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choffy.

May 15, 2011

hey guys! i am soaking up my last day here in palm springs.. head back to utah tomorrow and there is snow in the forecast, ugh.

anyway, enough about the weather, let’s talk about chocolate. french pressed hot chocolate, to be exact.

for mother’s day, marshall & i got momma b a baby french press, a gigantic mom mug and a bag of french press hot chocolate called choffy.

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choffy is made from 100% organic cacao (cocoa), beans roasted and ground to create a rich drink that provides long-lasting energy and whole-body wellness.

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it contains no sugar, dairy, or chemicals; all it contains is organic cacao.

i went to momma b’s house the other day and we brewed the first pot of choffy together.IMG_2879IMG_2885IMG_2886IMG_2891IMG_2892IMG_2898IMG_2899

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i personally LOVED the choffy. i am on my no sugar kick and so i really don’t like a lot of sweetness. this hot chocolate with a bit of almond milk was all it took to send me into chocolate bliss. it is probably real bitter to the average person.. but i liked it as-is and unsweetened.

i asked momma b to give me her thoughts on the choffy.

here is her review~

Hi my name is Momma B and I am a chocoholic – there I said it! And I really mean it. I’ve been known to simply walk into a chocolate shop and breathe deeply a few times just to enjoy that wonderful aroma…..so when Janetha asked me to review Choffy I was excited to give it a try!

She and Marshall gave me a darling little French press for Mother’s Day to make my Choffy in. We boiled the water, poured it into the French press after putting 2 scoops of Choffy per 6 ounces of water, stirred and let it sit for about 4 minutes.

My first taste wasn’t my favorite – it has a rather earthy flavor and seemed too watered
down. I have made it two more times… once with less water and it was better and then
tonight with heated Almond Breeze and it was very creamy.

It reminds me of the incredible dark chocolate we eat in Costa Rica but without the sugar cane.

I have to admit I wasn’t wild about this – I had so hoped to love it but I guess I am a
sugar junky and prefer my cocoa a little sweeter than this offered. I’m sure I could
acquire a taste for this and I am anxious to try some of the other brewed cocoas that are
popping up on the market.

It’s great to try new things, thanks Neef for letting me give it a whirl!

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there you have it! the honest truth about choffy.

xo. janetha g & momma b.

*per FTC requirements: i was sent choffy free of charge for review and our opinions are 100% our own.

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calculations.

May 15, 2011

hey everyone! who knows what i am doing right now.. maybe basking in the sun, maybe shopping at trader joe’s, maybe eating ice cream. you can be jealous, it’s ok.

i thought that it would be fun to answer a few FAQs and have them auto-publish while i am out and about in palm springs.  if you have no interest in reading my answers to some questions.. skip this post. and the next one. and probably the one after that.

Q: what website do you use to calculate your nutritional information for your meals and your recipes?

A: i use thedailyplate.com, which has since been changed to “livestrong”, but i can’t shake the habit of calling it the daily plate.

this website has the option for you to create a free profile and track ALL you daily meals, calories, macros, etc. it also has the ability for you to create recipes using the ingredients in the database and it spits out a handy little nutrition label for you.  it’s great!

some have asked me how reliable i think these numbers are.. and my answer to that is that it’s as reliable as it’s going to get! i have cross checked the items on the daily plate with actual nutrition labels and they have always matched up.

you have to use your best judgment when plugging in ingredients.  you start typing something and a bunch of options pop up.  say i wanted to track something generic, like a fuji apple.  well, if i didn’t measure the grams in my apple, i am just going to have to use my judgment.

so, i would type “fuji apple” into the search bar and a bunch of options pop up.

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sometimes the first item on the list is what i select and other times i scroll down to pick a different one.  as you can see, options for a small, medium and large apple come up.. and you can also see that the small and medium one are both listed at about 150 grams. i don’t weigh my apples.. so i would just pick the top option and go with it.

this is a bad example.. because when i eat and apple i don’t care how many calories it has.. but i am just trying to show you how the website works!

sometimes when you type an item in, options pop up and have the *verified* logo next to them. i always go with verified options if they are there, because it means that the calorie counts and macros are super legit.

for example, if i had some old fashioned oats for breakfast and wanted to track the oats, i type it into the search bar and quite a few options come up.  you can see that there are some verified and some unverified choices. i will always go with the verified.

