Thursday, November 22, 2012

Flying Grammie has been Tripping Again

In September, I took a trip to New Mexico.
In November, I went to North Carolina for a long weekend.

I'm thankful that I can afford to fly a few times a year to see
my adult children and my grand kids. 
I look forward to these trips and take tons of
pictures while I'm there.
I cherish the memories.

Sydney at the Natural Science Museum

Griffing Sawyer

Grammie & Griffin petting & brushing the goats.

One of the tigers

I also went Christmas shopping and of course had to let
the grand kids open one while I was still there to
enjoy watching them play with their new gifts.
He could barely see over the bars, but that didn't stop him.
Itty baby, Lil Rosie is in the stroller.
It was a very short trip, just Friday evening to Monday morning, but l-o-n-g overdue and when Grammie has to see them, she just has to bite the bullet and go see them.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Who Woulda Thunk?

Excuse my improper English.  But really, who woulda thunk 20 years ago that I would now be eating those little seeds that I once spread on a Chia Pet?   Not me.

Yes, I will admit it I bought this product, once or maybe it was twice.  Didn't you?  You soaked the crock figure to get it nice and wet and then spread the Chia seeds on it.  After a few days the sheep's coat began to grow.

Well now I'm eating them Chia seeds. Last week Dr. Oz aired a program on miracles and I've tried two of them this week. If you want to know more about what follows, go to

Miracle Five:  Coconut Oil. It increases your metabolism.  Use 2 Tbsp a day.  I already had the coconut oil, I just didn't know exactly what I was suppose to do with it.  He gave suggestions and explained how only half the coconut is stored as fat, the other half is burned away. Folks, ALL of butter is stored as FAT.

Miracle Four:  Chia Seeds  They keep you full longer, thus helps you lose weight.  Just tried them this morning, I added it to my oatmeal.

Also I tried asking myself before I ate meals and snacks, how I could make any changes in what I was eating, so that it would show up as a weight loss on the scales. A few of the little changes I made were: Ordered 1/2 a salad at Wendy's, put back a third of my handful of walnuts I intended to put on my oatmeal, skipped the Parmesan cheese on my popcorn.

Whether it was the coconut oil or the talking to myself I'm not quite sure, (probably a little of both), but I lost 3.2 pounds this week and I haven't lost like that since I started weight watchers over a year ago at least. I was so happy tonight when I stepped on the scales. Hopefully, next week I have similar results.  I don't think the Chia seeds figured into the equation because I had only tried them once, but will try to get more in my diet this week and see if they are of any help.

Chia seeds are high in calcium, omega fatty acids and antioxidants.  I told my husband that they've been around forever, the Aztec's used to eat them.
His comment was "And you know what happened to the Aztecs don't you?"

Chia seeds are beneficial, because of the dietary fiber and protein they provide as well.  You can put them in salads, stir fries, smoothies and your oatmeal.  If you've tried them, please give me any ideas that you may have for adding them to my diet.  Ch - Ch- Ch - Chia.