My highest weight was: 280. My starting weight with SP was: 226 My goal weight: 140
I want my wedding rings to fit again!
Using Lose It! to track food
Zombies Run! https://www.zombiesrungame.com/
Misfit Shine activity tracker
I'm still waiting to feel like a grown up!
I'm a wife, mother, sister, daughter.
I'm a stroke survivor.
I've been married to Pete for 27 years
We have a daughter who is 27 and a son who is 21.
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.
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.
Cheryl, I haven't eaten any processed meat like sausages etc for a long while.... mostly because they are so high in sodium, but I wouldn't be surprised if they also cause me to put on weight because of the preservatives... not something that I am going to test in the near future, but I'll keep an eye on it if they ever work their way into my diet, thanks!
.... 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.
PS: I put the "Daily Discussion" as a Sticky Topic" in the the General Team Discussion Forum