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Barkley, the old man left us on September 14th and I am not doing without him. I miss him terribly.

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June 3, 2018 KISS is beginning to feel right with my eating plan. I have added some of the information from Bright Line Eating and I am very happy with how I feel. My energy level has improved, cravings are non-existent the last two days with no sweeteners no flour, so not sure which may have caused the improvement but I will take it. So I am keeping KISS as my lifestyle.

Energy level comes and goes but still better than I was. Energy level seems to increase with increased carbs but so does my BS, so low energy is the better alternative.
Taking on a test adjustment to add no meats/low protein and eating an increase in carbs, adding some fruits into my diet during the week. It seems to work. BS was 129 this morning after the first Monday.
I feel good, maybe I will get a sweet potato for the meal on Wednesday.
Note: I cooked the sweet potato, had it will grill chicken and salad and it was delicious. Waiting to see if BS stays on a good level.

Note to self July 8, 2018- I ran the numbers I have lost 25% of myself. 93 pounds down and I still have lots to go. How could I have let myself weigh that much, no wonder I was sitting in a chair watching the world go by. My thoughts had been that's just the way it is, I had two aunts that literally lived in their chair the last years of their lives. One of them told me to please lose the weight before it overwhelmed me. Overwhelmed me was what happened and now I am fighting back. Time to get my life back.

July 24, 2018, Having a slight hiccup with things right now, BS has reacted to stress and to my experiments with carbs, tried to have a day of fruit with no meat day and added beans one day. The fruit may be OK but I am back to basics for a while, low carbs, low protein and letting the fat fall where it may.
August is here and I still have my BS up and I gained 2 pounds. I've been using Monk Fruit drops for a little sweet for my coffee. I do enjoy the sweet but that may be a thing that can't be in my life. Just hanging in waiting to see what I need to do next. Keeping it real but I sure need to get my weight going down.

August 14th, taking a step back and readjusting. BS and weight have gone up over the last 2 weeks. Time to look at the changes and figure out what needs to be changed.

September 15, 2018
Time is moving faster, I should be at 220 by my goal but I am not, still 20 pounds away. I wish I could say I have it figured out but I don't. Actually, I do know what is needed I am just choosing not to do what is needed to be successful. I know I can not eat outside my one meal a day. I know sweeteners trigger me to fall way over on what I put in my mouth. Grazing has returned since I used some skinny syrups (KETO) that were recommended highly. Trying hard to clean up my act and get back to my path.

September 2018 is not a good month. On September 14th in the middle of trying to get my eating back on track, I lost my oldest puppy, my grumpy old man that provided me with unconditional love 24/7. Barkley who for almost 12 years has read my thoughts and knew what I was doing before I did. I am a wreck emotionally right now. Tears come out of nowhere and his absence overwhelms me. This is tough.

October and I'm still struggling, I want to control myself but I am failing. I want a sweetener to be part of my life but is that possible. On and again and off again is difficult at best but I am starting wach day hoping to do better.

November 2018 is here and I have resolved some of my ways, looking at keeping on to my goals of getting healthy. I still have evenings of being dragged into overeating but it's getting better. I have found I do best with high-fat food, very low carbs, and low protein. Now just to get into a comfortable rhythm with that knowledge. I am glad to say I feel better most days and I have lost some weight instead of being stuck. And I have decided to go back on Spark with my page for a while.

December 2018 I am hanging somewhere a little off from where I should be. My BS has improved, trying to improve my gut issues with leaving the sweeteners to a minimum to see if there is improvement. Trying to be healthy in my choices and remember I must make my own way and adjust as I go.

Member Since: 3/26/2018

Fitness Minutes: 2,320

My Goals:
To get healthy.

My Program:
Update in September 2018- What I am doing? I am eating mostly whole unprocessed foods. "Keeping it Simple" most days. A biggy with me is removing anything that triggers me to graze. Keeping my carbs as low as possible, only occasional fruits, trying to keep the good fats in my diet especially avocado, it's my go-to food to quiet me. I have returned to some sweetness with Monk Fruit Drops and Stevia. I have been reminded that everything has to be adjusted as it pertains to me. It seems a lot of recommended KETO items send me off the rails. After I use up what I now have, I won't be buying them again. Going back to no as I move forward.

Personal Information:
I worked for almost 20 years as a respiratory therapist, and my body handled it well till I reached 50 and then I seemed to come unglued. Weight has always been an issue, even as a child, I saw myself as fat. In the past when I was making progress losing the weight, it seems if people noticed the weight loss, I would crumble and go back to put the weight back on. When your memories revolve around where you ate and if the food was good, you know you have a problem. So now I am headed to getting myself unburdened by the fat so I can live. Now more personal stuff, I am married with 4 grown kids, I have 12 grandkids, my husband and I have downsized to a small cabin in the country and feel blessed every single day for where we find ourselves in retirement years. God is good to me, I have found favor with God and man. Amen.

Other Information:
Life is good most days, and I like the journey I am on now, sometimes I wish it went quicker but I need to go slow and make adjustments. I want to reach the other side, happy, sane, and healthy.

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