PROVERBS31JULIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PROVERBS31JULIA PROVERBS31JULIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ $10 off a COLOR genetic test kit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422545 I've no idea how much these costs but allegedly $20 discount available through the link here below. I'm receiving one for free due to qualifying for genetic testing from another study. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.color.com/l/referral?code<BR>=DOPYMF </link> <BR> You probably should add the s back in to the https when you open a new tab and paste this in, so that it does create the link needed to refer back to me? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:13:28 EST Side by side comparison of healthy fats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422093 <link>blog.myfitnesspal.com/side-side-comp<BR>arison-serving-fat </link> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:28:07 EST UPDATE!! Found! Find Isabella McCarble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420677 Can't believe - well, I can - this world is suffering greatly - but Isabella is the granddaughter of long time family of ours. Her aunt and cousins attend my local congregation in KS. The grandparents are in the Houston metro. She has an Aunt expecting twins...not sure if it was her family's house affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey last month, or if it was one of her uncles. So this is a tragedy I feel for on a more personal level. <BR> <BR> <link>www.chron.com/neighborhood/memoria... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:45:59 EST Quote by Marianne Williamson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417391 “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to ... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:52:32 EST Wisdom without a shelf life: Five enduring food rules you can trust - Cara Rosenbloom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415815 Finally reading through the paper and saw this article: <BR> <BR> "Wisdom without a shelf life: Five enduring food rules you can trust" by Cara Rosenbloom <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nwherald.com/2017/09/22/wisdom-w<BR>ithout-a-shelf-life-five-enduring-food<BR>-rules-you-can-trust/afmfiem/ </link> <BR> <BR> Variety of Food <BR> Eat your Vegetables <BR> Get Enough Fiber <BR> Say No To Junk Food <BR> Be Careful With Alcohol <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm too tired to finish this ... just a good ar... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:53:27 EST Depression, Vegans, Vegetarian diet - may be connections? Drs Oz & Roizen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415571 Saw an article this morning from Drs Oz & Roizen - seems being a vegan or vegetarian can make one at higher risk for depression. They share some vegetarian food sources to help with depression to build up supplies of B-12, iron, zinc, Omega-3s, etc. <BR> <BR> <link>http://arcamax.com/healthandspirit/h<BR>ealth/youdocs/s-2000953?ezine=324 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've also posted this around on a few of the teams, as not everyone reads blogs etc... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:29:01 EST Connecting Trackers and Apps and SparkPeople, Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409886 Was just attempting to clarify for a new member how to connect her tracker with the SparkPeople Mobile App on her Kindle. I joined SparkPeople many many moons ago, long before "trackers" were those things invented to wear on your arms or clipped to your shoes (but I was born after "trackers" were those people who went to go fetch other people to deliver messages etc, long before the days of telegraph, telephone, radio, that sort of thing.)... <BR> <BR> Sooo I'm gonna ramble in and out of wha... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:59:05 EST Interesting Websites (to me) I've been reading... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405066 Chen Miller - Teacher in Israel <BR> <link>http://youtu.be/G0Lar94iNFM </link> <BR> I wasn't the kid cursing and spitting, but I was another kid that seemed to fall through various cracks and still have a lot of discouraging messages in my head... <BR> <BR> <BR> A new way to phrase future goals - the "If/Then" Plannind <BR> "...In her book "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently," (Heidi Grant) Halvorson provides the following examples of if-then planning:" <BR> <BR> <link>ht... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:53:21 EST Coronado Heights - side trip today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402165 I am about to sleep, but wanted to start downloading some photos while I had free wifi!! <BR> <BR> This is the approach to the "Castle" as posted earlier on Yelp app... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7647fddc-995b-47fa-b4e7-587be3e64cba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some "Sun Dogs" on both sides - later on I discovered I had more photos of a sun dog on one side or another. But I didn't see them at the time I was taking the photos. I took a lot of panoramas and I'm goin... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:55:20 EST To Feed My Soul - August 2014 Guidepost Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400785 Reading one of my mom's "Guideposts" magazines that she had given us to recycle. I should probably re-subscribe. <BR> <BR> But this lady had anorexia nervosa... nearly died. Eight strangers at the YMCA staged an intervention with her parents and the hospital. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.guideposts.org/better-liv<BR>ing/health-and-wellness/coping-with-il<BR>lness/to-feed-my-soul </link> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:21:50 EST MindBodyGreen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400377 Ahhh interesting article that clarifies a bit, for me, about journaling va other types of writing: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.mindbodygreen.com/article<BR>s/i-wrote-every-single-morning-for-25-<BR>years-heres-what-it-taught-me </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> And another one I want to study more - as I see a multi-generational pattern of this in my family... