Joined November 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
248.8 lb
Lost so far: 6.8 lb

Current Weight
242.0 lb
Performance: losing 7.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 117.0 lb
Wonderful thought for the day:

Develop good habits, for when the motivation weakens.

I'm The KitchenBabe, and everyone loves what I cook. But I've decided to try and revamp my creations so they are healthier, but just as delicious. I'm excited to try it!

I am tired of being overweight. This year is all about making myself healthier than I have been in a long time, and I'm excited to try that, too!

I have a lot of other things going on in my life besides cooking, of course. I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. I am a poet and I am a writer. I am constantly trying to learn new things (just now it's watercolor painting, and Italian.) I am completely hopelessly shamelessly addicted to books.

I have plenty of struggles but I try to stay as upbeat as I can, and helping *you* is good for me. Because if I help *you* I don't have time to think about how *I* hurt. Know what I mean?

By the way, if you want to be my buddy, just ask :)

Goals, goals, goals....How long will it take? As long as it takes!


Elizabeth_V's Weight History

Elizabeth_V's Latest Member Challenges

  A Memorial Day to Remember!
status: Completed
ended: 30 May 16
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Elizabeth_V's Cookbook

cals: 31kcal | fat: 1.49g | carbs: 2.18g | prot: 2.63g
Mini Chocolate Protein Muffins
Low carb, no sugar treats that taste just like chocolate cake.
cals: 107kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 5.45g | prot: 15.99g
Mexican Turkey Muffins
These turkey muffins provide a Mexican kick.
cals: 128kcal | fat: 6.86g | carbs: 0.00g | prot: 15.13g
"Breaded" Chicken Shake & Bake
The chicken is much tender than prepared the traditional "breaded" way.
cals: 195kcal | fat: 9.61g | carbs: 2.88g | prot: 23.64g
Pork Souvlaki
Souvlaki can be made with any meat of your choice. Try it with chicken, shrimp or lamb.
cals: 149kcal | fat: 12.63g | carbs: 3.46g | prot: 2.79g
Individual Cheesecakes
The portion control of these is really great versus making an entire cheesecake and having it stare at you in the fridge.
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Elizabeth_V's Latest Posts

How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh every day, first thing in the morning. I know there will be fluctuations, but I seem to be stupid about it sometimes....several good days of loss, like this past week, and it's too easy to tell yourself you can have *this* or *that* when you shouldn't. It keeps me totally accountable, and the more days I see drops the more I want them!
posted 05 Feb 2018, 16:57
what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
I'm 5'3 and I am the heaviest I've ever been-248.8. My goal weight is 125. I just restarted my diet and wrote a very long journal entry about why that was necessary. I can do this!
posted 01 Feb 2018, 17:53
Water Tracker
You can track your water. In the food search window on your food diary, just type in water. It's there!
posted 06 Nov 2017, 21:10
Patience is a virtue
And you both inspired ME!
posted 06 Nov 2017, 14:55
spot the bad food
Really? Because it does work for me, in a way no other diet ever has. Weight loss is steady, I feel solid, not shaky, I am not hungry or feeling out of control with carb cravings.

posted 05 Nov 2017, 14:03
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Elizabeth_V's journal

05 February 2018

It is so good to feel so good. I'd begun to wonder if I ever would again! DASH is working well, very well. I just spent my afternoon prepping food for ...
on diet TLC / DASH  

01 February 2018

Well. The more things change, the more they stay the same. After using Metformin and following the low carb diet for quite some time, and doing well ...
on diet TLC / DASH  

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