Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 May 16) 163.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

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 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

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Site seems to be getting outdated isn't it?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
Body designed to store fat rather than burn it for some
@jimmiepop: I also work out and weight train fasted - first thing in the morning I have BP Coffee and just run my body off the good fats and body fat once the sugar burning is done - generally about 20 minutes into the hour.
posted 20 Apr 2016, 10:42
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22 May 2016

Happy Day, my best Buddies, I decided to log a conservative loss for the week. Sumo squat 50lb weight today, too. And, here is a bowl of my favorite ...
on diet HCB's own diet  losing 0.6 lb a week

21 May 2016

Happy Saturday, my Best Buddies! To log, or not to log? That is the question! The average of my two Idiot Boxes over the past four days is 161.2 - ...
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