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New Year's Eve - December 31, 2014





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The bad news is I owe taxes, but the good news is I am finally on a downward trend again with my weight. I lost 6 pounds the first 6 weeks of this year and then up and down the same 3 pounds for a net loss of 0 for the next 8 weeks. I didn't weather the weather very well. Cold, snowy weather makes Hibernating Bear Syndrome set in with me. . . all I want to do is eat and sleep. I did exercise some and did watch what I was eating most days, but not enough to actually lose weight. I was ...
The bad news is I owe taxes, but the good news is I am finally on a downward trend again with my weight. I lost 6 pounds the first 6 weeks of this year and then up and down the same 3 pounds for a net loss of 0 for the next 8 weeks. I didn't weather the weather very well. Cold, snowy weather makes Hibernating Bear Syndrome set in with me. . . all I want to do is eat and sleep. I did exercise some and did watch what I was eating most days, but not enough to actually lose weight. I was exercising enough that my clothes looked better even though the scales were laughing heartily at me.
I kept telling myself to keep doing what I am doing and that it would start paying off. I, also, made a decision during this last month - to revisit the Eat Right for Your Blood Type way of eating. Read this book in the late eighties and lost 17 pounds in 6 weeks by avoiding wheat and adding meat back into my diet (recommended for O blood types). I have always known I am a meat-eater. If I don't have a big burger after a couple of weeks, I start feeling like I am famished. This is not an atkins diet, in that, I am going to do it for a short period of time and then go back to the former. This is me accepting that I am me and that my blood type requires certain things for my metabolism.
I ordered the ERFYBT Encyclopedia and highlighted tons of stuff related to O blood type. The one thing that I am having to avoid that is slightly disappointing is cheddar cheese, which I was eating at least 5 times a week previously. But I am okay with it. I am allowing myself some mozzarella. It is more important to me to reach my goals than to keep holding on to cheddar cheese.
I like how ERFYBT groups foods into 3 categories:
1 - Beneficial
2 - Neutral
3 - Avoid
Note that it doesn't say "eliminate". Some food items are not "metabolically beneficial to specific blood types" and therefore should be avoided as to not interfere with a well functioning metabolism.

As of today I am down 18 pounds since the beginning of 2014.

I am down 63 pounds since 2009.

2015 is my year to finish meeting all of my weight and fitness goals!




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To reinvent myself... I have already gone back to school and finished my bachelor's degree in 2012. I am now continuing my weight loss efforts. I have already lost over 50 pounds and want to lose another 35 from this point.

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Member Comments:
CARLEEN_1
1/4/2015 10:38:38 AM

Great way to start the new year!! You have inspired me to clean out my closet! Out with the old and making room for the new!!!



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DEB2448
3/18/2009 2:48:48 AM

I am stopping by to wish you a great Day and leave a little luck behind.
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SING4YOU57
1/10/2009 8:33:14 PM

No Problem since I stole them from the wall at the Gym and a Kenneth Blanchard book somewhere..... Thanks, its been a wild ride and just keeps getting better. Good Luck with your own ride.



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JULESGL
12/18/2008 5:42:23 PM

Welcome to the Dave Ramsey Fans team! I'm still amazed at how much managing my weight and my finances go together, hand in hand.

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FAITHFULSOUL
11/26/2008 1:28:46 AM

Thanks for the support. I'm really having fun with this. Losing weight is hard work, but having so much support and info has made it easier and much more fun.
As for the music I play, the band started playing for the childrens worship service on sunday mornings. Now we play at all kinds of childrens events, including Christmas that's coming up soon. We have an annual Harvest Party, Vacation Bible school, rescue mission and much much more. It is exciting and rewarding.
Good luke on your goals!
Sonya



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