TIME2BLOOM4ME's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIME2BLOOM4ME TIME2BLOOM4ME'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/ Easy Peasy Weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735916 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l557459530.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Yesterday I made Corn Fritters, a recipe from Rawamazing. It wasn't so amazing. The texture and flavors were not right. But it was edible. I fixed it with some really good salsa. I don't think there will be a next time for this combination of ingredients found in a Rawmazing cookbook. This is a link to the recipe. <link>www.rawmazing.com/zucchini-corn-cake<BR>s-with-cilantro-cream/ <... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:17:54 EST Free Videos Food is Medicine Conference at the Hippocrates Health Institute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735453 I found a couple of websites for those of you who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. It's top notch information. <BR> <BR> <link>www.livingann.com/2013.html </link> Each year has a series of videos to view. It looks as each video is over an hour long. It is living/raw foods/detoxing type of information. <BR> <BR> This is the Food is Medicine Conference at the Hippocrates Health Institute. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQT0HKb_CyM&<BR>list=UU0aUYiDPszzTcmL1JHBHa4w </link> ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:49:07 EST One can not live well if they do not dine well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735377 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l840385468.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> My fine dining has resulted in another pound released. <em>410</em> So far this week, I am down almost 3 pounds. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:41:17 EST UnCooking. RAW FOOD. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734490 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997812661.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going RAW. Eating raw foods that is. <em>550</em> It might sound weird or hard to do, but its not. Foods that might take 20-30 minutes to prepare cooked can be prepared much faster when its raw. At least it feels like that to me. Making a simmered marinara is a thing of the past. I can whip it up in 3 minutes in a vitamix and it tastes better than the long simmered stove top version. Fresh App... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:06:48 EST Who Me Health Coaching? Yes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733812 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1708857108.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's day two of new lifestyle changes. The scale moved downwards, indicating a release of pounds. <em>410</em> Yea. I also am helping some ladies stay on track, with some personal coaching. Hubby was kind of shocked. I volunteered to encourage and coach some ladies with their diet changes. It's kind of nice hearing the stories, the journeys they are on, and their goals. Each path is differ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 12:31:04 EST Juicer Alert. Calling all juice fasters. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1435903264.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>439</em> If your a juicing lover and need help with juicing I found a great site. It's called Juicing radio. It's packed full of long talks, people who have transformed, etc. I am still exploring the site, but I thought I would share. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>juicingradio.com/52-kitten-juice-pir<BR>ate/ </link> <BR> <BR> Facebook has many, many private juicing, raw food, vegan, and dif... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 05:52:24 EST How WE MAKE YOU buy our foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732574 Below is a link on how food marketers get you convinced and hooked into purchasing their foods. It's a very short video 7 minutes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07<BR>/01/this-womans-speech-made-the-audien<BR>ce-go-silent-its-about-the-food-you-eat/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The final words were we only get away with it, because you allow us to. Even though this is a mock speech it is a good one. It's thought provoking. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>378</em... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:38:49 EST Delicious FOOD PORN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353705171.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I decided to start making FOOD PORN. It's a way to show the world that you can make healthy substitutes in exchange for not so good foods. An alternate meal experience. Healthy foods can taste incredibly delicious. <em>4</em> It all started looking like this. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2130166656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner was Zucchini... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 13:33:11 EST I swear she UNDERSTANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731446 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l819184573.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Last night I was talking to the cat. Yup, I am the crazy lady who talks to her cats and her plants. I am the kind of person who thanks her garden for producing food for her before she goes picking. <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l976974518.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was down in the bedroom, reading before bed. Sh... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 17:36:56 EST Welcome July ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730563 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1372385955.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> I have been wanting to do a juice fast, but I haven't had the willpower to make it stick. Instead I have been modifying it to make it work for me. GREEN Juice works for me, it makes me feel better. It's like a energy shot that lasts for hours. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>439</em> Yesterday I had my green juice in the morning. It was a delicious combination with watercress, cucumber, parsley... