October Weight Loss Journal

October Weight Loss Journal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This month has been the first month that I have not finished lower than I started. On October 1st, I weighed in at 149 and on October 31st, I weighed in at 149.8. There were some 147’s in the mix as well as one 152.

But I am not discouraged, nor have I stopped trying to take off the last five pounds of my weight. So today I am going to share the good, the bad, and the ugly about this month in weight loss.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints from Trader Joe’s (Just 3 Ingredients)

Dark Chocolate Honey Mints (Just 3 Ingredients)
Honey Mints.

It is rare that I share a product that is not organic. But Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints get high marks on my health meter.

I recently visited a health food store that was giving away some candy. The cashier said the mints were not very good. I asked her why she didn’t like them. Her reason was because they were made of honey.

I love honey — in fact it is a God approved sweetener. So I gave the treat a try. It was delicious, reminding me of a Peppermint Patty. Unfortunately, I did not learn the brand of the candy, nor was the store going carry them. But when I learned that Trader Joe’s was carrying Dark Chocolate Honey Mints with “Just Three Ingredients,” I had to give them a try — even though they were not organic.

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints.

One bite reminded me of Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Honey Mints from Trader Joe’s (Just 3 Ingredients)”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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Gremlins and Glutathione

Crazy Thing My Gremlins Taught Me About Antioxidants

Gremlins and Stalkers.

When weird things happen, people like to blame the gremlins. My gremlins have names. Whenever something really weird happens, something disappears or goes missing, strange gifts arrive, or any other event that I can’t explain, I jestingly blame my gremlins. Here’s why:

In my life time I have had more than one “stalker.” While sparing the details, one such gremlin attempted to damage my car.

Oil Filters.

I used to keep bottles of car oil under my carport on some shelves. One day as I was about to  Continue reading “Crazy Thing My Gremlins Taught Me About Antioxidants”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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September Weight Loss Journal with Commentary (down 37.4 pounds total)

September Weight Loss ChartAt first glance, my weight loss chart for September is deceptive, so I added a red line to show the downward slope.

And I have no Twitter posts to share (except one) because my new job takes a chunk of my day away from writing, and I have opted out of tweeting.

Tummy Troubles.

On September 2 my weight dropped down to an extraordinary low. This was due to the stomach flu or possibly caffeine withdraw. Read more: Why I Had to Quit Drinking Coffee.  I was up much of the night with unpleasant symptoms of which I will spare you the details. Continue reading “September Weight Loss Journal with Commentary (down 37.4 pounds total)”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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Huge Reason Organic Oranges Are Better than Conventional

Huge Reason Organic Oranges Are Better than ConventionalGrowing up in a small town, where the nearest big city was an hour drive, I learned several things about growing conventional oranges. On the commute to the “big city” we passed by thousands and thousands of orange trees, and I was able to observe some interesting practices.

Lessons Learned.

#1 I watched as the orange groves were sprayed with insecticides. I can still recall the unpleasant smell, and now realize that it was Continue reading “Huge Reason Organic Oranges Are Better than Conventional”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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Free Trainer with $10 Membership at Planet Fitness — A Review

Weight LiftingThe Biggest Loser.

While visiting my daughter-in-law recently, I was introduced to The Biggest Loser television program. At first I resisted her pleas to watch the program, but after one episode I found myself addicted. I was amazed at the transformations the contestants displayed after such a short period of time. The winner started out looking like a sumo wrestler and finished slim and trim. He looked like a completely different person.

Planet Fitness.

On the program they advertised Planet Fitness as their preferred gym.

Today I am writing a basic review and overview of their fitness center.

Reluctant to Join a Gym.

I have been reluctant to join a gym in the past, mostly because it seems an unnecessary expense. In fact, I recently wrote a whole series on how to get exercise naturally without joining a gym. I summed that up in (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Exercise and the Bible.

In that series I discussed the possibility of getting paid to exercise by Continue reading “Free Trainer with $10 Membership at Planet Fitness — A Review”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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August 2016 Weight Loss Journal

August Weight Loss Journal with Commentary (down 34.4 pounds total)

August 2016 Weight Loss JournalThis month I finally broke through the 155 mark, with the potential of getting into the 140’s. The 140’s! I can hardly believe it. I started this #weightlossjourney at 185 pounds. I wanted to be transparent about the process because I want to write a book with a step by step plan to help others do the same thing. But first I had to prove to myself that it would really work.

This is the same way I lost weight about five years earlier. The only problem is I did not include a maintenance plan into my diet. This time I will! I don’t ever want to be 185 pounds again.

The unique approach I took to lose weight — is to Continue reading “August Weight Loss Journal with Commentary (down 34.4 pounds total)”


Disclaimer:

Reformed Health exists so you can take control of your own health and be all that God has designed you to be. The information shared on Reformed Health is the sole opinion of the author and is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. None or our claims have been evaluated by the FDA or any other government organization. We are not medical doctors, nor do we have any medical doctors on staff. If you are having a health emergency, please call 911, contact your doctor, or visit a local emergency room. Always consult your doctor before engaging in any new exercise regime.

This page may contain affiliate links. Please refer to our affiliate policy.


Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.


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© 2017 Mischelle Sandowich
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