-CHERYL   41,389
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Member Since: 2/25/2010

SparkPoints: 41,389

Fitness Minutes: 54,317

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!

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Personal Information:
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.

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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Member Comments:
10/23/2013 12:37:20 PM

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!

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10/22/2013 1:27:34 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog to support the low-carb/paleo message. emoticon emoticon
Have a great day,

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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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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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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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