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Hello all you doodlebugs.  How’s it going today?  Hope everyone is having an absolute marvelous day.  Tell me what you are up to!

Another good morning walk with the hubs and G, and no loose dog instances, that is a bonus!  When we got in, again, after I got G all settled in, I went back out and I was feeling GREAT, but my time today was not exactly what I wanted it to be.  I thought I was going a little faster then I was, but, I was out there, doing it, and today is day 26 of 39 days of running one mile  Woo Hoo!  This was my time todayI3612mage-1

My first goal is a 12 minute mile and faster from there!  I only have 13 more days of doing this, but I am sure that I will continue this after the 39th day!

Moving right along.  My total caloric intake yesterday was 1550 and my total burn was 1903 calories.  612Image-1

My macros were pretty good yesterday1612Image-1

This was a really good mix.  My micro nutrients were2612Image-10Image-1.png

Just a little too much sugar!

Next topic.  I am going to try to make time today to finish my Racing for a Cure information.  I have decided to do this.  OS has not got back to me on this yet, but I know him well enough that if this was NOT a good foundation, I would have heard from him.  So, once I get this all done, I will post on both IG and FB.  I will also be on the ANRF website.  I have decided to do this because this is something that I feel very strongly about.  This is something that affects me every day, and I know that even if they would happen to find a cure for this, it will not help me, but it might help someone else.  There are days that I am just tired.  Tired of having to take a cocktail of pills every day, tired of having to take a weekly injection, tired of wondering if today will be a good day or a bad day, and just tired of being tired.  Along the way in doing this, maybe I will find something that will help me and others just a little.  I don’t mean to be whining, but there are days where I can NOT get comfortable, and today is one of those days.  I am trying to be very active, because some days, that is the only thing that helps, but that is not even helping today.  So, I just took a full dropper of my Hello Ned, and this should help, in a few minutes.

I slept pretty good again last night, AFTER the rain quit the G settled down.  He got me up about 11, wanting on the bed, but as soon as I got up to help him up, he walked away.   I did end up putting a stool by the bed so he could get up, but that apparently wasn’t what he wanted.  He did settle down after about a half hour, and I slept great the rest of the night.  I kind of think this might be do to the fact that again, I did not eat like porky pig AFTER dinner.  I had one Enlightened Frozen Yogurt Bar, and a few strawberries.  I really MUST keep this up.

Again, these silly customers keep calling and interrupting my train of thought, which is kind of sketchy to start with.

How many of you are paying attention to what’s going on with Monsanto;s Weedkiller?  I am not following it that closely, but I did recently read an article on this and how the latest batch of testing confirmed and amplified the findings from tests done in July and October of last year, and all but four of the products tested contained levels of the potentially-carcinogenic weed-killing chemical above 160 parts per billion (pub), the health benchmark set by EWG.

Now, most of these are cereal, which we have in the house about once a year, but I found this very interesting.  The list of products that contain this is quite long.

According to the agency’s risk assessment, the exposure level is 230 times greater than EWG’s health benchmark of 160 ppb.

In the May 2019 batch of testing, EWG commissioned Anresco Laboratories to test a range of oat-based products, including 300 grams each of 21 oat-based cereals, snack bars, granolas and instant oats made by General Mills and Quaker. Of the 21 products tested, those with the highest levels of glyphosate include:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch (833 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Maple Brown Sugar (566 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Cups, Almond Butter (529 ppb)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios (400 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Baked Oat Bites (389 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats and Honey (320 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Peanut Butter (312 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Cups, Peanut Butter Chocolate (297 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate Cherry (275 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats n Dark Chocolate (261 ppb)
  • Multi Grain Cheerios (216 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Blueberry (206 ppb)
  • Fiber One Oatmeal Raisin Soft-Baked Cookies (204 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Granola Peanut Butter Creamy & Crunchy (198 ppb)
  • Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter (194 ppb)

I need to credit the article I took this from,

Glyphosate in Cereal: Monsanto’s Weedkiller Detected at Alarming Levels, Report Says

By Christine Ruggeri, CHHC

I actually read this on the Dr. Axe website, but how many of you do eat cereal, and if so, is the cereal you eat on this list?  If yes, through it out now!  We are exposed to enough toxins in our lives we don’t need to eat it as well.

Which brings me to another topic.  Last week, we were listening to the radio where they were debunking popular myths.  One of them was that sunscreen was NOT good to wear.  If you applied this everyday, you did not get the Vitamin D you need. Both the hubs and a said kaka!  You NEED to apply sunscreen.  Skin cancer is one of the most known cancers and sunscreen is a MUST to protect you from this.  It is a scientific fact.  Now, they make sunscreen as high as 100 SPF.  I have read and researched, anything one about 30-50 is not necessary.  There is only a  meniscal difference in a 30 SPF to a 100 SPF, so buy the 30 and don’t waste your money.  The better type of sunscreen to buy is a mineral based sunscreen.  ( I did not know why, so I googled this)

Unlike sunscreens that use chemicals to absorb UV rays, mineralbased sunscreens block the rays physically (which is why they’re also known as “physical sunscreens”) and don’t get absorbed into the skin.

I did not know that so you can be sure, from here on out, I will only buy mineral based sunscreens.  There are quite a few good ones out there, Aveeno makes one that looks good as does Bare Mineral.  The next time you buy sunscreen, make sure it is mineral based.

OK gang, got to go, got to get back at it, things to do.  So, remember to leave me a comment below on anything you want.  And, don’t forget to go to the websites of the companies that I work with and BUY something, anything, and help me get my podcast up and running.  Let me know what you have bought.

Tomorrow, I hope to have the information for Racing for a Cure out, and I will share that with you.  Until tomorrow,

Be Happy!

Be Heathy!

Be Active!

Stay Hydrated!

(New One) Take Care of your Skin)

And Root to Rise!

And come back tomorrow for more!


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