Start Weight:(01 Jul 14) 183.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Nov 14) 186.5 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: gaining 1.3 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 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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too upset with my weight
If your weight history is correct, you are losing weight at a rate close to 2 lb a week. It is not recommended to lose more than 2 lb per week, esp for a person with your starting weight.
posted 15 Dec 2014, 16:26
printing out food diary
Can you try to login through US site? You should be able to do it, I think.
posted 13 Nov 2014, 22:02
'Fortified' white flour, when will they stop making it???
I buy rye bread produced by German company "Mestemacher". It is sold sliced and packed in plastic with long shelf life (which is not necessarily good but convenient and they claim it contains no preservatives). I buy it from local groceries or health food stores (not big grocery chains). The one that I currently have at home "Sunflower seeds bread" has whole kernel rye, wholemeal rye flour, sunflower seeds and oat fiber. The only other ingredients are water, yeast and salt. It is wheat free, it even says it on the label. It tastes different than regular bread so you have to get used to it, but I love it. Rye is not gluten free, so you cannot eat it if you have celiac desease but for me it does not cause the symptoms I have when I eat wheat flour. I believe it is healthier than most gluten free breads as it does not have all those weird ingredients, though as I said it is not for those who have celiac desease. I would buy regular rye bread as well if I could trust the company with not adding wheat to the mixture. Most rye bread baked in US contain inreached wheat flour to make it taste more like regular bread everybody is used to.
posted 11 Nov 2014, 12:11
Adjusting portions in my food tracker
You can adjust either # of portions you had or gram weight. I.e. 1/3, 3/4. 0.75, 2.5 or any other fraction is a valid entry for portion. Or you can enter 100 grams or whatever the actual weight was. I have a scale that allows me to switch between oz and grams, it is very useful as I can measure actual amount I eat and not guess if it is half a portion or a third, as sometimes it is not very obvious.
posted 10 Nov 2014, 09:16
Water weight most likely. If you are creating deficit of around 3500 calories per week you should be losing approximately 1 lb per week. That does not mean that the scale will reflect it on regular basis. Some weeks you will drop 2 lb or more, some weeks you will go up slightly. This is frustrating but this is reality. It happens to all of us. A lot of factors: your hormones, your cycle, the kind of exercise you had yesterday, the amount of salt, sugar, alcohol or fiber you had yestarday, bowel movements, all affect your daily weight fluctuations. You need to look at a an overall trend, not a weekly or daily weigh in. If you do not lose any weight over a month, you need to revisit your RDI, as you most likely are not creating the required deficit. Good luck and stay focused. If you keep exercising, and stay on your course you will look great in your dress.
posted 10 Nov 2014, 08:47
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Just came back from a week and a half business trip. Legs all swollen after the flight, so it does not make sense to weight in today. Still I am sure ...
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Had a nice 4 day Thanksgiving weekend. With my work schedule it does not happen very often. Had family around. Did not cook a huge meal with leftovers ...
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