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Grain free & Loving It!

I have been heavy all my life but had reached my heaviest ever at 292lbs......ugh. I was also very sick on top of that, severe fatigue, stiff painful joints, intestinal problems...and on and on.
So when my doctor told me to go gluten free, I started reading and researching. What I found, and then implemented, is changing my life!
My weight loss goal is to lose 150lbs and be in single digit sizes in one year or less. I lost over 40lbs just in the first 2 months!

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I have been heavy all my life but had reached my heaviest ever at 292lbs......ugh. I was also very sick on top of that, severe fatigue, stiff painful joints, intestinal problems...and on and on.
So when my doctor told me to go gluten free, I started reading and researching. What I found, and then implemented, is changing my life!
My weight loss goal is to lose 150lbs and be in single digit sizes in one year or less. I lost over 40lbs just in the first 2 months!

I am grain free (no wheat, corn, rice, oats, etc) and very low carb (usually 30grams or less a day). But, I do not skimp on the fat! Fat is important for our health, especially when on a low carb diet.
For exercise, my husband and I go to the gym 3x a week and I have a Zumba class twice a week.

The most important thing though is that this is not just a temporary diet to lose weight.....this is a new lifestyle for me that is a permanent change.
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Member Since: 12/17/2013

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Fitness Minutes: 20,660

My Goals:
Starting point: October 1, 2013 @ 292lbs size 26w

****GOALS****

Get back into my size 22w jeans that have been collecting dust in the closet. *Done!* 11/22/13

Get one third of the way to my overall weight loss goal of 150lbs by losing 50lbs *DONE!* 1/6/14

Lose 60lbs and be able to wear 18w's. *DONE!* 2/4/14

Get half way to my overall goal by losing 75lbs. *DONE!* 3/19/14

Be able to wear the size 16/17 jeans that have been in storage almost since I got married, lol.
*DONE!* 3/28/14

Reach Onederland!!! (be under 200lbs). *DONE!* 5/20/14

Get two thirds of the way to my overall goal by losing 100lbs!
*DONE!* 6/17/17

No longer be "obese" according to BMI charts (under 180).

Be in new territory by being the smallest I have ever been at a size 12.

Be able to wear single digit sizes and reach my goal weight of 142lbs!



My Program:
I am gluten free, grain free, and low carb (30 NET grams or less a day).
I don't restrict fat intake and while I don't really count calories, I try to keep them under 1,500.
*update* I hit a plateau so now I am trying to keep my calories under 1,200 most days.

I drink 8+ glasses of water a day.

I hit the gym 3x a week, have a Zumba class twice a week, and fit in other sorts of exercise where I can.

Personal Information:
I am 36, married for almost 10 yrs, and we live in the Salem area of Oregon. We don't have kids but have pets instead, lol.

I have been heavy all my life and yo-yo dieted quite a bit through the years but was never able to get it all off or keep it off.
Now that I have found a way of eating that works and makes sense to me, I have found the strength and inspiration to make permanent lifestyle changes and working towards my goal of finally being slender and healthy!

Other Information:
I am on a nature based spiritual path and would love to connect with others who are too. Namaste and Blessed Be! :)

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JUNESHOPE
7/16/2015 3:05:58 PM

LOL... I didn't noticed the date on your thanksgiving blog, and thought you were already planning for this thanksgiving.. hehe.
The crustless pumpkin pie sounds great. I bet it was a big hit. I've never been crazy about 'pie-crust' anyway.. Thank you for your comment.
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GALENE
6/23/2015 8:07:06 PM

Just read your PCOS markers are gone!

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That is more motivating to me right now than anything else I have ever heard. I am past child rearing age but my 30 year old daughter also has PCOS and I would love to hear more particulars on what your eating guidelines include. She and her partner really want to conceive.

Thanks!
Galene



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SHEETALCHANA1
1/7/2015 4:26:31 AM

Happy New Year Myah!! emoticon
Just popped in to say hi!



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SHEETALCHANA1
9/8/2014 8:22:01 AM

Myah each time I need some motivation. I visit your page. You are an amazing women and my mentor. Thank you for always being there for me!!! emoticon emoticon



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EDDYMEESE
6/23/2014 9:15:49 PM

I just commented on your blog and I also have to add...you look amazing and have made such great progress! But sometimes we hit a rut and start to panic - don't let it get the best of you :) You are doing great!



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