June 2013, 164 lbs.
2010, about 200 lbs. Halfway through growing out the gray!
Lots of time "off" in the 3 years, but Spark was something worth coming back to!
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My adult weight range is from 140 - 230. I've previously only lost weight when I was stressed! My favorite food group is "gooey", but my eating habits are not horrible. Regular meals, fruits and veg, just too many treats and not enough exercise. Wish I was as prone to sleek as my hounds!
I'm trying to learn to love running so I won't have to poke myself to exercise. I want to reach a healthy weight with the tools to remain there.
1/30/2013 - New driver's license photo! DONE! So much thinner than the last one.
10/31/2013 - Weight at 145, or adjust the goal to a weight I will maintain with a reasonable effort. I'm not coming back this way!
2013: Keto-adapted vegetarian. 60 minutes of vigorous cardio at least 4x per week.
2010 - 2013: Plant-based, low fat, very few calories in liquid form. At least 45 minutes of vigorous cardio 3x per week, some strength training.
Before 2010 - eat whatever non-meat I want, whenever I want, do no exercise, and weigh about 200 lbs.
Oh, to be as effortlessly sleek as my greyhounds!
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| current weight: 182.4
Shel, thank you so much for commenting on my blog about my dog Missy's passing and for your good wishes. I am trying to heal and recover... I have her ashes back today and I plan on keeping her collar and other items as well. I appreciate your words so much. I apologize for replying so late.. I am slowly working my way back (in order) through notes and comments to catch up in responding. Thank you for understanding. Karen
984 days ago
Pfffttt - the "key", as you put it, to getting wow's at a party is to put in the time and effort to making yourself feel great, and look great as a bonus!
Those wow's were not a gift - you earned every single one of them!
989 days ago
Oooh - you got "wows" at a party?!? Way to go!
Thanks for dropping by the blog --- you're absolutely right that being medically "interesting" tends to lead to knowing far too much about meds! I know that there are a few folks on here going for similar surgeries, so figured I'd put the details so that they can use the info if they need it, too.
Hope you and yours are having a great week!
990 days ago
Thanks for your support on my blog! Running is something that you have to love to keep going. I also love it more or less depending where I am running! I love it the best on trails, and least on a treadmill! No matter where I do it, it makes me feel strong and gives me such a sense of accomplishment!
1008 days ago
Thanks for the teapot and the well-wishes! I've been guzzling tea and juice like crazy, and seem to be feeling better today.
You mean you have never tried heating / melting ricotta?! Gasp!
Actually, it was kind of an accidental thing for me: I had made up a big bowl of cauliflower and broccoli, and thrown in some ricotta before deciding that I was in the mood for something warm. I put the whole thing in the microwave, and was pleasantly surprised at how creamy and runny the ricotta became. I've never put it in for more than 20 seconds, but that seems to work about right to use it as a "dressing" over veggies.
I also use it as a dessert --- mix 1/4 cup of ricotta with a Tbsp of cocoa powder (with 1/2 tsp of sweetener, if you want), nuke for 20 seconds, and pour it over fresh berries or fruits. Warm, sweet, with kind of a chocolate cheesecake flavour - seriously yummy.
Hope you and yours have a great weekend!
1010 days ago