Mom vision

Usually, our first presumption is you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about

“You know, we are occasionally right,” chuckled Ernie, the pond expert at our gardening center. He was referring to the fact that my spousal partner, also named Ernie, had insisted the pond fish really didn’t need feeding, and that I was just clogging our filter by throwing in food that they were ignoring anyway. Who knew.

“They can eat larvae and nibble the algae on the rocks,” said Ernie the Pond Expert.

“I think I might go home and Google this info,” I whispered to My Ernie afterwards.

“You always think everyone else is wrong and you’re right,” he whispered.

It’s true. I disagree with historical interpreters at historic sites, I’m convinced everyone is blind to how gifted my kid is, and I shout at experts on fishing shows (does anyone with their own TV fishing show actually know how to catch-and-release properly, or were the same morons who choose to jerk fish around in the air, grab them with dry hands and then release them to likely infection and death, the same guys who showed up to freak me out with their clumsy hands when I went into labor 6 years ago???!!!).

Common phrases coming from my mouth include:

“Does anyone there actually know what they’re doing?”

“Maybe I should go help. I know how to work a cash register.”

“I used to be the best the absolute best, at working the cotton candy machine. See, she’s doing it all wrong-you need to wait. You don’t keep twisting. Wait, then flip, then twist it on with another stick. More cotton candy, more air, and more stable, too. I really should take over.”

I’ve since decided this must be a mom thing. I have to say though, the one area where I’ve pulled back is vis a vis parenting. What works for us, works for us, but what works for others rarely works for us. Lord knows I get a lot of posts and emails advising me on how I can improve my parenting skills, and I think it’s turned me off proselytizing on that front. But if you wanna, by all means, keep ‘em coming. (After all, you don’t know…. Kidding!) Happy Friday.

Optifast Product Risks and Reviews

This organisation originated endorse in the 1970′s and should be utilised by those whose weight is causation overserious wellbeing risks.

But how does it process?

Well, the initial phase of the diet involves imbibition aliment compeer shakes that supply basic nutrients for your embody but are low kilocalorie and give conclusion in excitable coefficient departure.

Erstwhile you bonk achieved important metric expiration, you leave began the journey position toward semisolid foods time undergoing teaching on better choices.

This idea is sequestered into a enumerate of phases including display, coefficient release, changeover, and maintenance.

The screening stage involves you state examined by a dr. to determine if The Optifast Diet is an expedient choice for you. Persons who are advised paragon allow those who are between the ages of 20 and 50 and are more than 50 pounds fleshiness. They should also be mentally and physically able to withstand the rigors of a liquefiable fast.

The support point, coefficient decease is the allocation of the arrangement where you present actually be drunkenness the shakes. You will eat no plain nutrient during this experience but gift possess triplet meals and 2 snacks that consist of the shakes.

The bag period, the transition point give be your debut hindmost into undiversified foods. The number of these low fat foods gift be fruits, vegetables, and total grains. Stay in purpose that during this uncastrated deliver, you module be low a physician’s superintendence.

The final component is the fixing period in which you testament see thriving intake habits and inform how to hold your new plant thin body.

This fasting is not for everyone manifestly. It is for those who are extremely rotund and could suffer eudaemonia consequences from that avoirdupois in the neighboring ulterior. It is also an unbelievably gristly activity with such a drastic change in your regular calories. In component, it is also very pricy and give be out of numerous dieters’ terms array at over $100 a hebdomad for the Optifast shakes unparalleled.

Notwithstanding, if you fit the ideal person strikingness, you may necessary to communicate this a try as you leave sack around 10-20 pounds every period which can be a majuscule motivator to preserve with the idea.

If you are morbidly obese and hold reached a status travelling, this is a viable option. All others should satisfy gone from The Optifast Fast.

Enjoying the Winter

A couple of weeks ago everyone that I met talk me about the heat on those days, and not just a trivial whether talk but a serious concern. So, I get the Idea of make an intention with the resolution to bring the winter (that it spouse to start t February end, but nobody cares since it never start) to me, rain and gray days where in my mind.
I do a little visualization and thought how nice will be have some rainy days. Two days later it rain, it wasn’t uncommon since it usably rain after a weak of heat like the one that just go by. Then, the next day it rain, and the next, and the day after. It makes me wonder, that was just coincidence or there were something else behind? I’ve never believe in coincidences anyway, so. The next day I weak up and the sky was totally black, it looks like the end of the world, then I knew that was not coincidence, after four days of rain and cloudy sky a storm like this wasn’t normal. Today, and after more rain days in a row, it didn’t rain but it was cloudy all day. Now that I got mi winter I am kind of missing the heat…LOL
Maybe it sound silly, its just rain, but it really amaze me.

Lose 20, Gain 5

My co-workers are starting a ‘Biggest Loser’ competition today. My main goal is not to win the competition but to get back into shape. This seems like a good opportunity to focus on that goal. Ideally, I see myself losing 20lbs of fat and gaining 5lbs of muscle. The competition will most likely be 12 weeks, not that much time.

