Joined January 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
334.0 lb
Lost so far: 36.8 lb

Current Weight
297.2 lb
Performance: losing 7.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
190.0 lb
Still to go: 107.2 lb
I've been on this go-round once or twice (or eleventy billion times) before but developments in my health have made it obvious that I HAVE to make serious changes to my lifestyle and my toxic relationship with food.

I'm a mother and a wife - I love to cook, read, swim, play with my cats and shop! I love traveling and visiting theme parks, but in the last ten years my weight has begun to make those things uncomfortable and more of a chore than a gift. I hope that the changes I've made in my life will help me get back to doing the things that I love.

I'm focusing on long-term overall improvements rather than short-term restrictions that are unrealistic for me. In the past I would plan every meal to the last carb, only go to restaurants that I could research in advance so that I could pre-select 'healthy' items, carry around almonds and protein bars in my purse in case I stumbled across a birthday cake or some french fries. But when I eventually snapped (and I ALWAYS snapped) I would berate myself for being a failure and I'd give up.

This is it, for the rest of my life... and the only way for me to be successful is to relax the reins and accept that sometimes food happens. French fries do not equal failure. So when I want french fries, I'm going to eat them. Then I'm going to write it down.

I've committed to logging EVERY bite I put in my mouth... even when I'd rather not 'fess up to it. If I'm going to eat it, I'm going to look at the carb count and accept the fact that I probably gave up a smidge of progress on my weight loss. But then I'm going to move on. Because losing that smidge of progress is far better than the 70 lbs I gained after the last time I 'failed' and backslid into eating McDonald's for breakfast every day.

I'm following a plan of Ketogenic Nutrition and using several helpful books and websites to inform my lifestyle and choices.

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Net carbs option?
Yes, you have to go into your settings screen to update that. If you are on the app, I don't know how that's done, these directions are for the desktop version:
Click on the MyFatSecret tab
On the right hand side of the page, look for My Toolbox and then click on My Settings.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the box for 'net carbs' is checked.
posted 08 Nov 2017, 15:25
Starting weight training
Looking for some advice for a complete newbie to start weight training. I have a weight bench, free weights, and dumbbells from 5lbs - 35lbs. My husband has weight training experience and mapped out some exercises for me... and I did his arm rotation last night... but I'm just not sure it's right for me. I did 3 sets of 10 of the following exercises with a 10lb dumbbell:

Hammer Curls
Concentration Curls
Tricep Kickbacks
Tricep Extensions

By the end of the third set I could just barely get the tenth rep in. However, I'm just not sure that this is a good starter set.

Tonight is legs and I'm doing 3 sets of 10 the following exercises:

Leg Extensions with 45lbs
Hamstring curls with 45lbs
Single calf raises with a 15lb dumbell in my hand
Lunges (no weights yet, working on balance and form)
Squats (no weights yet, working on balance and form)

Looking for any advice.

posted 08 Nov 2017, 15:16
Keto is no different than any other caloric deficit diet for fat loss and inferior for those that ex
Darnit... where is that like button??? Two thumbs way way up, mdh918.
posted 08 Nov 2017, 11:55
Quotes you LOVE
"Is what you are doing today getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?"
posted 03 Jun 2015, 16:17
How Much Water Do You Drink?
I try to drink at least one gallon of water every day. I see a huge difference if I don't drink enough, at the end of the day my ankles will be swollen, my skin will be streched and tight on my legs, I will actually be able to press a finger into my leg and leave an indentation - it's awful!!! I will also have a bump up on the scale the next day - so I make drinking water a priority!
posted 15 Feb 2013, 08:08
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LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet

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21 November 2017

I started out with this journal just as a record of how I felt each day just so I could track that... "I slept horribly last night...feel great today. ...

20 November 2017

*grumble* Someone at work used (or threw out) my HWC even though it had my name on it... now I'm stuck with Half&Half until I get home. Guess I won't ...

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