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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
    Thanks for the comment & support on my blog. We are lucky that most NZ meat is hormone & antibiotic free. We plan to get some fresh vegs & fruit today. We will do what we can health wise to give his body the best chance.
    1918 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking such time and care to comment on my blog and on my page - I've been pretty under the weather and hadn't really been up for computer time until now! I am taking every word to heart and do plan to take a list of clients with addresses to immediately send them "thank you" cards. You never know when we might see each other again, you know? I certainly hate showing up and finding out that my doctor has left. So thank you again for your words of wisdom, I very much appreciate the support!
    1923 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog. Yes when I cook (and I cook every meal at home) gets really hard to track:-) I am spending all this time trying to track and I want to get something out of it;-)
    1923 days ago
    Thinking of you this beautiful Sabbath Day & praying that all is going well for you in all areas of life!

    God bless your day & the coming week!

    1926 days ago
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