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"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Hippocrates, 400 B.C.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Hi, my name is Shelley. I am 62 years old. I started SP January 2007 at 240 lbs. Prior to joining SP I had lost 45 lbs. Yes that's right my highest weight was 285 lbs. Yuck! I now have lost 105 lbs total..

I have been gone (off of spark people for a very long time). I have since had a major stroke which has left my left side as nonworking. My left knee overextends backwards now. I have to use a walker cane to walk around

I kept exercising and lost a few pounds, but I am stalled at 180 lbs. I love Spark People and don't know why I ever left. I now realized I just can't do it on my own any longer. I need help, motivation and support. I am back!!!!!!!

November 26, 2013 - 205 1bs.

Member Since: 12/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,155

My Goals:
Short Term Goal: Get weight below 175 lbs.

Medium Goals: To get weight down below 165 lbs. and waist down below 35 inches.

Take down all numbers into a safe numeric zone for my diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Long Range Goals:
Get my waist down to 25"
Weigh 125-130 lbs.
Improve the strength in my knees by exercising and losing weight.
Get rid of diabetes!

My Program:
Write in journal daily.
Don't stress over losing weight.

Recumbent bike 3 x 6 minutes daily =18 minutes
Strength Train/Resist Train 30 min 2 days a week.

Get more active!

Eat fresh vegetables and juices 80% raw/ 20%cooked.. Drink Supergreens. Don't eat any animal products or dairy. Become more ALKALINE!!!!!!!!!!
Follow Robert and Shelley Young's eating plan in their book (Sick and TIRED? Reclaim Your Inner Terrain.

Personal Information:
My name is Shelley. I have four beautiful grown daughters and 16 grandchildren. I am deaf, but grew up around hearing people. I can hear one on one now with the aid of a cochlear implant. April 12, 2008, I married my soulmate.

Other Information:
I love to read. In my quest to lose weight, I have read tons about nutrition and exercise even before joining SP. I love SP this website has everything I need to help me in my weight loss journey. It's absolutely the very best get healthy website on the net!

I love trying out new healthy recipes that are low-cal, low-fat, high fiber. Finding one that I enjoy to add to my recipes is like finding a treasure.

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    Welcome aboard! No, not the Yellow Submarine-The Done Being the Fat Girl team!

    In Sparky-town where I once joined,
    Lived a team who said to me,
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    In our mess-age boards, then you'll see,

    So I went onto the board,
    Read the posts that made me cry
    And we laugh and dance and sing
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    We all love the DONE GIRLS team,
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    You've made awesome progress! Congrats on being done with your first 10 lbs!! I can't wait to see what you achieve!!
    4597 days ago
    Welcome to the DONE girls team! We're glad you found us and want to hang out! So, are you ready to be DONE DONE DONE!??!


    4597 days ago
    Welcome back and congratulations on your marriage! How exciting!

    I've only been vegan a very short time. (Two weeks maybe? Joining the Living a Vegan Lifestyle team did it for me.) I was leaning towards vegetarian way way back in high school and just never had the support of someone close to me to help with the final transition. Jim was a vegetarian when I met him; I had made the decision myself just 8 months before. So that was easy! He's allergy to eggs so that eliminated them from our diet. I have always hated drinking milk so no tears there. But cheese. Ah, cheese and I have a history. It's not pretty. I've consumed my share plus that of three small villages besides.

    Last weekend we went to a Mexican restaurant and I asked them to hold the cheese and sour cream on my entree. Yup, still in shock myself. LOL But I do things better if I go all out "cold turkey". A little cheese here, a nibble there...uh huh...I'll be gnawing at the entire block of cheese before I know it.

    Jim has lost some weight too. He carries his right in front, like a little beer belly. There's been some grumbling that I don't cook his old favorites as often. Well, yea, the old favorites are part of the reason I'm here!!

    I've mainly watched the sauces, cut way back on cheese and wine and keep a steady supply of carrots, apples and water on hand. I don't try to deprive myself. Just figure out what's a decent serving size, portion it out and be satisfied. I've found I can't have Newman's O's cookies in the house. Two is a serving and I can't stop at two. Plain and simple. So they're banished from the house. It's all trial and error. Find what works best for you and go with it. I know the morning walks have made a world of difference also.

    I've also read two books: "Diets Don't Work" by scott somebody. And "Thin Within" by Judy Wardell who helped mr. somebody with his book then wrote this one a few years later. She has changed her program a bit and charges $$ now (she can be found online). I found these books at a thrift store. At the Pandora's Box team here on Spark I have blogged each of the 30 days of the Thin within program if you want to check it out.

    Ok! I think I had best stop writing now and give you a chance to rest your eyes! I hope these tips and ideas help you some. I've had my bad days, my so so days but mostly it's been good. Keep in touch! Blessings for a wonderful weekend, Cyndy

    p.s. Love the pictures! You're a glowing bride and your family is beautiful!
    ok, going now, really...
    4597 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2008 2:21:24 PM
  • v AHHHME
    Hi :) Welcome to DONE! Glad to have you on the team. :) Please let me know if I can help you with anything. Best wishes, Melissa
    4597 days ago
  • v BECKY1960
    Hello and welcome to the DONE girl team. you can do it!
    4597 days ago
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