Herbie

Start Weight:(04 Feb 15) 178.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Feb 16) 150.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

I'm 44, an academic, and mother of two tween daughters (ages 10 and 12). I joined Fatsecret and started the South Beach diet on May 1, 2007 with the goal of losing 40 pounds (to get down to 130 from 170). I was really aggressive with the diet and exercise, and I met my goal after about six months.

However, a few years passed and I slowly gained all of this weight back. I'm embarrassed by that and avoided coming back to Fatsecret for a long time. Clearly avoidance doesn't make the weight go away. Now am ready to actually take control of this situation again. I'm only 5 foot 2, so my target is 135-140 pounds, which is actually on the high end of "normal, healthy weight" according to BMI charts and all that.

I'm not sure I can get back to and maintain my original goal weight. At this point I just want to be active and healthy and reach a maintainable goal. I'm hoping for some help and support along the way.

FatSecret member since: 04 May 07

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Herbie's Latest Member Challenges

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  Fifteen Pounds in Three Months
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 15
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  30lb weight loss challenge 1
status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 12
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Herbie's Buddies

HCB
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
 
izzypup68
last weighin: gaining 1.8 lb a week Up
woods55
on diet TLC / DASH
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
 
jparlett
buddies only



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Best free youtube videos for 30 minute varied workouts?
Hi all,

What are the best youtube channels or other free online videos for varied, general fitness workouts? I know there are tons of videos available, I'm just trying to sort through them and thought I'd ask here about what your favorites are.

I'm 45, working mom, and am fairly fit overall, but not as fit as I used to be. I play recreational soccer on weekends, and do a lot of walking, but I'd like to work in some home workouts in the mornings. I'm interested in some strength training, but my primary goal is to build general fitness (so some cardio is good too).

I would be most interested in videos that are upbeat, clear, and have varied workouts. I'm not at all interested in big burly dudes shouting at me or super peppy 20-something women in bikinis. LOL

Thanks for any suggestions!
posted 06 Feb 2016, 11:52
Hi, this is Andy
Hi Andy, welcome back! I just sent you a buddy request-- I think having folks to check in with is super useful. "Dheimer" was my buddy first time around (a few years ago) and was super helpful.
posted 18 Feb 2015, 18:16
Help a Student with research on Online Support Groups?
thanks very much, Sarahcattie!
posted 07 Feb 2012, 09:10
Looking for new buddies :)
Hi all, I'd love to be buddies. I joined in 2007, lost 40 pounds, and then over the past four years I've gained it all back. I'd love to connect with you and folks who have similar situations.
posted 06 Feb 2012, 15:25
Help a Student with research on Online Support Groups?
I'm a long-time member of Fatsecret and also a university professor. One of my students is doing research on how people feel about using online social support groups (like FatSecret) and could use some more responses to the online survey. If you have a few minutes to spare, please consider taking this survey to advance his research. There's also a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. The survey should only take about 15 minutes, I think. Here's the link.

https://ohioscripps.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efJTNyFM4XC9fkE

Thanks for considering this!
posted 06 Feb 2012, 15:23
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06 February 2016

I haven't been on FS since November, I think, and my weight has been bouncing around between 148-152 during that time. For the most part it's been re ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  gaining 0.1 lb a week

12 October 2015

I'm down to 148, which makes 30 pounds lost! Yay!
on diet The South Beach Diet  losing 2.3 lb a week

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