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Self-destruction has many agents; mine have been gluttony and sloth. I have plenty to live for; sick and tired of being sick and tired--ate myself into diabetes and severe high blood pressure; parts of me are beyond repair so having to adapt to limitations. I weighed over 200 lbs from July of 1997 (highest weight 245) until early Sept 2015; enough is enough!!
I actually have goal measurements more than a goal weight. My highest waist measurement was 51 inches; getting it down to about 30 (w/ the rest proportionate) is realistic and will get rid of one (and hopefully more) Metabolic Syndrome factor. My final goal of 140 lbs will put me well within healthy BMI territory--maintained close to that weight for a long time in the past, especially once I add some more muscle.
I want my hourglass back but banana is acceptable (the cylinder w/ a few bulges top and bottom that I am now is a BIG improvement over the barrel shape I had but...) here's to success!!

Member Since: 1/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 612

My Goals:
Getting my weight down to 140 from my worst of 245 should get rid of my high blood pressure and control my Type 2 diabetes--no longer dragging around 105 lbs of dead weight should help my fatigue and foot and knee pain a lot!
Working on developing an adapted exercise program, taking my foot/hand/knee damage into consideration; a strong heart and strong muscles will enable me to do all I need and want to do!!

My Program:
Food: Refusing to suffer for the sake of a food plan; if it's not delicious, I'm not going to eat it! Long term goal is to develop an effective, sustainable lifestyle that will keep my health issues under control. Have revisited several previously partially successful plans but have decided that I need to come up with one of my own to help combat my current health issues, taking useful information from several sources. I tend to feel best as an eggs/dairy vegetarian consuming very little animal fat--bring on the beans and veggies!
Exercise: Designing a plan working around my limitations (very painful ruined feet etc) so using a good home pedaler, body weight, free weights, Pilates, bicycle when weather permits, etc.
Attitude: treat myself like I matter--made my body into living sacrifice for enough years to essentially ruin my hea

Personal Information:
Tired, lumpy-but-shrinking, disabled middle-aged Respiratory Therapist returned to near Cincinnati after living w/ adult daughter for two years in Kansas City (stepson lives in Anchorage, AK); originally from SW MO. Fed up with being chronically ill which is mostly due to chronic self-neglect and food abuse.
Live w/ husband who has serious mobility and breathing problems and four spoiled-rotten assorted purebred cats. Major task this year is resuming decorating and refurbishing our modest but cute elderly house.

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Love sewing and needlework (bought yarn as souvenirs in both Ireland and Alaska); if arthritis and neuropathy in hands give me problems I read instead. Really enjoy recipe collecting/inventing; learning how to make healthy versions of my ethnic faves.
Also really into purebred cats; ask me about Cat Fanciers Association shows!

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  • v DS9KIE
    Hi emoticon , I’m glad you have joined Affordable Vegan, Vegetarian and Flexitarian team. Feel free to look all the message boards, there’s a lot of information, great ideas and of course lots of recipes. Just ask many questions.

    Come and eat lots of affordable healthy fruits and veggies.

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    387 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    I got a message that you joined the No S team. Had you dropped and come back? Welcome back!
    395 days ago
  • v EDWARDS1411
    emoticon and emoticon to our Get To The Heart Of It team!! We're glad to have another join us on our healthy lifestyle journey because we're doing this together!!! So please stop by often & let us know how you're doing.

    Val :)
    455 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Curious to know if there's any emphasis by your medical team on eating low on the glycemic index. It seemed to be all the rage at one point. Was it just a fad?
    518 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    If you have to, make blood sugar readings KING over No S, though it sounds like no s with an extra meal mod is very supportive of your needs. And it's possible nothing at the fish fry will be worth taking home... But enjoy every bite there and after!
    528 days ago
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