Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
131.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.2 lb

Current Weight
128.8 lb
Performance: gaining 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
118.0 lb
Still to go: 10.8 lb
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

Emerald17's Weight History

Emerald17's Latest Member Challenges

  Independence Day from Junk
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jul 16
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  30 Day Arm Challenge for Spring
status: Completed
ended: 01 Mar 15
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last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 4.4 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down

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

Unexpected ERROR Page
WHY do I keep being brought to the "An Unexpected Error Has Occurred" page??? Every time I try to put in my weight and journal entry, I get sent to that page; and it's been going on for at least a year! Is anyone else having this problem???
posted 06 Jun 2016, 14:36
New to Ketogenic Diet and starting it today.
I've been looking into this since last November, after a friend tried to sell me her Keto OS "shakes". (Not shakes, but powder to mix with water.) I actually wanted to try it because of the energy and sleep benefits. I have 3 kids, and one is now a toddler, so I lack in sleep AND energy. However, my friend was drinking Keto OS to help with weight loss. I figured that would be a great bonus. I took a week's worth of samples, and noticed that I did have some weight loss AND increased energy....but I was also working out; so that may have helped a lot. I've since fallen off the wagon and was JUST NOW able to afford the drink mix. However, I fell off the band wagon and stopped working out. I've been sick off and on mainly because my kids get sick off and on...so my energy is really lacking now.

Anyway, that was just an intro. Sorry so long! What I'd like to know is if anyone has any tips or recommendations in regards to this "diet". I did most of my research online, but can't get on often enough because of my 2 year old. And tonight, I have to go to a *fancy* steakhouse dinner here in Texas. I'm worried I'll over eat or eat the wrong things. I know to stay away from carbs, but just as a reminder, what CAN and SHOULD I eat? (This fancy/expensive steakhouse tends to give you huge plates of food...starting with the sampler appetizer platter. Last year, I remember seeing sausage&cheese-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, stuffed mushrooms, some kind of shrimp...probably wrapped in bacon. lol And lots more.) PLEASE, help me with my "plan of action/attack" so I don't screw up on my FIRST day!
posted 05 Apr 2016, 09:19
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
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LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet

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06 July 2016

Was so bummed that I gained 5lbs over the weekend. I was able to lose 4 since yesterday. But I'm still too high up as far as weight is concerned. Being ...

29 June 2016

Tried to up my calorie intake yesterday, in hopes I'd see more of a drop....but nope...only lost a couple ounces...which leads me to believe it's just ...

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20 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

Nursing Mothers
A group for breastfeeding mothers trying to lose weight and stay healthy.

Ladies needing Weightloss Support and buddies.
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