Bird Fancier

Start Weight:(01 Feb 11) 247.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Feb 15) 248.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 2.0 lb a week

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)

FatSecret member since: 22 Apr 11

Bird Fancier's Weight History

Bird Fancier's Buddies

last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.1 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

7 Secrets to Screwing up Weight Loss
Found this old post! Thought you might enjoy it!
posted 24 Jan 2015, 08:26
Share your tips for getting the water in!
Is it true that the recommended amount of h2o is your "body wieght X .5 = ___oz." to drink? ( ex. 200lbs x .5 = 100 oz. per day)
posted 06 Mar 2012, 18:50
7 Secrets to Screwing up Weight Loss
I lost 4 pounds this week by breaking rule #7!
posted 05 Mar 2012, 14:16
7 Secrets to Screwing up Weight Loss
Geeno...dang a rusty nail? Hope you got a tetnus shot..sorry to hear about the unfortunate event...but your intentions were good! It doesn't matter, you can still break rule'll find a way!
posted 05 Mar 2012, 14:15
7 Secrets to Screwing up Weight Loss
Way to go Ingria...12 miles..WOW that is wonderful. I am so proud of you for breaking all the rules!
posted 05 Mar 2012, 14:13
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04 March 2015

I used up my coconut oil...I miss it, it really helped any hunger. I also ran out of meat. I guess shopping is in order on my next day off. I can not ...
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22 February 2015

WEIGH-IN today. So far this round -17 lbs. It is very slow going with my schedule and lovely menopause, but--it--is--happening. Atleast I love what I ...
on diet Atkins  losing 2.0 lb a week

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