HCB

Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Apr 15) 192.2 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

I am a 59 year old woman with the hope of reducing my weight for my health and to meet my fitness goals. 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.

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 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

342
  Water...Water...Water...Everyw...
status: Completed
ended: 17 May 13
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87
  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
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HCB's Buddies

snezica
last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
 
activesports
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Ketomancer
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
 
Chancelet
last weighin: steady Steady

HCB's Latest Photos



End of Challenge photo
in challenge
Every Day is a New Start!
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Down 50 pounds
in challenge
Every Day is a New Start!
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End of Challenge: Down 36 pounds
in challenge
No Cheating No Hiding Challenge III
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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

Throwback Thursday!
Bwhahahahaha - I assume you have underwear at least?
posted 09 Apr 2015, 20:54
NO CARBS!
I understand the health benefit of including whole grains for a LONG-TERM approach - but most of us here are in the losing weight mode and low carb is helpful until a person gets to maintenance. Paleo/Primal diets suggest no grains and no dairy. Since I started that WOE, my body is efficiently burning fat and I no longer have achy inflamed joints. Is it forever? I don't know but I think of food as medicine so I continue to do what gives me the most energy and causes me to feel lean and well.
posted 22 Mar 2015, 17:54
Throwback Thursday!
Bwhahaha - Jim in a dress!
posted 18 Mar 2015, 21:41
Low carb question
I keep my total carbs under 40 grams whenever possible. And, less that 15% of my total macros. Generally my net carbs are around 20-25grams.
posted 08 Mar 2015, 20:30
Low carb question
Greetings - it is really different for everyone. Are you trying to do high fat low carb? If you do low carb, look at the bottom of your food diary where there is a round circle that shows percentages. I go for 15% or less of carbs per day, and protein 25% or less, the rest healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, avocado, etc.
posted 08 Mar 2015, 17:47
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25 April 2015

Happy Weekend Buddies: I noticed I am eating around 30 TOTAL carbs per day...and occasionally a bit more...and have a few higher calorie days...and l ...
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24 April 2015

Greetings Buddies: Here is part two of the article about self sabotage where some suggestions are made: Here are five great ways to overcome fear of ...
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HCB's Groups

LOW CARB DAILY CHECK IN
For those who want a daily check in, where you WILL get replies to your posts. Any type of low carb dieter welcome!

Low Carb Lifestyle
For people with 50+ pounds to lose, who are keeping their carbs below 50g a day.

Go Primal For Health!
My life was dramatically changed when I cut out grains and sugars. Please join me!

Health by the Numbers
Our 'numbers geeks' discuss improving health through scientific strategies and tracking results. Don't freak out -- GEEK out!

50's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

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HCB's Own Activity

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