Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 45

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  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from muffie
    another day of crazy wicked focused

    and crunch and glug

    however, i did manage to slip in 2 very thin dark chocolates and not feel guilty at all at direspecting the temple of muffie

    tomorrow friends...

    my feet hurt...is that exercise ? hahaha
    Is WHAT exercise? Pain?

    Must use SOME calories up, eh?

    Been "good" today - had salad w/ my baby carrots which were wicked good, TY Muffie - cheese in the salad, made fresh corn on the cob with butter spray (hope that is ok), and I got me some green tea - so I should be -10 lb tomorrow... lol

    I feel pretty good, it's been good to be outside more and absorb some of that Vit d, am walking a teeny tiny bit more...

    Well, y'all are very inspiring to me, thanks!
  2. by   Tweety
    Quote from Bluehair
    Recipe please.
    No recipe, I just made it up. Lentils, water, boulline, onions, kale......add to boiling water, bring back to a boil, and turn on low for 30 minutes. Other times I add curry, celery, green pepers, rosemary, parsley, whatever is lying around.
  3. by   ertravelrn
    Good morning everyone
    Spent yesterday on myself and really that was enough......lol
    Today Ms Ruth and I are going to curves this am, I belong and she is trying it out......Ms Ruth is one of the wonderful, older, retired woman that live around here......I just love her.
    With all the rain, the river should be way up....plan on walking out there this afternoon and trying to get some pics of it and some waterfalls. Should be pretty, if it has stopped raining by then.
    Did I mention all the rain?...lol.......finally has brought us out of our drought, so no complaints, except have to turn off the computer during the storm.
    Well, I am off to have some coffee.......
    Everyone have a wonderfully healthy day
  4. by   UM Review RN
    GM, everyone. I woke up way too early today, so I'm going back to bed in a minute. Anyhow, still haven't messed up despite lots of work goodies for Nurse's Week.

    229
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Hi guys, ate well today (by well I mean, healthily) ... feel pretty good!

    Does green tea have caffeine btw?


    Quote from Tweety
    No recipe, I just made it up. Lentils, water, boulline, onions, kale......add to boiling water, bring back to a boil, and turn on low for 30 minutes. Other times I add curry, celery, green pepers, rosemary, parsley, whatever is lying around.
    You don't have to boil/soak/whatever the lentils? Or do you use them already cooked? If I bug you too much let me know ... I am NOT a chef as you can tell!

    Quote from ertravelrn
    With all the rain, the river should be way up....plan on walking out there this afternoon and trying to get some pics of it and some waterfalls. Should be pretty, if it has stopped raining by then.
    Did I mention all the rain?...lol.......finally has brought us out of our drought, so no complaints, except have to turn off the computer during the storm.
    Well, I am off to have some coffee.......
    When we had all that flooding here - I walked down to the river (It had actually crossed the road - flooded the bridge). I was mad at myself for forgetting my camera - but it was spectacular to see. I love to look at that river all year round - it changes every day -

    Say hi to Ms Ruth LOL -

    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    GM, everyone. I woke up way too early today, so I'm going back to bed in a minute. Anyhow, still haven't messed up despite lots of work goodies for Nurse's Week.

    229
    Ms Angie, good for you! Those work goodies are so awful.

    How do you think Hubby is doing?
  6. by   ertravelrn
    Good Morning Everyone
    Well....I didn't do so good, or so bad yesterday with my eating. We stopped for ice cream on our way home from Church last night. One treat, not so bad.
    We got some beautiful pictures of the river last night, boy is it deep and running fast.
    Zoe...if Tweety gets tired of the cooking ?'s email me, my dh is a chef....although he is not working as one now, says people are way too picky.
    Ms Ruth and I worked out yesterday and I will hit curves again this afternoon in the city.
    Now I am off to pack for my trip back for the weekend.
    Hoping everyone has a healthy day
  7. by   ertravelrn
    AHA......I figured out how to post pics....lol
    I posted some of where I live in the members gallery.......go take a look, it is real pretty here right now with all the rain we have had, much better than right after the ice storm at the beginning of the year.
  8. by   muffie
    i'll be off to club W, hopefully with good news

    doesn't really matter though as i am being good and doing what i need to do

    have a great day yall

    remember to crunch and glug !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   Bluehair
    Hi everyone!
    Muffie - yes m'aam! I'm a crunchin and a gluggin!
    Zoe - Green tea has LOTS less caffeine than coffee. I'll try to find the content for you. Just saw a table on that in the last week or so, so it shouldn't be too hard to come up with.
    Angie - how are you and DH doing?
    ER - How did Ms. Ruth like curves? Send her our healthy regards!
    Hey Sarah and everyone else!
    I had a minor procedure today. Have had varicose vein issues for some time (remember old post re; pet boa's on my legs...). A few were trying to come back and had to be 'foamed'. They use a 25 ga. needle and inject this cool solution that foams when agitated between 2 syringes with a stopcock in between. Tiny little pick under ultrasound guidance and voila - vein is foamed and the source of flow for the varicosity is plugged. Oh darn, I have to have my leg wrapped with an ace wrap today and tomorrow, no lifting, no working until Monday. I'm just stuck here at home propped up on the sofa with my laptop, cup of tea, remotes up the wazoo and my ipod. Oh how will I survive! DH is going to be bringing home dinner to boot. I dunno, this is approaching Vegas in the R&R department. Not quite the same, but lots better than the daily routine!
    No lifting for 2 weeks so exercise will be limited to bouts of walking. I know from history to be careful not to over do it in one session.
    Let me go find Zoe's caffeine info.....
  10. by   Bluehair
    here ya go, zoe my dear:

