COUNTRYBARB05's SparkPeople Blog COUNTRYBARB05's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's a Lifestyle NOT a Diet I recently returned to a way of eating that I know works for me, carb control. I am now down 22 lbs and feel so much better. My energy has returned & I am no longer craving carbs. One thing I have learned over the years is that my body reacts very badly to simple carbs, I become very sluggish with no energy. I now find myself looking for healthier choices both at the grocery store and when we eat out. Another thing I have gotten a handle on is portion control. <BR> <BR> Each day all this ... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:17:16 EST Reflecting on past success Losing weight is so hard, especially for me! I try, have some success then slip up followed by giving up and gaining back what I lost and then some by slipping back into old bad habits. Recently I was thinking about a 50+ lb. loss I had back in the late '80s, grated I was almost 30 years younger, my metabolism was better etc. but, with the effort and dedication, I feel I can do it again. I really have to stop having this defeatist attitude I give into. I really don't want to get so far gone ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:37:15 EST Time for a major reboot I need a reboot of my health and fitness! I am really starting to feel the effects of carrying so much extra weight. I went to the doctor a few weeks ago to get a referral for a colonoscopy and found out my blood pressure is up, that is added to the aching knee, ankle, foot and leg. All of this is on the leg that I broke in a fall 6 years ago. I know the culprit for some of it is the fact I am dangerously close to my all-time high weight of 255. This morning when I stepped on the scale, I w... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:57:27 EST