Start Weight:(25 Nov 13) 202.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Aug 14) 149.4 lb
Goal Weight:136.0 lb
following: I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Hello! My name is Deborah but my friends call me Deb! I am happily married with 3 sons & 2 daughters. My goal is to lose weight & get healthy. My plan: 1) healthy diet, 2) more exercise, 3) better sleep, and 4) reduced stress. Somebody said that. It's good!

In January 2013, I weighed 232 lbs and I was diagnosed with diabetes. I began watching my carbs and calories, eating a low fat diet, and avoiding sugar. I began to walk more, starting from 300 steps a day and slowly increased it to 5000 steps a day (2.5 miles). When I joined this website I weighed 202 lbs. What a great site, with such encouraging members! After losing 44 pounds, my A1C was 5 (normal) and my doctor told me that I can stop taking the diabetic pills and cut my cholesterol pills in half! I am so happy and I continue to eat healthy and exercise daily so that I will not have to go back on the Metformin.

Start: weighed 232 lbs ✔ Extremely Obese, BMI 42.4, diabetic
Struggle: weigh 225 lbs ✔ Stopped eating desserts, BMI 41.1
1st goal: weigh 218 lbs ✔ Obese now, BMI 39.9
mini goal: weigh 197 lbs ✔ Stopped drinking diet soda, BMI 36.0
mini goal: weigh 188 lbs ✔ Why did I pick that number? BMI 34.4
Surprise: weigh 186 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my diabetic pills! BMI 34.0
mini goal: weigh 175 lbs ✔ Weight before I had children, BMI 32.0
Surprise: weigh 171 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my cholesterol pills! BMI 31.3
2nd goal: weigh 164 lbs ✔ my BMI is 30 now!
mini goal: weigh 163 lbs ✔ my BMI changed to Slightly Overweight
mini goal: weigh 150 lbs ✔ Random number that just seems good
mini goal: weigh 143 lbs - Another random number
The GOAL: weigh 136 lbs - my BMI changes to Normal or Healthy weight

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Thank you for visiting my profile. Thank you for your support. Good luck to you!

FatSecret member since: 25 Nov 13

Deb_N's Weight History

Deb_N's Latest Member Challenges

  Fruit & Veggies Diet
status: In Progress
currently: Period 1 of 3
end date: Tuesday 02 Sep 14
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status: Completed
ended: 03 Aug 14
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Deb_N's Buddies

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last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down

Deb_N's Cookbook

cals: 29kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 6.45g | prot: 1.27g
Different Cabbage Soup
Chopped and shredded cabbage soup.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 15.76g | prot: 1.47g
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Oven-roasted spaghetti squash makes a unique side dish or light supper.
cals: 105kcal | fat: 6.43g | carbs: 3.68g | prot: 9.13g
Spinach Loaf
The recipe calls it a bread, but with no flour it is more like a quiche baked in a loaf pan.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 7.22g | carbs: 25.63g | prot: 4.88g
Savory Roasted Vegetables
A great side dish that uses up the vegetables in your fridge or serve over brown rice or whole wheat couscous to make a hearty vegan meal.
cals: 293kcal | fat: 4.07g | carbs: 37.37g | prot: 27.09g
CinnaCut Muffins
High protein, moderate carb muffins perfect for a bodybuilding cut.
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Deb_N's Latest Posts

Finding a Chocolate Truffle in the Rain by Geneen Roth
I would tell myself that I could wait until tomorrow to go get the truffle, in the daytime, when it wasn't raining. I think she was testing her husband. He passed the test by taking her there, but he kind of ruined it by getting upset with her.
posted 19 Aug 2014, 01:16
TMI = Too Much Information. Wink
posted 17 Aug 2014, 21:18
Biscotti recipe
My son bought me a bag of raw pumpkin seeds. I had no idea they are expensive. They have no salt and he knows I watch my salt. Definitely I would love to add a few sunflower seeds and sesame seeds to the biscotti. I will search my freezer to see if I have some slivered almonds. I still want to make an herbal biscotti with dried dill weed but not sure how I would like it without putting salt in it.
posted 17 Aug 2014, 20:28
Hello everyone and good luck to us all on our journies....
Welcome, Barbara! This is a great site. Glad you came here. Good Luck!
posted 17 Aug 2014, 17:41
Biscotti recipe
Still have not made the Biscotti yet. Remember the one I'm making is healthy, with extra fiber and no sugar in it. Mine has to be made with Splenda or Stevia because my blood sugar has to be normal or my doctor will put me back on diabetic pills! I decided that I will add raw pumpkin seeds to my biscotti. If I have any. Smile
posted 17 Aug 2014, 17:37
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19 August 2014

My mom was feeding me from the moment I was born, so that's when I think my addiction to food started. If you think that statement is so true, I under ...
on diet I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna  losing 0.7 lb a week

18 August 2014

Unfortunately, I had no weight loss when I weighed in this morning. My comfort is knowing that there is always tomorrow, and that I have the support, ...

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Goal by Birthday
Announce your Birthday and set a Goal that you really want to reach by that date.

Moderation Motivation
Get fit through moderation in both diet and exercise, without neglecting major food groups, or killing yourself physically.

Health by the Numbers
Our 'numbers geeks' discuss improving health through scientific strategies and tracking results. Don't freak out -- GEEK out!

Yes... I have Diabetes
This group is for anyone who is in some way affected by Diabetes. Past, Present, or Future... You or a loved one! Come join!

Let's Eat Clean
Eating clean tips and ideas to help lose and maintain the weight.

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