I have done Atkins once before and it can definitely take the pounds off. However, my wife will not support me if I do Atkins, and I agree with her it is a very lopsided way to lose weight.

I am now thinking about Weight Watchers but am open to any and all suggestions from the 10,000 Thoughts community.

Supporting Actions:
  • I am starting some plan today that will help me keep track of my diet.
  • I am no longer riding the elevator (I work on the 4th floor).
  • I will at least go for a walk when I get home from work each day.
Background Information:
  • I sit in front of a computer an unhealthy amount of time each day.
  • When things are stressful or when I am bored I tend to eat.
  • I have developed a sweet tooth in the last 10 years.

Awesome, finding time to exercise is not easy. The only sure fire way to find time is to wake up earlier than normal and do it first thing. But the only problem with this is your motivation is generally at its lowest when you are lying in your cozy bed in the wee hours of the morning.

God must have a sense of humor, because this Catch-22 is a doozy.

Obviously, though, losing 15 lbs in 8 weeks means you have the motivation to make this change permanent. You will do it.

Letting go

An email to send me:

I allow to let go of the things in my life that are not for my highest good.

Now some suggests here:


I allow to let go of the things in my life that are not for my highest good.

I also agree with the others

I choose to let go of the things in my life that are not for my highest good

I choose to let go of things in my life that do not serve me

When working with stuff you don’t want in your life
Focus on what you do want and let go of the emotions that come up with the stuff that gets in the way

example relationship with a friend that no longer serves you, not for your highest good, release the negative feelings associated with that person, could be grief , anger, disappointment etc as you become clearer and more detached and peaceful, your state of being becomes more joyful~ you attract more of this joyful feeling as you have raised your energy to a different level ~ this is the work we all need to do
Then the situation has no hold on you and you attract a better friend, or situation into your life


I honestly know very little about it, but the Sedona Method is I believe for the sole purpose of letting go (releasing as they say) negative emotions and actions in your life.

It is a process of recognizing the emotion, feeling or action that you want to rid yourself and then asking very simple questions of yourself. You answer the questions and repeat the process until you have released whatever it was you don’t want. (Now, that I think about it, The process is inline with my article about taking a step back to move forward.)

If there is anyone here who is more familiar with the Sedona Method, I urge you to jump in.


Remember that we do nothing and believe nothing that we don’t think on some level will benefit us. In expelling the negatives in your life bear in mind that they were there for a reason and honor them as such. Thank your bad habits, fears, worries for the good they did you but calmly explain to them that they’re outmoded and it’s time to move on from them.

Change is never easy but always necessary. As you embark on this new part of your life be grateful for the fact that your past has led you to exactly where you are.

Keep thinking positive! We’ll help you with that. :)

Have you ever lost a tooth — in your lunch?

Ron Santo is a beloved Chicago character who formerly played on both of the city’s teams in his Major League Baseball career and now serves as a vocal, opinionated Chicago Cubs broadcaster. Now the infamous story of Santo’s toupee catching fire when he got too close to a heater in a press box in 2003 may be outdone by a new tale of losing his tooth in his lunch.

Santo says his tooth popped out when he bit into stadium pizza brought to him during spring training coverage. He rationalized, “The pizza was like probably over a red light. It was a little hard. So I bit into it, and boom.”

The tooth was lodged in the cheese. Fortunately, Santo quickly got a temporary tooth and had a replacement in only two weeks.

Is a sports announcer’s extricated ivory breaking news? Not at all. But seeing your tooth sticking out of any food must be pretty startling whether you’re on the air, at a restaurant, or in the privacy of your own kitchen.

Have you ever lost your tooth in your lunch? What are your crazy tooth-loss stories?

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack With Seven Heart-Healthy Tips

Author by Natasha Turner

With New Year’s just a couple months away, it won’t be long before many people begin their resolutions to improve their diet, drop their cholesterol, exercise more or shed the holiday pounds. There are, however, seven simple tips that you can incorporate right away to boost your heart health and get a jump start on your wellness goals before suffering any potential holiday setbacks.

1. Minimize your intake of bad fats while increasing your intake of healthy fats — Bad fats are those labeled saturated or hydrogenated, vegetable oil, corn oil, shortening, margarine and cottonseed oil, as well as those in red meat, dairy products and peanuts. Healthy fats are fish oil, olive oil, canola oil, hemp oil, coconut oil and borage oil. Small amounts of butter are recommended over margarine.

2. Try soy — Soy products are very beneficial for heart health as they have been found useful in reducing cholesterol levels. However, limit this to once a day or completely avoid soy if you find it triggers gas, bloating or digestive distress.

3. Include garlic, ginger and onions in your meals — These herbs are beneficial for circulation, as is cinnamon.

More heart-healthy tips.

4. Increase potassium, limit sodium — Increasing your intake of potassium while limiting sodium can reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack. Potassium-rich foods include bananas, cantaloupes and avocados.

