PROVERBS31JULIA's SparkPeople Blog PROVERBS31JULIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Tongan - Kansan Wedding, part 2 Remember the wedding I went to in April? They released their video on YouTube - <link> </link> I'm posting here, so you can get a quick flavor of the wedding. They showed some of the food I had there, but really didn't focus on the more unique items that we had. It's more of a quick musical memories video, rather than a "sit down and watch the entire two hours worth of proceedings." And in other news - it's raining right now!! Mon, 23 May 2016 10:05:18 EST Don't Fear The Fat - and alternative viewpoints on reversing Diabetes Wow, got a new doctor and here are the links she recommended that I view: <BR> <BR> Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines - Sarah Hallberg - TEDxPurdueU <BR> <link><BR>igy5tQ </link> <BR> <BR> Don't Fear The Fat! <BR> <link><BR>ss_-8c </link> <BR> This one is about an hour long so I am not completely done with it...but thought it was interesting and so thought I would share it before ... Sun, 22 May 2016 21:31:48 EST Happy Mothers Day!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day (USA, officially, but Worldwide, as far as I am concerned - should be Every Day!) to everyone who has children, whether alive now, or alive in our hearts and cherished memories, adopted in love, foster, step-mom, men who have raised children, fur babies, Grandmothers, Aunties, if you consider yourself a Mom, Mother, Mommy, Nana, whatever you call yourself or yo... Sun, 8 May 2016 12:37:34 EST Our Father feeds the Ravens... Adding more scriptures that I sensed applies to my overeating and under exercising ... I have a Flashcard app on phone, where I create decks of "flashcards". One of the topics consists of various scriptures having to do with eating, exercise, not being anxious, and similar issues... It's an ongoing project. I got some of the scripture from a thread in one of the Christian Women's groups here on SP - a team I don't belong to. Luke 12:24-35 24 Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:26:11 EST 100 Year Old Role Model!! Wow, what an inspiring woman!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-100-still-running-for-her-life/?&modu<BR>leDetail=section-news-1&action=click&c<BR>ontentCollection=Health®ion=Footer&mod<BR>ule=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&co<BR>ntentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=Blogs </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Later - Sunday ) <BR> Just read about a dude 96 years old - <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ter-fittest-oap-on-planet </link> <BR> <BR> And of course E... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:38:46 EST Trainwreck In A Bowl <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I bought this stuff a few months ago when a local Asian grocery store was going out of business. It was nominated by my husband to go out with the leavening as ingredients list merely says "raising agents". <BR> <BR> Finally got my reading magnifiers on and read the ingredients list (I don't like them where you have to roll the bowl around to read it - feels like I'm reading a S... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:07:34 EST A Multi-cultural Wedding - Kansas and Tonga!! Just got back from a wedding this afternoon, for a local Kansas girl we have known from our church family. I grew up with her mom and aunts and uncles, and her grandparents are about same ages as my parents were (although both her granddad and my dad have passed away just in the last year.). This was an interesting wedding, why? Her new husband is from Tonga. So many of his relatives came to Kansas for the first time, from Australia, New Zealand, and Tonga, as well as sisters of his who also... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:36:39 EST I need to change - from Complaining to Complimenting Just read this article on SparkPeople <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=2099&utm_source=spar<BR>kpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>weekly-spark </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 17:36:33 EST Funniest or Strangest April Fool's Website At least, I hope this is an April Fool's prank video? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oes.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR><BR>html <BR> <BR> Never miss a workout. Never feel lazy again. The Jolt's patented electric shock motivation system guarantees your feet will keep moving." <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:01:43 EST Big Article - Marcel Vogel Today in studying - one thought needs to another, and I looked at a bunch of websites in the process. I came across this one, quite a long discussion on the life of Marcel Vogel. <link><BR>arcel_vogel.htm </link> Among other things, he had a near death experience at the age of six. He was changed as a child and very focused on researching all sorts of things. Eventually worked at IBM for many years, then retired and formed his own research. Some of it ... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 13:20:34 EST Sad to read this, but not really surprised - "Splenda connected to Cancer." I just got home from having dinner at my Mom's house. Opened up SparkBlog to see if there were any new articles to read. There was: <BR> <BR> Splenda Linked to Cancer, New Study Finds <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=splenda_linked_to_cancer_new_study_<BR>finds </link> <BR> <BR> I'm somewhat struck by the end of this paragraph: "Published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, the new research found that mice who ingested sucral... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 00:32:59 EST Give it up! Past bedtime. Dealing with a rash. Here is an article for me to remember to come back and take notes and study...