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Create a “New Normal.”
Friday, March 16, 2012      7 comments

Creating a “new normal.” Let's get real, change is challenging. I know because I no longer smoke. Today is three years of being smoke free for me and it was soooooooooo worth the challenge. Yes I threw in the towel a few times, but I tr... Read more
It is a necessity.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      10 comments

My friend needs to be gluten free or she has to endure pain. It is a necessity. I have deluded myself into thinking what I have is not a medical necessity. Gee I don't feel anything, so it is not a necessity. Well by the time I do feel someth... Read more
Smokey the Bear said: "Only you can prevent ....
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      6 comments

This was stuck in my brain after reading: "Only YOU can decide to take care of yourself " Reading through stuff related to Steve Siebold's Fat Loser I found these statements relevant to my journey: Fit People Eat for Health Fit people ... Read more
Fat Loser Day 7
Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

Sometimes what we think is half the battle. Steve spoke of doing a gratitude journal for the remaining days. Listing 5 things every morning is easy enough to do. I have been using "Something I am grateful for today" www.sparkpeople.... Read more
Traditional vs. Healthy Cuisne
Friday, March 09, 2012      7 comments

Oh My! My taste has changed. Last night I attended a competition of sorts. Offers of traditional fare and a healthy option were available for sampling. I truly enjoyed both Cream of Broccoli soups. (It was weird having creamy real dairy aft... Read more
Fat Loser Day 4
Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

I had to laugh when on he said that negative stuff about optimists... you can be a tough optimist. I am one of those optimists Steve spoke about... however I am also a realist. There can be challenges in any endeavor. Planning and preparation he... Read more
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      3 comments

I'm on day 3 of the FAT LOSER PROGRAM at It's no wonder you guys like this stuff. I've been checking out the site and found this: Action Step for Today: Write down the single most important goal you want to achieve. ... Read more
Baby Shower and moving forward.
Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

Tying up a few loose ends literally, I finished the baby blanket at 3:18 am the day of the shower. My son woke me it was still dark and before 6 am. Yikes. Short on sleep I was still thrilled to see my "girls". Mommy To Be was glowing. I loved ... Read more
E2 Gradutaion Potluck Tonight
Friday, March 02, 2012      3 comments

I'm making Chocolate Pudding: For 4 servings 3 Tbsp Corn Starch 3 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Mix dry ingredients together and place in a blender al... Read more
Engine 2 28 Day Challenge Summary
Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

What a wild ride. I didn't think I could give up dairy. (I love my goat cheese and goat yogurt) But I did it and found a new love in almond milk. Giving up meat wasn't that difficult. Giving up oil wasn't difficult either. Switching t... Read more
Plant-Based Dinner with the Esselstyns
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      6 comments

The Esselstyns did a presentation at a local University called "Health and Long Life through Plant-Based Nutrition." If you ever have the opportunity to see them you will not regret it. They were informative and engaging. It is obvious that they... Read more
Engine 2-Day 28 Last Day or is it? Meeting Rip
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      5 comments

Wow 28 days already! Admittedly the first week was a challenge and I felt like crap from withdrawal. Heck I thought I was eating healthy. Obviously I was wrong. Today I feel great, energetic, giddy even. Tomorrow is the day I get on the sc... Read more
E2-Day 27 Exciting Day
Monday, February 27, 2012      4 comments

Awaking to a BG of 93 is amazing. I know I'll have to adjust my meds soon. since I have been watching the boob tube a lot while working on the baby blanket, I've had the opportunity to notice my thoughts have changed. Desire has gone when th... Read more
E2-Day 26 Progress
Sunday, February 26, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday, I got my mile in before my son's bowling. The other mom's wanted to see the baby blanket I'm working on so I brought it to bowling. I'm better than halfway done. I hope to have it finished for the baby shower on Saturday. Having a men... Read more
E2-Day 24 Forks over Knives
Friday, February 24, 2012      4 comments

Being about health, the movie affirmed my reasons for moving toward a more plant based diet. I so want to get rid of some of the meds I am on. Folks from the meeting noticed that I have changed since E2 started. Strange that I was actually... Read more

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