Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
240.0 lb
Lost so far: 38.5 lb

Current Weight
201.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
190.0 lb
Still to go: 11.5 lb
Three years ago I saw a pic of myself and wondered how the heck did that happen? I weighed 262, which is what I weighed on delivery day with each of my daughters. Yikes! I decided that I would NOT diet, but eat better and log my food. Guess what? I lost 30 pounds. 232 was GREAT, but then I slowly stopped doing those things and slowly I could feel the pounds creep back on. My clothes were feeling tighter, etc. . .I got on the scale and found that I had gained back 20 of the pounds that I had lost. I didn't want to go any higher, so this summer I tried some Advocare products, started doing Zumba and lost 18 pounds (234). I didn't want to keep paying for the products (very spendy), so I quit using them and, sadly, started gaining again. By Christmas I was really starting to think that I better do something before I ended up regaining all the weight that I lost this summer. I got a new phone for Christmas and found the fatsecret app. I did not make a "weight loss" resolution for the new year, but I did start using the app on Jan. 1. I started at 247 which is only 5 pounds shy of starting completely over from my loss this summer. My current goal weight is 195 because coming in under 200 pounds for the first time in 20 years would be a VERY satisfying goal to reach. I will consider working toward a lower goal weight after I accomplish this first 50 pounds.

Short-term GOALS:
Don't quit on myself even if I mess up.
Get moving--do a little bit more each day.
Log everything--the good choices AND the bad.
Communicate--I am not in this alone.
Find Challenges and participate 100%.
Go to the doctor for a full physical--get the truth about where I am now.

Mid-term GOALS:
Go below 200 pounds for the first time in 20 years.
Play 3-on-3 basketball in late July.
Healthier, happier, more satisfied with myself.

Long-term GOALS:
Healthy, happy, satisfied.
Be an active, healthy role-model for my daughters.

GKS1970's Weight History

GKS1970's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk/Run 10 miles a week
status: Completed
ended: 16 Apr 12
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  Spring Fling - 20lbs in 10 weeks!
status: Completed
ended: 28 May 12
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GKS1970's Cookbook

cals: 98kcal | fat: 0.74g | carbs: 21.52g | prot: 2.86g
Lemon Zucchini Bread
A wonderful, light zucchini bread that's not too sweet.
cals: 273kcal | fat: 4.07g | carbs: 31.42g | prot: 28.29g
Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia
This fish tastes so close to being fried without all the fat and calories.
cals: 436kcal | fat: 18.88g | carbs: 48.73g | prot: 21.84g
Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans
Wonderful warming meal that's easy to prepare and qualifies as a one dish meal.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 4.48g | carbs: 64.01g | prot: 8.68g
Pear Upside-Down Cherry-Almond Cake
Fresh pears and a cherry-almond cake pair up for a moist cake and tasty treat.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 3.22g | carbs: 13.82g | prot: 24.77g
Baked Chicken with Mushrooms & Peppers
Super tasty and healthy chicken breast with sliced mushrooms and red or green peppers.
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GKS1970's Latest Posts

I No longer belong to the "200 CLUB"!
congratulations! that is FANTASTIC news!!!
posted 26 Jan 2012, 17:35
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24 September 2012

Been off my game for a few days and it shows on the scale today. Workouts have been cancelled due to poor air quality in our area and I just can't get ...
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19 September 2012

I feel stuck again. Another 10 pounds down and another wavering of my activity and eating habits. The good news is I think once I make goal, I will be ...
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