Start Weight:(25 Oct 12) 128.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Sep 14) 124.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: Ruhu's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

I'm a 54 year old mother of 2 boys who both are in college -- one living away from home & one who returned home this year to finish his college degree. I was overweight as a child and struggled with binging in my twenties after my sister passed away. After getting married & having my sons, my eating and weight seemed to stabilize until recently. I started craving sugar horribly & began eating for emotional reasons, possibly in response to menopause, being an empty nester & having my Mom diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I've been working to find a way to live and eat healthfully. This journey has lead me through many different ways of eating, but what's working best currently is eating mindfully, paleo/primal and staying gluten, lactose & sugar aware. I had been at about 120 pounds for years, give or take a few, but seem to be averaging closer to 125 now. I'd love to get back to 120, but am realizing that as I age, that may be unrealistic. I'm an avid tennis player & workout most days that I don't play tennis. I know it's weird but I actually like to workout. I'm so happy to have found great support here on fatsecret.

FatSecret member since: 24 Sep 12

Ruhu's Weight History

Ruhu's Latest Member Challenges

  Say NO to Sugar 2
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 14
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  Say NO to sugar
status: Completed
ended: 29 Mar 14
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Ruhu's Buddies

Online now Helewis
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Online now Tulipgirl6
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
Online now Hipaagrammy
last weighin: gaining 1.3 lb a week Up
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on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

Ruhu's Cookbook

cals: 282kcal | fat: 21.96g | carbs: 6.38g | prot: 16.00g
Egg & Asparagus Medley
An incredibly simple yet delicious guilt-free dish, perfect for a light meal.
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Ruhu's Latest Posts

Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
More wonderful, insightful, helpful advice -- thanks again so much!
posted 17 Sep 2014, 06:44
Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
Thanks for all the great input. I've been trying to do much of the same -- avoiding processed foods and added sugar, but eating fruit. I'm also trying to pay attention to any foods that trigger cravings. Thanks again!
posted 11 Sep 2014, 19:14
I find when I avoid added sugar, I don't have night sweats. Each time I've eaten added sugar, they return.
posted 08 Sep 2014, 14:42
Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
I know not all agree that eliminating sugar is the way to go for us self-proclaimed sugar addicts, but it truly works best for me. I've found time & time again that for me, one bite of sugar is too much and 100 bites still not enough. I'm curious though where others draw the line -- do you eat fruit, dried fruit, artificial sweeteners, etc? Can there be any type of sugar in an item you consume, any amount? Can any form of sugar be anywhere in an ingredient list?
posted 28 Aug 2014, 10:32
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
I'm trying to eat sugar free too as much as possible, or sugar aware as I call it. I'm curious where others draw the line -- do you eat fruit, dried fruit, artificial sweeteners, etc? Can there be any type of sugar in an item you consume, any amount?
posted 26 Aug 2014, 17:38
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25 September 2014

Yes, my bags are packed and I'm roaring & ready to go… see my boy:)! I'm so excited as it's been almost 2 months since he moved away. As I'd warned DH, ...
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24 September 2014

One more day until I see my boy, so the excitement continues to build as does my determination to stay and eat healthfully even as I travel, while staying ...
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Gluten free-sugar free-dairy free
Those who want to stay away from artificial sweeteners, Gluten,and dairy. Exception is Greek yogurt or kefir.

Intermittent Fasting
Those interested in or implementing intermittent fasting into their fitness journey.

5:2 Lifestyle
Group for people who have embarked on the 5:2 lifestyle (5 feed days, 2 fast days a week)

50's with under 10 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with up to 10 pounds to lose.

50's on Maintenance
50 somethings who have reached their goal and want to maintain their weight.

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