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sunday check in 5

Sunday, August 12, 2012

So how was your week?

I had a great week of eating. I stuck to what I said I would NOT do which was no fast food.

I'm sticking with it this week, too.

Your home work this week? What is the toughest day for you and why?

Mine is Saturday because I'm not working and I'm usually in very social situations with out of my control food things. Not this saturday. No matter what comes up, I'm going to stay in range.

There you have it. Lay it on me!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/13/2012 5:59PM

    What are weekends for? Getting into trouble if you don't have a plan! Good planning. Good luck!

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/13/2012 12:08PM

    Good job!
I don't have a specific tough day. I struggle every day with making the better choice. Lately I've had too many treats. Working on it.

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/13/2012 8:20AM

    Week was good. I said I would not drink wine every night this week and I managed to stick to that, so yay!! :)

I would say my toughest day would be Saturday because it usually involves some sort of gathering which involves lots of crappy (yummy) food and adult beverages.

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DAISY443 8/13/2012 7:51AM

    You are awesome! My worst day is whichever day I just can't get moving! Happens about once a week, but no particular pattern! Yesterday was it this time!

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THREEE 8/13/2012 1:14AM

    yea, mama!!!

i, also had a great week of eating...well, eating everything i could think of...and i knew i was off-target, BUT, i recognized i was doing something that was TEMPORARILY off the chart, but i didn't actually feel despair...HMMMM???

i guess i am confident that i KNOW what i need to do and i know i will get back to it and i can't feel guilty...now, i'm back at it...go, threee!!!

p.s. still haven't made poster...i'm going to let my little stinkerdink help me...she'll hold me to task...
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CANNIE50 8/13/2012 1:00AM

    Hi Jan -- nice work, mama-girl!! I have gone on trail run/hikes for the last two mornings with my best friend and our dogs, who are brothers, so that is a great way to start my day and it does help me to eat better for at least half the day because I am more aware of eating for fuel, rather than just to get something in my belly. The hardest day for me? Hmmm....they are all a bit crazy right now because it is all-Payton, all the time, until school starts. My brain hurts because he NEVER stops making noise, ever. It is a good thing I absolutely adore that boy because he is a handful, as you know.
I am proud of you, Miss Jan - you are doing so well. emoticon

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SARAWALKS 8/12/2012 10:44PM

    Wednesday. I start off fine and then I get sick and tired of being good. emoticon

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ASMITH3B 8/12/2012 10:40PM

    Awesome job!

My worst day is Sunday. I don't know if it's because my husband is home, because it's the weekend, because Sunday is busy enough that we often resort to fast food, or because the next day is Monday and there's the "diet starts Monday" mentality, but there it is.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/12/2012 10:39PM

    Plan ahead and track every bite even if I don't like how it comes out in the end.

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SNOOPY-ACE 8/12/2012 10:25PM

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LANAHAUTH21 8/12/2012 10:24PM

  I am glad for you. Keep up the good work.

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pat on the back or kick in the butt?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Hello my peeps!

I have had an excellent week. We (Kady and I) made a menu plan so dinners have been very easy and healthy this week. I made the commitment on my Sunday check in 4 blog to NOT eat any fast food or convenience foods this week.

JUST because I stated it, it kept me out of the drive through Monday and today!
I did come home and eat a smart ones mini pizza (which is a convenience food but it was a healthy one so I am gonna let that slide) and all the rest of my meals have been with healthy, fresh food. It feels good.

Today I went to the grocery because I had no fruit at all and I always do better when I make a fruit salad and then eat it for 3 or 4 days. I have gotten out of that habit lately and I decided today was the day (Thanks Callikia for that nugget on your blog today) to do something better for myself.

I digress. Went to the store, and saw these adorable little cupcakes that were decorated like little pies. SO CUTE. (research and development, ok!????) so I got them. I told myself I wouldnt eat one. I told the clerk I wouldnt eat one. I told the bagger I wouldnt eat one. Came home and showed my girls and told THEM I wouldnt eat one. Had lunch and really wanted to eat one. Put it in my tracker. 300 calories. UM, NO! So had a fiber one 90 calorie bar instead and you know what? It was good.

Those cupcakes are still in the frig. I have not eaten one. I am not going to eat one and by not eating one, I feel strong. I feel healthy. I feel good. When I go to bed tonight, I am going to pat myself on the back for all the things I did RIGHT today.

It will feel alot better than going to bed kicking my own A$$ and feeling like a fat failure because I couldnt even keep a cupcake out of my own face. I mean, I TOLD she checkout lady I wouldnt eat it. How could I go back on my word. I have integrity, after all!

