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Old 04-27-2005, 11:13 PM   #21
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There is a yelowish colored fluid that is delivered befor the milk actually starts flowing when a child is breast fed. If my memory serves correctly, this is called cholosterum. It carries antibodies and helps the kick-start the childs own imune system. After that, the human milk is richer in the nutrients a human child requires than is any formula. Wheter you believe strictly in evolution, or that all was created by God, human milk is perfectly designed for human babies.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:56 PM   #22
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Please, a little less self-righteousness here. Every single one of us does things that are contradictory, at least in the view of someone outside, looking in. Every single one of us has our vices, some of us just choose not to view OURS as a vice. I once was unwinding after a 10-hour day at the Pentagon, an hour and a half workout, and was enjoying a drink and good dinner. An acquaintance took me to task. "You're undoing everything you just did at the gym!!!" My reply still stands: Then entire purpose of the gym was to make it so I could relax and enjoy my real life and still feel good about myself. We all have our priorities; and a commitment to good health doesn't mean giving up every fun thing in life and becoming a person who thinks everyone in the world should either be a saint or satan. So workout, eat healthy when you can, but if McD's is your thing, well, as long as you don't live there, what the heck? I wish McD's was my "sin", it would be a heck of a lot cheaper than the great food and booze I love, but probably no less healthy that my vices sometimes are!!
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:28 PM   #23
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What is self righteous about diseminating knowledge? If I had known when I was 20, what I know now about nutrition, I may have been able to avoid the diabetes that places limitations on my life. Yes, even with what I know, I sometimes cheat a little. But overall, I eat well, and healthy. I have a brother in law, and a best freind who help inspire me to take care of myself. They both took little interest in modifying their eating and exercise habits. One has lost limbs, is almost completely blind, and is awaiting a kidney transplant. The other is on insulin injections, has nearly lost a leg, is almost completely blind, and realy has to watch what he now eats as his kidneys aren't the best. He has also had to have multiple heart-bypass surgeries, all do to lack of exercise and diabetes. So anyone out there who wants to maintain a cavalier attitude about the importance of sound nutrition, and a physically active lifestyle, go ahead. See where it gets you. I have seen first hand the results of doing it wrong. I am proof that doing it right helps you live longer and healthier, with more happiness. I was diagnosed with diabetes about the same time period as my BOL and best freind. I'm still in pretty good shape, have little neuropathy, and my eyes and kidneys are working great. If you still want to argue the point, we can do it privately through email.

And as far as vices go, I don't drink alcohol, smoke, use any drugs unless told to by my doctor (and only for my diabetes), don't swear, or use foul language, and try to engage in things that will lift my intelligence, realease my creativity, and will help either myself or my family, and others I come into contact with. I am certainly no saint, and have faults and weaknesses like everyone else. But I won't embrace them, will not try and justify them, and will continue to try and erase them. That's my job here in mortality.

If that's hard to swallow, then so be it. But I am an adult, and with that I accept resposibility for my actions, and try to set an example for my children, and everyone I come into contact with. I also believe that that is how everyone should live.

I have probably said too much, with to much emotion. But don't call me self righteous. I'm merely trying to get through mortality with integrity and honor. And in this world, that's a tall order.

I've had people try to pick fights with me because I declined alcoholic beverages, or wouldn't "lighten up" and take a hit. I have had numerous co-workers who told me that they would get under my skin and make me swear. Why do people try to bring other people down. Why aren't we all trying to help each other, to lift one another up? In many ways, as a group, I think we are the most insane species on the planet.