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 12:13:28 EST Homemade Kefir Nut Milk experiments and other ramblings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729985 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388626851.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> Zippity do da zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. <em>67</em> Plenty of 110 degree sunshine headed my way. <em>378</em> A am grateful for the weather, for what it brings. Hot sunshine brings sweet summer time peaches, nectarines, zucchini, and beautiful tomatoes. <em>370</em> Without the heat of the summer we wouldn't bet the variety of foods we experience no... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:46:57 EST So Freaky. Brushing OUR teeth with PLASTIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l769419456.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I already did my blog for the day, but I just have to post about this. It's really, really FREAKY. Most of my life I have used Crest toothpaste. It's what my parents purchased and I used for years carrying on the tradition. The problem is the manufactures of toothpaste are adding plastic bits to our toothpaste. It's all for eye-appeal. I used to think it was flavor bits or perhaps what made... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:33:39 EST Updated. FASTING & INFLAMMATION levels MY own personal EXPERIMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728274 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337441701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Good Morning. Lately in the press there have been many articles about people who fast to decrease the INFLAMMATION in their body. A number of studies, in humans and in mice, have shown that IF reduces inflammatory markers. That is amazing news to so many of us with lots of inflammation in our bodies. Is it possible that fasting can HELP ME? Lets find out. <em>9</em> <BR>... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:38:35 EST Free Video today ! Cereal Killers DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727740 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439959584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today you can watch Cereal Killers DVD today for free. It is posted on Dr. Mercola's site. I just started watching it. It looks like it's going to be a good movie. From Dr. Mecloa's site, "The persistent myth that dietary fat causes obesity and promotes heart disease has undoubtedly ruined the health of millions of people. It's difficult to know just how many people have succumbed to chronic poor health ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:44:46 EST Practicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l553284298.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week hubby and I have been phone shopping. So this is a test of the cell phone's abilities. There is so much to learn on how to use a smart phone. We got a Nokia Lumina Icon. I feel so lost using it. It took me awhile to figure out how to make a phone call or text hubby. It's amazing, a computer in a phone. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a look at tomorrow's dinner. I am hoping that it will look... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:44:38 EST Watermelon stops cancer cell growth 95%. Wow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725330 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580937929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I napped yesterday, so I am up late blogging on Spark. <em>31</em> In the wee hours of the morning, I just made up a batch of juice for tomorrow. Its so delicious and refreshing in this hot weather. The drink I made up is watermelon juice. <em>491</em> Yum. It will be cool tomorrow after sitting overnight in the refrigerator. It will be perfect for the almost 100 degree w... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:05:09 EST SUMMER Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723384 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1956448776.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> I woke up hungry. Sipping on water calmed things down for a bit, but it came back roaring. What's a hungry girl to do? <em>9</em> Eat wisely to stay on track. After all I have to make tons of progress this summer. I MUST reach my goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091689986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> B... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:06:04 EST Gardening Video Back to Eden DVD Watch here free for a few days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723028 Mercola posted a great gardening Video for free for the next few days. Watch it here for free. After this it is available for sale. I am watching it. It has great gardening lessons that can be used anywhere. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2014/06/21/back-to-eden-organi<BR>c-gardening.aspx?e_cid=20140621Z1_DNL_<BR>art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140621<BR>Z1&et_cid=DM47726&et_rid=560818314 </link> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:01:24 EST So Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722803 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l461907278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> I feel like STOMPING my feet with frustration. The scale JUMPED big time. I packed on pounds. OMG. All my work gone in a week. Darn, Darn, Darn. It's so not fair. Those dang antibiotics I took packed on the pounds on me. My eating didn't change to much. In fact part of the time I ate less than normal because I was so sick. It sounds so crazy that pills can cause weight gain. ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:10:17 EST Kills 100% of cancer cells after 6 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721971 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l683354180.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The last few weeks I have been learning about foods that fuel your body with amazing nutrients that invoke potential healing responses. It never ceases to amaze me the effects that food has on our body, to fight disease or to create it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1687495957.