Start Weight:(25 Nov 13) 202.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Oct 14) 138.2 lb
Goal Weight:136.0 lb
following: I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna
performance: losing 1.6 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 ✔ Morbidly Obese, BMI 42.43, diabetic
Struggle: weigh 225 lbs ✔ Stopped eating desserts, BMI 41.15
1st goal: weigh 218 lbs ✔ Severely Obese now, BMI 39.87
milestone: weigh 202 lbs ✔ Joined FatSecret, BMI 36.94
mini goal: weigh 194 lbs ✔ Stopped drinking diet soda, BMI 35.48
mini goal: weigh 188 lbs ✔ Obese now, BMI 34.38
Surprise: weigh 186 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my diabetic pills! BMI 34.02
mini goal: weigh 175 lbs ✔ Weight before I had children, BMI 32.0
Surprise: weigh 171 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my cholesterol pills! BMI 31.27
2nd goal: weigh 164 lbs ✔ Slightly Overweight now, BMI 29.99
mini goal: weigh 150 lbs ✔ Weight on my driver's license! BMI 27.43
mini goal: weigh 143 lbs ✔ A random number, BMI 26.15
The GOAL: weigh 136 lbs - Normal or Healthy weight, BMI will change to 24.87

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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

  Drink Water Daily 1/2 Your Body Weight in Ounces
status: In Progress
currently: Day 14 of 14
end date: Monday 20 Oct 14
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  Binge be gone!!!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 3 of 4
end date: Monday 27 Oct 14
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Deb_N's Buddies

Online now wholefoodnut
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now debrafrederick
last weighin: losing 3.2 lb a week Down
Online now jmb3450
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
Online now njashka8
last weighin: steady Steady

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.
view complete cookbook

Deb_N's Latest Posts

A fun thread. What are you reading?
I am reading Gretchen Rubin's paperback, Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life. She has a blog that I have been subscribed to for the past year. She's a really positive influence. Smile
posted 20 Oct 2014, 03:18
special diets don't work
In my weight loss plan, I quit sugar, soda pop, and diet soda. The next was to limit rice to 3/4 cup, then 1/3 cup, then stopped it. I limited pasta until I stopped eating it. I switched from french fries to a baked potato, then half of a baked potato, then 3 baked potato wedges, then 2, then 1, then stopped eating potatoes. I switched from any bread that was on sale to 2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread, then one slice of bread, then started eating one low carb tortilla. Do things gradually.
posted 12 Oct 2014, 21:16
Be careful PLEASE!!!
Good advice, Jeri. Some medications cannot be stopped unless the doctor reduces your dosage very slowly. I'm sorry you lost friends who did not take their medications.
posted 10 Oct 2014, 21:59
kitchen question, totally off topic
wholefoodnut wrote:
What do you put in that hard to reach cabinet above your stove? I'm rearranging my kitchen cabinets. Have all this stuff waiting to be put somewhere. Trying to figure out what should go where. In a way it applies due to helping out with cooking.

Jeri, I've been following your home improvement in your journals. It makes me happy that you are doing what you need to do, according to what you like. However, I do hope other people reply to your topic. This is interesting. Smile
posted 23 Sep 2014, 21:26
kitchen question, totally off topic
Finally I got that unopened bag of buttermilk pancake mix down from the cabinet above the stove. It was expired. I think my husband bought it in 2009 and had it in the basement pantry until our youngest daughter moved it to the kitchen to use it, but she never did. It weighed 10 pounds (4.53 kg). I think I burned a little calories lifting that bag and throwing it in the trash can. Hate to throw away food, but it was expired!
posted 20 Sep 2014, 18:13
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19 October 2014

I feel like I am always bragging on myself, like this is so selfish of me, but I just want everyone to know what I have been doing and maybe they could ...
on diet I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna  losing 1.6 lb a week

18 October 2014

Hello! I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight but was somewhat confused about how to maintain it. MummyDee and wholefoodnut (and a bunch of other ...

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

What to feed your face? Healthy food database!
Are you apprehensive when trying healthy items?Never again!Here is a list of tried and true foods to keep your diet on track!

Silver Foxes
This is for fun. Silver Fox was a fun challenge but anyone is welcome. Geared for women.

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

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!

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Deb_N's Buddies

debrafrederick recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 279.0 lb.
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