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Knock, Knock..... Again
Friday, October 06, 2017      6 comments

This time I'm knocking on wood in hopes that it all hangs together to make it to maintenance without anymore tweaking of the program. So.... on the Doc's scale, I'm 206 or so fully dressed which includes a belt pack with my phone and a multitoo... Read more
Knock, Knock
Friday, September 22, 2017      8 comments

..... knockin' on the door of one-derland. Was 201.8 this morning. Intermittent fasting or walking, I don't know what's doing it, but something is working. Update for 9/25 - Doc says to stop the Diabetes meds altogether and that I'm no l... Read more
Low Carb, Low Sodium (Part Two)
Saturday, August 12, 2017      7 comments

Well, I've been doing the intermittent fasting for several months now and it actually works. I was stuck for a long time at 220 or so after having dropped thirty pounds (again). Then I tried the intermittent fasting protocol of eat for eight h... Read more
Saturday, July 08, 2017      6 comments

I got the scale to move down. Started a little exercise about a year ago and got my winter routine up to about twenty-five minutes daily. Weight stayed about the same. Then I switched to intermittent fasting about a month ago and about the sam... Read more
Guide for Beginners
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

In this blog I'm going to start collecting tips and videos on getting started in an attempt to get most of the startup stuff all in one place. If you see any omissions, flaws or errors, please comment. I'll come back and add clickable links to... Read more
Low Carb and Low Sodium
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      5 comments

I was wondering if the two are possible to do together, but after thinking it over, I guess it should actually be easier. Green vegetables, fats, and protein in their raw forms don't have much sodium and they are the mainstays of low carb. I'v... Read more
Thursday, March 23, 2017      0 comments

Now that the dust has settled a little I'll comment on the recent changes. I did not like the way it was done. Kind of take it or leave it. OTOH, I'm glad they finally woke up to the fact that the points were originally intended to entice us ... Read more
Saturday, March 18, 2017      4 comments

I'm finally beginning to develop actual habits over a long period of time, not just short term special efforts. BP and glucose are under control and Arthritis is better. Still have some changes to make, but the long term is looking better than... Read more
Intuitive Eating
Monday, March 06, 2017      0 comments

Today's Spark Coach video wanted me to do that. I passed due to my Diabetes. My Docs instructions involve eating smaller amounts evenly spaced and about the only way for me to do that is to have a pretty exact schedule. I think it would be a ... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2017      0 comments

Some recent men's team board posts were about prostate health and taking saw palmetto. I've decided to drop it since I see little evidence to prove it does anything. Anyway, there was mention in one post that once you start it, you should stic... Read more
Salt Wars
Sunday, February 19, 2017      1 comments

I'm having success in my battle with sodium. I'm guessing from the chart on the nutrition counter that my daily average is down from well over 5000 mg a day to well under 3000 a day. As I slowly replace all the high sodium products with either... Read more
Some Days Are Harder Than Others
Sunday, February 12, 2017      4 comments

Sometimes the challenge really is a challenge and sometimes it's easy because I already do it. Today was easy. Eat on a schedule. I eat three meals and a snack and I don't think any of them ever vary by more than an hour and most days more li... Read more
Calorie Density
Thursday, February 09, 2017      0 comments

The challenge from the coach today was to keep temptations out of the house or at least out of sight. I don't really have a problem with that anymore since I don't really deny myself any particular food, but when it's high in calories it's very... Read more
Thursday, February 02, 2017      3 comments

Part of today's challenge was list three things I've accomplished recently to dwell on the positive rather than the negative. I got my Diabetes under control. I've improved my blood pressure. Both were way out of control and each required som... Read more
Diet Soda Fan
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      4 comments

I drink diet soda. I confess. Why? Nobody has actually proven to me that I shouldn't. It's obvious why drinking regular soda is bad. It adds hundreds of calories a day. The little asides about diet soda being taboo are another story. Yes,... Read more

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