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Winter 2020 BAB’s challenge!! Winter Warriors challenge!!!
Fall 2020 challenge, Blue Amethyst Butterflies BABS Team!!!
On a roll with BAB’s 5% Summer challenge!!
Finished The BaB’s 5% Spring challenge in May 2020.
Just finished the Black Panthers Sleigh Bell Slim Down Group.
09/07/19- 09/14/19
08/10/19Lost my place on 5% Summer Challenge on Cloverleafs, had difficulty finding the link to record my data.
Goals: Nutrition Tracking, Doing Gym classes & Exercise machines! FitBit daily, weekly challenges.
08/03/29 to 08/09/19
Ready for the summer challenge this week!
07/28/19 to 08/02/19
Got behind on Tracking & 5% weekly challenges due to computer.
07/21/19 to 07/27/19
Continue Week 3 of Summer 5 % Challenge.
Check in on summer Challenge of Clover leafs, this week’s short- term goals!
07/01/19 to 07/06/19. New Goals:
Continue Weight Loss Goals.
Another goal: To learn to crochet! Went to session at church last Thursday, think I got the single crochet, Have to practise.
06/24/19 - 06/29/19
Cooked a Stuffed pepper recipe on Monday from a W.W. Cookbook! And used grill pan for yellow squash & zucchini for WWheat Flatbread pizzas!!
Exercised in the yard, with gardening & weeding.
06/17/19- 06/23/19 New Goals:
1. Joined an Exercise Gym. Last week utilized the exercise machines on Thursday & Saturday.
Plan: Exercise at the gym 3 x/ week. Attend 1 Fitness class/ week.
Healthy Eating: Eat 5-9 servings of vegetables & Fruits/ day.
Cook 1 recipe from a “ Low Sodium cookbook and 1 recipe from Weight Watchers cookbook Points Plus.
06/03/19- 06/09/19. Reflecting on a busy week. New Goals:
1. Do Exercise videos, Free videos on “Silver Sneakers” App, and do not need to be 65 years of age,( go to App)
Join YMCA membership. My husband recently won a free 6 month membership.
Positives: Am drinking my waters, 5- 8 glasses daily,
Using FitBit, making goal daily.
Have swelling in my ankles, lower calf due to a certain RX meds., this is frustrating, annoying, have to be careful of which socks I wear.
Got a book on Low Sodium recipes ( at a book fair yesterday) and will plan to try recipes from this book. Utilizes many herbs, “ no salt, Herb ox chicken broth powder” to make soups, several tasty looking soup recipes, Great dressings for salads, and interesting sauces, all low sodium.

Outdoors, my planters of flowers and herbs are doing well.
Last night, I picked off some leaves of Basil, Tarragon, Parsley, and sprigs of Dill; I let these dry in open plastic ( deli) containers, & label. These are used in simple cooking.
Enjoying watering all of my flowers and herbs!
I pick off the tops of Basil, Dill, oregano, parsley, cilantro, and bring indoors to add to my cooking!

To plant herb 🌿 plants into 2 new Big planters, and give one herb planter to a friend.
Herbs: Thyme, Greek oregano, curly parsley, cilantro, rosemary,
Flowers: Lavender, Marigolds, Basil, ( deters Mosquitos! Naturally.

Keeping healthy is my focus, losing weight is my goal, and also to improve my Tryglyeride ( cholesterol)and Total cholesterol numbers.
For a major part of my life, have made preparing healthy foods my central focus,it used to be reading cookbooks, so many on-line recipes on the net. Cooking in the kitchen is fun!!
Three years ago, I joined a cookbook club which further enhances my cooking choices.
My knowledge is that there is a direct relationship between how much exercise you do and your Tryglceride numbers. Starting exercise in the winter months is not easy.
Old post ( exercise and toning are needed)

Member Since: 3/22/2013

Fitness Minutes: 13,598

My Goals:
Learned about writing a weekly action plan.
To exercise/ walk for 25 minutes 3-4x per week. Update: Also use a FitBit and participate in steps challenges!!
Have 6,000 steps daily goal, however I do achieve over 10,000 steps a couple days/ week.

My Program:
Prepare healthy meals, include all colors of vegetables & fruit each week, grains such as quinoa. Breakfast: low sugar cereal w/ fresh fruit Or homemade smoothie: Dairy-free milk ie. Almond milk, 1/2 banana, fresh fruit, 1 tsp Chia seeds,1/4 c. dry oatmeal, baby spinach leaves, 2 tsp protein powder.

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Just completing a Diabetes Self- Management course provided by the county; my Blood sugars are normal, family history of Diabetes, I am an R.N.
Update: 2019, my blood sugars have changed to Pre-Diabetic range.

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    Thank you for visiting my blog. In answer to your questions about my New Years Resolution- I have written 13 pages so far. As far as the vegan cheese recipe- I can't remember which one I used but there are several on the internet. I tend towards the forks over knives recipes. Look around and find what's best for you with the ingredients you have on hand. It is not the one with the carrots and potatoes. I think it was just cashews, soy milk and nutritional yeast flakes. (I'm terrible with following recipes, sorry). Also- I enjoyed your page. I have the same issues as you- Cholesterol and triglycerides. My BP was running 138/110 to 115 for the last few years. I have been 95% WFPB since Jan 4 and my BP has been within normal limits for the last few days. Today: 110/72. I will keep doing this as long as I feel healthy. I don't get my lipid panel done for a couple months but I would think the Cholesterol and Triglycerides would have to be lower. I consume very little animal products and very little junk food. Good luck with your goals and thanks for stopping by.Laura emoticon emoticon emoticon
    44 days ago
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    Thank you for the 12-year Spark anniversary wishes!! I really appreciate it!!
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    46 days ago

    emoticon “May you all have a beautiful holiday—wherever you are, whoever you are, however you spend it, and whatever emotions arise within you on this day. Blessings to the beasts and children within us all." emoticon
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    However you celebrate the season, I wish you health and happiness in 2021 emoticon
    68 days ago
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    75 days ago
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I had to look up celebration squash. It is very pretty but I would not have known you can eat it. It sounds delicious.
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