Fritzy 22
Joined July 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
208.0 lb
Lost so far: 51.4 lb

Current Weight
156.6 lb
Performance: losing 5.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 6.6 lb
I've always been an "all or nothing" person when it comes to diet and exercise. I'm either very good or very bad. When I am eating good, I am exercising. When I am eating junk, I'm a couch potato.

It's really hot where I live this time of year so I am not walking like I would like. I spend the somewhat mild early morning at the dog park which is good exercise for Bobby but not so good for me. I do have a treadmill which I find boring but am beginning to use again. Each day that I stick to a good eating plan I will keep adding minutes to my time on the treadmill.

I probably have 20-30 pairs of pants, mostly jeans that are 1, 2, or 3 sizes smaller than what I wear currently. And I only have 2 pair of jeans that I can fit into now. As they wear out I replace them. I haven't gone down a size in 5 years. I have lost 25 pounds or so at least 3 times in the past 5 years. But it will take about 30 pounds to get in to the next size smaller pants. I know it's usually about 10-15 pounds to go down a size for me, but I am wearing what I have pretty tight right now, can't face the idea of going up another size.

I'm trying to lose 50 pounds and once I do that I'll set the next goal. I don't really want to diet, just want to eat much smaller portions. I have exchanged the mug I usually use for my daily hot chocolate (don't drink coffee) from a 12 oz mug to 6 oz. That's one change and I'll keep on making changes for smaller meals with healthy snacks in between

Fritzy 22's Weight History

Fritzy 22's Latest Member Challenges

  Eat to reduce inflammation
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  Lower your cholesterol!
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Fritzy 22's Cookbook

cals: 219kcal | fat: 1.02g | carbs: 37.03g | prot: 17.08g
Split Pea Soup
A thick and satisfying soup.
cals: 267kcal | fat: 8.56g | carbs: 7.89g | prot: 32.48g
Slow-Cooked Pork Roast
A delicious and tender crock pot pork roast.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 245kcal | fat: 6.94g | carbs: 20.63g | prot: 25.34g
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
Also known as mother-in-law chops.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 17.84g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 58.73g
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops with a flavorful parmesan coating.
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Fritzy 22's Latest Posts

Cholesterol and fat concerns
I guess cholesterol isn't a concern until lab tests show it's high!
posted 15 Jan 2018, 11:23
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Glad to see some replies, but not from anyone following keto. I don't think my cholesterol is high enough to be a worry at this point, but I want it to be within normal ranges. I'm avoiding things that have high amounts of cholesterol such as egg yolks, shrimp and beef. It isn't hard for me to keep it below 200mg a day. Actually I don't think I even reach 100 normally. But I look at food journals of some people and se over 1000 mg of cholesterol when people are eating 5 or 6 eggs plus all kinds of processed meats. I know years ago when I went to Weight Watchers they suggested not having more than 4 eggs (yolks) a week because of cholesterol, but they've changed that. I think there is some disagreement about eggs. Little Red, I've thought about talking to a dietician. Just want to see if losing weight and eating healthy will get the inflammation down within normal guidelines. I'm hoping to be at my goal weight by my next doctor appointment in June.
posted 13 Jan 2018, 14:44
I need more calories!
Try 1/4 or 1/3 or an avocado or some almonds. I actually sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds on chopped avocado. Both have good fats.
posted 12 Jan 2018, 09:08
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Hi Little Red,
My niece got me a water infuser bottle for Christmas along with a recipe book for fruit infused water. I've been putting berries and pineapple in and the water is less boring so I am drinking more. I love bacon and all the other processed meats, but I'm not having them except once in awhile if I go to a breakfast buffet where I can't pass up the kielbasa or bacon. I feel if I've asked my doctor for guidance and he spends the time helping me and suggesting what I need to do, that I need to try and do it. I don't want to go back to see him and have him see no change in my weight or lab results and say, "oh, what you said to do, I didn't do it". How do you eat? Seems like most people here are on low carb/high fat diets. I try to limit processed foods and watch calories. I also try to get some fiber in the diet. I've read we should get 25 grams of fiber a day. I tried doing that once while staying within 1200 calories. Just trying to do that meant having hardly any processed foods and eating lots of berries, peas or other beans and potato with the skin. Still hardly ever made it to 25 grams of fiber.
posted 11 Jan 2018, 19:52
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Little Red - sounds like we are eating about the same way. I usually have avocado and almonds or walnuts every day. Trying to eat more vegetables, eat fruit (including a small glass of orange or pineapple juice) most days. I cook with olive oil so giving up butter wasn't difficult. Giving up sodas is difficult, they were my daily treat. Your doctor sounds like mine, when I told him I was reading a lot about Keto he shook his head and said it's okay to have healthy fats, but absolutely no processed meat and to try to give up dairy. The reason for my original post is to find out if any of the Keto people really don't have issues with cholesterol with their high fat diet. Some seem to eat just healthy fats but I see so many posts with pictures of processed meats and statements that they used bacon grease for some recipes. Keto seems to work I just don't understand why all of a sudden my cholesterol is above normal while I've been eating very little meat, no processed meat and have lost weight. We are about the same age and I have about 25-30 pounds to go. Good luck to you! By the way, my niece had a cat named "Little Red".
posted 11 Jan 2018, 08:49
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