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I like the curves on this bird bath/feeder.





Not the best photo but here I am after losing 18 lbs. by Fasting 4:3 low carb...8/11/14 (224 lbs)





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Livin' the 5:2 / Low Carb life...

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 foods are responsible for giving my husband his health back and he is now completely off high blood pressure medication. I am off all my meds too except for a scrip I use when necessary for that rare migraine.

I used to get migraines every day. I took so much medication I started losing my memory... reading information ...
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 foods are responsible for giving my husband his health back and he is now completely off high blood pressure medication. I am off all my meds too except for a scrip I use when necessary for that rare migraine.

I used to get migraines every day. I took so much medication I started losing my memory... reading information incorrectly... & started losing my way driving home in a small town. I had skin sensitivity and could not be in the sunshine for two years without itching and burning. These meds slowed my heart rate and fatigued my body. I began to wonder what was worse... the headache or the side effects from the medications.

A doctor at a Headache Clinic suggested the low carb diet. When I went on low carb I only lost 20 lbs but the headaches were less. I had to convince my regular MD to remove me from meds... I had to be very proactive and of course he did but wanted me to add more "better" meds. I refused to add more and today rarely have a headache. My doctor is amazed.

Jump to June 2014... I watched a documentary on You Tube titled "Eat, Fast, and Live Longer". I wanted to lose weight... but also the thought of my body repairing itself was interesting. I dropped 10 lbs the first two weeks of 4:3. Lost 43 lbs by Christmas. Wow... and it really does get easier to fast when you keep busy.
After Christmas I got lazy and ate sugary foods... we all know how the holidays can sneak in foods we would otherwise skip. Gained 4 lbs by the end of my Jan 2015 and have let my weight bounce up and down for 3 1/2 months. Time to stop!

Beginning mid April, 2014, I am back to the Fast Diet with LCHF. Now, my husband is joining me on this journey. It is working even better for him! Today, May 10th I am down a total of 50 lbs and that is mostly due to fasting. We are doing the 5:2 days of eating and I refuse to let the lbs creep back on my body.

My goal... get the excess weight off before the end of 2015. I have a goal of 172 lbs. I have 20 to go!

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Member Since: 9/8/2010

SparkPoints: 14,854

Fitness Minutes: 1,900

My Goals:
Stick with IF until weight goal is met.

I have a goal to be forced to get rid of all my old clothes and purchase new well fitting and smaller sizes! I want to clean out the closet!!!

New Year Resolution:
Get to my 170 lb. goal.
Read the whole Bible!




My Program:
Intermittent Fasting 5:2
Low Carb diet

Be physical... keep moving.
Weigh every day possible.
Keep fast days true.

Listen to the guidance of my Lord who ALWAYS OFFERS me a way out from emotional eating.






Personal Information:
Christian
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 at photo albums. Link is below.


Other Information:
Weight History...
My weight has been as high as 298 lbs and I have been struggled 95% of my life with this issue. I've dieted all my life and have finally at age 51 figured out what works. Low Carb with Intermittent Fasting.
2010 (265)...W Watchers
2012 (240)...Low Carb Diet
2014 (242)...Low Carb
2015 (199) ... Fast Diet/Low
Carb eating

June 17, 2014 ...Started 4:3 IF with low carb = -40 lbs. in 6 months.

Jan. 2015 ... Stopped 4:3 and lost/gained the same 5 lbs over and over. Ugh.
Feb 1, 2015 ... 204 lbs.
April 17... FastDiet and back on track to losing... I think I've found my way!
5:2 Fast Diet & LCHF
April 17, 2015... 197 lbs
May 24, 2015... 189 lbs.
August 11... 182 lbs.

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Member Comments:
ODDLASS
8/31/2015 3:42:46 AM

Hiya! thank you so much for my Birthday bun! I ate it virtually and guess what? not a single calorie!!
I had a very hectic, tiring weekend .. but great fun! and LOST a pound?? how did that happen?? But not complaining .... it must be a birthday gift from the we weight loss pixies! x
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JINKSGIRL4LIFE
8/27/2015 12:11:51 PM

Hi Tammae! Thanks for stopping by my page. Sorry I have been so busy lately I haven't been online very much. I enjoy the IF teams. I really was doing so well with the 5:2 and then I kind of fell victim to "TOM" emoticon Some months I am ok with it and then some months it beats me. But I'm back on track and only up 2 lbs (will confirm withe weekly weigh in tomorrow). I'm not beating myself up over it...today is a new day! It so happens to also be a fasting day for me. So far so good. I'm glad to hear you could relate to my page/goals. They are rather general. I'm seriously at an age and in a stage of my life where my health is much more important to me than my looks...although I would love to improve both LOL. I'm way over expecting something that is unrealistic for me.

I will go and check in on the teams. Have a great day!!!

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AISLING47
8/27/2015 8:28:23 AM

Thanks for becoming a Spark friend. Your bird feeder is beautiful! I'm a bit of a bird lover. I have a bird feeder right in front of my kitchen window. In the winter it is full of all kinds of birds. Very fun to watch!



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LCERTUCHE
8/24/2015 6:21:44 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog on beans. My boys really keep it real, LOL. So different than my daughters (now grown) at these ages.



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PENNI68
8/17/2015 9:05:04 PM

Hi Tammae, Thank you so much for the warm welcome and adding me!! I have decided to try and do Tuesday and Thursday, after re-looking at my schedule, I think this will work better for me. I look forward to your insight and your knowledge! Thanks for adding me as a friend!!



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