Joined September 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 127.6 lb

Current Weight
172.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 22.4 lb
Hello! My name is Angel I am 26 and living in Wisconsin. I've always been a bigger girl but in the past few years it got out of control. I weighed in at 304 lbs, and that is the last time I will see that number My goal is to bring myself to 199 for the first time in who knows how long.
I am a vegetarian and it has completely changed the way I look at nutrition and helped to keep me on track. I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife and three dogs. The more time I spend outdoors the happier I am.
My focus is on counting calories and eating good food!

I still have a long way to go but I am a whole lot closer than I has when I started!

UPDATE: 11/7/14 ~~~~~~~~

I have met my goal of being under 200 pounds (which means 100 lbs lost so far!)
I will be continuing to work towards a healthy weight, and my real goal of finding balance.

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Lost so little
Its not the easiest to start with but once you've done it for a little while it gets to be second nature. Take a look at the FatSecret app (for counting, it feels a little less intimidating than the full website), I also liked the FitBit app for counting calories and you don't need a FitBit to use it. Really it comes down to measuring your food and counting yourself for something as similar as possible. When I cook I add the calories for each ingredient by looking them up on the app, then write them on a piece of paper then add them all up to know the calories for the whole meal. Then as I serve it up I know how many servings I've made to divide it by. So if I've made a stew and the pot was 900 calories and made 4 bowls, I know one of those bowls will be 225 calories and I can add that for my calories for the day.

In my case, counting is what really made the difference and I learned a lot about good food in the process, but it is definitely not for everyone.

Really what it comes down to is finding what fits for you. If counting feels like a chore you can focus more on exercise and perhaps building muscle.
posted 17 Jan 2016, 15:31
Lost so little
Sounds like you have made some great steps in the right direction. Unfortunately there are a lot of factors that could be slowing things down (my period has always thrown off my numbers too so that could be part of it).
Have you been counting calories? For me that was what made the bigger difference. A lot of the healthier options aren't necessarily lower calorie (like whole grain breads) and a lot of those little things can add up.
posted 16 Jan 2016, 14:29
Forks over Knives...thoughts?
I haven't followed it to the T, but used its ideas. (Also, I occasionally eat fish and eggs but very strongly avoid dairy). I do A LOT of cooking and it has been very easy for me to ditch the added oils. At this point eating oily foods really bothers me (changes texture/coats tonge etc). In pre packaged foods i do check where the calories are coming from and try to keep it reasonable.

My suggestion would be to start slowly because your tastes will really change. It is worth it! The FOK/ whole foods plant based, has really done wonders for me. Give it a shot you never know what will work for you until you try
posted 31 Dec 2014, 04:16
how has this journey affected you life besides weight loss?
I look at the world much differently than I did (also quite sure it looks at me differently too). I don't see things as a limitation, I don't have my weight holding me back anymore. So many new opportunities for adventure Wink infinite possibilities. I have largely tamed that voice in the back of my head that has always said I cant do something. Oh what a rollercoaster it has been!

posted 17 Dec 2014, 13:17
Counting Carbs or Calories? What works for you?
The calories is been the answer for me. Ultimately, the best choice for you will be whatever you can stick with in the long term. If you stay focused you will be able to lose weight. If you find something that you can really stick with without feeling too restricted, then you will get to your goal. Good luck with whatever decision you make!
posted 08 Nov 2014, 05:29
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I've been more or less maintaining weight the last few months and now its time to make the final push. Ive come an awfully long way and I am nearly there! ...

19 January 2016

Feels very nice to finally say goodbye to 170

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