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How Many Calories in A Baked Potato – Be Surprised

Those who are calorie conscious always seem to freak out when it comes to potatoes. Really when it boils or rather bakes down they are quite nutritious and with the right topping delicious. As you can see from the pictures below they really don’t have that many calories. I find with vegetables one potato is enough with any of those fillings or with Protein like a steak or chicken or fish. 

My Source is Verywellfit.com and quite a good read if you are interested.

A Potato is a great add-on to your meal in the evening or lunch especially if you are looking at losing weight. It is filling and sticks to your ribs as my Mum used to say. 

If you are interested in a healthier lifestyle I suggest you go to my website  and find out a bit more about how you can do this with ease. Contact me if you want to know more 

 

Medium Baked Potato – 150 calories

 

Medium Baked Potato With Butter: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Sour Cream: 210 Calories

Medium Twice Baked Potato: 160 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cheese Sauce and Broccoli: 400 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Chili: 225 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Baked Beans: 250 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Tuna and Mayo: 275 Calories

Medium Baked Potato With Cottage Cheese, Ham, and Pineapple: 300 Calories

Medium Baked Potato and Salsa: 190 Calories

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Just Asking!

You really need to go to this website and check out the many, many reasons why you should be drinking Kangen Water.

There is a free eBook also that will give you some great information.

http://www.lifechanging-water.com

 

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Safe Online and Mobile Banking

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Safe Online and Mobile Banking

Online and mobile banking are very convenient, but they can create risks if not managed carefully. While your bank employs the highest security measures to keep your account safe, you must protect your devices, passwords, and personal details when using online and mobile banking platforms.

The following tips may help you protect and safeguard your information:
  • Never disclose passwords or other personal information in response to an email, phone call or letter purporting to be from Trustmark or another financial institution. Banks will never request this information.
  • Always use a secure internet connection to connect to your bank. Look for ‘HTTPS’ at the beginning of the address and the padlock symbol in the browser frame.
  • When banking from your desktop, type your bank’s website address into your browser instead of following a link or a bookmark, as they can be compromised.
  • When using a mobile banking app, make sure you connect over a secure network rather than a public Wi-Fi hotspot. You can also disable the Wi-Fi and switch to a cellular network. It’s always best to use the mobile banking app sanctioned by your bank.
  • Use strong passwords and PINs; use a different password and PIN for each website.
  • Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus/antispyware software and firewall running before you log in to your bank account.
  • Do not reveal your passwords or PINs to anyone else or write them down.
  • If you notice any unusual transactions in your statement, report them immediately.
  • Cancel paper statements as they are easily intercepted and read. Instead, opt-in for e-statements and/or register for mobile alerts.

 

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Home Made Mascara

 

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Never heard of it before and of course, so used to buying mascara from a cosmetic retail store that it never entered my head that I could make it myself. I have known that modern mascaras are quite toxic but of course vanity prevailed.

I was thumbing through my favorite website of Dr Axe and I came upon this recipe for mascara. I have not tried it yet but will start on it tomorrow,  I have all the ingredients except black mineral powder, {if you click on the word it will take you to amazon where you can purchase it} bentonite clay and beeswax.

 

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Here is the recipe.

Mineral-Based Lavender Homemade Mascara

Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: Makes one tube

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1/2—1 teaspoon grated beeswax
  • ⅛ teaspoon castor oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black mineral powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 4–5 drops lavender essential oil
  • Clean mascara container

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the coconut oil and grated beeswax in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until they are completely melted.
  2. Add the castor oil and the aloe vera gel and stir.
  3. Add the black mineral powder and continue to blend.
  4. Then, add the bentonite clay and the lavender essential oil.
  5. Remove from heat and blend.
  6. Using a small plastic bag or cake decorator with a small tip, place the mixture into the bag.
  7. Push the mixture into the corner with the hole, then place that corner into the mascara tube and carefully push the mixture into the tube. You can get these tubes and wand at Amazon

Worth a try! “If you don’t do different nothing will change”

 

 

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Did You Know – 12/14/2015

1. Hot buttered rum 420 calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces (1 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 3/4 cups boiling water
  • Squeeze of Fresh orange juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Beat butter, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with a mixer on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.

