RoseTampa

Start Weight:(30 Apr 15) 249.0 lb
Current Weight:(07 Jul 15) 220.4 lb
Goal Weight:120.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 4.2 lb a week

I am a wife, mother, and a small business owner. I work my hours around my son's school day and work most weekends. I live close to Busch Gardens and go there usually once a week with my son. (More when I have family from out of town) Well, not anymore. Someone hit my car and it was totaled out. Unfortunately I was driving my car at the time. My back is messed up and I go to physical therapy 2 to 3 times per week. It stinks not being able to go to Busch Gardens and ride the rides. Now I can go and walk around like we used too (a ton of walking there) but I want the rides too! The accident also helped add 25+ lbs to my already bigger body. I need to get it off and keep it off! BMI to restart with is 45.6, very high.
Mini Goals
Weigh 225 lbs - Unknown, just something - Completed!
Weigh 200 lbs - Mini shopping spree
Weigh 175 lbs - A "Real" dinner out
Weigh 163.6 lbs - No longer obese just overweight - Wine tasting night with friends
Weigh 150 lbs - Hubby treats to new clothes
Weigh 136lbs - Normal weight according to BMI
Weigh 130 lbs - Full Body Wax - Husband pays
Goal Weight - Full Body Massage with spa day
I completed my first 5k in December 2014. It was my 41st birthday BUT it was before the time I was born so I could say I completed it when I was 40. Yay color run! It's more fun with colors being flung at you.

FatSecret member since: 25 May 12

RoseTampa's Weight History


RoseTampa's Latest Member Challenges

14
  FitBit 10,000 Step Challenge! 10,000 Daily Goal
status: Completed
ended: 06 Jul 15
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19
  LOSE 3 LBS & 15 WORKOUTS IN 3 WEEKS!!!
status: Completed
ended: 10 Apr 14
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RoseTampa's Buddies

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RoseTampa's Cookbook

cals: 98kcal | fat: 5.86g | carbs: 9.23g | prot: 1.86g
Tortillas
Great LCHF tortilla recipe.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 1.99g | carbs: 9.69g | prot: 2.63g
Red Pepper & Tomato Soup
Lovely roast vegetables make this taste amazing.
cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
cals: 105kcal | fat: 2.26g | carbs: 8.63g | prot: 11.63g
8 Minute Microwave Cupcake
A super quick, delicious cupcake which literally only takes minutes.
cals: 398kcal | fat: 32.49g | carbs: 5.68g | prot: 18.19g
Pepperoni Pizza
Pizza crust made with cream cheese and eggs offers a lower carb recipe.
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RoseTampa's Latest Posts

How do you log your steps per day? Over goal or all for exercise?
I have a vivofit 2 and my goal is 10,000 steps per day. Do I log it all or only what I go over my goal? Tonight I went for a 1.9 mile walk with my son and dog and it put me over total steps for the day but do I log the overage or do I put the total amount or just the walks I/we do? Before I got the vivofit 2 I was not very active so it has made me very aware I needed to move more so I did. I log my kayaking separate when I go (I take off whatever steps it adds to the total since I don't take the vivofit 2 off, it's water resistant and I can wear it swimming/kayaking or any water sport) Thanks for any advice!
posted 01 Jul 2015, 19:05
Wheelchair restricted
I googled wheelchair exercises and found a few.

Arm Cycling - bicycle with your arms instead of your legs.
Chair Aerobics - move and stretch your body to music.
Rowing - pretend to row a boat in your chair.
Water Exercise - enroll in a class for swimming or exercise.
Yoga - involves special breathing and stretching exercises.
Tai Chi - a series of stretching and strength building exercise.
Resistance Training
Get a resistance band.
Pulling the bands will exercise your muscles.
Lifting weights
Start with 1-2 pound weights. A can of food works.
Work up slowly to 5 pounds or more.
There are others listed on a few different sites also.
I have a bad back but I'm not in a wheelchair so I don't know what will and won't work for you. I also saw a few different dvds on amazon including Chair Aerobics For Everyone. Your local library might have it free to borrow or you could even request them from the library loan program. If your location doesn't have it, they borrow them from another. I've done it with books. I have borrowed books from many other states, they also do it with dvds.
posted 16 Jun 2015, 17:19
Addicted to Coffee with creamer every morning!
I use unsweetened vanilla almond/coconut milk and then add a splash of real half and half to get that creaminess that was missing (plus that taste was needed). It reduced the amount of half and half by a lot but I couldn't stand my coffee with just the almond/coconut milk.
posted 25 May 2015, 08:58
sautéed onions
Did you measure the onions before or after cooking? Onions cook down so one cup of raw onions has a LOT less carbs than one cup of cooked onions.
posted 14 May 2014, 21:26
Girl Scout Cookies
Nope, not messing with my resolve. If I bring them into the house though I won't ever get even one. I'm saving them for a later date. My next "cheat" day maybe or the one after that. I can have them and not eat them, the rest of my family can't.
posted 10 May 2014, 14:05
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07 July 2015

We increased our walk to 2.6 miles today. I was really light on steps since I was driving most of today, about 150 miles total. (Deliveries/pick ups). ...
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06 July 2015

I guess it sometimes good to have a kid who is a walking monster. I do NOT feel like go tonight but he's all over that. Mom, have you reached your goal ...
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