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what i like about the website is that you can enter how much you ate and if it does not fall in line with the serving size, it calculates it for you.  for example, a serving of oats is 1/2 cup.. but when i eat oats i do 1/3 cup.  so, i would select the item (highlighted above) and then plug in how much i actually ate.

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you can also specify when you ate this, and it will break down your meals for you. once you click the “I Ate This” button, it calculates the stats and adds it to your day. let’s say i also had some protein powder and peanut butter with my oats and i want to know the whole meal’s stats. i would plug in the other ingredients and it totals it all up for me:

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cool! now i know my breakfast was 339 calories, 12 grams fat, 24 grams carbs and 34 grams protein (roughly).

if i wanted, i could plug in the whole day of eats and it will give me individual meal totals and the overall day total.  what else is awesome is that it spits out a pie chart for the whole day overall.

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here is an entry i made on june 9, 2010. every once in awhile i track things to see where i am.  looks like i tracked my breakfast, lunch and snack this day:

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as you can see, it tallies each meal and then gives you a pie chart for where you are for the day. this is really helpful if you are just starting out with body for life because you want to get a 40/40/20 ratio. looks like i was right on track for that day.. but if i was high in one area, i could adjust my dinner and dessert accordingly.. eating more or less of one macro. make sense?

when it comes to plugging in recipes, it couldn’t be easier. you go to the recipe generator and plug in a few bits of info.

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this takes you to a screen where you fill in the details.. i only fill in the bear minimum because i am lazy.

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i type in the title.. and in the description i always type “yum” because—yes, i am lazy. then you type in the ingredients and it’s great because you just type in how much you used and it calculates it for you.  you can track by various units such as ounces, grams, cups, tablespoons, teaspoons… and it does all the math for you!

here is my recipe for sweet potato black bean enchiladas.. as you can see, i plugged in various measurements.

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it lists the calories per serving below, but pay no attention to that, because it will calculate the numbers when you create the recipe. after plugging in the ingredients, you have to complete the rest of the fields according to your recipe.  i am real vague in the directions and prep/cooking time, but i do specify the servings it makes because this is how it knows the stats per serving.

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haha.. 2 minutes is all it takes! right.

anyway, click on “create recipe” and then it spits out all the info you need!

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that’s a little tiny so i hope you can read it.. but it gives you the ingredient list and the nutrition label. there is also a pie chart below the label:

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and you can simply click on the green “I ate this” button and it will add the enchilada to your daily meals! so handy!

it also keeps a running database of all the recipes you have created (with a search bar) so you can go back and search for/click them if you ever make them and eat them.. so you don’t have to plug it all in again.

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so handy! looks like all my recipes are “yum”.

sooo there you have it. a full explanation of how i calculate my calories, nutrition labels and all that jazz. hope this was helpful!

this actually turned out to be so long.. so i will just keep this post to one Q+A. you’re welcome.

Qs~

1. do you use thedailyplate.com?

2. do you use another website to track nutrition info or calories? which one?

xo. janetha g.

got fat?

May 14, 2011

i talk about the various vitamins and supplements i take on a fairly regular basis. one supplement i take is an omega 3 pill.

omega 3s are essential fatty acids that our body does not produce by itself.  it is important to get your essential fatty acids in for various reasons including (but not limited to):

  • reducing the risk of heart disease
  • improving skin ailments
  • boost the immune system
  • control inflammation of the joints, the bloodstream and tissues

as you may know, i usually take a fish oil supplement that comes in pill form.  i take this in order to get my daily dose of essential fatty acids that my body does not produce on its own.

the downside to fish oils pills? fish burps.

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(toothpastefordinner.com)

another downside to the fish oil pills is that they are not exactly the most sustainable option.

i was recently contacted by jessica, a rep for ascenta products.  ascenta, maker of high quality omega 3 supplements, offers more sustainable options from diversified resources.

a bit about ascenta..

