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Not Succumbing to Excuses
7/9/2014 9:28:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Hiding out in the A/C is my usual behavior when the mercury rises. It been in the 90's (33°C). Yesterday was a major workout day for me. First out i...  Read more


Day 10 McDougall MWL
7/8/2014 2:29:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Still holding in the same spot. This morning I had 1/2 serving of oatmeal and a handful of cherries. Lunch was a big salad dressed with le...  Read more


Today, I Will ....
7/8/2014 8:46:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I posted that on the ToF Facebook page. What I did was log my food for the day. Thankfully someone posted late in the day and inquired how it was goin...  Read more


Day 9 - McDougall MWL
7/7/2014 11:18:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

24 Did not weigh the last couple of days. Wondering if I'm eating too much variety. Also haven't been eating much in the way of raw veggies. Ye...  Read more


I Am Worth It
7/7/2014 8:43:51 AM,  5 COMMENTS

WATERMELLEN posted this wonderful blog. "What Do We Value? And Why It Matters To Value Ourselves!
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Here I Go Again!
7/6/2014 9:51:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The holiday and birthday celebrations have subsided. Logging my food would have helped me. I wasn't that bad about my choices, for the most part...  Read more


Still going...
7/4/2014 8:35:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been a month and I'm down 10 pounds. Soo rewarding. I wasn't losing weight and feeling satisfied on other programs. I think I found the one for m...  Read more


Day 6 - McDougall MWL
7/4/2014 1:10:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Still fighting with this stall. It's OK. I'm not going to stress. Just keep working the program. Doing my best. Breakfast was "Freedom from fr...  Read more


"You can't handle the truth!"
7/4/2014 10:40:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Perhaps that is why I have problems with logging. I can't handle the truth, ignorance is bliss? Week 2 has been abysmal as far as logging food goes....  Read more


Day 5 - McDougall MWL
7/3/2014 2:58:55 PM,  0 COMMENTS

2 This morning's scale was not my friend. My thoughts on why... 38 the extra serving of plain rice? 38 the hummus and pita chips after d...  Read more


Day 4 - McDougall MWL
7/2/2014 9:51:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

224 Another lb. bites the dust uh! Still in shock! Was so hungry last night after a big dinner of soup...  Read more


The Slippery Slope Stops Here
7/2/2014 8:59:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have been exercising. I have been meditating. What I have not been doing is using my fitbook and logging my food. What are my excuses? I forgot,...  Read more


Day 3 - McDougall MWL Plan
7/1/2014 1:00:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Whoo Hoo! Down another lb. and I'm eating a plain potato every time I feel hungry. Breakfast Mashed the potato, had 2 servings of kale ...  Read more


Day 2 - McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Plan
6/30/2014 10:55:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Breakfast: 1/2 serving of oatmeal and fruit-2 c. black coffee. Seriously! I cannot eat a whole serving of oatmeal. Yes, I used about 1/4 c. almo...  Read more


ToF Week 2 Begins
6/30/2014 9:13:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm not ready!!!! Yesterday I ended up with issues... lots of issues! First my am BG reading was up almost 50 points. (today it has dropped back d...  Read more


Day 1 - McDougall Max Weight Loss
6/29/2014 12:15:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Potato, tomato, onion, jalapeņo, lemon jc., yellow squash, garlic Breakfast is served! Weighed in: 154 Will TRY to stick to no...  Read more


ToF End of Week 1 - Reality Smacks me in the Face
6/29/2014 9:42:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

ToF End of Week 1 There was good and there was bad. The good: - Logging. - Lost weight - More active The bad: My blood glucos...  Read more


Dr. McDougall's Maximum Weight Loss Plan
6/29/2014 3:13:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Will give it a try! Saw Dr. McDougall talk about this in Costa Rica. I can have potatoes or the starch of my choice 3+ times a day! "Search" on...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 5 summary
6/28/2014 10:41:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Alrighty, got weighed and she say I dropped 6 pounds, Now my vision isn't great for that distance, but it looked like only 5 pounds to me. Still it bu...  Read more