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Old 04-30-2005, 11:10 PM   #24
 
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Don't know where I fit into this mix. I abhor fast food ... unless it's good pizza. Love veggies in any form, except fried, enjoy the occasional rare steak, and can't imagine life without good wine. Oh, and add in a regular mix of gardening (exercise) and yoga.
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:40 AM   #25
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i'm not self-righteous, i'm right. i said moderation, i said McD's is okay sometimes, i said nobody is immune from the effecets of unhealthy living. dunno know who was being self-righteous, but 'twasn't me.
i booze with the best of them, eat steak, but also eat my veggies and fish, and take my vitamins, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids, watch my fat intake, etc.
we lost the man who used to maniucure our lawn this afternoon to lung cancer. he drowned in his own blood. he smoked till the end. maybe a little self-righteousness would have saved him, huh?
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Old 05-01-2005, 03:49 PM   #26
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Goodweed, wasn't talking about you! I should have proofed my writing better. Just talking about people who are quick to condemn, not people who explain. If you stopped me in a restaurant and pointed out everything I was doing wrong (as the person I was referring to DID do), then I would call it self-righteous. Explaining something to someone who truly doesn't understand isn't the same thing. I DO know the dangers of some of the things I do "wrong". But I was raised by a mother way ahead of her time in nutritional knowledge. I simply have decided that some of those things make life worth living, and hurt no one but myself. And as I said, I wish my "sin" was fast food, which I hate and only resort to when I can't get around it (I'm of the firm belief that if I'm not eating at home, then someone else should serve me and set and clear the table; I love cooking, hate cleaning!). Even then, I'll usually buy a salad (which is also questionable nutrition-wise, sometimes, but tastes better to me than most other fast-food offerings). Hubby and I joke that we actually are very, very healthy eaters ... we simply eat enough to support another human being. That imaginary person weighs about 80 lbs. This year my goal is to get that imaginary person down to about 50-60 lbs. This sounds funny to you all, I'm sure, but hubby and I have weighed withing 5 lbs of each other since the day we met, 25 years ago or so. Unfortunately, between the two of us ..... now that's another small human being between us!!! Anyway, I apologise. I was thinking more of people -- strangers -- who have approached me or freinds in restaurants and grocery stores and condemned for anything from buying meat, cheese, or a bottle of wine.
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:34 PM   #27
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Claire; I should have known and shouldn't have become defensive so easily. You have always been a great poster, intelligent, and lighthearted, attributes I value. I was suprised at the tone of the post is question, and made the flawed assumption it was directed at me. As I said, I should have known better. And like you, I weigh in much above what I'd like to. But then again, I am active, and can still ouperform people ten years younger than me.

Like you, I detest those who constantly put others down, or take upon themselves a holier-than-thow attitude. I am a strong believer in my chosen faith, but couldn't bring myself to push that faith upon another. It's after all, each person's choice how they choose to live in this world, and those choices come with consequences, good and bad.

I look back over my own life and see times where I was truly working hard to be the best I could be, and then let that be interupted by someone or something. As far as exercise is concerned, I am no stranger to it, but have to, yet again, start my routing after having it interuppted for several months.

This life is hard. Everyone wants your time and resources. Employers demand too much time and effort, and hate to give anything back, except what is required by law. Families demand time and effort, and rightly so, but sometimes at the expense of a person's own well being. And then there are the societal pressures, a society, which, in my opinion has, traded quality of life for capital profit and material possesion.

I walked into my Church this morning and felt as if I had walked into a refuge against the pressures of mortality, a place where everyone wanted to learn, to love, and to lift everyone else. I thought to myself, "I wish it was like this every day, everywhere. The world would be so much greater.

Life is a challenge. It's meant to be so. And sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Claire, I apologize for going off on you. And I sympathize with your plight. I know how judgemental people can be. And though we can't help to make judgements, or assesments, we must make them for the proper reasons, and realize that we don't know all the circumstances of a situation.

And if you are venting about John and Jane Q. Public, go ahead vent, but let the rest of us know that is what you are doing. We are freinds here. I have often thought how incredible it would be if we could all meet in a very large field, with picnic tables, and our favorite grilling/cooking tools and appliances, and have a day of fun visiting eahc other, tasting, learning, and enjoying each other's company. But then again, maybe we will, but not during this mortality.

