DORIANSMAMA   2,946
SparkPoints
2,500-3,999 SparkPoints
 
 
After donating my hair to Locks of Love!





2/24/13





Redrun 10/12/13 I did it!



I have 8 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
a traveling life

I started out 2014 with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. In researching how this can happen to a vegan on a very healthy diet, I found out that I'm eating waaay too much sugar in fruit, pretzels, breads, and through the use of honey and molasses in tea and oatmeal and so on.
On January 20th I started the McDougall ten-day diet. I cut out nuts, bread (except for splurge days, once a week), all sweeteners, soymilk, and brought my daily fruit intake to no more than two pieces per ...
I started out 2014 with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. In researching how this can happen to a vegan on a very healthy diet, I found out that I'm eating waaay too much sugar in fruit, pretzels, breads, and through the use of honey and molasses in tea and oatmeal and so on.
On January 20th I started the McDougall ten-day diet. I cut out nuts, bread (except for splurge days, once a week), all sweeteners, soymilk, and brought my daily fruit intake to no more than two pieces per day. I baked a bunch of yukon gold, red, and sweet potatoes, made up my usual rice medley mixed with lentils, and stocked up on all kinds of fresh and frozen veggies, lots of greens.
I started training for the marathon that will be in August.
I also started taking cholesterol meds but after 11 days said no more so I'm off that.
On January 29th I weighed myself and had lost 3 lbs on the ten-day diet. The dietician doubted the wisdom of a high-starch, whole food plant based diet, but recommended I stick with the McDougall diet for 3 months and then get my labs checked and we'll see what if any changes there are.
On this diet, I eat as much as I want when I am hungry, and stick to the foods on the list.
I don't take any kind of supplements. I may in the future need B12 supplementation, but B12 is made in bacteria and I burn wood for heat and have two dogs. If I come up deficient, then I'll supplement, but until then I'm actually healthier now than I was two weeks ago.
I still struggle with tiredness, but it's slowly resolving with time and adherence to the McDougall diet.
Read More About DORIANSMAMA (Updated February 2)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 163.0 
 
212
187.75
163.5
139.25
115


 
Interact with DORIANSMAMA

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/31/2010

SparkPoints: 2,946

Fitness Minutes: 625

My Goals:
1. Go running.
2. Cook more often, and more for me.
3. Learn healthier alternatives to defuse stressful emotions rather than binge.

My Program:
I've been concentrating on cooking from scratch, using whole, fresh foods. I find recipes that work for me, and I tweak them to work even better. I use the tapping exercise for stress management, among other things. I am training for a marathon.

Personal Information:
My mother became pregnant with me when my brother was just a few months old, so she was neither ready nor willing to have a 2nd child so soon. I soon turned into a "failure to thrive" baby and the only cure was to be fed as often as a bottle could be stuck into my mouth. This is where I developed the 'food is love' philosophy, and the binge cycle began for me at a very early age, around 4.
A couple of years later, my father started to molest me, so altogether I grew up with a completely skewed set of values and experiences and especially notions of how people are supposed to relate to each other.
My entire adult life has been one of education and healing and recovery, and growing and thriving in a new mind, new set of values, and a better outlook on interpersonal relationships. I cherish the people in my life from my adopted family to my friends. Unfortunately I tend toward chronic mild to moderate depression, and am doing whatever it takes to stay grounded.

Other Information:
I tend to be an isolationist because it's what I grew up with, and am here on SparkPeople because I know that my way hasn't ever worked, but I can't go out there and be a social butterfly, either. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world, from all walks of life and from every philosophy and belief system.

Profile Image





 
 



Hula Hoop
From:
SONFLOWERGAMMY

Bear Hug
From:
VICKI-B-N-FLA

Workout Clothes
From:
VICKI-B-N-FLA

Thank You Message
From:
IMAVISION

Easter Basket
From:
VICKI-B-N-FLA

Gold Star
From:
JENNEINAZ




Member Comments:
VICKI-B-N-FLA
2/27/2014 5:36:07 PM

Most low carb plans stress staying away from a potato. That's one reason I have trouble with low carb. You can do so much with a baked potato, and I refuse to give them up.



Report Inappropriate Comment
JMAHNKEN
1/10/2014 2:28:46 AM

Just stopping by to say "Hi"



Report Inappropriate Comment
JMAHNKEN
12/29/2013 7:16:08 PM

Thanks for accepting my friend request. All my best to you always.



Report Inappropriate Comment
TINAJANE76
11/17/2013 2:42:08 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and commenting on my recent blog. I also wish that a greater variety of models were used with the articles here on SparkPeople and in general in the media. And I also hate seeing the message repeated over and over again that losing weight and keeping it off is just a matter of getting control of your eating habits--so much of this process is strongly rooted in emotional and psychological issues and if we're not prepared to tackle those, long-term success can be very difficult.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog. Have a great Sunday!



Report Inappropriate Comment
AMYJEANHEALTHY
3/11/2012 10:50:11 PM

Hi!!! Thanks for your thoughts - that helps! I love hearing different perspectives. I know I have an open mind, but that doesn't mean I think of every possibility. Smiling! Thanks :-)



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (34 total):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page