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Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 8
Monday, August 29, 2016      0 comments

So today we read about cholesterol. I already knew where my sore spots were with this, but what I didn't know is that it creeps up in women after age 55. Hmmm.... good thing I'm on a Mediterranean lifestyle now! Evil sugar seems to be... Read more
Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 7
Sunday, August 28, 2016      1 comments

Today's challenge is drinking at least 8 cups of water. Haven't had breakfast yet and already had two, so I think I'll be fine. At this point, the only things I drink (except on very rare occasions) are water, sparkling water or coffee. I LIK... Read more
Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 6
Saturday, August 27, 2016      1 comments

Oops.... missed yesterday. The last couple of days have been challenging in a variety of ways. I ate too much sugar yesterday and the day before and last night and today my body was screaming. So... think I've completely established that ... Read more
Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 4
Thursday, August 25, 2016      2 comments

Okay, so I'm not going to do the challenge task today. Hahahahahaha! I got 50, count 'em 50, grams of fiber yesterday - um.... TOO much. And yeah, I'm feeling it. So... going to dial it back today. Today's challenge is a fiber full ... Read more
Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 3
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      8 comments

So, today we took a quiz about snacking. Snacking isn't a big issue for me when I'm in focus. Yesterday, I planned for a piece of olive oil banana bread for my afternoon snack. It has almost no sugar in it, but it was still too sweet for me a... Read more
Fit and Fiber Full Challenge Day 2
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      7 comments

Easy peasy the first day, but would also like to "up" the amounts. Reading the challenge wall today reminded me about beans and oatmeal (er.... not together). I always forget about beans and they're so good for you in so many ways! ... Read more
Day 1 Fit and Fiber Full Challenge
Monday, August 22, 2016      3 comments

Think I'm just going to keep going with these Challenges... emoticon Admittedly, this isn't as hard for me a... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 21 - I DID it!
Sunday, August 21, 2016      5 comments

Okay... on the LAST day of the Challenge! Originally, I thought I'd go back to small amounts of sugar each day after I finished the Challenge, but I'm not planning on it - I will indulge occasionally, but I'm really feeling so much better a... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 20
Saturday, August 20, 2016      5 comments

So, today's challenge is to write a list of why I'm cutting back on sugar. Also, to blog about sugar cravings. And admission here - we went out to dinner with friends last night. I was the only one who didn't get dessert. I *did* have ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 19
Friday, August 19, 2016      4 comments

Another easy-peasy day - sub exercise for cravings to replace the dopamine. I didn't realize that sugar gave us dopamine, but it makes sense. The thing is, I exercise when I need/want breaks anyway, since I can't exercise much at one time ... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 18
Thursday, August 18, 2016      4 comments

Well, I had a strange thing happen last night - couldn't sleep. Had a snack... went overboard. That wouldn't have been odd in the past, but I've been feeling so satiated. I did NOT have sugar, however. I did have carbs, though. I am... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 17
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      1 comments

We're checking in today - was this challenge easier or harder than you expected? You know what? It's been easier. I'm astonished by how my body has settled down in so many ways. I don't think I'll permanently cut out all added sugar, but... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 16
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      4 comments

Okay... so day 1 with NO sugar and did just fine! I did allow myself a larger than usual snack last night, but I think that was mostly because dinner wasn't the greatest and I didn't eat much of it. I would have done better eating more din... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 15
Monday, August 15, 2016      1 comments

Okay... now the real challenge of the Challenge begins - NO added sugar from now until the end of the Challenge. And you know what? I can DO this. It will be interesting to me to see how I do. I'm feeling great, though, and well-mo... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Day 14
Sunday, August 14, 2016      2 comments

Wow! Two weeks in! So today's article and focus is on adding in high protein snacks. This is something I already do when I DO snack, which is rare, because I'm feeling more satisfied and full. Even starting to leave food on my plates. ... Read more

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