

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LE7_1234 2/9/2011 12:26AM

    What great ideas....

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CARRIEMT 2/8/2011 12:41PM

    I've tried eating with my eyes closed as a relaxation technique, I'll have to try it again.
I also adore spinach- it's good with everything :)

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/8/2011 11:21AM

    I love, love, love spinach!

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a little bit about me

Friday, February 04, 2011

Survey about me.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
5:30 AM

2. How do you like your steak?

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Nights in Rodanthe (sp)

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Hawaii 50

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
somewhere on a beach

6. What did you have for breakfast?
bran cereal with milk and coffee

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

8. What foods do you dislike?

9. Favorite Place to Eat?

10. Favorite dressing?
no dressing

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
o8 Ford Fusion (love it)

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Jeans & T-shirt with a flexie underneath

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
1/2 full

15. Where would you want to retire?
Cabo, beach, warm

16. Favorite time of day?

17. Where were you born?

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

19. How many siblings?
2 sisters

20. Favorite pastime/hobby?
Reading painting quilting

21. Bird watcher?

22. Are you a morning person or a night person?

23. Do you have any pets?
1 corgi and 1 aussie and 1 very irritating cat

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
We start calving in 3 weeks

25. What did you want to be when you were little?
I wanted to train horses

26. What is your best childhood memory?
riding in the timber

27. Are you a cat or dog person?

28. Are you married?
Yes, and today it is 27 years

29. Always wear your seat belt?

30. Been in a car accident?

31. Any pet peeves
when someone doesn't tighten the lids on bottles

32. Favorite Pizza Toppings?

33. Favorite Flower?
moss roses

34. Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate chip mint

35. Favorite fast food restaurant?

36. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

37. From whom did you get your last email?
Spark People

38. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Back Door Quilt Shoppe or an art supply store.

39. Like your job?

40. Broccoli?
Love it!

41. What was your favorite vacation?
Mexican Riviera cruise

42. Last person you went out to dinner with?
The hubs

43. What is your favorite color?

44. How many tattoos do you have?

47. How many people will fill this out?
Lots, hopefully this is fun!

48. What time did you finish this quiz?
6:55 am

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LE7_1234 2/4/2011 12:09PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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CARRIEMT 2/4/2011 10:23AM

    Good luck calving out- I hope it warms up a little for you and your babies.

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Traction, don't laugh, it works!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I have been house bound for a couple of weeks now. It has been too icy and slippery to walk outside. But I borrowed an idea from the local "coffee house men" of which my dad is one, and inserted very short screws into the soles of my Muck Boots. I put 8 in each sole. WOW does that work. I can't run, but i can safely walk down my slippery slope and make it easily to the road below.
I was bundled with several layers and tons of scarves, caps socks and mittens. There was a stiff wind but the only thing that affected was my eyes. Do I need googles too???
I didn't get carried away with speed or anything, even with the added traction i could still slip, but i had a great walk and the best part, I got out of the house.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARRIEMT 1/15/2011 4:23PM

    What I would give to see you in muck boots and googles, I'd be even happier to sport the look right along side you! What a great idea for getting out in this icky weather :)

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LE7_1234 1/15/2011 7:34AM

    Okay, I won't laugh, but I'm sure grinning! I love the idea of you doing everything you can to get out there and MOVE!! :-)

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PLATEAU11 1/14/2011 4:53PM

  Wow, good tip!

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A different kind of

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just listened to this podcast, IOWL #111 by Renee Stephen's, for the first time. I was trying the mindfulness technique and was trying to find the feeling in my torso region. I usually think of things first in my head and figure that must be IT. But Renee always says that if you think the feeling is in your head go to where it was before it was in your head, in the the torso somewhere. So I was sitting with the though of overeating yesterday with a specific time in mind and all I was coming up with was head thoughts. I started just poking around in all the parts of my torso and decided to just settle on a spot that had a funny feeling. This word just popped into my mind. "Empty"

That brings tears! This feels a bit scary, heck, a LOT scary!

So I thought, Renee says to just sit with the feeling, move toward it. I am afraid of feeling empty, and my rational mind said, "then eat to feel full" But the empty feeling that was REALLY there was a fear of feeling empty, empty of love of safety, of security ......(more tears here!) empty of hope of belonging of friends. all these feelings in varying degrees.

I can still feel it right now, and it does feel different but similar to hunger feelings. It is in the same area but kind of encompassing. So I am going to sit with it today, feel it and embrace it, tap on it too. I do think this is a breakthrough for me. But now what to do with this. I want to fix it. Dr. Julia, here is something to tap on tomorrow! :-)

After almost throwing in the towel yesterday, then comes a piece of the puzzle that FITS!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARRIEMT 1/12/2011 3:52PM

    That made me a little teary.
It's a scary proposition to feel the empty feeling and address it rather than just eating until I can't feel. I still do that occassionally.
Thanks for the share :)

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LE7_1234 1/12/2011 2:53PM

    Isn't it amazing, what our minds will tell us when we slow down enough to listen??

Sending positive thoughts to fill the void....


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TARAH85 1/12/2011 12:12PM

    It's so amazing that you found this out about yourself. Isn't it incredible that our physical bodies can take us to so many emotional places if we only let them? Keep workin' it! These discoveries will continue to be important as you explore yourself. Things will start to connect. It's okay to be afraid, but don't let that stop you!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

I just discovered a whole list of workouts, about 10 min each, on Sparkpeople. Now where has that been hiding? I think i will do several of them instead of my boring old step videos. (they're on VHS) YIKES! that old. So I am excited to try these new ones out, especially the kick boxing one and the "new you bootcamp" ones. I am headed to town and hopefully i will pick up an exercise ball, if not, i think i will order one off SP.

I love my routine of walking outside but it is nice to shake things up a bit. So maybe all the ice outside is a blessing in disguise!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LE7_1234 1/10/2011 12:05PM

    OK, you convinced me to try it. I've been toying with the idea of at least doing the boot camp videos, even if I don't officially join the challenge--and this was the push I needed to do day 1. Fun and quick. What more can I ask for?? LOL!


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CARRIEMT 1/10/2011 11:59AM

    I like exercise balls for ab work because it keeps my tail bone from getting sore.
Hope you have fun with the new workouts!

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