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Wahls diet protocol
Thursday, June 22, 2017      1 comments

I'm trying the Wahls diet protocol to try to eliminate inflammation and reduce the effects of the auto immune diseases I have.. The diet includes 6 cups of greens per day, 3 servings of brightly colored vegetables and 3 servings of high sul... Read more
Monday, March 30, 2015      5 comments

I had lost 80 pounds this time around. Now, I've gained 10 pounds back. I have lost major amounts of weight in the past and have gained them back. What do I need to do to make this a permanent life style change? 1. I need to make exer... Read more
Winter Challenge Nutrition plan
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      0 comments

I will use the nutrition tracker each day and aim for nearly equal percentages of carbs, protein and fats. I will keep my calorie intake near the lower end of the recommended calories based on the exercise I enter into my tracker. I'm challe... Read more
Getting Ready for the Winter 5% Challenge
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      2 comments

I want to gear myself up for a successful challenge. The first two times I did a 5% challenge I lost over 5 percent. The next two weren't as successful. I WILL get back to making a healthy lifestyle a priority once again. My exercise pla... Read more
Mustache Dash 5k
Monday, November 24, 2014      4 comments

I made it to the end.....not fast, (58 minutes) but I made it. This photo is with the other walkers on our team. ... Read more
Friday, September 26, 2014      11 comments

I'm not a 'shopper' type of person but today was a bit of an exception. I went to a small town about a half hour's drive away that I hadn't been to before. I went to buy pottery supplies at a supplier that a friend told me about. I'm so glad ... Read more
More exercise, more food
Monday, May 05, 2014      8 comments

I joined the 'Eat Up, Slim Down' challenge to try to see just how my food intake relates to my exercise. This week I'm trying to walk 5 or 6 miles each day and then consume at least the lower range of calories according to the nutrition tracke... Read more
Goal oriented behavior
Monday, April 28, 2014      7 comments

I always seem to do better when I blog about my goals, even though the goals don't really change. I guess I could just say 'ditto' to the last set of goals I posted. But strictly for my own accountability, my goals from now until the end of Ma... Read more
50 days until Spring (March 20)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      10 comments

What can I accomplish by then? I'd like to be at least 10 pounds lighter but sometimes I have little control over what the scale says. My goals are: eat no more than 1500 calories per day and track all my food every day. exercise 30 minut... Read more
My word for 2014 is Excitement
Monday, January 06, 2014      6 comments

My word for 2014 is Excitement. As part of a 'follow the star' Epiphany service at my church we were invited to pick a star with a word on it out of a basket--no peeking and no exchanging. The challenge was to post the star where it will be se... Read more
A Look back and a plan for the future.
Thursday, January 02, 2014      8 comments

2013 was a successful year for me in terms of weight loss. I started the year at 260 and ended at 190. The Spark stats are a bit different because they go back to May instead of last January. I've learned that exercise is a very important pa... Read more
Back on Track
Friday, December 27, 2013      2 comments

emoticon Here's the plan: 1. Work back up to walking 10,000 steps a day. I'm still recovering from surgery... Read more
Thursday, December 26, 2013      3 comments

Christmas is a hard time of year for me since my husband passed away 8 years ago. I was looking forward to this Christmas because my daughter and her husband and daughter were planning to be here. They haven't been home for Christmas in 7 yea... Read more
Saturday, November 30, 2013      8 comments

For about a week after surgery I had no appetite and didn't eat much. All that has changed big time! Now I want to eat everything in sight. I may need more nutrients to heal, but my appetite isn't for an extra orange or banana. Oh no, I'm cr... Read more
One week since surgery
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      6 comments

Recovery is a slow process, my doctor warned me it would be. So its been one week of pj's all day and several naps a day. Today for the first time I walked ten minutes for exercise. I asked the doctor when I could return to exercising and he ... Read more

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