PROVERBS31JULIA's SparkPeople Blog PROVERBS31JULIA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Emotions only last 1.5 Minutes (From An email on PTSD) I got this email today from Michelle Rosenthal - I've seen this email before (she is promoting her new book), but it occurs to me this has applicaton to my mindless I copied it to paste into here for future reference. ---(beginning of email)----- Emotions have zero capability to sustain themselves. They constantly transform, and while a feeling may last longer than ninety seconds because you continue to have thoughts that release the chemical, when you tire of that thought or ... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:20:37 EST Scripture from Bible Readings Isaiah 40:28-29 Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn't faint, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might he increases strength. Isaiah 40:30-31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but those who wait for Yahweh shall renew their strength; they shBall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and... Tue, 19 May 2015 02:45:34 EST Meditation article(s) Just read this article on MindBodyGreen <BR> <BR> "8 Widely Held Beliefs You'll Reconsider After You Start Meditating" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/8-widely-held-beliefs-youll-reconside<BR>r-after-you-start-meditating.html </link> <BR> <BR> I can't remember if I have posted other blogs on meditation here. Pretty sure I have, but I am bad about not going back to refer to my previous blogs. I also put it on my Pinterest board (Spirituality)... <BR> <BR> Hope... Thu, 14 May 2015 00:31:37 EST More on Fasting -- Just read this SparkPeople article: <BR> <BR> How Fasting Affects Your Health <BR> <link><BR>st=you_asked_how_do_religious_fasts_im<BR>pact_my_health_weight_loss </link> <BR> <BR> and so it reminds me I have some sermons I need to watch on Fasting. In addition, it reminds me that I have been seeing quite a few articles from the secular world, commenting on scientific reasons why fasting works - <BR> <BR> <BR> Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits?... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:50:25 EST Working Out Towards "Our Arrival" I was looking for some funeral music for the rabbit we found a few days ago, which has now passed on to the ground, to become one with the dust. Then after reading ~INDIEGIRL 's blog (Beth), I thought of a cheerier piece. It's one that was bundled up in the soundtrack for the recent Summer Olympics in London, and it dawned on me (finally!!), that it would be a good pace song for quick workouts or in one's playlist. The title itself seemed to be a motivational goal, in a way, not that I nece... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:55:09 EST Some of my Fears.... I read this blog... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ness/advice/a19888/miss-about-being-fat/ </link> <BR> <BR> and though I haven't lost any weight these last 10 years (other then the usual back and forth 5 or so pounds)...this gal hits it square on the head some of the issues I dealt with years ago when I lost about 30-35 pounds during my sophomore and junior year of high school. I remember those feelings of nakedness, of the family making undermining comments ab... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:26:31 EST Passover Thoughts Philippians 3:13-19 13) Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, 14) I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Forget about my past mistakes - acknowledge they happened but keep looking forward, see what I need to do to not make that mistake again, forgive myself and press forward)... 15) Let us therefore, as many as ... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:23:32 EST Words Can Bless, Words Can Heal I am fairly certain that I've written on this before, as I have one of the books mentioned in this blog that I read today. <BR> <BR> But I'm not going to go look for it. Right now, it's enough to just read this blog and see the dramatic words of kind words vs negative words on just ONE apple. The woman cut it in half, and each half was in its own jar, sealed up, and each one received either kind words or negative words. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ou-sick-or-he... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 15:51:17 EST Flowers and Hail <img src=""> <BR> We had a hailstorm last week - not sure I can upload that video now. <BR> <BR> Then the crabapple trees bloomed in spite of the hailstorm: <BR> <BR> Tonight about 11 pm the lights were flickering and I shut computer down, knowing we were under severe weather alert. We did get some hail but some of my friends elsewhere in the metro area have damaged trampolines, broken limbs and power lines. We are so far still with p... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 02:55:08 EST Sitting Kills!! And here I am, sitting on my arse all morning, moaning about my headache, reading email and suddenly I read this article from MindBodyGreen (one of my favorite sites of recent history): "Why exercise won't counteract the effects of sitting all day"!! <link><BR>/why-exercise-wont-counteract-the-effe<BR>cts-of-sitting-all-day.html </link> I know I have scolded myself here in my blogs, so I am posting this one as yet another stern reminder to myself to d... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:04:11 EST The 2 Questions To Ask Yourself If You're Trying To Lose Weight (article) I just read an interesting article and it is exactly the kind of thing I have struggled with in identifying "goals". SparkPeople is big on making goals, SMART GOALS - Specific Measureable Attainable Realistic Timely etc and I have never been able to clearly visualize anything beyond the nebulous "wear smaller clothes" or "feel better somehow", but not sure how, what, whatever, or things I want to do... <link><BR>/the-2-questions-to-ask-yourself-if-yo<BR>... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:07:27 EST General the Huskaroo Some of you up in Fairbanks/ North Pole at or near the military base might have read about my cousin who ended up being the new Forever Home for General the Huskaroo. General was a runt of a litter and his parents and other family are/were participants in the Itenarod (sp? long races with teams of huskies pulling a sled?) - think it just happened a few days ago. <link><BR>zinghusky </link> Wow!! there are so many links to choose from!! - here is my Spar... