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FROM MUFFIN TOP TO SKINNY JEANS

Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.

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This week’s meme prompt is written by Cara from The Gone Again Smiths

Share your best or worse diet advice and tell about your experience.

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The worst diet advice I have followed is low fat. My body needs good fats. I take large doses of omega 3 and 6 to keep my clotting factors regulated. Taking statins and lowering cholesterol too much left me with shingles twice.

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I have some olive oil every day and when I am wanting something more to eat at night, I often have some olives.

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The best diet advice is to stay happy and loving. When I am on vacation, I usually end up losing a little weight. I don’t count calories, I end up eating things I wouldn’t normally, yet I lose.
I do exercise more than usual. That is part of it. The important part I think, is that I am so happy and loving at these times. I need to stay in that place inside me every day.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Travel Tips – Water Bottle

When traveling it’s helpful to stay hydrated. Now that you can’t bring bottled anything through airport security, I find this little bottle very helpful.

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It’s made by New Wave Enviro. The blue cap contains a filter.

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You can bring this empty bottle through airport security and then fill it from a water fountain or tap.

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I get this from my acupuncturist. Here is a web site that you can use to find where you can get one. They are sold at health food stores and by health professionals.

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This is what they say about it at the web site.

The Better Water Filter is carbon based and removes chlorine and organic contaminants from regular municipal tap water.

Refill this bottle up to 90 times for fresh water on the go.

BPA Free!!!

The bottle is made from 100% United States corn and will degrade in just 80 days in a commercial compost.

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I love that it is light weight and an easy size for carrying. I like to fill it before I get on the plane so I have access to water for takeoff and landing.

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I love that after you’ve used it for 90 refills, it will degrade in the landfill.

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If there are other companies that make a product like this, I don’t know of them. I was not paid or reimbursed in any way for this. I wanted to share what I think is a great idea.

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It does make the water taste much better. I use the bottle in my hotel room to filter water through, if I make coffee in my room.

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There is one airport I am thinking of that has water that tastes so ‘bad’ that even this filter doesn’t improve it. At that airport, I buy bottled water.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

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Posted by on June 28, 2010 in Abundance

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday thing. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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List 5 things that made you really happy this week.

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1.  A person who was ill called me and they are so much better. It made me so happy to let go of my worries about them.

2.  I caulked and washed the windows on the lower level of our house. Can you imagine? I did windows.

3.  Hubby and I went out to dinner last night. We decided when we go again, it will be to my favorite place, because we like that better. Yay.

4.  I put chicken wire down in our vegetable garden to keep the feral cats out. They don’t like to step on it.

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5.  I realized that even if the cartoon I am working on looks amateurish, I am still an okay person, and by golly people like me .*

This is one panel of about 50 that make up a ten page comic. The story is called Learning Module 4090 — Earth.

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Have your best Friday ever.

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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FROM MUFFIN TOP TO SKINNY JEANS

Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.
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From Shortmama:

Ok so this week I want to know how you plan to avoid overeating or junk eating now that the kids are on summer break?

Lets see, do I have a plan? No. Okay my plan? if I knew what it was? I would say? – Oh I got it.

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In Oprah’s e-mail newsletter, she had a test to see what kind of weight management program would suit a person the best.

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I took the test, and….

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It suggested I would be best suited to a spirit based program.

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If you’re wondering what that is, I was too.

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There was a link for one and as I read about it, I relaxed. There was another also, which I didn’t read.

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It seemed to me to be saying that our bodies are magnificently able to let us know when they need nutrients, e.g. craving and when we are full. The premise seemed to be if we focus on listening to what our body is telling us, we will be ahead.

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This reminded me of a study I read many years ago. In it children were fed from a cafeteria line and were free to choose whatever food they wanted. The researchers discovered; IF an appetite was not seduced by sweets and junk food, the child ended up selecting a balanced diet.

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My plan is to avoid the junk and pay more attention to my body’s signals.

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Posted by on June 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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TRAVEL TO JAPAN – Taxis

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In Japan the taxis are spotless. You could eat off the floor, but don’t. Don’t eat inside them.

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When the taxi pulls up, the door will open and close ‘automatically’ for you. In reality, it is the driver opening it with a lever. He will be checking to be sure it is safe for you to enter or exit.

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They often have white lace seat covers and the driver wears white gloves.

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In Japan, they don’t tip, so you just pay the metered amount.

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The seat behind the driver is considered for the person of highest honor.

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The seat in front next to the driver is for the person of lowest honor.

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To tell the driver where you want to go you can say your destination name  + onegai-shimasu.

(Oh nay guy a – she mas ou)

Phonetics are created by me. XD

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Have you had any interesting experiences with taxis?

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Japan

 

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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY


The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday thing. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!

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I haven’t been feeling so good this week. I’m on my 5th day of a headache. It makes it painful to be on the computer or to read. The good news is I do lots of yoga and even some house work because physical activity doesn’t require me to use my eyes so much.

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As a result I’m a little behind on answering my comments. I’ll catch up one of these days.

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For many years I have read my horoscope in the newspaper. Once, it said I was going to come into some money. I won a $50. gift certificate that day.

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So I kept reading, and many years later it said a similar thing and I got $50. in the mail that was unexpected.

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Now how can this be? I don’t know. There are plenty of days when the horoscope says something that doesn’t seem to fit. I told a co-worker and she said next time it says that buy a lottery ticket.

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A few days ago it said something about me getting money. I live in a state that doesn’t have a lottery. I searched on line a little for giveaways and didn’t find anything.

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The next day it said money is on the way. Seems I didn’t have to do anything.

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Next day in the mail, I got a certified letter that said I was entitled to a pension from my last job. Up until then, they had been saying I didn’t qualify. Woo hoo.

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I will keep on reading the horoscope. XD

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© 2010 J.B. Vadeboncoeur

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2010 in Abundance

 

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Guest Post

Aloha dear readers. Today I am lucky to be guest posting on Kendra’s blog – Like A Bird To The Sky.

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It’s the same post I published on Monday here on this blog. Even if you already read it, check out Kendra’s blog. It is one of my favorites. The theme of her blog is

Creativity, inspiration, art, personal growth and how creativity helps that.

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I hope you enjoy it. Some of my favorite posts of hers are photos of embrodiery art. The latest one is here.

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Her blog always  reflects her elegant good taste – totally tasteful.



 
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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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