Diet and Health, The Basics

The Basics: Drink the water!

Sure, I'm running to the bathroom every hour and a half, but it is a small price to pay for the benefits. Water is Basic Number One. 

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Diet and Health

The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

When I decided to change my diet last year, I knew I needed to do so in a way that I could live with for the rest of my life. Massive, sweeping changes weren't going to be sustainable for me. In the past, I joined Weight Watchers and tried their method, but I could never… Continue reading The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

Diet and Health

Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

A lot of folks have asked me what program I'm using to lose the weight. (62 lbs in a year, as of today). And I never have an easy answer for them. I can't say I'm doing KETO or Weight Watchers or HerbaLife or anything like that. Last year, I armed myself with some basic… Continue reading Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

check-ins, Diet and Health

One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

check-ins, Diet and Health

Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites

Finally had my follow up labs done to see how the weight loss and “re-balance” of my diet has affected my health. Weight: 240 lbs (down 37 lbs) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 in May) Cholesterol - 235 (down to borderline range from high range) LDL: 161 (down from 205 - significant improvement, but… Continue reading Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites

Diet and Health

Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet

The following were my notes after my first three days of research and beginning to make changes to my eating.  I had always said that I probably wasn't the type of person to tackle my weight issues until a health issue came up, and boy-howdy did it! I am *THIS CLOSE* to being diabetic and… Continue reading Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet