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20 Boxes of Books And Counting...

20 Boxes of Books And Counting…

It’s not just a move across town. It’s not even just a move across country. The last time I did that I had things packed, had movers come and put our things in a truck, had them drive it across country, and had them unload it all for me. I...
Get Your Potassium Fix with The Spicy Date

Get Your Potassium Fix with The Spicy Date

Potassium is one of those nutrients your body needs to maintain water balance and electrolytes. Recently, I’ve struggled with water retention and did some research to determine what I could do about it. An increase in potassium was one of the recommendations that I found could help combat this problem....
Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

4 pounds gained in 3 days?!? That’s the amount of weight the scale said I gained the last week as I indulging myself in Chinese food…the real deal, family style in Beijing. I don’t think they use MSG or a lot of sodium in those dishes in China, even though...
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Obstacles (Weekly Update #7)

I had a great week this last week, so clearly no obstacles got in my way. I’m finally happy with seeing some progress. “Kissed” the projected trendline, and only 1 pound off by end of week. More importantly, I’m bouncing around in a weight range that I haven’t seen for 20 years. So I have...

My Three Substitutions That Do a Body Good (Week 6 Update)

This week’s GetHawt topic is about making substitutions work for you. A good part of my live-it plan is a result of substitutions that I have made in my diet over the last year. The result: a 30-pound weight loss and normal cholesterol levels and other normal indicators in my blood for the first time...
3 Reasons to Ignore the Scale (Week 5 Update)

3 Reasons to Ignore the Scale (Week 5 Update)

Another week gone by and the chart of my weight just doesn’t go where I’d like to see it go. But that’s okay. Although the line is just under of my starting weight, I definitely see a trend of bouncing up and down, and I expect as time continues that the long-term trend will be...
Live-It Not Working? 3 Ways to Get Over It (Week 4 Update)

Live-It Not Working? 3 Ways to Get Over It (Week 4 Update)

It’s already week 4 of my Live-It program and what do I have to show for myself? Some ups, some downs. Net: very slight increase, but we’re talking ounces here. So basically, my program isn’t working. At least not working well enough for me to see some weight loss. It’s definitely working to keep me...
Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

The scale does not lie. Or does it? Perhaps it doesn’t tell the whole truth. Each day this week I have diligently weighed myself and have been horrified each day to see the trend moving in the wrong direction! After all, I hiked the Great Wall of China and followed that with an 8-mile walk...