Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stress Diet - For Those Sort Of Serious About Their Weight Loss Program

This diet is specifically designed to help you cope with the stresses that build up during the day.

Stress Diet

1/2 grapefruit
1 slice whole wheat toast
8 oz. skim milk
4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
1 cup steamed spinach
1 cup herb tea
1 Oreo cookie
The rest of Oreos in the package
2 pints Rocky Road ice cream, nuts, cherries and whipped cream
1 jar hot fudge sauce
2 loaves garlic bread
4 cans or 1 large pitcher Coke
1 large sausage, mushroom and cheese pizza
3 Snickers bars
Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from freezer)
1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the diet soda cancels out the calories in the candy bar.
3. When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you do not eat more than they do.
4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.
5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.
(Examples: Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots and Tootsie Rolls.)
7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
8. Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something.
9. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. (Examples: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and mashed potatoes.)
10. Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.
11. Anything consumed while standing has no calories. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.
12. Anything consumed from someone else's plate has no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to his/her plate. (We ALL know how calories like to cling!)
13. Remember, "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts"!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three Hymn Medley - Musical Arrangement by Davis L. Bigelow

Hey Everyone,

It's great to talk to to you again! About a month ago, I decided to try something that was totally out of my comfort zone... I decided to take three hymns from the LDS Hymnbook and combine them into a medley, under one musical score. It took a while, but I finally did it - and I even like the result! If you like it too, I think the files are large enough for you to print your own copies.

I thought to perform this arrangement as a solo, but our Ward choir director is considering using it as a choir piece in church, so I am waiting my turn. If the director doesn't decide soon, however, I'll just have to go for it. In case you're wondering, the musical score I used is from the Hymn "Should You Feel Inclined to Censure".

These hymns are a bit soul-searching. They are definitely religious, so if that sort of thing offends you, you may want to escape while you still can.

As a young boy, growing up on Pointer Island Lighthouse, Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy was a favorite song - go figure. Dad was a lighthouse keeper for 27 years and our small boat was often at the mercy of powerful winds and cresting waves. I well remember Dad whistling the tunes to many sacred songs as our hull pounded along and the salt-spray flew around us. There were plenty of times when I wondered if we would survive the tempests, but we always did. Those whistled hymns offered comfort that even now is beyond words.

Now I'm not a very publicly religious person, but I do have a deep and abiding knowledge that there is a God and that His Son came to earth to create the possibility of my returning to God when my life here is over. In the interim, however, I know that the Lord expects me to do the best I can to behave myself and to serve others as He would. Sadly, I have not always done my best, but I struggle along - even getting it right every once in a while. I am especially grateful to know that when I pray, as I often did as a boy in peril, that the Lord still hears and He still answers.

Now for those of you who are still reading this post, I hope that inspiration visits each of you in your times of need. I hope that like me, you will find comfort. I hope that like me, you will find answers to your prayers.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Too Much Fun!!!


It's CRAZY how accurate this is! No peeking!

1) Pick your favourite number between 1-9

2) Multiply by 3 then

3) Add 3

4) Then again, multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get the calculator.)

5) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number.

6) Add the digits together

Now Scroll down . . .

With that number, see who your ROLE MODEL is from below:

1. Einstein
2. Sandra Day O'Connor
3. Prince Charles
4. Genghis Khan
5. Bill Gates
6. Gandhi
7. Ronald Regan
8. Elvis Presley
9. Davis Bigelow
10.John F. Kennedy

I know, I know . . . I just have that effect on people.

PS: Stop picking different numbers! I AM YOUR ROLE MODEL, JUST DEAL WITH IT!

Now copy this, put your name in No. 9, and send it on for a good laugh!