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How Sweet It Is
Thursday, May 06, 2010      4 comments

Since giving up most of my non-food included sugar I am starting to notice the sweetness in the fruits and vegetables I eat more than I did in the past. Whether the natura... Read more
Noticing the Small Differences
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      3 comments

Because of the Spark Nutritional Tracker I am now reading the nutritional information of food much more carefully than I did previously. As I am on a low fat diet I am very careful about the fat content. To stay around 10% fat I have to carefull... Read more
Smooth and Creamy Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      5 comments

This weekend I picked up a new hummus I hadn't used before at Trader Joe's. It is delicious. Now I am anticipating all of the things I can use it in. Tomorrow I plan to try it in egg white omelets. I've used roasted red pepper hummus in om... Read more
A slip up but not a turn around
Monday, May 03, 2010      6 comments

This weekend I watched my progress line inch up once again which made me feel bad but not quit. I am on it again full force today. It was an unusual weekend where much of it was spent in stores taking care of necessary things and also worki... Read more
April Monthly Progress Report
Friday, April 30, 2010      5 comments

I feel April has been very successful after a very bad start. It started out with a three pound gain for the first couple of weeks, but ended up with a 3 pound loss meaning that I actually lost 6 pounds during the last half of the month. I hope ... Read more
No Salt Added Canned Organic Tomatoes
Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

I use a lot of canned tomatoes in my cooking and there is generally too much sodium in the cans. I found cans of organic no salt added tomatoes at Trader Joe's. It's their own brand. A half cup serving (1/3 of the can) only has 30 calories ... Read more
The Sweet Feeling of Watching Success
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

Today I had planned to blog on something else, but instead I want to take a day to celebrate the success of what I am doing. In the last week I have removed 3 pounds and in the last nine days have removed 5. This is after a long plateau wh... Read more
Cracking Eggs
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      6 comments

Unusual topic today, yes, but with all the eggs I have been cracking to get to the protein in the egg whites I have become an expert. Do you ever crack eggs and have shells in the bowl? I suffered from that often. A few days ago I watched a... Read more
Spending my calories and nutrients - Day 3
Monday, April 26, 2010      2 comments

I want to thank DHALYIA (I believe this is the correct one. If not I apologize) for an idea she gave me in something she wrote on my page recently. She looks at calories a... Read more
Could huge strides be better than baby steps? - Day 2
Sunday, April 25, 2010      4 comments

I realize the wisdom of taking baby steps to get where I want to be and I have read that this is the plan of many on Spark, but lately I am beginning to think that taking huge strides might be a better plan for myself. These huge steps take... Read more
Easier Recipe Entry in Spark Makes My New Diet A Breeze - Day 1
Saturday, April 24, 2010      7 comments

My book, The Spectrum, finally came in at the bookstore. I've read most of the book and am amazed at the research that has been done on the effects of the Heart Disease Reversal Diet since Dr. Ornish first published it. I will blog on some of th... Read more
Early Results of My New Diet
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      5 comments

It's only two days in of twenty eight days, but I am very very happy with the progress so far. I was not able to log all my food last night as my computer connection was not working very efficiently. I was glad to see that it was back to normal ... Read more
Dr. Dean Ornish Recipes Found
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      3 comments

The bookstore hasn't called me yet telling me "The Spectrum" book has come in but I did find an older book by Dr. Ornish with 150 low fat vegetarian recipes in it at the College library today. I plan to use it until the other book comes in. ... Read more
The way to accomplish everything you want
Monday, April 19, 2010      6 comments

Food pyramid from "The Spectrum" by Dr. Dean Ornish BUTTERFLYSONGS left a quote on my Spark Page last week that I want to share. I also would like to recommend visiting... Read more
My Working Schedule
Friday, April 16, 2010      1 comments

I noticed that some thought I was off for 6 months after my last blog. That could be fun but I teach even in the summer. What happens is that for the first two months of the semester I taught approximately 140% ox full time and now I get to go d... Read more

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