Hermiones Mom

Start Weight:(05 Jul 10) 234.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Oct 15) 181.4 lb
Goal Weight:134.0 lb
following: The GI diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

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

  Lose a Decade!
starts in: 2 days
duration: 12 weeks
day 1: Saturday 10 Oct 15
  come & weigh...come what may!
status: Completed
ended: 12 Dec 11
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Hermiones Mom's Buddies

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Online now Johanne
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.3 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

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
Accuracy of Calorie Counts
I weigh and measure everything at home. I have a great small scale and multiple sets of measuring cups and measuring spoons so there's no excuse at home. And I eat virtually no prepared foods. The problem comes in when you're on the run -- traveling on business or in between meetings on a busy day. Not everyone is perfect at all times. It's good to have the reminder to check packaging when you are forced to eat prepared food and make sure you really know how much you're eating.
posted 14 Sep 2015, 19:39
Accuracy of Calorie Counts
I'm not generally a big fan of Hungry Girl (www.hungry-girl.com) -- too much of their advice addresses dieting by using artificially sweetened/fattened prepared foods, with the emphasis on keeping the calorie count down, at the expense of real nutrition. That said, occasionally their Q&A section has interesting information. Check out
Today's (9-9-15) post addresses how calorie counts/servings on packaging can sometimes be very misleading. I've experienced this myself -- scarfing up a small package of something without realizing that the calorie count for a "serving" was for half the package, not the whole package. Thought my FS friends would be interested.
posted 09 Sep 2015, 10:28
Quinoa uses
I love quinoa, which I use instead of rice or other starches. Now I've discovered a new application: I've been buying Arrowhead Mills Quinoa & Oats hot cereal for a couple years, but I only just figured out that I can use it as a side dish. When I eat it for breakfast, I add blueberries and about 1/4 tsp of turbinado sugar. But now, I also make a savory version: After cooking it, I sprinkle on some seasoned sea salt and add 2 TBSPs of parmesan cheese and mix it in. It comes out like those fancy oat risottos that restaurants are serving now. It's delicious with any kind of meat -- but especially red meat -- instead of potatoes. I'm quite pleased with it.
posted 02 Sep 2015, 09:22
kitchen question, totally off topic
I have vases in that cabinet. It's pretty small. Used to have small appliances there but didn't like getting on a step stool and reaching over the hot stove to get them.
posted 23 Sep 2014, 22:58
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06 October 2015

I splurged and ate my homemade chocolate ice cream with my homemade hot fudge sauce. It was so delicious I could hardly believe it. I think it's really ...
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05 October 2015

Ok ok, so I have no one to blame but myself! -- I had a rough day intestinal-wise because yesterday I cooked and made two unfortunate errors: First, I ...
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