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Soda/Coke/Pop Anyone?

I was surfing around a blog I like to visit and saw the following article. I normally would post a link with it, but the author had a useless, vain word in it which I edited out. It was all pretty interesting to say the least. This is why I have been drinking water 99% of the time for the past few weeks. :D

"I have to admit, as a former teacher, I used to cringe when I saw the amounts of soda my students could put away in a day. We may as well have installed a soda pop fountain instead of the water fountain. Later, as I worked with parents of infants, I almost choked on a bite of lunch one day to see a baby's bottle filled with Coke. Since that memorable day, I have met others who regularly purchase Pepsi for their tots and think nothing of it when they stock the fridge with Mt. Dew.

One thing I know for sure: soda in no way benefits your baby, your child (or you!)

According to the Nutrition Research Center, this is what happens to your body within one hour of drinking a can of soda:

-10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system, which is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. You'd normally vomit from such an intake, but the phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

-20 minutes: Your blood sugar skyrockets. Your pancreas attempts to maximize insulin production in order to turn high levels of sugar into fat.

-40 minutes: As your body finishes absorbing the caffeine, your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver pumps more sugar into the bloodstream. Adenosine receptors in your brain are blocked preventing you from feeling how tired you may actually be.

-45 minutes: Your body increases dopamine production, causing you to feel pleasure and adding to the addictiveness of the beverage. This physical neuro response works the same way as it would if we were consuming heroin.

-"Less than" 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, which boosts your metabolism a bit further. High doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners compound this effect, increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (You have to GO!) Your body will eliminate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was otherwise heading to your bones. And you will also flush out the sodium, electrolytes and water. Your body has eliminated the water that was in the soda. And in the process it was infused with nutrients and minerals your body would have otherwise used to hydrate your system or build body cells, bones, teeth.

-"Greater than" 60 minutes: The sugar crash begins. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. Time to grab another? "

  • canardmom23
    Our girls were not allowed to drink caffinated soda until they turned 5yr old and won't be able to consume coffee until they are much older still, I haven't nailed down an age yet for coffee. Caffine is a drug and consumers act like they've never been told that.
    I think the major problem comes in when people use caffine instead of finding the root problem of their drowsiness.
    by canardmom23 at 11/10/11 9:48AM
  • kamille
    We don't drink that many soft drinks; it's water & juice. When we do, it's caffeine free. I don't drink coffee or tea either. I think people get addicted to all 3.
    by kamille at 11/10/11 12:10PM
  • christina
    I think that one of the main points is all that SUGAR! When you can get 100% of your recommended daily intake in one serving... yikes! No wonder the majority of America is over-weight and suffering with diabetes.

