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"My body is not a garbage can for empty calories anymore." - Me

"Your body is not a bank account, it is a chemistry lab." - nutritionist JJVirgin

"Our body are not a simple balancing scale. Rather, our body is a thermostat." - Dr. Jason Fung

"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food." - Hippocrates

"People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely." -Hans F Hansen

"Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up."

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Member Since: 7/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 15,971

My Goals:
You have to eat to live, but I don't believe that food should be mere sustenance. Food should be a pleasure to eat as well as healthful. I love to travel, and I don't buy designer bags or clothes - I enjoy regional cuisine and adventure! I want to be able to enjoy food, explore the countryside and be healthy doing it.

My Program:
Low grain/starch and exercise.

- Home cooked meals. One dining out option per week.
- 90g protein minimum
- 80g carbs maximum
- Clean eating - high quality vegetables, protein and fruits
- Minimal processed foods
- Low to no sugars
- Low glycemic fruits
- Occasional breads or starches, if desired.
- Sweet treat rarely.
- One glass of wine, if desired
- 30mins light to moderate exercise 4x per week
- 2 hours extended exercise on weekend (hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, etc)

Personal Information:
From Colorado originally. I lived 6 wonderful years in Seattle. I am currently located in Savannah, GA.

Other Information:
I'm a software engineer.

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    Thanks for your support and trust!
    13 days ago
  • v PACEKA1
    Yes, hard boiled eggs would have been a good thing! We are going on vacation in a week and I'm already thinking about food I can bring that will be healthy and easy to manage while driving and while we are there. We're staying in a cabin with a small kitchen so I can bring some frozen food that I've made earlier - I always have some of that on-hand for those days I don't feel like cooking.

    You are an inspiration to me taking such care with what you eat!
    14 days ago
  • v SBEAR5
    Hope you're doing well! We're getting ready to kick off another road trip challage on the "Reaching our Goals 14 Days at a Time" team! We'd love to have you join us! Drop by the team page, let us know how you're doing and sign up for the challenge!

    Have a super day!
    15 days ago
    Watching your teams I found there is a Fitbit one!
    My family gave me one long ago, and I began using it last week and I'm fascinated
    15 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Thanks for your encouraging words!
    Today, I did 2 sessions of strength training, and walked am and pm, for a total of 3.33 miles. I feel exhilariting and quite strong. Walking is the only thing that makes me lose belly fat and strength training prevents osteoporosis and makes me feel powerful. Let's see if tomorrow I finally do the aerobic part
    Congratulations for all your steps toward your biking goals!
    15 days ago
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