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Shelter From A Storm

Posted on 07/22/2008

   One of my friends called me this morning to say that a thunderstorm hovered over his home for five hours last night.  Lightning flashes deceived the photon-sensitive street lights into thinking it was daylight.  Continuous claps of thunder tore through the night sky like the roar of cannon, putting my friend in mind of cities under siege, like Vicksburg during the Civil War.  My friend said he slept on the couch so he could better hear the rain hit the skylight.  Kelly, my husband, also loves to hear rain drum the roof.  I guess something deep inside us is reminded of a time ages ago when we had to scramble to find shelter from a storm.
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   Our “Biggest Winners” project is starting to take shape.  Right now, we’re in the planning stages for a book that will feature people who have benefited from Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.   

   I know.  I know.  “Biggest Winners” seems a lot like “Biggest Loser”.  But, for goodness sakes, when someone drops excess weight, or is no longer required to take diabetes medicine, or successfully lowers their cholesterol, I just won’t think of them as “losers.”

   Anyway, our “Biggest Winners” book will feature our customers and their excellent results.  We’ll include several different categories of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating customers including—but not limited to—weight loss of over 100 pounds.  

   I’ll keep you posted.
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   Here’s a good idea.  Adult children can help their parents or grandparents maintain independent living status by providing Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  Not only are the meals delivered to the door twice a week, and no preparation except warming some meals is necessary, but the healthy eating aspect is very, very good for senior citizens.   Sometimes the only reason a senior has to abandon life at home is because of the difficulty of planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning up.
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   Since it’s coming around again on our menus, I want to give another shout-out to a Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meal championed by my daughter, Sarah.

   Yes, I’m speaking of Lemon Pepper Loaf, a tasty combination of lemon pepper loaf, twice baked potato, and cooked spinach.  We serve it with steamed apples.  I always look forward to this meal, which looks, smells, and tastes to me like something my Grandma used to cook.

   Kelly loves it too.

   Like all of our meals, every item and every ingredient has been approved after a lengthy and detailed analysis.  Hats off to Sarah, who does a lot of recipe experimenting for Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.
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   A customer writes, “Since I’ve been on the diet, the menus…allow us to choose which order we eat the items in.  How are we able to choose which order and still hit 2,000 calories each day?  If we choose, won’t we gain weight on the days that the calories (of our choices) are over 2,000, and vice versa?”

   Our plan is based on an average per day within a week’s time.  We count the calories.  Theoretically, you could eat half a week’s worth of meals during the first morning.  Of course, you’d have to fast until your next meal shipment.

   Seriously, we count calories and our plan averages 2,000 (or 1,200) a day.  We recommend that you weigh yourself once a week.  Every Monday morning is fine.  If you’re not losing weight, you need to exercise more, drop to the 1,200 calorie plan, or do both.  

   Those numbers on your scale, under your feet every Monday, are what you need to track your progress.

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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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