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Grease for the Wagon Train

Posted on 08/5/2008

   Busy week!  Many visitors found their way to my home in Marseilles.  Goodness, I enjoy spending time with old friends.  The joy of their arrival and the sadness of their departure are conflicting emotions, true.  Hurrah for the time in-between, when the years melt away, and the real personalities—to me they seem ageless—enjoy and celebrate friendship.  I always think how good it is that we have known each other in the journey of life.
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   Fattergate!  That’s what people are starting to call America’s obesity epidemic.  On the one hand, I dislike the term because I don’t think the word “fat” is psychologically descriptive and—in fact—contains a certain element of cruel bigotry.  Yet I also see the reference as an indication that this problem is beginning to gain a position in the national psyche.  That is important, because we cannot—as individuals and collectively—continue to ignore nutritional guidelines, portion control, and healthy eating.

   For more than twenty years I have been working to educate Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating customers—and anyone else I could influence—on the merits of healthy eating and weight (portion) control.  It’s not really complicated: eat fewer calories, use more calories, don’t eat foods which destroy your body.

   They say that Rome’s glory was destroyed because their drinking glasses were made of lead and thus—over time—its citizens were poisoned.  For us—in our beloved America—the equivalent means of possible destruction is our tendency to eat too large portions of the wrong foods.

   I know it sounds like saleswomanship when I mention that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is of real benefit.  Please understand my heart-felt sincerity when I tell you that this message is more important than partisan business interests.

   Thank you.  I appreciate your trust.  Let’s all do what we can to help.
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   Anna Egofske (my granddaughter) and Amy Moore (our Merrillville distributor) are running in the upcoming (Oct. 12) Chicago Marathon.  They’ll be wearing Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating shirts.  If you see them, give a shout-out of encouragement, please.
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   Here’s a tip I hope will help everyone save money on transportation. 

   Almost a full year ago, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating shifted to Schaeffer’s Lubricants and fuel additives.  We operate eleven trucks and prior to choosing Schaeffer’s, were dealing with fuel injector problems at the rate of one failure every two or three months.  In the last year, we have had no fuel injector difficulties.

   We also switched to Schaeffer’s 15W/40 engine oil.  In the years preceding, we were servicing our trucks every 10,000 miles.  Now we are changing the oil every 30,000 miles and doing a dry service every 15,000 miles.  Our fuel efficiency has increased by  approximately 5%.

   By the way, we do not own any stock in Schaeffer’s, although I do have a relative working there.  That’s how we were introduced to the product.  They are the oldest lubrication company in North America (since 1839).   Just to be clear, they are not giving us a discount because of my mentioning them in the blog.

   Hmmm.  I’ll have to ask my nephew Rick (Phone: 701.220.6157) what kind of lubricant did Schaeffer provide in 1839.  Grease for wagon train wheels?

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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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