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Age Spots on Skin: Think about how much you walk in a day and how many calories that consumes on its own. I know this may sound as to much information to some, but I started my period yesterday as well, I am bleeding a lot more than I ever have. I am 5 3 and weigh pounds. But I lost another 2 pounds last week bringing in my grand total for month 1 at 12 pounds! I obviously have a cottage garden style and these fit right in. While lbs is perfectly healthy for your age and height, it is a little alarming that you seem to have lost this in a week.
High and low Glycemic Index
Foods that raise your blood sugar quickly and to a greater degree are given a high glycemic Index number and those that release sugar into the blood stream slowly are given a low number. For example, pure cane sugar has the a glycemic index of This is as high as it can be because it raises your blood sugar faster and higher than any other thing you could eat. Your body maintains a steady level of glucose in your blood so it is available whenever a cell needs it.
When sugar levels are low, you become hungry and crave foods that have a high glycemic index because these foods raise your blood sugar quickly. If your blood sugar is high, your body produces insulin which converts your blood sugar into fat. The problem occurs when you eat a food with a high glycemic index and your blood sugar quickly raises.
In response you produce insulin which turns the sugar into fat. Because the blood sugar was rising quickly, you over secret insulin to stop it and that causes your blood sugar to become too low.
When that happens you crave foods with a high glycemic index because you intuitively know these will satisfy your need for sugar craving. Generally, the lower the Glycemic index of the food the better. As already explained foods with lower gylcemic index are less stressful for the body. See below glycemic index chart for more information.
That spikes your sugar again and the cycle repeats itself. You go back and forth between high sugar with fat production, and low sugar with feelings of exhaustion, hunger, and cravings. Although the information provided on this site is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, FatSecret makes no representations or warranties as to its completeness or accuracy and all information, including nutritional values, is used by you at your own risk.
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Leaves and buds all nibbled off. I started spraying with neem and some leaves are starting to sprout again. So, I planted a couple of peonies around it that i got in a clearance sale. Superman is guarding the new peonies. This was something we found attached to our fence when we moved in and i kept it for whatever reason.
Maybe they will work. I like the plant, but if I had known it was going to get this tall, I would have it about 6 feet further back. I need to read and see if these tolerate being moved. It obscures the path through here, too. Welcome to the weekend! We have still been having rain off and on, which has been nice for not watering the garden.
I have some self-seeders coming up. These are from the seeds that drop. There are a couple of other ones as well. I guess I will just let them reseed as long as they want to come up. I had Cleome two years ago. This must have been seed that overwintered for two years! These normally are tall — or the parents were.
That was fun to find. There is one other one as well. One seed packet had different color flowers in it for some reason. There are several different colors:. I have a dwarf butterfly bush in the front and I must say, it is nice and bushy with lots of blooms coming on it. Last year I planted some flowering tobacco — an old-fashioned kind.
I replanted it in the spring and now, finally, it has bloomed:. The ones in the back did. Who knows why that is. The vagaries of gardening. Have a great one! John had a fairly laid back 50th birthday. We just did whatever he wanted for the day.
I took him out for dinner at a new place called Downtown Social, which is a place that combines a restaurant, deli, bourbon room and music stage all in one.
The German potato salad on the side was served in a red cabbage cup — cute! This was a tasty sandwich and I saved half of it. It was bigger than this picture looks. He wanted this recipe from Bobby Flay. The recipe has a lot of steps including making caramel and an apple topping to go on top. A lot of work, but it was worth it! Happy Friday and happy weekend everyone!
On to the blooms. I was a little surprised to see the mullein sending up more flowers. I really was not expecting these to bloom this year, so bonus! There is something like species in the mullein family.
You do find it in some herbal teas in stores. This hydrangea is now 3 years old. This is the first year that I have seen the pink and only on the largest blooms. Maybe it just needed to be more mature.
One thing about the baby birds — they are not afraid of people. The chickadees sit very close to us and I was maybe 6 feet from this guy. He just kept munching away. In fact, he ate seed the whole time we were eating our lunch outside! There was a mixture of thistle and safflower seeds in that feeder. Have a great weekend! I drink hot coffee even in warmer weather, but it just got to be too much.
I was making cold brew in a pitcher, but it is kind of messy, so I bought a cold brewer:. The grounds stay in a filter and you just pour the coffee out instead of having to strain it.
The downside with cold brew is that it has to brew overnight and preferably 24 hours. So if you forget, no cold brew LOL. Lots and lots of snapdragons: Some random blooms on the balloon flower: The new rose of Sharon bush: It seems happy in the new spot.
Hopefully it will get a good root system going this fall. Autumn Joy sedum are getting their color now: This is after she ate the catnip and was just rolling around the floor: Callibrocha from my tippy pots: