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Cybermom4 - Sunday Feb 10, 2019
(3 small meals per day and plenty of water)
Weight: 196.6

 I can't believe my last entry was Nov 31, 2017!!  Where did the time go?

I guess the holidays  - then in the summer 2018 I had a total knee replacement which took 3 months to fully recover.  Then August back to work with soe much new technology my brain hurt. Then holiday visits with family from Italy in Nov and visited family in Colorado for Christmas (made it to the summit of Pikes Peak by car of course)  Now it is February and I am ready to work on ME!!


Breakfast -

premier protein drink - 11oz

1 egg omlet with mushrooms and cheese






Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/10/2019:
Nice to hear from you again!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/10/2019:
You've been around! And i was going to say you've been around the world, but i re-read it and rather the WORLD (Italy) has visited you!

Welcome back!

Sounds like you have had quite a roll and challenging and also exciting time this past year!

Happy to have you back!

SilverySparkles on 02/10/2019:
I like Premier protein too, also Muscle Milk.

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Oct 31, 2017
(Liquid for 3 days)
Weight: 196.6

 A family from the hills of Kentucky was visiting the big city for the first time.
They stayed in a high-rise hotel with a big brass elevator right off of the lobby. The mother and daughter stared at it in amazement, wondering what it was. After staring at it in awe for a few minutes the girl looked up at her mom, "Ma, what do you reckon that there thing is?" she asked.
"I don't rightly know, girl," the mother replied.
Just then an old, frumpy man in a robe with messy hair walks up, steps in the elevator and the doors shut behind him. After about 30 seconds the doors opened again and a handsome, muscular young man in tight work-out clothes comes out.
The mother leans over to her daughter and says, "Girl, go and get your Pa!"

I have not only stopped exercising since May due to an injury - I have gained 2 lbs above my starting weight.

I will not let that get me down.  I just had to have a tough discussion with myself and get back on track  - that  is it!

Following a liquid dieet for 3 days - It will be tough - so I hope to use my journal entries to keep me on track -   It is 7:18 now - so I may be reporting back sooner than Lunch if my cravings get too strong.  I know I can do this - I have done it before - I can do this!

6:30 am - water

6:45 am - coffee

It is Trick or Treat night here - so I must really be careful with the candy. (just warning myself now)

Snack - Water with lemon and green tea

Lunch - unsweetened tea with lemon

Snack - 3 cheddar cheese slices with hot sauce (that is liquid right?) and 1/2 c potato slald and pepsi.

Now if I can just make it to 5:00.


Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/31/2017:
Welcome back! As long as you keep trying. have a great day.

BearCountryGG on 10/31/2017:
Hi...I'm kinda new here....hope your liquid days help!

Donkey on 10/31/2017:
I hope you had a good day. A liquid diet is hard to do.

horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2017:
Hello Cyberlady!

So awesome to see you around this neck of the woods, at DD!!! There more members, the merrier! And it’s always nice to hear what folks like you are up to when you return! Wahoo! Haha.

Lol, that joke is funny ! :--) hahaha. If only elevators were magic !

I agree that you cannot let a setback be an obstacle in your mind. I’m with you – if you want a change, you forge ahead of make it possible. You change your habit(s) and make whatever you want in life work for you. It can be done. No setback can be undone – you put your mind to it!

Remember that a liquid diet for 3 days will give you an initial loss but some many not even stick. However, it is up to you of course how you want to go about losing weight. The best way to maintain loss is by establishing a habit / pattern that you can keep for more than days…that you can keep for weeks and months. Something you can stick to, that is satisfying, so that you can maintain a cycle of losing and that you aren’t eating too little followed by bingeing and a cycle like that. Just my advice.

Personally, I hate liquid diets and love to eat my calories. But lately, I’m establishing a nighttime routine of having a drink before bed. It’s helping me sleep and for the first time EVER, I am drinking a good amount of calories bc the drinks typically have around 150 cal per cup! Other than this drink, I stay away from juices and other high sugar options. But enjoying trying different drinks at the moment. It’s quite fun since I never did this before!

Water, lemon & green tea sounds so good! So does the unsweetened tea with lemon…I sweeten with calorie-free stevia.

NICE snack – cheese and hot sauce sounds so yummy! You can always also add veggies in…veggies are unlimited when it comes to calories – except for yams, potatoes which are higher cal. But potatoes are still good for you and sweet potatoes. Just stay away from the extremely high cal yams and yucca…very high cal!

You can do anything you put your mind to…as long as you try to plan for what you want, to make it easier, with less obstacles in the way.

