Walking through the gate to a healthier me!



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Hi Everyone!
I have been changing the way I eat since April 07. I am eating healthy for the first time in my life - whole grains, lots of veggies and fruit, no sugar, no artificial sweetners, protein and low fat dairy. I never in a million years thought I could eat healthy! I don't think I had ever eaten a whole grain in my life. I have lost 25 pounds so far but have a LONG way to go. I am excited about the tools and support that this site offers.

Member Since: 1/8/2008

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My Goals:
1) Exercise, Exercise, Exercise!! My goal is to incorporate walking into my daily routine. This will be a big step for me because I HATE exercise. I am LAZY!

2) Add variety to the fruits and veggies I eat

3) Eat more fish

My Program:
I am eating healthy foods in moderate quantities. My weakness is popcorn - it is a whole grain so I have not eliminated it - just modified it. I pop it on the stove with 1 Tablespoon or less of Smart Balance oil. Another weakness is dark chocolate. I eat one square of at least 70% cocoa extra dark chocolate.

Personal Information:
I love God and going to church. I like to read and watch movies. I have 8 nieces and 2 nephews that range in age from 2 - 14. They keep me busy. I try never to miss a Broncos football game (they have got to be better next year - they can't get any worse).

My family has a business that keeps us all busy. It is very challenging to be in business with your siblings. However, it is also very rewarding. I travel for work which can make it difficult to stay on my healthy eating plan - I need to be prepared with snacks and food that I bring from home.

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I love to cook and bake. I have adapted recipes using whole grain flours like wheat flour and oat flour. I have also almost eliminated refined sugar from my life. If I do have a sweetner - which is limited - I use xylitol, stevia powder or turbano sugar.

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  • v X4ME2WIN
    25 pounds?!?!?! You rock. Well done!!! Keep up the good work.
    3801 days ago
  • v GORAYRAY125
    Hey, I see you've lost 25 pounds since you started.... I think that's fantastic. I've been researching exercise equipment and from everything I have read... you can lose alot more on an exercise bike than a treadmill. So I think I'm going to buy an exercise bike. OH well...........
    There's always tomorrow.
    3802 days ago
  • v DOLPHINS50
    Thanks for the Add. Good Luck - keep up the good work. Oh yeah, and GO BRONCOS! I live in Patriots country but was born and raised in Denver. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche will live in my heart forever.
    3805 days ago
    thank you for adding me!! and WELCOME!
    3806 days ago
    As a member of the group Christian Living I have come to your sparkpage to say Hi and to thank you for your participation

    Smaller versions of this group are now available

    May 2008 be a good year fory ou
    3815 days ago
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