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Dr Mosley and the second fast

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It went really well today. I am amazed that I don't get hungry. Sometimes I do feel a pang in my tum but it is not uncomfortable or painful. I had a light breakfast and dinner under 500 cal and at dinner I felt it was a lot of food.

With the nutrition tracker I could make sure of calorie values BEFORE I eat. That worked out well. In the end I had about 70 cal to fill and this is a fantastic website for finding low cal food for under 40 grams. It helped me a lot.

www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/01/14
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It is feeling great to be the master of my appetite.

  
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MEADSBAY 8/31/2014 2:36PM

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 8/29/2014 8:41AM

    emoticon emoticon I feed all my emotions and I know this is NOT what I need. Few are every truly hungry. We are just conditiioned to eating huge portions. You are my SHEro!

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SUSANNAH31 8/29/2014 6:18AM

    I do agree that it does feel great when one's hunger is limited to only a pang or two, instead of a an overwhelming uncomfortable feeling.

Good for you on your successful following of this diet.

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MEXGAL1 8/28/2014 8:15PM

    Thanks so much for the link!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/28/2014 12:38PM

    Maggie, I am so proud of you sticking to Dr Mosley second fast! You are what Sparks is all about! You put Sparks in Sparks! I think you are amazing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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PHOENIX1949 8/28/2014 10:28AM

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FITAT50 8/28/2014 8:42AM

    Amazing you don't feel hungry, I'm glad it's working for you.

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OSDOWNS 8/28/2014 5:58AM

    Congratulations. Those little victories sure have a lot of power!

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Live longer says Dr Michael Mosley

Monday, August 25, 2014

I have finished reading Dr. Mosley's book "The Fast Diet" on Sunday and I have decided to follow his concept of eating "normal" for 5 days and then fast for two days. My "normal" is clean eating anyway and I will carry on with that. emoticon

On the fasting days he is recommending skipping lunch but the total calories for woman are 500 and for men 600. The idea is that one's tummy get really a chance to empty. Fasting promotes longevity. There are a myriad of other benefits as well, and I am eager to tap into those. emoticon

I had my first fast day yesterday. I did not really feel hungry at all! At times I felt a bit uncomfortable but nothing that a cup of Rooibos tea could not sort out. I did not wake up hungry today. I had a normal breakfast and lunch and I have really surprised myself. emoticon

"Yes, I can do it!" From now on my two fasting days will be Monday and Thursday.

Whoo Hoo for me! emoticon Maggie you are one cool Dudina (since I can't be a dude).

  
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FITAT50 8/28/2014 8:41AM

    I am glad to hear you have found a plan that is doable.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/27/2014 9:49AM

    Wishing you the best! I'll be anxious to hear of your progress and success!!!

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MEADSBAY 8/26/2014 10:05PM

    I am a HUGE believer and have tried it several times but cannot stay committed to it, although I felt wonderful on it.
There is a great Fast Diet team, btw.
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LISA_CAROLINE 8/26/2014 5:42PM

    Good Luck Maggie! Just wondering though - won't your body store fat for the fasting days? Love to hear how you get on. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/26/2014 2:08PM

    Hope it helps you ..
Let us know if it makes any difference
.. Hugs and Love Susie .. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 8/26/2014 1:45PM

    Hum, very interesting. Let us know how it goes!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/26/2014 9:06AM

    I can't wait to hear the continuing story. Way to go, Dudina!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 8/26/2014 7:11AM

    Maggie, an old BLC Azure friend fasts two days a week using this same plan. Evelyn aka Stonecot is a huge promoter of this plan. I am anxious to hear how you like it! You CAN and you WILL rock this sweet Sheila! emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 8/26/2014 12:45AM

    emoticon or Dudetta!

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JCLJR4547 8/25/2014 10:19PM

  good luck

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/25/2014 10:17PM

    Maggie, I have never heard of Dr. Mosley's book "The Fast Diet!" I don't think I can do the Fast Diet! Last night I had to fast for 12 hours to give blood this morning and I went absolutely nuts! Woo hoo for you Maggie you are one cool Dudina!
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KELLIEBEAN 8/25/2014 10:09PM

    You go Maggie. I look forward to hearing your progress with this plan.

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Fat is my friend

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I am talking about dietary fat, the good stuff. Thank you Dr. Perlmutter, author of "Grain Brain". I have learned so much and I understand so much more about the function and health not only of my brain but also my whole body.

As it is, I eat very little refined grains and no added sugar and seldom eat more than 100 grams of fruit in one go. I am half way there. Now I only have to make peace and allow myself to embrace fat as necessary for my health.

