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I was losing weight until I quit smoking (back in 2007). I put it all and an extra 24 pounds on. I need to re-lose those, plus the 10 I hadn't lost yet to get to my goal.

I gave up all soda in 2013 and am working on going Whole Food Plant Based.

2020 Update: Backslid up to the mid 150s. Time to get back on the horse and eat on plan. Need to start tracking again to be accountable.

Update 2019: Down to the low-mid 140s, bouncing a bit. Still doing the 5% Challenges since the first one worked so well. I just need to get back on track and actually DO what I say I'm going to do.

Update 2018: Joined my first 5% Challenge to see if I can get these last 10 pounds off,

Update 2017: Have succeeded in going WFPB with very few slips. Down to the low 150s, but need to lose a bit more as I am only 5' 4.5" tall.

Member Since: 3/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 158,838

My Goals:
I want go get down to 130 pounds.
I want to learn how to meal plan - I get by so far by not keeping stuff I shouldn't eat in the house, but I don't always eat the best proportions of grains and beans to veggies and fruits - and nuts can be dangerous.

My Program:
Have been eating Whole Food Plant Based 99% of the time. I have been reading about Intermittent Fasting and tried the eRTF (early Time Restricted Feeding) version where I ingest all my calories between 5:30 AM and noon. That stopped being workable when work got too busy to eat all 3 meals at work, so I am going to try doing the other end - no eating before noon and done by 6 pm.

Personal Information:
I am a voracious reader who enjoys Ren Faires and science fiction / fantasy conventions. I have 2 long-haired cats and one son who is ASD.

Other Information:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
--Groucho Marx

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    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Support from people like you give me the motivation to keep moving forward!
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    1157 days ago
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    I love his books, thank you. And thank you for reading my blog. I don't think I have read this one. I just ordered one that another Sparker recommended so I'll start with that. I love that we can put a question out to the Universe and someone will answer!
    1162 days ago
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    1163 days ago
    Thank you for the friend add, I have added you also!!!! I didn't realize we were both on the Fitbit team too!!! I'm still trying to get mine to sync with SP!
    Have a great Wednesday!
    1167 days ago