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Bye Bye 3

Saturday, June 07, 2014      5 comments

This week I have been working in my garden. With the degenerative disc, osteoarthrits, and large amount of weight gained this year, I knew I needed to take it easy. I have not exercised since about Feb when I tried to do the Beachbody 21 Day Fix... Read more

Coming back. Full-circle.

Friday, June 06, 2014      5 comments

It's been a long time since I was dedicated to Sparkpeople. It might take me a while to fully commit to everything the site has to offer. I have my own health website but I find it hard to keep up with both. Sometimes I just dont want to be so p... Read more

I know it has been a while

Sunday, January 13, 2013      8 comments

...life has taken me in many directions. I am still battling the PCOS and the insulin resistance that comes with it. I finally had a moment where everything just clicked. Right after Christmas I cleaned out my pantry. I made a trip ... Read more

I'm Crooked: It's Embarrassing and Disgusting.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      4 comments

In 2 years I have put on roughly 30 pounds. Prior to that it took me about 2 years to put on 10. So, in 4 years = 40 lbs. Average 10lb a year seems to be typical as you get older BUT not 30 in 2. I am working with my DR on this problem. He... Read more

One Size Does Not Fit All

Sunday, July 01, 2012      11 comments

Some time ago I posted on my personal website a story in which "One Size Does Not Fit All" in which I explained why some diets worked for me (or others) and why some didn't. I felt it should be made available here as well. www.moret... Read more

Explaining My Low Carb Diet Part Two

Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

When reading a food label these are some of the things I need to pay attention to. Total Fat: I have to watch this. Snacks, cereals, dairy and dessert = 3gram per serving or less Meat and cheese = 5gram or less per serving Fr... Read more

Explaining my Low Carb Diet

Saturday, June 30, 2012      3 comments

I am not following Atkins (or South Beach or The Zone, or any other commercial plan) what I am following is based on the American Diabetes Association. ADA Weight Loss Plan. My dietitian gave me a meal plan. The meal plan has me lowering my car... Read more

My Doctor Referred Me to a Dietitian.

Thursday, June 28, 2012      3 comments

I just completed my first week on the meal plan with my dietitian. (Sorry for such a long delay in blog updates here) I'm still walking. 2-3 (almost 4 a few times) almost every morning. With my arthritic hip, some days it just hurts t... Read more

Map My Walk - Walking Updates & A Personal Progress Note

Friday, March 30, 2012      11 comments

This weeks check-in. Tomorrow is weigh-in day. Last week I was up and I did not bother writing. Not sure why. (mostly school and work - not so much because I did no... Read more

Facing My Demons. Facing My Reality.

Thursday, March 22, 2012      7 comments

St. Patrick's Day weekend was a lot of fun. I was able to get away and unwind for three days. I watched TV, had some good food, logged some miles, got some writing done, and just relaxed. But the weekend also gave me a dose of reality. There ... Read more

Mapping My Walks - Check In

Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

I am a little late in posting this. I did 2 more miles today.... Read more

Mushroom Overload!

Friday, March 16, 2012      6 comments

My Mini Pizza...the mushrooms were everywhere! More to Life than Chocolate www.moretolifethanchocol
ate.com/2012/03/its-mushro
om-overload-mini-pizza.ht... Read more

Mapping and Keeping Track of My Walks

Friday, March 16, 2012      2 comments

It's really hard for me to blog at two places. I am using an iPhone app to map and record my walks. I am finding it very motivatinal. Right now, I need all the help I... Read more

Another Door Opens

Thursday, February 23, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote a post regarding the end of my 3 months on Nutrisystem. It was there I made somewhat of a secret comment. I am not sure anyone noticed. A couple of weeks ago, Feb 7, not only did my beloved Cain pass away, but I also star... Read more

3 Months Later and the Results are In

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

I've lost my blogging mojo. Itís not just weight, school, stress, or losing my beloved dog Cain, related. Itís everything and itís nothing. I want to write, I just have not wanted to blog. At any given moment I am so overwhelmed that I hav... Read more


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