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Missing the Races

Monday, June 29, 2015      13 comments

I sure am missing running. Here's my niece and nephew-in-law at yesterday's Watermelon 2015 #2 race: And a better picture of them after Waterme... Read more


Sunday, June 28, 2015      17 comments

Thursday I danced pain-free with no blood, no splits, no big cracks in my feet. Oh, I knew my feet weren't normal. The skin felt tight, and crunched a bit as I moved. Still, it was great to have 15 dances that I just really enjoyed. Unfort... Read more

Taking My Own Advice

Saturday, June 27, 2015      19 comments

I filled out the National Weight Control Registry survey that was e-mailed to me today. Seems that it has been a year since I joined. It was satisfying to answer the questions, thinking about my weight management for the past year. And it was sa... Read more

Finally Resolved

Thursday, June 25, 2015      24 comments

The neurologist released me. No surgery. The water on my brain has arrested and requires no treatment as of now. I'm only to go back if I have symptoms. Finally the issue raised by my fall on September 27, 2014, has been resolved. Relief!!! ... Read more


Tuesday, June 23, 2015      20 comments

Son in law passed his certification test today. Definitely proud of him! Got new crown today and teeth cleaned. No problem. (I used to be a wimp at the dentist.) Proud of me! I'm celebrating 3 full months of absolutely zero artificial ... Read more

Don't Hold Your Breath

Monday, June 22, 2015      12 comments

Busy day. Got Natalie to dance camp this morning and played with Gwen almost all day. Leaving in just a few minutes to go to my son-in-law's graduation from the law enforcement academy. He still has one more state certification test to pass late... Read more

Glad to Be Back

Sunday, June 21, 2015      22 comments

My review of Refuse to Lose got interrupted by a trip to Tucson Arizona to visit my 87 year old mom and younger sister. The trip had some stresses, but overall went very well. I did the best I could sticking to my food plan and did no overeating... Read more

Want to Do It Justice

Thursday, June 11, 2015      16 comments

Last eve I was super tired, too tired to blog. The next chapter of Refuse to Regain starts the 12 tough rules and it does not disappoint. The first rule explains why "moderate" just doesn't make it. It all makes a lot of sense. I'm thinking "tou... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 10

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      15 comments

Chapter Title: Expect Sabotage Berkeley states that as you enter maintenance, you will inevitably encounter sabotage. "You are no longer part of the club -- and that will generate friction and negative comments." Even people who care about ... Read more

Maybe I've Just Arrived

Monday, June 08, 2015      17 comments

I went to the doctor on Friday and the nurse called me back to take my vitals and weight. For the first time ever I stepped on the scale with my shoes on - big athletic tie shoes and socks. The nurse smiled. That morning I had weighed 124.4 at h... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 9

Sunday, June 07, 2015      9 comments

Chapter Title: Staying Afloat in the Food Flood "Humans show little evidence of innate nutritional wisdom and individuals learn what to eat primarily through exposure to the eating habits of others. Until recently, most human societies ate ... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 8

Saturday, June 06, 2015      15 comments

Chapter Title: Understanding Your New Metabolism "while most overweight people are not too sure about the definition, they remain pretty certain that their own metabolism is sub-standard." "in reality, it's very uncommon for excess weigh... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 7

Friday, June 05, 2015      13 comments

Chapter Title: The S Foods or That's Not Spaghetti in Your Blood The S Foods are starches and sugars. Berkeley says they all turn into sugar, and that POWs (previously overweight) should treat all grains as sugar, even whole grains and thos... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 6

Thursday, June 04, 2015      10 comments

Chapter Title: Practical Ancient Eating Although I've decided not to follow Berkeley's food plan, I did read chapter 6 and will give you brief highlights in case you are interested. WHAT PRIMARIANS EAT: (ancient foods:) lean meats ... Read more

Refuse to Regain: Chapter 5

Wednesday, June 03, 2015      14 comments

Chapter Title: EAting With Your Genes: Becoming a Primarian "Living organisms thrive best min the milieu and on the diet to which they were evolutionarily adapted..." - O'Keefe and Cordain, quoted by Berkeley Berkeley says: *As our w... Read more

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