Start Weight:(08 Mar 11) 225.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Aug 14) 237.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

I am 46 years old and a nurse at Mayo Clinic. I recently got remarried and it seems that the happier I am, the more weight I gain. Coming from a Polish family, nothing says I love you more than a huge high carb fat laden meal to be topped off by a nice big homemade dessert so imagine my dilemma here!
I have a bad back from an injury 10 years ago so I really need to lose weight to feel better health wise and to look better as well. I finally just got to the point where I am really uncomfortable in my own body so I knew I had to take charge and make some changes.
Luckily for me, I found this website. I need the fellowship and encouragement of others in the same predicament. I think the Weight Watchers meetings are a great concept for accountability and support but with my crazy work schedule I cannot commit to those meetings so I am hoping that this program will fulfill that need.
On a personal note, I live on a farm. I keep bees, have 2 parrots, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I love to quilt and garden. I have a strong faith in God and while I believe God wants me to be healthy and happy, I think He also wants me to get off my butt and do something about it and look to Him for guidance.
Blessings to all who are on this same journey.

1/1/2013- I am restarting in Induction after falling off the wagon here. I need all the support and prayers that anyone has to offer. Here I go again!

FatSecret member since: 08 Mar 11

Sherillynn's Weight History

Sherillynn's Latest Member Challenges

  600 miles In a Year- Phase 2
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
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Sherillynn's Buddies

last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
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on diet New Diet
last weighin: losing 2.2 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down

Sherillynn's Cookbook

cals: 189kcal | fat: 16.34g | carbs: 8.50g | prot: 7.79g
Flourless Chocolate Cake
A decadent, guilt free chocolate cake without flour or sugar.
cals: 482kcal | fat: 43.20g | carbs: 9.80g | prot: 15.68g
Cheese & Vegetable Frittata
A low carb style frittata full of veggies.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 8.03g | carbs: 7.01g | prot: 39.84g
Shrimp Scampi
A great way to enjoy a seafood favorite.
cals: 422kcal | fat: 40.45g | carbs: 4.99g | prot: 8.76g
Cheesecake for One
A favorite super quick cheesecake that is perfect for dessert.
cals: 182kcal | fat: 11.85g | carbs: 4.67g | prot: 14.30g
Cauliflower Lasagna
A low carb, no pasta lasagna.
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Sherillynn's Latest Posts

my tummy is big
@ Carstens8- what are baby marrows? I don't think I've heard of them before
posted 08 Jun 2013, 16:19
How to beat the munchies!
@yankgal46- If there is a Trader Joes near you, they have pretty decent kimchi.
posted 05 May 2013, 20:06
Effective portion control trick
Its sort of negative reinforcement but it did the trick! I am going to do this every time we go somewhere good to eat. It'll keep me in line in a hurry!
posted 05 May 2013, 20:05
Effective portion control trick
So tonight when we went out for supper, I decided to wear a pair of pants that were probably a size too small for me to be comfortable in.

Those stinking things were so tight I could hardly eat!!! Imagine how overjoyed I was at this self-limiting, self-induced, calorie control trick.

Worked well in curbing my calorie intake. Also made it difficult to take a deep breath but that's an entirely different issue!

Its my magic jelly bean of the day.
posted 04 May 2013, 23:33
Love to hear about those success stories!
posted 04 May 2013, 23:27
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31 May 2013

Last night I just wasn't hungry. Same thing this morning. Nothing sounds good and I really don't want to cook. I hope this doesn't mean by the time my ...
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30 May 2013

My focus for the next month will be portion control. Some days are easier than others. I like to try and fill up on raw veggies before I have my actual ...
on diet Atkins  

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