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I eat, therefore I am. But only barely.

I've been on a journey to recover from being born, haha. You got a bad gut? It affects yer brain! I'm a tad silly but not crazy, bwahahaha. Ha. ;)

No, really. I was born with toxin overload: my mother's diet and being overweight and undernourished predisposed me to poor immune function. I pulled the trigger with environment: I ate "SAD" (Standard American Diet aka old food pyramid), got mercury fillings, used aluminum in my deodorant, used toxic cosmetics and household cleaners, ate pesticides on food, and it's stuck in my fat cells, oh my! I also grew up in a toxic alcoholic atmosphere (emotional). Lovely.

As my immunity tanked as a tot (trichotillomania, tonsillitis), adolescent (growing pains, pooch), teen (eczema, weight gain, stretch marks, laryngitis), adult (bronchitis, pneumonia): I took antibiotics. Antibiotics made me well short-term, sicker long-term by removing some good bacteria from my gut microbiome.

I'm rebooting: no food pyramid aka SAD hoping it'll help heal my gut (emotions), and alleviate my relentless body aches and pain and dis-ease (emotions). When I don't eat I feel GREAT (so awesome, really!)! I don't know why I just can't starve (*sarcasm*). Okay, that's imbalanced. I'm learning balance and getting back to nature - because I'm nature! Our culture leans to $ = crap food, and poisons in the air and our minds. But I have choices. I choose life (which is pretty innate) despite feeling like death warmed over and wanting to die. Yeah. Drama Queen. Hey, it's my story and I'll cry if I want to.

My spirit has done the hokey pokey. Life's an adventure I thought, but this suffering has been unbearable; and I know I'm not alone. Zombies are everywhere! I'm tired of it: I want LIFE! Maybe this is my mid-life crisis! Let's see how it unfolds in my blog where I barely have energy to write and scratch out and rewrite because my brain is so scrambled now. Ugh!

Your mileage may vary. You may come from healthier stock than me and not have as many curveballs to overcome. How fortunate you are! Blessings to us all as we figure it out. I know if I'd given up, I'd be worse for the wear. Detoxify or die, baby.

Member Since: 6/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 75,615

My Goals:
I'd like to remember who I was before I was "peddlin' nowhere" with health issues, and become the healthiest I've ever been however long it takes me :). I will never give up.

My Program:
I need to learn consistency (I'm consistently inconsistent?). When I am consistent, I lose weight! Inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, Drs. Eades, & Ann Louise Gittleman + more.

Ironically I thought I was pretty healthy. Bwahahaha!

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I have one daughter and she amazes me. I've learned about life by having her in mine.

Past lives: Pretzel Girl at Bronco's games, sandwich maker @ Blimpies (all that GLUTEN-lol), AA at a univ. Married, had Dd 8yrs later. I couldn't keep up with life as we kept relocating and my energy kept deteriorating. Hobbies lost priority: I only had the energy to insideously become a serious couch potato. It's a sad and ridiculous waste of human potential: I have dreams!

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-People: I grew up with Jack LaLanne; he's still cool.
-I appreciate Jenny McCarthy outing diet for autism w/her Louder Than Words book.
-Books: nonfiction, mostly nutrition, but also history, biographies, historical fiction.
-Movies: Life Is Beautiful, Ghandi, Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Apocalypto, Gattica, Red Violin, Anne of Green Gables, foreign/Indy
-Music: Don Williams, Pink, Prince, Peter Kater piano.

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    3 days ago
    Hello! Yes with the Esselstyns I meant the senior and not Rip the son as there are too many pasta dishes in that book. BUT I also add avocado and nuts so I think Fuhrman really knows his stuff health and weight loss and will allow animal products for those who want/need. It is just not as much as the vegetables which are the mains. I was interested in the whole fat burning process to support my running and swimming and biking but found that diet had to be tweaked too much and I just felt better returning to a vegan plant based diet. I also did low carb- Atkins but I missed my once or twice daily trips to the throne lol TMI? So yes to each their own and I do find that with those who are on low carb that the deviations are not a huge bowl of broccoli or wild rice but cookies/ cakes/pizza and those things are also not on my plan either- except if it a planned trip to the "fun part of town"- which too often the results of are not worth ot- that is why I was interested in your blog.
    I think with support I could lose all my weight on low carb but I would not have had the energy I have. I do think the body is amazingly adaptable and I don't think I agree with some being fat burners/sugar as much as I think we can become that as the sugars I have are complex. I don't run on twinkies! lol emoticon
    3 days ago
    Be humble enough to accept that no matter what heights you may rise to, there will always (be) something new to learn and someone greater than yourself there to teach you, if you’re willing to listen. Austin Muhs

    Hope you're having a good Wednesday morning!!! HUGS
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