Ascenta provides unique transparency and superior quality.  Each lot of product is third-party tested for quality, purity and label claims and the test results are posted online with their Pure Check program, something that no other omega-3 supplement manufacturer offers.

i received two types of omega 3 supplements from ascenta.

first, the NutraSea DHA.

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NutraSea DHA, which was just launched, comes from the most eco-friendly and sustainable marine source: wild squid, which is caught for calamari.  Much of the squid is not used for this, and has been regarded as waste, but actually contains 35% more omega-3 than wild salmon and 100% more than krill.  Unlike most fish species, Pacific Squid has dramatically increased in numbers over the last 30 years, and is naturally resistant to overfishing due to an early reproductive age and a very short lifespan.  NutraSea DHA is an ideal choice for pregnant and lactating mothers as well as seniors and individuals with cardiovascular and eye conditions.

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the other supplement i received went straight to marshall. here’s a story.  a few weeks back, marshall asked me to find him an omega 3 supplement that was vegetarian and not from fish, squid or another type of non-vegetarian resource.  he is not vegetarian, but he prefers to use supplements that are vegetarian.

not even a week later, jessica contacted me and asked if i would like to try the ascenta products.. including this vegetarian omega 3!

NutraVege vegetarian omega 3.

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· NutraVege utilizes plant sources to further diversify.   Echium and algal oil  – used as sources for EPA and DHA, respectively – fill a void in the market of vegetarian omega 3 supplements, as echium, a common plant found in many parts of the world, contains the omega-3 SDA (stearidonic acid), which readily and efficiently converts to EPA in our bodies.  Studies have demonstrated that SDA from echium coverts to EPA at a rate of approximately 20 percent, compared with just 3.28 percent for flax.

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good stuff.

the thought of taking a liquid supplement kinf of worried me.. you know, taste-wise.  turns out, this supplement has a pleasant citrus flavor! it’s great to add to protein shakes or fruity juices.. or you can just take it straight up.

the folks at ascenta would like to give one of you guys a bottle of NutraSea liquid omega3! yippee!

to enter:

  • leave a comment telling me your favorite way to get your healthy fats in.
  • second entry: follow ascenta of facebook, write on their wall telling them meals & moves sent you and leave a comment below telling me you did.

that’s that. good luck! i will announce the winner on tuesday.

xo. janetha g.

*as per FTC requirements, i received this product for free and was not compensated for my opinions. ascenta health is supplying the giveaway item and i am not affiliated with their company. the end.

FAQ: BFL.

May 14, 2011

i get asked about body for life more than any other topic. that’s not a surprise, considering how much i talk about (and rave about) the program.  i LOVE body for life! you can read more about my success with the program here.  i am not an expert, but i can weigh in with my two cents (or more).

just for fun, i am going to publish a few random questions i have received regarding body for life.  i am going to try to keep the answers short and snappy, because we all know how i can get super long winded (like in my last FAQ post…)

here we go!

Q:

I am thinking about starting Body For Life.  I was going to buy the book and realized there are a few…

– Body For Life:12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
– Body for Life for Women, or
– Eating for Life

Which do you suggest?

A:

it is VERY important that you get the right book–it is the original Body for LIFE by Bill PhillipsEating for LIFE is the cookbook he wrote that goes hand in hand with the challenge, i love it.  DO NOT get BFL for Women!  no way, no how, it is not the real BFL program.

Q:

Do you think the diet or exercise regime was more important in achieving your results? I know both are essential, but I am planning on training for a half marathon in the near future.  My exercise routine during my last training included running and body pump classes.  I guess my question is do you think being flexible with the exercise regime is okay as long as I continue to exercise?

A:

i would say that results are 80% diet and 20% exercise–especially if you are in it for fat loss.  if you are more in it for muscle gain, then you have to follow the workout plan to a T or you will not achieve the muscle gains you are after.  i was in it for both fat loss and muscle gain, followed it by the book for 12 weeks and didn’t skip or cheat, and had optimal results.

i think a big part of BFL is weight training, so if you use your marathon training for your cardio days and then still do the weight sessions, you would probably be fine.  but you won’t see the optimal fat loss like you do with HIIT–it is something else and nothing is quite like it.

