Char Gets Thin
Joined July 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
179.0 lb
Lost so far: 21.0 lb

Current Weight
158.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
158.0 lb
Still to go: 0 lb
My name is Char, and I'm a foodaholic. I passed the 210 pound mark in December of '12, decided enough was enough, and joined WW. In July of '13 I found FS...and found that the two sites/plans worked well with each other.In August of '13 I went from the WW points system to their simply filling technique, which meant I didn't have to log everything I ate, only those foods not considered power foods.

I did well the first few weeks,but then I cut my foot up rather badly, couldn't exercise (or walk for that matter) for weeks...and things got out of hand.

By December I found I has having a hard time getting back into the WW mode, and with the holidays...well, I ended up putting on 13 of those pounds I had worked so hard all year to lose. But I was down 25 pounds for the year, so instead of beating myself up, I came back over here to FS, where I get more info on what I'm eating and burning than I do at WW. Again, I'm using the WW plan, but following the FS site for now. And hoping to drop another 25 or more pounds again this year!

As for me, I'm a 62 YO happily married woman, living in west central FL with my hubby and my two fur kids, Dink the yellow lab and my newest love, Val the American Staffordshire Terrier (yes, she's a pit bull :D ). I love walking and haven't missed hiking or walking 3-5 miles a day in over 2 years now. I'd walk farther, but either Dink or the hubby (who walks with us on weekends) gets too tired on me. lol I also enjoy crafts and computer gaming, with online MMO war strategy games or single player RPGs taking up a lot of my evening time.

I look forward to a great year with FS, and to getting to know a lot of you and making friends on this journey to a better life. Please don't hesitate to friend me if you'd like another buddy. :)

Char Gets Thin's Weight History


Online now Char60
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 6.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

Char Gets Thin's Cookbook

cals: 216kcal | fat: 7.90g | carbs: 22.65g | prot: 13.85g
Bean & Ham Soup
Bean and ham soup with potatoes, carrots and celery.
cals: 357kcal | fat: 6.88g | carbs: 64.14g | prot: 12.04g
Hoppin' John
Black eyed peas and kielbasa with green pepper over rice.
cals: 274kcal | fat: 6.61g | carbs: 47.78g | prot: 8.88g
Spicy Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup
Spicy Southwest soup packed with black beans, tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes.
cals: 239kcal | fat: 3.72g | carbs: 36.07g | prot: 17.38g
White Bean & Ham Soup
Simple and easy white bean soup with veggies and ham.
cals: 206kcal | fat: 8.38g | carbs: 16.27g | prot: 17.63g
Spinach Casserole
Casserole layered with spinach, onions, tomato, ham and cheese.
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Char Gets Thin's Latest Posts

"Fat-shaming may curb obesity" ???
what I"d like to know is if all the shaming he got for having a little winky did HIM any good??? Because you KNOW he has to have some SERIOUS problems to even come up with a concept like this! Wink
posted 08 Oct 2014, 16:26
Missing journal entry?
I've had the same thing happen, I've even lost my entire bio. lol Call it a server glitch.
posted 04 Mar 2014, 07:45
ya, it wasn't that easy for me, mummydee, when I tried to add the ingredients it made it very difficult. lol BUT again, thanks for that CC site...I'm loving it there! It works great with this site and WW...dang, I'm gonna turn into an internet diet fanatic! rofl
posted 16 Jan 2014, 18:01
oh, thanks so much for all the input guys, this is great! I need the info for my own knowledge, and finding something within the same general calorie profile on FS would work great for me! Again, thanks so much for the help!
posted 15 Jan 2014, 16:19
Does anyone know a place I can go to enter in the ingredients for my own recipes and get a nutritional breakdown on them? At the Weight Watchers site they'll break it down into points for me, but not actual nutritional data. And I tried to enter my recipe in here...forget it!Sad Instead of allowing me to add 12 oz of dried black eye peas, I had to enter it by "serving"...which wouldn't tell someone else a thing about how to make this delish soup! Confused And trying to break down all the ingredients by "serving size" instead of simply "One can of petite diced tomatoes" or "15.5oz of petite etc etc" is simply too much work! lol So where can I go to figure out what my homemade meals are going to cost me calorie wise, and find out how well I'll be doing fiber/protein/carb wise? Inquiring minds want to know! Wink
posted 11 Jan 2014, 13:49
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08 April 2016

GOAL!!!!! I have wanted to be able to shout that out for SOOO long...I started my journey on 12-27-2012. I hit goal on Wednesday. :-D 55 pounds total ...
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25 March 2016

Decided to try the British plan, Slimming World. OMG, it works. SO easy to do, all of my favorite foods are considered FREE foods (PASTA!!!) and I haven't ...
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