Sweeet2th

Start Weight:(26 Dec 13) 206.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Jan 15) 125.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman
performance: Steady

Two years ago, I was obese and struggling with a debilitating auto-immune disease (Idiopathic & Delayed Pressure Urticaria Nervosa), chronic migraines, excruciating arthritis in almost my entire body, severe indoor and seasonal allergies, depression, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, Stage 2 Hypertension, leaky gut, and a LONG painful list of food sensitivities and digestive problems that were ruining my life. I have now reversed and eliminated ALL of those conditions with the way I eat! I've spent the last couple of years researching how diet and lifestyle affect every aspect of my life & health and found a whole-food, plant-based approach to eating that has allowed my body to heal and thrive. Now, I never have to count calories or carbs or fat, and eat plentiful amounts of delicious, healing and exciting foods and NEVER feel deprived or the need to "cheat"! It's a win-win!

Before all of this, I was working in a high-stress job as a cell biologist in a lab. I hated my job and longed to do something with meaning and purpose instead of playing with cells in petri dishes all day while watching my health slow slip away from me. I've gone from barely being able to drag myself a mile to conquering a half-marathon less than a year later for my 40th birthday! It's been the most challenging years of my life, but also the most rewarding, exciting, joyful and vibrant years too!

Now, a new chapter of my life has begun. I've launched my own health coaching business specializing in people struggling with chronic illnesses, weight management and self-sabotaging behaviors. It's brought such a rewarding sense of purpose and meaning to my life that I could have only imagined a few short years ago.

I try my best to stay in touch with people on this website, but it's easier for others to find me on my other social media accounts like FB and Twitter (search for Farmacy Revolution and you'll find me!)

Kale, Kettlebells and Kisses to you all!!
*muuaaahhhh*

FatSecret member since: 14 Jun 11

Sweeet2th's Weight History


Sweeet2th's Latest Member Challenges

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  No refined sugar for 1 week
status: Completed
ended: 23 Jan 15
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  No Candy for Halloween Week!
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 14
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Sweeet2th's Buddies

Online now Arrevanthas
last weighin: losing 2.6 lb a week Down
 
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Sweeet2th's Latest Posts

Is Obesity a Disease? NPR
There is a rather interesting TED Talk about the possible connection between diabetes/metabolic syndromes and obesity that is worth watching if you're interested.

Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war:
https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_attia_what_if_we_re_wrong_about_diabetes

Once again, it just goes to show you that "correlation does not imply causation" when it comes to your weight.
posted 09 Jul 2014, 10:58
Personal Question... How do you see yourself?
I've struggled with some sort of self-image dysmorphia most of my life. It didn't help that my older sister had the body of a supermodel (5'10" 125 lbs), and I was 5'7" and CURVY. I always looked at myself as "the fat one", even when I was a perfectly healthy weight. It thankfully never escalated to the point of an eating disorder, but I've been "on a diet" on and off since puberty, trying to make myself into something I was never going to be. It's only been in the last 5 years or so where I'm coming to peace with my body, and began treating it like a "luxury vehicle" that moves me through this world and now I see a really awesome, passionate, intelligent, caring person looking back at me in the mirror, regardless of my size.

A couple of years ago, I was watching a documentary and a therapist gave this advice:

Stand in front of a mirror every morning and say, "I love and accept you unconditionally right now." even if you don't believe it or it isn't true. Just keep doing that everyday, and somewhere around the 30 day mark, something "clicks". You don't have to tell yourself you're thin, or gorgeous, or rich, or stylish - just that you love and accept yourself in that specific moment and do it consistently everyday.

It worked for me. I may not think the image in front of me is perfect, but I love and accept who I am. I figure, it's the only "me" I'm going to have in this life, I might as well start treating me that way.
posted 24 Jun 2014, 15:10
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20 January 2015

(*I included a link to a new picture, so click on this post to view it!*) Hi there, everyone! I know it's been a million years since I've written, but ...
on diet Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman  steady weight

29 December 2014

I've been up to my eyeballs lately with social media accounts for my health coaching business and studying for my exam! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, ...
on diet Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman  losing 1.5 lb a week

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Eat to Live
This group is for people who want to eat healthy food, not processed junk. It's inspired by Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live

Wii Fit Family Fun
Found a Wii Fit? Come on in to enjoy fellowship with other fans of this unique exercise regimen.

40's with 10-25 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 10-25 pounds to lose.

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