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Member Since: 3/10/2013

Fitness Minutes: 955

My Goals:
My goals are to further improve my weight and my blood sugar. I started out with a weight of 425 pounds, and am now down to 305. So I've lost 120 pounds. My blood sugar started out at 360 (when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in doctor's office) and my A1c is now 4.6. So I've improved quite a bit, but still want to do more.

My Program:
I try to eat low carb, high fat, or LCHF, or HFLC, or nutritional ketosis, or whatever you want to call it. I also do intermittent fasting sometimes, though not every day. As for exercise, I believe strongly in strength training, or lifting weights. As heavy as I can. No one pound pink dumbbells for me, thank you.

Personal Information:
Let's see... pertinent information... um... I'm highly intelligent? I like to learn? I'm a writer? Language is something I find fascinating? I know a good deal of Spanish, and am working on learning Japanese? When I was 21, I had weight loss surgery, and it didn't work (much)?

Other Information:
I guess I'll put hobbies here. I knit, crochet, bake, write (though I suppose this one isn't adequately described by the word 'hobby'), and recently took up Magic the Gathering. Hmm... I can't list off a favorite book, but the top five would be, Dune, Oryx and Crake, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and The Nightrunner (series). Yes, those are all sci-fi or fantasy. As for movies... god, that's even harder. I'll just say my all-time favorite film is Jurassic Park. Surprises everyone I tell, since it's not 'intellectual'. Oh well. Music? Erasure, Depeche Mode, Adam Lambert, Duran Duran, Placebo, David Bowie, Ke$ha, and Anberlin. And those are just the ones in English. Too many others in other languages to list off.

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    I am taking time to thank you for your support on my blogs. I appreciate that you take the time to read and comment on them. That you take your time and share with me is awesome. I hope you have wonderful rest of the week.

    Thanks again for your support,
    Dawn emoticon

    p.s. My daughter loves Anime ..
    2923 days ago
    HI, Karie! I'm back from the vet with my dog Missy (all well so far.. waiting for annual bloodwork and test reults to come back tomorrow but I'm expecting a good report). I got your note on my page about Missy. yes, she is extremely well loved! Some would say spoiled emoticon but I think she's totally deserving! She's a good dog and has been my baby all these years now.. she's 15 next month! I am grateful for every day I have her! Hope you're having a good day, sweetheart! Will chat more later.. emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen
    2924 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your story on my blog!!

    I have gone through so many "yo-yo diets". I lose weight, look great, then go "Oh, one cookie won't hurt!" until one cookie becomes a daily thing and I'm back where I belong.

    I love how you say:

    "the best way to lose weight is *not* to try to lose weight. It's as you say, at the end, to develop a healthy lifestyle. If you do that, weight loss will probably result, but that shouldn't be the main focus of our efforts."

    While I agree being overweight/obese isn't good and often leads to health problems, I think the focus needs to be on what we are putting into our bodies or doing with our bodies (exercise) than on rigid definitions of "healthy" (e.g. the BMI charts). I still think it is possible to be Healthy at Every Size - as long as you are eating right, drinking your water, exercising, etc.

    Thanks for a wonderful discussion!!

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    2924 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2013 3:51:40 PM
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    It feels so very wonderful ~ those moments when we are in flow ~ Close your eyes and go there, imagine yourself in perfect harmony, with the very heartbeat of the universe, with the essence of a grain of sand ... flowing and riding the rhythm of the universe

    You are Divine my love, created like no other ...

    Always stay true to you ... for this is where you find your center and balance ~
    This is where calm appears soothing the soul, this is where inner wisdom speaks to your heart ... love and blessings © 2011Presley Love ♥¸¸.•¨¯`♥

    2924 days ago
    Hiya Kari. So, I was doing deadlifts tonight and I thought of you, knowing you're into strength training. Hope everything is well with you and yours. Just wanted to pop in and say HI! emoticon
    2924 days ago
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