Archive for May, 2010

Hmmm Interesting

I found a site that has interesting facts on it.  They have a fact sheet on Coke. To quote them; The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

I am so glad that I am not a soda drinker.  What makes Coke a double whammy is the sugar.  A research scientist I respect told me that if we understood what white sugar does to our systems we would have no problem giving it up.  I have cut way back on my sugar intake and maybe one day I will be completely sugar free.  Miracles can happen.

Week 12

Day 1  High carbs Sugar Nibbled a little after 7  excessive. Swim day.  I am going to have to rethink the carb eating when I swim.  I am working on it.   Bombed out…

Day2  OK day  Low Sugar  Med Carb LM swim day

Day3 Weak finish  Let’s forget today.  Swim Day

Day4 Sugar Free (oops I had a taste of sugar) LM  Med Carb   Strong Strong Strong Finish  Swim Day YES

Day5 Sugar Free  Med Carb  Swim Day  Strong Finish

Day6  LM Swim Day Strong Finish  Carb High  Great Day  yes yes yes

Day7  Sugar Free  Travel Day I’ll be eating after 7 but will do my best.

It’s Suppose to Be a Fact

  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
  • Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton.
  • A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
  • People do not get sick from cold weather; it’s from being indoors a lot more.
  • When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop….even your heart. This is why people have always said “God bless you” after a sneeze.
  • Only 7% of the population are lefties.
  • 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until they are 2-6 years old.
  • The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

Who knew?

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Did you Know?

Only true Southerners say ‘sweet tea’ and ‘sweet milk’. Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it – we do not like our tea unsweetened. ‘Sweet milk’ means you don’t want buttermilk.

Say what you want about the South but you never hear of anyone retiring and movin up North.

Taken from   Under the category of southernisms.

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Going Beyond This Life

Today I got the news that Ed’s journey here had ended.  He was 89 and worked 6 days a week.  Ed didn’t have hobbies, he worked.  When he was younger his wife scheduled their vacations but as he got less able he would just take ‘staycations’ and look forward to going back to work.

The fact that Ed only had a few days of discomfort before working no more was a plus for those who loved and cared for him.  Good bye Ed.

I like the oil of Christmas Spirit at times like this.

It is Remarkable

There is a saying-Everyone wants to go to Heaven but no one wants to die.

One of my missions in life involves working with the elderly.   (Another quote  The old must die the young may die.)   It is amazing to me that so many people plan who they will marry,  what career they’ll have, how they’ll keep their body fit and never plan for their life after death.

When it comes to death they never get out the book that can help them create a relationship with the power that created them.  Many think that  1) It’s a loving power and will forgive me and let me into heaven.  2) It doesn’t exist.  When we die we die.  3) At least in hell I have a lot of company.

All I know is that we Christians in the USA have every opportunity for a rich life that includes a surety of eternity with the power that created and loves us.

My oils for higher focus include Frankincense, Highest Potential, Joy, Idaho Balsam Fir just to name a few.

Oh Boy

Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.  From

How do you let a friend know that “….umm you may want to rethink that……”  I try to make it easy on my friends and give them permission to give me ‘gentle’ input.

Their is an organization called ToasMasters that teaches when you give constructive input sandwich it.  Give a good point-a point that you think needs to improve and a good point.

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Let’s Think On This

I found a site that has a variety of humorous things including some facts.  The have a page on Coke.  My brother worked at a Coke factory so we were aware of the “acid” they used in the drink.  Not good for you.

To quote them:  The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.    Glad I am not a soda drinker.  Yikes.  It amazes me that the body adapts to this type of abuse.

On the other hand a research scientist I respect has told me that if we understood the effect of white sugar on our bodies we would not indulge.  I can say that I am not indulging as much and there might come a day when I am willing to make my own ‘sweets’ with our healthy organic agave (not the overcooked syrup you buy in the store) and not use white sugar at all.


Don’t let your victories go to your head or your defeats go to your heart. Taken from

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Week 11 and Counting

Day1  In two weeks–Day 91 I am going to go to a monthly format.

LM (liquid meal)   I reviewed last week and had 2 weak finishes  4 very good days and 1 free day.  Goal this week-No free day/1 weak finish/3 No Sugar days/1 cleanse day/5 low carb days/2 med. carb days.

Our summer weather has disappeared for 2 days which means no swimming.  I will be walking the malls today.

I am deliberately not sharing my standards on the carb and sugar intake.  You must establish your own program.  I use the Weight Watcher standars to determine my portion amount for medium.

Day1 LM Low Carb  Low Sugar Weak finish as we have a show and go out after.  I am always hungry after a show.  It’s amazing the energy we use in putting on a show.  The show was very very good and I had a very active part in it.  I only had a salad after so I am pleased with the finish.

Day2 2LMs  High Carb  Sugar Free Strong Finish Got on the scale and it is finally moving down.  I am reading an inspirational book by Weight Watchers and realizing that I am doing all the right things.  I really don’t want to have an exercise program more than 30 minutes 4x a week so have to be more careful with calories.  I also won’t do the fat-free no taste foods so that limits quantity too.  It is a process and I believe that I am finding out what my body needs to work properly and release the extra stored energy. (yeah fat)

Day3 Sugar Free  Low carb Strong finish Start cleanse I am so pleased.  I fixed 2 meals today for others and I did not nibble!!!  That is a miracle.  I also chose to work with really good chocolate and I did not taste test!!  I am pleased.  Of course taking 14 whole-f00d supplements as part of my liver cleanse, plus 10 other supplements to support the system keeps something in my mouth a lot of the time.

Day4  Sugar Free  HighCarb  Finish Cleanse  Strong Finish We got to go swimming so I allowed a bit more carbs than I would have.  I did learn that I will no longer buy chinese food at a fast food place.  It no longer was ‘good’ and all I could think about was this is so not helping my new life style.  It was a social thing where the elderly friend wanted that particular food.  I of course am not at the place where I have no noodles or eat 1/3 of them.

Day5  Sugar Free  Medium Carb Strong finish  Tomorrow will be a sugar day as I am wanting it bad.  I am making wiser choices and it isn’t as onerous as it has been in the past.

Day6 Low Carb  Medium Sugar  Strong Finish  You can’t have low carbs on a sugar day. So High Sugar and Carbs.   Weak Finish I did eat after 7 due to a very strenuous afternoon/evening schedule.  It was healthy eating and not over eating.

Day7  There is a head thing going around so I am doing LMs Fresh Veges Liguids  Low Carbs I actually have done low sugar, med carb. I couldn’t get rid of the ‘hungries’.  The good news is I got to swim and I am done eating at 3.  LM for dinner.

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