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update on my progress

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


the cool weather and leaves changing colors

walks in the park, sitting outside, bonfires, and the good mood that i am in constantly because i can breathe outside!!

i have been doing fairly well. the scale is down. i
i am not eliminating grains, but i have cut back. i didnt buy any bread at the store and no ice cream, cookies or candy. biggest problem is the cookies at work. but i dont give up if i give in. i just immediatly start over

i read a really good article i wanted to share in family circle about breast cancer. too much fat increase your estrogen in your body. the increase in estrogen causes the cancer cells to grow and increase your risk of breast cancer. this alone is reason enough to lose weight.

everyone have a spark tastic day!!

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RITZIBROWN 9/18/2014 12:30PM

    Thanks for you positive, informative blog. emoticon

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GABY1948 9/18/2014 8:25AM

    You have a spark tastic day too!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 9/18/2014 3:39AM


emoticon good to read that you aren't buying trigger foods!!! yaaaaaa!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 9/17/2014 10:35PM

    The other thing the extra weight does is keep estrogen floating around after menopause which has some benefits. But, overall, being fit and healthy is better.

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RAWCOOKIE 9/17/2014 4:26PM

    How lovely to hear you are feeling so good and happy now that Autumn is coming in.
I am totally with you on the not buying bread, ice-cream, cookies or candy - I'm the same; if I don't buy it, I don't eat it! and the same at work :)
I don't think there is any doubt that having excess fat on our bodies is 'un-natural' full stop and puts so much strain on our bodies! reducing our risks is always a bonus!


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NELLIEC 9/17/2014 2:53PM

    That certainly sounds like excellent motivation to lose weight!

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blew it allready on day 2!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

yesterday i blew it with my no grains or sugar

here is the funny thing----

i did good until i got to work. someone brought in my favorite mint oreos. someone else brought in zuccinni bread and lemon muffins.

i told myself to just stay away. i thought about going to the bathroom and blogging for a minute so i could reach out to the community.

still, i told myself- lisa, you can do this.

the operator on the line where the bread was motioned for me to come over there. he said to me, look we have zuccinni bread.

i even paused and thought about it for a minute.

then i went ahead and got a piece.

after that one slice, it was like an acoholic having one drink. the tast of sugar was there so i had another piece and 6 oreos.

crap!!!! i blew it. and only on the second day!!!!

i thought about just forgetting it and giving up. but thats not what i want to do.. my life could depend on this decisiion to eat sugar and grains or not.

i have to get my numbers down at the dr.

so i got up this morning with a new resolve. there is gonna be bad days and days i make the wrong choice. this is a journey. if it was easy, i would have done it long ago.

so here is to a fresh start.

i know i can do this!!!!

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BONNIEB1947 9/2/2014 8:16PM

    Wow can I relate. I work in an office and periodically a lady we deal with goes all out and brings in amazing trays of cookies or cupcakes that are irresistible! I have managed to stay away most times; I just plain don't go in the room they are in! LOL!
And even though I manage fine one day, I may fall the next. So don't beat yourself up; try to just take one piece and walk away, and savor it for awhile.
But really...what works best...is to already have a plan and have brought food in so you know what you're going to eat and it's there waiting for you and you're prepared.
Good luck!

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/28/2014 10:46AM

    The nice thing about SparkPeople is that you claim it, and then start over. Just track it, no matter how bad it is. You WILL do this! And we are all here to root you on!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/28/2014 9:43AM

    all or nothing is a hard mind-set.... as others said before "perfect" is too much pressure... I'm personally not anti grain and actually just the opposite because I'm healthy and do not require a special diet. I did try home sandwiches and won't bring bread back into the house like that again soon- something about bread is just too tempting to not gobble up... other whole grains like brown rice, popcorn, quinoa, oats.... are regulars in my house I do well with.

I have full confidence You can do what ever you have to with in Doctor's guideline set out specific for your healthy wellbeing
- everything else falls to the side -

Comment edited on: 8/28/2014 9:45:20 AM

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WALKINGGIRL6 8/28/2014 2:23AM

    In her book it says don't give up and you don't have to start over again. Just continue on, it is a learning process and yes you may have a off day here and there but just continue on. I like your idea of instead of no carbs, limiting them. I know everyone has to pick what they want for a diet but to me totally restricting things only leads to disaster.