Cybermom4 - Wednesday May 03, 2017
(Exercise/ Eating well)
Weight: 182.2

 A young woman brought her fiance home to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother told her father to find out about the young man. The father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk.
"So what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.
"I am a biblical scholar," he replied.
"A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?"
"I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."
"And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?" asked the father.
"I will concentrate on my studies," the young man replied, "God will provide for us."
"And children?" asked the father. "How will you support children?"
"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the fiance.
The conversation proceeded like this, and each time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that God would provide.
Later, the mother asked, "How did it go, honey?"
The father answered, "He has no job and no plans, and he thinks I'm God."


Loved this onoe!!  Having a hard time with eating out for the past two days - going to have a no calorie liquid diet today just to flush the system.  Still have today and tomorrow - I admit I LOVE not having to cook - but at the same time - I will be glad to be home where I can eat my normal foods.

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

mylilsista on 05/03/2017:
Hilarious joke! LOL

Yes, being away from home can throw off your groove when it comes to trying to monitor what you eat. Sounds like you're doing the best you can, though :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2017:
why are you having trouble eating? i hate a liquid diet as i never get full, LOL. i can be a big pig and love to stuff veg down my throat!

Donkey on 05/06/2017:
LOL! Hope your liquid detox went well.

jabockov on 05/06/2017:
Thanks for starting my day with a smile :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2017:
that's a really funny one indeed! hahaha

Cybermom4 - Monday May 01, 2017
(Exercise/ Eating well)
Weight: 182.2

 More laws of the natural universe:

~ Von Fumbles Law: When one wishes to unlock a door but has only has one
hand free, the keys are in the opposite pocket.
~ Yale Law of Destiny: A door will snap shut only when you have left the
keys inside.
~ Sorry Law: Your insurance will cover everything but what has happened.
~ Cheney's Second Corollary: When things seem to be going well, you've
probably forgotten to do something.
~ Destiny Awaits Law: When things seem easy to do, it's because you haven't
followed all the instructions.
~ Law of Gravitas: If you keep your cool when everyone else is losing his,
it's probably because you have not realized the seriousness of the problem.
~ Einstein's Law of Persistence: Most problems are neither created nor
solved, they only change appearances.
~ Principle of Ding-a-ling: If you've run to answer the telephone, you'll
pick it up just as the party hangs up on you.
~ Law of Wasteland: If there are only two programs on TV that are worth your
time, they will always be at the same time.


Already started a good day while on the road - hit the pool at 5 am and did my aqua therapy for about 40 min.  Had the whioe pool to myself!

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/01/2017:
Will read your laws later as a nice break and mental rest from work...saving them for afternoon!...

Proud of you for hitting the pool at the crack of the dawn of the day! Cool to have it to yourself, such a big pool all for you.

Keep up the GREAT WORK!

Cybermom4 - Friday Apr 28, 2017
(Exercise/ Eating well)
Weight: 182.2

Lost 2 more pounds - whoo hoo - Have a work trip coming up - any tips on eating healthy while on the road?



 These are the laws of the natural universe:

~ Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

~ Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

~ Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

~ Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

~ Variation Law: If you change lines or traffic lanes, the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now.

~ Bath Theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

~ Law of Lines: When you walk IN the grocery store, there's never anyone in the checkout line.

~ Inverse Hair Dryer Law: You're sure you hear the phone ringing in the background, until you turn the hair dryer off.

~ Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

~ Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Progress as of today: 12.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2017:
Will def write you fun tips that i come up with for healthy on the road....i got good ones, trust me!....something fun to do today.

jabockov on 04/28/2017:
Loved your "Laws of the Natural Universe"! Thank You

innerpeace on 04/28/2017:
Law of Close Encounters....never fails!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2017:
Eating Healthy While on the Road:

1. If bored of water, drink seltzer or flavored seltzers. For extra flavoring to a flavored seltzer to make it taste really sweet, add a few drops of stevia.

2. Eat frequently so you aren’t starving. If cut up fruit / veggies is sorta boring, just stick to drinking the seltzer sweetened with stevia and have a bar (with protein/carbs/fat) every at least 3 hours or so).

3. If protein bar is too artificial, a cheese stick with a little bit carbs or cut up veggies…also a bag of popcorn can do the trick! It’s pretty low cal if you buy the single servings and you can eat one frequently, even between meals. And drink the fluids like seltzer which has no artificial sugars. You can, again, add extra sweetness by adding liquid stevia – I use it everyday.

