Start Weight:(10 May 10) 196.0 lb
Current Weight:(01 Apr 14) 162.6 lb
Goal Weight:120.0 lb
following: KelseyRenae's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Profile pic is hiking at Wichita Mountains at about 147 pounds.

I am a 24 year old college student. I've been overweight since middle school and I'm trying to get back to a normal weight and be healthy for my hubby and our future family.

Setting goals:
187.5 pounds= start weight= 32.2 BMI= moderately obese
179- break the 180's mark-- 5/14/10-- WOO HOO! my first goal met
174 pounds= 29.9 BMI- overweight-- 6/20/10- took a long time to get here
169- break the 170's mark-- 7/29/10 and again at 8/17/10
159- break the 160's mark-- 4/10/11- finally
158- halfway!-- 4/11/11- Yay!...but still so far to go...
149- break the 150's mark-- 6/22/11 and again 9/1/11
145- bmi normal-- 10/18/11-- wow, that was awesome- I can't believe I finally did it! I'm so excited to be normal!
139- break the 140's mark--
129- break the 130's mark--
120= end goal--

Starting (183.5 lbs) measurements:
Bust-- 41.5
Waist-- 34
Hip-- 44 (around bottom)
Thigh-- 27.25 (right)
Calf-- 18
Ankle-- 9.75
Upper arm-- 14.25

Upper Arm—12.75

144.4 12/12/11
Bust—37.75 (lost an inch)
Waist—29 (lost 1.5 inches)
Upper Hip-35.5
Lower Hip—37.5 (lost 1.25 inches)
Thigh—23 (.75)
Calf—15.75 (.25)
Upper Arm—12.5 (lost .25 inch)

FatSecret member since: 21 Apr 10

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KelseyRenae's Latest Member Challenges

  Jumping Back on the Wagon
status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 12
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  Enjoy Food - Mindful Eating Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Jun 12
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Online now ferlengheti
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KelseyRenae's Cookbook

cals: 32kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 6.87g | prot: 1.64g
All-Vegetable Soup
A delicious super low calorie vegetable soup.
cals: 339kcal | fat: 9.95g | carbs: 45.66g | prot: 19.69g
Basil Chicken Primavera with Alfredo Sauce
Basil chicken with assorted vegetables in a rich alfredo sauce covering whole wheat pasta.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
cals: 189kcal | fat: 16.34g | carbs: 8.50g | prot: 7.79g
Flourless Chocolate Cake
A decadent, guilt free chocolate cake without flour or sugar.
cals: 17kcal | fat: 1.08g | carbs: 1.55g | prot: 0.69g
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups
This delicious appetizer or snack is an explosion of flavors. A perfect guilt free healthy low-cal appetizer at a party.
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KelseyRenae's Latest Posts

Good results? or No results? That is the question!
I was doing 30 Day Shred a couple of months ago-- I had really good results losing inches and looked much more toned, but I didn't lose much weight. I think if I'd been better at my calorie intake I could've lost more weight though. Whew, is it hard though-- it's a really great workout!
posted 02 Jul 2012, 07:58
Arrgghhh plateau help!!
vmango-- I think you are sounding really condescending to someone who has obviously done a great job at weight loss so far. It can be true that a person's body rejects lower calories over the course of years and it is also true that there are many many diagnosed and undiagnosed medical problems that can cause stalled weight loss. You're right in that the calories aren't magically appearing, but a person's body can react differently over time. This whole "calories in, calories out" thing only works with people who have perfect metabolisms, which is very few in our society where we've binged and dieted so much. Saying that it's an impossibility of science only takes in to account 2 variables-- calories, and an assumption of a properly working metabolism-- and there are way more than 2 variables in any scientific problem, especially when it comes to people.

majarichie-- you have done an absolutely amazing job so far and we can see that you follow through-- congratulations! I'm sorry to hear about your stalling weight loss. Playing around with your fat, protein, and carb ratios could help, upping your calories or having a spike day could help, certainly exercise is good whether or not you lose weight, but you might also see if you can talk to your doctor about other possibilities-- maybe getting your thyroid or adrenal gland tested or something? There are lots of medical things that could affect weight loss too. Good luck!
posted 28 Jun 2012, 14:01
Cooking with Legumes
I'm vegan so I eat a lot of beans for my protein. I almost always have 1 or 2 types of soup that has beans in the fridge and I add beans to a lot of my other food. I add drained and rinsed canned beans (or cooked from dried) on top of salads, baked potatoes, nachos, in tacos, and pureed. There's a really yummy soup recipe at the bottom of this page:

If you take a drained rinsed can of great northern beans and blend it with about 1/2 cup water, you can add that to a pot of mashed potatoes with pepper, salt, and more water if needed. This makes higher protein and fiber mashed potatoes.

You can also use any bean to make a bean spread that's good in wraps or with veggies. Just put a can of beans in the food processor with some softened sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and a little water and pulse until combined. I think the most important thing to do is find beans that you like the taste and texture of on their own and rotate-- I always have a container of 1 or 2 kinds in my fridge. Then it's easy to just add to whatever else you're eating.

You can also get veggie protein from nuts, seeds, dark greens, and grains (quinoa is the highest protein grain)

Here are some vegan blog links-- they have tons of recipes that include beans!

These sites also have recipes for homemade veggie burgers, which are way better than anything from the freezer section. Hope this helps!
posted 05 Feb 2012, 17:48
How big were you when you met your partner?
I was also about 15 pounds heavier at 160 when we met but I gained up to 196 before I started going back down! He always said he didn't notice- which was very sweet- but he did encourage me to be more active- which was also sweet because I was really unhealthy and depressed. I feel so much better now and I'm so thankful to have such an amazingly supportive husband!
posted 19 Jan 2012, 09:32
Anyone else get workout gear for Christmas?
I'm getting new running shoes which I need to go pick out soon and hubby said he would have gotten me a lot more fitness-related things but he wasn't sure if it'd be offensive. I'm super excited about my shoes and I wouldn't have seen it as offensive-- just supportive!
posted 28 Dec 2011, 01:15
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03 January 2013

1.8 pound gain over the holidays isn't horrible. Still working away at not counting every calorie and just eating when I'm hungry. Obviously some days ...
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06 December 2012

I'm not recording! Woohoo! Done with that for now because it was driving me crazy and I was only slowly going up weight-wise. Now I'm still trying to be ...
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