Greetings... so, my busy-ness that I work to keep in check lends me no time to talk about REM sleep today... in fact, if I don't start the process of getting my own REM tonight, tomorrow won't be a happy day... so, sleep good, sleep long, and see you later this week!
Added by Marcia Oliver on April 30, 2008 at 6:33pm —
I am coming to grips with the gastroparesis. Several small meals each day seem to be very beneficial in dealing with this problem. I try to eat about every 3 hours - about half what I would normally eat. It's working so far. And I have started checking my blood sugars 4 times a day.
My average BG for yesterday was 193. It started out really high and then came down during the day. But it was back up at bedtime. I exercised a whole lot more… Continue
Added by Eve on April 30, 2008 at 10:00am —
Life is full of signs--billboard signs, road signs, signs to tell you what to do, signs to tell you what not to do, signs for opening and closing hours, and signs to keep you informed.
And, of course, the ubiquitous signs to sell you something.
Today I thought I’d share a few signs I saw during my walk, all of which were within a ¼ mile of each other:
Who doesn’t like… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 30, 2008 at 6:35am —
I often try and tackle the entire week’s problems and difficulties in one day, often pitting myself against the opponent (but friend) of time. I feel so accomplished when my list is checked off and even better if I can add a few things I did just to check them off too! Sure I go to bed at night but my mind is still running. It often finds rest to be foreign and I pay with a rest-less night and another full day!
I’m amazed at how little time I have to eat right and get the fitness… Continue
Added by Marcia Oliver on April 30, 2008 at 4:11am —
FDA - I find your lack of faith disturbing...
American - I was only taking some Vitamins!
~ Gasp ~
Whole Food Nation Website Continue
Added by Robin Plan - Whole Food And More on April 29, 2008 at 11:21am —
Have you ever wanted to change something so much you would do anything to make it happen? That's how I feel about synthetic vitamins. Do you take them? I used to, but not anymore. I got so worked up after I learned what they could do to a person that I started PASS.
I feel like a version of Candy Lightner, the mom who founded MADD in 1980. She… Continue
Added by Robin Plan - Whole Food And More on April 29, 2008 at 11:16am —
Kevin Neil had the all the warning signs of a hijacker. Nervous affect, beady eyes, and uneven sideburns. But no airport security system in the world could detect his weapon. He was interrogated and searched by uniformed personnel and was allowed to board, even though he was indeed armed. His weapon was the uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel real bad.
You see, Kevin was an emotional terrorist. An emotional terrorist is not to be confused with a terrorist who has… Continue
Added by ben goldarb on April 29, 2008 at 10:18am —
I am so excited! I move into my new apartment Thursday. My computer will be hooked up so I can post regularly again! I will then share what the last few months have taught me -which is much. I so look forward to being an active part of this community again.
Added by Lori on April 29, 2008 at 7:56am —
Photo courtesy of laffy4k
Oil just reached an all-time high of $120 per gallon which means the national average price Americans pay to gas up rose 0.4 cent overnight to a record $3.603 a gallon, according to a survey of stations by AAA and… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 29, 2008 at 6:30am —
I've gotta admit that it's not ALL the time that I don't purchase from Starbucks as I mentioned in my last note. But, when I do, it's for sure the Frapps! Introduced to IBM's (Ice Blended Mocha's) out in California, they quickly become my comfort food... job promotion... Frapp, 9/11...Frapp... anything was Frapp time! But, out there I didnt' even know that Starbucks existed! Our hang out was Grounds For Enjoyment!
That was 10 years ago and now I'm here, no more GFE but Starbucks hits… Continue
Added by Marcia Oliver on April 28, 2008 at 3:56pm —
So, to get ready on a morning I spend at least half an hour in front of my closet. Do I wanna wear pants? Where is my stockings? Can I still fit in that skirt? If I wear that shirt I'm gonna have to iron it..or at least the collar...etc etc. Then the battle of matching jewelry. lol
By changing that one habit and setting out my clothes the night before, I have actually found my way back to the gym. Time slots opened up, I am more organised and ready to go. I feel mentally prepared for… Continue
Added by Amelia on April 28, 2008 at 12:18pm —
Photo courtesy of Dmitry Kichenko and jesiehart
When losing weight, a popular method of tracking food intake is counting calories.
However, many people forget to include the various beverages they drink during the day for… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 28, 2008 at 5:53am —
I walked into Starbucks the other day to work on some laptop projects. I love coming here – the miracle of aroma, tasting without even buying, the invitational, warm surroundings that seem to reach out and welcome you with hugs. Of course, the sometimes odd choice of music, but I’m not the VP of iTunes either. But best of all, the authentic experience of connection. THIS is what intrigues me about this place. The living room-like feel of friends, couples, family’s, co-worker’s and perhaps some… Continue
Added by Marcia Oliver on April 28, 2008 at 4:50am —
I saw a chiropractor for the first time last week. I have to admit, the long series of crunches, cracks and pops that echoed in my ear when he made his first "adjustment" thoroughly unnerved me. However, within seconds after that single, weird twist of my neck, I was flooded with the most amazing feeling of relief--from a pain I hadn't even realized that I had.
Thinking back, I realize that I've been living with this discomfort for months. I'd… Continue
Added by Melissa on April 27, 2008 at 4:42pm —
Photo courtesy of Betacells
In modern society we have a tendency to look for quick fixes for most of our health problems. And we almost always try to fix them by taking pills.
Many medical conditions do require the use of medication. But prescriptions may have negative side effects and cost a lot of… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 27, 2008 at 3:44am —
Comic courtesy of ttdesign
In a study at Yale University, scientists tested 161 brands of breakfast cereal of which 46 percent were marketed to children.
A cereal was put in this category if it had a character on the box, toys or games… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 26, 2008 at 4:00am —
It's official! I start teaching my very own Reformer class one week from today! And, I will hopefully be interviewing for 3 other classes soon.
On Monday I subbed a gentle mat class. There were quite a few seniors in the class, and they were great; I had so much fun. But I was EXHAUSTED afterwards,lol!
I've also started using P90X. If you don't know it, it's a very intense set of workout DVDs. It includes cardio, strength training, power yoga, stretching, and core work.… Continue
Added by Alyssa on April 25, 2008 at 9:54am —
To focus on the environmental theme this week, today’s Wordless Wednesday (Friday) Walkers blog highlights various Eco-friendly and not-so friendly green photos from my neighborhood.
This photo is self-explanatory.
Why won’t people clean up after their dogs? (YUCK)…
Added by Lisa Newton on April 25, 2008 at 5:46am —
I was having a pretty good day until I decided to look up gastroparesis
. I know, you're all wondering why I would look up such a thing - especially if it was going to ruin my good mood. Well, this is a word my gastroenterologist said to me on Tuesday. He thinks I have it. I've had everything else, why not? It doesn't sound like anything that is going to make it easier for me to meet my goals of weight-loss and… Continue
Added by Eve on April 24, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Photo courtesy of exfordy
Yesterday’s blog proved that preparing food at home reduces food’s carbon footprint making it environmentally friendly.
Another benefit is that home cooking, done correctly, is healthier… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on April 24, 2008 at 6:30am —