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What will be.............
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      1 comments

I am back but not 10 lbs lighter at all. Not any lighter in fact. Just the same, pretty much, according to the last time I weighed myself. ( and ....according to my pact to be honest with myself here- there is a reason I am writing now, vs Frida... Read more
100 days later
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      3 comments

100 days ago.... My doctor told me my blood pressure was too high because it was 140 and climbing, my blood sugar readings had gone up by 2 percentage points and my liver enzymes were elevated. I have type II diabetes and high blood p... Read more
Goal 1 - I am here and I have found the secret to my weight loss battle!
Thursday, April 07, 2016      4 comments

My first goal was to get under 200 lbs. Done! I have had an epiphany! For years when I started "dieting" I suddenly went into eating as much as possible at every meal because I knew I would not see food again for hours later. 3 meals and fe... Read more
Feeling Sheepish
Monday, March 21, 2016      0 comments

I am the lost lamb returning to the flock. The flock being my blog. What does one say after a hiatus? I am glad to be back and feel I am again on a new journey. Lessons learned and all that..blah blah I am 204.5lbs as of my new ... Read more
A wrinkle in the whole weight loss experience - skinnier is not always better!
Thursday, November 12, 2015      5 comments

I am 50 years old. My efforts at dieting are no longer attempts to garner that "model" look! I have outgrown that concept and my goal now is lower blood sugar and less medication. However, there is a part of me that anticipates a new healthy wei... Read more
Week 10 - Healthy habit 10 "Stop lying to myself"
Monday, October 19, 2015      1 comments

Imagination can be a curse - as in my case. I tell myself lies all the time and then conjure reality from those lies. I am prone to creating an imaginary idealistic body and then using my imagination to convince myself that this is how I am... Read more
Week 9 - Healthy Habit 9
Monday, October 12, 2015      2 comments

Time to revisit what I am doing! Ultimately, I want to be healthier! I am 50, with type II diabetes and high blood pressure. I am struggling to maintain balance with making the best choices for my body while still living my life. I kno... Read more
Week 8 - healthy habit 8
Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

I am doing ok! I am working on changing my habits every week and for the most part I am being successful! Of course I am not perfect and there are days when I do not do everything thing I have set out to do but I am more mindful of my acti... Read more
Week 7 - "Never too big..."
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      2 comments

".... to admit I have made a mistake!" I started the healthy habit a week concept because restriction just does not work for me. I start to budget calories, nutrients, time, whatever I am restricting in my head and then I start to hoard wha... Read more
Healthy Habit 7 - week 7 - Do habits stick?
Monday, September 28, 2015      1 comments

It takes a long time to create a habit I am finding. My efforts are still that- efforts- so I guess they are not total habits yet. Or, are they? Life took me out of my norm this weekend! Family in town, travelling with them to my husband's... Read more
Healthy Habit 6 - week 6 - medication, on time, everyday
Monday, September 21, 2015      0 comments

Changing habits is NOT easy! But, I have seen and felt the evidence that those habits are what got me to my current weight! I lost 4 pounds! I think I lost the majority of it last week when my habit was to not exceed my carbohydrate g... Read more
Healthy habit 5 - week 5 - carbs
Sunday, September 13, 2015      1 comments

I successfully did not eat after dinner last week for 5 out of the 7 days! Not bad, even if I do say myself! I was an after dinner snacker, but apparently not so much any more! This habit does require a constant awareness though! It is so easy t... Read more
Healthy habit number 4
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      2 comments

Week 4 - healthy habit number 4 My new habit is not eating anything after my dinner meal except fruit or vegetables and/or tea or water. Doing good! I have maintained my no alcohol goal from week 1, my biking habit from week 2 - ... Read more
50 at 50 One healthy habit at a time.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      2 comments

My new system involves changing my habits and accumulating the benefits along the way. Losing weight is hard! It involves a lot of change. I think that has always been part of my problem. I start out every Monday by swearing off food group... Read more
Blood sugar success!!
Monday, November 10, 2014      5 comments

Eating healthy and trying to move more can be a very disappointing experience if one measures success by the scale only! I have been on this eating healthy and moving plan for most of my life but I really kicked into gear last October when ... Read more

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