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Garden Progress
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      8 comments

I'm embarking on a brand new-to me project: backyard gardening! I've experimented with patio gardening on my apartment balconies and had decent results, but water management is so touchy in containers, especially in the Georgia mid to late ... Read more
Monday of Doom
Monday, March 11, 2013      9 comments

Today is one of those days when I look forward to tomorrow for a do-over. It started off with making a quick breakfast, then heading downtown to pay our car registration. The woman handed me the tag, and as I walked away, I noticed it was ... Read more
Garden Planning
Saturday, March 09, 2013      8 comments

I have next week off, so I'm planning on working on my garden. I don't know how far I will get because money is a little tight. Yesterday I went to a garden center and drooled over the beautiful pottery and my imagination went wild with the po... Read more
Week 1 Zero Waste
Friday, March 08, 2013      9 comments

Here's the summary of my 'zero waste march' goal. It's not really zero, but I'm finding making a conscious effort to reduce waste to be eye opening. What we consumed: - 1lb of brussel sprouts - 3 heads of romaine lettuce - 1lb tom... Read more
Healthier and Happier
Thursday, March 07, 2013      4 comments

I didn't gain weight overnight - I gained it over 2 years. 40lbs to be exact. 20lbs a year. Ouch. That was some serious margarita and cheesecake overload. When I became overweight, I went into a weird kind of denial. Anorexics see ... Read more
Intuitive Eating
Thursday, March 07, 2013      2 comments

For the past few months, I've been doing something I never thought possible: I eat when hungry, not on a set schedule. I used to follow this set schedule: 7am Breakfast 10am Snack 11:30am Lunch 3pm Snack 6pm Dinner When I ... Read more
Not Quite Zero
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

It's midweek, and my goal of zero waste March isn't quite zero. I had to throw away an onion that became rotten. But it was in a brand new bag that I just bought, so it wasn't due to neglect! I didn't inspect the bag well enough when I bought... Read more
Zero Food Waste Goal for March
Sunday, March 03, 2013      6 comments

I've got a pretty good handle on my diet and fitness goals, so I've been struggling with topics to write about. I fear long time Sparkfriends' eyes are glazing over as some of my stories are overlapping or repeating. As I switch into maint... Read more
Do Or Don't Do
Saturday, March 02, 2013      11 comments

We all have to give up something. Sometimes I get Sparkmail from people telling me that they are inspired by my story. In particular, my bicycle story seems to generate the most mail for me. A quick recap. Back when I was obese, I bo... Read more
March Weigh In
Friday, March 01, 2013      5 comments

Short blog with just a status update today. I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time since mid January. I was apprehensive because I ate a lot of fast food for a few weeks, and I've made a couple of changes to my routine. I have... Read more
Why I Don't Buy Gluten-Free
Thursday, February 28, 2013      5 comments

A few blogs ago I said that I am mostly low carb, but with a few exceptions. Sometimes I eat steel cut oats for breakfast, and half sandwiches for lunch. I eat low quantities of wheat and grains because I found most low carb substitutes to be ... Read more
Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      9 comments

I was pleased to see the latest headlines making the rounds in the new cycle today: Mediterranean Diet beats Low-Fat diet. www.latimes.com/health/b
oostershots/diabetes/la-he
b-mediterranean-diet-low-f
at-20130225,0,2716560... Read more
Always Someone Better
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      6 comments

Today is mid-term - I seriously had a nightmare about one of my exams last night! But all is well - I have an "A" overall in both classes I'm taking. A girl who sits behind me in Calculus is a high school student who is so advanced, she is tak... Read more
What Lifestyle Means
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

I'm still sticking with what works for me. I'm mostly low carb, but there are a few differences, which I'll explain in a bit. My breakfasts don't vary too much. I pick one of the three: - Pastry-less quiche. It's pretty much the qui... Read more
Settling In
Monday, February 25, 2013      7 comments

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I ate fast food for a couple of weeks while we were preparing to move. My skin, hair and nails seem to be so much healthier since I've gone back to eating my homemade food. Tonight I had a grilled flank steak,... Read more

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