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Making Salsa
7/30/2014 11:28:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I made homemade salsa this morning. We had just enough tomatoes from our garden to make a batch. I can smell it simmering on the stove top. It smells...  Read more


Day 26 - when food disappoints you
7/30/2014 11:19:52 AM,  6 COMMENTS

If this lesson had only come yesterday!!! I had to go for an appointment at the doctor's during lunch so I decided to eat out. I went to a place I re...  Read more


Here Again...
7/30/2014 9:33:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I just looked to see when my last entry was...July 6th...I started this journey at 248 lbs. back in Dec. 2011. When I got back from Myrtle Beach this...  Read more


I was curious if the solids from making almond milk were used in some way...
7/29/2014 6:19:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the answer I got from the Blue Diamond company. "We are unsure of what happens to he almond milk solids as this is proprietary informa...  Read more


The Joke's on Me
7/29/2014 4:38:53 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Recently I joined our local Y. It is literally 5 minutes from where we live. I've wanted to do water exercises at the pool there, and I finally convin...  Read more


Summerfest Art in the Park 2014
7/29/2014 11:28:23 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Some of you might have seen my comments in friends feed about my working to create more jewelry for my Art in the Park show. It was this past Sunday...  Read more


Chapter 25 - eat smaller amounts, less often
7/29/2014 9:14:03 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Day 25 - smaller amounts, less often So this is referring to eating your favorite goodies. You don't have to cut them out of your plan, but inst...  Read more


Chair Exercise
7/28/2014 11:08:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been doing 20 minutes of chair exercise every day of the week from a list given to me by my physical therapist. Well, it worked quite well and...  Read more


Lost weight - Phew!!
7/28/2014 2:36:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Being perfectly honest, I have not been following my menu at all. I was rather scared to get on the scale today, especially since I haven't weighted...  Read more


SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?
7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, th...  Read more


Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)
7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. 30 Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for t...  Read more


Day 24 - eat for satisifaction
7/28/2014 10:59:45 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Chapter 24 is an amazing, powerful lesson by Linda of many... Bottom line: Eat to achieve "satisfaction from your food, not guilt...  Read more


7/28/2014 10:00:48 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I have read blogs by others who complain that life as a thin person was not what they expected. They found that people were no nicer to them, they did...  Read more


Sunday Day 11
7/28/2014 12:48:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Two purposes for Food: 1. To fuel your body 2. To appreciate flavours. No no no, food is for stuffing down emotions of all kinds!!!!! 40...  Read more


Saturday Day 10
7/28/2014 12:41:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Learn to accept compliments . Record your favorite responses in your notebook. I was taught at a young age to say "Thank you very much" when...  Read more


A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.
7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bo...  Read more


Day 23 - savoring
7/27/2014 5:49:48 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am working at my 2nd job (Sunday afternoons only) so I have no access to what I wrote for the Challenge on Day 23. Also, I had forgotten I wa...  Read more


July 27/14
7/27/2014 4:32:04 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, I finally got it together enough to get a blog done. I've been offline for the better part of 2 weeks. We had a disaster with the hard drive....  Read more


Emails, Message blogs, Spark friends
7/27/2014 3:33:27 PM,  11 COMMENTS

198 I have been a drift the last two days. I was not getting any of the messages from my teams or team mates. I wasn't getting my blog posts notifi...  Read more


Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.
7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg...  Read more


Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.
7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM,  12 COMMENTS

With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado ha...  Read more


More about why we can have cravings for dairy products. Comments are welcomed!
7/27/2014 7:07:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

More quoting from the SP team Calling all Vegans and Vegetarians. These links were listed on that team. I am really trying to figure out this dairy...  Read more


Back on Track
7/26/2014 10:22:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have had an interesting few days. I had low blood pressure and high blood sugar. I am hoping my Dr will call back on Monday. Meanwhile, I am tryi...  Read more


Day 22 – multitask with food
7/26/2014 4:44:05 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So this challenge is a bit different from yesterday where it was centered on mindful eating and concentrating on nothing else. Today’s challenge...  Read more


What an awful lunch
7/26/2014 1:36:16 PM,  14 COMMENTS

lima beans, codfish, flax seeds and cumin I won't do this again! I am not craving things. I guess that is a good sign. chris...  Read more


In 2008(on SP) someone wrote this about giving up dairy. It is news to me!
7/26/2014 12:13:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

NOTE: I did not write any of this! chris "There is an interesting section in the book "skinny bitch" about dairy which explains a lot about...  Read more


Menus based on my food sensitivity testing--oh my!
7/26/2014 11:54:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just made a green smoothie from kale, peppermint tea, and coconut. No dairy is listed on the 4 day rotation diet they gave me. I normally would...  Read more


Adapt and adjust
7/26/2014 9:00:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, it helps set the tone. That being said, an egg without yolk is like an oreo without stuff. It's a good...  Read more


Friday Day 9
7/26/2014 12:40:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today we are suppose to write out and post some where visible what people can tell you when notice you have lost weight or are not following your plan...  Read more


Round Two
7/25/2014 8:22:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been having difficulties the last 3-4 days. Because I am on a 1000 to1300 calorie diet my endrocologist lowered my insulin, which I take 5 sho...  Read more


Things that make you go, hmmmmm
7/25/2014 7:47:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Did my grocery shopping yesterday and today. I do believe that the only thing tougher than learning to cook for one is trying to shop for one. I bel...  Read more


Tiring (for me) "fun" trips for my disabled husband
7/25/2014 6:25:25 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I really would like my husband to experience more than our 4 walls here in the condo. I am so involved just doing the required things I don't have en...  Read more


Frinally Fiday
7/25/2014 12:59:45 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It has been a looooooooooooooooooooooooongggggggggg week and the chaos is about ready to begin in earnest. Yesterday my son and I left the hous...  Read more


Four Ways to Get Your Weight-Loss MOJO Back!!
7/25/2014 12:37:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

All if takes for me to be tempted to eat something I shouldn't is just read about it, a blog, in a book, in the newspaper, magazine. If...  Read more


Little Projects Big Results
7/25/2014 7:45:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

On yesterday, I had the plumber out. Sewage back up. Most of it went in to my tub. {Ewwwww). That is an automatic $75 an hour. After they finished, on...  Read more


A techy spoon to help people with hand tremors!
7/25/2014 7:28:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS
iors-with-tremors-164492.htm is a website with wonderful tips for caregivers...  Read more


Day 21 – eat with awareness
7/25/2014 4:33:47 AM,  8 COMMENTS

There are two reasons to eat says, Linda Spangler: “…to fuel your body and to appreciate flavors”. Either way, you need to be CONSCIOUS of what you ar...  Read more


Thursday Day 8
7/25/2014 12:40:36 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Thanks to the members who have become my friends over the past couple of days from this group. WE CAN DO IT Today's title is Help me, please ...  Read more


Wednesday Day 7
7/25/2014 12:35:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, so it really isn't 7 days since I started, more like 10 but I stopped for several days because I was in so much pain that I wasn't eating anyway....  Read more


My shoulder might have been less damaged if....
7/24/2014 8:35:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

My shoulder might have been less damaged if....I had known enough to move it more. I had plenty of physical therapy. And I moved it as much as po...  Read more


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