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The Further Adventures of Kdy

DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from ...
DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from where I grew up, to be closer to family. Now I'm hunkering down for the long haul.

I joined Spark in October 2010 at 174 which is obese for 5'2 (highest weight was 178); dropped down to 159, just barely out of obese range, then stayed around 160 for four years, but still was losing inches and gaining control over binge eating. In June 2015 I buckled down to drop another 10 pounds for health reasons. Two months later I've plateaued at 152 but am aiming for 145 as my goal weight.

For the past two years I've been following the WheatBelly low-carb program (no refined carbs, plenty of good fats, no grains or processed foods) which has brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to prediabetic and has also lowered my cholesterol.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - 15 pounds to go.

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Exercise:
ST class twice a week and lots of hiking in the Appalachians.

Food:
I've cut out all sugars and grains for several years to control my blood sugar. I use almond flour and garbanzo flour in recipes and sweeten with stevia. Emphasis is on protein and good fats. I don't always get in as many vegetables as I should, so working on that. I limit fruits.

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Living in western Maryland, raised in DC metro area. Retired graphic artist. Big reader, painter. I have one daughter, 26, and a cat; am currently divorcing husband of 15 years.

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
--- Albert Einstein

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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/6/2016 12:47:38 AM

TY SO MUCHERS for reading my Ice cream blog,, with the fancy glass//// 1/2 cup portion control size.

I also go to the local dairy stand from March through Oct when they are open. they serve 3 different types of low cal choices. One of them is called "WOW COW", well I get that when they have in chocolate !! Along with the small cone it has ONLY 83 calories!! Another of the picks is "Dole Whip" which is just a small amount of dole juice whipped up to a frozen tasty treat ! That's also very good. IF I am going to DQ (I usually chose to NOT go !) I get a slushy and ask them to please fill it under 1/2 serving,,, of course a small. A little goes a LONGGGG WAY ! Or I get a small cone,, and ask them to please fill it just to the top of the cone.

At first I also STRUGGLED HARD with ice cream. How many of us hasn't sat down with our favorite flavor (peanut butter cup or butter finger ,, or a cookie dough,, chocolate chip,, yeah you get the idea !0 and eaten the WHOLE THANG though we "said" we would NOT 1??? Thankfully those days are GONE !! At first I cut back a little , by a little,,



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PHEBESS
4/5/2016 11:47:52 AM

Mine too! (And Bernie Sanders sounds like one of my uncles, LOL!)



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LILYBELLE8
3/31/2016 11:19:19 AM

Hi- I've added you as a friend and hope you'll add me. We have a lot in common - age, height, weight - and we've been plugging away on SparkPeople for about the same time. You have a great attitude and are definitely headed in the right direction!!



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MARITIMER3
3/30/2016 11:40:31 AM

Hi Kate,
You asked about our Easter dinner. It went pretty well. I picked up the two men at 4, and Peter took them home at 11 (didn't think they were ever going to leave). David, the one I've known the longest, didn't even know me, although I've sat right in front of him at church for 10 years. He ate almost nothing, but said how wonderful it all was. Rick, who moved down from the Yukon two years ago to live with his old high-school friend, piled up his plate then took 2 hours to empty it, mostly because he was talking so much. We heard the same stories two, sometimes 3 times... with variations as the evening got later. I'm glad we invited them, and will do it again sometime. They're definitely lonely, and probably not eating too well.

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AMYJO1967
3/28/2016 12:41:58 PM

emoticon For reading and commenting on my blog post! The response has been overwhelming!

Keep on Sparkin'!
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