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My first "speed" workout
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      9 comments

I decided now that my weight is close to ideal at 131 lbs. , my eating habits allow my body to feed my muscle cells rather than my fat cells, and my running form as well as my endurance base are established there is no reason not to start a litt... Read more
Whose eating "gluten-free" foods?
Saturday, May 26, 2012      14 comments

Well, you may want to rethink that. Regardless if you are trying to avoid wheat, gluten, or insulin spikes, so-called gluten-free foods are a really bad idea. In his blog of 5/22/12 Dr. Davis, the author of "Wheatbelly" explains why: w... Read more
Playing with our food - a really weird dinner
Friday, May 25, 2012      10 comments

Today we ate the strangest dinner I've had in a long time. I did not feel like cooking so I pulled out a bunch of things that were relatively low-carb and we had a Sushi-making party. We don't usually eat Sushi, definitely not the type with raw ... Read more
Low-carb - a lifestyle to enjoy the benefits, not a diet
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      14 comments

I was reminded several times this past week how many people still think of eating low-carb or eating primal, paleo, ancestral etc. as a diet, something that we do temporarily until the extra weight is lost. But of course as soon as people go ... Read more
Hard workout - almost like a stress test
Monday, May 21, 2012      4 comments

I've been eating low-carb for a while now with just a few exceptions (usually consuming sugar and/or a few non-gluten grains). So I thought it was time to see how my body's ability to exercise has changed. Unfortunately I forgot my heart rate ... Read more
Weight all over the place
Monday, May 21, 2012      6 comments

My weight has been ranging from 132 lbs. to 137 lbs. this week. Part of it seems to be the time of year. My weight always goes down when the weather gets warm and up when the weather gets cold. I'm curious to see how my weight is going to change... Read more
Look at the new wheatbelly blog
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      10 comments

This is report about a low-carb cruise and there are some great resources given:
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What resources do we need to protect the most? Water
Friday, May 11, 2012      5 comments

I wanted to thank everyone who commented on yesterday's blog. I'm still thinking about some of the comments but am short on time so won't be able to comment, yet. My use of time is not sustainable for sure. ... Read more
Ramblings on sustainability - opening a can of worms
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      6 comments

This is a HUGE topic and has kept me thinking for a while. And I'm only starting to scratch the surface. Sustainability is defined very differently by different people. It is linked to population numbers (global and local), political interest... Read more
I ate some bread yesterday
Sunday, May 06, 2012      16 comments

This was not the kind of bread that most people eat in this country. And it did not contain any wheat. This bread was a sourdough bread made from only rye, sourdough and salt. Some of the rye was ground, some was steel-cut or even a few whole be... Read more
The times they are a-changin' in the medical field
Sunday, April 29, 2012      14 comments

Take a look at this article that appeared in the New York Times. Lots of interesting things hidden in this article, definitely a hopeful sign:
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Watch out: SERMON coming - but pictures added
Saturday, April 28, 2012      9 comments

This is the first post I'm writing in about 3 weeks. There are lots of things that have happened that I want to write about: We have had new ducklings hatch, I've read a number of good books that I want to share, I've changed some things in my e... Read more
Everything in moderation - really?
Saturday, April 07, 2012      12 comments

Everything in moderation can mean two very different things: Everything is bad in excess. This is often what many people mean and this is usually true. But another meaning has crept in: Everything is ok, as long as it is in moderation.... Read more
Controlling cravings - not how I thought it would work for a long time
Saturday, April 07, 2012      13 comments

I only had two meals today. Breakfast was around 10 am, and then I was busy until about 7pm because my husband and daughter are out of town so I was doing all their animal chores (and we have a LOT of animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks and a ho... Read more
Ice skating day - going out to lunch - going to Costco
Thursday, April 05, 2012      5 comments

Today I had an ice skating lesson after I had a rest day yesterday. I was on the ice for about two hours and got a good leg and core workout. After eating a breakfast of yogurt, cranberries, 1/2 banana and nuts I did not feel the need to eat ... Read more

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