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~ Update 10/1/18 ~

Monday, October 01, 2018

... so it's been awhile since I have posted a blog and I hope this blog finds all of my emoticons well!!!! I wanted to update everyone on how & what I have been doing.

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With the last blog I wrote that I had lost weight from: 178 to 162.2

Starting weight 178
Start date: May 20, 2018

June 18: 162.2 [ 2lbs away my 10% weight loss goal]
August 2018 I actually surpassed my 10% goal & weighed in @:

Sept. 2018: I lost the .8lbs; losing a total of 21lbs. I am holding @ "157" .

I think I may have hit a plateau; to find out if this is true I am tweaking my diet to see if I am self-sabotaging myself.

NSV: Buying a smaller "size 12" [starting: size was 14]

I have about 10 - 15lbs more to lose, but I feel good about where I am right now, and I am feeling so much better about myself. My goal is to eventually get to the point where I can comfortably show my waist. It's been years since I have worn a form fitting blouse or been able to feel good about wearing a blouse tucked into my pants or skirt. I am looking forward to that, and the best part of it all is that "I'm doing this for ME!!!!"

To lose the weight I have:

- Followed a keto/low carb WOE, eliminating "ALL" sweets & starchy foods, [white / brown rice, beans, bread, except for low carb tortilla's]

My plate contains: loads of veggies, good fats, organic chicken, pork & wild caught fish

~ Example of what a keto/low carb meal looks like ~

Cauliflower pizza w/turkey pepperoni, green peppers & mozzarella cheese

Stuffed chicken breast; kale w/bacon & mashed cauliflower w/cheese

Low carb chicken suiza over cumin-scented cauli-rice

Pork chops and cauli-rice with baby spinach, peppers & mushrooms

- FASTING: IF [Intermittent Fasting] 16:8 [Fast overnight: 16 hours / Feast: 8 hours] every day.

I have a doctors appointment on January 5th with my PCP and I am hoping that my test results will reflect lower LDL/CHOLESTEROL levels as well as no longer being "pre-diabetic". Also, since giving up sweets I have not experienced that "burning in my foot" sensation!!!!

Well, that's it for now. I will keep you updated of my progress! Until next time...

"Keep making it happen!!!"

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    7 days ago
    Hi emoticon 's!!!! Thanks for commenting on my blog and for your ongoing support! I know I don't come here as often as I used to, but I do think of you all... this is where it all started for me. I have known many of you for many years now.

    Thanks again my friends! emoticon emoticon ~ Dee ~ emoticon
    949 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2018 12:18:55 AM
    Hi Dee! Nice seeing and reading your Blog tonight. Thank you for sending the link. I am proud of the way you have taken control of things with regards to your "WOE" and staying physically active. There is no magic formula and we each have to experiment with things that work for our bodies. You've done just that.

    Continue with what is working for you and I suspect you'll have a great report from your next doctor visit and labs.

    950 days ago
    Outstanding. You must be so proud. Keep up the good work!
    952 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    So great to hear all of your great news. Your food is fantastic. I absolutely love Ketones running through my body and enjoy the amazing way it makes me feel. I got off track here this summer, but am coming back strong. I wish for you continued success and great health! Big wishes for a great doctors appointment in January. emoticon
    954 days ago
    Congratulation!! You are doing great! I hope your labs are good. Your food looks and sounds amazing! I try I.F. too. It works great! Last April I got out of the pre-diabetic range.
    954 days ago
    I admire your persistence and your "can do" attitude!
    954 days ago
    That’s awesome and your meals look delish!
    954 days ago
    Dee! I haven't been on spark people for years!!! I use MyFitnessPal now
    954 days ago
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