4. For meals while STOPPING, that’s when to get the veggies in (I wouldn’t want to snack on veggies on a road trip = boring). You can go for a salad somewhere with proteins and vinaigrette on the side and dip into it lightly. You can get Chinese (garlic sauce on side) of veggies with either shrimp or chicken and some brown rice and dip into the garlic sauce. You can get thai food which the sauce is always pretty light – nice mix of veggies and lean proteins like chicken, shrimp, calamari, tofu (I don’t find tofu satisfying).

5. Load up on veggies. You can get them in sauce as long as the sauce isn’t very thick & sugary. And of course stay away from the breaded / fried foods. That’s a waste of cals.

6. Sandwiches are generally a waste of calories. Better to order lots of veggies at mealtimes. And snack on the more fun things – small fiber one bar products I love. A nice taste of sweetness and then drink something with it that’s sugar free or the sweetened seltzer.

7. I like to combine a sugary / carb (like popcorn bag or small packs of anything really!) with a low cal drink or no cal drink. Like a small / medium coffee with a small fiber one or any bar like a special k bar too. Small bars 150 cal and lower. Nice sweetness with a drink that you can fill up on for no cals or low cals.

8. So the food gives the energy but the drink satisfies your stomach volume-wise.

9. Veggies cooked at mealtimes with protein and a little carbs and lighter sauces.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2017:
I'll read your jokes either this weekend or next week.... i missed your humor! thank you MOMMY!

Donkey on 04/29/2017:
Glad to see the jokes are back again :-) Good luck with your travels. I agree with Horn, to seek out as many vegetables as you possibly can. And drink lots of water!

Cybermom4 - Wednesday Apr 05, 2017
(Exercise/ Eating well)
Weight: 184.0

Finally motivated to change my ways! - Lost 10 lbs so far.  It didn't happen in the beginning, but now the scale is showing progress.  I'm trying not to worry about the scale but sometiimes you can't help it.

Went to the gym over 20X's in March and now starting April my goal is to go as much as I can.

Mon Wed and Sat - attending Aqua fit class for 1 hour.  I arrive 1 hour early and aqua jog 60 laps .  Tues and Fri - meet with the trainer for 30 min.  some days I stay and swim for 30 min extra.


I'm on a roll here - fingers crossed I don't give up!!

Progress as of today: 10.6 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/05/2017:
Well done!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/05/2017:
You are doing great...nice to see you log in & an entry on your behalf! We are rooting for you, don't let us down, MOM!

Donkey on 04/05/2017:
I miss your jokes :-) I'm glad you're posting again!

Keep up the good work -- you're doing so well, now just keep doing it! WOOT!!!

Cybermom4 - Sunday Jul 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 187.0

 A college graduate applied for a spy job at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Together with several other applicants, he was given a sealed envelope and
told to take it to the fourth floor.

As soon as the young man was alone, he stepped into an empty hallway and
opened the packet.

Inside, a message read: "You're our kind of person. Report to the fifth


Well, I took the past two weeks to get my act together.  I have started eating breakfast - cut out sugars and increased protien with bars and powder.  Starting to make more smoothie too.


I read an article about fasting and decided to do a 2 day fast and cleanse - one of the tips in the article was to be prepared to be tired and take th time you need to rest.  I figured being off this summer and not having any responsibilities (and hubby is away) I could attempt this and if need be - just stay in bed to get through the cravings (avoid the kitchen).  I did pretty well - did cave in to some block cheese.

Also went to a bariatric meeting - it was so motivational I am thinking of going to weight watchers to join in thier meetings.  I have to decide now  b/c their 30% discount is over after tomorrow.  I am not really crazy about counting points etc.. but I do think I need the social meetings for support - I just hate to pay that kind of money ugg.


At the bariatric meeting I met people who were really serious and attempting to be serious about weight loss (hence surgery).  I am not at all intereted in surgery - but I know I need a life style change and the biggest change is getting off my bottom and working out.  My mental block is awful.  During my two weeks I did go to the gym about 4 x and I did like it - I think I self defeat my thoughts by being so down on my current body  - I can't seem to accept the fact that I have let myself go so much and when I do go to the gym - I don't have instant  results so I quit.

How do I change this mindset?  I am beating myself up and not getting anywhere - How do I tell myself to keep at it and not be discouraged when I don't have instant results?  I have to stop this but I don't know what to do to teach myself to take it slow and steady and not give up.  After a few days I say "heck with it - just eat the sweet" or I say "you just bought that new dress and if fits you fine and hides your figure - so don't worry about it!!


