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Day 32: First Month in Review
Well, I just took my measurements and in one month I've lost one inch off my upper arms, 2 off my chest, 1 off my waist and 3 off my hips. My thighs stayed the same for a total of 8 inches lost.
My garden and landscaping have been neglecte... Read more
Day 27: Gardening marathon
It was a gorgeous day here in CT so I spent it in the garden! What a work-out! I spent 8-plus hours raking, bending, digging and lifting heavy bags of mulch and garden soil. My back is killing me and I am exhausted----yet elated that I was ab... Read more
DAY 26: Family Crisis
I care for my 8-year old grand daughter and her father still has custody of a toddler. He recently called saying he couldn't care for the baby anymore and begged me to take him. I already care for two kids and can't handle anymore, so I got t... Read more
Day nineteen: Spents 12-hours Gardening
OMG, I spent 12-hours in the garden. I cleaned out the beds along the fence line where I plan to put in raspberries and blueberries. Then there was weeding and weeding and weeding...
I'm exhausted and my back isn't speaking to me! LOL I'... Read more
Day Eighteen: Finally! Spring weather!
Today was just another ordinary day. I watched Audra, my 21 month old grand daughter while the 8-year old,Nevaeh, was in school. Wednesday is a busy day as Nevaeh has gymnastics. There's just enough time to help her with her homework before r... Read more
Day Seventeen: Weigh In
Weigh in--good news bad news. The bad news is, my starting weight was actually higher than I remembered. The good news is, I weigh 375 now, so no matter how you slice it, I've lost weight!
I am exhausted. I didn't have to babysit for... Read more
Day Sixteen: Finally Feelin' Fantastic!
I began clean, gluton-free eating about a month ago and officially started DDP yoga one week ago. I wanted to feel immediately and miraculously better right away--- but I didn't. When I was younger, if I started eating carefully and exercising... Read more
Day Fifteen: Back to normal
My DH has been home from work since October, recovering from knee surgery. Between that, becoming custodial grandparents to an 8-yr old, and providing childcare for a baby--free time, privacy and peace & quiet have been rare treats.
DH is ... Read more
Day Fourteen: Walk at the Beach
The visiting relatives had us a tad stressed out, so Jeff and I sneaked out to take a walk on the beach. Above is a photo of the beach and boardwalk here in West Haven, Co... Read more
Day Thirteen: Yoga at sunrise
I woke up at 5:30 and couldn't go back to sleep, so I did a DDP Yoga session!
My son and 20-month old grandson are visiting from Tennessee. I am exhausted. But just had to post a check-in.... Read more
Day twelve: Feeling Groovy
Today makes 3 1/2 weeks of clean, grain-free eating. While I've been feeling better, I wouldn't say that I felt great------until today!!!!!
Today I woke up more energetic than I've felt in years. We're having out-of-town guests for the w... Read more
Day Eleven: Being a "fat head"
One thing that I struggle with -- and I know other overweight people who have admitted to the same thing --- is an irrational fear that I won't be able to take the weight off no matter what I do.
Hey, intellectually, I know this is not true... Read more
Day Ten: DDP Yoga
Today, was my official day one doing the DDP yoga program. I did the diamond dozen and energy. Because of my high starting weight I had to modify some poses but it was inspiring to get started. My body is a bit sore, but in a good way!
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Day Nine: Excited about weigh-in tomorrow!
I have an appointment to see my PA for a blood pressure check to tomorrow and I'll be able to see how much weight I've lost since I was last there three weeks ago.
I have to say that I feel a bit better each day and my blood pressure seems ... Read more
Day Eight: Gluten
I have been reading about gluten in relation to overall health, but more specifically in relation to thyroid issues and asthma, both of which I have, so I am committed to eating gluten-free for at least 6-months, not merely for weight loss, but ... Read more