JAZZID's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAZZID JAZZID'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/ ~ DAY 17/30 and ER visit ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894839 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l101029727.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning I had a little scare. When I was getting ready to go to work yesterday morning I had a sudden severe blurring in my right eye... it was very disorienting and lasted for about a minute. My heart starting racing and I got really scared because stroke crossed my mine. I went online to look up symptoms of stroke and although I had the blurring of vision in the one eye, I didn't have the other sympt... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:20:46 EST ~ RESET: Day 15/30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125671262.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> DAY 15/30: I had a brownie <em>28</em> ... so I am quickly getting back on track! <BR> <BR> I am going to prepare a dish called Crack Slaw it is very good ... I prepared some for my weeks lunch last week. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the recipe: <link>www.food.com/recipe/crack-slaw-low-c<BR>arb-434863 </link> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1746242578.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... anywa... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:17:56 EST ~ RESET: DAY 7/30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888706 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49552610.jpg">... Hi guys I know it's been awhile and you know why, but it's time to get start taking care of "ME" so as of 3/1/15 I started a 30 day reset... the same one I always do based on Chris Kresser's 30 day personal reset. <BR> <BR> I feel good right now and know that this is good for me. I am still grieving, but life goes on and I have to take care of myself and prepare for my next addition to the family... yes, I am ready to sta... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:43:40 EST ~ JAZZI : October 7, 1999 - December 21, 2015 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884593 <em>129</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l517981132.jpg"> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I am sorry that I have been MIA for awhile, but have not been in a good place for the past few months. On December 21, 2014 my fur baby Jazzi died suddenly in my arms at the age of 15 years and 2 months old. <BR> <BR> A neighbor gave Jazzi to me when she was just 5 weeks old. At the time, my mom was sick with lung cancer and when I brought her home my mom's face lit up that was jus... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 05:21:57 EST ~ Day 19/30: 12/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835286 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1024628532.jpg">... always keeping this in mind! <BR> <BR> MEALS: <BR> <BR> IF: 10 hours <BR> <BR> L: Roasted chicken / egg plant, tomatoes, zucchini, mixture (...from a faculty lunch, leftovers sent to the library) / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: TBD <BR> ********************* <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <em>311</em> AM/PM Walk <BR> <BR> <BR> ... as of today, no more coffee, I have found that this is a trigger that starts cravings... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:56:34 EST ~ Day 15 & 16/30: 12/15 & 12/16/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833759 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508483357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 12/16/14: <BR> <BR> MEALS: <BR> <BR> IF: 18 hours <BR> L: Roasted chicken, Harticot Vert green beans / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: TBD <BR> <BR> NOTE: This will be an active rest week for me and I will begin P90 Sculpt B next Monday, 12/22/14 with my <em>223</em> ATHENA130 aka Nancy. <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <em>311</em> AM/PM Walk <BR> PM: Cardio/Abs - TBD <BR> <BR> ****************** <BR> 12/... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:01:02 EST ~ Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil? ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833142 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1173472301.jpg"> <BR> Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil? <BR> <BR> by Chris Kresser <BR> <BR> Olive oil is known for its health benefits, yet many Paleo experts say we shouldn't be cooking with it. Does olive oil stand up to the heat? <BR> <BR> This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! <BR> <BR> Olive oil has always been a nutrition saint. Its health be... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:48:49 EST ~ Day 14/30 Reset: 12/14/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833006 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1579816346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> MEALS: <BR> <BR> IF: 14 hours <BR> Brunch: almond pancakes, eggs, bacon and pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: Bacon wrap w/low carb tortilla, siracha mayo and <em>551</em> large baby spinach salad. <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> REST <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> I am batch cooking lunch for the week now: <BR> <BR> - Roasted olive oil basil chicken (... ran out... