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I was losing weight until I quit smoking (back in 2007). I put it all and an extra 24 pounds on. I need to re-lose those, plus the 10 I hadn't lost yet to get to my goal.

I gave up all soda in 2013 and am working on going Whole Food Plant Based.

2020 Update: Backslid up to the mid 150s. Time to get back on the horse and eat on plan. Need to start tracking again to be accountable.

Update 2019: Down to the low-mid 140s, bouncing a bit. Still doing the 5% Challenges since the first one worked so well. I just need to get back on track and actually DO what I say I'm going to do.

Update 2018: Joined my first 5% Challenge to see if I can get these last 10 pounds off,

Update 2017: Have succeeded in going WFPB with very few slips. Down to the low 150s, but need to lose a bit more as I am only 5' 4.5" tall.

Member Since: 3/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 204,481

My Goals:
I want go get down to 130 pounds.
I want to learn how to meal plan - I get by so far by not keeping stuff I shouldn't eat in the house, but I don't always eat the best proportions of grains and beans to veggies and fruits - and nuts can be dangerous.

My Program:
Have been eating Whole Food Plant Based 99% of the time. I have been reading about Intermittent Fasting and tried the eRTF (early Time Restricted Feeding) version where I ingest all my calories between 5:30 AM and noon. That stopped being workable when work got too busy to eat all 3 meals at work, so I am going to try doing the other end - no eating before noon and done by 6 pm.

Personal Information:
I am a voracious reader who enjoys Ren Faires and science fiction / fantasy conventions. I have 2 long-haired cats and one son who is ASD.

Other Information:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
--Groucho Marx

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    You have been such an inspiration for our team! I hope all is well w you. Thank you for keeping us together and on track!
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    73 days ago
  • v SUGARPIE33
    Thank you for your motivating and information posts to help keep us fit and healthy in our 5% team!

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    100 days ago
    Just a thought...we used a wood molding (cove molding) attached high on the walls where we knew we wanted to hang various art pieces. You use a long wire/cord (can get really decorative here) to hang pieces. We had plaster walls. We could hang pieces and change them out over time and it was only once dealing with the walls. Maybe this would work for you.
    103 days ago
    Hope your son ends up liking the food, if he has to add something it may be a pain but maybe have stuff cut up ahead of time in a container? Hopefully he likes it. Have a great Wednesday ☕️☕️🌞🌞
    103 days ago
  • v no profile image MORTICIAADDAMS
    Thanks for letting me know. I am not very computer savvy and busy with hubby so I miss things a lot. I will have no place to hang out if Sparkpeople closes.
    104 days ago
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