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

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I'm a Jesus girl and have struggled with weight all my life. Intermittent fasting along with low carb 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! Low carb 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.
When I get off track... jump into a fast.

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Employed: Gas Co.
Art Educator-Retired
Husband of 26 Years
Daughter age 23
Son age 21

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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. My health is better at age 53 than it was at 30.

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    emoticon I already got the clothes thing covered. I bought a whole bunch of clothes in smaller sizes. Plus, I only wear skirts and those are easier to alter. I wear exercise pants in the house and have smaller sizes there to. So, I'll have clothes, and fit better in my clothes as I go along despite my clothes ban for 2017.
    Pray I hit my goal weight now. emoticon

    14 days ago
  • v AURA18
    emoticon For commenting on my blog. Possibly raw veggies have more nutrients.
    I found a good article about maintaining weight through holidays I will share on team chats.
    45 days ago
  • v DDAWNH
    Your success is really impressive! I am going to educate myself about the 5:2 program.
    77 days ago
    Tammae, Would you mind if I join the 5:2 as a 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Mosley? Thanks, Hope you're doing well! Life has settled down enough for me to focus on my health. Praise God! Trina
    78 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    I hope I didn't already ask this. You said in your profile that you were eating low carb even before you started IF. Did you find after you started IF that you naturally ate less on up days, too? Or did the up days not really change and all the calorie deficit came from MF days? I. e., how did MF (I call it modified fasting, since calories are consumed) affect your eating overall? Because your results are nothing short of awesome.

    No rush for an answer. Have a lovely Sunday! emoticon
    86 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2016 2:52:28 PM
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