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4/10/12 7:23 P

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It is not raining yet but it is bright, great for taking photos.

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4/10/12 10:41 A

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Since it wasn't raining this morning I put a little extra omph into my walk then did a good upper body strength work out. Now I'm ready to hit the day running! Have a good one Team!

~Gaye
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4/9/12 6:28 P

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Candy glad Hubbie Bill is doing better. You are correct when the other half is not well there is no other world, but them. Wonderfull to have him on the mend and for you to check in emoticon
Please try and enjoy the spring.

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4/9/12 4:13 P

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Welcome back Candy! Glad Bill is getting better.

~Gaye
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4/9/12 3:31 P

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Hi gang emoticon
So sorry I've been MIA lately. We had a bit of a health scare with Bill so I've been focused on that, and hardly anything else. He's doing well now, so I'm easing back into Spark again.

My goal for April? Make it out alive LOL
I'd like to release some of the stress weight gain that I've had and stop feeling like a giant squishy rollypolly!
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4/9/12 1:10 P

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And yet another sunny day! Too bad I have to be inside working!

~Gaye
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4/9/12 12:19 A

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I have been enjoying this incredible sunny weather too, Linda. Isn't it wonderful??!!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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LINDAM.1 SparkPoints: (42,281)
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4/8/12 6:21 P

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Hooray the sun is out.

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4/8/12 1:20 P

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I totally blew it last night. I made two new loaves of Challah to take with us today for our special gathering. I let the loaves rise too much so when they baked they sort of "spilled" over the edge of the pan. I had to cut the hangy-off pieces and rescue the pieces that fell and so what was a good baker to do? I put butter on them and ate them! Felt terrible later. And now my pretty loaves have cut off ends. (they wouldn't sit on a board without breaking with those "feet").

Interesting factoids--
Typical, commonly eaten grains:
Wheat
Corn (right, this is not a vegetable)
Rice
There are other grains that are available but they are not the most commonly consumed, especially here in the Western world).
All these grains are full of starchy carbs.

There are some cultures in this world where people eat a lot of grains (especially rice) who have had less digestive problems with them than we do. These cultures also eat a lot of fresh produce and fresh fish and very little or no refined foods like we do. However even this is changing as more and more peoples have access to quickie, convenient, refined, packaged food products.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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4/8/12 12:30 P

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Thanx for the carb info Ani! I had a wonderful bowl of Thai rice noodle soup last night.

~Gaye
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4/7/12 3:40 P

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OOOHHHH! heh...I thought all carbs were created equal...I'm still learning about all this healthy eating...but yes, I do notice a difference when I cut out carbs of any kind...and then have them....I am getting better about not having noodles and rice and such....even most bread....potatoes were never a favorite anyway....so I don't miss those much....heh....

So I am doing better with my eating...it is a slow process....but I am getting there! :)

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4/7/12 1:22 A

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Listen to me--read my lips--it's not carbs in general that bloat us up (especially those of us past 45); it's the STARCHY CARBS! Grains and white potatoes being the worst offenders. Did you know, that as soon as starch meets the enzymes in your saliva they start turning into sugar? By the time they reach your intestines your blood sugar will have risen and your body goes into fat storage mode. Plus, many of us, when we reach a "certain age" simply don't digest grains or any starchy carb the way we did when we were younger.

Test this for yourself. Go without ANY grains or potatoes for a few days. The first thing you will notice is that you C.R.A.V.E them. That is your first clue that you are addicted. Then, if you can make it through without getting a severe case of the heebeegeebees, go ahead and indulge in a normal serving of bread or pancakes or pasta or a good serving of rice even. See how your tummy feels in an hour or so.

Some of you will do just fine. Others will notice some real noticeable symptoms.

I LOVE crunchy crusted French bread, oh my!!

Best of health to all!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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4/6/12 5:34 P

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No way could I give up bread completely....but we sure are trying to cut way back on the carb intake...heh....it's working for my husband....just not for me...yet.....I'm still hoping that I am just gaining muscle and that is replacing the fat...heh...

Anywho...my goals for April....well to keep doing the 90 day workout...and training for the 5K....and try REALLY hard to not be depressed that my husband will be in Portland without me for months! hmph!

Well....those are my goals...simple....but there ya have it....sometimes simple is better! :)

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4/5/12 9:36 P

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LOL! Are you telling me I have to give up bread to get rid of this bloat? I have switched to mostly whole wheat/whole grain bread but cant give up that baguette with some chopped liver for an occasional treat.

I just watched a nice hail storm, and it's April.

~Gaye
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4/5/12 7:41 P

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Huh?? Is it gone?? Oh dear. Well, time to...uh...keep on doing the right thing I guess. So far, so good. I'm keeping the bloat away by shoving the bread away! I want to keep this up all through April and all through May...and all through June...and all thru...hmmm, I think this is a lifestyle that i need to adopt for good!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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4/4/12 5:18 P

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Sorry this is a little late. Where did March go?

~Gaye
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