Hello everyone, my name is Loretta. I started SP last summer but got off track and gained about 8 lb more weight! I am starting fresh today. : )
I was a vegan for two full years in the early 90's and looked and felt good, I lost my excess weight too. Then I was hospitalized for a week and I ate some meat they served me and and that got me craving meat again. : (
My reason for going Vegan this time is my weight (need to lose 40 lb), and my health. I am lactose intolerant; have osteoporosis; high cholesterol, and kidney stones. Blood pressure is borderline. I also get colon polyps. So far, I missed getting diabetes, but I would like to avoid that! My Mom, in her mid 80's, has pulmonary heart disease and I want to avoid that too!
I live alone so I want to get healthy, and stay healthy into my Golden years and not end up in a nursing home someday! I decided a Vegan lifestyle would be the best option for me, especially since I refuse to take any medications. I also want to get to my goal weight, and I belive I can do this with the help of SparkPeople and the support of folks on the forums.
I look forward to being part of the SparkPeople team and meeting new people.
| current weight: 169.0