|Start Weight:||(04 Apr 13) 185.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(06 Sep 13) 189.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||150.0 lb|
following: Sylke's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week
I'm a 60 year old woman who has problems walking due to multiple ailments. Was painfully skinny my whole life until menopause then I started packing on approximately 3 lbs per year. Nothing too worrisome; or so I thought at the time. More than 10 years later I'm what the doctors call 'mildly' obese and walking has become even more difficult. Since I've never been a big eater I didn't think food was the cause of my obesity. In my mind it was all due to menopause. However, I've since learned it isn't always how much you eat but what you eat. At some point in our lives we all have to change our eating habits and my time has come. I've been on the fad diets and lost plenty of weight, only to gain it back and then some. Now, thanks to FatSecret, I'm eating regular food while watching my RDI and I'm losing weight gradually; about 1 or 2 lbs per week. My doctors tell me that's the secret to maintaining a healthy weight because my body will acclimate to the lower weight easier if lost slowly over time.