40togo

Start Weight:(10 Jul 07) 236.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Oct 14) 180.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: 40togo's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site, but I thought I'd hang out awhile. I've seen some great tips so far, and it's inspiring to see so many people doing well in the battle to lose.
I've been overweight since I was a child. The usual, lose,gain, lose, gain. I've been married for 12 years and we have a 9 year old daughter. I've been a stay-at-home Mom for the past 2 years, but I'm starting a new job Nov.1.
This past July, I stood up and fainted. That scared me, so I went to see a new doctor ( I never bothered with doctors unless I was really sick ). The doctor told me I have high blood pressure, high glucose, and basically am a heart attack waiting to happen.
I came home from the appointment after getting my test results and decided it was time to start taking care of myself. Since then, I have lost 24 pounds. I stopped drinking soda, I now eat vegetables and fruit, no sweets ( except a tiny bit of dark chocolate daily:)) and I drink tons of water.
I am still 50 pounds from my goal weight, but I am learning a new way of living.

FatSecret member since: 18 Oct 07

40togo's Weight History


40togo's Latest Member Challenges

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  10 in 8
status: Completed
ended: 08 Aug 11
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  Operation: Saturation
status: Completed
ended: 15 Dec 08
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40togo's Buddies

jparlett
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rockytu
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
MusicMom123
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down
 
JuDaX
last weighin: gaining 1.4 lb a week Up


40togo's Cookbook

cals: 277kcal | fat: 10.67g | carbs: 35.52g | prot: 9.98g
Vanilla Cheesecake
No one will believe that this dessert has lower fat. It's still a splurge though, so don't go nutty.
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40togo's Latest Posts

Losing weight is one of the hardest things I've ever done
Hey biz,
It took me 2 years to accomplish my initial weight loss, but I've maintained it (more or less) for the past 3 years. I'm 52 now, and as I get older, it does seem like it takes less food, more exercise, and more time for the pounds to come off. I think 9 pounds in 3 months is good progress. Anyone will tell you that slow weight loss is more permanent. Best of luck to you!
posted 10 Mar 2013, 09:01
Looking for buddies to help and support :)
Welcome, and good luck to you. You can do this...it's not easy, but it is doable!
posted 04 Nov 2012, 11:32
Group of One?
I'm 52, been on this site for 5 years. I've kept off 70 of the 80 pounds I lost. It's a daily battle, but I think I will eventually meet my goal. I have found that the weeks I actually stick to a workout schedule, and CAN SLEEP (!), I lose more. That, and consciously drinking more water. Good luck to you!
posted 04 Nov 2012, 11:30
Body Image
Pam-U-La, I know exactly what you mean. After losing a lot of weight, even with exercise, we all have loose, hanging stuff. My stomach refuses to be flat. Aside from tummy tuck surgery, which I won't do, I just keep at it and also I wear Lee Instantly Slims You jeans. They do a pretty good job firming things up. Most of all, I look at what I've accomplished and don't worry so much about the residuial flesh. Best of health to you!
posted 23 Oct 2011, 09:41
Low Calories Intake vs. Low Carbs
I have found that cutting carbs too low results in poor energy levels. I have always watched calorie counts, boosted protein and fiber, and I drink a lot of water. Good luck to you.
posted 24 Sep 2011, 20:17
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01 June 2014

Between some of the meds I now take and having quit smoking, this weight gain is really starting to annoy me. I think I need a new strategy.
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27 April 2014

Not happy with this trend.
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50's with 10-25 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 10-25 pounds to lose.

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40togo recorded a Weigh In at 180.0 lb.
40togo recorded a Weigh In at 179.0 lb.
40togo recorded a Weigh In at 179.0 lb.
40togo recorded a Weigh In at 179.0 lb.

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