LINDYPOWER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LINDYPOWER LINDYPOWER'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 83 - Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365133 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2697b6ef-7516-451e-816f-b7577f5f9320.JPG"> <BR> <BR> up 2 lb in 24 hours - felt pressure and burning in legs and feet in middle of the night - edema I did take 12.5 mg water pill before night fall. I think I have to return to starvation diet under 900 calories and NO gluten-free products <BR> <BR> . <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79ac0ba8-80cd-4edd-9d02-9cbf06614f05.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:07:51 EST Day 82 Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364882 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9347b1b6-73b9-4829-9042-f28ffbb95f6c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c7b9a58-9066-4e87-b3e6-cd8ce72d0fc9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Cheese Omelette and coffee <BR> Vit. D3 and B complex <BR> <BR> Before food shopping I was hungry so I found something I received from my SIL when she moved. I took frozen corn and tatter totters from her freezer or it would have been throw out, I never buy these. <B... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:18:10 EST Day 81 - Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364296 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3978ebff-7030-4986-abc1-41578614ce36.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I knew eating 1634 calories yesterday, that had gluten free bread, and not working like a maniac would put on the extra pound, today. THAT'S ME..... <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3eae2e0b-2929-4a5c-8af7-de63925db419.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc897ec5-42b8-4c67-942f-a1374e0209d1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Regu... Sat, 20 May 2017 10:02:43 EST Day 80 - Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363910 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17c65e5e-7295-4db2-b666-77a58b6668e1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d194ae01-f9c2-4553-aee2-a9dcd7dcad96.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 1 cup ⊗ 150 12 8 8 0 <BR> Live G Free Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola, 0.25 cup ⊗ 120 18 4 3 2 <BR> Banana, fresh, 1 small (6" to 6-7/8" long) ⊗ 90 23 0 1 3 <BR> Nature Made Vit... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:10:20 EST Day 79 - Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363644 <BR> Breakfast <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29ce2159-5725-4c50-aaa6-89f4a0d621c2.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> friendly farms greek traditional plain whole milk yogurt ⊗ 55 2 3 5 0 <BR> Pears, fresh, 1 pear, medium (approx 2-1/2 per lb) ⊗ 80 21 0 1 4 <BR> Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I.U, 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Nature's Bounty Subl... Thu, 18 May 2017 17:23:33 EST Day 78 - Gluten-Free - back on 12.5 water pill & scale is down several lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362975 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f425011-5f63-4a96-bebc-8192947a0efa.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b69acd77-4a72-4d88-a9c3-abb5fd52ce70.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 1 cup ⊗ 150 12 8 8 0 <BR> Apples, fresh with skin, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) ⊗ 72 19 0 0 3 <BR> Walnuts, 0.25 oz ⊗ 46 1 5 1 0 <BR> Cereal Quaker Oatmeal Reg 1/2c dry = 150cals (40g... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:40:44 EST Day 77 - gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362658 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a4da1f4-9142-453c-8196-2c8920b921c9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e533aed-142e-464a-a59b-2f5b15242a6d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I.U, 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Nature's Bounty Sublingual Liquid B Complex, 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Fried Egg, 1 large ⊗ 90 0 7 6 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Live G Free Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread (2 S... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:53:31 EST Day 76 - Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362374 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31cbbdfa-36a9-43a5-b161-1c50f44db225.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/888ccc8e-e328-4d36-836c-2113c581b1be.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, regular, quick, enriched, cooked with water, without salt, 1 cup ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Blueberries, fr... Mon, 15 May 2017 18:46:11 EST Day 75 - Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361636 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b90d6612-6e17-43a3-a5cc-ed038a97c10b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af945592-a6ac-4b6b-afc0-e47c3ff4ec53.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Used all good products to make myself a Mother's Day breakfast for myself. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04961166-b0ba-4d98-9f35-2fddb2b7eedf.JPG"> <BR> <BR> For Mother's Day my daughter, her father, and I walked miles at ... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:27:05 EST Day 74 - Gluten- free = rainy Saturday before Mother's Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361430 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f3e105f-c55d-4a6c-86fe-4c327939393d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> 10 AM May 13 2017 - time I woke up. The new pattern is work my butt off all day, go to bed at 7 PM collapsed from exhaustion and take a nap, watch Stephen Colbert 11:30 PM fall asleep an hour, be awake 3 AM with stomach growling like it's morning. Make breakfast and coffee 3:15 AM. eat half portion of breakfast, drink coffee, pass out until morning, then eat second half of breakfast, thi... Sat, 13 May 2017 14:50:52 EST Day 73 - Gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361165 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57cb3081-a217-4863-9d16-6052e7c7fd74.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/152a160e-e01f-49c5-a365-2f2db583d4e1.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, without salt, 1 cup ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> California Navel Orange - medium orange (131g), 1 serving ⊗ 62 14 0 1 3 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Mil... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:37:15 EST Salt Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360643 Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Fitness and Health e-Zine <BR> May 14, 2017 <BR> <BR> How Excess Salt Affects You <BR> <BR> Two excellent recent studies from Germany and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee tell us that us excess salt: <BR> * causes hunger, rather than thirst <BR> * breaks down muscle and fat <BR> * may be a primary dietary factor in the high rates of obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes in North America because it raises blood levels of adrenal hormones (cortisol) <BR> (Journal ... Thu, 11 May 2017 12:47:24 EST Day 72 - Gluten-Free - scale is stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360449 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3aa40d9e-b189-432c-b50b-6bc7f36c01ae.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I've been hungry, stressed, and lacking sleep <BR> <BR> I have to fix these things - I joined the Plateau Busting Challenge. <BR> <BR> Mockingbirds singing all night by my window, and full moon is what kept me up - I am energized by it. Good thing I was when I helped move my sister-in-law. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49d027d0-dba6-4934-aa0a-58287c6b14d... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:17:12 EST Day 71 - Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360190 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb5b0222-b5b7-4ba2-bbc2-d7fc43ad80fd.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I'm still in bed and in my night gown. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a787a9b-3980-42b9-a4c7-5ef3193c9282.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I made a flaxseed egg omelette. There was so much flaxseed in the egg mixture it was more like a pancake. lol 2 slices low sodium bacon and 1/2 cup blueberries. <BR> <BR> I'm cold, unhappy, and trying to snap out of this feeling of ... Wed, 10 May 2017 13:23:30 EST Day 70 Gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359814 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97e33d3a-9d22-497f-8622-e40ed32b9176.JPG"> <BR> <BR> After spending 3 days helping my sister-in-law move out of her house of 29 years, and bringing my own food, sticking 100% faithfully to my goals and my gluten-free diet, I gained weight. <BR> <BR> My water pills ran out 4 days ago. I know its stress and water retention. <BR> <BR> I worked so hard cleaning that house - every square inch with 100's of buckets of hot boiling water, and as ... Tue, 9 May 2017 16:08:14 EST Lose weight by summer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359413 1. Don't drink any calories. If it has calories, don't drink it (exception, protein shakes). Skip the calorie-containing drinks and instead grab a zero-calorie beverage like unsweetened iced tea or water to quench your thirst without the belly bloat. <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Eat foods that make you full. Some foods, like processed foods (think breads, pasta, packaged foods, etc), contain loads of calories in relatively small portions. These are horrible foods for weight loss! You h... Mon, 8 May 2017 18:23:22 EST Day 69 - gluten-free living. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359171 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d4e62d9-7a64-4024-b43d-4c77f6dd6caa.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45fc6490-f944-4ac6-b255-cf3e39084add.