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Welcome, Skinnymax! I agree with the name. I've been a member several years and whenever I tell people about how I'm losing weight, I always start with "well, the name is dumb but the app and the community is fantastic!". Ha ha! I'm also a mom of two. I started at 270 and lost 50 pounds in 2013. I have been struggling this year and gained a little bit back, but I keep trying. I know I will continue down this path to good health and I will succeed. Feel free to add me as a buddy if you wish.
by kkd1125 (submitted 7 hours ago)
by kkd1125 (submitted 5 days ago)
Needing Support
It sounds like you have a lot of great advice and you admit that it's you that needs to change and get in the right mindset. What helped me achieve weight loss success finally after many, many years, was changing my focus from LOSING weight to GAINING health. I focused on what I should and could eat to get healthier, not what I couldn't eat and therefore feeling deprived. I also focused on how moving my body even a little bit almost every day made me feel better, have more energy and sleep better. Having a positive focus rather than a negative one (I HAVE to do this, I NEED to lose weight, etc.) is making the journey so much more enjoyable and attainable as a lifestyle. And I agree, baby steps are the way to go. Good luck to you! You can do it.
by kkd1125 (submitted a month ago)
Fed up losing pounds
Welcome to FS, Squizle! And super congrats on losing 110 pounds! WOW!
by kkd1125 (submitted 2 months ago)
What is your favourite/most used food for weight loss?
I also love 0% Fage Greek yogurt. I have it for breakfast or dessert with blueberries, nuts and sometimes a swirl of real maple syrup or a little brown sugar. If I really want something decadent and I'm craving chocolate, I'll mix in 1 Tbsp of Nutella into 1/2 cup Greek yogurt. It's the best faux chocolate hazlenut mousse. I also LOVE avocados, and their healthy fats, fiber and potassium are so good for you. I put chopped avocados on eggs in the morning, in wraps and salads for lunch, in guacamole, etc. It is ALWAYS worth it for me to include 1/2 an avocado in my daily calorie limit. Maybe not every day, but several times a week at least.
by kkd1125 (submitted 2 months ago)
going bonkers
This is normal. Your body weight fluctuates throughout the day every day based on your water intake, food intake, bathroom habits, clothes, weather, etc. If you weigh daily, these small fluctuations will drive you crazy. I suggest weighing just once a week, on the same day, and at the same first thing in the morning after you use the bathroom but before breakfast. That will give you the most consistent, true measurement of your body weight change over time. Good luck to you!
by kkd1125 (submitted 2 months ago)
goal weight!
Good job! What an accomplishment. You must be so proud!
by kkd1125 (submitted 2 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Awesome success, Yolanda!!! You look so darn healthy!
by kkd1125 (submitted 2 months ago)
I have two kids and a husband and a crazy family schedule. Sometimes we eat together and often we don't. I find that cooking batches of things on Sundays to use throughout the week helps. I'll bake or grill extra chicken, fish, beef (roast, steak or ground), and possibly make extra rice, pasta, etc. or pre-bake some russet or sweet potatoes. I also might cut up some extra veggies (onions, peppers, carrots, zucchini, etc.). Then on a busy weeknight all I have to do is reheat the meat and a starch (if needed/wanted), and pan sautee some quick veggies or microwave steam some broccoli and we're good to go. (I also use "cheater" lower calorie sauces for toppings on the meat and veggies, such as flavored hummus, salsa, etc. to add different flavors. Or add the pre-cooked chicken with some of the veggies with some romaine lettuce or spinach into a salad. The key is being prepared and having several options ready to go so you're not tempted to go out, or order in for pizza or something not as healthy. Good luck! A small suggestion: I wouldn't be too fixated on the six month duration. Small changes over time will yield results, but 5 pounds per month is a lot if you don't have a whole lot to lose. You may see 5 lbs. per month for the first few months, but it might not be consistently that high. As long as you're creating healthy habits and moving in the right direction, you're doing great!
by kkd1125 (submitted 3 months ago)
Broke my plateau
Way to go, CCerza!!! I want to follow in your footsteps. I've been in a bit of a plateau for the past 6 months. I've lost 52 lbs. since Dec 2012, so our progress is similar. Slow and steady weight loss is ideal so you're doing great. We'll get there!
by kkd1125 (submitted 3 months ago)
accurate excercise logging/calorie burning tool please
Lisa, I got a BodyMedia Band for Christmas and I was surprised how accurate FatSecret is in comparison. Maybe not all calorie counts for activities align on both platforms, but FS is pretty close in activity estimation.
