Doing homework and learning my lesson! OR... the World's Most Accurate Food Tracker
Yesterday was supposed to be a LCal day. Was it the day before that caused me to relax? I don't know, but I did. I set my parameters to be easier to obtain. I easily ate more calories and less fat than I have in the past on my LCal days. These ... Read more
Cycling: week 4 update
week 1: lost 5 lb
week 2: lost 2 lb
week 3: gained 0.6 lb
week 3.5: lost 2.4 lb
Well, I definitely am finding it easier to figure out WHAT to eat, but I am still finding it hard to actually EAT it all on my HCal day. The better I ... Read more
I believe that I've figured it out:
I've known for a long time that my body has a strong set-point at 180 lb. (which is partly why I haven't been able to get past it for two years). But I wasn't consciously thinking about everything that meant... Read more
cycling: 3-week update
I am tracking calories, protein, total and net carbs, fiber, fat..... and it is a juggle and a struggle to achieve my goals -- primarily because my goals are IMPOSSIBLE to achieve! Let's just say I aim high! My IDEALS have been to:
1. consume... Read more
Beauty Abides in Women!
Now I am all for health. Great human minds have discovered and proclaimed that health is the basis for happiness. I'm just a little bitty mind -- but I know that BEAUTY greatly contributes to a woman's life. Let's celebrate it! You want to work ... Read more
The Mature Woman's Take on Swimsuits (Humor)
Life is harder for some than others, I guess. Since we're beginning our swimsuit season, this is timely.....No pictures necessary...
> When I was a child in the 1950's, the bathing suit for the mature figure was-boned, trussed and rein... Read more
Like Johnny Cash, I walk the Line!
Have you ever stood at a state line, then crossed it? One moment, you are in one state; the next moment with very little effort, you are in another state. And you can't tell -- the line is invisible between the states. A state itself is very big... Read more
Desperate, I tried something new... and I'm thrilled!
This is my analysis of the first 10 days of CYCLING between high-calorie and low-calorie eating while maintaining a very low-carb Atkins Diet. It is my goal to increase carbs gradually under this system to find my maximum OWL.
I've been on... Read more
Still experimenting with cycling....
a) I re-committed myself to breaking my plateau on New Year's Day. I watched my diet more carefully (I thought). I didn't cheat (I thought). Nothing.
b) I started eating less. Not so that I was hungry, but I made conscious choi... Read more
I've been falling & getting back up, falling &...
I've been really trying to push hard for the last 6 weeks to break through the plateau I've been on (180 LB) for 6 months.....
So I started food tracking here on SP as best I can. And I re-did Induction. Both these efforts taught me that ... Read more
I'm not crazy! I'm healthy but losing it!
I remember the last time I did a low-calorie diet. I was successful, but I was hungry ALL the time! I found myself (no exaggeration!) looking for my shoes in the refrigerator and for my briefcase in the oven. I PACED in the kitchen, not letting ... Read more
Will you die, or will you succeed?
Every sunrise in Africa, there is a gazelle that wakes up knowing that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will by killed. Every sunrise, there is a lion that knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to de... Read more
You Diet AND achieve health!
I have found a highly informative blog written by a nutritionist. She apparently believes in LC and in being able to treat health problems (headache, arthritis, fibro, high cholesterol, etc.) through the diet. She also has some amazing recipes... Read more
Keeping your Resolve/Resolution
The usual advice when making resolutions is simply to make sure your goals are reasonable, and then to try to stay focused on them. But unfortunately, this usually doesn't work. Especially when you're talking about something as fundamental as ch... Read more
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NO room for shame!
I barely made it through Induction. It was a helpful process; it definitely made me aware of how many carbs I had let creep into my diet. I am still trying to be very LC as I work my way up into more carbs -- you know, adding only 5 g carb a wee... Read more