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On the ferry returning from my second triathlon. I am smiling now, but it was HARD. Very proud.





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I'm a foodie, and I love to cook. I love classic, comforting foods of the kind that gramma made: stroganoff, paprikash, pot pie. I fully believe that a healthy life can support dishes like that, with real butter, real sour cream, real FOOD - they just have to be eaten in appropriate portions and supplemented with lots of plant foods.

Four years ago I lost 80 pounds living with the simple rules of: #1 eating real food; and #2 never putting anything into my mouth unless it was ...
I'm a foodie, and I love to cook. I love classic, comforting foods of the kind that gramma made: stroganoff, paprikash, pot pie. I fully believe that a healthy life can support dishes like that, with real butter, real sour cream, real FOOD - they just have to be eaten in appropriate portions and supplemented with lots of plant foods.

Four years ago I lost 80 pounds living with the simple rules of: #1 eating real food; and #2 never putting anything into my mouth unless it was delicious. Alas, I fell off that very sensible wagon and regained all of it and 10 more. Only when I was staring at 300 pounds and my health was starting to be impacted did I get a grasp on myself and start back on this path.

My goal is to lose a total of 120 pounds over the course of 2 years. I don't want to lose fast, because weight lost fast is weight that comes right back. I'm focusing on exercise and eating quality food in moderation.

Michael Pollan is one of my food heroes, and the other is Julia Child, who brought us the esthetic of beautiful food, beautifully cooked, and enjoyed in moderation.

I'm also a bread baker and write a food blog at livinggraciously.wordpress.com/ .
I look forward to talking about the challenges of eating sensibly with all of you!
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Member Since: 9/20/2011

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My Goals:
Well, I met my last goal of completing two triathlons in the summer of 2013. My 2014 goal is to complete two sprint triathlons and an Olympic-length one in the summer of 2014. I have fallen very far off the workout "bandwagon" in the last few months. Time to climb back on!

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My priority is health, and getting in shape. I want to enjoy life as I enter my later years, and good health is key to that.

My focus is on physical activity, and getting moving. I'm not going to diet; dieting is a failure waiting to happen. Instead, I am practicing aware eating, emphasizing good food choices, and NEVER putting anything in my mouth unless it's delicious!

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I am an avid reader and also love to cook. I make quilts and do some beadwork. Autumn is my favorite season, and purple is my favorite color.

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LADYIRISH317
6/29/2014 9:45:25 PM

The show was on Food Network. They may replay it, or you can possibly find it on foodnetwork.com.



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL
6/26/2014 4:17:51 PM

I used to grow sprouts years ago too and then stopped. It is amazingly easy to do and so much better than buying them because you have more control over the quality and freshness. A lot of people posted on my blog about how much they like them in sandwiches instead of lettuce. That's a good idea, particularly in the winter when I can't grow lettuce outdoors. I hope you decide to get back to growing sprouts. They are amazingly cheap too for a fresh veggie.



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WLSGINI
6/26/2014 3:33:09 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog about 100 days of exercise. I appreciate the reminder to be sensible and not get hurt. Due to an old injury and hardware my leg I steer away from high impact stuff and I do a lot of deep water aerobics. That being said I still listen to my body and when I am tired my 10 minutes is only a jaunt around the block with the four legged baby.



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LIFENPROGRESS
6/5/2014 12:00:48 PM

emoticon Keeping you in my prayers.



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HILLSLUG98239
6/2/2014 6:08:51 PM

Thanks for advising me that swimming in wetsuit is really different. All I've heard is how buoyant they are, so I assumed it would make it easier.



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