Start Weight:(02 Jan 13) 173.4 lb
Current Weight:(21 Oct 14) 171.8 lb
Goal Weight:164.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Fast Facts:
I am in my early 40s, female & live on the West Coast of Canada (Vancouver area). I am 5'1", spiritual but not religious, a musician (singer/songwriter) and have been known to grace the stage of burlesque dancing. I love loud music (slipknot) & classic rock (led zeppelin, acdc). I am a nature/outdoors enthusiast and a fan all things to do with horror, dark fantasy, goth, myth etc. I have no children but have been ttc for what seems like forever (pretty much sure it's never going to happen at this point). I have 2 cats & 2 ferrets.

My long drawn out history:
Up until my late 20's I was always consistently under weight. Once I reached my 30's I started getting heavier & heavier going from a size 5 to eventually a size 16. It has been just horrible. I exercise regularly (conditioning, some cardio, yoga) but can't go too crazy on the cardio due to exercise/heat induced migraines. I think it is mainly the desk job that is killing me. 2 years ago I started to take weight loss seriously & began counting calories, taking fibre supplements (PGX), weighing food etc. I did really well for awhile and got within the 159-165lb range but then my weight loss stalled. This past summer I tried to conceive via IVF (which was cancelled in the end) and I think the hormones I was injecting plus the synthroid they had me on really had a bad effect on my body. By the end of Summer as was at the highest weight I've ever recorded - 177-178lbs. Not even my fat clothes fit me anymore. So now I am back trying to at least fit comfortably into my fat clothes again and maybe a few of the clothes I bought when I lost all that weight a few years ago.

My short term goal is to get to at least 169lbs (out of the 170s)
My long term goal - to get my BMI to just overweight (133-157lbs)
My Dream Goal - BMI within normal (100-130lbs)

I welcome friends - please feel free to add me!

FatSecret member since: 19 Aug 10

byebyebirdie's Weight History

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byebyebirdie's Cookbook

cals: 162kcal | fat: 6.08g | carbs: 1.47g | prot: 24.48g
Pork Medallions with Rosemary and Mushrooms
Delicious pork medallions make the other white meat a taste sensation.
cals: 87kcal | fat: 3.43g | carbs: 13.54g | prot: 1.04g
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Delicious and kid friendly baked fries, great as a side or snack.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 6.11g | carbs: 23.53g | prot: 24.03g
Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Vegetables
A quick and easy meal that's healthy and delicious.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 3.22g | carbs: 13.82g | prot: 24.77g
Baked Chicken with Mushrooms & Peppers
Super tasty and healthy chicken breast with sliced mushrooms and red or green peppers.
cals: 266kcal | fat: 14.53g | carbs: 29.91g | prot: 4.98g
Mashed Red Potatoes
The perfect side for any main meal.
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byebyebirdie's Latest Posts

New to fat secret! Looking for buddies to motivate and be motivated!
Welcome. I know you can do it!
posted 09 Sep 2010, 23:23
Android App - Force Close on Barcode Scanner
Ok today it's working. Not sure what the deal was but I am happy now Smile
posted 09 Sep 2010, 23:20
Android App - Force Close on Barcode Scanner
I have the calorie counter app on my android phone. It was working awesome & I loved it for its barcode scan function. So much easier than searching but since the update a few days ago, I can't use it. I keep getting a force close message. I installed the latest update and still had the problem. I uninstalled & reinstalled to no avail. To me this app is pretty much worthless without the scanner & I miss it. Sad Someone please help Exclamation
posted 08 Sep 2010, 22:23
Exercise Options
LOL - this thread is too funny. I like the suggestion of selecting "exercise machine" to count it. I think I just found a new nickname for my boyfriend!!! Bad Grin
posted 03 Sep 2010, 12:23
I want buddies!
Ok I added you - I need buddies too! Smile
posted 26 Aug 2010, 17:28
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21 October 2014

that's from yesterday but of course today back up to 172.6 and I have to go out today for both lunch and dinner. Prob be back to 173 tmrw then. sigh
on diet Calorie Count  losing 0.4 lb a week

02 October 2014

been bad at keeping track lately. although i have still be measuring out portions and hoping for the best. super happy with today's weight :)
on diet Calorie Count  losing 0.4 lb a week

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