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 Advertisements
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Rachel McLish – The first woman I saw with muscles who still looked feminine. I do not hear this nearly as much as I did when I first looked into lifting weights. I hope it has something to do with people being more enlightened but I’m pretty sure they just…
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
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/
And another fantastic bit of wisdom shared by Elliott Hulse. I’ve never really been a goal setter. No, that’s not true. I’ve never set big, life-altering specific goals for myself. I set small ones all the time (like finishing a project) but I have always found it difficult to not only figure out “what I … More The 2015 Version Of You – Setting Goals
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”
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
You really should read this. It’s listed as an opinion piece from the New York Times but the fact that “we” have been experimenting with antibiotics causing weight gain in animals AND humans since the 1950’s is interesting, to say the least. I have been seeing article after article bashing the “Paleo diet” for this … More Not Quite O.T. – “The Fat Drug – How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.”
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, 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
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.
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 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
I would try it: Flour made with insects wins $1M for McGill team http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flour-made-with-insects-wins-1m-for-mcgill-team-1.1866685
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
Yesterday morning, it was beautiful. I got up, wanted to eat before exercising (I wasn’t sore so I wanted to make-up for my lack of anything on Thursday) but everything sounded disgusting (blood sugars were fine). So, I exercise. We decided to take a drive (2 hour round trip) to get some major computer parts … More Hot Weather and a Mistake
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
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).