Start Weight:(28 Jun 13) 181.0 lb
Current Weight:(02 May 15) 190.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Low Carbs Low Sugar
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

57 year old woman, never had a problem with weight in my life - never had to exercise - yeah, the type you love to hate! But as menopause approached, I began to gain, despite physical hard work I was doing, and at 53 I was about 25 pounds overweight. THEN I QUIT SMOKING!
Within 6 months I'd gained another 40 pounds. Then my mom was diagnosed with a rare cancer and my father began showing signs of dementia, and for the next three years I was so involved in taking care of them that my own well-being went by the wayside. I stayed fat. (But I stayed quit from cigarettes!)
Both parents have passed now and I am determined to get into shape and keep myself away from the medical profession for as long as possible! I do NOT want to go through what either parent went through during the last years of their lives, nor put my loved ones through the stress of caring for my physical body that is not able to assist in its own care. It's horrible for all involved.
We need to take responsibility for our own health as much as possible. Healthy foods in the right quantity, physical exercise, happy thoughts, loving friends - all contribute greatly to a whole, healthy person. That's what I want to be, please join me on the journey!

FatSecret member since: 23 Aug 09

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Arte's Cookbook

cals: 257kcal | fat: 12.39g | carbs: 33.90g | prot: 7.27g
Beet, Apple, Spinach Salad with Almonds and Yogurt Garlic Dressing
This is a filling and flavorful salad that looks bright and beautiful on the table.
cals: 175kcal | fat: 5.53g | carbs: 27.48g | prot: 5.25g
Chickpea and Couscous Salad
This combination of flavors makes for a light summery salad.
cals: 108kcal | fat: 5.91g | carbs: 10.87g | prot: 5.32g
Mushroom Soup II
A very light delicious mushroom soup for Fall that's plenty filling without a ton of calories.
cals: 177kcal | fat: 8.21g | carbs: 17.46g | prot: 10.26g
Grilled Stuffed Zucchini
Great tasting cheesy zucchini boats.
cals: 324kcal | fat: 27.50g | carbs: 16.50g | prot: 6.79g
Green and Pink Salad
A very fresh and spicy salad with red onion, cucumber, avocado and pecans.
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29 April 2015

Hmmm. I just read an article on Dr. Mercola's site about too much protein in the diet and am thinking this may be a big part of my problem! Using his ...
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18 April 2015

I didnt bother to enter my weight last week but I'd blossomed to 192.9. This new diet is working so far, 2.6 pounds in a week! Sure hope I can keep it ...
on diet Low Carbs Low Sugar  losing 0.1 lb a week

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