Joined August 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
139.5 lb
Lost so far: 9.0 lb

Current Weight
148.5 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 23.5 lb
I am a 54 years old teacher. I teach children with learning disabilities and mental handicaps in sunny south Florida. I have struggled with my weight since I was young. It was only about a 20 pound problem which I was able to take off (and regain) quite regularly. In my early 40's it became a 60 pound problem. I had ballooned up to 180+. I was miserable. I found a diet club and within 6 months lost 60+ pounds. I have to say that I have kept the bulk of it off but still yo-yo back and forth 20 pounds. I used to love exercising but now I am very unmotivated. I hope to make this weight loss permanent.

DeenaT's Weight History

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DeenaT's Cookbook

cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
cals: 112kcal | fat: 7.59g | carbs: 9.23g | prot: 3.94g
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan & Garlic
Cauliflower roasted with parmesan cheese and spices makes for a terrific side.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 16.35g | carbs: 1.18g | prot: 24.13g
Adobe and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
A mild and flavorful low fat fish dish.
cals: 427kcal | fat: 45.42g | carbs: 1.82g | prot: 4.66g
Olive Oil Chicken
A very delicious and low carb way to enjoy chicken.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 3.05g | carbs: 5.27g | prot: 24.12g
Garlic Lime Chicken
Garlic lime boneless chicken breast you can grill, broil or sauté.
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DeenaT's Latest Posts

Help - motivation needed
You are the reason to lose weight. I think many of us had those feelings -- I know I sure did. Just take one step at a time. Set small goals and celebrate your achievements. Writing down what you eat is a real eye opener. Good luck and keep writing and asking.
posted 11 Oct 2008, 06:57
THE SB DIET - Not a Low Carb or No Carb Diet
What a great post. I just finished phase 1 and I am on to phase 2. Just yesterday I did have a piece of cake and I did not go crazy and just continue eating. By reading the post I know that I did not go off the "diet". I lent my book to someone many years ago and never got it back. I didn't feel like buying another one so all the info you included steered me in the right direction. Thanks.
posted 30 Sep 2008, 18:05
Veggie burgers
I like the morningstar also.
posted 13 Sep 2008, 15:23
The one mess up.....
That is my biggest downfall too and it can last for weeks at a time. I am trying to count calories this time around and keep it between 1200 - 1500 depending on exercise level. Then I really don't mess up too much. I just count the calories because nothing is forbidden. I am more aware to the portion and then I didn't mess up. I have only been doing this for a little more than a week so I really don't know if it is going to work but for now it is. You always have the extra 35 points on ww so just count the points on move on Ha, ha easier said than done.
posted 10 Sep 2008, 05:23
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14 May 2012

I am ready to get back and focus on myself.
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06 December 2010

Switch again. Going to try the new Weight Watchers. Bought the new calculator -- I love gadgets. I love the fact that I can eat a banana without fe ...
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