Start Weight:(11 Jun 14) 175.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Jun 14) 168.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: City-Girl's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

I was born and raised in So Cal and have lived here most of my life. I'm 43, and I have a clear and concise goal; lose the weight and keep it off for good. Throughout my teens and at 5'7", I was always very active and slender - about 118 pounds on any given day. In my twenties, I gained a little more (as we do as we get older...) and averaged in the low-to-mid 120's. THEN, during my late twenties, I gain a little more - maybe around 130 give or take. As I began my 30's, so began the REAL roller-coaster ride. I was constantly bouncing around from 140 to 160, back and forth, over and over. It was a frustrating time for me. From that point until my late 30's and then turning 40, I finally had to stop and take inventory. I told myself, "That's it, this weight is coming back off for GOOD this time!" That's kind of where I'm at now. There's a lot of transitioning going on in my life and I'd like to feel great physically about myself again. I'd like to get back to my mid-to-late-20's weight of about 130-135 (and then just maintain). FS is the perfect motivational tool and it's great to see everyone else trying to work out their goals too. Good luck to us all!!!


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Adding new food
To Add Your Own Food Item; follow these steps:

1. Click on "Enter Food"
2. Click on "Add Item"
3. Type in what food you want to add in the 'search' bar
4. Click to the right on "New Item" (not 'search'Wink
5. It'll ask "Add new item to the food database?"
6. Click "OK"
7. Under #1, choose "None of the Above"/"My own custom food entry"
8. Then finish with #'s 2-6

That's it. This feature is helpful if you eat a lot of the same meals, prepared the same way, over and over, so that you don't have to keep entering each ingredient separately.

Hope this helps Smile
posted 28 Nov 2012, 15:48
I hear ya on the chicken breast thing. That's my main source of protein and I'm sick sick sick of it. I've probably prepared it a thousand different ways but in the's still just chicken... (wah wah wah...)

Remember the scene (if indeed you did see it) from the movie Forest Gump where Forest Gump's military buddy Bubba was naming all the different ways you can prepare shrimp? Just picture that only with chicken, and reciting over and over and over in my head...LOL!

Anyhow, I'm just so sick of chicken but you are right. It's inexpensive and quick to prepare. I only like certain types of fish but I'm not going to go out and buy halibut everyday! I try and try but just can't seem to master red meat. It just never seems to turn out very well. And shrimp? Just too high in cholesterol to eat often. You get the idea. Any suggestions perhaps. How can we kick the chicken-addiction?!

CG Wink
posted 13 Sep 2012, 21:57
a newbie
Hi Mandy,

Well, I'm certainly no expert but first off, congrats for joining FS - that's a good start because your making the effort to do something about your situation. Another thing that I would say is don't start out with unrealistic goals (you can read one of my forum posts titled "I hate to see people setting themselves up for failure with..."Wink. It basically talks about being careful to 'not' set unrealistic goals that will not be achieved. Generally speaking, a weight-loss goal of about 1-2 lbs a week is realistic and sustainable.

On another note, if you use the tools offered here on this site, it will help you out immensely but of course, you have to be honest with yourself and accountable for everything you eat otherwise whats the point? If you fail to log certain foods or actual portion size, then you are just shooting yourself in the foot and defeating the whole purpose. I'm just saying because I see it a lot and some folks cannot understand why they can't lose the weight. There's just something about looking back on what you've consumed in a day (down to every tsp of sugar or snack while your out on the go) and it really helps you to see how much you are "actually" consuming in a day. Then you adjust from there. Try starting out by just cutting out 500 calories per day and this will equate to at least a lb a week. You are smart because you realize this is a process that has to happen slowly and steadily over time. And by this method, you are sure to keep the weight off long-term. Also, no one like to hear it but exercise is key - you've got to get out and move (the good news is - this will only speed the process) Wink

Anyhow, there seems to be a lot of nice people here on FS and they seem more than happy to offer advice and motivation. Feel free to ask me any questions and hopefully I can be of assistance. Good luck and just stay motivated and you will be successful.

posted 19 Aug 2012, 10:41
Is 16 lb in 6 weeks too much to ask.
Sounds like you are about my dimensions (me: 5'7"/153 lbs). I tend to agree with Asagohan though, this is quite a bit of poundage in a relatively short period of time. I have given myself until mid-December to lose about "18 lbs". You can however just hit the ground running and challenge yourself to lose as much as possible between now and then (and you'll be glad you did), and, if your dedicated, at 2 lbs a week, that's 12 lbs! That would still be a great achievement (and 10-12 lbs DOES show)! Get motivated and give it a shot - nothing like lookin' good for a vacation! One thing I DO know, you're just going to beat yourself up if you DON'T do anything, or maybe even gain MORE weight in the interim. Just get started "today" and good luck Wink
posted 19 Aug 2012, 10:07
This is 'Some' Of What I Ate
For me, if I'm going to make this FS thing work for me, it's absolutely necessary for me to use the tools provided here. As for tracking diet/calories? I know at the end of the day that I have recorded each and every spoonful of food that's gone into my mouth. It helps me keep a "realistic" journal of everything that I consume in a day and keeps me accountable for everything. I DO know - and can eye - a proper portion size (and weighing/measuring food has helped teach me this over time), but I find that after a while I tend to begin slightly increasing portion size until I catch myself. And yes, that is "each and every teaspoon, tablespoon, ounce, and cup of food". This way at the end of the day when my RDI tally's read "1300 calories" for that day - I know I actually ONLY HAD 1300 CALORIES. I think everyone should take full advantage of the tools offered. I think MOST would be surprised about how many cals they are actually consuming in a day if they account for every single item. This would also help to answer many questions for some, as to why the weight does not seem to be coming off. I am definitely for the "THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I ATE" button otherwise what's the point? Just be accountable for yourself, isn't this why you keep showing up to FS everyday in the first place?
posted 16 Aug 2012, 11:32
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