Start Weight:(04 Sep 13) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jul 14) 169.8 lb
Goal Weight:167.0 lb
following: alhuey's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

I'm a newish mom living in Spain. And it is important to note that I don't speak Spanish. At times, I feel a bit isolated. I'm looking for a support system to help me stay accountable and to keep my morale up.

Here's a brief summary of how I got to be here. After taking on a new (& very sedontary job) in 2010, I gained 16lbs over 2 years. In Sept 2013, I gave birth to my my daughter followed by an international move in Jan 2014. At 174 lbs, I'm 23lbs heavier than my ideal weight - the weight I was most confident and proud of my body.

I am good at eating healthly. I am terrible at working-out consistantly. Terrible! Bare min: I need to do 150 mins of cardio/wk - per Dr. orders for general heart health. I know I also need to add in weights & strength training for additional benefits such as bone health and weight loss.


COMPLETE:Comfortably fit into size 12
Break 170
Weigh 167 by 8/21
Weigh in 165
Break 160
Comfortably fit into size 10
Weigh in at 155
Comfortably fit into size 8
Ulitmate Goal: 151

Be able to do 20 modified push ups (on knees)
Be able to do 10 regular push ups
Be able to do 50 leg lefts (using lower abs)
Be able to do 20 lunges (per leg)

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cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 290kcal | fat: 5.85g | carbs: 27.59g | prot: 31.67g
Crispy Chicken Nuggets
Baked chicken nuggets that are super crispy but not fried.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 13.38g | prot: 7.37g
Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
cals: 85kcal | fat: 0.36g | carbs: 22.00g | prot: 0.60g
Tangy Balsamic Apples
Tangy apples with cinnamon, ginger and balsamic.
cals: 143kcal | fat: 11.26g | carbs: 4.44g | prot: 6.65g
Zucchini Hash Browns
Yummy and healthy zucchini hash browns that helps with potato cravings.
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Hello all
Make you own salad dressing! Super easy! Lot of recipes online. All you need is olive oil, vinegar, and herbs. You can really switch up the flavor by using different vinegars or adding lemon or lime juice, playing with different herbs, adding heat with hot peppers, or whisking in dijon mustard to make the dressnig creamy.
posted 21 Jul 2014, 16:29
fed up tonight :-(
I have those days. And after trying to fight myself for long, I decided I needed a new strategy. When you are feeling really down & miserable. Decide you are goign to let yourself feel that way for X amount of time. Sometimes you may give yourself 1 hour - sometimes a whole day - you're your own best judge of what your need. And then really wallow in your sadness/anger/frustration/etc for that given time period. And when the time is up, the time is up. You get back at it! I've literally spent an entire afternoon in sweats in a nest of blankets, binge watching movies, and eating mac&cheese and ice cream. And my weigh-in the next day was crap. But mentally, I had gone through the "ish" and negativity and I was ready to be super committed the next morning.

This tactic definitely isn't for everyone but it has helped me out a time or two
posted 21 Jul 2014, 15:59
When my Dad was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, it was suggested he take a Diabetes class. I think it was 2 classes each lasting 3 hours. Prior he had a very unhealthy diet and he learned a lot. I would highly recommend speaking to your doctor and/or doing research to see if something similar is available in your area. If not, then go see a nutrionist. Also, I think it is very important that your husband go with you. It is just as important that he get this information and that he understands what changes need to take place to get you healthy.
posted 14 Jul 2014, 16:11
Sandy, may I suggest finding carb substitutes that feel like induldgent carbs. I have two great recipes that my family LOVE! Mashed cauliflower & Cauliflower fried rice. I can send you the recipes if you like. Also, have you tried Kelp noodles? They are expensive compared to regular pasta, but they come in handy when you are really craving pasta. My dad is diabetic and he loves them. I read your profile and I also love cooking. It is certainly one way I show my family I love them. I have a few others recipes that you may enjoy - pastaless lasanga, ratatouille, etc that you will feel good making for your family and enjoy eating as well.
posted 11 Jul 2014, 05:02
weight stuck despite dieting
Take your measurements: bust, waist, widest part of tummy, hips, thighs and arms. I've experienced periods where the scaled hasn't moved but my measurements were shrinking.

I try to remember it's about how I feel and how my clothes look on... not about a the number on the scale.

Also, you really really really should do some strength training exercise!
posted 10 Sep 2012, 19:35
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The scale has been dropping unusually fast for me this week. So much though, that I haven't logged it on here because of disbelief. Today, I was 167.2. ...
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I'm back from vacation in Mallorca! What a dream it was! I ate very sensibly... mostly low carb...lots of water...but also plenty of wine and champagne. ...
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