CHUBBYNOMORE3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHUBBYNOMORE3 CHUBBYNOMORE3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Ketogenic Research http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410803 Now I am by no means encouraging anyone to do this. It is VERY hard to start. For 3 days I was completely drained of energy and craved carbs the whole time. It is very restrictive - though not as restrictive as it was (total grams of carb-wise) in 2011 (they have changed the guidelines) , but if you are determined and can ride it out, I stopped craving carbs around day 3. If you are diabetic or on any kind of medication especially ones that lower your blood sugar or increase insulin sen... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:18:05 EST Answer to FUNLOVEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410457 You said your DH can't give up bread. I have influenced 4 people with my habits, Praise God! You can too! <BR> <BR> <BR> You know, I was on Atkins in 2011 and my best female friend watched my example and she always swore she couldn't give up bread. We would eat together a lot and she saw how I was losing weight and was full of energy and felt great. Her DH was diabetic and when I mentioned Atkins, he turned up his nose. He ate the way the nutritionist told him which included rice and o... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:00:47 EST Bad Habits HAVE To Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410093 Thinking back on my life, the turning point I remember was when I was in the 6th grade. My teacher cut out construction paper apples for us to wear as badges. Whenever we cleaned our plate at lunch, we got a star on our badge. To this day, I feel guilty if I don't eat what I have in front of me. <BR> Tracking my food and staying in a calorie range, I pre-plan my meals and if I don't clear my plate I still feel guilty. <BR> This "clean your plate" mentality is bad for me. I have taught ... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:10:39 EST My New Mantra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400036 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/798ee3b9-9beb-4afb-8f89-92a6231eddac.PNG"> <BR> <BR> To combat my nostalgia for the "other age" of me. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:24:33 EST Finally lost a little more than my usual 2 pound yo yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398912 Finally lost a little, even though there were 3 days I rested and still ate all of my calories! This is the "jump start" I have needed to overcome the up and down motion of my weight that was getting me seasick! <BR> <BR> Regrouping. My blood sugar is a little higher than normal because I have been "under the weather" and so I am cutting down the carbs more and also lessening the intensity of my exercise (because I NEED those minutes for my TEAM) so my calorie requirement has dropped 50 ... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:26:14 EST Well the results are In.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387692 I gained weight this week so: <BR> <BR> Fail, but it was ME and not the diet. I made a major mistake by not thinking this thing through before I started. This was an unfair test; when I plugged the original diet plan into the nutrition tracker it was about 1250 calories and my calorie range (based on my exercise) was 14 something. Instead of lowering my activity (which would bring my calorie low range down) I added extra food to the plan. Shot myself in the foot at the onset. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:02:31 EST DON'T TRY THIS MINI FAST IF YOU HAVE HEALTH ISSUES UNLESS YOU ASK YOUR DOCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385372 Just because I am doing this doesn't mean that I endorse it or encourage anyone to try this 5 day plan. I don't even know myself yet whether it will work for me and I have made so many changes now that it probably isn't even close to a true test, so don't do it unless you are able and want to do it. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 21:34:20 EST Guess we will find out now if the particular hours make a difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385301 THIS IS DAY 3 <BR> <BR> I DO NOT ENDORSE OR ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY THIS DIET! IF YOU HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ARE UNDER A DOCTOR'S CARE, YOU MUST GET HIS OR HER PERMISSION TO TRY THIS AS IT CONTAINS A FASTING PERIOD OF 15 HOURS. I AM JUST BLOGGING MY EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED WHEN THEY SAW IT ON DR OZ. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Several of you had asked me if the particular hours that are designated for eating and fasting make a difference and I said that I don't think so. <BR... