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Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti : “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

"The bottom line is that the same supplement used by two different people for the same condition can produce two entirely different results. What does that mean? It means that gulping down "miracle herbs" and "miracle supplements" to treat disease is like trying to hit a clay pigeon in the sky, with a 22-caliber rifle . . . while blindfolded. The odds are very much against you.

The secret to health, the secret to all the success that the great alternative healers share, is that they look to raise every inch of a person's Personal Health Line. If you do that, if you raise the entire line, the odds are in your favor. In fact, it's almost impossible to miss."

Jon Barron...

on using glucotor.
on balancing blood sugar.
Jon Barron is the person to whom I turn to for verification, whenever I read about something new. (This doesn't mean I follow every recommendation he makes, or follow a vegetarian diet which he recommends - just that he writes with such clarity about complicated conditions and presents a scientific approach to the subject of nutritional therapy.

George Bernard Shaw

"It is easy... terribly easy... to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that, to break a man's spirit, is the devil's work"

Words of wisdom by J.K.Rowling
The single mother's manifesto

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not my time of day...

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OK doing quite well on the eating and drinking front and on the exercise front with my two yoga classes and daily dog walks, but the sleep front is still sometimes a problem. I fall in with Alan's late nights (he has no sleep routine and was always more awake around midnight than any other time of day), then I lie in and then it is difficult to reverse and when like today I need to be up by 8.00 ready to be out for 9.00 and I go to bed about midnight, wake up at 2 something then 4 something, listen to a meditation track and relax, then try to go back to sleep and eventually give up and come downstairs for a cuppa after which I will have something to eat, then have a bath before going to yoga in Ilkley. It seems when I have something to do in the morning I wake up early. On other nights I do sleep pretty well but it's not a pattern and I'd really like it to be more of a pattern...hmmm
27th Jan 2012, 05:51   | tags:,comments (0)

a nice cup of tea... or two or three

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This is how I start my day...

That's retirement for you - when I worked - nearly a decade ago now - I was lucky to get a few sips of coffee before I went out, there was so much to do.

Now it's mainly what shall I choose to do today - other than walk the dog and cook a meal etc.
26th Jan 2012, 12:21   comments (3)

Getting back on track...

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Maintained my 2 stone weight loss throughout 2011, until xmas that is 3-4lb to get back to my 'regular' weight. But although I didn't totally lose control last year I didn't lose more weight. Reasons - I wasn't as well controlled as I have been - too many little snacks; more 'well I could just have a little' especially in the evenings and with relation to alcohol.

So I will take the nudge I got from Zoe Harcombe's comment...

Write on two pieces of paper: on one write “I am going to stay addicted to food for the rest of my life. I’m going to stay overweight, bloated, having low energy and all the other symptoms that go with the three conditions, for the rest of my life.” On the other piece of paper write “I know why I crave food, I understand the principles of The Harcombe Diet. I’m going to do Phase 1 and start the attack on my food cravings. I’m going to move into Phase 2 and carry on eating only real food so that I lose weight and gain health. The conditions and all the symptoms that go with them will subside. I will look and feel great, as I head towards my natural weight.'

My phase one won't be exactly her phase one, but fairly close, no alcohol, only 'proper' food. Basically healthy low GI and very low carb. Also she does no dairy for the first 5 days - I will limit my dairy to the small amount of milk I need for tea and porridge. But I will have some 'proper'tea and coffee but not in the evenings. Oh and she wouldn't have fruit either - again small amounts for me.

So this morning was handful of porridge milk and a little coconut oil. Yes 'good' fats and protein are fine - tho' Zoe wouldn't mix carb and fats :)


I'm signing up to...

“I know why I crave food, I’m going to start the attack on my food cravings, with five strict days. Then I’m going to carry on eating only real food so that I lose weight and gain health. The conditions and all the symptoms that go with them will subside. I will look and feel great, as I head towards my natural weight.

NB I will not go hungry - I will eat enough to satisfy me. I will try to restrict eating to 3 meals, but if I snack I will do it with awareness and healthily.
16th Jan 2012, 12:47   comments (5)

Irene's last picture Jan 2011

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Thinking a lot about my sister, last week was a wedding anniversary and would have been her 64th birthday. I think her death threw me more than I guessed at the time. I keep this small picture on my desktop - I am proud of how well she coped with her cancer.

Time for me to stop ticking over - my weight very similar to last January and to push for further improvement.
15th Jan 2012, 14:25   comments (7)


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This is how I started 2011 over 2 stone lighter than I started 2010. I hope to start 2012 another 2 stone lighter. Perhaps I should change hope to intend!
But it is not just weight loss, I am much fitter. I haven't kept up with the changes in my life but I do intend to look back at them and note them.
Change is essential for progress...
24th Jan 2011, 00:07   comments (6)

The Rainbow Diet

A very informative read...

oh and no hidden messages - bought for someone close to me
4th May 2010, 12:44   | tags:,comments (2)

my 65th birthday!

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Time to adjust my ideas on age!
65 is not old she repeats as a mantra!
Feel fine.
Have lost a stone/14lbs since the beginning of the year.
Feel more in control of my life than I have done for a long time and more at peace with my own world and very grateful for what I have and the opportunity to improve it.
Yep there are lots of things happening around that I would prefer were not -but fairly confident of my own position and decisions and close relationships.
Believe that I can continue to improve my health ad my quality of life and intend to do so.
27th Apr 2010, 01:27   | tags:comments (8)

this was part of my original kickstart

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the key to this is being aware!

the cd is wonderful for securing a short relax :)
not really his intention!
26th Apr 2010, 23:57   comments (0)