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2/15/12 6:54 A

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Checking in 2/15/2012 God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. TAKE CARE.


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12/17/11 1:39 A

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I know today will be a good one.

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10/9/11 12:23 A

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10/9/11 12:08 A

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Cking in Sat 8 Oct.PM

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Checking in for October 7.

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9/26/11 9:30 A

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9/25/11 12:19 A

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Hi,
II plan to start exercising 5 days a week and try not to eat after 9:30 p.m. I need to lose
10 pounds. Keep up the good work Limastar. I hope everyone has a good week and keep on exercising. I 'm not on medications either, but I do need to exercise more often. emoticon

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9/24/11 5:05 P

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Hi just checking in. My levels have been better. I am on meds though so I don't know if the levels are lower because of the meds or because I've lost a few pounds or fitness or food/caloric intake, but its better. I'm hoping I can get off the meds but the doctor said some is from just how I'm made up physically.

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9/21/11 8:57 A

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9/18/11 12:39 A

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Hi, Walking Lady! What's the soup recipe, please???

To Limastar--What a lot of good information! Many thanks!

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9/17/11 4:21 P

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Hi Hooch,

When my doctor wanted to put me on meds, I asked for some more time, so she gave me a month. I'm 61 and my weight & cholesterol problems started with menopause at age 50. During that month, I read up on ways to lower my cholesterol naturally and then experimented on myself.

I replaced my starches with steel cut oatmeal, ate a lot of non starchy veggies, no red meat, some fish and chicken. My cholesterol was at 264, and fell to 221. My doctor was very impressed with my effort, so she didn't insist that I take meds.

Since then, I've dropped 30 lbs as well and still watch what I eat most of the time. It wasn't an overnight thing, but a long term project. At the moment I've been dealing with my Hubby's health problems, so my weight has been going up and down, but within a 5 lb range. I'm at the top of my range limit, but at least I'm managing. When he's back on track, I will get back to seriously working on losing the last bit of weight.

Not knowing you, I'd start with diet changes and see what effects it has on your cholesterol. Though I cut red meat out completely for my experiment, I am back to eating it because of my Hubby, but chicken is the main ingredient for most of my meals. I eat fish at least twice a week and the rest of my meals are a little beef, pork and sometimes lamb. I eat the oatmeal at breakfast and it is the main starch that I eat. I don't eat potatoes, bread of any kind, or noodles either, except on the occasional outing with Hubby. I have also cut way back on eating out because it's too hard to control the sodium (Hubby has high blood pressure), and because I'm a Foodaholic. I love to eat. Don't forget exercise. Exercising was the other big part of helping me get healthy.

I do add Flax seed, which I ground up fresh on a weekly basis, to my food, eat organic Greek Yogurt for my calcium, take Mega Red and a few other supplements on a daily basis.

Hope you find what works for you.



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9/17/11 1:37 P

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Hi Hooch , I tried the natural route also , it didn't work for me . The doctor told me to use Red rice yeast and omega - 3 Fish Oil . Good Luck! Hope it does better for you than me.


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9/17/11 12:34 P

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Hi. I have tried to stay within range in the cholesterol category, but I tend to go over. I know that's not good I'm trying to figure it out. It's really hard. I know I need to work on this seeming mine was high for some time. I am on simvastatin so it's been lower but Id like to do it naturally if possible. Anyone have any suggestions?

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9/17/11 9:06 A

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Thank you for the advice. I will try it as i have the problem with whole grains. I love it but it will pack on the pounds and shoot up my cholesterol

I found a recipe for a soup and 7 day diet plan that seemed to work for me. If you are interested let me know. The soup was derived from the one given at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight heart patients to lose weight rapidly , usually before surgery.

The Walking Lady


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9/17/11 5:12 A

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find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.

i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 28 pounds in 14 weeks. i cook

4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.

it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.

i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.

you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.

I have gone from 198 to 170 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.

one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's totally worth it. once i reach my goal i will change my menu. not until then.

portion sizes are critical to your success. exercise has to become a way of life. good luck

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9/16/11 10:11 P

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9/16/11 4:26 P

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They are pretty amazing . I got it mainly just to know how many miles i went and the rest was a plus . emoticon

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My son has one of those bike computers and when I buy a new bike to replace my junker, I am going to get one too! :)

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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9/16/11 2:29 P

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Went on my bike ride this morning . Went 16 miles burned 545.9 calories . Fat burned 1.8 . I got a mini computer for my bike . I just love it , no guess work . I am happy to be part of the team

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