Tuesday, November 15, 2011

But I Can Eat Veggie Sticks!!

I have found my new favorite snack!! Snyders of Hanover Eat Smart Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks!! The bag includes sticks in the flavors potato, spinach, and tomato. This is the perfect alternative to greasy potato chips for me. The best part...2 cups equals a mere 140 KCals!!! Even better than that...THE KIDS LOVE THEM!!! I found these in the organic foods section of my grocery store (Publix's Greenwise section) so I am going to assume they are fairly accessible in most grocery stores across the country.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weigh-In: 11.11.11

Down two more pounds for a grand total of...

wait for it...

33.1 lbs lost, which is 25.5% of my goal!!!

I am now down to 260.1 lbs!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

But I Am The Healthiest I Have Ever Been!

This morning I had an epiphany. I am right now, at this very moment, the healthiest I have probably ever been. I have completely 100% normal glucose readings throughout every time of the day. I have lost over 30 lbs. I feel better than I can ever remember feeling! I am not participating in any formal diet plan, nor am I doing any formal exercise routines. I just watch what I eat, participate in normal everyday activities, and log every bit of it! I don't need some pseudo-expert telling me how Diet Plan X will make me lost 5 pounds in 5 days! And neither do you!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

But I Can Raise My Hand to Stop Diabetes!!!

"End an epidemic that strikes every 17 seconds..." (ADA, 2001)

November marks the beginning of American Diabetes Month. To kick it off, The American Diabetes Association is kicking it off with "Raise your hand to stop diabetes." Through this initiative, Americans are encouraged to take a pledge to help stop diabetes. This could be done by pledging to eat healthier, educate friends and family, or simply spreading the word about this initiative. As a diabetic myself, this is something that is very important to me. The day I was diagnosed on 8/28/11 was the exact day that I made the pledge to be a healthier me. This is blog is a part of my pledge. Losing 30+ lbs. is a part of my pledge. Feeding my family healthier choices is a part of my pledge.


You may make your pledge by liking the American Diabetes Association on Facebook and sharing your pledge with your Facebook friends and family. You may just save one person from having to deal with this disease. After you take your pledge, I encourage you to come back here and share your pledge with the readers of this blog.