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Inflammation Fighting Red Palm Oil

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inflammation Fighting Red Palm Oil
www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/red-
palm-oil-healthy-fat-that-rivals-cocon
ut-oil/


  
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HEALTHYONE2008 7/25/2014 8:44AM

    This is a first for me

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/24/2014 8:56PM

    I've never seen this sold anywhere.

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IMAVISION 7/24/2014 7:31PM

    emoticon Carol, for sharing this with us.

I found it very interesting & plan to share the information with family & friends.

God bless!

Ima

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A_NEW_JAN 7/24/2014 6:29PM

    Interesting, especially how food manufacturers take a perfectly pure, wonderful thing & ruin it.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 7/24/2014 5:48PM

    Me neither. Never heard of it. While I'm not likely to be using any any time soon, I love reading about new things.

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NELLIEC 7/24/2014 3:35PM

    I hadn't read anything about Palm Oil before, so that was interesting.

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Do U Need Inspiration to Get Back On Track?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014



The blog (linked below) is a GREAT blog. I so, so, so NEEDED this blog.

I am going to read this several times a week.

He took 8 tries to get back on track. When you see who it is, you'll probably like me, sit up and take notice.

There are so many, SO MANY, good quotes in this blog. Here is one that is still impacting me:

"Because after all, I know this works since I came up with this strategy and it's been the root cause of all the major goals I've reached in life :)."

Another confirmation, after Dave Ramsey, FlyLady, etc: I NEED TO CONCENTRATE, REALLY FOCUS, ON DOING THIS AS A WAY OF LIFE.

The person who wrote this, has reached VERY impressive goals - to say this is the ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE MAJOR GOALS HE'S REACHED IN LIFE - is a super awesome powerful statement. A real WOW moment.

You want the root cause of success? The root cause of succeeding in your goals? The root cause of getting healthy? The root cause of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? This is it.

I really, really, really needed this blog. Thanks to WARMSPRINGDAY for bringing it to my attn.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738162


  
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A_NEW_JAN 7/25/2014 4:07PM

    In all the many years that I have been a member of SP (originally joined in 2008, I think), I have 1) never followed the SP food plan & 2) never done the 10 minute exercise challenge.
Maybe I should give it a whirl!
Thanks for the gentle nudge, my friend.

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IMAVISION 7/25/2014 12:34PM

    emoticon Carol, for sharing this with us.

It is most definitely an inspirational blog.

God bless!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/23/2014 6:28PM

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/23/2014 5:15PM

    I just got in 12 minutes of walking, so I guess I am on my way again

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2014 3:38PM

    I'm glad you found the inspiration you were looking for!!!

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PICKIE98 7/23/2014 2:19PM

    Yes, he mailed me that blog.Sometimes adversity pushes us faster and further than other times in our life.
This is how we grow in Sparks: We learn from each other and make choices ...

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MJRVIC2000 7/23/2014 2:17PM

    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love makes everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Reclaiming My Positive Attitude

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  
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IMAVISION 7/25/2014 12:30PM

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/23/2014 10:28AM

    Great one

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A_NEW_JAN 7/23/2014 9:37AM

    I love this, Carol!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 7/22/2014 7:55PM

    Until he/she gets run over by the truck they ignored! LOL

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PHOENIX1949 7/22/2014 4:40PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/22/2014 1:12PM

    And I choose to be happy.

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LAKE1957 7/22/2014 12:49PM

  I agree.

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DEEGANA 7/22/2014 12:45PM

    Great inspiration...thanks

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No Excuses

Monday, July 21, 2014









  
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IMAVISION 7/25/2014 12:32PM

    I especially like the second one --- I can give 2% of my day to exercise.

God bless you, Carol!

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IMEMINE1 7/22/2014 12:39PM

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/22/2014 8:58AM

    Great blog and so true.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/21/2014 4:12PM

    Loved them! Especially the last one. LOL.

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MCJOYFUL 7/21/2014 4:08PM

    Great posts!

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Sunday

Sunday, July 20, 2014



Thumbs up on keeping Saturday as Sabbath - panicked when I remembered on Friday (b/c of all the stuff I had to do this weekend), but I kept the Sabbath anyway and Saturday was great. When I got tired and yawn-ie, I simply went to bed early Sat night - no guilt. It was a great day and was not nearly as hard at all as I thought it'd be. It was really wonderful, in fact.

Unexpectedly, Sunday morning was also great b/c I didn't feel pulled in two directions or have dividedness in my mind - it was "ok" to do work & business things, all day, with no guilt. The easing of my mind on Sunday morning was pronounced. The easing of my mind was pronounced, and the surprise that I was feeling relief to begin with, was pronounced. Prior to this experience, I didn't even know I felt divided or had these feelings.

