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Friday, November 25, 2016

Blood glucose 137 before breakfast
Weight 233, down from 237.2 = 4.2 pounds
I am putting here that I was at 240 pounds and at a standstill with weight loss on 11/21/16 because the ticker changes when I put my weight in the tracker.

I will try for another two pounds by Wednesday, November 30, 2016. I didn't have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. My family wasn't around, so I had:


Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 14 fl oz
Torani - Sugar Free Vanilla Flavoring Syrup, 0.5 oz
heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp


Fresh Express Spring Mix 1 package
Avocados, California (Haas), 0.5 fruit without skin and seeds
Kerrygold pure Irish butter with salt 1Tbsp. (14g) 2 tbsp
Bacon grease, 9 tsp


Fried Egg, 2 large
diet Snapple peach tea 16 fluid ounces, 1 serving
Dukes Mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon 2 tbsp


Butter, salted, 1 tbsp
Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds, 14 fl oz
Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp

Snack #2
Butter, salted, 1 tbsp
Swanson unsalted chicken broth, 10.6 oz

I am eating to Dr. Eric Westman's food list of low carb high fat ketogenic diet. The fats fill you up and you aren't eating sweets. It will lower blood glucose and cause the weight to go down without exercise. Doctors hate it because it is easier for them to prescribe pills and shots when your blood glucose is high. My blood glucose isn't where I want it to be because I cheat.

Sunday, a week ago, we had our church fellowship of food and we had fried chicken, macaroni salad and potato salad. I thought the meal had been cancelled due to Thanksgiving, but a brother and sister went halves and bought the food. The leftovers were sent home with me and I ate them. I can have fried chicken, but not the batter it is fried in, or if it is coated in flour. I ate all the leftovers.

Somewhere since then, I realized I have been dieting for 45 years since I was 19 years old. I will soon be 65 years old. It is a vicious merry-go-round for me. Food is my greatest weakness, my greatest comfort, my greatest enemy because of what I have done to my health by overeating and binging. So count up the time that you have been trying to lose weight and join me in doing something to change that.
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    I am still around - just not spending much time here in "Sparkville" - too many things demanding my time & energy on this side of the emoticon screen. I have been keeping up with the blogs of close Spark friends - yours, of course, included. Praying where I read of a need. Sure hope that your husband is well again & able to enjoy the trip.

    As for dieting for the past forty-five years, my take on it is that you probably have saved yourself from packing on more pounds. At least, that is how I have looked at my past years of yo-yo dieting. Meaning that I believe without the effort (although obviously not enough to have kept the pounds off once dropped from my frame) that, with my tendency toward compulsive overeating, I could easily have been a hundred pounds heavier at any given point. So, even though I found myself discouraged with carrying recycled pounds at times, looking back I am happy that at least I did not give myself total free reign over the years. I hope that makes sense!

    Your statement about food being your greatest weakness, greatest comfort, & greatest enemy is something that I certainly can identify with. To this day I wonder how that came to be my reality. It was not that way in my early years of life, but somewhere in my thirties that all seemed to change. I would like to understand the why of that truth. However, I have pretty much come to realize that I probably will never be able to pin point the reason(s). Because I had our last child three days before my thirtieth birthday & I gained more than the allotted twenty pounds during the pregnancy, I had assumed the change in how I viewed food had something to do with that pregnancy. I no longer believe that to be where the change stemmed from. I packed on the pounds the first Winter after moving to New England from the Sunshine State, when I was thirty-five-years-old. I remember feeling great happiness in doing a lot of baking on cold Winter afternoons & obviously I overdid on the eating of those goodies. emoticon

    I am happy to have dropped those unwanted pounds; however, I never thought that trying to maintain that victory would prove such a challenge.

    I have to scoot!

    God bless!

    P.S. Back again some few hours later. Want to share one secret to success that I use now that I hadn't for years - I no longer attend any function that has a sit down dinner, unless it is a covered dish affair & I take a few dishes that I know are "safe" for me to eat. Then I only partake of those dishes. Our church has a CHRISTmas Tea for women each year. I no longer attend because the refreshments are ordered out (within the price of the ticket) & there are only sweets on offer. I refuse to put myself in the position of being tempted to indulge in such unhealthy treats. And I know that I would be tempted if I allowed myself to attend.
    1322 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2016 3:47:18 PM
    emoticon I guess it's part of learning and cultivating that fruit of self-control.
    1322 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    The numbers are moving emoticon . emoticon
    1324 days ago
    sounds good!
    1324 days ago
    Great job this week! I am happy for you!

    1324 days ago
    emoticon Look at it this way, gf~ all those years of practice at what doesn't work has led you to discover what does work for you. That is priceless! emoticon emoticon emoticon BB~
    1324 days ago
    Look at you go girl. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Food is a weakness,but don't let it defeat us! emoticon emoticon
    1324 days ago
    I have been dieting forever as well. Mine started at age 10. My hormones kicked in and began the cycle. Food is a challenge for me as well. Especially during the Holidays! You are doing good.
    1324 days ago
    Great job!
    1324 days ago
  • MARISSA1978
    Awesomeness!! Yay!
    1324 days ago
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