I also signed up for the free 2 week spark coaching thingy. I wasnt going to. I thought I would wait till next week maybe when I am more stable and not trying to get off my weekend camping weight but I clicked on it anyway and I am glad I did.

I think I need the focus. I think I need to get a little more serious. I have been COMPLACENT (thanks Holly for THAT little nugget of wisdom too!) and it is not enough. It really isnt what I want.

I want to be SMUG because it is so easy. I want to struggle to find something to write about that people can relate to becuase it is HARD to lose weight but for me it is easy. I want to be where I was the first year....so ready, so focused, so determined that I could barely contain myself and I couldnt understand why people were having such a hard time because all I had to do was follow the plan and the weight was FALLING off.

Or maybe I dont want to go back. Maybe I just want to keep going forward or downward, ....anywhere but sideways or upward.

This may bite me in the butt but I am going to say it anyway.

I feel the shift, the winds of change, blowing me back on my path to health, wellness and hotness. Oh yeah, Its happening. And Im running with it.

  
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AAAACK 8/15/2012 4:02PM

    Go, hotness!
I'm TOTALLY impressed that you didn't eat those cupcakes. That their little voices didn't wake you in the night to liberate them from the fridge.

And...um, what ARE you going to do with them? Take a picture and get them out? Cut the bottoms off and freeze the tops? or...have a food fight with them? Good luck, wherever they end up.

I hope your winds of change continue to blow in a favorable direction.

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TAICHIDANCER 8/13/2012 11:48AM

    So why did you buy 'em?!?

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MOONBIRD 8/13/2012 11:36AM

    Great job resisting that cupcake! I have a hard time not eating sweets if they're in the house. Think of it this way..there are still 4 months of this year, and you can kick some ass by Christmas. :)

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GRACEISENUF 8/12/2012 8:18PM

    "Ride like the wind"....way to go on resisting that lil pie cpcake. Don't know how I missed this blog...head in the clouds I guess.

Hope the week ahead is a GREAT one for you Jan.

Much love,
J

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CANNIE50 8/12/2012 2:03PM

    You inspired me with your menu plan. I had not done one for awhile. Last night I went grocery shopping (by myself! - Payton was home with dh) and today I am going to do some cooking so that, for the next few days, we will have dinners. Payton's football practice is from 5-7:30 pm which makes dinner very challenging and fast food very tempting.
No going backwards, doll, only forward - stronger, wiser, more determined. You have evidence that you are quite capable of doing what needs to be done.

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SWEDE_SU 8/10/2012 1:34AM

    i like that, the winds of change - you *can* run with the wind! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISALGB 8/9/2012 8:32PM

    Way to go, staying away from the cupcakes!! They are evil little creatures, you know. They look pretty on the outside, all innocent and cute - but that's how they get you. Be strong, my friend!!

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DAISY443 8/9/2012 8:55AM

    emoticon Each time you overcome temptation is a win, win! Even if you eventually give in, you are building confidence that you CAN do it. And I know that you CAN do it!

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/9/2012 8:23AM

    emoticon Good for you for not eating the cupcake! I've also found that if I tell people my goals I am more likely to stick to them - I don't want to be embarrassed by not doing what I said I was going to do. Whatever it takes!

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/9/2012 7:46AM

    Yay you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration - you have no idea how much I needed this today!!! :)

- Michelle

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THREEE 8/9/2012 4:47AM

    i am so glad the stirrings in your soul are back and you are 'at it'...would you cough on me so i can catch it? please?

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GONABFITCOWGIRL 8/8/2012 11:25PM

    That is so wonderful. I have noticed I can control myself and have just one of something bad or avoid them. I gave in to temptation the other day so i made myself do a second workout because I was so mad at myself. that is so great that you avoided those cupcakes!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/8/2012 10:49PM

    Step away from those little devil cupcakes! Good job.

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SERENEART 8/8/2012 10:28PM

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/8/2012 10:22PM

    I am proud of you for not eating the pigcakes :). I bet they are cute though. I couldn't have them in the house because I need them out of reach. I am proud of you.

