1 Month No Soda!
It's very important to stop regularly and take stock of what you've accomplished.
I have not had a diet soda, (or a regular soda) in a month. Today is the start of week 5 without a soda. In a couple of days it will be exactly 30 days with... Read more
I want to be her one day
How many times have I looked at picture and thought, I want her body, her waist, her boobs, her bottom, etc.
Well, I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and I came across a picture of an elderly woman. Sadly, it was a notice of ... Read more
Monday morning I weighed 196lbs, today I weighed in at 194.4lbs. I did my measurements, the first time since early January, and I've lost 2 inches off my waist.
While I didn't lose any inches anywhere else, I was still so pumped I took m... Read more
24 days without a soda
I'm starting week 4 of avoiding sodas. I now drink black tea with a little honey in the mornings, and water throughout the day.
I still get cravings now and again, but it's not constantly on my mind. I'm no longer planning trips to the ... Read more
Struggling to increase calories
It seems very counter productive, but I need to eat more.
I'm trying to decrease saturated fat. The logical thing to do is cut meat and dairy. But in doing that I've created a huge hole in my daily calorie count. I am ravenous when I f... Read more
Festival Food Blows.
Ugh, I had a craving for carnival food. I was craving BBQ and fries, specifically. And there were a lot of festivals this weekend.
I couldn't find any BBQ but I did find Fish n' Chips. But I tell you what, greasy salt, served pressed i... Read more
Life Challenge: Number 2
My Life Challenge Number Two; is to finish and publish a book.
Don't get me wrong, I will put my heart and soul into it, but it doesn't have to be a great book. I'm not planning on being the next Shakespeare or Rowling. This will probably... Read more
Two tiny dots, could be big trouble.
About a year or so ago I noticed a tiny, whitish/yellowish dot forming under my right eye. It was hardly noticeable. Over time it grew a little larger and a second one started form under my left eye.
Neither are large enough to be notice... Read more
10 Easy Steps to Crush a Child's Body Image.
How to help your child build a not so healthy body image.
1) Routinely grab their belly fat and proclaim, "If you can pinch an inch!"
2) Point out to them, that the cake they are eating, the one you'd baked the night before, is, "Nothi... Read more
Striking the balance.
I really watch my Calories, Protein, and Saturated Fat.
I'm trying to find a way of balancing those three things...and it ain't easy.
Cutting out Saturated Fat absolutely decimates my Proteins. To increase my Proteins I have to jack... Read more
Where there's a way, there's a will ;)
My main form of transportation is by bicycle.
I learned long ago that I like biking more than I like driving. I bike to work. I bike to the grocery store. Nearly every place I have to go, I bike.
This leads a lot of people to ask ... Read more
My First Vegan Meal
I attempted my first "Vegan" Meal.
Quinoa seeds mixed with Black Beans, Corn, Asparagus, Onions, Minced Garlic, a little Lime Juice, and some seasonings.
It was decently tasty...right up until my co-worker sat down next to me with ... Read more
Back to the gym after two months.
I am trying to write a novel. The problem is finding the time and energy to be creative and focused.
This is a problem everyone has. But since everyone has the same problem, there's been a lot of people looking for the solution.
I hav... Read more
Quinoa- if nothing else it's a fun word to say.
One week without diet sodas!
Next step is cutting back on saturated fats.
Since I'm predisposed to be affected by saturated fats, I'm going to start testing out Vegan and Vegetarian diets.
This is huge for me.
My fami... Read more
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New 23 & Me Results
A few months back I took the 23 & Me DNA test. My interest was more on the ancestral side.
But I also got the health results as well. I learned that I'm one of the rare people who is predisposed to weigh more when eating Saturated Fat. ... Read more