Start Weight:(30 Apr 10) 220.0 lb
Current Weight:(16 Jan 15) 176.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Diabetic
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

51 yo mother of five and grandmother to one. I have lived in Alaska since 1995, but don't ski or snowboard. So, it was hard to keep up my walking exercise routine. I was 145 lbs when I arrived in the state and weighed 220 lbs the last time I was in my doctor's office on April 30, 2010. He diagnosed me with type 2 Diabetes, put me back on high blood pressure medicine, high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, and high sugar. So time for a dietary adjustment to lose weight and control all those numbers. He gave me three months - till the end of July - to lose weight and bring some numbers down. If I don't, I get the full course of meds. I hope to continue losing weight (weighed 205 this morning) and stick to this.

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  The New Beginning: 2011 (Part 1)
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cals: 240kcal | fat: 11.75g | carbs: 36.45g | prot: 1.50g
Squash Apple Bake
Squash and apples are representative of New England in the fall, and taste even better when baked together. A wonderful Thanksgiving dish.
cals: 44kcal | fat: 3.43g | carbs: 2.94g | prot: 0.49g
Quick Cream Cheese Frosting
A perfect topper for pumpkin bars.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 17.80g | prot: 2.31g
Pumpkin Bars (sans Frosting)
Lower calorie pumpkin bars.
cals: 71kcal | fat: 0.33g | carbs: 15.45g | prot: 2.75g
Cilantro Salsa
An awesome easy salsa.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 4.56g | prot: 8.50g
Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
A wonderful tasty appetizer.
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I am anemic, too, and my doctor has me on two iron pills a day. Remember, though, that in order for your body to actually get the iron, you have to consume some Vitamin C daily as well. Try drinking a little orange juice with your iron. Be aware that orange juice has more carbs than you would think. I would also suggest you keep some carbs in your diet and eat red meat (low in carbs) and spinach (high in iron).
posted 20 Jun 2010, 20:21
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Trying to get back in the swing of things and finish losing the 15 pounds I put on while my daughter was here. After surgery, I have had so much less ...
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29 October 2013

My daughter came up to help me after surgery. She feels she has a good grip on what's healthy, but she eats a LOT of carbs and sweets. Her food choices ...
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