PROVERBS31JULIA's SparkPeople Blog PROVERBS31JULIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community MindBodyGreen - 4 Things this author had to remind himself of to lose weight "I Lost Weight By Constantly Reminding Myself Of These 4 Things" <BR> by Brian Sherman <BR> <BR> <link><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!! 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><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 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 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=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 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) 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><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 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> </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? Read this article: <BR> <BR> <link><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 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><BR>hangers-wont-like-latest-isr... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:13:16 EST Beauty of Nature - worldwide 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> </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Sabbath!! Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:02:33 EST Baby Blues... and a possible nutritional fix 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><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.? 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> </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 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 - <img src=""> <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 - 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><BR>.asp?post=the_100_most_motivating_work<BR>out_songs_of_all_time </link> <BR> <BR> My Spotify playlist - <link><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! 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? 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 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 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 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><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 Article: Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease <BR> <BR> <link><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! Interesting article - a lot of polarizing comments. <BR> <BR> <link><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 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 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 Yippee - more reasons to enjoy Mediterranean foods! <BR> <link><BR>it/health/youdocs/s-1917912 </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:42 EST A Proverb for Addiction and getting heli 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><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 I just finished making this blog list as a playlist on Spotify - "100 Songs That Will Fuel Your New Year's Resolutions" <BR> <link><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><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...." 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... 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><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.... Just in case you want a break from terrorism and politics and would like something pleasant to eat your meals with - <BR> <BR> <link><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 Be There For Your Loved Ones... You may have seen this going around on the Internet: <BR> <BR> <BR> At the Chicago Bulls Basketball team home games, they have a Kiss Cam. The idea is that couples images are displayed on the big screen over the basketball court and if your image is shown you should kiss your partner. That's the theory. <BR> <BR> Watch till the end - Something we've all wanted to do to certain cell phone loving people.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:52:22 EST Eat like a Millionaire! While looking for some recipes for this: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I came across an interesting article - <BR> <link><BR>lionaire-investor-eats-five-cans-of-sa<BR>rdines-every-day.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> A part of me wondered if this guy is kin to the guy who founded Cooper Institute years ago, but I digress. <BR> <BR> But check out the nutrition -... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:01:04 EST Family Stories, Records, Photographs and Memories I read this article in our local newspaper (a reprint) - figured some here, myself included, could benefit. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>1/take-advantage-of-holiday-visits-to-<BR>record-family-/ </link> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:59:26 EST Drs Oz and Roizen - Random Blog Entries I Want To Save This dreary, raining, gloomy morning of December 25th, I was catching up on some of the back issues of newspapers that I hadn't read yet. I decided to look up some of the columns to save the info I wanted, and then I can pitch the newspapers and declutter! Yay! <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice <BR> <link><BR>it/health/youdocs/s-1896227 </link> <BR> <BR> We have a better idea: Make your own pumpkin spice mixture! You'll get the ... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 15:10:10 EST Inspiring Sportsmanship Was looking at Facebook and saw this link - and then found some others as well. The AAC Cross Country championship was recently run in North Carolina. One young lady from Boston University collapsed about 20 yards from the finish line. Two other young women from Clemson University and Louisiana University both stopped to assist her, graciously and selflessly giving up their own positions in the race in an amazing and inspirational display of showmanship! <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 21:29:44 EST UNBELIEVABLE MATH PROBLEM Was goofing off looking at random sites in the "Search" feature, and found this interesting math problem. I basically break out in hives having to do math. So stunts like this seem old hat to real mathematicians, but then I think they are fun and somewhat magical... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> UNBELIEVABLE MATH PROBLEM <BR> <BR> Here is a math trick so unbelievable that it will stump you. <BR> <BR> 1. Grab a calculator. (You won't be able to do this one in your head.) <BR> 2. Key in the first th... