Joined December 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
159.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
151.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 1.0 lb
Just turned 51 and feel like a big soft marshmallow. I have gained about 15 lbs since June of 2008 and I would love to loose 10 lbs by April 1, 2010. My first grandchild is due in early April and I would love to get rid of at least some of my "grandma" lap and look like a young grandma by the time the grandchild arrives! I love to ride bike and ride around 2,500 miles a year. Sometimes long summer rides work to my disadvantage as I HAVE to eat a lot to keep from feeling lightheaded. So my goal is to loose some of the menopausal weight gain before spring riding starts and then to focus on eating healthier when I'm biking during the summer months and not to fuel up with empty carbs and post-ride beer!

CathyJo77 's Weight History

CathyJo77 's Latest Member Challenges

  Eat Less, Move More!
status: Completed
ended: 31 Jan 11
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  Hungry No More II
status: Completed
ended: 28 Mar 10
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Biking buddies & me on the Sioux Falls (SD) bike trail.
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CathyJo77 's Cookbook

cals: 112kcal | fat: 7.59g | carbs: 9.23g | prot: 3.94g
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan & Garlic
Cauliflower roasted with parmesan cheese and spices makes for a terrific side.
cals: 196kcal | fat: 5.60g | carbs: 33.25g | prot: 7.73g
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Almonds
Tasty dish that offers a change from classic cauliflower cheese.
cals: 339kcal | fat: 9.95g | carbs: 45.66g | prot: 19.69g
Basil Chicken Primavera with Alfredo Sauce
Basil chicken with assorted vegetables in a rich alfredo sauce covering whole wheat pasta.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 249kcal | fat: 4.87g | carbs: 18.09g | prot: 28.78g
Turkey Piccata
Breaded turkey cutlet served with a white wine sauce that's low fat and low calorie.
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CathyJo77 's Latest Posts

Delayed Gratification
Thank you for putting this into perspective for me. The little voice that says "you deserve it" has side tracked me so many times. Yes, I deserve it - but even more I deserve the right to be healthy! I'm trying to get away from the mind set of diet which = punishment and think more in terms of healthy = unlimited possibilites.
posted 17 Mar 2010, 15:55
serious now
Welcome BJwinz - I'm a 51 y.o. mother of two, both out of the house. I'm soon to be a grandmother and can't wait! I had a really hard time getting serious and menopause seemed to make it impossible to loose weight but this site has done so much to help me be more accountable. And I've been amazed at the support from everyone - although strangers, we are kindred spirits on this journey! I live in the midwest and am so sick of winter - can't wait for warm spring days to melt away these ugly piles of dirty snow!
posted 06 Mar 2010, 08:18
Breakfast Ideas
I love the chewy texture and slightly nutty flavor of oatmeal from steel cut oats, specifically the McCann’s Steel Cut Oats brand. The thing I dislike is that they normally take 30 minutes to cook and they seem to always boil over and make a mess of the stove. But I found this overnight method and it works very well and doesn’t create a mess.
Before going to bed, boil four cups of water in a pot and add one cup of oatmeal. Turn the stove to low, cover the pot, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off stove and leave overnight. In the morning I divide the oatmeal into 4 sandwich bags and refrigerate. When ready to use put the oatmeal in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. I add a few raisins, chopped walnuts, cinnamon and soy milk, yummy and it stays with me all morning.
posted 28 Jan 2010, 11:20
Home Workout ideas
A friend told me about this book:; Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. It was 20% off when I got it at Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks ago. I especially love the specific plans they have for different fitness goalas at the back of book - so you know which combination of exercises works best with your goals.
posted 27 Jan 2010, 10:57
Alton Brown's Four Lists
Here is a link to the transcript for the Alton Brown Show - Live & Let Diet episode:
posted 22 Jan 2010, 11:19
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My lowest weight for 2012 was 150.5. I would like to get below 150 in 2013. I've been working on loosing these few pounds while also trying to make this ...
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01 March 2013

I had a set back last week being away from home. I have to admit I was on a food excuse, I had some long drives and bought a bunch of junk ...
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