Start Weight:(13 Jan 13) 264.0 lb
Current Weight:(12 Aug 13) 292.0 lb
Goal Weight:240.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: gaining 1.1 lb a week

I am a married mother of 5 children. Life is a roller-coaster and I have been along for the ride, for sure. I am BRCA1+ and have undergone a hysterectomy, bilateral oopherectemy and a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction since 2009. Exercising is difficult and sometimes impossible and I have gone back to easy (weight-gaining) favorite comfort foods. As a consequence, I nearly reached my all time high of 292 pounds in January 2012, after being as low as 175 pounds in 2003 (thanks to Lindora's low carb diet). When I weighed myself at 286 pounds in January 2012 I knew I had to stop making excuses.

Dental problems and an adverse reaction to pain meds were the opportunity I needed and on January 25th I returned to my low carb diet in the hopes of dropping this extra weight once and for all. Coincidentally, I was reading The Willpower Instinct in January and it really opened my eyes to some of my previous thoughts and behaviors that was hurting my prior efforts. Furthermore, in February I read Wheat Belly. It explained why I do so well on low carb and why I pack on the weight when I eat bread and pasta. With this new insight and time, I WILL achieve my goals. I've faltered a few more times since but I'm determined to stick it out and achieve my goals, both short and long term.

My ultimate goal is 155 pounds, which is the high-end of my healthy BMI. I am setting my goal in FatSecret to my mini-goals though because it makes such pretty colors on my weight history as I hit every mini-goal and that is a HUGE motivator! ;-)

FatSecret member since: 11 Apr 11

Mamikimba's Weight History

Mamikimba's Latest Member Challenges

  Spring Fling - 20lbs in 10 weeks!
status: Completed
ended: 28 May 12
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  "One"derland Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Jun 12
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Before - Dec 24, 2011 (286+ pounds)
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Weight ticker update
Mine is still not working and I've tried all the things that has helped others. I tried updating in every browser known to man. Wink I've tried removing ticker from signature and refreshing page. I've tried deleting cookies. I even tried resetting my diet. Nothing has made the thing move!!! I also enter comments every time I get the error box. I've also emailed FatSecret at their contact us page three times and I've never received a response.

It's so frustrating. My weight loss is not dependent on an accurate ticker but I like to show off my progress. Also, I am kicking booty on a challenge and have no way to show it!!! GRRR.
posted 08 Oct 2012, 10:24
Cannot Update Challenge Progress
I'm having the same problem too!
posted 06 Oct 2012, 14:33
Weight ticker update
riocaz and paperiniko - i tried both of those things and it's still not working. I'm soooo frustrated. It's been nearly a month for me with this problem and the email to FatSecret go unanswered. GRRR!
posted 06 Oct 2012, 14:32
Weight ticker update
Am I the only that still cannot update their ticker? I've tried deleting cookies and refreshing the page. I've tried resetting my starting weight and goal weight. I'm so frustrated!
posted 05 Oct 2012, 10:33
Weight ticker update
I can't update my ticker or challenge progress either. Has anyone found a solution to this yet?
posted 03 Oct 2012, 17:37
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12 August 2013

dear diary, wtf?!
on diet Calorie Count  gaining 1.1 lb a week

18 January 2013

Wow! I guess swear really is my fat crying.
on diet Calorie Count  losing 5.6 lb a week

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