Start Weight:(16 Jan 14) 160.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Nov 15) 129.5 lb
Goal Weight:118.0 lb
following: Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge
performance: gaining 7.0 lb a week

I'm a 27 year old mommy of two sweet little boys and the wife of an amazing man who I feel blessed to call my husband...I've been uprooted and placed in Texas...hoping to lose the weight I gained during my second pregnancy and then some! =D

FatSecret member since: 11 Aug 10

Emerald17's Weight History

Emerald17's Latest Member Challenges

  30 Day Arm Challenge for Spring
status: Completed
ended: 01 Mar 15
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  40 days & 40 nights
status: Completed
ended: 23 Apr 14
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Emerald17's Cookbook

cals: 220kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 26.19g | prot: 21.65g
Tuna & Lemon Spaghetti
Really fast recipe for a light pasta with tuna with a lemon scent.
cals: 297kcal | fat: 17.52g | carbs: 20.58g | prot: 16.51g
Hot & Sweet Chicken Salad
Sweetness from the pickle relish and grapes. Heat from the cayenne. Crunch from the celery. Protein from the chicken. Freshness from the lettuce.
cals: 162kcal | fat: 6.28g | carbs: 1.93g | prot: 24.43g
Salmon Cakes II
Salmon cakes made with canned salmon and no bread crumbs.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 3.47g | carbs: 8.04g | prot: 14.32g
Tilapia "Chicken" Salad
A healthier low calorie "chicken-salad-like" sandwich.
cals: 133kcal | fat: 11.82g | carbs: 12.99g | prot: 5.06g
Honey Nut Muffins
High fiber muffins for a breakfast on the run.
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Emerald17's Latest Posts

Want to start Clean Eating. Help lead me in the right direction please...
I'm still trying to understand what clean eating is. I think I'm getting it confused with a more strict diet. Would yogurt be out of the question, since it has sugar in it?
posted 28 Jan 2015, 19:14
Want to start Clean Eating. Help lead me in the right direction please...
I want to start (or rather, attempt to) clean eating. I thought I'd give it a trial run. I know it's good for you in so many ways, but it's also going to be more difficult and probably more expensive for me (I have a husband and 3 kinds ages 7, 4, and 1. Husband isn't used to eating healthy; and kids eat everything, but are used to having snacks and stuff in the house thanks to husband and inlaws. lol)...which might hinder me from continuing it. However, I enjoy a challenge--especially if it's good for me.

For those who do this, how did you start? Do you have any tips, tricks, or easy meal plan ideas you wouldn't mind sharing? I'm not big on breakfast, so I usually do smoothies/shakes that are pretty healthy anyway. But for lunch and dinner, I'm not sure where to start. I think one of the main reasons I haven't started yet is because I hate the idea of making myself separate meals from my family. And smelling the meals I cook for them might break me down. lol Any help would be greatly appreciated!
posted 28 Jan 2015, 15:36
What leg workouts can I do at home if I don't have access to a gym?
Thank you for sharing those links with me! I'll have to add them to my list of videos. I was getting tired of the ones I was already doing. Smile Just trying to figure out how to tone my legs again. I don't have a stair machine, or a leg press at home...so I have no idea what else to do besides squats and lunges. lol Do you know what other specific exercises would be good for the lower half?
posted 16 Nov 2014, 12:37
What leg workouts can I do at home if I don't have access to a gym?
I now have 3 children (6y.o, 4 y.o, and 10 month old), so I don't have extra money to put towards a gym membership or a lot of exercise equipment. I've, maybe, got about an 30 minutes to an hour (if I'm lucky)to get a workout in. Can I still get a good leg workout if I can't go to a gym and use all of those nifty leg machines? I don't know how possible it is to get back the toned leg muscles I used to have 15 years ago, without any equipment. (I ran track and was in gymnastics.) I'm nowhere NEAR as "in shape" as I used to be, but I do try to workout for at least 20-30 minutes a day, 3-5x a week...if I can. (Usually the Jillian Michaels workout videos.) Thoughts? Exercise suggestions?
posted 15 Nov 2014, 22:41
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
Thank you mars2kids. I'll have to keep all of that in mind. Yes, it IS frustrating....and I tend to get frustrated and discouraged easily nowadays. But the other thing I should keep in mind is that my attitude towards this aspect in my life is something my kids will be seeing; so I need to stay positive....so that they can learn to do the same with everything in THEIR lives too. Thanks for the reminder.
posted 22 May 2014, 12:31
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23 November 2015

I guess I let it go a little too much this weekend. :( Gained 2lbs. :( **TODAY'S WORKOUT** 1) Weights: -2x15 squatting overhead press -2x20 l ...
on diet Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge  gaining 7.0 lb a week

21 November 2015

I've been working out everyday, but keep forgetting to log in. Been busy with the usual stuff. Didn't get to do a good workout yesterday, but I made sure ...
on diet Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge  losing 2.3 lb a week

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