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I am about to celebrate my 6 year anniversary of no meat/animal product cooking. My goal everyday is to be a 100% dietary vegan. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, the least sunny spot in the US four months of the year. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family. I am quite ill with several auto-immune diseases, a blood disorder and Mitochondrial Disease. This severely restricts my energy level. I can't do vigorous exercise anymore but I need to keep moving even if it is at a snails pace. I love to try new recipes and cook several times a week in bulk amounts so I don't have to cook as often. I eat very low fat and healthy whole foods: tons of veggies, legumes, whole grains and whole fruits. I do make desserts from time to time... some days when I feel particularly low... I eat dessert twice....LOL Over the past 3 1/2 years I have re-learned how to cook and I love my new recipes. I eat well and am happy that my diet works for me.

Member Since: 9/17/2009

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My goal is to settle into a vegan eating plan. I want to learn to cook tons of new recipes and teach cooking classes to others who are trying to make healthy changes to their lives.

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Eat tons of healthy food.

Get healthy enough to exercise even a little.

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I am a 50ish woman with a happy marriage and 3 wonderful children. My kids are all college grads (finally). I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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Life is good, even when it is not so good.

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  • v CUSH1932
    emoticon I have enjoyed your posts on the McDougall team and decided to visit your page. Wow! 4 year anniversary of no animal products. I hope to be there one day. I am taking it one day at a time and slowly getting there.

    I said a prayer for you and your health. Look forward to hearing from you on the team page. emoticon
    489 days ago
    Hi, so nice to meet you on the FOK team forum! I read something about your experience with Prednisone somewhere, but now I can't find it! (I'm still learning how to work the SP website-- yes, I'm a slow learner!) Anyhow, it caught my attention because I had a TERRIBLE reaction to that drug!!! AND I was only on it four days!!! I was supposed to take it for weeks, but after four days I said, "Enough!" I was never so miserable. I went into it blind-- I had never even /heard/ of his medication. After a couple days, I was like, "What's happening to me?!?" NEVER AGAIN.
    1047 days ago
    Hi I added you as a friend, I hope you add me back :o)
    1156 days ago
    Thanks so much for your comments in the calorie counting discussion...please check back and post that potato link you were talking about! I agree w/you it's the oil! I'm working hard to not let any oil into my eating plan. The vegan sour cream is G-O-N-E!
    1236 days ago
    WOW. We sound like we could be twins energy wise. I also have an autoimmune disease that affects my mitochondria. It sure is tough working out.
    1342 days ago
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