Joined June 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
200.0 lb
Lost so far: 40.0 lb

Current Weight
160.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 10.0 lb
So, I am 24... turning 25 this year (2015... I will be a quarter of a century old). I have major physical limitations due to bad knees, a bad shoulder, arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and hyper-mobility (some of my joints bend backwards if I am not careful).

HOWEVER, my goal for 2015 is to overcome those issues. I have already started, and have seen marked improvement. It is essential that I take care of my body as I am a classical violinist, so my posture, my shoulders, my neck, and my hands especially need to be taken care of. I need arm muscle to hold my arms up and keep proper form for hours at a time. In addition to these requirements, I also would like to shed about 10 pounds (I was aiming for 135 end weight, but I actually rather like my shape if it were more toned so I have revised this number to 145). I am slowly getting into yoga as a close friend of mine is training to be an instructor. I am going to get my diving certification this year with her as well. I want to carefully and thoughtfully overcome my physical "limits" and rebuild my body.

That is my goal for this year. And as usual... I do not believe in fad diets, I don't think you can buy health. I have never set foot in a gym (next week will be my first time accompanying a friend to a yoga class of hers just for fun), I don't do crazy diets or meal plans. I eat healthy and monitor sodium, healthy vs bad fat, carbs, calories, and sugar. It isn't a diet but rather a way of life.

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  I want to get fit for 2015 !
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JaimieLBoles's Cookbook

cals: 348kcal | fat: 12.31g | carbs: 31.04g | prot: 27.91g
Sweet & Spicy Chicken with Cashews
A tasty chicken stir fry that goes well with rice and vegetables.
cals: 166kcal | fat: 9.28g | carbs: 20.50g | prot: 1.63g
Carrot, Coconut & Curry Soup
Delicious blend of carrots, coconut milk, and sweet curry spice.
cals: 110kcal | fat: 7.51g | carbs: 1.74g | prot: 8.55g
Egg and Bacon Breakfast Muffins
A protein packed on-the-go breakfast muffin.
cals: 159kcal | fat: 4.26g | carbs: 22.75g | prot: 7.31g
Pizza Muffins
A guilt free, yummy twist on the pizza muffin
cals: 272kcal | fat: 14.56g | carbs: 3.07g | prot: 30.93g
Summer Shrimp
A quick and easy shrimp dish that's light and delicious.
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Set a schedule for yourself as to when to eat. It's generally advised to stop snacking after 7pm or so. So buy HEALTHY, LIGHT snacks, toss the junk. At 6:50pm have a snack like a string cheese or something. Then, keep plenty of chilled water around and start drinking it until you go to bed. This will keep you feeling full, you won't feel deprived of your snack, you'll definitely get up easily in the morning because your bladder will MAKE you and you'll be helping flush toxins from your body as well as burning the calories it takes to keep your body warm when drinking cold water. (It's not a huge difference, but it all helps.) Also maybe get some sugar free, calorie free, flavored water to drink in the evening. Just avoid anything meant to wake you up so you don't screw up your sleep schedule. Good luck!
posted 07 May 2015, 12:09
Hi I need some advice
I could be mistaken, but having checked the comments section to see that you are 5'3" tall, the exact same height as my best friend who is the picture of a slender healthy female, she is built very tiny in every possible way, and she goes between 110-120... at the low end. I then decided to go to your profile to see what your goal weight is and I am highly concerned. Admittedly, your weight should be on the low end due to your height. But anything less than 100lbs is dangerous. I strongly caution you against getting "skinny" to fix feeling awful. If your diet isn't agreeing with you, it isn't probably a weight issue as much as it is a nutrition issue. If you have a carb heavy diet your stomach may feel like it's got a lead weight sitting in it. I would recommend foods like light cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs, and avocados to get a filling, satisfying meal that gives your body fuel and keeps you a healthy weight without feeling bogged down. All the best to you on your journey to health!
posted 08 Jan 2015, 16:39
Dieting and Not Exercising?
I think this depends on your goal.

If you just want to drop weight, without toning, skipping exercise is fine.

