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Licking wounds
7/28/2014 9:34:52 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, I'm getting over the awful pictures of myself that are still hanging in the hallways at Longwood. Ugh. And I'm a little put out that my wo...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

THE PAST WEEK - GOOD AND BAD.
7/28/2014 5:16:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

An interesting, insightful week.... THE WEEK A tough week in work, lots of change, which affects a person mentally. Workload each...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

:(
7/25/2014 9:45:12 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Boy, nothing says "you still have a looooong way to go" more than looking at pictures of yourself. Someone took some shots of the show last week,...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

Maurizio Cattelan, "A Perfect Day"
7/24/2014 8:10:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

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PETALIA

Purslane - a wild food that could feed the world
7/24/2014 12:36:12 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Purslane is considered a weed in the United States by most people. But it is also considered a culinary delight by more and more people and it is eat...  Read more

HOUNDLOVER1

THE HUMAN BODY IS WEIRD.... AND SOMETIMES GOOD!
7/23/2014 5:30:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

5 days hovering above 285 lbs, then whoosh!!!! 282.9 lbs. God knows why - kcalories were good, but not drastically cut. I walked 3.5m...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Two-pound loss last week!
7/21/2014 12:23:52 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I started the week at 151... and I finished it at 149. Woo hooo!! I'm on my way! This is also our final week of tech for the show... if I m...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

Momentum, a little bit at least!
7/20/2014 8:23:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

NOT TOO BAD! Early hours of Sunday morning, weekend's over.... Well, this weekend I've not done EVERYTHING I set out to do, but it's certainly not a...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

Day 45 - and forgot to weigh in!!
7/18/2014 9:34:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Tech for the show (opens in one week!) is really kicking my keester, and so I overslept this morning, meaning two things: 1) I missed my regular...  Read more

SHAKINGTHETREE

:-p
7/16/2014 9:04:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Crappy week though I still lost a pound. Haven't been paying attention to anything. My brother died on Monday....  Read more

SUCCUBUS

Now that's better!
7/15/2014 9:23:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Down about 4 lbs since Saturday, by not eating mindlessly the way I have been for too long. Listened to my body today, decided to stay in bed lon...  Read more

BELFASTBIKER

NAME IT AND CLAIM IT.
7/14/2014 10:25:00 AM,  2 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,  6 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,  13 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

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