JILLYMAUI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JILLYMAUI JILLYMAUI'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/ The Grind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536419 So I have been having a rough emotional patch, to say the least. The details will not be revealed, suffice it to say this is the type of crap I used to overeat over and drink over as well. Since I do not actively partake in those addictions anymore I am left with feeling my feelings, and fighting the urge to compulsively eat. <BR> How is this working?? Well its a grind. I am getting to more meetings, letting friends help and feeling my feelings and it really sucks. I always 'used' food/booze... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:19:50 EST Good News from Doctor ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509216 Well, I usually hate going to the doctor but yesterday was awesome. I did labs on Sunday and got results back on Tuesday and saw Dr. on Wednesday, so its been busy. <BR> I have had severe kidney disease for over a year, I get a GFR test (blood test) which determines my kidney function, mine had gone down to as low as 21. At 15 I would have to go on dialysis, so I stopped everything I was doing, eliminated some meds and ALOT of foods and have gotten busy getting healthy this year, swimming abo... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:07:13 EST First Athletic Challenge EVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464344 This is kind of huge for me, I earned a sweet little steel blue tee shirt for participating in a group challenge at my gym. I have never, ever in my life participated in ANY athletic competition or challenge and that is why this is such a big deal for me. <BR> So I have been swimming 5 days a week for 4 months now, from 90-120 minutes each time, including an aerobics class in the pool and then exercising on my own too. This comes up to about 80 sessions or roughly 150 hours I am guessing. I h... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:06:30 EST WOW So happy I lost more weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457135 I was going to write about my zen hot tub experience, or my spiritual/fitness retreat over the weekend at Tahoe, or about how I am loving swimming 2 hours a day, but instead I want to write about losing 7 more pounds yesterday at the doctor! <BR> <BR> I am really pleased, I was driving to the doctor yesterday after 2 hours of water exercise and I really was having some mental obsession time going on between my ears ~ I kept thinking, OK I don't think I have lost more weight, Ok I probably di... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:38:45 EST Hungry: But its NOT Dinner Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442642 Okay ..... lets get real, I have been having food thoughts this afternoon, lots of them, my mind is trying to make me go eat something that is NOT time to eat. I've been thinking, ok I could have a few of those new walnuts I bought today. Or I could go look in the fridge and see what is there, but I already know what is in there. Or blah blah blah...... I know this merry go round, and its crazy making. I know this is not a good thing for me to be giving any energy to at all. I know I need to ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 20:05:17 EST Day 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438387 Well I never thought I would make it to day 100 ! I am feeling very happy about 100 days of lovely abstinence and sticking to my food plan and exercise program 100%. <BR> I do not think I have ever gone 100 days before without cheating. I always lost it before this and gave in to food that sings to me while I am both awake and asleep. I often have dreams about food, nightmares really, of eating food that is really unhealthy for me. <BR> So I am going to celebrate today! NO I am not going to g... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:58:43 EST Mindful Aquatics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433389 I've been reading recently about the power of incorporating meditation into exercise. I thought, hmmmm, interesting, but how does one do that? <BR> <BR> So since I have been wondering about this quite a bit lately I decided to do something different today during my workout. I usually have time in the pool when I am alone in the water, it is a huge pool, it is somewhat quiet when there are few people inside, and it is peaceful with the water, I get there early or stay late so I can do this da... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:34:57 EST Weeding my Garden of Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431078 Isn't it something how things can change in a few hours? Yesterday I felt wonderful, and I had a rough day today...... not foodwise, thank goodness, but emotionally, oh those peelings........ oh oh oh peelings..... <BR> that's how I used to sing that feelings song, as if my feelings were a joke. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was sitting in the park, took my doggy for a walk and it was at the rose garden, you see I got married in that rose garden to my first husband, and was sitting right where we walk... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:41:10 EST 92 Days of Clean Abstinence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430124 It's like a little miracle, this abstinence, this is so sweet and I am so very grateful. <BR> <BR> Tonight I picked up a 90 day chip at my meeting, it was great, I almost cried. I've had <BR> other 90 day chips, but its been YEARS! And never as sweet as this one, I have it sitting right <BR> where I can see it now, another little nudge to keep doing the next right thing, the next footstep along this path to a healthier life. Thats what recovery is all about really, sane and useful living, ... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 01:33:04 EST Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426156 I know I have alot of triggers that can do alot of damage. So everyday is kind of a challenge, except when I am sooooo in the zone that nothing can penetrate it, which is not the case right now. I love the zone, I love that feeling that nothing can get to me. That feeling however is fallacy. <BR> <BR> Today I have 89 days of my new Paleo/Pool Plan, eating strict paleo and getting to the pool 5 days a week and exercising, including running in the water for 90-120 minutes a day. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:30:02 EST I Don't Do Sick Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424605 Oh brother, okay have to figure this out now, I thought I was ok, but went for labs just in case and I still have either a bladder, kidney or uti still. This is after 7 days of the heavy duty cipro I took last week. <BR> What is going to have to happen for this infection to be gone anyway? <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will have to get more antibiotics from the doctor, and take them twice a day. <BR> I don't do sick very well, which is weird since I get to have so much practice. <BR> <BR> I did go ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:11:39 EST Not the End of the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422574 So apparently kidney infections may cause problems on the gfr results (best test to find out if kidney is up to snuff). <BR> In a month I can find out if it was an anomaly or if my kidneys are shot or not. So that is some bit of possible good news. <BR> Having this hideous earache has been fun.....NOT. Going to see dr in day or two if it is not cleared up. Did get to urgent care on Sunday and got drops that seem to be helping somewhat, but I have no hearing in that side which is uncomforta... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:27:10 EST Bad Labs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419492 And I was feeling pretty darn good..... my kidney labs are somewhat worse. <BR> <BR> I wrote to the nephrologist and he says the numbers are consistent with my chronic kidney disease. I have written to the renal dietician and told her everything I eat and take and am asking if there is anything I am doing wrong, I hope so that I can change it cause otherwise it just means my kidneys are getting worse and that makes me afraid and sad too. <BR> <BR> Cause I am trying soooooooo hard to do the ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 03:55:22 EST Lost 3 More Pounds, Down 18 Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418444 Whew! That was a relief! I went to the clinic today after my 2 hours swim and jumped on that scale with a little fear, but did it anyway. I was so glad to see I have lost another 3 pounds in the last month. Yay! Do a little happy dance of JOY! This makes a total of 18 pounds lost in 81 days. <BR> <BR> So it is working, something is working, I guess my relief is because I am doing alot of work and now it is paying off. I mean this is not Biggest Loser, I am not working out 4 hours a days at... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:57:43 EST That Bloody Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417195 Well I am going to have to get on the scale again and I am afraid I will not have lost at least a few pounds........ I feel smaller, I look like I have lost weight, I got into a smaller bathing suit, but my brain is telling me I have not lost enough weight, enough would be 1-2 pounds for me! <BR> <BR> Why is this bugging me so much? Because I have been eating too much fruit on the Paleo diet, I just re read I have to limit my fruit to 1 serving per day if weight loss is my goal, yikes! I kn... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:45:03 EST Tabata Tuesday-Water Aerobics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415434 Our outstanding water aerobics teacher, Julie, recently began making Tuesday's all about Tabata exercising. Essentially it is interval training, with slow down periods and high intensity fast periods. In Tabata, the participant does 20 seconds of very fast exercise, followed by 10 seconds of a slow down, and then back to 20 seconds fast. <BR> <BR> At the end of 8 of those sets you get a 30-60 second rest, and after a couple of complete sets you can take a break and do something else like r... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:57:00 EST Fat Girl with a Pretty Face http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413266 Ah yea...... that would be me I guess. At least I was told that about a zillion times in my life. <BR> <BR> And its not easy. Today I am sick, have a kidney infection and bladder, etc. so I am under the weather and feeling sorry for myself I guess, so this rant is going to be self-indulgent. Fair warning. <BR> <BR> When I was a kid I really thought I was ugly, it probably had to do with being sexually abused by a neighbor, a cousin, some teenage boys and even an older girl. Yea, it happened... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:17:22 EST 75 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411268 Yea, whodathunkit? <BR> <BR> Not me, I never thought I would go without overeating for 4 days let alone 75 because that is just not normal for me. I am the girl who never ever exercises and who eats everything I want anytime I want because I want to, it is not in my dna to refrain from compulsively eating and what is in my dna is sitting on the couch with a remote, a paintbrush or a guitar. None of these fun but passive activities could ever burn the calories I was consuming while eating to... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:10:24 EST A New Year for me..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410002 Well, birthdays are funny I think, I don't like getting older much at all, but it is like starting a new year, so tomorrow I will get to do that, I have 73 days of my new food plan and exercise program, SparkPeople dedication, attendance at meetings and general improvement overall. <BR> <BR> So it is not too unusual to think that this could be a very good year, or at least a much better year than lots in the past. I do not have any huge plans for tomorrow, I will go to the pool and do 2 aqua... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 20:58:04 EST Day 60, my new Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395948 Huh, I did not think I would make it this far, 60 days of perfecto eating on strict paleo and almost as many days of pool exercise to boot. Thousands and thousands of minutes of aquacize and hundreds of pieces of produce too. <BR> This last 2 months I have eaten only vegetables, fruits and protein, No additives, NO sweeteners, no dairy, no grains, no legumes. NOT one thing off the recommended paleo plan. <BR> <BR> As a result I have been given some wonderful benefits and results, so far. <BR... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 06:07:20 EST Duck Duck Goose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393327 Well....... smile time at the pool.....yesterday I got to the pool real early to do my 2 hours of water exercise, I look so forward to getting in the water every morning now. <BR> <BR> I was in the pool alone as it was 45 minutes before the class and I had grabbed a big noodle to use for my deep water exercise (and to prevent further knee damage) and I was standing at the side of the pool warming up my lower body and doing range of motion leg lifts, and twirls. <BR> <BR> Our pool is indoor... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:15:28 EST Is that a Muscle??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391958 WAT????? What is that big thing on my hip when I flex and tighten the ole derriere? <BR> <BR> OMG is that possibly a muscle that was never there before, how could that feel so hard in less than 2 months of serious exercise? I never thought this type of result could happen so fast. <BR> Come to think of it, what is going on with my calves and my arms too? <BR> <BR> There are muscles growing in me I have not experienced either ever or for a very very long time. There is so tautness to some ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:59:46 EST Water Emergencies ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390377 Well I guess it had to happen, being in the water so much every week there are bound to be things that happen. <BR> This week I found out a woman in a water aerobics class at another branch of my gym died. <BR> She was very overweight and she died before the emt's arrived and they only took 3 minutes to get there. It is sooooooo important to know my limits and to be checked out by my doctor before engaging in any exercise. Water may not seem like a very rigorous exercise but when you are doin... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:55:13 EST 20 Year's Married http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386887 Today is my 20th Anniversary of Marriage with my husband Curtis..... we have a lovely day planned at the lake to swim and picnic together and reflect on all our years of marriage. <BR> <BR> I do consider it an accomplishment to make this milestone and thank my husband very much for being a wonderful person and a loving husband, I am a lucky gal. <BR> <BR> I love you sweetie~ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l646211142.jpg"> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:47:58 EST Zone? Yes I think so . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379578 Some people talk about a zone while on a healthy quest.....that's what it feels like is happening now and I do not want to lose it. <BR> <BR> I have this bit of clarity about the food, like "Here this is my food" and "NO that is not my food" and it helps alot to cut down cravings and urges to take a little bite. So I can go to a restaurant and happily order food that is good for me, I can go to my kitchen and ignore my husbands junk and know it is NOT MY FOOD. I need this clarity. <BR> <BR... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 21:01:30 EST Cloud 9.2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379150 I have to call it cloud 9 point 2 cause just plain ole cloud 9 is not enough to explain how I feel. <BR> After such a long time, trying to lose weight and only slowly GAINING I am finally, finally losing some weight. Hence my new floating on Cloud 9.2 <BR> <BR> It feels light and breezy and stress free on my cloud, its blue and airy and wispy and free of worry too. I like my little cloud. It feels hopeful and like I am somehow doing the right thing too. <BR> I am happy, wow, I am happy. That... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:40:52 EST Lost 13 Pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377770 Well I am thrilled! Releasing 13 pounds and I feel GOOOOOOOD! 44 days of paleo strict pays off! <BR> <BR> I had my 2 doctor appts yesterday....one with the kidney specialist (nephrologist) and the other with the audiologist. <BR> I was not going to look at the scale but at the last second I did, the only reason was because the shorts I was wearing had so much room in them in the am, and so I was pretty sure I had lost weight, its hard to tell! <BR> Sometimes I think I have lost then don't... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:03:57 EST Summer Pool Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376242 As a kid I swam and played in water all the time, everyday in Summer. Mom taught me how to swim and then I went to lessons too with my little brother, he was 3 and I was 6. I fell in love so much with swimming and water play and it stuck with me my whole life. <BR> I have always made sure there is access to a pool, at least most of the time, when I lived in Hawaii I would go swim in the ocean a lot too, and the community pools are free there so that was wonderful too. <BR> <BR> So a few year... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 03:12:44 EST A Blister on my EYE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373940 <BR> Had to have a friend drive me to emergency dr appt cause I was driving with 1 eye closed from pain. UGH! <BR> Dr. gave me prednisone drops and its better now, I have an inflamed membrane that covers the white part of my eye, its like a blister. <BR> My gf said, Only You! and its true..... STILL I managed to go swimming for 75 minutes yesterday and 100 today. My sis says I am in the zone, whatever it is I likey. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138176094.jpg... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:53:41 EST A Memorable Swim http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371228 After spending time thinking about Memorial Day and the sacrifices of my family members thru the ages, I went to the pool for my aquacize and swim on Monday last. <BR> <BR> We had a substitute teacher, an older woman who our regular teacher said had taught her everything she knows, okay sounded good to me. Since I's already had my BBQ earlier in the weekend (all paleo, all a-ok) I was not going to be cooking anything special. <BR> <BR> So off I go to the gym..... I like to get there early t... Wed, 29 May 2013 08:58:51 EST Paleo Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369185 I am on the Paleo food plan, diet, whatever you want to call it. Paleo strict is what I am eating <BR> on a day to day basis for the last 36 days. <BR> This is helping me alot. <BR> Clothes are loosening up now and I have so much more energy. I no longer inject insulin several times a day and I am REAL AWAKE! <BR> I get hungry now when I have not eaten for hours and I am getting my appetite back. Not the phony feeling that "I need to eat something" that was the usual for me. <BR> <BR> I am f... Mon, 27 May 2013 10:48:11 EST What has Changed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365340 Other than the way I am eating for the last 32 days, what has changed in my life? <BR> <BR> Well it sort of did begin 32 days ago when I decided I would try Paleo conservative for 1 day. <BR> Frankly I did not think I could get thru 1 day eating the Paleo way. How could I possibly give up coffee (not being able to have cream in it?). How could I