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:09:45 EST ~ Day 13/30 Reset : 12/13/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832427 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567985225.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meals: Higher carb day. <BR> <BR> IF: 14 hours <BR> <BR> L: Turkey patty melt on 1 slice rye bread w/slice cheddar cheese / home made oven fries, reduced sugar ketchup / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: Fried catfish, large spinach salad w/ranch dressing / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> S: Dark chocolate & pecans <BR> <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> AM: Cardi... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:54:45 EST ~ Day 11 & 12/30: 12/12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831788 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487929037.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... late posting this blog, but still on track! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> ************************** <BR> ~ 12/12/12 ~ <BR> <BR> MEALS: <BR> IF: 18 hours <BR> L: Tandoori chicken, Indian spinach palak paneer / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: TBD <BR> S: Greek yogurt & mangoes???? <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <em>311</em> PM Walk <BR> P90 Sculpt A (... A rotation completed... YAY... on to rotation B next week!!... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:36:06 EST ~ Day 10/30 Reset : 12/10/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830703 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l156637021.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... I have to be accountable and admit that yesterday "I REALLY" overdid it!!!!! <em>101</em> ... I feel <em>15</em> .... ugggggh... I love Italian food and yesterday at the meeting they had chicken Alfredo, spinach ravioli, chicken fettucine & French bread w/butter!!!!!... I just absolutely lost my mind... but at the time I have to be honest, I REALLY enjoyed it!... Well, I am done... <BR> <BR> I walked... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:01:03 EST ~ Day 9/30 Reset : 12/9/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830132 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735251009.jpg"> <BR> Meals: <BR> <BR> IF: 15 hours <BR> <BR> B: NONE <BR> <BR> L: Lunch meeting... higher carb day: chicken/pasta/salad <BR> <BR> D: Fried cabbage & Italian Sausage <BR> <BR> S: <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> Exercise: <em>248</em> <BR> <em>311</em> AM Walk to work <BR> <em>311</em> PM Walk home <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1172806829.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>211</... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:53:45 EST ~ Day 8/30 Reset : 12/8/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829521 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1310004646.jpg"> <BR> Meals: <BR> <BR> IF: 13 hours <em>248</em> <BR> B: NONE <BR> <BR> L: Tandoori chicken / spinach palek paneer w/riced cauliflower & pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: Fried cabbage & Italian Sausage <BR> <BR> S: Dark Chocolate/pecans <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> Exercise: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> P90 Sculpt A <BR> <em>311</em> PM Walk home <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>247</em> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:16:18 EST ~ DAY 6/30 & 7/30: 12/ 6 & 7/2014 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828822 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1328158118.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meals: <BR> <BR> IF: 13 hours <BR> B: almond blueberry pancakes / 3 pieces bacon / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> L: NONE <BR> <BR> D: TBD <BR> <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> Exercise: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> AM cardio: <BR> <BR> Cathes MMA Boxing Round 1 w/conditioning drills <BR> Amy Bento Rumble 2 rounds heavy bag and upper body drills <BR> <BR> Time: 44 mins <BR> Cal: 285 <BR> <BR> *******... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:00:25 EST ~ Chris Kresser discusses paleo diet vs. a paleo template ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828154 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l527406539.jpg">As you guys know I am doing a reset from month to month until I reach my weight loss goal. I wanted to let you know what I am basing my reset on. The following is an article by Chris Kresser, I am following his "Personal Paleo Code" reset. <BR> <BR> Let me know your thoughts. <em>30</em> <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> Chris Kresser <BR> Let's take back your health — Starting Now. <BR> Beyond Paleo#11 / paleot... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 14:02:20 EST ~ Day 5/30: PP Reset: 12/5/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827967 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37700706.jpg"> <BR> Meals planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> B: none / IF: 12 hours <BR> S: Apple clafouti <BR> L: 2 bacon and baby spinach wraps w/low carb tortilla <BR> D: Tuna croquettes (... like salmon but subbed with tuna) & big baby spinach salad/paleo ranch dressing / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> **************** <BR> Exercise planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <em>311</em> PM walk home <BR> <em>362</em> P... