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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:
165 pounds:
155 pounds:
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 BRIAEL
    Sorry, I keep meaning to get my head back into Spark, but it's really eluding me right now. So much else is battling for my time.

    Trying to find a new home for when hub's out of the military next year. Trying to sell my Dad's house in England so we can take a small mortgage rather than hitting ourselves with debt and trying to remove the conditions on my resident card. All paperwork and it drives me crazy.

    Hope you're doing better with your food and exercise plan than I am. :)
    3517 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    its hard for me to walk as much as i was because my stomach cramps up now. doc says its normal. We went for a walk yesterday and it was a little to much so i was feeling it. I'm ready to feel like my old self again. I mean i enjoy being pregnant I just have to get use to the next 2months not being able to do everything i normally do.

    Hope your mom has a happy birthday and you have a great weekend :)
    3518 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    Hi I'm doing really good and hope your right about the next 2 months going fast. I'm always tired now it seems. everyone keeps telling me the last 2wks are going to go by so slow. my baby shower is next weekend already. I'll post tons of pics.

    I need to start exercising more i've been slacking a little. what about you?
    3518 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLY0912
    you are so right about the fast food just creeping up some days its just so much easier to get but i have to keep in mine its so not worth it. I'm not able to do the WATP any more my stomach cramps up to much so now i'm just sticking to riding the exercise bike. I have been doing 10 minutes in morning and 10 minutes after dinner. I really want to try my best to stay active during my pregnancy. So far so good. 2months to go I can't wait to meet my little girl :)

    hope you have a great week
    3521 days ago
  • v MLKDUD
    Howdy! My day was good, today is even better! Hope you're having a good one! Happy Friday!!
    3524 days ago
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