2ManyCurves

Start Weight:(05 Jan 12) 250.4 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jul 14) 171.7 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: 2ManyCurves's own diet
performance: losing 2.3 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---Did not complete because it landed on the same day I completed my first Sprint Triathlon.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 12

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2ManyCurves's Latest Member Challenges

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  Try, Try, Tri a Triathlon!
status: Completed
ended: 15 Sep 14
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  NO SUGAR FOR ME CHALLENGE
status: Completed
ended: 03 Aug 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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2ManyCurves's Latest Posts

Calorie counting
I count calories. I have lost about 80 pounds total over the last year. The only way to lose weight is to take in less than you output. So, it really comes down to simple math. That being said, for me...the calories consumed that comprise my daily intake are key to my success and failure. I find that protein makes me feel fuller. When I eat carbohydrates, I try to shoot for fiber-heavy carbs and lower sugars. Sugar makes me crave more sugar and usually will throw me over my planned intake...or trigger a binge. Essentially one could lose weight on a restricted calorie diet that consisted of crappy junk food, but you probably wouldn't feel too great as you'd be missing out on quality vitamins and, if you're like me, the junk food may make your resolve to stay within a certain calorie restriction waiver.
posted 15 Sep 2014, 08:11
What would you tell your 16 year old self?
Keep running...especially from that boy who wants to elope with you in a foreign country.
posted 01 Aug 2014, 12:15
Eggs anyone?
I regularly eat two eggs a day. No issues with bloated stomach, gastrointestinal, high cholesterol etc. Blood work is perfect. I firmly believe it is among the healthiest food you can consume. Unfortunately, I do not think a lot of the medical community is current as many still put out propaganda that consumption of eggs should be restricted as Snezica indicated. If you have a normal functioning liver, dietary cholesterol is not the demon it has been made out to be.
posted 31 Jul 2014, 07:45
First race
Great job! Races can be addicting. Wink
posted 27 Jul 2014, 11:15
Second month, only 1 lb lost
There is a book called "The Fast Food Diet" out. I haven't read it yet so I'm far from an expert but I thought I would throw that out there as it likely has suggested foods from various fast food restaurants. I think the fact that you have cut out soda pop is a HUGE obstacle overcome. I'd cut out diet drinks too if you haven't already. Drink a lot of water. I usually drink about 100-120 ounces per day. Keep in mind that I run about 5 miles daily though, so you may be able to get away with only 80 ounces or so per day. I don't really refer to what I am doing as "dieting" but more of a healthy lifestyle change. That being said, the only food that is off limits for me is soda pop. I try to avoid a lot of breads. I'm not anti-carb, but if I go to Subway, I stick with a double chicken breast salad rather than a 6" or footlong sub even if I can fit it in my daily calories. The reason I limit my bread intake is because I generally see water weight retention on the scale. It doesn't necessarily mean I've gained fat, but I don't like to see the scale go up at all. With salads, I usually have those made with spinach as iceburg lettuce just doesn't pack in the protein and nutrients I like to consume. When I do go out to eat, it is usually Mexican food....tacos and fajitas can be excellent choices even at fast food *mexican* restaurants. While I have hit many weeks/months were I seem to have stalled out, there will usually come a point were my body releases whatever it has been holding onto and I see the scale start to move again. I also eat a lot of eggs. Eggs have albumin in them which binds to water. In my experience, they seem to really assist in reducing bloat and water retention. Finding a good mix of diet macros to help your body run the best for you seems to be pretty specific to each individual. I have friends that eat a ton of carbs, pasta, rice, etc with little fat who do not struggle with weight loss. Similarly, I know of people who eat high fats and do quite well. While I think that it mostly comes down to inputting less calories than you output, I do think that what you eat effects how you feel. For instance, if I personally ate 1200 calories of carbs per day I will not feel satisfied...I may even be outright hungry-angry "hangry". Sugar is like crack for me. I can't eat one sweet without wanting to devour an entire box. Similarly, when I tried the Dukan diet where you eat mostly meat, the same amount of calories still left me moody, constipated, and fatigued. Whereas, a mix of about 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% proteins when I keep the total sugars under 20 grams seems to be optimal in terms of how I feel, ie. depression, bloat, tired, hungry---likely to binge eat. The total calories can be the same all three situations, but whether I am likely to get agitated, hungry and blow it by stuffing down a cup of ice cream later that night really seems to depend on the choices of food I have made. It may not be the same for you. It takes a while to figure out what really works for you in light of your activity level and lifestyle. In fact, I am still trying to find that right mix for me. I'm currently very fatigued and know that I must be missing something even with perfect bloodwork. Last winter, I was losing a lot of hair and figured out that my calories were simply too low for my activity level. It is a learning process as no two people are totally identical in how their system is going to react to the nutrition it is given. The most important part, in my opinion, is simply not giving up your focus on choosing healthier food, ie. an apple or an ounce of cheese instead of a side of french fries (not that you ate french fries---I haven't even looked at your diary).
posted 25 Jul 2014, 10:42
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16 September 2014

Went over calories yesterday (or early this morning really). While studying quantum mechanics at 2am I realized I had mindlessly ate a whole bag of m ...

14 September 2014

I have not been real diligent about keeping up my journals and I have not been real diligent with logging food or making good food choices. Working full ...

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