Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
173.2 lb
Lost so far: 21.8 lb

Current Weight
195.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 65.0 lb
I am 51 years old and I generally did not struggle with extra weight until my early 30's and started needing medications that weight gain is a very big side effect. Before then, I did often go up and down 5-10 pounds or so, but nothing extreme. My first weight gain, in my early 30's, was about 30 pounds in 6 months. I was never able to get more than 10 off. My most recent large weight gain was 4 years ago, from different medications, and gained 40 pounds in the first 3 months, and more after, bringing me over 200 pounds. These medicines effect motivation, metabolism and increase appetite like crazy. (among other undesirable side effects) I lost about 30 pounds since cutting the meds in half since then, but this last 40 has been impossible ...for me.

My husband became diabetic about 2 years ago. We immedietly changed our eating lifestyle. Removed sugar, whole dairy, red meat, white flour, snacks from our house hold and started exercise routines and portion control. He lost 70 pounds, I lost 4. ...ugh. Granted, he exercised harder and was better at portion control, but still, 4 pounds?! My last serious effort was about 3 months ago, serious calorie intake, increased activity and exercise, and after 3 weeks, I gained 3 pounds!

My defeated attitude is not for nothing, however... I feel so miserable with this extra weight I have decided I can't accept it. So, here goes... but this time I am going to try to do some things different.

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Kinddraggon's Cookbook

cals: 113kcal | fat: 4.89g | carbs: 11.73g | prot: 6.26g
Egg Drop Noodle Soup
A quick and tasty Chinese style soup.
cals: 316kcal | fat: 11.81g | carbs: 40.26g | prot: 15.45g
Sausage and Artichoke Pasta
A creamy pasta dish using sausages and artichokes.
cals: 329kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 40.36g | prot: 29.12g
Broccoli Chicken Potato Parmesan
Comfort food on a diet.
cals: 231kcal | fat: 13.56g | carbs: 26.22g | prot: 2.05g
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges II
A snack that's very tasty, filling and low in calories that is cheap to make.
cals: 36kcal | fat: 1.02g | carbs: 2.24g | prot: 4.10g
Skinny Pimento Cheese Spread
Slimmed down version of this southern classic recipe can be used as a dip for your favorite chips or spread for a sandwich.
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Saving our own 'meals'
When saving our own meal, can anyone tell me how to get it to breakdown into servings so I can add it to my daily food log?
posted 21 May 2012, 12:58
Building your own recipe question....
When I am creating my own meal, is there a way to break it down into serving sizes so that I can track my servings amount of calories???
posted 18 May 2012, 17:22
Water intake?
Thank you! I realized that later in the day. I was sort of hoping the website would have a big blinking alarm system of some sort to tell me when to take another sip! lol. I cannot tell you how much I loathe water even with flavorings. This is harder for me than keeping my calories low.
posted 26 Apr 2012, 12:53
Water intake?
I'm new here, is there any place to log how much water you are drinking in your food log?
posted 25 Apr 2012, 09:18
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02 May 2012

Oh, I do not do well on treadmill days... :(

30 April 2012

Well... I just did my first weekly weigh in. I lost 1.2 pounds. I followed my diet VERY well this past week, so I was sorta hoping for more and I'm di ...

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