Start Weight:(26 Oct 11) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Feb 17) 185.0 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

I am a 54 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 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.

FatSecret member since: 26 Oct 11

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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Ingria's Buddies

Online now rubato456
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now Stringofpearls
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down
buddies only
last weighin: gaining 2.0 lb a week Up

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

24 hour fasting to break past a plateau
Based on your profile you lost 15 lb in less than a month and are eating under 1000 cal average which is too low for a man. What plateau are we talking about? Unless you are morbidly obese, and you are not, it is not recommended to lose more than 2 lb per week if you want to remain healthy.
posted 21 Feb 2017, 19:50
Chicken Soup
Fish out the chicken from the can, weight just the chicken, figure out calories in cooked chicken by weight, deduct chicken calories from total calories on the can. Won't be exact number but would come close. I guess it is a pretty silly answer Wink
posted 19 Feb 2017, 20:38
Can't find a feature on this site
Calendar, and from that tab View full diet calendar link? Is it what you are looking for?
posted 18 Feb 2017, 15:20
How to figure out a serving size for a recipe
Nobody said it will be easy. Smile Sometimes by the time I measure food I do not want to eat it any more. Still try to experiment with some weight/volume conversions. It gives you very good idea on how much you actually eat. By now I can cut exactly 1 oz of cheese. I cook a lot and eat out sometimes. I often enter dishes or portions that are close to what I cooked or ate though I try to round up just in case. It is not a perfect solution but better than get frustrated and stop login at all.
posted 16 Feb 2017, 18:45
Butter substitute
What are you trying to achieve? Replace it in a recipe completely or reduce calories? Butter has been rehabilitated and no longer considered unhealthy fat if eaten in moderation. Try to buy butter from grass fed cows as it has more vitamins. Try to avoid transfats, hydrogenated oils and vegetable oil as they are most unhealthy. Unrefined olive, hemp, avocado, macadamia and other nut oils as well as coconut oil would be the healthiest. Ripe avocado can be substituted as spread on bread. So If you are more specific we can try to provide additional information.
posted 15 Feb 2017, 13:24
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19 February 2017

So let us see if one party can undo a week of hard work. I still stayed around 1700 but had some bread and cake.
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16 February 2017

This is note for myself, not a debate topic though you are all welcome to read (and comment) if you like lengthy articles on nutrition. I was doing some ...
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