Start Weight:(21 Nov 13) 134.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Jul 14) 128.0 lb
Goal Weight:110.0 lb
following: Barbara4572's own diet
performance: Steady

I am 59 years old and it took me almost that long to work at being healthy, instead of trying every quick fix and fad diet that came along. I have two Collies, Brett and Tristan, a lilac Siamese Drucilla, and Sherman, a Birman cat. I've also inherited my daughters retired Morgan jumper to ride.
I work as an artist, selling on line, as well as working at the local Mall in a pet boutique to supplement when things are slow in the art world.
I've come to love using weights in my fitness program, and love cardio based on Latin Dancing; Core Rhythems, Xtreme Dance, and Body FX, all featuring Jaana Kunitz. She is truly inspiring!

FatSecret member since: 21 Nov 13

Barbara4572's Weight History

Barbara4572's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 20 Pounds by July 31
status: Completed
ended: 28 Jul 14
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  It's all about the Balance
status: Completed
ended: 14 Jul 14
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Barbara4572's Buddies

Online now mrsmole
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
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Barbara4572's Cookbook

cals: 334kcal | fat: 7.12g | carbs: 45.68g | prot: 23.45g
Peachy Chicken Salad
A healthy and simple salad to make, even for non-cookers.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 17.84g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 58.73g
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops with a flavorful parmesan coating.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 15.77g | carbs: 3.21g | prot: 24.71g
Pork Chops Dijon
Quick, easy to make pork chops that are really yummy.
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Barbara4572's Latest Posts

upper body melt down
I am losing fat and gaining muscle,but its a slow process. Start using weights,have someone show you how to use them correctly.(This is important)I had a weigh and measure yesterday, and although the scale showed a 2 lbs gain, which happens, I am way down in inches. Go to the Before and After group, my back photos are there. It is self explanatory. You also need the correct diet, you can't starve yourself. BTW, I'm 59, it took me way to long to realize all this, but I'm in better shape now than when I was 30, no exaggeration! Good luck!
posted 03 Jul 2014, 13:44
Don't be afraid
Thanks for the tip! My trainer wasn't present for that one, or she'd have told me about that. LOL Since I posted my last message, I did a 130 lb squat. Getting better!
posted 19 May 2014, 19:33
Don't be afraid
I've been lifting heavier and love what its doing, although I still manage to get good cardio in a few times a week. Squatting 115 right now, no where near the 175 deadlift though. My back looks great, hoping the rest of me catches up! Even lost some of the loose skin on my back from a 50 lb weight loss. Never thought that would go away! Loving the weights!
posted 17 May 2014, 10:39
daily workout
I know how you feel! I felt like that the first time I did Body Combat! Although its a little easier now, its a good heart pounding hour with tons of muscle definition to boot!
posted 24 Apr 2014, 20:48
Inches Lost
Absolutely great! I'm proud of you too!
posted 19 Apr 2014, 13:34
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14 June 2014

I was going to wait till the end of the month for a weigh in, but couldn't stand it! I'm short, so a few pounds heavier or lighter and I can feel it, so ...

04 June 2014

Decided to do things a little differently. (Advice from one of my fitness pals and instructor) I'm too influenced by the scale at this point. I find that ...

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