AKA_TROUBLE
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I was losing weight until I quit smoking (back in 2007). I put it all and an extra 24 pounds on. I need to re-lose those, plus the 10 I hadn't lost yet to get to my goal.

I gave up all soda in 2013 and am working on going Whole Food Plant Based.

2020 Update: Backslid up to the mid 150s. Time to get back on the horse and eat on plan. Need to start tracking again to be accountable.

Update 2019: Down to the low-mid 140s, bouncing a bit. Still doing the 5% Challenges since the first one worked so well. I just need to get back on track and actually DO what I say I'm going to do.

Update 2018: Joined my first 5% Challenge to see if I can get these last 10 pounds off,

Update 2017: Have succeeded in going WFPB with very few slips. Down to the low 150s, but need to lose a bit more as I am only 5' 4.5" tall.


Member Since: 3/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 157,991

My Goals:
I want go get down to 130 pounds.
I want to learn how to meal plan - I get by so far by not keeping stuff I shouldn't eat in the house, but I don't always eat the best proportions of grains and beans to veggies and fruits - and nuts can be dangerous.


My Program:
Have been eating Whole Food Plant Based 99% of the time. I have been reading about Intermittent Fasting and tried the eRTF (early Time Restricted Feeding) version where I ingest all my calories between 5:30 AM and noon. That stopped being workable when work got too busy to eat all 3 meals at work, so I am going to try doing the other end - no eating before noon and done by 6 pm.



Personal Information:
I am a voracious reader who enjoys Ren Faires and science fiction / fantasy conventions. I have 2 long-haired cats and one son who is ASD.


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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
--Groucho Marx




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  • v ANACORAZON
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    Congratulations on being our new Team Leader! You have done fantastic with the Fitbit and Non-Fitbit Challenges, Motivation and Fun Activities and organizing the In Between! Thanks a lot!

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    WELCOME BACK TO THE BEST TEAM: WALKERS, JOGGERS, RUNNERS & GADGETEERS!

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    Comment edited on: 3/28/2020 9:54:31 PM
  • v SABLENESS
    Hoping for rain next week. We really need some.
    1 day ago
  • v SABLENESS
    One of Mickey’s predecessors would have put holes in your hand if you messed with his tummy. How do we know? Ha!
    4 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    To answer..now I am down to 11 hens, 2 geese, 1 duck and a rabbit. Plus 4 dogs and 2 cats.
    A flock of wild birds that storm the porch if I am too late feeding in the AM and a neighbors donkey that did live here for a while. He is now just across the pasture and will call to me whenever he hears my voice, perhaps hoping I as well as his people will bring him food!!

    I agree that texture and appearance of food is very important. I cook with spices mostly and my cooking tends to be a bit on the spicy side for those that are not used to it..but rather than drown my food in salt to add kick I will use my spices!!

    5 days ago
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