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Maybe I've Just Arrived
Monday, June 08, 2015      17 comments

I went to the doctor on Friday and the nurse called me back to take my vitals and weight. For the first time ever I stepped on the scale with my shoes on - big athletic tie shoes and socks. The nurse smiled. That morning I had weighed 124.4 at h... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter 9
Sunday, June 07, 2015      9 comments

Chapter Title: Staying Afloat in the Food Flood "Humans show little evidence of innate nutritional wisdom and individuals learn what to eat primarily through exposure to the eating habits of others. Until recently, most human societies ate ... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter 8
Saturday, June 06, 2015      15 comments

Chapter Title: Understanding Your New Metabolism "while most overweight people are not too sure about the definition, they remain pretty certain that their own metabolism is sub-standard." "in reality, it's very uncommon for excess weigh... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter 7
Friday, June 05, 2015      13 comments

Chapter Title: The S Foods or That's Not Spaghetti in Your Blood The S Foods are starches and sugars. Berkeley says they all turn into sugar, and that POWs (previously overweight) should treat all grains as sugar, even whole grains and thos... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter 6
Thursday, June 04, 2015      10 comments

Chapter Title: Practical Ancient Eating Although I've decided not to follow Berkeley's food plan, I did read chapter 6 and will give you brief highlights in case you are interested. WHAT PRIMARIANS EAT: (ancient foods:) lean meats ... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter 5
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      14 comments

Chapter Title: EAting With Your Genes: Becoming a Primarian "Living organisms thrive best min the milieu and on the diet to which they were evolutionarily adapted..." - O'Keefe and Cordain, quoted by Berkeley Berkeley says: *As our w... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter Four
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      18 comments

Berkeley says that humans were designed for lean times. Our ancestors were unsure of a steady food supply. Our bodies slowly developed to match an environment with periods of deprivation and starvation. But now food is plentiful. "When you ... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter Three
Monday, June 01, 2015      12 comments

I read chapter 3, When Fat is Fatal: Metabolic Syndrome and Other Nasties, right before I went to bed. Not a good idea really. Berkeley states that she is trying to scare you. She tells you all - or certainly a lot - of ways that fat can hurt yo... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter Two
Sunday, May 31, 2015      15 comments

The second chapter is entitled "Become a Warrior: Banish Guilt and Commit Yourself "(page 15). Some of my favorite quotes: "you will relapse unless you decide to make a real commitment to maintenance." (15) "guilt has no place in maintena... Read more
Refuse to Regain: Chapter One
Saturday, May 30, 2015      17 comments

There is a whole lot of me that just wants to turn the pages and get to the 12 tough rules that start on page 109. However, I am trying to learn to be more patient, so I will read every word. Promise. Chapter One is "The Maintenance Junior.... Read more
Starting Slow
Thursday, May 28, 2015      18 comments

I'm starting slowly with Refuse to Regain because I've got a million things (perhaps a slight exaggeration) going on. I loved the introduction because Berkeley calls us, the maintainers, the experts about ourselves. She says to read this b... Read more
Another Maintenance-Psoriasis Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      13 comments

Yes, I know I started reading Refuse to Regain and I promised blogs. But I'm really, really involved in an anti-psoriasis book that is difficult reading,very technical, between long hours of child care. So forgive me. I will definitely blog tha... Read more
Works For Me!
Monday, May 25, 2015      22 comments

I started the book Refuse to Regain and it's just on time. Did not like the number on the scale this morning. There was an 8, not a .8, an 8. Oh, there was a 1 and a 2. But I'm not saying or writing that number. I had not seen a number that high... Read more
Going to Do It!
Sunday, May 24, 2015      16 comments

One of the best thing Matt Ludwig, my psoriasis mentor, said to me yesterday, was to remember that The Ph Miracle book that he swears by was written for average people. I had cried when I read the chapter on exercise, advocating light exercise, ... Read more
Good Session
Saturday, May 23, 2015      19 comments

Mentoring session today (re: psoriasis) was incredible! I took lots of notes and will need to digest it. It was suppose to be a 90 minute session, but he stayed 150 minutes, and would have stayed longer but hubby and I needed to leave to go to a... Read more

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