Q:

Did you always exercise on an empty stomach? I’m finding it really tough to fit in a morning workout (as I’m in work from 7am most mornings!), and tend to have a ‘meal’ about 1-2hours before exercising in the evening.

A:

i always worked out after work and if it was a cardio day, i made sure I hadn’t eaten for about an hour.  i am a believer in the method of doing HIIT in a fasted state has better results.  if you are going on some long run where you need fuel, that is a different story.. but HIIT is for 20 minutes and doing it on an empty stomach worked great for me.

if it was a weights day, i ate normally and made sure to eat within 30 min after my workout, getting a good balance of both carbs and protein.. but i kept the fat minimal for my post-workout meal/shake.

Q:

Did you just drink water and coffee for the whole 12 weeks? I’m getting a bit bored!

A:

yes just coffee and water.. sometimes green tea and would spike the water with lemon at times. this is all I ever drink, so it’s easy for me.. but seriously, it’s what’s best as you shouldn’t drink your calories or have carbonated beverages.

Q:

Did you do any exercises to specifically target your abs? You have awesome abs!! And that’s one of my key goals for my 12 week challenge, so any advice you have would be super.

A:

i didn’t follow the BFL ab routine.  instead, i would do 25 ab reps between each set on weight training days. this may be confusing but i will try to explain it.  on upper AND lower body days, i would pick four ab exercises.  one to target obliques, one to target upper abs, one to target lower abs and then just one more targeting where ever.  here is a good list: http://www.shapefit.com/training-abs.html
anyway, I picked four moves because of the times of rest between sets.

SO, take quads for example.  instead of resting between sets, here is what i would do:

12 reps of quad exercise
25 reps of oblique move (each side)
10 reps of quad exercise
25 reps of upper ab move
8 reps of quad exercise
25 reps of lower ab move
6 reps of quad exercise
25 reps of fourth ab move
12 reps of quad exercise
12 reps of second quad exercise

make sense?  every time you do a muscle group, you also do 100 repetitions of ab work.  i did this on upper body days, too.  instead of doing abs BFL style on lower body day, i replaced it with glutes.

Q:

Did you use the EAS supplements?

A:

I did use EAS brand protein powder, but not every day. I used it simply because I liked the flavor. I don’t believe EAS products are required to have success. I avoided using bars all together.

Q:

Did you find it difficult to keep up will all of the meals?

A:

As long as you plan out your week’s meals, you will not mess up. Even if you don’t follow the planned meals (say you don’t feel like Tuesday’s lunch, switch it to Thursday and eat something planned for another day that sounds good)–just do all your grocery shopping Saturday or Sunday for the upcoming week. Always be prepared with clean eats. Have your 5 or 6 meals planned for the day and have them readily available.. and then switch them up if you don’t feel like one or the other. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!”

Q:

can you use greek yogurt as a protein in a meal. The book says yogurt is a carb but greek yogurt has tons of protein.

A:

yes i use greek yogurt as a protein all the time, but only if it is plain and nonfat or low fat.  i use 6 or 8 oz as a serving and pair it with a carb (cereal, fresh fruit, natural granola, muesli, etc).. i don’t use the flavored greek yogurts when on BFL as they are high in carbs and all the carbs come from sugar.. i would rather get my sweet naturally from fresh fruit.

Q:

Can you use any other shake besides EAS  as meals I have some vanilla EAS soy protein powder would that work. The eas premade shakes are $$$$

A:

i never buy the premade shakes.. ugh i think they are nasty! you can use any brand of protein powder/ready-to-drink protein shakes. i do suggest you follow a few guidelines: 1-make sure that a serving is around 20g of protein, 2-make sure the carbs are <5g per serving if you are adding your own carb (ie: fresh fruit, milk) to the powder. if you are using the shake as a total replacement, you can opt to pick something with equal protein/carb ratio.. but again, i like to get my carbs from fresh options.. so i opt to use a protein powder (i use EAS 100% whey) that has 3g carbs and 23g protein, then i blend it with almond milk, spinach and some fruit and that makes it a meal.