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Old 05-02-2005, 01:08 PM   #28
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Ideally we should all eat natural homecooked meals and exercise everyday. In this society, who has that kind of time/effort/motivation? For someone who is exercising and then eating McDonalds afterwards, at least they're doing one thing right. It still is better than someone who doesn't exercise at all and still eats McDonalds.

I believe that people should learn to take care of themselves, by eating right and exercising. But personally, it's not really in my place to tell people what they should or should not do. Especially since I don't really follow these rules myself. Besides maybe close friends and family that encourage me to do so, I really would not appreciate a stranger telling me that I shouldn't be eating that cheeseburger. I don't really get that though, considering I'm about 100lbs, people are usually encouraging me to eat that cheeseburger ;)

I know people with the mindset that they'd rather live a life eating food that they love to eat, even if it means that they will sacrifice their health. They'd rather die happy vs being miserable with their vegetables. The latest article I read, only 3% of the US population eats healthy 100% of the time and exercise regularily. That is a very depressing statistic.
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:38 PM   #29
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Example.

I have good example of eating right and exercising in my own family. One brother has broken a shoulder and thigh bone, other brother can practically run up the steps and is only two years younger.One watches what he eats and isfirm believer in exercise. Other one wants to eat what he feels like. Dr.Phil on tv advocates eating right and exercise and he gets good salary for telling people that. If he is highly regarded for his opinion then the way I think is right. I do thank you all for your input but only asked your ideas to see how majority felt. Since this site is about cooking hence the question. We all have our own free will to do with our lives and our bodies as we want. The outcome is up to us. I only live my life from what I hear and know personally. I don't want to offend anyone if they feel differently. By no means am I judging anyone but myself. Thanks for all your input it was sure encouraging to me.
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Or smoking while riding your bike?
I actually know someone who used to smoke and run at the same time, he stopped because it got too hard to smoke at the same time.

I seriously don't see a problem with going to MC D's after a work out, it depends on what the person gets. What if they buy a side salad or a fruit and yogurt parfait? Those are healthier things. This also may be their vice and their one dialy treat.

I go to Wendy's a lot to get their salads. Just because it is fast food does not necessarily mean it is not healthy, a lot of these fast food places now have healthier sides to their menues, you just need to chose carefully and be a wise consumer.

As far as the self-rightous aspect of this goes, I agree with what has been said. Everyone has their own vice, and it is not in anyone's place to pick on someone else becuase of their vice.
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Old 05-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #31
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Before I started watching what I eat, I would never understand why I would see people order huge McDonalds Supersized meals, and then order a diet coke.
I have ordered diet soft drinks with whatever I ate, including McDonalds or other fast foods, even when I had no reason to watch my weight and they used real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, for one reason only. I did not, and still do not, want to wash my teeth with sugar water.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:15 PM   #32
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Can I add my 2 cents worth?

I never felt better than when I was eating right and exercising 5 days a week. I felt awesome, I looked awesome, it was great!

the problem - pregnancy made me lazy. Now that the baby is born, I'm hopping on that wagon again just for the pure fact that I loved how awesome I felt and my attitude. That doesn't mean I was 100% good. Lets say I was good about 5 days a week and "spoiled" myself a couple of times a week like eating a nice big burger or having a candy bar and slurpee from 7-11.

Now my problem is chocolate - if I can just get that under control....
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:25 PM   #33
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Kinda like gettin a donut and a diet coke?
The reason for this, as far as I am concerned, I started drinking diet sodas in 97 when I was losing 60 lbs. When things got out of control in my life and I gained back 1/2 of that, I was no longer able to drink regular sodas because it was like drinking the syrup straight out of the fountain. You just have to know for yourself the difference in taste. The regular cokes are sickening to me and too heavy. Don't get me wrong, I don't do this on a daily basis. It's just that, IF I go get a burger or something, I have to have a soda and it has to be diet, NOT because I think something as stupid as it will counteract the fat in the food, but, because of the heavy syrupy taste of the regular soda.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:51 PM   #34
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Well, I personally like the way every other country than the US approaches food and exercise: walk instead of drive, enjoy your food but don't overindulge.

