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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 wonít make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didnít work for me. I didnít lose weight, didnít ...
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 wonít make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didnít work for me. I didnít lose weight, didnít have more energy, and didnít 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 didnít 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 didnít 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.
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Member Since: 2/18/2006

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My Goals:
To tone and strengthen core muscles. Losing a few pounds would be a plus. I need to work on having a consistent exercise program that will provide stamina and energy.

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Eat a healthy diet and increase exercises.

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I live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.



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I love photography, cooking, reading, the computer, and laughing with friends. Hobbies include gardening (deer resistant gardening), photography and I want to lean how to fly fish.

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SPARKFRAN514
11/9/2014 9:21:05 PM

i hope you got a few things checked off your list today after church i got a few things done to but never seem to get everything checked off but slowly we get there we just need to keep going we can do emoticon emoticon emoticon



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10/26/2014 4:22:01 PM

I always love your beautiful pictures. I hope things are going well for you. emoticon



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9/25/2014 5:36:31 PM

Thanks for dropping in today - you'll love Chicago - this time is the best time of year to visit - Karen



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