Start Weight:(12 Sep 12) 225.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Dec 13) 231.4 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: Doodlehead's own diet
performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

I'm in my late 40's, happily married. I am an emotional eater - and also have developed bad eating habits. So changing that at the core will be the biggest challenge. I need to find healthier ways to deal with stress. I also want my physical health to improve and get back to hiking, biking, camping and all of the things that I love to do.

It's amazing how weight can cause back, foot, knee pains and worsen "female" issues. It's just uncomfortable all around!

I don't plan on starving myself at all: 1800 calories, portion control with healthier fresh whole food options, and increasing exercise (move more, eat less) will gradually get me to the goal weight, but if I don't suffer and starve I figure I will be more likely to do this long-term.

I will not give myself crazy "in a hurry" expectations to lose weight, but I will be slow sturdy strong and forgiving. I started this in 2010 and started seeing results, but had to deal with a family emergency and lost my way.

I'm back now -- starting again. I always thought I could do it alone, but I am failing alone. I admit it. I need support. I need encouragement and I need to create an environment around me (online and in my life) that welcomes and encourages support. Not that easy as I am a bit introverty in person, but finding healthy support with good friends and certain family members may be helpful in reaching healthy goals.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jul 10

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Doodlehead's Latest Member Challenges

  Let's Walk It Off Together
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 12
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  Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 days
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ended: 04 Oct 12
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Bodymedia/bodybugg users - how do you use FS logs?
I prefer to use the Bodyfit logs so I can sync up whenever I want and see my up to the moment progress of how many calories I've burned so far. But I think that FS is superior in their logs and community interface so I am sticking around. I tried to just create a total calories consumed at the one FS logged meal, and created a new "activity" called BodyMedia import. Though I find this a bit tedious and am hoping that someday FS and BM will work together, this is my workaround. Those of you that use the bodybugg or something similar, how do you use FS logs?
posted 30 Dec 2013, 02:57
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31 December 2013

12/30/13 I did good. Worked out with the 30 day shred and I continue to feel stronger. I did swear at the roughest parts, but I did them anyway. It feels ...
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30 December 2013

Dec 29, 2013: Late last night I got the munchies! Hardcore! We took all the sweets out of the house last week, but then last night I remembered that there ...
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