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    The biggest challenge for me both in diet and...

    The biggest challenge for me both in diet and healthy lifestyle is living amongst family members that offer no support. My household could care less about healthy food vrs. eating crap regardless of...
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    My daughter also has seizures. She has been...

    My daughter also has seizures. She has been having complex partial seizures for a little over a year now and is just getting ready to turn 9. Although I cannot answer your questions from first hand...
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    MsSmith, I am glad to have found your journal! A...

    MsSmith, I am glad to have found your journal! A few things really resonate with me. I am in my mid-40s, have suffered from bloating/belly aches all my life (until now), have a child with a seizure...
  4. I have often thought about raising a pig, however...

    I have often thought about raising a pig, however I know first hand what they do to the land. If you dream of "pastured pork" let me tell you that the green pasture will last just a couple of days....
  5. Don't despair. It has been three years since I...

    Don't despair.
    It has been three years since I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, one that potentially doubles my risk of cancers and could leave me crippled. The Dr. said he couldn't do...
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    Hi there LibbyLou. Ex-vegetarian here. PB was...

    Hi there LibbyLou.
    Ex-vegetarian here. PB was not what changed my mind about my vegetarian ways. Being hungry did. I remember it was Thanksgiving and I was putting the leftovers away. Of course I...
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    I like yoga, it is great for flexibility. But...

    I like yoga, it is great for flexibility. But what I like more is Qigong. Practicing Qigong has led to flexibility I never
    experienced with yoga.
    My lower back has opened up (I didn't even know I...
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    My definition of "chronic cardio" is cardio...

    My definition of "chronic cardio" is cardio training at a high intensity on a regular basis like 5-6 days a week.
    I love how running makes me feel. I always feel great afterwards and think," That...
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    Here is another good one to read: How to Read a...

    Here is another good one to read:
    How to Read a Cholesterol Test | Mark's Daily Apple
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    I am not the expert on this however I also just...

    I am not the expert on this however I also just got back my blood work results so I have been reading everything and every post about it.
    What stands out to me is that you have cut your...
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    Just a quick thought on "sprints". I noticed you...

    Just a quick thought on "sprints". I noticed you said you are in no way ready for a sprint. Just remember that a sprint is just that, a sprint. Don't compare your speed, time or distance to anyone...
  12. Thanks for the reply magicmerl. I think my ratios...

    Thanks for the reply magicmerl. I think my ratios look pretty good also. I just wish I understood what exactly the VLDL number means in regards to my total LDL number. I know they transport...
  13. VLDL significance with high LDL cholesterol

    After reading many previous posts regarding blood work test results coming back with high LDL numbers
    yet HDL and Triglycerides numbers right where you want them I haven't really seen anything that...
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    You could probably eat a larger breakfast then...

    You could probably eat a larger breakfast then maybe you wouldn't be so hungry at dinner time.
    At 19% body fat +/- a couple of percents I think I would not be concerned with weight loss.
    However...
  15. So far you have gotten a lot of good advice and...

    So far you have gotten a lot of good advice and so have I thanks to your post.
    I especially like having pasta in the house and just not being the one to cook it. Chances are it will never be cooked....
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    You look GREAT! I have a question for you...

    You look GREAT! I have a question for you regarding your veggie intake. I think I read that you eat green vegetables and
    protein, no grains, fruit etc. Does this mean you eat no other colored...
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    After I quit nursing the weight started to fall...

    After I quit nursing the weight started to fall off. However, I do warn you that if you are consuming more calories than usual
    because you are nursing it can be difficult to break the habit of...
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    Do you live near any farms that produce and sell...

    Do you live near any farms that produce and sell grass-fed and pastured products or produce?
    I called one up and offered my gardening skills in barter for meat and eggs with some produce thrown in...
  19. Wow! You really look fantastic and sound like you...

    Wow! You really look fantastic and sound like you are feeling great.
    I really needed to read this because sometimes I just think,"Why to I even try?"
    At 40+ it seems impossible to get back to that...
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    I've done the raw food vegan thing. I actually...

    I've done the raw food vegan thing. I actually felt great and received several compliments from others out of the blue,
    "You look great" and they had no idea I was doing the raw food thing.
    This...
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    I read somewhere that you can do/eat as you wish...

    I read somewhere that you can do/eat as you wish when you are in your teens, twenties or even thirties but when you
    hit your forties it all starts to show up. High blood pressure, pre-diabetes,...
  22. Sounds like carbs in the evening works well for...

    Sounds like carbs in the evening works well for many people. After I posted the original question I was thinking that maybe
    this worked so dramatically for me in the body composition area was...
  23. Carbs in the A.M. or in the P.M. or just w/protein

    So here's my question. Do any of you find that eating most of your carbohydrates earlier in the day works
    best in terms of energy levels, mood etc. or do some of you find later in the day works best...
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    A drop of essential lavender oil for kitchen...

    A drop of essential lavender oil for kitchen burns and bee stings. I keep a bottle handy in a kitchen cabinet so it is quick
    to grab if I get a burn. The sooner you use it the better the results....
  25. Oh, I agree with this and we did our share of...

    Oh, I agree with this and we did our share of lunches with the team (okay, maybe twice) but my daughter did go out
    with her teammates on other occasions when there was carpooling involved.
    The...
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