Start Weight:(26 Oct 11) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(16 Apr 17) 182.5 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. That still did not stop me from gaining weight in my forties and now I 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. This is a life long journey and I am looking forward to sharing it with you all.

FatSecret member since: 26 Oct 11

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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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Water retention
I would double check the entries first. When you select cooked food from FS it often includes added salt that you don't add. Also any food added to the FS by members is another suspect. I do not understand why quinoa you are eating has so much salt in it. The best way to reduce salt is to ditch all canned food and anything precooked and packaged. If you cook everything from scratch/fresh and use salt in moderation it is practically impossible to eat too much salt. Also keep in mind that only small percentage of high blood pressure is caused by sensitivity to sodium. Also google what happens when you eat too little salt and drink too much water. You kidneys will go into overdrive trying to retain sodium. Again I do not know what your doctor recommended but blank advise to limit salt consumption is misleading. It pretty much based on assumption that you are mostly eating out and snack on potato chips and canned soup in between.

As for blood pressure try raw beet juice (start with very little, like 1 oz) added to another vegetable juice. You can juice it yourself or buy from health food store. It can lower blood pressure. Start slow as the drop can be rather rapid. Also any veggies high in potassium reduce water retention.
posted 17 Apr 2017, 22:21
Profile Info and viewability
Go to "my settings" link on "My FatSecret" tab in Toolbox and change your settings. This is from website, not phone app.
posted 15 Apr 2017, 17:32
Planking as a excercise
You might want to add it is a custom exercise for tracking purposes, but don't fool yourself about how much extra calories it burns while you are doing it. The main benefit will be increased metabolism once you build the muscles and the overall feeling of accomplishment.
posted 15 Apr 2017, 15:28
Can someone give me some advice regarding my food journal?
If you are losing weight, not feeling hungry and can sustain this diet, there is no need to reduce carbs. We have different tolerance, if you are not insulin resistant, and if carbs don't trigger overeating, you should be fine. If you love your cereal and eat it in moderation, you will feel deprived without it. It can backfire and trigger overeating.
posted 12 Apr 2017, 22:37
Runner, you can export your data from calendar view in PDF format and excel. From the app you can also export in csv 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
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