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Still trying. It's amazing that I still have not reached my goal seriously, I know how, just won't be consistent. I annoy myself 😜. I have been weighing EVERYTHING and tracking EVERYTHING. I use the Lose it! app for tracking, I think they have a better database for food.
But it's working. My motivation is I'm turning 50 in May. I have to get my weight under control, I just can't be unhealthy AND overweight AND old. The age I can do nothing about, but I can control my weight, and give my body healthy foods and keep it moving.

Member Since: 2/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 57,430

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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Using Lose It! to track food

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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 many many years

We have a daughter who a son who are adults, no babies here.

Cancer has reared it's ugly head my life in many forms. My dad died from a brain tumor in 1992.

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.

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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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  • v JAZZID
    .... 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

    1288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/14/2013 11:45:15 AM
  • v SEVERINA418
    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
    1300 days ago
  • v BLUESKY_321
    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!
    1303 days ago
    thank you for your comment on my blog! i followed that exact same path you described and though my scale number didn't go up, all my training disappeared! it's tough to start all over again. but i'm glad we're both back and getting our butts in gear. good luck to you!
    1350 days ago
    Thank you, thank you for your comment on my blog! I laughed out loud when you mentioned the divorce fairy! You're right: relationships are work. Patience, compromise, and understanding -- and venting on my blog -- will see it all through. You're awesome!!
    1350 days ago
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