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I always wanted to be fit and forty, but I ended up fat and forty [errr... fifty!] instead! Since I recently embarked on a second career as an owner/manager of a candy shop/bakery/deli/pizzeria and apprentice chocolatier, I thought it best to change that "fat" to "fit" before it was too late.

Luckily that second career is seasonal, but since my first career involves sitting at a computer all day, it's not much use either. Summers I work too hard on my feet all day to get any real exercise and winters I spend on my butt watching it rain through my home office window. I'm hoping to use SP and its community to help me keep moving. :)

Being finally diagnosed with pernicious anemia has helped as well because I now know the cause (serious Vitamin B deficiency) of my fatigue and chronic pain and have a treatment (regular B injections). It's a prickly solution, but I'm happy for it and am now finally able to work on bettering my health rather than just figuring out how to not sleep through the day.

I also have osteoarthritis and PCOS. None of these conditions are life-threatening (except untreated anemia), but they sure make you into a good and persistent whiner. They also sap your energy and give you a dose of chronic pain and fatigue. I don't so much mind having these health issues, but it would have been nice if one of them at least would have had weight loss instead of weight gain as a side effect. ;)

Anyway, the best treatment for all of the above is to lose that weight! I'm looking forward to it and also to meeting many of you.

Member Since: 1/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,486

My Goals:
Improve my overall health, stamina, and strength.

Make a habit of exercising now so I will be better able to work long hours on my feet in the summer.

Lose 10 lbs. by my next birthday. DONE!

Lose 20 lbs. by June 1st. DONE!

Updated Sept. 2016 goal: Lose 20 lbs by June 2017. [reset tracker]

Long term: Avoid medications!

My Program:
Sensible eating of mostly organic whole foods.

Primal Blueprint (low carb/high fat/grain-free)

Daily yoga. 3x week other exercise.

Meditation. Stress reduction. Better sleep.

Personal Information:
I'm a baker, cook, pizzaiola, and apprentice chocolatier. I work as Kitchen Manager of a small seasonal beachside bakery/deli/pizzeria that has been in business for 40 years. We hope to continue it for another 40!

I share my dome with a 48 y/o guy and a 125# Newfoundland dog and 15# Pixie-bob cat.

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  • v JAZZID
    Hi, are you going to post on the new thread for March, in the Primal Lifestyle team? Everyone is MIA! I hope you join me!

    ~ Dee emoticon
    1903 days ago
    How are those bunnies coming? emoticon
    1916 days ago
    We did buy an armoire refrigerator, but it was quite an event to get the right one! I originally wanted a counter depth version, but after taking measurements we discovered that the door wouldn't open all the way because it would bang into the door! After looking at lots of different stores and oodles of measurements, we finally found one that would fit! It wasn't a counter depth version, but I'm just happy we found one that we could open both doors at 90 degrees! I love, love, love seeing all my fresh produce at eye level! No more forgotten lunched shoved in the back!

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    We really, really, really wanted to come back to the PacNW, but after our last failed attempt at finding jobs, we decided it was time to make other plans. :( We will just have to plan on going there for vacations. I voted for our wedding anniversary trip since we met in Seattle, it would be romantic! Maybe I will stop in your bakery and surprise you one day! ;) Never know - could happen!
    1917 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/24/2013 7:03:55 PM
  • v CHUBRUB3
    Thank you my friend for reading my blog and for all your support. I couldn't do it with out friends like you,
    Hugs and love,
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    1955 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    emoticon to the Living Primal in a Modern World team...

    Glad to have you... please share comments, recipes, etc... If you have any questions let me know.

    Enjoy your weekend! ~ Dee emoticon
    2038 days ago
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