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Green vs. Ripe Bananas

Monday, November 24, 2014      17 comments

Martin and I had an interesting discussion about bananas. He said you should only eat them green. I had read that the yellow with spots are good for you. Well, we are both right. As a type 2 diabetic, he needs to eat only green ones. They don't ... Read more

Enjoying the Active Life and Free Pictures

Sunday, November 23, 2014      21 comments

I feel really good about my run yesterday. I believe that is the first time I ran over 10 miles that I felt energized and energetic all day after. No soreness in quads or hamstrings. Just a twinge in my left arch, but hardly noticeable. Isn't it... Read more

Don't Think About.....

Saturday, November 22, 2014      19 comments

Don't think about a pink elephant. You got that? DO NOT think about a pink elephant. No pink elephants allowed. You may think about anything but not a pink elephant. Okay? Now think about a purple giraffe. See her curly eyelashes? Her poli... Read more

Tracking Day Two

Friday, November 21, 2014      15 comments

I had 2 good eating days with calorie deficits of approximately 200 calories on one day and 350 calories the next. But that 550 calorie deficit would only account for about a one-seventh of a pound weight loss. My weight was down 4.4 pounds. Gue... Read more

Everything Counts

Thursday, November 20, 2014      16 comments

My first day back to food tracking felt really good. Although I liked the freedom of choosing my food as I went for the last 11 months, not having to make food decisions during the day was good, too. Seemed to me I was more relaxed about food, a... Read more

Planning the Right Amount of Freggies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      11 comments

One more thing about overeating freggies, my last of 4 blogs to deal with the issue. Developing an eating plan and sticking to it is powerful. Saying "NO CHOICE" (as Beck tells us) to any food that appears unexpectedly or we decide to grab on th... Read more

Continuing Veggie Comments

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      12 comments

I don't think I have ever planned to eat over a pound of yellow squash or a full bag of SteamFresh broccoli, but I hate to admit I have. Another downside of eating a specific vegetable in excess is that you almost guarantee that you won't get th... Read more

Continuing Yesterday's Blog

Monday, November 17, 2014      20 comments

Another reason not to overeat freggies is that we are trying to change our definition of full. Dr. Judith Beck, author of the Beck Diet Solution, says [chapter 3]] that one of the big differences between most thin people and people who aren't is... Read more

Still Learning

Sunday, November 16, 2014      14 comments

Gwen slept well, woke up this morning and wanted another grapefruit! Yummy. Then she wanted another one. Takes after me, I guess. Makes me think.Weight Watchers has been a wonderful resource for me and I don't know that I would have lost th... Read more

Grapefruit Time

Saturday, November 15, 2014      18 comments

Yesterday while Gwen and I were outside a grapefruit fell off our tree and rolled around. We ran and got it. No wormholes, no big flaws. It looked mostly yellow without much green. I hadn't thought they were ripe yet, but must be. So we cut it. ... Read more

This Is A Test

Friday, November 14, 2014      25 comments

I am home alone with a house full of junk food. Hubby has gone for the weekend. He was a dear and hired someone to drive him to the airport because big city driving is one of my least favorite things these days -- although today there was not fo... Read more

Partial Book Review

Thursday, November 13, 2014      14 comments

Six weeks ago I blogged that I was reading this book and it might change my life: Well, two days later I fell, got a concussion, and my identity as an athlete was sha... Read more

Blogging to Help

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      17 comments

I blog for me. Of course, it is great when others appreciate my efforts, but really it helps me so much to savor and enjoy the positives and work through the challenges. The support and input I get from SparkFriends has helped me over and over. ... Read more

The Final Winner!

Monday, November 10, 2014      20 comments

It was wonderful to help my nephew Martin become a half-marathoner on Saturday. I am very, very proud of him and glad that I helped to spark his interest in running. Proud, too, that he's lost 0ver 70 pounds and controls his diabetes now with on... Read more

Looking at Pictures While I Recover

Sunday, November 09, 2014      14 comments

Found a picture of Martin and me running the Lakeland Red Ribbon Half Marathon yesterday: And here's a picture of Martin at mile one. I'm somewhere in this picture. I ... Read more

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