Start Weight:(07 Apr 12) 204.4 lb
Current Weight:(05 Jun 14) 187.4 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: blackchick71's own diet
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

American living in London.

Too much pubbing and clubbing and not enough consistent exercise has depleted my energy.

The initial goal was to lose weight.

That's not wise now as I'm now pregnant for the very first time.

My goal now is a maintaining a healthy weight and life, throughout and beyond my pregnancy.

Life is filled with surprises.

FatSecret member since: 21 Feb 10

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blackchick71's Latest Member Challenges

  Soda be GONE
status: Completed
ended: 13 Feb 11
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  Fabulous by Forty (For 39 year olds)
status: Completed
ended: 31 Oct 10
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last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
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What was the catalyst that made you decide to lose weight?
Wow. All of these stories are so inspiring. Seeing myself in a photo was my reality check. Coupled with this, all the things I used to enjoy doing (rollerblading and cycling) were getting harder to do so I just eventually stopped. My weight crept on over the course of the last 3 years. I had a lot of change and issues personally and professionally (moving, break ups) so I consoled myself with colleagues in the pub. When the inevitable hangover came, I would seek to cure it with greasy fry ups in the morning or eating as soon as I got home (often in the late hours). Following death of my grandmother last year, I crept up to my heaviest. I didn't like it but I wasn't sure how to change. Discovering FatSecret has been a godsend. I have had some stops and starts but I am a lot more conscious of the type of food I eat (calories, protein, fiber). I have lost 10 pounds and am starting to feel myself again. It'll be a long haul but I'm prepared for and committed to it this time.
posted 12 Dec 2010, 02:34
fell off the wagon
time to get really strict. i WILL lose 10 pounds by the end of the year. i have been doing well but i have plateaued. time to kick it up a notch and really buckle down. weight has been creeping up slowly over the last couple of weeks (i guess water retention might explain some of it) but still, i know what i have to do. just need to do it now.
posted 05 Dec 2010, 09:32
Has Anyone Else Had Trouble Losing Weight Even Though They Are Sticking To Their Diet?
Wow. What an interesting thread. I feel less guilty about my cheat days now. Mine is typically on a Thursday (always includes a bit of wine with dinner, a killer because wine is empty calories.) But when everyone is going to the pub on Friday, I'm less likely to drink as much because I will have had my cheat the day before. Seems to work so far.
posted 03 Sep 2010, 04:25
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
once a week. usually on a sunday.
posted 22 Aug 2010, 11:35
how much fat should i be eating ??
This came from Mayo Clinic: Recommendation: Limit total fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories. Based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, this amounts to about 44 to 78 grams of total fat a day. Emphasize fats from healthier sources, such as nuts and olive, canola and nut oils.
posted 26 Jul 2010, 01:43
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09 January 2014

Back on the case. Need to shift this baby weight. Must exercise discipline.
on diet blackchick71's own diet  gaining 0.3 lb a week

30 September 2013

Yo-yo weight. Not pleased.
on diet blackchick71's own diet  gaining 0.6 lb a week

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