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Plow Through The Snow Bank

Posted on 11/21/2008

I’m not sure how many of you will agree with me when I say that I am eagerly awaiting the first snow of the season.  I guess my North Dakota background gives me a more welcoming perspective when it comes to the white stuff.  When I moved to Illinois, many of my friends were amazed by my lack of respect for snow banks.  I’d just push the accelerator and plow right through.  That’s the way we did it in Gackle.
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And even though the snow in Illinois is neither as heavy nor as frequent as I have witnessed in North Dakota, it can still be formidable.  That’s why I’m so proud of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating’s delivery record.  Our trucks have never—that’s n-e-v-e-r—missed a delivery to our distributors, no matter how fierce the weather.  In the early days, when a driver would indicate some weather trepidation, I’d offer to drive his truck myself.  That always worked.  By now, our habits are firmly in place and our drivers are well-trained.  In fact, I’d bet we’re at least as reliable as the post office—“neither snow nor rain”—and I say that feeling I’m being modest.
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My daughter Paula reports on the progress of Stephen Keve, who has been on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for six weeks now and has lost 30-something pounds.  Steve works for John Deere in a clean room, where he operates machines that measure particulate emissions (very, very environmentally friendly).  Anyway, he is required to wear disposable “booties” in this special room.  Before going on our plan, it was very difficult for him to put on and take off his special foot-coverings.  Now, six weeks later, he reports that this task is easy for him.

Stephen says that the people who care about him are happy for his continued success.  He has had to add more holes to his belt (a belt-meter?).  Each time he punches a new hole, he knows he is succeeding.   His Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating success has inspired him to develop an exercise regime.  Steven reports that he is not hungry between meals and loves the fact that he never needs to worry about what to eat.

Excellent work, Stephen.  We’re so grateful for your progress.  Keep us informed, please.
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A few analysts are calling the childhood obesity epidemic a national security issue, because 70% of our young generation that—statistically speaking—will want to go into the military someday will be turned away due to diet-related diseases.
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We at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating recently gave away 1,200 pounds of holiday turkeys and 750 pounds of potatoes to our employees.  Naturally, we included a healthy eating recipe for leftovers.
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When I first heard Quaker Oats advertising oatmeal as being effective in reducing cholesterol, I wondered if that were true because the oatmeal was simply replacing bacon and eggs in the diet.  Later, I learned that, scientifically speaking, oatmeal does help reduce cholesterol, and the loss of bacon and eggs is simply an add-on.

Of course, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating serves several varieties of oatmeal.  I like our classic cinnamon raisin oatmeal with a wheat English Muffin and fruit spread.  It might be my favorite, but I’m also very fond of our apple cinnamon oatmeal. 

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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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