|Start Weight:||(26 Dec 13) 206.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(17 Sep 14) 137.3 lb|
|Goal Weight:||137.0 lb|
following: Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week
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. I don't have a "diet" (Man, I hate that word!). I have a "constantly evolving eating plan" that changes as I continue to educate myself on how to eat for optimal health.
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. I also wanted to be able to take the knowledge I've acquired and use it to help others make better choices and live healthy, vibrant lives. I'm now training to run a half-marathon on my 40th birthday this fall and studying to become a certified health coach and a certified personal trainer!