For me, when I did that and dropped weight I was not happy with the out of shape body I was still left with. I might have been "thinner" but there was no definition or muscle tone. So at a certain point you'll want to start adding a few calories back in keeping in mind working out will burn more but ALSO build muscle. Just always maintain a calorie deficit while you're trying to lose, regardless of whether you are working out or not. And make your calories count.
posted 12 Jun 2014, 16:31
Why Would You Eat That, Part 3: Smoothies
I have to say for me, I am not any more or less full having a smoothie versus eating the items I put into it. But the reality is I wouldn't eat all of the stuff I put into a smoothie and would have serious gaps in my diet. By having a smoothie I can pack not just calories (no more than I would for a breakfast of fried eggs and toast) in, but antioxidants, vitamins, iron, etc. As a vegetarian I need to get a lot of nutrients by eating a LOT of fruits and veggies, but I just won't any other way. I might eat A banana in a day. By making delicious smoothies every day I have spinach, protein powder, chia/flax/pumpkin seeds, banana, and up to 3 or 4 varieties of berries and/or fruits (and whole fruits too, like an entire pear with an entire peach). So by the time I finish that I have packed in several servings of foods I wouldn't otherwise be getting enough of. And given that I can have all of that for less than 400 calories (including the calories for my multivitamins and coffee with milk) versus 250 for 2 eggs with a piece of whole wheat toast that has a fraction of the protein, vitamins, fiber, etc... the smoothie is not a bad route to go. Plus it's going to take you while to drink a smoothie that is big enough to have that many calories. (Mine are about 25 oz.)

You have to be careful about the calorie trap. I lost weight by calorie counting, it works. But you need to also watch what you are getting that you need. I could probably eat plenty of food in a day if I ate ONLY raw veggies, could do it for 1000 calories or less... but be suffering from multiple deficiencies. Calories aren't the whole picture. You need to meet minimums on healthy fats, protein, fiber, carbs (your body needs these to keep running). You also need to keep an eye on sugar and sodium intake.

Smoothies pack a punch that is really worth the calories.
posted 12 Jun 2014, 16:22
Needs pointed in the right direction
Yoplait light, fat free yogurts. High in protein, no fat, feels sweet and dessert like. Also, string cheese, low fat/no fat cottage cheese. Eggs, I buy them 5 dozen at a time and hard boil them. Don't over do it on the eggs but they are satisfying and high in protein. Also granola bars that are high in protein. Try to stay away from empty carbs and fatty cheeses (the biggest down falls I know of). Switch to buying whole wheat pasta, buy white meat chicken and cut back on red meat if you ate a lot of it. Whatever kind of milk you normally get, go down to the next lower % of fat. I always drank 2% so I have switched to 1%. Also, do things like grill up chicken in home made teriyaki sauce (keep it light) and then throw it in the fridge. When you are craving some real food and need the protein kick go grab one and eat it cold (it's really great during the summer this way) or microwave it in the winter. If you drink soda and just can't face cutting it out start buying the zero calorie options. Preferably though just cut it out. If you drink coffee (especially out and about) then either skip putting sugar in it, or find low fat creamers. If you're at a coffee shop pick a healthier option (look on here before going and compare what you normally get to some other options and see what's lowest in calories) and if possible ask them to use fat free or 1% milk in it. Drink iced tea, zero calorie vitamin water or plain water when you are hungry to help get through feeling hungry. I used to think that I was going to die if I didn't get a snack right then and I could eat 4000+ calories a day. Now I can easily keep it below 1800 by snacking on healthier foods that give my body something to run on and having gotten through that initial phase where I felt deprived, I just am not that hungry any more. Mainly self discipline is the hard part. Also, get like caramel corn flavored quaker rice crackers and when you're hungry eat one (they are 50 calories a piece for the large ones) and drink water while you're eating it. The water makes it expand in your stomach and makes you feel fuller. I told my coworker to try it when she had forgotten a lunch but didn't want to guy buy something and she was amazed at how well it worked. Drink TONS of water too, it keeps you feeling fuller. Also, try to exercise more. Log EVERYTHING you do in the exercise log. Sleeping, sitting, resting, desk work, walking slow, etc. Get an idea of how many calories you're burning versus how many you are eating. If you're burning 1800-1900 but eating 2000 you won't see weight loss. Also, definitely diet and eat healthier but mainly find ways to force yourself to exercise (I leave my car at home, take the bus to the town I work in and then if I want to get to work from there I HAVE to walk 1.33 miles there and 1.33 miles back). You want to try to burn more calories in a day than you eat. For every 3500 calories burned over what you eat you will see 1 lb of weight loss. A healthy weight loss rate is 2 lbs per week which means 7000 calories burned in excess of consumed for the week, which averages to 1000 calories per day. But if you can't do that (it's harder than it sounds) then try aiming for 500 calories per day and 1 lb per week. I really hope this helps. I have always had a hard time sticking with anything but now that I have built some momentum I feel a change and I can tell that I am more aware of what I am eating and choosing my foods very carefully. Good luck! You CAN do it! If you need some support feel free to friend me. =)
posted 19 Jul 2012, 11:03
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