    We only drink water and milk here. Usually just water.
    by christina at 11/10/11 12:31PM
  • kamille
    T. knows a guy at work & he lost 60 pounds in 6 months just by giving up soft drinks.
    by kamille at 11/10/11 3:12PM
  • derbydi
    I drink diet sodas. It is my one vice in life! I'm sure it's bad for me too, but I'm not getting the sugar! ;-)
    by derbydi at 11/10/11 4:52PM
  • crazy_mama
    This is exactly why I only drink water. Water is good stuff and with nursing my body needs it all the time and I can't afford to waste a drink on something like coke. Good post!
    by crazy_mama at 11/11/11 10:53PM
  • monk
    so happy that your dad obeyed the gospel.
    i called him yesterday and talked to him for awhile.
    by monk at 11/12/11 9:53AM
  • kamille
    It was good to hear about Dennis.
    by kamille at 11/12/11 1:31PM
  • lyndie
    I'm with you. I'm thankful we never started letting the girls drink the stuff... and more thankful that we (adults) gave it up here a few months ago. We're a water/tea/milk (and occasionally caffeine-free coffee) family now. After reading up on what the stuff does to you... it was enough for us to just get rid of the stuff. Good article!
    by lyndie at 11/13/11 6:15PM
  • kamille
    Missed you all this morning.
    by kamille at 01/01/12 12:41PM
  • kamille
    I saw you came in the group meeting to get K. & later I heard someone say something about A. getting hurt? Is he ok?
    by kamille at 02/12/12 6:35PM
  • monk
    i've been praying for your safety all morning.
    i love you.
    by monk at 02/29/12 11:27AM
  • kamille
    ^I've been thinking of you too.
    by kamille at 02/29/12 1:22PM
  • sarahpet
    That is such a cute picture in the right corner! What beautiful children you have!
    by sarahpet at 03/15/12 8:33PM
  • squeaky
    Christina could you send me that article thru e-mail I tried printing it and I didn't do it right and got your friends, etc. on about 13 pages. Thanks if not let me know and I will just hand copy it. I want to take it to Tops, this is infor they need.
    by squeaky at 07/11/12 3:21PM
  • sarahpet
    just saw your picture! You have beautiful children!
    by sarahpet at 08/07/12 8:46PM
  • kamille
    Google sister ta louisville ky. It's neat.
    by kamille at 04/11/13 2:24PM
  • TracyMRoederer
    Its called sisters tea parlor and botique. They have a facebook page. I LOVE it! I didnt know about it either or would have went in a heartbeat. Diana's band teacher took us as a thank you for being on the band booster board. I have went back and grabed a cup to go the only 2 other times I have been in the area. It yummy tea and its fun. :-)
    by TracyMRoederer at 04/11/13 7:57PM
  • kamille
    I don't know who got it together. S. talked to someone about it & told me M. Catherine, Donna, S. Hall/S. Donahue & Diane went. You could talk to them about it & how they liked it. I realized they are not on Pleo. I think Shirley & Frani were invited.
    by kamille at 04/12/13 1:22PM
  • kamille
    I couldn't get that to come up.
    by kamille at 07/05/13 12:53PM

What have you been up to?

I wonder who will come over to my page since it has been SO long since I posted!

We recently started homeschooling Andrew. He is doing really well! He looks forward to days when we are going to do some type of craft! Who, wouldn't??

Leah is getting into a lot of imaginary play. More and more I can see a little lady budding, and I cannot stand it. A little funny to share about her: She has this blanket that she pretends in her baby Moses. She has several baby dolls, but for whatever reason she has decided that the blanket is a baby. Yesterday she had baby Moses in her arms and she was sitting in her chair. Once I looked closer, I could see she had her shirt raised and was feeding him. I guess she's been watching me a LOT over the past year! The good thing I have somehow managed to teach her, she was completely modest about it.

Levi just had his first birthday a few days ago. I think that he had a pretty good time. Recently he has taken much interest into BALLS. He loves to chase them around and roll 'em. SO, he got balls for his birthday. LOTS of balls. 350 from my mother. They are the ball pit type. We put them all in his play pen. AWESOME. Kevin's parents bought a bunch of balls in various sizes and textures. He was and is in pure ball heaven!

