Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
- Calorie free Fewer than 5 calories
- Fat free Less than 0.5 gram of fat
- Low-fat 3 grams of fat or less
- Reduced fat
or less fat At least 25 percent less fat than the
higher fat version
- Low in sat. fat 1 gram of saturated fat or less, with not
more than 15 percent of the calories
coming from the saturated fat
- Lean Fewer than 10 grams of fat, 4 grams of
saturated fat, and 95 milligrams of
- Extra lean Fewer than 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat,
and 95 milligrams of cholesterol
- Light (lite) At least one-third fewer calories or no more than
half the fat of the high-calorie,
higher fat version or no more than half the sodium
of the higher-sodium version
- CholesterolfreeFewer than 2 milligrams of cholesterol
2 grams (or fewer) of saturated fat
- Low cholesterol20 or fewer milligrams of cholesterol
and 2 grams (or fewer) of saturated fat
- reduced cholesterolAt least 25percent less cholesterol than the
higher cholesterol version and 2 grams or fewer
of saturated fat
- Sodium free Fewer than 5 milligrams of sodium and no
or no sodium sodium chloride in ingredients
- Very low
sodium 35 milligrams or fewer of sodium
- Low sodium 140 milligrams or less of sodium
Note: I clicked on the wrong blog. This was intended for the blog I keep for my mother. But it is information we can all put to good use.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
(deep inhale through the nose...slow exhale through the mouth)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Next time, Lee...next time. Relish your victory now, but next time I'm slamming your arm onto the table!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Another point covered by runningfor3, patient walks. We made a very rare trip to the mall yesterday. My little guy walked, albeit slowly, and LISTENED to me. I think this behavior can be attributed to, not to beleaguer the point, but the 90 minute mile. Other kids twice his size where strapped into strollers as their mothers rushed through the mall.
What's your take?
Monday, February 09, 2009
So, I won't be training for another marathon until Francesca turns one this summer, but my husband and I are signed up for an on-road and off-road duathlon in April. He mountain bikes, I trail run, I ride the road and he runs the roads. Shorter distances (relative to the marathon) but consistent training as a part of one's routine and keeping the foundation strong is key. Helpful for my physical and mental well-being and key for keeping the kids "on board".
Trying to put a 2-year-old in the jogger for the first time because you waited to get back into shape and then convincing him that sitting there for an hour or more is OK, let alone fun, is unlikely. Train them from birth, and they'll be climbing in the jogger every time you turn around. Plus they'll appreciate the good times - you know - when the temp is over 30 F and the run is under 90 minutes.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Taking Valentines Day Cards to the Elderly:
- I called one of the smaller, tucked-away Assisted Living communities to find out the # of residents and if they were doing anything for Valentines Day. This is a community that doesn't have a ton of help, volunteers, or events for their residents. They have 20 residents only.
- Then I called a larger Nursing Home to find out how many residents they have. They have 200. This is the nursing home where most of the state assisted residents are sent who cannot afford a private nursing home.
- I have asked 2 different seeMOMMYrun groups for volunteers to have their children make Valentines Cards or gifts for the residents. For the larger Nursing Home we're each making 10 to 20 cards .
- Myself and a couple other moms will be delivering the cards on Valentines Day with our kids.
CONSIDER DOING THIS IN YOUR LOCAL AREA. You could even take cards to people in the hospital. The crafts can make great daily activities for the kids! And your heart will smile.