Start Weight:(10 Jan 12) 237.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Sep 15) 230.0 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: Terrylm1's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

I've been slowly gaining weight since kindergarten. By age 16, I didn't know how much I weighed. After reaching 200 lbs I refused to weigh myself anymore. I found I was happier not knowing. I've always thought I was one of those people who would always be fat. Although I never admitted it to anyone I was severely depressed about myself. At 16 I got my first job stocking shelves at a grocery store, and a miracle happened. I LOST WEIGHT! In 4 months I went from a size 20+ down to a 10. I could see my rib cage! I reached up to stock an item one day, saw my arm, rushed to find my co-worker as I thought I’d been stung by something. My dumbfounded co-worker just looked at me said, "That's your muscle". I HAD MUSCLES!!! For the first time in my entire life, I had confidence. I felt so good about myself. I knew I wasn't a supermodel, but after being heavy since kindergarten, I sure felt like one! For the first time in my life I was being checked out by guys and creepy men! The creepy men part was disturbing, but for someone who has felt ugly their entire life, this was the best feeling ever! After I left the grocery store, I've had a desk job ever since, and the weight has slowly crept back. I'm now 26 and am back where I was before, and am once again depressed. My problem isn’t how much I eat, Its what I eat. My diet has consisted of white pasta, white bread, popcorn, sweets, and fatty meat. I knew NOTHING about nutrition. I didn’t understand how I was gaining so much weight when I eat regular portion sizes. So, no more excuses. I educated myself a bit about what I'm putting into my body. Now time to track your calories, track your fats, track your carbs, track you proteins, track track track track! GGRRR! I don't know about you, but I have no time for that. For once, I have HOPE! This website is making things so easy. It's so easy to use on my phone and know what I'm eating every day. I finally have hope! I sincerely hope I'm finally able to make a change for the better.

FatSecret member since: 10 Jan 12

Terrylm1's Weight History

Terrylm1's Buddies

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Terrylm1's Cookbook

cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 161kcal | fat: 4.52g | carbs: 28.75g | prot: 4.26g
Fried Russet Potatoes
Delicious lower calorie Southern style fried potatoes with onions.
cals: 50kcal | fat: 1.33g | carbs: 8.88g | prot: 0.74g
Low Calorie Snickerdoodles
A healthy and delish version of my fall favorite cookies.
cals: 227kcal | fat: 20.25g | carbs: 8.91g | prot: 6.01g
Parmesan Asparagus
A yummy dish that will surprise those who don't like vegetables and even asparagus.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.36g | carbs: 0.69g | prot: 3.24g
Angeled Eggs
A mayonnaise free version of deviled eggs.
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Terrylm1's Latest Posts

I'm the opposite. Totally weird but drinking alcohol helps me loose weight. Zero idea why.
posted 23 Apr 2014, 08:54
Daily routine
I have stairs in my house, so I just try to use those as often as possible.

Also, we have an extra refrigerator in the "man cave" downstairs. One of the "dieting" methods I use is keeping the junk food and sodas in the downstairs area. That way if I want to get a soda or a Little Debbie, I have to decide if it's worth it to take the stairs to get it. And then if I do decide it's worth it, at least I "earn it" by taking the stairs. Smile Silly I know, but hey, sometimes it works.
posted 15 Oct 2013, 13:18
Lemon Juice in water...is it really making a difference?
I've read somewhere before that lemon in your water, particularly having warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning, is a natural system cleanser. So it might be helping. This may be TMI - but when I do have warm water with the lemon in the morning, I seem to be more regular in the bathroom.
posted 15 Oct 2013, 13:12
My advice:

Have a serious "heart to heart" with your Husband about you weight loss goals and how his junk food in the house is hindering these goals because you can't resist the junk food. If he agrees to help you out and get rid of the junk food, awesome. BUT, if he refuses, which is pretty mucht the situation I am in with my Husband - ask him to store it somewhere that you will not see it, to not let you know where it is, and ask him if he could avoid eating it in front of you.

Then on occasion where you feel like if you don't have some chocolate that you will go crazy, then ask your Hubby to share a snack bar or a small something with you, but have HIM go and get it so you don't know where the "stash" is at.
posted 15 Oct 2013, 13:09
goal weight obtained
posted 12 Jun 2013, 13:25
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