Joined October 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
192.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.0 lb

Current Weight
178.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
154.0 lb
Still to go: 24.0 lb
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.

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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Online now RoseTampa
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 4.2 lb a week Up
Online now Toumina
last weighin: losing 9.3 lb a week Down
Online now All time
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
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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

Water retention
@RaginStorm, please follow your doctor's advice. When we are healthy, our body can deal with having too much or too little water. When we have certain ailments, it no longer can do it. So any generic advice can be misleading or even harming.
posted 18 May 2017, 22:42
low carb
Humans can store carbs as glycogen. We retain 3-4 g of water per 1 g of stored glycogen, not per gram of eaten carbs. If you are on low carb diet your levels of glycogen are depleted, hence quick weight loss during first week on low carb diet. They are replenished after a high carb meal.

This is from Wikipedia:

Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in humans, animals,[2] and fungi. The polysaccharide structure represents the main storage form of glucose in the body.

In humans, glycogen is made and stored primarily in the cells of the liver and the muscles, hydrated with three or four parts of water.[3] Glycogen functions as the secondary long-term energy storage,[citation needed] with the primary energy stores being fats held in adipose tissue. Muscle glycogen is converted into glucose by muscle cells, and liver glycogen converts to glucose for use throughout the body including the central nervous system.
posted 16 May 2017, 18:14
Is it possible to share my saved meals with a buddy?
I am not sure, but I think somebody asked this question before and the answer was no. You can try to contact FS support and ask them. There is a link at the bottom of the page.
posted 06 May 2017, 21:02
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Have some sleep you are rambling. Man who reached his goal "look". Oh, I am old, in my days men had different goals.
posted 05 May 2017, 03:33
Low Carb Diets - Do they work for everyone?
Great, so we can use this article to establish baseline. Any time you make a round and contradict your previous statement, we can at least point out that you agreed to some facts. Sorry, don't have time to point out a few factual errors in your previous statement. Next time. At least we were able to make you agree with something for a change.

As for my food preferences, I know that I can only eat limited amount of food in my life. So I prefer it to be healthy, I.e. not have negative impact on my health and wellbeing. I also prefer it to be tasty. I am not sure what is wrong with that. Or should I be eating blah junk food and suffer from allergies and indigestion? What does it have to do with CICO or weight loss? You are confused.
posted 05 May 2017, 01:56
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26 May 2017

This one is new and real and on my home scale. I am back home in time for long weekend (and more food?). Only lost a pound, but I lost it! The goal was ...
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24 May 2017

One more improvement from FS? I can only see one page of journals from people I follow and can no longer scroll further. That fits 3-4 journals with c ...
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