Then of course the is another reason that fat is my friend. Ha-ha emoticon

Without it it I would never have met all my great Spark friends. What a great non-scale victory!

  
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SUNSHINE5268 8/25/2014 3:39PM

    you GO girl, yahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/17/2014 9:58AM

    Healthy fats make you happy!

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SOPHINEZ 7/13/2014 8:33PM

    Thank you for your wit,wisdom and humor!

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DEE797 7/5/2014 9:45AM

    I like your other reason "fat is your friend" as well. HUGS! Sounds like an interesting book...So glad it is helping you.

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MEXGAL1 7/2/2014 9:43PM

    Sounds like you really got the eating down pat. Thanks for mentioning the book as I am going to look into it. I eat healthy fats and they are so satisfying.

Yep, good fat for all of us to have found sparks. love sparks!
Sallie

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/2/2014 1:09PM

    I'm so glad to hear you're eating healthy fats! You are actually right... healthy fats are so good for your brain! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs!
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MEADSBAY 7/2/2014 9:03AM

    You are amazing!
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FITAT50 7/2/2014 6:23AM

    I like the "other" reason fat is your friend emoticon

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DOOBRIE 7/2/2014 4:42AM

    I'll be glad when all nutritionists are on the same band wagon. Even Spark keeps trying to push low fat all the time. I'm sure they'll all get there in the end.

Hope you're keeping well, Maggie.

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CETANISTAWI 7/2/2014 2:18AM

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There's some really great stuff coming out now about food and our health: YAY for butter!!! (From pastured, hormone/antibiotic free cows, that is...)
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My 2014 wish for you

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

It is not original, but it is still heart felt...

May the Angels protect you, troubles neglect you and Heaven accept you when it's time to go home. May you always have plenty, your glass never empty, and know in your belly that you're never alone. May your tears come from laughing, you find friends worth having, as every year passes they mean more than gold. May you win but stay humble, smile more than grumble and know when you stumble, you're never alone. Well, I have to be honest, as much as I wanted. I'm not gonna promise that cold winds won't blow. So when hard times have found you, your fears surround you, wrap some love around you, you're never alone. Happy New Year to all my well loved family and friends! Tomorrow a new book starts with 365 blank pages, make your 2014 book one worthwhile to read.

  
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STARLITNIGHT 5/23/2014 12:09AM

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ICANBESLIM2 3/11/2014 6:06AM

    Hi Maggie,

I see you are still going strong. What a wonderful example for me to take note of. Hope your year is as wonderful as what you hoped for others.


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BARCLE 1/5/2014 11:40PM

    emoticon wonderful 2014 to you and family too emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 1/4/2014 8:29PM

    That's just lovely Maggie .. Thank you xxHugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PALMTREEGIRL1 1/4/2014 5:59AM

    Lovely, Maggster! Thank you for sharing.

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MEADSBAY 1/3/2014 4:38PM

    Thank you, my friend.
May 2014 be a beautiful year for you and yours.
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JANTHEBLONDE 1/2/2014 4:39PM

    Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be an awesome year!
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MEXGAL1 1/2/2014 3:19PM

    Thank you so very much and Happy New Year to you as well.

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DOOBRIE 1/1/2014 12:42PM

    Wonderful, Maggie - Happy New Year to you too!

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    This is beautiful! Happy New Year to you and yours. emoticon emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/1/2014 10:49AM

    Happy New Year, Maggie!

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/1/2014 8:50AM

    Love it! Happy New Year. I wish you and your loved ones many blessings and much happiness. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 1/1/2014 8:02AM

    That us beautiful. Thank and many blessings to you in the new year!

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SHERIO5 1/1/2014 7:52AM

    Maggie,

Thank you for sharing! This one is new to me as well!

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FITAT50 1/1/2014 6:41AM

    I've never heard this one before, it's beautiful, thank you Maggie! Happy New Year to you and Mr. Roelf!

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    That is lovely Maggie! emoticon

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What have I in common with Britney Spears , Kristin Davis, Emma Thompson, Britt Eckland etc?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We usually get it from our parents, yet few people are willing to reveal anything about it as there is a stigma attached to it. Yet, at least 40% of the population have this condition. People treated are from 12 years and many under 20 people already have these problems.

Well, what is it? I tease and say it is “very closed veins” as in varicose veins.
I had ultrasound guided Sclerotherapy last Monday since I had 3x Phlebitis in my right leg in the last 6 weeks and it is a very painful inflammation.

