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Refuse to Regain: Chapter Four

Tuesday, June 02, 2015      13 comments

Berkeley says that humans were designed for lean times. Our ancestors were unsure of a steady food supply. Our bodies slowly developed to match an environment with periods of deprivation and starvation. But now food is plentiful. "When you ... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter Three

Monday, June 01, 2015      11 comments

I read chapter 3, When Fat is Fatal: Metabolic Syndrome and Other Nasties, right before I went to bed. Not a good idea really. Berkeley states that she is trying to scare you. She tells you all - or certainly a lot - of ways that fat can hurt yo... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter Two

Sunday, May 31, 2015      14 comments

The second chapter is entitled "Become a Warrior: Banish Guilt and Commit Yourself "(page 15). Some of my favorite quotes: "you will relapse unless you decide to make a real commitment to maintenance." (15) "guilt has no place in maintena... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter One

Saturday, May 30, 2015      16 comments

There is a whole lot of me that just wants to turn the pages and get to the 12 tough rules that start on page 109. However, I am trying to learn to be more patient, so I will read every word. Promise. Chapter One is "The Maintenance Junior.... Read more

Starting Slow

Thursday, May 28, 2015      17 comments

I'm starting slowly with Refuse to Regain because I've got a million things (perhaps a slight exaggeration) going on. I loved the introduction because Berkeley calls us, the maintainers, the experts about ourselves. She says to read this b... Read more

Another Maintenance-Psoriasis Update

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      13 comments

Yes, I know I started reading Refuse to Regain and I promised blogs. But I'm really, really involved in an anti-psoriasis book that is difficult reading,very technical, between long hours of child care. So forgive me. I will definitely blog tha... Read more

Works For Me!

Monday, May 25, 2015      22 comments

I started the book Refuse to Regain and it's just on time. Did not like the number on the scale this morning. There was an 8, not a .8, an 8. Oh, there was a 1 and a 2. But I'm not saying or writing that number. I had not seen a number that high... Read more

Going to Do It!

Sunday, May 24, 2015      16 comments

One of the best thing Matt Ludwig, my psoriasis mentor, said to me yesterday, was to remember that The Ph Miracle book that he swears by was written for average people. I had cried when I read the chapter on exercise, advocating light exercise, ... Read more

Good Session

Saturday, May 23, 2015      19 comments

Mentoring session today (re: psoriasis) was incredible! I took lots of notes and will need to digest it. It was suppose to be a 90 minute session, but he stayed 150 minutes, and would have stayed longer but hubby and I needed to leave to go to a... Read more

Not Much Today

Friday, May 22, 2015      15 comments

My psoriasis mentor is coming tomorrow. I need to re-read his publication, finish my list of questions for him, prepare a healthy lunch for us (and that means getting to the grocery store, too), and straighten the house a bit. So forgive me if I... Read more

Quick Update

Thursday, May 21, 2015      17 comments

Been busy, busy, busy, but good. Weighed 124.0 this morning, so not continuing to lose. Think I've plateau-ed. Part of me wanted to get down to 122, since that was my predicted best running weight (per Matt Fitzgerald's online calculator) at my ... Read more

BIG Thanks to My Great SparkFriend, Gaye!

Monday, May 18, 2015      22 comments

An amazing good thing happened several weeks ago and I didn't blog about it. I kind of just stood there with my mouth gaping open. My great SparkFriend, GABY1948, Gaye, sent me a book. I had even forgotten I'd given her my address, so I was tota... Read more

Good Six Months

Sunday, May 17, 2015      15 comments

I washed out of the Parents' Day Challenge on the At Goal & Maintaining Plus .... SP Team. I fell below my goal range target. I had set my center weight at 129, having completed the previous 2 nine-week challenges successfully at 132 and then 13... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter 8, Holiday Traps & End of Beck Blue

Saturday, May 16, 2015      11 comments

From the time I was 8 years old and my mom and dad used Christmas vacation from their teaching jobs to load our dining room table with homemade divinity, fudge, butterscotch stacks, peanut brittle, sea foam, toffee, more varieties of candy than ... Read more

I Need to Chew

Friday, May 15, 2015      18 comments

Yesterday I made a delicious smoothie for my breakfast using many foods and supplements recommended by our Psoriasis Healing Warriors: Breakfast on May 14, 2015: Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), 2 tbsp ⊗ 70 4 5 3 4 Romaine Lettuce (sa... Read more


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