More Protein

Today was the first time in two months I was able to go outside for a walk. I  would have been out longer, but there were so many dogs out.  I didn’t mind the ones on a leash, but the ones that weren’t. I am going back to what was said years ago, “ if you don’t have anything nice to say – don’t say anything at all”. I may have walked longer. Well, I am glad I got in an hour.  

I got to thinking about what my doctor had said about me eating more protein and I’m like “I eat two eggs every morning and at least one dish with chicken in it once a week”. I thought that was enough, but I guess I was wrong.  

I like eating mostly veggies and fruit. The thought of eating more meat had me making faces. Then I found myself asking a question or two. Here are a few suggestions I got from Google:                                                                                  

  1. Hemp Seeds (2 Tbsp) Protein: 9 g  Calories: 164 calories = Raw foodie fan and superfood expert David Wolfe says hemp seeds are one of his favorite high-protein mix-ins—and for good reason. In addition to protein, they’re high in iron, magnesium, and omega-3s. Bonus: These mild, slightly nutty seeds pair well with just about everything.
  2. Tahini (2 Tbsp)Protein: 5.2 g Calories: 188 = While this paste of ground sesame seeds is normally an ingredient in hummus, it can add a wonderful creaminess and a dose of healthy fat and protein to smoothies, says Rania Batayneh, MPH, author of The One One One Diet (published by Rodale, which also publishes Prevention). “It’s also a great alternative if you can’t have nut butters.” One of Batayneh’s favorite combos: Tahini, milk, dates, and a mix of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. Chia Seeds (2 Tbsp) Protein: 4.7 g Calories: 138 = Like hemp, protein-rich chia seeds can be added to any flavor imaginable. “These are crazy good for you,” says Kumai. “Just 2 Tbsp provides you with 40% of your daily value of fiber and five times the omega-3s of a quarter cup of walnuts.” Since they develop a gelatinous texture when added to liquids, they’re also a great way to thicken up a smoothie. 
  4. Pumpkin Seeds (2 Tbsp)Protein: 5 g Calories: 126 = Protein-rich pumpkin seeds are a favorite mix-in of Jennifer McDaniel, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They’re also loaded with magnesium, a key nutrient for strong bones and optimal muscle functioning. For a richer, nuttier flavor, try roasting them. They’re great blended with pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon—basically, fall in a cup!
  5. Avocado (½ cup) Protein: 2.3 g Calories: 192 = Avocado’s combo of healthy fats and protein can keep you full for hours. People who included half an avocado in their lunch had a 40% decreased desire to eat over a three-hour period compared to their desire after a standard avocado-less lunch, according to a 2014 Nutrition Journal study. Masters recommends pairing it with unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, dates, and spinach for a healthier take on the chocolate shake.

I only like two out of five items on this short list. Well, who doesn’t like avocados and pumpkin seeds? I will have to go try adding a few of the other items into my diet. I went and bought a mixer, so I can make smoothies, and take more steps to becoming a better me…

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Relaxing Saturday…..

I decided on a lazy Saturday. I thought about going for a walk, but I was enjoying myself as I worked on my pastel blanket and watched an anime I had stopped watching for a short while.

I learned this pattern from Blossom Crochet……..

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Black Clover Manga series 

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I did go to Louisiana, but it’s not completed yet. The sun has been gone for a while. I am going to continue to watch this anime series until I can no longer keep my eyes open. 

I am smiling, because I really enjoyed myself today. Tomorrow I will look into finding an e-commerce site to add to my blog, because I need to start selling all crochet items……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Jumble Words….

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I got this morning not really feeling anything, but I did give my ‘thanks for waking up, in my right mind, and somewhat healthy.’ Once my eyes were fully open and I saw the sun lighting the sky, I reached for my phone. I can remember when I would have reached for the remote control or to remove my cat from my person. (I never understood why they had to sleep on me)

Anyway, I noticed someone had liked something I wrote on my blog. I may not follow everyone who is following me or read everyone’s post more than once. Sorry, but I am going to work on changing that ‘me’ point of view. Not to get side-tracking, because I really want to add on, but we all know there is a reality when one isn’t online.  It doesn’t matter how nice you are, one can’t live without paying a bill or two and I just did what I said I wasn’t going to do.

Anyway, I clicked on “Conversation on finding and loving who I am,” and the word “Grateful,” along with a picture of a pen on top of a book caught my attention. Those words got me moving as I got through my morning cleaning, gathering my Bible, study book, as well as a book I bought more than 8 years ago. Along with my phone and a cup of hot water as I read on the patio,

I am not making any sense, because I am typing as I sometimes talk, which is way too fast. I am going to just make a list and maybe that will help clear up my jumble words.

  1. I don’t just want to read the Bible and think about what I have read. I wanted to write down what I got for the Word and even write down questions. I have gone through the Bible to find an answer for whatever question I may have had. I also get online, ask my church family and friends. 
  2. I have a patio where I could enjoy fresh air, see the beauty that is here, and the comfort of being able to go inside when needed.
  3. I always like drinking something hot when it’s a little cold. (Today it’s hot water as I read the Word. I am reading the book of Samuel)
  4. If I buy a book or get a positive book I will  read it to the end.

I bought this book eight or more years ago. It will no longer stay on a shelf taking up space, I will read something every day until I have read all 569 pages…


Service starts in thirty minutes, so I better get something to eat, and enjoy the Word online. My church is open and although I would like to go and be there in person. I am just NOT ready. There are a few people who have asked me to come, said they would come and pick me up, but they aren’t listening to me.

Some have said my faith isn’t strong, because I shouldn’t be fearful of getting a sickness when God’s Word is stronger. I am so tired of people telling me what I have and don’t have, because I know who I am and DO NOT have to explain anything to anyone.

I am listening to “Take Me to the King,” by Tamela Mann and every word is how I am feeling now..

And I am GOOD…..

Bye IV NOw, LD*

Not IV U…

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I want to SCREAM at EVERY woman

 who shops in the young adult section

   to stop saying,

 “I don’t know why this doesn’t fit? It is my size,” 

And then look at me as if I am crazy.

How about shop in the women’s section

 and maybe you can find something that fits,

because the section you are in is meant for those

who may not have had a child or two.

Now don’t get me wrong,

not everyone has gained all that much weight,

but why would you want to be wearing something

a twenty year old is wearing,

when you are way past fifty?

Someone had asked me a question

and they didn’t like my answer.

Sorry, but not sorry – 

just because you can get into an outfit,

doesn’t mean that outfit is meant for you.

If there is more of your person showing, 

then that outfit isn’t making you look good,

 just showing off your fat.

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Little Space Please….

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People never seem to amaze me? Yes, I take out my headphones to greet you and ask how you are and talk for a few minutes. That is cool, but when you see me put my headphones back into my ears, sit down, and take out my crochet project.

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That doesn’t mean you keep talking to me and get closer so I know you are talking to me and then be confused when I give you a dirty look.

People just, because you see someone else in the breakroom – doesn’t mean they have to talk to you. Give people space and if they want to talk – they will talk – and if not, ignore them as they are trying to ignore you….