Once I began this journey (and finally figured out what food my body did and didn’t like) one of the most frustrating things was magically gaining 2 pounds overnight. It happened so much that, at one point, I stopped weighing myself every day (choosing to only weigh myself once a week). I became obsessed with … More How the H*ll Did I Gain 2 Pounds Overnight?
This woman’s story it the perfect example for everyone to NOT rely solely on how much you weigh. It isn’t just about your measurements or your clothing size, either. It is a combination of everything, including just how good you feel! https://some.ly/FRNy7zC
It has been a year today since my husband’s surgery to remove a polyp that turned into a cancer diagnosis. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride. I spend my days alone, while he is at work, yet when he was in the hospital I was like a little child, lonely and … More A Year Today – Cancer and Life
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After. It’s here. In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.” I now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending on the day), and standing at 5-foot 6-inches, that measurement means that After is very,…
I know I just told someone that this way of eating was like a marathon but I was wrong (and Dick Talens was right). You need to read this article. Four Things Nobody Tells You About Successful Weight Loss
I’m still having issues with my shoulder. I do basic stretches ever day and my range of motion has improved a lot. The pain, well, that comes and goes. It usually comes the worst when I’ve slept wrong, though it’s not even remotely as bad as it was in the beginning of this saga (when … More Strong, Fluid, Pain-Free Movement
See, this guy … this is what I like to see. He is the kind of guy who doesn’t look for a politically correct or sensitive way to say things. He just says it. The meme he includes in the post pretty much sums up his way of thinking: You really should read this post! … More The Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You Are Still Overfat
Most of the time, I don’t like lists like this but since this one was from Bodybuilding.com, I thought I would give it a read. I like it! Obviously, there are some tips that don’t apply to those going low carb but too many of the others can help, especially if you have been low … More 50 Fat Torching Tricks for 2015
So, two days ago my scale died. I don’t think it was due to shock but just before it went completely blank, it said (no, yelled) that I weighed 183 pounds. So, according to it, since I cut back on smoking a week before, I had gained 11 more pounds! I hope it was my … More Quick Update – Dead Scale
This really is the secret to long-term success: give yourself time. If you don’t see immediate progress, give it more time. Some people (like I have mentioned before) see tons of weight come off immediately (or at least it seems that way) while others have bodies that are more stubborn than some. See, my initial … More Secrets From Your Personal Trainer – Give It a Year to Lose Weight
I have wasted … I mean thoroughly enjoyed this man’s comic strips! http://theoatmeal.com/
Well, before the recipe post-fest commences, I thought I would give everyone a proper update. My stats have been updated, reflecting my weight and size gains since August. In case anyone is unaware, I injured my shoulder when I re-started this journey in August of 2013. I hadn’t lifted weights since high school and immediately … More Update: January 3, 2015
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Only old people get sciatica. Then, one day a few years ago, I got this shooting pain that started at my rear end and ran down my thigh. By the time it had gotten unbearable, I looked to Google. When I discovered what it was, I told my mom and … More Sciatica – “Old People Issue”
It’s not pretty, nor is it filled to the rim with wonderful information or fantastic recipes but it’s only been in existence for less than an hour-ish. No more having to wade through my smaller government/prepping/crochet videos. This one is strictly low carb/ketogenic/fitness related (and where I’ll post any videos I make, if I ever … More My Own You Tube Channel
So, after a month of inactivity and a week of stretching/strengthening my shoulder, I did my first weight training this morning. I feel great, though my muscles already are a bit upset that I did more than sit in the chair all day. My shoulder isn’t sore at all and I think that’s because I … More Fitness Is A Skill article and another mini-update
It’s been approximately one month since I stopped all training (weight and otherwise). Once Spring sprung, it was like getting slammed into a wall. So, I had decided today was the day. Of course, I was up at 12:30 AM due to my allergies but I digress. I went back to bed with the intention … More A Month Of No Training
O.k. Well, I guess I’ll be posting my training daily. Just so you know, I have been doing weights 3 days per week and (when I feel like it) cardio twice a week. Most of the time, this is Monday through Friday and I don’t do a dang thing on the weekends (this way you … More My Daily Training Schedule
