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Crazy Day.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm working hard to get 7 to 9 servings of non-starchy veggies.
It isn't easy. But I need to remember that most servings consider half a cup a serving. I still remember when I was a kid and used to fight about having to eat 3 tablespoons of veggies.

I should have listened.....

Today's weather is one for the Twilight Zone
It snowed like crazy, covered the street with huge flakes, stopped, snowed again, stopped, and now the sun is shining bright, the birds are singing, and it feels like spring. Sort of like a Weather Time Machine with a short circuit.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/27/2014 10:02PM

    Keep up the great job with the veggies!

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PATTISTAMPS 2/27/2014 1:06PM

    Hey! I have been missing you, friend! I just finished a project and was going to check your spark page... glad to see you today. We have a cloudy day, not pretty, but it is not too cold. Cold for me, but not for normal people from the north, LOL.

I have a hard time getting my veggies in. I try, but unless I eat a giant salad for lunch, I can't seem to make it. Yes, I know. Eat a giant salad for lunch. OK... I'll try... LOL

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KMICHA 2/27/2014 6:35AM

    Great job! I love the freggies!

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LEANMEAN2 2/27/2014 6:28AM

    That sounds like our Kansas weather. If you don't like it, just wait a few minutes.

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BUTEAFULL 2/27/2014 2:17AM

    I'm waiting for rain here, looking forward to it in fact

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ARTJAC 2/27/2014 1:45AM


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GABIBEAR 2/27/2014 12:04AM

    That is crazy weather, but I would take that over the frigid weather we are having! No snow, sun but VERY cold! Single digits right now!

Good luck with the veggies Sheryl!!!

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LINDAK25 2/26/2014 11:54PM

    I want that tomato! Wow, lots of veggies to eat. Good luck meeting your goal.

I always liked the kind of weather you had today. That snow doesn't hang around. Of course, the couple of feet of snow/ice you already have on the ground may be there for a bit longer.

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DBEAU57 2/26/2014 11:06PM

    Oh, wow. What else can I say? On my way down to the blog post box I read all the other blogs, and everyone said it all! But thanks for the reminder about how some veggies have 1/2 per serving. I've been eating more veggies than I thought!

I love putting kale and spinach in a smoothie with cucumbers and some fruit. I also put in some Greek yogurt for protein and body.

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EDWARDS1411 2/26/2014 10:46PM

    No taste or feel of Spring yet in my neck of the woods - I sure would like some!!!

20 days and 20 hours to Spring as I type - and I'm counting every moment - I sure hope Mother Nature is listening!

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PHYLISSCR 2/26/2014 10:42PM

    Boy, there are lots of good ideas for getting those veggies into our diet posted here. I will have to make a big veggies soup, and snack on it on these cold day. Thanks for waking our minds up to our need to" EAT THOSE VEGGIES" emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 2/26/2014 10:36PM

    I truly haven't found a vegetable I don't love. Now that is weird.

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TERMITEMOM 2/26/2014 10:22PM

    Same kind of weather where I am (near Washington DC). Really weird.

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/26/2014 9:42PM

    I like baby carrots and hummus !

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TREYONE 2/26/2014 9:39PM

  We have gone from massive snow back to wind chills that cut through your clothes and make it impossible for the ice to clear from the roads and sidewalks (where you can find the side walks!) This is one winter for the record books!!!

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CHACHAOREO 2/26/2014 9:11PM

    here too!!

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/26/2014 9:04PM

    Too weird

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1CRAZYDOG 2/26/2014 9:00PM

    That sounds like Monday's weather here last week: drizzle, rain, freezing drizzle, freezing rain, ice, snow then total wind! UGH! Mother Nature is definitely having a snit fit about something!


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GOULDSGRANITE 2/26/2014 8:20PM

    Awesome on the veggies. I can almost feel the sunshine - Woo Hoo!

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    LOL WE ALSO had the CRAZY weather !! SNOWED to beat the BAND, but OVER hEAD was A CLEAR BLUE beautiful sky !! LOL I looked for a "snow rainbow". HAHAHAHA !!

