CAROLFAITHWALKR's SparkPeople Blog CAROLFAITHWALKR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer I've procrastinated so long getting my pedometer back up and running I literally don't remember how long. Maybe over a year?? Every time it's something - lost, washed, or this last time, the battery started failing because a button was pressed on against my leg while it was inside my pocket. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've been walking without it. But it's not the same. However, with being homeless, unemployed, and crappily ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:46:14 EST Busy <img src=""> <BR> Sunday night . . . The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. <BR> <BR> <BR> On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” <BR> <BR> After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:55:29 EST An Easter Celebration in Song for You <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's a private Easter Celebration if some of you are shut-in, or single like me, no family like me; perhaps with no place to go. He is with us always, including right now. We are not alone. Maybe you are in a hospital, hospice, waiting room, or airport. Maybe you have family all around you. Maybe you just left church and feel alone. Maybe you are married and feel alone. Maybe your soul is thirsty for the ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:47:23 EST Resurrection Cookies & Free Online Easter Movies Resurrection Cookies <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=265554 </link> <BR> Submitted by: BUFFCESSNA <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 cup Pecans <BR> 1 tsp Vinegar <BR> 3 Egg Whites <BR> 1 pinch of Salt <BR> 1 cup Sugar <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> These are to be made the evening before Easter. Preheat oven to 300F. <BR> *** (this is very important --- don't wait until you are half done with the recipe). <BR> <BR> Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children be... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:40:48 EST Good Friday 4/18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It should be called Crucifixation Friday; Death by Torture Friday; Travesty Show Trials Friday; Grand Miscarriage of Justice Friday. <BR> <BR> The Good News is, He's overcome the world, and our sin. Very good news indeed. Therefore, even amidst the horror, it is Good Friday. <BR> <BR> Speaking of horror, the movie The Passion of the Christ is available free & full length on You Tube. Among true believers, the ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:20:04 EST Thankful Thursday, Maundy Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Thursday before Easter is called Maundy Thursday, when we remember the Last Passover Supper, the bread and the wine of the New Covenant, and foot washing. <BR> <BR> Much indeed, to be thankful for. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper <BR> <BR> It was time for supper, . . . so Jesus got up from the table, took off his robe, wr... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:41:00 EST Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Many Rabbis could not understand, nor reconcile at all!, the many prophets of old who foretold what almost seemed like two different Messiahs; one prophesied meekly arriving on a foal of donkey worshipped by the lowly masses, rejected by the religious rulers and nobles. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:16:04 EST Turmeric Prevents Fluoride from Destroying Your Brain More reasons to take turmeric, in addition to cancer, inflammation, alzheimers, diabetes, etc. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain <BR> <link><BR>that-prevents-fluoride-from-destroying<BR>-your-brain/ </link> <BR> By Sayer Ji Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:38:47 EST Researchers Raise Questions About Flu Drugs Since many online articles later have their content edited, rewritten, made (even more) politically correct, or removed (read: journalism morally bankrupt), I am posting the article here as it was when I found it online. <BR> <BR> Source: <link><BR>014/04/09/tamiflu-relenza-study/7478287/ </link> <BR> <BR> Researchers Raise Questions About Flu Drugs <BR> Michelle Healy, USA TODAY 2:24 p.m. EDT April 10, 2014 <BR> <BR> The antiviral medications Tami... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:08:50 EST Thankful Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Count your blessings; name them one by one. <BR> <BR> Count your many blessings - see what God has done! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for 2 bags of food, a bag of potatoes, and toiletries from the Christian Mission. <BR> <BR> I am thankful I was able to drop off 6 sleeves of cups and 5 pkgs rolled oats at the Soup Kitchen. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:51:08 EST Wednesday Smile <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Count your blessings, name them one by one. <BR> <BR> Count your many blessings, see what God has done. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:22:54 EST Magnesium Lowers Colorectal & Colon Cancer Risk Another reason to take your magnesium, since only about 20% of Americans get enough from their diet. 70+% do not eat the RDA of 420 mg for men or 320 mg for women. Dark chocolate has a whopping 176 mg of magnesium in a 3.5 ounce bar. Large bars of dark & extra dark chocolate are available at Aldi's for less than $2. I need to dig my magnesium and other supplements out of ministorage . . . pronto . . . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sw... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:38:10 EST The 4 Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden You think you already know? You don't unless you've already read this article. Monsanto is very very sneaky. We have to be smarter than that. <BR> <BR> The 4 Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden <BR> <link><BR>four-steps-required-to-keep-monsanto-o<BR>ut-of-your-garden/ </link> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:49:55 EST Sunday - Easter Deviled Eggs <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm celebrating Easter early. One weekend, and the Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday next Sunday, is not long enough. