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12/7/07 11:21 A

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Hi and welcome aboard.

So glad you're dad is doing great. I've seen some of McDougall's stuff -- looks pretty good. I'm trying to eat mostly whole foods and less meat, esp. read meat (kind of Mediterranean style). AND trying to get the rest of the family on board (I do alright during the day, but evening meals with the family are hard).

Good for you for the running too. I started running a couple years ago, but then after about a year (and a snowy winter) I slacked off. Now I'm back at square one and having a hard time staying motivated. Ugh!

I look forward to seeing you around and learning from you.



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12/7/07 7:18 A

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Sounds like you are on the right track, and maybe we in this group can learn a lot from you. I am a vegan and having been a vegetarian first made the transition much easier.

The progress you have made is encouragement and motivation for the rest of us. Good luck on your continued success.

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12/6/07 10:21 P

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Hi everyone!

I've been vegetarian for a year now and I am working on moving toward becoming more vegan and focusing on whole foods. I'm not where I want to be yet, but I am making steps in the right direction.

I am married with 4 kids, 2 of them in college. One of my biggest challenges is the availability of processed and junk foods in the house due to the other family members.

I've read books by Dr. McDougall and Dr. Fuhrman that I'm using as encouragement for modifying my eating patterns.

One of my biggest motivators is my dad. He had heart bypass surgery this past year (he's doing great and losing weight, I'm so proud of him). There is an extensive history of heart disease in my family, and I want to make positive changes to make it less likely that I will end up having a heart attack.

I lost 30 lbs a few years ago that I've kept off, and I am ready to move on and lose more.

I am a runner now. I've been running for 3 years, and I've grown to love it. I have a foot injury at the moment, so I'm doing more elliptical trainer while I wait for it to heal up. I'm very anxious to get back to the great outdoors. I'm happiest when I'm outside running on trails in the woods!

I'm looking forward to learning from this group, to help me get better with eating real food.

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