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I have begun a new way of thinking about food and eating. Whole30. If you haven't heard of it; look it up. It's an elimination/reintroduction plan to help you realize foods that you may be sensitive to. I've found out that I can't eat corn, wheat, peanuts or super-sugary things. They all make me tired, achey, have GI upset and more. It was surprising and shocking as I'd eaten those foods my entire life! But eliminating and then reintroducing slowly to find the problems was eye-opening! I also fell in love with my kitchen and found it to be a wonderful creative outlet for me.

I have three great kids. One married, one in grad school and one starting her sophomore year of college next fall. I want to be around to thoroughly enjoy them more. And to be able to have tons of fun with my sweet granddaughter who is almost a year old!! I also don't want to be a burden to them; being too large to do things for myself, or too disabled to get around on my own. I was also diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back, pelvis, right hip and both knees; mild situational depression; NAFLD; as well as vascular insufficiency in my lower legs - this is actually improving with moving around more and drinking GALLONS of water. I'm too young for support hose!! Not really, but I need to make the changes that will make these diagnoses less severe. The Whole30 plan has alleviated lots of these medical issues. Cured? Not all. But the depression is gone, the arthritis is less painful, the inflammation is gone and the vascular insufficiency is nearly gone!! I will get more LFT's done this summer to see if my NAFLD has improved.

My 19 year old daughter has had some chronic health issues that have already benefitted from my changes on Whole30. She's on board with me and excited to try some new foods and recipes. She heads off to SE Asia this summer and is in full "work-out" mode; as she will be hiking in the mountains most days while she's there.



Member Since: 1/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 39,897

My Goals:
Immediate goals: Better health, mobility and vitality.

Short term: 50 pounds lost

Long term: Lose ALL the excess weight and ward off any future disease.


My Program:
Faith, Focus, Food, Fitness and Friends
Whole30



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Divorced mom of 3 great kiddos. Also mom to 4 fur-babies; 1 canine, 2 feline. I play the piano for all the choirs at our high school. I am also the Worship Coordinator at my church; playing keyboard and singing on the Worship Team. I'm heading back to college to get my degree in Christian counseling.


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  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    22 days until Christmas!

    You know what's a great gift you can 'get' for YOU?

    YOUR FITTEST AND HEALTHIEST SELF!!!

    There's a lot you can accomplish in the next 3 weeks!

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    1220 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    ˚✲ 。* ✰ ˛★* 。 ✲。* ★ *˚。*。✰

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    Let’s face it, the holidays can be fattening! Most of us are just trying to NOT gain weight at this moment in time. But I want to remind you to eat healthy and to eat often. Choose foods that will work for you, like protein, that will keep you satisfied in the short term so you will lose weight in the long term. Eating protein will make you feel fuller, longer. It takes your body more time to break down protein and use it for energy compared to other foods. Being satisfied makes you less likely to reach for junk food or sugar later on. Choose high-quality protein at every meal, like eggs, low fat cheeses, nuts, grilled chicken and fish. Keep your blood sugar levels stabilized by eating every few hours. Don’t get so hungry that you will eat anything. Keep hunger at bay and watch your body slowly get rid of those extra pounds. Start the New Year off right!
    1221 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    YOU are the books you read,
    the movies you watch,
    the music you listen to,
    the people you spend time with,
    the conversations you engage in,
    along with the food you eat.

    Choose wisely what you feed your mind AND BODY!

    Let's make it a December filled with healthy choices
    1222 days ago
  • v LOISLEL
    Thank you so much for the Goodie. It was a nice surprise.
    1224 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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    ✤✤✤✤✤

    The pain that you've been feeling being overweight,
    can't compare to the joy that is coming being healthy!

    Find that JOY in your JOurneY!

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    1224 days ago
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