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A haiku a day keeps the stress away!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A vast universe
I have my little corner
In it, Iím a star!

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    Nice ! ...
mine not so great, but anyway here goes ..

Some time to myself
for pondering life's puzzles
Answers lie within

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A new start and a new reason!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I always knew in my heart that carbs were worse than fat, but now I've found this article online and finally feel vindicated:

"Fat or Carbs: Which Is Worse?

... An analysis that combined the results of 21 studies, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that "saturated fat was not associated with an increased risk" of coronary heart disease, stroke or coronary vascular disease.

... Meanwhile, in the years since, there has been increasing evidence that added sweeteners in foods may contribute to heart disease. Sweeteners appear to lower levels of HDL cholesterol (the higher your HDL, the better) and raise triglycerides (the lower the better). That's according to a study of more than 6,000 adults by Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and published in April in The Journal of the American Medical Association."

Here's the full article, if you are interested in reading it: www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-m

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TRESCRES 7/3/2010 2:06PM

  I always knew Dr Atkins diet was good. You just need to follow the book. People think you can eat anything and any amount of meat cheese and eggs on his diet but this is not true. It just cuts out a large portion of the carbs.

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One year quitiversay!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

June 12, 2009

WooHoo! Absolutely the best thing I've ever done in life... next to marrying my wonderful husband and having my awesome kids, that is!

Thanks to SINCERELYSUSAN2 for the graphic!

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SINCERELYSUSAN2 6/15/2009 1:24PM

    You're soooooo Welcome!! emoticon emoticon Quitting never tasted sooo good! emoticon
Happy ONE whole YEAR to You!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CZKCMOM 6/14/2009 4:36PM

    Awesome...so many pros....health, family's health, $$, etc. WTG!

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BONHAD 6/14/2009 12:38PM

    Congratulations! That is great. Did you know....

At One Year Smoke-Free:
Your excess risk of coronary heart disease is decreased to half that of a smoker after one year.


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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/14/2009 9:39AM

    thsat is great, congrats!!!

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CBSPECIAL 6/14/2009 7:24AM

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Give yourself the ultimate gift...

Sunday, October 05, 2008

And be your biggest cheerleader!

After being a wife and a mother for over 20 years, I'm so out of practice in taking care of myself... and it shows! I've finally decided that I need to take care of me, too, so this morning, after my long soak in the tub, I spent some time slathering myself in body lotion (never did that before!) and cherishing each part of me in the process! The more I did it, the better I felt about myself, so I think I might be on to something! Nature knows, I've been really negative since I had to send hubby away, and having pms and getting my period again when I thought I was past that hasn't helped much, so I certainly needed some coddling and encouragement, even if just from myself! Or maybe I should say, and especially from myself, because no one else can change my mindset and my mood like I can!

I've also decided that I'm going to eliminate white foods from my diet... so no more white bread, white rice and especially white sugar! I've gone to honey for my tea, finally, after fighting it for so long... doesn't mean that I'm not going to treat myself once in a while to a wonderful Starbucks coffee with cream and sugar, just means that I'm going to save that treat for once a weekend and be good the rest of the week! Wow, this healthy lifestyle change is not easy, but I'm confident in the end it is going to be well worth it!


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DEVIVAK 11/9/2008 10:09AM

    I am also going off white foods too.... so far it's been 6 days :) and I am still on track!

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MOMMA_GRIZZ 10/5/2008 8:44PM

    Very true! I know it's hard to get use to (being a mother myself for over 25 years). I spend a lot of time taking care of others and last year I decided it was MY time. It was hard at first (felt a lot of guilt) but it has gotten a lot easier. Sounds like you enjoyed your ME time today - that's great! Make sure you get some more soon. Enjoy your journey!

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