Start Weight:(26 Jun 14) 126.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jul 15) 113.8 lb
Goal Weight:115.0 lb
following: Dianne follows President Bill Clinton's diet
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Am 64, 1/2 marathoner, walk runner, clean/sober in AA for 26 years..was a prescription junkie, also was anorexic. Weigh 119, am 5'7". Live in Florida. Democrat. Completely vegan now after my mom who is 89 had angina back in 10/2011..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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DianneGardner's Cookbook

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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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
about to give up
Planning to gain weight?
posted 26 May 2015, 07:02
about to give up
Am replying.

Your new friend Dianne.

What is your food and exercise plan.

Gotta have a plan honey.

posted 26 May 2015, 03:19
1200 Calories and can't lose weight?

here is what I do...and I have struggled like you to stay under 130..had been really thin for a long time and then weight began to creep on after I got married..damned men...its their fault...I am 65.. healthy and was really tired of restricting food and white knuckling the food....been doing the food plan it for over a year now..cannot keep weight on..link to food plan I follow..its Bill Clinton's diet..there is a pix of me too..I am fit..thin and this diet is effortless..and you can eat all the good carbs...just no fat..hard part is wrapping your mind around it..Here are the rules of Dr. Esselstyn's program in their simplest form:

• You may not eat anything with a mother or a face (no meat, poultry, or fish).

• You cannot eat dairy products.

• You must not consume oil of any kind—not a drop. (Yes, you devotees of the Mediterranean Diet, that includes olive oil, as I’ll explain in Chapter 10.)

• Generally, you cannot eat nuts or avocados.

You can eat a wonderful variety of delicious, nutrient-dense foods:

• All vegetables except avocado. Leafy green vegetables, root vegetables, veggies that are red, green, purple, orange, and yellowand everything in between

• All legumes—beans, peas, and lentils of all varieties.

• All whole grains and products, such as bread and pasta, that are made from them—as long as they do not contain added fats.

• All fruits. link to website below..I found this diet when my mom was diagnosed with unstable angina..she is 90..they told me she would die last year..she is doing great..again..the problem with this diet is you can get too thin..gotta keep your quantity up..which is great for me cause I love quantity..


Now what may be hard for you..I always wanted to be vegan..kept eating fish, conquered that this year with the diet..some people refuse to give up eating animals..people keep saying.."oh you must have healthy oils."...Dr. E says there are no healthy oils if you have any health issues..like BP, cardiac stuff, etc..and that what kills us all in the end is heart disease..this diet he says makes you heart attack proof..everyone in my family died from heart disease..

Ok kiddo..for what its worth..people either say.."wow..I will try it" (one of best friends has lost 25 lbs on this) or they say..."wow..total bulls##t..are you bat s##t crazy?"..so my suggestion is if you are really desperate..try it..


Food addiction is a bitch..been struggling since I was 4..this has been my answer..


posted 01 Dec 2012, 07:09
1000 calories a day for 30 days...down to 115
1000 calories a day..21 grams protein a day..for 30 days..
posted 26 Mar 2012, 07:38
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Walked 10 pretty good miles this morning. Nice breeze on the bridge. Walked across bridge. Great bridge in Port Orange Florida

31 July 2015

walked 7 miserable miles this morning...sore... however there was a great moon and sky at 4:30 this morning in Port Orange, Florida on our bridge...

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