Start Weight:(08 May 13) 252.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Jan 14) 251.0 lb
Goal Weight:185.0 lb
following: bitteninmd's own diet
performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Hi there everyone!

I am a 45 year old mother of 4 great children ages 18-29. Who has always been rather sedentary in my day to day life. I was always on the move when the kids were younger taking them from place A to place B, but I usually pulled up a lawn chair and read while they practiced their sport of the moment. And since I have always been a working mother with a long commute we usually ended up with some kind of quick meal. (Insert your favorite pizza place, sub shop, or burger place here) After many years of this I now find myself at my highest weight ever.

I have also been having some health issues over the last 18 months – 2 years. Which was first diagnosed as pre-menopause, and a sluggish thyroid. (something to blame the weight on) After I finally got around to following up with my regular doctor I found out that my thyroid was in normal range but that I was on that dangerous border line for being pre-diabetic, extremely low on my vitamin D (which I still forget to take) and in risk range of heart disease even though both my good and bad levels of cholesterol were in the better ranges.

The doctor said he would retest all my blood levels in three months before prescribing cholesterol medication. The best medicine for now is weight loss and getting off my big hiney. He was hoping for a weight change of about 6 lbs (.5 a week) just to show him I was trying. And since I plan to stick around for a long time to enjoy all my eventual grandchildren I’m hoping to walk in with a 25 lb change and to keep going until I reach 185.

I wish everyone success on their weight loss/life changing quests.

FatSecret member since: 18 May 10

bitteninmd's Weight History

bitteninmd's Latest Member Challenges

  water quench my thirst
status: Completed
ended: 24 Jun 13
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ended: 22 Jun 13
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bitteninmd's Cookbook

cals: 118kcal | fat: 2.06g | carbs: 19.43g | prot: 6.48g
Black Bean & Corn Salad II
Tasty, simple & cheap that utilizes foods you probably already have.
cals: 175kcal | fat: 5.53g | carbs: 27.48g | prot: 5.25g
Chickpea and Couscous Salad
This combination of flavors makes for a light summery salad.
cals: 176kcal | fat: 5.83g | carbs: 14.06g | prot: 19.72g
Turkey & Vegetables Skillet
A quick, easy and low calorie turkey meal.
cals: 142kcal | fat: 0.87g | carbs: 34.26g | prot: 2.03g
Mango Raspberry Sorbet
A delicious sugar-free, all natural sorbet you can blend at home.
cals: 294kcal | fat: 8.49g | carbs: 40.96g | prot: 19.85g
Mini Spinach & Ricotta Pizzas
A yummy meal that requires minimal effort and is ready in no time.
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I've noticed that issue myself. I always try to double check what I'm doing. I figure I'm only cheating myself if I don't choose the correct item.
posted 11 Jun 2013, 12:00
You don't have to use all of them, but do be careful that you eat enough that your body does not feel as if it is being starved.
posted 05 Jan 2011, 13:34
Wanna be buddies?
Good Morning, I sent Buddy request to the four of you above me. I've been on here for a while. But have been away off on over the holidays, and was slacking on what I know works. So back now and serious to get off at least another 30 lbs before June hopefully more like 45.

Welcome and Good Life Changing to each of you.
posted 05 Jan 2011, 07:37
Fat Secret I mean... I've been of facebook too much today.
posted 12 Oct 2010, 15:14
Welcome to fast book. I'm in on that challenge too. GOOD LUCK!!
posted 12 Oct 2010, 15:13
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09 January 2014

thank goodness for being back to work. Can't just snack all day now.
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06 January 2014

Here we go again. No promises no lies. Just being honest at where I am at.
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