Thank you for your kind words of encouragment scooterpie!
As for my physical health, I beleive I am in decent shape. At 5'3'' I am about 120 pounds. I estimate i probally eat about 1400 calories a day which includes tons of whole grains, steamed or raw veggies, baked white and sweet potatoes, 2-3 servings of fruit, beans, small amounts of nuts or peanut butter, i have recently completely given up all added oils (olive oil,etc.)
I exercise about 4 times per week, nothing overly strenuous. Usually walking/hiking. I do a circuit workout with weight/resistance and cardio a couple times a week the past couple months.
The last time a had bloodwork my b 12 was low and i just started to supplement that. Also my cholesterol was elevated(although im not sure of the numbers)
Any advice on diet, supplements, exercise? how many calories per day is healthy, are fats in olives, avacados, nuts okay?