Start Weight:(25 Apr 12) 141.0 lb
Current Weight:(02 Jul 14) 132.0 lb
Goal Weight:115.0 lb
following: Common Sense
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

I am 42, single, no kids and live alone with my dog, Kansas, in Boise, Idaho. I am 5'3 (and a 1/4!)and currently weigh 128lbs. I want to not only LOSE weight, but also figure out how to MAINTAIN it with my seemingly ever decreasing metabolism and energy.

I gained over 20 pounds after turning 40. I was at my highest 6 months ago at 143, but I have slowly lost 17 pounds by working out & limiting portions. It is hard to lose these last 10-15 pounds. I am hoping to find tips & motivation from other's on this site who are experiencing similiar issues and have learned how to manage weight gain after 40.

I have little idea how hormones or age play into the whole metabolism thing. I want to also learn how to maximize my metabolism by making smart choices and long term life changes. I am not looking for a quick diet. While I would love to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks, I do not want to gain it back. I want to be realistic and not completely exclude certain foods & drinks, but learn how to manage smaller portions & limited amounts. I am also trying to engage in activity that I will be able to maintain long term.

My goals:

1200 net calories per day
30 min walk most days with my dog
30-60min of cardio (eliptical, spinning) 3-5 days per week
Strength training 3 days per week
50 push ups & 100 ab excercises most nights before bed (I already do this)

This is definitely a plan I can live with. I find if I have to log the food & activity, I do better at maintaining. Otherwise, I never really am truthful to myself on how I am doing. I need to see it in black & white.

FatSecret member since: 16 Jan 11

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cals: 181kcal | fat: 7.31g | carbs: 29.32g | prot: 3.29g
Sweet and Spicy Glazed Green Beans
A made easy dish with an Asian and Thai flavor.
cals: 462kcal | fat: 14.34g | carbs: 74.84g | prot: 9.52g
Spanish Style Brown Rice
Spanish style rice made with brown rice, tomato and peppers, chicken broth or bouillon.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 7.43g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 3.24g
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
An easy, healthy and very tasty tomato soup made from fresh ingredients.
cals: 112kcal | fat: 7.59g | carbs: 9.23g | prot: 3.94g
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan & Garlic
Cauliflower roasted with parmesan cheese and spices makes for a terrific side.
cals: 457kcal | fat: 4.79g | carbs: 81.56g | prot: 25.87g
Vegetable Chili Pot
A quick and easy vegetarian chili.
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08 July 2013

2 weeks until I turn 45. I am so disappointed in myself ; I have zero motivation to do anything. I need a life change stat.
on diet Common Sense   losing 0.7 lb a week

11 April 2013

have been trying to do better this week, but today i took tater to get snipped and had a Starbucks scone on my way to do him of and blimpie on my way ...
on diet Common Sense   losing 0.5 lb a week

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