Q:

I also don’t see nut butters on the list of approved foods. Can you use nut butters as protein in a meal?

A:

nut butters are considered a healthy fat. on BFL, you want a ratio of 40% carbs 40% protein and 20% fat. the nut butter would be part of that 20% fat. i would limit your fat intake to about 35 grams daily in order to hit that ratio.  you can spread it out however you want, but i definitely don’t consider nuts/nut butter a protein. yes, they have protein, but they are fat for the most part.

Q:

Can you use Quinoa as a protein in a meal? I don’t eat tons of meat so I am trying to find other protein options besides meat.

A:

i consider quinoa a carb.  it is considered a complete protein in nature.. but it is also a grain that is abundant in carbs.  it is a great carb option because it does have protein, but i would use it as a carb when doing BFL and pair it with tofu or chicken. there are a lot of protein options aside from meat.. try cottage cheese, greek yogurt, tofu, protein powders, eggs…

Q:

Can I use a ww flatout wrap as a carb in place of bread?

A:

yes! you can use any sort of grain in the place of regular bread. i have guidelines i follow for this, too: 1-keep the serving to around 25g carbs, 2-no refined flours/enriched flours in the ingredient list, 3-no high fructose corn syrup/not high in sugar grams.  any sort of bread-like replacement goes.. flatouts, la tortilla factory high fiber/low carb tortillas, alternative brand bagels, sandwich thins, etc.

Q:

Are Vitatops BFL friendly?

A:

for the most part, yes. i eat vitatops and do BFL. if you want to get super strict about it, then no.. they probably are not the best carb choice. they have sugar in them but they also have a lot of fiber, are low calorie and most are made with whole wheat flour. but i believe everything is OK in moderation, so as long as you aren’t downing a top a day.. you should be fine. also, since the vita is about 25g carbs, you want to make sure to pair it with something high in protein. try some protein chocolate milk with a toasted vita.. or my favorite~ a parfait using the vita and then greek yogurt mixed with protein powder and PB2. i just won a whole BUNCH of vitas.. so i eat them! they were free!

Q:

How do you manage your free days?

A:

i went freaking nuts on free day. nuts i tell you. this was before i knew anything about guilt from eating the wrong foods/too many calories. i did BFL when i didn’t have a clue about food blogs or nutrition. i just did it by the book, went crazy on free day, and had the results i had. now i know too much about food, i think, for my own good. on free day these days, i still won’t eat deep fried foods or super horrible choices.. i just eat the foods i like~ but more of them.. bigger portions.. and i definitely eat more sugar–namely ice cream. but i promise.. free day is key. it helps rev your metabolism!

Q:

Do I need to count my calories/percentages?

A:

BFL does not suggest calorie counting at all. they promote a split of 40/40/20 for protein/carb/fat.  you use the fist/pam method to measure out your serving sizes and eat every 3 hours.

Q:

I’m a huge veggie eater – will it be detrimental to the program if I eat veggies with more than two meals?

A:

i think the more veggies the better! of course try to stick to the more fibrous ones~ i generally try not to over do it on carrots and snap peas as these are high in carbs. but i will eat bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, etc all day long. i dont showcase that on the blog, but i am usually munching on veggies.

OKAY! that should keep your brain churning for a bit. remember you can ask me questions anytime.. i will so my best to answer them within 7 or 8 months. (i kid.. sorta.)

xo. janetha g.

fun facts friday.

May 13, 2011

since i am out of town, flashback friday is getting skipped! but did you know that friday is now officially four fun facts friday? my friend jessica dubbed it just today in fact.

she left me four fun facts on my facebook wall, here they are:

  1. Bone is five times stronger than steel.
  2. Sharks can live up to 100 years.
  3. “Bookkeeper” is the only word in the English language that has three consecutive sets of double letters.
  4. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.

number three was my favorite. not a surprise.

because we can never have too much information floating around in our brains.. here are a few more random things for you to know.

i recently received an email from my friend sabrina.  it was chock-full of random, helpful tips!

enjoy!

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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

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Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold.

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Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

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Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground meat. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

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For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as usual, then melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies.  Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

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Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic, and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

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To heat up leftover pizza, skip the microwave and use a nonstick skillet on top of the stove.  Set heat to medium-low and heat until warm. This keeps the crust crispy.