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.mindbodygreen.com/article<BR>s/how-relational-trauma-can-impact-rel<BR>ationships-all-your-life </link> <BR> ... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:42:44 EST Buy your own Hardware Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397572 Little town north of us has The Old Hardware Store - now listed for sale. I think it is going on auction August 25. <BR> <BR> But some may remember their Grandparents or great-grandparents saying (gross) things like (something) was "Slicker'n snot on a glass doorknob!" No? Mine did. Maybe it was an Okie thing? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.theoldhardwarestore.com/p<BR>roduct/octagon-glass-door-knob-pair-4/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Awwwww!! Right when I was adding that link, I got a n... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:45:24 EST Buy your own Hardware Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397571 Little town north of us has The Old Hardware Store - now listed for sale. I think it is going on auction August 25. <BR> <BR> But some may remember their Grandparents or great-grandparents saying (gross) things like (something) was "Slicker'n snot on a glass doorknob!" No? Mine did. Maybe it was an Okie thing? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.theoldhardwarestore.com/p<BR>roduct/octagon-glass-door-knob-pair-4/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Awwwww!! Right when I was adding that link, I got a n... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:44:46 EST 22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389931 I've always felt "crazy" and any time I visit with a doctor about it, the Quacks always tell me "you're perfectly normal...." (never mind that I *do* have issues ...)... <BR> <BR> Anyway, was looking at Postsecret.com and there was a link to another website, and from there a link to another and here it is: <BR> <BR> 22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager <BR> <link>themighty.com/2017/06/teenage-emotio<BR>nal-abuse-habits/ </link> <BR> <BR> Ooooh b... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:52:44 EST Film At Ten ...my first video blog - Take 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389195 <BR> <BR> <BR> Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload video. So I had to email the video to myself. Then download it from the email. Then go find it on the computer. Then find my blog page here on the quaint Windoze 8 PC (formerly a WinXP long a... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:42:27 EST Film At Ten... my first video update? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389182 Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload video. So I had to email the video to myself. Then download it from the email. Then go find it on the computer. Then find my blog page here on the quaint Windoze 8 PC (formerly a WinXP long ago, like oh, five ... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:54:42 EST Drs Oz & Roizen - It's An Illusion, but may help those alone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386469 <BR> This came in my email today - I don't yet have the link to their blog: <BR> <BR> ====== <BR> By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. <BR> Reflections on improving mealtimes <BR> Jul 12, 2017 <BR> <BR> One of the most enduring staged magical illusions, "Pepper's Ghost," makes figures seem to suddenly appear in a room. The illusion was first performed by John Pepper during a performance of Charles Dickens' "The Haunted Man" on Christmas Eve 1862. In the original trick, a piece of gl... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:26:50 EST Team Bonus Points Are Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384565 Aloha from Kansas - for those of you who have missed clicking on Team Bonus Points - here they are back again, in their own page for now: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sa_team_ bo nus_points.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Here's what SparkGuy had to say: <BR> <BR> SPARKGUY SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only 5:49 PM 7/6/2017 <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> If you haven't seen this yet, the SparkTeam bonus points are back! They now have their own page here: <BR> <BR> <l... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 18:40:36 EST Random Bits before I forget - Fish recipes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383690 Newspaper- The Wichita Wagle - recently ran an article about fish recipes for the local fishermen. It's been oh, 40 years or more since I actually caught a fish, but I do like eating fish. So I wanted to save this article and recipes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/micha<BR>el-pearce/article159167144.html </link> <BR> <BR> Seems like there was some other links, interesting info from Drs Oz and Roizen. Need to find them. Check back for additional links. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 14:23:49 EST Just a little paranoid... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab45dd65-e5d9-4848-b26d-b402a1a5026b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Soooo has anyone ever read "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin? <BR> <BR> <link>http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_<BR>Perfect_Day </link> <BR> <BR> Makes me wonder if the artist behind "Bizzaro" is in on this book? