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Going from Obese to Overweight category

Wednesday, April 14, 2010      16 comments

Yesterday I had a visit with my primary doctor to get my blood pressure checked. It was 112/54 PTL!!! It is finally coming down into normal range. When the nurse was checking me in of course there was a visit to the scale. SHe moved those we... Read more

Switching It Up AGAIN

Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

Since last AUgust, when I got to the 100 pounds lost mark, I have had a hard time continuing to lose weight. I have tried so many different things (on the advice of my dietitian). Each change works for about 2 weeks, and then no loss again. S... Read more

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Thursday, April 01, 2010      14 comments

I am a big fan of Ruby. SHe is such an inspiration to me and I can relate to her struggles trying to lose weight. Last Sunday's episode got me thinking. Her counsellor told her to change 5 things in her life so she does not get into a rut. O... Read more

It Is Nothing!! WOOHOO!

Monday, March 22, 2010      10 comments

For the results of all of my heart tests see my personal blog here:
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Confession Time

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      16 comments

I am a person who plans every bite I take in advance. THe day before, I fill in the nutrition tracker with my meal plans for the following day, so when I get up the next morning there is no question about what I am going to eat. I do not wait... Read more

It Just Doesn't Add Up

Saturday, March 06, 2010      11 comments

My dietitian has always told me that to lose weight I have to take in and burn off more calories than I need. It takes 3500 calories to lose a pound. SO during a week my calorie differential has to be at least 3500. SP has wonderful reports t... Read more

Heart Monitor Day One

Sunday, February 28, 2010      9 comments

For my first day with the heart monitor see my personal blog :
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Heart News

Thursday, February 25, 2010      6 comments

FOr the latest information on my cardiac MRI see my personal blogs at:
2010/02/any-heart-news.html and
tuff-up.html Read more

SOmetimes it is so hard to keep going

Saturday, February 20, 2010      18 comments

I need to vent a little. I am working so hard at my healthy lifestyle. I go to the gym 5-6 (sometimes even 7) days a week. I wear a heart rate monitor to track my calories. I spend at least two hours working out and burn 1000-1200 calories p... Read more

Shaping Up with Shape Ups

Thursday, February 18, 2010      10 comments

I did something I have never done before. I saw an ad (during the SuperBowl) on tv and went right to my computer and ordered the item. It was Skechers' new Shape Ups. I had never heard of them until that night. WHen I looked them up, i learn... Read more

DO You Really Want to Know???

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      8 comments

I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was interesting so I thought I'd do it, too. 49 Questions: THese are fun and it is great reading about everyone! 1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:53 am 2. How do you like you... Read more

Working Out Working Out

Monday, February 08, 2010      10 comments

I have back problems. There is no space between my L4, L5 and S1. In addition, where they sit on each other, my spine has twisted. The result is constant pain. Walking any distance is painful. Standing in one place is excruciating. At my ... Read more

Let's Eat and Enjoy It

Sunday, February 07, 2010      8 comments

This is a blog about food I like. I am not a vegan or a true vegetarian. I do not eat land animals: meat or poultry. I do eat seafood, dairy and eggs. Because of this I have a hard time getting enough protein. My dietitian has me on a high... Read more

Beta Blocker Battle

Saturday, February 06, 2010      10 comments

Last August I reached the 100 pound lost milestone. It was hard work. My journey began in March, 2008. Last week, I finally achieved the 120 pound loss. It was even harder work because in November the cardiac doctor put me on a beta blocker.... Read more

Heart and Lungs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009      9 comments

If you are interested in the results of my heart tests and CT scan read my personal blog here:
2009/12/heart-and-lungs.html ... Read more

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