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  • W30, Day14

    5/5/2015 4:37:27 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Can it really be day 14? I have almost never "lasted" on any "diet" I attempted. I always got cravings or hungry. Not a problem on this one! The problem with this plan has been the low carb flu. Had another 1.5 day "attack" of it. When you're in it, you feel so miserable you think you'... Read more

  • W30, Day13 Evaluation so Far

    5/4/2015 2:29:50 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Freggie asked if I was losing anymore weight? The answer is No, so far. I lost 5 lb right away the first week and since then it has stayed stable at 203. I'm not concerned though. I researched it and temporary plateaus and weight gains are typical and not a big deal, besides, 5 lbs in 12 days is... Read more

  • W30, Day12

    5/4/2015 12:35:35 AM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    I was very busy today and perhaps had a touch of "tiger blood" (energy the result of W30) which I used to complete the project of repotting 15 houseplants. I was too busy (determined to finish this project which was turning my kitchen into a potting shed) to do any cooking, to speak of. Luckily, I... Read more

  • W30, Day11

    5/2/2015 11:37:01 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Still going strong! Breakfast: An "EggMcmuffin" type of affair: yam buns, hamburger, bacon. Sounds weird, especially for breakfast, and yet it was delicious. I think that might be come a regular. The buns are just slices from the middle of a yam (the biggest diameter), sautéed in a pan. ... Read more

  • W30, Day10

    5/1/2015 6:38:27 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Ok, this program rocks! I am really enthusiastic about the Whole30! I can't think of an easier eating lifestyle/diet that I've ever tried. This is so easy and so beneficial! (Of course I do realize I have the benefit of not working 40hrs/week, being retired, to throw myself 100% into making li... Read more

  • W30, Day9

    4/30/2015 8:25:36 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Felt pretty good today. B: 3 bacon, 2 c spinach sauteed in bacon grease, chomp meat stick, 1/2 cantalope L (out at a restaurant): Grilled salmon, mashed potatoes with butter, green beans D: Hamburger with portabella mushroom "bun", sugar snap peas, potato fries So tomorrow's Day 10... Read more

  • W30, Day8

    4/29/2015 7:34:13 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Well! I made quick work of that low carb flu! Despite feeling so awful yesterday that I just laid around and did nothing, I woke up this morning feeling great! Not only that, but it had been 4 days since I'd been to the gym (Missed Monday) and I couldn't wait to get down there. After a while of ... Read more

  • W30, Day7

    4/29/2015 1:51:25 AM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Pleased to make it 25% of the way through. Do I have doubts? Not really, but who knows what lies ahead. Well, today kind of sucked because I hit the low carb flu wall....lots of aches and pains (like my back hurt so much it was all I could think about until about 3pm when it stopped hurting).... Read more

  • Low Carb flu hits, apparently

    4/28/2015 2:29:22 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    According to W30 instructions, it is normal to be tired and carb-fluish and detoxy on Days 6-7. Yes, I'm feeling icky this morning. Lots of aches and pains. A brand new and intense pain in my left hip for unknown reasons and my back has hurt all morning. Other joints hurt too and I just don't fe... Read more

  • W30 Day6

    4/27/2015 11:07:14 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Day 6: I can't believe it's already Day6! All delicious food today. Side effects: a little fatigue off and on. Some leg pain because I ate eggs which I am sort of allergic to. B: Beef Plantain casserole (Recipe:
    f-p... Read more

  • W30 Day5

    4/26/2015 5:43:49 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    This is exciting! I am having a ball with this program. I think it's helping that I'm retired and can devote to it 100%. Pretty sure I couldn't have done the program so well back when I was working, but then I was pretty generally tired back then. I know many people do do this program when wor... Read more

  • W30 Day 4

    4/26/2015 12:51:26 AM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Decided to do a W30 Journal, Day by Day, right here. It's not so much for others as for myself (although anyone is welcome to read or comment, or not!) I just don't want to lose track of what I ate, what side effects/withdrawal I got, what insights I had etc. Since today is D4, I'll have to do ... Read more

  • Whole30 is a Win!

    4/24/2015 3:50:19 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    I'm on day 3 of the Whole30 plan and feeling fab! For those unfamiliar, the Whole30 Plan is basically doing strict Paleo for 30 days. Can't believe how easy it's been so far because it sounded so "hard." Before, I wasn't willing to give up wine, chocolate and rice. But one day I was looking at ... Read more

  • Gonna Try Whole30 plan

    4/19/2015 7:08:20 PM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Hello peeps! Haven't been around much as I was going through a hibernation/transformation phase after my recent retirement. Took awhile to get used to this new kind of life! You have to create your own new structure after a lifetime of 9 to 5. Finally I've gotten the hang of it and I emerge... Read more

  • Ralph Marston quote

    4/18/2015 11:17:53 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination." - Ralph Marston... Read more

  • Sue Fitzmaurice quote

    4/17/2015 11:44:51 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    I love being over 50. I learn something new every day... and forget 5 others. Sue Fitzmaurice, author I love this! It is the story of my life 334... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    4/16/2015 11:04:07 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "If it were easy everyone would do it. This is why get rich quick schemes will never be true. If it was so quick and easy then everyone would be millionaires. Accomplishing great things is hard work, but well worth it." - Unknown... Read more

  • Chris Pine quote

    4/15/2015 10:42:17 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it." - Chris Pine... Read more

  • Sweet success in tiny steps

    4/15/2015 7:48:21 AM, by KEEPSAKES66

    over the last 6 months I've lost a total of 25 lbs. some days the scale goes up and sometimes it goes down, but over all progress is being made. I don't see the changes in me that have happened gradually, but I did last week when I went shopping . Im down 2 pants sizes and a shirt size. I have a jou... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    4/14/2015 11:09:09 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give." - Unknown... Read more

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald quote

    4/13/2015 10:35:03 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over." - F. Scott Fitzgerald... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    4/12/2015 12:00:43 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Whatever you do, don't get stuck on the one thing that ruins your day. Smile and be grateful. Life is too short to waste on negativity." - Unknown... Read more

  • Joel Osteen quote

    4/10/2015 4:58:31 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life." - Joel Osteen ____________________________
    __________... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    4/9/2015 9:55:23 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are." - Unknown This describes SP friends to a T !... Read more

  • Leo Buscaglia quote

    4/8/2015 4:50:49 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia... Read more

  • I DID IT!

    4/8/2015 2:02:31 PM, by MARBELLA008

    It has been THREE years since my last blog. About time I got back into the saddle. Since I was last here on SparkPeople, I have gained 20 pounds. Scary to see what have done so badly in such a short time. Have been going in circles trying to get my life going again, exercise, eating clean, and F... Read more

  • Irish Blessing

    4/7/2015 8:34:32 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    May God give you ... For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.... Read more