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

HCB's Weight History

HCB's Latest Member Challenges

  22 Kill
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currently: Week 4 of 4
end date: Monday 04 Jul 16
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status: Completed
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

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
New to group - Question for phase II
LOL - did you catch that Freudian slip? HCB instead of HCG? LOL @ Steven!
posted 21 May 2016, 18:21
Site seems to be getting outdated isn't it?
FS always overestimates calories - you can change your RDI to be whatever you choose. At the bottom of the food diary, it gives you options.
posted 02 May 2016, 11:38
low calorie restaurant lunches?
Jimmy John's has what they call "Unwich" which is any sandwich filling in a lettuce wrap. Not like a salad - a sandwich wrap.
posted 02 May 2016, 08:59
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh daily BUT I watch with the level of hydration, muscle work, etc. I do not log my weight daily - I take averages over a 7-10 day period and just look for the downward trend and only log when I see I am consistently down.
posted 22 Apr 2016, 15:37
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30 June 2016

Happy Holiday Weekend, my best Buddies! I know some people are already vacationing - I work today and then off Friday through Monday. We will go to ...
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28 June 2016

Happy Tuesday, my Best Buddies! As usual, I have been tweaking things to see what happens. I have eaten a few more carbs over the last 10 days or so. ...
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