Want to lose some weight?
Want to look and feel so great?
Fill up on veggies!
So low in calories, yet so high in nutritional density and fiber, veggies are your best ally not only with regard to shrinking your waistline, but more importantly in fueling your body with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and everything good, under the sun (literally). In many cases, veggies have that “negative calorie” effect because it takes calories to process so much fiber, causing the body to burn more calories than it takes in. While the negative calorie idea is highly disputed, and it may not actually be a negative, it’s often a “wash”. Beware the more starchy veggies, like white potatoes and corn, if you are trying to lose weight. With SO many different choices and so many different ways to mix em up and prepare them, everyone can find their favorites. Grilled, roasted, simply steamed or right out of the bag…or even better the ground…love (or learn to love) your veggies, because I promise they will love you back!
This morning, I offer my deepest sympathy to Judy A.
On this very sad and challenging day, I would like to share with you a poem that was given to me by my sister when we lost our mom. I keep it beside my bed and it reminds me that we carry our loved ones with us, eternally. They are not only in our hearts but in all that we see as beautiful. In all the gifts from mother nature, Barbara will be right there with you and her loved ones on earth. Please give your granddaughter a hug from me and know that my thoughts are with you. I hope this native American prayer brings you, and all of you who have lost loved ones, just a little comfort.
Native American Prayer
I give you this one thought to keep –
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still in each new dawn.
I have the information for the service (this afternoon) and also the address to send cards to. Please let me know if you need either as I refrain from sharing too much personal information (especially about others!) on the net. Though I will be unable to attend the memorial service, my thoughts will be with Judy and her family. I will be at the gym this morning for my regularly scheduled class. In going through your day, remember that we often don’t know the pain those around us are feeling. Let’s try to be extra kind and patient with our fellow human beings. We are all connected.