Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
355.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.0 lb

Current Weight
341.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
220.0 lb
Still to go: 121.0 lb
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

FLOWERDUDE's Weight History

FLOWERDUDE's Latest Member Challenges

  Let's Get Back To The Basics! II
status: Completed
ended: 15 Jan 13
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  Walk the Weight Away
status: Completed
ended: 31 Jul 11
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last weighin: losing 9.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
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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
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
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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