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. 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..NEW picture is up there..that is me finishing a 1/2 marathon December 20,2015..HILLY CHALLENGING COURSE IN MOUNT DORA FLORIDA..WAS 48, WINDY AND VERY HILLY

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  Fat Free Vegans
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ended: 12 Jul 14
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  7lbs. slimmer by Oct.25.2013
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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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I have had gout for 31 years. Totally controlled with vegan diet and a good very old drug called Colbenemid. Combination of colchicine and Benemid.

My uric acid level is around 4.

I have stage 3 kidney failure. Have had for 30 years.

I walk 5 to 9 miles daily. Just did half marathon on 12-20-15.

Dianne Gardner

PS Not had a drink of anything alcoholic for over 31 years. Alcohol causes gout attacks. Big time.
posted 09 Jan 2016, 13:30
I found this You Tube video to be convincing

Low Carb vs. Plant-Based

Published on Jun 28, 2012

Low-carb diets made me sick and...and I think the personal appearance of overweight diet experts speaks volumes about these diets. You wouldn't take financial advice from someone who's always broke. Why would you take weight loss advice from someone who is overweight?

And I base it on my 5 years as a Fat Free vegan following Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. John McDougall.
posted 05 Jan 2016, 10:07
Training for 1/2 marathon
my husband and I just did Mt. Dora half...hilly, cold and very windy..it was 48..they should call it Mountain Dora..in Florida. Just signed up for Shark Bite Half in New Smyrna Beach...just two bridges..mostly flat other than than..Shark Bite on 1-17-16. Mike is 64, I am 68. I love half marathons. I am a fast walker...hoping to finish around 3 hours. Mt. Dora very well run half..I highly recommend it..we signed up already for next year. Dianne

I find long distance walking combined with my fat free vegan diet to be the easiest weight loss maintenance plan and exercise plan ever..we lift weights 3 times weekly too...we try to talk 5 to 10 miles daily..Mike runs 10..he is also fat free vegan..best shape of his life and he has always been a runner..I am late to the game of long distances...I encourage anyone to challenge themselves to a half marathon training program...
posted 02 Jan 2016, 07:47
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
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