My personal Nutritional Guru grokked "Grok" -- so here I am!
Simple things first: Resident in upstate NY (Schoharie County: 32,000 people and a bunch of cows and sheep). I'm 55 and a three-time breast CancerDancer who intends for that to be solely Past History. I completely believe it is, but taking care of oneself doesn't hurt!
The last CancerDance resulted in a whole lot of surgery, including throwing me into surgical menopause -- like being kicked off a cliff. My former fine figure quickly devolved into a Plump Matron With Belly Fat (*never* had that before) and I neither look nor "feel" like me.
I have a career I adore (work = play for me) but in order to really rock-n-roll with it, my stamina and health have to be top-notch, and currently they aren't.
Goals: drop 30 pounds of WEIGHT and in the process convert 40 pounds of FAT; get my stamina level up, and make it to at least 90 hale and hearty. Get rid of digestive problems and headaches, backaches and general oldperson discomforts (I'm not old; I shouldn't have 'em.)
I *did* lose 17 pounds in 2007 by doing 'no sugar no starch no grains' but it resulted in some real GI problems. I want to avoid that this time, so any thoughts from anyone out there would be entirely welcome.
Yes, I'm a dairy person, but stick to organic and raw when I can get it. Coffee? 1 cup a day perhaps; much more tea of all kinds (all hail Teavana!)
I am not and never have been an exercise person. It's always been under duress. What Grok has to say about it is such a relief! THAT I can do.
I am tremendously lucky to have a splendid grass-fed/pasture-raised supplier (Sap Bush Hollow Farms) just five miles from where we live, so I can get the good stuff -- meat, eggs, poultry, dairy, all organic and raw and healthy. That will make this a lot easier.
Lastly: my life has been constant change. I'm therefore not afraid of changing my mind, my eating habits, or my perspective. Bring it on!
Cross the bridge from fear to fearlessness -- and fly!