YShibata

Start Weight:(20 Jun 07) 171.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Oct 07) 163.0 lb
Goal Weight:123.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: losing 8.4 lb a week

48 years old, very happy wife and mother of two daughters, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 fish. Children are grown (one in Hawaii getting Masters in Asian American Buddhist Studies, the other at UC Davis double majoring in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering). I enjoy writing, Japanese Classical Dance, reading, watching horror movies. I am a (early) retired scheduler for aerospace company. Am now enjoying dance classes again (after a 5 year hiatus) and selling Avon (more for fun than profit). Yep, I'm an Avon Lady! Hubby and I live in Southern California where it's summer all year long and I want to get back into a pair of shorts and be able to go out in public with them!

FatSecret member since: 10 Jun 07

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YShibata's Cookbook

cals: 512kcal | fat: 23.51g | carbs: 25.78g | prot: 50.34g
Ground Beef and Zucchini
I put this dish together because I was tired of hamburgers and it was pretty good.
cals: 528kcal | fat: 19.82g | carbs: 32.95g | prot: 55.26g
Mongolian BBQ
An easy 30 minute meal.
cals: 375kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 32.61g | prot: 38.11g
French Onion Soup
The onions are cooked in wine instead of butter to cut the calories. Serve with a salad with a no-fat dressing to complete the meal.
cals: 46kcal | fat: 0.40g | carbs: 6.15g | prot: 5.11g
Zucchini and Egg Bake
A tasty baked zucchini and egg recipe that's a great side dish.
cals: 347kcal | fat: 16.23g | carbs: 21.30g | prot: 29.92g
Ground Turkey Delight
A complete meal that's very tasty and filling. This could become a new "comfort food."
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YShibata's Latest Posts

I excercise right before I take a hot bath
and do abdominal crunches while I'm in the tub. This keeps my muscles from spasming and being sore the next day. At first when I did the crunches in the tub I slid around a bit, but after 3 weeks its gotten a lot easier and I could do more since I'm bouyant and again, it keeps the muscles from getting sore. This helps me to relax and tires me out just enough to get to sleep easily.
posted 11 Oct 2007, 04:03
What would your 'Goal Shirt' Say?
Mine would say:

"I'm too sexy for my shirt!"

That song always cracked me up.
posted 08 Oct 2007, 21:40
New Book: "Rethinking Thin"
Here are a few excerpts from this fascinating study:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18384552/

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/books/review/Bazelon.t.html

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10354959

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/03/arts/IDSIDE5.php

I borrowed this book from my local library and Gina Kolata's review of studies in the field of obesity are amazing. It really makes you stop and think about the power of genetics. If you get a chance to read this book, by all means do so because it will help you feel better about yourself if you are overweight (as I am). I have been on a guilt trip for the last 20 years thinking I was lazy, unmotivated etc. etc. but this book made me realize that it wasn't all my fault. It makes you realize you may have to work harder to attain your goals and we may not succeed in staying at that weight, but if you understand the reasons why, you can cut yourself some slack and just get back on the wagon and keep trying. Information is power and this book is packed with it. I highly recommend it to everyone here but caution that you don't get discouraged, but rather understand the whys and wherefores and go about your business and be in that percentage who do succeed.

posted 08 Oct 2007, 18:00
does anyone have any ideas for me ?
I have a hard time with "fresh" produce -- gives me tummy aches, gas, constipation, looseness, you name it. Over the years I've learned that if I cook my veggies in a little water, broth or tomato sauce for anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes, whether it is steamed, boiled, stewed it helps my body digest the veggies a lot easier. I don't like overcooked veggies, so they are somtimes "al dente" but even that is enough to make things easier on my tummy. I cannot eat fresh green peppers, cabbage, eggplant brocolli, etc etc. Anyway, try cooking your foods even stir fried in VOO and see if it helps in the tummy department. Best of luck and take care!
posted 01 Oct 2007, 04:34
Peter Jennings: Report on Obesity in America
Wow. This was a really eye-opening report! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm forwarding the link to my friends and family.
posted 30 Sep 2007, 21:32
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24 October 2007

We visited my in-laws for 4 days and everyone wanted to take us out to dinner and I couldn't resist chocolate moouse and linguine with clams (when we had ...
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12 October 2007

I lost 2 more inches from my waist and 1 inch from my thighs (each) but I weigh the same (163). I started using The Firm workout which was fun but I had ...
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