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found these eggs online last year, and made them. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To my surprise they were very very easy, and just as pleasi... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 21:56:59 EST Growing Fresh Tomatoes During Minnesota Winter Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, unfortunately nothing much is happening with me personally. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I thought I'd share my gardener guru guy with you. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Job Hunting: Applying for many professional things online, after tweaking my resume again.... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 01:12:39 EST Autism <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The small print says: <BR> Measles, 21 cases in Orange County. <BR> Autism, 1.2 million diagnosed in US. <BR> <BR> National news is making a big todo about measles, many stories in the press about measles in the last 6 months. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:33:33 EST A Great Day - & Hello! Hello!, beautiful April!!! At loooooooooong last. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> March finally left like a lamb . . . finally . . . finally . . . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You who are nutrition gurus, I have a question. Why do I sleep so much better when I eat a carb meal for last meal? I have to find my magnesium and cal/mag supplements in ministorage. They also p... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:22:06 EST Real Beef Enchiladas, Spanish Rice & Refried Beans <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found my unconventional gardening guy again on You Tube, he grew tomatoes and other produce at home in a Minnesota winter. In his window. With no fancy stuff, and no greenhouse. He also shows how tos for elephant garlic, and many many many other things. My hero! I'm definitely doing the same when I get my apt. I don't know why I love this guy so much but I do. His pen name on You Tube is Praxxus. He is ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:27:37 EST Cherries! Amazing Healing (Arthritis, Gout, Cancer, Cough, & More) <em>474</em> <em>180</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> Fresh fruit studies have shown SIGNIFICANT immune strengthening protection when eating 3 servings fresh fruit per day. Fresh ONLY. <BR> <BR> Bob the trainer on Biggest Loser, has as one of his rules to eat berries EVERY day. <BR> <BR> So I try to eat 3 fresh fruits, and make one of them be berries, every day. It's not a rigid diet rule; it's just healthy and nutritious (and del... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:48:51 EST A Smile for Friday This is a very funny, short video, you can also get SparkPoints for watching it. Turn on your audio / sound / speakers. <BR> <BR> <BR> What Really Happens When You Leave Your Dog Home Alone <BR> <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=58 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:26:44 EST CDC Caught Red-Handed Exaggerating Flu Cases & Deaths Also if you haven't heard, Tamiflu is now shrouded in scandal, as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> CDC Caught Red-Handed Exaggerating Flu Cases and Deaths <BR> <link><BR>d-exaggerating-flu-cases-and-deaths/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> One of THE BEST, all-natural preventatives for flu? Eliminate sugar and take vitamin D. <BR> <BR> <BR> Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza ... <BR> Sep 16, 2010 ... This means vitamin D was responsible f... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:39:04 EST Tuesday Today is cold and rainy. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Snow was predicted but it was too warm, yay! Supposed to be cold & windy all week, but already the forecast is changing to Thurs or sooner being a nice day. Reluctantly, like an exhausted recalcitrant child who refuses to go to bed, Winter is clinging with it's last strength. <BR> <BR> I have been super tired - ?? I think it is delayed stress relief reaction to not having t... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:10 EST Today's Assignment 1. Keep First Things, First <BR> Everything comes from the RELATIONSHIP. It is not enough to be a follower of Jesus. The first assignment today is to return to Him, and rely on Him, and be in relationship with Him. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The picture says: I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:44:49 EST Make Your Effort Worth It <img src=""> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:21:57 EST 11 Scientific Reasons to Eat Only Organic From Sterility to Stomach Holes: 11 Scientific Reasons Why You Must Avoid GMOs Now <BR> <link><BR>-sterility-to-stomach-holes-11-scienti<BR>fic-reasons-why-you-must-avoid-gmos-now/ </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:42:57 EST Happy Friday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am going to the Soup Kitchen today. Yesterday went to the Soup Kitchen & Christian Mission. Wed & Thurs got alot of organic salad free at Soup Kitchen, and put them on ice in my car in 2 med-small ice chests. Very grateful for free organic salad I can eat in the car. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I should be feeling scared but I'm not. Still relie... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:30:26 EST Thankful Thursday - REJOICE! Feels like Friday, I am so happy and so glad this crappy job is over, profound RELIEF and feeling a great burden has been lifted, is an accurate description. