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My Man of (then) 32 years and I, Mar 13, 2010. Going to an award ceremony for me (and others).

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March 6, 2019 - 222.1 lbs.

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6-8-2019 BMI 32.1 - 216 lbs. Finally weight is dropping again. I gained back almost 10 lbs in the meantime and since then went strict carnivore. 2 lbs of steak, a pack of smoked salmon and a variety of waters (or black or green tea once a day.)
Life has become beautiful again. I am happy again for the time being, and have every reason in the book to lose this weight and continue to feel marvelous.

4-12-2019 Same BMI, 221 lbs, but have lost 1.5 inches all around without losing any significant weight. I won't argue!!! LOL Energy level is up there. I mowed the front and the back today. Got my first tan of the season ... hope my back didn't burn. It feels a bit hot and scratchy. But the sun feels so good on my skin - it was windy... gorgeous day, indeed.

3-6-2019 BMI at 32.8 Life is getting a bit too busy for my taste, since I used to think I was retired. Guess I was wrong. The rescue is taking off, have been asked to fill in at an insurance company for 6 months. No time to dawdle.

12-20-2018 BMI Down to 34.8, Everything seems to fall into place. Looking back on the past year, I miss the whirlwind in a way. Life is settling into the old hohum drum ... but the weight might be coming down ... not holding my breath yet. :)

7-30-2018 Catching up: I am finally getting control of my diabetes. My BMI has gone down from 40 to 36.1, I am slowly seeing success. My husband passed last November, after a 2 year battle with lung cancer. It was a tough time. But I have found my balance, and am going on with a huge hole in my heart ... but it's not a pot hole, just a void that I feel often, but am handling it. 40 years with a person is a long time, and suddenly not having anyone to share your memories with is ... strange. So many things we did as a habit, that now nobody understands, or that I cannot share with anyone, because they were our quirks .. Life is different, but I am hell bent on making it good. That's what he would have wanted. I think of him every single day.

5-24-2018 BTW, I am still grain and sugar free since 2015. Haven't touched those poisons consciously ever since. Mind you, they are embedded in a lot of foods, especially when you go and eat out. I've pretty much stopped eating out, unless I go to my favorite Asian Buffet here, which has a bunch of healthy, clean foods, just steamed or roasted, all the shrimp you can eat (yum) and vegetables galore.

4-30-2018 I've been watching My 600 lb life for a looong time. In each episode, Dr. Now tells the people to lose 30-40 lbs in 2 months or even 1 month and how it is a mathematical and scientific equation... I finally GOT it. I spent some money on a fitbit and fitbit scale ... and have lost 3.6 lbs in 4 days. Of course, the digital scale is not mal-adjusted like my old manual scale, so now I have to play catch up. That sucks, because I am back up to 261.4 where I was down to 256 on the manual scale. But I know this works and I will make needed adjustments.

3-17-2018 Happy St. Patty's Day if you celebrate that. I hit 62 (gasp) Much has happened in the last 2 years. I'm not ready to talk about it yet. But I'm getting good at Dodge Ball and handling Curve Balls. This year I am finally able to slowly destress and try and find a way to live with my new life and see if I can find my laughter.

1-29-2017 Played around with grain-free for a year, but never cut out the sugar. Chocolates, Toffees, Trail Mixes. Did not gain a pound, or lose, but became almost diabetic.
I've been sugar and grain free since the 7th of January. Lost 14 lbs in 3 weeks, and dropped my blood glucose by 30 points.

10-3-2015: After 1.5 years of a totally sedentary job my weight and waist enlarged. But on Labor Day 2015, I had an epiphany, after having a severe allergic reaction... I found the Wheat Belly book, and my life changed. In 1 month, I lost 10 lbs without trying. I just cut out all grains and sugars and artificial foods. Just wanted to update my page to show people, there is hope. You just have to figure out that WHEAT is your killer.

