Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Serenity & Learning More about Me

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I don't have a big appetite, especially over the last year or so.  My favourite foods are fruits and vegetables, lamb, chicken, fish (especially salmon) and pork, and I very rarely eat dessert.  I eat supper early, between 5 and 6 p.m., as I find it gives me plenty of time to digest my food.  If I am hungry in the evening sometimes I will make my own popcorn or have a bowl of corn flakes cereal with some milk (no sugar), I like them the way they are.  The only bread I seem able to eat and like is raisin bread.  Generally I don't eat bread or pasta, as I find it too heavy.  I have had several attacks of gout in the past and I am on meds to prevent it.  I used to eat beef but haven't eaten beef in months, it just doesn't appeal to me, I find it too rich.  My favourite dessert would be lemon meringue pie (but I have this very rarely, because I rarely eat dessert).

I had a bacterial infection last year...and was sick for the entire month of July.  The infection I had is called C Difficile.  "Difficile" is the French term for "difficult", and believe me, it was a very difficult time for me.  I lost my appetite and I lost 8 or 9 pounds as well. Even though my diet was not the cause of the C Difficile, since then I changed my diet considerably in favour of healthier foods.  It was then that I also lost all taste and appeal for beef, as I find it heavy and difficult to digest and I know that beef was highly responsible for my gout attacks as well.  I have never smoked in my life, I drink no alcohol and I have never done drugs.  Thanks so much for listening.

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Cat Mom Talking to her Kittens

The Soothing Sounds of Harp Therapy

12 Best Foods to Relieve Migraine Headache

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing more stuff. Interesting that you lost taste for so many things and now find them heavy. The body sometimes knows when to stay away.

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  2. thank you for sharing. It is nice to learn about you.

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  3. I like knowing more about you. I have had gout in my big toe.Red meat is not good for us! I do not eat any red meat or pork, on doctor's orders. The sunflower with the blue door is beautiful!! And the quote is wonderful and true!

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  4. It's amazing how a dietary change can really affect the whole person. Hope you have continued success with avoiding gout, etc. :)
    Love the kitties too!!!

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  5. Helpful tips. My girl always complains of migraines. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thanks for your shares. Nutrition is so important, and what we put in our bodies can really do us much good or harm, depending on what it is. Take care.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Cool post, it's a pleasure to learn more about you!!!!
    xo Paola
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  8. I hope you're feeling better now, Linda.
    Have you been to my other blogger friend's site, Yumlist, lately?
    You'll always feel hungry if you visit her site! ;)

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  9. So nice knowing more about you. Eating healthier foods is really the best. Happy Friday!

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  10. Hi Linda,
    I am very very late with bijlezen and respond but I really really enjoyed your videos and all your wonderful text spells. Some of these texts I send again to my daughter:-)
    Greetings, Helma

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  11. Hi, dear Linda! It's a pleasure to read more about you. I'm sorry to learn that you were stricken with a bacterial infection and suffer from gout. I believe a proper diet can help ease those and other medical conditions. You and I are very similar. I enjoy fruits and vegetables and am perfectly happy avoiding beef and other types of meat. I get protein from unsalted peanuts and beans. I love fish and eat lots of salmon. I never eat dessert. I quit smoking, drinking and recreational drug use all at the same time the very same day in June 1992 and have been clean and sober ever since.

    That mother cat makes a sound like a chirping bird. Could it be that she swallowed a canary and that's what we're hearing? :)

    Thank you, dear friend Linda, and have a safe and happy weekend!

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  12. Hi Linda, Really enjoyed the harp therapy video. Neat selection, as always. Have a great weekend. John

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  13. Lovely of your to share a little about yourself.
    I never used to eat sweets, but I do now :) Like that saying, remember to sing.

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  14. Mother kitty has got her hands full! (As do all mothers, I guess!). Kudos to all mothers who care about their kids.

