Start Weight:(21 Oct 11) 220.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 Dec 14) 178.9 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: zuzus.petals's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Didn't start having a weight problem until my late 30's. After having three kids, then starting to work nights I just seemed to pack it on. I would get determined to lose the weight, then lose the weight, then eventually gain it back plus some. After doing this several times over the years my weight ballooned up to 224 (over 100 lb gain from before this all started). I am hoping this time I can overcome this for good. I know I use food as a soother and so I find fatsecret a big help in keeping track of my daily food consumption. It is so easy for me to overeat without even being fully aware of it.

I am looking forward to a healthier, happier, more active future. There's still so many things out there in this world that I want to experience. Life is good and I aim to enjoy the days.

FatSecret member since: 05 Aug 10

zuzus.petals's Weight History

zuzus.petals's Latest Member Challenges

  A mile a day keeps the pounds at bay!
status: Completed
ended: 26 Jan 15
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  Excercise every day just 30mins
status: Completed
ended: 31 Mar 14
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zuzus.petals's Buddies

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on diet Atkins
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zuzus.petals's Cookbook

cals: 161kcal | fat: 1.97g | carbs: 33.76g | prot: 2.06g
Vinegar and Salt Sweet Potato Wedges
Sweet potato fries with a twist.
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zuzus.petals's Latest Posts

Older women????
I must be a lunkhead but I cannot find the Silver Fox challenge. I'm most likely doing something glaringly incorrect but is anyone else having difficulty? Any suggestions would be wonderful.
posted 28 Feb 2014, 09:00
Older women????
I think I qualify. 61 and overweight!! Been struggling with this since my 40's doing the lose-gain dance and I need to learn some new dance steps. FatSecret has helped, I've been losing slowly, very slowly with blips here and there but I'm going to keep at it. Would love to join if a group starts up.
posted 08 Feb 2014, 10:55
List your twelve best "tips" that have worked for you to lose the weight
Really like tip #1. If I can just apply that to 1/2 of what I eat daily I will be so much better off. Thank you.
posted 01 Sep 2013, 22:43
i ate like a pig all weekend and today!!!
You are not alone. Most of us struggle with this weight thing. Don't be so hard on yourself, you had a bad day... or two. There's always a fresh start today. The prior posts have given you lots of good info and they show you that people care and want you to succeed. So give yourself a break, smile and pat yourself on the back for being strong enough to post your feelings, that alone shows you are not hopeless.
posted 29 Nov 2011, 10:38
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17 December 2014

Thanksgiving, then a week in New Orleans and now Holiday parties everywhere. Yikes! Trying to get back on track, now I just have to stay on that track. ...

01 August 2014

Been celebrating birthdays and summertime. Trying to stay on track but fudging a little too much I guess. Going to keep moving forward on step at a time ...
on diet zuzus.petals's own diet  losing 0.1 lb a week

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Silver Foxes
This is for fun. Silver Fox was a fun challenge but anyone is welcome. Geared for women.

Mindfulness and Eating
Using Eastern mindfulness techniques to help control hunger, maintain motivation, and deal with unwanted emotions.

Saying NO to emotional eating!
Everyone needs a little extra support sometimes. Use this group for that support & as a distraction from emotional eating!

60+ with 25-50 lbs to Lose
60+ with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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