  2. Combine 2 tablespoons spiced butter with 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) dark rum in each of 4 heatproof glasses. Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over each, and stir. Top each with a squeeze of fresh orange juice.

  2.  Eggnog before the brandy – 240 calories

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Ingredients
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites*
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Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.

Cook’s Note: For cooked eggnog, follow procedure below.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.

CONTAINS RAW EGGS: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2005

3.  One glass of Champagne – 40z – 85 calores

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Easy no recipe and I guess champagne wins on the calorie count.

 

5.  More Did You Knows and an important one.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy 
By Mark Nestmann

Revelations about clandestine data collection are old news now. Government agencies and thousands of commercial entities are able to access our personal information via the internet and by mining public databases. 

Data that you thought was removed and files you thought you deleted can still be recovered from your personal computer. And all computers are vulnerable to this. 

But luckily there are steps we can take to maintain some level of privacy in a non-private world. You can mask your digital presence. It doesn’t cost much, and it’s fairly easy even for the tech-unsavvy amongst us.

Here are some simple and effective ways to protect your digital privacy. 

  1. Secure your router. If you have a high-speed internet connection in your home, it probably connects to the internet through a device called a router. Routers are usually installed with a default password. Should someone take over your router, it’s relatively easy to change the settings to point to a computer controlled by that person. From that point forward, everything you do online can be monitored. So change the password on your router to one that can’t easily be guessed. 
  1. Configure your internet browser for privacy. As you surf the Web, you pick up a trail of temporary files that your browser stores, sometimes indefinitely. To minimize your digital trail, use the private browsing mode of your internet browser. This turns off all tracking features including browsing history, auto-complete, form and search bar entries, passwords, and download list entries. In addition, no cookies or web cache files are stored.
  1. Use a non-U.S. webmail provider. Webmail—services like Yahoo mail and Gmail—is extremely convenient. You can access your emails from anywhere and a virtually unlimited number of messages for free. But with U.S.-based webmail services, you can kiss your privacy goodbye. The police can legally read older emails (anything more than 180 days old) and Gmail, Yahoo, and other domestic email providers receive tens of thousands of subpoenas from police and other government agencies.

    To protect yourself, use a non-U.S. email service that takes privacy and security seriously. The one we use at The Nestmann Group is Century Media. This company offers end-to-end encrypted email and all its servers are based in Switzerland. That means your stored emails are secure from U.S. subpoenas, court orders, and snoops.
  1. Encrypt your emails, messages, and files. With an encryption program, no one but you and your intended recipient can read your email messages, text messages, and instant messages. The technology scrambles the message and a decryption key is needed to read the message. Some encryption programs available now make it nearly impossible to decipher your messages, even by the supercomputers used by the NSA.
  1. Encrypt your cloud storage. Storing data online, whether it’s email messages or the secret formula to Coca-Cola “in the cloud” is now routine. But like everything else, if you’re dealing with a U.S. company, it’s not necessarily private or secure. Take U.S.-based Dropbox, for example. Not only is Dropbox subject to extremely loose U.S. privacy laws, but researchers discovered that private Dropbox files you share can be indexed by search engines, making it possible for anyone who can find the link to open it.

    One way to protect yourself is to upload only encrypted files to Dropbox. Otherwise, consider one of the many Dropbox alternatives such as Tresorit.

 Source Interesting Website –  Mark Nestmann

 

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My Daughter-In-Law Kerry

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This is my daughter-in-law, well she isn’t yet, but will be in March next year.

Kerry is becoming more and more successful in her field of photography. The picture above is her in Ethiopia and also she has just got back from the Himalayas and brought back some magnificent pictures.

Kerry has been accepted to attend a workshop run by the Alexia Foundation in NYC on the 6th November so it’s a bit of a quick turnaround on this project!

The workshop, “Photography: Agent For Change,” will be a fantastic opportunity for her to learn more about using her photography to effect change.

Most of Kerry’s work is usually sponsored but in this case not so and funds are needed to get her over there to New York.
She has a website that if you feel the urge and you are able to donate to help her along the way. It is http://www.pozible.com/project/201532

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20 Meals From Costco For $120

I read this from a website called $5 meals .
If you are on a budget this has some great ideas.

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