Hermiones Mom

Start Weight:(05 Jul 10) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Aug 16) 159.6 lb
Goal Weight:142.0 lb
following: The GI diet
performance: losing 0.8 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

  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 16
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  Lose a Decade!
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 16
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Hermiones Mom's Buddies

last weighin: losing 2.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 26.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 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

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The subject of this program is self-image and public perception around fat people, and it is moving and thought provoking and deserves your time.
posted 20 Jun 2016, 10:40
Learning to eat low-carb
Strangely enough, Becca P, years ago when I was into a cranberry juice phase for some bladder issues, I would take about 2 oz of unsweetened cranberry juice, plus about a tsp of fresh lemon juice, then fill the glass with selzer and ice. It was really tasty. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but the lemon juice complements the cranberry and it tasted pretty good. Now, of course, I can't drink it because it turns out that cranberry juice is bad for kidney stones.
posted 17 Jun 2016, 14:14
Learning to eat low-carb
Emmy1502 you must have an artificially sweetened product. The Langers web site says their cranberry juice is 140 calories per serving and something like 28 carbs. It's just not possible,... Luckyyshot, maybe you want to do some reading about diet sodas. Decide for yourself, but personally, these are products I avoid. I don't drink regular soda either, except maybe twice during the summer, I treat myself to a root beer float, always using root beer made with real sugar, not HFCS.
posted 17 Jun 2016, 12:40
Learning to eat low-carb
Oh and by the way -- as I have been forced to study the impact of nutrition on kidney stones, I discovered that ironically, while cranberry juice is good for bladder health, it really really bad for kidney stones.
posted 13 Jun 2016, 12:52
Learning to eat low-carb
Stevia is supposed to be OK because it doesn't affect blood sugar. However, I am apparently one of many people who is allergic to it. I used a small amount of it in hot cocoa for several weeks a few winters back, and I developed a rash. So I gave up. Now I've gotten used to non-sweet beverages. I make my own lemonade with 1/2 tsp of sugar for a 16 oz glass, and it's plenty sweet, low carb, and doesn't have any of the negatives of artificial sweeteners, most of which are not allowed for IBS sufferers like me.
posted 13 Jun 2016, 12:50
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22 August 2016

Making zucchini chips is a pain in the butt -- they have to bake for about 5 hours, and there's so much shrinkage that you don't really end up with very ...
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21 August 2016

Ate too much at our annual block party yesterday, but not too much "illegal" stuff. I mostly ate the food I brought so as to avoid problems, and then I ...
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