Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Aug 16) 159.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: HCB's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 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 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

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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

Intermittent Fasting and Low Carb/High Protein
What a relief! Thank-you, kookywit for your comments.
posted 21 Aug 2016, 18:55
intermittent fasting
"No Wheat For Me" - Many people do 16:8 Intermittent Fasting which just means eating within an 8 hour window. I have been doing it for 18 months and lost over 80 pounds - perhaps you could do some research before you tell others it will "ruin your metabolism." Starvation mode is a myth. I workout five days a week, and have plenty of energy - and I am 61 years old!
posted 31 Jul 2016, 19:58
YOU are important to thousands!
Yes, we are what our ancestors hoped us to be...and we carry it forward so why not be the best we are able at this time?
posted 28 Jul 2016, 08:29
Protein Powder
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard offers good tasting protein. It depends why you want to use powders - I drink them to increase protein totals to build muscle. If you want to hold off hunger, a snack may be better like hard boiled eggs, unsalted almonds, Greek yogurt, etc.
posted 24 Jul 2016, 13:57
The Truth About Avocados
Thanks Ollie - you are cool with me. Read some of the books we all have read...Grain Brain, Keto Clarity, Low Carbohydrate Living. You may enjoy them.
posted 16 Jul 2016, 09:57
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31 August 2016

Greetings my Best Buddies! I am still on vacation from work until next Tuesday - and just got back from a few days away bicycling and eating! As Nor ...
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25 August 2016

Happy "Almost Weekend", my Best Buddies: I am excited because today is my last work day until I will return September 6th! Yippee! Idiot Boxes both read ...
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