Joined May 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
220.0 lb
Lost so far: 36.0 lb

Current Weight
184.0 lb
Performance: losing 10.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 14.0 lb
Who am I...good question! In short, I am a very "young" 70yr. old woman who has been blessed with a life of adventure. My current adventure finds me retired in West Texas. My husband and I ran an agricultural spray business in a small rural community. He flew and I did the booking, etc.

Before West Texas, we lived aboard a beautiful big boat in Galveston, TX for six years...that ended with Hurricane Ike decided to take her for a cruise to destruction. For now, we are land-based and dreaming of our next lifestyle change.

In my former life I lived in the Chicago area and was a teacher/principal for 35 years. We have a daughter who is married and lives in Chicago with her hubby, their precious daughter and one cat. Our youngest daughter attends University of Notre Dame and is involved with Navy ROTC.

Weight has always been an issue for me...however, it has never prevented me from doing things that I wanted to do...lately, however, I have begun to think that maybe I need to think more about my health in order to extend my opportunities for more adventures. Losing weight seems to be the key so here I am working the LCHF approach and feeling healthier every day.

My goal is 160 pounds...haven't weighed that weight since I was 19. However, I have been close since the age of 19 and realize that it is attainable. But for today, I am content to see numbers on the scale continue to be lower. I didn't gain all this weight overnight and know that it is not going to come off in one big drop...wouldn't it be nice, however!

I live the thought, "this is a day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad with it." I know that if I stay the course that I will see the results I want.

2227Gwen's Weight History

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2227Gwen's Cookbook

cals: 262kcal | fat: 19.32g | carbs: 5.24g | prot: 16.50g
Egg Sausage Bake
A tasty way to have eggs and sausage ready to go in the morning.
cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 14.56g | carbs: 3.07g | prot: 30.93g
Summer Shrimp
A quick and easy shrimp dish that's light and delicious.
cals: 88kcal | fat: 8.57g | carbs: 0.94g | prot: 0.62g
Butter Pecan Brittle
Sugar free delicious brittle.
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2227Gwen's Latest Posts

Who said Cheat Days were OK?
Just watch video and he confirmed what I suspected....no cheat days if your want the machine to burn. Thanks for the post. I hadn't followed Dr. Berg so can add him to my list or resources.
posted 05 Jul 2017, 12:40
For those of you on Low-Carb diets
I think there is a lot of confusion about what actually is LCHF and how it works. A lot has to do with which school you come from...the school of calories in, calories out or the low carb/high fat. My DH has cancer and we have learned a lot about how cancer reproduces...it loves carbs and particularly sugar. Without those two ingredients cancer can not survive and will die. I am diabetic, I was able to reverse my diabetes with a LCHF diet. There is too much good info out there supporting LCHF. A great site to learn more about it is dietdoctor.com For many years I believed calories in calorie out was the only way to lose weight, etc. But it never cured anyone of cancer or diabetes. The only purpose it seems to serve is weight loss...I personally prefer to follow an alternative way of eating that will also benefit my health in numerous ways. BTW, I loved MIM's but for now our doctor has banned the microwave from our diets but that is another story for another time.
posted 04 Jan 2017, 19:01
Struggling? Refined Sugar is actually MORE addicting than cocaine and heroine...
Thanks for the excellent post. Since hubby's cancer diagnosis we have really had our eyes open to the high price of sugar consumption. Sugar is one of cancer's main fuels....We have eliminated every type of sugar except that which is natural in whole fruits. Your post just confirmed our conviction. Thank you.
posted 27 Oct 2016, 21:29
Natural healthy and beauty recipes/tips
Am going to be interested in your face cream adventure. Will be following your posts. BTW, I just read about your puppy...so cute!
posted 28 Feb 2016, 21:14
today is my birthday!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday. May it be celebrated with special joy!
posted 31 Jul 2015, 10:58
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25 September 2017

Have been missing in action for a couple of weeks...finally made my trip to Florida to help our youngest DD get settled. She is thrilled with her ass ...
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07 September 2017

Was supposed to leave this morning for Florida to see youngest DD but running towards a hurricane area just doesn't make sense. I will plan to go later ...
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