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Salads instead of Sandwiches

Friday, July 29, 2011      8 comments

When I first started eating low carb, I was at a bit of a loss on how to eat. The main thing I did was just to stop eating a lot of starches. Gone were my evening mashed potatoes with my supper. It still took me a few months of trial and erro... Read more

Sewing Project Updates

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      11 comments

An update on the sewing projects. I bought a dressform because I will not be able to fit my dresses correctly without it. I don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help me. So it is either a dressform, or I buy a dress from David's... Read more

Life Without Calorie Counting

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      14 comments

I thought I'd always have to count calories. I struggled so much with weight loss and maintaining, I thought it would be impossible to live life without a calorie counter. I haven't counted a single calorie in a couple of weeks. I've main... Read more

The Dress Patterns

Monday, July 25, 2011      16 comments

I was going to write this as a comment in my last blog, but decided to make a separate blog for it. Here is what I had in mind for my wedding dress. It is a Vogue pattern with an asymmetrical twist. I really like asymmetrical styles, and ... Read more

Adventures in Sewing

Sunday, July 24, 2011      13 comments

In my last blog, I commented that I was going to try an experiment this weekend. I was going to try and see if it was within the realm of possibility for me to make my own wedding dress. This is pretty ambitious, to be sure. This is a hug... Read more

Makeup Brush Roll for Travel

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      12 comments

A couple of my hobbies are sewing and jewelry making. My German grandmother was a master seamstress. My dad had a few work shirts that she made that would rival anything Armani. Her lines were perfect, cutting and edges crisp and neat. And s... Read more

Yep, I'm Still Shrinking!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      16 comments

I need to buy new work clothes. My work pants don't fit! I'll never have the really dramatic before and after pic like Subway Jarrod. I donated all my size 12-14 clothes as soon as they were too big. I wanted them out as fast as possible... Read more

Sinless Raw Chocolate - Choco Lovers, Rejoice!

Monday, July 18, 2011      13 comments

I love chocolate. I've lived the last 6 years without sweets like cakes, cookies and pies. The one sweet indulgence I refuse to live without is chocolate. I eat mostly dark chocolates. I think dark chocolates have a complexity that I have le... Read more

Our Bodies Remember

Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

From yesterday's blog, I reported that I have gained about 5.59lbs of muscle in 2 months. I have not done a lot of heavy weight lifting, I've just done my normal activities. I should note that this result is not typical. The reason that I... Read more

Mile marker 125.0 - Complete!

Thursday, July 14, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday morning I hit my original goal weight I set 4 years ago - 125.0lbs! I didn't log it yesterday because I wanted to wait until today in case it was a fluke. This morning also 125.0! YAY Goal weight accomplished! Read more

The Greatness of Grapefruit

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      12 comments

I didn't use to like grapefruits. I thought they were too sour. If I ate them, I would usually coat them with brown sugar or honey. Over the years, I've adjusted my palate to less sugar. I eat refined sugars once in a blue moon. I use s... Read more

Unveiling the Athlete

Monday, July 11, 2011      11 comments

I just read this testimonial on Mark's Daily Apple and I had to write. www.marksdailyapple.com/
when-eating-healthy-is-mak
ing-you-fat/ This story sounds so much like mine, my pulse quickened. I read it thinkin... Read more

A Base Protein Shake

Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

I've been experimenting more with protein shakes. What I've come up with is a base shake that I can add things to, mix and match. 3 cups SO Delicious Coconut Milk, un... Read more

I Am No Longer A Statistic!

Saturday, July 09, 2011      12 comments

Despite the new USDA Food Plate and aggressive campaigning, obesity rates have not fallen in a single US State. In fact, obesity rates are still climbing. www.medicalnewstoday.com
/articles/230780.php Yesterday I t... Read more

Oil of Oregano

Saturday, July 09, 2011      9 comments

I'm still battling my sinus infection. I'm not sure if I'm getting better or not. I have been able to stave off an ear infection, which is my main worry. I have a malformed sinus duct that keeps my eustachian tube from opening and closing pro... Read more


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