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- Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Tangy Strawberry Salad
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I've believed as many as six impossible things
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Boards Post of the Month
to Ol Sarge
for this inspiring piece posted on Dianed's P90 Results thread. This
was nominated by both Dianed and
Laura. Enjoy your
Good Morning Di,
I don't get to check your
thread as often as I would like. But when I do,
I am always amazed at what I find. The people you
have touched, and the words of encouragement
are sometimes overwhelming. What makes it so incredible
is that you and everyone else on your thread are
average, ordinary, everyday people. This is not
a panel of exercise and nutrition experts or sales
people trying to sell a product. You are all real
people, just like me.
It reminds me of a story
I would like to share with you.
I was a young boy, my father
had a milk route. He had a big
truck, and he would go to farms
and pick up milk. The milk was
in ten-gallon cans. I am sure
you have seen these. Most of
his customers were Amish. Anyway.
One of the most interesting things
I can remember about the times
I would ride with my dad is he
would be driving along between
stops, and would just stop in
the middle of the road and jump
from the truck. He would run
out into the field where a flock
of sheep would be and upright
one of the sheep that was on
his back. I asked him why he
did that and he explained. Sheep
are funny creatures. They are
very weak willed, and must remain
with a flock to survive. If a
sheep gets over on their back,
because of their wool it is very
difficult to get upright. They
will try only so long, and then
they will just lie there and
die. This is more the reason
flocks of sheep are looked over
by shepherds than the concern
of wolves getting the flock.
Shepherds look after their sheep
and make sure they remain upright.
A sheep can lie down, but will
not normally lie on their side
for fear of getting over on their
back. Once they do, they are
done for, without some intervention.
is the moral of this story? This
website is made up of ordinary
people. They come to this thread
to seek many things. They come
to remain upright. People are
not like sheep; they will not
just roll over on their back
and give up. But when they do
get on their back, they could
always use a little help getting
were once a part of the flock,
and still are in a big way; however,
you have taken on the roll of
shepherd to many people (including
me). I read about Mary and Sara
and I read your counsel to them.
And you are right. Bottom line is
wanting to be healthy
and to live a habitually healthy
life style. It is very tough
in this fast food society that
we live in. We are Americans,
and we are used to having what
we want, when we want it. But
successful weight loss and maintaining
a healthy life style is not as
easy as we are used to. If we
want it bad enough, we will have
it. We are fortunate. There are
many people in this world, who, no matter how much they want
something, will never get it.
No matter how hard they work,
or how determined they are, the
possibility of having what they
want is nonexistent. Sad but
true, no matter how you slice
and Sara have now become an inspiration
to me. They want what I want.
That is to be a little thinner
and stay that way. There is no
magic pill. There is no magic
wand. How do they say it in the
JC Penney commercials? "It's
all inside." We can have
what we want if we work for it.
We are Americans. We just have
to remember there is no drive
through window. Success is a
habit, in any endeavor.
we can all use a little help
from the shepherd getting back
on our feet. And it doesn't mean
we will not roll on our back
again. If we do, we will hope
that the shepherd is there when
we need their help. Thanks for
being my shepherd when I get
over on my back. That is where
I am this morning. Thanks for uprighting me.
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Tip of the Week: Sunscreen on the Slopes
skiing, it's ultra-important to protect your
skin from the sun with a block that screens both
UVB and UVA (ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A)
light. Popular ingredients avobenzone or Parsol 1789
have been discovered to deteriorate in sunlight,
so make sure your sunscreen contains both titanium
dioxide and zinc oxide. There is no perfect sunscreen,
but wearing any lotion with an SPF of 15 or
higher is still effective. Using a day skin cream
each morning that contains sun block is a great
habit to get into.
Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Tangy Strawberry
might be a distant memory, but Kirsten H. has
written in with a fruity salad idea that'll bring
you back to the days of BBQs and sunburns. Serve
this concoction with a little halibut and a glass
of Chardonnay. Out of sight!
Kirsten. Enjoy your T-shirt, even if you have
to wear it under a sweater for the next couple
2 cups fresh spinach
¾ cup strawberries, chopped
1 tsp. sweet onions, chopped
1 tsp. green onions, chopped
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
½ green onion, chopped
Put all dressing ingredients in blender and blend
Add two tablespoons of dressing to the salad. Mix
and enjoy! (You can save the rest of the dressing
to use on other salads you eat that week.)
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