Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Jul 15) 181.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 60 year old woman with the hope of reducing my weight for my health and to meet my fitness goals of increasing muscle and losing body fat. Up until I was about 45 years old, I exercised regularly and watched all my food choices. In fact, when I was 40 years old, I was in the best condition. This was an accomplishment since I had been an overweight kid, and battled weight off and on for most of my adult life.

Then, menopause hit and I started a more sedentary job...and I also have hypothyroid! I just slowed down and didn't seem to care anymore about my health.

I have done organized programs at the gym, and food programs. I tend to do well for a while until I hit the dreaded plateau...and then I am discouraged and give up. I WILL NOT give up this time.

My profile photo is my trainer and me. My progress photos are displayed below.

"If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse."

FatSecret member since: 07 Apr 12

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HCB's Cookbook

cals: 277kcal | fat: 25.42g | carbs: 5.92g | prot: 7.76g
Pumpkin Cheesecake III
A smooth and delicious cheesecake for those special occasions.
cals: 118kcal | fat: 0.96g | carbs: 27.25g | prot: 3.50g
Chocolate Banana Souffles
These are little bowls of heaven, so creamy and rich.
cals: 110kcal | fat: 7.51g | carbs: 1.74g | prot: 8.55g
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Muffins
A protein packed on-the-go breakfast muffin.
cals: 238kcal | fat: 15.09g | carbs: 6.82g | prot: 18.63g
Garlic Shrimp with Tomatoes & Basil
A simple and healthy dish for shrimp lovers.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 10.88g | carbs: 12.06g | prot: 3.07g
Low Carb Pumpkin Soup
A savory pumpkin soup with a touch of heat turns this into a savory low carb treat packed with beta-carotene.
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HCB's Latest Posts

A bit frustrated
LowCarb Femme is exactly right about her history. I agree with Ibiza122 as well - many factors play into each person's metabolism. There are special foods for reducing inflammation in the body, or folks with irritable bowel syndrome - or diabetes.

Carbs are related to insulin spikes that upset many people's systems. Also, Northern Musician is right about age, metabolic changes etc. The law of thermodynamics applies to "normal" situations - most people come here because weight loss is not easy and have unique circumstances.

Our friend above suffers from narcissistic personality disorder because he often displays a snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes. And, I can say this becuase I am PhD Psychologist by profession!
posted 03 Jul 2015, 09:48
A bit frustrated
"I'm sorry that you believe in his theories. Oh well, make it all harder than it needs to be and keep believing you're a special kind of human. Sad" written by Diablo360x

WTF? "Keep believing I am special kuid of human"? What the hell does that mean? Keep your insults to yourself, please. I have a right to believe in what works for me. YOU do not know it all about everything there is concerning weight loss. Honestly, I am SICK to death of people thinking they are RIGHT and others are wrong. That is NOT what this community is about. So BACK OFF!
posted 02 Jul 2015, 21:57
Before and After, anyone?
Fantastic progress! Good for you!
posted 02 Jul 2015, 18:54
A bit frustrated
I agree with jmb3450! I know the bodybuilders like to talk about calories in vs. calories out - but we are all different with our responses to sugar/insulin. Metabolisms differ, too. I do poorly with starch, breads, white refined flours, etc. Diablo360x - try reading Gary Taubes book - "Good Calories, Bad Calories" - it is quite informative.
posted 30 Jun 2015, 11:56
Before and After, anyone?
Great work!
posted 24 Jun 2015, 20:53
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