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230 lbs August 2010 in Key West, FL

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Hey everyone-nice to meet you! Thanks for checking out my page.

I have gastroparesis and IBS-d, which really have forced me to focus on my diet and eating habits to avoid being really sick. After 3 years, I can manage most of my symptoms by diet without taking 6+ pills a day. SOOO, if you see me stating weird things relating to nutrition, please note that they are specific to MY medical requirements.

Gastroparesis requires that I eat foods that are easy to breakdown, which means NO whole grains, severely restricted fruits and veggies, and meats like steak that are hard to break down. It seems counter-intuitive, right? Welcome to my world! Back in 2011, I was eating all whole grains and a lot of vegetarian dishes (5 days per week)......then I got really sick. High fiber really makes me sick. It's weird and makes dieting for me unique.

Additionally, my IBS-d is triggered by stress, my period, dairy (specifically a protein called casein) and soy. I avoid dairy and soy when I can, but sometimes I just want a piece of cheese! It's especially difficult to avoid while eating out, so I tend to splurge in the dairy area when out and not at my home.

As you can see, monitoring my eating is important to maintain my health and weight. I want to add exercise into the equation so I thought this might be a good place to find my inspiration to keep on loosing and get out of this "obese" category!

March 14, 2009: 255
December 31, 2009: 235
December 1, 2010: 228.4
November 19, 2011: 233.0
August 3, 2015: 201.4

Member Since: 3/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,007

My Goals:
SW: 255 pounds 3/14/09
245pounds: DONE 05/09
235 pounds: DONE 12/09
232 pounds: DONE 12/10
225 pounds: DONE 10/12
215 pounds: DONE 10/14
204 pounds: DONE 7/15
199 pounds:
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185 pounds:
174 pounds:
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145 pounds:

My Program:
My program is balance. I understand that I will eat "unhealthy" things regularly. But most of the time, I'll be on track.

Ideally, I need to get used to eating 1600 calories daily to maintain my final goal weight of 145 pounds. To do this, I eat 4-5 meals a day and a diet consisting of low dairy, low carb, low fiber, and low soy to address my digestive medical conditions and food intolerance. Healthy lean protein with numerous fruits and veggies throughout the day is a staple.

Exercise is required for good heart health. The goal is 30 minutes every day. I'm going to try to do 1 hour, four days a week since I know I will not exercise daily, as I despise it.

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  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    that would be great if she came this weekend :) any plans for your weekend?
    3465 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    How are you this week? are you getting back on track this week? exercise? food? hope your having a great week and your back on track. I have 13days to go and then I'll be with you back on track with losing weight. I'm still doing my 1 mile walk away the pounds before work and eating healthily. I have been going for a small walk with my husband after dinner. I'm ready for my baby girl I'm just so excited to meet her already and hold her in my arms :)
    3468 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    yep I'm ready to pop any day now lol. glad to hear your coming back to spark. missed ya. after i have this baby in 18days (hope 18days its my due date) I want to start losing the extra weight i put on during pregnancy plus some. I'll need all the help and support I can get.

    What are you doing to get back on track? were in this together and can set some goals together :)
    3473 days ago
  • v BRIAEL
    Hey Cutestuff,

    I hope you're having a great day and have plans for an awesome weekend. I don't check in often enough, but it doesn't mean I don't wonder how you're doing.

    Make good choices, stay healthy. :)
    3500 days ago
  • v MLKDUD
    Hope your week is going well so far! I strayed away from SP for a couple weeks due to being busy and traveling...but am trying to get back, despite STILL being busy and more traveling next week!!
    3503 days ago
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