RiverRes

Start Weight:(29 Sep 14) 244.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Oct 14) 236.8 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: RiverRes's own diet
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

2013 and time to update the Bio.... I am Paula and I live near the South Platte River in Colorado. I love where I live because there is a bald eagle nest near the river and I get to watch the resurgence of our national symbol from my patio throughout the winter and spring months. It brings me great joy to be able to "spy" on one of my favorite things in the world - eagles.

I am at 48-year old mother of three, ages 24, 16, and 14. I am recently divorced and went through a very difficult end to the marriage. One of the positive things that has come from being single is that I get to take all of the energy I had put into my marital relationship and focus on me.

In 2012, I was able to lose 38 pounds by changing my eating habits drastically. I went from stress eating and eating without regard for calories and nutritional content to a diet that focuses on lowfat, nutrient rich foods that keep me munching virtually all day. The plan works very well for me as I don't need to measure portions.

I joined Fat Secret in 2010 thinking that walking for 45 minutes every day would get me the weight loss I desired. It didn't. I didn't log my food, I didn't check in every day, I just didn't take it seriously. My mistake!

In 2012, I used Fat Secret as the primary tool for weight loss. I log absolutely everything I eat. I read journals on my lunch hour and they help me stay focused knowing that I am in this with 1000's of other people with similar aspirations. I have wonderful buddies who inspire me even more. There are challenges that have helped me set goals and start new exercise habits.

I welcome you to Fat Secret and I hope you have the same wonderful experience that I have had. Here is to more weight loss in 2013!

FatSecret member since: 07 Sep 10

RiverRes's Weight History


RiverRes's Latest Member Challenges

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  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
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  A commitment to Nothing
status: Completed
ended: 14 Jan 13
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RiverRes's Buddies

teskandar
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
 
crabby Kat
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
jaime30024
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 4.0 lb a week Down
 
Ruhu
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down



RiverRes's Latest Posts

My FS journey, as told by dogs
Perfect!
posted 26 May 2013, 08:54
Struggling
At the very bottom of the page is "Contact". Click on this, fill it out, and send the issue with you weight not being shared with the FS techs. They should be able to help you!
posted 22 Jan 2013, 06:10
Veg or Flex buddy?
Hi! I follow the Ornish diet, but I don't have heart disease and so I can still eat meat every now and then. It sounds a lot like being a flexitarian.

I have lost 40 pounds in the past five months and you can count me among your buddies. I will send you a buddy request! Onward and downward!
posted 10 Jan 2013, 21:07
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh myself every morning and I am accustomed to fluctuations due to how hydrated I am. I record any new lows. If I just weighed once a week, I might weigh myself on a bad day and not give myself mental credit for the progress I have made that week. That would be disappointing!
posted 31 Dec 2012, 08:53
Reasons to lose weight (besides health/looks)...
Next summer when I have acheived my target weight, I will once again climb Glenwood Canyon to a beautiful place called, Hanging Lake". It is a "difficult" rated trail, but as I huffed and puffed my way up it this past summer (taking numerous breaks along the way), I was passed by a woman who was blind and a woman who was a breast cancer survivor. These two truly inspirational women and their supporters convinced me that that only person who could change me is me. The only person holding me back is me becuase you can do whatever you put your mind to. Another inpsiration along the trail was the Air Force Academy Hockey team - they were RUNNING the trail for fitness. Wow!

I can't wait to climb the trail once again with my teenagers as hanging lake is such a truly beautiful place. It is worth every step of the trail.
posted 31 Dec 2012, 08:44
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09 October 2014

Two more pounds off. Thank goodness. Now to not catch whatever cold is going around. Praying that if Dad does have pneumonia; he won't be too weak to ...
on diet RiverRes's own diet  losing 2.8 lb a week

04 October 2014

I love the first week. You always lose a significant amount of weight as your body adjusts to the new normal. I needed the big drop. It is helping me ...
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