Start Weight:(16 Jan 14) 160.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Sep 14) 127.0 lb
Goal Weight:118.0 lb
following: Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge
performance: losing 1.3 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

  40 days & 40 nights
status: Completed
ended: 23 Apr 14
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  Bikini Ready! Lose 15 pounds by May 13th
status: Completed
ended: 13 May 13
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Emerald17's Buddies

Online now crazykatz
last weighin: losing 4.0 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down
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last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up

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

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
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
"just the pipes being a bit back up"...that made me laugh. But yeah, you could be right. I just wish I could see results faster---but then again, I'm sure we ALL would.
posted 22 May 2014, 09:35
I seem to be plateauing early. How do I break it???
I've only lost 5-6 lbs., so how is this possible??? Maybe I'm not doing enough?? Ok, this might not be "completely" true, but my logic says it is. Let me just say that I'm 4-months POST-partum. I was 146lb. when I got pregnant. I'm currently down to 140 (and seem to bounce around 137-141 for the past few weeks). What do I need to do to NOT get back in the 140s?

I have 3 kids, so it's not always easy; but I TRY to do 2 workouts a day. In the mornings, I either do a workout DVD (i.e., Jillian Michaels "30 Day Shred", "Shred it with Weights"...where I use kettlebells....or one of Leslie Sansone's walking videos) or workout on the Bowflex Xceed. At night, IF I can get a second workout in, I either do HIIT on the treadmill or workout on the Bowflex. (My husband does P90X on T, TH, and uses the Bowflex on MWF....so my workout depends on his schedule as well.)

I'm not a big breakfast person. In fact, I always feel sick whenever I eat a typical breakfast; but if I eat a typical "Filipino breakfast", I'll end up eating waaaay too much of everthing. The white rice would screw it up! I found that I really enjoy drinking shakes, so I try to drink those. My friend let us have a few bags of her Visalus shakes, and I used them up. I'm trying GNC's Lean25 Meal Replacement shakes now. I really need a new blender so I can make some green smoothies; but for now, I'm just doing meal replacement shakes. I don't normally eat a big lunch (unless we're travelling). At home, I like to eat a small thing of chicken salad or tuna salad. For dinner, I eat what I cook for everyone else because I have a hard time NOT eating it. lol BUT, I try to make sure I don't eat too much.

So what else do I need to do? And what should I add to my workout routine? I'd really like to tone up and get down to 125. At this point in time, though, it just doesn't feel like a reality. Anyway, sorry for such a long post. Just trying to give you as much info as possible. Hoping someone can help!
posted 21 May 2014, 21:52
Before and After, anyone?
Yolanda!!! You are AMAZING!!!! What an inspiration you are! Thanks for sharing! And congrats on the healthier you!
posted 14 May 2014, 21:52
Need ideas for more PROTEIN please!
Thanks for the articles, info, and suggestions guys. Please keep them coming if you've got more to share! I love learning new things, so this is great! I appreciate it!
posted 25 Feb 2014, 12:12
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Emerald17's journal

03 September 2014

Changing it up a bit. Instead of morning workouts, I'm doing evening workouts. Been a two week hiatus. Just couldn't get myself motivated after our 2 week ...
on diet Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge  gaining 0.5 lb a week

18 August 2014

Need to get back on track this week! Lazy last week! Didn't work out AT ALL. Not pleased with myself. Worked out today, but it kicked my butt. That's what ...

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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.

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