How do I keep telling myself that I am not in a healthy state and the only way to get healthy is to makee these changs?  I know it in my head but can't get it to my heart!!  I am my own worst enemy.  I feel like a big baby complaining and I get confused with 'accepting yourself' and 'changing your self' - How do I value myself as a person and yet give myself the okay to make good choices for my health.  I feel like I either like and accept myself just as I am and give no effort to improveing or that would mean I don't like myself.


Is any of this making sense???


I feel like I can't get clarity on this journey and I'm going through the motions one day and skipping it the next?  How do I develop here?


Any Encouragement - support and help welcome~


Whew - that was quite a vent!!  Thanks for listening!!


Progress as of today: 7.6 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/24/2016:
We are all our own worst enemy. It will all come together at one point and you will get it going for you just keep doing your best.

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thanks Puddles!! I will keep going.

Donkey on 07/24/2016:
This makes total sense to me. Part of self-acceptance is the acknowledgment or re-inforcement that healthy habits are part of taking care of yourself, whether you're fat or thin or somewhere in between. So is the integration of a treat or a sweet - because after all, life's too short.

I think that the social support in real life could be very helpful to you. I completely understand how you feel about having to pay for it. Why not give yourself 2 or 3 months of a membership and see how you like it?

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
I think you are right - today is the deadline - I will go to my local office and see what to do - if I don't visit, I won't know!! Thanks for the nudge!!

Donkey on 07/24/2016:
PS I'm not one for counting points either, but I've heard that WW has a system where it's more about food choices rather than counting points, as an alternative. That might be more up your way.

PPS Great joke :-)

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:

Duaa123. on 07/24/2016:
Well. I think you need to change you thought from i want to lose weight to I am healthy happy person. every morning you wake up tell yourself that you are a healthy and you love yourself thats why you want to keep her healthy... And try to make friendships with positive people.. I visited my aunt who go breast cancer twice and told me she was depressed then her daughter advice her to go to gyms to lose weight and meet new people and she did, now she lose weighy alooot and also she become happy and all firends support her.. good luck

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thank you Duaa123!! Great suggestions.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2016:
hey welcome back! cute joke :-D

I would say try to surround yourself (offline and also online which for me tends to be easier....)...surround yourself with like-minded people who want to change. who are focused on their goals and changing their lifestyle / weight / health. by posting here, that's a start.

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Thanks Coach - I often go back and read your notes :). You are such a good example of what I hope I can become. Not sure why I am making this harder than it has to be - maybe it is b/c so much is happening in life. I don't think it is bothering me - but deep down it really does. My oldest son and youngest daughter got into an argument which I am trying not to meddle but I hate seeing them this way (he is in Italy and she and her boyfriend visited - it went well the first few days then went south) I feel bad for them - then this year being empty nester, dealing with being healthy etc. I think I just need to focus on one thing and that is my health. Let all the other stuff wait - no one else is thinking about it - I'm a dweller and that can be helpful or hurtful. Anyway - thanks!!! :)

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jun 28, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 189.4

 One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant, and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames.

The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.

When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All of our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved.  I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.

Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became  desperate. As more firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files. Still no takers.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65. They had fled Europe after WW2, and established their own town.

To everyone's amazement, the little run-down fire engine, operated by these old Norwegians, passed all the newer sleek engines parked outside the plant .... and drove straight into the middle of the inferno!

Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old-timers jumped off and began to fight the fire with a performance and effort never seen before. Within a short time, the Norsemen had extinguished the fire and saved the secret formulas.

The grateful chemical company president joyfully announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave, though elderly, Norse firefighters.

The local TV news reporters rushed in after capturing the event on film and asked, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Olee Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da furst ting vee doo is fix da brakes on dat truck!"



Hi Everyone,


I started using My fintess pal again and if you don't eat enough calories it will not calculate your page for the day - well it says :Completing your diary with fewer than the minimum calories noted above will not generate a news feed post for that day, or show a five-week weight projection.

Is there any way to get around this?


Also, my hubby and I are visitng Canada this week so I am trying to be extra aware of what I eat.  My husband can eat like a horse and not gain an ounce (ever heard of jack sprat and his wife?)  Well, I don't want to lick the platter clean - I want to come home from this week with a good suprise on the scale and what better way to begin than when away from all my normal temptations?


