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Looking forward to feeling better, being healthier and accepting my gluten/casein/soy free lifestyle. Looking forward.

I don't like roller coasters...never did. Not even as a kid. So why I ride the yo-yo weight loss roller coaster is beyond me. It is time to get off. It is time to stop "rewarding" myself with food. What kind of a reward is that? Certainly not healthy. Certainly NOT in my best interest. What kind of a friend would I be if I rewarded someone with POISON? Yet I do it to myself all the time.

Time to begin practicing self-care. Time to take the healthy dreams/ideas I have and make them DAILY habits. Going to bed at a decent hour, planning meals and having my clothes ready are not lofty, undoable goals. Exercising, taking my vitamins and drinking water are things I need to do for ME! They are healthy habits that need to be engrained and I need to begin NOW. Not tomorrow, not next week...NOW! Care to join me? It'll be Fun!

Eating Guidelines from Geneen Roth
1. Eat when you are hungry.
2. Eat sitting down in a calm environment.
3. Eat without distractions.
4. Eat what your body wants.
5. Eat until you are satisfied.
6. Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
7. Eat with enjoyment, gusto and pleasure.

Member Since: 6/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 125

My Goals:
Visualize a positive, productive, active and healthy life.

Run 5Ks with ease.

Eat only when hungry. Eat consciously.

Live in the moment.

Make God the center of my life. Give my concerns, hopes, worries, and successes over to Him.

My Program:
Plan meals the night before. Pack lunch and have clothes ready to wear.

Exercise 5 times a week for 45 min-1 hour each time.

Drink 8 glasses of water AND 3 cups of green tea per day.


Visualize myself at my goal weight, completing a half marathon and feeling peaceful!

Personal Information:
I'm 52, married (for the 2nd time) and live in NJ. I work as a school administrator in a large, suburban school district. I have been avoiding my goals and dreams and living a little life. I am ready to get back on track physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Today is going to be a GREAT day!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Show me Lord, what I need to change. Please prune my dead works.

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    Hi, thanks for commenting on my page about the half marathon training. I am following Jeff Galloway's Walt disney half marathon training plan


    I think it is very doable because of the recovery week after the increase of mileage.
    2251 days ago
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    Hey there! Thanks for visiting my page & reading my blogs... many hugs to you from across the miles. I have just started Eat to Live and haven't been to the grocery store yet, but I have made progress from what I have in the pantry. I'm reading your blogs and finding motivation. I also know what it's like to lose a loved one. Many condolences and blessings to you and your family. Have a great week... Phyllis emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2371 days ago
    Got your note asking what I eat all day and so here is a sample or some menus items at my house.
    Breakfast: Bob's Red mill Gluten Free Oatmeal with brown sugar or fruit mixed in and Vanilla Almond Milk on top. In the warmer months of the year I often make granola out of these same oats or eat corn chex with fruit on top.
    Lunch: Rudi's Gluten free Bread made into sandwich or salad with chicken or shrimp on top or leftovers from dinner.
    Dinners: I have converted all of my favorite family meals to gluten, dairy and soy free over the last 3 years. I make spaghetti and meatballs, chicken casserole, clam chowder, crab cakes, fish and chips, roast and veggies, beef, chicken or salmon burgers, stir fry rice, taco's and taco salad, beef stew, chicken salad, shrimp salad, steak and sweet potato fries and breakfast for dinner- pancakes, eggs and sausage and toast, pumpkin waffles, dutch baby pancakes.
    Snacks- Costco snack mix, nuts, corn chips, fruit smoothies, popcorn, coconut milk ice cream, rice pudding (made with almond milk), sweet potato tortilla chips, and I bake cookies and pie occasionally.
    My favorite Gluten Free Cookbook is "1000 gluten free recipes" by Carol Fenster and I use a Sorghum flour blend that I got from this cookbook for most baking. This cookbook helped me to convert most of my recipes to gluten free and her other cookbook "cooking free" helped me work with the dairy free and soy free issues. I do not like most buy from the shelf gluten free foods but have some I like. Let me know what foods you loved before your diet change and I will let you know how i changed mine. Hope this information gives you something to think about and is helpful. Have a good weekend! Barb
    2494 days ago
    Your page looks great! As soon as you figure our what you can eat we can help one another!!!!
    2506 days ago
    From one Jersey Girl to another... emoticon
    2506 days ago
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