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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

Fitness Minutes: 195

My Goals:
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.



Personal Information:
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
    388 days ago
  • v LUCYPAPERHANGER
    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.
    946 days ago
  • v HOPEFULHIPPO
    Hi I added you as a friend, I hope you add me back :o)
    1055 days ago
  • v SNOW-WHITE
    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!
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    1135 days ago
  • v TIME2BLOOM4ME
    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.
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    1241 days ago
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