Joined July 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
116.0 lb
Lost so far: 4.5 lb

Current Weight
120.5 lb
Performance: losing 1.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
100.0 lb
Still to go: 20.5 lb
This is my second diet in my lifetime. I'm in my mid-30's and I'm 5 ft. tall. The first diet was in 2002 when I competed in Figure Bodybuilding. That was a gruelling four months of my life. Had to eat 6 times a day on a specific strict diet, did cardio for 1 hour/day, pumped weights with a personal trainer 3X/week. Closer to the two competition dates, I did cardio for 2 hours (which I might add was not the most pleasant thing in my life).

Prior to training for the competition, I had always gone to the gym to do classes (step, aerobics, yoga) and ate fairly healthy, but not enough veggies. However, after my training, I got so turned off by the extreme workout that I haven't gone back to the gym regularly. So in 5 years, I've gained 15-20 lbs. -- it fluctuates depending on how healthy I eat.

Simple fact that my clothes no longer fit. In three years, I've had to buy several pairs of jeans since the ones I had became too tight. Since muscle weighs more than fat, the 15 lbs. weight gain (over 5 years) has taken up more space in my body. Not cool!

It's not so much a vanity thing, but I can think of better ways to spend travelling to the Caribbean. Oh yeah....not to mention the health benefits ;)

- weigh-ins: every morning prior to eating breakfast
- fat measurements: every morning prior to eating breakfast based on the info from my weight scale
- measurements: since gaining weight, i notice fat storage in my waist, hips and thighs. so i will measure these areas at the beginning of each week.

Used to be a gym rat, went religiously about 3-5X/week. Now I just walk our 2 toy poodles twice/day for 15 minutes. We're lucky enough that we live at a waterfront in New Westminster, BC. There's a gorgeous boardwalk filled with fragrant flowers. People from all over the Lower Mainland come down to the go to the Boardwalk.

TMat's Weight History


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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down

TMat's Cookbook

cals: 231kcal | fat: 18.61g | carbs: 9.24g | prot: 8.38g
Eggplant Mini Pizzas
If you are missing pizza, this one is for you.
cals: 433kcal | fat: 30.52g | carbs: 7.17g | prot: 31.93g
Frittata Supreme
Frittata with the works.
cals: 273kcal | fat: 11.31g | carbs: 16.65g | prot: 27.57g
Calexico Middle Eastern Omelet
This recipe uses culture fusion to make a yummy omelet!
cals: 233kcal | fat: 13.58g | carbs: 26.57g | prot: 2.10g
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
So easy sweet potatoes are amazingly yummy side.
cals: 46kcal | fat: 4.49g | carbs: 3.34g | prot: 1.34g
Green Tea Truffles
A great dessert, the green tea and dark chocolate are antioxidants.
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TMat's Latest Posts

Is there a place where we can post our pics with the option of making it PRIVATE or PUBLIC) so we can see our progress, not just measure it?
posted 19 Jul 2007, 22:35
Question of the Day 7/19:
ALIAS and The Sopranos. Named our two dogs after the lead from each show...Sydney Bristow and Tony Soprano. Smile
posted 19 Jul 2007, 21:04
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GOAL: Less than 120 lbs. by Sat., Feb. 14 DIET: Not on any right now. Just eating healthy at lunches, but dinners are a write-off including tonight -- ...
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23 January 2009

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