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:53:09 EST 13 things mentally strong people don't do I read a good article today... <BR> <BR> "Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do. <BR> <BR> In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. <BR> <BR> Following are 13 things that mentally strong people do not do, Morin says. <BR> <BR> This is an update of an article originally written b... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:55:13 EST Flashback to my running days Was reading through email and tripped over the title of an article "An open letter to men from female runners." Had to stop and read that - remembering that once upon a time when I was much younger (teenager), I had lost 30 pounds of weight mostly by running. But after my marriage and subsequent divorce, I had stopped running. Why? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pen-letter-to-men-from-female-runners?<BR>page=3 </link> <BR> <BR> This woman pretty much nailed it.... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:41:32 EST Women... Just saw this photo on Facebook: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Vulgarity aside, the man made some very interesting points. I know for myself, I often think that I don't do very much or that I am not productive or whatever. <BR> <BR> Gonna have to come back to this and write more later. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:13:03 EST "Sugar, sugar ... you're so evil..." and Low Fat just as bad... Just seeing more links!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>016/apr/07/the-sugar-conspiracy-robert<BR>-lustig-john-yudkin </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>udies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/ </link> <BR> <BR> I can barely remember as a kid eating whole milk...creams... butter... we got stuff from the local dairy... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>te-low-fat-diet-ludwig/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> A... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 22:48:23 EST BioRing: The Latest Greatest Whizbang Tracker.... ...or is it the newest piece of overpriced gadgets that won't do all that is claimed?? <BR> <BR> Looks good. Looks like a nice ring. <BR> <BR> Have you heard of the BioRing currently on IndieGoGo crowdfunding? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oring-the-personal-trainer-on-your-fin<BR>ger-fitness-gadget#/ </link> <BR> <BR> Some of it seems "too good to be true"... I'd love it if I could test it for SparkPeople - but the price is about high enough!! (The kid is in... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:58:32 EST Diabetes 3 - Alzheimer's <img src=""> Reading this - already tagged the infographic to my Pinterest boards... <link><BR>diagnosis-diet/201609/preventing-alzhe<BR>imer-s-disease-is-easier-you-think </link> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:51:49 EST Almonds Lower LDL and Triglicerides ...and they leave HDL alone ... <link><BR>R-D/Meta-analysis-supports-almond-s-ch<BR>olesterol-lowering-effects/?utm_source<BR>=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm<BR>_campaign=08-Sep-2016&c=BMySjkX4GEQa7g<BR>JeM9HC4eqZV%2FkntBFg&p2= <link> Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:51:20 EST Dieting Techniques you can learn from athletes Clearing off my stack of newspapers - and here is another interesting article: Dieting Techniques you can learn from athletes <link><BR>160816/dieting-techniques-you-can-lear<BR>n-from-olympic-athletes </link> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:02:41 EST Earthquake and Vinegar Random thoughts today - <BR> <BR> Was asleep-ish when the earthquake hit a few hours ago this morning. I thought my husband was having a bad case of restless legs. But, I was at that stage where I wanted to go back to sleep and not go ahead and wake up enough to be able to talk and say "honey, are your legs hurting?". So it ended pretty fast and I said "it's nothing" and went back to sleep. <BR> <BR> Husband evidently was turning over when it hit, but he didn't wake up for a half hour, as ... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:22:23 EST What's That Emoji Thing?? <img src=""> Today, I was looking at my recent emoji list to send a reply back to my husband. I saw the round blue ball thing with the grey bottom, and couldn't decide what it was. I didn't remember deliberately selecting and using it, so I probably had fat fingered it by mistake. Asked husband and he thought it was something else. I found it in the emoji list under "objects", surrounded by other imagery of ol... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:50:15 EST Comfort Foods - or not?? I've been clearing out my hoard of newspapers from when we were on vacation last fall. I had read though and tossed the news and ad parts earlier, saving the comics for "later". It is NOW "later"! As I read and enjoy them, I'm making photos of the ones that I enjoyed or that hit me in other ways, and then tossing them outdoors in the recycling bin (single stream - I have a link to RecycleBank if you are interested in earning gift cards etc. from your recyclables.). <BR> <BR> This strip (belo... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:48:11 EST Another success story that is inspiring to me <BR> <link><BR>ochford-lost-200-pounds-ive-learned-20<BR>3639036.html </link> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:33:43 EST Testing Activity Trackers thru I am trying out three activity trackers for a week, through a rental type "try before you buy" kind of deal. Think I will explain more on that later. <BR> <BR> But one of the trackers is the Leaf, by . I have been wearing it as a necklace past two nights but disagrees with the lackadaisical readout I got, when I really wasn't getting as good sleep as it claimed. I couldn't figure out how the bracelet contraption worked and finally got a photo gallery that sort of explains (not... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00:17:12 EST Kansas Weather Last Night Was headed to a friend's house last night like 45 min or so before sundown....and this Shelf cloud was getting closer to me! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> We were scheduled for rain and possible hail but only got rain. <BR> <BR> PHEBESS brings an interesting question and I thought I'd better clarify. Shelf clouds are the leading edge of a thunderstorm - and don't mean tornadoes. Here is a nice li... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 01:41:29 EST