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90/10 Eating Plan Trial

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

emoticonI'm trying something new to me...Dr. Joel Fuhrman's 90/10 plan recently featured by Dr. Oz. The testimonies look promising and this is the time of year to go this way for sure. It is basically 90% fruits, veggies, nuts and whole grains emoticon emoticon with the final 10% given to fats, meat and dairy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Dr. Oz touted it as his approved 7-Day Crash Diet. We'll see. I started this a couple days ago and stocked up with lots of fresh veggies and fruits emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonas well as more frozen berries and lots of canned beans, something I love and use a lot anyway. After failing to hit calorie goal yesterday, I'm adding nuts in a couple places today and some steel cut oats. If I can get all of my planned food down, I will meet all my goals except that I will have an excess of fiber which was true for yesterday as well. I think that is a good thing for me as I tend towards constipation despite drinking lots of water. So, since I think I can do anything for a week, I'm eager to see how my results compare and kickstart summer a bit. emoticon Some of the folks who commented on line have followed this plan as a life style for quite some time with good success. emoticon We'll see. A little change has always been good whenever I've felt in a bit of a rut. Time will tell. emoticon emoticon

  
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CMFARRELL36 6/6/2012 4:30PM

    I hope your week goes well for you. And also that your trial week leads you forward to some good discoveries and realisations about food and you.

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2012 3:22PM

    Looking forward to hearing about how you feel on this (sounds great) and what kind of results you get.
THX for the goodie, Barbara!
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Between now and July 4!

Monday, June 04, 2012

I've been on a bit of a weight plateau recently and am ready to find my way to another stair step on my way down this journey. emoticonWe are going to help my mother-in-law celebrate her 97th birthday on july 7th. She is an adorable size 4. I've always enjoyed shopping for her. My daughter is even a bit smaller and is truly a trophy wife to her doctor husband. My mil was widowed a few years ago just before an amazing book was published about her WWII hero husband. Their lives together were awesome to be a part of, but I felt judged always for my weight. One time many years ago they insisted I get on their scale so they could see my weight. I refused...none of their business. At another point I was a bit underweight. Only then did they tell me I looked good. I already had weight image issues and those grew throughout my life as I yoyod along. Even now, at age 59, I find myself eager to lose 5-8 pounds before I see her to celebrate her life. We'll see. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 6/4/2012 10:13PM

    Gosh, I can't imagine anyone trying to get me up on a scale or in any way making reference to the size of my body.
That is between you and your doctor!
Good luck, Barbara.
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Lots of steps, a little progress

Friday, June 01, 2012

I've managed t keep up pretty well on my walking and other exercise lately. Yesterday I worked on hula hoop for awhile and did a bunch of squats while watching a health program. Then I walked out the door to handle some errands in the area. I logged over 15,000 steps while getting quite a bit accomplished along the way. It will be hotter today and I'm scheduled to walk with a friend on the river parkway by her house. She has cancelled nearly every time we've scheduled this so I am really hoping she will walk with me today. I many not have yet lost all the weight i'd like to have, but I know that SP had helped me lose some weight and definitely has inspired me to move more. Thanks SP friends! Have a great June!

  
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MEADSBAY 6/1/2012 4:22PM

    We can only do our best, right?
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REDHATSHAPELY1 6/1/2012 6:42AM

    Keep up the good work! You are on the right track. Don't you love SP? emoticon

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SWTHRT4UDRLNG4 6/1/2012 6:29AM

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Walk, walk and walk again...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Yesterday, I logged nearly 15,000 steps at our air show. I was pleasantly surprised I could do that since I had walked quite a bit the day before, too. So, I was even more gratified when I walked with my dh today. I never walk so many days in a row due to struggles with ms. Now, i'm almost ready to believe I've turned a corner and can continue upping the challenges. Can't wait to see what I can do tomorrow! Have a great week everyone! emoticon

  
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VOLARI52 5/30/2012 6:55PM

    That's quite an accomplishment! Way to go Barb! Wish I could get some encouragement to do more walking I always seem to put it off.

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MJ7DM33 5/29/2012 8:57PM

  Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/28/2012 9:31PM

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Hope you are able to keep it up!
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JEANETTECURRY 5/28/2012 7:07PM

    Keep it up! God will give you the strength you need!

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DH Says, "Lose Weight!"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ouch! For years I've complained about weight struggles. I've yoyo dieted most of my life. Today, I lamented once again that I need someone to hold me accountable as I do a lousy job of it on my own or in print. My doctor is no help. He needs to lose a few pounds, too, and always tells me my weight is o.k. After telling my DH that I think I need to find a skinny doctor so perhaps he or she would 'bug' me about my weight, his reply floored me. For the first time ever he told me I should lose weight. He's concerned that I could have a heart attack if I don't get it under control. In the past he's always told me I looked good no matter what my weight. So, I know he is concerned. I'm not even all that close to my highest weight at this point, but for whatever reason today was the day for him to finally say something about me needing to lose this girth. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I wonder how I will feel if he actually says more in the days, weeks, months and years to come. I hope I can take his criticism as the encouragement I know he intends. Still, somewhere inside I am cringing and sad. I have let him down and caused him worry. I will be interested to see if this is what I've needed or if I balk and rebel. I must pay attention and see how it goes. Have a great week everyone! emoticon

  
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MEADSBAY 5/21/2012 5:41PM

    My dh hasn't been quite that bold yet,
but,
if I dare say anything to him about his unhealthy ways,
he will say something like
'talk to me when you have lost the weight you are trying to lose'
Ouch!
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MADAMEJEANNE 5/21/2012 12:53PM

    Dear Grandmababa, I know how you feel. My dh usually comments the thinner I get that I need to lose weight......makes you wonder what they thought 40 lbs heavier. Take it as love and concern that he wants his wife to be healthy! I will be praying for you. You are on the right track. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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