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Slowly "re-thinking" everything

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My usual drip coffee maker isn't working well so it's time for a replacement. I was "googling" coffee makers and found that most of this style contain BPAs! Really??? Oh my goodness...even things we are soooooooooooooo familiar with need to be re-thought. So now I'm looking for a ceramic cone or a Melitta Coffee Maker, Porcelain 6 Cup Pour- Over Brewer. It seems that, other than a french press, this is one of the only coffee brewers that does not contain plastic which comes in contact with the coffee/water!

Really? Who approves these items when they first come on the market??? I seem to remember Corning used to make an all-glass coffee maker that sat on the stove but needed to have a wire thingy between the pot and the burner...what happened to them? In the name of "fast" I think the world may be sacrificing health. So much cancer???!!!! So much cancer???!!!! Coffee brewed and stored in plastic. Plastic hoses on our water supply. Milk in plastic bags and bottles. Food in plastic, plastic, plastic, plastic! Hey, now they even have veggie "steamers" that are contained in PLASTIC and go in our MICRO-WAVES! I heard 3 oncologists being interviewed and each was asked "How do you keep your family safe from cancer?" All 3 replied "NO PLASTICS IN THE MICROWAVE"! Really??? And now food manufacturers are trying to get us to put more plastic in our microwave in the name of health and convenience. What started this rant??? Oh yes I remember... I need a new coffee maker. Hope everyone has the healthiest, happiest day possible.

  
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IRON_RESOLVE 7/30/2014 12:58AM

    I could have written this entire blog, (except for the part where you enlightened us abput BPA's in our Drip coffee makers!! Who knew!! I also was told, that BPA;s are given off in CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS!! CAN YOU IMAGINE. Must be why every store these days is asking is we prefer an email receipt.
My ElderCare lady, told me that in the 60's and 70's her friends asked each other, aren't we just ingesting all of this plastic, if our food is in it. I do think there is something too it.
A friend, a Research Scientist, who sadly died of cancer, told me she believed everything should be stored in glass, from what she learned after researching her cancer. I have been buying glass containers for the fridge.
I also was looking for the corning ware coffee maker you were speaking off. hard to find, even on EBay.
My own dear Mother died of cancer. And you are right. It is SO EVERYWHERE. My Father survived it. I only every used glass to heat something up in the microwave, and use cooktop for all reheating . Rarely use the Micro. I also notice many new kitchens are being built without them these days.
I think the Ceramic Melita sounds like a good idea to me. Thanks for posting this, and sharing this info.

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_LINDA 7/29/2014 10:52AM

    I don't drink coffee so not a concern for me, and I prefer most fruit and veggies raw except sweet potatoes, cooked in the microwave on a paper towel (but they will probably say there are bad things in there too, can't get away from it!!) In fact I have read using the microwave destroys nutrients in food!! Maybe we would better off getting back into steaming the old fashioned way, on the stove..
My water bottles are supposed to be free of this chemical, but have no idea if any of the other things I use are.
Hope you have a great day!

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KANOE10 7/29/2014 9:46AM

    I hadn't even thought of the fact that my coffee maker had plastic. Thanks for pointing that out to me! I try not to microwave with plastic also. You are right. It is everywhere. We have a french press, It makes excellent coffee but takes time.

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2014 7:22AM

    Oh dear. I do use a French press. But also have an espresso/latte machine. And: yup, I love my Keurig flavoured coffees too (at home, and at work . . . ).

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ALM0226 7/29/2014 6:17AM

    I'm guilty of the plastic steamable veggies.....so convenient, but if oncologists are saying "no"....I guess I'll have to ditch them and stream the old fashioned way.

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Supper by the water

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm so looking forward to cooking supper by the water tonight. The BEST part about this is that I'm planning lean meat, salad and grilled mushrooms. Gosh, life is good when our emotions agree with our brains!!! No fighting...just peace.

And I want to thank the universe for a good night's sleep last night too, as it was the first one in a week! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, life is good.....

Hoping your Sunday is good too.

  
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CATTUTT 7/27/2014 1:45PM

    I'm jealous of eating by the water. I love to be near water. Enjoy it for both of us!

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WATERMELLEN 7/27/2014 9:50AM

    Sound terrific!! And bet it tastes marvellous!! Here's to a lovely summer Sunday.

