Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 9

A good week. I lost 2 1/2 lbs and reached my goal of 15 lbs lost! I hope to go over that this week; the last week of the iDiet meetings. Looking back, the first month was tough with small losses and big bounce ups in weight. Now when I […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 8

Another week of weight loss! I lost 2 1/2 lbs last week! Last Sunday, after I weighed in and wrote my column my husband and I went out to brunch! It was awesome! I ate what I wanted and it took 3 days to lose the 1 1/2 lbs I […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 7

Well, I’m down another 1 1/2 lbs this week. I’ve also broken 160 which is huge! This was what I weighed last February at my last physical. This was my set point and I couldn’t get below it no matter what I tried. For 2 years I saw my weight […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 6

I’m happy to report that I’ve lost weight 3 weeks in a row! This was a roller coaster week; ups and downs. I hit my personal low early in the week maintained it for a couple of days and then bounced back up by 1 1/2 lbs. I got on […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 5

Well, another week on iDiet has gone by and I’ve lost another 1.6 lbs for a total of 10 lbs! I’ve lost weight two weeks in a row which is great. I’m one third towards my goal of 30 lbs. I’m down two sizes from a 12 to an 8 […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 4

What a difference a week makes. This week I lost 3.6 lbs! My weight fluctuated wildly; down almost 5 lbs in 5 days (not possible to lose that amount of fat in 5 days) and then went up almost 4 lbs in 1 day (again not possible to gain that […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 3

It’s three weeks now since I began the iDiet, and this is where the going gets tough and the tough get going. In the past I’ve written about my difficulties maintaining my weight. It’s harder for me to lose weight than it is for some people because I have a […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 2

I’ve lost two pounds this week on the iDiet! Six pounds total! I’m learning a lot about a diet high in fiber. It keeps you full; so you’re not hungry and eating out of hunger rather than nutritional needs. I can honestly say I’ve never lost weight as easily as […]

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Debra’s iDiet Weight Loss Group Journal: Week 1

Over the years, I’ve shared my struggles with my weight. After losing 60 lbs over 8 years ago, I’d kept it off until I hit menopause 2 and a half years ago. Since then I’ve regained 30 lbs and no matter what I did, the scale wouldn’t budge. I knew […]

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Legumes Improve Heart Risk, Glycemic Control

Low-glycemic beans, peas and lentils are also linked to lower blood pressure. Previous research has shown that legumes — beans, peas and lentils — can help fight heart disease by improving cholesterol. Now, a new study suggests that legumescould also lower cardiovascular risk by reducing blood pressure, along with improving glycemic control. […]

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