Week 69: Some things are learned by the bitter fruit of experience
Monday, May 01, 2017 2 comments
There is a saying (which I am sure almost everyone has heard by now): The definition of insanity is; doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. I am certifiably insane. I have mentioned before that I am a recoverin... Read more
Week 66: Still Learning the Ins and Outs of LCHF eating
Thursday, April 06, 2017 4 comments
I have now been following the LCHF (low carb high fat) way of eating for about 6 weeks. I began the induction phase of the SBD(South Beach Diet) on March 1st. I feel that what has contributed to my 'initial success' is that I have surrounded mys... Read more
Week 64 in Review: Back to the 3 Rs in the past couple of weeks!
Friday, March 24, 2017 1 comments
It is time to go back 'to school' and 'learnin' which is what I have been doing in the past couple of weeks. I have now been adapting to the Low Carb High Fat way of eating via following the South Beach Diet (SBD abbreviated) for 3 1/2 wee... Read more
Starting on Phase 2 of SBD-LCHF way of eating
Friday, March 17, 2017 3 comments
I 'survived' Phase 1 which was a killer time to cut out all added and hidden sugars as well as high glycemic foods (such as; white and sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, bananas, to name the most common ones). I was 'sick' and nauseous the who... Read more
Week One of Phase One of South Beach Diet- Weekly Review
Thursday, March 09, 2017 2 comments
So, as not to scare some people who are 'entertaining' the thought of following the low carb way of eating I want to make some caveats from the start. During the month of February I strayed from my usual Diabetes Meal Plan towards eating more of... Read more
What I Know Today and What I am Doing With that Knowledge
Thursday, March 02, 2017 4 comments
As always, I gratefully appreciate your comments and feedback regarding anything that I share here on my Spark Page. I wanted to share what I know and what I too have learned along with the rest of the weight loss/health and wellness community. ... Read more
Where Everything Old Is New Again!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5 comments
As I have shared in the past, I have recently (in the past six months) gone from being pre-diabetic (discovered in January 2010) to Type II diabetes. My A1C test was 6.5. This is the cutting off point where you 'cross over' into Type II diabetes... Read more
A Time of Letting Go
Monday, February 27, 2017 5 comments
This past week has been a time of letting go. My sister lives in the same small town that we both grew up in and where the only childhood home that we knew stands. On March 2nd she is giving the house keys back and our late parents' estate will ... Read more
"To Thine Own Self Be Truthful"
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2 comments
As of February 1st, I began a team discussion of the book "Friends with the Scale" by the weight loss author, Ms. Linda Spangle. As a team we discuss one chapter at a time (there are 29 chapters) and how and what they mean in our lives at the pr... Read more
365 consecutive days tracking my food: what I have learned!
Friday, January 06, 2017 12 comments
I began tracking my food on the SP Nutrition Tracker on January 4th, 2016. I have been doing it ever since and I plan to continue to do so until I feel like I no longer need to do it. I don't know when that will be but I will know it when the ti... Read more
Week 53: Old habits are what keeps you (and I) stuck
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5 comments
Day 87: Old habits [from "100 Days of Weight Loss" by Ms. Linda Spangle] I saved this from the book [in the author's own words] and this day's lesson that speak volumes to me: [quote] **Almost without exception, people who have regai... Read more
Week 52: My Prayer for Me...and I Hope for You, Dear Reader
Friday, December 30, 2016 12 comments
I used to pray," Please God, do not bring me any natural disasters, deaths of loved ones, surprise expenses or basically anything that looks like I need extra food to cope with." In 2017, I pray, "Whatever you put in my path, let me find a... Read more
Week 49: Prepare the Way....For what is to come next!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5 comments
One of the things that I love so much about my faith (I am Catholic) is how we 'view' the four Sundays and weeks preceding the day of Christmas, Jesus's birth, as a time of 'preparation'. The hymns that we sing at Mass all say over and over, "Co... Read more
Week 40: Whatever You Do Moves You Toward Your Goal(s)
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4 comments
It is hard to believe but we only have 12 more weeks left of this calendar year! . Are you where you thought you would be? I hate to admi... Read more
Week 37: "Village People": are you one?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4 comments
There is a well known African saying: "It takes a village to raise a child." Well, I would also like to add that it takes a village to help a person lose weight. NOTE: I speak from my heart so some of this might 'hurt' your pride and ego or feel... Read more
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