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Get your hands on this book!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      2 comments

The Adrenal Reset Diet by Alan Christianson, MD explains why modern people and animals are all gaining weight. He gives practical suggestions for getting your body to work with you instead of against you.... Read more
Best Test Results in Two Years
Thursday, November 17, 2016      0 comments

At my last appointment, my doctor told me that if I lost 10%, she believes I can go off diabetes medicines. I have lost 2% and I just got the best A1C rating in 2 years. What is different? Eating less sugar. Eating more natural foods. Exer... Read more
Temporarily saying "Bye" to Chai
Monday, November 14, 2016      3 comments

In a previous entry, I mentioned that I had a problem thinking of appropriate incentives. As I was simultaneously contemplating incentives and sipping my chai latte, I realized that I was using chai lattes as a reward. "Aw, poor thing. Tha... Read more
Goals and Rewards - Does anyone have this problem?
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      5 comments

I have a problem with incentives. I'm not interested in most of the things suggested as rewards for losing a certain amount of weight. I am trying to declutter and to reduce spending, so I don't want a purchased item as a reward. If I... Read more
I did the math
Sunday, November 06, 2016      6 comments

I did the math and realized that I need to lose half of my body weight. Wow! That's a big challenge.... Read more
Non-scale victory!
Monday, October 31, 2016      3 comments

This is the first year in a long time that I didn't open and eat my Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters before Halloween. I did eat a piece this evening and wondered how I ever liked something so cloyingly sweet. Not only did I save m... Read more
Does SparkPeople Work?
Friday, October 28, 2016      6 comments

You can look at the success stories and tell that SparkPeople does indeed work. Perhaps the question should really be "Will SparkPeople work for me"? I have been a member for 10 years and am now heavier than when I started. But I still... Read more
Non-scale victory or not?
Friday, October 21, 2016      1 comments

Recently several people have asked if I have lost weight. Well, yes, but not very much. In fact, it has been several months since I have seen them and I had gained in the interim. I think I'm almost exactly where I was the last time I saw ... Read more
Hard Lesson
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

I'm sad that our dog died. Not just because we lost a pet, but because I lost one of my reasons for walking.... Read more
Walking for fun and fitness
Thursday, October 13, 2016      1 comments

Tuesday I participated in Walk at Work for the first time in months. Since the weather was cooler, I really enjoyed it. I need to remember to bring a water bottle and my inhaler, but I managed by walking to the inside and drinking from the water... Read more
Fall for Fitness
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      1 comments

Today I brought clothes to wear for Walk At Work. It's cool enough to walk outside. My employer will let me walk for up to an hour while clocked in. Woohoo! ... Read more
40th High School Reunion this weekend
Friday, October 07, 2016      3 comments

My husband's graduating class is gathering for their 40th reunion this weekend. I think I'll know about 6 people, but maybe I'll enjoy meeting new people even though I tend to be introverted. Tonight's activity is a dessert fellowship. Prev... Read more
Online Learning
Thursday, October 06, 2016      1 comments

I am enjoying online learning from and I'm learning so much that I can apply to weight loss and fitness.... Read more
Walking the dog
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      2 comments

I can't walk the dog because holding the leash aggravates my tennis elbow. However, now that the weather is a little cooler, I am accompanying my husband or daughter on the walks. I am winded long before the dog is ready to go home. I think I'm ... Read more
Wow factor
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      5 comments

My sister-in-law had weight reduction surgery and has lost about 90 pounds. A friend's daughter has lost 85 pounds by replacing meals with shakes. I want similar results without surgery or shakes. I obviously need to change something, ... Read more

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