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: 184,641

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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  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my “Hope” blog.
    DH & I know we have been very fortunate, especially to have found each other all those years ago.
    I await the day that the world returns to normal and I can cook that turkey for family.
    Be sure I WILL post a photo of that.

    11 hours ago
  • v PEGGY-BEE
    Thank you for the friend add!. Looking forward to my first exposure to the Biggest Loser!
    1 day ago
  • v CHIGGERCANE
    Thank you for all you have done during this challenge. In reading your blogs, I understand you have been under tremendous pressure at work and finding your new home - but you still took time to welcome and inspire and prod us all. So thankful for you and your efforts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    4 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you for your comment on my maintenance anniversary blog
    While I MIGHT have been able to lose the weight on my own, I NEVER could have maintained it without Spark and the support of the people here. Everyone I’ve met has contributed in some way to my success.
    My view of why women's sizes are not in inches like men's? I don't think as a group we want to go buy pants on the "34" rack (the waist size of the average woman now) and the industry understands that. We would rather delude ourselves. I did. After all, realistically how could I gain all that weight and still wear the same size? It wasn't logical, but I CHOSE to believe it.

    5 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    "Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible." -Mandy Hale
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    6 days ago
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