Joined September 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
158.0 lb
Lost so far: 23.0 lb

Current Weight
135.0 lb
Performance: losing 4.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 5.0 lb
I'm 31 and am a person who's been struggling/obsessing over my weight since junior high. As a tomboy growing up I always played sports and have remained active for most of my life but have always been seen as "thick". I became a lifeguard and water safety instructor teaching swimming lessons for 3 years and slimmed down to about 150. Then I started working as a freelancer in the TV business and the activity slowed. I ended up gaining 40lbs from a combination of getting hurt in an exercise class and drinking and partying too much with coworkers along with a grueling travel schedule. Beer, vodka and a lot of room service and high calorie catering. The most I ever weighed was 189 lbs at 5ft 6in and found myself having to wear a 14. I immediately lost 15lbs in a month by going back to the gym and watching my carbs, but have been struggling with the last 25 lbs going up and down for the past 9 years. Finally, I've overcome a hump to break the 160 mark, and now have extended my goals to try and reach 140. I'll be happy to be 150, but 140 would be great, something I've never done before. My size is hovering between an 8 and 10. We'll see... Here are a few random things about me related to attempting to lose weight.

My worst eating habits and things I must avoid:
-I love love love ice cream
-I tend to let myself go hungry and then eat way too much
-I get hungry late at night, eat with the intention of staying up longer, and immediately get sleepy :/
-Pancakes are probably my favorite things to eat and I have them for breakfast way too often. I've been eating a lower sugar version filled with blueberries to make it better, but it's certainly not great.
-Coffee, coffee, coffee. If it's iced, no sugar, just cream so its ok. If it's hot, here comes the sugar. I would like to greatly lessen the effects of my nutritional nemisis - Sweet Tooth but it will take a lot. Especially with my schedule :/

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  Can I really be gluten-free?
status: Completed
ended: 10 Feb 14
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What's your never fail workout motivational song?
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Levels - Aviici
Bob Sinclar - Rock this Party
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Superbad - James Brown

I like a crazy mix of stuff, so so many more Smile
posted 17 Apr 2012, 06:07
Fastin pills for weight loss
So I've started taking Fastin. Has anyone else tried it? So far I really like it. It does a great job of suppressing my appetite without getting jitters although it has only just begun. Anyone else have experiences with this diet pill?
posted 17 Apr 2012, 06:02
I personally know a lot of my loss so far has been because I've barely drank alcohol in several months besides some red wine. I'm not trying to tell you to stop drinking, but have you considered switching to something for awhile or stopping temporarily? I don't know if you like wine, but it's a decent lower calorie alternative. I also find that when I drink wine, I'm not hungry the next day the way I am from beer or liquor. The other "low calorie" drink to try is vodka w soda. Vodka w water is actually the lowest, but I need the soda and lemon/lime. Anyway, I know nobody wants to hear what I say about such things, but I know when I drink the night before, working out the next day is damn near impossible to get myself to do, I want to eat everything salty and bad all day long and just end up wanting to drink more that day. Maybe alcohol and me just don't get along, but I had to face the facts. I'm no angel though, I have another vice for relaxation Wink Sometimes that one is tough to manage too so I feel your pain immensely! Good luck my friend!
posted 02 Oct 2011, 16:30
Exercise music - what are you listening to?
Now that I finally found my ipod, I couldn't resist posting more. Feel free to make fun of any of my selections. I don't quote the quality, so much as anything that makes me move or wakes me up for a workout Smile

Rooty - Basement Jaxx
Timebomb – Beck
Gay Bar – Electric Six
Suavemente – Elvis Crespo
Kind of Latin Rhythm – The Juju Orchestra
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti
Something Bigger, Something Better – Amanda Blank
The Bad Touch – The Bloodhound Gang
Fire Woman – The Cult
Making Me Nervous – Brad Sucks
Lit Up – Buck Cherry
Gonna Make You Sweat – C+C Music Factory
The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) – The Bucketheads
Brimful of Asha – Cornershop
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Add it Up – Violent Femmes
Days Go By – Dirty Vegas
Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley
Play Your Part (part 1) – Girl Talk
Zoot Suit Riot – Eccentricity
Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
Ride the White Horse – Goldfrapp
Once Bitten Twice Shy – Great White
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Rock and Roll – Led Zeppelin
Bulletproof – La Roux
Air Force Ones – Nelly
1901 – Phoenix
Wipeout – The Surfaris
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Shiny Disco Balls – Who Da Funk
These Boots Were Made For Walking – Jessica Simpson (Dukes of Hazzard)
Fire – Jimi Hendrix
I Wanna Be Your Man – The Beatles
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) – The Four Seasons
Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
Got to Give it Up – Marvin Gaye
Personal Jesus – Marilyn Mansion and/or Depeche Mode
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
Only – Nine Inch Nails
Lump – The Presidents of the United States
The Fixer – Pearl Jam
Never Forget You – The Noisettes
Shake Your Grove Thing – Peaches and Herb
Hey Ya! – Outkast
Rosa Parks – Outkast
Lights Camera Action! – Mr. Cheeks
Lady – Modjo
Gavi – Nightmare of You
Car Wash – Rose Royce
S&M – Rihanna
Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Lip Gloss – Lil Mama
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A lot
The Distance – Cake
posted 29 Sep 2011, 21:01
Filling foods for chilly weather?
Harvest Select soups by Campbell's are very good and pretty low calorie compared to how full you get from them. I like the Chicken with Egg Noodles in particular. Any clear broth soups are great, but you should be aware of salt content. Miso soup is great because of the relatively high amount of protein and low calorie count. One of my favorite snacks on the go that will hold me over for a bit is Campbell's Soup at Hand Creamy Tomato. Yummy!
posted 28 Sep 2011, 17:43
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26 November 2013

My weight is down to 135 again today, and while I'm not sure why, I will take it. I know my weight was up due to female reasons. Let's see if I can ...
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Day two of my no sweets and no gluten challenge. It's early, but so far so good :)
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