From HealthNews Hightlights: McDonald's and an Unbelievable Court Decision
Friday, October 29, 2010      8 comments

"McDonald's Fined For Manager's Weight Gain McDonald's has been ordered to pay a former franchise manager in Brazil $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working at the outlet for 12 years. The unnamed 32-year-old man said he gaine... Read more
All Saints' Day Practice: I Felt Great Afterwards!
Thursday, October 28, 2010      3 comments

My first grade students dress as their patron saints every year for Nov.1 All Saints' Day (All Hallow's Eve... Did you know hallow means holy?). Sometimes we have to be saints at Mass which takes more time but this year it falls on Mon. so it ... Read more
Start Preparing for Advent
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      4 comments

I love Advent. I love using it as a time to get closer to God. I try to go on an Advent retreat or Day of Recollection. The time leading up to Christmas can be very stressful and the commercialism begins to upset me so I have to take a ste... Read more
Day 76 of My Exercise Streak!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      6 comments

I might not have time to post a blog later so I'm writing a quick one now to get my 3 points! emoticon T... Read more
Can You Hear Me Now? I Walked 12 Miles This Weekend!
Monday, October 25, 2010      3 comments

Counting Friday evening I walked 12 miles this weekend...outside!!!! Friday I was stressed and instead of eating I walked 4 miles. Saturday I walked with some Spark Phoenix team members for 4 miles. Then Sunday night I walked with my ... Read more
Playing Tennis
Sunday, October 24, 2010      4 comments

This summer I played tennis with my sister, niece, and nephew. I should do this more often. We didn't really play real games. We hit the ball against a backboard. ... Read more
MotherHen's Blog Has Motivated Me to Break My Plateau!
Sunday, October 24, 2010      3 comments

I am on a plateau right now. Exercising and trying to eat healthy but the scale is stuck. It would probably help if I tracked my food on the food tracker! I am going to watch my portion sizes. No more eating an entire bag of microwave po... Read more
Hike Along the Historic Murphy Bridle Path in Phoenix
Saturday, October 23, 2010      4 comments

Spark Phoenix Team members met at Bethany Home and Central Ave. to hike the Historic Murphy Bridle Path thanks to our motivating leader Hikerbecky! I'll edit this lat... Read more
Accreditation, Stress, and My New Improved "Good" Choices
Saturday, October 23, 2010      3 comments

Our school is going through accreditation. Yesterday afternoon, after teaching all week and all day we had to meet with the team that will "study" us. I have been through several and I have never been this nervous before. We have to go t... Read more
You Can Do It!
Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

emoticon Just putting the idea in your head!!! ... Read more
Mae West
Thursday, October 21, 2010      6 comments

This quote is attributed to Mae West: "Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." I have no idea of the context of Mae West's quote. Maybe I don't want to know. LOL My weightloss is slow. It's taken 1 year and 6.5... Read more
Celery: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Thursday, October 21, 2010      6 comments

I learned all of this on SP today. The Good: Celery has luteolin, a flavonoid that may help protect cognitive memory!!! (other foods with luteolin are green peppers, thyme, chamomile tea, carrots, rosemar... Read more
Day 70 of My Personal Exercise Streak
Thursday, October 21, 2010      4 comments

I can not believe I have been exercising everyday for 70 days. My next goal is 75. Five more days. Since I'm on a bit of a plateau weight-loss-wise my exercise streak is keeping me entertained until I can move my gingerbread man aga... Read more
Is Your Floor Safe?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      1 comments

Two Health News items I found interesting today: #1) Phthalates which were banned from children's toys and child care products in 2009 have been found in wall paper and floor covering products. They are hormone-like chemicals link... Read more
Flax 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Flax But Was Afraid to Ask!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      10 comments

Why include flax in your diet? Flaxseed oil... -triggers fat burning rather than fat storage -tops the satiety scale -attracts oil soluble poisons that have been lodged in your fat stores and transports them out of your system Gr... Read more

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