I am 36 yrs old. I have been married 10 years this past July. I have 2 children from my first marriage, and 4 with my husband, for a total of 6 children. I have been overweight my entire adult life. I have also struggled with depression since I was a teen. My depression highs coinside with my weight gain, and I do alot of emotional eating. My top weight was about 245. A few years ago my mom introduced me to a way of eating called Natural Hygiene. The book I read that introduced me to this is called Fit For Life by Harvey & Marilyn Diamond. I have always been a large eater. My family use to call me hollow leg because about 20-30 minutes after eating a meal I would want to eat again, which I now contribute to the low nutrient foods I must have been eating. Whenever I've done this diet I have gotten down to around 170. I will go all the way this time, and really will make this my lifestyle. Right before I got pregnant with my last daughter I ate vegan for 1 month and then raw vegan for 2 months. I really enjoy it, but my husband and children don't really join me in eating this way. So there are still temptations all around me.
Met Dr. Fuhrman at the 1-day Texas Immersion in Austin on September 7,2013!
I am 50- 6' tall, 175# - a Geoscience Technician; helping my boss, a Geologist, search for oil & gas.
I have Hypothyroidism & Menopause: a new OBGyn that specializes in Bioidentical HR Therapy put me on bio-identical HRT Cream on Jan 18, 2012. This has made a huge difference in my energy, attitude, and moods- took about 2 months to kick-in.
-Feel So Much Better! Back when I joined in Feb of 2009 I was 215, and lost down to 172#, and now since June or so of this year -2010- I have gained it back. ( I will explain more if you want to know)-I enjoy working out at 24 hour fitness, & love all the GroupX Classes.
Hobbies include crocheting, learning to knit. Healthy cooking & entertaining for friends.
Reading Dr. Furhman's books has CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! (Eat to Live, and Eat for Health). I have also read the Pleasure Trap, the China Study, Super Immunity & will read soon - The Life You Want, and New Rules of Lifting for Women.
Hearty veggie soups & stews and Beans in the crock pot.
- my weight has fluctuated between 205- 211-202 now is 175.
38 yr old mother of 4 daughters, working part-time
I've read Eat to Live and Eat for Health, The Starch Solution, The Virgin Diet, Almost Vegetarian, In Defense of Food, and others. I went through the PT Point of No Return and Emotional Eating.
On a journey of learning to cook mostly oil-free, dairy, gluten, & wheat-free, and nutritarian. I used to think I ate well--lots of veggies, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Followed (loosely) the South Beach Diet for nearly 8 years with some success but lately the weight was creeping back on. ETL has turned that around and given me tools (mentally & literally) to bring back my health and youth.
Hardest thing for me is finding foods my kids will eat too so I'm not making 2 meals every night. My husband has high cholesterol and is overweight--his frustrations and failure to stick to not snacking often lead me to snack right along with him. I'm a night-eater. Hardest habit to kick: chocolate--it's my gate-way drug. I can't just have a bite.
I'm exercising more than I have in years and this feels great (intervals on stationary bike w/moving arms, 4 days/week, core strength exercises w/free weights or resistances bands on 2 days, 1 day off). Now I'm starting to see the muscle definition that's there as the fat melts off! Joined a running group in 2012 and ran my first 1/2 marathon in April 2013.
I am a 20-year-old young woman living in Germany.
Next year, i want to start studying music.
Even if no one thinks so, singing is a job for which your body has to be fit, and because of that, I want to get fitter and lose weight...and I want to lose fat which I don't need, I want to look like 2 years ago :)