I’ve added a new weight training program to my Physical Training page. So, why am I doing this? Well, because I’m bored. I’m bored and tired of having to remove exercises from my training because of my shoulders. So, while I was trying to work myself into training mode this morning, I stumbled on an … More New Weight Training Program
Well, I think I have to accept that my shoulder issues are not going to go away on their own. As I mentioned before, this week’s second weight training session went fine, with normal muscular pain which morphed into tendon pain in my right shoulder, then (since my left shoulder felt left out) the pain … More Shoulder Injuries
I have seen so many people who truly expect the miraculous when it comes to diet and exercise. That WAS me back in 2010. And, occasionally, I find myself with a slight tinge of … envy(?) when I see someone who weighed about the same as I did this go around (August) who, in just … More Ask Yourself About Your Progress
Most of the time, I toss these things aside (well, I read them first, say to myself, “Yeah, right” then forget them). This one, I actually agree with (all of it). They even talk about the benefits of fat in your diet! The first slide talks about carrying exercises. I am no fitness guru so … More 6 Habits of Highly Effective Lifters from Muscle and Fitness
Well, now that we are over a week into the new year, I figured it was time for me to take a look back at my progress since August of 2013. As much whining as I have done, to see the numbers in black and white is uplifting, especially on a day when I have … More January 10, 2014 Update
This week has been good but kinda “meh”. Hubby worked Monday and was off the rest of the week, so I let exercise slide a bit. I didn’t have set “cardio” days (usually Tuesday and Thursday). The weather here … I usually don’t talk about it this time of year because everyone else is freezing … More January 4, 2014 Update
Well, good Friday morning, everyone! Yes, I’m amazed I actually remembered to post my update this week! AND just because it was Christmas two days ago, I didn’t fall off the rails in any way! We did it up on Thanksgiving (all that food and it was just the two of us) so, since we … More December 27, 2013 Update
From one sexy beast to another, I would like to wish everyone a safe, happy, and yummy Merry Christmas!
Well, good Friday afternoon! This week has been a struggle to eat enough calories. I’ve been busy with my hands (either crocheting or playing a video game or looking up new crafty things to do). I haven’t been planning out my meals (like I usually do) so by the time dinner rolls around and I’m … More November 22, 2013 Stats
This is a great post from “Living Atkins Every Day” about the influence of the Biggest Loser on our mental health and weight loss. I can’t agree more. When I hear of people who first start Atkins (or any low carb way of eating) and they lose massive amounts quickly, I’m happy, envious, and furious … More Biggest loser damage…. and mini journal entry.
So, I think I’ve mentioned it before but hubby is losing inches along with me. It’s so bad (good) that our favorite shorts (yes, we both wear the same kind) are completely falling off of him and mine will once I lose a little more lower belly/hip. I love these shorts! They are cargo shorts … More Altering Clothes As We Get Smaller
I can’t tell you how many times throughout the years that I have heard (read) that studies have shown a blood sugar spike when low calorie sweeteners are used. Most of the time, I didn’t read the studies cited because, to be brutally honest, they were too long, too technical for my state of mind … More The Roll of Low Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management
I, as you can see, tend to have a strong opinion. This “controversy” that is sweeping through the local (and now national) news is a disturbing example of what is wrong with this country. People (mostly women) are up in arms over this photo. And what is wrong with this photo? Women are viewing her … More Maria Kang and the “What’s Your Excuse?” Controversy
I know, it isn’t Halloween yet but it was just Thanksgiving in Canada and one of my friends posted about his Keto Thanksgiving meal. Actually, I think I originally found him on reddit (/r/keto) and he was generous enough to “friend” me on My Fitness Pal. My mouth started to water when he mentioned green … More Thanksgiving And An Awesome Man
I just have to share. I have a cold (yes, I’m still whining about it). Last night was the first night I slept over 2 hours in close to two weeks and THIS is how I did it. Nectar of the gods! LOL! http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Diabetic-Tussin-Maximum-Strength-Cough-Suppressant-Liquid?skuId=901334
I am a married 40 something over-weight type 2 diabetic who intends to remain med free. That is pretty much all those pages up there, rolled into one sentence. Of course, if you want more information, just click on the pages above. I’m brutally honest about myself. I’ve been heavy as far back as I … More So, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?
