Jothika

Start Weight:(23 May 11) 204.2 lb
Current Weight:(12 Aug 14) 209.0 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: Jothika's own diet
performance: losing 2.0 lb a week

Hi! I'm a recent law grad and am about to start on my professional career. Between knee surgery last year and law school for the last three years, exercise and healthy eating weren't always possible for me. But I am re-dedicating myself to staying healthy for the long haul, and I am so excited! :-)

FatSecret member since: 23 May 11

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Jothika's Latest Member Challenges

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  Lose 35lb by 2014
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
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  Ten Week Transformation
status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 13
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kimjinxie
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
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last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
 
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last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down

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Jothika's Cookbook

cals: 129kcal | fat: 3.22g | carbs: 12.00g | prot: 15.76g
California Zesty Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Baked portabella mushrooms with a zesty twist.
cals: 113kcal | fat: 1.03g | carbs: 18.96g | prot: 7.54g
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Delicate textured melt in your mouth pancakes.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.35g | carbs: 0.68g | prot: 3.39g
Egg Buttons
Egg, cheese and green onions baked in muffin size bites for a meal on the go.
cals: 196kcal | fat: 9.77g | carbs: 14.72g | prot: 11.77g
Baked Eggs in Bread Bowl
Delicious bread bowls filled with egg, bacon and parmesan cheese.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.99g | carbs: 3.46g | prot: 34.66g
Tandoori Chicken II
An easy introduction to Indian food, and a great flavor for chicken.
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Jothika's Latest Posts

Too tired to cook + McDonald's = Savvy Calorie Intake!
You guys are so much more disciplined than me...sometimes, especially after a stressful day, I find myself fantasizing about those fries.

I'm definitely the type of dieter where I'm better off trying to portion control the foods I'm craving than completely making it forbidden. Smile
posted 02 Nov 2012, 12:42
Too tired to cook + McDonald's = Savvy Calorie Intake!
I just figured this out, and I'm pretty excited, since I'm too busy to cook, sometimes.

I spent 7 hour cleaning up my house yesterday, and I felt too exhausted to cook today. So instead, I went to McDonald's for a sandwich and some fries.

Here's how I managed it: I brought home a classic grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo, with lettuce, tomato, onions, and mushrooms. I also got a small fries. When I got home, I switched out McDonald's bun for my own Sara Lee "80 Calorie and Still Delightful" hamburger bun. I poured my fries out onto a plate (and the "small" still takes up 1/2 the plate!), put my sandwich on its new bun with all of the fixings and my barbeque sauce, squirted a little ketchup on the fries, and ouah-la: I ate what looked and tasted like an entire extra value meal, but was only 500 calories! It also had 31 g of protein, and, even better, I experienced no carb-coma afterwards! Smile
posted 29 Jul 2012, 15:21
Too tired to cook + McDonald's = Savvy Calorie Intake!
I spent 7 hour cleaning up my house yesterday, and I felt too exhausted to cook today. So instead, I went to McDonald's for a sandwich and some fries.

Here's how I managed it: I brought home a classic grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo, with lettuce, tomato, onions, and mushrooms. I also got a small fries. When I got home, I switched out McDonald's bun for my own Sara Lee "80 Calorie and Still Delightful" hamburger bun. I poured my fries out onto a plate (and the "small" still takes up 1/2 the plate!), put my sandwich on its new bun with all of the fixings and my barbeque sauce, squirted a little ketchup on, and ouah-la: I ate what looked and tasted like an entire extra value meal, but was only 500 calories! It also had 31 g of protein, and, even better, I experienced no carb-coma afterwards! Smile
posted 29 Jul 2012, 15:14
Motivation
Someone else posted about lacking motivation yesterday, too. My buddy Kim and I both responded and I think that our comments may help motivate you, too, especially if you're younger than us (I'm 28 and Kim is in her 40s, I think), and you still have the opportunity to save your knees from arthritis and other damage caused by carrying excess weight for a long period of time:

Quote:
"Read through some journals and I am sure you will find many of us that have trouble with motivation. What motivated me was my doctor telling me I had to lose weight or live with the pain in my knee (arthritis). Since I have started this journey, I no longer experience the pain in my knee, so it was well worth it. I am enjoying the fact that I am healthier and have a lot more energy now too. You need to find what motivates you and do it for yourself! You can lose the weight if you want to regardless of others. This app has helped me tremendously and even when I reach my goal weight (which I will!) I will still be here to keep myself healthy for good. Now get your butt moving Smile



I completely agree. I've been heavy for a good portion of my life and I'm getting ready for my second knee surgery. (High tibial osteomotomy, where they will break part of my tibia and insert a bone wedge to force it from going bowlegged to knock-kneed).

It is going to have a long, painful recovery, and I did this to myself with my poor eating habits and lack of exercise when I was a teen and a young adult. I wish I knew then what I know now, but it is never too late to change your life and decide to become healthier, happier, and kinder to yourself. Smile

Every time I want to binge, or skip a workout, I imagine what it would be like to have to have a total knee replacement before the age of 40. I want too much out of life to stay unhealthy. You should want more, too!

Good luck!

Jothika"
posted 22 Jul 2012, 11:11
Motivation!!!
kimjinxie wrote:
Read through some journals and I am sure you will find many of us that have trouble with motivation. What motivated me was my doctor telling me I had to lose weight or live with the pain in my knee (arthritis). Since I have started this journey, I no longer experience the pain in my knee, so it was well worth it. I am enjoying the fact that I am healthier and have a lot more energy now too. You need to find what motivates you and do it for yourself! You can lose the weight if you want to regardless of others. This app has helped me tremendously and even when I reach my goal weight (which I will!) I will still be here to keep myself healthy for good. Now get your butt moving Smile


I completely agree. I've been heavy for a good portion of my life and I'm getting ready for my second knee surgery. (High tibial osteomotomy, where they will break part of my tibia and insert a bone wedge to force it from going bowlegged to knock-kneed).

It is going to have a long, painful recovery, and I did this to myself with my poor eating habits and lack of exercise when I was a teen and a young adult. I wish I knew then what I know now, but it is never too late to change your life and decide to become healthier, happier, and kinder to yourself. Smile

Every time I want to binge, or skip a workout, I imagine what it would be like to have to have a total knee replacement before the age of 40. I want too much out of life to stay unhealthy. You should want more, too!

Good luck!

Jenna
posted 21 Jul 2012, 14:49
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