Start Weight:(10 Jan 14) 160.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Jan 14) 160.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: Feisty174's own diet
performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

I am one of those women who was blessed with being thin all my life, no matter what I ate or how much beer I drank. Eventually my luck ran out and in the last 3 years since I've been married I have gained 25 lbs. I don't even eat that much, probably not enough actually. Started having a lot of health issues and shortly before my 50th birthday last year I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Finally, an answer! I am brand new to hypothyroidism and the doc is still playing with my dosage, but I am encouraged to think I can finally get the weight off.
I have been working out on a regular basis and saw some results at first, until my meds were changed again. I'm trying to stay optimistic, knowing it will be a roller coaster until we get me leveled out. But, I am determined to get there.

I love to cook, so eating healthy is not an issue for me. The lack of physical exercise was my biggest stumbling block, and I am taking care of that. I find that I actually enjoy and look forward to the exercise now, something I have never done before. I look forward to having thighs that I won't be afraid to show this coming summer. That would truly be a blessing, to wear shorts again. I live at Cedar Creek Lake in Texas, and if I could actually go swimming with the dogs again and not be afraid someone would see me, I would be so happy. I really can't believe I've let myself get in this shape, but I'm on the right path. I look forward to hearing everyone's stories and sharing experiences. Go Team Skinny!

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cals: 270kcal | fat: 12.90g | carbs: 9.11g | prot: 31.43g
Salmon Soup
A light, healthy soup with a bit of an Asian flair and it comes together in no time at all.
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Fat Americans
You know what helps us to eat better? Vegetable gardening. My husband and I love to garden, and we have a pretty big garden. Loving to grow things has taught us how to eat all kinds of new foods--kale, swiss chard, eggplant, tomatillos, etc. I just finished canning sauerkraut, sweet & sour red cabbage, and salsa all from our garden. Yes, as mentioned above the farmer's market IS more expensive to shop at. So, why not try growing a bit of your own produce? In addition to education on nutrition, I would love to be able to teach people how to grow their own food. There is something very, very rewarding about going to the garden to pick your dinner. And, you know exactly what is in your food, unlike anything you get at the grocery or even the farmer's market. Plus, you get a good workout while gardening!
posted 07 Jun 2011, 13:14
Need quick exercise tips that really work!
I have one of the 10-Minute Solutions dvd's, toning I think, for when I just don't have time. It's 4 or 5 10-minute segments on different body areas, and you can make your own program with as many or few of them as you like. I also do the 30-Day Shred, which we have in a Challenge right now, and it really works. But if all you have is 15 minutes one day, throw in a section of the 10-Minute Solution so at least you've done something.
posted 07 Jun 2011, 13:03
Important Points for Maintaining your loss
Chunkin wrote:
I have two rules that specifically address my weaknesse: No spending money on food Monday through Thursday and no drinking alcohol at home Monday through Thursday. Adhering to these rules saves me oodles of money and calories. I am forced to plan and cook all my meals, which prevents me from convincing myself that a turkey and cheese sandwich from Potbelly is a good idea, and I might as well grab this cookie and chips.... And for me personally, I worked hard to kick the cocktail (or two) to wind-down every night and the only way I avoid back-sliding is to have a hard rule.

I love that rule, and I'm going to adopt it if you don't mind. One of my downfalls is the large glass of wine in the evening, and that's a lot of calories. I don't want to ban wine altogether, but if I don't have it Mon-Thurs that's calories I can save for the weekend. Good thinking.
posted 03 Jun 2011, 07:53
Fat Americans
And in my observations, it is the poorer of us Americans that are the most obese. The wealthier tend to be better educated and know the dangers of an obese lifestyle.
posted 03 Jun 2011, 07:44
Fat Americans
CherryPie, that is exactly what it is--healthy food is much more expensive here, while fat laden processed foods are always on sale and there are always coupons in the newspapers for them as well. I live in a very rural area with a high poverty level, and the percentage of obese people here is astounding. A lot of these people are living off of social security and government assistance, and when their $2 can either buy 5 apples or 6 Tostinos Party Pizzas, which choice do you think they are going to make? They can feed their whole family with those pizzas, as opposed to the apples. Walmart, a national discount chain here in the US where the majority of lower-income people shop, has started an initiative to change this. They plan to both decrease the cost and increase the selection of whole, unprocessed foods within the next 5 years in their stores. If they can succeed in making healthy choices affordable, it will have a huge impact on the condition of the average Fat American.
posted 03 Jun 2011, 07:43
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04 August 2011

My fat secret says, "You've reached your goal weight." And that's it. No balloons & streamers, no bravado, heck not even a simple little exclamation ...
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06 July 2011

Green! I'm in the green! Finally!
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