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Monday, December 01, 2014

After 2 years I finally reached my goal. Slow and steady wins the race.


Ten years ago I lost 40 pounds with W.W. 2 years later I gained back 20 pounds. There had to be an easier way. I attended a Maximized living seminar and something clicked. I also read the Wheat Belly Diet and Paleo Blueprint. It made so much sense. Over the last year I have stuck to the plan, most of the time - NO Sugar - NO Gluten.

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It works. REALLY - I sleep better. My blood pressure is down. It is so easy.
When you read success stories on Mike Sisson's Paleo Blueprint you will see it is more than a diet. Skin issues, diabetes , stomach problems, the list goes on. These symptoms will go away.
You can not be healthy living on food that comes in a box. Trust me.
Even before I started this journey my mantra was "If the food has more than 2 words in it don't eat it "

My goal now is to encourage other people to improve their health and to be thankful everyday, for their body. We take things for granted until things go wrong. Sometimes it is too late then.

Please look after yourselves, so you can live to see your great grandchildren.

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MARTHA-ANN 12/2/2014 2:44AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal, you've come a long way! emoticon
l love your mantra, it makes sense!

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MOMMABEAR121 12/1/2014 2:43PM

    Congrats .. great blog .. you are so right .. the food we eat is medicine or poison .. choose wisely ..
wtg dear Sparky friend .. stay the course and off it will come ...
Are you in your winter home yet ??
We plan on Florida for January .. yee haw .. its been pretty nasty already and we are just getting started with this Old Man Guy ..
take good care .. and once again "good stuff" !!

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LOSLUNAS 12/1/2014 10:18AM

    Congratulations to you! Enjoy the new you!

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Still sitting here

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Still sitting here waiting for my knee to heal. I do get up and wander around a bit, and do some stretching.
This sure makes my "thankful streak" easier.You realize how much you had before the injury.
We sure take things for granted.
Thank you Thank you Thank you for my healthy body.


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MOMMABEAR121 3/30/2014 9:56AM

    Good day .. and Happy Sunday .. I know how it goes when you are going a mile a minute and no time for yourself you think of all kinds of things you want to do if you could just BE for a while .. then when we get an unwelcomed rest we are lost .. now what ??
so here are some ideas for you
-manicure fingers and toes
-dry brush your skin before showering helps to maintain a healthy immune system
-whiten your teeth
-write those letters you have never had time to do
-organize pictures , recipes, cards etc
-clean out your purse
-sun tan !! lots of sun tanning
-meditate .. mindful meditation is amazing
-lots of music
-paint or color .. yes just like a kid .. have some fun with colors even chalk
but most of all .. you have the right attitude .. thankful that it is just a knee that needs to mend .. thankful to be healing and on your way to restored health very very soon ..
take good care .. hope you knee is better than new real soon ..
huge sparky hugs
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New Streak

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No sugar emoticon No junk food emoticon Count calories emoticon

Exercise emoticon

No, none of them.

My new streak is to write down everything I am thankful for twice a day for 30 days
Starting now ! emoticon

I have injured my knee and can't exercise.All I am doing is whining about it and that won't help anything.

30 days of THANK YOU emoticon

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MOMMABEAR121 3/26/2014 4:21PM

    being thankful really is the gas on the fire to produce a good, healthy , productive life .
When we are grateful and appreciate what we have .. we are given more .. and more and more .. of everything that is good and just ..
That is a great plan for a streak ..
I did the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy for 2 x 28day cycles .. the book is amazing .. she has the ability to coach as if she is across the table from you .. plus the book explains what each phase of eating (1-2-3) does for your body and how it resets your metabolism .. sure worth the read ..
Good luck with your 30 days of thank you and dedication to you .. sorry your knee is on the bench .. perhaps you needed to slow down and reflect on the things that make your heart sing ..
Happy Wednesday .. if you are still in Florida stay put for a while I hear your weather isn't the best in Ontario but the Maritimes are really getting hit again .. :(
We will have winter until end of May I'm sure .. lol
take good care
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I am so disappointed. This is week 2 of my walk/jog program.I feel like I have put my knee out.
Will have to rest up until it gets better. Not sure, but it may have been my golf swing that caused it.


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MARTHA-ANN 11/5/2014 11:31AM

    I began walk/jogging and made my knee hurt so much I have gone back to power walking, it's so much easier on my arthritic knee!

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Week 2

Saturday, March 22, 2014

This is week 2 of 5km walk/run challenge. I walk a lot now so am finding it very easy. Playing by the rules and gradually working up as suggested.
Bought a new pair of Merrill barefoot running shoes. My other pair were worn right through the insoles.

Today I am walking over the bridges with my hubby.

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JAROL7 3/22/2014 8:07AM

    Good job ... exercise is important but tracking food and writing it down is more important.

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