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Diabetic Wt Loss Day 12 Cravings-YES and progress
Thursday, August 17, 2017      6 comments

Cravings: my current self-talk is "That solves nothing and won't improve anything." I know my two downfalls are emotional eating and mindless eating. Making progress on both because I am committed to sticking with Salt Solutions' 2 wk eating ... Read more
Diabetic Wt Loss Day 11 carb counting; rough but manageable day
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      2 comments

Good carbs chart; handy reference. I didn't sleep well last night, but went in to work early to flex part of the time I took off yesterday to be with my mom. In addition, it was the day for the Blood Mobile which comes right to my workpla... Read more
Diabetic Wt Loss Day 10 Parties; emotional eating--NO
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      5 comments

Got parties covered. Plan ahead what I will and won't eat. Load up on fresh veggies and fruit. Choose no alcohol, no dessert. It's not the last glass of wine in the world nor the last bit of delectable desserts. There will be other occasions ... Read more
Diabetic Wt Loss Day 9 healthy snacks
Monday, August 14, 2017      4 comments

Three good snacks: 1. one organic graham cracker sheet + thin smear peanut butter + 1 90% dark choc square. Makes a yummy fake S'More 2. natural popcorn. One of my cats loved popcorn, but none of this healthy business for him. He ... Read more
Diabetic Wt Loss Day 8 Planned shopping
Sunday, August 13, 2017      5 comments

No, I haven't disappeared; I've just had a really busy couple of weeks at work and at home. I thought about starting over on this challenge, but decided to pick up where I left off and carry on. However, I'm adding a two week low sodium food p... Read more
Diabetes Wt Loss Days 5-7 Exercise, Knowledge, Check in
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      5 comments

My weekend and Monday were unusually busy and included a potluck. I had small corner portions of delicious baked macaroni & cheese and a wee bit of lasagna, lots of salad, and fruit for dessert. I ate well all weekend--and my scale said 2 lbs ... Read more
Diabetes Wt Loss Day 4 Food etc
Saturday, July 29, 2017      6 comments

I've lost the first of the 5 lbs I intend to lose during this challenge, a great incentive to stick with healthy choices and small portions at a potluck I'm going to later today. That lb has been lost for two days so it can stay lost. Arti... Read more
Diabetes Wt Loss Day 3 goals, success, etc
Friday, July 28, 2017      3 comments

Good article on successful goals, basically focused on positive words and attitude. I totally agree that how you word something makes a difference. Ever since I first started SP, I've referred to calorie limit as calorie range. Range carries a... Read more
Diabetes Wt Loss Challenge Day 2 Quiz & motivation
Thursday, July 27, 2017      4 comments

As for the 10 item quiz, like so many other things, it's not a matter of knowledge, but of putting the knowledge I have into practice. More useful to me to focus on motivation. What's motivating me to put some serious effort now into accomplis... Read more
Small Changes Day 30, Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge Day 1 Goals & Progress
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      4 comments

Both the last day of Small Changes Challenge and the first day of Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge have to do with goals so I figure one blog will do to wrap up one and start the other. I like these short term 1 month challenges. I've always... Read more
Small Changes Day 29 Bust workout rut
Monday, July 24, 2017      3 comments

No problem. I get bored if I do the same thing, so at the moment I'm alternating days of hand weights + stationary bike with days of treadmill and elliptical during the week. On weekends, it's usually some heavy cleaning. Plan is to add back ... Read more
Small Changes Day 28 Hidden Sugar & Pet Peeves
Sunday, July 23, 2017      2 comments

Sugar and sodium are the two most overdone ingredients in many food products. WHY must spaghetti sauce be sweet? Nowadays I use salsa or sofrito as a starter base for tomato sauce recipes to which I add no sodium diced tomatoes and lots of vegg... Read more
Small Changes Day 27 Happy Thoughts, Positive Attitude
Saturday, July 22, 2017      5 comments

Most of the time, that's me. It's not worth dwelling on the negatives; it's not healthy for me or anyone else and doesn't change anything. When I catch myself complaining at work, I refocus on how fortunate I am to have the job I've got after ... Read more
Small Changes Day 26 Multitasking and Fitness Minutes
Friday, July 21, 2017      3 comments

I've got this one. When I use the stationary bike in the gym, I add upper body stretches. When I'm alone in the elevator or at the copier, I do calf raises or some kind of movement. I usually do some wake up stretching before I get out of bed.... Read more
Small Changes Day 25 Fiber and keeping the family happy
Thursday, July 20, 2017      6 comments

I could use some work on fiber. I do eat a lot of fruit and a reasonable amount of veggies, I have flaxseed oatmeal for breakfast at work, and I like vegetarian/vegan food. Could plan more non-meat bean and/or grain based meals. Fortun... Read more

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