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Low Blood Pressure
Monday, October 25, 2010      1 comments

I have had borderline high blood pressure for some time (I'm sure all because of my weight). Now I have the reverse problem. My blood pressure has been very low now for 4 days - dizziness, fatique. It's hovering around 80/60 has been a little... Read more
Sharing is not only cheap but kind to the waistline!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      1 comments

DH and I went out for a quick bite of supper. We split a soup and sandwich at a local restaurant. Not only was it cheap - but it was plenty of food for us. Today's portions are so generous that 2 can easily eat one entree. So, when e... Read more
Do you need to make a mid-course correction?
Monday, October 18, 2010      1 comments

My son was trying to explain the art of instrument only navigation of an airplane using "VOR". While I failed to totally grasp the whole picture I did understand that a plane navigates from Departure to Destination by flying a route that takes ... Read more
Truth about bathroom scales
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

I have two sets of scales. One set was about $20 (Heath-o-meter) digital rated to 300 pounds. The other set was about $50 (WW) and rated to 400 pounds. One set of scales is upstairs in my bathroom the other set is downstairs in my laundry roo... Read more
Walking with HOPE & a Warning
Saturday, October 16, 2010      3 comments

As many of you know, I was an invalid shut-in from 2006 til summertime of this year. I had severe osteoarthritis that left me with a bad limp, constant pain, and disfigurement. I went through 2 total knee replacements and a shoulder rebuild be... Read more
Passed the 30 pound mark! TIPS
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

Today's weigh-in took me to -31.1 pounds since late July. It's been steady weight loss and I don't feel like I'm "dieting". I have found that the calorie range is ample if I make good choices. I am not hungry at all! I always wanted pe... Read more
Carrot and Potato Gratin - Healthy!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

I made this tonight (working on making tasty company dishes that are healthier). Instead of all potatoes - it's half potatoes and half carrots. Instead of cream I used evap. skim milk and fat free chicken broth. I used fresh thyme to enhance ... Read more
My Red Pepper Soup Recipe Low Cal Appetite Killer :)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      4 comments

Years ago when I was doing WW I made up this recipe as one serving is ZERO points on their program. It's a very low calorie, vitamin packed, filling soup. Red peppers are very high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They are much higher in beta-... Read more
A TIME investment!
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

I have discovered one of the reasons I am successful this time in losing weight I am taking the "time" to prepare things for me. Always before I would eat easy things when alone (hubby on the road). Now I don't think a thing about preparing ... Read more
Don't Rain on My Parade!
Monday, October 11, 2010      6 comments

The human condition just can't stand to be "left behind". I have some friends that need to lose weight as much as me or even more. I don't go around talking incessantly about my fitness program but I don't hide it either. So, first I notice t... Read more
A LONG Day!
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

The alarm went off at 8:00 and I managed to throw myself together for church. I've been sick the past few days (think it's a sinus infection as I have also run a fever). It was fellowship meal Sunday so we were at church from 9 - 3:15 p.m. I ... Read more
STRESS and an empty desk!
Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

I have not worked outside of the home in many years, but that doesn't mean I don't ply my craft. I do a lot of gratis computer work for friends, relatives, and my church. Today a request from the church for a major website overhaul and relocat... Read more
How to avoid emotional eating.
Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

I have learned from past experience that emotional eating comes in 2 forms. One eats when things are stressful, scary, disappointing, ____________ fill in the blank with any other negative emotion, AND one eats when excited, exhilarated, anxiou... Read more
Eating Smart~
Saturday, October 02, 2010      2 comments

We have out-of-town company for a long weekend and I have found that one CAN serve tasty meals and still stay in calorie range. I found recipes on the Spark People Recipe page, added lots of healthy vegetables, grains, fruits, etc. and SKIPPED ... Read more
Cleaning is EXCELLENT exercise!
Thursday, September 30, 2010      1 comments

I'm taking a 10 minute break from cleaning. We are having a family of 8 the next 4 nights (grandpa, mom, dad, 8 6 3 and twin 10 month olds). I bet about now you are saying "ARE YOU CRAZY?" HA! Actually it's a very good thing. I have been cl... Read more

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