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We must move Forward, Not backwards, Upwards, not forward and always twirling, twirling twirling...

Still here, still trying. Every time I try something different, I learn something new. At some point I will find what works for me.

I'm currently using Lose it! to track my food. The app is awesome, scans bar codes, finds the restaurant your sitting in, its just really convenient, makes tracking easy. Tracking is a must for me.

I've been having a liquid breakfast & lunch the past few weeks. I make it in my NutriBullet. Its basically Natural Spring Water, or Almond ...
Still here, still trying. Every time I try something different, I learn something new. At some point I will find what works for me.

I'm currently using Lose it! to track my food. The app is awesome, scans bar codes, finds the restaurant your sitting in, its just really convenient, makes tracking easy. Tracking is a must for me.

I've been having a liquid breakfast & lunch the past few weeks. I make it in my NutriBullet. Its basically Natural Spring Water, or Almond Milk, Unsweetened, Kale
Frozen fruit, 1 banana a day, GNC Total Lean Vanilla Lean Shake or GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal, or the GNC SuperFoods Soy Protein powder.
I change up the ingredients, the type of fruit, and the powder I use so its not totally boring same drink every time. Its fast, easy, low fat and nutritious. I eat a normal dinner and have some snacks, try to keep it under 1500 a day. Its slow weight loss but fast loss comes back fast. I just want it gone without suffering much.
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Member Since: 2/25/2010

SparkPoints: 36,436

Fitness Minutes: 40,254

My Goals:
My highest weight was: 280.
My starting weight with SP was: 226
My goal weight: 140

I want my wedding rings to fit again!

My Program:
Using Lose It! to track food

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Personal Information:
I'm still waiting to feel like a grown up!

Started my online book sales! Next step, a bricks an mortar, maybe

I'm a wife, mother, sister, daughter.

I'm a stroke survivor.

I've been married to Pete for 25 years

We have a daughter who is 26 and a son who is 20.

Cancer has reared it's ugly head my life in many forms. My dad died from a brain tumor.

My mother lost her voice box to cancer & also had breast cancer.

My MIL passed away due to lung cancer in 2012.

Life is short, enjoy each day for the blessing it is.


Other Information:
I had 2 strokes in 1999 when I was 32 caused by a condition called Central Nervous System Vasculitis. I was already 25 pounds over weight when I got sick and between medication and my balance issues I gained a lot of weight.
I was 280 pounds at my highest weight.
I have some disabilities from the strokes so my exercise is somewhat limited to mostly walking.


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ARNETTELEE
10/15/2013 3:32:08 AM

I do hope you have better luck, but I love my Vitamix. I know it's expensive, but I think it's worth it.



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ELSAT137
9/14/2013 9:39:04 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. What we eat has such an impact on our lives!!



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JAZZID
9/14/2013 11:42:15 AM

.... it is an amazing lifestyle, I love it!... MELTNSUE, a Spark friend, recommended it to me a couple of years ago, and I was very skeptical and resistant. She suggested that since I wasn't getting anywhere following the SAD what could be the harm, just give it a try... and I did.

I am a breast cancer survivor so I wanted to make sure that whatever lifestyle I decided to embark upon would really be beneficial to me; so I read all of the information from the links she provided and much more and decided that this was doable. I made an appointment to see my oncologist and my nutritionist to get blood work done (for comparisons) and to discuss my plan. The deciding factor, whether I would continue to follow the paleo/primal lifestyle, would be what my blood work looked like after the 2 - 3 month challenge:

This is what my starting stats were:

Weight: 168
Cholesterol: 187
LDL: 121 (my doctor wanted this to be less than 100)
Triglycerides were 50 so that was good

... so I started the lifestyle and in 2.5 months later here are the results:

Weight: 154
Cholesterol: 167
LDL: 107

... well, of course I was sold, and have been following it ever since. However, a have fallen off in a big way over the holidays when I followed Mark Sisson's 80/20 rule and I gained most of the weight back. I have lost over the past 2 years the same weight a couple times. So now I have gotten to the point where I am tired of this yo-yo dieting and I am really approaching this a "healing" journey. Focusing on, improving my blood markers, eliminating my sweet tooth and being consistent; hopefully along with those improvements I will start losing the weight again.

I am hooked on this lifestyle, I am however incorporating some "neolithic" foods in my diet as tolerated for more variety, I am also kind of following, as Robb Wolf suggested, the low carb Protein Power Lifestyle Plan by the Eades. I am following the "Hedonist" approach.

... so that's my story so far, I am still writing it.

Thanks again for the helping with the team. Enjoy your weekend.

~ Dee emoticon

PS: I put the "Daily Discussion" as a Sticky Topic" in the the General Team Discussion Forum


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SEVERINA418
9/2/2013 10:53:35 PM

Hello, Mark's Daily Apple? Yes, I signed up there last night. I'm waiting for his book to come in at the library so that I won't feel like such a goof, lol



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BLUESKY_321
8/30/2013 8:46:56 AM

Hi Cheryl! Thanks for your advice regarding my workout predicament. And you're right of course, I shouldn't let this be a source of stress but the one thing that I've found over the years is that my stress level significantly increases when I don't get my workouts in! A mind trap perhaps, but not one I can deal with at the moment :) Or am inclined to at any rate!
And it's how I work "lift heavy things" into my fairly fluffy suburban life - LOL!
Have a fantastic weekend!



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