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is Happiness Day, and it's also the First Day of Spring! Soooo happy . . . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The lady I was driving all over, got her temporary drivers license back ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:08:12 EST Plants that Deter Garden Pests Plants that Deter Garden Pests <BR> <link><BR>pestcontrol/tp/Plants-That-Deter-Garde<BR>n-Pests.htm?nl=1 </link> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:09:08 EST Irish Rainbows <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wasn't online yesterday for St. Patrick's Day. I wore a green top to work; simple fun. <BR> <BR> Doing car repair, power steering pump, today. 2nd try. Part not here last time. <BR> <BR> Got one reply to Craigslist posting for Room Wanted. Hope there are more. <BR> <BR> I love rainbows. Here are some Irish rainbows. Hope you had a great Monday. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:23:57 EST Irish Sea Turtle;&ABOUT IRELAND <img src=""> <BR> This is my fav picture. It brings out the kid in me, pretending to stand there with them and the HUMONGOUS sea turtle . , . <BR> <BR> I have never been outside the US. I would love to visit Ireland one day. <BR> <BR> ABOUT IRELAND <BR> <BR> Éire, Erin, the Emerald Isle: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Erin go bragh ("Éirinn go brách"), Ireland live forever. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:07:25 EST Prayer of Saint Patrick The beautiful prayer of St. Patrick, popularly known as "St. Patrick's Breast-Plate", is supposed to have been composed by him in preparation for this victory over Paganism. The following is a literal translation from the old Irish text: <BR> <BR> I bind to myself today <BR> The strong virtue of the Invocation of the Trinity: <BR> I believe the Trinity in the Unity <BR> The Creator of the Universe. <BR> <BR> I bind to myself today <BR> The virtue of the Incarnation of Christ with His Bapti... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:53:59 EST Friday: Counterfeits <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The word, "holiday", comes from the two words, "holy", and "day". <BR> <BR> Originally, our holidays were holy days. <BR> <BR> Fast forward several centuries, and most of what were holy days, have become perverted at worst or counterfeited, at the very least. <BR> <BR> There is lots of debauchery associated with the world's celebration of St. Patrick's Day, for example; there is not much that is holy about i... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:44:18 EST Thursday: God Can Open Doors No Man Can Shut <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, got a voice mail message today from the temp agency, that very carefully said the lady I interviewed with has decided to interview other candidates at this time. & I should know something by the end of next week (in other words, when the positions are filled at the end of next week they'll let me know that. Sigh.) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yo... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:06:32 EST Wednesday I am back in the waiting room of the car repair place. It's so nice that most places like this have wifi now - terrific that I can do computer stuff while waiting. <BR> <BR> Interviewed for a semi-professional job yesterday, it is good news and bad. <BR> <BR> The bad news: <BR> 1. Graveyard shift mandatory, which was not disclosed before the interview. <em>40</em> <BR> 2. They hire 4 temps during busy season of Memorial Day through Oct or Nov, after that, they keep the best 2 and l... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:19:01 EST Saturday <img src=""> <BR> Kilkenny Castle and Double Irish Rainbow <BR> <BR> A stressful, blessed, hard week. Didn't get much sleep Sat - Tues nights (see previous blog). Sat & Sun because of being in strange location, and up doing laundry in the night, and being stressed about unknown outcome of car, and feeling weird about imposing myself on my host family. Mon & Tues from doing car repair errands, dealing with issues and people concerning... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:48:31 EST Tuesday Regarding my previous blog, car is running. <BR> <BR> I AM SO THANKFUL FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS!!!!! They were answered in multiple ways, as you'll see below. <BR> <BR> I had an interesting peek into the family I wanted but never had, over the weekend. My friends from former Life Group (who rescued me Sat when my car died, and let me sleep on their couch, see previous blog), have 4 children at home, and 3 are teens, making every minute VERY interesting ALL the time. I confess I am exhauste... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:02:46 EST Car Towed <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes, I did have to work mandatory overtime Sat, 4th Sat in a row. <BR> <BR> On the way to work, my car died. <BR> <BR> Since I live in my car, this is a bigger problem than just mechanical failure. <BR> <BR> Much MUCH bigger problem, for homeless person living in their car. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I put the hood up, called work, then called 91... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:08:05 EST Feb 28th Feb 28th already!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> March is definitely coming in like a lion here, and in most of the country. Winter's last gasp. Although we do have some pink trees here. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> By using my Franklin Covey old-school planner this past month of Feb, I am beginning to get a grip on time mgmt and planning and tasks to get done. <BR> <BR> Part of getting a grip - when you start budgeting, or time mgmt, or ma... