Start Weight:(01 Jul 14) 183.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Sep 14) 187.5 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 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
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Ingria's Buddies

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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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When Submitting a Recipe what really happens?
It ends up in recipe limbo, and depending on your luck may stay there forever. Though I heard of some recipes that were eventually approved. A couple of years and FS upgrades ago it also meant that you could no longer make changes to your recipe. As I did not feel this was very useful I chose to keep mine private, so not sure if it is different now.
posted 01 Oct 2014, 21:40
Need Input!
Try homemade coconut oil chocolate. I know, it is still coconut oil, but it does taste more like chocolate. I could not find the recipe I published before but there are plenty if you google. I pasted one below. Use a bit of stevia instead of honey to make it low carb. For me combination of raw cocoa and coconut oil worked better than anything else when I was LCing. Pore it into flat trays so that the pieces remain thin as it gets rather hard when frozen.

Simple Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies

1/2 cup Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder (raw cocoa powder is preferred)
2 Tbsp Organic Raw Honey (or sweetener of choice: maple, yacon powder, stevia), adjust according to taste
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Melt the coconut oil and add the honey. Whisk and add the cocoa powder. Whisk occasionally while pouring into a silicone ice cube tray or silicone mini muffin tray. Makes 12. Cool for 30 minutes in the fridge or freezer.

Note: Time varies depending on how hot the coconut oil was when you started. If the oil is only just reached its melting stage, these will set in as little as 15 minutes.

posted 30 Sep 2014, 22:13
Baby Fat
As a woman who has been there, I would also suggest that you check with your doctor or physical therapist if you have diastasis recti. It is a very common condition, esp after having 3 children. It can be repaired with special exercises or surgery. If you have it regular abdominal exercises (crunches esp) will be counter productive until it is repaired. It is not even about aesthetics, it can cause other health issues down the road, so I would check it for sure just to be on the safe side.
posted 17 Mar 2014, 11:15
How to remove an exercise
You have to replace one activity with another. Total number of hours in the day still has to be 24. The easiest way to do it is to replace exercise with rest. You burn calories 24x7 whether you exercise or not, and FS accounts for all calories you burn during those 24 hours. When you exercise you just burn slightly more than when you are engaged in other activities (by the way not that much more, as most people think).
posted 05 Mar 2014, 11:37
precise number of calories
@Nicoals. Before we spend time trying to help you - are you here to lose weight or promote your company?
posted 24 Feb 2014, 11:01
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29 September 2014

It did not go very well in the month of September. I was on a business trip for more than three weeks away from my desk and fridge and all the healthy ...
on diet Ingria's own diet  gaining 0.4 lb a week

25 August 2014

What can I say. Working 3 weekends in a row. Tired, frustrated and not committed. Added in the evening. OK, so I was good all day, not hungry, lots ...
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