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It's Goin' Down!
7/25/2014 11:06:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

And by "it" I mean my fasting blood glucose. The combination of foods high in soluble fibers (lots of peas and beans), careful tracking of nutrit...  Read more


Physical went well...
7/25/2014 11:15:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I just had a physical and my health is good other than sinus pressure in my ears. No infection or anything. My blood pressure 114/80 and my EKG was...  Read more


Starting to Feel Better
7/24/2014 9:50:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am starting to feel better and to gather my strength and motivation to get back to basics of eating healthy and exercising. Looking forward to Augu...  Read more


Gratitude Is NOT An Attitude
7/24/2014 6:20:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's an action. Feeling thankful is far less valuable for either party than actually saying "thank you."...  Read more


Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Lou Malnati's)
7/24/2014 8:45:48 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had to go to Chicago for business for the past two days. And, yes. I did have some deep dish pizza. I tried to get the nutritional information he...  Read more


Pho Soup For You!
7/23/2014 11:07:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, I know it's pronounced [Fah], but work with me here. I've been on a soup-making kick this week, having made a large quantity of base soup sto...  Read more


Having One of those Weeks
7/23/2014 9:34:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am having one of those weeks where I am tired and cranky. I don't want to do anything but sleep. I am still waking up tired. This too shall pass...  Read more


My 90 day Bikini Mommy Challenge
7/23/2014 4:50:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well I did the fitness test! WOW is all I could say So here is day one: 1. Squats 30 2. Hi-knees 49 3. Push-ups 13 on knees and full and...  Read more


July 23, 2014 534lbs
7/23/2014 3:59:17 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I lost 3lbs this week. I struggled one day with food but overall a good week. My water intake was great! Thank you all for the support! It's been a...  Read more


What a Crock!
7/22/2014 10:56:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing more crock pot cooking of late, and it's working out VERY well indeed. In response to my pre-diabetic condition, I am eating mor...  Read more


Fighting the Feeling
7/22/2014 12:26:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am fighting the feeling of giving up this month and continuing to exercise and trying to maintain my diet. It is hard to maintain a healthy diet wh...  Read more


While You Were Sleeping
7/21/2014 9:29:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Apparently, I've got to clear my liver in the evening. Yup, it seems I need to make sure there are no (or very little) glycogen reserves left in...  Read more


Going with the flow
7/21/2014 9:04:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am going with the flow of how I feel today. I tossed an turned all night and did not get much rest. I am really tired and will probably take a bre...  Read more


BLC break plan
7/21/2014 5:28:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey everyone!! Thanx for reading My plan is to workout at least 5 days a week, at least one hour, doing different exercises cuz I get bored easy....  Read more


Breakfast or a 4 mile race in the rain?
7/21/2014 8:20:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

That was a serious dilemma on Saturday morning. On the 35 minute drive to the race, it poured. Trying to be the optimist, I told my kids it wasn't t...  Read more


Distractions Can be a Good thing
7/20/2014 12:56:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So much is going on this month and I am just going with the flow for once. I hate distractions, but this time I have seen tremendous growth within my...  Read more


Lower Blood Sugar For Me (to the tune of Pour Some Sugar On Me)
7/20/2014 11:08:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My fasting blood glucose level has been hovering just above the normal range for a couple of weeks while I've been stepping up my nutritional and exer...  Read more


Unexpected Housequests
7/19/2014 7:54:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

When you least expect it houseguests arrive for the evening and all your plans of relaxing and exercising goes out of the window to play hosts. There...  Read more


7/19/2014 5:32:28 AM,  14 COMMENTS

1. If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will be no. ...  Read more


Mixing Things Up
7/18/2014 11:15:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

There are a lot of good reasons for adding diversity to my fitness program. It prevents my body from habituating to my routine, keeping it in a c...  Read more


Fridays are the best
7/18/2014 9:01:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I look forward to Friday so that I can relax and recharge. The week goes by so fast that when Friday rolls around I am exhausted. It is time for some...  Read more


Days 28/29 of 30 - JUICING:
7/17/2014 7:15:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

252 Well tomorrow is my last day of my "primarily" veggie & fruit juicing feasts! My BEST week ever has got to be the first one. I stuck to the...  Read more


10 for 10
7/17/2014 5:22:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I give myself fairly concrete fitness goals, such as covering a particular distance cycling, hiking, or walking, or doing a certain number of continuo...  Read more


My workouts have been off this month
7/17/2014 4:28:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

With everything going on in my life, I have not concentrated this month on my physical fitness activities. I am usually a stickler for getting in my...  Read more


Filmmaker Michael Moore As Fitness Inspiration?
7/16/2014 1:15:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The answer is yes. At least he was *one* of my inspirations this week. He writes about it in the link below. After reading a few of his posts, it...  Read more


In Hot Water
7/16/2014 1:06:29 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, actually the issue is more about hot water being in me. I read recently that it is better to drink warm water than cold, as the latter tend...  Read more


July 16, 2014 537lbs
7/16/2014 12:11:08 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I lost 4lbs this week. I gave in and had some soda but I'm fine with it as I still kept my water very high. I am getting more used to the water and...  Read more


Chasing the Dog
7/16/2014 8:49:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I did not get in much exercise yesterday, but I did chase my kids dog all over the neighborhood because he dug a hole under the fence and got away. I...  Read more


New Start
7/16/2014 12:50:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello, I wanted to take the time to write an entry because I'm going to be start spark people again. This time I'm going to buy a few tools to h...  Read more


Day 24, 25, 26 & 27 of 30 - JUICING: Countdown 3..2..1
7/16/2014 12:25:50 AM,  7 COMMENTS

252 Let' see.....387I won't bore you with the last four days of what I did right and what I did wrong. What I will write is that I am proud of m...  Read more


Moving forward
7/15/2014 4:03:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Rough day at work today, hopefully I feel good enough to get my workout in and get some rest tonight because I have houseguests tomorrow thru the week...  Read more


Forward Harch!
7/15/2014 2:58:02 PM,  1 COMMENTS

RIP Madeline Khan. Today was a victorious one for me in the realm of fitness. I did a suburban hike route that I have done before (5 miles with a...  Read more


Tortoise and the Hare Trail Half
7/15/2014 1:43:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

During the few periods in my life where I have been somewhat healthy (I think at my best I have still been in the high "overweight" BMI range), I have...  Read more


Falling short of goals
7/14/2014 8:45:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Anytime you have plans for yourself, something comes up to stand in your way. Although my goal was to get in 33 miles of running on the weekend, I d...  Read more


7/14/2014 12:13:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't want to jinx myself, but I feel like I have some momentum to get healthy. At the beginning of June, we downsized from a big ole house to a t...  Read more


Sunday Evening Time
7/13/2014 8:25:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a busy weekend and I'm feeling good! I'm happy to report that we have a new range and range hood in our kitchen. It's been a year in...  Read more


Ran anyway
7/13/2014 5:04:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Although I had a serious headache last night, I still managed to run my 11 miles. While I was running I completely forgot about my head and got into...  Read more


7/12/2014 9:21:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, sort of. Specifically, I've been stuck at the same weight for several weeks, despite being much more consistent about tracking food, drinki...  Read more


7/12/2014 7:32:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I awoke with a Migraine headache and have felt the affects all day. Not able to do much but try to sleep and even that is hard. Nothing works...  Read more


7/12/2014 7:28:06 AM,  7 COMMENTS

When my husband was six years old, he thought a certain Prayer was He suffered under a bunch of violets. The real words were "under Pontius Pila...  Read more


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