Start Weight:(05 Jan 12) 250.4 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 175.8 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: 2ManyCurves's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

My complete bio is in my journal posting dated 9/5/13. It is far too long to fit in this small space. But, here is the abbreviated version: I'm 38, happily married, need to lose over 100 pounds, and have been an emotional eater my entire life.

Here are my mini-goals:

Color Run in October 12, 2013 (COMPLETED!)
Run four (4) more (at least 5K) races between November 2013 and March 2014 (5k-Shelter Fundraiser 11/16/13; Becca's Memorial Turkey Trot 5 K- 11/23/2013; Cannon 5K 12/7/13; Reindeer Romp 5K 12/14/13) COMPLETED!
Take classes to get my scuba diver certification
Mini-marathon in April 2014 (13.2 miles) Completed!
Rugged Maniac Run - Sept. 2014

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 12

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  One Week of Sugar Detox
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ended: 23 Dec 13
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ended: 16 Feb 14
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2ManyCurves's Cookbook

cals: 150kcal | fat: 7.39g | carbs: 5.40g | prot: 7.88g
Garlic Basil Shrimp
A versatile shrimp dish using fresh basil and white wine with garlic.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 25.08g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 20.21g
Breakfast Meatballs
Low carb meatballs with pork, beef, cheddar, egg and onion that are perfect for a meaty breakfast or any meal.
cals: 601kcal | fat: 26.67g | carbs: 4.39g | prot: 81.23g
Chicken Cordon Bleu
A delightfully easy flavorful chicken dish that will surely become a favorite.
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Thank you, Mummydee. I hadn't tried it like that. I may end up giving that a shot sometime too.
posted 23 Apr 2014, 12:17
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Take the spaghetti squash and cut it in half longways. Scoop out all of the seeds. Then, set it on a baking pan with the rind side up and bake it on 375 for 40 minutes. While it is baking, brown some low fat ground turkey in a skillet. I usually use pre-made traditional spaghetti sauce, but if you have time to make it homemade it will be a lot healthier (roma tomatoes, garlic and olive oil all roasted together on low make a delicious pasta sauce without a bunch of added sugar and junk). Drain the turkey meat well, then add in your sauce. When the squash finishes cooking, use a towel to hold onto it because the rind will be HOT. Then take and scrape out the squash from the rind into a colander and dish out a cup of it onto a plate and top with your meat marinara sauce. It doesn't taste exactly like spaghetti, but it is a nice filling lower-fat, lower-carb alternative to carb-laden meals.

***I've totally just talked myself into making this for dinner tonight. I will use the avocados for lunch tomorrow in some other concoction.
posted 22 Apr 2014, 13:03
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Potential Dinner Idea below 400 calories: Spaghetti squash with ground turkey in marinara. I was actually considering it myself for tonight, but I have some avocados I need to fix into something before they go bad.
posted 22 Apr 2014, 12:46
Changing plans
I'm so glad you posted this. I'm slowly integrating into a vegetarian diet with my husband as well. I'm counting the calories, but I am concerned about not getting enough protein. Lower carb has worked for me in losing my first 70+ pounds, but I suppose it is time to try something new. By lower carb, I mean that I had been shooting for 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein. I struggled routinely with getting that much protein. Most of my calories were coming from fats (albeit, health fats like almonds). What I've seen in the last few days is that by restricting meat consumption, I am naturally consuming a few hundred less calories per day while still feeling satisfied. Keep in mind that I am just newly considering this change, so it has been progress, not perfection. Essentially at this point, I am trying to limit meals that include meat to about two times per week. Vegan is too restrictive for me personally. I love cheese...
posted 21 Mar 2014, 15:29
I'm about halfway into training for my first full marathon. I ran quite a bit in my 20s but waited until I was closer to 40 and well into my attempt to drop 100+ pounds before I started running again last October. I also use Hal Higdon, but that puts me running about four days a week. I do have several back to back run days in the program, but it is usually a short run sandwiching a moderate run like a 3-7-4 that I complete midweek followed by a long run that I do on the weekend. As far as fueling (and please keep in mind that I am not a doctor, professional runner or anything more than a chunky girl trying to cross the finish line) I find that I do not need to fuel during or immediately before my short runs. I consider a short run anything under five miles. On my longer runs, I will take in more carbs but do not really drastically alter my overall caloric intake. Overall, I think I have increased my daily average caloric intake by about 200 calories per day since I began training. Please note that I am no speed demon. But, since this is also your first full, I figured you may be more focused with maintaining a respectable pace and crossing the finish line as well. I have probably lost between 15-20 pounds since December going this route without hitting any major walls yet. I will occasionally have a "cheat" day where I simply screw up and eat too much, but I make sure that happens less than 10% of the time and when it does happen I don't get too bent out of shape since I know I am going to run it off for sure come Sunday (my long run day). The one thing that I always keep in mind when I consider fueling in light of my quest to drop the weight is this: "You can't outrun a bad diet." So with that I don't use running as an excuse to consume a great deal more calories (although I've jokingly referred to days that I've blown it as "carb-loading"Wink because for me it simply is not necessary. I have plenty of fat reserves just waiting to power my runs.
posted 04 Mar 2014, 20:23
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21 April 2014

Met my NSV of running a half marathon this past Saturday. Very pleased with my time. I had ran half marathons twice in my 20s, once at age 23 and once ...

18 April 2014

Bust: 40 1/2 (center) 35 (lower bust) Waist: 36 Hips: 40 Upper thigh: 20 3/4 Calf: 15 1/2 Upper Arm: 12 Let's see what happens in six weeks. 2MC
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