The specialist injected an agent mixed with air to make white foam which is easily visible with ultrasound. The foam is injected into the vein and causes a chemical injury to the inside of the vein wall. The specialist explained it is like ‘superglue’ for varicose veins, in which glue is inserted into the veins to destroy them.

Early research suggests that the glue not only glues the vein walls together, but also destroys the wall of the vein – an essential part of the process if the vein is going to remain closed permanently. Also when one is prone to headaches the injections might bring on migraines.

I need to go back after two weeks since they could not get to the very inflamed vein. Because the veins are inflamed, I have a swollen and a red angry reaction to the injections even now a week later. Yes, of course it will go blue, purple, green etc. but the worse part for me is the pain. I am having painkillers and an anti-inflammatory tablets.

The specialist said the vein walls heal itself over the ensuing weeks and month to form a scar which effectively seals the vein shut.

So all I can say now is… It is what it is. I can’t use my elliptical for 6 weeks but I walk at least an hour a day.

I will heal and in the mean time I am so very vein!

  
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BABARR67 10/9/2013 11:42AM

    Hang in there. I had one leg taken care of last year. The doctor stripped the veins though and tied them off with silk. For some reason I wasn't a good candidate for either laser or the saline injection. It looks and feels so much better. He said phlebitis was a bad side effect bc it is painful but it pretty much ensures the vein won't reopen. So there is a plus side!

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RAVENCLAWREBEL 10/5/2013 4:09PM

  I hope you feel better soon.

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MEADSBAY 8/5/2013 10:06PM

    Oh, my dear Maggie-
just read this-
hope you are recovering satisfactorily,
or at least no longer in pain.
I'm 'so vein', too-
how are your legs looking?
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MATHGURL 8/5/2013 7:52PM

    Sorry to hear you werehaving such problems.......hope you are feeling better by now

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STR458 7/21/2013 8:01AM

    Hoping you are back to normal routines quickly, I'm sorry you suffer... I hate pain having had migraines when I was finishing University in 1979. I understand pain puts everything on hold, makes one tired and sad. You have a wonderful attitude. (I used meditation to learn how to keep migraines back until finally I haven't suffered migraine since 1980 I was the same ages as my dad...my dad had migraines when he was age 20-21yrs old)

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2013 3:53AM

    Oh Maggie, hope you recover quickly!!!

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MEXGAL1 7/20/2013 7:57PM

    I do hope that you heal quickly and can get back to your normal routines.
Have a great rest of the week end.
Sallie

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PHOENIX1949 7/20/2013 6:34PM

    Here's to a speedy recovery. This aging business is a real challenge, isn't it?

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SANDLADY48 7/20/2013 6:07PM

    Follow your doctor's instructions Miss Maggie Britney, Kristin, etc. Sounds ouchy!

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UZA77777 7/20/2013 4:14PM

    That does sound painful, but you've got the right attitude and I sincerely believe you will heal quickly because you've been giving your body the nutrient dense foods it needs to do so! Take care of yourself and all will be right soon. Blessings....

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 7/20/2013 2:11PM

    Ouch!!! Take very good care of yourself.
God Bless~Christina

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JACEUG 7/20/2013 12:52PM

    Hi Maggie,

Thanks for the update. Thinking of you and hope the pain and inflammation subsides soon.

Hang in there...just think about those sexy legs you gonna have afterwards.

J

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DEE797 7/20/2013 11:49AM

    Do hope the healing process goes quickly for you. emoticon LOL about you being so vein.... emoticon

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FITAT50 7/20/2013 8:47AM

    Ouch! I hope they heal quickly and you can be pain free again. I love your sense of humor and outlook on life.
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BEWELL48 7/20/2013 8:05AM

    Hope you have relief soon! I too have "very close veins" LOL. Fortunately am not experiencing any inflammation at the moment. Have had that treatment in the past!

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PALMTREEGIRL1 7/20/2013 7:10AM

    HA! You have the most marvelous attitude! I just love you Maggster!

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SHERIO5 7/20/2013 6:42AM

    It's hard to be side lined from your usual routine, but if it relieves the pain...

I hope you are completely healed soon!

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DARLY55 7/20/2013 6:36AM

    It's ok to be vein! But I know you would rather be vain instead!
Heed the Dr's advice, hard as it may be. Take care.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/20/2013 4:59AM

    LOL! Feel better quickly!

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AHAPPYLIFE 7/20/2013 2:08AM

    LOL, you are very funny - I too am very vein!!

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SUSIEPH1 7/20/2013 12:49AM

    So sorry Maggie, it must be so painful .. Walking will certainly help .. But do not over do it ..
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