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DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from ...
DISCLAIMER: I am here for weight loss and good health, not to discuss politics or religion. For example, if you are promoting evangelical Christianity and/or right-wing politics we are not a good match.

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Now 65, in the last year and a half I've made a lot of drastic changes: retired from my job; left a crumbling marriage and moved from our small town to a large city, where I stayed five months; and then relocated to the mountains of Western Maryland, not far from where I grew up, to be closer to family. Now I'm hunkering down for the long haul.

I joined Spark in October 2010 at 174 which is obese for 5'2 (highest weight was 178); dropped down to 159, just barely out of obese range, then stayed around 160 for four years, but still was losing inches and gaining control over binge eating. In June 2015 I buckled down to drop another 10 pounds for health reasons. Two months later I've plateaued at 152 but am aiming for 145 as my goal weight.

For the past two years I've been following the WheatBelly low-carb program (no refined carbs, plenty of good fats, no grains or processed foods) which has brought my blood sugar down from diabetic to prediabetic and has also lowered my cholesterol.
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Member Since: 10/14/2010

My Goals:
Leave Obese BMI - DONE
Leave Overweight BMI - 15 pounds to go.

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Exercise:
ST class twice a week and lots of hiking in the Appalachians.

Food:
I've cut out all sugars and grains for several years to control my blood sugar. I use almond flour and garbanzo flour in recipes and sweeten with stevia. Emphasis is on protein and good fats. I don't always get in as many vegetables as I should, so working on that. I limit fruits.

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Living in western Maryland, raised in DC metro area. Retired graphic artist. Big reader, painter. I have one daughter, 26, and a cat; am currently divorcing husband of 15 years.

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
--- Albert Einstein

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PHEBESS
4/28/2016 1:07:13 PM

Introverts are something like 25% of the world's population - we need to work at carving out the alone time and space we need!



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TWEETIBEAR
4/20/2016 9:35:11 PM

Haha! No, I don't exercise every day, but days when I don't do any formal exercise, I try to make a point of moving a bit more here and there throughout the day. Like when my hubby asks if I'd like a coffee refill, this morning I said, "Sure, thanks" -- it was an opportunity to move. Just one of those days, I guess. I love that on Spark there's always new motivation tomorrow!



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MARITIMER3
4/18/2016 10:53:16 PM

It sounds to me as if the person who calls in the volunteers doesn't really understand how many to call. Would it be possible to volunteer for a specific job, on a regular basis, so that they depend on you to do it? I'd give them another chance, but I'd make it clear that I don't want to be called in and then stand around doing nothing. Nicely, of course!
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EABL81
4/18/2016 9:53:52 PM

My kitties get some canned and some dry food, but no people food. My vet thinks that they just got a bad can, and that's what caused the problem.

Yes, vet bills can be a real shocker!

I really liked your blog today. Certainly got me thinking and reevaluating my attitude as well. Thanks for posting it.



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MARITIMER3
4/15/2016 1:11:09 PM

I just read the article you referred to about the woman who lost 174 lbs. It sounds like it was all relatively easy for her. She doesn't talk about binges, or about any backsliding. My only question is, "What's wrong with us?" I have trouble believing that she just steadily lost weight. I'm definitely jealous.



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