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  • Yardwork day

    3/27/2015 5:26:09 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I'm beat today. I spent about 2-3 hours doing lots of yardwork. Mowing, applying bug barrier around the house, fixing a gutter, and lots of other heavy lifting. I'm beat. Nutrition was good also. I stuck to the moderate-to-high protein and fueled the workout in the yard with a decent amount... Read more

  • Rebooted the plan with a few mods

    3/26/2015 8:17:39 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Its way too early to call things a total success, but at least for today it was another Day One down. And that wasn't super hard. But it can be a challenge going forward. I'll have many up and down days. I'll need to be more diligent, exercise more, and take better care of myself. Things are pr... Read more

  • March 25th

    3/25/2015 6:29:57 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I haven't written in a couple of weeks, and some of that was intentional, and some wasn't. Life has really gotten hard for awhile. But recently it has improved quite a bit. I just didn't want to drone on and on about 'how tough things are'. This is supposed to be a health journey and not a perso... Read more

  • saying goodbye again... Fred

    3/13/2015 8:35:31 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    This is Fred. My 9 year old cat. I had to take him away today... The last year and half I was sick more on than off, I finally insisted on going back to my allergist... I am allergic to my Freddy! I have gotten a lot of flak from people because I have been seeking a new home for him. ... Read more

  • World Kidney Day March 12- Love your Kidneys!

    3/12/2015 8:56:45 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    Love your kidneys! Kidney disease is considered a silent killer.. 8 golden rules to follow: www.worldkidneyday.org/faqs/ta
    ke-care-of-your-kidneys/8-
    golden-rules/ What can you do for your kidneys? Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quali... Read more

  • It's 2 days of blogging in a row!

    3/12/2015 7:29:31 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    Looking for ideas for a Spring Bake Sale Fundraiser. Anyone have any super cute but not time consuming ideas for me? I appreciate them!... Read more

  • Ack it's Spring!

    3/11/2015 8:27:19 AM, by SPARTANJAI

    How do I know? Skunk smell everywhere! Bright side? I'll burn extra calories on the walks outside, because I will be doing what I can to get past the skunk smell! Happy Spring everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/6/2015 6:18:44 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Nutrition wasn't better today. About the same as yesterday. My sides ache for some reason, same as the past two days. Not sure if I pulled a muscle, am really fatigued, or something else. Not concerned, but its annoying. We went to look at couches today. We'd like a small sectional but may... Read more

  • It is Kidney Awareness Month... a few facts

    3/5/2015 12:20:13 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    On average: Nearly 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month. 12 people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant list In 2013, 4,453 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant. ... Read more

  • Could have done better

    3/5/2015 6:49:39 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I figured today would be a good carb day, but I just let things go. And when they go, they REALLY get let go. Sigh. I needed to do better but energy levels were super low. I took an Ambien last night to sleep, didn't sleep enough, and was a zombie all day. Carbs helped peak the energy but it di... Read more

  • Tuesday's Gone

    3/4/2015 7:07:15 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Another song title blog title today. Nutrition was crappy today. I woke up after 4 hours of sleep and had to hit the road. Energy level was LOW. I felt weak. Too many days in a row I've not had dinner, been too busy doing something, or had food go bad. So it was sort of a mini-fast for the past... Read more

  • Do you know how to love your kidneys??

    3/3/2015 8:05:50 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    https://www.kidney.org/content
    /three-everyday-things-you
    -can-do-now-kidney-health Three things you can do right now to impact your kidney health 1. Increase physical activity 363 311 231 332 355 548 313 318 2. Try to treat minor pain symptoms without medicat... Read more

  • Short post today

    3/3/2015 6:32:38 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Busy day today. MIL came over and SIL came too. I hid from them and let the wifey and the kiddos interact instead. I visited a microbrewery store and got quite an education. Fun stuff. A spendy hobby but it looks fun. Nutrition was fairly low calorie, and that wasn't my intention. Jus... Read more

  • Pretty good Sunday

    3/2/2015 8:09:25 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Maybe the rant helped after all. Odd. I got a message from my parents that they wanted to visit later today. And they did, and it was good. Its almost like they knew that I was being critical of them... It was a good visit. And a pretty good day overall. Nutrition was good. I had an ... Read more

  • Gripe Water (and a rant, and other gripes)

    3/1/2015 7:54:52 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Okay, be prepared, this is a vent. A rant. A gripe session. But hopefully you can identify with it and even chuckle, cry, or whatnot. It occurred to me that the newborn might be having some sort of acid reflux, or something similar. One solution is to use Gripe water. I went to the drug st... Read more

  • Carb Redemption Saturday

    3/1/2015 7:02:47 AM, by MRTHING2000

    I was disappointed but not surprised to measure NO ketones today. A big nuke to the system wiped out ketosis, but I'll bounce back. It went from a solid moderate Thursday to NONE in basically a day. But that's what I get for going overboard. One doesn't 'have' to be in ketosis to lose weight on ... Read more

  • Carb attack Friday

    2/28/2015 6:55:00 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Today was going to be a more-than-usual carb day, and I was okay with that. Its tough to get enough fiber from just vegetables alone, and Miralax tastes like crap. If there's only been one downside to LC it is that fiber is a lot trickier to find without eating oats/prunes/etc. A lot of things DO... Read more

  • Thoughts on nutrition thus far

    2/27/2015 6:55:03 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Nutrition was OK today. It was a low-cal day and I probably went a bit over the self-imposed 6-700 calorie limit by maybe 100 or 200, but that's still pretty good considering. A nice big salad for dinner probably put it slightly over but the protein was good for the day, fats were great, and carbs... Read more

  • woohoo 26 years!!!

    2/26/2015 2:46:45 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    244 384 408 My husband and I are celebrating 26 years of marriage this weekend! We are going to dinner at a special restaurant we have been trying to visit for two years... there is always a 2 - 3 hour wait... they do not take reservations... but I called and got a very nice gal manager... Read more

  • Mostly good nutrition day

    2/26/2015 6:32:37 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Today I had lunch with my parents. It was the first time they saw their granddaughter with her cast. I knew it would be a little rough for them but they didn't seem rattled. The kiddo is lively and wild as usual. Perhaps that provides reassurance that other than slightly bulkier clothes, she is ... Read more