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NAME IT AND CLAIM IT.
7/14/2014 10:25:00 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I've decided that this is a week where I will weigh in on Friday and be able to record a 2-lb loss. I'm definitely on track for it. I've got an...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

So Powerful!
7/13/2014 7:18:57 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Have you seen the video "Try" from Colbie Caillat? Beautiful and amazing. 129 www.lifebuzz.com/colbie-caillat-got-tire
d-of-being-photoshopp...  Read more

KATHUGGS

HOLY HELL, I'M FAILING.
7/12/2014 5:44:00 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Gonna be brutally honest. I'm up to 290.4lbs. This is not how it should be. I started at 330lbs, and my next target was 276lbs. Instea...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Forgot again
7/10/2014 11:48:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Probably because we're going in the wrong direction. Up a half pound from last week. And I thought I had been paying attention. Oh well. I a...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Tough love with the measuring tape
7/10/2014 10:16:01 AM,  4 COMMENTS

OK... let's talk about the measuring tape today. For as much as I hate the scale, I hate the measuring tape infinitely more. Maybe it's beca...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

Free summit - growing your own food
7/7/2014 9:39:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It starts today and all you have to do is sign up and look at the videos every day. growfoodsummit.com/ Birgit...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

Headlong into Phase II!
7/7/2014 8:11:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

And so far, so good! Next week and the week after will be VERY challenging - I will have no choice but to work out in the mornings because I lite...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

First checkup
7/2/2014 6:51:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well the doctor seems quite happy with my progress, al though I see it as being short. 8.5 pounds in 6 weeks. Feh. I suppose I only have myself to...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Still up/Southwest Airlines
6/25/2014 11:23:10 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Even with paying attention this week, I'm still up... a half pound more in fact. 24 I just bought tickets on Southwest for the first time. And...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

UP
6/18/2014 9:44:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Up a kilo this week. I think it's mostly bloat - had sushi for dinner last night. Bummer....  Read more

SUCCUBUS

fortuitous timing
6/11/2014 9:51:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

This wasn't intended as such, but my Misfit Shine and Bloom arrived just as I hit a 10# loss. The first time I did this, I had set up goa...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

A Little Experimentation
6/7/2014 2:47:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Things have changed some more since the last update. Not the diagnosis, unfortunately, still stage IV renal cell carcinoma. However, we've been trompi...  Read more

TAPETUM

Forgot...
6/5/2014 1:12:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

... to blog yesterday. I was feeling a little worse for wear. I had a sore throat all day, and developed a fever by evening. Needless to say, there...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Oh well
5/28/2014 8:22:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I thought I was going to be up in weight this week but I wasn't. I didn't lose 4 pounds like last week but I'm still down a half pound. So that's good...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Working on it...
5/21/2014 4:54:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, I haven't managed to track consistently all week, but at least I remembered to weigh in and blog today. I think that will be a Wednesday task f...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more..."
5/16/2014 9:50:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Just before I hit rock bottom, ie. gained back the entire 50 pounds I lost 6 years ago, I went to the doctor/specialist. She suspects I'm developing...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Cancer update
5/11/2014 11:51:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It looks like we're in for the long haul. The official diagnosis on my husband is stage IV clear cell renal carcinoma - aka metastasized kidney cancer...  Read more

TAPETUM

PUT ON 8 LBS OVER THE WEEKEND, ALMOST LOST IT ALL DUE TO SICKNESS IN ONE DAY!
5/7/2014 7:05:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Goes to show you how much of short-term weight change is liquid (water and glycogen). By last Wednesday, it was clear my boots were being er...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Toxic apples?
5/1/2014 12:34:44 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I eat apples very rarely because of the high sugar levels but at least make sure they are always organic. Here is another reason: www.slate.co...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

A great whale story
5/1/2014 12:48:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I found this video on youtube and wanted to share it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcXU7G6zhjU...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

* REFEED DAY! *
4/30/2014 6:28:43 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Feet sore, so only did 16'000 stps today. First two days this week were 30k and 33k steps. Bottom of boots is getting to the ruined stage already....  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

