ANCIENTSOUL

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Almost at goal loss , down 40 lbs to120 lbs/size 6 as of Sept 2011. Goal is 115-118 lbs.



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Awesome new earrings made by a friend. Here I am down 40 lbs.



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At my top weight of 160 plus pounds, most of the weight gain came along with menopause.


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I am 5' 3 " and am 52 years old going through menopause. I started on a grain free, soy free and mostly diary-free (I do have homemade Greek yogurt, bleu cheese now and then and organic half and half in my coffee) regimen on November 15, 2010 as a birthday gift to myself and have REACHED GOAL LOSS of 42 pounds as of 10-16-2011. I now weigh around 112 lbs,(a total loss of 48lbs) and am seeing where the weight goes-it seems to have stabilized over the past month, and I am very happy with where it's at :).

I have come here for group support, as sometimes it can be quite a challenge to eat healthy. I also changed my eating habits in an effort to help by autoimmune system and rid myself of my chronic cough and throat irritation. Even though I was eating healthy, clean, home-cooked food and watching and weighing portions, the weight kept going up since I started menopause in 2007. Eliminating the above foods (I realized that the excess insulin from grains was making me FAT!) is doing the trick, and I am NEVER hungry! I am using Isabel De Los Rios' Diet Solution Program as the basis for my plan. I eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, mostly chicken and fish, (organic or locally grown whenever possible) so I DO get carbohydrates, as I realize that they are essential for brain function, but keeping the carb intake low keeps the weight off for me.

As of October 2011, I have added in achromium/vanadium supplement to help with insulin resistance, and it works great. I have no abdominal roll for the first time in my life!


Member Since: 1/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,537

My Goals:
I want to not only lose the fat and keep it off, but I want to build and tone my muscles, especially my thighs and core. I am starting a slow-paced running regimen along with doing SparkPeople exercises on YouTube. !


My Program:
I am using Isabel De Los Rios' Diet Solution Program as the basis for my plan. I eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables,(organic or locally grown whenever possible) so I DO get carbohydrates, as I realize that they are essential for brain function, but keeping the carb intake low keeps the weight off for me.



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Age is just a number! Ernestine Shepherd (holds the Guiness World Record as the oldest female bodybuilder, she's 74!) is MY HERO




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  • v LINDA2656
    Hey finally back on here, you go girl!
    2474 days ago
  • v DEE054
    HI....Finally caught up with you on here. I;m back to tracking on Spark so hopefully I can start to get some weight off. I am so proud of your accomplishment......so hopefully will be right behind you.
    Always enjoy your posts on Facebook :)
    take care
    2778 days ago
  • v STORMCAT78
    I am trying chromium for the first time! I found out about it from a book called 'The Diet Cure' by Julia Ross. Thanks to this book I am not counting calories anymore and I am no longer gaining weight! That has never happened before! I am still working out and I read that chromium is no longer in the soil of the US and that a deficiency will cause blood sugar issues, depression, weight gain and diabetes! So I hope I finally found the answer to why I have always been overweight even though I diet and exercise. Your post makes me think I did, I only started on chromium 3 days ago so only time will tell!
    2822 days ago
  • v RSSSLHB
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    2882 days ago
  • v CORKYTHEMOM
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    Julia, I sure do miss you. I'm hoping all is well with you. Have you had your Holiday hugs yet? I wanted to remind you of how special your gift of friendship throughout the year means to me.


    emoticon H = Honored to have a special friend who inspires me on a daily basis!
    emoticon U = Unity from your caring support and heartfelt encouragement!
    emoticon G = Gratitude for the inner strength, perseverance and triumphs in all that you do!
    emoticon S = Sparktacular role model that creates extraordinary results!


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2885 days ago
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