I have known about the 1/2 cup on MOST but, NOT all Veggies. SPARKS has a list of them. I also have to FIGHT to get them in !!! but, I am working at it. today was a "I DO NOT are to have any",,, but I STill had 2 !! WOOHOOOO

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 2/26/2014 7:16PM

    LOL. We had the exact same weather today. It was indeed confusing. Bursts of snow with bright sunshine in the afternoon.

Good job with the veggies!

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WOUBBIE 2/26/2014 7:02PM

    I'm still focused on 3-4 a day. Big A$$ Salad does the trick, with spicy guacamole for dressing.

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MICKEYH 2/26/2014 5:19PM

    Stay warm and get veggie in! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 2/26/2014 4:19PM

    All this talk about serving size has made me realize I am get LOTS more freggies than I thought. I need to measure again - thanks for the reminder.

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PHOENIX1949 2/26/2014 3:38PM

    Getting in those freggies was a challenge for me too. Then, I read a blog on here about the NutriBullet and the rest is history. GI tract rebels at raw food on the plate BUT has no problem using the smoothie version. I get my daily minimum of freggies all at once with some flaxseeds thrown in for Omega's and Rice Protein powder and coconut milk for other nutrients it is difficult for me to get in sufficient quantities with my allergies and sensitivities.

Our plants and trees are so confused with this weather. In early January some of our plants that usually bloom in late March and April were already peeking through and our trees that bud in late Spring had plenty of buds and green shoots.

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    The weather is crazy here too and so am I. I can't bear the thought of another day of winter yet starting Friday and for days after all heck will break loose. I have adjusted to the cold. I have adjusted to the heat. I have adjusted to torrential downpours. I have not adjusted to ice and never will. Death to winter!

That dog can have that tomato. I don't want it. I don't like tomatoes. emoticon

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MEADSBAY 2/26/2014 2:54PM

    I have to remind myself about how small a serving of veggies is, too.
On a typical day I will have a few small tomatoes w/ my egg, or berries in my oatmeal, 1/2 banana for snack, green smoothie w/ 1c spinach and 1 c froz berries,maybe an apple later and then 2-3 cups of cooked veggies for dinner (rarely a white potato), a smallish cold sweet potato for another snack-
easily 7-8-9 F&V's a day.

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NEW-CAZ 2/26/2014 2:47PM

    emoticon job Sheryl, love freggies emoticon

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TRAILBLAZER6 2/26/2014 2:45PM

    emoticon I enjoy your blogs so very, very much. It has lifted my attitude on many days.

Wondering what state you are in with that weather. We just returned from Iowa where we encountered two really good snowfalls - 3" and 5". We lived there for 41 years so were not surprised. But we had to be there for our granddaughter's birth!

Keep writing! I love it!

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OBIESMOM2 2/26/2014 2:26PM

    another favorite - spread hummus on a flat wrap, pile on LOTS of spring mix and baby spinach, roll tightly & enjoy

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    I remember sitting at the dinner table, long after everyone else had left - doing a stare-down on peas or green beans. Think I was about 5.

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KARENE10 2/26/2014 2:12PM

    Hahaha!!! I was the same way as a kid. Still not thrilled with veggies. I do eat raw baby carrots and those little peppers:)

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WALLAHALLA 2/26/2014 2:11PM

    Try fruit and veggie smoothies. Just run them through the blender and drink them. It is easy to get several servings in, plus you get all the fiber benefit. Lots of good recipes out there. Occasionally I add Greek yogurt to one, just for the extra protein, but not too often.

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EDDYMEESE 2/26/2014 2:10PM

    Great job getting those veggies in :)

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OBIESMOM2 2/26/2014 2:07PM

    I like mild red, yellow, and orange peppers (like the ones on your background) with hummus.
veggie spaghetti is good - peppers, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, yellow squash and zucchini with tomato sauce. Really good over spaghetti squash too.

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