Herbie

Start Weight:(04 Feb 15) 178.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Apr 15) 155.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: losing 2.0 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

Herbie's Weight History


Herbie's Latest Member Challenges

92
  Fifteen Pounds in Three Months
status: In Progress
currently: Week 12 of 12
end date: Wednesday 29 Apr 15
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123
  30lb weight loss challenge 1
status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 12
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Herbie's Buddies

Online now mattstoc
last weighin: losing 4.0 lb a week Down
 
Online now dreamingangel
last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down
Online now jparlett
buddies only
 
izzypup68
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down



Herbie's Latest Posts

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
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
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Herbie's journal

24 April 2015

I was doing well over the past few days, but strayed a bit from the plan yesterday. My husband had friends over to play poker and there were lots of ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  

18 April 2015

More progress! I've reintroduced some carbs (bread, rice) into my diet and find that I'm now more hungry. That's a bit annoying, I'll have to be car ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  losing 1.8 lb a week

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Feminists of Fatsecret
I was amazed that there wasn't a feminist group here. So now there is.

40's with 25-50 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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dreamingangel supported HCB's Journal Entry.
izzypup68 commented on mattstoc's Journal Entry.
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jparlett supported Nikihampton's Journal Entry.

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