Joined March 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
153.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
150.0 lb
Performance: losing 7.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 20.0 lb
I'm 26 and a little bit overweight. I don't really know how much I want to lose. I'm starting this journey and I'm interested in seeing how my body changes before I set a true goal.

I moved and started a new job in March so my goal was to kind of start anew in many areas of my life. I have a wonderful and supportive boyfriend who pushes me that extra step when we go to the gym, but also loves me just the way I am right now.

I have hypothyroidism so I have to work a little harder to see anything change which makes things a little frustrating. I'm hoping to find a new doctor near home that can provide a little guidance.

Good luck to everyone on reaching their goals!

Saralyn's Weight History

Saralyn's Latest Member Challenges

  Biggest Loser Challenge (10 Weeks)
status: Completed
ended: 30 Aug 10
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  20 miles a week
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jul 10
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last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: steady Steady

Saralyn's Cookbook

cals: 215kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 35.31g | prot: 13.61g
Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup with Onions
Simple soup, very inexpensive and healthy. Great source of fiber and vegan protein.
cals: 213kcal | fat: 2.60g | carbs: 32.00g | prot: 15.66g
Wonton Soup
Delicious pork filled wonton soup.
cals: 216kcal | fat: 9.29g | carbs: 27.03g | prot: 8.64g
Garbanzo Bean Stir-Fry
Fresh herbs are sautéed with garlic in olive oil, then cooked with garbanzo beans, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 0.80g | carbs: 23.89g | prot: 2.52g
Zucchini & Carrot Bread
Hearty and delicious bread.
cals: 273kcal | fat: 9.09g | carbs: 24.35g | prot: 23.76g
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Hungarian yellow peppers stuffed with Italian ground turkey and fresh tomato basil sauce with seasonings.
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Saralyn's Latest Posts

New here and don't know too much about dieting, perhaps some help?
When I started doing this seriously a few months ago I weighed roughly the same weight as you and I'm 5'6". I've lost 7lbs so far, and I've been wondering why it goes so slowly. I'm active and I eat sensibly, but by calorie deficits each day just aren't that high. When you are fairly close to a goal weight, <20lbs or so, it's just harder to make it happen. I know I could eat less each day and be very vigilant about my RDI, but I choose not to because really I just want to be healthy and technically I already am at a healthy weight. At this point I want to lose weight mostly for vanity.
posted 08 Apr 2011, 10:26
What plays the villain?
Cheese, definitely cheese.

Cabot Creamery makes this one that has chipotle peppers in it. It is so much better than any of the pepper jack cheeses out there. I could easily eat an entire 8 oz block of it and there go half of my calories for the day.

I love any sharp cheddars too. Yum!
posted 22 Mar 2011, 09:04
Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga)
I've gone about a dozen times and had a mix of reactions. Sometimes I love it and other times I've felt awful. Definitely make sure to drink a good amount of water before and during and definitely eat something at least two hours or so. One time I didn't eat much and I ended up with a horrible headache and felt very sick. Where I ho they tell you to go at your own pace and only do as much of each posture that you can do correctly. Trying to get into the end posture without the in between steps can be damaging.

I went because I had a discounted rate for ten classes and would love to continue due to the results I saw after only a short time but I feel it is too expensive on top of paying for a gym membership too.
posted 15 Mar 2011, 13:53
What's in a name?
Mine is just my first and middle names. When I was younger I wanted to change my name so it was one like this because I thought Sara was too boring.
posted 08 Mar 2011, 15:09
Supermarket Flow Chart
Not to be taken too seriously, but I came across this and thought it was pretty funny.
posted 07 Jan 2011, 08:31
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07 April 2011

Saw a new low on the digital scale at the gym yesterday. I think I'm firmly in the 140's now. I've been exercising a lot more, but hardly ever sticking ...
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29 March 2011

Finally was able to return to Body Pump last night. Life has not been cooperating the past two weeks and I missed a bunch of classes. I backed off on ...
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Bicycles are for Riding
Bikes: Ride them.

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Diet!
This is a group for those of us following our own healthy lifestyle plan to lose weight and/or maintain it.

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

20's with 10-25 lbs to Lose
20 somethings with 10-25 pounds to lose.

Road Race Runners
A group for FatSecret members who run road races and would like to meet others.

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