Me at the State Fair of Texas
My beautiful mom, Cheryl aka RebelBlitz at the State Fair of Texas
Ariana age 5
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It's still hot in Texas and I'm ready to sweat off these extra pounds.
I joined SP in July of 2011 because my mother made me! LOL
I'm very excited to commit to myself and make a difference in my life by being accountable for my own weight, diet, health and exercise.
I spent my entire life as a person with no weight issues whatsoever. Even after I had my daughter in 1999, I was back in my pre-pregnancy jeans in a few short weeks. Well, fast forward to 2005, I started taking meds for my lifelong asthma. Meds which I would never take earlier because I feared damage to my reproductive system. Meds which my mother and father would never give me in my childhood because of the side effects. Now that I had my child, I was ready for some relief for my constant battle with wheezing and breathlessness.
I ballooned up while taking RX drugs and still struggle with new health issues, including obesity and female problems due to taking meds that dr's thought would help. The meds did in fact help the asthma, but gave me lots of other undesired effects, like migraine headacheds, fatigue, full body aches, weight gain, sinus infections, colds, allergies, and the beginnings of osteoporosis. Not FUN!
After realizing the meds were the problem after much reflection, I chunked them in 6/2010. After reading the book, Reversing Asthma, I quit all dairy products and began taking some supplements, which I no longer need. Later that year I stopped eating any animal products whatsoever. I also read a book, The China Study, recommended by my vegan parents. This was like a lightbulb going off for me, my aha moment. I watched documentaries, read more books, felt so empowered about my health and my food choices.
I have discovered that a plant based diet makes my asthma symptoms disappear! Who knew?!?
My other symptoms have all improved or disappeared completely. I still battle with the female issues, but I'm winning!
I tell everyone I come across that has asthma or knows someone with it that they should at least try eliminating dairy and possibly meat from their diets. It worked for me when nothing else did. It is not a huge sacrifice, especially this day and age when stores have all sorts of alternatives.
40th Bday 12/2/2011
Would like to be a few dress sizes smaller by then.
Cardio including exercise tv, Leslie Sansone and Chris Freytag walking, Billy Blanks Jr dancing, Hula Hooping and Richard Simmons. I am looking to find others I may enjoy. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for me!
Eating properly, focusing on plant based fat free whole foods. Let's hear it for fruits and veggies!
Vegan cooking & lifestyle
Community & home gardening
Mothering my fur babies and my tweenie
The China Study
The Happy Herbivore
Reversing Asthma: Breathe Easier with This Revolutionary New Program
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause
Where the Heart Is
Pride and Prejudice
Trade Coupons: http://www.afullcup.com/forums/wishlis
My precious daughter, Ariana is the light of my life. I love every little thing about this kid.
My parents live around the corner from me and I feel very fortunate to have them in our lives.
My prince charming, Jimmy came along in 2006 and we are living happily ever after.
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| current weight: 174.0
Hi, I found your name on the Raw Dog food team, and was very disappointed to find that it has been inactive now for a few months. I have just returned to Sparks after a lengthy period. Would you not reconsider re- activating this team? I believe that there are many people out there interested in feeding their dogs raw, but just don't know what's involved. Susan
898 days ago
"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
Thanks for making the world a better place with all that you do.
1843 days ago
Hey Girl :)
I'm Spark/Accountability Buddies with a certain RebelBlitz :) (for the month of Nov) which you call Mom :) - she suggested that I drop in and say Hi!
Way cool to get to know a Mother & Daughter Spark Duo - here's hoping to being good budds with the both of ya
Have a God Bless Sunshine Day
luv and hugs: Cat!
1857 days ago
thanks for to goodie!!! xoxo
1918 days ago
Thanks for my tiara! I have never had one before. I will wear it with pride! :) Mom
1931 days ago