Start Weight:(26 Oct 11) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Mar 17) 183.0 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 54 yrs young woman with an empty nest, loving husband and crazy work schedule.

I've been eating healthy all my life but do not follow any particular diet plan. Started gaining weight in my forties and have trouble losing what I gained.

I love cooking, food, farmers markets and good restaurants.  Food is one of the joys of life. Losing weight does not have to be about starving yourself or eating blah diet food. It is about making smarter choices in life, nutrition being only part of the equation.

I love walking, hiking, swimming, days on the beach, in the mountains, anything that brings me closer to nature.

I do not believe in calories in, calories out, but I know from past experience that daily logging and support from weight loss community can make a difference.  I am looking forward to learning from you all.

FatSecret member since: 26 Oct 11

Ingria's Weight History

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last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
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Ingria's Cookbook

cals: 99kcal | fat: 2.42g | carbs: 16.96g | prot: 2.62g
Pumpkin Pancakes
For a special treat, these light and fluffy pancakes will impress.
cals: 78kcal | fat: 6.64g | carbs: 2.15g | prot: 2.55g
Almond Pancakes
Low carb flourless almond pancakes.
cals: 352kcal | fat: 28.31g | carbs: 25.81g | prot: 14.14g
90 Second Muffin
A slower version of the one minute muffin.
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Ingria's Latest Posts

Runner, you can export your data from calendar view in PDF format and excel. From the app you can also export in cvs format, that you can also upload to excel or any other tool you prefer to use. That reports have sodium as well. It would require some work around, but you can build a chart in excel using exported data. I understand that some people might have medical conditions that require very precise tracking. It might not be the best place for that. I agree with you that it might be better to have a perfect app, but guess I do not take life that seriously and see enough graphs at work. Hope FS gods are listening and add new features in the future. Good luck with your tracking and try to not get frustrated.
posted 25 Mar 2017, 01:22
There is a daily average of all three macros in Calendar view for a month. There is a limitation of 6 nutrients you can track daily and you can choose them by going to settings. So you can choose to track sodium. There is also a graph for weight loss tracking. So it covers most of the basic needs, and let us not forget, it is free. Obviously all of us have some ideas how to make it better and hopefully one day some of these ideas get implemented.
posted 24 Mar 2017, 12:17
Estimated Calories
Don't do anything drastic. Look at what you eat and start slowly increasing the calories by adding some healthy but calorie dense foods. Try to add some avocado or nuts (not salted). They are high in healthy fats, but they are not heavy and you will not feel bloated. Unrefined olive, hemp, or coconut oils are also healthy. Choose good protein sources. I don't know your budget so it is hard to advise, but try to add something healthy and do it slowly so that you can correct if anything goes wrong.
posted 23 Mar 2017, 18:50
Estimated Calories
At your height you should be at least 115 lb, and that is with small body frame (thin bones). A woman, especially young needs to eat at least 1200 calories a day of healthy balanced diet to cover her nutrition needs (everything, not just energy). Try to bump you calories to at least 1200. You will initially gain some weight, but it will level very soon. I think that with some exercise you can eat even more to maintain you weight at relatively low numbers, but you can figure it later. If you limit yourself so severely at 18, you will mess up with your hormones (estrogen production is impaired if you have very low body fat). In addition you will be struggling later in your life. When we age our metabolism slows down, and if you set it so low now when you are young, you will have no margin later in life. It is great that you are making an effort to eat healthy now. Good luck.
posted 23 Mar 2017, 11:02
Sorry if I was not clear, but I did not recommend having sport drinks during the fast. I recommended to have a bottle on hand in case you feel unwell and need to break fast due to medical emergency. As one of the options was to fast for up to seven days, it is in my opinion better to be prepared than feel sorry later.
posted 22 Mar 2017, 21:03
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