Joined January 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
135.5 lb
Lost so far: 18.0 lb

Current Weight
117.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 12.5 lb
Hi everyone! I'm a very busy mother of 3 young children - Austin is 3, Dylan is 2, and Jordan is 4 months. I'd like to lose the rest of the baby weight and then some so I can come close to looking like I did before kids. I'm not fooling myself that I'll ever look the same (weight distribution sure has changed!!! LOL), but I'd like to fit into my size 8's again.

I'm doing the South Beach Diet for the 3rd time and it's worked really well before, so I'm excited. Usually in Phase I I drop around 8 pounds and then the weight loss slows in Phase II but I've gotten to my goal both times before. Hopefully it'll be the same this time. And then the real work - getting back into exercise. I had 3 C-sections, so my belly REALLY needs help!

Hope to "meet" some of you here and share our struggles and stories.

Gingerdc9's Weight History

Gingerdc9's Latest Member Challenges

  Seven Days: Whatever it Takes (Feb)
status: Completed
ended: 08 Feb 10
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last weighin: gaining 30.7 lb a week Up
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last weighin: losing 0.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down

Gingerdc9's Cookbook

cals: 87kcal | fat: 3.43g | carbs: 13.54g | prot: 1.04g
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Delicious and kid friendly baked fries, great as a side or snack.
cals: 301kcal | fat: 10.26g | carbs: 23.87g | prot: 26.33g
Turkey Enchilada Casserole
Sensational layered tortillas and ground turkey with enchilada sauce and reduced fat cheese.
cals: 363kcal | fat: 13.64g | carbs: 0.36g | prot: 56.39g
Marinated Herb Chicken
A terrific main dish of baked herbed chicken.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 5.27g | carbs: 5.05g | prot: 29.29g
Dijon Broccoli Chicken
Yummy broccoli and chicken in a tangy sauce.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 5.56g | carbs: 7.78g | prot: 12.27g
Baked Ricotta Custard
Creamy custard that tastes just like rice pudding - without the rice.
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Gingerdc9's Latest Posts

Weigh-In after Eating Late
I normally eat dinner much earlier than 8PM or after, but last night I didn't get around to it until then. It was a McDonald's grilled chicken ceasar, so it wasn't unhealthy, but my question is whether that will add 1/2 pound or so to my morning weigh-in? I know it sounds obsessive, but what do you think? I know eating a really salty meal late will cause your weight to be a bit heavier the next AM. Should I wait 'till tomorrow after I've had dinner at a normal time?

Thanks! Very Happy
posted 29 Jan 2010, 06:26
Sabra!!! Roasted garlic or the pine nuts one. MMMMMMMMMMMMM I just had some as my snack.
posted 14 Jan 2010, 10:26
South Beach Diet & Shaky (?)
Hi all! I'm on my 3rd day of Phase I of the SBD. I'm "borderline" hypoglycemic and I've been noticing that I'm feeling that weird shaky feeling sometimes. I HATE IT. What's up with that? I thought this diet was supposed to help it (?) Crying or Very sad
posted 14 Jan 2010, 10:24
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20 April 2011

I guess I'm overly stressed or something b/c I'm not sure how I dropped a bit more weight. And not complaining!
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03 March 2011

I'm basically watching what I eat closely during the week and eating what I want on the weekend. That way if I REALLY want something, I only have a few ...
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