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I'm not sure how many times I've been on SparkPeople attempting to lose weight. But I am determined that this will be the last time--and for the first time, I believe that I really have hope of healing my deranged metabolism and getting back to a healthy weight and being able to maintain it long-term.

Member Since: 9/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,963

My Goals:
To get back to a healthy weight and to feel comfortable in my skin again. To feel like "myself" again. To feel healthy and fit again.

My Program:
I had a lot of success a few years back with Eat to Live but found it too hard to maintain and still try to live a "normal" life. Stumbled on the Every Other Day Diet in The Atlantic this summer and immediately felt like it was something I could manage even though this has been a crazy and difficult year. The more I learn about intermittent fasting the more excited I am about its potential to turn around the metabolic and obesity crisis that affects so many of us. It's been empowering to understand more about how we got here; if you don't understand the roots of the problem, you can't fix it. Understanding that the obesity epidemic has its roots not in gluttony and sloth as the proponents of "Eat less, move more" would have us believe, but rather in how and when we eat. That calorie counting gets you focused on the wrong thing. Highly recommend Dr. Jason Fung's book "The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss" as this understanding has changed my life forever.

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I am a mother, I work in development for a nonprofit, am interested in spirituality and health.

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Lean left politically but am more interested in connection than in winning a fight.

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  • v LINDAF49
    You are beautiful!!! I delight in reading your blogs, notes and excited to see you doing so very well - you have encouraged me this morning!!! I do M-W-F fast to 500 and am finally feeling like I am succeeding at the plan - now to see results!!! I love your positive and successful path nd rejoice with you!!
    86 days ago
    Thank you for the 'fasting' info. I've been reading up on it - mixed reviews tbh. But, it kind of ties in with some other stuff I was doing/thinking of doing so, I'm going to give it a go in my own way.
    167 days ago
  • v BERRY4
    emoticon for your encouragement AND support! emoticon
    213 days ago
  • v BERRY4
    Thanks for checking out by blog. -- I actually have a book on Tapping, but haven't taken or haven't found the time to follow through on this. Yes, it has been a "thought" to do at some point. (Honestly, not sure if I'm currently able to verbalize the things to say out loud. "Issues!")
    213 days ago
    Thank you for your comments on my page. I love the support on Spark. We'll have to keep one another encouraged as we take this day by day. You've lost more than I have (I think it's about double), and I love having friends ahead of me on the journey, and behind me.

    228 days ago
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