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"My body is not a garbage can for empty calories anymore." - Me

"Your body is not a bank account, it is a chemistry lab." - nutritionist JJVirgin

"Our body are not a simple balancing scale. Rather, our body is a thermostat." - Dr. Jason Fung

"Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food." - Hippocrates

"People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely." -Hans F Hansen

"Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up."

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Member Since: 7/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 16,817

My Goals:
You have to eat to live, but I don't believe that food should be mere sustenance. Food should be a pleasure to eat as well as healthful. I love to travel, and I don't buy designer bags or clothes - I enjoy regional cuisine and adventure! I want to be able to enjoy food, explore the countryside and be healthy doing it.

My Program:
Low grain/starch and exercise.

- Home cooked meals. One dining out option per week.
- 90g protein minimum
- 80g carbs maximum
- Clean eating - high quality vegetables, protein and fruits
- Minimal processed foods
- Low to no sugars
- Low glycemic fruits
- Occasional breads or starches, if desired.
- Sweet treat rarely.
- One glass of wine, if desired
- 30mins light to moderate exercise 4x per week
- 2 hours extended exercise on weekend (hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, etc)

Personal Information:
I lived 6 wonderful years in Seattle, and 5 in Savannah. I have now returned to my hometown in Colorado Springs.

Other Information:
I'm a software engineer.

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  • v PACEKA1
    I'm so glad to hear that things are starting to come together for you. I've lived in my home for 34 years - I can't even imagine what it would take to leave here, although that day may come eventually. We bought a few pieces of furniture this week and just trying to get that room rearranged was a big chore!

    We had a very nice Thanksgiving, it was a lot more work than I'd remembered - it's been a few years since I've made Thanksgiving dinner. But it was all good. I don't have a lot to do to get ready for Christmas, we don't buy gifts for the kids anymore, just the Grandkids; and they are all still young enough to easily please! Next week I'll put up a few decorations to set the mood a bit.

    Have a great day.
    1455 days ago
    emoticon Happy Holidays VHAL! emoticon

    I hope your doing well.... I'm presently resisting the heavenly smell of everything bagels with cream cheese in the break room, sigh. I've not had a bagel in a year. I know it will make me feel crummy so....keep plugging along!
    1456 days ago
  • v PACEKA1
    Just thought I'd say hello. Hope you are getting everything done that needs to be done without going crazy! I miss seeing your blogs but I can just imagine you are spinning with so much to do! Good luck!!
    1503 days ago
    lol, yes! 'that's it!!?!?!'
    I added the monthly chart recently, so I could excuse myself for getting bogged down in the details.
    An weight across the month is a bit different is a little easier to swallow than only being down 4lbs from the last day of the prior month.

    I've been calorie restricting since April, with only about 4 respites. I guess it's time for another one. I know I've got a long way to go, so I shouldn't get impatient and try to push it too much.
    Physically, I'm still feeling great, and that should be enough to keep me happy for now.
    1522 days ago
    Good point on weight loss being a stressor. A very good reason to maintain.
    1522 days ago
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