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Making Good Progress

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Can you see mama robin up in her nest? She is nesting on the path through the woods where I walk Stella.

It is great to have the warmer weather! Our walks have been so much more pleasant, not having to bundle up and deal with a bitter chill. The spring is at such a lovely juncture right now. The flowering trees are budding out, some are blooming. The forsythia, tulips, and daffodils are looking so bright and cheerful, and new wildflowers are in abundance in the woods. The fields are green instead of brown. The birds are singing love songs. One of my favorite times of year.

I figured out why my fitbit nutrition tracker was posting everything double. Apparently, it automatically synchs with my SP nutrition tracker without my doing anything other than recording what I ate on my SP nutrition page. I had been using the Synch With Fitbit button on the nutrition page, thinking I had to do that. The end result was that my foods were counted twice and I had to erase all of the duplicates. It's great to know that all I have to do is record my food on SP and it is automatically in both locations! I love the way SP and FB interface now.

It has been really good to get back to tracking. I see that I have not been getting enough magnesium, calcium, and potassium, so I have been making adjustments in my diet to make certain I have included enough foods rich in those ingredients. I am also trying to better balance my carb/protein/fat ratio. As I mentioned in my last blog, I eat quite a bit of healthy fat in the form of nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc. While I try not to overdo on them, I will likely eat more fat than is recommended on the tracker.

This is my 5th day with no sugar, honey, syrup.... you know, those added sweeteners. Any sugars I am getting are from fruit and veggies. Decreasing inflammatory foods, and increasing anti-inflammatory foods has already made a difference in how my hands are feeling. The swelling is down and they are a lot less painful. That was a main goal. In addition, I have lost one pound in those five days ~ a nice side benefit.

So far, very pleased with my progress!

Aren't those robin's eggs beautiful?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROCKMAN6797 4/30/2013 10:07AM

    Those blue robin eggs are beautiful!

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MYRTROSE 4/27/2013 6:46AM

    It's hard to give up the sweeteners but the payoff is amazing.
Great job and thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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SUSANNAH31 4/25/2013 8:19AM

    Eliminating sugar does go a long way toward feeling well.
And I like how you manipulate food to get enough of the nutrients you need.

Love the robin's nest!

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    Productive mom!
I see four.

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MARY1313 4/25/2013 12:49AM

    Great blog, love those eggs!!


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KOMAL53 4/24/2013 10:06PM

    Great Blog--with beautiful Pictures!!Glad to know that the pain is less---small things really make a big difference!!after awhile you'll be able to do away with Sweetners entirely--and later even Salt--for now I hate added Salt too--it is there in plenty in so many Foods!!Try drinking Coconut water if you can get it.Fresh Green Coconut Water is very rich in all these Nutrients-- choose those with about 1.5 glassfuls of Water and no or very little Coconut cream in it.In India we get these Green Coconuts delivered to our doorstep in the Natural state--in USA i don't know!!Hopefully there must be someplace you can get this!!Take Care and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 4/24/2013 3:49PM

    What gorgeous eggs! Very neat that SP and FitBit work so well together. I eat lots of fat too, and it seems to work, so I just ignore most "recommended ranges."
Happy spring! emoticon

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DDOORN 4/24/2013 2:49PM

    All good news! Two Thumbs Up! Warming up here too, finally...!


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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/24/2013 1:57PM

    That is what they mean by robin's egg blue! It is a lovely color. Good job on releasing that lb, sugar is really not so good for us, is it?
I use stevia now as a sweetener, it works just fine for stewed fruit, salad dressings and the like.

Comment edited on: 4/24/2013 1:59:20 PM

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EL-E-E 4/24/2013 9:13AM

    Pretty little eggs!! Great photo, and congrats on your successes!


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CBLENS 4/24/2013 8:10AM

    great pics.

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CLWALDRO 4/24/2013 6:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
The food exchange is a great idea and i too am enjoying the weather

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RAPUNZEL53 4/24/2013 6:37AM

  Very Pretty!

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DARJR50 4/24/2013 6:35AM

  Keep up the good work

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