Member Since: 4/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,731

My Goals:
10-3-2015: Just be able to move around without pain and being out of breath. (Achieved July 2018)

3-26-2014: Be able to walk a mile in one piece. (Achieved July 2018)

5-13-11: Be able to to walk a mile in one piece.
Then walk 1.5 miles ... and so on :)
I still would love to learn to ride a horse.

Walk a 5K
Ride a horse for the first time

My Program:
Eat less and walk. I am not out to complete a crash diet. It took years to get here, I don't mind if it takes a year or two to complete my goals.

May 2009: 239 / 41
Oct 2009: 194 / 45
Feb 2010: 199 / 51
May 2010: 147 / 51
Aug 2010: 160 / 48
Sep 2010: 276 / 47
Oct 2010: 198 / 48
Nov 2010: 157 /
Feb 2011: 244 / 40
Oct 2011: 192 / 40
Mar 2012: 199 / 45
Aug 2015: 198 / 49
Jan. 2017: 221 / 47
Jan. 2019: 209 / ?

Personal Information:
Mom of 2, grand mom of 5, living with 6 dogs, and 4 silver dollar fish.

I am a true Aquarius and proud of it.

I love life.
I love my family.
I love my home.
I love my job.
I love Sparkling.

05/01/09: 268 lbs
10/21/09: 229 lbs
12/20/09: 226 lbs
02/14/10: 225 lbs
03/28/10: 220 lbs
Husband became very ill in April 2010.
02/23/11: 250 lbs
05/10/11: 262 lbs
07/29/11: 263 lbs
01/24/12: 260 lbs
03/26/12: 270 lbs
01/04/16: 251 lbs
01/07/17: 269 lbs
Started Grain and sugar free
01/29/17: 256 lbs
12/20/17: 273 lbs - started KETO in January 2018
04/30/18: 261.4
05/23/18: 254.3
12/25/18: 232.6
06/07/19: 216.1 (started Carnivore June 1, 2019)

Blood Pressure:
05/01/09: 130/82
12/20/09: 107/71
02/13/10: 121/81
02/23/11: 121/60
01/14/12: 120/78
10/03/15: 121/68
01/04/16: 119/73
04/12/17: 127/71
04/30/18: 119/74 - Resting BPM average 75
05/23/18: 103/65 - Resting BPM averag

Other Information:
Went to strict Carnivore
Now strict KETO.
WheatBelly - drop the grains and heal yourself.

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    Thank you for adding me to your friend list. I need all the encouragement and advice I can get.
    4362 days ago
  • v HONEYB1949
    Thank you Liz for adding me to your friends list, I have done the same. I hope your Mother's Day has been stressless and enjoyable.

    4363 days ago
  • v JESSESGIRL1212
    You can do this! I suck at the diet part, too. But I have got the exercise down! I have a tiny house, but I found a corner for my exercise bike. It shreds calories, and I love it. We always have sweets around the house, too. I try to keep fruit as well. And every time I make that healthy choice, it is a victory. I celebrate every victory, and I let go of the guilt. This is not a race; it is a life-style change. And it takes time to break old habits. One thing at a time, my friend. Start small... one choice at a time. I personally threw away my scale. I am not going to base my self-worth on a number. Instead I am basing my success on how I feel and how my clothes fit. I know you can do this! I am here if you need to vent or just talk.
    4393 days ago
  • v no profile image BALDYJOHN
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    Hi guys
    As it is almost St. Patrick's Day (Tuesday 17th) I decided that I would drop by to wish all those friends who support and encourage me, people who take time to leave comments on my page and/or blog and those that message me and wish you a very


    & a great weekend.

    To everyone, thank you.

    Keep smiling all and once again "Happy St. Patrick's Day & greetings from Ireland"

    John :-)
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    4421 days ago
  • v JESSESGIRL1212
    Thanks for the encouragement!! It helps more than people realize. I have so many bad days with the food plans..but the exercise part is going great!! Thank you so much!!! You seem to be doing great...no diabetes woohoo congrats!!! Keep up the good work!!
    4723 days ago
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