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I am a 50 yo female that needs to lose 90 lbs.( have this down to 45 lbs, yeah halfway there) I live in Northeast Ohio, married for almost 32years, and have 3 daughters and 1 son. My goal was to lose 40 lbs before my hysterectomy in Nov. 2007 (which I acheived). I am 12 months post hyster and I have gained it all back. I am now ready to get serious again. (now over two years and down 45 lbs)

I am trying a different approach now. I saw a segment on the news about calorie restriction. I have done some research on it and am willing to give it a try. I am settling with a gradual weight loss per their recommendations. I am not so interested in the longevity aspect of the life style as I am warding off chronic diseases ( I guess the avoidence of these diseases will add years to my life).

I still "try" to restrict the calories but also started to follow a low fat plant based diet. I am at a stand still right now but haven't given up. I have been at the same weight for around 6 months, but the important part is I haven't gained.

Member Since: 8/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 812

My Goals:
My short term goal is to get out of the obese catagory. I need to be at a weight of 174 to acheive this.

My long term goal is to weigh 140lbs and avoid the diseases of old age.

My Program:
I I haven't been tracking my nutrients since starting the McDougall program.

I try to walk/run/swim for 30 min or more five times a week. I have now added Yoga to my fitness routine.

Personal Information:
I am from NE Ohio. I have been married since 1978 and have four children, three daughters and one son. As of july4, 2009, a son-in-law.

Other Information:
I am an avid cross-stitcher. As a RN I would like to set a good example. I have radically changed my diet since reading books by Paul Mcglothin and Meredith Averill, T. Colin Campbell, John McDougall, and Caldwell Esselstyn.

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    Thanks for adding me as your friend! I am so excited about following your journey. You are an inspiration to me!! emoticon
    4010 days ago
    Thank you for the spark goodie you sent my way and the kind words. It was very much appreciated.

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    4031 days ago
    I'm thankful you are my sparkfriend!!! ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
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    4032 days ago
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    "Everyday is a life, being born in daybreak and dying when you go to sleep. Live every day as amazingly as possible. Learn what you can and make it worth something. For once you go to sleep, that day has died; it will never happen again, only to be remembered or forgotten.” Carpe Diem
    Hugs, Anna
    4039 days ago
    Go to my photos, I have posted some of my crafts. And Tlinket cross stitch pictures. emoticon
    4098 days ago
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