Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
274.0 lb
Lost so far: 22.6 lb

Current Weight
251.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
195.0 lb
Still to go: 56.4 lb
I am 35 years old and married, with no children. My goal is to lose weight at a steady pace. I am not using any specific diet plan. I am just going to follow what I know works. Eat to Live! Eat Healthy!

I eat fill the voids in life, I eat because of emotions (angry, sadness), I eat because I am lonely, I eat due to stress! I eat because it is one thing that I can control when I feel like I can't control anything else.

So now I am trying to Eat to Live... what does that mean? I only eat to fuel my body, to keep it healthly and alive. I follow a set amount of calories to eat everyday and also keep a close eye what nutrients I get from those calories. For example meeting recommended daily intake values for sodium, fat, fiber, protein, sugar, carbs, etc.

When I feel emotions or I feel out of control, I am trying to make other choices then food. I have started to talk to family and friends more. Began activities that I used to enjoy in the past.

I am also reminding myself that I didn't get this way over night. It took a long time to get here. I am not going to change over night, it is going to take time to see results. I can't expect instant gratification.

I hope that through this journey, others will be able to inspire me and in turn I will be able to do the same.

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CurlyLocks66's Latest Member Challenges

  No More Fast Food for The Rest of 2012!
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CurlyLocks66's Cookbook

cals: 419kcal | fat: 11.64g | carbs: 49.86g | prot: 23.23g
Spinach and Feta Pasta with Shrimp
A filling but healthy pasta dish.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 1.78g | carbs: 13.72g | prot: 6.11g
Baked Zucchini Chips
A quick, healthy way to use some zucchini from your garden (or pantry).
cals: 175kcal | fat: 11.64g | carbs: 16.90g | prot: 2.59g
Aloo Gobhi
A delicious Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and Indian spices.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 10.55g | carbs: 12.05g | prot: 4.36g
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Curry spiced roasted cauliflower that's great alone or as part of an Indian themed dinner.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
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How many calories do you have daily?
Great forum topic Amber! I like to go with doing the math! It works! One pound is 3500 calories. To lose a minimum of 2 pounds a week you have to cut back 7000 calories from your week. RDI calculator states that I need to eat 2300 calories per day to maintain my weight of 214 pounds. If I enter that I want a moderate weight loss of 1 pound per week, it says my RDI should be 1800 calores per day.

So this is what I have done. I am working one eating only 1200 calories per day. Here's the math that tells me I am going to lose weight! 2300 is my RDI to maintain, so for the whole week to maintain my weight I must eat 16100 calories. With my RDI being at 1200, I am eating 84000 calories a week. I have decreased my weekly calories by 7700. So if 1 pound equals 3500 calories that will give me a weight loss of 2.2lbs a week.

I know my answer is a little long winded, and yes tons of other factors, can affect weight loss, like medications, sodium, bloating etc. However this has really worked for me. You just have to find what works for you. People also don't sometimes realize the importance of a low sodium diet. You should be getting no more then 1500-2000mg of sodium a day. Too much sodium and your body will retain a lot of the healthy 8 cups of water you been drinking a day!!

If you have any questions please feel free to message me!! Weight loss really is all about the MATH! Smile For me anyways! And so far it is paying off on the scale! Smile

Good luck everybody 2012 is all about positive attitude and getting to GOAL!
posted 07 Jan 2012, 20:31
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