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

Online now sandycatiller
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
Vickie 5966
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on diet The GI diet
last weighin: losing 9.8 lb a week Down
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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

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
New Products that Work
The celery powder is one of the less than 2% ingredients and the last one on the list, so it's the smallest in quantity. I don't think I'm going to worry about it. Something has to be used to flavor and preserve these foods -- and the naturally occurring nitrites in celery powder are no different than those you are eating in most of the green vegetables you eat all the time. See the following article... very interesting about the chemistry of these products.

posted 28 Aug 2014, 20:53
New Products that Work
Hi. I found a great new product to use as a permanent replacement food: I love bacon, but must use uncured because of allergies, and I'm careful about calories and cholesterol. Just discovered Applegate Farms Good Morning Bacon. This is an uncured pork shoulder product that does a good job of satisfying the bacon craving with fewer calories and less cholesterol. I'm really enjoying it. Would love to hear from people who have found great substitutes that can become a permanent part of your diet. Thanks.
posted 28 Aug 2014, 09:34
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
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31 August 2014

I am doing pretty well for a holiday weekend and going out a lot. I was proactive today: I was invited to a family bbq, and I was pretty certain there ...
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30 August 2014

Sometimes dining out is just a nightmare. My goddaughter and I went to the movies tonight and stopped for dinner on the way home. Our neighborhood has ...
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