Progress as of today: 5.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/28/2016:
Enjoy your vacation, Mom. I like your joke and I'm changing the ethnicity to Hillbillies.

puddles on 06/28/2016:
What part of my great country are you coming to? You coming to celebrate Canada's birthday July 1st? Enjoy your holidays.

cybermom4 on 06/28/2016:
The ever famous Niagra Falls. Apparently we are right in time to miss the flood of visitors. We are in Guelf ON for business and taking vacation in Niagra. Locals told us kids are done with school Wed. which happens to be the day we signed up for an all day tour. I guess the crowd could get busy just before the 1st. We will be leaving the 30th.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/28/2016:
That's the sweetest story ever. Yeah, the old guys it seems have a different work ethic at times ;) Those Norsemen are superheros indeed :)

Where'd you find that short story?

maybe add in a few "fake" calories at the end --- add a last meal to up the calories up to 1200 so it works?

I guess try to stick with lots of veggies while away :)

enjoy Canada...weather must be great up there!

happy-1 on 06/29/2016:
LOL. That is one of the best ones you have posted.

Cybermom4 - Monday Jun 20, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 189.4

 Well, I am already seeing a difference.  I cut back on one of my meds and it feels like the lbs are slowly dropping off.  I haven't been in the 180's for over 8 months I bet.  I am so motivated at this moment (just before my coffee mind you).  I have been eating healthy and drinking water.  All things I had done before but with no results.

Yesterday I noticed a chip in  my  front tooth. UGG - going to call the dentist today and see if he can take me in.  It is like a 'scrape chip'.  I am afraid if I don't get it checked, while I am on vacation I will bite into something and the whole tooth will snap it that makes sense.  It is no fun being middle aged!!  Good grief - you get one problem under control then another one creeps in.

Then, this AM I woke up before my alarm and leaned to the table to turn off the alarm and accidently knocked mybrown  tabby  kitty on the floor!!  She squeeked more out of shock than pain.  I felt so bad - I didn't even know she was in  bed with me- She must have gotten in when my son left for the airport at 4 and I just did not know.  Poor girl!!  She forgave me - gotta love animals - so loyal.


Have a good day today everyone.  I am feeling so motivated right now I am going to do 10 lady push ups!!  (It's a start).... there did 12!!

Progress as of today: 5.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/20/2016:
Sounds like things have started to move for you. Have a great day and yes our pets are loyal.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/20/2016:
lol...trust me...i've got friends not even 30 yrs old with MAJOR dental issues. My best friend, only 33, also has had MAJOR dental issues since she was a child. Poor dental care growing up = bad teeth problems for life!

Keep us updated on your own tooth drama :-) i hope it ends for you soon!

have a good day!

the more you do those pushups, soon you'll be able to do "male pushups!"....lol

keep going.

i'm glad you have found your "pizzazz"!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/20/2016:
a little weight loss is super motivating to me as well!

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jun 14, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 Dr. was awesome

Went over all my medications and determined which ones were causing weight gain.

Went over going back on to fitness pal and keeping track of calories (I knew that from Coach HOP)

She encouraged diet very high in protein - 80 grams per day or 25-30 grams per meal - includes your broccoli and kale and green veggies

Gave me some simple 'band' exercises to start with to get going on exercise. (I said my motivation is very very low)

Advised to only drink one glass of wine per night b/c anything over that will just go to the liver and turn to fat.

Wants to address sleep to make sure it is not interfering with metabolism.

Unfortunately she is moving to another office too far from my home so I will not get to meet with her again  (boo) but hopefully the next doctor will be good - I go back in 4 weeks.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 06/14/2016:
Good Post Today.

supercheeseSara on 06/14/2016:
Thats some great advice!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2016:
Your doc sounds awesome indeed. You have to update us on addressing your sleep - will you be taking a test?

Protein helps me. So does a little fat. That's why I've been having that odd low carb wrap (and only 60 calories) with cream cheese for 100 cals and salami for 100 cals in the mornings. It's very satisfying. If i eat it, I generally eat a banana after or later in morning. and coffee. Because the wrap is low carb, i do not get energy from it - i feel tired still, so i have the coffee. I'm hooked right now on caffeine. not recommending it, but i like it for now.

I do eat other carbs though. I do not like to limit too much and i also feel the carbs tend to satisfy me, like ending a meal with a small bag of 100 cal popcorn at lunch at work. I like some carbs :-) that's also my reason for the high-carb banana. It does tend to spike my blood sugar and make me hungry earlier after, but there's so much health (for me) in the bananas, that i enjoy it. I am typically low in potassium.

Band exercises are awesome. You are using your own strength - it can work as well as weight training. I may start using my own band again so i can strengthen my weak ankle a bit more!

Keep up the great work, Mom. :-)

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