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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: 158,606

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.

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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.

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"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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    We’re now well over 300 cases, 7 deaths. I agree about the senior shopping hours, too crowded for me. Like you, I’ve had better luck shopping at odd hours. I try to stick to smaller stores that aren’t as likely to be as busy. If they don’t have it, I don’t need it.
    1 hour ago
    My small but densely populated county went from 45 cases a week ago to 167 today. Probably going to get a lot worse very soon thanks to spring breakers partying at the bars before they closed, people packing the beaches before they finally closed, and boaters trying to beat the rules by clustering on the water. I was not happy about being out so much today. I’m supposed to get mail twice a week, but will ask if that can be once. Husband and I will alternate doing the shopping but go as seldom as we can manage.
    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2020 6:31:34 PM
    Hope you find the food you need and that your new home has a space for a great pantry, something I think all of us will keep stocked in the future.
    3 days ago
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    Thank you for the name idea. Indeed I will wait to hear his morning song before settling in a name. I just hope he protects and provides for the ladies as well as Sir did.
    4 days ago
  • v KATIE5668
    Thanks for the hint on the Murdock Mysteries. Since today is to be rainy it might be just the day to check it out. Have a good day & stay safe!!
    5 days ago
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