About

Meet Ellie and Anne:

Ellie is a Certified Fitness Trainer & writer; Anne is a freelance writer.

Ellie Says:

I’m about transformations—my own and anyone else who wants one (or some!)  So this time around, I recovered from the fourth joint replacement surgery and decided it was time to transform, yet again!  

This blog both chronicles the journey and provides a practical instruction guide for others who want their own transformations.  We’re discovering not only why things go wonky with health and aging, but how to minimize the effects of time, gravity and the missteps we’ve had along the way.

I looked at the longevity of my parents (both over 90) and grandparents (3 over 90) and decided to take control of what the next 30 or so years could look like.  I choose function and fun and invite you along!

Anne WaymanAnne Says:

I met Ellie umpteen years ago when I needed a trainer. Here was a woman about my age that knew her way around all those grunting and leering men. Thanks to her I can go into any gym in the world with confidence… even though I have let my weight get to 178! I’m only 5’3″ so that’s a bunch.

It’s not like I had a weight problem as a kid, I didn’t, nor as a young mother. It wasn’t until my 40s that the weight began to sneak on.

Okay, I know it didn’t sneak, but it sure feels that way!

Now Ellie is back in town and we’ve joined hands to work ourselves back into shape. She’s teaching me things about nutrition I never would have found on my own, and I’m starting to get results.

For example, I finally quit smoking three years ago – at the end of 2007. Way too late and I’ve got some breathing problems. Not a ton, but some. Ellie talked me into getting off grains and guess what, my breathing is easier.

So I asked her to put together a weight-loss and training program together for me. She took on that challenge and is using it to challenge herself.

Then I suggested this blog… knowing I’d be more likely to stick to a plan if I were doing it in public… accountability!

Come on along; let’s support each other!

3 Responses to About

  1. Anita says:

    I decided to go on a pomegranate and goats milk diet. So far, I haven’t been able to stick to it. I bought four pomegranates and it’s taken me 3 days to eat just one of them. I’m even swallowing the seeds! Every night while my boyfriend eat dinner I eat a pomegranate. I wish we could eat together but he likes eating at 11pm, and that’s after eating at McDonalds on his way home from work. Yep, we’re both thin, but want to keep middle age spread to a min. (both of us are over 40), and keep cancer and other diseases of older age at bay. I’m interested in your blog and I’ll be sure and check back.

    • goddesses says:

      Hi Anita, I am having a hard time trying to see what advantage pomegranates might have in a diet–especially for older folk who are trying to stay healthy and avoid the degenerative stuff. Pomegranates would spike insulin which is the hormone of aging and pretty much all the ills of aging…Let me suggest you look at the following blog about (in part) the role of insulin http://oldfatbroadsloseweight.com/2010/11/part-ii-of-conventional-wisdom/
      and get a lot more protein (no insulin) and lower glycemic carbs in your diet! McDonalds is never going to promote health, lol!!!
      Ellie

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