<BR>23851/15-things-you-should-give-up-to-<BR>be-happy.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_mediu<BR>m=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign<BR>=160308-15-things-you-should-give-up-to-be-happy Wed, 9 Mar 2016 01:53:36 EST Mandarins, Clementines, Satsumas and Tangerines I don't remember which team page I was on, but somehow the discussion had a side note about trying to tell the difference between Mandarins and Tangerine oranges. Here is one link that appears to clarify: <link><BR>3.php#citrus-251215 </link> Wed, 2 Mar 2016 11:09:59 EST I've been doing it all wrong!! I just read the latestet research on FaceBook - so "it must be true!" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>th/news/9069276/Chocolate-cake-breakfa<BR>st-could-help-you-lose-weight.html </link> <BR> <BR> And in other news, Java jumped up on the reboinder with me. I made a few small videos (there is an upper limit on how long I can hold my head upside down, filming video on a phone while actively - but gingerly - rebounding, with a small dog between my legs, before I start... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 23:13:12 EST A RealGirl story from here in Wichita Wow, what a busy week! My uncle died on Monday and while I was busy driving my mom to DFW for the funeral, this little 13 year old was featured on her mom's Facebook page, after trying on a dress for a prom type event and having a sales associate pop in and say that the girl would look better and needed to wear Spanx under the dress! What a thing to say! The mom wrote an open letter to the retailer on Facebook and the post went viral! Here's how it all went down! <link> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:11:48 EST Faulty Logic <img src=""> We should all be so thin!! Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:16:10 EST From the Intellectual Section: <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 11:50:09 EST Hurtful Comments Not to Make to Someone who has lost weight ... Just saw several articles from different sources, each with their own spin on what NOT to say to someone who has lost weight. Most are in connection to attending holiday parties and seeing someone you hadn't seen before. But as I was reading the articles, I realized part of my emotional issue has to do with my previous weight loss years ago and my inability to deal with the comments I got - many of them exactly the same as the ones in these various articles (links below)... It occurs to me th... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:41:18 EST A GUIDE FOR LIVING IN 2016 Mom forwarded this email, so I decided to save it here and share with those who enjoy reading these types of reminders for daily life. <BR> <BR> A GUIDE FOR LIVING IN 2016 <BR> <BR> THIS IS SO GOOD - - BETTER MAKE A COPY OF IT AND READ IT EVERY DAY - I BET IT WILL MAKE A BETTER DAY FOR YOU. <BR> <BR> A GUIDE FOR LIVING IN 2016 - <BR> <BR> Health: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink plenty of water. <BR> <BR> 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a <BR> beggar. <BR> <... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 00:32:38 EST More Ketogenic research - links I want to re-read and study Girlfriend is doing Keto again... I am waiting for books to arrive, including the "Keto Clarity" book by Jimmy Moore which is providing the main guidelines from the Spark Team Keto Clarity... <BR> <BR> Interestingly, I had read some time back that the keto diet, also called MCT diet (middle chain triglycerides) or Low Carb High Fat LCHF (not to be confused with the various High Protein diets which can create problems of their own...)... but this one link explains how the Keto diet for parent... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 23:51:18 EST "The Born Loser" comic today I saw this strip in today's comics section and immediately thought "What would Beth say?" <img src=""> To paraphrase ~INDYGIRL... "One donut always has fewer calories than the whole dozen donuts"!! Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:37:50 EST Apologize, Forgive, Forget My attempt at making a meme - from a quote I found in my pile of papers I was sorting through (most needed to be shredded or to be recycled)... evidently I had seen this somewhere and scribbled it out on the back of a bill or some other such "business" mail. <BR> <BR> In case the link doesn't work: <BR> <BR> The first to apologize is the bravest. <BR> The first to forgive is the strongest. <BR> The first to forget is the happiest. <BR> <BR> I uploaded a photo I took a long time ago on my o... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 00:43:09 EST 51 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds Saw this article in Pinterest, and went back to that link. It's one of the annoying ones with 12 pages, interrupted by ads every other paragraph. (<BR>se-25-pounds/12/ ).When I finally got to the last page, the article was only up to like the 14th point, and then I could "read the rest of the article by clicking on the LINK." So here is THAT link (the one that does NOT sprawl out 13-14 points over 12 pages): <link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:00:49 EST Wow - I need to be in more photographs... After reading this blog (link below) ... I am so busted. Have I had this discussion before? And yet I still avoid photos. But I've recently come across some photos of me and my husband, and the last one of me and my dad, taken about two years before the last visit I had with my dad when I did not take any photos of us together... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>too-fat-to-be-photographed/ </link> <BR> <BR> I will look for some here on the PC but I think they are o... