Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Feb 16) 169.8 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

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 me in October 2015. 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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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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Hi Carbs
Perhaps you are at your ideal weight already - 114 is very low, right? Instead of losing weight, perhaps increase your muscle with strength training.
posted 02 Feb 2016, 08:50
Optimal Ketogenic Living
Opps meant to write "if your FAT is at 70% and the carbs are under 10% then thereat can be protein"
posted 19 Nov 2015, 14:34
Optimal Ketogenic Living
I have played around with protein percentages within my ketogenic program. Not sure if it made a difference - but I have read not to exceed 30% protein when doing LCHF - I think if your protein fat is at least 70% and the carbs are under 10%, you can easily have the rest as protein.
posted 19 Nov 2015, 14:33
Weight Chart
congrats! As you get closer to your goal weight, the lines change color! After yellow, it is green, and when close or at goal it turns blue!
posted 11 Sep 2015, 19:45
severely constipated
Try adding magnesium tablets to your diet - they have a natural laxative effect.
posted 21 Aug 2015, 14:52
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Happy Day, Best Buddies: SO, I got a very nice letter from the endocrinologist today in response to my fax in which I shared a detailed daily log of how ...
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Happy Day, My Best Buddies! This first week of February has been productive - my averages are 68% fat, 23% protein and 9% carbs, and my NET carbs are ...
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