Carol Crosby

Start Weight:(26 Sep 13) 188.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Mar 14) 186.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Carol Crosby's own diet
performance: gaining 1.2 lb a week

Fifty really is different physically. You can't get away with what you used to in terms of eating and taking care of yourself. I am setting myself up for the second half of life, hopefully healthy. This year will be the beginning of sustained weight loss.

FatSecret member since: 07 Dec 10

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  5:2 Fast for 2 Months
status: Completed
ended: 10 Nov 13
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Eat, Fast, Live Longer!
First month on 5:2 fast diet. Takes a bit of getting used to for the fasting but it is getting easier and I feel better the day after the fast. The psychological benefits of it feeling like I only have to use will power for one day and then I get to resume "normal" eating seem to make it easier for me than a traditional long term daily calorie counting diet. Loss of 1 pound a week average is a healthy, albeit, slow result. As I enter month two, wonder if it will get easier or more difficult.
posted 04 Sep 2013, 12:01
My diet
Go on line and look up Basal Metabolic Rate calculator...then take that number and calculate your daily intake using the Harris Benedict equation. You can then determine how many fewer calories a day you need to lose weight for your specific needs. As you lose weight, you will need to recalculate as your weight reduces.
posted 28 Jan 2013, 07:11
My diet
Your calorie count sounds too low. As I understand it, your daily calories intake should not be lower than 1200. From my own experience, if the calorie count is too severe you will not be successful or sustainable.
posted 28 Jan 2013, 06:10
how often do you record your weight
I record basically every day at the same time. This allows me to see if there are any cycles in water weight or bloating, and I can get a sense if these are monthly trends.
And psychologically for me, even if I ascribe a slight gain to water weight, it still motivates me to stay on track and be better in calorie intake for the next day.
I typically have a series of up and down weights within a pound range for a week long period before my body capitulates and shows it as a consistent and real weight loss.
It used to bother me when I was good with local calorie intake each day and I would see a weight gain on the scale, but now I understand how my trends work and I can live with the natural fluxuations.
But every body works differently.
posted 25 Feb 2011, 05:08
I hate my scale
I am not scale obsessed but I am forcing myself to step on it each day, regardless of its unwillingness to move downward. I do prefer the digital scales that can register the weight loss in minute increments so I can see progress in 1/2 or 1/4 pounds.
posted 29 Jan 2011, 09:40
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02 February 2013

Here we go again...no caloric reason for my weight to go up and yet, somehow, magically it is. Wow, my body is an effective fat loving machine. It so ...

02 February 2012

If I can at the very least make sure that I alternate one day at 1200 and the next day at 1500. I can say that even in the past 3 or 4 days the scale ...

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