Start Weight:(07 Oct 10) 250.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Feb 14) 218.4 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Originally from the New Jersey shore area, I was always a bit larger than my classmates. I was able to ignore most of my classmates' taunting and teasing by avoiding almost every social event ever. I have maintained this trait for years, and now that I'm 30 I am realizing that I have missed out a bit of fun by hiding for my fear of eating in front of others. In 2001, I moved to Washington, DC/Maryland for college and have made it my home. I work in downtown DC with for the government, live with my best friend/fiance and actively epee fence.

FatSecret member since: 22 Sep 10

bella611's Weight History

bella611's Latest Member Challenges

  12 pound challenge
status: Completed
ended: 07 Apr 14
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  Strong Start
status: Completed
ended: 30 Sep 13
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bella611's Buddies

last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
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bella611's Cookbook

cals: 296kcal | fat: 12.85g | carbs: 23.23g | prot: 22.85g
Rosemary Baked Chicken with Potatoes
A delicious one-pan chicken thigh supper with paprika and rosemary delivering a double hit of antioxidant power.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 6.92g | carbs: 5.00g | prot: 20.04g
Baked Crab Cakes
Big flavor, low calorie crab cakes.
cals: 453kcal | fat: 24.93g | carbs: 13.07g | prot: 42.04g
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus
Delicious seasoned and broiled salmon, together with stalks of asparagus.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 3.05g | carbs: 5.27g | prot: 24.12g
Garlic Lime Chicken
Garlic lime boneless chicken breast you can grill, broil or sauté.
cals: 83kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 3.90g | prot: 11.12g
Homemade Chicken Soup
Simple, hearty chicken soup with vegetables with that real homely feel.
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bella611's Latest Posts

Does anybody else hate shopping for pants/jeans?
I love pant shopping... finding tops is another matter. I have found both Old Navy and New York & Co have good jeans and pants for my size and shape.

You might also want to see if there is a Me-ality ( at a mall near you. You step into the clear glass "fitting room" and they use a basically a microwave to measure you. It works using the amount of water in your fat verus muscles. Then they tell you what size you wear in a number of stores in the mall. For example, I wear a size 15 juniors in Bogo jeans from Sears, but a size 14 in American Eagle jeans and a 16 in dress pants at White House/Black Market. It's free and painless... really made me feel good!
posted 11 Sep 2012, 12:08
Visiting the US- advice please!
If you are taking the Amtrak from New York to Florida, might I recommend at least a short layover in Washington DC. Union Station in DC is beautiful, has great shopping and if you walk out the front door of the station you can see the Capitol Building.
posted 29 Jul 2012, 07:34
Body by Vi Challenge
So far, I have been adding it to juice and tea. I figured I would have tea anyway (0 calories) and the mix makes it sweet (so no sugar needs to be added). I might try it with coffee tomorrow.
posted 24 Jul 2012, 13:26
Body by Vi Challenge
Yes, but I still find it chalky. Not to mention sweet.
posted 24 Jul 2012, 10:38
Body by Vi Challenge
Carly and Aberk do you mind if I add you both as fs buddies? I am starting the challenge today. I'd appreciate any tips, tricks or recipes. I am not loving the texture I'm getting when I mix the drinks but I'll stick with it a while.
posted 24 Jul 2012, 05:13
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08 February 2014

The new scale is annoying me. I can't tell what I really weigh since it swings wildly. I am adjusted the body fat meter back to "Normal" from "Athlete" ...
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06 February 2014

This new scale has me crazy. The numbers keep climbing in weight, but the body fat meter has me down to 35.9%. I keep telling myself that I am building ...
on diet Calorie Count  

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