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, 1 cup ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> flaxseed organic cold milled golden flax ⊗ 70 5 5 3 4 <BR> Pears, fresh, 1 pear, medium (approx 2-1/2 per lb) ⊗ 80 21 0 1 4 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin ... Mon, 8 May 2017 06:52:29 EST Calculator you want to try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359008 Lose weight Consume less calories than you burn. Consume less calories than it takes to “just live” (Daily Energy Requirement). See Basal Metabolic Rate and Daily Energy Requirement calculator. <BR> <BR> We know that you have to create a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 lb. You can create a deficit of 3500 calories in one week by cutting 500 calories out of your life each day. The best way is to burn 250 calories through exercise and eat 250 calories less. 500 cals x 7 days a week = 3... Sun, 7 May 2017 20:21:18 EST Day 68 - Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358675 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcd2a13b-8a59-48d0-852f-bdd36692a1b9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I will be in Queens, again, doing more cleaning for SIL as she moves out of her house and flies off to Florida For good <BR> <BR> It's the middle of the night. I woke up. And with a long day, ahead, I'm logging in now because I'm mad at SP. 14 days ago I didn't get to log in my meals until 12:10 AM because I crashed from exhaustion, and it as me as LOSING my 68 days of tracking and... Sun, 7 May 2017 01:15:34 EST Day 67 - gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358566 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40f5fd52-0abe-4d58-b4b0-f3e9ea414ff0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bfea091f-a95f-4058-b9fb-2ef9630682c9.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Oats, Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats (1/4 cup dry), 0.25 cup ⊗ 170 29 3 7 5 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> BREAKFAST TOTALS: 174 29 3 8 5 <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6907c... Sat, 6 May 2017 20:04:13 EST Day 66 - Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358228 Pouring rain. So devastated over my children. <BR> <BR> Stayed in bed most of day. Finally, after trying to clear the brown water, I was able to fill the bathtub with 3 inches of warm water not brown and take my first bath in 2 months. <BR> <BR> I couldn't drive into Queens today to help sister in law pack because my estranged husband and I are quarreling over his lying and he was going in finally to help his sister - he wasn't going to the beach due to rain so he went to see what was b... Fri, 5 May 2017 22:46:56 EST Day 65 gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b9c6b54-2a0d-456a-9495-c8ceac322a6b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/621e9d78-3708-4905-976b-2628feb2bd03.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Oats, Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats (1/4 cup dry), 0.25 cup ⊗ 170 29 3 7 5 <BR> Cinnamon, ground, 0.5 tsp ⊗ 3 1 0 0 1 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Natur... Thu, 4 May 2017 21:55:48 EST Day 64 - Gluten & Sugar -free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357110 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/386eed46-47e4-4bd1-9034-3a3aca73e990.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Up until 4 AM and felt hungry (been sad over my family) and instead of tossing and turning I made breakfast at 3:30 AM It's now 11:15 AM and I'll make lunch soon. I have been 100% faithful and tenacious in tracking and photographing food. But I have so much work to do - it's overwhelming. I hope I am not going to start drifting away from my regiment. Photos forthcoming of scale and ... Wed, 3 May 2017 11:34:11 EST Day 63 - gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356874 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51f34e18-23d7-4786-a9fb-6b0c05c835f3.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b99ccddc-fb4f-4d71-83c6-4357ac82a7cb.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, enriched, with water, without salt, ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> flaxseed organic cold milled golden flax by flax usa, 14 gram(s) ⊗70 5 5 3 4 <BR> Butter, unsalted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high) ⊗ 36 0 4 0 0 <BR> Pears, fresh, 1 cup slices ⊗ 80 21 0... Tue, 2 May 2017 22:46:46 EST Day 62 - Gluten-free lifestyle - SKIN is almost completely cleared of dermatitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356086 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c75153c8-735e-477e-9504-6b97da31598d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> last night I ate 2 small meals because I only had 640 calories for the day and work my body hard to point of collapse on 2 sailboats, housework, and yard work. <BR> <BR> CRAVING SOME CARBS USING GLUTEN-FREE MIX <BR> <BR> at 6 Pm I pre-made today's pancake mix, and made one for myself topped with a fresh pineapple slice and dollop of fat-free yogurt. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Mon, 1 May 2017 10:51:34 EST Day 61 - and completely exhausted from very hard labor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355729 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b40778fb-e5a2-49f7-a0ac-adbad9890179.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/904f870a-24a4-4ea1-8f43-ee7ab390077a.