Daily Challenge Monday Jul. 23, 2012
Physical Health comprises questions on topics a doctor may talk about, like Body Mass Index, daily energy, physical pain, history of illness, and medical conditions.
Plan to finish your last meal at least 2 hours before bedtime.
- Patricia W.SproutingLevel 205
I will eat my dinner before 6:00 pm.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Author: Charles Spurgeon
- Amy B.LeafingLevel 91
Dinner is always between 6 and 7. Bedtime is 10.
Show moreIrene W. and others posted 7 replies.
Amy B. replied July 26, 2012 at 2:29 UTC:
Thank you. I have been reading a lot and my cat has been enjoying my laziness. He has been sleeping next to me to make sure I'm okay.
Irene W. replied July 26, 2012 at 2:35 UTC:
Ahhhh...that's so sweet Amy. Our animals really sense things!
- Lisa K.SproutingLevel 129
My love goes to Julie B. & Cathie M. for their encouraging words today. Thank you ladies!
Plan to finish your last meal at least 2 hours before bedtime.
How to do it
Tonight, aim to finish your last meal at least two hours before bedtime. If you feel hungry for a snack before bed, stick to something small and light, like a handful of whole grain crackers or a small piece of fruit.
Why it matters
Four out of five people with heartburn experience symptoms at night, which can be directly tied to noshing too close to bedtime. Finishing your last meal at least two hours before lying down can help lessen the chance of discomfort disturbing your shuteye.
The chorus "Burn, baby, burn" from the Trammps' "Disco Inferno" isn't about the disco craze. It references a saying attributed to 1960s activist Bill Epton.
Did You Know?
Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
In 1993 there were an estimated 64 million cats in the United States. ( I had 11 of them! LOL)
I am glad they said MEAL and not SNACK. My meals are always done at least two hours before I go to bed. Hubby usually makes dinner somewhere between 7 pm & 8 pm.
He was just commenting the other day, that he thought it was to hot to cook dinner at that time, and he was thinking of making dinner around 10 pm when it was cooler. I told him that actually we should be having our big meal in the morning, in stead of at night. It would be much healthier for us, and we could have our small meals through out the day. He agreed, but I know it will never happen. This man hates change of any kind. I let him do all the cooking, because when I cook, he says things like, "my Mom never made that when we were kids", or "that doesn't taste like how my mom made it", or "ewwww I don't like that, it looks gross". I will eat almost anything, I was brought up tasting foods from all cultures. I also know that as we grow, our taste for things change. But he refuses to try something that he didn't like before. My taste buds have changed a lot, and that is partial because I will try things I didn't like before. If he wants to be so darn picky, than he can do the cooking.
He is also the one in this household that wants hot, hot weather. He says the hotter the better! So why does he complain that it is too hot to cook?
Oh well....I do eat a snack before I go to bed, usually an hour before I go to bed, sometimes earlier. Yes Cathie, a lot of times it is ice cream, yumm, but some times it's fruit or vegetables, sometimes it's a small bowl of rice with milk cinnamon and sugar.
Challenge ~ DONE! ~
Mild day today, only in the 60's and the wind is blowing. We got just a tiny bit of rain during the night.
I did get some better sleep last night, but I still think I need more to catch-up. I also think I need to get up and walk more, maybe take a stroll outside. My hips are hurting, and I can't sit still, because nothing feels comfortable. I'm usually a some what hyper person, and since I'm not doing anything, My husband thinks I'm going to explode, like the Hindenburg. LOL
So I'm going to take a little walk outside, move those hips and legs. Then I think I'll come in and take a nap. He he he
Remember to smile and laugh!
Have a wonderful day with many! *smiles*
Take the time to live!!!
Life is short.
Dance naked (but not while frying bacon!) Woo-hoo!
Show moreBeverly F. and others posted 5 replies.
Cathie M. replied July 24, 2012 at 20:42 UTC:
Oh dear, sweet Lisa!!! You had me giggling so much after your last line and then reading the comments that followed!!! Wasn't EVER anything I considered doing ... the frying bacon part... As for the dancing??? (...blushing...) Yep, but when no one's looking...LOL! (and...if I close my eyes... If I can't see them, they can't see me... right???LOL!)
Take it easy, gf/Big Sis! I don't want anything to happen to you!! And it has been an incredibly short time since your surgery. So be careful, you hear??
