Start Weight:(29 Jan 10) 242.5 lb
Current Weight:(29 May 10) 217.0 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: DM2's own diet
performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Slender until my forties, at age fifty, I am now the heaviest I've ever been. Lost 75 lbs. about 7 years ago - it took over 13 months of heavy exercise (2-3 hrs. daily), and by keeping my diet <1200 calories and under 25 grams a fat per day to lose the weight. Consistancy and journaling was key in my success. However, slowly but surely, neglecting proper weight management, I've gained it all back, plus a few lbs. to boot.

I'm ready now to get serious about shedding these pounds. I'm following a low cal/fat diet & getting plenty of exercise. Drinking enough water is a challenge, and the disappointment of seeing the scales go UP, when I have been faithful, is always kinda depressing. The amount of time it will take to achieve my goal seems SO LONG, but I plan on setting some short term goals, in an attempt to circumvent discouragement.

FatSecret member since: 10 Jan 10

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  Get up early, meditate or do yoga for 30 days
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ended: 16 May 10
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ended: 15 Apr 10
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Week 4 - 60 min of Wii fun x 7 :)
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Week 3: Halfway there!
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Week 2 - working hard!
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Week1: success! :)
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DM2's Cookbook

cals: 231kcal | fat: 7.34g | carbs: 21.69g | prot: 19.67g
Lithuanian Borscht
A traditional favorite soup with an unforgettable taste.
cals: 158kcal | fat: 2.68g | carbs: 31.21g | prot: 5.53g
Creamy Corn Casserole
Simple noodle casserole that's hearty and delicious.
cals: 121kcal | fat: 0.52g | carbs: 25.74g | prot: 3.78g
Sweet Potato Crunch
Sweet potato with granola crust.
cals: 203kcal | fat: 5.74g | carbs: 25.69g | prot: 13.30g
Lentil Soup with Spinach
A soup that's a real comfort food without being heavy on the calories.
cals: 189kcal | fat: 16.34g | carbs: 8.50g | prot: 7.79g
Flourless Chocolate Cake
A decadent, guilt free chocolate cake without flour or sugar.
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DM2's Latest Posts

There really is no secret to weight loss
DeniseTra wrote:
Your body would try to store the majority of the soda (fructose) as fat.

I watched the video. Yikes. HFCS always seemed a dubious ingredient, now I understand why! Checking labels in my pantry revealed that a can of Tomato Soup (an ingredient in the vegetable soup that's been a mainstay of my diet) has HFCS. I will try to replace it with tomato paste, but I bet it won't taste as good Doubt And my fat-free half&half? They achieved that by adding HFCS!!
Which means that while it isn't really fattening going down my throat - it ultimately gets turned to fat by my body. So not really fat-free after all!

I had always associated heart/cholesteral problems with fried/fatty foods - now I've learned that fructose isn't at all like other sugars.Shock Thanks Denise for sharing that link.
posted 10 Feb 2010, 19:19
Counting Calories
k8yk wrote:
it isn't only obese people who overeat. I think MOST people overeat. Look at the portion sizes we are served. I think obese people are people who's metabolisms handle the overeating by storing fat. Some thin people overeat as well, but do not store it in fat the same way.)

So true. Up until my forties, and especially as a teen and 20's, I ate 3 times what I eat now and didn't gain an ounce! You would not believe how difficult it was for me (later in life) to get over that just ONE cookie every day could make me gain weight Laughing
For whatever reason my metabolism changed, and there is no way I can overeat like I once could.
posted 08 Feb 2010, 20:54
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26 April 2010

Measured this morning - this past 10 lbs. of weight loss also meant the loss of 3" in my waist size.
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08 April 2010

Good news from the Dr. - ankle is not broken, only sprained. And best of all, he said I could ride my bike (pain permitting). Really needed that news... ...
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