Start Weight:(26 Aug 10) 183.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Oct 14) 177.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: bcd's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

I'm 31, professional, and like many of you, have struggled with weight for most of my life. In January 2010 when I joined fatsecret, I was just over 200 pounds, as heavy as i had been in my whole life. I committed to the South Beach diet for 2 months (with a friend) and lost about 15 pounds. It felt great! Here I am, 6 months later, still 15 pounds down but no closer to my goal of 150! So, I'm re-committing, finally getting back to the gym and seeing where this journey can take me. I'm a busy girl with a great boyfriend, wonderful friends and family, a demanding job and, of all things, a food blog. I love to cook and eat, but I'm convinced I can find a balance between my life-long love of food and my desire and need to be fitter and healthier. Here we go!

10/18/11- Time for an update! As of this morning, I have lost FORTY POUNDS! It has taken almost 2 years. I have learned so much during this time. I have learned how to listen to my hunger, make smart food choices, and love exercise. I've learned its just as fun to cook healthy foods as it is to cook fattening ones, so I have not had to give up my favorite hobby!

This website has been hugely helpful to me as a place to journal/vent, sounding board, and calorie counter (counted every bite for over a year, now I am focusing on eating intuitively, something I NEVER thought I could do and still lose).

I now exercise at least 5 times a week. I LOVE bodypump class and truly believe that incorporating strength training was a key to keeping my weight loss going and also in giving me muscles and definition I never thought possible. I refuse to be skinny fat!

I have 11 more pounds until I reach my "goal" of 150, which I originally set when I weighed 201 pounds. But even when I reach 150, this is not over. I can't even imagine going back to a sedentary lifestyle, making poor food choices, etc. I love my healthy lifestyle (not a DIET) and can't wait to see how much I can transform my body!

FatSecret member since: 11 Jan 10

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Healthy Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe... Does it exist?
Have a smaller portion of meat, skip the potatoes and load up on cabbage, turnips, and carrots! The dish is just boiled so you don't have to worry about added fat from the cooking method.
posted 14 Mar 2012, 14:33
the last twenty
I'm in! Started at 201 now down to 161 with 11 to go before I hit my original goal.
posted 13 Mar 2012, 14:25
beta blockers?
I'm about to start on 25mg of ATENOLOL daily. Now that I'm reading about the potential for slower metabolism and weight gain I'm getting really anxious about starting. The Topomax sounds like a miracle drug! (Kidding. I know there's no such thing but I wouldn't mind that side effect!)

I feel a migraine coming on now-- it was really hot in the gym this morning and I was only able to run 2 miles (I usually run 3+, up to 5) before the pounding in my head started and I had to quit. Picking up the new RX today-- wish me luck.
posted 01 Mar 2012, 10:08
beta blockers?
My doctor has just prescribed me a low dose of beta blockers to serve as migraine prophylaxis. I'm 33/F and have chronic migraines that are triggered by extreme heat and exertion, including intense exercise. This has been an issue in my weight loss/fitness attempts.

Is anyone out there on beta blockers and willing to share whether they've experienced side effects, specifically related to weight loss/fitness?

posted 29 Feb 2012, 12:50
Morning Smoothies - Share your stuff!
My base is:
homemade almond milk (1-1.5c)
spinach (2 big handfuls)
ground flax or chia seeds (1TB)
1 scoop garden of life raw protein powder
1/2 banana

Then I add some combination of the following:
frozen berries
frozen mango/pineapple
PB (but after reading this thread need to track down some PB2!)
Greek yogurt
canned pumpkin (plus pumpkin pie spice)

you can really mix it up and create enough variety to have something different almost everyday!
posted 21 Feb 2012, 10:24
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