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Weight gain, age, health and all that
Well my weight gain seems to have leveled off. I am a mear 20 pounds short of my all time high. Maybe it is menopause, my slowly diminishing thyroid or whatever. Who knows. All I know is that now that I am in my 50s my body just do... Read more
Starting to move...
Hi! In the spirit of accountability I am adding a new blog entry! I have not yet been as consistent as I want, but am working on it. I discovered that I have to train - to start to train - for a half marathon (hope that makes sense). All the h... Read more
Hi! Boy since turning 50 everything is a struggle for me. I can't seem to lose even a pound - and if i do, it comes right back on. I can't get in an exercise routine. Feeling like a big blob. So starting today I am going to try following a cou... Read more
UP down UP down - whoa!
Geesh. What the what? I know I am under stress right now, but c'mon! Why do I keep veering so far off course? The results are practically immediate too. I spend a day or two eating food that is (what normal healthy people eat everyday, i might a... Read more
Boy, this is a sloooooow process...
Maybe it is my age (over 50), my thyroid (hypo), by blood sugar (hypo), my lifestyle - whatever - this is one tough and slow process. Ok, way back to the beginning three or so years ago I weighed 200 lbs. Yes, whoa. I lost 50 and have kept if of... Read more
On a day off...
1) clean house
2) go for a blood test (thyroid)
3) email doctor for antibiotics
4) go in to work briefly
5) exercise for 45 min
6) make healthy food choices
7) watch the inauguration on tv
8) stay warm
1... Read more
Five pounds up??? Really????
Ugh. What is wrong with me? I had just hit the tippy top of my healthy weight range. I was happy, excited, and motivated. Then...day before yesterday I was cold, tired and starting to feel sick again. My antibiotics are over and I am afraid the ... Read more
New journey starts today
Maybe that is a little wrong, what I mean is - my paleo experiment is over and now back to regular old low carbing. I love low carbing. I have been doing it for years. Of course there have been temporary wobbles (and the subsequent gains) but th... Read more
Day 30 -oops guess I missed day 29
Here I am at the end of my paleo 30 day trial. To be honest, with sickness and at least 2 holiday derailments, I did not do a very good job. What I did do however, is get back on the low carb track and lose some pounds! Yes, this is very good in... Read more
As my paleo experiment comes to an end (on friday) I reflect on what I have learned. I feel that reading a great deal and experiencing paleo type foods have made me more aware and thoughtful of what I put in my body. I have been low carb for a v... Read more
Paleo day 27 ----
I know these are boring blog posts. They are really just my own accountability tool, but I am always worried that some spark friend might read them and think "omg what boring droll person!" Please know I am just checking in for accountability. S... Read more
Paleo day 26!
Just a quick check in today. Antibiotics have kicked in and are kicking this sinus/flu issue in the butt! Yay! Back to work for me today. I am not in a normal eating mode - so it is unfair to say if paleo is working for me or not. I feel this ha... Read more
Blogging daily for accountability has been interesting. Sometime down the road it will be fun to go back and read. Perhaps for inspiration or a good laugh! I still have the flu/sinus infection. During the day I feel a little better and am moving... Read more
Day 24 paleo challenge
I am sick. Could not sleep at all last night. Yuck. Am only eating broth with egg, tea etc. Somehow I am UP 1.5 pounds today? Seems so odd, but i guess that means I am ok, not wasting away and am here for another day! lol
I told my doctor yes... Read more
Paleo day 23
Still fighting the flu. Went to the doctor and have a sinus infection as well. Got lots of meds and am hoping for more energy and recovery soon! I made egg drop soup today with organic chicken broth and one egg. Other than that hot tea is good. ... Read more