FLOWERDUDE

Start Weight:(16 Sep 13) 297.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Nov 14) 305.5 lb
Goal Weight:220.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 4.1 lb a week

Proud Papa of 3 kiddos... Mad Man of a flowershop in Middle TN.

Divorce, death of my beloved mom and grandmother...then becoming the full time single parent of my 3 kids have made the stress eating outta control. My 30's should have been fabulous years...they weren't... a toxic marriage made sure of that. I've medicated with food most of my life..and now is the time to change that. I am determined my 40's will be entirely different. So I am on this journey to get to a healthy weight.. working on me.

STARTING April 1, 2010 @ 345, size 4/5 XLT , 44/46W and difficulty walking

Goal #1 is 300.
***Accomplished that goal approx.06/24/10. Hee hee hee...and how sweet it is!
(Definately in a 3X and ankles give me little issue now.)

Goal of 280....that will put me at half my ultimate 120 lbs loss goal.
***reached 9-15-10

Goal #3... 255... the weight I was at 22 when I married.
***reached 01-09-11

Goal #4...242...One hundred pounds..."released"
***REACHED 04.03.11 Just. one. year.... wowowowowow!

Goal #4.5 ...239.. moves me from Obese BMI to Overweight BMI (hee hee)
***Reached May 1, 2011

Goal #5... I am OFF of my blood pressure meds per doctor!!! woo hoo!
***Reached June 23, 2011

Goal #6...230 10 lbs to my original goal of 220 O.M.Gosh!!!
***Reached August 21, 2011

Goal #7 ... 225 5 lbs to original goal of 220
***Reached September 25, 2011 wow.... humbled..

Goal #8 ... 220 Original Goal when beginning this journey
(one that I thought was pie in the sky)




"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children." -Kahlil Gibran

FatSecret member since: 02 Apr 10

FLOWERDUDE's Weight History


FLOWERDUDE's Latest Member Challenges

110
  Let's Get Back To The Basics! II
status: Completed
ended: 15 Jan 13
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541
  Walk the Weight Away
status: Completed
ended: 31 Jul 11
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FLOWERDUDE's Buddies

ShyGuy
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
 
sarahsmum
buddies only
johncaruso
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
 
Naiomy
buddies only


FLOWERDUDE's Cookbook

cals: 183kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 6.41g | prot: 28.18g
Spicy Chicken
Delicious spicy chicken breast skillet that will put a smile on everyone's dial.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
cals: 163kcal | fat: 11.56g | carbs: 8.27g | prot: 7.89g
Spicy Cheesy Cauliflower Bake with Bacon
For those that like it hot, a real spicy cheesy cauliflower bake.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 25.08g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 20.21g
Breakfast Meatballs
Low carb meatballs with pork, beef, cheddar, egg and onion that are perfect for a meaty breakfast or any meal.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 19.90g | carbs: 4.51g | prot: 3.29g
Fruity Cheesecake Mousse
A low carb creamy cheesecake mousse.
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FLOWERDUDE's Latest Posts

How do you handle BBQ's, etc.
If you like hickory sauce... easy and Atkins friendly... Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup and add Liquid smoke to taste preference. A dead ringer for Sonic's BBQ sauce.
And don't hesitate to bring a bag of pork rinds.. if you must have the crunch.. dip it in French onion dip... it is fine.. besides.. this is one meal. Water, Water Water..and then some more water. Avoid the alcohol for now.. since you are on induction
posted 30 Jun 2011, 13:23
Atkins and Drinking
http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink252.html
posted 14 Jun 2011, 13:58
Atkins and Drinking
Yes...first two week avoid...longer if you can... and absolutely avoid any sweetners or fruit juices... for example... a dirty martini is lower in carbs than a cosmo.
posted 14 Jun 2011, 13:40
Constipation issues
I agree with the above post... Water is VITAL as well as the green veggies...and I have had almost no issue at all in 14 months...
posted 21 May 2011, 14:28
MEAT..EGGS..CHEESE
Where is the frickin' "LIKE" button when you need one. Many of the peeps who ask me how I've lost the weight automatically respond with "ohhhh, the bacon diet". Im like .. well I can have bacon and probably do 3 times A MONTH. I also go thru 4-5 lbs of greens a week...and when I say GO thru... .I really mean it!
posted 21 Apr 2011, 20:41
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11 November 2014

Keepin' it real.
on diet Atkins  gaining 1.2 lb a week

28 July 2014

Restart tomorrow.. lots of life changes tripping me up.
on diet Atkins  gaining 1.3 lb a week

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FLOWERDUDE's Groups

40's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Weight training for all
This group is for everyone, including the beginner, looking for help, advice, or just support for getting into shape.

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

40's with 25-50 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

All Things Dad
All Things Dad is a place for Dads, future Dads, and men, to come and discuss weight loss, health and life in general.

FLOWERDUDE's Recent Activity

FLOWERDUDE's Own Activity

FLOWERDUDE recorded a Weigh In at 305.5 lb.
FLOWERDUDE recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 309.0 lb.
FLOWERDUDE supported Paula Sicupira's Weigh In.

FLOWERDUDE's Buddies

ShyGuy recorded a Journal Entry.
johncaruso recorded a Weigh In at 219.8 lb.
Naiomy recorded a Weigh In at 144.8 lb.

Atkins Recent Activity

Ccrm updated their Food Diary.
trickiernikki12 recorded a Weigh In at 278.0 lb.
Marlene1952 updated their Food Diary.
renemugica updated their Exercise Diary.
ShyGuy recorded a Journal Entry.
dianemillervuoso recorded a Weigh In at 172.2 lb.
Soulfulsea recorded a Weigh In at 220.0 lb.
CatHerder commented on poshmonkey's Weigh In.