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Change the Mental

Posted on 06/20/2008

   Hello!  I was thinking the other day that every time one of us takes a breath, we change the atmosphere!  And the same is true for our acts of kindness, charity, and other good deeds.   We can change the mental as well as the physical.
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   Kelly laid down his Seattle Sutton “funny money” at the poker table Tuesday.  Don’t worry, Mr. Treasury Department Man, the other players spotted it right away.  They examined my picture on the bills and the phrase, “Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.”  Kelly had a good laugh.  So did his poker mates.
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   The breakfasts on next week’s meal plan are so enticing.  Here’s a quick rundown: home made granola, fresh fruit in season, and fruited yogurt; carrot muffin with a side cup of yellow raisins and almonds; classic cinnamon raisin oatmeal with wheat English muffin and fruit spread; delicious egg and cheese breakfast wrap with appetizing mild salsa and one-hundred per cent pure fruit juice; cranberry nut roll with a nutty fruit spread; French toast with vegetable sausage and spiced apples; and crunchy cold flax cereal with dried fruits and nuts.
 
   Fresh, fresh, fresh.  Fresh, fresh.  Fresh, fresh.  Seven days of tasty breakfasts.
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   New info on our friends Jeannine and Jean.  You probably remember they are two courageous women each trying to reduce their weight from the 500-plus pound zone.

   Both continue to make progress.  Jeannine reported that her A1C (glycohemoglobin) level has reduced from 9.9% to 6.9% since she began our program!  The A1C never lies!  Her doctor has reduced her diabetes meds from 3 to 2.  Good sign!  BTW, Jeannine’s weight loss is 142 pounds and counting.  She enjoyed an outing with her husband to Lake Geneva.  He reports he has a new, happier wife.  

   Jean hasn’t seen her doctor since she began Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Her lack of mobility reduces her opportunities.  But she is making progress, so far measured by eyes rather than scales.
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   Jeannine read about Ruth Z.—you can see her story in the comments on the right—battling with obesity and cancer.  Because Jeannine is a compassionate person, she called my daughter Paula and asked if she could help.  That started a thought cycle and here’s our plan.

   If you are in the process of trying to lose at least one hundred pounds and would like to give or receive support to others doing the same, please call Paula (1.817.689.0265) and she’ll help you get (and stay) in touch.  We're 
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   Ruth Z’s story is especially meaningful to me because I am a cancer survivor.  Nine years this coming August, and counting forward into a beautiful future.  So many people were supportive of me during my struggles that my family and I are pleased to pass it forward.
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   On Friday, June 20 I’m the keynote speaker to a group of registered dieticians attending the U.S. Foodservice Health Care Seminar and Food Show.  I’ll be speaking for about an hour.  
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   Finally, a blog reader sent me a comment saying she is addicted to sweets.  Well, dear, the only reason someone is addicted to sweets is because that is what you have been eating too much of the time instead of a well-balanced diet.  

   After a few weeks on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, I predict your addiction will be a speck in your rear view mirror.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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