Surf & Lava
Fort Morgan, AL
This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.
December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won't make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn't work for me. I didn't lose weight, didn't have more energy, and didn't have less joint stiffness. And I am working on the exercise.
August 1, 2013
After losing over 22 pounds from the middle of March 2011 to August 2011 by eating a low fat vegan diet (Eat To Live). While not being 100% perfect, it was fairly easily and didn't find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didn't really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 pounds back.
Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up.
December 28, 2011 - I am proud of myself for the progress I have made in the last half of 2011. I have lost 22+ pounds by mostly following the Eat To Live plan and find it fairly easy to do. Now, I need to add muscle while losing 5 more pounds.
I need to find an exercise plan that I will stick to the same way I found Eat To Live. Something I enjoy enough to do continuously. I need muscle strength to both look better and to relieve the back pain.
To lose 18 pounds, build stamina, tone and strengthen core muscles.
Eat a healthy diet, mostly vegetarian
Min 30 minutes 5 x weekly
Work on strength
Fill my life with joy and fun.
70 year old widow and live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.
I love photography, cooking, reading, the computer, kayaking, laughing with friends, gardening (deer resistant gardening) and photography.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 4.4
Gosh, I just love your photography, but often forget to look on Flickr.
Soooooo, now I follow you. That should jog my memory, lol.
Thanks for posting all those interesting shots!!!
38 days ago
Thanks for the balloons!! You made my day.
You have amazing photographs in your gallery!!
40 days ago
Thank you!! I really appreciated the compliment, especially coming from you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
106 days ago
Whether you’ve just had another setback chasing your dreams, been rejected by someone you care about, faced tragedy, or you’re just feeling drained from the ups and downs of this journey we call life, remember that things can turn around in an instant. All you have to do is keep moving forward, even when it feels like it would be easier to just lay down and give up.
116 days ago
Enjoy your day in the spotlight!
125 days ago