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LWADE1963 8/27/2014 9:55PM

    Thanks for your comment. I tried gluten free. I just don't think I can do it. So instead, I am watching my carbs very closely. Keeping them on low end, which means mostly fruit and veggies with some healthy carbs once or twice a day. I am trying to get my triglycerides down

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/27/2014 9:10PM

    I understand that it helps some people to ditch sugar, but are you quitting gluten for any medical reasons or for the current trend? I saw what you wrote in the last blog about gluten and inflammation, but there is a lot of unscientific opinion going around on that with no basis in any documented studies, and people spread what they've read from one person to the next (usually people who are trying to do a paleo diet). I wish you good luck on your efforts, whatever they may be, but I agree you shouldn't beat yourself up and just shoot for progress and not perfection!

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TINY67 8/27/2014 2:51PM

    If you fall just get backup and emoticon emoticon

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TASNIM2014 8/27/2014 2:29PM

    Don't pressure yourself to be "perfect". When I do that, I tend to give up.. The most important things are your habits, and what you eat most of the time.
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WORKNPROGRESS49 8/27/2014 2:13PM

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Day 2 of no grains

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 2 of no grains. At one point yesterday I didn't think I could make it. I was dizzy and felt awful. I got thru it.

Here are some good things from yesterday
1. Had smoothie and salad before work
2. No cookies at work
3. Ate good all day

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/26/2014 4:19PM

    Very good! But remember, you need some carbs to burn fat. Carbs would include things like peas, or corn (ooh but that is a grain isn't it?) Let us know how you do!

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weekly challenge reminder

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

S - SUBSTITUTE an unhealthy choice, with a healthy one. (i.e. replace soda with water)
U - USE A FOOD TRACKER on SP, paper, or a journal, and stay within your calorie range.
M - ME TIME: Make yourself a priority, schedule at least 10 min for YOU!
M - MAKE A POST on the team wall, and do your best to make it original.
E - EXERCISE: Your choice! What do you need to work on?
R - REACH OUT: We’ve had a lot of new Sparkers join our team so let's reach out and get to know each other. Visit a Sparkpage, read/comment on a blog, send a Goodie or Sparkmail. Let’s support and uplift each other!!

Raspberries….Red Potatoes….Strawberries ..... Watermelon.....Tomatoes

Celery.....Avacodos…. Asparagus….Green beans......Peppers

Yellow peppers.....Grapefruit….Squash.....Lemons…


Eggplant.....purple potatoes

Blueberries.....Elderberries…..Blue potatoes…..


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only 11 days left so my goal is low

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/21/2014 9:18AM

    I like this! Great idea, time to come up with a September challenge!

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foods that are death to your metabolism

Sunday, August 17, 2014

i just read a really interesting article on skinny mom. i will try to post a link to it. i have to blog about this not only for other people info, but so i will remember it.

metabolism death foods-

1. whole grains- possibly the #1 offender when it comes to ruining your metabolism....it has gluten, which causes inflammation in the body, starch, that turns into sugar quickly. the article suggests eating fruit and veggies and sprouted whole grain bread. instead of whole wheat flour, use coconut flour cause it is high in fiber and has fats that your body can burn as fuel

2. peanut butter=high in omega 6 which can cause serious inflammation in the body and slow your metabolism. this is a serious metabolism death food. they suggest you use almond butter which is high in amino acid l arginine that increase hgh production. this will cause your body to build lean muscle and will make your metabolism sky high

3. canola oil- contains hygrogenated oils which will cause inflammation throughout your body and disrupt your metabolism. they suggest using cocnut oil.it supports fat loss

4. granola-- made of whole grains and sugar. they used processed honey when making it and this causes weight gain. the honey has no pollen and been pasteurized at high temperature so it is acually no better than corn syrup.

5. fruit juice


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BHENDRICK2 8/26/2014 1:29PM

    hmm i thought omegas were good for you emoticon

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    Thanks for the helpful reminder of why I am abstaining from these grave-worthy treats!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/18/2014 6:48PM

    very interesting.. might have to do a test with these.

thanks for sharing

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BIGPAWSUP 8/18/2014 1:29PM

    Something to think about

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LWADE1963 8/18/2014 9:26AM

    I am not saying to not eat any whole grains. The reason it struck a cord with me is that I go way overboard with bread. I could never go the rest of my life without bread. But I consume too much of it. I do know several people that took bread out i f their diet and the pounds came off quickly. But give up my Oatmeal or some pasta? Nope. Could not do that

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/18/2014 9:15AM

    Interesting, I don't like peanut butter so that is an easy one, I know granola can be high in fat, but whole grains should not be bad in moderation. I will have to read that article!

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GOLDENRODFARM 8/18/2014 12:02AM

    I still feel that moderation is the key, do you know that not consuming gluten can destroy the absorption in your small intestines in a matter of 3 months. People that are not celic should consume some gluten. You can find something bad about almost all food.

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