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> The other day I learned... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:20:18 EST Odor de la Wild Pussy cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721336 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138250845.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Something STINKS. I have been battling a stinky, odor de la wild pussy. It reeks. It stinks bad. Its an odor that hits you as soon as you walk up to the front door. It greets you in an unpleasant way. Some neighborhood pussy cats have decided to dedicate part of my front yard as a kitty litter tray. Well I fought back. I found a way to defeat the Odor de la wild pussy cats. <em>239</em> <BR... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:11:12 EST Update. Its a KIDNEY infection. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719585 I think the infection spread to my kidneys. I haven't ever been diagnosed with one, but I think I might have one. I never have felt so sick with a UTI. Yesterday I went to the Dr. in the morning for treatment of a UTI. This morning my sides are sore, I feel flu-like, achy, chills. It's hard to get comfortable. I will contact the Dr. again when they open. I am still blown away at how fast this thing happened and spread. I am getting in about a gallon of fluids a day, including cranberr... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:22:20 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719290 <em>527</em> This morning I woke up feeling like, hum - maybe I am going to get a UTI. I had no symptoms before this morning. My body had that slight warning sensation. I drank a large glass of cranberry juice, took some herbs, d-mannose, and colloidal silver. That usually stops it in its tracks. A couple of hours later (only 2 wee hours) I was doubled over in pain. It acutely manifested in the full range of symptoms. <BR> <BR> The toilet paper was turning pink from the acute in... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:34:50 EST Simply amazing calorie counting technology. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718586 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199357147.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found some new neat gadgets online. One is a cup that you pour your drink into. It calculates out the nutrient contents of whatever you put in it. I asked the company if it could figure out odd mixes like wheatgrass, lemon balm, apple, carrot, morianga, lemon grass, turmeric juice and they said yes. You don't enter in any information. Just pour it into the cup and it calculates. Wow. That is so... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:14:14 EST Horray, I can move my toes !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831438862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My life is a CELEBRATION of many small things. 3 days ago I started moving my toes again ! It's so exciting. I haven't been able to move them much since hubby sprayed bug poison outside the house a few weeks ago. (Against my wishes.) I was inside with the doors and windows closed, but I still reacted. Life is WONDERFUL, I can move my toes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:50:35 EST He is slowly KILLING himself. LOVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU IMAGINED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717876 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1566123290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> TEACHERS come into our lives at unexpected times. Anyone can be a teacher, a neighbor, child, friend, stranger. At times when we need to learn and grow, one will appear. Sometimes the LESSONS are painful, heartbreaking. There are lessons to learn were ever we look. Some lessons are fun, like discovering a new recipe or workout. Others are not so much. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:06:10 EST I ATE my cat's CATNIP. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717313 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755640465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>239</em> Last year I was petting my cat outside, letting her get BUZZED on a package of dried catnip. AKA KITTY MARIJUANA. It must of had some seeds mixed in with the DRIED BUDS. One seed germinated, so I transplanted it to the flower garden where it now HAPPILY RESIDES. <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1233765290.jpg"> <BR>... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:35:36 EST Beauty isn't about having a pretty face, its about having a BEAUTIFUL SOUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716568 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092577713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Beauty isn't about having a pretty face, its about having a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. What really matters is what is happening inside. Ever since hubby took his trip to visit with his daughter I have been experimenting with natural beauty treatments. The kind a natural woman does as part of her self-care routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15223530... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:35:22 EST Renew your PASSIONS daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1682368661.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> Daily RENEWAL of your passions is a must. Sometimes its enjoying the little things in life. Other-times its awakening dormant tastebuds with an explosion of unique flavors. <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817972158.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My mid-day juice is an explosion of unique flavors. I juiced ROSES. ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:42:24 EST I CAN have it, but I DON'T WANT IT paradigm shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2110760193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> I can have it, but I DON'T WANT IT, is a major PARADIGM shift that has been happening to me. The tug-a-war isn't happening as often lately. The changes I have made in my diet over time are making it easier to SAY NO and to ignore temptations. <em>22</em> The cravings for Cheese has been a hard one to break and some sweets too. Eating cheese releases a morphine-like or opium-like su... