Ruhu

Start Weight:(25 Oct 12) 128.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Aug 14) 124.2 lb
Goal Weight:122.0 lb
following: Ruhu's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 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

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  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 Buffy101
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
 
Online now Helewis
buddies only
Online now deaby16
last weighin: steady Steady
 
Online now triaby
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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?
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
I Need Tips for beating sugar addiction.....
And I echo both before me. For me, 1 bite of added sugar is too much as 1000 bites are still not enough. Cold turkey is tough at first but does get easier. I too have to keep it out of my house. I'm finding that my eating is very emotion connected, so starting to sort that out too is really helping. And, filling up on healthy foods (protein, fats, vegetables & some fruit) is key. Hang in there, one day a time & know we are here for you!
posted 20 Aug 2014, 12:49
Sabotaged by sweets
I am right with all of you with my sugar and sweetness addiction. I try to stay away from all added sugar, and keep it out of my house as much as possible. But, I still find it hard when out to dinner and others order dessert or watching others eat dessert at gatherings. How do you all handle those times?
posted 17 Aug 2014, 19:04
Self control
I have to share an article I read quite some time ago as I too struggle with my trigger foods -- processed, added sugar -- and have tried many times to eat it in moderation unsuccessfully. I always just want more & have come to realize that one bite of sugar is too much for me and 100 bites are never enough. Check it out if you have time -- http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/hear-me-out/are-you-an-abstainer-or-a-moderator/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20140226.
posted 08 Jul 2014, 07:11
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01 September 2014

Yesterday was another great day, and Operation Long Weekend Overhaul is going well! I've never heard DS perform in front of others before. He's played ...
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31 August 2014

Beautiful, the broadway show, truly was… beautiful music, beautiful story of Carole King's life and beautiful fun! It was such a great day as we went ...
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Ruhu's Groups

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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Ruhu's Own Activity

Ruhu updated their Exercise Diary.
Ruhu supported AilaOne's Journal Entry.
Ruhu supported SherrieC's Journal Entry.
Ruhu supported deaby16's Journal Entry.

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