LINDYPOWER's SparkPeople Blog LINDYPOWER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 8 - on Gluten - free after a 6 day hiatus during a funeral in Florida <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I feared I would fall back into the 190's. Yet until my surgery is over tomorrow, I am going to stick to my current plan without starvation BECAUSE STARVATION AND SWEAT are the only 2 things that bring weight loss, <BR> <BR> a huge day of endless chores before tomorrow at the hospital.... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:51:55 EST Day 7- Back to Gluten - Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Vitamin D Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Fried Egg, 2 large ⊗ 180 1 14 13 0 <BR> Garlic, 1 clove ⊗ 4 1 0 0 0 <BR> Onions, raw, 1 slice, medium (1/8" thick) ⊗ 5 1 0 0 0 <BR> Bacon, Applegate Farms Sunday Ba... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:40:13 EST Day 6 - Gluten Free - after the funeral - starting all over again. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was 191.1 yesterday. Id forgotten to take water pill. And I ate gluten free pretzels - SALT. <BR> <BR> So this morning I was 1 lb less because I did take water pill. But I still ate G-F pretzels. <BR> <BR> My appetite is strong. I need to return to eating fewer calories <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:09:19 EST Day 5 - Gluten-free I had been gluten-free 225 days since the first day of Lent, March 1 2017, but when there was a death in the family on October 9th, I had to immediately get on a plane on October 11th, and fly to Florida and stay at a hotel for a week. I ate restaurant food, and always ate with other people. I decided to chance eating non gluten foods and pray it didn't make me sick. I returned home October 18th and got on the scale. <BR> <BR> It made me 7.4 lbs. heavier and not just the gluten - ... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:30:18 EST Day 4 - back on gluten - FREE and weight is going down, again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> came back from funeral after 7 days in Florida eating restaurant food and was 193.4 lbs. When I left I was 186.5 lb. Resuming my gluten free lifestyle and measuring everything. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:32:49 EST Day 1 - Off Gluten Free for 8 days and gained 7.4 lbs while in Florida for Funeral after 223 days being gluten free and going from 209.1 to 186.5 and losing 22.6 lbs., I had to fly to Florida with 2 days notice for a sister in law's funeral. Our family is small. <BR> <BR> My assistance was needed to begin emptying a huge house filled with stuff - all good stuff. <BR> <BR> I worked til my fingers bled. <BR> <BR> I was under stressed out pressure and time constraints. And another controlling sister in law, P, who is executor of the deceased estate. The only family... Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:40:16 EST Day 221 - a dark day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> weight came down 2 pounds <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> bacon 1 egg and 1 large just picked tomato <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:44:51 EST Day 219 - A beautiful day weatherise <img src=""> <BR> <BR> scale the same 188.7 lbs. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> cheese omelette bacon and a garden tomato. under 400 calories <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> working up a sweat as I begin breaking down the 2017 organic garden. <BR> ... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 16:00:55 EST Day 218 - Gluten - Free - feeling hopeful <img src=""> <BR> 188.7 lbs. I lost a few OUNCES because I mowed the property yesterday and was perspiring/dehydrated. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nature's Bounty Sublingual Vitamin B-12 1,500 mcg (2.5 mg) 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Rite Aid Cod Liver Oil, 1 serving ⊗ 15... Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:11:18 EST Day 217 -up early - planning breakfast <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Up early - fell asleep with tv on in bed. Feeling hopeful. I've been so stressed out the past week over the damage to my roof. <BR> <BR> The scale remains at 189.6. 2 days in a row. My goal is to get it below 185 this month. This is way too close to 190. I promised myself I'd never go back to the 190's. <BR> <BR> It IS time consuming, but upon awakening,I got right on SP and to NUTRIT... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 07:45:09 EST Day 216 - breathing...STRESS MESSES EVERYTHING October 1 2017 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> October 2 2017 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> October 3 2017 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> October 4 2017 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I m... Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:47:44 EST Day 215 - Miserable I am so upset with the damage done to my home by a local tree trimmer. <BR> <BR> He is a bully. Won't put it through his insurance. Demanding his sales person do the work on structural damage. <BR> He has been knocking on the door for 15 minutes, calling calling calling me. <BR> <BR> Like a madman. <BR> <BR> I am waiting for my pro bono attorney to send him a letter. <BR> <BR> I have OB GYN surgery on Oct. 27. I can't even get my new Primary Care doctor to see me - he keeps stay... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:20:07 EST Day 213 - Gluten-Free - Breathing. Attempting to calm myself <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stress is so bad from the pressures on only me to do 100's of heavy chores that I want to crash and sleep at 10:30 AM <BR> <BR> more tonight Sun, 1 Oct 2017 10:38:36 EST Day 212 - Gluten-Free - so stressed my jaw is locked <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> enriched grits cooked with banana, chia, flax seeds, cinnamon, water, milk, topped with almonds <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 30 Sep 2017 23:39:00 EST REDEEMing my health, body, and spirit1 Day at a Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is the most glorious day of the year with cool breezes and plenty of sunshine. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> more work to do than I can even write because I feel nauseous in my gut and beyond stress... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:33:32 EST Day 209 - Just way too much to do around here <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My body has settled for 188 lbs. hmmmmm it is sure better than 215- 218 from last year. <BR> <BR> But I want more weight loss. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Made from scratch. sorghum flour and rice flour pancakes Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:30:47 EST Day 208 - Gluten-Free Has Helped me lose 23 lbs. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Gluten-Free does not have to deprive you of having delicious breakfast meals. <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> Nature's Bounty Sublingual Vitamin B-12 1,500 mcg 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 1 large ⊗ 72 0 5 6 0... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:46:58 EST Day 205 - Tree trim Guys Came & I got 3 holes in my new roof. ei yi yi Breakfast <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Nature's Bounty Sublingual Vitamin B-12 1,500 mcg 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Celeste Pizza with Sausage, Green & Red Peppers & Mushrooms, 370 39 18 11 2 <BR> Friendly Farms Vitamin D Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Nature Made Vitamin D3 - 1000 IU, 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST TOTALS: 449 45 22 16 2 <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:52:19 EST The Gift Within ~ Impartiality To be impartial is to be independent and uninfluenced, to remain the master, true to the higher self and my qualities of peace, love and joy. I am unaffected by changing circumstances and other people's negativity. Chaos always subsides, bad moods pass. With a loving and positive attitude, I align myself with that which is true and eternal and then all problems can be resolved. <BR> <BR> Application <BR> I practice Impartiality when I ... <BR> - Go beyond temptations and desires for tempo... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:59:44 EST Beginning nextphase of weight loss including FAT FREEZING <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Day 205 of measuring and tracking food intake. I will be easing up on this because I can eye ball portion size by now. I know by seeing the plate what amount to serve myself. And I am satisfied with healthier portion sizes. No need to glut myself on overeating. It is a waste of money and food to eat in excess. Having 1 egg, 1 slice Gluten-free bread is enough. Tracking it, it totals 381 calo... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:21:02 EST Stepping Up My Fat Loss Game <img src=""> <BR> <BR> FAT FREEZING <BR> <BR> 30 minutes every night I will be applying 3 frozen water bottles across my abdomen, and left & right sides where there are love handles. <BR> <BR> I will measure my waist every week or every 7 days for 3 months. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> I will be sipping a very hot tea every night : <BR> <BR> 1... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:41:30 EST Day 203 - working to keep on track & get tons of chores done <link> </link> <BR> <BR> with the last 10 lbs = 12 lbs to go I will be doing exercises. It's the only way to reduce the fatty deposits all over my body <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> morning supplements <BR> <BR> <BR> Overwhelmed with piles of chores. <BR> <BR> Going... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:21:16 EST Day 201 - Back on Water Pill Since Returning from Solo Camping Monday, September 17 2017 I weighed 188.2 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I ate very good yesterday, but took my first water pill in 2 weeks, last night. By ths morning I weighed 185.3: I awoke in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. The scale had dropped to 186.8 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now that I am not ta... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:41:27 EST Day 200 - on this Journey to Reach an Optimum Health <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Homemade Ranch Dressing with homemade buttermilk, Greek yogurt, and mayonnaise and freshly picked garden herbs of dill, parsley, and chives.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> AND THEN I made this lunch platt... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:11:40 EST Day 198 <link><BR>dgBC3Q0& </link><BR>0& <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> out of the garden for 13 days between my wilderness ocean solo camping for 7 days, and surgical testing, and my uncle's funeral, and the garden is a real mess. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 187.3 lbs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:31:50 EST Day 196 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ] <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Doctor appt at noon. Biopsy results. <BR> <BR> feeling so exhausted. <BR> <BR> more tonight Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:21:46 EST Day 195 - Back From Solo Camping. Lost 1.6 lbs. in 8 days. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Weight on September 1 2017 <BR> <BR> <BR> I took photos of every meal I ate while camping on the ocean by myself for 7 days. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I lost very little weight and was very active the entire week. <BR> <BR> But my upper thighs are thinner and so is my waist by .25 inch. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:22:19 EST Day 187 - Gluten - Free - weight 187.9 <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well the yellow dishes were bought for September when I'd hoped to reach the 170's. My body is overworked and fed brilliantly, yet it is clinging to the 180's so I''m still using blue dishes. In a... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 07:03:40 EST The Gift Within ~ Gentleness Gentleness in a person is a great power. The power that sees, understands, but never interferes. Like the branch of the tree, just touching the earth but never taking root in it. Never to take root in someone else’s mind but to encourage, that’s gentleness. <BR> <BR> Application <BR> I practice Gentleness when I … <BR> · Fill myself with God’s love and use it selflessly in my interactions with others. <BR> · I see the specialties of others and encourage them to move forward.... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:18:14 EST Day 186 - Gluten Free - Putting measuring tools & scale away for 7 days <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday's weight. Today was 187.7. All that back breaking non stop work - grueling work that I hated doing - and my caloric intake was 1200 calories and I lost 1 OUNCE. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And my sn... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 10:01:12 EST Day 185 - Gluten Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Soaked oatmeal overnight - so delicious and creamy. Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, <BR> <BR> 2 cup coffee (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Cinnamon, ground, 0.5 tsp ⊗ 3 1 0 0 1 <BR> Walnuts, 0.3 oz ⊗ 55 1 6 1 1 <BR> Friendly Farms Vitamin D Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Bob's Red Mill ... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:37:49 EST Day 185 - Gluten- Free - 12:30 AM & scrubbing bedroom carpet on knees with carpet solution And everyone keeps telling me to exercise more?? I DON'T EXERCISE. Its wasting mt energy I need to maintain this big old house The dog is blocked off from the area where there is just dirt on the property, and he is sectioned off to the deck and ramp area so he doesn't get dirty. But yet, he sneaks into my room - trying to push door open, and the other side of the bed is where he sneaks to sleep. I couldn't believe how brown the caret was. ei yiyiyi. Its a seafoam green carpet. So wi... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:56:52 EST Day 184 - all the tracking & measuring in the world doesn't bring the scale down Thursday, August 31 2017 - I'd hope the scale would drop to 179 by September 1. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> Cinnamon, ground, 0.3 tsp ⊗ 2 1 0 0 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp ⊗ 12 1 0 0 0 <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, regular, quick, enriched ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> Walnuts, 0.3 oz ⊗ 55 1 6 1 1 <BR> Bob's Red Mill Who... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:12:57 EST August 31 2017 - Preparing for yearly solo camping adventure on ocean I always race to scrub house - early Fall cleaning - before I go. This year, I am frantic. I always arrive exhausted and need 2 days to recover when I arrive at the ocean But it's a nice feeling to come home to an organized and clean house This year, I won't be I was unable to finish multiple ongoing projects before I leave. I have been scattered everywhere frantically doing hard, filthy challenging projects by myself. And the VERTIGO is debilitating. <BR> <BR> But I have to go away... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:56:09 EST Day 184 - Gluten Free - weight wants to hover at 187. August Weights <BR> <BR> In order from August 1 until August 31th All meals were measured and portioned. I worked my butt off every day to the point of collapse. I took pictures of 93 meals. <BR> <BR> 187.6, 187.6, 187.4, 186.1, 186.6, 186.1, 187.6, 187.6, 187.6, 187.7 <BR> <BR> 187.7, 187.1, 185.8, 187.0, 185.9, 184.9, 184.7, 186.2, 187.5, 185.9, <BR> <BR> 187.4, 186.5, 186.3, 186.9, 187.1, 188.1, 187. 8 <BR> <BR> So to lose the last 13 pounds I am going to have to lower my ... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:03 EST My gluten-free life and my Best Friend who lives 250 miles away..... Barbara, who has always popped in to see me on her trips down state to visit her daughter who lives 60 miles east of me ALWAYS would enter my home and say, "Wow you lost weight." even when I was so depressed, looking disheveled, and had gained weight, she would complement me. I never liked it because none of it was true. <BR> <BR> She and I over the years slowly put on weight as we got older, but neither she or I are slouches sitting on our couches. We work like field laborers on our ... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:02:34 EST August 30 2017 - I forgive everyone <img src=""> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:34:11 EST Day 183 - Gluten - Free - feeling exhausted <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dinner last night was Ronzoni gluten free pasta with the remainder of taco filling and ricotta cheese. It tasted good. And I did NOT measure 1/2 cup serving. I probably had 1.5 cups <BR> and then I had a bowl of ice cream with a banana and walnut pieces. <BR> <BR> And with all the e... