Start Weight:(01 Jan 16) 198.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Jun 16) 194.0 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

I am a 50 yrs young woman with an empty nest, loving husband and a crazy work schedule (yes, I am a workaholic, I admitted it, so I am one step closer to recovery).

I cannot attribute my weight gain to over eating, though there were moments of misery in my life that I shared with a bowl of ice-cream.  

I slowly gained the extra pounds over many years, mostly over the last 10.  I do not gain a lot every year, but I have real trouble losing what I gained.

I've been eating healthy most of my life, trying to avoid processed food, additives, extra sugar, and for the last 10+ years grains and gluten.

I love cooking, food, farmers markets and good restaurants.  Eating moderate quantities of tasty fresh nutritious food is one of the joys of life. Losing weight does not mean hunger or eating blah diet food. It is about making smarter choices about many aspects of your life, nutrition being only part of the equation. I know that there will be periods in my life when I will not have full control, but I have to take advantage of the periods when I can exercise more control.

I love walking, hiking, swimming, days on the beach, in the mountains, anything that brings me, a city dweller, 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 great difference.  I am looking forward to learning from you all and from sharing my experience with you.
Restarted my diet and weight history again on my first anniversary at FS. I lost some weight during my first year and was doing very well, but then certain events happened in my life and I was not able to take good care of myself for several months. So I regained some of the lost weight back. Still I ended up with a net loss of 15 lb, which is not that bad. Now I am back and keep losing weight while enjoying my life, my food and my friends at FS.

FatSecret member since: 26 Oct 11

Ingria's Weight History

Ingria's Latest Member Challenges

  Sleep Hygiene
status: Completed
ended: 14 Dec 13
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  Belly Be Gone! Lose 15 lbs!
status: Completed
ended: 16 Jul 12
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Ingria's Buddies

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last weighin: losing 3.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: steady Steady

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

Recording treadmill exercise
You can add it as a custom exercise. That would allow you to enter calories burnt from the screen. However I am not sure I would trust their numbers either. I would rather underestimate calories from exercise and go with the lesser of the two.
posted 17 May 2016, 01:26
Edit a Recipe
When you create new recipe do not select to share it with others. If you do, you can no longer edit it. As for pending state, some of the recipes stay pending forever.
posted 02 Feb 2016, 23:15
Is there a way
The only way I know of is to add food item, then open it and edit the name adding time in the begginning. It would look like "9 AM - Oatmeal". Not sure if it will help you.
posted 30 Jan 2016, 23:52
Wondering if Diet Pills are Dangerous for your Health?
If there were safe products that could help people lose weight, nobody would be overweight. We would all just take a pill in the morning and live happily ever after. Sorry, my friend, there are no shortcuts. This site is a nice free tool that can help you figure out what makes you overweight, and get support to resolve your issues. The rest is up to you. Good luck.
posted 24 Jan 2016, 15:34
4-5 lb fluctuations a day can only be caused by water retention or irregular bowel movement. You cannot gain or lose fat or muscle at this speed. It is hard to say if you are eating too much fruit, it pretty much depends on what else you are eating and if you are trying to reduce total carbs. Apples are relatively high in fructose and some people are sensitive to fructose and should not eat too much of it. Again this is more like individual sensitivity similar to lactose intolerance. Try not to eat apples for a few days and see what happens.
posted 21 Jan 2016, 14:14
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15 May 2016

Had a bad migrain yesterday and spent the day in bed. Did not eat until dinner, so those are actual numbers, not missed entries. Need to start logging ...
on diet Ingria's own diet  

01 March 2016

And how exactly did I gain 3 lb in a week?
on diet Ingria's own diet  gaining 3.0 lb a week

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