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DASH Diet Four-Month Progress Report

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I started following the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution (author: Marla Crill Heller) on March 8, 2013. This is the way of eating I've been looking for all my adult life. It has helped me learn how to eat. Not just the basics of nutrition, which I picked up from Sparkpeople, Weight Watchers and other sources, but how to eat to manage my insulin. I no longer experience the food cravings, blood sugar crashes, and shaking-starving episodes that were almost daily events, whether I was trying to lose weight or not. I've also virtually eliminated wheat from my diet (not part of DASH, but it dropped off my radar, and I'm not putting it back). DASH and Sparkpeople have given me so much enthusiasm and energy for my good health!

Since March 8th, I've lost 27 pounds. I'm down 7.5 inches from my waist and four inches from my hips. I've gone from a size 16 to a size 8. I'm three pounds from my goal weight.


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PATTYCKAE 8/14/2013 10:38PM

  hi I just started the dash diet it's only on day four. it is very easy to follow and the food is good iam not a very bib eater but when I eat out I lose control. so far so good. how soon do you start seeing result? the first or second week? any suggestions for success would you share? I can really tell how I feel already. thanks
good luck. I love the book. pat emoticon emoticon

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MSUEQUILTS 7/18/2013 7:34PM

    You go girl!

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THEWWWAY 7/7/2013 6:35PM

    WOW. Maybe I need to look into the DASH diet. What kind of foods do you eat on it? Is the best thing just to buy the book and go from there?

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Walking to Ohio, Month 1

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm doing a challenge on the Leslie Sansone Walking DVDs Team: I've decided to virtually walk from my home in Los Angeles to my friend's home in Youngstown, Ohio. It's a walk of over 2400 miles. I started June 9, and have walked 40 miles so far. This month's walk took me out of the Los Angeles area and part way to Barstow, California, along interstate 210. Here are some pictures of the mountains that border the freeway. I'm actually quite familiar with this area, as I drive it monthly.

Looking forward to virtually visiting some new territory in July. Though it occurs to me I'll be walking through the desert in the Summer! Good thing I'm drinking my water.

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LADYBUGFAERIE 7/3/2013 12:19PM

    What a neat concept! Keep up the good work!

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/3/2013 9:08AM

    Wow way to go.

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A Shout Out

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I want to shout out to all my sister and brother lesbian, gay and bi folk who, like me, find ourselves single on this historic day. Yes, we're having a different experience than our coupled friends, but don't you feel the ancestors wrapping angelic arms around us? We get to live through this dreamed-for, worked-for, bled-for time. We get to see the triumph of love and equality. Whether we're happily single or searching for partnership, we win, too.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/27/2013 3:34PM

    It is such a blessing to be alive during this historic shift! What an extraordinary blessing to be married to the love of my life while all of this is happening!

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A Lifelong Romance

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I keep thinking that my initial reaction to this quote was to reject it as trite and irrelevant to my journey. But the longer I sit with it, it points me to all the many ways I have sought value outside myself. Grasping at relationships with others is one form of this. As is losing weight for the "wrong" reasons -- to assuage a damaged ego, to get compliments from others.

What does it mean to really love oneself? Beyond giving oneself approval, I think it's about listening deeply to what is true for oneself, following the guidance of that inner voice. The more I listen to my inner voice, the more I create partnership with myself. And that is beautiful.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/24/2013 4:37AM

    Thank you.

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RENEEGADE 6/23/2013 6:17PM

    I love the quote! For me, it's taking good care of my body, my mind, and my soul/spirit. I admire people that do, because they value their being. Sometimes a relationship can help you love yourself even more, because you learn from someone who does love who they are, and they are a great teacher! Love that inner voice too! emoticon

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I refuse!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

There is so much personal power to be gained by refusing to participate in body-bashing. As I lose weight, I'm also working on laying down the burden of self-hatred.

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