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 55 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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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

Reasonably well?!
“Reasonably well” is what you selected to answer the question “How closely you followed your diet plan?”. It is default answer. So if you feel you followed your diet plan, you can choose another answer next time. It has nothing to do with the weight you lost. Hope that helped. Keep going, you are making good progress.
posted 19 Apr 2018, 13:16
How can I get exercise in?
Try - They are free and have routines for every fitness level. - this is a good start if you are out of shape. That should give you some ideas to begin with. Good luck.
posted 17 Apr 2018, 21:58
Food portions
When you add food to your diary, you first need to find it, then select. When selecting, you can chose the measurement, usually cups, spoons, grams, oz, etc. and quantity - you type on web application or select appropriate number on mobile application. It works for me on both web and mobile apps for Apple. If it still doesn’t work for you contact customer support and let them know what version you use (web, mobile, what device you have) and what country you are from. There are slight variations in application design and maybe there is a problem for some version. Otherwise it always worked for me for many years. Good luck.
posted 16 Apr 2018, 14:10
How can i change my name?
I don’t think you can do it yourself. Contact customer support (there is a link at the bottom of the web page) and ask them to do it for you. They are a small team so might not reply immediately, but they usually are very helpful with all kind of issues.
posted 16 Apr 2018, 14:00
If your metabolism slows down as you get older, do you need to do more to lose weight than a younger
There are a few things we have to take into consideration when it comes to metabolism. I agree that decline in metabolic rates related just to muscle mass loss is in single digits. An average person over 30 loses ~4% of muscle mass per decade. Energy burned by muscles at rest account for ~20% of your BMR. Do your math. Unfortunately it translates into same single digit gains in metabolic rate once you spend years building muscles. An average woman can build ~20 lb of muscles naturally over life time. If she tries really hard. Those muscles just don’t burn that much energy when a person is inactive for whatever reasons including medical. A pound of fat lying In bed or sitting on a chair burns only slightly less energy than a pound of muscle. Please do not get me wrong, I am all for exercise, building muscles and remaining as active as possible. There are many exercises that you can do sitting in a chair or even lying in bed. You will be stronger and healthier and hopefully happier. And that is what matters most. But from weight loss perspective, it comes back to food. And yes it most likely will be slow. But it is better slow and steady than not at all.
posted 03 Apr 2018, 23:28
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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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