Start Weight:(04 Sep 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Apr 14) 186.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life. I love to eat and eat for all occasions, sad and happy. I love to celebrate life's milestones with food and wine, which is not a bad thing (within moderation). Ahh.... moderation, that has been my issue and will be my lifelong task with food.
Now, my immediate goal is to lose 60-80 lbs.
But what I want to learn from this "losing weight again" period in my life is to learn how to lose and keep it off.
I haven't done a calorie count diet in decades, I have been in denial, I think, and it is an eye-opener for me to see the calorie counts in the foods that I have been eating. I am also more tuned into the "quality" of the foods I am now eating.
I have found out that by eating healthier foods and more fruits and vegetables that I unknowingly have cut down on unhealthy carbs. My body loves carbs but carbs also love my body!

PS. I wrote this in Aug 2012 and have now lost 55lbs. STILL AT IT
I welcome any encouragement from you all out there and would love to talk to anyone that has been in my situation too.

FatSecret member since: 29 Aug 12

CCerza's Weight History

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CCerza's Buddies

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CCerza's Cookbook

cals: 86kcal | fat: 3.64g | carbs: 8.31g | prot: 7.63g
Portabella Spinach Pizza
Simply satisfy the pizza craving with delicious portabella mushrooms.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 4.38g | carbs: 3.88g | prot: 1.96g
Mushrooms and Onions
A nice low-carb mix to add flavor to a variety of dishes.
cals: 294kcal | fat: 19.17g | carbs: 29.93g | prot: 5.24g
No Flour Chocolate Cake
A gluten free and very chocolatey, decadent cake.
cals: 71kcal | fat: 3.55g | carbs: 10.02g | prot: 0.90g
Roasted Butternut Squash with Tart Cherries
A perfect, simple, pan roasted side dish for a family supper. The sweetness of the squash creates a delicious caramel around the edges – that really sets off the tart cherry and smokiness of the paprika.
cals: 192kcal | fat: 6.38g | carbs: 30.74g | prot: 4.18g
Roasted Harvest Vegetables
Really good and easy to prepare vegetables.
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CCerza's Latest Posts

Broke my plateau
I weighed in yesterday and FINALLY broke my plateau. I lost 3 lbs last week, 2 lbs were old weight from the holidays and 1 lb was fresh fat now gone!!!! I am now down 57 lbs since Aug 2012. It has been a long time coming and the weight is slowly coming off now, mostly due to my cheats BUT this is the longest that I have eaten this way for as long as I can remember. Could It finally be a LIFESTYLE change ????? I hope so.
I need to be more diligent about activity now. I get some but I am not always consistent.
I leave for a 9 day vacation this week so I am a little nervous about my willpower for those days but I have to take it 1 day at a time. I CAN DO THIS, THIS IS NORMAL LIFE STUFF, RIGHT???
posted 09 Apr 2014, 06:49
Another year, another try..................
I think everyone hits that plateaux. I have been at one for several months but it is my fault. I would allow myself an extra 200 calories or so a day and that put me in the maintain mode. What really works for me is when I count my carbs. I stay under 210 carbs a day, doctor ordered. I have lost 56 lbs in a year. Now i need to start my second year and want to lose 15 more. pay attention to the carb count of the foods that you eat, perhaps this might help. My carbs came mostly from fruits and vegetables and no more than 2 slices of bread a day (if that). Hope this helps.
posted 05 Jan 2014, 13:36
14 days of travel
well, I have been on travel for 14 days and had a blast , but ,it was so hard to eat and drink properly. Thank goodness I don't have to travel for a living. I gained 4 lbs, but I am not surprised. I did exercise some while I was on travel and was happy with myself for that. I am back on my program and working hard to get the mental game back on track.Confused
posted 31 Oct 2013, 20:44
going on vacation......nervous
well, I have my mindset going in the right direction again, but....I am going on a 2 week vacation monday. Several days with the girls golfing, several days with my husband celebrating our anniversary and then several days attending a wedding. I am very nervous to be gone that long away from my routine. I could use any advice from anyone, Please
posted 12 Oct 2013, 19:28
back in the saddle
thanks for the support. I am more focused now although, I need to curtail my social activities, that is one reason I am stressing and also eating more items that i wouldn't let myself eat before. And the worst part is I am not journaling them, def my bad. I am going to be more conscious of my choices this week. I want to get the other pound off!!
posted 23 Sep 2013, 10:35
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27 March 2014

well, I stayed the same AGAIN but only me to blame, I did so well all week until the weakend, went to 2 social events and the first one wasn't so bad ...
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