Start Weight:(07 Jul 16) 183.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 16) 159.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

My goal is to weigh 125 or so, and to build up some muscle with strength training too. I am only 5 feet 3 -1/2 inches tall.

Currently I am working with a trainer - first week! (July 17).

Will let you know how it's going. I am working to stick to 1200-1300 calories a day with a 20/40/40% fat-carb-protein goal.

So far so good: 12 weeks, October 11, 2016. I have lost 22 pounds, more than 1/3 of the way toward my final goal of 60 pounds!

FatSecret member since: 19 Apr 09

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  Beast Mode (3.0) Intermittent Fasting
status: In Progress
currently: Week 1 of 4
end date: Monday 21 Nov 16
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  2 Week Junk Free Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 07 Oct 16
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abbadabba's Cookbook

cals: 78kcal | fat: 6.64g | carbs: 2.15g | prot: 2.55g
Almond Pancakes
Low carb flourless almond pancakes.
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break down recipes
fatsecret has this in the section call "My Cook Book" in your My FatSecret page.

You put in your ingredients and the number of servings and it will calculate all that for you.
posted 26 Oct 2016, 12:36
Why you don't lose weight?
I wanted to lose weight but my skill was low. I thought I could use just willpower and eat any food that I wanted limiting calories. But it is so much easier to eat just organic meat and vegetables and no junk.
posted 19 Oct 2016, 15:15
Weight loss for the older woman
I think what makes "dieting" harder at any age is the environment you live in. Are your family members on board, do they support you and want to eat healthy too? Do they exercise with you or make plans that sabotage your efforts, like going out when it's your gym night or needing you for something when it's time to go for a walk. I also think that committing to relearning eating habits and exercise habits takes time that we don't always see we have if we are working, taking care of kids or parents or whatever, or on a fixed budget. Plus certainly joints don't always cooperate!

As for tips: get a meal plan and just eat the same things all the time til you get the rhythm of losing. Go on the same walk every day until you get into the habit. Try to find someone to go with you at least some of the time.
posted 18 Oct 2016, 08:13
Weight loss for the older woman
I will tell you the secret: move every day and track everything you eat, work on eating "clean" no junk or sugar or snacky foods. It takes focus, and as older ladies we just might not have 100% of the energy we need to do everything just right. I have lost 22 pounds since July and it is like a part-time job, counting calories and exercising every day.
posted 13 Oct 2016, 16:02
The exercise and the food are tracked separately. Everyone is on a different program, so if you want to know where you are with calories in minus calories out, you have to subtract them yourself. I found that the calories measured by fatsecret exercise program are not quite accurate - I have a fitness tracker that I wear that will measure heart rate and steps for a total calories out per day.
My friend has an app that puts all the calories together, with subtracting, but I think it is confusing (just my personal preference)
posted 13 Oct 2016, 12:20
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27 October 2016

Got on the scale last night, and even though my trainer assures me it is ok if I plateau at this point because we are trying to build muscle, I was down ...
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26 October 2016

Looking over my journals and see I need to cut down on bread and butter. I want to cut down on fats more than I have so will be stocking up on protein ...
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