Surf & Lava
Fort Morgan, AL
This page, my body, and my mind are all works in progress.
January 2017 - Turning loose of past sorrows and self defeating practices. Looking upward and forging ahead to a new and better life.
I lost my husband at the end of January and am learning to pick up the pieces and make my life healthy and fulfilling.
December 9, 2013
Going back to a mostly low fat vegetarian/vegan diet. I say mostly because I am not going to freak out over the occasional fish, meat, or fat. I won't make a habit of it. The low carb diet just didn't work for me. I didn't lose weight, didn't have more energy, and didn't have less joint stiffness. And I am working on the exercise.
August 1, 2013
After losing over 22 pounds from the middle of March 2011 to August 2011 by eating a low fat vegan diet (Eat To Live). While not being 100% perfect, it was fairly easily and didn't find the lack of meat and dairy as hard as I had thought it would be. However, my cholesterol numbers jumped up dramatically and my doctor was unhappy. After a year and a half, I didn't really want to go without meat and dairy for the rest of my life and it is extremely difficult to maintain socially in this part of the country. So, I started having meat, dairy, and oil more often. Over the next year I gained 6 pounds back.
Next I switched to eating a low-carb (Paleo type) diet and within two weeks my cholesterol number had dropped significantly. My doctor was happy, but the weight started back up.
December 28, 2011 - I am proud of myself for the progress I have made in the last half of 2011. I have lost 22+ pounds by mostly following the Eat To Live plan and find it fairly easy to do. Now, I need to add muscle while losing 5 more pounds.
I need to find an exercise plan that I will stick to the same way I found Eat To Live. Something I enjoy enough to do continuously. I need muscle strength to both look better and to relieve the back pain.
To lose 18 pounds, build stamina, tone and strengthen core muscles.
5% Winter Champions in the Kitchen Challenge (In-progress)
2017 Winter 5% Challenge
Low Carb diet
Walking dog 3 to 5 miles daily
Stretching mornings before getting out of bed
Weight lifting 2 to 3 days per week
Fill my life with joy and fun.
Retired & live in South Central Tennessee on top of the Cumberland Plateau.
I love my Redbone Coonhound rescue, photography, cooking, reading, the computer, kayaking, laughing with friends, gardening (deer resistant gardening) and photography.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 14.2