Start Weight:(15 Dec 11) 310.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Apr 14) 248.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: Olei's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 15 Dec 11

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  The 6-Week, 10lb Slimmer
status: Completed
ended: 25 Jun 12
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Olei's Cookbook

cals: 86kcal | fat: 3.64g | carbs: 8.31g | prot: 7.63g
Portabella Spinach Pizza
Simply satisfy the pizza craving with delicious portabella mushrooms.
cals: 118kcal | fat: 0.96g | carbs: 27.25g | prot: 3.50g
Chocolate Banana Souffles
These are little bowls of heaven, so creamy and rich.
cals: 316kcal | fat: 11.81g | carbs: 40.26g | prot: 15.45g
Sausage and Artichoke Pasta
A creamy pasta dish using sausages and artichokes.
cals: 189kcal | fat: 7.95g | carbs: 27.64g | prot: 2.91g
Brown Sugar Pound Cakes
A deliciously sweet afternoon snack.
cals: 329kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 40.36g | prot: 29.12g
Broccoli Chicken Potato Parmesan
Comfort food on a diet.
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Olei's Latest Posts

Tips for Buying an Elliptical?
I exercise regularly, as I said, at least 3 times per week and sometimes up to 5 times. Biking, some minor weight lifting, and basic yoga. I have a long commute and early classes on some days and it is difficult to convince myself to wake up earlier than my usual 5:15.

Not using whatever equipment I end up buying is not at all an issue. I average 45 minutes per day on the bike, but I need to focus on other muscles if I'm going to get a thorough workout.
posted 01 Feb 2013, 23:06
Tips for Buying an Elliptical?
I bought an exercise bike (a Marcy recumbent from Walmart) just under a year ago and have lost around 60 pounds just with 3-5 days per week on the bike. I'm getting to the point now where I'm at a plateau with my weight loss and I'm looking for something else that can help me lose another 40 pounds or so.

I know it's difficult to find a decent elliptical for $300, but that's what I'm hoping to stay under.

I've read that the stride length is one of the most important things for buying an elliptical and that most cheaper ones have a 12-14" stride length. I'm 5'10" and currently around 228 pounds, so I want to take that into consideration as well.

Does anyone have any tips on picking an elliptical? Or do you have an elliptical you would recommend? Any help would be appreciated. I really know nothing about them other than what I have found online.

posted 01 Feb 2013, 19:24
Avoiding hunger how to do it
Dieting doesn't mean starving yourself. You just need to pick lower calorie (fat? sugar? whatever you are looking to lose) foods that fill you up without filling you out.

It helps me to drink a full 8 ounce glass of water before any meal, plus drink water while I'm eating. This keeps you from going back for seconds without feeling like you are still hungry.

You should try finding snacks that you like for when you get hungry, without filling yourself with 200+ calories. If you have an Aldi's store anywhere nearby they have Fit & Active products cheaper than most of the name brands. Anyway, you can eat a whole bag of F&A light butter popcorn for 50 calories. That should fill you up. Wink

Just be careful with snacking too much though. Good luck!
posted 22 May 2012, 14:20
Spouse Not Supportive
I know, for me, it was more an issue of portion size than actually what I was eating. Well, it was what I was eating too, but more portions that anything. I know it means more dishes to wash, but get those measuring cups out. It has helped tremendously with my diet.

With my family I've tried sneaking in healthy foods from time to time as well. I even managed to get them to eat a veggie burger without them knowing it a few weeks ago. I added on some homemade mushroom gravy and Swiss cheese, adding on another 50 calories or so, but they loved it, and couldn't tell the difference from any other premade hamburger.

I sometimes cook for my family and substitute my meal for a Healthy Choice steamer or Lean Cuisine. (Watch the sodium though!) I know it's tough to cook for one person, but you get used to it.

Another problem of mine is eating while I cook. That is a huge no no! It's difficult to keep up with calories when you do that.

It's perfectly okay to go off your diet for a day, but I would limit to maybe once every two weeks. (That depends on your diet goals, of course.) But if you go off for a day, stick with something healthy the next. Wink

I think your best chance with your husband would be to experiment with what you cook, and make things healthier without really telling him you are doing so. Make simple changes like not cooking with fats/oils, and use stock instead. Make homemade (baked) fries with lots of spices rather than deep-fried in salt. Be conscious of the things you eat a lot of in your diet. I switched bread and now 2 slices are 70 calories rather than 140. It might not seem like much, but over the course of a week the calories really add up.
posted 07 May 2012, 08:26
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