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  15. Linda, merci por les informations personnelles..

    j'adore l'avant dernière quote

    have a nice day

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  16. Coucou Linda,
    C'est tellement mignon d'entendre les roucoulements de la maman avec ses petits ❤(ˆ‿ˆ)

    Bisous et bon week end

    Manon

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  17. Thank you for sharing more about yourself. I find it really interesting...makes me feel I know you better and better.
    I find I can no longer eat red meat. It plays havoc with my digestion, so I tend to stay with mostly chicken and fish. I am a martyr for desserts though...they are definitely my downfall! lol
    I loved the videos and quotes...so full of inspiration and insight.:)
    xoxoxo

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  18. Hello Linda I wish you a sweet and happy Valentine's Day

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  19. I am afraid I am the opposite of you in my eating habits and habits of the past. However, I am trying to eat healthier! I love the post with the bird singing as that would be me! I sing or hum all the time, much to my friend's annoyance.
    Deb

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  20. Beautiful imagery - but I was also interested in the migraine link.

    I no longer suffer from migraine headaches, but I wish I had known about all the food links, real or potential. That was never mentioned to me but I believe it is a solid link.

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  21. Thanks for some wonderful quotes and funny videos for a Friday.

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  22. Thanks for sharing more about you. Like I said before we have a lot in common. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  23. I like the mama cat talking to her kittens.

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  24. Thank you for sharing more of your seemingly endless supply of pearls of wisdom Linda. I get the very occasional attack of big toe gout. I can't attribute this to a specific food and I do think it is an inherited condition to some extent.

    I hope your weekend warms up.

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  25. The sound of that mama cat is quite different from what I tend to hear from cats!

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  26. It's great you are eating light and healthy. I like salmon and raisin bread, too! I love dessert, sweets that are very rich and heavy kind. I know it's bad!

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  27. I did fairly well this year mostly avoiding the flu...then the hammer came down and things were difficult for awhile. It surely makes one appreciate health! I love the cat video...that's got to be a healthy dose of something!

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  28. Kiitos jakamisesta olen kovasti nauttinut kaikista.Mamma kisu niin ihana pieniä lapsia . Mukavaa ystävänpäivää :)

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  29. Annoying that you have health problems Linda, I wish you strength with it. The bank robbers look not really dangerous .... hahahaha.

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  30. Hi Linda,
    It is nice to learn more about you.. It sounds as if you are a very healthy eater.
    I just loved the harp music, and always, always enjoy the quotes.
    blessings,
    penny

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  31. Tu manges très sainement . je te souhaite une bonne santé.
    Bises

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  32. It is best to eat a healthy diet if you can. My only 'sin' is salt! I crave it so! I went for 9 months without eating it back in 1985 when I was pregnant with Amber. Other than that i think i have a healthy diet. LD has gained several pounds the last few years so I will be watching what I cook for his sake.

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  33. To difficult for reaction, Linda, but I could understand...
    Nice gag, hahaaa... !

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  34. The quotes you shared here are really very nice, I enjoyed reading your posts, visit me back. By the way, I been to Canada in year 2000, it is a beautiful country.

    Best Regards,
    Libby

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  35. It's wonderful that you are eating so healthy. Mr D and I have greatly improved in the past few years but I know we could do better. I enjoyed all your 'word pictures,' good messages on them all. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day. Do you celebrate Valentine's Day in Canada? I lived up there for a very short time years ago and I can't remember if Valentine's Day is celebrated or not.

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  36. Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today! So glad I visited with you too. Love your blog. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  37. food is very important for the health of your body and mind, linda!
    I hope your diet helps you to solve all of your problems! :-))

    have a nice (valentine) weekend!

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  38. All of these are all cheer-me-ups. Thanks for naking my weekend light.

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  39. I like the sing saying

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  40. I love lamb, chicken and fish too. Mostly cook fish and vegetables at home since only me and kids. When hubby is at home, then I will cook soup, pork and lamb. Still working out my recipe on beef so rarely cook beef.

    Glad your predicament was over. What a period when you were down with sickness.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  41. Thanks for your visit! It's amazing how we feel as a result of what we eat. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  42. Thank you for sharing Linda. I think raisin bread sounds like our fruit loaf and I like it!! Great post!

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  43. A a brilliant post! Thank you Linda :)

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  44. It is do good to know more about you Linda:) Hope to see a picture of you one day.
    Thanks for all the good stuffs:) I love the kittens:)

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  45. Always good to know more about you, Linda.
    I hope this year you experience much good health.
    I too like to eat fruits and vegetables, they are my favorite.

    I really enjoyed the harp music and the cat video was too cute!
    xx


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  46. So glad you recovered from C Difficile.

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  47. The harp music is so nice, I always love musical instruments

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  48. I would like to develop intuition and foresight and I love peace

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