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Corn grits, white, regular, quick, enriched, cooked with water, ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> Strawberries, fresh, 9 medium (1-1/4" dia) ⊗ 32 8 0 1 2 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:20:53 EST Day 61 - Gluten-free & sugar-free - end of April results. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355475 APRIL 1 WEIGHT <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/471c9cfb-2c50-4197-88f3-7e59dbadacdd.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> APRIL 30 WEIGHT <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/166e0ac6-198b-4eb1-ae06-4f43a8e41224.JPG"> <BR> <BR> 4.5 lb. loss for month of April 2017. <BR> <BR> 210 meals were cooked at home. Every morsel and crumb was photographed and measured. <BR> <BR> I began weighing myself morning and night and only on 1 day were the numbers the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:17:00 EST Day 60 - Gluten -Free & Sugar-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb2d9a94-189d-4160-bcb5-d16ebdc3297b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06066290-cac7-4695-9a10-ba7dd1b9563f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fried Egg, 1 large ⊗ 90 0 7 6 0 <BR> Bacon, Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon (2 strips), 0.5 serving ⊗ 30 0 3 2 0 <BR> Tangerines, 1 small (2-1/4" dia) ⊗ 31 8 0 0 2 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I.U, 1 serving ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:38:13 EST Day 59 - Gluten-Free is Awesome - really into this now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354602 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bb96b834-ccb5-41e0-a8c7-283dfc7e8dbd.png"> <BR> <BR> I'm incorporating this into my meals now. At first I had NO flour of any kind, but I'm enjoying an occasional pancake with added chia seeds, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, cardamom seeds, ground flaxseed, and vanilla extract. It's zero sugar and zero cholesterol, and zero gluten. <BR> <BR> I've been awake since 12 midnight. I set up breakfast, did 15 minutes kitchen chores. <BR> <BR> It... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:24:56 EST April 27 - Day 58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354427 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bac0f152-af53-4e30-9eab-c8342b17523b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8ba5f90-db5b-49c9-8495-115bda48ea08.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Enjoy life pancake and waffle mix, 40 gram ⊗ 200 0 1 5 2 <BR> Strawberries, fresh, 3 large (1-3/8" dia) ⊗ 16 4 0 0 1 <BR> Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Strained Yogurt, Vanilla, 0.25 oz ⊗ 5 1 0 1 0 <BR> Blackberries fresh - 3 calories per 1 blackberry, 6 serving ⊗ 18 0 0 ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:56:10 EST April 26 - Day 57 - Gluten - Free losing barely ounce by ounce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353741 TOOK 12.5 GM WATER PILL AT 11 PM LAST NIGHT AND WEIGHED MYSELF. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c32ec71-bb22-4536-97ce-5ecdece1c6fb.JPG"> <BR> <BR> AWAKE UNTIL 3 AM. FEELING ANXIOUS AND DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHY. <BR> AWAKE AT 8 AM. SCALE WENT DOWN. I MUST BE RETAINING WATER AND WITHOUT WATER PILL MY ANKLES MIGHT BE SWOLLEN DURING THE NIGHT. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f433180c-8038-4e58-b556-8b826d64de9a.JPG"> <img src="htt... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:21:23 EST Day 56 - Gluten-Free & Happier ~ 13 LBS. LOST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353264 BEGINNING WEIGHT ON MARCH 1, 2017 - 209.1 LBS. 13 LBS. LOST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b41bc8bc-c71f-48eb-874b-4887bf1695c0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7658d14-838f-4d40-9ab4-423a7c633458.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal- Plain (1/2 cup dry), 1 serving ⊗ 150 27 3 5 4 <BR> Walnuts, 0.25 oz ⊗ 46 1 5 1 0 <BR> Flaxseed, WildRoots Miiled Golden Flaxseed, 1 tbsp ⊗ 30 2 2 2 2 <BR> Cardamo... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:08:56 EST Monday, April 24 2017 - Day 55 - Gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7474947b-8f34-4d81-a620-1cc650455f1b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> after all the work I did for Earth Day - cleaning the creek on Saturday and hand digging weeds on the property and burning fallen tree branches to make maple syrup, and house chores, washing sheets, hanging out - and collapsing in bed in a freezing cold house the scale didn't budge. I did forget to take my 12.5 water pill last night but I didn't salt anything. <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:33:45 EST Sunday, April 23 2017 - Day 54- Gluten-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9850bcb4-c6ca-4a41-9721-12346d48a23f.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0af47524-048f-4e40-82fd-fc82b8b7a740.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sunday morning breakfast to give me energy for a long, dirty, hard day working outside. <BR> Rice flour gluten-free pancakes made with organic milk egg olive oil, and with blueberries <BR> <BR> I came in the house so filthy and exhausted and I didn't prep a meal. I usually do but I threw... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:26:14 EST Day 53 - Weight Loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352155 MORNING WEIGHT 197.2 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb8e6e2d-a3c7-438a-b680-75d9aff81b71.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7792695d-7b61-4386-a03c-c0a32c5df1b4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f730ac21-5bf7-4fd4-bec1-4de8c07c6715.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:13:02 EST Day 52 - Gluten & sugar-free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351485 11 PM - Thursday night's weight - took water pill 12.5 mg. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96ad42b0-6dce-4162-a316-f8529645a46e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> 7 AM Friday morning's weight <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d67e54ed-32bc-4bab-bcd4-1aa822666d14.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> 100% Whole Grain Old Fashioned Oat Meal (1/2 Cup) 150 27 3 5 4 <BR> Blueberries, fresh, 0.5 cup ⊗ 41 10 0 1 2 <BR> Walnuts, 0.25 oz ⊗ 46 1 5 1 0 <BR> Regular Coffee, br... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:33:12 EST FLUSHING OUT FATS WITH FOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351095 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba204505-72f9-4967-b26f-5efdf980e8bc.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4eef56b9-9c06-4967-b09a-0a593815aa0d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Part 1. FAT FLUSHING VEGETABLES, here are the veggies we should eat to flush out fats. 1. Asparagus - diuretic, detoxifier. 2. Broccoli - cholesterol zapper, detoxifier, blood sugar stabilizer. 3. Cabbage -detoxifier. 4. Cauliflower - detoxifier. 5. Cucumbers - diuretic. 6. Jicama - cholesterol z... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:50:20 EST Day 51 - - Tweaking the Way I Design my Meals to Lose Faster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351082 took water pill at 11 PM. 12.5 mg. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37b7bc21-dc49-4c51-a88f-c90731e390a5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> 8 AM today <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d50c2885-bce7-4a3f-a8df-e29abafde6e7.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/566ab229-3eb5-4404-ac0b-59c8e36c5847.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Hard Boiled Egg, 1 large ⊗ 78 1 5 6 0 <BR> Papayas, 1 cup, cubes ⊗ 55 14 0 1 3 <BR> Bob's Red ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:01:28 EST Day 50 Gluten & Sugar-free 11.1 lb. lighter - Fasting bloodwork today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350539 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/375c0c9b-69a3-4d97-ad6c-2d8834196aaa.JPG"> <BR> <BR> When I think how I'm not moving this scale DOWN, but teetering just below 200 since April 1rst - even though I am measuring every crumb I eat and taking stupid pictures so I can SEE for myself what it takes to lose an ounce, it sends a huge message to me. <BR> <BR> This may be where I give up <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> or where I beat myself up <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> or say screw it a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:11:05 EST Day 49 of losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350434 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67b775cc-642d-4832-ba59-c2f33f0669b0.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac5c1ab6-f321-4e62-86bd-2438d6d6da59.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ed920b4-cb1a-43fd-97b2-9476626c41fe.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e766d7f-0211-4d93-b60a-96adce480926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f86e85db-a7aa-4... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:59:55 EST DAY 48 - wish I had company - wish I had help. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349833 SLEEP DEPRIVED - SO I SPENT THE AFTERNOON IN BED INSTEAD OF WORKING ON THE VERY MESSY VEGETABLE GARDEN - ITS OVERWHELMING OUT THERE. <BR> <BR> I FEEL CHILLY, BUT IT'S 70 DEGREES OUTSIDE. I'M NOT DRESSED WARM ENOUGH. I have Raynaud's Phenomenon and should be wearing 3 pair of socks. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU13<BR>sdrLQ-M </link> <BR> <BR> I've decided to listen to hypnotic tapes to uplift my mood. There's many out there. I'm looking for the one's that si... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:54:15 EST Day 48 - Phase 2 - Less Carbs, No eating after 7 PM. Work harder in vegetable garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349537 It's 4:25 AM. <BR> <BR> 1. I've been drifting then awake all night. <BR> <BR> 2, My stomach was growling all night for first time since March 1 when I started this plan to lose 44 lbs. <BR> <BR> 3. My skin has been itching, again. <BR> <BR> 4. My nose is stuffed up. <BR> <BR> 5. I became upset looking at FB entries with so many people posting pictures of grandchildren, children, their parents, siblings, and friends all gathered for Easter. I should have gone to Church but my ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:43:54 EST I WANT TO MOVE AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM THE #200. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349394 165 is my aim <BR> down to a healthy BMI is my game <BR> that's the # 24 <BR> like sailing away from the leeward shore. <BR> <BR> Teeter-tottering everyday around # 200 <BR> and diving down to 198 <BR> never knowing what the scale will say <BR> even when there's so little on the plate. <BR> <BR> So I'm setting the sails southwest bound <BR> to get as far away from the Long Island Sound <BR> I want to feel far away and free <BR> from returning to rocky catastrophes. <BR> <BR> I'll set t... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:12:45 EST Stop Grieving If Your Children Don't Want You & You've been Thrown Under The Bus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349298 Do not grieve the past any longer. Old traditions were wonderful. Remember them. If you are alone, forgotten, not cared about, and if your sons have married selfish, hateful women who only care about their mommies and daddies. and love that they don't have to share holidays anymore, and your sons are spineless, have confided that their hands are tied, let it go - love them in your thoughts but for heaven's sake, stop begging them to be with you. <BR> <BR> Instead of roast leg of lamb, tur... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:47:46 EST Day 47 - end of Lenten Fast on Easter Sunday - 13 lb. of shrunken fat cells, later!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349202 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98a1a860-7162-44d8-bc06-8c63189af898.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cc6a1a2-1c73-47db-9e8b-1155d7a77fb5.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Fried Egg, 2 large ⊗ 180 1 14 13 0 <BR> Bacon, Uncured Sunday Bacon by Applegate 0.5 serving ⊗ 30 0 3 2 0 <BR> Live G Free Gluten Free Whole Graing ⊗ 70 14 2 1 2 <BR> Butter, unsalted, 0.5 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high) ⊗ 18 0 2 0 0 <BR> Tangerine, Cutie, 2 clementines per ser... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:39:41 EST Day 46 - Lenten Fast - scale is moving & phase 2 is starting - lower carbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f497ec47-8137-49eb-9c31-a063a5062274.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b2fc760-177a-4e26-9977-39f086ad82b8.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Cereals, corn grits, white, without salt, 1 cup ⊗ 143 31 0 3 1 <BR> Cardamom Seeds per ounce, 0 tbsp ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Cinnamon, ground, 0.5 tsp ⊗ 3 1 0 0 1 <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:36:11 EST Day 46 - Lenten Fast - finally the scale moved - BE PATIENT - never give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348783 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c64cbc22-1e1e-4854-bd9c-5fb7c88b8ac8.JPG"> <BR> <BR> March 1 - day 01 209.1 lbs. <BR> April 15 - day 45 197.3 lbs. <BR> <BR> 11.8 lbs. lost forever. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> now on to phase 2 - I don't even know what that will be yet. but I'm not going back on old addictive habits eating gluten, bread, pizza ice cream, sugar, cake, EVER AGAIN. It was making me sick!!!!!! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:13:34 EST PLEASE READ -BRIGHT LINE EATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348545 On February 28, I impulsively decided to give up something for Lent. I chose FLOUR and SUGAR - highly addicted foods that were driving my appetite like a wino needs wine. I was beginning to crash in the afternoons. I woke up dry mouthed and foggy brained, and was unable to focus n reading books. <BR> <BR> So I intuitively gave up sugar and gluten products like pizza, bread, cake, pies, cookies, rye, barley, wheat, etc. and started it with 12 hours notice to my brain. I kind of did it bl... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:21:06 EST Day 45 - Lenten Fast - Cravings Gone - 1088 CALORIES FOR ALL THIS FOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348332 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6113de9-3e12-4595-91fc-023d777f97f4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b62666d-d00b-4915-a36e-5f1ee1a176da.JPG"> <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) ⊗ 4 0 0 1 0 <BR> Egg, fresh, whole, raw, 3 small ⊗ 160 1 11 14 0 <BR> Friendly Farms Organic Vitamin D Whole Milk, 0.5 cup ⊗ 75 6 4 4 0 <BR> Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I.U, 1 serving ⊗ 0 0 0 0 0 <BR> Nature's Bounty ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:08:46 EST Day 44 - Lenten Fast - I need to tweak carb intake next http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347912 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c719a71a-8bcd-4873-9e2e-fecaca66496d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Teeter tottering on the cusp - now to kick butt. <BR> <BR> I've been at 10 lb.weight loss for 44 days - given up gluten, given up sugar and I see how I;m craving carbs in this strict regime. And passing out like I did from eating sugar and white foods in the past. I hope I'm not destined for diabetes. Will ave blood work done this week <BR> I was supposed to have it done 3 months ago, bu... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:30:59 EST