Hermiones Mom

Start Weight:(05 Jul 10) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Sep 16) 158.2 lb
Goal Weight:142.0 lb
following: The GI diet
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Chapter 3 of my FS bio -- It's a new year, and 2016 is the year I make goal, for sure! 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.

So I started over again in summer 2014, and now my weight is 10 pounds below where I was when I fell off the wagon.

Updated goals for 2016 -- I've done pretty well so far, with these goals, but I'm making a change:
- Lose .5 to .75 pound each and every week (.75 to 1.00 was too ambitious)
- Participate regularly in agility lessons, ice skating lessons, or other regularly scheduled exercise each and every week (with a break for illness, I've been faithful to this goal)
- Walk or use exercycle 15-20 minutes daily (meeting this one daily)
- Reach my goal weight by September 1, 2016 (I don't think I'll make it -- now I'm thinking 149 by September 15; 140 by February 13; 134, the 100-pound mark by September 2017)
- Hold at goal until February 13, 2016
- In honor of 65 birthday, get new driver's license with new photo of new me
(still plan on this one)

FatSecret member since: 04 Jul 10

Hermiones Mom's Weight History

Hermiones Mom's Latest Member Challenges

  Fresh Food Fast (2)
status: In Progress
currently: Day 13 of 14
end date: Monday 26 Sep 16
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  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 16
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last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
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Hermiones Mom's Cookbook

cals: 193kcal | fat: 7.10g | carbs: 6.61g | prot: 29.23g
Smothered Green Chili Chicken
Green chilies hug the chicken and impart a mild, roasted flavor to the chicken.
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.
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Hermiones Mom's Latest Posts

Cholesterol lowering foods
Thanks very much for the suggestion. I'm glad this worked so well for you and hope others will give it a try. Unfortunately the combination of two TBSPs of olive oil and 1/3 cup of almonds adds up to about 500 calories. That's more than one-third of my total calorie count for the day, so it's not really practical for me on my diet plan.
posted 20 Sep 2016, 20:27
Cholesterol lowering foods
Because I tend to have very low good cholesterol and high bad, I'm always looking for tips on how diet supports healthy cholesterol levels. Here's a good basic article that came across my inbox today.
posted 19 Sep 2016, 10:13
Avocados -- the good, the bad, the not-so-ugly
I'm not going to argue biochemistry with you, yosoyollie. There are many people on this site who are struggling to learn what they need to know about nutrition, and giving them the impression that eating a potato is the same thing as eating an avocado, from a nutritional standpoint, is neither accurate nor helpful. And BTW, for people trying to control their sugar, choosing a plum over an avocado may not be the right choice at all, since the avocados have no ranking on the Glycemic Index because they are judged to have no impact on blood sugar, while a plum has a GI of 24 -- not high, but not the same as O -- and a potato has a GI of 85. When people working on blood sugar control plan meals, they plan to reach a certain calorie count and they plan to combine foods that balance their sugar. Generally, they are advised to restrict themselves to foods with GIs of 55 or under. So... you are free to post what you want, eat what you want. But perhaps you could be more careful about advising people about what to eat based on the intricacies of plant chemistry.
posted 10 Sep 2016, 18:46
Avocados -- the good, the bad, the not-so-ugly
The other day I tread perilously close to getting involved in a long (and unduly heated) exchange on someone else's journal post, and I realized after one comment and one reply that it was just wrong to go on.

So if you are wondering about avocados -- no, they are not starches. They have only 2 net carbs per avocado and yes, they are considered a healthy fats.

Here's the article:
posted 10 Sep 2016, 15:35
Starch replacement
Misssy2 -- I'm sure I could make them, but thanks to allergies and IBS, I have to make EVERYTHING from scratch, including ice cream and salad dressing. So when I find something like a "safe" Dr. Praeger's product that I can eat without having some kind of "attack" -- I'm deeply grateful. I can just pop these cakes in the toaster oven and voila! -- delicious little cakes. And Misssy2 -- While I'm not a carbaholic, I was clearly far too dependent on carbs (and bad carbs) in my diet before I started eating low-glycemic. Over time -- it's taken almost six years -- I've learned to combine vegetables of varying textures to replace the starch on my plate, or sometimes butternut squash, sweet potato, quinoa, buckwheat, or barley. It hasn't been easy. But I've done it. And you can do it too.
posted 05 Sep 2016, 11:19
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25 September 2016

Yesterday I ate a splurge meal. We went to a most horribly annoying Cubs-Cardinals game (Cards 10 Cubs 4), and then when my friend suggested Mexican food, ...
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22 September 2016

I was so happy with dinner tonight -- my crustless quiche. I always forget how good and how easy it is to make. And now there are leftovers to eat tom ...
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