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My main obstacle is junk food and finally realize I can NOT out exercise my love for it. Instead, I must learn to overcome this unhealthy habit in a sustainable and healthy way. I don't want obese related problems or become a burden to loved ones. I do want to live in a healthy body, enjoy a fulfilling life and remain prescription drug free.

Restart 3/2020
2020 GOAL: Avoid processed junk food, oils, refined sugars and lose 35 lbs.

I avoided bakery goodies (cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, pastries, etc.), chips and added sugars except for honey (occasionally w/tea), throughout the year. I don't cook w/oil but ate a few greasy take-outs, packaged cookies, frozen desserts, sugary cereals, candy, frozen pizzas and french bread the first half of the year. The last half of the year I managed to avoid those foods by coming up with better options. Lost 38 lbs

Instead of lumping all processed food together and trying to avoid them all at once, I divided them into two groups.
1. Processed JUNK Food (bakery goodies, chips, candy, non dairy frozen desserts, sugary cereals, including frozen pizza, and greasy take outs), to avoid.
2. Processed Food (whole grain pasta/bread, shredded wheat cereal, tofu, dried fruit and nuts), allowed in reasonable amounts.

I eat fruit, assorted vegs, beans, lentils, rice, oatmeal, starchy veggies and some processed food. I make oil free veggie pizza (albeit w/white flour), vegan sushi, oil free vegan pancakes, oil free/refined sugar free vegan carrot cake and non dairy frozen 'ice cream' with fruit; just to name a few. I eat till I'm satiated and don't restrict calories. Because of better food choices, I'm eating a lot more food, more nutrients and less calories.

2021 GOAL: Continue what I'm doing, lose 36 lbs and achieve a healthy BMI

Member Since: 8/18/2018

My Goals:
Restart 3/2020 - BMI 38.5 (highest BMI 40.1)
-35 lbs total ----- BMI 32.1 by end of 2020 ........ -38 lbs total --- BMI 31.5 (12/2020)
-47 lbs total ----- BMI 29.9 by end of 3/2021
-60 lbs total ----- BMI 27.5 by end of 7/2021
-74 lbs total ----- BMI 24.9 by end of 2021

My Program:
Plant based (whole foods, some processed)
No caloric restrictions
Daily exercise
Deep breathing/stretching sessions
Adequate sleep
Stay hydrated

Personal Information:
Married w/adult children, grand and great grandchildren

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    Thanks for the spotlight goodie!
    3 hours ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    One day I hope to become a bouillonaire.

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    Heinz recently improved the taste of its tomato sauce.
    The rest of the food manufacturers were left to ketchup.

    I knock on the door of the refrigerator before I open it; just in case the salad's dressing.

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    And last, but not yeast . . .

    Green vegetables give me gas. We're talkin' kale force winds.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Thanks for dropping by my page to say Hi with your notes and goodies.
    They always add a smile to my day.
    12 hours ago
    ,Awesome weight loss.
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  • v COOKIE_AT_51
    emoticon emoticon for taking the time to send me a goodie...that means a lot to me.

    Have an amazing Tuesday!

    Hugs ~ Cookie
    3 days ago
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    "The sun himself is weak when he first rises; he gathers strength and courage as the day goes on." ~ Charles Dickens
    May you gather strength, energy, and courage, just as the sun, as your week goes on.
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