This blog has been documentation of my journey from an unfit, unhealthy 40-something female to what I hope will be a much healthier me.  I have a 7-year old daughter, and need to be healthy for her for many years to come.

I’m thoroughly tired of America’s food industry, diet industry, and the popular belief that gluttony and sloth are the reasons people are fat.  We’ve been fed a load of lies from huge industries (Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Diet, not to mention the US Government) that are profiting off of our misery, and are shaming us and blaming us for being a nation of sedentary, insulin resistant fatties.

My plan is to get myself healthy and help you to do the same.  Together we can overcome the culture of lies that got us sick in the first place.

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  1. paleo

    Hello there! This is a great blog, although I have found it hard to find a contact email. It would be good to be able to have it, to contact with you. Great job!

  2. Kami

    interesting blog. Waiting to see how your last appointment went with your Wiley doctor. I hope it works for you. I have low P too—had it all my life. Carried on for generations.

  3. Al

    Don’t get discouraged. I’m 67 and 100 lb overweight. I have COPD from years of smoking. I have high cholesterol and blood pressure, and low testosterone. I am fed up with it. I’m about to buy a kettlebell and try the 4 hour body Slow Carb Diet (similar to Atkins). Reading about you helps me. You can do this. So can I. We will. You go girl !

  4. Hi Kami – Will update with latest news. Things have been busy busy busy around here, but there’s lots to say! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  5. Yay you! Thanks for the support. I’m so glad I have something to offer others on this path, even if it’s just to show you what doesn’t work. haha.

  6. I, too, have been struggling with my weight since I came home from Iraq in 2006. After watching “Food Inc.” I have done my best to go organic and cut out anything that has corn by-products and hormones in addition to incorporating more fish into my diet. I’ve begun juicing as part of my morning ritual as well as walking/jogging and it’s really helped me to not only lose weight, but to feel better in general.

    Thank you for your helpful blog. I’m so glad I came across this blog. The information and your experience offer those of us in the same boat as you, solace, comfort, understanding and support. That’s why I’ve nominated you for the The Liebster Award for newly discovered (new-to-me) blog. Details are on my blog http://thegirlatwar.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/nominated-for-another-award-the-liebster-award/

  7. Robert Creighton

    Came across your blog because I have an interest in stopping prediabetes and preventing diabetes. I skimmed through your blog. Generally speaking, it looks like you are on the right track.
    Do not give up. I didn’t see much about exercise approach. If healthy enough for HIIT, gradually see if you can work some of this into your lifestyle. Now is the time to make the change. I don’t want to sound overly dramatic, but I have seen people reach the point at which it is too late. All the best to you.

  8. Thank you, Robert! I’m incorporating exercise now – see my most recent “Conventional Wisdom” series of posts. I’ll post an update with blood glucose progress next week, but so far things are looking better. I hope my blog is helpful to you in some way.

  9. Hi – have only just come across your blog from ‘Exceptionally Brash’ and I will certainly be looking in again ….. as the saying goes.

    BTW love your fresh food pictures at the blog heading.

    All the best Jan

  10. Susie Baker

    Hi Lanie- I’m a 46 yr old female whose metabolism suddenly crashed so severely (extreme stress hormone release leaving me tremoring and unable to sleep at all for a week and more) that it nearly cost me my occupation last September. I’ve tripped into the Peat world myself over the past 8 months and it has helped. I appreciate your descriptions and candor as we seem to have similar symptoms. I’m only on your December posts, trying to catch up, as I have just found your blog. The down days are a bummer and discouraging. My main issues lately are intermittent insomnia, sufficient liver glycogen storage (still, but better), and the damned stress hormone release. I HATE it! I keep catching viral colds. My weight is creeping up on all these carbs. My critical issues are better but I’m still not stabilized and am getting frustrated with micromanaging all foods and supps. Is this the new, midlife normal? Overthinking everything? This blows. : /
    I’m almost afraid to find out what happens to you as I continue reading….

  11. Kassie

    Hi Lanie,

    I just came across your blog and we are going through a lot of the same journey! It actually was comforting to read some of your posts over the last couple of months because they mirrored my own experience so much – taking natural antifungals, feeling worse, not having a solid plan that should guarantee success. I think you can see my contact details when I registered to post this comment, so I’d love to take this offline. I’d especially like tohear more about your experience with the functional medicine practitioner. I’m going to a naturopath on Thursday and hoping for good results. Good luck with your journey!

  12. Hey Kassie – I’m always happy to talk with kindred spirits. And people who have bad guts. Email me any time using the link in the right sidebar. Thanks for reading!

  13. Jen

    34 Crp at 11, exhausted and moody. I’m on a journey too. I’m trying a bunch of things. Scary stuff… This Crp. I’m a mom with a 2 and 3 year old.

  14. Hi Jen – Can you find a functional medicine practitioner to help guide you? I have spent 4 years floundering about on my own. When you have little ones you don’t have time for that. There are some that will take insurance, if that applies to you. Hang in there. Your comment sounds tired. You can turn it around. Keep in touch.

  15. Gfmom

    Hi there! I came across your blog when searching about Enterolab results for my 3 year old daughter. Like yours, hers was highly positive for gluten but also for everything else (casein, soy, eggs). She’s currently gluten free. At what age did you start reintroducing gluten? Does she tolerate it ok now? Thanks!

  16. Hi Gfmom – We kept her gluten free for a couple of years. At that point she got to be old enough to sneak food from her friends and trade at lunch time at school without my permission…so she did her own reintroduction. I had her tested for gluten sensitivity again at the age of 6 – a blood test this time – and no abnormal antibodies. I couldn’t believe it so I had a really elaborate $300 set of blood tests, looking for antibodies to lots of different proteins in wheat – she was negative for everything. So now she eats everything, no problems. I’m honestly not sure if the antibody testing actually means anything. I didn’t do enough research on it. Some people say the presence of antibodies just means you’ve been exposed to it. I wish you all the best with your little one. 🙂

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