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VIVA THE EVALOUTION

I'm Eva. I'm a stay at home mom (SAHM) and I'm 34 years old. I've been married for 9 years to my hubby, Jim and we have a 6 year old daughter, Brenna. In the 2 years I dropped 70 lbs and 6 full pant sizes. I've been in maintenance for 27 months (my anniversary was in June) . I'm here because I want to live a full life. At 30 I shouldn't feel 60. The good news is with healthy eating and exercise I don't feel 60 anymore.

My fitness philosophy: It's all about accepting yourself as ...
I'm Eva. I'm a stay at home mom (SAHM) and I'm 34 years old. I've been married for 9 years to my hubby, Jim and we have a 6 year old daughter, Brenna. In the 2 years I dropped 70 lbs and 6 full pant sizes. I've been in maintenance for 27 months (my anniversary was in June) . I'm here because I want to live a full life. At 30 I shouldn't feel 60. The good news is with healthy eating and exercise I don't feel 60 anymore.

My fitness philosophy: It's all about accepting yourself as you are right now and loving yourself enough to lead a fit and healthy life. This is a lifestyle. The changes we make are 3 fold -- mental, physical and spiritual. I don't live life by the scale.There are many many ways to measure success, the scale is just one number. But if you do the exercise (make it something you love) and eat in moderation then the weight will shed itself, without your ever thinking about it.


"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

Courage isn't always a lion's roar. It is sometimes the heart at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." -- unknown

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What's the best that could happen?" -- Libby Carstensen



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Member Since: 3/29/2011

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10 Minutes Daily Activity Streak

Follow my Holiday meal plan.









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"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

”It’s impossible” said pride. “It’s risky” said experience. “It’s pointless” said reason. “Give it a try” whispered the heart - Anonymous

"Time is a keyhole. Yes I think so. We sometimes bend and peer through it. And the wind we feel on our cheeks when we do -- the wind that blows through the keyhole -- is the breath of all the living universe." Tim Ross in Stephen Kings The Wind Through the Keyhole.

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11/26/2014 2:49:05 PM

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11/25/2014 3:30:42 PM

Carbohydrates are controversial when it comes to diet these days. But what separates the good from the bad is a food's glycemic load, which has a big impact on blood sugar levels. Every food you eat affects your body differently, and not just in terms of your long-range health, but also in the way it is processed and the effect it has on your energy level and blood sugar.

Glycemic Load and Diet: The Basics

The glycemic load is a classification of different carbohydrates that measures their impact on the body and blood sugar. The glycemic load details the amount of carbohydrates a food contains and its glycemic index, a measurement of its impact on blood sugar. “The glycemic index ranks foods based on how quickly they're digested and get into the bloodstream," says Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Works in Louisville, Ky. “Its glycemic load takes into consideration every component of the food as a whole, so it's a different number. It changes everything."

Because the glycemic load of a food looks at both components, the same food can have a high glycemic index, but an overall low glycemic load, making it better for you than it originally might have appeared.

Glycemic Load and Diet: The Effect on Your Health

Foods with a low glycemic load keep blood sugar levels consistent, meaning that you avoid experiencing the highs and lows that can be caused by blood sugar that jumps too high and quickly drops — the candy bar effect. Watching the glycemic load of the foods you eat can have a big impact on your health in many ways. A diet focused on foods with a low glycemic load can:

Make it easier to lose weight and avoid the dreaded diet plateau
Keep blood sugar levels more consistent
Burn more calories
Help prevent insulin resistance and diabetes
Lower heart disease risk

"It makes more sense to use the glycemic load because when you eat a food you don’t just eat one food by itself — you eat a whole bunch of foods together," says Meyerowitz. Looking at the total picture of foods you eat, rather than just the individual pieces, gives you a clearer and more accurate picture of the foods that make up your diet.

Glycemic Load and Diet: Glycemic Loads in Favorite Foods

It's tough to figure out on your own if a food has a high or a low glycemic load, but as a general guideline, the more fiber a food has the better. Here is a glycemic load reference list with many common foods to let you know which are low, medium, and high.

Foods with a low glycemic load of 10 or less:
Kidney, garbanzo, pinto, soy, and black beans
Fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, like carrots, green peas, apples, grapefruit, and watermelon
Cereals made with 100 percent bran
Lentils
Cashews and peanuts
Whole-grain breads like barley, pumpernickel, and whole wheat
Whole-wheat tortillas
Tomato juice
Milk

Foods with a medium glycemic load of 11 to 19:
Whole-wheat pasta and some breads
Oatmeal
Rice cakes
Barley and bulgur
Fruit juices without extra sugar
Brown rice
Sweet potato
Graham crackers

Foods with a high glycemic load of 20 or more:
High-sugar beverages
Candy
Sweetened fruit juices
Couscous
White rice
White pasta
French fries and baked potatoes
Low-fiber cereals (high in added sugar)
Macaroni and cheese
Pizza
Raisins and dates

Focusing on the glycemic load of foods is particularly important for people with diabetes to help maintain a steady blood sugar, but everyone can benefit from understanding and monitoring the glycemic load in their diet.






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11/25/2014 1:48:08 PM

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Eva,

A THANKFUL heart is the HAPPIEST of hearts & today, I'm so VERY thankful for you & for the gift of your friendship!!! I hope that your Thanksgiving is spent cherishing, laughing & making new memories with those you hold dearest to your heart!! Thanks for being SUCH a FABULOUS friend!!! Here's to the Happiest of Thanksgiving's for you & yours!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Hugs,

Jes

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11/22/2014 1:49:22 PM

Hey lady!
First time on Spark in probably a month so I wanted to say HHHHIIII!!!!! Hope all is well with you :) Take care and enjoy every moment life gives you!!!
Love,
Britt



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11/7/2014 11:52:55 AM

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