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MARIAJESTRADA
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Well, I Survived the First Week of Kickboxing, Nine More to Go
Friday, September 23, 2016      2 comments

I won't lie. The next day on Tuesday, my body was crying! I had to take two Tylenol; thank goodness the coach took it a little easier on Wednesday. Phew! Sadly, I only made it to kickboxing and not extra gym class, which I thought was an ach... Read more
Focusing on Activity
Friday, September 16, 2016      3 comments

Instead of going on an extreme diet or any sort of diet, I am going to work on one habit a month and the fitness aspect. I don't even want to talk about eating. This month, I am focusing on drinking water, starting with ten glasses day, ... Read more
Starting from Zero
Thursday, September 08, 2016      2 comments

I don't even want to weigh myself. The tight clothes say it all. I am, again, revisiting the whole diabetes diet, except this time, I am definitely going to plan my meals more. I have been somewhat more active with the housework, and my husba... Read more
Stupid Scale. No, I Didn't Gain More Weight
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      4 comments

That is why the scale is stupid. I though I gained ten pounds, and I did not. My weight just fluctuates, and what I eat bloats me. Anyway, the internal journey is going well. I had a wonderful spiritual experience last Wed. Oh, and no... Read more
Ladies and Gent Friend, I Gained 10 Pounds Back
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      1 comments

I knew the weight gain was coming because I couldn't maintain that eating plan forever, but I had to fall on my face. Why? To learn a real path to health. Obviously cutting major food groups drastically is not, never, ever, the way to go. It... Read more
Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in
Friday, July 15, 2016      4 comments

Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, which will start this Sunday. The other happiness goal is just responding to my student essays ... Read more
Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      3 comments

I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. So, I am taking a different approach to the eating and it's nothing original as a lot of books have bee... Read more
Keeping on, Drinking Water
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      3 comments

Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine preferences. (1.5) Try to eat a little less each time and drink water. (2) Do what you love. ... Read more
Trying the Middle Road, Again
Monday, July 11, 2016      9 comments

Reality check, Those 30 pounds I lost are coming back. How do I know? That skirt that was fitting ever so well got caught on my left thigh yesterday. Not, my finest moment. Reality check #2, I can't go back to that extreme way of ... Read more
Started off with a good breakfast
Monday, June 27, 2016      3 comments

Well, I am starting with my healthy preferences. I had a zucchini and egg scramble with dark coffee and one slice of white bread: The white bread was a little bit of a cheat, but that's not entirely true because there are no cheats. For l... Read more
The Restrictions Need to Become Preferences, Honest to Goodness Preferences
Sunday, June 19, 2016      4 comments

Well, I am sure I have made noteworthy improvements, but nothing is being excluded from the menu, now, which is probably why restrictive eating doesn't work for the long term. Not for me anyway. So, I am taking a new approach. Instead of... Read more
Dragging My Butt Today
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      3 comments

My daughter woke me up so much last night, and the crazy dreams I was having didn't help. So today, I am seriously dragging, and I have a 7:30a.m. morning meeting I don't want to go to. Also, this heavy grading day is not helping, I mean h... Read more
Lost 2 more pounds, could it be the pre-diabetes?
Monday, June 13, 2016      3 comments

I just had a thought yesterday, what if the pre-diabetes is helping me lose weight? I mean, I am not doing anything exceptional anymore, except for reducing sugar and processed flour, most of the time. In fact, I need to bring the veggies back... Read more
Tweaking the Eating
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      7 comments

I am more like admitting what is happening, which probably means this is more moderate. (1) Eat whole fruits and vegetables. (2) Eat mostly unprocessed meats, with little to no pork. (3) Little to no sugar. (4) Processed flour as ... Read more
Ready for the Weekend!
Friday, May 27, 2016      6 comments

I am so excited I get to spend the whole weekend with my family! This weekend, I plan on playing a lot with the kids. My son keeps challenging me to walk, too, and that has been really exciting because he is considering his health. The ... Read more

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