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I'm Lis and I joined in 2008 needing to lose those last 10 pounds again. I'd lost 35 pounds in 2005, another 11 in 2006, gained some back and I was in the 141-145 range for a few years.
Late 2009 we moved to Mexico, and over the years the weight crept up, getting over 150 a few times but in January 2013 I found a way of eating that works for me and I am back around 135 since March 2013 and the focus has shifted to maintenance in the 134-139 range.
My favorite activities are yoga, pickleball, walking and sea kayaking.
August 2015 I started taking a Pilates class twice a week and I love it.
March 2016 I participated in a pickleball tournament and won the bronze in the 3.0 women's double and the silver in the 3.0 mixed doubles!
I have come a long way from the couch potato I used to be!!

Member Since: 1/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 393,725

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The end of March 2005 I started the Michael Thurmond 6 week body make-over. Finally something worked! I lost 35 pounds in 5 months. Over the next 9 months I lost another 11, down to 134. That was hard to maintain.

Jan 2008 - The weight crept back up to 145 over the last 8 months - now it's time to lose those 10 pounds again.

July 2010 - went below 140 for the first time in over 3 years!!

November 2010 - I'm back up in my "comfy" range 141-145

January 2013 - gained a few (!) over the last years to 151 but back with the program!
February 2013 - back below 140 :)
March 31st 2013 - at goal! 135
July 2013 - 134, back to my old low and then DD came to visit for a few months..
Fall 2013: 140 goal to get to or below 135 again
February 2014: back on The Plan
September 2014: new low 133

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After living in beautiful SW Colorado, near Pagosa Springs for 13 years, we are now living in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
2009/2010 was our first winter in San Carlos - great to be out of the snow! It is a great place to live for most of the year and it is nice to visit Colorado for part of the summer. Summer 2014 we didn't go north and had a wonderful time staying in Mexico and even experiencing a hurricane.

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    Hi Lis,

    I am just popping in to say Hi and find out how you are! It has been a while! It is Ryan's birthday today and he is now a teenager! How did that happen?

    He is taller than me!

    Just wanted to let you know that they have a Pikel Ball drop in at the Community centre here, I thought of you!
    46 days ago
  • v EILEEN828
    Thanks Lis. You are so right about wheat. I found a recipe for a flour tortilla that uses cassava flour and olive oil. They are a little tricky to make but once you get how to do it it does make a soft, bendable, good tasting tortilla. The texture of the flour mixture is really different when raw but when cooked you wouldn't notice the difference from a wheat tortilla. Here it is:

    Paleo Cassava Flour Tortillas from The

    11/2c cassava flour
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp cream of tartar
    1/8 tsp baking soda
    3/4 cups warm water
    6 Tbl extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

    Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. (use hands) If crumbly add a bit more oil. Divide into eight balls. Using a silicone mat or parchment paper or wax paper, flatten balls as much as you can. Then using paper on top flatten with rolling pin to make an 8-10" circle. Roll all pieces with their own paper. Peeling the tortilla off the paper can be tricky.

    Preheat skillet (medium heat for cast iron, med-high with stainless steel). Place a a tortilla on the dry pan. Cook 1 minute or until the bottom has a few golden brown spots. The surface will start to bubble a little. Flip and cook another 30-45 seconds. If taking too long to brown or too little, adjust heat accordingly. Serve warm or cool to room temp. Store in air tight plastic bag room temp for 24 hours, Or freeze in bag separated with paper indefinitely.
    51 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2017 4:32:58 PM
  • v EILEEN828
    Thanks for the encouragement, it's good to hear that people can appreciate what I'm trying to do with this diet. Even though it has an end date, I'll use many of the tips and recipes in the future. emoticon
    53 days ago
  • v EILEEN828
    Thank you so much for reading my blog. Have a sparktacular day! emoticon
    58 days ago
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