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Canning beans
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      9 comments

We picked beans Monday afternoon and canned them Monday and Tuesday evening. We have 17 pints of beans from this picking plus enough left over for a few meals of fresh string beans. This is the second time we've canned beans this year so we'll h... Read more
Our gardens
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      7 comments

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Blood test results: Good and not as good news
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      4 comments

I got my blood test results in the mail today, including notes from my doctor. My A1c is down to 6.1. Doctor's note: "Great result! Well below diabetic range." The recommended range is 4.8 to 5.6, so I could go a little lower. But last winter I ... Read more
Upping my calories
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      1 comments

I've upped the amount of food I eat during the day by 200 to 400 calories. The purpose of this is to keep me from getting as hungry as I had been late in the evening when I'm sitting around watching baseball. It seems to be working for now. I am... Read more
My Fitbit Flex has died
Thursday, July 28, 2016      3 comments

Which Fitbit have you used and why did you like it ... or not?... Read more
Having a hard time getting past the first 10%
Saturday, July 23, 2016      2 comments

My weight climbed to pretty near an all-time high this winter and my blood sugar began to approach the diabetes level. So I changed my diet. (I didn't go on a diet. I changed my diet.) I joined SP and started tracking my food and exercise a... Read more
Monday, July 04, 2016      4 comments

I eat more on holiday weekends, especially when we have guests. Apparently this is just what I do. So the goals are to not let it get totally out of control and to get back to normal as soon as possible. So I am reminding myself now that t... Read more
Aerobic hoeing
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      3 comments

I hoed peppers, sweet potatoes, and beans today. It was a 45 minute aerobic ... and my shoulders are sore. I also planted watermelons, Brussel sprouts,mand beans. This work was not aerobic but it did stretch me in yoga-like ways. One... Read more
Strange progress
Sunday, June 26, 2016      6 comments

It has been a long time since I have seriously paid attention to my diet and weight. This experience seems a bit different from my experiences of years ago. I am learning to eat a reasonable meal and then stop eating before I am over-full. I am ... Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016      2 comments

I stopped weighing myself yesterday and am staying away from the scale for a week. Eating a reasonable amount of good, healthy food and getting some healthy exercise everyday is the point, not what the scale says. So I'll just follow my program ... Read more
Thursday, June 23, 2016      2 comments

Plateaus happen. Then we need to remember that we are in this for the long haul. The point is good health.... Read more
Visit to doctor
Sunday, June 05, 2016      3 comments

According to the doctor's scale, I'd lost 14 pounds in 6 weeks. More importantly my blood sugar had dropped. Good results!... Read more
Beginning to take SP seriously
Sunday, May 08, 2016      1 comments

My doctor recently challenged me to lose some weight , mostly to get my blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol down. So I've begun to take SP more seriously and am making an effort to connect more with the SP community. Over the past ... Read more