Jul 10


I absolutely love candy and sweets. You should see me right now. I have a Snickers Bar opened on my desk. What kind of world would it be without candy and sweets? You already know all the children in the world would be sad. When I was a kid I couldn’t get enough sugar and candy. I would beg and cry until I got my pack of Skittles. My obsession for sweets and treat followed me into my adult years. I’m not lying when I say I can’t function without.

It’s kind of like fuel in my tank during the day, if that makes any sense. It’s hard to be honest with myself when it comes to the damage sugar can ultimately do to my body. According to this article I read I could be spiking my blood sugar, which can led me to crash later. Sugar can also trigger my body to want to overeat, something I definitely don’t want happening to my body. Who really wants to over eat?

It’s hard to stay clear of all sugars through. It is everywhere. It’s not only in all the candy I eat. You would be surprised if you found out where sugar hides.

Here Are Some Facts About Sugar.

SUGAR – gives a quick burst of energy. But the effect fades and soon you may want another drink or more food.

SUGAR – has about 4 kcalories of energy – but that’s all – it provides no other nutritional benefit.

SUGAR – Can become overwhelming to your body. When your body has more sugar than it needs for energy it begins to convert the sugar into body fat and stores it. So if you don’t do enough exercise, and keep on eating lots of sugar, your body could become bigger and bigger.

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Jul 10

Leaving Without Your Pet

Vacation Time! I know you’re ready! Your bags are packed and you are ready to hit the road. But then you realize something…..what’s going to happen to your pets?

Caring for a pet takes a lot of time and patience. You may not have friends or family members who are willing to watch your pet while you’re gone.

Don’t worry though. There’s a great place in Fort Worth Texas that can help. Your furry babies can be watched by some of the best animal sitters in town. Fort Worth Pet Sitting Service offers the best 24/7 care while you’re away.

This pet sitting service offers dog walking plus other services to assist you in caring for your special and unique family member. They don’t only love animals, but they are experienced and trained in taking care of them in the safest and most secure manner. While you’re away, Fort Worth Pet Sitting Service will do their best to maintain your pet’s regular daily schedule.

Check Out Their Rates.

Call Them Today! Phone (Fort Worth Office) – (817)881-6694

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Jul 10

Organic Eating

I have a friend who’s a big organic food fanatic.  Until I met her, I didn’t know organic ice cream existed. And while all the foods in her house are chemically composed of organic material, would it be okay to tell her that she doesn’t have to eat EVERYTHING that’s organic?  I found an article that discussed certain foods that you shouldn’t buy that’s organic.  If you have friends who do the same, you might want to share this with them, too.

The Environmental Working group has identified 15 fruits and veggies that are least likely to be contaminated with residues left from pesticide spraying.

For a quick shopping trip, here are a few fruits and veggies that you can buy conventional:

1. Asparagus

2. Avocado

3. Broccoli

4. Cabbage

5. Tomatoes

6. Kiwi

7. Mango

8. Onions

9. Papaya

10. Pineapple

And here’s ten items that are okay to buy organic:

1. Apples

2. Carrots

3. Celery

4. Cherries

5. Grapes (imported)

6. Kale

7. Lettuce

8. Nectarines

9. Peaches

10. Pears

So next time you go to the grocery store, you can save some money when purchasing some convectional items.

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Outdoors Fun All Over Texas

Take a water adventure! Spend some time having fun outdoors. With more than 3,700 named streams, 15 major rivers and some 3,300 miles of tidal shoreline along the Gulf Coast, Texas offers myriad opportunities for kayaking and canoeing adventures of all types. Take lessons, guided trips or go whitewater rafting. There are so many outdoor activities you can do in Texas.

Outdoor activities are not only fun and exciting; they are a great way to get in some exercise. In Texas you can use your kayak or canoe for fitness and exercise, fishing and racing.

Learn More About Texas Outdoors Activities.