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:34:57 EST 7 Most Alkaline Foods, & Healthy Salad I'm still checking out the author. <BR> <BR> Avocados surprised me, but the rest didn't. Don't forget watermelon, fresh lemon, raw apple cider vinegar, and dark green leafy greens. <BR> <BR> I picked up 2 avocados 59 cents each, at Aldi's today. I have started adding avocado chunks to salad with fresh squeezed lemon and no other oil. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Other times I use fresh lemon or raw apple cider vinegar, combi... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:34:30 EST 2 Preemie Babies on Facebook <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Story as told on FB: <BR> <BR> Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. <BR> <BR> Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2lbs, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live. <BR> <BR> Their nurse did everything she could to make Br... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:07:14 EST Sunday I worked again Sat; 3rd Saturday in a row to work, so, my weekly planning is in terrible shape & I am feeling the time crunch in all areas. <BR> <BR> This is one of the songs I sang Saturday at work, about the amazing extent to which God loves me, and loves you: Jesus, the One above all powers, kingdoms, thrones, and above all created things, He, Jesus, ". . . took the fall, and thought of me, above all." The One who IS above all, thought of ME above all - amazing. The priceless One, valu... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:56:50 EST Saturday Can you believe there is only one week left in Feb. <BR> <BR> Today is the 3rd Saturday in a row I have to work. <BR> <BR> I have a paycheck and I am grateful. <BR> <BR> But I am feeling the time crunch in my weekly plan's schedule. And I am missing interaction with my teams. <BR> <BR> The silver lining is, for the first time this month it is only a 6 hour shift (5.5 hrs paid), which means I work 12-6 instead of 3:30 - midnight. So, things will still be open when I get off at 6. <BR> <... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:06:25 EST Tuesday At work I'm running some very slow pieces in a pressure testing machine. <BR> <BR> So far I've done: <BR> <BR> Weekly planning in my mind; <BR> <BR> Prayed; <BR> <BR> Sang; <BR> <BR> Strategized job hunting strategies of how to get a real job to get out of this sitch, tho IT'S A PAYCHECK AND I'M GRATEFUL. <BR> <BR> I need some more ideas. <BR> <BR> Today I thought of eye exercises - which would be perfect for my situation. Some say you can improve weak eye muscles, & thereby improve v... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:55:42 EST Shingles Vaccine Regarding My Previous Blog: I've had several persons contact me about my comments about the shingles vaccine, Zostavax by Merck. They especially questioned my data from which I drew my conclusions, and the validity of my conclusions. <BR> <BR> In response, I'll give my opinion. This is America, the validity of my conclusions I'll leave up to YOUR opinion. The most important thing is for YOU to do YOUR OWN research. These opinions are my own, except where directly quoting a source. I... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:07:00 EST Singles Awareness Day; Alternative Hlth Research Happy Single Awareness Day! <BR> <link><BR>e-celebrate-singles-awareness-day </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not a doctor nor a medical professional. I have no alphabets behind my name. I've done alot of reading and research into alternative health subjects, sites, books, theories, etc. My inherent interest was dramatically accelerated by my sister's battle with cancer. She lost the battle in Dec 2010 at the age of 51. <BR> <BR> Part of my research rout... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:30:32 EST A Challenge & True Love on Valentine's Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What are some simple ways you can show love to those around you today? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Jesus gave us a new commandment. Not a suggestion. Not a wish list item. Not something for us to consider. A commandment is a direct order. <BR> <BR> Many people confuse The Golden Rule with The Royal Law. James 2:8 says, "If you really fulfill the roy... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:34:18 EST Thurs Snow Stranded, & Attacks on Alternative Medicine <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What a relaxing day I had due to being stranded in my car by the snow. Yippee!, had a second snow day today because the plant cancelled our shift again for a second day. Unheard of for the plant to do so, and unheard of to have this much snow here. Two occurrences that will likely not happen again if ever. However, I wouldn't have been able to get to work today anyway. I would have had to have called in, if t... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:41:37 EST A Snow Day Off <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There are plenty of places scripture speaks warmly of success. <BR> <BR> So although I agree about faithfulness, I am not sure I agree with the above. <BR> <BR> However, the snowy picture is perfectly appropriate, LOL. And faithfulness is definitely a precedent to success. <BR> <BR> Today the factory cancelled 2nd & 3rd shifts, and cancelled tomorrow's 1st shift. Because it's unpaid time off for temps like ... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:56:56 EST Valentines - Use Every Opportunity to Redeem the Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How can you show true love to a world that desperately needs it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What IS true love, anyway? <BR> <BR> Love is vulnerable. Love gives, love shows up, and love redeems - without guarantee of response: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love is still there tomorrow: <BR> <im... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:14:36 EST Nature's Valentines <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 14:26:27 EST