Weekend Plans - 1st of 51 Capitals
6/28/2014 10:17:16 AM,  8 COMMENTS

We arrived in Salem, Oregon yesterday so that we are here this morning to go to our first state capitol in our quest to visit all 51 capitals this sum...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 3 summary
6/26/2014 8:01:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

"Losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don't even try." - Little Miss Sunshine quote So at the endocrinologist yesterday,...  Read more


ToF Week 1 Day 2 summary
6/25/2014 8:48:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Those simple exercises seems simple enough, yet challenged my muscles. (didn't realize it at the time, but this morning... OUCH) Applied a hot pack an...  Read more


Starting Over - Again
6/24/2014 10:14:04 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I was just checking my Sparkpage and realized that I average about one or two blog posts a year. Not good. I am going to try and keep myself on tra...  Read more


Day One went well enough
6/24/2014 8:00:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So far so good. I do need to stick to my food plan better in the evening. Perhaps duct tape for my mouth. Closing the kitchen. I got my exercise and...  Read more


The Adventure Begins
6/23/2014 8:53:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is the begins my 12 week journey with the Ton of Fun Challenge 2014. Tomorrow night there is a class that will focus on our form for a workou...  Read more


The Click
6/21/2014 2:02:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Something clicked. That's the only way I can explain it. It's an entire shift in being, a feeling that I can do it and will do it no matter what. It's...  Read more


Summer is only 3 days away!
6/18/2014 2:05:38 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I wilt in summer! Staying cool is a priority. Although I am still working solving the mystery of my intermittent digestive issues, Life goes on. I am...  Read more


Father's Day Reflections
6/16/2014 10:29:10 AM,  5 COMMENTS

What a lovely Father's day it was for this mother. Seeing three generations of my guys together was quite a blessing. I was quite fortunate to...  Read more


Opportunities Abound
6/12/2014 2:28:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thankfully that nasty stomach virus has passed and I am well rested. I am Almost caught up on errands and paperwork. 244 Thankfully I keep my e...  Read more


6/11/2014 7:47:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

229 today. I am SLOWLY moving in the right direction. Instead of a sudden burst out of my shell it is a slow metamorphosis. It is helpful that scho...  Read more


Motivation Received
6/9/2014 9:04:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A local bridal store was having a huge sale so I decided to try on wedding dresses today. After 45 minutes and 5 dresses. I left the store in tears. I...  Read more


Sunny Sunday!
6/8/2014 10:49:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Great news my son is finally feeling better, although he had to my the Special Olympics State games. He now wants to party! 244 236 This artic...  Read more


Sleep, Beautiful Sleep
6/4/2014 9:39:59 AM,  5 COMMENTS

A lesson learned is that we truly do need our sleep. It restores us. The past few days have been challenging because I have spent the last couple o...  Read more


Hanging in, but looking for change
6/2/2014 9:00:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So... I've followed Dr F's Eat to Live plan and I've followed Dr McDougall's starch based plan. I've lost some weight, gotten stuck, and then gained e...  Read more


Summer plans... 51 walks, 51 capitals, 51 days
6/1/2014 11:28:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I haven't been on Sparkpeople much lately except to log in and get my Sparkpoints... but, I wanted to put out there what I've got planned for this sum...  Read more


So What Happened to May?
6/1/2014 9:41:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It's June...A;ready? Yes. So where did May go. I went back and reviewed my May blogs to make sure there wasn't some sort of time warp.Nope there wasn'...  Read more


Food Pushers, Temptations, My Rules
5/31/2014 8:06:01 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I have my rules that I live by for me. Overtime most have respected my rules for myself. Food Pushers - "Here try this!", they cry. Temptati...  Read more


Low functioning thyroid means unwanted weight gain
5/30/2014 10:28:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I've been gone so long. I recently had a diagnosis of low functioning thyroid so I've started taking liquid iodine daily....  Read more


Auto Pilot
5/30/2014 8:34:46 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"....automatic responses no longer fit who we desire to be. That means we have to try new, less-practiced behaviors,...." Developing new habits take...  Read more


Free Food!!!
5/27/2014 4:02:43 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Recently I read (don't remember where)about reasons we eat. Seriously I could relate to just about every reasons listed. There were about ten from wha...  Read more


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