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
I gave up...BIG MISTAKE
Good for you, GillesG, for getting back up! That's the most important part. Don't give up on yourself. Make yourself a promise that if you slip again, you will get back on track at the next meal, or next day, and not let the slip last for 4 months. Perhaps you can write down what you're feeling now about the last 4 months of letting go and the weight gain, and return to that writing the next time you're tempted to give up. It will remind you how hard this is to start over again and that you don't ever want to give up on taking care of yourself. Good luck! We're here for you!
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
Why is my ticker not updated on my posts?
Does anyone know if the weight loss ticker is working again? I would like to add it back to my signature, but don't want it to be stuck at the same weight forever like before.
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
Three or 5-6 meals a day?
I have 3 meals a day plus 2-3 snacks. I think you have to eat in a way that works for your daily routine and hunger needs. I find that a snack can really help me control hunger between meals and keeps my energy up. For example, if I have a lighter breakfast, I will have a snack around 10:00-10:30 in the morning at work. In the late afternoon at work I might have an apple cut up with 1-2 Tbsp. of peanut or almond butter to dip in, or a yogurt, or an apple or nuts on my drive home. And I almost ALWAYS plan for some kind of dessert snack after dinner. It may not work for me this way forever, but it's worked for me so far.
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
Great! It's so good for your spirit to celebrate all kinds of health victories, not just downward movement on the scale!
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
lgreeny, welcome to FS! I know 113 lbs sounds soooo HUGE and like you have a long road to travel. But the time will go by so fast and in a year when you look back and see where you are vs. where you started you will be so glad you made healthy choices along the way. I started my healthy journey "this time" (after practically a lifetime of obesity) about 14 months ago with 110 lbs. to lose. I've lost 50. Now seeing that I "only" have 60 more to lose is exciting. You will get there. Take new, small steps each week to introduce healthy habits into your life to replace unhealthy ones. Just be honest with yourself, track your food, and get back on track as soon as possible when you slip up. You will have slip ups, so don't feel you have to be perfect. Just learn from them and move on. This is a journey with a windy path, not a straight line. Remember...progress, not perfection. Good luck to you!
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
I saw the most ironic cart of groceries
Wow, Hoser, I would have wanted to say something, too. I once saw a mom with 2 kids in tow say no to a single bag of M&M's at the checkout line for her kids, but in her cart there was a few boxes of sugared kids cereal, pop tarts, soda, chips, etc., etc.
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
What's your favorite Greek Yogurt?
I use the Fage 0% and love it! I have it often with berries or other fruit, and nuts. One of my favorite recipes is what I call "Mock Choc Mousse." I stir 1 tablespoon of Nutella into 1/2 Cup of Fage 0%. It's rich and creamy and delicious! I know some don't eat Nutella due to sugars, but you can probably also make this with your own organic, low or non sugar version of a cocoa hazelnut butter (which I need to try!).
by kkd1125 (submitted 4 months ago)
Oatmeal: Variations on a theme
Love your ideas, especially toasting the oats first...yum!!! I've also gone the Nutella route with oatmeal, as well as peanut or almond butter. I usually add 1 tablespoon of either to 1 cup of oatmeal. My other favorite is blueberries and raw unsalted almonds or hazelnuts. I also throw in some flax seeds or chia seeds every once in a while. I've never tried the savory approach to oatmeal before, but I think I'll try it. Thanks for the tips, Hoser!
by kkd1125 (submitted 5 months ago)
One pound a week is great, sustainable weight loss. Slow and steady weight loss is more likely to stick. Have faith in the process and know that you are progressing and getting healthier, even if slowly.
by kkd1125 (submitted 5 months ago)
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