Start Weight:(26 Oct 11) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Jan 17) 188.5 lb
Goal Weight:154.0 lb
following: Ingria's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 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!
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ended: 16 Jul 12
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Ingria's Buddies

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last weighin: gaining 2.0 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

Turning yogurt into dessert
Oh, FODMAP is yet another beast to tackle, you have to be super careful with your choices. Did not notice it was for GI diet. Peaches are obviously not a good choice either Sad
posted 16 Jan 2017, 22:18
Turning yogurt into dessert
Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla or whatever your favorite flavor whey protein powder adds extra protein and turns plain yogurt into a dessert. Try also adding fresh berries, sliced banana or peach (the last one is for summer when they are sweet). If you are not afraid of adding some sugar, canned peaches are an option. I think it would still be lower in sugar than the flavored yogurts.
posted 16 Jan 2017, 18:30
There is nothing scientific about eating 400 cal per day for 2 weeks and extremely low cal for another two. Sure you will lose weight together with your muscles, hair, nails and bone density if you have will power to follow this diet for a month, but there is not much science behind starving yourself. It is not sustainable in long term, it will decrease your metabolic rate and it will set you for failure.
posted 15 Jan 2017, 17:16
New Member... Any fat burning food ideas?
If you just need to hit certain number on the scale by certain date you can try something similar to Atkins induction phase. I.e ~20 g net carbs a day, greens, healthy fats and protein. Just remember that most of the weight lost initially will be water and stored glycogen and if you abruptly change back to normal eating you will regain it. So people can lose 10 lb of weight in 2-3 weeks on LCHF diet but it does not mean it is all permanent fat loss. The ultimate goal is to lose fat, and for that, the only recommendation is that provided by Spacey.
posted 08 Jan 2017, 15:21
Low carb, low fat and low sodium
You can't eat low carb and low fat at the same time. The only remaining source of calories in your diet will be lean protein and it is not healthy. That is why most low carb diets are also high in fat and most low fat diets are high in carbs. You can either do balanced diet, or try low carb, high fat diet which not so surprisingly improves both insulin resistance and triglycerides level for those who tried it. But as always, consult your doctor first.
posted 08 Jan 2017, 15:10
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