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Craft show on Nov. 15, 2015 Total weight loss -70 lbs. : )

May 2001 Yep... at my biggest. I'm in the red and hubby is in the white.

Examples of my stoneware jewelry. The mosaic is egg shell.


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I'm a Jesus girl and have struggled with weight all my life. Intermittent fasting along with low carb unprocessed foods is getting me to goal.

Low carb was recommended by a doctor and it has helped me reduce my migraines from 15 per month to maybe 1 every two months... now that is amazing! It is also responsible for giving my husband his health back and he is now completely off high blood pressure medication.

The 5:2 Fast Diet has given me the most weight loss to date. I couldn't lose weight eating low carb alone. Fasting 2-3 times per week (500-700 calories on those days) is what I needed to achieve weight loss. (This Intermittent Fasting "diet" can be done with any choice of foods.)

If you want to know more about Intermittent Fasting please check out my SparkTeams. You will find information as well as support. Fasting isn't everyone's cup of tea. It is, however, what helped me eliminate a lifetime of extra fat.

FYI: Below is the documentary that got me started on this lifelong journey of health.


Member Since: 9/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,900

My Goals:
2016 Goals:
Get into a "healthy BMI" weight range... and stay there. I also want to improve upon my aerobics.

My Program:
Begin every morning in prayer and reading the word. Gives me a good positive start to the day.

Eat lower carb foods.
Keep moving.
5:2 Intermittent Fasting
Weigh every day possible.

Personal Information:
Employed: Gas Co.
Art Educator-Retired
Husband of 25 Years
Daughter age 22
Son age 20

My hobby is working in clay. I make stoneware jewelry, bird feeders and baths, along with other dishes. Check out my facebook page titled "Welkerware Ceramics" and take a peek and let me know what you think. Link is below.

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Weight History...
My weight has been as high as 298 lbs and of course that comes with lots of health issues. I have eaten low carb for years without much weight loss but did get my other health issues back on track with these whole foods.

On June 17, 2014 (at 242 lbs) my health journey changed in a positive way with the addition of intermittent fasting. I am close to my healthy BMI
(5 more pounds to go). My health is better at age 52 than it was at 30.

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  • v NMORIARTY8024
    Hello! It's nice to see another Jesus girl who enjoys intermittent fasting as well. Your storyis very inspiring! You have come a long way! Thank you for sharing your story and making your blog public :).
    18 days ago
    Good for you for limiting your computer time! I'm just glad that you're keeping a toe in. I always look forward to hearing how you're doing!
    60 days ago
    Thank you, Tammae, for the sweet response to my blog. When I started this diet 8 weeks ago, I did remove all sugar, so I am just beginning to think that as we get older, our bodies just want to hang on to our fat "just in case" we might need it one day ha ha!

    I really enjoyed doing IF, so am very excited to employ that method again when I officially retire at the end of the month. It will be interesting to see if things change for me when I am no longer stressed out each day! Fingers crossed.
    88 days ago
    Thanks for your encouragement! I appreciate your ideas and experience.
    94 days ago
    HI Tammae, The paleo foods they recommend work out really expensive for me, though maybe not for you (as you are in a farming area) all corn and pasture fed animal product and organic fruit and veg. I have to rely on cheapest cuts and whatever fruit and veg is on offer at the supermarket. BUT I suppose I am now on lower carbs! I am not following it 100% and don't see me staying on it, however, have cut out bread, refined sugar, most processed food and a lot of dairy except a bit of milk (for 2 weeks trial) I am only on day 3 and am going mad for cheese and bread!!!!

    110 days ago

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