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Me 1 months after by-pass surgery, down 30 pounds

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Hi, I'm Linda, and I'm from Va. I've been fat all my life and tried every "diet" in existence! I've lost about 175 pounds over the past 6 years and I'm interested in eating more a vegetarian diet. I don't eat beef and I feel better eating less meat. I'm concerned about getting the nutrients I need by eliminating meat altogether. I have Crohn's disease so I do have quite a bit of difficulty keeping my nutritional values up. I am in remission but my small bowel is damaged to the point it doesn't absorb well. I also need to get more exercise.. and stay motivated to exercise!

Member Since: 11/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 27,624

My Goals:
I am upgrading my goals:
Loose 9 pounds: to 130
To eat vegetarian.
To eat healthy for all my health problems.
To be more active and get in more exercise.
To make new friends.
To Improve leg strength.
To increase bone density by increasing calcium and Vit D intake and improved bone density scan (due in Aug)

My Program:
Going to the vegetarian blog, going to the links to find recipes.
checking recipes here
reading material here on healthy vegetarian eating
making an exercise plan
meeting people!
Start going to Y for regular exercise classes.
Start back in belly dancing classes next week.
Continue PT on shoulder.

Personal Information:
Home is Danville, VA, a small town in south central VA.
I'm married and have one son. I'm also Mom to 3 dogs, a beautiful yorkie, a cutie pie Japanese Chin, and a pit bull/irish setter mix. The Chin weighs 2 pounds, and she's my alpha dog! Go figure! I'm married to Ed, a Yankee of all things!

Other Information:
I read anything I can get my hands on! I like older movies. I love about all music, about, not quite!
I love the series "Bones"
and "Dr Who".
I'm also a big fan of the Harry Potter series! Everything ever written by Patterson lives in my house!

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