cheerfulviolet

Start Weight:(05 Jan 12) 208.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Mar 12) 186.5 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: cheerfulviolet's own diet
performance: losing 1.5 lb a week

37 year old married mom of 2. Never lost my baby weight, and my "baby" just turned 7. I'm at my heaviest weight ever (208), and it is time to get in gear!

(Disclaimer - technically, this is only my heaviest non-pregnant weight, but sadly I was only a couple of pounds bigger at my heaviest pregnant weight as well.) :(

I'm lucky that so far I haven't had any real health complications from my weight gain. However, I don't want to tempt fate - eventually it will catch up with my health, and I want to get the pounds off before that happens!

FatSecret member since: 16 Nov 11

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cheerfulviolet's Buddies

bethifoody
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
 
Baileyrose85
last weighin: steady Steady
mhumab
last weighin: gaining 2.2 lb a week Up
 
Terrylm1
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down



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Hummus Anyone??
I enjoy plain hummus, but I think some of the other flavors help "non-hummus" people give it a try.

My husband doesn't like plain hummus at all. I've tried different brands - it just isn't his thing. However, I can get him to eat roasted red pepper hummus. I think for some people the other flavors make it more tolerable.
posted 22 Mar 2012, 10:13
Foot problems? Flips flops? What to do for summer?!
My husband has it, but he is stubborn and wears whatever shoes he wants anyhow. I just smile through clenched teeth when he complains of pain, trying as hard as possible not to say "I told you so." Smile

(He was also just diagnosed with gout, which should be a real treat when he has foot pain from gout flare-ups AND plantar fasciitis. Sigh...)
posted 19 Mar 2012, 08:13
5K ???
I took a run with my dogs on Tuesday night.

I'm thinking perhaps I can get some additional motivation from knowing that the more energy my dogs burn, the better behaved they will be at home. Smile

Also, one of them got a little pudgy over the winter, and could probably stand to lose a few pounds as well. LOL.

Fortunately, I'm still building up my running endurance, so I'm definitely not pushing my dogs past their limits. They probably have way more endurance than I do right now. Smile_
posted 15 Mar 2012, 17:01
Hummus Anyone??
Anyone know where to find tahini? That has always been my roadblock to trying to make my own. I don't know if traditional grocery stores carry it - what aisle would it be found in?

I suppose there may be some specialty markets near me that might stock it.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Smile

I love hummus - if making my own would be more cost-effective and/or potentially healthier, I'd love to give it a shot.
posted 15 Mar 2012, 16:58
Whey Proteins.....what can you do with it?
Ingria wrote:
1 cup of low fat cottage cheese gives you almost 30 g of protein at around 160 calories. It is mostly casein, as whey is the second milk protein that is mostly byproduct of cottage cheese production. There is an ongoing debate which one is better for post workout versus pre work out consumption as 1 is absorbed faster than the other, but both are good. And cottage cheese tastes better than protein powder.



I wish I could make myself like cottage cheese, but I just don't like it...at all!

My parents used to serve it all the time when I was a kid, and I never liked it then.

Have tried it several times as an adult, just to see if I could get myself to acquire a taste for it. (There are plenty of things I didn't like as a kid that I enjoy now as an adult - was hoping to do the same with cottage cheese.) Smile

Nope. Just don't like it. What a bummer!
posted 15 Mar 2012, 16:23
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27 March 2012

Not bad, considering that I went out of town for the weekend. I was expecting to hold steady or even gain, so I'm pleased with the loss. :) I'm just ...
on diet cheerfulviolet's own diet  losing 1.5 lb a week

21 March 2012

Yay! I suspected that the increase from my birthday week was partially due to water retention, and it looks like I was right. A few days of healthy ...
on diet cheerfulviolet's own diet  losing 0.1 lb a week

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