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MARIAJESTRADA
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Started off with a good breakfast
Monday, June 27, 2016      1 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
Lost 22 pounds since March.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      7 comments

Well, I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me that during my follow-up visit yesterday. I lost over 22 pounds. And some when I got sick, but I don't count those. Truth is you can't really tell because I am still obese, but I will t... Read more
Have Been Really Sick
Saturday, May 21, 2016      3 comments

So, Starting last Sunday, I had a 103 fever for three days that would not quit, and I had to go to the ER. Now, I'm on a lot of anti-biotics It's nothing major; I just got slammed with three conditions at once, and now, I have to recupera... Read more
What Can You Live with?
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      2 comments

I am just listing what is really happening. (1) All meats and little to no pork. (2) All fruits and vegetables. No oranges yet. (3) Little to no sugar. (4) Little to no processed flour. (5) Rarely, yogurt. (6) Rarely, che... Read more
Close to Fitting Into My Pre-Birth Pants
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      5 comments

I am so close! I guess the weight loss is happening somewhere, but even so, I realize that weight loss doesn't make me happy because no matter how much I lose, I am never really satisfied. Even when I'm a size 8 (which I'm not remotely close ... Read more
Took a Week Off
Monday, May 09, 2016      2 comments

I mean I took a week off from everything. Which of course was not planned. But today, I went back to the gym and worked out for 45 minutes. Now, I am reevaluating my eating plan. I decided that I'm going to stick with most of it because it... Read more
Reflecting and Revaluating
Thursday, May 05, 2016      4 comments

Really, that is what I am doing today. Now, I have to run! (1) Log on to Spark People every day (2) Drink water first (aim for 16 glasses of H20 a day) (3) Make the best possible food choices and pack a healthy lunch (4) Eat good fil... Read more
Took a Monday Off and Slept
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      2 comments

Well, After whining about the knee, I took a day off on Monday. The teacher is gone anyway, and I was going to go to the gym, but it's back on today. Some students are getting together to work out, since the room is free. Plus, my knee i... Read more
No Way to Speed Up Recovery
Friday, April 29, 2016      6 comments

I am only working out twice a week, but I take way too long to recover. I mean, compared to a mere three years ago; I would train and work out for hours, and be fine the next day. I suppose the work outs are harder, and my sleep cycles are off... Read more
Overdid the Knee
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday, my knee was so jacked up, I could not do jumping jacks. I did a lot of physical activity, and I have been racing my son every now and then, which gives both of us tremendous joy. Now, the left knee is crying, so I took some Tylenol ... Read more

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