Written by Jackie Rouse

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On Thursdays I power walk with Leslie Sansone on her 20 minute “1 Mile - Walk Awayrepparttar Pounds” video tape. I am not sure if any pounds have actually walked away, but I remain hopeful. I have claimed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as my days of rest and that’s final. Check with me next week or perhapsrepparttar 140889 week after that for my next exercise regiment, I have a sneaking suspicion that motivation may be missing in action once again. While we are in this healthy living mode let’s check outrepparttar 140890 food groups recommended byrepparttar 140891 USDA. “The best way to give our bodiesrepparttar 140892 balanced nutrition it needs is by mixing uprepparttar 140893 choices within each food group. (1) Consume a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetable while staying within energy needs. Two cups of fruit and 2 and 1/2 cups of vegetables per day are recommended for a reference 2,000-calorie intake, with higher or lower amounts depending onrepparttar 140894 calorie level. Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables each day. In particular, select from all five vegetable subgroups (dark green, orange, legumes, starchy vegetables and other vegetables) several times a week. (2) Consume 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole-grain products per day, withrepparttar 140895 rest ofrepparttar 140896 recommended grains coming from enriched or whole-grain products. In general, at least halfrepparttar 140897 grains should come from whole grains. (3) Consume 3 cups per day of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products. And finally choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry, and prepare by baking, broiling or grilling. Vary your choices with more fish, beans, peas, nuts and seeds. “ Armed with this information, healthy living is just a sprint and a turkey burger away. Unfortunately, my plan for healthy eating is now useless. After extensive research I was saddened to learn that KFC and Ben & Jerry’s did not makerepparttar 140898 list of recommended food groups. However, I will begin working on my healthy diet plan very soon but, right nowrepparttar 140899 Colonel is calling. Post Script - A reprieve is taken from all nutrients onrepparttar 140900 weekends. There will be no details forthcoming because it could get ugly. Disclaimer – For those persons seriously looking to improve their health please disregard most of what you have just read and employ a legitimate exercise regiment and diet that suits your needs.

I am a new writer and I enjoy writing, somewhat humorously about many issues, most often women's issues. I think we need to take ourselves less seriously sometimes and embrace who we are and where we are now.


Written by B. Blitterlees & E. Craboon

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June 15 – LOOPY LIBRARY DAY (Time to look for a book with a really weird title to amaze your friends, family, or colleagues at work just to seerepparttar look on their faces!)

June 16 – HIGH-MUCK-A-MUCK APPRECIATION DAY (Use your imagination and write a flattering note to a Big Cheese from a merry mouse of course!)

June 17 – NATIONAL SWING & TEETER-TOTTER APPRECIATION DAY (Time to test every playground swing and teeter-totter in town just forrepparttar 140578 heck of it!)

June 18 – NATIONAL PET-PEEVE DAY (Name those top five blessed things that people do that nearly drive you to drink, …up a wall…or maybe right roundrepparttar 140579 bend).

June 19 – SIR WALTER RALEIGH APPRECIATION DAY (A time to honor all patriarchs who engage in shameless acts of chivalry and wanton acts of gallantry like giving up their seat or opening doors for a woman, bestowing flowers uponrepparttar 140580 fair sex and laying down of one’s coat in a pretty big puddle to impress those feisty feminists).

June 20 – HASTY PUDDING DAY (There are only got three things inrepparttar 140581 cupboard and you have to make a tasty treat in five minutes…what’srepparttar 140582 recipe andrepparttar 140583 ingredients?)

June 21 – INTERNATIONAL HARUM-SCARUM DAY (A day of utterly reckless abandon, with no busybodies, monitors, or supervisors in sight…what are you doing?)

June 22 – LONG JOHN APPRECIATION DAY – (What a terrific way to celebraterepparttar 140584 longest day ofrepparttar 140585 year not to mention tidy up your bottom drawer atrepparttar 140586 same time).

June 23 – HAND-ME-DOWN DAY (Pass along a previously-enjoyed, ready-made, cheap or shoddy thing to someone who truly deserves it…what is it and who gets it?)

June 24 – HARE & HOUNDS DAY (A wonderful excuse to scatter scraps of waste paper inrepparttar 140587 woods and then invite some flummoxed friends along to followrepparttar 140588 trail).

June 25 – HANKY-PANKY APPRECIATION DAY (A way to honorrepparttar 140589 hocus-pocus inclined who aren’t into hand-holding, handsprings, or arm-wrestling)

June 26 – NATIONAL GLOATING DAY (Time to glance admiringly atrepparttar 140590 apple of one’s eye or delight in someone else’s misfortune as long asrepparttar 140591 person doesn’t see you).

June 27 – STANDING ON ONE’S HEAD DAY (To gain a new perspective on life; not recommended for precocious pin-heads or members ofrepparttar 140592 Flat Earth Society).

June 28 – GLOBAL GLAD-HANDING & GAD-FLY APPRECIATION DAY (In recognition of people who love people and their annoying little habit of inserting smiley-faces inrepparttar 140593 signature line of every email or hand-written note they send you!)

June 29 – GREAT GIZMO & GADGET DAY (Time to let everyone know your top three “must-haves” on your exceedingly long Christmas Wish List this year!)

June 30 – HARD-AND-FAST-RULE BREAKING DAY (The Fickle Finger of Fate has allowed you one day to bend or break an immutable rule …which one is it?)

Lady Beatrice Blitterlees (referred to as the Duchess of Dither) and Lord Earl Craboon (otherwise known as the Duke of Doorknobs) are a delightful duo of dingbats who frequent the ripsnorthing royal court of The Quipping Queen at

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