    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#336600]caffeine content comparisons
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]the following is the
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]approximate caffeine content
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]of various beverages [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]milligrams of caffeine
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif] item [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]avg. [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]per serving range per ounce
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]*[font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]coffee (5 oz. cup) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]80 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]40 - 170 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]16.00
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]cola (12 oz. can) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]45 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]30 - 60 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]3.75
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]black tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]40 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]25 - 110 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]5.00
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]oolong tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]30 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]12 - 55 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]3.75
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]green tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]20 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]8 - 30 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2.50
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]white tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]15 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]6 - 25 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2.00
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]decaf tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]2 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]1 - 4[font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]0 .50
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]herbal tea (one tea bag) [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]0 [font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]0[font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]0 .00
    [color=#336600]
    [color=#336600][font=verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]*assumes 8 ounces of water per tea bag
    [color=#336600]
    looks like green tea has 25% the caffeine that coffee does. even black tea is half as caffeinated.
    off to work on school work now.
    later!
    Last edit by Bluehair on May 10, '07 : Reason: table didn't copy - what a mess!
  11. by   Bluehair
    Sorry guys. I tried to copy a table with the caffeine comparisons and it wouldn't copy. Then I tried to make nice neat columns out of the mess that it posted and it just re-compressed it into a different mess.
    Here's the caffeine link if you are interested:
    http://www.stashtea.com/caffeine.htm
    Later!
  12. by   UM Review RN
    GM, Everyone!

    Sarah, sounds like you’re doing well. Check in when you get a chance. Even if you don’t think you’re making progress, the real change is subtle – it’s in the way you think about food.

    Tweety, I found the bouillon you mentioned. I like to experiment with different flavors and tomato is very versatile.

    Muffie, you just crack me up. I can picture you with a celery stick in one hand and and a carrot in the other. I like my veggies just a tad steamed so my teeth don’t wiggle when I eat them.

    Blue, best of luck to you on your research paper. Did you come up with a topic yet? The nice thing about Internet research is that you don’t have to lug thousands of books home from the library. Hope your legs are feeling better.

    Zoe, I love the WW cookbooks. You know they’re accurate in their nutrition counts for foods. Have you tried any of their recipes?

    ER, that’s so great that you found a gym partner. It helps.

    DH is doing quite well, for those of you who asked. He’s amazing to me because he’s very pragmatic – if he plots a course of action, he tends to stick to it, right to the letter. The last time he decided to quit something was about 18 years ago when he quit drinking. For a guy who hung out in bars night and day – true, he was single at the time but still – that sufficiently shocked and awed my family into thinking he was good husband material. He’s quit smoking the same way. Not a peep of complaint will he utter. He takes his pills, he stays away from the goodies. Of course, DS is “helping” us with that – we bought the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches for dessert and we each had one, and we discovered yesterday that they’re all gone.

    DH had a very important test yesterday, and we were so busy we never had a chance to eat, so we wound up at Carrabba’s for supper. No dessert. We split the appetizer. He had the veal marsala and house salad. I had steak marsala and the Caesar salad. All biggie no-nos for me, but I’ll happily trade a nice dinner once in awhile for tuna fish and egg salad dinners for the rest of the week. Besides, we know this guy who’s a waiter there who’s just fantastic, so we partly went to see him, too. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table of his, but it was well worth it. The dinner was great and our friend was awesome as usual.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on May 11, '07
  13. by   Bluehair
    Hi guys!
    Got word last evening. Our friend who went with us to Las Vegas passed away. There was a wonderful nurse who held her hand and was with her at the end, giving her permission to go, passing along all our thoughts and prayers since none of us could get back there in time (she started to deteriorate very quickly yesterday morning). God bless every nurse who has done the same! We all keep second guessing ways we could have gotten her home, kept her going longer, etc. etc. etc. But we all keep coming back to the fact that her goal for the last 2 years was to get to this trip to Vegas, to the horse show and the shows she wanted to see and this last 'hurrah'. Once she got there and her wish was fulfilled, she didn't have any energy left for anything else. She has mostly been sleeping this last 2 weeks and knew her friends and family were constantly pulling for her. She slipped out peacefully. She will be cremated, with memorial services in a couple of weeks as she requested.
    Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!!! Just wanted you to have 'the rest of the story'.

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