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:14:56 EST Day 182 Gluten Free 188.1 weight grrrr I have changed my final goal to 174 lbs NOT 165. 174 = 25 BMI - normal range for my height. 174 is more practical and normal for a woman my age. <BR> <BR> I awoke on sofa freezing. Fell asleep with fan on me and tv on, the light still on. So totally exhausted. Did little stuff. Scrubbed deck and handicap ramp with mop,bleach before the rains came. Forced myself to gather all the old iron water pipes from basement and load on a sheet in back of car and take to... Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:49:54 EST Day 181 - Gluten Free - an out day Up at 5 AM. Made homemade granola and coffee. Baked the granola 35 minutes at 375 degrees. <BR> <BR> scale read 188.1. grrrr <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> An out day - got car inspected at 9 AM. Chiropractic appt 9:15 Am. First time in 8 months. Had a car key made up as I only have ONE. Shopped at a food store for 4 items for camping - aluminum foil, washing soda, baking soda, blueberries, ... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 20:14:25 EST Day 180 - Gluten - Free - ready to collapse <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> very slight loss's in bodily measurements from neck to calves. Working my butt off to the point I am overwhelming myself with STRESS. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> Egg, fresh, ... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:32:44 EST Dayv 179 - Gluten-Free - pushed self over the limit with really hard yard work <img src=""> <BR> <BR> after 8 hours non stop work in the south side of property killing myself, and feeling I punished myself for working way too hard, burning falling tree branches fr 5 hours and doing really disgustingly dirty hard work, I came inside around 6 M and had chicken thighs - 2 - a small baked red potat and string beans from the garden <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 22:25:03 EST Day 178 - Gluten-Free - Working like a Beast on Driveway Project <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Haven't been 100% tracking every crumb and see what happens? Even swinging a pick axe and hauling heavy wheelbarrows of debris, raking up a dirt driveway and basically sweating puddles of perspiration don't help lose weight. <BR> <BR> In the middle of the month I dropped to the lowest I've been since the early 2003 era. <BR> 184. WOW But I know me. It went back up after August 14-... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:31:10 EST Day 177 - Gluten - Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Brunch <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup rice flour <BR> 1/2 cup sorghum flour <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1/2 cup organic milk <BR> 1 tbs baking powder <BR> 1 tbs olive oil <BR> <BR> SIMPLE - There is enough batter to make about 4 more pancakes. Served with pat of butter and 1/2 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:12:39 EST Day 176 - gluten free - having a painful biopsy this morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> Nature's Bounty Sublingual Vitamin B-12 1,500 mcg ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 2 large ⊗ 144 1 10 13 0 <BR> Garlic, 3 clove ⊗ 13 3 0 1 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, b... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:03:59 EST Day 175 - Gluten Free - Happy I've Gone This Far <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So the scales LEAPED from 184,6 to 188.1 0ver the weekend while I agonized over hard labor - filth dirty hard chores outside while upset over my family in a very deep emotional state of angst. I made gluten free lemon bars subbing out sugar for Stevia, and I bought my favorite premium vanilla ice cream to cool off and pass out from the sugar in it. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:43:12 EST Day 174 - Gluten - Free - Racing to finish Projects by Sept. 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> scale has traveled upward. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> you'd think I went to 15 all you can eat buffets over the weekend. <BR> <BR> That's me I made a gluten free recipe - lemon bars, and subbed out 1 1/3 cup sugar with 3 Stevia packets and I caved in and for first time in a month bought premium vanil... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:54:39 EST Day 173 Gluten Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> breakfast <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> didnt eat dinner until 9 PM <BR> <BR> I cooked 8 pieces chicken thighs at 6 PM while I worked outside with the sun out of the way and steel brushed rust off of wrought iron rails and painted them. Still not finished <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:39:39 EST Day 172 - Guten Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Finally finally after months of lugging blue stone gravel manure bags of potting soil etc. today I totally emptied trunk, and cleaned it out thoroughly. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and began the slow process of beginning to pack for my September 3rd - 10th camping trip that I take by myself to the ocean... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:37:27 EST Day 171 - Gluten Free <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Furious, heart broken, scared over lab results, depressed....and still Gluten - free <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> breakfast <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> trying to breathe...took walk in garden and found these begging to be p... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:27 EST