5. Become conscious of cholesterol — The best foods that are useful for reducing cholesterol include oat bran, apple pectin (as in applesauce), flaxseed, millet, garlic, turmeric and fiber from whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Believe it or not, it’s more likely the carbohydrates in your diet, rather than the fat, which is raising your cholesterol. Therefore, I recommend limiting your consumption of refined carbohydrates in white processed flours, pastries, muffins and other baked goods as well as the sugar in candies, desserts and chocolate to once a week.

6. Keep inflammation in check — You can do this simply by increasing your intake of legumes as a source of vegetable protein, along with fish and chicken for animal protein. Because of the high saturated fat content, red meats should be limited to once or twice a month. Maintaining a dietary balance of 35% carbohydrate, 35% protein and 30% healthy fat will help to promote the production of anti-inflammatory compounds called good eicosanoids, which are beneficial in the reduction of hardening of the arteries.

7. Get moving! 30 Minutes, Three Times a Week — The American Heart Association has added lack of exercise to the list of major risk factors for heart disease. The other risk factors are smoking, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. Exercise not only helps fight heart disease — sedentary people who add a little exercise to their daily routines also reduce their risk of osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, depression, anxiety and stress.

Ideally, you should exercise 3-5 times a week for 30 minutes within your target heart rate. But health benefits can be had from simply accumulating 30 minutes of moderate activity per day, such as stair climbing, walking to work or gardening. For optimal aesthetic results and to reverse the signs of aging, you should incorporate short, intense weight training circuits 2-3 times a week. Resistance training, or weight lifting, is an important component of a good fitness program because it increases your strength, decreases body fat and helps improve blood cholesterol levels.

If this sounds daunting, why not consider personal training?

How to Protect My Handsome, Gentle Sons from Domineering Women

Times sure have changed. At least here in the West. My wife, Pam, is thrilled and excited to have three young boys turning into young men. And so am I, of course.

But she’s worried for them: because they’re boys. Because they’re nice, handsome, gentle boys. She’s afraid some domineering woman is going to snatch them up and overpower them completely.

Because when she looks around that’s all she sees: wimpy, haunted, confused, yes-dear type men being (metaphorically) led around by the earlobe by strong, dominant women.

Mind you, she works in the television news business; and there are quite a few tough-cookie chicks in that racket. I go to her work parties and it’s hard not to draw an across-the-board generalization: when the girls say “jump” their menfolk say (in whiny, nasally, groveling tone): “Yes, dear, through which hoop, dear?”

There’s quite a bit of truth to this observation, too, when it comes to my neighborhood. In the park and around the area. The women glowering, complaining, cracking the whip. The men yelping and jumping up to do their bidding.

Is this the future? Or has it always been thus? Please discuss. But she’s infected me with her fear, though; and now I’m wondering if I should start coaching my boys to be tougher, meaner more cold-hearted bastards when the women come flocking.

Because they’re quite handsome-oh, wait, I said that already.

In the meantime, I’m searching for the exact right grade 7 for my oldest, Nick. It’s scary, a scary responsibility! For the first time ever, really, his fate is at a crossroads. Which fork should he take? At age 11, the horrible, terrible life-long onus of having to make choices begins.

I hate having to make choices and wish I could protect him from ever having to do so. But I have no choice in the matter.

At first I sought his input on this one. Then he revealed that the reason he wanted to go to one particular school was a) because it was near a Taco Bell b) because it was near the place where he scores his Game Cube cartridges.

Nix. No more input from him.

Nope. This one’s all on me.

Author by David Eddie and here is another article: How to Deal With Your Boyfriend’s Girl Friends.

Have you ever seen the curvature of the Earth?

On weekday mornings I usually drive down from central Oahu to the North Shore.  It’s a rather relaxing commute through a quiet agricultural landscape.  I love to drive with my windows down and with the cool morning air wooshing through my 4Runner.  As I head to Haleiwa, I can see where the ocean meets the sky and I am sure I can see the gentle curving of the Earth.


Imagine my horror one morning while changing for work I spot a gray hair on my vagina. Now its one of those things you see and yet convince yourself that its not real. So I double checked in a kind of surprise, sneaky manner. For instance I would walk quickly by the mirror and just give a cursory glance and fool myself its not there because  did not see it. I went with that for a long while until finally I resorted to dying and or shaving the hair.

This morning I am dying my hair on my head and I recall the way the first gray hair on my vagina affected my. I was scared because of what I thought it represented and angry with my self for caring so much about something so small. Today I realize it was preparation for all this gray on my head. If I didn’t resolve the first issue I don’t know how I would have been able to cope today with this one which is visible for all to see.

Now, I can fool myself and say I don’t care what people think. At the same time I am dying my hair, listening to a calypso and shaking what God gave me. I have concluded its not about getting older but about living. I intend to live. Who don’t like it, well you know kiss my …


Misua con Patola….Noodles with Zucchini

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1/4 cup finely minced onion
2 medium zucchini, sliced in rings
2 cups chicken stock
1 packet misua (threadlike noodles sold in Oriental stores, or vermicelli may be substituted)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a medium pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Cook until garlic is brown
and onion transparent. Add the zucchini. Add the chicken stock and bring the
whole mixture to a boil. Add misua and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve hot.

Serves 2.