Joined October 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
192.0 lb
Lost so far: 9.0 lb

Current Weight
183.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
154.0 lb
Still to go: 29.0 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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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
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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

Who said Cheat Days were OK?
Egull1, I am glad you posted, I agree with Kishlette, that was one of the most interesting posts I've seen in a while.
posted 05 Jul 2017, 23:48
Other users cannot see food I added
When you create new food, you have two options, to share with others or not to share with others. Can you double check which you selected? At least this is how it worked some time ago. Not sure what happened with the foods you tried to update. Anyway before you make updates double check that you are updating the right version. This application is used by people all over the world, and same brand can have different packaging and even slightly different list of ingredients and hence different calorie count, macros, etc for items distributed in different countries.
posted 05 Jul 2017, 23:32
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
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10 October 2017

This is after vacation. Legs still swollen after the trip.
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24 September 2017

Still going up and down but at least not much. I hope October and the rest of the year will be less hectic and I will be able to concentrate on the weight ...
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