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3/15/18 3:10 P

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WooHOOOO! The last couple of weeks have been a RIDE!

Sorry I posted and then kind of fell off the map.

What marvelous awarenesses your Lenten journey has brought to you!

I think your "solid month plan" is a really good one and a great place to start. How's it going?

From one turtle loser to another, don't ever underestimate the small steps and the slow progress. No matter how slow, progress is progress!
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Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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3/4/18 10:33 A

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Hey Ramona! Thanks for dropping in! I have read a lot of your Journal, and you have inspired me (yet again). Yes, I would love to pop in on yours and would love to have you pop in over here...I wish I could promise consistency in keeping in touch/posting/reading, etc. But from my track record....

I do think that in my Lent journey of being "unplugged" I've learned some important things, like HEY I CAN LIVE WITHOUT FACEBOOK!!! Imagine that! And since I consider this place to be sort of like a life-line (my life is literally at stake here with my health issues), I have decided not to inlcude it in my fast. I need this place...I keep telling myself that I need this place, and then ignoring my own advice.

It's time to stop ignoring my own advice, and stop taking advantage of God's patience with me, His mercy on me, and His protection for me. Nothing ugly bad has happened to me yet due to my health issues -- and I thank Him for that. But I know I am only playing Russian Roulette and that one day it's all going to catch up with me; then something ugly-bad WILL happen and I will live in regret for not taking care of things when I had the chance -- uh, like for the last 15 years....

So yes, please, come on over and kick me in the behind and get me going...and I will visit you as well. I think I need to not try to get all kinds of involved in Teams right now, because I always end up joining too many, and its gets overwhelming and then I just give up.

As far as what I am going to do nutritionally, I suppose it's going to be a blend of things, but really I just need to KISS -- meat, veggies, fats, water....if I can get into a solid month or so of just those, I will be well on my way, and then maybe I can think about what label I want to put on my eating lifestyle, i.e., Keto, Paleo, LCHF...I am a turtle loser no matter what I do; but I just need to stick to what I choose and never give up.

God Bless!

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3/4/18 10:04 A

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Hey there Cuppa. You CAN DO THIS!
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One thing I value most about this journey, is that it's not a race. I can focus on eliminating body fat, or I can focus on maintaining when life gets in the way, or I can focus on doing the best I can when life is whatever it is.

I'm not sure what your approach is (are you still interested in keto?) but I've always eliminated fat very slowly no matter what I'm doing, keto included. I'm not one of those people who just melt away. Keto and eliminating fat take an incredible amount of focus, energy and diligence, and life doesn't always allow for that, so I've had to be content to go slowly.

My last 6 months have been crazy on so many levels... death, disaster and illness were all part of it... not circumstances that would allow for me to engage in active weight loss. I might have tried harder to stay keto through it all if I wasn't already so tired of working at this (I'm 57 and I've been on this journey for 10 years, and only the last 2 have been keto... incidentally the only thing that works for me in combination with Paleo). As it is, however, since the new year I've been waffling between just giving up/in, and buckling down to finish what I started.

I still don't want to be focused on eliminating body fat (next to no enthusiasm right now), but this week I've decided to buckle down and get myself back into full-on keto for a bit and see where that takes me, simply because the alternative just won't make me happy in the end (I need to be ketogenic to feel really great and to resolve chronic health issues), and even at this point it's messing with my day-to-day functioning. Ultimately, I'd rather wake up a year from now and still be stuck here at the very least, than go backward.

So, I guess we're sort of in the same boat. If the support/company is something you'd welcome, I'm happy to drop in here and cheer you on as we both move forward. You're welcome to do the same on my Community Journal:

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Regardless, I wish you all of the best and will keep you in my prayers!

You've got this!
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Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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WANDERINGCUPPA's Photo WANDERINGCUPPA Posts: 111
3/4/18 12:56 A

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It's kinda depressing to know how many times I've stopped and started here, LoseIt, MFP....other places. I wish I could figure out what the H. my problem is and why I can't be consistent.

Um, my first journal entry here was eggsmackly 2 years ago...that is really freaking freaky!! Two whole years....and I am in no better place than when I made my first entry here. If I wasn't afraid my makeup would run, I'd probably cry right here, right now...

Seriously, what IS my deal???? I wish I knew. But I've got one thing going for me: I NEVER give up...I always come back...eventually. So...here I am again. Ya, I got that goin for me at least...

....2 years....2 years....(sigh)

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4/2/17 1:24 P

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Well here we go again...I've wandered back to Spark. This site really does have so much to offer, so much to do to keep one inspired. I can and DO get totally lost in here. But I've made a renewed commitment (again) to better myself. I am the only one with the power to do so; no one else can do it for me.

I am a little scared about where I might end up in a few years' time if I don't wise up and get rid of this unhealthy weight. Realistically, I know I probably won't be able to get down to like 140-150 lbs. I may just set my goal get myself under 200 and go from there.

Let's face it, looking at a possible 90 lbs to lose just makes me want to eat a donut...I think my mind can handle "just get under 200" a little easier. So ya, my first goal is to get under 200 -- that's 32 lbs. I can do that! I am going to aim for the middle of summer. This gives me Apr, May, June, July to get 'er done!

