This morning, I congratulate the ladies of FILM. Sandra Bullock, (who looked fantastic!) Mo’Nique and Katherine Bigalow. The only movie I saw that was nominated, was Blindside, but I knew she HAD to win! I have adored Sandra Bullock for decades, when I first saw her in “While You Were Sleeping.” Though this is considered a comeback for her, to me she never left! Pretty much everyone looked gorgeous on the red carpet, though I did think Sarah Jessica Parker looked way too thin. I wish someone would tell her to eat a little more. Black was a popular color for many of the women, and I loved it! It’s appropriately formal for such an event. As I personally searched for a new hair-cut, my take-a-way was that “slicked back” hair was the in thing. Oh, what to do?
While we are highlighting the ladies, here’s some quick health tips from Women’s Health Magazine. Thanks to Carol R. for sharing this article. Whether you are looking to lose weight, or just be as healthy as possible, this morning I offer up a few items you might want to avoid or cut back on:
* Artificial sweeteners: Studies show those of us that use these are more overweight than those that don’t. Beyond this, though they are zero calories and VERY sweet, the studies on their possible negative side-effects are too frightening for me.
*Fortified junk foods: DONT BE FOOLED BY THE FRONT OF THE BOX! Often fortified foods such as cereal will make claims to be healthy on the front of the box. Make sure to read the ingredients on the back. NEVER by an items that lists sugar as one of the first three ingredients.
*Processed meats such as bologna, hot dogs and sausage (just to name a few). These are SALT bombs! They are also filled with nitrates which have been linked to several types of cancer.
*LIMIT YOUR BOOZE! Not only does it add a lot of empty calories, but drinking more than 2 drinks a day, ladies, can dramatically increase your risk for dementia later in life.
I often remind you to treat your body like a temple. It IS your temple! Be mindful to what goes into your mouth today and every day. Small changes will lead to big long term results in your weight management, your general health and well-being, and hence your overall happiness. There is no reason we can’t ALL be WINNERS!
I totally agree – Love Sandra Bullock! SPEED is still one of my favorite movies of all time. I was so thrilled for her and I thought she looked stunning. SJP looked sick – and mean that in a clinical sense. She looked ill as if she were battling a debilitating disease like cancer or anorexia. I wanted to buy the girl a burger, fries and a shake – which is what Sandra Bullock said she was going to eat after the Oscars 🙂
As far as the health tips go – artificial sweeteners are a huge issue for me. I use AS in my coffee, flavored water, fat free yogurt, sugar free ice pops, sugar free Jell-O etc. Bad, bad, bad!
I also loved the awards last night. My all time favorite is Meryl Streep and I did see and enjoy Julie/Julia. I also saw The Blind Side and Sandra Bullock was incredible. Both ladies are phenomenal at what they do and their passion just oozes from every pore.
Thanks, also, for the quick health tips. I always enjoy those helpful tidbits.
Have a marvelous Monday!
Rodger Clinkscale says
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