Oh...and my hubby's the same with my cooking...although I still do all of the cooking (except for grilling/BBQ...that's ALL HIM!). When we first got together he used to say the same stuff... and it occurred to me that his mom must have burnt everything and he liked it, because that's how he wanted stuff cooked. WELL, I actually was able to train him (Lord have mercy!!) and now the only "crispy" things he likes are bacon (hmmmm ties into what we've been discussing LOL!!), and fried potatoes. He still likes his steak WELL WELL done (as with his burgers)... but now we don't "burn" our food to please our palates!
Love ya, hun!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Lisa K. replied July 25, 2012 at 0:40 UTC:
My hubby is to old to try to train with new tricks, although I have been able to slip in simple ideas for some changes, and then I let him come up with idea, so he thinks he came up with the idea. LOL He does like things chard, but I don't so he cooks mine differently, and he will make some things I like, just for me, because he won't eat it. He likes rare meat yet still whats the charon it. I told him I don't like to eat charcoal ...
Glad everyone got a kick out of my last statment on my post!!
- Sally W.Flourishing
I will eat supper BEFORE going to the garden plot. Thank you for encouaging me, funky baby!
Day 3, Julie. I have volunteered at the botanical garden for 3 hours & sweated gallons. I hope you are cool, Pactner!
Show moreLinda D. and others posted 3 replies.
Odumosu O. replied July 24, 2012 at 14:35 UTC:
Yeah Faith, you are right. Swambolina, thumbs up to you!!
Sally W. replied July 24, 2012 at 18:23 UTC:
P.S. I checked the weather which told me it was raining at the garden plot. So, I made soup and kale chips.
- Donna C.BranchingLevel 137
I always do my best to eat my last meal at least 3 hours before planning to go to bed. I'm not always successful, like not getting home from a show until 10 p.m. so I try to eat something like cereal or fruit and yogurt when I do that. Most times I do have a snack before bed, and I will do my best to do better with that. My problem with indegestion has gotton so much better. I've learned not to eat acidic foods after 5 p.m.. So if not an early dinner, it won't be pizza or spagetti, etc. Have a great day everyone!
- Donna R.BlossomingLevel 247
I do very well with not eating before going to bed, Most of the time it is more like 4 hours before going to bed that I eat my dinner.
Show moreBetty K. and others posted 3 replies.
Lynn B. replied July 24, 2012 at 3:26 UTC:
I'm a night person & eat one big meal in the evening. I know this isn't the best idea ever but I worked until midnight for about 2 years & got used to it. Now I still want to eat at night.
Donna R. replied July 24, 2012 at 12:14 UTC:
Yes, I understand that, I worked the night shift at Harris Teeter in Virginia so I come home in the morning and eat dinner and eat my breakfast at night when I got up. Living here in OH with my parents my schedule has changed to be like they are used to.
- Julie B.GrowingLevel 234
definitely try to do this all the time, but it is harder than u think! Zumba from 5:30 to 6:30 most nights, then eat after, but try to eat lightly!
Donna R. replied July 23, 2012 at 16:29 UTC:
Maybe you can eat more for lunch time and eat a lighter dinner after Zumba. What is Zumba? A local lady here just became a Zumba instructor and started it at a local church here.
Julie B. replied July 23, 2012 at 16:38 UTC:
it is a really fun form of exercise - dance and toning to music! try it, I think u will love it! (if u like to dance and like music!)
Donna C. replied July 23, 2012 at 16:48 UTC:
- Linda K.BlossomingLevel 272
This is also part of our routine. The only days we eat after 5 or 5:30 is when I have a class and then I eat as soon as I get home. Then I make of point of staying up 2 more hrs. before I go to bed.
We are doing good Betty. Have a great day, stay cool, and don't work tooooo hard. lol
- Jo L.LeafingLevel 191
This is an easy one because I already follow this advice! :-)
Linda D. replied July 23, 2012 at 15:13 UTC:
Good job! I have trouble with that snack craving happening later in the day! =P Have a wonderful day!!
Donna C. replied July 23, 2012 at 16:50 UTC:
I also have a snack craving problem, so I don't keep much in the house for snacking other than fruit, pretzels (the fat free kind) and yogurt.
Sue P. replied July 23, 2012 at 22:41 UTC: