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Majoring in Dieting - It's An Ongoing Course
Thursday, January 12, 2012      12 comments

I feel as if I'm taking a course in dieting. Not Dieting 101 because I've been a dieter unsuccessfully for 40 years. This is grad school and I nearly dropped out during the holidays. I did so well on the 17DD that I started getting smug. L... Read more
17DD Success, Gluten Avoidance and Vit D
Thursday, November 17, 2011      9 comments

This a repeat of a 17DD topic post. Most of my 17DD team members know that I'm constantly cautioning members when they add gluten back in to their diets on Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 (like Dr. Mike's power cookies which have oatmeal and whole wheat). F... Read more
First Goal Accomplished
Friday, September 02, 2011      19 comments

I am finally under 300lbs.! I had tears in my eyes when I saw that I was 299lbs. this morning. That's 50 pounds lost since January, and 39 of those pounds lost since the end of April when I joined Sparkpeople and began the 17 Day Diet. I star... Read more
3 Months to a New Habit
Saturday, July 23, 2011      16 comments

They say that it takes 30 days to create a pattern of behavior and 90 days to create a habit. This is so true for me. I started getting random thoughts of quitting this 17DD plan that I am on, yesterday. Not just cheating - I was thinking... Read more
Diet, Diet, Diet, Diet
Thursday, July 07, 2011      19 comments

There - I feel like a little kid saying a swear word. Who started giving the word diet a bad rap? Some fat orange cat who said " Diet" was the word "Die" with a "T", in the Sunday comics? I am so tired of seeing people comment on blogs with the... Read more
An Exercise in Positive Psycology
Sunday, June 05, 2011      10 comments

I decided to post an exercise yesterday, that Dr. Martin Seligman uses in his Positive Psychology classes (from the book Flourish 2011), as a weekly challenge in my Survivors team. It's designed to help us see the happy moments in our dail... Read more
Lost Survivors
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      10 comments

I recently became co-leader of the Survivors of Abuse team. We would like to change our image, so we're voting on new pics one of the members found. I sent out a mass team mailing, then I realized that some members don't receive team mailings ... Read more
Starting Cycle 3 - 15 lbs. lost in 34 days!
Monday, May 30, 2011      8 comments

I love, love, love, this plan. I haven't lost that much weight in one month, while feeling completely satisfied in...I don't know when. Now when I'm in cycle 3, when I can add whole wheat pasta or bread, even a glass of wine. I don't have... Read more
The 17 Day Diet Plan Has Gone Viral!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      28 comments

That's not news to those of us who love this plan, and are not only losing weight and inches; but are feeling better. Some of us are feeling better than we have in years. I know that I can't remember the last time I had so much energy and I have... Read more
Womens Liberation? Or Not...
Monday, May 16, 2011      6 comments

A member of one of my teams wrote a blog about how the media pushes thinness. As a matter of fact, you can use your search engine type in "thinness" and it automatically links it to media and advertising in a negative context. I started thi... Read more
Doesn't matter what the scale says
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      7 comments

I haven't weighed myself in over a week. I was afraid that the scale will either show that I didn't lose as fast as I want or worse, that I gained a pound or two! If that happened in the past, I would jump off the bandwagon and binge, or I'd tal... Read more
Ruminating on Mother's Day and being a
Monday, May 09, 2011      4 comments

I don't have children, so I lived for 22 years doing pretty much what I wanted. Those were the years between 17 and 39. I moved when I wanted to; traveled when the urge struck. I hate living where I am. Always did! I left to go out of state fo... Read more
Meditating on meditation
Friday, May 06, 2011      0 comments

I wonder why on some days I can remain so focused while meditating. Thoughts come intermittently and I effortlessly acknowledge and let them float away. Other days I have a much harder time with thoughts seeming to fight constantly for my attent... Read more
17 day diet plan day 9 cycle 1
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      3 comments

So today I had much more energy. I still have pain and lethargy in the morning, but that's due to the CFS/Fibro. I drove my mother to the doctor and went shopping for groceries. I was gone from noon until 4pm, so I didn't have time to eat lunch... Read more
Detox (cleansing) not fasting - day 8 of the 17 Day Diet
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      2 comments

I'm actually not fasting this time around although as I have said I do that once a year and usually only for one day. I don't even think Dr. Moreno calls his plan detoxing but whenver you stop eating processed foods I think you are cleansing you... Read more

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