Start Weight:(01 Jan 15) 189.5 lb
Current Weight:(23 May 15) 188.0 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 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
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 wholefoodnut
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 3.3 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

I've been using Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar for years. It is acquired taste but it quenches thirst better than plain water and is obviously healthier than soda. Read all weightloss and health claims. Have not noticed any difference between using it on regular bases and not using it at all. (Did not expect any weightloss benefits but was looking into improving digestion).
posted 23 May 2015, 10:54
My FS journey, as told by dogs
Erika, I missed it in August, but had a good laugh today. Thank you.
posted 11 Mar 2015, 22:10
This is amazing. Congratulations!
posted 09 Mar 2015, 11:52
Counting Steps as Exercise on FatSecret
You can add custom exercise.
posted 09 Mar 2015, 11:42
setting up a template
You can select "add multiple entries" option. It would allow you to copy everything you want from your recent, or most often consumed lists. You can then edit if you need adjustments, or add more items through search.
posted 03 Jan 2015, 18:56
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Ingria's journal

15 March 2015

Spent almost the whole day in the yard planting and cleaning, but entered just 1 hour of work as calories burnt seemed too high for what I was doing. ...
on diet Ingria's own diet  

13 January 2015

This weight loss was a surprise but I will take it. I did walk on weekend and some of the week days, but I was not able to log every day and walk eve ...
on diet Ingria's own diet  losing 1.5 lb a week

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Tips to help keep you on track and loosing weight.

Eat to Live
This group is for people who want to eat healthy food, not processed junk. It's inspired by Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live

Ingria's Recent Activity

Ingria's Own Activity

Ingria supported hoosier436's Journal Entry.
Ingria replied to aggie_d07's post - Supplements.
Ingria recorded a Weigh In at 188.0 lb.
Ingria supported sw21204's Journal Entry.

Ingria's Buddies

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