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This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.

November, 2014
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.


Member Since: 2/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 23,004

My Goals:
To lose 18 pounds, build stamina, tone and strengthen core muscles.

5% Spring Challenge begins 3/26/16 to lose 7.42 pounds


My Program:
Eat a healthy diet, mostly vegetarian
Min 30 minutes 5 x weekly
Work on strength

Fill my life with joy and fun.



Personal Information:
70 year old widow and live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.



Other Information:
I love photography, cooking, reading, the computer, kayaking, laughing with friends, gardening (deer resistant gardening) and photography.




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