Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
247.7 lb
Lost so far: 2.3 lb

Current Weight
250.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 75.0 lb
Mom to a wonderful, grown-up daughter. Web, desktop and database developer. Crafter: knitting, spinning (on spinning wheel and stationary bike), weaving (largest loom: 7foot triangle, smallest 3" square), needle felting (fey folk and hockey players), needle lace, crochet. Used to be a gymn rat until I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Left mastectomy with TRAM flap reconstruction. Gained about 30lbs. from the Tamoxifen. Then hysterectomy -- another 20lbs or so. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune thyroiditis -- gained another 20lbs and fast! Then constant overwhelming fatigue was diagnosed as fibromyalgia and now I'm on the road to recovery (finally, thank goodness!) It's more difficult to move about but that doesn't stop me from doing yoga, walking and stationary bike. Making almost all of my meals and most of that is produce. Starting to make my own yogurt and ice cream, sorbet. (Yes! Ice Cream! I have more control over the calories and content and it tastes better!) So far, I've lost about 15lbs. and starting to fit into smaller sizes. :)

Cortster's Weight History

Cortster's Latest Member Challenges

  Five Tibetan Yogas
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jul 12
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  Walk and Water
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jul 12
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Cortster's Cookbook

cals: 233kcal | fat: 9.66g | carbs: 30.26g | prot: 8.25g
Mango Black Bean Salsa
A quick and easy salsa, a great accompaniment grilled chicken.
cals: 262kcal | fat: 9.19g | carbs: 40.45g | prot: 9.57g
Vegan Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa
There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entrée of stuffed bell peppers.
cals: 111kcal | fat: 2.51g | carbs: 20.28g | prot: 1.98g
Rice Rolls
Cold vegetarian spring rolls, wrapped in rice paper rather than battered and deep fried.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 4.94g | carbs: 32.55g | prot: 2.74g
Vegan Lower-Fat Banana Bread
This bread is pure, unadulterated banana goodness.
cals: 32kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 6.87g | prot: 1.64g
All-Vegetable Soup
A delicious super low calorie vegetable soup.
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07 March 2013

Screw United Healthcare Well, it appears that those pr*cks at UHC have decided not to cover my dietician (which they had already done 4 times before, ...
on diet Make it yourself!  

03 December 2012

Issue with the whole PBC thing resolved for now. Oncologist will be doing blood tests every 2 months until six-month follow-up with hepatologist. Re ...
on diet Make it yourself!  

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