Bird Fancier
Joined April 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
247.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
239.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 59.0 lb
Hi! I'm a 55-year-old gal who's trying to stay alive! I want to improve my health and save my joints by losing fat. Plus, like any woman, I want to look nicer, wear stylish clothes, and be able to tie my shoes!

A few years back I had great success and dropped 65 lbs. I felt wonderful. I could do all sorts of activities and I felt free.

I re-gained that weight when I reacted to family tragedy by overeating potatoes, pasta, rice, sugar, bread, and all sorts of dreaded white flour foods. Also, to top that off, I took on a new job that wreaks havoc on my body. I now work graveyard shifts--my leptin and circadian clock--help us all.

My reality? Sugary foods make me feel bad, gain weight and spend $$$. I feel better when I consistently eat fresh garden veggies, eggs, fish and meat!

My outside interests are: tending to my avian & feline friends, gardening, visiting art galleries, and doing research.

Start Weight: 265
Goal Weight: 180
Exercise Goal: 1/2+ hour daily: aerobic rebounding/walking
Sleep Goal: 8 hrs straight
Water Goal: 125 oz. water daily(or 1/2 my weight in oz)

Bird Fancier's Weight History

Bird Fancier's Latest Member Challenges

  Shake it Off Re-Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 23 Jul 16
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last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
Sugar Waffle
last weighin: losing 7.0 lb a week Down

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Lost 60 pounds...still going 20 more
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Bird Fancier's Cookbook

cals: 162kcal | fat: 6.28g | carbs: 1.93g | prot: 24.43g
Salmon Cakes II
Salmon cakes made with canned salmon and no bread crumbs.
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: 1256kcal | fat: 80.88g | carbs: 0.49g | prot: 123.57g
Cilantro & Jalapeno Stuffed Steak
A low carb easy, yet sophisticated steak recipe.
cals: 54kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 0.65g | prot: 1.32g
Cream Cheese and Bacon Jalepeno Poppers
An even tempered low carb snack that's low in calories too.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
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Bird Fancier's Latest Posts

Hello All,

I just purchased a Vigorfit resistance exerciser and I also have a mini trampoline. I am very sedentary and I want to begin my routine safely to avoid injury and build my coordination. Can anyone give me some pointers or share routines that you do? I'm motivated to make the change!
posted 06 Apr 2016, 03:34
Atkins 40 carbs or less
Hi Diablo360x, Looks like you are up late too! I should eat what you want. I feel the best when I eat LCHF. My brain functions better, my skin is subtle, I'm rarely hungry, and it helps me return to my REAL body weight. Put it this way...KETO is my friend! I love veggies and meat together! I actually hate pasta and bread. What do you think my KCALS should be? I'm 5'7, 56 years...I have it set at 1300...should I change it?

posted 05 Apr 2016, 04:32
Atkins 40 carbs or less
For that occasional sweet tooth? Try fatbombs made from coconut oil & butter, cocoa/sanka, stevia. Keep them in the freezer. I also enjoy homemade ice-cream made with whipping cream & sugar free torani & seltzer...(I use a childs hand-crank ice-cream maker). I stall if I eat ATKINS bars...that is if I eat the entire thing. I have been successful cutting various flavors up into candy size pieces and keeping them in the freezer in a pretty box. I would only eat a/one piece if I was crawling the wall for a treat! One little piece will not stall you! One last little secret I does not involve eating...I like to rub Hershey cocoa powder on my wrist and smell it! The aroma makes your brain think you are eating it! It really works Wink
posted 05 Apr 2016, 04:10
Atkins 40 carbs or less
Good Morning! These are my favorite proteins: bacon + any kind of vegetable(cooked southern style), fish (canned, smoked, fresh, ceviche), seafood (shrimp, lobster, calamari, oysters), cheese crisps w/salsa or guacamole,clam chowder made with cauliflower and whipping cream, any kind of meat soup/broth, cream cheese, regular cheese (limited amounts). Plus, I like to doctor-up my eggs with tbsp salsa or guacamole or hot wing sauce. Eggs are really versatile...quiche, egg salad, stevia egg nog, deviled egg, hollandaise, egg flower soup, stevia egg custard... (am I starting to sound like Bubba in Forest Gump?) Any kind of meat I cook I trade around the spices to make it interesting.

P.S. Trying to do around 5% carb, 15% protein, 80% fats of RDI
posted 05 Apr 2016, 03:38
7 Secrets to Screwing up Weight Loss
Found this old post! Thought you might enjoy it!
posted 24 Jan 2015, 08:26
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