Start Weight:(17 Oct 14) 248.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Apr 15) 253.8 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: PhotogGal's own diet
performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 21 Jan 12

PhotogGal's Weight History

PhotogGal's Latest Member Challenges

  Track all your food
status: Completed
ended: 02 Sep 13
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  Gyming It Up
status: Completed
ended: 09 Apr 12
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PhotogGal's Buddies

last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 1.1 lb a week Up
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last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down

PhotogGal's Cookbook

cals: 74kcal | fat: 2.33g | carbs: 13.92g | prot: 0.94g
Roasted Peaches
An elegant low-calorie, flavorful dessert that's incredibly easy to make.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
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PhotogGal's Latest Posts

Sometimes you have to stop and think...
So true and well said. I don't think a lot of people realize how important mind set is in the weight loss battle!
posted 13 Jul 2013, 06:48
Swollen ankles???
I agree that cankles suck! I have hypothyroidism too, but in my case, I learned that my cankles are a symptom of the leaky aortic valve I have. My cardiologist changed my BP meds and took me off the diuretic I was on. I told him that I suppose cankles are better than a heart attack because I was on meds that weren't doing me any favors.
posted 26 May 2013, 06:31
Steady she goes!
I have exercise restrictions too. After I finished physical therapy (because my insurance allotment for PT for the fiscal year had run out), I asked if I could join just the pool in the facility where I was going for PT. Since I have been continuing my PT exercises (plus added more) regularly in the warm pool, I have managed to remain relatively pain-free since shortly after Christmas, even though I still need a hip replacement and have limited range of motion on dry land. It's been a real godsend, and not being in pain constantly motivates me to keep going. Now, only if I could get motivated to be more consistent with healthy eating!
posted 21 Jan 2013, 11:15
Regognizing progress
That was a very inspirational story on a day when I need to be kind to myself and realize just how far I've come already. Too often we're in such a hurry to get to the next step that we don't really stop to appreciate and pat ourselves on the back for all we've done aready to get where we are today.
posted 27 Apr 2012, 09:48
I know from my physical therapy that exercising in a pool is much easier on your joints. Bicycling is supposed to be good too, but for me it depends on the type of recumbent bike. The ones at the Y are good, but the one in the exercise room of the clubhouse where I live is hard to get onto. Another thing that is good for so many reasons is a rebounder (mini-trampoline). It takes some getting used to in terms of balance, but it's great for your lymphatic system and is easy on the joints. I can even jog on mine a little, and my knees don't hurt at all.
posted 16 Apr 2012, 20:02
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22 April 2015

Getting mentally and physically set up for success to begin again to work on regaining my health and losing weight, the baking of homemade shortbread was ...
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21 April 2015

This past weekend I attended the TOPS SRD (state recognition days) for all of South Carolina. I was fortunate that it took place in my own city so that ...
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PhotogGal's Groups

60+ with 50-100 lbs to Lose
60+ with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Chronic Pain
A group for those that suffer with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions.

Lose Weight with Hypothyroid
A group for all of us suffering from hypothyroid,which make most of us look like hippo!

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

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