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/8/2012 10:13PM

    Awesome blog! Great job not eating the cupcake!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/8/2012 10:06PM

    Well done on staying away from the cupcakes, I now how hard that is. God forbid it was a cookie ; ) I think about how "easy" it was the first year, but then I think about how strict I was about my schtuff, and I'm NOT trying to do THAT! I'm looking for balance, and I know I'll find it. I can hear a new excitiment in your voice, and I KNOW you'll find what you need to keep pressing forward and more importantly, downward. *HUGS*

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MISSYCRS99 8/8/2012 9:36PM

  keep up the good work

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good thing im stubborn!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If I'm wasn't stubborn, I would have quit by now.
If I wasn't stubborn, I would not have gotten so far.
I'f I wasn't stubborn, I wouldn't care about letting myself and everyone else down.

If I wasn't stubborn, I would probably join a gym or take a class or get a trainer or eat better food.

I am gonna make this work for me.
Because I said I would and I am nothing if not stubborn. I won't quit and I won't fail.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 8/8/2012 7:46PM

    Thank goodness for stubborn, eh!

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/8/2012 12:55PM

    I am as stubborn as a mule too which is why I am still on Spark almost 3 years later without having lost much weight. emoticon

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OAKSHAVEN 8/8/2012 11:18AM

    Stubborn can work wonders, as long as you can change what you are stubborn about when you need to. :) Good luck, and keep planting your feet firmly in success.

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DAISY443 8/8/2012 9:53AM

    Stubborn on! It works for you!

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GAELENEC 8/8/2012 7:49AM

    Teeth, fingernails, hairclips.... hang on by whatever you've got! It only takes that last little bit of willpower to get through sometimes....

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/8/2012 7:23AM

    ME too! You've got this, just keep pushing!

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THREEE 8/8/2012 4:33AM

    woman(aka ho)
you sound like i feel...in need of some 'goosing'...today i ate the most FRIED s###
that i have eaten in awhile AND i went by to McD's and bought a large COKE AND A ROLO McFLURRY!!!

FORTUNATELY, the mcflurry that i have been fantasizing about all summer, was NOT worth the calories...yea! i will no longer be craving something that does not even taste anywhere close to what it's name implies

anyway, you ARE an inspiration to us(me, for sure) and we get needing a little boost now and then...
i have not made my poster yet, but i have been doing some of the preplanning...
i have 3 committed returns to do, and then i will have 'free' time to put the scissors and glue to the poster board...

thanks for being an inspiration/cheerleader...and i hope we encourage you as well...

gggoooooooOOOOOO, MAMADWARF!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLPARKINSON 8/8/2012 3:00AM

    I don't call it stubborn. I call it "attitude". And we all know that attitude is everything.


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AAAACK 8/8/2012 1:58AM

    I love stubborn! Oh, wait, except in my kid (tee hee). You go girl, and keep being stubborn.


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BIGMAMAT 8/8/2012 12:01AM

    I love your spunky nature, and your love for life. I love you stubborn, just the way you are. emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/7/2012 11:37PM

    Good for you! Never quit and you will never fail.
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NAOLEE 8/7/2012 11:37PM

    emoticon You are in the best place. Here you have everything to lose weight. Take one step at the time. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 8/7/2012 11:34PM

    Keep on being stubborn as it will make you a winner. Just stay the course and take one step at a time. Little steps add up to success. Enjoy your journey

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sunday check in 4

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Hello my friends..happy Sunday. Just got back from camping for 4 days...cooking, cleaning, entertaining, drinking, eating...

Your homework for this week?

What are you NOT going to do this week?

I am not going to eat fast food or convenience food meals. Not one.

Check back in next Sunday and let's see how you did.

Now, what's your NOT thing?

  
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DAISY443 8/8/2012 9:54AM

    Not going to camp, going to stay home and catch up on work. The kind of work that gives me fitness minutes!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/6/2012 6:52PM

    great idea. where did you camp? I got back last week and it sure was alot of work to clean everything up. What am I not going to do....hmmm. I am not going to overeat, not even once. Every once in a while I will eat myself into oblivion. I won't do that for a whole week! Thanks for the encouragement. emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/6/2012 8:32AM

    I will NOT drink wine at the end of EVERY night this week.

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GAELENEC 8/6/2012 7:46AM

    I am NOT going to deliberately eat sugar.

There. I said it out loud.

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BIGMAMAT 8/6/2012 7:16AM

    Hummm. My NOT thing. I will NOT eat my emotions. I will not go to sheetz and get my favorite junk to make me feel better .(it only works for a little while anyway). gotta go pack my lunch! :) Have a great week! emoticon

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THREEE 8/5/2012 10:22PM

    i am NOT going to miss anything on my food tracker ... and...

i am NOT going to list any ACTIVITY that i do not complete(i've been setting them up as goals and not always getting them all in...tho i can correct to what ACTUALLY happened, the fitness minutes do not back out of accumulated month minutes)

aaannnndddd...
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BR>i am NOT going to expect perfection, just persistence emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/5/2012 8:10PM

    Not going to stress! gong to take things a day-at-a-time . . . makes things more manageable.

