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Monday, June 24, 2013

Found Something to Share

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/what-makes-us-fat-20130529

Most of us already know this information but it is worth repeating.

I appreciate those who read this. I have only lost 3 followers due to my long, dry spell. Just haven't been inspired I guess.

I have been working in the yard and garden like crazy. The lifestyle change is working. I am where I was with my weight. I am done with working for the rest of this year. I have already reached the Social Security limit and told ATM Solutions I was going to quit when that happened and they could re-hire my in January if they wanted (or if I want - I could get used to this). There will definitely have to be some restructuring of the budget but I still think we'll be OK. Last year I earned so much I didn't get SS checks in November or December and we still owed $2,600 - enough of that noise.

Hope all of you are well and still working at your goals. I read a good piece of advice - you only make a mistake once; the second time it is a choice. Let's all keep that in mind.

15 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing. I think it's a combination of things that is causing more Americans to become obese. More consumption of sugar, grains and internet are all to blame. They may not be the only causes, but probably the leaders.

    I like your quote. I've made a lot of mistakes and now I guess a lot of poor choices.

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    1. I heard high fructose corn syrup referred to as the sweat of satan once. Funny and so accurate of a description. I have lost my weight through low-carb eating and that was an easy lifestyle change for me. When you get ready to change your life you will do it. When you get tired of living like you are, you will do something about it. Until we are ready nothing works. Don't let this get the best of you. Get mad and get serious. Be careful out there today.

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  2. Good to see you back around. You've been missed!

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    1. I appreciate your kind words. I hope you are well.

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  3. Hi Myra - I especially like your good piece of advice. Very good!

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    1. It was convicting to me. Things that prick our consciences usually are convicting because they point out a flaw that we need to deal with. Let's help each other with the truth and saying the hard things when they need to be said. Be careful out there today.

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  4. Sounds like you're still VERY inspired - just in the yard/garden and not here :)

    Enjoy your (temporary) retirement AND keep with those lifestyle changes!

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    1. I am about ready to get back at this because I really do miss everybody. Hope you and yours are well.

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  5. Myra, I miss the hell out of you & your blog! This one little post is like taking that stupid first bite of cake! I just want cake all the time! ;) It's good to see you, even if it's every three months...glad all's well with you.

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    1. I miss the hell out of you as well - potty mouth and all :-) I have received such warm words that I am going to try to "show up" a little more often. Take care.

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  6. Glad to see you blog again. :-) I went to the doctor Friday and had actually gained a little weight. How that happened with no more than I can eat, I don't know. I was devastated, but motivated. There is no way I'm putting all that weight back on. The only thing I can think of (and a possibility we were warned about in our pre-surgery meetings), is that I am even more sensitive to carbohydrates now. My main source right now is milk - I make my protein shake with it every morning and put some in my coffee. My bariatric dietician said milk was okay, and recommended that I drink it because of the protein content - so what I've been doing since Friday is cutting out just about every other source possible. A lot of sugar free stuff has quite a bit of carbohydrate in it - I get sugar free cookie wafers from the Amish store for when I want something sweet, but they have flour in them so I'm staying away from those. I found a great low carb pizza recipe on Facebook, the crust is made from cream cheese, eggs, and parmesan cheese. I made it last night and it was really good! Now I need to squeeze in a little exercise here and there between clients - that's the hardest thing. I didn't think I'd struggle this much after having surgery, but what I'm finding is that it was just a "jump-start," and the struggle continues.

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    1. You are going to have to switch to soy or almond milk. Read the labels for carbs and get the unsweetened variety - add your own stevia for sweetening. You must become label reader and count carbs to find the level at which you can lose weight. I know you can do it and I would hate to see you put that weight back on as well. I want the low carb pizza recipe for crust! Take care.

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  7. Well, if this doesn't work, I'll go the icky milk route. That's my only source of carbs right now, so hopefully I can lose weight and not have to give up milk. Here's the crust recipe:

    1 oz pkg cream cheese, room temp.
    2 eggs
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.

    Mix with hand held mixer, spread in 9x12 baking dish and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cook for 10 minutes before adding toppings.

    (It was a little soft - next time I'll let it bake a little longer. Taste was good, though!)

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  8. Interesting advice. I think that people fall prey to patterns that they don't even understand. The key to making better choices is understanding the root of the patterns that motivate our choices. Once we get at those things, the real work begins and we can really start making our lives better. Definitely food for thought there...

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  9. We do go on auto pilot I think. It's difficult to change that pattern in the brain from stimulus to response for sure. Take care.

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