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Self portrait after a 3 mile run. This is my BEET RED face. Today only 94°! Aug 2011 139 lbs.

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Hubby and I at a stop along a trail hiking in Colorado. July 2007 - 140 lbs.

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Let me introduce myself. I'm 53, retired, and I got here by using Sparkpeople trackers. They work when you use them daily and honestly! I also find them FUN to use!

I'm with with my husband, whom I absolutely adore, walking, hiking & biking in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter!

I love eating fresh organic veggies & fruit, and in April 2011 I went GLUTEN FREE. This resolved a lot of issues I was having with bloating and gas, hair loss, itchy skin & sleeplessness not to mention whacked out hormonal issues! Recently I had to start adding more protein and one of my most important goals is to have at least 60mg of protein daily. The more time that has passed on a gluten free diet, the more sensitive my system becomes. I've found that eating fruit or consuming sugar after a good meal will trigger a gas and bloating reaction. I have some outstanding recipes for gluten free things, but I have to use them in moderation, as they are calories not very well spent!

Thanks for stopping by!

-the mrs.

Member Since: 3/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 29,232

My Goals:
Walk 1 hour every day

Strength train 3 times a week - or every other day

Weight goal 1: from 146 to 139 by Feb 14 2013

Weight goal 2: 139 to 127 by May 1

My Program:
Consume between 900 - 1550 calories a day.

Strength train 3 times a week for 50 minutes.
Cardio walk for 60 min every day

Personal Information:
Self employed animal artist, musician & non-profit president.

Other Information:
I'm head over heels in love with my hubby! He is a professional photographer http://www.fromthehighcountry.com

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  • v JOYNEW
    Thanks so much for your support! I really do appreciate it! (And btw, can I just say you do NOT look 52. When I read that, I was completely shocked! Looking at your picture, I'd guess 30!)
    3289 days ago
    The fresh figs need to be ripe for the best taste. You put them on a plate at room temperature until they are a little soft to the touch. Then they will be sweet and juicy. I agree that the mission figs are the best dried figs.

    I just bought 4 pounds of frozen strawberries and 3 pounds of frozen blueberries. I like to thaw a cup of strawberries or a half cup of blueberries in the microwave and eat them plain. They are delicious, even sweeter than the fresh berries. I prefer fresh, but they are out of season now and more expensive. The good thing about the frozen is that you can eat them any time you want and don't have to use them up before they spoil. I love berries. They are so delicious!
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    3308 days ago
    Thanks for the birthday toast! WooHoo!
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    3309 days ago
    I did a little checking on the effects of microwaving on food. I found a short article from the Harvard Medical School, which is a good, authoritative source.


    However I cannot say with 100% certainty that there is not something unusual happening with the microwaves and the nutrients. This is after all nutrition, and it is still an evolving science. For now I would say to go with your gut feeling and do what brings you joy.
    3326 days ago
    I read your article on microwaving foods. It is full of weasel words! One of the comments reads as follows:

    I've microwaved food for decades. Almost every morning, I eat microwaved oatmeal. I'm extremely healthy with excellent blood chemistry. A friend told me about the microwave-nutrition issue today, and I decided to check it out. After reading several website from health research groups, hospitals, etc., I am reassured that microwaving doesn't cause any negative impacts (other than cooking) to my food. Articles like this one, which references an un-named "study" are typical of the specious, alarmist health disinformation that permeates the Internet. It's no surprise that the author is selling a product designed to help us "get the best nutrition."

    I don't give any credence to such claims unless they reference several scientific articles in reliable resources. I suggest that you post this issue on the Forum to get more feedback from other SparkPeople.
    3333 days ago
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