HCB

Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Feb 14) 194.6 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 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

Online now midnightoil
last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down
 
karenromiaih2002
on diet Carb Cycling
buddies only
Meddo Goldenhart
last weighin: losing 2.6 lb a week Down
 
phutch14
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

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
i do not get it.....
Perhaps they do not realize they must go under their site settings and click the correct buttons? Or, some people ask for help but are defensive if they hear what they do not want to hear like eat less sugar, log your food, drink water instead of pop, etc.
posted 01 Mar 2015, 20:02
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30 March 2015

Greetings Buddies! So, I think I may have found my "sweet spot" for my food plan. It seems when I stay with a daily choice of around 30 TOTAL carbs or ...
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28 March 2015

Greetings Buddies: Gratefully, I am doing better this week. I have stayed under 30 total carbs per day for a week now; and the healthy fats keep me s ...
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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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HCB's Buddies

karenromiaih2002 updated their Food Diary.
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