Little me... I look pissed...
I couldn't say it better
Lucy as a Kitten
After almost 2 years I'm back on SP. I been though some tough times and have gained back all but 20 of the lbs. I lost in 8 months with SP. So I'm starting fresh, with several baby steps! I'm keeping my old intro, below, as motivation for myself.
I have a very long way to go, and, after 8 months I STILL feel like I'm just getting started. I had been going to Curves, beginning in August ‘09, and tracking calories, using other tools and message boards on SP. Now that it’s Spring I am walking and hiking so much I don’t have time to get to Curves, but I want to get back there, same goes for Zumba, I started doing that but… And I stopped tracking my nutrition b/c I’ve gotten into photography and spend so much time on the computer doing that that… I’m still trying to eat well, but I ate better when I was tracking! Anyway I’ve lost 69 lbs YAY! (It was a little more but I gained a little back.) I know I still REALLY need to kick it up a notch so I can hike up those hills faster!!!
I want to feel mentally and physically stronger. I want to be able to get out into the world and do the things I used to enjoy. Get outdoors more! I will go hiking this Spring! I will go to the museums, now that I can walk again!
Find a new job!
Loose 100 lbs from between 8/07/09 to 08/07/10. (I'm over halfway there!!!)
Lower my BP and get off BP meds.
Nutritious whole foods, especially more veggies, avoid processed sugar and grains and too much sodium, at least 60 gr of protein per day (I’d been having a hard time w/ that until I starting having a soy milk & whey protein smoothie late night snack many days), eat about 6 small meals/snacks per day, stay between 1200 & 1800 calories a day. Have a great “treat” now and then.
Curves, 3 times a week
Work out Videos
2) Mega Foods Brand iron free multi-vitamin
3) Ester C
4) Fish Oil
5) Calcium plus D & Magnesium
6) Apple Cider Vinegar
7) Flax Meal in my oatmeal, cold cereal, pankcakes and muffins
8) Iron 2-3 times a week
9) Vitamin D if I see my nutrition report shows it was low.
10) Whey Protein in smoothies (& sometimes oatmeal, pancakes and muffins)
I live in DC
I am, mostly, a vegetarian. I will eat some seafood or fish, but rarely. I love eggs and I used to be a cheese monger – so I don’t think I will ever be able to give those up. That makes me a lacto/ovo/pesce-tarian*. I don’t think I will ever be a vegan (although I think that would be good for me and the environment).
* To be even more precise, since I do eat non-vegetarian cheeses (i.e. made w/ natural rennet which comes from, usually, a calves stomach lining), I am a lacto/ovo/pesce/rennet-tarian… sorry PETA
I love vegetarian Indian food! But, I don’t have it as often as I used to because it is often rich and it’s hard to track the calories.
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