Group Forum: Hi everyone - I'm 55years old, live in UK and new here

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plasticgreen

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Posted: 12 Jan 2013, 08:47
I downloaded the Fatsecret App to my Kindle, then discovered that I could do things online like adding my own recipes and having the site work out the nutritional information, so I'm starting again here.

I'd like to get down to 13 stone (I think that's 182 pounds and I seem to remember that this is the preferred measure for all you folks from the US) - that would be the lightest I've been since I was a teenager and I think that's a realistic goal. Mind you, it'll take a while.

A few years ago, I lost about 4 stone but I've put nearly half of that back on over time, so I need to get on top of this thing.

So - hello to everyone in this group, and I look forward to sharing with you


The best thing about being lighter is not having to worry about squeezing through gaps
The worst thing about being lighter is my loose, wrinkly jowls. Ugh

Christine
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Tomorrow is another day. And it might be even better.
Ladyfilosoph...

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Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 15:23
Hi Plasticgreen, I, too, am in UK, though I work/think in Kg. I have been having fun putting in foods on the nutritional table. Just think, I even weighted in Twice in a week because I wanted to see what the graph would do with my numbers. The homemade food is going to need more detail action on my part. I got a battery for the digital food scale so now I will be able to weigh things in,,, when I get around to it. Hope to be of some help
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plasticgreen

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Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 09:29
Thanks for the reply, and I am definitely using the site as a distraction when I should be completing the Internal Quality Manual I'm supposed to have finished by now Wink
It's time-consuming to enter new Foods, but then it benefits everyone, and I'm using the hard work of other people too.

Putting in your own recipes is really helpful even if you are making something pretty basic. For instance, I entered the ingredients for a veggie stew, even though that particular dish will vary every time I cook it. I haven't clicked on 'share' as you then can't edit the recipe later, and that's the quickest way to log this sort of cooking.

I have started to cope with the daft way some things are measured - sometimes the only option is 'serving' - by remembering to check serving sizes when I add them to a recipe. But of course you then have to look them up again if you make the recipe again, so I make some notes in the 'description' box on the recipe to help.

Christine
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Tomorrow is another day. And it might be even better.