Start Weight:(26 Nov 12) 170.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 May 16) 138.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: Mamachickpea's own diet
performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Hi all, thought it was time I shared a little info. I'm 47, 5'5", married and have two teenagers, 17 and 15. I have always been really good at losing weight but unfortunately when I get there I don't seem to be very good at keeping it off. What seems like a tiny bit of overeating and a pound or two goes back on each month, it soon adds up. There has always been a correlation between my weight and how much exercise I do so this time I am trying to get myself strong and fit in addition to losing weight. Since Jan I have been going to "bootcamp", a military style circuits class, 3 times a week. It is outdoors and I love it. I also play tennis and a bit of racketball. I want to see if I can get superfit- if I can do it then anyone can. As of 28th Feb 2016 I can almost do a proper press up. Would love to be able to "crank them out". Ha, how life changes, never thought doing a few press ups would be living the dream. Good luck to you all. This journey is a long one but tiny steps make all the difference.

31/01/16 154. 🎉 Reached 05/02/2016
29/02/16 146. 🎉 Reached 11/03/2016
31/03/16 142 🎉 Reached 13/04/2016
30/04/16 138 🎉 Reached 21/05/16
31/05/16 135
30/06/16 132
31/0716 128
31/08/16 126

1800 until 01/11/2016
2100 maintenance

FatSecret member since: 13 Jan 13

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  New Year, New Start
status: Completed
ended: 15 Feb 16
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last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
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on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 3.5 lb a week Down
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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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30 April 2016

Waist 28 Hips 37 Thighs 23.5 Calf 15 Ankle 8.5 Upper arm 11.25

02 April 2016

Waist 29 Hips 37 Thighs 24.25 Calf 15.5 Ankle 8.75 Upper arm 11.5

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