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I'm 1/10 of the way to my goal weight!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012      5 comments

OK - all you math fans. If I had to lose 70 pounds and have lost 1/10 of that, how much have I lost? You figure it out! This was my 10 year olds' special math problem of the day Read more

I'm starting to get it

Thursday, May 03, 2012      3 comments

I thought that I understood all there was to know about blood sugar. My husband has been diabetic for over 15 years. I've been tracking my own sugars for pre-diabetes for the 6 months. But in this last week I'm starting to really get it. And... Read more

I'm allergic to sugar

Thursday, April 26, 2012      4 comments

Now, it doesn't show up on an allergy test so it isn't a true allergy. It is more properly defined as an intolerance. I get really tired when I eat refined sugar - as in the kids are talking to me and I'm answering and falling asleep at ... Read more

Counting the cost

Saturday, April 21, 2012      2 comments

I'm starting to see the pattern when I do certain things that are unhealthy for me. If I eat dairy, my sinuses ache, and if I continue to eat dairy, I get an infection. If I don't stretch my muscles enough, I get injured or at least am in a lo... Read more

Frustration on one hand, Success on the other

Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

It's the old bad news, good news scenario. The bad news - I cannot lose weight. I track my food and I'm within Sparkspeople guidelines (on the lower end most of the time). I track my exercise and my food intake is tailored to that. I do... Read more

It's taken a long time, but I'm becoming "one of them"

Thursday, January 12, 2012      1 comments

I used to say that I was allergic to exercise. Then I did it because I had to and it was an exercise in willpower more than body. But last night as we finished our Wed. night swim I realized that I now like it. I'm starting to play with my exerc... Read more

The Same Old Ten

Monday, January 09, 2012      1 comments

I lost 4 pounds last week! Woo-hoo! The only problem is that this 4 pounds is part of the same ten pounds that I keep losing and regaining, losing and regaining for the past 2 years. But you've got to start somewhere, right? And for me, it s... Read more

My leaky bucket (New Year's resolution content)

Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

This is my latest metaphor for my frustrations with my time and energy level. I feel like I have this bucket of time and energy. But there is a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza. I think that probably everyone has a bit of a leaky bucket or at least... Read more

Final Elimination Diet Results

Tuesday, February 12, 2008      1 comments

Our family's month long "science experiment" is officially over. We've identified many foods that have contributed to my 6 year old daughter's eczema - she's rash free for the first time since infancy! We've identified some things that have co... Read more

Bad day on our elimination diet.

Thursday, January 24, 2008      2 comments

This diet really takes all my time and energy. I'm glad the recipes are spelled out for me (ok. we get to choose from a list but it is still marked out.) But my dh has been throwing everything off! He is diabetic and this diet has been good o... Read more

Pain free for 4 days!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008      0 comments

Until today that is. Today on our Allergy Discovery Diet we tested corn. A half hour after eating some corn pancakes for breakfast, that familiar "acid" burning went through my muscles. I of course, had no more corn today. It took 3 1/2 hour... Read more

Lessons from Week One

Saturday, January 19, 2008      0 comments

Our family has finished one whole week on the Allergy Discovery Diet. It has been tough sticking to only a few allowed foods a day. But I know it is worth it. Here are the lessons learned. My ds10 just loves lima bean pancakes. Who knew... Read more

Elimination Diet Part 1

Monday, January 14, 2008      0 comments

Monday is the first day of our whole family elimination diet. I first did a diet like this 14 years ago when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia. At the time it was hard, hard, hard. I was in so much pain, sometimes my feet would swell up... Read more

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