Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Jun 16) 160.8 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 61 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 me in April 2016. 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 Latest Member Challenges

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status: Completed
ended: 04 Jul 16
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ended: 17 May 13
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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

Protein Powder
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard offers good tasting protein. It depends why you want to use powders - I drink them to increase protein totals to build muscle. If you want to hold off hunger, a snack may be better like hard boiled eggs, unsalted almonds, Greek yogurt, etc.
posted 24 Jul 2016, 13:57
The Truth About Avocados
Thanks Ollie - you are cool with me. Read some of the books we all have read...Grain Brain, Keto Clarity, Low Carbohydrate Living. You may enjoy them.
posted 16 Jul 2016, 09:57
The Truth About Avocados
Whatever, Oliver. Not sure why you enjoy contradicting people so much. Let it go - Acceptance is the key.
Your link is one viewpoint and mine is another. I liked Perlmutter's book - have you read it? If not, it is easy to pass judgment and post articles by his detractors.
posted 15 Jul 2016, 22:40
The Truth About Avocados
I have to agree with the goodness of avocado - I eat a whole one per day. I continue to lose fat and build muscle. It is all relative. Balance is key. May I suggest you read a great book titled "Grain Brain"? The neurologist Perlmutter explains how healthy fats work in the body and how they support brain activity better than any carbohydrates.
posted 15 Jul 2016, 15:58
Grain Brain Diet?
I loved his book - I read it last year. I do no grains of any type, and have dropped off dairy, too. I do high fat, moderate protein and low carb of limited vegetables and fruit. Basically, Perlmutter suggests a ketogenic approach. A site you might enjoy is: www.dietdoctor.com
posted 04 Jun 2016, 15:55
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25 July 2016

Happy New Week, my Best Buddies! The last two weeks have been one big struggle for me. We have been having fun...and it seems to involve some eating, ...
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21 July 2016

Happy All-moist Weekend, my best Buddies! HaHa - see what I did there...almost...all-moist? Yes it is humid and warm just about everywhere...but I like ...
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