Start Weight:(22 Feb 14) 191.0 lb
Current Weight:(05 Sep 14) 198.5 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: Gigi39's own diet
performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

My starting weight August 2011 (not 2012) in FS was 224.


I am a 75 year old woman blessed with a wonderful husband and family. When I started about eight years ago, my weight had gone up to 232 lbs. It came down very slowly to 210 lbs. Several years ago I had a small stroke and started to follow the WOE suggested by the hospital. Then, because of a lot of leg-pain (Venus Reflux), I thought to cut out most meats, ate only fish, whole grains and vegetables. That effort lasted only little while.

Had a knee replacement in 2012, shoulder surgery 2012 and another knee replacement in 2013 with severe problems and a long, still ongoing, recovery.

My way of eating is basically healthy. I eat whole grains, meat, fish,vegetables, good oils and some fruit. Most meals I prepare from scratch. Processed foods are pretty much out for me. In the past I have been on Weight Watchers, Atkins and more moderate low carb diets. It seems that I never was able to stick to them for the long run. Eating healthy and in moderation is what I try to do, not always successful, but keeping focused.

Blessed to still be playing "keys" on the Calvary Chapel, Vallejo talented worship team.

Isa 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Thank You Lord!

FatSecret member since: 21 Aug 11

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Gigi39's Buddies

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Gigi39's Cookbook

cals: 162kcal | fat: 4.02g | carbs: 23.89g | prot: 8.72g
Spinach & Lentil Soup
Homemade high fiber, super healthy lentil and spinach soup.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 21.25g | carbs: 4.10g | prot: 27.36g
Egg and Veggie Casserole
A moist egg casserole with low fat cheeses and vegetables.
cals: 35kcal | fat: 0.14g | carbs: 7.43g | prot: 2.77g
Rice-like Cauliflower
A mild tasting cauliflower "rice" dish that's well worth trying.
cals: 121kcal | fat: 6.82g | carbs: 6.44g | prot: 8.90g
Spinach and Egg White Crustless Quiche
A quick and easy version of the traditional Greek Spanakopita.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 2.37g | carbs: 21.92g | prot: 7.72g
Samosa Pea Soup
A tasty pea soup with curry and vegetables.
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Gigi39's Latest Posts

Okay. I'm fed up!
I use the serving sizes, but in the last direction field I enter the recipe the way I make it, such as 1 cup of this, 2 tsp of that etc
posted 20 Aug 2014, 20:37
HI All
Welcome Emily, I am not on Atkins any more, but watching carbs still. I wish you great success in your weight loss. Remember that you did not gain your weight over night, so be patient and eat healthy. You'll get lots of support here.
All the best to you,
posted 22 Apr 2014, 15:13
Tea, does it count as water?
Thanks Hoser.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 19:12
Tea, does it count as water?
I have started to drink Chai/Green tea instead of coffee for the most part. Does it count towards my water intake? I drink a lot of the tea, about 32 oz in the morning. I also drink water, but most days not the full 64 plus oz.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 10:49
Has your Cholesterol Blood-Test reading improved on the Atkins diet?
The blood test result was LDL 119, down from 180. This was in two months time. I have been taking 1/2 of 5 mg Lipitor (2 1/2 mg). I feel some of my symptoms return, leg pressure and cramps. Now I am taking the Lipitor every other day, guess I should tell my doctor. I don't think it was the small dose of the statin that brought my readings down, but my diet. The doctor wants the LDL under 100.
posted 01 Jun 2012, 10:40
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06 September 2014

Diligently recording what I eat is a must for me, otherwise I simply forget what I ate throughout the day, and that starts the down hill slide (or up, ...
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05 September 2014

Salt intake way down, I am getting used to the salt substitute. Have my old physical therapist back. He is very good and has helped me so much in the ...
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