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Jul 10

RESIDENT BREAKFAST! – Fuzzy’s Breakfast Taco

RESIDENT BREAKFAST this Friday! Your very own LTB staff will be in the parking garage bright and early at 7 AM to greet you with a Fuzzy’s Breakfast Taco for you to enjoy on your way to work! Get there early before they’re gone!

“Breakfast is indeed a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day.”

Why Is Breakfast So Important?

*Eating a big meal at breakfast time will ‘break the fast’ and replenish those glucose levels.

*Your brain feeds on glucose, but does not store glucose. You’ll be sharper and have better concentration when you’ve had a big breakfast.

*Glucose also feeds your muscles, so you’ll feel less tired and have more energy overall, with a big breakfast.

*Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are generally heavier than people who eat a nutritious breakfast.

More Breakfast Advice.

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Jul 10

Surfs Ups! Garland Texas Water Parks

You don’t have to go all the way to Hawaii to catch some summer waves! Surf, swim and have fun at the Surf and Swim Wave Pool in Garland Texas! Their wave pool is just as fun as the ocean beaches. Don’t sweat it if you can’t travel all the way to the best oceans in America. Enjoy the excitement of the waves right here in Garland as they roll in or relax in the sun as the waves gently wash up on shore.

Location: Conveniently located in Garland’s Audubon Park. It’s just minutes from IH 635. Exit east off IH 635 on Oates Road.

Admission: 48 inches and up $6, Under 48 inches $5, 2 Yrs & Under Free with paid admission. Friday night features the Family Twilight Special with $1 off general admission prices.

Hours: Daily – 11:30 am – 7:00 pm, Friday – 11:30 am – 9:00 pm.

What You Will Love About This Water Park –

*Smaller swimmers, age six and under, have their own special water play area.

*For your convenience and safety, Surf and Swim will now provide clear tubes for use in the wave pool.

*Full-service snack bar with food and beverages.

*The specialty concession has Big Squirts, suntan lotion, underwater cameras, and water play toys, etc

*Patio Areas available daily.

Do you have more questions? Call them at: 972-205-2750.

Surf and Swim Has Great Reviews Too! Check out this of review.

“For the price ($6), this sure can’t be beat for a weekend outing in DFW.  Every few minutes the waves come on and the kids and happy grown ups cheer. You can even bring in your own cooloers and lunches – it doesn’t get much better than that!”

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Jul 10

Have A Refreshing Beverage

Summer, Summer, Summer Time……

Don’t let the heat from the sun this summer make you dry and tired. Cool off with a refreshing homemade summer drink! Try this summer drink recipe this weekend.

Don’t Sweat The Heat, Cool Off With This – Misty Melon Cooler

  • 2 cups diced very ripe cantaloupe
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt


  1. Place the melon chunks on a plate and place it in the freezer until the fruit is quite firm but not frozen solid, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. In a blender, puree the melon chunks with the orange juice and sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add 4 or 5 big scoops of ice cream or frozen yogurt and blend the mixture for another minute or so.
  3. Divide the cooler among four chilled glasses and serve. Makes four 8-ounce servings.

This Recipe and More.

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Jul 10

Fight The Mid-Day Slump

I don’t know about you, but I get a mid-afternoon slump every day at about 2:30. It’s something about after lunch that just gets me. Here are three tips that you can use to re-reenergize yourself in the middle of the day.

1. Plan an after work project or plan. Make specific after work plans to keep you on task with your work.

2. Take a mental break. We all need time to decompress. Take a quick mental break for 10 minutes at your desk.

3. Make a cup of green tea. With just enough caffeine to keep you awake, it also has healthy antioxidants.

More Helpful Tips

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Jul 10

Family Fireworks Picnic

Fun things are happening all over Texas this weekend! Make sure you join in on all the festivities! What’s a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than hanging out with friends, free food and a gorgeous fireworks show?

Not sure what event to go to – check this one out.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

This event will be at Fort Worth Botanic Garden on July 3rd 2010. The fireworks show will start at 8pm.

All ages are welcomed. This is a free event.

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