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Blood Pressure

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      8 comments

For the past few days I have not been feeling very good. I couldn't put my finger on what wasn't quite right until this morning I decided to take my blood pressure. It was slightly elevated. I have been taking some antihistamines for the spri... Read more


Monday, March 02, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday my granddaughters met each other for the first time. They are 3 1/2 years apart so it will be awhile before they start playing together. It was so much fun to see... Read more

What I Have Learned This Month

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      5 comments

This has been an interesting month of learning for me about my emotional eating. After being on the Dr Oz Total 10 for 2 weeks, I slowly added foods back into my diet. Th... Read more

Dr Oz Total 10 Transition

Sunday, February 08, 2015      6 comments

Just a quick note to say a few words about the Total 10 transition. I have added just a few foods back into my meals and so far haven't had any ill effects. I have added 1 piece of whole wheat, whole grain bread to breakfast, and a very small ... Read more

Listening to Recovery Workshop

Friday, February 06, 2015      4 comments

I wanted to quickly share with everyone a free online recovery workshop that is available over the next few days. I have listened to a couple of the videos and there is some inspiring and motivational information. If you find you can't acce... Read more

Eating Low Carb - Day 19

Saturday, January 31, 2015      5 comments

I am on the low-carb bandwagon. After finishing up the Dr Oz - Total 10, I was really kind of worried about how to keep my momentum going. Somehow I seem to do really goo... Read more

Finishing Total 10 and Moving On to Maintenance

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday was day 14 for Dr. Oz Total 10 quick weight loss diet. And since I am feeling so good I have decided to move onto the maintenance plan. The term maintenance is used here to mean maintaining eating low carb and low fat proteins, lots ... Read more

Day 12 Dr. Oz - Total 10

Saturday, January 24, 2015      8 comments

I am totally sold on low carb. Or maybe it is the elimination of dairy that has helped me get out of the rut that I have been in for all of 2014. Whichever it is, hopefully... Read more

Day 10 - Dr Oz Total 10 (Long blog about the journey)

Thursday, January 22, 2015      7 comments

I got started on the Dr Oz Total 10 by asking myself what I really wanted for myself in 2015. Since I retired last year I have been trying on a lot of different hobbi... Read more

Day 8 Dr Oz Total 10

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      4 comments

Starting day 8 today of Dr Oz Total 10 diet. My mind is starting to think ahead to next week and what comes next. I am beginning to feel better with the low carb eating b... Read more

Day 7 Total 10

Monday, January 19, 2015      7 comments

Today I woke up with a cramp in the arch of my foot. Ouch! But I always take that as a warning that I am not getting enough hydration or potassium. Other than that I am feeling pretty energetic today. Hopefully the worst of the "low ca... Read more

Day 6 - Thank you Sparkfriends

Sunday, January 18, 2015      10 comments

Day 6 and I am still feeling a bit of weakness this morning, but not as bad. Hopefully it will pass quickly once I get my breakfast eaten. I just wanted to say a huge t... Read more

Day 5 - Dr Oz - Total 10

Saturday, January 17, 2015      6 comments

Today I am feeling more energy and at the same time when I haven't eaten for a couple hours I can really start feeling an odd sort of down feeling. I have been drinking lots of green tea to counterbalance this low. One of my Spark friends... Read more

Day 4 of Total 10 - Check in

Friday, January 16, 2015      5 comments

I just got out of bed an hour ago, but this is how I am already feeling and that is after 8 hours of sleep. Hope this feeling passes soon. What I have read is that t... Read more

Day 3 of Dr Oz Total 10

Thursday, January 15, 2015      7 comments

Just a short check in here. Today I am feeling a bit more fatigued and having more food cravings. I am fighting this by drinking the broth and drinking water. From what I have read things get better after the 3rd or 4th day. It is inte... Read more

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