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:32:19 EST The REAL truth about health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713435 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l156731997.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I tend to be a person who immerses myself deeply in whatever I do. My love is learning and discovering new information that syncs with my soul. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1160704685.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lately I have been spending lots of time watching videos made by Dr. Brian Clement. The website is www.therealtruthabouthealth.com. The talks expose... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:44:48 EST HOME-MADE Cheeze http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l984386102.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> I wanted to expand my culinary skills, so I have been experimenting. My latest projects have been focused on making CHEEZE. The photo above is my first batch of home made Cheeze. Not to shabby. The good thing is it is healthier than store purchased cheese and it uses only natural ingredients. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165927725.jpg"... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 04:55:35 EST It's too hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1524639004.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> It's so hot that I sit with ice packs all day. Even though the air conditioner is on, I still feel hot. They say it is going to get up to 106. <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l586150600.jpg"> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 16:57:51 EST Whoa, what happened? The scale dropped 4 pounds overnight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711390 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l208859866.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> Yesterday something went right. The scale went down 4 pounds overnight. I kept stepping on it and off wondering why. Then I went to my tracking calendar and wrote down everything I ate. Even my belly deflated a bit this morning. It's softer to the touch, feels less full. I don't know if the scale is screwed up or if something magically happened during the night. <em>90</e... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:24:43 EST Health is made in the kitchen. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710536 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l195594843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's fun attaining wisdom, breaking away from the norms and embracing a sense of satisfaction. There is a feeling of personal growth everytime I try out something new and have great success. Health is made in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1205453739.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever made Walnut butter? I saw a recipe online for ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:42:01 EST Unusual Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708917 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175220060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My kitchen experiments have some flops from time to time. One experiment I have been playing around with is Water Kefir. So far it's a flop. Water kefir has so much potential though. It is a culture like kombucha or the JUN scooby, but it looks like grains of the stuff from the middle of diapers. Water kefir is a probiotic blend that is shared from person to person or sold online on places like etsy.com... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:28:29 EST The HEALING ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707751 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1618822040.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> I LOVE the healing room at Bethel Church. I don't go there very often, but today I felt the need to go. I needed the calmness, peacefulness that the room offers. I needed to be uplifted and renewed. It has an amazing uplifting feeling about the people there. It is a world known church were people go for healing. This morning I met couples from Canada, Scotland, England, and other pl... Sat, 31 May 2014 22:52:12 EST May peace flow through you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706985 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1963029128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Under sunny morning skies, I looked around the garden. My blueberry plants I got last fall started producing. Oh, how beautiful the blueberries looked and tasted. I picked a good size handful of berries. It's so amazing to have potted blueberries growing on the concrete patio producing food I can eat. I have one large strawberry almost ready to pick. I know it sounds silly to be able to ... Fri, 30 May 2014 18:02:21 EST GOOD stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705986 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1540334876.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Super sweet delicious juicy RED STRAWBERRIES are for sale. Small scale farmers have fields planted in some neighborhoods filled with daily picked strawberries. It smells like your walking in a candy factory. Red cherries are for sale to shipped up from Central California. and are sold at the strawberry fields. They are especially good this year. I love this time of year. <em>... Thu, 29 May 2014 11:28:27 EST Home made nut milk and kefir. He doesn't UNDERSTAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704300 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1051914931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hubby doesn't understand my kitchen experiments. He thinks they are crazy, weird, head scratching. He doesn't want to understand. But he does understand eating a healthy version of a Fudge chocolate chip cookie or home made smoked pepper crackers. He loves his bowl cheesy kale chips and glass of pineapple sparkling Icy. He understands they are better for him to eat than store bought. He understands it ... Tue, 27 May 2014 11:04:40 EST The Day AFTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703486 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362528804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Wow, the day after of drinking home brewed nut kefir. My morning started off with a bang. The scale dropped down over a pound. What a shock. Hummm. I wonder what other people have experienced? