HCB

Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(31 Jan 17) 168.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 62 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 August 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

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  Log Every Day in December
status: Completed
ended: 29 Dec 16
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31
  fatsecret buddy challenge
status: Completed
ended: 31 Oct 16
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HCB's Buddies

Online now april761
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Online now glen
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down
Online now northernmusician
last weighin: losing 7.0 lb a week Down
 
Online now adamevegod
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up

HCB's Latest Photos



End of Challenge photo
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Every Day is a New Start!
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Down 50 pounds
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Every Day is a New Start!
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End of Challenge: Down 36 pounds
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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

Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Diablo - did you read my first post here? I agree with the first law of thermodynamics - I just disagree about the quality of those calories. What do you care whether I eat those calories without grains or dairy because they do not agree with me? Why be mean and sarcastic? Go read my journal for today...
posted 26 Apr 2017, 21:37
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Yes - that may be true SSS, but I do not give advice to others on this site about what they should or should not do - and it seems you do.
posted 26 Apr 2017, 11:20
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
So sorry soonsoonsoon - aren't you back now because you gained back most of your weight lost last time? Not trying to be rude here but maybe LCHF folks are on to something you do not understand.
posted 26 Apr 2017, 10:41
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Oh, yay, the LCHF/Keto is being maligned once again. Calorie deficit is true, but quality of those calories matters for many of us. I cannot eat grains or dairy and maintain or lose bodyfat, and even too much protein for me gets stored. I am 62 years old - my metabolism is not the same as a man, a younger person or super bodybuilder. WHY do they insist they are correct? I lift weights and do HIIT four or five days a week. I am well read and done research. Jadsl is correct - carbohydrates are not required for health. Protein and essential fatty acids are necessary.
posted 26 Apr 2017, 10:07
Below recommended calorie intake, is it bad?
I agree that Fat Secret is way too high - Mummydee is right. The average woman can lose wight at 1500 calories of nutritious and dense foods.
posted 02 Mar 2017, 08:55
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26 April 2017

Happy mid-week, my Best Buddies! My last journal entry brewed some great comments about personal choices and those who question people's nutrition plans. ...
on diet HCB's own diet  

24 April 2017

Happy Monday, my Best Buddies: I feel repetitive - exercise great, nutrition adequate. This week I want to get myself back on track which means getting ...
on diet HCB's own diet  

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Gym Rats Cutting and Bulking!
Group for fitness lovers who regularly go to the gym and need help with their cut, bulk, gym routines, and macro managing.

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!

LCHF/Keto Evangelism
Teach your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. Lose weight quick. Reverse many medical conditions through diet alone.

Faster, you faster!
For those interested in pursuing or discussing traditional fasting.

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

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