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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of being over 50
Saturday, March 26, 2016      4 comments

Hello fellow SparkPeople members! We know that sugar is a culprit now for our health and with weight loss, For 5 years now I have been off sugar. I h... Read more
I love Coconut Oil!
Monday, November 17, 2014      6 comments

My daughter & I eat ketogenic (low carb/high fat) for a couple years now. I changed my daughter's diet recently due to dairy allergies. Butter doesn't affect her. I then increased our consumption of coconut oil 5 times more than what we were eat... Read more
Weather is finally better...
Thursday, October 23, 2014      1 comments

The top heat is mid 90's but it doesn't stay there long so my uninsulated old home is not heating up. I know other areas are cold, wish it would get cooler here, I'd love to wear a big sweater and my skinny jeans. Our chickens stopped layin... Read more
A Healthy Halloween?
Saturday, October 11, 2014      2 comments

The stores are full of candy, and it can be very tempting. "Treat", looks like it means "sugar" at this time of year, doesn't it? Of course it doesn't have to be that way, though! I keep sugar-free sweets in the house. If I'm planning to make ... Read more
Can it be October already?
Saturday, October 04, 2014      4 comments

Here in Southern California we can't tell. Upper 90's and up to 105f, not the weather I was expecting. I look forward at at least upper 70's temps this time of year, even low 80's would be a relief. On the plus side, I'm losing fluids, appetit... Read more
It's an uphill battle.. but I plan to win it
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      5 comments

I've lost 77 lbs and my LDLs went up. My mind has been buzzing about with all I need to do. My cholesterol LDLs went from 286 up to 303, doctor is putting me on Lipitor. I researched it and made a "battle plan" besides praying.. :) .. My bod... Read more
Happy Healthy 2014
Friday, January 03, 2014      2 comments

I survived Christmas & new years eve without gaining. Drank homemade sugar-free White Russians at Christmas Made with Torani's Coffee syrup, brewed coffee, cream, almond milk & vodka. New years eve I drank sugar-free Pina Coladas made with Skin... Read more
December... whew!
Sunday, December 15, 2013      1 comments

I'm exhausted, had our Jobs Daughter semi-annual Installation Ceremony yesterday. So glad to be out of my evening gown, high heels & nylons! Bumming around today in loose leggings, over-sized long sleeve t-shirt and slipper Boots. Filled out ... Read more
Ready for the Weekend!
Friday, August 09, 2013      1 comments

Going to yard sales and my do I get hungry. Got some healthy snacks ready! Will pack sandwiches as well. I buy low carb soy flaxseed bread. I make sure the lunch meat is no sugar added. I weigh nut into 1 oz snack bags and measure strawberries i... Read more
What a great day at home today
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

Woke up late, very rare for me, as I am a early riser. I read newspaper, planned my grocery shopping, made up meal plan for today, checked all my emails & responded to all my Facebook & Sparkpeople posts, cleaned up the house because I had repai... Read more
Finally got out of the house
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      0 comments

Took 14 yr old daughter to psychiatrist today. She is doing well. He is sending her for blood work to make sure her Zoloft is not affecting her metabolically. Afterwards we went to the Mexican market and bought 4 large onions, 1 bunch celery, 1 ... Read more
Creative Low Carb Cooking
Monday, August 05, 2013      1 comments

I've had to become creative & it certainly has been fun to eat low carb. I cook with lots of veggies, make desserts with fruit, bake treats and breakfast foods. Here are some chocolate Coconut Cookies I made recently. ... Read more
My Teen Still Growing?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

My daughter is 14. She has a heart defect, fibromyalgia, mild Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and anxiety disorder. She's on 100 mg of Zoloft & 5 mg of Melatonin. Once in a great while she is up all night & I don't know because I fell asleep. W... Read more
Had a wonderful lunch today!
Friday, July 19, 2013      4 comments

My dad picked me up & took daughter & I out to eat at a Mexican restaurant for my birthday. I had grilled cod & vegetables. I feel so good that I can order healthy meals at restaurants now. The restaurant was so quaint & tight fitting seating... Read more
Friday, July 19, 2013      4 comments

I keep reading about different symptoms of Menopause. I have not had menses since October of last year, but I still get hot flashes. I wake up in the middle of the night, get irritated at the drop of a hat (not lately though) and feeling blah &... Read more

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