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Guess the dinner calories
Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

Today, day 3 of the 28 day Eating Clean challenge, was a good one. Breakfast was yummy, and I made sure that I had some fat to start my day and keep me satisfied. French toast made with gluten free millet bread soaked in 1 whole egg and so... Read more
Eating Clean and real life!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      1 comments

Just got an email from my church, reminding me about the church-wide picnic this coming Sunday afternoon. Menu: pulled pork, baked beans, soft drinks. Everyone is encouraged to bring brownies, cookies or other "goodie." Hmmm. I think I wi... Read more
Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

Tonight I am going over to the rowing center on the lake near my house, and I will spend at least 30 minutes on a rowing machine, or ERG. I decided a couple of months ago that rowing looked like a graceful and fun sport, and so I enrolled in be... Read more
Catching Up!
Friday, October 01, 2010      0 comments

Well, it's been a while since I've posted any thoughts or results. I've been looking back at my data and I've been in the 140's for over a year. That's not a happy thought! I've still got 20 more pounds to go and it's time to get out of the h... Read more
Shrinking into my clothes, slowly.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      3 comments

I'm still losing at the rate of about 2 pounds a week. Pretty amazing that it takes eating between 800 and 1000 calories to lose that amount. I guess my hypothyroidism ha... Read more
Answers from a geneticist on my weight management genetic test
Friday, April 16, 2010      2 comments

The genetic test I purchased came with a consultation with a geneticist. I called right after I got my results--"Carb Reducer" and "Higher intensity" exercises--and got someone who was equipped to answer the basic questions and walk the custome... Read more
Living with restrictions based on genetics and BMR--Yikes!!
Monday, April 05, 2010      1 comments

Today I got some bad news. I used a gizmo loaned to me by my trainer; something that is supposed to determine pretty exactly what my own personal BMR is. He loaned me a little machine into which I breathed even before I got out of bed in the ... Read more
Eating According to my Genetic Test Information
Friday, April 02, 2010      2 comments

This is the 3rd installment of my journal about the affects of my genetic test results. How has this affected my life? Well, when I saw that I was "carb reduced" and "high MET" (high exercise) I was surprisesd and took a big gulp. I had alr... Read more
Genetic Test Results--Very interesting!!
Monday, March 29, 2010      1 comments

About 3 weeks ago I ordered a genetic test to learn what type of diet (low-carb or low fat) my body was predisposed to for losing weight. The test was sent to me by FedEX and I got it in 3 days after placing my order online. It came with fu... Read more
Managing my weight through genetic testing.
Thursday, March 04, 2010      3 comments

Today I saw an article in the WSJ reporting on a study that showed that a genetic test can help people choose which type of diet would work best for them biologically. The test shows whether one has a predisposition toward a low-carb diet or a ... Read more
How much do ya' want it?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      2 comments

I have written my goals in a form where I can visualize accomplishing them. For instance, my June 2010 goal: "I am thrilled and thankful now that I am 23% body fat and look great. I now weigh 129 and am wearing a size 6." I can just imagine ho... Read more
More Small Victories
Monday, January 11, 2010      2 comments

Today I "cleaned house" on my SparkPage. I've been a member for over 2 years now. Looking at my SparkPage to evaluate my progress, I could see that I needed to change some dates and some goals. How did I end up so far behind my expected ... Read more
Small Victories
Sunday, January 10, 2010      3 comments

I just have to write. I NEED to tell someone about some small victories. They won't seem like much to anyone, but I'm feeling excited and happy and like I've accomplished something. 1. I've eating on plan all week. 2. I've exercised, ... Read more
The Truth and lies about food.
Monday, September 21, 2009      4 comments

Here is what I've been conditioned to believe over the years about food: (Please feel free to leave your own ideas and beliefs about food and I will consider them.) Day 1. When I feel lonely, blue, worried or bored, eating something will... Read more
"The End of Overeating" -- A book review
Sunday, August 09, 2009      2 comments

“The End of Overeating—Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” -- A book review A chocolate chip cookie can wield great power over me. Leave one on the counter in my kitchen and I’m almost powerless to resist eating it, even ... Read more

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