Start Weight:(28 May 11) 375.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Aug 14) 249.0 lb
Goal Weight:185.0 lb
following: HerStrawberri's own diet
performance: losing 2.3 lb a week

Hello there. My name is Dawn and I have struggled with my weight my whole life. My highest weight was 375. I will NEVER go back to that place. Food has always been an issue with me. I'm trying to find balance within myself to finally break through the food chains I'm bound in.

As a child, I always used food to help me deal with my emotions and I guess as an adult I still do the same thing. This is a slow evolution for me and I'm taking it day by day. I have a hard time looking in the mirror because I'm disgusted at how I have let myself go. I'm taking THAT day by day as well. I know I need to love myself for ME and I'm trying to do that each day. I have a wonderful partner who supports me and loves me for ME and I'm a very lucky girl to have that. THAT is something i will never take for granted.

10/04/11~Since writing this, I have lost over 75 lbs. I've learned so much on this journey and it's not even half over. The biggest lesson? I'm worth it.

12/14/11~UPDATE~ 101 lbs lost to date. You CAN do this too!!

04/11/12~UPDATE~ 122 lbs lost to date. Still believe you can't do this?? YOU CAN!!!!!!!

You really need to WANT to lose weight for this to work. If you don't, if you don't fully commit...you will NOt be successfull. Believe in yourself and know that you ARE worth it!

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

FatSecret member since: 11 May 11

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HerStrawberri's Latest Member Challenges

  Complete 2013's "New Year" Resolution: Part I
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HerStrawberri's Buddies

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HerStrawberri's Cookbook

cals: 205kcal | fat: 18.50g | carbs: 9.15g | prot: 6.45g
Flourless Chocolate Cake II
A low carb delicious chocolate cake.
cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
cals: 164kcal | fat: 9.00g | carbs: 0.69g | prot: 20.03g
Chicken Burgers
A lower fat alternative to hamburgers, with next to no carbs.
cals: 422kcal | fat: 40.45g | carbs: 4.99g | prot: 8.76g
Cheesecake for One
A favorite super quick cheesecake that is perfect for dessert.
cals: 60kcal | fat: 5.03g | carbs: 1.57g | prot: 3.02g
Mock Peanut Butter Fudge
Low-carb peanut butter fudge.
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weight loss surgery
Good morning. You have tons of great info here. And I prob won't say anything new. My Dr's tried to push me into having the surgery, thinking there was no way i could lose weight naturally. My Dr's thought I was headed down a bad road with extremely high BP and depression and many other medical issues. I weighed 375 at my highest weight. I also have been on basically every diet out there. I had weight issues my whole life. Most of them were due to mental issues and things that happened in the past. I never fully committed to changing my lifestyle. a 'diet' doesn't work. At least for me. I have lost 142 lbs to date. Without surgery. I have about 50ish more lbs to lose to be at my goal. has it been easy? Hell no. But it's been worth it. Now I'm not saying surgery is a bad thing, if that's what you truly want...then go for it. I'm just wanting you to know that someone with a whole lot of weight can lose it the natural way. I weighed more then you when i first started my journey...and it was so daunting thinking I could do this. But i did, and I am. Changing the way you think is the biggest thing. and also the hardest. I just want you to know that it CAN be done. Really use this time to work on YOU and really figure out what it is that you want. Believe in yourself hun. YOU are the only YOU you get. =)
posted 16 Aug 2012, 10:38
Extreme Obesity cases
This made me so sad. =(
posted 08 Jun 2012, 09:52
Don't be a stranger!
I respectfully disagree. Some people keep their journals private due to not wanting certian people reading them. I had mine private because my sister used to come on here and I wasn't comfortable with her reading some very personal issues I was/am having. I also know of another member who has her journal private because of someone who was reading it and using it against her in real life. We can't lump everyone into 'one' catagory. People do things for many reasons and for us to judge them simply because they don't want to share their info with everyone is wrong. This is suppose to be a HELPFULL and SUPPORTIVE site. When we start casting stones amoung us, how will people feel comfortable? Some people I'm sure keep their stuff private due to the fact they might be ashamed of their food or whatever and if that is the case.....they only have to answer to themselves when they look into the mirror. Who are we to judge? I mean SERIOUSLY!! Who is ANYONE to judge??? We ALL struggle, not one single person here is prefect, no matter how much weight we have lost. I learn and grow everyday. But, if i don't want to share my journal or my food journal....frankly....I don't freaking have too NOR should I have to justify WHY.
posted 05 Oct 2011, 11:17
HCG Weight Loss Products Are Fraudulent Says FDA
Scary stuff.
posted 24 Aug 2011, 13:04
Ok, so I eat LESS then 50 total carbs a day...usually below 30 and my brain is just fine. In fact, I have lowered my BP to where I NO LONGER HAVE HIGH BP, my migraines have gone down and I have WAY more energy. Now, I'm not a DR and will never claim to be some 'nutrition expert'. I just know how I feel and how my body feels.
posted 18 Aug 2011, 10:45
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14 August 2014

I'm so happy the scale is moving back down. It's crazy how much grief weight I gained. I'm just happy my head is clear again and I'm able to stay on t ...

26 July 2014

I actually went down from 270. I seem to have finally cleared my mind. I'm happy to be going back down.
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