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Loving Life at 70

I have stopped and started diets endlessly for most of my 70 years. Last summer I looked at the scale, and it was uglier than ever before. I have had fivbromyalgia for 12 years now, with pain, brain fog, etc, multiple food allergies, and it is hard sometimes to not just have some ice cream to comfort myself.

Now, to control pain, I am alkalizing my body, and find I am losing weight YIPPIE. But finding foods that are vegetarian (meat is very acidifying), soy-free, gluten-free, ...
I have stopped and started diets endlessly for most of my 70 years. Last summer I looked at the scale, and it was uglier than ever before. I have had fivbromyalgia for 12 years now, with pain, brain fog, etc, multiple food allergies, and it is hard sometimes to not just have some ice cream to comfort myself.

Now, to control pain, I am alkalizing my body, and find I am losing weight YIPPIE. But finding foods that are vegetarian (meat is very acidifying), soy-free, gluten-free, low glycemic index, and - and still tastes decent - well it's hard. Other than just boiled veggies and protein powder, that is. Still, I have more energy, less pain, and that's worth everything.




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Member Since: 10/19/2009

SparkPoints: 879

Fitness Minutes: 195

My Goals:
I am preparing for the next 20 or 30 years, and want to be as healthy as possible.

I am excited about losing weight and feeling better, and I want to increase my mobility and eliminate the back pain in time.

My Program:
I am adopting a gluten-free, low glycemic index, soy-free, plant-based diet to deal with both weight and fibromyalgia pain.

Because of the fibro, I am slowly beginning a walking regimen in the winter and swimming in the summer, as I feel able.

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AZGERRY1
1/2/2012 11:27:12 PM

Thanks, GMA, for being a friend. I am having a lot of fun figuring stuff out, but there's a pretty steep learning curve here. emoticon I am such a newbie to this health-style, and such a newbie to SP, I can't start a team, so if you run into a group if people with similar goals, would you please let me know? (alkalization being primary, the weight loss comes with the alkalized body - theory is the fat protected the organs from a low ph body - which also created a lot of aches and pain)

I had rice and beans tonight, with roasted vegetables. Filling, but bland. I had a piece of GF toast for lunch from a loaf I made (primarily bean flour,eggs), a handful of cashews, and an apple. Sigh.



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1/2/2012 10:05:17 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. Finding foods that don't cause inflammation is pretty tricky. I made an enchilada casserole tonight from an SP recipe. It was really good too. It fit my criteria of no wheat/no sugar, but your diet is more restrictive.
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