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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: 177,516

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 AAAACK
    That's really cool about being on the concom! We have managed to do ComicCon in San Diego for about 4 years. Prior to that we just couldn't get tickets.
    3 days ago
    Thank you for the warm welcome to the Forks over Knives team. I really appreciate your support. Have a healthy happy day. emoticon
    5 days ago
    Sorry to have missed you for a few days. I had weekend "Bubble" company camping in our yard and now I'm distracted by the smokey conditions which means no outside exercise. My prayers these days include "Grant weather that nourishes all of creation." emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    emoticon being a Week #1 Team Leader via the Harvest Your Health Fall BLC GEMS Team! Keep moving in the right direction!
    12 days ago
    Good morning love, I hope you have a great day..listen, I wrote an important blog this morning and I hope you'll read it..here's the link.. I guess you'll have to copy and paste in your browser or just go to my page to look up the blog..

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    12 days ago
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