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:42:58 EST MindBodyGreen - 4 Things this author had to remind himself of to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375337 "I Lost Weight By Constantly Reminding Myself Of These 4 Things" <BR> by Brian Sherman <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29868<BR>/i-lost-weight-by-constantly-reminding<BR>-myself-of-these-4-things.html </link> <BR> <BR> 1. You have to stay present and win the moments. <BR> <BR> 2. Losing weight won't always feel good. <BR> <BR> 3. You have to stop making food a "goal." <BR> <BR> 4. What will happen when you reach your weight loss goal? Decide now. <BR> <BR> I am sooo ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:07:58 EST 10,000 Steps A Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374782 I know this has been said forever, walk 10,000 steps a day, but today's column from Drs Oz and Roizen was something new to me. I didn't realize how quickly our body deteriorates from a week or two of just walking 1,500 steps a day and not reducing calories. <BR> <BR> <link>http://m.arcamax.com/healthandspirit<BR>/health/youdocs/s-1966163?ezine=324 </link> <BR> <BR> They make the comment that "one minute of activity equals about 100 steps." So that's 100 minutes times 100 steps to get t... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:41:46 EST Today's PEP - the rest of the comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374408 Apparently, I was cut off in my comments inside SparkPeople's PEP App (which is rolled into the Community Thread on the Start page, depending on how your settings are arranged.). Why am I not surprised? I copied and pasted into a text message to myself before I hit "send". Sure enough, when I looked at the photo again in the PEP Profile, my comments were cut short. <BR> <BR> Here's what I was saying (longer than what shows up in PEP): <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:20:52 EST Heart Rate Increased During Dream State http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368856 This morning (Tuesday May 30), I was in a weird dream and suddenly decided somehow that I had to get out of dream and wake up. When I did, I was aware that my heart was pounding hard. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50c75aca-ba3f-4716-a415-86619a0ee66e.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78135175-fe86-4813-8458-a168b0ba0bc3.PNG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got up and fixed a tall glass of water with Celtic Sea Salts, drank it, and I felt b... Wed, 31 May 2017 00:58:34 EST Healthy hair care on sale this weekend - no harsh chemicals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367022 At the risk of sounding like a sales pitch, but, oh well, this is email I received from a local entrepreneur who has developed hair care products for those who wish to avoid harsh chemicals in their hair (which does impact the body.) <BR> <BR> She does ship elsewhere but if you are in the Wichita metro, she will try to meet up with you to save shipping and handling closet, if you wish. I'm not sure if she travels on those "Women's Fairs" or similar deals - best thing is to check out her Face... Fri, 26 May 2017 20:12:38 EST Hexagon Rebounders (mini trampoline) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361612 I just posted this in the Urban Reboinder team, but on the wild chance that there are other Sparkers who rebound, but are not in the Urban Rebounder team (which is not limited to owners of the specific Urban Rebounder brand...), I thought I would re-post here in my blog: <BR> <BR> Curious if anyone here has heard of or used one of these hexagon bungee style rebounders? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.amazon.com/Jump-Power-Ult<BR>ra-Bungee-Trampoline-Professional/dp/B<BR>01N9RO9IV </link> <BR... Sun, 14 May 2017 00:06:44 EST General Info - Tick Season, Lyme Disease etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358921 Saw an article in the Parade Magazine today on ticks and Lyme Disease, so I wanted to save the links in here (trying to reduce paper clutter!). <BR> <BR> <BR> Bay Area Lyme Foundation <BR> And <BR> <BR> <link>www.bayarealyme.org </link> <BR> <BR> They have quite a few links's to info on how to remove a tick, how to prevent ticks, the organization that is collecting ticks - dead or alive - for a kind of nation-wife (USA) "Citizens Scientist" type project. <BR> <BR> <BR> The .pdf for... Sun, 7 May 2017 14:59:01 EST Exercise is U shaped? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352597 Read this article: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29900<BR>/how-much-should-you-exercise-to-maint<BR>ain-weight-loss.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wonder if this is what is going on with the tiredness after I walk a long time in the morning? <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get away from sitting too long at one time but then I go on a walk and even though it's a mile or more, sometimes I'm dead beat when I come back home... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:54:14 EST Money changers in the Temple... Airport... Hotel... Museum etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350869 Just so you know, I'm a year behind on learning about this new app for iOS and Android platforms... but, being as I am easily amused and I have traveled a little tiny bit, and I know there are others here on the Spark who travel a LOT, I decided to risk redundancy and share the info anyway. If it's "old info", then go ahead, move along, this wasn't the blog you were looking for! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>worldisraelnews.com/watch-currency-c<BR>hangers-wont-like-latest-isr... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:13:16 EST Beauty of Nature - worldwide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348637 Despite all the terrible things going on in the world, there is STILL much beauty and awesomeness from our Creator - <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> (it's about 10 minutes long) <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/mMq1FqiM8Qc </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Sabbath!! Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:02:33 EST Baby Blues... and a possible nutritional fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348402 My baby-making days are over, but I would think something like this nutritional supplement would have helped me. I got this article in my email, from Drs Oz & Roizeb: <BR> <BR> <link>http://m.arcamax.com/healthandspirit<BR>/health/youdocs/s-1945227?ezine=324 </link> <BR> <BR> I will probably see this in our dead tree newspaper but I haven't read it yet (and our paper doesn't print their column every day.). <BR> <BR> <em>77</em> <BR> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:17:19 EST What to do with leftover pickle juices, kraut juice etc.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347656 I've picked up on some of this over the years, but seems like I am seeing more and more articles on the various uses for pickle juice, or leftover juices from other pickled or cultured foods like sauerkraut, <BR> <BR> Here's some pages I wanted to save so I don't have to hunt for them again: <BR> <BR> <em>371</em> <BR> Don't Pour Out the Pickle Jar - There Are Plenty of Uses for the Juices! <BR> <link>www.ilovepickles.org/node/16 </link> <BR> <BR> * Pickle and pickled pepper liquid... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:14:45 EST "We All Eat" - event hosted by Health Wichita Coalition 3/30/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341541 Will write more later. (Later. I fixed the typo where I left off the period at the end of the sentence!). <BR> <BR> <BR> Chef Alli spoke and demonstrated electronic pressure cooker. She only used Cuisinart brand, so I felt a bit like pond scum having only an "Instant Pot"... but I guess I redeemed myself maybe, as I was evidently one of the few hands that went up for a) owning an electronic pressure cooker, b) actually having it set up on the counter, and c) actually using it on a regular(... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:30:16 EST Failure - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c8702dd-c592-4911-ae9c-e0cc6f0cd3dc.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Failures are guaranteed. Learning from them is optional." <BR> <BR> Not really a side-splitting, hit my funny bone type of comics today, but there was a pause for thought. Wanted to save it here while I think on it... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:26:32 EST Wednesday - New Spotify List - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337568 For the Spotify Fans - Coach Nicole released a new Playlist Blog a few days ago, with input from Melinda Hershey & Megan Patrick, Staff Writers. <BR> <BR> "These Are the Most Motivating Workout Songs of All Time " <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog<BR>.asp?post=the_100_most_motivating_work<BR>out_songs_of_all_time </link> <BR> <BR> My Spotify playlist - <link>http://open.spotify.com/user/msdrpep<BR>per/playlist/555pZE0HtzUQL2JeManUsV </link> <BR> <BR> Yes, I did sit for s... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:53:59 EST Organic "Crack" at the Health Food Store = Binge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337042 Went into town today - thought I was full from lunch. But I went to the health food store and these "Brownie ??" things were on sale. Crack. Five servings and I sat in the car and inhaled The.Whole.Bag. And also the pint of Halo Top Birthday Cake "ice cream" (no sugar, 70 calories per serving, but did I need the entire pint? No, of course not.). <BR> <BR> <BR> Gotta upload some photos from the phone, so sit tight and come back later, if you see this as a dull boring blog... <BR> <BR> <BR>... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:20 EST Almond Butter or Peanut Butter - Which is Best? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333890 Haven't you wondered which is the best - peanut butter or almond butter? For some, I realize there are allergies involved, so one might be able to eat peanut butter and not almond butter. Others might be able to eat almond butter and not peanut butter. Fortunately, I can enjoy both of them, as well as "sesame seed butter" - known to most as Tahini. <BR> <BR> I couldn't decide which team to post this link into, as I have several teams that would be interested in this info. So, I decided to j... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:16:08 EST New SparkPeople iOS update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330702 Yesterday, I downloaded the latest incarnation of the SparkApp for iOS. I'm still muddling through it to see the differences. <BR> <BR> But - there didn't seem to be any reviews for this latest one. I decided to write up one and give it 5 stars. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote: <BR> <BR> (Title) <BR> Yes - it's the best <BR> <BR> (Review) <BR> I hear people talk about My Fitness Pal, but inevitably MFP doesn'... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:23:11 EST Field Trip to the Asian Market today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320637 Today my husband and I went to one of the larger Asian stores in town - Thai Binh Supermarket. They had greatly increased their tea department - more brands, as well as more varieties within a brand family. Black tea, White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong, Pu-Er (or Pu-Erh). Teasines (herbal drinks with none of the above types of teas.) of all sorts of ingredients. <BR> <BR> So, I thought I would practice my photo uploading skills, and show a few photos. We like picture books and picture blogs, right... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:26:44 EST Insulin Plant - Bitter Melon, Bitter Cucumber etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320136 I've heard of these plants - bitter melon, bitter cucumber, etc, but didn't realize they were also called "Insulin Plant". Did you? <BR> <BR> Awhile ago, I subscribed to a YouTube channel, and so today, YouTube suggested this video about the Insulin plant: <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKP3V<BR>L3fuPI </link> The woman prefers to <BR> have a machine read her text, and so it comes off sounding awkward, and English <BR> is her 2nd or 3rd or 4th language, being from Asia. But th... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:46:51 EST Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317760 Article: Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2017/02/18/insulin-resistance-<BR>causes-heart-disease.aspx?utm_source=d<BR>nl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&u<BR>tm_campaign=20170218Z1&et_cid=DM133802<BR>&et_rid=1892414093 </link> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:20:07 EST Milk? Ripple? Almond "milk"? "lacteal secretion"? Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317041 Interesting article - a lot of polarizing comments. <BR> <BR> <link>mobile.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulat<BR>ion/Ripple-Not-Milk-campaign-brands-al<BR>mond-milk-a-sham?utm_source=newsletter<BR>_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1<BR>6-Feb-2017&c=BMySjkX4GETxGy8SG8zGGTHJ8uV6P7m2&p2= </link> <BR> <BR> I have recently tried, and also bought more of, a higher protein plant-based "milk" called "Ripple", made primarily of pea protein. Apparently (since I don't watch TV), they have been runn... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:16:36 EST Just For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315962 I see this fairly often in "Dear Abby", usually around New Years. I cut it out of newspaper this year, and I really don't have a place or need for yet more newspaper clippings piling up on my table. It suddenly occurred to me I had the electronic copy! Yay! <BR> <BR> Dear Abby's often-requested list of New Year's Resolutions -- which were adapted by my late mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon: <BR> <BR> <BR> JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I wil... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:18:00 EST Calming Down Quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308992 I haven't looked just yet, but a year or two back, I wrote a blog where I mentioned learning that it takes about 90 seconds (1.5 minutes) for an emotion's impact to move on... I'll have to look for that blog and post link later. The idea was that the more you kept thinking about whatever thought (memory, reviewing what just happens, etc), the more one would be in the physical symptoms of distress (anger, sadness, whatever.). <BR> <BR> Today, I read in the Mind Body Green blog about a doctor'... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:42:42 EST The Mediterranean Diet and Your Brain by Drs. Oz and Roizen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308372 Yippee - more reasons to enjoy Mediterranean foods! <BR> <link>http://www.arcamax.com/healthandspir<BR>it/health/youdocs/s-1917912 </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:42 EST A Proverb for Addiction and getting heli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308186 Ahh so maybe I do need professional help, and it doesn't have to necessarily come from a pastor who might not have enough experience to truly understand... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://lifehopeandtruth.com/life/blo<BR>g/theres-a-proverb-for-that-im-addicte<BR>d.-help-me/ </link> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 23:42:14 EST New Spotify Playlist for the SparkPeople Blog: 100 Songs That Will Fuel Your New Year's Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305291 I just finished making this blog list as a playlist on Spotify - "100 Songs That Will Fuel Your New Year's Resolutions" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=100_songs_that_will_fuel_your_new_y<BR>ears_resolutions </link> <BR> <BR> And I *finally* got it done (this year, even!! hahaha!) <BR> <BR> This is the website link to the Spotify Playlist - <BR> <link>play.spotify.com/user/msdrpepper/pla<BR>ylist/6bv2ds7gjq2Vpx6NZgYdXa </link> <BR> <BR> Or if you are in Spotif... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:28:41 EST "You can fly fly fly fly...." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304662 Woooah! <BR> <BR> <BR> So I got my sheets washed and got the other flannel ones out to put on (switch out colors, I don't know, boredom, not like I can tell what colors they are at night when I am asleep. But I wanted my purple ones on today.). <BR> <BR> Now, I really don't like putting sheets on the bed - makes my back ache and I don't know which exercises are the "antidote". But anyway I decided to play some Pandora radio to take my mind off the bed making... trying out my new Bluetooth ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:05:08 EST Spark Activity Tracker ... untimely demise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299666 So, we are disappointed that SparkPeople Activity Tracker (SAT or SPAT depending on how one thinks of "Sparkpeople" or "SparkPeople" will stop being supported after mid-to-late February, 2017. <BR> <BR> I was doing some searching to find out if there was a way to hack it to continue using it albeit without Fitlinxx's support or actually infringing on their patents etc. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/10/a<BR>mpstrip-refunds-everyone.html </link> <BR> <BR> That's odd... <B... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:00:37 EST Not your ordinary school lunch room.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298241 Just in case you want a break from terrorism and politics and would like something pleasant to eat your meals with - <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/embed/JNgCM7z<BR>p30M?version=3&start=1&end=198&autopla<BR>y=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 </link> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:39:03 EST