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Member: missbec
Member Since: 2/6/2009

April 20, 2008, about 184 lbs.

My Goal:
To follow the Eat to Live program consistently and lose 30 more lbs. (starting February 2009). I'm getting close! And I realize it is really about life change, not just getting to a certain number on the scale.

To eat one big salad every day.
I'm still counting steps, but having trouble getting in the same number I used to now that I'm in school. I may start alternating with some exercise videos for variety. But I'm trying to walk at least 2 miles a day.
Strength training exercises 2x week
Drink plenty of water!

About me:
I'm a 44 year old married woman currently living in NJ. My husband eats the standard American diet (meat and potatoes) and I have been vegetarian since 1999. I have a hard time eating enough fruits and veggies, eat too many carbs, and my exercise plans usually fall flat pretty fast. I've been vegetarian for 13 years.

Diets I like:
Dr. Furhrman's Eat to Live. His new book, "The End of Dieting," is even better and easier to follow. I've also read Dr. Mark Hyman's The Ultramind Solution and follow his guidance regarding supplementation and elimination of dairy, wheat, and sugar from the diet. (I'm not 100% strict on this, but I'm very close.)

Workout of choice:
Hiking is my favorite when the weather is good.

My plan:
Follow Dr. Fuhrman's healthy eating plan and incorporate regular exercise into my life.

I need the most help with:
Consistency! with both exercise and eating right. I know what I need to do but I don't always do it.

Additional Info:
I had already lost 10 lbs. from my "before" photo before I joined PT...but it was off/on weight loss with lots of "exceptions" and "slips." I want to be more consistent this time around, in my eating as well as in my exercise. In the past, all of my healthy habits have gone south when I encountered a major life change.I think the biggest things that has contributed to my success are determination and my PT group - they are my conscience. Just logging what I eat and how much I exercise every day (and knowing that I'm going to do it) gives me the motivation to make good choices. And everyone is so encouraging when I'm being less than perfect!