Joined October 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
216.0 lb
Lost so far: 36.2 lb

Current Weight
179.8 lb
Performance: losing 4.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 39.8 lb
I am 25 and married, with one girl now a year old. I'm a full time student and I work part time so I'm usually busy between family, work, and school. I've been overweight all of my adult years and a good portion of my teenage years. My weight has kept me from being the person I want to be. I'm tired of skipping out on events, feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, and putting my health off until tomorrow. I have to change my life now for my family and for myself!

Goal is to be under 200 pounds by May 2nd (lose 9 more pounds)-met this goal a week before :)

New goal: Lose 15 more pounds by June 6th, weigh 180.

OctoberBride06's Weight History

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  Only water for 4 weeks round 2
status: Completed
ended: 15 May 12
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  Abs for beginners
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 12
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OctoberBride06's Cookbook

cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 35kcal | fat: 0.14g | carbs: 7.43g | prot: 2.77g
Rice-like Cauliflower
A mild tasting cauliflower "rice" dish that's well worth trying.
cals: 155kcal | fat: 12.41g | carbs: 9.18g | prot: 4.68g
Sauteed Green Beans with Walnuts & Garlic
Green beans sauteed with bacon bits, walnuts and garlic.
cals: 340kcal | fat: 11.44g | carbs: 5.70g | prot: 50.70g
Asian Lettuce Wraps
A quick, delicious Asian inspired meal for anytime.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 6.98g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 1.36g
Zucchini Noodles
A great pasta substitute.
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I need advice (long)
My husband and I had discussed this, partly to give you a guys perspective and partly because I've had similar situations when he's gone out and says he will be home but hours later I haven't heard from him. I brought it up to talk about your situation and get his take from an outside perspective, so I could gently bring up situations we've had.

If you're like me, you don't mind them having their time out but you want to know you're important to them. I don't ask what time my husband will be home but I might ask If I should expect him for dinner or wait up. I too get disappointed when he gives me a time and doesn't follow through. My husband said it's both parties responsibility here. He said the guy might want to go out to have fun and take his mind off of daily pressure or responsibilities and by taking you out, it might just be a reminder of the responsibility he's trying to take a break from, whether you're nagging him or not. He also said that given the fact that you don't drink, it's hard to go out and drink or go crazy when someone sober is with you...I agree with him on this. I never drink with people who don't drink. As far as coming home hours later, he said it's the guys responsibly to check in if he gives you a time and doesn't stick to it but when you're going out to have a good time, it's nice when you don't have to watch the clock or have a curfew, which is understandable...but at the same time, both of us agreed that you should have your time out and if he's out too often, that's a problem too. Bottom line, bring it up somehow and compromise. Ask him what he wants you to do and see what he says. If it helps, bring it up in a way like I did, talking about someone else and then applying it to your relationship. Just don't attack him, try to be understanding, and find a way to get time for yourself.
posted 04 Jun 2012, 00:02
What do you do to "hide" the fat?
I used to buy clothes that were too small thinking I'd fit into them someday...now I have a closet full of clothes that don't fit. Granted, I'm getting into them now but I've found that if I find clothes that I love and feel good in, that fit,I feel good when I wear them. I don't wear baggy clothes or tight clothes, just clothes that fit my body and it actually helps me to look smaller. However,I always wear clothes that I feel flatter my shape like shirts that are naturally loose but have a band around the bottom (I've noticed shirts that just get bigger toward the bottom make me look bigger). I second wearing the tank under your shirt too! I go for the tanks that have some spandex so they're comfortable and snug and pull my tummy in a little. Since my belly is my problem area,I balance it out by wearing dark jeans that are slightly loose but fitted through the thigh and have a flare or bootcut. Haha, the art of dressing our bodies!
posted 23 May 2012, 14:09
Butt Booster???
If you have access to a gym,I find the elliptical to be great for this.The more you can increase the elevation and resistance, the better! Then be sure to move forward and pedal backwards to target different muscles.
posted 13 May 2012, 06:34
6 Meals
I'm sure you could find a million different arguments and websites to argue back and forth but when it comes down to it, what works for one person might not work for another, so find what works for you. Here is one site that explains a little more about why it's a good idea to eat more smaller meals. While it is childish to argue back and forth over a forum, I originally replied to simply answer a question and offer some feedback, not to argue about whether someones diet choice was proper. With that said rwbohart, I hope you've found the answers you were looking for and I wish you the best in your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

posted 12 May 2012, 18:05
Cheat Days
I think lisakp71 is dead on. If you are going to ”cheat”, you shouldn't feel guilty about it or over indulge and do it in a healthy way, like zig zagging calories. The most important thing is that you stick to it and maintain the right calorie intake for the week. This is especially helpful if you need to break a plateau. Again,I agree though...don't make yourself out to be a cheater! One hamburger or piece of cake doesn't kill you, it's the act of repeating bad habits over and over that does. For me,I can't zig zag calories because I'm too tempted to stop eating healthy all together. Right now I'm sticking to my plan and I will see how I feel when I hit my goal weight.
posted 11 May 2012, 23:13
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23 May 2012

After weighing in today, according to my new BMI, I'm no longer in the obese category!
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22 May 2012

I will be weighing in tomorrow morning but regardless of my weight,I took my measurements again and I've not only lost inches all over,I lost five inches ...
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