At the moment I am currently reading (skimming through) ‘The sweet poison Quit Plan’. This then lead me to think about the various other, get your life in control and loose weight, eating plans that i have read about or heard about.  It did bring up a valid point (in what I have read so far) about moderation. Quite often I hear the phrase, and have used it myself, ‘everything in moderation’. What the book had to say about moderation was that one person’s view of moderation might not be another person’s idea of moderation. How true is this and then, what is the right ‘moderation’.

I don’t believe we should eliminate everything from our diet. The book talks about fructose being the biggest cause of obesity, and yes, i can see where they are coming from with this.

{Fructose = a simple sugar found in honey and many ripe fruits}

When you eat a ripe apple, this will have fructose in it, but it will also have fibre, a variety of minerals and vitamins. It isn’t just the juice you are getting but all the good stuff that comes with it. The book doesn’t say not to eat fruit, but it is more the fruit juice, the concentrated version you buy in the shops, that is the baddy for you.  So, fruit on it’s own, unjuiced and still full of nature’s goodness, and should be fine for you to eat.


Today I received proof that my husband doesn't listen to what I have to say. If he does happen to listen he doesn't actually take it in, at least, not until he is given a website as proof or it comes from someone else unrelated to him.

This is the email he got (mind you, I have been telling him this stuff for a while now and have changed my drinking habits also)


Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.

In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get it’s hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

Handy Tip

Lip balm is good to use when you have a head cold and are constantly blowing your nose. Your nose would usually get red and dry and sore but lip balm helps to keep it soft. It is also great for those lips which are getting breathed through since you can't use your stuffed up nose.

Head Wounds

Erin, our adventurous 4, almost 5, year old loves to climb all over her bed. It is an old bunk which was converted to a single bed so it has large bed ends.
She was climbing all over it, after having been put to bed, when she fell. This was nothing new and she usually jumps straight back up and starts climbing all over again. This time however, she hit her head on the door to her bedroom and gave herself a nasty gash on the back of her head.
There was blood all over her Cinderella nightie, her pillow and my hands by the time hubby got there to administer his, been there done that, first aid. He did ring a family friend who used to be a nurse to get some helpful advice as to whether we should visit the hospital or not.
Well, it turns out we didn't need to visit the hospital and were able to take care of it at home. Now Erin has a small shaved patch on her head (her curls hide it still though) with steri strips holding the wound closed. I managed to scrub the blood out of the carpet and her nightie successfully and we only had to change the big wrap around the head bandage once during the night.
Today she was fine and obeyed me when I told her she wasn't to run around or do much today. Instead of her normal active self (this morning at least) she sat and beaded and painted. She loves to create so it was a good way of keeping her still also.
When Mercedes spread beads all across the floor (too many to ignore, it was the whole container full), beading time was over and i spent the next 45minutes on my hands and knees picking up beads!

Merc Update

Well she doesn't have chicken pox. It is possibly some viral rash. Our doc doesn't know what it is. Merc isn't eating or drinking and I am thinking her throat is sore also. Time to attempt the paracetamol I think.

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