Start Weight:(06 Jan 08) 196.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Apr 12) 185.5 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Here I am, soon to have my 57th birthday. My two children are grown and I have my first grandchild. Where have the years gone?

I really need to slim down and exercise. My dilemma is food is "comfort" for me and I don't like to exercise.

I have several motivations for loosing weight that I will list to keep me on track.

My health is not too bad yet and I want to keep it that way!
-Lipids controlled with medication (but dad died @ 42 with MI)
-Blood pressure still okay but a little higher than it use to be
-Sugar is good...but for how long? probably have Metabolic Syndrome

Faith Anne my granddaughter. I want to be able to keep up with her!

Okay, here's the embarrassing part. I'm a cardiac nurse. I assess and teach clients with heart failure. I know better! I want to be a better example for those I teach!

FatSecret member since: 31 Dec 07

CherBru's Weight History

CherBru's Buddies

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CherBru's Cookbook

cals: 319kcal | fat: 7.21g | carbs: 24.30g | prot: 38.62g
White Chicken Chili
A quick and easy meal that's a nice change from beef chili.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.17g | carbs: 13.13g | prot: 1.02g
Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
Delicious potato wedges.
cals: 106kcal | fat: 9.18g | carbs: 5.81g | prot: 1.96g
Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower roasted in the oven with olive oil and spices.
cals: 116kcal | fat: 7.50g | carbs: 9.97g | prot: 3.95g
Magical Peanut Butter Cookies
A simple recipe for peanut butter cookies.
cals: 62kcal | fat: 2.38g | carbs: 9.77g | prot: 1.73g
Stir Fried Cabbage
Tasty hot cabbage to accompany a meat or fish meal.
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CherBru's Latest Posts

Being on a renal diet will be extra challenging. In your case you will have to ignore all the post to push fluids! Shock I think you are on the right track by getting rid of the white bread & bad carbs. You can do this! It won't be easy, but you can do it! You are worth it!Laughing Laughing Laughing
posted 08 May 2008, 20:50
My activity goal for this challenge is for 210 minutes week.

My wake up call came when my Mother nearly had a heart attack last May. She had to have a heart cath and received a stent. She also has lung problems. My dad died when he was 42 of a heart attack. I was overweight, had high cholestrol, sedendary & getting bigger fast. I am an emotional eater. I felt ashamed & embarrassed. Here I am a nurse whose entire career has been dealing with cardiac patients. I was headed in that direction myself! Also, I run a small heart failure clinic. I was embarrassed just wondering what my patients were thinking as I weighed them and talked to them about ways to keep their weight (fluid) steady so they didn't go into heart failure. It was on my mind daily that I had to make changes. My husband does all the cooking. He loves to cook (& eat). We kept discussing eating day I came home and we were having a good fattening dinner. Afterwards, I felt so bad....I "threw down" the law that we were going to make changes! He got on board and we have been doing so much better ever since. He has lost over 30 pounds & I am 20+ since the first of the year.
posted 05 May 2008, 17:07
Week 6
Monday: 60 minutes walking
Tuesday: 90 minutes walking
Wednesday: 30 minutes walking and 60 minutes gardening
Thursday: 30 minutes walking & 60 minute yardwork
Friday: 30 minutes walking
Total: 360 minutes
posted 02 May 2008, 18:23
50lb Club
I would love to join the 50 lb club! My name is Cheryl & I live in Middle GA. I have already started cutting away at my 50+ pounds but still have quite a ways to go.
posted 02 May 2008, 07:02
Week 6
Monday: 60 minutes walking
Tuesday: 90 minutes walking
Wednesday: 30 minutes walking and 60 minutes gardening
Thursday: 30 minutes walking & 60 minute yardwork
posted 01 May 2008, 20:55
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24 March 2012

Did a workout tape today for the first time in 2-3 years. I'm feelin' it!
on diet The South Beach Diet  losing 0.6 lb a week

06 August 2011

I had a birthday this week as did two of my friends at work. So we had a "birthday week"! The treats poured in! We have one more girlfriend birthday M ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  gaining 0.5 lb a week

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