Saturday, August 21, 2010

Help Me Help a Good Cause

I am fighting heart disease and stroke by participating in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk. Please support this cause by making a donation that will help provide research and education to stop our No. 1 and No. 3 killers. Thank you in advance for your support!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Blog

I have started a new blog. It might help shed some light on where I've been, what I've been up to, etc. Stop by and take a read if you'd like. :) Thanks!

Lighter With Low Carb

Monday, May 25, 2009

Still Here

I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know I'm still here. The new position I got at work is going well, but it keeps me busy with more responsibility. I enjoy it though. The only thing I'm really posting on these days is Facebook, so if you want to follow me, come join me there. You can get all of the details from my last blog. :)

I might try to come and post my weekly weigh ins here at my blog, but we'll see how it goes. I've been back on WW for a week and lost 4.8 pounds this week.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Facebook Users

Do you have a Facebook page? Then come and join the Aimee's Adventures Group. If you don't have a Facebook page, you can get one for free by signing up.

You can also keep up with me by becoming my friend on Facebook (just click below). Honestly, it's about the only thing I can keep up with these days (because I can stay connected with my cell phone).

Aimee Bassham's Facebook profile

For those of you who are wondering what Facebook is...

Facebook is a free social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

Facebook is awesome! I'm now able to keep up with my friends from high school, family members, and you guys here on my website that I normally wouldn't be able to stay in contact with. Check it out and don't forget to request to be my friend if you want to keep up with what I'm doing. :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Morphing Presidents

I thought this was neat...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Be My Friend On Facebook

Keep up to date with me on Facebook.

Aimee Bassham's Facebook profile

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Truvia Natural Sweetener

I've been reading about a new natural sweetener called Truvia (also known as Rebiana) that's supposed to be available in stores sometime this fall (you can buy it online and it's supposed to be available in certain stores in NY already). It sounds like it has promise, especially for those of you who do not like the taste of Splenda and are concerned with how Splenda is made along with any after taste. I personally do not have a problem with Splenda, but I find this new Truvia sweetener quite intriguing. I ordered a box this morning, so I haven't tasted it yet, but I will come back and give you an update as soon as I have.

The reviews I've read from people who have tasted it are promising. There's supposedly no after taste like Splenda and no bitter taste like Stevia (even though Truvia does come from the leaves of the Stevia plant, a shrub native to South America). The following is from WebMD....

"Truvia is the first stevia product that isn't labeled a "dietary supplement," the classification that the FDA has, up until now, required of all stevia products because of safety concerns from some, but not all, studies done mainly on animals.

In Cargill and Coca-Cola funded studies, Truvia showed no sign of health problems. For instance, it didn't affect blood pressure in healthy people or blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Further tests in rats show no effects on reproduction, fertility, or other health problems. Those studies recently appeared in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

Truvia is being sold as a tabletop sweetener and will be an ingredient in certain Coca-Cola drinks. It's not yet ready for use in baking.

Pepsi is also working on its own stevia sweetener. No head-to-head trials have been done on stevia vs. other no-calorie sweeteners, such as NutraSweet, Splenda, and Sweet'N Low."

The following is from Reuters. You can read the whole story here.

"A box of 40 green and white packets of Truvia will have a suggested retail price of $3.99, which Snyder said is a little more expensive than older, artificial sweeteners, such as saccharin, aspartame and sucralose, which are sold under the respective brand names of Sweet'N Low, NutraSweet and Equal, and Splenda, which is made by Tate & Lyle Plc."

We all know how I enjoy YouTube videos, so I'll leave you with a few videos to watch about Truvia. I can't wait to try it. :)

Don't forget, you can follow me on Twitter. Sometimes I post a couple of lines each day if you want to know what I'm doing. ;)