Majoring in Dieting - It's An Ongoing Course
I feel as if I'm taking a course in dieting. Not Dieting 101 because I've been a dieter unsuccessfully for 40 years. This is grad school and I nearly dropped out during the holidays.
I did so well on the 17DD that I started getting smug. L... Read more
17DD Success, Gluten Avoidance and Vit D
This a repeat of a 17DD topic post. Most of my 17DD team members know that I'm constantly cautioning members when they add gluten back in to their diets on Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 (like Dr. Mike's power cookies which have oatmeal and whole wheat). F... Read more
First Goal Accomplished
I am finally under 300lbs.! I had tears in my eyes when I saw that I was 299lbs. this morning. That's 50 pounds lost since January, and 39 of those pounds lost since the end of April when I joined Sparkpeople and began the 17 Day Diet. I star... Read more
3 Months to a New Habit
They say that it takes 30 days to create a pattern of behavior and 90 days to create a habit.
This is so true for me. I started getting random thoughts of quitting this 17DD plan that I am on, yesterday. Not just cheating - I was thinking... Read more
Diet, Diet, Diet, Diet
There - I feel like a little kid saying a swear word. Who started giving the word diet a bad rap? Some fat orange cat who said " Diet" was the word "Die" with a "T", in the Sunday comics? I am so tired of seeing people comment on blogs with the... Read more
An Exercise in Positive Psycology
I decided to post an exercise yesterday, that Dr. Martin Seligman uses in his Positive Psychology classes (from the book Flourish 2011), as a weekly challenge in my Survivors team.
It's designed to help us see the happy moments in our dail... Read more
I recently became co-leader of the Survivors of Abuse team. We would like to change our image, so we're voting on new pics one of the members found. I sent out a mass team mailing, then I realized that some members don't receive team mailings ... Read more
Starting Cycle 3 - 15 lbs. lost in 34 days!
I love, love, love, this plan. I haven't lost that much weight in one month, while feeling completely satisfied in...I don't know when.
Now when I'm in cycle 3, when I can add whole wheat pasta or bread, even a glass of wine. I don't have... Read more
The 17 Day Diet Plan Has Gone Viral!!
That's not news to those of us who love this plan, and are not only losing weight and inches; but are feeling better. Some of us are feeling better than we have in years. I know that I can't remember the last time I had so much energy and I have... Read more
Womens Liberation? Or Not...
A member of one of my teams wrote a blog about how the media pushes thinness. As a matter of fact, you can use your search engine type in "thinness" and it automatically links it to media and advertising in a negative context.
I started thi... Read more
Doesn't matter what the scale says
I haven't weighed myself in over a week. I was afraid that the scale will either show that I didn't lose as fast as I want or worse, that I gained a pound or two! If that happened in the past, I would jump off the bandwagon and binge, or I'd tal... Read more
Ruminating on Mother's Day and being a
I don't have children, so I lived for 22 years doing pretty much what I wanted. Those were the years between 17 and 39. I moved when I wanted to; traveled when the urge struck. I hate living where I am. Always did! I left to go out of state fo... Read more
Meditating on meditation
I wonder why on some days I can remain so focused while meditating. Thoughts come intermittently and I effortlessly acknowledge and let them float away. Other days I have a much harder time with thoughts seeming to fight constantly for my attent... Read more
17 day diet plan day 9 cycle 1
So today I had much more energy. I still have pain and lethargy in the morning, but that's due to the CFS/Fibro. I drove my mother to the doctor and went shopping for groceries. I was gone from noon until 4pm, so I didn't have time to eat lunch... Read more
Detox (cleansing) not fasting - day 8 of the 17 Day Diet
I'm actually not fasting this time around although as I have said I do that once a year and usually only for one day. I don't even think Dr. Moreno calls his plan detoxing but whenver you stop eating processed foods I think you are cleansing you... Read more
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