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:33:54 EST A blog I read today ... I finally figured out how to at least start a blog from phone today, from inside the SparkPeople mobile app. It seems to be disabled going through the Safari browser. Not sure why. <BR> <BR> So I read this blog today: <BR> <BR> The Surprisingly Simple, Enjoyable Way to Make Weight Loss Stick <BR> <BR> I've no idea if me adding the "link" HTML indicators will work inside someone's phone, but it should work for those who only access the SparkPeople site on their laptops or PC's... <BR> <BR... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:17:24 EST I am Spent... Saw this Spark Motivational Quote: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>quotes_translation.asp?id=93 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm in an odd situation here in Wisconsin. Dad sleeps a good deal of the day when his girlfriend is home, especially when she is sleeping in the afternoons, prior to leaving for her third shift job (10:30pm-7:30am approx.). She lives in a tiny apartment and I love her for investing so much in my dad's life. She's doing the best she can. So ... I don't g... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:51:16 EST Free Veggies Infographic! I am up in Wisconsin now, in Union Grove, visiting my dad. Found this cool Infographic on vegetables, how to prepare them, and what seasons of the year they are best used. I plan to print this out at home (I'm using cellular data using this phone now, no acces to wifi.). <link><BR>hool-101/how-to-cook-vegetables/?utm_s<BR>ource=myfitnesspal&utm_medium=link&utm<BR>_campaign=content-syndication </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:31:48 EST Shouldn't Product UPC's Change ... ...when the nutritional information changes?? I've been noticing a lot with this new SparkPeople iOS App that when I scan a bar code, the product nutritional information listed on SparkPeople does not agree with the info on the labels. I have some handy dandy photos to prove my point, but now I feel like SparkPeople doesn't want to see them, as I can't get to the edit my blog page either on Safari or on the SP App - all I get is the dumbed down mobile pages. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:13:58 EST Is swinging on the swing set at the park Realized I needed to clarify really quickly what I meant by "swinging", because my first title attempt was "Is swinging "exercise" and uh... yea... I hate it when words have a double entendre (sp?). This is supposed to be a family friendly site. So...ummm moving right along here. <BR> <BR> I just landed on a new-to-me SparkPeople High Intensity Thinkers and I forget now which question I was commenting on, but then as I wrote my reply (below), it occurred to me I needed to save this in my blo... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:05:28 EST "12 Unexpected Reasons to Drink More Water This New Year" Wow, I can't think of words of my own to write blogs as there have been so many interesting things in the newspaper. I guess my local paper is skimming off the Internet for articles rather than rely on their own reporters. <BR> <BR> But here you go - a nice article by Laura Schwecherl on "12 Unexpected Reasons to Drink More Water This New Year". Many of these I had read but like one specific point here, and a different point there, so I'm glad to see she's included many of the ones I've tak... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 21:12:51 EST Plan Vs Reality Welcome to SparkPeople !! Here is a little clarification as to the future!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:22:04 EST Dear Abby - Jan. 1, 2015 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: JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime. JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dw... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 21:50:19 EST "15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015" My husband sent me a helpful article that could assist in our goals for this next year - "15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015". I thought "dont't" was interesting - instead of saying "I can't eat cookies..." saying "I don't eat cookies" is more powerful! <link><BR>04 </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:16:47 EST "The Benefits of Being Cold" from The Atlantic Saw this article and I believe there is something to this - especially when in years past I lost more weight in wintertime when I went outdoors and was slightly underdressed... <link><BR>chive/2015/01/does-global-warming-make<BR>-me-look-fat/383509/ </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:42:45 EST Charity Miles Fitness App - Sweat Equity Getting caught up on my newspapers and saw this review of the Charity Miles fitnes app. While I am writing this blog, my phone is busy downloading the app. I will try it out in a bit, do some "running" on the rebounder while it is snowing outside. <BR> <BR> But the article indicates to me that the app could be a win-win, since there are lots of charities who needs funding and there are a lot of us who need more exercise and perhaps need more motivation to exercise. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'v... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:25:46 EST 12 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Day <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-to-stop-sabotaging-your-day.html </link> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 18:01:54 EST Meet Java, my walking buddy! Yesterday Java was a good girl and got her bathroom procedures done outdoors while we walked around... So later we went to the post office and then I surprised her with a visit to PetSmart to get her a new collar. We also had a $5 coupon that I had gotten a week or so ago, from buying her big bag of dog food, so yesterday we got Piper some kitty litter and cat food. Piper is our 14 year old black cat and not walking with me any more. <BR> <BR> When we came out of the store some 30-45 minute... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:29:18 EST Happy Sabbath!! Happy Sabbath! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 22:56:16 EST Various links and thoughts... I need to pay attention to my total sugar values - read labels etc - even "healthy foods" have too much sugar!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ople/that-sugar-film-director-damon-ga<BR>meua-receives-shocking-diagnosis-after<BR>-going-on-healthy-sugar-diet-for-just-<BR>60-days-9875791.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> And are my husband and I the only ones having to log in to SparkPeople on the Safari Browsers of our iPhones multiple times a day!! That's almost a deal b... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:36:15 EST