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JANUARY 2, 2018--Starting this year at 210 pounds. That's 55 pounds I have lost. Still going in the right direction albeit very slowly. Still low carb and gluten free. Avoiding all sugars and artificial sweeteners. Although a very nice man gave us some of his homegrown honey, so, I occasionally have a tsp in a cup of tea.

JANUARY 20, 2015--Starting this year at 216 pounds. That's 49 pounds I have lost since I started this journey. Slowly but surely.

MAY 5, 2014 -- read march 29, 2013 100 times Gail. You want to lose the rest of the weight. Really you do.


Well, in 2012 I didn't lose alot of weight, but, I gained health, which is so awesome.

I quit eating wheat in January 2012. Read Wheat Belly....EVERYONE!! Read it, seriously.

I feel really good. I don't really have anymore joint pain, except for one ankle. I'm happy about that.

Taken from Gary Taubes' blog:
Benefits v. Correction:
A restricted-carbohydrate diet doesn’t make you lose weight; it corrects your weight.

A restricted-carbohydrate diet doesn’t make you lose water weight; it corrects your water weight.

A restricted-carbohydrate diet doesn’t improve serum lipids; it corrects serum lipids.

A restricted-carbohydrate diet doesn’t improve health; it corrects unhealthiness.


It's now June 5 (already), I haven't lost anymore weight. I just don't try hard enough. It's silly not using the willpower to just spend a few weeks (okay a few months) addressing my diet and fitness. Though, I am brilliantly keeping track of it all and certainly know where my downfalls are! So, that's important. Well, we'll see how June goes.

May 1, 2011

Well, I am not really losing any weight, so, I have to revisit my diet ideas (what diet ideas)
But my exercise, fitness and lifestyle changes are working out. So it`s a start.
April 24, 2011:
I am 47. gulp! I don't feel 47 and I am always surprised when I look in the mirror. Who is that fat broad?

In my head I am maybe 32? I would like my body to match my mind.

I spent the last couple years very uncomfortably with plantar fasciitis(SP) and sciatica issues. It kept me from walking and excercising.

Finally, my legs are pretty much normal and I have started walking again. Yesterday I walked over 5 miles. Yes, me feet were sore and I had to have a nap in the afternoon. But, it was awesome!

Member Since: 11/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,898

My Goals:
I have to lose at least 40 pounds. I started here needing to lose 60+, so, I am getting somewhere.

I want to be fit to ride my horse. The more muscle and less fat I have, the better rider I will be.

And sometimes I just want to look hot (at least a bit, I don't feel hot right now)

My Program:
Low carb and wheat free all the way, baby!

Spend as much time outdoors as possible. I have a couple acres of garden to take care of, dogs to walk, a horse to ride, lots of calorie burning things to do!

Personal Information:
I live in BC Canada with my fabulous husband of 18 years, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 2 horses on a small acreage that I just love.

I have become fit enough and painfree enough to enjoy hiking again and just working around the property again.

Other Information:
She believed she could. So she did.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?
--George Carlin

I'd rather be sitting on my horse thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my horse.

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
John 'The Penguin' Bingham

"In order to get what you've never had,
Do what you've never done."
---Tockcey Smith


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  • v no profile image AMBERBREEZE
    emoticon For visiting my blog & your support. Congrats on losing 40+ pounds. What an awesome job you have done on improving your health. Keep up the good work.
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    1906 days ago
    Thank you! It feels good...
    1910 days ago
    Have a great week!
    1910 days ago
    JESUS (the sweetest name I know) ~

    His shed blood means we can live each day in His forgiveness.

    His resurrection means we can walk constantly in newness of life.

    His day of victory makes all our days complete!

    Praying His Very Best Is Yours this Easter Season!

    For in Him we live & move & have our being. ~ Acts 17:28 NIV

    There will never be another act of love
    so pure or triumph
    so celebrated
    as the humility of the cross
    & the miracle of the empty tomb.

    Bonnie Jensen

    Have a wonderful time of rejoicing in the Resurrection!

    1914 days ago
    Yes - they seem to have an odd way of "cushioning the blow". This is what they do...they take me out and then I get to choke down my meal why they give me vague reasons for why they don't like what I'm doing.

    At this point it looks like we'll meet either Saturday or Monday night. I got really sick again (which is why I've been MIA and late to answer comments!) so just came back to work yesterday. I am NOT happy about meeting out of work hours. It drives me nuts and is really inconsiderate especially considering that I live an hour away. I'm hoping to meet Saturday, then will give notice Monday. If we meet Monday, I will plan to give notice on Thursday.

    Thank you for being so supportive. I'm not doing a great job of reciprocating at the moment with being sick and my stomach in knots....but all will be over soon and I am feeling 100% again :)


    1917 days ago
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