Start Weight:(03 Sep 11) 179.0 lb
Current Weight:(11 Apr 14) 165.9 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

Full-time job, husband and two teenagers. Have been heavy ever since puberty. At one golden point around age 40, got down to a fit size 6, lasted a couple of years, but stress and overwork eventually got the better of me. During that great period, I was finally able to not obsess about food. Treating food like a normal person and getting myself healthy are the real goals I need to focus on, not just cosmetic weight loss.

Goal 1: Feel like I'm getting somewhere and not obsessing about food or how bad I think I look. Met!
Goal 2: Successfully run a 5K. Hopefully, Thanksgiving morning 2011. Met!
Goal 3: Get well into the 150s. Never go back again! Hopefully, by Christmas 2011. Met, but I'll only feel safe when I get to 153 or below. Not there yet...
Goal 4: Fit back comfortably into all my size 8 clothing. Hopefully, by Feb. 1, 2012. Moving this goal to April 1, 2012, because I feel that's more doable. March 1: I think I'm going to make this goal more open-ended, to make myself less crazy and more accepting of my current self.
Goal 5: Once I hit where I want to be, to work diligently to develop a lifelong eating plan that will work!

FatSecret member since: 19 Feb 11

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  Use The Stairs!
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ended: 28 Nov 11
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Hope4Health's Cookbook

cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
cals: 202kcal | fat: 13.32g | carbs: 3.35g | prot: 15.88g
Thai Ginger Soup
A simple and easy to prepare coconut milk based soup with chicken breast strips, ginger and cilantro.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 12.22g | prot: 8.19g
Eggplant Pizza
You won't miss the crust in this tasty low carb pizza.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 13.05g | carbs: 7.31g | prot: 3.17g
Pumpkin Pie
With no crust or sugar this is a rich guilt-free dessert.
cals: 785kcal | fat: 45.62g | carbs: 5.05g | prot: 83.22g
Mozzarella Meat Loaf
This low carb meat loaf is delicious.
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Don't be a stranger!
I've been careful just because with linkedin and facebook profiles out there, I really don't want people from my day-to-day work world to find out how much I'm eating and drinking. I don't mind sharing these facts with you guys, but gosh, a guy from work looked over my shoulder at my fitbit entry and said, "Wow, 1800 calories! You eat a lot!"
posted 24 Jul 2012, 15:16
Mother's Dress - Finally!!!
That's beautiful.
posted 12 Feb 2012, 09:43
Today was the day
I'm living your pain. Since straying seriously during the holidays, I've been having a hard time getting back on track. But we have to see this as a lifelong journey, not a diet, so that one day--or even one moment--is not going to make or break us. We just keep going. I agree with Dani in just going on with dinner as if no slip happened.
posted 28 Jan 2012, 22:14
Anyone else get workout gear for Christmas?
I got a Nike+ GPS sports watch. I've been using it and uploading my runs...great fun and motivation!
posted 31 Dec 2011, 15:53
Starting Atkins in January!
If you don't mind plowing through a book, I would recommend Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. It will explain the principles behind Atkins. Please don't listen to the naysayers, read the literature on the subject and make an informed decision by yourself.
posted 30 Dec 2011, 00:57
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