Before pic for the 5% summer challenge 6-25-16
Our one and only Akita - Stormy (over the rainbow (96-2013) and Shadow our kitty
Winter 5% challenge before pic - my sister-in-law and me Weight about 160 Jan 2015
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AALLEY2 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Maintaining on the sliding scale and beyond. Life has given me challenges that I need to learn how to cope with. I'm breaking the diet cycle and living a healthy lifestyle.
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Eat more whole food
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP when i can
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Make bedtime a priority
9. Stay focused on my goals.
10. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life
Meditation & Prayer
Taking the time I need to Grieve
Eating 80% more whole foods
Working out 6 times a week: walk, tone & stretch strength training
Walking, biking, aerobics, and strength training, are my favorite way to be active.
Books that have helped me:
Healing after Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Maximum Metabolism by Robert Robert M. Giller M.D. & Kathy Mathews
Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H. R.D.
The Sugar Solution by Sari Harrar and Prevention
The Hormone Reset Diet by Sara Gottfried, M.D.
The Spark Solution by Becky Hand, Stepfanie Romine, experts and SP members.
Woman's Bodies, Woman's Wisdom
Married 31 years
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter, and make handmade greeting cards.
conversion chart: http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/g
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 72.6
I'm also a crocheter. I've taught my daughters as well. I find it relaxing and a real sense of accomplishment. It also makes me feel great that I've given away something to someone I love that I personally took the time to make with my own hands and my time. I hope you have an amazing day today!
18 hours ago
I am doing well and enjoying the weather. Daughter and son in law are here. It's great. Hope your birthday was awesome.
1 day ago
I appreciate you leaving an encouraging comment on my blog. Thanks, SparkFriend!
2 days ago
Thanks for the birthday wishes. We caught the other feral cat so he's at the vet now too. Dr Greger is a whole food plant based doctor that we follow and today he has a video about the mind/body connection and how our thoughts affect our body. Just one more reminder that it's time for me to put some effort into helping my body by working on my mind. Your mention of meditation has been another reminder.
3 days ago
How funny that I left this message on MY page instead of YOUR page. So I pasted it here, where it's supposed to be. I've also made the mistake of giving myself goodies that I was meaning to give to other people.
We have been so busy here with all kinds of things. Had new flooring put in our house and that covered two weeks of our house being a big mess but they are finished now. We've also had the usual doctor appts for R, concerning his CIDP.
Lots of time spent with the pets, esp since we've adopted a 14 year old blind, deaf, bad hipped white German Shepherd. We are giving him last days full of attention, loving, food, water, companionship and we started this in Oct and being with us seems to have added more time to his life.
We've had two feral barn cats and we have started the process of trapping each of them, taking them to the vet to be fixed, get shots and any other care they need, and then being released back into our barn. Within 12 hours we caught one cat and it's at the vet now and we've started the process of trapping the other cat. If we didn't have 5 very old cats in our house, we'd bring them into our homes for the rest of their lives (even if they never got too chummy with us) but we can't risk that with our eldery house cats.
So much has been going on for so long, that it's been a struggle with me eating and exercising. Usually my exercising holds up under almost anything but I couldn't go to the gym with the workers here and all my home exercise equipment was unreachable during the flooring job. Heck, our kitchen appliances were usable during that time too so my eating really suffered.
But we can get back on track now and would have had our first day back at the gym, today, except we had caught on of the cats and took him to the vet instead.
I'd been thinking about you and had been meaning to write you sooner. :-)
4 days ago