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 17:54:07 EST Day 2 of the "Min-Fast" Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384852 page 2 <BR> <BR> I DO NOT ENDORSE OR ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY THIS DIET! IF YOU HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ARE UNDER A DOCTOR'S CARE, YOU MUST GET HIS OR HER PERMISSION TO TRY THIS AS IT CONTAINS A FASTING PERIOD OF 15 HOURS. I AM JUST BLOGGING MY EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED WHEN THEY SAW IT ON DR OZ. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, let's put that question to rest. Fasted 15 hours and wasn't ravenous at 11 am today. Just a little hungry, had my "Very Berry" smoothie, and am about... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:10:11 EST Well this won't be a true test **THIS IS DAY ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384601 PAGE 3 <BR> <BR> I DO NOT ENDORSE OR ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TRY THIS DIET! IF YOU HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ARE UNDER A DOCTOR'S CARE, YOU MUST GET HIS OR HER PERMISSION TO TRY THIS AS IT CONTAINS A FASTING PERIOD OF 15 HOURS. I AM JUST BLOGGING MY EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED WHEN THEY SAW IT ON DR OZ. <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know how much you all know about the "Mini-Fast" 5 day program, but basically you have a long fast (from 8 pm until 11 am the next day. The meals and snac... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 21:08:14 EST Trying to Jumpstart this challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384033 PAGE 1 <BR> <BR> FIRST LET ME SAY THAT I DO NOT ENDORSE OR ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO DO THIS! IF YOU ARE UNDER CARE OF A DOCTOR OR HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND WANT TO TRY THIS, GET YOUR DOCTOR'S PERMISSION FIRST! <BR> <BR> <BR> Stalling my weight loss and decided to try a little change to see what happens. It is called the "Mini-Fast" for only 5 days. I was skeptical but when I plugged in the components on the nutrition calculator, it turns out it is pretty nutritious and adds up to be p... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 11:26:50 EST And the Beat Goes On...Further Analyzing, LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360674 5/11 That pound + loss that I have been toying with for nearly a week settled today! But why? <BR> Hmmmm I walked fine yesterday on the low carbs but ate kind of late and this morning my blood sugar was good.Maybe the higher count on Wednesday was a fluke, due to a low-grade fever or something. When we don't feel well, people with blood sugar issues see it in their counts. I will monitor it and stay lower than usual in my net carbs and keep careful record of everything that crosses my lip... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:26:26 EST BACKING UP TO REGROUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360143 Due to changes in my blood sugar, I am regrouping my strategy. Posting early on Monday caused me to have a long, long fast til morning and I believe my blood sugar dropped and my liver pumped out a nice dose of glucose to give my brain something to use for energy. As a result, my fasting blood sugar was 112. Then on Tuesday after a carb-heavy breakfast, I decided to take a random test 45 minutes after my first bite and it was over 140. As a result, not only am I limiting my net carb (carb... Wed, 10 May 2017 11:20:43 EST When I am out of town..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353554 Tuesday 4-25-2017 <BR> <BR> Going to add some "mobile" workouts to take with me when I am out of town and away from my Total Gym. Starting tomorrow, I will substitute a 37 minute workout with resistance bands and 19 minute jog for my normal Total Gym 58 minute workout. It has been a long time since I did this, so we will see how hard/easy it is to accomplish. I also have Richard Simmons' Sweating to the Oldies 2 and plan to use that on one of the 2 "rest days" I have after my "weight wor... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:43:03 EST Craving Good Things Now..and the Good Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330960 I look forward to the healthy foods now....my body craves them. Can't get enough greens and raw veggies!!! I am 59 and never felt this good! When I was in my 20's I smoked and drank almost no water...just diet soda. Never ate in a healthy way. Quit smoking in 1997 and gained a lot of weight, so didn't even feel very good then, but now.....Heaven! I feel like I could run a foot race! Over the years there have been enough "exercise times" that I have a lot of muscle mass already (but you... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:31:02 EST This tracking thing is getting easier and easier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326684 13 days in and finally for the last 3 days have landed within the ranges for calories, carbs, fats, proteins, and fiber that SP has given me! Cravings gone, scales finally moving, and I Feel GREAT!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:51:44 EST