Start Weight:(26 Jun 14) 126.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jul 15) 113.8 lb
Goal Weight:110.0 lb
following: Dianne follows President Bill Clinton's diet
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Am 68, 1/2 marathoner, walk runner, clean/sober in AA for 31 years..was a prescription junkie, also was anorexic. Weigh 113, am 5'7". Live in Florida. Democrat. Completely vegan now after my mom who is 93 had angina back in 10/2010..we literally have saved her life with Bill Clinton's vegan diet.Bill's bypass was filling back up because he had not changed his diet. ..diet can be found in Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease which (who woulda thunk it??) also reverses food addiction. It's a high carb (good ones only), no meat, no oils diet. I have gotten several bulimic friends on it now too. Its great because it does not require restriction of food. the link to Dr. Esselstyn's home page is heartattackproof.com

My husband who is a PhD is on it now..he says the science is good...and he does not like "junk science"...buy the book and read it...look at all the websites that talk about Bill Clinton and this food plan..listen to Sanjay Gupta on CNN....you will be stunned..These Atkins diets are killing us and the animals. High protein diets keep you hungry, destroy your bones, kidneys and give you coronary artery disease. I would encourage anyone who has any part of an open mind to buy Dr. Esselstyn book..it will get you off BP meds, cure your diabetes, your heart disease and save the lives of your old family members who are dying from CAD. My mother would have died if I had not changed her diet. We can save our lives with this diet. I will not be a hostage any longer to agribuiness..corporate America and the American Medical industrial complex is killing us with these terrible cardiac procedures..and we are all gonna wind up on a cardiac cath table or have a bypass unless we change our diets...in in your hands...my picture is up there..that is me finishing a 1/2 marathon in December of 2011 after 2 months on the diet..I improved my time by A MINUTE A MILE OVER LAST YEAR...that is huge for anyone who knows about exercise...

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  Fat Free Vegans
status: Completed
ended: 12 Jul 14
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  7lbs. slimmer by Oct.25.2013
status: Completed
ended: 28 Oct 13
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cals: 172kcal | fat: 8.58g | carbs: 11.82g | prot: 13.91g
Zucchini Fries
A low carb, healthier alternative to regular fries.
cals: 67kcal | fat: 0.98g | carbs: 11.76g | prot: 5.32g
Mashed Cauliflower
Lovely steamed cauliflower mashed with cheese and garlic.
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weighing self and food plan
Thank you. Great looking dog.
posted 02 Sep 2015, 16:40
Vegetarian with Gout
One other thing you probably know..thiazide drugs for blood pressure like HCTZ, Lasix, Chlorthalidone (which I take) can raise uric acid levels...I also drink a lot of water..Ok..just an FYI..I have become a quasi expert on gout...gout will make you desperate in a way nothing else can...when I had my first attack in 1984 thought I had fractured my foot...swelled up to the size of a cement block..and stayed that way for a while...eek...
posted 02 Sep 2015, 07:59
Vegetarian with Gout
OOh..I have gout too...so sorry honey.....have had it about 31 years...one reason why I became a fat free vegan...also I limit my protein to about 30 grams...made a huge difference...not had an attack in like 25 years ..its in my big left toe...I was on Zyloprim..had hideous reaction to that drug...skin shedding..doc finally put me on Colbenemid..which is a combo drug of Benemid and Colchicine. 75 mg.old cheap safe drug....I take one a day..and stick with my food plan...and I walk and work out a lot..

I am very thin too..has made a realy difference...uric acid is around 4..also I drink zero alcohol...and have for like 31 years...beer, hard liquor and wine..all bad for gout..just what I have learned...
posted 02 Sep 2015, 07:55
weighing self and food plan
For me...weighing is a set up..Had a friend who was a Weight Watchers counselor forever say..weigh and measure the food and as a consequence your body weight will take care of itself..as a recovered anorexic, if I lost weight or gained weight, either status was a justification to binge or starve..so now I plan my food the night before, commit it to Fatsecret, walk at least 3.1 miles everyday and when I went to the doc a few weeks ago ..WA LA ..I weighed 113.8..I am a fat free vegan and do not eat gluten or white flour,sugar or white rice..so that simplifies everything for me if anyone is interested. And I am a serious old girl of 68..take no mood or mind altering chemicals and have not had any alcohol for over 31 years. I do drink lots of coffee which is of course a CNS drug..I waffle on that one..Smile

Am always planning my next race somewhere too...that helps to
keep me focused. I stay under 1200 calories too. Did last 10k in 91 minutes in killing heat here too. We were all crazy with the heat that day. That is about 14:38 minute miles I think.
Dianne felt smug. Like a jog..but I walked it. Really fast.
posted 01 Sep 2015, 15:23
about to give up
NO giving up Hootie..not an option..that is the way to die.

Buck up baby and get a grip....we can do this together...or I will just annoy the s##t out of you with these kinds of comments...but they are true..we cannot quit...hey come on woman...we are baby boomers...we got this..I sent you a private message..

posted 27 May 2015, 06:08
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28 November 2015

Walked 7 miles. Left foot got stomped at AA meeting. May have fracture. Accident of course. :)

26 November 2015

Walked 3.1 miles and worked out...walked 3.25 miles yesterday. Windy. Got half marathon coming up 12-20...eeek...in Mount Dora...rolling hills..not good.

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