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Me, age 15


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I want to be healthier, more energetic, more attractive, just plain happier... isn't that what life is all about?
I'm 52 years old, married for almost 20 years, dealing with some health issues (hypertension, osteoarthritis, stroke, and more) for the past 10 years or so. My husband and I care for my 92-year-old father, 2 dogs, and 4 cats... my husband's kids are grown and care for themselves (mostly).
I volunteer between 30 and 80 hours per week as a Theatrical Costume Designer and Builder. I also enjoy writing how-to articles, making marionettes and dolls, cooking, and doing home renovations.
I would describe myself as bold and creative, a risk taker, adventurous, a foodie, conservative in my own life yet liberal in my attitude towards others, outgoing but at the same time socially shy.

Member Since: 12/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1

My Goals:
I've lost over 40 pounds this past year, most of it by following the WW program. I want to lose 80+ more. I'm not looking for a quick fix, but rather I want to continue to make healthier choices and develop better habits.

My Program:
Official Start date of phase 2: January 1 2012.
I want to eat healthier - less meat, less processed foods, more vegetables.
I want to eat a satisfying amount of food, and so I will - 3 meals and 3 snacks daily, or at least most days.
I like to cycle my caloric intake, eating more 2 days per week and a bit less on other days. Some say it helps the metabolism stay healthy and avoid diet plateaus. I like to allow myself a day or two when I can enjoy eating out without guilt.
I want to lose weight slowing over the next 2 years. My doctor likes that idea too.
I don't exercise, but I have a treadmill and weight set... it's just a matter of setting up the home gym in our garage. Renovations here are always slow.

Personal Information:
I live in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada - in sight of Port Huron, Michigan. I enjoy shopping both sides of the border!

Other Information:
Many years ago a friend introduced me to the work of Edgar Cayce, psychic and 'Father of Holistic Medicine'. There is a lot of spiritual study connected with Cayce and his psychic readings. I can relate to the psychic part, but not the spiritual. I do however believe there is a lot of wisdom to be found in the dietary advice he offered. I would like to spend more time studying his recommendations and incorporate them into my life. It's worth checking it out - search 'Edgar Cayce diet'.

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    Doing well Lynne. Thanks for checking in. glad to see you back. I have been tracking everything and that has really helped. Finally shedding some pounds that are noticable to others.
    3232 days ago
  • v JACKIE4019
    Glad to see you back. You were beautiful at 15.
    3232 days ago
  • v ANN5497
    Welcome back . I'm still here. not much success in getting the weight off but I refuse to give up.
    3232 days ago
  • v CARPEDIEM369
    Howdy Lynn~ just checking in to see what you're up to. Have been eating in a vegetarian way & started slowly going back to my original seated exercise program. Geez, I HATE to be revisiting this phase, but the surgery set me back. I seem to be in Sisyphus mode - ugh!
    How are you doing? emoticon
    3282 days ago
  • v MARCIAS22
    Just dropping by to say "hi." I'm a member of the Westie team too but haven't been as active lately as when I first joined. There's a good 14-day challenge that's going on on the team site right now and you're certainly welcome to join in. We're trying to step up our exercise, water intake, fruits & veggies, etc.

    Reading the intro on your SparkPage, you really have some very interesting hobbies and talents. They really sound enjoyable.

    Hope things have been going well for you. Have a great weekend!
    3300 days ago
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