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For easy and attractive deviled eggs, put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag.  Seal and then mash until they are all broken up.  Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing, mixing thoroughly.  Cut the tip of the baggy and squeeze mixture into egg.  Just throw bag away when done –
easy clean up!

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The amazing expanding frosting tip!  When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store,
whip it with your mixer for a few minutes.  You can double it in size.  You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount.
You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

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To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

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Newspaper keeps weeds away!  Wet some newspapers. Put layers around the plants overlapping as you go,
cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic, they will not get through wet newspapers.

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To pick up shards of broken glass that are too small to see, use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip.

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To get rid of mosquitoes, place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away!

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To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it. It works with rabbits and raccoons, too.

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To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge, add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

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To reduce static cling, all you need is a safety pin!  Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress.
Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and TA DA! … static is gone.

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Don’t you hate it when sticky ingredients get stuck in your measuring cups? Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup.  Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter or honey, and watch how easily it comes right out!

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Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car.  When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

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If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

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Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair.

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To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2 inch with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid;
mix well. Leave it on your counter.. you will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

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To get rid of ants, put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it or take it home to the others. They can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

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there you go! lots of easy & helpful tips for you!

Qs~

1. do you have any fun facts to share with the class?

2. did you know any of the above facts or tips already?

xo. janetha g.

Bone is five times stronger than steel.

cottage cheese three ways.

May 13, 2011

hey guys! i am probably up in the air right now. for those who asked, i am traveling to california this weekend.  i have a little weekend getaway planned with deb and eden.

to keep you entertained, head on over to peanut butter fingers to check out my post about the benefits of cottage cheese and three delicious ways to use this protein-packed ingredient.

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have a great day!

xo. janetha g.

quick!

May 12, 2011

real quick! i will show you my meals & moves. well, my meals.. because my moves consisted of the insanity max interval circuit this morning before work. YES i got up and got it done.. hip hip hooray!

i have to be quick because i still have to get everything ready for my trip.. and my wake up call is at 4 AM. eesh.

breakfast: green protein smooooothie.

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this had 1 cup almond milk, ice, 1 scoop EAS vanilla protein powder, a handful each of strawberries and raspberries, half a banana, xanthan and guar gums and a whole lotta spinach.

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don’t let the amount in the glass fool you. this was jus the part that wouldn’t fit in my enormous blender bottle.

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lunch: who even knows what to call this?

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this was basically a salad without the lettuce, or so i was told by my friend jessica. she said it’s her million dollar idea and i stole it. well.. fact of the matter is: it’s a delicious idea!

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this was diced steamed sweet potato, diced poached chicken, steamed broccoli florets, diced avocado, cottage cheese and italian dressing.

yum. promise it was so good. don’t let looks deceive you.

snack: greek yogurt with cinnamon + crumbled alliebar + peanut butter

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i am going to be one sad girl when i am out of alliebars.

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i came home and got to work on dinner. i had two items of business for dinner prep:  marinate some tofu and blend up some mmm sauce.. you can click the links to see how i did each item of business.

i packed my things and ate what was probably too many handfuls of cereal while waiting for marshall to get home from the gym so we could eat dinner.

it was almost 9 PM before he got home. NINE?! what the.

anyway.. dinner finally happened.

tofu + veggies + mmm sauce.

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oh my peas, mama pea knows her stuff. this sauce could transform the most inedible items into a delectable dish. oh, and the tofu marinade was flipping fantastic.

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well.. i gotta go! lots to be done before i roll out of bed at 4 AM and head to the aeropuerto.

i have a few things lined up to post while i am gone.. and maybe i will pop in to say hi if time permits.

hope everyone has a fantastic friday and a perfect weekend.

Qs~

1. if applicable: what was the last blogger recipe you made?

2. what is your airport attire? i ask this because i always see such an array of airport attire when i fly. there are people who rolled out of bed and are still in their PJs.. then there are girls in 6” heels and dressed to the nines. my own personal airport attire is always leggings, a long shirt and flip flops.

xo. janetha g.

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