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:36:59 EST ~ Day 4/30: PP Reset: 12/4/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827387 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2090025986.jpg">... I've been accused of this, I know of worse things that I could be... Love it!!! <BR> <BR> Meals planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> B: none / IF: 16 hours <BR> S: Walnuts????? <BR> L: Roasted chicken / large baby spinach salad with raw walnuts w/ ranch salad dressing / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Chicken/andouille sausage gumbo over riced cauliflower / pomegranate white tea (... the last of this tonight) <BR>... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:00:28 EST ~ Day 1: PP Reset : 12/3/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826827 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673071125.jpg"> <BR> Meals planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> B: none / IF: 16 hours <BR> S: Greek Yogurt and French Vanilla protein powder <BR> L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small amount of roasted country potatoes / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Chicken/andouille sausage gumbo over riced cauliflower / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> **************** <BR> Exercise planned for today: <BR> <em>311</... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:55:26 EST ~ Day 2/30: PP Reset: 12/2/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l861619131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meals planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> B: none / IF: 16 hours <BR> S: Greek Yogurt and French Vanilla protein powder <BR> L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small amount of roasted country potatoes / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Chicken/andouille sausage gumbo over riced cauliflower / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> **************** <BR> Exercise planned for today: <BR> ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 07:23:36 EST ~ Day 1/30: PP Reset : 12/1/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825617 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1148589486.jpg"> <BR> I'm starting over and today is <em>249</em> of my Chris Kresser Personal Paleo 30 day reset. <BR> <BR> Meals planned for today: <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> B: none / IF: 13 hours <BR> L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small amount of roasted country potatoes / pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Chicken/andouille sausage gumbo over riced cauliflower / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> *********... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:47:04 EST ~ Update : 11/30/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824982 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l430556240.jpg">... hi guys, it's been awhile, but I wanted to update you. I did only one P90 workout last week, and although I walked everyday I am still behind on my strength training and P90 cardio. Monday I will resume my regular training schedule with my <em>223</em> Nancy aka ATHENA130 and LaDelle aka LAMOURA. <BR> <BR> Nutritionally I have really fallen off. I have been eating "ALL" the wrong things, mainly sweets. While my... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 02:09:14 EST ~ Day 17/30 Reset ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819348 <em>213</em> Quick update... <BR> <BR> I didn't exercise over the weekend. I walked this week from work and yesterday I did P90 Sweat A & Ab Ripper A. Trying to stay on track this week. <BR> <BR> Goals for the week: <BR> <BR> W: P90 Sculpt A <BR> TH: P90 Sweat A & Ab Ripper A <BR> F: P90 Sculpt A <BR> S: Saturday Special (Cardio HIIT) <BR> Su: REST <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> ... my eating has not been perfect either, but I am improving that one day at a time. I am going through... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:53:46 EST ~ Reset/P90 Update: 11/9/14 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815229 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l521684043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 9/30 Reset ~ <BR> <BR> B: IF 14 hours <BR> L: Cabbage noodles and Italian sausage <BR> D: Kale & tuna croquetts <BR> Snack: pecans/raisins <BR> <BR> Day 9/90 - Exercise: <BR> <BR> PM Walk home <BR> Sweat A & Ab Ripper <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ DAY 8/30 Reset ~ <BR> <BR> IF: 15 hours <BR> L: Cabbage noodles and Italian sausage <BR> D: Kale and baked catfish fillets <BR> <BR> Day 9/90: Exercise: Sculpt... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:49:42 EST ~ Day 7/30 Reset / 7/90 P90: Week in review ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813926 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343926181.jpg">... so a week has passed and all is going great. I wanted to check-in with a review of my week and more information about the P90 rotation. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> NUTRITION <em>551</em> : <BR> <BR> My diet has been pretty good, but I did drink coffee with cream last week. Starting tomorrow I will give up the coffee and start drinking tea again. <em>106</em> This week I will try to post some of my meals for account... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:43:40 EST ~ Day 1/30: Personal Paleo reset & P90 (90 day) challenge ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809794 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291732007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Quick update: <em>249</em> ... Chris Kresser's 30 day Personal Paleo reset and also starting today I will be doing a 90 day P90 challenge (.... the new P90 workout) with NANCY aka ATHENA130 and VEGMO80. I will try to post most days and will update you later regarding the P90 workouts. <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>247</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:07:32 EST ~ DAY 3/30: Personal Paleo Code ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772914 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1291732007.jpg">... DAY 3 and I feel great! <BR> <BR> Menu for the day: <BR> <BR> B: 2 homemade canned garlic pickles and pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> L: Sausage & cabbage noodles (Everyday Paleo recipe) <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361441444.jpg"> <link>everydaypaleo.com/sausage-n-cabbage-<BR>noodles-with-fried-apples/ </link> ... pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: Baked catfish & Tilapia filets w/large ... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:47:16 EST ~ 30 Day Reset beginning on: Sept. 1st and my new toy! ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127770543.jpg">... so I am restarting the 30 day reset beginning on September 1st. On my first 30 day reset I lost from 176 to 158 over the course of 3 months. This was my first 10% weight loss goal. I have in the meantime, maintained my weight and I am ready to try to reach my final 10% weight loss goal of 15 pounds or 142 pounds. Normally in the body weight reset process it is suggested that one should allow at least 6 months for the ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:26:22 EST ~ Day 1/60 Piyo ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757534 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953062839.jpg">... I will begin Week One today of BB Piyo 60 day program. I previewed it over the weekend and tried a couple of the exercises and I really enjoy the structure of this program. Very unique and interesting moves, all using just your body weight. <BR> <BR> ... As I mentioned in a previous blog, I want to give conventional lifting of weights a rest, however, for problem areas, like triceps, core and lower body, I am going to... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:54:58 EST ~ Day 11/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l628793670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 11: 8/11/14 <BR> <BR> IF: 13 hours <BR> <BR> L: smoke turkey sausage, large baby spinach salad with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes & paleo ranch dressing / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: TBA <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529683275.jpg"> ~ Dee <em>247</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:10:33 EST ~ DAY 6/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754741 ~ Day 6: 8/6/14: <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 1/2 apple, walnuts and pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> Lunch: Butter chicken over riced cauliflower and multicolor peppers / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> SNACK: walnuts <BR> <BR> Dinner: Chicken patties, Harticot Vert green beans & pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: AM/PM walks: 2 hours <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> PS: .... my Plyo package should be here Friday.... <BR> <BR> [This shipment is sche... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 23:14:25 EST ~ DAY 4/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753236 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l225929433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 4: 8/4/14: <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST: 1/4 cup blueberries, walnuts & pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> LUNCH: Roasted chicken legs & Harticot vert green beans/mushrooms; pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> DINNER: Salmon croquettes & Harticot vert green beans/mushrooms and country potatoes (very tiny serving); pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> AM/PM Walk: 90 minutes <em>311</e... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:19:29 EST ~ DAY 3/30: Personal Paleo Code (PPC) & Update ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752334 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1791890832.jpg">... Hi guys, it's been awhile I know. I have been staying on track with my eating as well as walking and exercising regularly. I have actually changed my exercise routine recently. Instead of doing the conventional strength training workouts lifting dumbbells/the barbell, I have decided to do pilates and body weight only lower body exercises for awhile. <BR> <BR> I decided to do this because I walk between 90 - 100 minu... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 15:44:47 EST ~ Update with pics ... ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723082 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425893072.jpg">... I posted this on my FB page and wanted to share it with you. As you know, up until last week I have been following the Personal Paleo Code (Chris Kresser). Last week I started doing carb cycling and have added the following foods in with no problem: <BR> <BR> - organic sour cream <BR> - Greek yogurt (plain) <BR> - organic cheddar cheese <BR> - cream <BR> - Kerry Gold Butter <BR> - potatoes (new) <BR> - 85% dark chocolat... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:46:00 EST ~ 6/16/14: Day 1 Carb Cycling challenge ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l33190626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No Carb day: <BR> <BR> B: Olives ( ... not very hungry) <BR> <BR> L: Turkey meatloaf / turnip greens w/bacon / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> D: Baked chicken wings / green beans/mushrooms / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <BR> AM: 60 minute walk <BR> PM: 40 minute walk <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>247</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:30:45 EST ~ Carb cycling 30 day challenge ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1451821600.jpg">... so tomorrow I will officially start my carb cycling challenge. <BR> <BR> As mentioned in my previous blog, my carb cycling will look like this: <BR> <BR> M: No carbs (as in no starchy carbs) <BR> T: Low carb <BR> W: Moderate carb <BR> TH: No carbs <BR> Fri: Low Carb <BR> Sat: Higher carb <BR> Sun: No carb <BR> <BR> ... although how many carbs I eat will vary from day to day and may not exactly reflect the above char... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:36:10 EST ~ Day 10 & update ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715354 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l623833799.jpg">... so it's been a few days since my last blog and I have changed some things. <BR> <BR> As you know I have been following the Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo Code reset (PPC). The purpose of this reset was to eliminate foods that might be considered inflammatory, such as caffeine & dairy for 30 days and then slowly reintroduce them back into my diet and watch for any signs of inflammation, i.e., indigestion, bloating, etc. ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:42:05 EST ~ PPC RESET #2: Day 4 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710924 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1577370522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 4: June 4, 2014 ~ <BR> <BR> B: olives <BR> L: Turkey meatloaf and mixed greens/bacon ... pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Chicken patties with lime/cilantro, Harticot vert French green beans and roasted country potatoes w/wild mushrooms / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> AM: 13 minute walk <BR> PM: 25 minute walk <BR> PM: 30 minute trength training... KCM Step kickboxing workout #2 <BR> ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:46:02 EST ~ PPC RESET #2: Day 2 & 3: ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710086 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1621050392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reset Day 3: June 3, 2014: <BR> <BR> B: blueberry/apple claflouti <BR> L: Turkey meatloaf / mixed greens w/bacon & pomegranate white tea <BR> D: Baked tuna croquettes / cauliflower saute w/baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions & pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> <BR> AM: 60 minute walk <BR> PM: 25 minute walk <BR> PM: 30 minute Kelly Coffey-Meyer: Muscle Up...Lift 2B Fit <BR> ... s... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 22:27:48 EST ~ PPC RESET #2: Day 1: June 1 (June 1 - 30, 2014) ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708359 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335652948.jpg">~ Day 1: 2nd reset: June 1 - June 30 ~ <BR> <BR> For the next 30 days I will still not eat the following: <BR> <BR> - no dairy (Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) ** I have reintroduced grass fed Kerry Gold butter back in!!!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> - no caffeine (coffee; it has been 2 months since my last cup of coffee!) <BR> <BR> - no beans/legumes <BR> <BR> For the first day of the reset this is what I had for lunch... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:35:51 EST ~ How to determine "belly fat vs. loose skin" ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705345 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l927712312.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I thought this was interesting and informative: <BR> <BR> To determine if what is actual "belly fat" vs. "loose skin" perform the following exam: <BR> <BR> Pinch the skin around your belly and then pinch skin on the back of your hand. <BR> <BR> - Is the skin on your hand the same thickness as the pinch on your belly? <BR> <BR> If it is then it's loose skin but if it's not (which it probably is) then you have ... Wed, 28 May 2014 16:12:14 EST ~ UPDATE: Belly fat ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704802 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1794360336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... I neglected to mention that as a result of the 30 day reset I have lost a lot of abdominal fat!!!!.... If I keep up my core/ab strengthening I think I can get great definition in my abs before the year is out! <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> This lost is directly related in the elimination of sugar (... eating lower carb) from my diet. <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> <em>418</em> <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> ~ How... Tue, 27 May 2014 23:34:47 EST ~ Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template” ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704487 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1617511448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template” <BR> by Chris Kresser <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of years, as the popularity of the Paleo diet has expanded, a lot of controversy has emerged over exactly what a Paleo diet is. <BR> <BR> Part of the problem is that there are now a number of authors and bloggers – from Mark Sisson to Kurt Harris to Robb Wolf to Paul Jaminet to myself – that advoca... Tue, 27 May 2014 15:12:19 EST ~ UPDATE: PPC Reset results and what I have learned ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702481 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2092410114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1.) I reintroduced popcorn (... I love air popped pop corn) back in last weekend: <BR> <BR> RESULTS: ... and I have found that I have actually lost the taste for it! Also, it did not agree with my digestive system. <BR> <BR> Prior to the reset/elimination of it, when I would have a higher carb day and include the popcorn, the fiber in it would produce great movement (... without getting too explicit) but I had ... Sun, 25 May 2014 00:09:33 EST ~ Day 44: 5/14: Chris PPC Reset ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694693 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l848801724.jpg">... it is Reset Day 44 and I am still going strong. I decided to stay on the reset longer; as Chris mentions in the book that one can stay on it indefinitely. It is simple to follow and I am making so much progress and feeling great. <BR> <BR> Next week I may introduce white potatoes and rice back in for more starch variety. Although I am following the Chris Kesser's reset, I like the W30 guidelines for reintroducing the fo... Wed, 14 May 2014 08:05:40 EST ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692687 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l766440128.jpg">One of my Face book friends posted this and I wanted to share it with you: <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> I know that this weekend and especially tomorrow will be uber hard to handle for those whose mommies have gone on to glory. <BR> <BR> I want you all to do something... I want you to think about what your mom would do...then I want you to do it and let her "live" vicariously thru you... make your momma proud so she can tell ... Sun, 11 May 2014 15:00:31 EST ~ Day 40: 5/10: Chris PPC Reset (pics) ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692621 ~ Day 40 ~ <BR> <BR> B: NONE {... had some business to take care of and didn't have time to eat} <BR> <BR> L: Treated myself to Panda Express Chinese food... no rice; I got chicken & onions (in pic) and kung pao chicken (... not seen here), I added the sh**taki mushrooms and bok choy <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l778606015.jpg"> / pomegranate tea <BR> <BR> D: Same as lunch <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <em>414</em> REST DAY <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> GARDENING: 2.5 ... Sun, 11 May 2014 12:26:43 EST ~ Day 37 & 39: 5/7 - 5/10: Chris PPC Reset ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692616 ~ Day 37 - 39~ <BR> <BR> Paleo compliant <BR> <BR> Exercise: AM/PM walks <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ~ Dee <em>247</em> <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 12:17:37 EST ~ DAY: 37 5/7/14 : Chris PPC Reset ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690302 ~ Day 37: 5/7/14: <BR> <BR> B: Organic strawberries / Raw walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> <BR> L: Roasted chicken / Indian spinach saag [pureed spinach with Indian spices sans the paneer (cheese)] / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> <BR> D: Salmon croquettes, sauteed baby spinach, thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> SNACK: Raw walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, dried unsweetened ap... Thu, 8 May 2014 07:50:12 EST ~ DAY: 33 - 36: 5/3/14 - 5/6/14 : Chris PPC Reset ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688908 ~ Day 36: 5/6/14: <BR> <BR> B: Organic strawberries / chicken baked in olive/basil oil / pomegranate white tea <BR> <BR> <BR> L: Chicken lime patties / large baby spinach salad with guacamole, fresh salsa / pomegrante white tea <BR> <BR> <BR> D: Salmon croquettes, sauteed baby spinach, thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts / pomegranate white tea <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l228574297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> AM Wal... Tue, 6 May 2014 11:47:55 EST ~ Strong vs Skinny: Why Strong Is Better! ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688904 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l771626432.jpg">No doubt you’ve heard the slogan, “strong is the new skinny.” For years women have focused on losing weight, sometimes using unhealthy techniques like extreme calorie restriction, excessive aerobic exercise and weight loss supplements. The tide seems to be turning as more women discover the power weight training has to transform their body – and their mind. Rather than depriving themselves, they’re fueling their bodies with wh... Tue, 6 May 2014 11:42:18 EST