I’m a 50 something yr. old mom who’s lost 50-something pounds, and have been able to keep it off over the last decade or so. Yay!!!!!!  I’m always posting nutrition advice on Facebook and thought, “Hey!  I should start a blog!”

I’ll keep the blog posts short and sweet like Facebook, little kernels of knowledge to read and apply.

Feel free to add your own bits of advice or comments below each post!

And now….drumroll….my before and after pictures!  But first a few words of advice:


Diet Trumps Exercise.  Period.

If you are working out regularly, but eating at McDonald’s, forget about it.

You won’t be happy when you look in the mirror, or stand on the scale.

If you are not eating at McDonald’s, but eat muffins, bagels, sugary coffee drinks, or downing several alcoholic beverages several times a week, forget about it.

I’ve lost 56 lbs over the last few years.  How?  Eating mainly fruits and veggies, meat that’s close to the bone, good fats, and whole grains.

These days, I’m following the GAPS Diet to heal my fibromyalgia. I recommend it for anyone who thinks they may have food allergies or sensitivities. It heals and seals the gut (the culprit for autoimmune, ADD, ADHD, many depressions, lots of maladies).

I eat A LOT, but I maintain my weight.

I snack regularly.  But I make healthy choices.

I started with baby steps….1/2 the syrup when I’d order a mocha,

starting the day with scrambled eggs and whole grain toast, instead of pancakes,

giving up my weekly pizza and beer** –this took awhile =) .

Step by step toward better health, a smaller body, and a sounder mind.

Me, before. (on vacation in the Badlands, 2007)
Me, after (2011). Recently certified to be an RPM instructor at my gym.

I started reading articles in the health magazines at the gym when I’d ride the bike, brainwashing myself with what was good and not so good to put in my mouth.

It’s a choice.  There’s tons of good advice on the web.  You choose.  You decide.

Baby steps…..

p.s. I also have a devotional blog called, “Gloriadelia”.

**note: I’ve added weekly pizza and beer back in again, but still the weight stays off because my overall diet is sound.

3 Responses to About

  1. fitknitchick says:

    Clicked on your Blog after you commented on mine. Love it!
    You have much to be proud of and are a true inspiration!
    I’ll be back…

  2. amy l says:

    Your just awesome!!

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