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On the ferry returning from my second triathlon. I am smiling now, but it was HARD. Very proud.





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I'm a foodie, and I love to cook. I love classic, comforting foods of the kind that gramma made: stroganoff, paprikash, pot pie. I fully believe that a healthy life can support dishes like that, with real butter, real sour cream, real FOOD - they just have to be eaten in appropriate portions and supplemented with lots of plant foods.

Four years ago I lost 80 pounds living with the simple rules of: #1 eating real food; and #2 never putting anything into my mouth unless it was ...
I'm a foodie, and I love to cook. I love classic, comforting foods of the kind that gramma made: stroganoff, paprikash, pot pie. I fully believe that a healthy life can support dishes like that, with real butter, real sour cream, real FOOD - they just have to be eaten in appropriate portions and supplemented with lots of plant foods.

Four years ago I lost 80 pounds living with the simple rules of: #1 eating real food; and #2 never putting anything into my mouth unless it was delicious. Alas, I fell off that very sensible wagon and regained all of it and 10 more. Only when I was staring at 300 pounds and my health was starting to be impacted did I get a grasp on myself and start back on this path.

My goal is to lose a total of 120 pounds over the course of 2 years. I don't want to lose fast, because weight lost fast is weight that comes right back. I'm focusing on exercise and eating quality food in moderation.

Michael Pollan is one of my food heroes, and the other is Julia Child, who brought us the esthetic of beautiful food, beautifully cooked, and enjoyed in moderation.

I'm also a bread baker and write a food blog at livinggraciously.wordpress.com/ .
I look forward to talking about the challenges of eating sensibly with all of you!
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Member Since: 9/20/2011

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My Goals:
Well, I met my last goal of completing two triathlons in the summer of 2013. My 2014 goal is to complete two sprint triathlons and an Olympic-length one in the summer of 2014. I have fallen very far off the workout "bandwagon" in the last few months. Time to climb back on!

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My priority is health, and getting in shape. I want to enjoy life as I enter my later years, and good health is key to that.

My focus is on physical activity, and getting moving. I'm not going to diet; dieting is a failure waiting to happen. Instead, I am practicing aware eating, emphasizing good food choices, and NEVER putting anything in my mouth unless it's delicious!

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I am an avid reader and also love to cook. I make quilts and do some beadwork. Autumn is my favorite season, and purple is my favorite color.

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Hey fellow NE Ohioan thank you for your kind words. I am so much more than a number on a scale and so are you. Have fun and live life to its fullest.



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