In the beginning…


Welcome to our blog!

We decided to write about our journey on a plant based diet, to try and reverse heart health (him) and fibromyalgia and arthritis (her).

This blog will be a record of our thoughts, actions and results over the coming months and years.  Aiming for the long term!


Introducing… Doofus

60 year old man with a host of medical problems, including Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrulation and leaking valves, with a touch of Pulmonary Hypertension, borderline COPD and over weight thrown in for good measure.

Stats:  height 5′ 9″, weight 271 lb


and Dory!

50 year old woman with a terrible memory due to Fibrofog, medical problems include Fybromyalgia, Cervical Spondylosis, Gallstones, Arthritis and classed as Clinically Obese.

Stats:  height 5′ 3″, weight 268.6 lb


Aims and Inspiration

Our aim is for both of us to lose weight via a healthy plant based eating programme, and hopefully reverse the illnesses we currently have.

Our inspiration comes from a number of films and documentaries we have watched recently which advocate a plant based diet, where results can include reversal of illness, heart issues and regaining general health and losing weight.   These include:

Forks over Knives

Fat, Sick and nearly Dead

Food Matters

Food Inc

Food Choices

and a whole load of others I’ll add later when I remember them!