Start Weight:(17 Jul 10) 217.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Mar 15) 238.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: POWENCH's own diet
performance: losing 2.7 lb a week


Well I am updating this profile, cause I am still fighting the good fight, trying to figure out how to get to a weight that I am happy, do the things I want and generally live with for the long haul.

After working through back injury, menopause, and general disgust, I am back on a program hoping to get a large amount of weight off for the umteenth time.

If someone had told me in my 20's that this would be a life long fight, I would have called them a liar. I am active, I don't eat whole cakes in a single sitting, and don't generally drown my emotions in food. What I do have is a body that does not process carbs as efficently as some others. Sucky acceptance.

I am setting out to do a high protein, very strict and very challenging diet. Stay tuned.

I am still very grateful for all the tools this site provides.

Stay tuned.

FatSecret member since: 19 Aug 08

POWENCH's Weight History

POWENCH's Latest Member Challenges

  12 Week 40+ Female Fat Loss
status: Completed
ended: 25 Apr 11
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  10 LBS IN 30 Days!!!! BY OCT 1st, 2010
status: Completed
ended: 29 Sep 10
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POWENCH's Buddies

last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down
Marilyn Buckner
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
buddies only
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down

POWENCH's Cookbook

cals: 161kcal | fat: 6.22g | carbs: 23.10g | prot: 3.18g
Apple Coffee Cake
A delicious tasting apple dessert.
cals: 0kcal | fat: 0.00g | carbs: 0.00g | prot: 0.00g
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POWENCH's Latest Posts

Ideal Protein
Is there anyone else out there doing the Ideal Protein diet?
posted 13 Feb 2011, 09:16
Activity Level - Clear examples?
I think each individual has to do what they like or what they can maintain to sustain activity. You can work your butt off, but if your body is still in storing mode....your either eating too much, wrong thing, or not moving enough. I know plenty of "active" overweight people. Also you gotta get that heart rate up and keep it there for a while to consider it cardio.

Most of us do overestimate calories burned. I use a body bug and it is shocking how little you burn, given how much you think you are doing.

Exercise is good for you regardless of how much you weigh....do it for life, at the gym, garden, home or where ever...and not just until you hit goal....
posted 08 Sep 2010, 07:49
Walden Farms Foods
thanks everyone...I tried to find the base for their products, as I am not a big fan of chemicals either....could not find it anywhere. I think most of the products are way too sweet, but I will most likely use the dressing once in a while. My stomach can't take anymore vinegar. No yogurt on the diet I am on....but will save the tip for later. :>Wink
posted 06 Aug 2010, 19:35
Walden Farms Foods
Have any of you tried the Walden Foods? No Calorie, No Carb, No NOTHING......

I like the Sesame Ginger salad dressing alot. Some of the others are sketchy....I also like the Chocolate syrup, they also have a peanutbutter substitute...

Albertsons carrys most of the these but if you don't live in the west, you can order them on line...that is what I did.

posted 05 Aug 2010, 20:33
The Issue of a Single M&M
just subtract the .148 from the total calories and divide by 4, you will get your total number of carbs.
posted 24 Jan 2009, 19:55
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16 March 2015

Stayed about the same, thanks to a little indulgence for a friend's birthday weekend. I am ok with the result...and will jump back on it today.
on diet POWENCH's own diet  steady weight

19 August 2014

Went back to the Gym last week. 30 minutes of walking with 1lb weights and 25 minutes of yoga...did one set of arms. Cannot do dips with my shoulder.
on diet POWENCH's own diet  gaining 0.1 lb a week

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50's with 100+ lbs to Lose
50 somethings with over 100 pounds to lose.

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50 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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The Ideal Protein Diet was developed by a doctor named Tran Tien Chanh. This group is for those following the IP plan.

Weight-Loss for Busy Professionals
A group for professionals who struggle with balancing weight-loss with careers. Support, tips & friendships are encouraged.

Just a group to keep all our spirits high and to allow a moment of "being completely free in your emotions"

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