Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 9

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  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from GardenDove
    Good morning, I survived my second CCRN review class. Wasted a beautiful day on it, it was 67 degrees in Seattle and probably in the 50's and sunny at my house! The snow is seriously starting to melt. I did refrain from indulging in any sweets there and made healthy food choices. Today I will resume my exersise program. I feel optimistic today!
    Hi GD, hi all!

    Congrats on the class! Is there more to it also? Sounds like a GREAT day - it's nice out here but nowhere NEAR 50's!

    Take care, and it sounds like you ARE "taking care" - good for you!
  2. by   Tweety
    Gardendove, it's so easy to not eat well at those kinds of things isn't it? Good luck with that!

    Hi Zoe!

    I'm doing well. I ate relatively healthy and exercised yesterday. Today I'm not going to the gym, just going to walk the dogs briskly later. I'm at home and there's no junk food, so I should do o.k. It's when I'm out and about that I get weak.
  3. by   GardenDove
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hi GD, hi all!

    Congrats on the class! Is there more to it also? Sounds like a GREAT day - it's nice out here but nowhere NEAR 50's!

    Take care, and it sounds like you ARE "taking care" - good for you!
    One more class left in two weeks. It's tiring sitting there all day. Maybe I'll get a review book and take the exam in 2008, but meanwhile I'm getting tons, and I mean tons, of new information.Brain circuit overlaod would describe my mental status by the end of the day. :rollyeyes:
  4. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Tweety
    Gardendove, it's so easy to not eat well at those kinds of things isn't it? Good luck with that!

    Hi Zoe!

    I'm doing well. I ate relatively healthy and exercised yesterday. Today I'm not going to the gym, just going to walk the dogs briskly later. I'm at home and there's no junk food, so I should do o.k. It's when I'm out and about that I get weak.
    The easy and tempting thing to do is to bring a bag of peanut M&Ms or some other unhealthy treat to snack on during the lectures...
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    Today I'm not going to the gym, just going to walk the dogs briskly later.
    I always found that my dogs walked ME! REALLY hairy when there was ice on the ground (!!!).

    Do you ever watch that show -- I think it's called "Dog Whisperer"?

    Quote from GardenDove
    ... I'm getting tons, and I mean tons, of new information.Brain circuit overlaod would describe my mental status by the end of the day. :rollyeyes:
    I would imagine!!!
  6. by   Tweety
    Zoe, I haven't seen that show. But given that my dogs are 11 and 12 lbs each, there's only so much walking of me that I allow, although the younger one does try.
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    Zoe, I haven't seen that show. But given that my dogs are 11 and 12 lbs each, there's only so much walking of me that I allow, although the younger one does try.
    Where did I get the idea yours were gigantic? I could have sworn that's what you said. In that case, when you walk "briskly" they probably look like they're flying! (or maybe they are!)

    This "Dog Whisperer" is great for all kinds of behavioral problems - wish I had seen him back when I had my 2 black lab/springer spaniels, those two were INCORRIGIBLE!
  8. by   Tweety
    They are Italian Greyhounds and can really walk fast with their long little legs.
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    [QUOTE=Tweety;2101240]They are Italian Greyhounds and can really walk fast with their long little legs.

    That must be why I thought they were big, I didn't realize they weren't reg'lah size ... lol

    They are cute, Tweety!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I believe high-quality extra-virgin olive oil should not be used in cooking ... as some of the nutrients in olive oil become less effective when heated. For that reason, I recommend that it be mixed into food once the food has cooled.


    -- Jordan Rubin, "The Maker's Diet"
  11. by   liebling5
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I believe high-quality extra-virgin olive oil should not be used in cooking ... as some of the nutrients in olive oil become less effective when heated. For that reason, I recommend that it be mixed into food once the food has cooled.


    -- Jordan Rubin, "The Maker's Diet"
    This view is also heavily promoted (not cooking with olive oil) by Dr. Joseph Mercola (www.mercola.com). Although some of his newsletters are a bit wordy, there is a lot of useful info there. I also learned from his website about the horrors of high fructose corn syrup. It's in a LOT of processed foods, even ones I formerly consumed (i.e. Kern's nectar). Now I avoid buying/eating anything with that stuff in it. I don't crave sweets like I used to. :hatparty:
  12. by   Bluehair
    Good morning everyone!
    No exercise all week. Have had a nasty head cold that has moved on to bronchitis. I'm getting tired of sneezing and hacking, and am gettng achey from not moving around enough. Hope it runs its course soon! I'm doing everything - including LOTS of fluids, Vit C, echinacea, Z pack for the bronchitis, saline nasal spray, sugar free cough lozenges, shea butter to my nose that is peeling, and I'm ready to buy stock in Kleenex. I know, whine city. I'm not a very patient patient.
    Snif.

    :smiletea2:
  13. by   GardenDove
    You aren't supposed to cook in olive oil? I hadn't heard that. I use it all the time.

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