Sherrie's Journal

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In March of this year I decided I was no longer going to board the yo-yo express.  I re-embraced my vegetarian way of life and pumped up the exercise.  The exercise part was not easy because I'm recovering from a back injury & re-injury (and tend to be an all or nothing kind of woman).  I walk, jump on the elliptical, mix in some yoga & pilates, and have added Turbo Jam & Slim Series Express (Slim in 6 part 2).  While I still eat more fat and junk than I need, I have made some decent progress.

I started at 238 and am down to 227 (I gained 2 this week, dangit).  I've lost 7 inches overall (4 on my waist) and reduced my body fat by 5%.  I'm still off blood pressure and it only goes over 140/90 after coffee or black tea (which Ive cut to 16 oz. max a day - ya'll know this is huge for this caffeine-addicted mama).

I know I'm on the right track and need to re-read my posts on the days that I feel like it isn't worth it. 

BTW, I'm not vegan, but heading in that direction.  I only have dairy when we eat out (and only when there are no vegan options) and eat maybe 1 egg a week.  I've been experimenting with vegan baking and the family is digging it.  I'm becoming addicted to Toffuti ice cream, but since it's so expensive I think I can keep it under control. 

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Brena...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:19 AM

Congrats on the progress! I am going back to my good diet from last year starting today. I had been so good, mostly cutting out fat, and doing a lot of exercise. I had lost 65 pounds, but have gained back about 30, so I need to get my butt back in gear. So good luck to both of us!

 

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tatar
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:51 AM I'm trying to lose weight myself:) Congrats on losing weight. I am doing kickboxing and aerobics everyday for five days. I haven't lost any lbs off my current weight yet but that's okay, I think my body is in a plateu. Goodluck to both us!:)

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HeidiLJ
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:18 PM You're doing absolutely awesome, friend!  I refuse to step on the scale right now.  I am horribly inactive following my surgery but hope to be back on my feet soon.  I'm trying to scale down my eating to account for it but when fighting boredom, this is hard:(  It's a work in progress.  But, again, kudos to you, sister!

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