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565520457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to make a cheese out of the pudding like part of the ... Mon, 26 May 2014 11:46:34 EST The RESULTS with PHOTOS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702741 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399563554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is the results are in. My first day of making home made Almond, Hazelnut, Brazil nut Kefir. I juiced the soaked nuts overnight in water. The next morning I threw away the soaking liquid. Then I ran them through my Angel juicer with some water so I could extract all the nut milk. It's easy. I divided the 6 cups between two quart jars. In one quart I added 1.5 scoops of Ejuva Moflora probioti... Sun, 25 May 2014 11:37:42 EST It might have BACTERIA in it ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702693 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76772064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> In a Disney movie a baby elephant is told to go play in the water. He hesitates and says to his momma, but their might be bacteria in it. Too often we are afraid of getting germs which include bacteria from our environment. Not all our bad for us. In fact having some normal flora on our skin helps to protect our bodies. Our skin is crawling with it. Researchers have found that antibacterial soaps are har... Sun, 25 May 2014 10:30:15 EST Wisdom comes from our EXPERIENCE and our experience comes out of our foolishness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702112 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764651665.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Our WISDOM comes from our EXPERIENCE and our experience comes from our FOOLISHNESS. Life as we know it can be compliant, conforming, taking things as is, or filled with WILD ZANY EXPERIMENTS. Often it's the zaniness that brings excitement to our lives. <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l660408901.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 24 May 2014 11:54:20 EST RAW Emotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701485 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803645583.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> I have been reading a book called Raw Emotions by Angela Stokes. It's about how eating foods affects our emotions. It's very interesting, the unique manner that the information is presented. It got me thinking about the foods I eat and how they effect me. Since I have changed the way I eat, I feel more in tune with the earth, nature, and life. I feel more at peace with myself, ... Fri, 23 May 2014 12:31:20 EST Blueberry Cream Sparkling Icy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701054 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1371072676.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> It's hot out. So today I created a Blueberry Cream Sparkling Icy. It has the flavor and bubbliness of a blueberry cream soda. It tastes AMAZING. <BR> <BR> I took the Jun Tea that I have fermenting on the counter. In to the vitamix it went. To it I added a couple of cups of frozen blueberries, ice, yacon sweetner, and some left over coconut whipped cream I made the other day. The res... Thu, 22 May 2014 21:33:00 EST Two men watching me. Scary moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699894 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1668737174.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> On the patio we have about 5 large 65 gallon pots. You can get them from the hydroponic shops. They make the perfect raised garden beds. They are the right height that I don't have to bend over when I work the soil. Our patio mostly concrete. The rest of the yard is a rocky hard clay soil that is almost impossible for me to dig in. As a result our garden is in pots or raised beds most... Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:09 EST Chocolate dipped STRAWBERRIES with COCONUT whipped cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699215 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888120634.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The strawberry stands are open. Yesterday Dear Hubby and I picked up 3 baskets. They smell very sweet perfuming the air in the car. We ate them as we drove home. YUM. So delicious. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487989150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1351715364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I took some of the Choc... Tue, 20 May 2014 12:38:51 EST The CANCER FIGHT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698513 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143482414.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Menu planning is like pulling teeth. Hubby and I went to the grocery store yesterday. The refrigerator is overflowing now with good things. I have to admit, I purchased what looked good. Now it's time to plan out some healthy meals. Yes, that is backwards, but it is what happens all too often. I have been stuck in a rut eating the same old day after day. It's time to try out some new foods. I ... Mon, 19 May 2014 14:19:39 EST Blueberry sparkling ICY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697303 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l894011962.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Maybe once or twice in my childhood I was treated to a gas station Icy. Remember how refreshing they tasted? It's not something I normally drink. But I created another healthy version of it. I made a blueberry soda a few days ago using defrosted blueberries, but this is even better. Now I find myself getting in more blueberries in my diet. Blueberries are wonderful for helping the brain. They say eatin... Sat, 17 May 2014 22:16:40 EST