Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(13 Nov 15) 171.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

I am a 60 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 October 2015. 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 Latest Member Challenges

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ended: 17 May 13
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  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
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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

Optimal Ketogenic Living
Opps meant to write "if your FAT is at 70% and the carbs are under 10% then thereat can be protein"
posted 19 Nov 2015, 14:34
Optimal Ketogenic Living
I have played around with protein percentages within my ketogenic program. Not sure if it made a difference - but I have read not to exceed 30% protein when doing LCHF - I think if your protein fat is at least 70% and the carbs are under 10%, you can easily have the rest as protein.
posted 19 Nov 2015, 14:33
Weight Chart
congrats! As you get closer to your goal weight, the lines change color! After yellow, it is green, and when close or at goal it turns blue!
posted 11 Sep 2015, 19:45
severely constipated
Try adding magnesium tablets to your diet - they have a natural laxative effect.
posted 21 Aug 2015, 14:52
Enriched Cheese Wholemeal Cream Roll Mislabelling
I have read that if the transfat amount is below a cut-off point that manufacturers are allowed to say, "low-fat" or "no-fat" even if there us fat.
posted 10 Aug 2015, 09:23
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29 November 2015

Greetings Best Buddies, Completed five workouts this past week - but ate a few things off my plan! One more week of work, and then we go to St. Pete ...
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28 November 2015

Happy weekend, Best Buddies! I got right back on track yesterday with the gym and staying on my usual food plan. The Idiot Box shows the expected carb ...
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