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Me Late August 2016 - 25 pounds lost since January. (yay! jeans are too big!)

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Working Dutch Windmill at Fabyan Park in Batavia, IL -- Picture taken around September-October 2015.

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day 1928 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/22/2021

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You are what you eat! An old saying that that rings so true!
I joined SP in 2013 and was sidelined by a couple of illnesses -- then came back November 2015 and have been spinning the log in wheel every day since!

I use "constructive brainwashing" to help kick-start healthy habits -- some of the best I've found are on Youtube -- I recommend "Sugar: The bitter truth," by Dr. Lustig and "Why we get fat" by Gary Taubes -- these two videos really opened my eyes about sugar and how the resultant spike in insulin affects our bodies and fat storage.

August 2015 - gave up alcohol (was beer for me!)
November 2015 - started food tracking on SP
January 2016 - gave up added sugars, refined carbs, and processed foods
March 2016 - went HFLC (high fat low carbs) and started weighing daily on newly purchased digital scale
September 2016 - reached my goal weight ~125
April 2017 - changed from daily to weekly (7-10 days) weigh-ins
June 2017 - maintaining ~125 pound range - continue daily nutrition tracking on SP
September 2017 - back to daily weigh-ins

Most important for me is tracking food intake - losing twenty pounds (March - September 2016) -- about three pounds a month.
The real trick for me was eliminating foods from my pantry that would start binges, such as candy, cookies, cake, pies, and chips -- just can't stop once I start.

A healthy lifestyle is what motivates me. Ask: "if not me, who? if not now, when?"

Member Since: 1/17/2013

Fitness Minutes: 78,564

My Goals:
Am I doing everything I can to do good, for myself and others.

My Program:
HFLC (high fat, low carb) lifestyle.
Essentially cutting out refined carbs -- breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, chips, etc., -- keep them out of the house!
Of course, the occasional birthday cake and ice cream!
Dried fruit and nuts are now my snack of choice.

Personal Information:
I'm a retired computer systems professional whose main interest is leading a healthy lifestyle.
Divorced, one son, Greg, unmarried
Big sister to two sisters, who are married, each with two children, each with

Other Information:
The nutrition tracker on SP can track as deep as you like.
I've taken advantage of this tool and track all vitamin and mineral info available.

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