Hermiones Mom

Start Weight:(05 Jul 10) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Jul 11) 180.0 lb
Goal Weight:134.0 lb
following: The GI diet
performance: Steady

This is chapter 2 of my FS bio. I joined FS in July 2010, and I was successfully following the low-glycemic diet, lost 50 pounds and felt and looked great. I was trying for another 50 pounds. And then the bottom dropped out of my life -- my Mom's ovarian cancer came back with a vengeance, and from June 2011 to June 2012, I took care of her, and then spent most of the next year settling her estate and emptying and selling her house. There were days when it got to be 5:00 and all I'd eaten was a couple of donuts. Then I'd eat dinner out and stuff myself with all the wrong food because I was famished and depressed. The result was to be expected: I gained back a lot of the weight I'd lost, how much I don't really know because I haven't had the courage to get on a scale.

So I'm starting over again. What else can I do?

Too early to set goals, but will do that once I weigh in at the end of August.

When I'm not counting calories on Fat Secret, I'm a marketing/communications specialist working with not-for-profit organizations. I'm an enthusiastic gardener and theater goer, and play mom to two Shelties, an 8-year-old rescued girl, Hermione, and an 8-month-old puppy, Carson.

Update July 8, 2014 -- I think I really am back now. Will be doing my food diary and plan to get weighed the beginning of next month so as to have the most encouraging starting weight possible!

FatSecret member since: 04 Jul 10

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Hermiones Mom's Latest Member Challenges

  come & weigh...come what may!
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ended: 12 Dec 11
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ended: 03 Jul 11
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Hermiones Mom's Cookbook

cals: 92kcal | fat: 1.78g | carbs: 13.72g | prot: 6.11g
Baked Zucchini Chips
A quick, healthy way to use some zucchini from your garden (or pantry).
cals: 237kcal | fat: 6.24g | carbs: 20.43g | prot: 29.97g
Caprese Chicken Parmesan
Delicious chicken without marinara or any sauce.
cals: 273kcal | fat: 9.09g | carbs: 24.35g | prot: 23.76g
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Hungarian yellow peppers stuffed with Italian ground turkey and fresh tomato basil sauce with seasonings.
cals: 522kcal | fat: 25.25g | carbs: 47.05g | prot: 27.51g
Lean Turkey Chili
Ground turkey based chili loaded with vegetables and kick.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
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Hermiones Mom's Latest Posts

New Products that Work
I don't do daily blood sugars, because I've not had a reason to -- but I can tell you that my low-glycemic diet, including some sprouted wheat, has kept my A1C at healthy levels. But I don't eat a heck of a lot of wheat either -- mostly quinoa, hulled barley, oats, and occasionally brown rice. Luckily for me, I was never a huge bread eater, so I don't really mind all that much.
posted 07 Sep 2014, 16:02
New Products that Work
Here are a couple more -- I had never heard of sprouted grain bread before I went low-glycemic and had to find a way to occasionally enjoy a sandwich without blowing the whole day's worth of carbs. So I've been eating Angelic Bakehouse sprouted grain bread ever since -- low-carb, high fiber, low calorie. I guess people are finding out when a good idea sprouted grain is, because now there is an Arrowhead Mills Sprouted Multigrain Flakes cold cereal. This is really tasty, and far lower in carbs than usual cereal. And now I've discovered a hot cereal -- quinoa and oats -- that's way lower in carbs than regular oatmeal, higher in protein, and really tasty. So glad my horizons are broadening after having to avoid so many foods this summer!
posted 07 Sep 2014, 13:54
New Products that Work
Mummydee-- I am going to save the link for these. Right now, I can't eat them because they have sorbitol, and that is a no-no on the IBS diet I have had to be on since having a food-borne infection over the summer, but I should be ok again soon and can try these out... thanks so much
posted 04 Sep 2014, 23:17
New Products that Work
Another new discovery -- it's already in the database so others must have come across this already. Wandering down a Costco aisle, spotted Gluten Free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti. The appeal of this to me is that it's a gluten free pasta that is also low carb-high-fiber-high-protein. And guess what? -- it's actually edible. OK -- the black color is a little strange and the cooking water has a strange smell, but the pasta itself takes sauce beautifully and the texture was not bad at all. My gluten-free goddaughter was really happy with it, and I thought it was a great pasta solution to keep carbs down. Hope they continue to carry this at Costo. Oh 0h and it's vegan and kosher.
posted 03 Sep 2014, 20:09
Vegetable pasta
I've gotten really good at "zucchini lasagna." I get big zucchinis -- well not giant but large -- and make long thin slices that serve instead of noodles. Also, since I have to go lactose free, I drain lactose free cottage cheese and then run it through the food processor with fresh parsley. I layer the zucchini, then the whipped cottage cheese, then a good low-fat/low-cal tomato basil sauce, then a layer of Finlandia heavenly light lactose free swiss (at Trader Joe) -- this really comes out great. I made it for my Mom in her last year because she couldn't eat dairy and I make it for myself now. it's really good.
posted 29 Aug 2014, 20:44
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17 September 2014

OK -- got my bloodwork done today, but of course have to wait a few days before I get the results. If my A1C comes back good, I will be so thrilled. T ...
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16 September 2014

Oy. It's only lunchtime, and I accidentally ate way too much sodium. I am generally a low-sodium girl, and I don't know what I was thinking but... uncured ...
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