Fall in the garden is as busy and intense as spring, maybe more so. I'm a container gardener, using grow bags of many different sizes to give me options for where and what I grow. Living in the desert SW, containers let me put something that d... Read more
how many times can we start over? As many times as we need!!
Craziness has ebbed somewhat and my DH has found himself at the low end of the pre-diabetic range. Despite NOT adhering for several months, managed to hold myself VERY close to ... Read more
Its been about a month since I've been keeping track and recording. There are lots of excuses - starting around my birthday some 6 weeks ago, not seeing progress, then friends visiting broke my routine and then I just let it all slide. but tim... Read more
for what ever reason, my DH isn't eating fruit. He used to love fruit salad, but it is a pain to make all the time and it could only be fresh fruit in season. He was a big ice cream eater. Then he heard about these machines that turn frozen b... Read more
So in the last three weeks I've averaged 1000 calories a day negative balance - in other words, my calorie use has been about 1000 calories more than my calories in. That's 7000 calories a week - that should be 2 lbs a week.
I'd be happy w... Read more
I'm really not struggling with my diet - at least as far as the amount of food I'm eating, recording it, and getting my daily exercise.
Following the Beck Solution we're asked to weigh ourselves every day, as well as record the above.
... Read more
I can't tell you how long its been since I've eaten cake.
I've made Gluten Free cake a few times in the 6 years I've been living gluten free, but it was just a single layer cake with simple frosting. And I certainly haven't made any in at ... Read more
There is always some new information for those of us trying to improve our lives and health. And while it is all interesting, my personal experience has been, it is all right for somebody, just not necessarily for me or you.
Each of us i... Read more
Once or twice a week, usually the weekend, I try to make something a little special for breakfast, as it is the only time we sit down together for this meal.
This morning it was going to be corned beef hash, refried beans, and scrambled egg... Read more
10 lbs down
And a whole bunch still to go!!
I'm working my way through the Beck Solution and reading her suggestions for a meal, particularly when going out.
roasted protein (meat,fish, poultry) no fats, no gravy
steamed veggies, no fat... Read more
although the days are longer, there is still only so much time in the AM for exercise. as I've decided to put Yoga in 3 days a week, its walk 6 days, Yoga on 3. The day off walking is a big yoga session, the other 2 are only 15 minutes, and th... Read more
No, not a drinking binge, an eating binge! After weeks and weeks of being "good", yesterday let it all hang out and was I miserable last night!!
Needless to say, I won't be doing that any time again soon... Read more
fallacy of calories
Today got my Fitbit weekly totals for the week
82,597 steps for 37.12 miles
56 floors climbed
24,083 total calories burned
and according to my spark people food tracker, during that same period I ate 12180 calories.
That's a deficit... Read more
using the SP journal plus
Am using SP to track my nutrition. Also my fitness, esp calories OUT vs calories IN. Do not find on SP a place to track exactly that, so now have as part of my Beck Solution journal (she has her own form that becomes repetitious - but necessar... Read more
Still working with the Beck Diet Solution. after almost 4 weeks with stage 1 have lost 5 lbs, but found myself back sliding and starting to nibble again. But by increasing my exercise, have managed to maintain this 5 lb loss.
So now its o... Read more
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