really put down the bread? And how could I give up even fake sugar and cheese, albeit ALL dairy? So no I did not think I could make it thru 1 little... Thu, 23 May 2013 07:38:07 EST 30 Days on Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363813 I am glad to say today makes 30 days on Paleo, one day at a time. It helps to have few expectations and to get nice surprises. No, its not been easy, but it is doable. So what does it mean I am not eating? No coffee for me cause I cannot take it black, that's been a biggie. No bread or starchy white food, no sugar of any kind ever, not even fake. No beans/ rice or peanuts or legumes. <BR> What do I eat? Simple really, meats, eggs, veggies and fruits. Real food, prepared lovingly. Just now ... Tue, 21 May 2013 19:15:56 EST Weightless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361419 Ummmmm......... so so so nice....... the way the water swirls, moves around me, its so soft and giving, this water. Oh my just a feeling, almost a fugue state without the memory loss, a feeling half way thru my exercise in the pool that ALL is WELL. Peaceful, truly relaxed, I cannot remember being this relaxed ever before. Nothing is bothering me, the kids over there playing, the guy looking at me, nothing, I am free of the anxiety of life, and I am weightless in the water, loving life and ev... Sun, 19 May 2013 19:06:02 EST Party Time!! Paleo Way?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358584 So...... I am having a dinner and friends over and I am going to surprise them with an all Paleo dinner! well..... this should be interesting~~~ also I am trying out some new ideas for recipes.... <BR> <BR> Here is my menu for Saturday night: <BR> <BR> Appetizer: Vegetable Crudites with Newman's Olive Oil Dressing <BR> <BR> Salad: Farm Fresh Organic Greens with Roma Tomato and Zero Carb Dressing <BR> <BR> Entree: Marinated Fresh Herb Roasted Chicken <BR>... Thu, 16 May 2013 12:56:19 EST Stupid Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357549 My doctor is either dumb or mean or something........ yesterday I went in for a couple things and I asked the gal to not tell me what scale said, the ma did not...... when dr came in she said immediately You lost 30 pounds! I was flabbergasted! <BR> I mean its only been 24 days....... then she says, 'oh how is that possible, they just weighed you 10 days ago downstairs...... you can't lose 30 pounds in 10 days.' <BR> Now I am incredulous and looking at her like she is an alien from another ti... Wed, 15 May 2013 14:26:55 EST Sick and Dieting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356176 oH BROTHER!!! One of the stumbling blocks, I am sick and I have to go to the doctor this afternoon, she is mean to me and I am very weak when I am sick. <BR> How does one handle this food restricting when sick? <BR> I do have my appetite back (it was missing for awhile) so maybe I am on the mend, but I sound like my Grandmas who had emphysema and I have not smoked for 20 years. <BR> Just need to ask my angels to keep me on my food plan today. I want to have a salad for lunch and some fish ... Tue, 14 May 2013 10:53:49 EST Hip Hop Water Fun ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355615 Well, who knew I would enjoy hip hop in the pool? Never had a clue, but our substitute teacher came today and put on a great mix of music that was very easy to jog to in the pool. We were all having such a fun time, I was able to move quite well and have always been able to keep a beat so this was something new and unexpected, I spent the hour bouncing around like a kid too! <BR> <BR> I wound up doing 90 minutes of water exercise and then 20 in the hot tub and 20 in the sun, a swell day for ... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:59:11 EST The Bleeping SCALE !!!@#!%^&!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349480 So, yes I need to lose weight to improve my health. I stopped caring about vanity a loooong time ago, today it is about living another year. <BR> I've had big health issues and the weight does not help one bit. I have lost the same 100 pounds a half a dozen times and that is just awful. And I am pretty desperate too. So 17 days ago I decided, once again I HAD to do something about it. But What? <BR> For the last year I had heard about the Paleo diet and looked into it a bit and just knew the... Wed, 8 May 2013 07:53:56 EST Is the Diabetes Over? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344980 Well, this is a rather dramatic development in my life....... I have not had to have insulin for a week now. I was injecting 4 times a day, 20-40 units of insulin each time.... and its over. Today I put away the insulin as a symbolic ending to this part of my life. <BR> Why? <BR> I have been eating differently, for just 12 days. NO grains, NO dairy, NO additives, sugars subs, preservatives or anything fake. <BR> <BR> I am only eating REAL food and only fruit, vegetables, meats, nuts, and ... Sat, 4 May 2013 02:39:36 EST Got that Dreamy Feeling Again ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339814 Oh I was looking for it today in the Pool, I gave myself extra time today, got in the pool 20 before the aquacize class and grabbed a noodle that had been left over to warm up, yes! <BR> Then the class started and we used the big underwater weights and that was wonderful too, after the 55 minutes class I stayed on to enjoy more pool time by myself! Just LOVE being in a huge beautiful pool ALL by MYself! <BR> <BR> Yes, and I noticed it, I got that dreamy, loose, lovely feeling, must be thos... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:03:10 EST Back in the Water for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337480 Just went to the gym and got in the pool, thinking there was an aquacise class at 11am, but alas it was at 9, so I did my own exercises and enjoyed the water and jogged in the water, swam, walked and all that I usually do when I get to the pool. Lovely feeling there, so I got 80 minutes of exercise and came home to lunch. Not a bad day~ so far~~~ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803746959.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:40:31 EST 4 Days on Paleo & Blood Sugar Normal !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335686 Soooooo......... I was told this diet would help my diabetes (on insulin injection 4 x a day) <BR> and on Monday April 22 I started eating Paleo. <BR> I was feeling SO awful, really really bad all the time, I knew I had to do something. <BR> I remembered my renal dietician said, Try the Caveman diet, then she told me what it was <BR> and I said NO WAY! This was more than 6 months ago. I had given up sugar a year ago, but still was not doing well. <BR> Now with 4 days of strict paleo, my bloo... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:53:47 EST This does NOT stink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334310 Well Day 3 of Paleo Diet seems to be going pretty good, my blood sugars are alot lower, and I feel ok, better than ok. I made up a recipe from my dinner last night, I called it Paleo Stir Fry and put it on Spark recipes. I think I may continue to do this. <BR> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:31:46 EST More on Paleo...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332482 So it states that paleo diet is good for diabetics and I sure hope so cause I am over this disease alright. <BR> I think I am ready to give it a real shot too....... hope hope hope a little song I am singing..... <BR> <BR> Jill <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:22:14 EST Paleo?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332470 So I am trying out the Paleo food plan, the strict form, and then will probably add some dairy later....... I need to do something to get my diabetes under control and apparently this might help, even the dietician said it is ok, so its just, veggies, fruits (only 2 servings a day), meats, and nuts. Basically what was growing when we roamed the Earth as cave peeps. <BR> Anyone else trying this or suceeding? Would LOVE to know..... <BR> Thanks <BR> J <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:41:38 EST How about 5/2 diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269363 Heard about the 5/2 diet today...... eat 500 cal or less per day 2 non consecutive days a week, and <BR> eat what I want the other 5 days. As this sounds too good to be true I will have to give it a try. <BR> Anyone else doing this one???? Sat, 2 Mar 2013 07:00:51 EST Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222152 Got to get myself together, asking for help from HP and others too. <BR> <BR> Been going thru something pretty devastating and wanting to be relieved of the stress and <BR> <BR> Let It Go. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:10:30 EST Relapse with Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131659 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1278850216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> You asked ........... <BR> <BR> "Why is digging my way out of relapse more difficult than achieving my first abstinence with OA?" <BR> <BR> I'm only going to share how it is for me since you asked this, ok? <BR> Delete if you don't want my 2 cents. <BR> <BR> When I came in it was 1990, I got the pinkest cloud possible a... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:02:56 EST Swimming with Sharks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131653 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l77018336.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know how fortunate I was to live in Hawaii for almost 25 years, I also know I may never <BR> get back there but that is what I want to do ...... in my past life pre recovery I never knew what <BR> I wanted or what to do, I just sort <BR> of went from one thing to the next bouncing off this wall, falling over that cliff, wrecking havoc, <BR> not very happyor caring about much. <BR> And I had a good life, I did ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:52:35 EST