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  • Do What Works

    7/1/2015 8:01:20 AM, by MRTHING2000

    June was a steamroller month. And May wasn't much easier either. But looking back I am glad it is over and I got out of it okay. Nutrition was abyssmal. Gym took a huge backseat. A lot of gained ground was forfeited. I just lost focus and caved to the chaos. Next thing I knew it was back to o... Read more

  • Health/Fitness Goals for July

    6/30/2015 5:03:59 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    One thing I've learned in the last year is that the path to good health isn't a straight line, and that it's important to keep trying. Also, when something isn't working, don't give up. The goal hasn't changed, but the path to reach it needs to be adjusted. This year has been a time... Read more

  • On My Way...

    6/30/2015 12:41:45 PM, by MISHAMW

    Hey guys. Sorry I haven't been very active on here. I am tired and worn out most of the week and barely even get on my computer. I have been reading a bit however! I was doing really good with keto until Saturday. I had a bad day at work. We had the first Pan-Leukemia case in about 2 years... Read more

  • Results ~ 1 Month Ketogenic/LCHF, No Exercise

    6/28/2015 3:24:15 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    It's been a month since I began the Ketogenic/LCHF way of eating, with no exercise, and the results aren't too bad! Weight lost: 5.8lbs Inches lost: 8 5/8ths I'm feeling great, sleeping better, and my blood sugars are completely normal. This next month I'll continue with this ... Read more

  • 155 and progress!

    6/23/2015 10:22:32 AM, by BEE797

    I have been at 155 for a few days now. Progress! That means I've officially lost 30 pounds (although I suspect it is more, because I was afraid to weigh myself right away when I first started). This is the smallest I've been since around the time I met Ryan. 3 1/2 years ago. Wow. I have 15 poun... Read more

  • My No-Scale Challenge

    6/22/2015 4:42:32 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    I started this no-scale challenge on May 25th. At that time, I was extremely frustrated with my lack of weight loss, despite my exercising regularly and following my eating plan. I knew I needed to try something different for exercise, and started the T25 program at home after work... Read more

  • Results of 3 Different 5,000 Calorie a DAY Diets! Not What You Would Expect!

    6/18/2015 4:59:12 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Sam Feltham of Smash the Fat (
    self-experiment-conclusions/) did 3 self-experiments regarding the effects of eating 5,000 calories a DAY (yes, a DAY!) for 21 days each to see what would happen to him. He didn't do them back-to-back, there was quite some time betwee... Read more

  • Review of Days 15-22 ~ 83 Days to Go! Lots to Share!

    6/16/2015 4:37:14 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    This 105 day no scale challenge has turned into more of an exploration of how I'm learning to live the LCHF (low carb, moderate protein, high healthy fats, whole foods) diet, also known as the Ketogenic diet and how it's improving my health, as well as breaking my weighing habit and making tha... Read more

  • Running in the Rain!

    6/14/2015 9:33:44 AM, by MISHAMW

    339 Good Mornin'...Good Mornin'! 339 How is everyone this fine Sunday morning? I myself, am doing wonderful! I got up early (about 6am) to get ready for a long run today. I am planning on doing my short runs on Fridays, now that it is getting day light at 6:30am. That will give me plen... Read more

  • YOU Get to Decide How Your Life Goes!

    6/12/2015 2:10:35 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

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    6/12/2015 12:17:09 PM, by ALNEAGLE

    This has been a BIG week for me. My official weigh-in days are Wednesdays. I also weigh-in on Sundays as a mid-week check-in to keep myself in check and on target. I knew that I had fell to 149.2 and that I had hit the 50 pound lost mark, but didn't want to believe it unless I was still there on ... Read more

  • Keto my butt off (literally)

    6/11/2015 4:09:01 PM, by BEE797

    158 this week. Still chugging along on the keto/exercise train! I have lost 27 pounds so far. If I drop another 3 in the next week or so (unlikely, but on my period so who knows how much of this current weight is water weight), I will have lost a total of 30 pounds in 3 months. That's even with chea... Read more

  • Choosing to Live a Healthy Life

    6/10/2015 4:42:27 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Trying to lose weight has been a part of my life almost as long as I've been alive. That's a long time, considering I'll be turning 50 this year :) When I was a little girl, I wasn't overweight. Looking at photos from my childhood, I can see that I was actually a very healthy weight and not ... Read more

  • "Why bother?"