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:12:13 EST Hee hee hee, I made Ghee! I have more photos on my phone, but the various apps and browsers are not playing nice in letting me upload them. I also have a 10 second video. Always before the Sabbath, so I will try again later. Gotta go make a salad for dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> I used this recipe on SparkRecipe (as well as reading through dozens of other websites for some time now.). Then this week, the grocery store had a sale on Land o Lakes unsalted (and salted, if you wanted, but for ghee, you need unsalted) for US... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 14:36:34 EST I need to get serious... For years my doctor has been saying I was "pre-diabetic" and "nothing to worry about." <BR> <BR> Well... she retired. And she lied... <BR> <BR> I've been noticing more problems with my eyes for awhile - but eye doc just says I have a cataract growing, not diabetic retinopathy.... <BR> <BR> The past several months, maybe nearly a year, the right side lower back (kidney maybe?) has an ongoing dull ache. Not painful. Just an ache, where I can easily ignore it. Or maybe I'm just so used to de... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 15:56:57 EST Seven Healthy Foods With Laxative Effects Dr Axe - Informative article on his website: (Pinterest-pinnable graphics, too, for those who are into such details.) <link><BR>utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_campaign=newsletter </link> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:45:52 EST I'm Beautiful! I'm Priceless! I'm Worthy ... Awesome and CAPTIONED video with a special message for all of us, young and old!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-bullying-song-to-daughter/ </link> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:45:12 EST Now on Spotify: Workout Music: What We're Exercising To Now 2011 Well now, that was fun!! Recently I merged the songs mentioned in another of Coach Nicole's playlists into a Spotify playlist that anyone can join. <BR> <BR> Today I did another one - Workout Music: What We're Exercising to Right Now (written in 2011 which is "rather recent" music, by my standards.). Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.asp?post=workout_music_what_were_exer<BR>cising_to_right_now </link> <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for music I can ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:28:13 EST Merging SparkPeople Workout Playlists With Spotify After being a Pandora girl for ages, with some dabbling around on Jango and other internet radio/music formats... I've been slowly getting my around on Spotify. I'm too cheap for splurging on a membership (I don't like paying full price - if its on sale 50% off I might buy!! Tightwads-R-Us!). <BR> <BR> So anyway, I spent a ridiculous amount of time this evening (after mowing the yard this morning) SITTING and going through the songs listed in this SparkPeople article "Christian Workout Music... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:36:28 EST Sun Protection, Vitamin D, random links I was reading a SparkBlog - <BR> <BR> Essential Hot Weather Running Tips - 7 Smart Tips for Exercising in the Heat <BR> <link><BR>.asp?post=essential_hot_weather_runnin<BR>g_tips </link> <BR> <BR> and that opened up a new wormhole about UV I went looking at that website: <BR> <link><BR>rays.html </link> <BR> <BR> and then I thought, "well, what do they say about Vitamin D?" and of course there's a ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:54:22 EST How I earned 1750 SparkPoints in one fell swoop! ...I might add, I earned all these points just sitting on my rear end. I need to get on the rebounder and jump for joy. <BR> <em>549</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW DID I EARN ALL THOSE POINTS?? <BR> <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was looking at the Sparkpoints page and at the end of that last section (on the desktop version - for you all who only access SparkPeople via phone, I'm not sure how this plays out for you. Sorry!). <BR> <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, as I've read different a... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:54:37 EST Comparisons Reading an article from MyFitnessPal, and I got to this section: Comparisons Will Never Help One of the worst things that you can do as you go about this journey is compare yourself to others. There will always be someone out there who is fitter than you, leaner than you, stronger than you, and so forth. Don’t pay attention to them. This is your journey so the only person you need to worry about is yourself. Are you better than you were yesterday? That is the question you need to be as... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:39:33 EST Say Goodbye (song by Mandisa) Came across an interesting article here on the Spark - <BR> <link><BR>.asp?post=say_goodbye </link> <BR> <BR> so, I immediately looked up for the lyrics and found the link to the video with lyrics: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>a3DIg9Q </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Say Goodbye" <BR> <BR> To the voice to the liar in the mirror <BR> Sayin you can't ever change <BR> To the guilt that's sittin on your shoulder <BR> Always keepin ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:11:43 EST Carrageenan - another article against... This one from a cardiologist.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-avoiding-carrageenan-a-cardiologist-e<BR>xplains.html </link> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:45:14 EST A Beginner’s Guide to Your Metabolism - MyFitnessPal Interesting article "A Beginner’s Guide to Your Metabolism" by Trinh Le, MPH, RD - a dietician for MyFitness Pal <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nners-guide-to-your-metabolism </link> <BR> <BR> It's fairly intensive but I want to save it here to refer back to!! Meanwhile, I guess I need to fidget some more!! Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:19:30 EST That Sugar Film - movie on hidden sugar Read an interesting blog/prom on MindBodyGreen <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-on-a-radical-eat-sugar-diet-heres-wha<BR>t-happened.html?utm_source=mbg&utm_med<BR>ium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=150804 </link> <BR> <BR> The dude ditched the obvious sugar sources - ice cream, candy, pop, that sort of thing, and just ate his 40 teaspoons a day equivalent from the "healthy" foods like low-fat yogurt, juices, cereal/protein bars, sport drinks, that kin... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:38:23 EST Carrageenan - I'm not sure what to believe? Carrageenan Under Fire <BR> By David Yeager <BR> Today’s Dietitian <BR> Vol. 15 No. 7 P. 16 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>chives/070113p16.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> This article leaves me puzzled because of all the doublespeak -- other places I've read that carrageenan is from a seaweed, is just a plant... and plants are healthy, right? (except, of course, probably not a bright idea to actually EAT stuff like poison ivy...!!). But here this article is saying it c... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 23:17:39 EST Fitspiration - Inspiring or Shaming I have seen a lot of supposedly "motivational" posters, memes, quotes, etc, that never rang true for me... And I'm glad to read I'm not the only one: <link><BR>ding/stupid-gym-sayings.html </link> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 23:03:47 EST Coconut Cream Powder (Chao Thai brand) (edited later) So today, I was looking at recipes on SparkPeople and found this one: <BR> <BR> (Gotta upload link *later*, because iPhone doesn't play nice and will make my blog go bye-bye if I go looking for it now.) <BR> <BR> (and here is *later* ) <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=112 </link> <BR> <BR> Anyhow it called for "whole wheat noodles" and I thought to myself: <BR> <BR> "Self, you do know you have a bag of cellophane noodles you bought at the Asian store, whic... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:28:29 EST Downward Dog Here I was, feeling bad that Downward Dog was like the one of the few, or almost the only yoga pose that I still do (or still can do!) - and today I read this encouraging blog - 5 Reasons To Do Downward Dog Every Day <link> </link> Yaaaay! Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:23:33 EST Sunset 7-20-2015 <img src=""> Took the dog out for a walk - got a sort of backwards sunset photo. Clouds covered the actual sunset in the west, yet the sunset colors were determined to get out. So the sun's rays reflected upon the backside of the east-bound storm that had hit us an hour earlier...making it look like an east side sunset!! Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:46:19 EST Almost sunset 7-19-2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are on our way home after seeing tne (captioned) movie "Max" and eating at Chedder's (I had the veggie plate!). <BR> <BR> Here is a snap of the sunset en progress!! Sun, 19 Jul 2015 21:26:49 EST Kinda Warm today !! <img src=""> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:12:10 EST Iowa Buttermilk!? What's the deal? I'm on this road trip to see my dad and ended up in G.....ehh can't remember. Not quite to Iowa City. Got to hotel, got to Walmart, craving yogurt or buttermilk for the achey legs, and I found this WONDERFUL brand!! BEST. BUTTERMILK. EVER! <img src=""> (I'm tired! I'm in Grinnell!). Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:56:33 EST I made Persian Yogurt Drink (Doogh)! <img src=""> <BR> i have had drinks very much like this from various Middle Eastern restaurants and grocery stores, but they used names like "Yogurt Soda" or "Yogurt Drink" (and I like the drink better as I don't want the carbonation.). So I was reading through Persian recipes and this came up and I kept ignoring it, since I wasn't familiar with the "Doogh" name - but as I read through the ingredients finally, I re... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 22:45:56 EST Work out in morning before breakfast... Interesting... Better to work out in the morning in a fasted state, before breakfast. Of course, for diabetics, better to check with your doctor ... <link><BR>-best-time-of-day-to-exercise-to-lose-<BR>weight-3769/?spMailingID=48935453&spUs<BR>erID=NDg2MjcxMDQ1MzUS1&spJobID=7029459<BR>94&spReportId=NzAyOTQ1OTk0S0 </link> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:48:11 EST Missing Link between Immune System and Nervous System "They'll have to change the textbooks." "After noticing vessel-like patterns in the distribution of immune cells on his slides, he tested for lymphatic vessels and there they were. The impossible existed. " And later - "Alzheimer's, Autism, MS and Beyond The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it. For example, take Alzheimer's disease. "In Alzheimer's, ... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:13:04 EST HIIT/Tabata Cardio vs Steady-Statr Cardio Got a blog from one of the exercise app blogs - MyFitnessPal <link><BR>ore-beneficial-steady-state-or-high-in<BR>tensity-cardio </link> This is a very long and somewhat technical article, and I admit I glazed over some of it. But toward the end, it begins to wrap up and summarize with s cute statement: "The answer is a depends!" Sounds like the bottom line really is what is your resting heart rate - if it is below 65 then it is okay to... Sat, 30 May 2015 23:51:49 EST Why Polyunsatuated Is Healthier? The answer may surprise you!! <img src=""> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:17:43 EST