Joined May 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
252.0 lb
Lost so far: 40.6 lb

Current Weight
211.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 36.4 lb

BeckaM1211's Weight History

BeckaM1211's Latest Member Challenges

  20 Pounds in 4 Weeks!
status: Completed
ended: 13 Jan 13
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BeckaM1211's Cookbook

cals: 345kcal | fat: 21.13g | carbs: 2.66g | prot: 34.91g
Mexican Meatloaf
A tasty low carb Mexican flavored meatloaf.
cals: 208kcal | fat: 8.41g | carbs: 6.83g | prot: 26.88g
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
An easy to prepare and tasty chicken recipe that is a great presentation dish.
cals: 309kcal | fat: 12.06g | carbs: 5.06g | prot: 43.66g
Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu
A great way to have tasty chicken cordon bleu with less fat and a more flavorful coating without adding an egg.
cals: 357kcal | fat: 16.94g | carbs: 4.35g | prot: 44.06g
Beef Stew
A melt in your mouth low carb hearty beef stew.
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BeckaM1211's Latest Posts

Making healthy foods taste better?
Lemon pepper is a great seasoning for a lot of veggies. You can also make a great high protein, zero fat, low calorie ranch dip for raw veggies. Get some no-fat plain greek yogurt (I like to use Chobani) and mix in some of the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. It's up to you on how much you need. Just add in until you get the flavor you want. Add skim milk to make it a little thinner. You can also add more skim milk to make it runny for salad dressing.
posted 29 Nov 2012, 14:56
How many calories do you eat?
How many calories are you eating a day? My doctor put me on Phentermine a couple of weeks ago and I'm just not hungry. I'm usually averaging between 800 and 1200 calories a day, depending on what I eat for supper. I burn between 2800 and 3100 calories a day, at least at the moment when I'm this heavy. I've lost about 20 pounds in the last few weeks. Is this okay? Has anyone had luck losing weight like this? My doctor doesn't want me to eat more than one serving of carbs a day and one serving of fruit a day. The rest he wants to be lean protein and vegetables. Between the restrictions and the Phentermine, I just can't physically eat any more than I already am. I lift weights, and do cardio every day. I'm trying to lose weight and get in shape fairly quickly because I'm 30 and I've had 3 miscarriages in the past year and a half, and gone through 3 failed fertility treatments. The fertility doctor I'm seeing won't do any more treatments until I get to at least 200lbs. Right now I'm about 234. Any advice would be awesome!
posted 29 Nov 2012, 11:08
Confession to Strangers or Trying to get out of Depression
I've battled weight and depression pretty much my whole life so I can totally relate to most of what you're going through.

Firstly, get your husband to speak with the Veterans Affairs (VA) office. It's a long process to get registered (we've been waiting almost a year for my husband to go through it) but they can be a huge help. There are all sorts of benefits he can qualify for as a Veteran.

Secondly, you need to get on an anti-depressant. I've taken several different ones throughout my life. The best 2 I've taken were Celexa and Zoloft. I'm currently taking Zoloft because after taking Celexa for so long it stopped working for me. I have new-found energy now and am much happier all around. It won't stop you from feeling emotions, it just makes the lows not so low and it makes them easier to manage.

Try eating a lot of protein and healthy fats, and cut out the bread, pasta, potatoes, and sweets all together. Only drink water or unsweetened tea, except for once a day have a glass of skim milk. Every time I follow that diet I lose a ton of weight. I have horrible self-control, though, when I'm happy and around people who eat badly, so that's how I gain the weight back, and that's why I've been up and down with my weight all my life. After 3 miscarriages and 3 failed fertility treatments, however, I've decided that my body just can't process those kinds of foods. I need to lose the weight and keep it off. Doing that diet, I've lost almost 20 pounds in a month. I also excerise a lot and lift weights. Building muscle will help your metabolism in the long run and you'll burn more fat.

Don't look at your daughter going to boot camp as a negative thing! She is doing a very noble and worthy thing that will greatly benefit her in the future. Make that a positive in your life and build on it!

We all have money struggles these days. Christmas will be lean for us again this year, too. My husband has an 11 year old daughter and we're really having a hard time getting her everything she wants. But Christmas is more about the family time than the gifts. Why don't you start a new family tradition so the focus isn't so much on the gifts? Maybe build a gingerbread house together, or have a Christmas Movie Marathon, or go volunteer at the local soup kitchen - whatever fits your family. That way the gifts aren't the center of things.

Good luck to you!
posted 29 Nov 2012, 11:06
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