WHICH IS MORE IDEAL: A PERFECT DIET, OR A DIET THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH?
4/28/2014 7:53:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Now, let's rephrase the question - which is WISER? What has gone before I've tried my fair share of eating regimes. Paleo, Primal, Low Fat...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

This could prevent GMO labeling forever - please spread the word
4/28/2014 4:24:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Regardless how exactly we feel about GMO's right now, if this bill passes we won't be able to change our minds later. action.fooddemocracynow.org/s...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

First World Problems - This will solve all of yours :)
4/27/2014 1:35:55 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I went to my trusty source of great web info for this one, my teenage daughter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2WzQzxuoA I do think it's worth a...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

A classic podcast with Jackie Eberstein, Dr. Atkins' nurse
4/24/2014 3:29:48 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This interview was recorded by Jimmy Moore and it is long, about 2 hours. But there is a wealth of info about many things low-carb that people don't k...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

27 days until my wedding...but who's counting??
4/23/2014 5:42:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

That's right, fellow sparkies, I am back and with more motivation than ever before! I can't believe that my last blog post was almost THREE years ago....  Read more

TURBO-GIRL

Finally got A1 c results back - surprisingly high
4/23/2014 1:27:14 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Given that my daily blood sugars, both before and after eating, had improved a lot, the results from my Hemoglobin A1c test (the mail-in type from Wal...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

Exercising in keto-adapted state
4/22/2014 3:46:36 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This video is showing Dr. Peter Attia, from eatingacademy.com doing a very hard workout while in ketosis. So much for the argument that we need to eat...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

WHAT IF YOU COULD REWIND PARTS OF YOUR LIFE TO DO OVER? WHAT IF THAT ALREADY HAPPENS?
4/22/2014 9:40:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Each morning when you wake up, what possible ways could that day have played out previously, if it had already happened multiple times? ...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

A change in position by the American Diabetes Association
4/21/2014 8:44:14 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I just found this article earlier today in " Diabetes Spectrum", a publication by the American Diabetes Association and thought it was interesting tha...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

** 163'000 STEPS LAST WEEK. :) **
4/21/2014 2:35:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Wanted to break 100'000 steps, ended up going way beyond that. 30k steps for the day is the most I've done in months. Also slept like a log afterwar...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Step target? DESTROYED.
4/19/2014 5:23:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Had planned for 100'000 steps this week. I think I passed that on Friday. On about 132'000 steps from Monday... so if I do 18k steps tomor...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Here is the trailer for the World Reversing Diabetes Summit
4/19/2014 2:03:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

thediabetessummit.com/trailer/?inf_contact
_key=c78396c770f94fbd5a1c4488045c8b4ea
72e95efc252ed817f5bcc7fe8226033 It looke like a very int...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt interviews a physician who had type 2 diabetes
4/19/2014 1:25:47 AM,  2 COMMENTS

The interview is with Dr. Jay Wortman. This again raises the question whether type 2 diabetes can be cured with a low-carb diet. www.dietdocto...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

The CDC and childhood type 2 diabetes
4/18/2014 1:20:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here is an article that talks about the Center for Disease Control's plans to tackle childhood diabetes: www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/cda2.htm ...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

Diabetes in Children - Standard treatment ineffective, but there is hope
4/18/2014 1:31:34 AM,  6 COMMENTS

This story made me sad. www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health-jan-june12-
diabetes_06-06/ But I know that there is hope. If we can just get t...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

WALKING LIKE A DEMON SO FAR THIS WEEK...
4/17/2014 6:09:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

19k steps, 26.7k steps, 26k steps, and now 25k steps. Am looking forward to having 150k steps by end of week. Still going strong. Yeah, i...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Cried
4/16/2014 9:03:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailyspark-vi
deos-detail.asp?video=49...  Read more

SUCCUBUS

4/15/14 Biggest blood sugar spike yet - Quest bar
4/16/2014 12:43:31 AM,  11 COMMENTS

This one was somewhat unexpected. I wanted to try one of the Quest protein bars which have a half-decent ingredient list and relatively low net-carbs....  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

OK, LET'S DO 100'000 STEPS THIS WEEK....
4/15/2014 4:53:41 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Got 99k steps last week, doh! So this should be doable. Had painful walking on Sunday though - actually got the bus back from town is was so joyless...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

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