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!

FatSecret member since: 14 Jun 11

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Sweeet2th's Latest Member Challenges

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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:

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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18 September 2014

For some reason, I did not want to stop bouncing on my rebounder this morning! Man, I LOVE that thing! I put on some Mackelmore ("Thrift Shop" is OU ...

17 September 2014

0.7 lbs down in the last 5 days. Not too shabby! I'm really glad I'm not struggling with those last few pounds. They're falling off just as quickly ...
on diet Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman  losing 1.0 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

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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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