|Start Weight:||(16 Aug 12) 215.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(12 Mar 13) 157.9 lb|
|Goal Weight:||155.0 lb|
performance: losing 1.1 lb a week
I'm Angie, 45, from Texas. Divorced 13 yrs with 15-yr-old twin girls. Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor, in remission since May 2002. I believe that life is about learning, changing and growing.
1st Goal: Weigh under 200 (09/19/12)
2nd Goal: Lose 20 lbs. (09/27/12)
3rd Goal: Weigh 185 by Thanksgiving (10/26/12)
4th Goal: Weigh 175 by Christmas (12/03/12)
5th Goal: Wear size 14 "incentive jeans" by Xmas (11/03/12)
*Unexpected Goal: Wear size 12 jeans (01/04/13)
6th Goal: Weigh 165 by Valentine's Day (weighed 163.1 02/01/13)
*Unexpected Goal: Wear size 10 jeans (04/22/13)
This is a list of things that have helped me:
1. Drink LOTS of water. At least half your weight in ounces daily.
2. Eat LOTS of veggies, especially the green, leafy kind.
3. Ask questions, take experienced advice, and research things for yourself.
4. Stop making excuses. If you want to do it, you can do it.
5. Plan ahead & be prepared, especially when away from home.
6. Keep very low-carb or zero-carb foods handy for snacking.
7. Chew sugar-free gum when you're bored, or to satisfy a sweet-tooth.
8. Eat fresh food when possible instead of processed.
9. Buy a cheap digital scale and weigh your food.
10. Keep track of everything you eat daily.
11. Don't obsess over what the scales show.
12. Take photos & measure yourself all over once every 2 weeks.
13. Join an active, supportive FatSecret Group.
14. Enter Challenges to stay accountable for your actions.
15. Replace your regular table salt with a substitute.
16. Don't eat the same things all the time (unless you want to lol)
17. Be creative with food, and be prepared to actually COOK.
18. Don't think of this as a "diet". It's a lifetime change.
19. Learn to think about what you're about to eat and learn to say NO!
20. Eating 1 thing off-plan doesn't mean the whole day is "lost".
21. With salad dressing and higher-carb "accent" veggies, like onions, and sweet peppers, remember, you don't need a TON, just enough to TASTE it.