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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.

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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.

Personal Information:
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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  • v OOLALA53
    Thanks for telling me about how you fill your time. I'm still a little curious because I imagine you were busy before started fasting, too. But you were likely overeating? May I ask what you think helped you stick with it this time, since you said in your profile that you've struggled for a long time. Were you more worried about your health, more willing to put up with difficulties, or ...? I don't think I could have done IF even five years ago, but it's worth a few more months' experiment.
    2 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Thanks for asking about the fireworks. I had gone to an ATM late in prep for my trip and was driving back when I came to a spot where the fireworks were easy to see! My city coordinates three different areas. and I could see two of them from where I was. It was very convenient. Ordained, maybe!
    22 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. This week I am doing better than before.
    26 days ago
    Thanks for checking out my blog and joining the team!

    26 days ago
    Thanking for visiting my page and the helpful info. I need to go buy so fresh eggs to day. I have all my salad fixings and chicken and such. I will check out your teams info.
    30 days ago
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