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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: 158,044

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.

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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.

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"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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  • v KATIE5668
    To answer..now I am down to 11 hens, 2 geese, 1 duck and a rabbit. Plus 4 dogs and 2 cats.
    A flock of wild birds that storm the porch if I am too late feeding in the AM and a neighbors donkey that did live here for a while. He is now just across the pasture and will call to me whenever he hears my voice, perhaps hoping I as well as his people will bring him food!!

    I agree that texture and appearance of food is very important. I cook with spices mostly and my cooking tends to be a bit on the spicy side for those that are not used to it..but rather than drown my food in salt to add kick I will use my spices!!

    5 days ago
    Interesting. For most of us taste is entwined with smell but you have obviously discovered that visual and textural sensations are the key. I have often wondered what it would be like to lose one or more senses and which would be the most difficult to lose. You have given me lots to ponder so thank you!
    12 days ago
    Yikes, no sense of smell? You must have some interesting coping strategies?
    12 days ago
    I hope you get heating relief very soon, not great at this time of year with changeable weather every day.
    13 days ago
    WTG on 500 miles!!!
    14 days ago
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