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ICEDEMETER 7/27/2014 9:46AM

    It sounds like a perfect day - that you so totally deserve!
Enjoy every single second of it...

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UMBILICAL 7/27/2014 9:40AM

  Nice

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KANOE10 7/27/2014 9:24AM

    Isn't it nice when you look forward to a healthy meal? Grilled mushrooms are wonderful and salads are fun to make with the great summer tomatoes.

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It is nice when your emotions agree with your brain and make healthy choices. You are doing well!

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_LINDA 7/27/2014 9:11AM

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Yesterday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thank you to all my SparkFriends who shouted out encouragement as I "held on tight" yesterday. I did. Yesterday was a day of roller coaster emotions and "stuff" and I just held on tight.

I think that's the key. Things happen in every life. Ups and downs and some days more downs than I think I can handle. But really, if I just "hold on tight" today passes to yesterday without any more grief than necessary.

So there was no over-eating at my house yesterday. There was good exercising. There was smiling in spite of "grief and hurt" and today I'm grateful...very, very grateful!!!

  
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WATERMELLEN 7/25/2014 7:21PM

    Well done -- we do have ups and downs, normal: but not fun during those downward swoops!!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/25/2014 4:35PM

    Reward yourself! You did exactly what you need to do to take good care of yourself. Keep it up!!

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CATTUTT 7/25/2014 1:18PM

    Great job on getting through the day and keeping a positive attitude!

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_LINDA 7/25/2014 10:03AM

    emoticon Glad you made it through!
Hope your day is much better today!

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KANOE10 7/25/2014 8:42AM

    You did great with no overeating while you dealt with those roller coaster emotions. You are wise to realize that things will pass and that the next day is a new beginning.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/25/2014 8:00AM

    I'm so happy for you! Life can be one giant roller coaster for sure. I have to keep reminding myself 'this too shall pass'.

Good for you!

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DUTE06 7/25/2014 7:49AM

    So glad you have shared what so many of us have to do - Hang On !

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/25/2014 7:45AM

    You did well!

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Imagine that!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

So, Monday's are weigh in days for me, however I did step on the scales this morning b/c the mirror told me there had been a change in my body. And yep, the scales were down 2 more lbs from Monday. Now, not knowing if it were cheating to post my weight again this week, I asked for advice from someone we trust and she said, Yep, you got it, you take it today!

So I'm woo hoo-ing and quietly happy...and onward I go friends. Onward I go.

  
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KANOE10 7/24/2014 8:58AM

    Hooray on the two pounds. You are doing great.

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CHRISTIECAT 7/23/2014 7:39PM

    nice!!! love that!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/23/2014 5:52PM

    Sending a big emoticon

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_LINDA 7/23/2014 4:13PM

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ICEDEMETER 7/23/2014 2:19PM

    That's incredible, considering the heat and humidity!
Way to go!

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CATTUTT 7/23/2014 1:31PM

    Congrats!

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WATERMELLEN 7/23/2014 1:25PM

    Fantabulous!!

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Monday Weigh Ins

Monday, July 21, 2014

I've never had Monday as my weigh in day before. You know what??? It makes the weekend sooooooooooooooo much easier. If I want the scales to be down on Monday, I have to eat "on-plan" all weekend long. There's no stress about what little extra bits I can eat, b/c there are NO extra little bits I can eat if I want to lose this weight for the last time, and I do. I will do whatever it takes to get back to my goal weight and stay there.

Yep, it's Mondays for me forevermore!!!

  
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KANOE10 7/22/2014 10:30AM

    Good idea to keep you on track over the weekend.

Happy Mondays! Way to go on getting healthy.

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WATERMELLEN 7/22/2014 9:20AM

    Very clever strategy!!

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_LINDA 7/22/2014 12:41AM

    Welcome to Mondays! Exactly why I chose that as my weigh in day!
Good luck with it!
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CAROLISCIOUS 7/21/2014 10:16PM

    Having a Monday weigh in definitely helps with keeping on track over the weekend! Good for you!

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SOGOOD2BFREE 7/21/2014 10:09PM

    That's awesome! Glad you are doing whatever it takes.
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CICELY360 7/21/2014 10:05PM

  Glad you found what works for you.

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