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

Hermiones Mom's Weight History

Hermiones Mom's Latest Member Challenges

  come & weigh...come what may!
status: Completed
ended: 12 Dec 11
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  Kick Another Habit While You Lose
status: Completed
ended: 03 Jul 11
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Hermiones Mom's Buddies

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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

Free day
I generally do one splurge meal per week -- and it's usually associated with socializing. For example, last night I went out with friends to celebrate the birthday of one of them. If I know I'm going out, I plan my other meals for the day very very carefully -- holding my calorie and carb counts down as low as possible at those meals, so I have the most flexibility for the splurge meal. But I also find that as I get more and more comfortable with my eating plan, even splurge meals take on a different tone. Of course, sometimes the splurge meal turns out to be a hot fudge sundae, and there's just no making that healthy. But once you have it, you stop craving it for weeks and weeks afterward, and it really does make it easier to stay with the program.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 23:37
I think I need a buddy!!!
Yes, chocolate is our friend... our very good friend.
posted 23 Jul 2014, 16:49
I think I need a buddy!!!
Oh no! Not a whole bar of chocolate at one sitting! I am apparently lucky: I used to binge in college -- I could eat a whole Sara Lee chocolate cake on a Friday night by myself. And oddly -- that was when I was at my thinnest! But it's been a long time now that I've been able to discipline myself and not scarf up all the sweets in the house. You'd think with that kind of discipline, I'd be a thin person. But NO! -- I need to let the thin person hiding inside me take control.
posted 22 Jul 2014, 16:46
I think I need a buddy!!!
Just want to reinforce: Chocolate is GOOD for you, but it has to be plain dark chocolate -- say 70% cacao-- to get the health benefits. When I lost the first 46 pounds, I had one square of delicious dark chocolate every single day. It never raised my blood sugar -- and shouldn't if you choose wisely -- and it helped me feel less deprived. I could have "dessert" once a day without going over my calorie count or off my diet. Crisps or chips... well that's another story. I've substituted sugar snap peas for chips because I'm too lazy to make kale chips.
posted 21 Jul 2014, 19:18
I think I need a buddy!!!
The most important tools in my kitchen are my kitchen scale, measuring spoons, and measuring cups -- I have multiple sets so I can't use the excuse that the measure I need is in the dishwasher. The more you weigh and measure things, the more aware you become of what a portion looks like. I have to weigh and measure everything I eat. It's the only way I can be certain of my calorie count, and the only way I can learn what a portion really is. I urge you to do this, even if it means bringing a collection of measuring cups and your scale to the dinner table. It's especially important with meat, which can really mess up your calorie count if you eat too much. One thing that's easier about being single and not cooking for a family? -- I don't bring big plates/bowls of food to the table. I make up a plate of measured food for myself, and put the remainder away right away. I think that helps avoid the temptation to eat more.
posted 19 Jul 2014, 20:22
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17 August 2014

Tonight was my splurge meal for the week. Of course, since I can't eat very many foods right now, my splurge was limited to bbq ribs and about two mou ...
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15 August 2014

My blood work is in -- and it is not horrible but with room for improvement. My fasting blood sugar is still above 100 -- 105 -- but they didn't do an ...
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