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Insulin Resistance
Thursday, October 24, 2019      4 comments

So, this morning I decided to have an everything bagel with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion slices with coffee for breakfast. I don't usually do this because of all the carbs and calories. But I went for it this morning. It was so d... Read more
Can You Eat Too Much Salad? (article)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      6 comments

Lately, I am instructed to go on a low-residue/ low fiber diet due to a certain procedure coming up since I turned 50 years old. I realize that I cannot eat my usual go-to meal: salad! Because raw vegetables have too much fiber, it will sta... Read more
Featured in today's SparkPeople main page
Friday, June 21, 2019      3 comments

... There is an article called "Knowing These 8 Facts Could Mean the End of Overeating". It's worth the read! https://www.sparkpeople.
icles.asp?id=2170 I found it interesting that... Read more
A Fun Historical Story about the First Low Carb Diet
Thursday, June 20, 2019      2 comments

I came across this article today called "The Portly Victorian Undertaker Who Launched The World's First Low-Carb Craze" and wanted to share it. If anything, it's an interesting story! https://narratively.com/
the-portly-victorian... Read more
[article] The Case For Walking
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      5 comments

From the article, quoting the Surgeon General: “Physical activity need not be strenuous to be beneficial. Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of ... Read more
U.S. portions vs the rest of the world!
Thursday, June 06, 2019      10 comments

Hey there, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about weight loss and lifestyle changes. I've tried all of the diets throughout my life, and although most of them have helped me lose weight, I eventually gain all of it back, and then some.... Read more
I need to drink more water!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      4 comments

I think that I'm chronically dehydrated. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night with my heart pounding (that's one symptom of dehydration) and it's really unsettling. Mostly, I am drinking coffee, tea, and some water throughout the day.... Read more
[article] How To Get Stronger After Age 50
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      6 comments

I stumbled across this article, which I found so interesting that I wanted to post it here for future reference: https://getpocket.com/ex
ource=pocket-newtab ... Read more
I'm Back!
Thursday, July 26, 2018      6 comments

Hey everybody! So, I work as a visual effects artist and live in Los Angeles area, so that means that my job these days ends up being "all-or-nothing". What I mean by that is that when I first started out 20+ years ago, I was a part of huge... Read more
Keto/Low Carb Diet and Electrolytes
Sunday, April 29, 2018      4 comments

Since I have my annual physical exam coming up, I've been really trying to get my blood sugar levels down, as well as lose as much weight as I can. For several months now, I've been eating very low carb meals. My goal is to get the carbs down t... Read more
One year...
Thursday, October 26, 2017      3 comments

Hello there! Today is my 49th birthday. I keep trying not to let that number get to me, but it keeps creeping in... I will turn 50 a year from now! What goals do I have for myself, to accomplish in one year??? I also want to start thinking... Read more
Approaching the big 5-0 in a couple of years
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      3 comments

Hey everyone! I read this article, one of the featured ones on the main Sparkpeople page today, and I believe that it applies to most people, not just those in their 50s. Although, as our bodies age, we do need to start planning ahead ... Read more
Walk Seven Miles a Day (article)
Thursday, March 30, 2017      5 comments

Hey there!! So, last October my sister got me a Charge 2 Fitbit for my birthday. I love it, and I use it nearly every day. The only exception is if I forget to put it back on after charging it up overnight, which is very infrequent. Th... Read more
Fake Foods article on SparkPeople
Sunday, January 15, 2017      6 comments

I wanted to post this article I just read on SparkPeople... it is really important to know what it is that you are putting into your body. What an interesting and important article to read these days, with so much food choices that we have. Wh... Read more
A year of de-stressing
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      2 comments

Tomorrow is my birthday. It's that time of year that I typically reflect upon my life and look ahead towards where I'm going to focus and make goals. I've resolved for the next year that I am going to reduce my stress level significantly a... Read more

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