Archive for 09/22/2008

aren’t they so cute! it was all mc’s idea!! she’s good!!

the back is the “mc” one cuz she made it so she monogramed it! love it!! and the circles are along the left side of the envelope. CUTE!

margarine vs butter

Posted: 09/22/2008 in health, life

my mom sent me this! can you believe it?!! glad i’ve been eating real butter all my life! : ) thanks mom! 

Pass The Butter, Please .      

This is interesting . . 


Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings.    


DO YOU KNOW the difference between margarine and butter?   


Read on to the end; it gets very interesting!    


Both have the same amount of calories. 


Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. 


Eating margarine can increase   heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.   


Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. 


Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! 


Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods. 


Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years . 


And now, for Margarine… 


Very high in trans fatty acids..


Triple risk of coronary heart disease.

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). 


Increases the risk of cancers up to five-fold. 


Lowers quality of breast milk. 


Decreases immune response. 


Decreases insulin response. 


And here’s the most disturbing fact; HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING ! 


Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC.  


This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).    


You can try this yourself: 


Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: 


*  no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that  should tell you something) 


*  it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritiona l value; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weenie microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.  Why?  Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?   


Share This With Your Friends (if you want to ‘butter them up’)! 


Chinese Proverb: 

‘When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’



Posted: 09/22/2008 in life, lizzie faith

she’s one now. 

it’s finished – the parties are over… now back to life… she’s still my same lil lady! shwoo so glad she didn’t wake up and start acting like a 3 yr old. 

i’ll take fun pictures of her lovin on her new things tomorrow – today, i am stamping wedding invites for a friend of mine. 

thanks to everyone for helping me make her day a great one!