Hope you had fun!

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GRACEISENUF 8/5/2012 7:33PM

    grumbling....praising God instead that I am able to move my body and exercise

Welcome back ... I have missed YOU.

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MAMA_CD 8/5/2012 7:06PM

    My homework is to get my brand new bike out on the trails.

Going to a gym is not my thing.

It's nature all the way for me, so I can see the glory of God's creation all around me.
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Sunday check in.....

Sunday, July 29, 2012

OK your homework was to make PROGRESS since Friday.

I will start. I made quite a few bits of progress and it started with knowing I would be accountable here today so Thank You for helping me move forward!
I bought a big bag of dark chocolate acai blueberries at Costco. I preportioned them Into baggies so I will only eat 1 serving
I am eating a good amount of protein at breakfast (22 grams yesterday!) Thanks Cannie!
When we ate dinner at the mall, I had 1/2 serving of my rice bowl and had grilled mandarin chicken instead of fried orange chicken, and I liked it!
I played tennis for the first time in a month and I was pretty good! I have made progress!


Your turn! Go!

  
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PJH2028 8/2/2012 8:07AM

    Love the consciousness. Love you.

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TKADEEPBREATH 7/30/2012 10:09PM

    Good job!! Love the discipline . . I'm having fruit smoothies for breakfast, taking a good lunch to work . . . eating a good dinner, getting on track again . . emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/30/2012 9:09AM

    Good job! Bits of progress add up. Those dark chocolate acai berries are awesome aren't they!!!! WHEN I get them, I do the same thing. . . portion them out. NO pigging out on them.

Hapy to hear about your progress. BTW, love the picture of you and FISH on your front page. Funny!

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SWEDE_SU 7/30/2012 12:31AM

    i have completed strength training every other day for over a week - including sunday when there appeared to be no time!

i survived a weekend of house guests without overeating or overdrinking - stayed within calories both days.

completed a 9 mile run - longest in 5 years - and felt really good about it.

all good. emoticon

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THREEE 7/30/2012 12:24AM

    i drank the REAL required amount of water yesterday...and without starving myself, and, unfortunately, not moving my butt very much, i lost a pound -- down to a svelte 343...will continue this week doing this
AND i set up 2 extra 'swimming dates' for this week...taking my schedule to paper and follow-thru...makes me PROUD...

and, m'deah, i am proud of you...tennis, huh? good job emoticon

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MELLYBEANS0919 7/29/2012 6:20PM

    I made one homecooked meal - for someone who does not cook ever - this is progress :-) Way too many carbs, not enough protein. More water. Picked the healthier drink at Starbucks this afternoon. Not bad, but I can do better!



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SARAWALKS 7/29/2012 6:10PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work, Jan! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 7/29/2012 4:46PM

    Great choices!

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DAISY443 7/29/2012 3:00PM

    I made progress by not backsliding--does that count?

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CANNIE50 7/29/2012 2:29PM

    Nice work, Jan! I made progress by letting my family know that I needed to get more sleep and someone else would need to take over with my visiting cousin, in terms of entertaining and driving her around and just generally being "on". I was truly tired, physically and mentally, having the Ragnar relay prep and race being immediately followed by prepping for and having and entertaining and feeding, etc. houseguests. I have been feeling irritable (and mostly hiding it) and eating more and just wanting to lie down and sleep so I knew I could not ignore it any more. I have been a wonderful hostess but the fact is, tonight I have to drive her to the airport in Seattle for a midnight flight (a 4 hour round-trip for me, when you factor in traffic, etc) and there was just no denying my fatigue any longer. Sleep, or lack thereof, is such a big factor in weight gain/loss and eating patterns. This next week is all about routines, tracking, and REST! All the best to you, MamaGirl, all the best. Your friend, Cannie emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 7/29/2012 12:08PM

    Went out yesterday to get some items we need for healthy eating for the week. I need to think about how I can work sugar out of my diet entirely as I don't seem to be able to control it if I eat any. As much as I want to be able to eat just a little at this point it doesn't seem to be working.

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MUSICALLYMINDED 7/29/2012 10:54AM

    I have cut down on sweets a LOT this week! I was craving some cake last night and I got some sugarfree ice cream instead (due to my new gestational diabetes diagnosis). I'm noticing better moods and less nausea since being on a less sugary diet :)

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