Tracking versus Planning
Sunday, June 16, 2019      4 comments

I get so frustrated when I am trying to eat healthy and everyone tells me to track what I am eating. I hate tracking. In the past when a doctor (not mine anymore) insisted I track I did not eat for 3 days because I did not want to write anythi... Read more
Updated Tickler
Sunday, October 14, 2012      4 comments

When I joined Spark People in 2006 and set up my tickler I did not realize that I was 270. Today I changed my tickler from counting down the pounds to counting up the weight loss. I feel it is more motivating for now. I also changed my start ... Read more
My diet is working!!!
Sunday, October 14, 2012      9 comments

Today while I was carrying some of the groceries up to the house my shorts fell down. It was funny because I live in a condo and they fell down in front of my neighbor's door. Thank the Lord that the hallway was empty. My husband was still on... Read more
2nd edition of my cookbook
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      2 comments

I was planning going through some boxes today and I found the cookbook I put together before I started my diet. I went through the recipes and some I can use...others I can adapt...most of them went straight into the garbage. Went to McDon... Read more
Bored with your diet - you are not doing it right!!
Monday, October 08, 2012      3 comments

My work sent me to the clinic for my work physical. At that time I had been doing Atkins for three weeks. The doctor there told me that she has been doing Atkins for 4 months and after a few weeks she got very bored with it. Well now I ... Read more
Weight Loss Rewards
Saturday, October 06, 2012      5 comments

Before I went to the doctor to confirm my weight loss, I bought the updated New Atkins for a New You. I thought that this was a 10 pound reward but it turned out to be a 16 pound reward. My husband came home last night and said that he nee... Read more
What a wonderful day!!!
Saturday, September 29, 2012      2 comments

Went to the doctor this morning. I knew it was a follow up appointment but forgot what my doctor wanted to follow up on. The last time I saw her she gave me permission to go back on Atkins. It has been 7 weeks and I have a CONFIRMED (on the d... Read more
Things are going well...
Sunday, September 02, 2012      1 comments

Last night I put the final touches on the 5th week of my menu plans. Woke up this morning with a record low blood sugar of 116. Averaged last week's test results and came up with a 123 (which is about a 5.9 A1C. Too bad they can't check those... Read more
End of the third week...
Saturday, September 01, 2012      0 comments

I am having so much fun searching out new recipes and putting together my menu plans. I was almost finished with a year's worth of plans and recipes (but not shopping lists) before I started Atkins. I had to start over when I started Atkins on A... Read more
Out of the jungle of denial...
Monday, August 27, 2012      1 comments

I went for a work physical on July 31st. The company doctor would not sign off so I could get this new job because my heart rate and blood sugars were elevated. I got new blood work done on August 1st and it revealed an A1C of 8.8. When I sa... Read more
Living Cookbook 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011      0 comments

I bought the cookbook this morning and started a Spark group to talk with other people who are using Living Cookbook. I think I will have to take a proper inventory of the house before I plan my meals for the week so I don't end up buying ingre... Read more
Family Cookbook
Sunday, June 05, 2011      0 comments

I gave up reading the SPARK book. I have had problems reading since I was in school and I just could not comprehend what they were saying. I am still working on our family cookbook and I have come to realize that it will be an on-going pro... Read more
Family Cookbook
Saturday, March 06, 2010      0 comments

I was watching "Good Eats" the other day and Alton was talking about how he lost 50 pounds without going on a diet. He ate fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, carrots, and drank green tea every day, ate oily fish yogurt, broccol... Read more
Very angry and don't know who to talk with...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008      0 comments

Today I found out that the tutoring center I work at had a lot of kids called off so they needed to cut 12 hours from my schedule this week. Money is tight and as much as I understand no kids means no need for teachers - I really needed that mo... Read more
Starting again...
Thursday, August 09, 2007      3 comments

I joined a few days before the New Year. I thought that over the course of the year I could change my whole life. I started following the suggested menu plans, got a new job, and started working on following various programs and projects. Tol... Read more

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