Our 9th anniversary is next Wednesday. Kevin is on vacation all week. We are planning on having a staycation at his parents house, as long as his mother doesn't get picked for jury duty. Kevin and I might go to a B&B one night while we are visiting them. It'll be a first and I hope we get the chance to go! Really, just getting away for 2 hours sans kiddos would be nice! ;)
  • kamille
    I didn't know that you had decided to home school A. I don't see how you do it with 2 other kiddos.
    by kamille at 07/12/11 11:53AM
  • monk
    sarah did the same thing with her teddy bear, when she was little.
    you should post a photo of levi in the playpen with all those balls.
    by monk at 07/12/11 12:29PM
  • squeaky
    I'm so glad your going to home school. it is hard work but so worth it for the kids and you two. I think it's great Kevins mom will baby sit for you so you can celebrate your anniversary. Hope you get togo to the B&B. We're staying at one in glasgow next week.
    by squeaky at 07/12/11 3:36PM
  • sherelyn
    This week we've been sharing some books with families who are homeschooling. I tried to make stacks that seemed appropriate for different children. Of course, we saved some for when the grandkids visit, too! Hope it's as good an experience for you as it was for us. Hope you enjoy your anniversary and staycation!
    by sherelyn at 07/12/11 3:52PM
  • sarai_31
    I hope you get to do the B&B. It's so awesome!
    by sarai_31 at 07/13/11 11:46AM
  • split_rock
    Pleasantly surprised to see your name light up. Good for you for homeschooling Andrew! Wishing you well in that endeavor. Hope you get support from folks in your area and that you can hook up with other homeschooling families both locally and on-line! It's a good choice for those who determine to accept the challenge. I so wish we had done it with our boys!
    by split_rock at 07/13/11 4:58PM
  • derbydi
    Leah gave me the longest hug last night! Maybe her love language is touch - or maybe just hugs?!
    by derbydi at 07/14/11 8:42AM
  • derbydi
    Have a good Anniversary week! Glad your hubby is going to be off from work!
    by derbydi at 07/14/11 8:43AM
  • littlelamb
    Nice to hear an update! I hope you get to the B&B and have a fabulous time!
    by littlelamb at 07/15/11 1:25PM
  • bigdeborah
    I came to your page all tlhe way from Australia! :) Glad to hear it sounds like y'all are doing well!
    by bigdeborah at 07/15/11 7:05PM
  • goldie
    Good to hear you are homeschooling! Glad to help if you ever need it, and can give you info on our Homes with Class group if you ever interested!
    by goldie at 07/18/11 8:52PM
  • iloveponds
    I'm not on pleo much either, but still like to check in occasionally. Glad to hear from you.
    by iloveponds at 07/19/11 3:15PM
  • canardmom23
    Cool idea about the balls and playpen. Glad things are going great
    by canardmom23 at 07/24/11 10:45AM
  • squeaky
    Well here I am where are you. The only post I got was on 7/12. I got all excited because you were posting. I get your FB everynow but it's hard for me on FB. I like the personalization of Pleo much better. Andrew is a really smart kid and will do well home schooled. Maybe by the time Leah has to start she will have the hang of it and it will go good for her too. See ya tonight.
    by squeaky at 08/10/11 1:14PM
  • squeaky
    Looking forward to your post. Short or long as long as we hear from you.
    by squeaky at 08/11/11 3:07PM
  • kamille
    Thanks for the b-day wishes.
    by kamille at 08/19/11 8:06PM

03/09/11 10:02AM

This has been going around as a status on FB for at least a week now. I just received this image in an email from my mother. I LOVE it.

Hope this make some of you laugh. It did me the first time I read it!

  • kamille
    That is cute.
    by kamille at 03/09/11 12:33PM
  • derbydi
    I saw that and cracked up!
    by derbydi at 03/10/11 2:02PM
  • derbydi
    Will Andrew be ready for Kindergarten this fall??? What are you going to do??? :-/
    by derbydi at 03/10/11 2:02PM
  • canardmom23
    by canardmom23 at 03/12/11 10:48AM
  • kamille
    ^A. will be going to K???
    by kamille at 03/25/11 1:12PM
  • kamille
    Hope you're doing ok with your teeth.
    by kamille at 03/25/11 1:13PM

01/31/11 5:41PM

Who knows just how long this entry will be up on my page... just can look at the time stamp of my last one and probably get a good gage of how often I post. ;)

I have been lurking on here and reading your posts, usually not commenting. I love a few of my groups as well and just CAN'T leave! Pleo has a special place in my heart unlike FB.

So, I'm in a rut I think and I need someone to make me laugh. So share something funny for me, ok? Thanks. :D
  • squeaky
    If I had a picture of me and knew how to post it that should do the trick. Love you.
    by squeaky at 01/31/11 5:47PM
  • littlelamb
    I've been meaning to post this on my blog but haven't gotten to it yet: The other day at breakfast I was reminding Rosie to be kind to her brother and Charlotte piped up with, "Yeah, Rosie! Galatians 5:22 and 23 'But the fruit of the spirit is joy, love, peace, patience, KINDNESS!'" She pretty much yelled the "kindness" at Rosie in a...not so kind way. :)
    by littlelamb at 02/01/11 2:15PM
  • amber_blossom
    Why did the snail paint an 'S' on his car?

    So when he passed by people would say 'Look at that 's' car go!' hahaha ;D
    by amber_blossom at 02/01/11 8:05PM
  • iloveponds
    ^^^^now that's funny!
    by iloveponds at 02/05/11 7:39PM
  • kamille
    Hope all of you feel better soon.
    by kamille at 02/27/11 6:56PM