Start Weight:(06 Feb 12) 165.0 lb
Current Weight:(14 May 14) 176.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Herbie's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

**Photo from January 2008 -- after I lost 42 pounds. This is a goal photo for me to get back to.**

I'm 41, an academic, and mother of two young children (ages 7 and 9). 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 most of this weight back. I'm embarrassed by that and avoided coming back to Fatsecret for several months. Clearly avoidance doesn't make the weight go away. Now am ready to actually take control of this situation again. 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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  30lb weight loss challenge 1
status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 12
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last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
not sharing weight
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last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down

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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.


Thanks for considering this!
posted 06 Feb 2012, 15:23
life expectancy
OK, I don't know if I believe this or not, but here are my results
bio age 38
virtual age 16!!
life expectancy 97

Honestly I'm glad that I'm not 16 again, but equally glad that it seems like I'm likely to live a good long time!
posted 28 Apr 2009, 09:13
Trip to Vegas
Aw, what a great idea! That sounds like a ton of fun, and I'm sure my husband the poker player would be psyched to go to Vegas again. I don't think we can do it this spring, though, with scheduling and the financial issues taking a family of four on a cross-country trip. I'll be there in spirit, though! Have a swim for me. Smile
posted 27 Aug 2008, 21:57
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Trying again to start over. I'm considering today to be day 1. In 5 weeks we go to the beach and I'd like to make some good progress on my weight by ...
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08 February 2012

Proud to say I exercised for almost an hour tonight by dancing, guided by the "fitness" mode on the kinect game we have. Such fun! The game is one that ...
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