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Donna's Ongoing Diet/Exercise Journey

I've been on this journey since childhood and most of the time it's been a real struggle. Along the way, I've learned the good habits of strength training, exercise and proper nutrition. I don't always do what I know I should be doing for a variety of reasons (excuses) but my biggest excuse of not having the time is no longer valid. In the Fall of 2008, I became a victim of the economy and lost my job. I decided it was time to follow my passion so I have become a full time watercolor ...
I've been on this journey since childhood and most of the time it's been a real struggle. Along the way, I've learned the good habits of strength training, exercise and proper nutrition. I don't always do what I know I should be doing for a variety of reasons (excuses) but my biggest excuse of not having the time is no longer valid. In the Fall of 2008, I became a victim of the economy and lost my job. I decided it was time to follow my passion so I have become a full time watercolor artist. I also want to dedicate time to improving my overall health.

I'm here to get serious about loosing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.
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Member Since: 10/2/2009

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My Goals:
Eat well and exercise

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1200 - 1400 low fat mostly plant based diet with swimming / walking/ biking as exercise.

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I'm 59 years old, married, living in Florida and Vermont. After a long career in medical technology and information technology I am now a full time artist. New England born and bred. Lived in Boston until 2003 when I moved to Florida for a job. There I discovered a wonderful artist community and have since become a full time artist.Check out my artist website at http://www.donnawalshwarren.com

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Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities. -Robert H. Schuller

Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working. -Henri Matisse



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1CRAZYDOG
11/13/2012 8:33:15 PM

Welcome to Living Healthy w/Insuln/Low Gi Diet. Glad you're here!



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TUBLADY
4/20/2012 8:02:56 PM

Hi Donna, the pills my endocrinologist, Dr. Raum have me on are Ephedrine. Brand name Primatene.
This is not the drug associated with Phen-fen. It is not the ephedra herb.
Ephedrine is a restricted substance because of it's potential use in making illegal drugs. Many states don't even require a scrip for the drug. But here in Oregon they do.
There is a receptor that acts like a switch on fat cells. It is called a beta-three receptor. Ephedrine stimulates this receptor . The result is that the fat becomes the preferred source for metabolic fuel, Metabolic rate increases more heat, and more energy becomes available for exercise. And for weight loss.. I have a thyroid condition, NO thyroid. My metabolism has been low for some time. Another sign, always being cold. I have to workout extra hard and really cut calories to lose and maintain.
Once the metabolic rate increases it usually stays there .
The REE test I had to day, Resting Energy Expenditure. The gases measured are oxygen and carbon dioxide that I breathed in a machine for 10 minutes. This determines how much energy I burn during the time being tested. The values calculate the metabolic rate.
So now you know.
I never take anything that my Doctor has not prescribed for me.
And I don't suggest anyone take anything unless they check with their doctor.
Take care
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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ANGELWENDYMAMA
4/11/2012 9:55:56 PM

Donna (gee, so hard to call you that! LOL!) - Please check out the blog I just posted "What's Holding Me Back - Personal". I sort of covered it in the video blog I posted earlier today, but my son was trying to get attention, too, so it's a bit distracted and not well explained until the blog. You may have some thoughts on it. Doubt you knew that about me, though you knew me then. Send me SparkMail if it's more appropriate. Thanks! ;)



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GREENBIRD75
4/9/2012 7:38:28 PM

Still hanging in here, glad to see you are too. emoticon



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HEALTHY_CATH
12/15/2011 9:24:21 AM

Hi Donna! Saw you had been by my page. Looks like we both are dipping back into SP. Hugs, Cath



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