If you don’t know how to cook (or didn’t grow up with the “use everything more than once” principle) this recipe is for you. Well, it’s not really a recipe. It’s more like instructions. I woke up with a chest cold (it’s been REALLY windy here lately so I was hoping it was allergies … … More Low Carb Chicken Broth
Well, good Friday morning everyone! I think, after what seems like forever (actually, I consider September 16, 2013 my starting date on Keto since I have officially been in Ketosis since then), my body has officially adjusted to the Keto diet. My blood sugars have only been over 100 twice: Once after eating some bell … More September 27, 2013 Stats
Check this out! Another reason to consider a low carb way of eating? http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/food/index/article/-/19003864/texas-man-gets-drunk-on-food/ “Turns out his own stomach was brewing booze thanks to a build up of a common yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. When he ate or drank starch heavy food, the yeast in his stomach fermented the sugar into ethanol.”
I’ve constantly fought my “I can’t do that” demons. What a wimp I’ve been! Check out Barbie Thomas’ story: http://gma.yahoo.com/armless-body-builder-inspires-fitness-world-her-ability-101506751–abc-news-health.html
I need to find a new doctor. I started seeing him because he was there for the birth of my husband (yeah, he’s that old). The whole family goes to him. But after today, I need to find a doctor that will support the changes I’ve made in my life. So, the first words out … More Doctor, Low Carb, Weights, Anger
I may not be the most “natural” eater (I do use supplements and Whey protein, after all) but I don’t understand some of the ingredients that are “must haves”. I’ve been reading (yes, mostly reading since I’m so out of shape) about health and fitness for most of my life (We recently started watching “The … More What is Wrong With “Normal” Foods?
This article supports the answer I got when I asked if type 2 can be cured. The answer I received was, “My suspicion is that it is like high blood pressure. When you’re heavier, your BP may cross into abnormal ranges but be normal at lighter weights. I believe type 2 diabetes is similar in … More Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
So, I was 200 pounds for about a minute! LOL! I had hoped all this week that it was leftovers from Saturday. See, we decided (pretty much on a whim) to take a 2 hour round trip to buy some computer parts. See, we (through osmosis, since it’s really my husband) are building a computer … More September 13, 2013 Stats
Well, I have hit the big 200 mark! That translates into an 11 pound loss since August 10th! I’ve lost a little on my measurements (from last week) and if you look at my thigh measurement, don’t jump up and down. I didn’t realize I should have been measuring half way between my knee and … More September 6, 2013 Stats
I have put off REALLY exercising until now. I wanted to make sure my diet would support it without becoming cannibalistic. After calculating how much protein, carbs, and fat I need for a normal day (and how to compensate for added exercise, especially weight training), I have a set schedule that I want out in … More Low Carb, Exercise and Diabetes
It’s funny. I’ve been fretting, moaning, and groaning all week because I weighed 207 pounds most of the week. I hopped on the scale this morning and lost two pounds just to realize now, I’m exactly the same as I was last week! LOL! Anyway, I have updated my stats. My blood sugar numbers have … More August 30, 2013 Stats
So, as you can see from various postings throughout the week, I’ve been focused on trying to add variety to my menu and life. And now, after two weeks tomorrow and not really seeing a movement of my measurements I really need to exercise. I have so many excuses (like now, with all the wildfires, … More August 23, 2013 Stats
I have not checked out the rest of this guy’s website but this article hit home. This last time I went to the doctor, he (again) recommended the South Beach Diet. I read about it and saw so many comments about how it is nothing like Atkins (but it is). The same goes with Paleo, … More The Health and Fitness Industry Is Dead (And That Includes You, Paleo).
After two years of thinking as long as I’m not gaining weight I’m doing good (in other words, being lazy), I got slapped in the face Wednesday. My blood sugars were off at my yearly physical (which I haven’t had in three years). I tried one day of only removing the extra garbage I had … More Back Full Bore
This last week has been a trying one. After getting my tooth pulled, I had two fillings, a deep gum cleaning, plus a standard cleaning. Over a week without real solid food and I jumped off the wagon and scarfed any food I could get my hands on AND chew. Thursday, one day before official … More Sunday, October 9, 2011
So, think all the body builders are carb lovers? Check out this video! http://videos.bodybuilding.com/watch/52521/rics-corner-bodybuilding-diet-of-the-70s