This week I went to the Soup Kitchen for lunch more than I ever have - 4 days.

In the after-lunch grocery line, Tues was a big (bountiful) day like it usually is. However, this week, Wed was NOT a big give-away day like it was last week. You really DO have to go every day, as there's just no way to predict what will be donated. So b/c Wed was spare and I was out of lettuce, I went back Thurs. Then I had planned since last week to go Fri this week to see what I could get for my friend that I donate the other food to. So that's how I ended up going Tues - Fri. On Thurs I got personal size watermelons from the Soup Kitchen, I had one this morning and it was really good - something I had never tried since they came out a few years ago b/c they are expensive. And for the first time ever on Fri, they had nice bananas. They were giving away extra bananas, pressing them on people since they had beaucoups and it was Friday. So I took 3 bunches so I could give my friend two of them.

I went to the other place, the Mission, for my last allowed food pantry visit this month on Thurs, and back there again on Fri for 2nd Harvest. My friend has had 2 good weeks of at least partially free groceries from me. It's unusual for there to be this much. As usual, Food Fairy delivered lots of bread and rolls, and assorted sweets donuts and muffins; plus a big apple pie, and a decorated, round, 2-layer cake. On the healthier side: bananas, watermelon, 3 huge zucchini from Soup Kitchen, 3 huge yellow squash from Mission, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, and other stuff I can't remember.

Keeping the day of rest was good, and all the free food was good, and playing Food Fairy was fun, but the rest of the week was bad. I'll skip the details.



Today I called my brother, he is 7.5 yrs older. (He has been in trouble all his life so he's not the kind of family someone like me could go to for help.) But since my sister and parents passed away, we've kept in touch sporadically. Today I found out he is having blood clot issues in his upper legs - DVT from crotch to calf, especially in his thighs, with a disabling huge blood clot in his upper thigh. Very weird; I thought that stuff was always lower legs. My dad had lower leg DVT, and a metal butterfly filter permanently installed in his carotid. But only when he was much older. My brother is on a new blood thinner called Zarelto (2014 technology*) and says it's not helping but he doesn't want the hassle of going on coumadin (1980s technology*). (*According to him.) I consider most pharma poison, but will look up Zarelto. He cannot exercise at all - zilch. So there is nothing he can do AT THIS POINT other than keeping his legs up, drugs, surgery, traditional medicine. Also it came out of the blue - woke up in bed with huge swollen leg one morning. Scary!

My legs are still swollen as usual. Yesterday at Planet Fitness I saw I have some skin issues in the same 3 places on each of my ankles - really weird - not leg ulcers. That was very sobering. So I am still having leg issues and of course I don't expect the swelling to get better until I can sleep with them propped up. Today's call to my brother, who is not nearly as overweight as I am, and is much more active and fit, was a huge wake up call to me personally. This week, I will exercise and take my supplements like my life depends on it. Because, I got the wake-up call: it does.

Another not-good day. However, I am grateful for the wakeup call. Unlike my brother, I can still exercise. I might, if I take drastic action, avoid the same fate. I need to improve my whole-body circulation by exercising heartily, and I need to get the weight off. While I'm doing that, I need to take supplements to address my family history that is like a time bomb . . . coming soon. My legs and feet are giving me all the signs. Unlike my brother, I am getting the luxury of an advance notice.

For my family history, I will be ordering nattokinase from VItaCost or Swansons, in my next order after I get a job. And will be taking fish oil from my current supply until then.

I also read Women's magazines at checkout today, and they were talking about the benefits of water, which I have to drink more of. I have not been drinking 2-4 bottles a day. I will start with 4 bottles and add lemon. I used to drink 1/2 my body weight in pounds, in ounces of water (if you weigh 200lbs, drink 100 ounces per day; Mayo Clinic). It's too easy to let good habits go. Keep them up!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/21/2014 4:50PM

    It sounds like you get some really good food at the soup kitchen. It's worth going there daily for as you can help other with what you don't want.

I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I hope he has a speedy recovery. It sounds like you on point and really do need to get that exercise in with his problems coming to light. I hope you get your leg problems resolved soon.

I like the women's magazines too in the check out line. Especially Woman's World and First For Women.

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NELLIEC 7/21/2014 4:29PM

    The cartoon is definitely on spot!

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HEALTHYONE2008 7/21/2014 9:41AM

    It's all one step at a time.

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LADYBUG1107 7/20/2014 9:09PM

    Take care. I will pray for you.

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PHOENIX1949 7/20/2014 8:46PM

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