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I remember well when I hit those mid-life years and I put on a few pounds and my 20 minutes riding the stationary bike was no longer sufficient to shed that extra weight. Unfortunatley, this also happened at a time when I worked a desk job with weekly overtime.

The stress of those years was high, in addition to the job I had two children that needed to be tended to and carpooled before and after school. Many of our meals ended up being highly processed because it was so easy to ...
I remember well when I hit those mid-life years and I put on a few pounds and my 20 minutes riding the stationary bike was no longer sufficient to shed that extra weight. Unfortunatley, this also happened at a time when I worked a desk job with weekly overtime.

The stress of those years was high, in addition to the job I had two children that needed to be tended to and carpooled before and after school. Many of our meals ended up being highly processed because it was so easy to just heat something up.

Money was also tight and so I used coupons a lot. Only one time, I stocked up on a whole bunch of "good deals" only to realize that I did not normally eat that stuff. It was a reality lesson learned that even with the cents off if I don't normally eat that then I do not save money.

My aha moment was when I went to a Culinary Arts program and we had to do weekly research paper in the Nutrition class. It was at that time I came to realization that I could not trust the information that we had for what a "healthy" diet is. I also watched 75% of my classmates gain weight as the course progressed and realized I could not cook that way if I want to be healthy.

Then I read the China Study, Eat To Live, The McDougall Program. I think I am now seeing the light as to what I need to eat in order to be healthy. I hope you will join me on my journey here at SparkPeople.com

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Member Since: 4/2/2011

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My Goals:
Run 15 miles a week.

To run a sub30 5k. ---
GOAL MET 9/15/2011

To be able to jog up "Plante" hill all the way to the top. ---Accomplished on 4/09/11, 4/13/11. 4/24/11/, 4/25/11 - I know I can do it now!!
**9/12/2012!!

Ran 2 miles on treadmill in 19:36

To lose those last 10 pounds of fat.

My Program:
I do not really have a program that I follow. I do try to follow the principles that I learned from Eat to Live by Joel Furhman and the Mcdougall Program. I eat very few animal products.

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I am living in Central Minnesota.



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"The best is yet to be."

"Forgiveness is healing. It doesn't excuse or condone what the other person has done, but it frees us from needless suffering. " ~Desmund Tutu

"Change is a process and usually takes considerable time. Pat yourself on the back for every healthy choice you make, and use your lapses as learning experiences. " John McDougall

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IMAVISION
6/12/2015 10:08:51 AM

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3/25/2015 6:25:12 PM

Hi there emoticon I disappeared for awhile there, but I am back. It feels like forever since I have been on. I here for good and just wanted to stop by and say hello.



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AMAZINGANN
3/17/2015 11:47:56 PM

Thanks so much for reading my blog and commenting - I really appreciate it. Would it be wonderful if we both were able to lose our 15 pounds we added (and an extra 5 or 10 on top of that).



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FITGIRL15
10/14/2014 9:12:20 PM

Ha... It was a natural segue... As soon as I saw the title of your blog, I instantly thought about the cost of food choices on our lives as we get older. (I'm especially thinking this way after spending some time with my family for Thanksgiving weekend... everyone is overweight but ME!)

But I never thought about it like you mentioned it, either! Convenience food always wins over food that requires preparation. :(



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ICANINSIGHT
8/26/2014 11:01:06 AM

I saw your post on the Summer Biggest Loser Challenge and wanted to let you know we have all been there.
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Linda
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