Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
159.0 lb
Lost so far: 15.0 lb

Current Weight
144.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 4.0 lb

apatrick1's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up

apatrick1's Cookbook

cals: 43kcal | fat: 2.89g | carbs: 0.71g | prot: 3.17g
Little Liter Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs make a nice treat that's high in protein.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 6.24g | carbs: 4.00g | prot: 14.57g
BBQ Pork Fingers
A light version of yummy classic.
cals: 144kcal | fat: 10.00g | carbs: 12.86g | prot: 5.94g
Cabbage, Edamame and Tomato Salad
A yummy, healthy and colorful salad with an olive oil and lemon juice dressing.
cals: 316kcal | fat: 11.81g | carbs: 40.26g | prot: 15.45g
Sausage and Artichoke Pasta
A creamy pasta dish using sausages and artichokes.
cals: 419kcal | fat: 11.64g | carbs: 49.86g | prot: 23.23g
Spinach and Feta Pasta with Shrimp
A filling but healthy pasta dish.
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apatrick1's Latest Posts

A little encouragment: What I can do now:
kkd1125 wrote:
Congrats to all of you on your fitness accomplishments! You are all so inspirational!

My accomplishments are still a little on the earlier/simpler/easier side now that I've lost 25 lbs. Here's what I discovered as mini accomplishments on my recent 2-week family vacation:

1. I could fasten the seatbelt on the plane with about 6-7" of slack to spare. A year ago I went on a flight and almost needed a belt extender.

2. I took work out clothes and a resistance band with me on the trip. I only used the band once in a hotel room, but worked out 5 other times on hotel/cruise ship fitness centers. Exercise was never even a THOUGHT in the back of my head on previous vacations.

3. I walked a LOT and climbed a LOT of stairs on this trip. I never felt winded. I even chose a cruise excursion involving rowing a canoe for an hour which I would have never done in the past when a physical activity would have not been appealing to me while on vacation.

4. I made better food choices overall. Nowhere near perfect, but I found myself choosing a lot of lean protein, lots of vegetables, and about 1/4 of the refined carbs that I would have eaten in previous vacations.

5. I wore 2 new, smaller sized dresses on this trip and felt beautiful in them.

While none of the above are major accomplishments, in total they really demonstrated to me the changes I've made in my body and in my mindset over the past 6 months. It felt great to not feel sluggish, sugar-loaded and bloated on a vacation. I'm excited to keep making progress and can't wait to feel even better when we go to Hawaii next year for our 20th anniversary.

I think those are all MAJOR accomplishments and you should be proud of each and every one!
posted 12 Jul 2013, 12:09
A little encouragment: What I can do now:
Congratulations on your first 5K. Please don't focus on your time, focus on the accomplishment. While I have been running 5K's off and on throughout my life, I finally got serious about my speed and distance. I just completed my first 1/2 marathon in May under 2 hours. It is all a process.

Keep up the good work and continue running those 5K's.
posted 12 Jul 2013, 08:07
They now have a cream cheese/greek yogurt blend that is really yummy. It is made by Greek Mountain Farms.
posted 02 Apr 2013, 10:30
Easy healthy soup: butternut squash
It looks delicious and I am always up for a new soup recipe!
posted 18 Jan 2013, 07:56
Calling all Moms!
eKatherine is right. Every person and pregnancy is different. Try not to focus on the weight that you will gain during the pregnancy. Just continue to eat healthy, exercise at a level approved by your doctor, and drink A LOT of water (this will help with retaining fluid). Following these guidelines should make it easier to get back to your pre pregnancy weight. Good luck and Congratulations.
posted 19 Nov 2012, 10:00
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