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1/10/17 8:30 P

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Looks like you've been at it for a bit. How's the THM working out? This is only day two for me and so far I'm finding it pretty easy in spite of not having the books. I have a semi-geographically-close friend who started in Aug and has the books so she shares some. She's lost about 50 lbs.

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12/3/16 1:22 P

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Well we made it to the weekend, but we have a stomach bug in the family...here's hoping that it doesn't cause too much damage.

This week I have been only about 60% on point. Had a bit too much carby foods, but nothing like pizza, M&Ms, or other junky stuff. I didn't do any GGMS this week: just being lazy on that one.

No exercise (no shock there, I never exercise) BUT BUT BUT: I did hook up my MisFit again -- well, finally put a new battery in and put it back on my wrist! So I am looking at it each day and motivated again to get moving. I NEED to be moving.

Started taking B-complex vitamin this week too; well, I remembered to take it actually 3 times, but that's an improevment right there! The days that I took them, I couldn't "nap" when I got home from work -- this is a good thing, it means that maybe I can use that time slot to do some exercise! Might just have to blow the dust off of the elliptical machine...we shall see. At the very least, I KNOW that I am able to do in-house walking workouts, and I just have to get my butt in gear and DO IT.

TTFN

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11/30/16 7:55 P

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So I am still hanging in there with THM. I have not come here for a long time, but been spending way too much time on social media, and I really need a break from that for sure. So I decided to blow the dust of SparkP and do dome exploring.

Might actually do some logging, which I have always hated to do, lol.

TTFN

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10/3/16 1:22 A

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Made it through day 2 of my own personal challenge! Go me! Ate so clean today, I am so happy. Eased up on the GGMS today, since I drank 3 full strength ones yesterday. THM ladies advised that I should make sure I am drinking water as well as the GGMS.

I may have even found a "partner" to work with and be accountable/encourage together -- as in a real life person!! She is so ready to start THM and we've been chatting it up. So, wow, won't that be cool? I mean FB groups and Spark are great and all, but I don't think anything can beat when you have an in person buddy working with you and encouraging you and getting together with you to keep it real. So excited about that.

We shall see...

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10/1/16 1:08 P

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I have officially hit the 10 lbs mark, whoop whoop! As shared in my Blog, I am not even 100% on any "plan", and the "plan" I am on seems to be morphing into a combination of THM/LC. I can't get out the LC mindset completely, and some of the things that THM allows, I know will not work for me and my issues. I can't help but ask myself now though: imagine what you could do if you DID stick to a plan 100%...

So this is the first day of a new month, and I might just consider sticking 100% pure on plan for 30 days, to see what happens. I sense that great things will happen. I know how good I feel when I have a 100% day...let's see how good I feel when I have a 100% month. Hmm...but maybe I should break it down smaller...I promise myself to stay on plan 100% for ONE WEEK...

That means: NO sugar; NO white anything; NO tastes of what the family is having for starch; NO chips at work; NO mixing of fuels (THM); and always always drinking my GGMS!!

See you in a week!

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7/31/16 5:05 P

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posting here in case Spark decides to delete my macros again:

1693 kcal Daily Calorie Intake
25 g Carbs (6%, 100 kcal)
90 g Protein (21%, 360 kcal)
137 g Fat (73%, 1233 kcal)

as generated by the keto calculator site....

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7/31/16 1:52 P

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Bumpity-bump-bump....wow, took me a while, but figured out how to get to this, lol. But I still ponder the question: Spark Blog vs. Spark Journal?? Can't figure out what I want, what would be the advantage of one over the other. Only thing I do know is that even already, coming to Spark is inspiring me to keep on track...so regardless, I will write somewhere, lol.

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4/16/16 8:50 P

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Hi, and welcome. It can be a little overwhelming. I don't blog. I just put some thoughts here and maybe inspire some one else.

Did you enter your new weight in your weight tracker? If you do that, it's supposed to automatically adjust your ticker.

Being healthy = eating right + moving more



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4/16/16 3:20 P

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So I've gotten back in the groove and now I am down a few lbs....but it's not showing on my ticker...oh well, I know what I lost at least. I wonder what kind of sense it makes to have both a journal and a blog here....

Not sure what purpose each is supposed to serve? Not sure I will want to be typing stuff out in two places, plus tracking, plus teams; yeah, this place gets overwhelming sometimes, lol.

Anyways, Spark On!!



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4/12/16 10:39 P

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Found it! This here is just for a wee little bump. To tired too type any more today....

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4/1/16 2:04 A

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Just keep going.



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3/30/16 8:02 A

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Wow, what an awful picture! Clearly I need to get better at this "selfie" thing...

Missed some time here, but now I am back...to stay I hope. I missed all the encouraging stuff I read here; it helped me stay on track! So here I am...



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3/6/16 12:39 A

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Day 8 in SP-Land...I really like it here; it's so motivating and rewarding to come here and see my progress. You know, I might just really make it this time :)

I have been good with walking & daily steps...today we walked 2.5 miles, I can't believe it: ME! Hannah is a great walking partner, for a 14 year old. No, really, I probably wouldn't do it without her to keep me company. This could be the start of something really really good. I don't want to get too cocky and too proud of myself, but -- I *am* very proud of myself!

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3/4/16 11:08 P

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Journal. Interesting. Writing this just to hold my place...checking out how this "journal" thing works here....

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