Hermiones Mom

Start Weight:(05 Jul 10) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Jan 16) 170.0 lb
Goal Weight:142.0 lb
following: The GI diet
performance: losing 0.4 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. New goals for 2016?
- Lose .75 to 1.00 pound each and every week
- Participate regularly in agility lessons, ice skating lessons, or other regularly scheduled exercise each and every week
- Walk or use exercycle 15-20 minutes daily
- Reach my goal weight by September 1, 2016
- Hold at goal until February 13, 2016
- In honor of 65 birthday, get new driver's license with new photo of new me

FatSecret member since: 04 Jul 10

Hermiones Mom's Weight History

Hermiones Mom's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 12
end date: Monday 04 Apr 16
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  Lose a Decade!
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 16
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Hermiones Mom's Buddies

Online now msinai
on diet The GI diet
last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
Vickie 5966
buddies only
last weighin: gaining 3.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down

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

New to Forum forever trying to keep weight off
I need more role models who reached goal and stayed there! -- so thanks Wholefoodnut and Mummydee for staying on this site to encourage us. Finding a way that works is meaningful to me as well. I come from the Baby Boom Generation, and we were taught that dieting was about eating as few calories as possible and as little fat as possible and that other than that, it didn't matter what we put in our mouths. It's taken a long time for us aging Boomers to get on board with the notion that the real enemy is simple carbs and highly processed foods, and that what you eat is more important than the number of calories. Since I started eating low glycemic, I feel so much better, and losing weight is still challenging, but not so impossible. And most important, even though it may take me longer to reach goal, I feel as though I could stay on this eating plan permanently, and that's very different from previous diets. In college, I kept myself at 130 by eating 900 calories a day 5 days per week -- basically living on yogurt and cottage cheese, with the occasional chicken breast. Now I eat a pretty diverse diet (in spite of the limitations of FODMAP for IBS), and slowly but surely the weight it coming off. I'm learning to be more patient with myself.
posted 10 Jan 2016, 16:12
Damn Good Breakfast Burrito
Last night I made "tacos" that were actually twice-baked sweet potatoes with a filling of chicken chorizo, with sweet potato and sour cream mixed in. Then you top them with shredded cheddar, bake to meltiness, and then put chopped tomato, scallion and avocado on top. These are not low cal, but low enough if you plan for them, and all the elements are perfectly healthy. I loved them, and it really satisfied my craving for Mexican food.
posted 10 Jan 2016, 16:01
Jams and Jellies that are lower sugar
Found a delicious marmalade with only 8 carbs/8 grams of sugar: Sarabeth's Legendary Spreadable Fruit. This absolutely delicious jam is only 30 calories per tablespoon. Now of course that doesn't mean you can eat more and stay low-glycemic, but it does mean you can have a carefully measured tablespoon and enjoy jam on your toast (or in my case, brown rice and quinoa crackers) without worrying so much about either raising your blood sugar or using up all your carbs for the day. This stuff is about the same price as other high-end premium jams and it comes in an 18 oz jar, which is about a six month supply for me. Google it and you'll find the Sarabeth web site for ordering. Comes in lots of wonderful flavors. I am so happy I found this -- the one I got is orange apricot, and apparently some other FS'er found it first because it was already in the database.
posted 11 Dec 2015, 09:31
Snacking --keto diet
Regarding limiting portions of nuts: Just discovered the Emerald 100-calorie nut packs. Some flavors have sugar, but there are also "natural" flavors with no sugar. I have been using these for snacks and also to put in my oatmeal so I know exactly how much I have eaten.
posted 27 Nov 2015, 11:39
carb count
I believe this is a U.S. based site. However, this site monitors both total carbs and net carbs. If you check the options you can set for your food intake, you can choose to monitor total carbs or net carbs, which is total carbs minus fiber. Does this help?
posted 02 Oct 2015, 14:45
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04 February 2016

I'm back. I know I probably gained weight while I was in DC with my sister. I didn't do anything crazy, but I just ate more than usual. I picked up Carson ...
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01 February 2016

I've given up on recording calories this week. It's just too much. I am usually good about this, and was feeling really bad about throwing up my hands ...
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