Start Weight:(22 May 13) 176.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Feb 14) 162.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: cakebaker's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

I'm a 52 years old christian vegetarian with two "kids", one husband, three cats and a dog that thinks she is a cat. I became a vegetarian a few years ago when my daughter wanted to become a vegetarian and her grandparents were worried that she wouldn't get enough protein. I thought that if I kept track of what I ate then I know she would get enough protein that and it would be a good way to lose weight. Though I ate healthy and stayed within a calorie budget of 1400 calories I gained weight ballooning up to 233 pounds. I had done Atkins before and had some success with it and wondered if it could be done as a vegetarian. After a lot of reading and planning I decided to try eating as a low carb vegetarian and it worked. I used both the book by Rose Elliott The Low Carb Vegetarian and the Atkins book I got down to 156.8 pounds. Then vacation struck and there was a crappuccino machine across from my hotel room. I came home from vacation about 10 pounds heavier and over the course of the year my weight crept up to 176.

My daughters vegetarian phase ended when she declared one day that "Chickens are ugly and fish feel no pain". She had no problem going back to eating meat. I tried to eat different kinds of meat like shrimp, BBQ whatever and chicken and couldn't stand the taste or texture of anything I once loved. Oh well at least my cholesterol is the best it's ever been.

I attend a diabetes education class and through that I learned of a new pilot weightloss program that was starting up in May, so I signed up and have been on this new plan with minimal success. Thought that I would change things up and try 5:2 dieting out along with low carb and see where it takes me.

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cakebaker's Cookbook

cals: 36kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 7.10g | prot: 3.23g
Shirataki Noodle Soup
Light, flavorful and delicious. Ultra low carb and low calorie.
cals: 213kcal | fat: 15.60g | carbs: 8.88g | prot: 9.82g
Coconut Almond MiM
A muffin in a minute with coconut and almond flour.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 5.14g | carbs: 30.15g | prot: 5.75g
Quinoa Salad
A gluten free healthy quinoa salad served Greek style with fresh veggies and balsamic vinegar.
cals: 84kcal | fat: 4.50g | carbs: 10.71g | prot: 2.36g
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Quick and easy yummy chocolate cookies that require no baking.
cals: 193kcal | fat: 9.51g | carbs: 13.68g | prot: 10.51g
Perfect Protein Pancakes
Healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free pancakes full of protein.
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So, Who Takes What???
The OP is here every now and then though I haven't seen her for awhile and maybe a couple others. Sometimes I take Alive (when I remember) and my D's and B's.
posted 14 Apr 2014, 17:46
Thoughts on alcohol
The questions I have for you to contemplate -
1. how badly do you want this?
2.Would you rather drink your calories or eat them?

My mind was boogled with this statement -
"I don't have issues stopping drinking wine in the evening at all...its all about if I want to"...

3. What are your priorities?

Good luck on your weigh in.
posted 27 Jan 2014, 16:54
I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but I use Pinterest, Taste of Home and Sparkpeople websites when I need some inspiration.
posted 21 Nov 2013, 04:05
Any other sober members?
Congratulations Tyler that is awesome! Glad that you are taking charge of your life for a new and improved you. Goodluck!
posted 21 Nov 2013, 03:46
Dieting - Help Meh
Don't have it where I live either and I am in the U.S. so maybe it's sold in certain locations around the U.S. and online.

I never liked Apple Jacks I prefer Coco Puffs and Captn Crunch with crunchberries. Wink
posted 11 Nov 2013, 18:28
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14 April 2014

Trying to get back into tracking calories and exercise since that is the best way for me to stay honest about how much food I am eating. Just doing OK ...
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17 February 2014

I've eaten too much since Friday, out with a friend on Valentine's day and 2 potlucks, what a glutton. Went to the gym today and am so out of shape ...
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