KATELJM
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Tracking!
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      5 comments

I had a routine that I thought was working for me. Then I stopped daily tracking. Then I began slipping a bit more from my really great habits. I forgot to take my Vitamin D. I think I hit rock bottom on Valentine's Day when I bought the... Read more
Eat Your Veggies! My First Spiralized Veggies to Delight the Kid in Me
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      17 comments

I am a volume eater. There is no 12-step program for this condition, but I have found that eating non-starchy veggies in volume has helped me feel full, drop weight, bring my lab results into line without medication and lessen body inflammation... Read more
Be Kind to Your Feet
Saturday, November 12, 2016      15 comments

Two falls ago, I reached a healthy weight through a combined regimen of 2 hours of exercise a day and clean eating. During the next 6-8 months my weight fell below the middle of the healthy range. Again, it was predicated on 2 hours of exercis... Read more
So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye to My Spark Activity Tracker
Sunday, September 25, 2016      14 comments

Another reminder that things don't last forever. The clip on my Spark Activity Tracker rusted and broke off due to non-stop wear. For years I counted on my SPAT to identify 10-minute or more continuous minutes at a time, and I became known at ... Read more
The Born Analyst Views Chaos
Saturday, July 30, 2016      3 comments

I might not be crazy, but I am most probably borderline. I have known I was "different" from the norm from the beginning of my memory. Being different doesn't equate "crazy". But it makes you (or a born analyst like me) analyze... Very s... Read more
Is It Working for Me?
Thursday, April 28, 2016      7 comments

Whew, I need to post a more positive blog than my previous depressing and angry one. I have been struggling since last September to stay within the Healthy Weight Range while nursing my injured foot back to health. My core good health habi... Read more
Smoking Kills
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      15 comments

I am in the waiting room for the cardiac ICU. My sister-in-law is fighting for her life. She came to this hospital for the 4th time in 12 months, with a weird feeling in her chest. On each of the other times her cardiac tests came out fine a... Read more
How Slow Can You Go?
Friday, January 22, 2016      6 comments

Let's have some fun with the Winter 5% Challenge "Living the Good Life" healthy habit of The 20-Minute Meal. Back in July, I wrote about my 20-minute slice of Pizza and the crucial decision making regarding a possible third slice! Oh, th... Read more
Gotta Try: Beet Blueberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie, and My Obsession with Soluble Fiber
Friday, January 22, 2016      3 comments

I look forward to my green protein smoothie each morning, but it's good to shake up the routine now and then. This morning, on SparkPeople's Web Search page, there was a link to PopSugar's recipe for a Beet Blueberry Chocolate Protein Smoot... Read more
Comparing Calories and WW Smart Points for a Typical Day
Monday, January 18, 2016      7 comments

Weight Watchers has revised its points system yet again for 2016. Last year we had Points Plus. This year we have Smart Points. What is the difference? Per WW, sugar is the temptation of the Devil. In Points Plus, sugar was penalized wi... Read more
Meal Planning is Helping Me
Monday, January 18, 2016      4 comments

In Week 3 of the Winter 5% Challenge our new LTGL ("Living the Good Life") habit is Menu Planning. We not only have to plan our day's main meals at least the day before, we have to actually follow that plan to get points! Ooooooooooh, that's h... Read more
Quick Custom Meal Planning on SP Nutrition Tracker
Thursday, January 14, 2016      12 comments

For decades, experts have recommended specific meal plans to people beginning a diet. I have never been comfortable with someone else determining my meal plan, does that make me a rebel? With SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker, you can sele... Read more
Ultimate SP Life Challenge, Day 10
Thursday, January 07, 2016      3 comments

This checklist process is working on me... Short-term: Thursday emoticon 1) Give thanks each day upon wa... Read more
Biggest Loser Challenge 30 about to start - You can still register
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      2 comments

I participate in 2 challenges: the 5% Challenges and the SparkPeople Biggest Loser Challenges. The same exercise fulfills requirements for both challenges, so it's not as onerous as one might think. The 5% Challenge moved me to view 120 fi... Read more
Ultimate SP Life Challenge, Day 9
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      2 comments

Another day with a checklist and results. Short-term: Wednesday emoticon 1) Give thanks each day upon wa... Read more

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