AKA_TROUBLE
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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: 194,730

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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  • v I_CHOOSE
    Thank you for the friend add. I didn't like the Fitbit I bought or the web site, perhaps because I don't do Facebook so it doesn't provide me the socialization I find here. I count my step with the Spark activity tracker.
    1632 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    That is so sad about your husband! Must have been hard to get through that. 1975 was not a good year for me actually. My best friend and I graduated from college and she died New Year's Eve. She stood up for me when I got married. It was rough to lose her. She was a fantastic friend.
    1687 days ago
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    MEMORIAL DAY.......

    is the day that's set aside to remember with gratitude and pride, all those who served and died, for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace.

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    Karen
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    1739 days ago
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    “How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.” ~Stephen Covey~

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    We know this journey is an important one, let's not lose focus on what we're working for!

    Have a great week and good luck with your goals.

    Karen
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    1751 days ago
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    Thank for you help in how to get team points! I appreciate that! Have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago