With husband of 34 years and daughter

December 2006 after 50 lbs lost

Before Pix at 300 pounds-May 06 - I hate this picture with a passion!


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3 years later, time passes and the pounds are creeping back. It is really easy to start increasing the portion size and forgetting about exercise. I owe it to myself to get serious once again.

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I am 51 years old, have been overweight most of my life.
When I was at 125, (30 years ago), I also thought I was hopelessly fat. After having children I gradually, or may be not so gradually, increased my weight by about 50 pounds each time (4 children) and never really lost it. I have tried different diets and fasts, mostly below 1000cals, every time I lost any weight... and then gave up because I can't live my life eating only 1000 cals a day. For some crazy reason it never occurred to me to try loosing weight eating in a more sensible way, till Spark People!
My diet has been stricly lacto vegetarian, for health and ethical reasons, for about 35 years, I am learning a lot visiting Spark People, specially about what a "normal " portion should be.
I can't wait to post my AFTER pix! BEFORE ones were hard to find snce I usually hide behind something or someone whenever there are pictures taken.

Member Since: 5/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 230

My Goals:
Reach 250 by Dec. 25th 07
Reach 225 by April 1st 08
oops! re-reach 250 by April 1st 09

My Program:
1550 calories per day.

cardio 3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in BC, Canada, with my husband of 34 years. We are a very close family, have traveled together all over the world, South Africa, Mauritius, England, France, India and lived in these places for several years.

While in India I practiced midwifery, (self trained). I teach pre-natal classes and assist my younger daughter, by taking care of 2 of my grand-children, Jhulan (8) and Devika (5).

You are welcome to visit,, it show a bit who I am and what I do.

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I have been a vegetarian for 38 years, I don''t eat junk food, or drink sodas. My diet is well balanced, I just eat too much, don''t drink enough water and don''t exercise.. but things are changing!, The exercising part...

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