    6/10/2015 2:18:33 PM, by AGRACE1112

    The question is so tempting… The call of defeat and surrender so enticing to those who spent most of their lives self-sabotaging and self-abusing masochists. Masochist- there's a word I haven't let myself think much on let alone speak for some time. But the tendencies are still there. The addictio... Read more

  • It's Been SOOO Long Since My Last Blog!

    6/10/2015 10:08:05 AM, by MISHAMW

    And I'm sorry about that. Though, let's face it, I really write this for me more than anything. Work has been so hectic, I can barely breathe. In fact I am so stressed that I am nauseous all day long until I get home for the evening. My days off, Tuesday and Wednesday have quickly become veg... Read more

  • Review of Days 10-14 ~ 105 Day No Scale Challenge ~ 91 Days to Go!

    6/8/2015 2:04:41 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    I won't be posting daily reviews of my progress with my no scale challenge for now. There aren't a lot of new things to say other than that I'm learning more about what to eat and listening to a lot of new and interesting info :) These last 5 days have been good. My blood sugar is consi... Read more


    6/8/2015 1:12:41 PM, by SANA0825

    I am getting so excited of the endless possibilities of smoothies I can make. What's more amazing is that they FILL ME UP!! I'm shocked. This morning alone, I made myself a broccoli, spinach, apple, flax/chia, almond milk, pineapple and mango concoction LOL and I couldn't even finish the 32 oz jug!!... Read more

  • #lchf4life

    6/5/2015 1:37:06 PM, by NIKKI_28

    So I've always been a low carb lover. Not a follower, but a well-read lover. It makes me feel happy, energetic, focused, and... not fluffy. I've done lots of low carb diets in the past, always successful. Atkins, South Beach. Those were good times. Recently I was researching and happened upon the ke... Read more

  • Grains = Carbs = Glucose = A Vicious Cycle for Diabetics

    6/4/2015 5:10:38 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I was given the ADA guidelines for carbs in my diet. As many of you know they recommend ~ 45-60 grams of carbs per meal ~ 10-25 grams of carbs per snack They also recommend 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, for a grand total of 155 to... Read more

  • Review of Day 9 ~ 105 Day No Scale Challenge ~ 96 Days to Go!

    6/3/2015 4:55:06 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    I made it to bed by 9pm last night and was asleep by 9:45. Yay! I know I was tired, but I also added an app to my tablet and a small free program to my computer which automatically dim the screens as the sun goes down. They work by knowing your location and the sunrise/sunset times and adj... Read more

  • Review of Day 8 ~ 105 Day No Scale Challenge ~ 97 Days to Go!

    6/2/2015 4:20:25 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    This is usually how I talk about sleep: This is how important sleep is and why I need to stop talking and start sleeping: My first week of LCHF and no scale is done. That scale is an awful temptation. I'm really curious to see if I'm losing weight, although I'm sure that I've... Read more

  • Mid-years resolutions

    6/2/2015 7:16:52 AM, by MRTHING2000

    Its been a long while since I've written. I do post quite a bit in the forums, but I basically stopped blogging for over a month. I had (and still have) a lot of chaos happening and I didn't want it to be a daily gripe session. The blog was supposed to be a chronicle of nutritional and fitness st... Read more

  • Yesterday

    6/1/2015 7:07:28 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    Monday 2nd (yesterday) Tonight is Squat Day RANT just leaving an emoticon in the comments is hugely De-Motivating, it make me feel like all I am worth is points in a game, not leaving a comment is better than this. Even better is a considered comment or question. Beginning to thi... Read more

  • Review of Days 6 & 7 ~ 105 Day No Scale Challenge ~ 98 Days to Go!

    6/1/2015 4:34:02 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Weekends have always been a challenge for me with eating right. I've tended to either not eat much at all or to pig out on carb-heavy food. I've tried to correct this by cooking for an entire week on Sunday afternoon so that I have food ready to go from Monday through Sunday, when I'll c... Read more

  • I'm slowly overcoming my "Photophobia"...

    6/1/2015 9:44:20 AM, by TAMMAE

    I am posting two photos. This one is from Thanksgiving 2010. Looking at this really makes me realize what weight loss can do for a person not only physically but mentally. I NEVER let someone take a full body photo of myself on purpose... so as you can see I am standing by the kitchen sink wishin... Read more

  • Say goodbye to those numbers.

    6/1/2015 9:00:03 AM, by NIKKI_28

    "Today is a new day." I have said that so many times in the past... so many Mondays where I have vowed to eat better, have more self control, and lose weight. Well, so WHAT? So what if I have tried and failed and floundered and derailed. So what if I need to recommit and vow again and fi... Read more