Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
157.0 lb
Lost so far: 13.0 lb

Current Weight
144.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 4.0 lb
I have hypothyroidism and am on Armour Thyroid. I am tired of being fat and want my skinny self back again. I used to be closer to 140 and have gained 15-20 lbs. since being diagnosed. I am starting the Hypothyroidism Revolution program. Looking for company on my weight loss journey. I know my hypothyroidism will make it extremely tough.

I also just moved out on my own on May 20, 2017, and am still trying to get what I need. Keeping lists and finding ecologically friendly ways to clean my apartment has been challenging.

I am attending Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT. I take 2 classes a semester, 2 days a week. I am looking for a B.S.A.G.E. from Purdue University, once I transfer my credits. I am finishing my general education requirements here to save money. I have been doing very well so far, scoring mostly As and 1 B+ for Literature. I know my Asperger's makes me less able to comprehend stories, even short ones, and didn't expect to get an A in that one. They are not concrete information, which my brain is wired for. But I am doing well in Math. I want to be an Environmental Engineer one day; it uses a lot of math, which is easy to understand, so I think I will do well in that job. And it will use my passion for protecting the planet as well.

crstlgls's Weight History

crstlgls's Latest Member Challenges

status: In Progress
currently: Week 1 of 12
end date: Monday 11 Dec 17
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last weighin: losing 3.5 lb a week Down
Sally Forest
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Fat to Fit 88
last weighin: losing 2.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down

crstlgls's Cookbook

cals: 222kcal | fat: 6.80g | carbs: 34.42g | prot: 5.48g
Quinoa Pilaf
A simple yet delicious vegetable and quinoa pilaf.
cals: 365kcal | fat: 14.84g | carbs: 59.96g | prot: 4.65g
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
An easy and gluten free recipe for delicious muffins.
cals: 375kcal | fat: 22.00g | carbs: 29.00g | prot: 21.00g
Blueberry Protein Smoothie
Satisfying smoothie for breakfast or lunch.
cals: 197kcal | fat: 3.77g | carbs: 36.99g | prot: 4.92g
Potatoes & Green Beans
A mix of potatoes, green beans and tomatoes.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 2.29g | carbs: 5.80g | prot: 3.85g
Gluten Free Flat Bread
Quick cook low carb bread.
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crstlgls's Latest Posts

Daily Calorie Target Seems High
It's giving me 2000. That is a bit high. i said active, 36 years old, 5 ft 7 in tall, my last weight was 143, and female. says 1625 to lose 1 pound a week for me. So yes, fatsecret's calorie targets are a bit high.
posted 04 Sep 2017, 08:19
Losing weight
I notice you have your RDI set at 2200 calories, not 1200. Log all your food and exercise. I noticed there were only 3 days last month you logged your food and you haven't actually logged any exercise at all. You need to change your RDI to 1200 and log all your food before you eat it, as accurately as possible. I put your height, weight, age and gender into this calculator, and said lightly active. It looks like desk work and housework are all the exercise you get right now.

So, my advice would be to log all your food and exercise as accurately as possible and start trying to get more activity. Go for a walk, do an exercise DVD, something to get you moving and that you enjoy. I do Tae Bo DVDs and i get these at Collage Video, but they have many others to choose from.
posted 03 Sep 2017, 06:19
I watch my macros too and adjust accordingly so i feel good. I am hypothyroid and am on "The Hypothyroidism Revolution" by Tom Brimeyer. You can order the book with Paypal over their website, i paid $131.95 including S/H, but the digital edition if you prefer is $97. I am currently at 55-25-20 and 1640 calories a day. I do a Tae Bo tape in my apartment on my computer each night, about 45 minutes to an hour. If it's something you want to try, I'd recommend starting off with a Beginner's tape, as those are not as hard. But if you want a challenge, go for it! Billy Blanks will challenge you. Put your height, gender, weight, age, and activity level into the calculator, then hit calculate. It will give you maintenance calories, calories to lose 1 lb/week, calories to lose 2 lbs per week, calories to gain 1 pound/week, and calories to gain 2 pounds/week. Depending on what it says, don't cut your calories too low, below 1200. it can slow your metabolism down, which you do not want. So you would say in age, 17; gender, female; activity level, sedentary; weight, 183; and add your height.

Different people will do well with different diets. We are all unique. Find the one that works best for you. It may take a little experimenting with macro ratios before you know what works for you. If you mean 16.9 oz. bottles of water, that should be a good amount if you get some water from your food as well. My doctor tells me milk and juice count in fluid intake, so make sure you include those in your tally. I am told to try to get 32-64 oz. of fluids a day; I try to aim for the upper end because I am dehydrated, but you are your best judge as to how much fluid you need. If you feel dehydrated, you should drink.

Hopefully, I have addressed all of the issues in your original post and given you some tips and resources to use as well.
posted 01 Sep 2017, 14:50
Where are the Moderators, and we need and edit capability for recipe submissions
I have to agree. i have the same problem. I have several recipes still awaiting approval. I think there should be a way for us to edit our own recipe submissions. I started putting my recipes in as meals if I could. I'm still waiting for moderators to approve my recipes for posting. i don't know what think is reasonable, but I have waited quite a while and my recipes still have not been approved. Where possible, I credit the source in the description.
posted 29 Aug 2017, 15:02
Looking for an internet friend to lose 50 lbs with
@ Jennieselby-It looks like your trouble has to do with your intake. I see a lot of days where you've gone over your RDI, which is set at 1600 calories. Not just by a little, either; I see days in your diet calendar where you've eaten over 2,000 calories. This is why you're not losing weight.

Go to Input your age, weight, height, activity level, and gender. Then press calculate. After you get your results, set your RDI to the number it says to lose 1 pound a week.
This is what I get for me, as an example:
You need 2,140 Calories/day to maintain your weight. 2,140
You need 1,640 Calories/day to lose 1 lb per week. 1,640
You need 1,140 Calories/day to lose 2 lb per week. 1,140
You need 2,640 Calories/day to gain 1 lb per week. 2,640
You need 3,140 Calories/day to gain 2 lb per week. 3,140

I would set mine to 1640 and try to stay slightly under it when I plan my meals out.
posted 28 Aug 2017, 06:04
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17 September 2017

My T4 was 0.7 Range is 0.8-1.8. T3 was 102 Range is 76-181. TSH was 1.59 Should be under 1.5 to control my heart disease risk. I don't have a need to go ...
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10 September 2017

Mild setback due to my thyroid problem. I am a little upset about it. I am hoping I can lose it and get back to where I was. Had my period the last 3 days ...
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