Start Weight:(26 Nov 12) 170.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Apr 14) 155.0 lb
Goal Weight:120.0 lb
following: Mamachickpea's own diet
performance: gaining 4.4 lb a week

I'm a 44 year old mum of a 14 year old daughter, and 12 year old son. I've been married to my lovely hubby for 15 years. I struggled with my weight as a teenager in that I was always on the heavy side of normal but at 5' 5" and a very small frame it always felt like a struggle. During my adult years my weight has gone up and down but steadily increased by about 3lbs per year since my son was born. I have dieted for a couple of weeks at a time but always seem to put back more than I lose. This time however I feel different. I have been playing tennis for a couple of years and really enjoy it but have noticed that I'm slow around the court because of my weight. I started dieting and exercising more at the end of November after hitting 170lb and feel that for the first time in my life I want to lose weight more than I want that chocolate bar or glass of wine. I found this website by chance and I am hooked. The success stories are so inspirational and knowing that I am not the only one who is having this life long battle is a great comfort. It really suits me to have the little graphics and the records of food and exercise. I'm hoping that with the help you are all giving without even knowing it this time I can succeed. Thx.

FatSecret member since: 13 Jan 13

Mamachickpea's Weight History

Mamachickpea's Latest Member Challenges

  Ten Pounds in a Month
status: Completed
ended: 20 Jul 13
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Mamachickpea's Buddies

last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down

Mamachickpea's Latest Posts

How to ensure no muscle loss in Atkins
smughal wrote:
Will consider your suggestion, currently i am doing brisk walk for 45 min on daily basis

In that case is there any possibility that you can incorporate any uphill sections on your walks. I think this adds resistance and will increase muscle strength.
posted 13 Feb 2013, 08:17
How to ensure no muscle loss in Atkins
You need to lift weights - I do a class at my gym called body pump which is weightlifting to music. It s amazing what a difference it has made. Though not on Atkins I am sure all my weight loss is fat not muscle.
posted 13 Feb 2013, 00:51
Challenge updates
Thanks sunkeeper. I've emailed about this too. I will uncheck the boxes and see what happens. It's good to know I'm not alone on this.
posted 10 Feb 2013, 15:10
Challenge updates
Hi. Am I doing something wrong? When I update my weight info I am checking the boxes to feed the information in to my challenges but they are not being updated at all. Is this a technical glitch with fatsecret or am I missing something?
posted 10 Feb 2013, 03:23
Need some advice
Abbie - I always tell myself that the most difficult bit of exercise is stepping out of the door. If I only have that small barrier to overcome then it seems possible. If you need tips and encouragement I have been reading a website called nerd fitness which has some great tips about about doing it one step at a time and some good motivational stories. Incidentally before November I did hardly any exercise but now do at least 5 hrs per week and I'm amazed at how much better I feel. Logging it on your exercise chart is a good way to see that you do have time - try and get those resting hours down from 16 - it is much more difficult than you think.
posted 02 Feb 2013, 01:58
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22 March 2014

Waist 30.5 Hips 38 Thigh 25.5 Calf 15 Ankle 9 Upper arm 12.5

01 March 2013

So...... Have been avoiding facing up to you all that my resolve has gone out the window. However, today, played squash this morning and rejoined the ...

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