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Took me awhile to figure out that, even though weight loss is the desired end result, it is useless and unreliable as a source of motivation to keep going: I now reward myself for eating well! And it's working!
I have over 100 lbs. to lose.
My reasons: My daughter Ellinor, my husband Ryan... but mostly me!
I am a former vegan, I love poker, walking, parks, animals. Stay at home mom/freelance illustrator.
Currently very interested in JUICE!
Took me awhile to figure out that, even though weight loss is the desired end result, it is useless and unreliable as a source of motivation to keep going: I now reward myself for eating well! And it's working!
I have over 100 lbs. to lose.
My reasons: My daughter Ellinor, my husband Ryan... but mostly me!
I am a former vegan, I love poker, walking, parks, animals. Stay at home mom/freelance illustrator.
Currently very interested in JUICE!




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Member Since: 8/4/2006

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My Goals:
first, most urgent things:
eat under 1800 calories every day.
Juice for micronutrients
do my upcoming 2 5ks in under 55 mins and then under 50 mins.
GET MY BMI UNDER 40!

Long term goals are:
I want to be a healthy BMI
I aim to lose 100+ pounds (so 160 or less!)
Be the best mom I can be!
Enjoy things like swimming, bike riding, scuba/snorkling...
Get fit enough to try new things like rock climbing, zip linging and surfing!
I am interested in one day becoming a runner... for now: I will become a really great walker.
Get more illustration gigs!
save up for a house

My Program:
Stay within my calorie range.
Juice for breakfast and afternoon snack. Lunch = lean high protein + complex carb, Dinner = animal protein + lots of cooked veg.
For now: limit grains, no sugar, no processed food, no caffeine.
Keep this up for as long as possible!
Then:
Avoid Gluten more...
eat more protein.
move more.
drink 8 glasses of water/day.
Manage thyroid and iron levels.
take really great care of Ellinor



Personal Information:
Married to/in love with an awesome guy: Ryan. We have a beautiful daughter: Ellinor and our cat: Mocha.
Interested in getting healthier, swimming, travelling, poker, making music and art, bike riding and learning and trying new things!
I find quantum physics and New Age stuff facinating! I would describe myself as Natural Spiritualist.
I have a BFA and in the past, I have studied at digital media studios as well as the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
I was vegan for 7 years, but it wasn't right for my body :(
Just like most people on this site, I'm sure: I have read A LOT of books on nutrition and weight loss. there's lots of ideas out there, but now, i've changed my focus: I'm looking inward and finding what works for me.

Other Information:
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http://lesliewalters.wix.com/artworks
My illustration portfolio!

Married to Ryan! Sept. 27/08!!!

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LESLIE2561
9/2/2014 1:58:30 PM

Thanks for the friend add and I have added you also. I definitely take you up and the offer about tips for Niagara Falls since we have never been anywhere near there and can only guess at the best time of year to go and the best things to try to see. emoticon



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TEENY_BIKINI
7/3/2014 8:57:46 PM

Have a great holiday! Stay cool!

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LYNNIERN
10/3/2012 10:34:41 PM

emoticon Thanks for the friend add!!

ETA-Sorry there are two, something CRAZY was going on with the computer!

Comment edited on: 10/3/2012 10:35:38 PM

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LYNNIERN
10/3/2012 10:32:41 PM

emoticon Thanks for the friend add!!



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LYNNIERN
10/2/2012 10:19:08 PM

Really great comment today in the Secondhand Food message board today. Thanks for sharing!! emoticon



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