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Inflammation Zone

Thursday, November 24, 2011      2 comments

Recently picked up a copy of the Inflammation Zone by Barry Spears. He makes a great point about food. Food is to be treated as though it is a medication. Food is a drug that can either enhance your life or damage your life. One meal can inc... Read more

Starting Over

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

Again and again and again. The cycle has not been broken. Life intervenes. I get off track and I come back heavier than ever! I feel great defeat. Will I ever discover the real reason for my obesity? I know the cause is eating more junky f... Read more

Artificial Sweeteners - another aha moment!

Saturday, July 09, 2011      3 comments

Been back on SP for 3 weeks now. In this time I have eliminated my use of artificial sweeteners and paid attention to portion sizes. Instead of having that starving feeling that I expected, I have found that i am not craving sugary foods. I d... Read more

Cholesterol Aha Moment!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      2 comments

I have high cholesterol that ranges from 250 to over 400. I have my blood levels checked every 3 months. I just haven't found a medicine that will help and not cause painful side effects. The only time my levels were anywhere near 200 was whe... Read more

Colonial Parkway Bike Ride

Monday, July 04, 2011      1 comments

Colonial Parkway From the nps.gov webpage - An integral part of Colonial National Historical Park this 24 mile scenic Colonial-style highway connects Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Its panoramic vistas, gently winding curves... Read more

Last Weeks Progress and This Weeks Goal

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      4 comments

Pretending to follow the AT gave me a destination to look forward to everyday. It made exercise on a stationary bike and walking that same neighborhood path more meaning. This past week, I actually logged in 55.85 miles between the two! That ... Read more

Biking the AT

Sunday, June 19, 2011      8 comments

From the National Parks Service Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail The Appalachian Trail is a 2,175-mile long public footpath. Conceived in 1921 and completed in 1937, private citizens built the trail and thousands like you each yea... Read more

Saying good bye to cholesterol meds!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      3 comments

I finally got serious about my eating habits when the statin drugs I was taking made my feet curl. Literally! After 3 bananas, aspirin, and two hours, my feet uncurled and my attitude changed. I researched alternative meds and came up with - ... Read more

Oh life must you get in the way!?!?!

Sunday, March 07, 2010      3 comments

Do you find that it is much easier to exercise properly than to eat properly? I think a healthy diet is 80% of the weight battle!!!... Read more

March - 1 month on sparkpeople

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      1 comments

The first month has moved quickly and I have definitely had more ah ha moments than when I tried this alone. I have a two week mindset - I am gung ho about everything for 2 weeks and then tend to falter and fall off the wagon. Sparkpeople has ... Read more

bought the book

Saturday, February 27, 2010      1 comments

creating goals has been interesting - i have begun to hate my job but am having trouble trying to figure out how or what to change it. Where do I see myself in 10 years? hmmm a tuffy - you?... Read more

One small success after another -

Saturday, February 20, 2010      7 comments

This time is different because I am measuring my successes and not my failures. Went to a bday party last night and planned to pig out. To my surprise, my body did not go overboard and the next morning was not filled with regret. By planning ... Read more

New week - new goal

Monday, February 15, 2010      4 comments

Increase fiber intake.... Read more

The self sabotage begins

Saturday, February 13, 2010      4 comments

So explain to me, why after making this declaration that I binged directly after?!?! Luckily there isn't much in the house for binging on and I no longer carry a credit card so I couldn't go buy any junk food. I ate through a bag of popcorn, a... Read more

The beginning

Saturday, February 13, 2010      0 comments

It's about time that I became serious about my health. I have spent a life time ignoring my responsibilities to myself and worrying about others! Sparkpeople is very addictive and helps me to keep my eye on the prize. This time is different b... Read more


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