Only in the US can you see someone driving around and around the gym parking lot, gulping down that fast food while trying to get the closest spot to the door...
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I was "sugar and spice" but now I am splended..oh, excuse me..I ment Splenda and pepper
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I was "sugar and spice" but now I am splended..oh, excuse me..I ment Splenda and pepper
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:30 PM   #37
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I can't stand regular soda, either- it's too **** sweet. I've been a Diet Pepsi drinker (among other diet sodas) for about 15 years, and once you get the taste for diet you can't gag down all that sugar anymore.

I've now lost somewhere in the vicinity of 90 lbs. I have to give the credit to Dr Atkins and Matt Furey- between the Atkins diet and Combat Conditioning I feel better than I have in years.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #38
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Well, I personally like the way every other country than the US approaches food and exercise: walk instead of drive, enjoy your food but don't overindulge.

Only in the US can you see someone driving around and around the gym parking lot, gulping down that fast food while trying to get the closest spot to the door...
I could not agree more!! Thank you for sharing. I have to live with this example everyday with my 'neighbor'. She goes to gym early in morning, gets home and parks her care behind my driveway so she can just get in her house without parking on space by the garage. Papers, trash she doesn't consider form of exercise, so she leaves it. The whole family is like this. She hires people to clean up her house and her yard. Hard work that is availabe to her free of charge she ignores. Both she and her husband have two cars each. I do not care to be neighbors with them as I have no respect for people with this kind of values.When I go to church the minister seems to always bring up about loving your neighbor. How? Also what about these blasted cell phones? Wherever, and whenever, I go to exercise I am involved in someone's conversation. The grocery store, at work and even church! You may not believe this but I exercise in the cemetery where my mother is buried. Not because I visit her grave but has many hills and somewhat quiet. Everyone is 'sleeping' there. I was walking yesterday and since the road had a curve in it I did not see the person but heard her. She was asking questions and then responding. I thought this is it, I can hear someone trying to communicate with me. Oh no, worse. She was walking with cell phone and not worried about what was going on around her. I met up with her at the end of the walk and she was still holding the phone. The phone, tv, and computer are determined to ruin this country. They are necessary to a person in times of need. But this abuse of them is ruining our incentives. We complain that we are too fat. Do you find any correlation here? Everyone has told me to get one so they can reach me. I try to go along with what they suggest but not this case. If I am in the car and it stops running that is only time I feel necessary for me. Our communication is getting too dependent on something other than ourselves. This is only my opinion and not faulting anyone for their personal lifestyle. This will only lead to more and more and we should listen to the wise men who say 'keep it simple'. Only my opinion.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:24 PM   #39
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I just can't believe this! My neighbor who I was telling you about who is so lazy just was written up in the newspaper. She is supposedly to have income of 200,000 this year and will increase 2005. She and her husband own a dart shop. You know the kind they play in taverns. Selling darts they make this kind of money? I just can't see how this can be possible as the type of individual she is in the neighborhood. She doesn't go to work until 11 and goes out every nite for dinner. Her life around here is nothing to be envied. She is considered self centered and conceited. To have that kind of income no wonder she doesn't do anything. I wouldn't either. Plus her husband is boss at printing company. I don't know why she stay s in this area due to the fact it is not the greatest. I certainly would move if I had t hat income. What is my problem? I always feel like I am treading water. I keep looking for my rainbow.
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Don't know what to say either?

I am trying to find someone to help me understand this situation. My family doesn't know what to think of it either. They said that this is what happens when you try to go by the golden rule. You wind up being good guy and others step on you and get ahead of you. I guess I am so shocked and looking for reasons why this happens. Thanks
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