dcgarage

Start Weight:(13 Jan 11) 356.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jun 14) 235.0 lb
Goal Weight:240.0 lb
following: dcgarage's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 13 Jan 11

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dcgarage's Latest Member Challenges

60
  5 miles a week, walk, jog or run
status: Completed
ended: 08 Mar 14
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84
  8 lbs in the 8th month, August challenge
status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 12
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Yolanda9179
on diet I Work out!
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
 
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dcgarage's Cookbook

cals: 35kcal | fat: 0.03g | carbs: 6.90g | prot: 0.84g
Carrot Slaw
Easy to modify this low-calorie, raw veggie treat.
cals: 140kcal | fat: 5.82g | carbs: 19.37g | prot: 4.19g
Hummus
A low fat homemade hummus without tahini.
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dcgarage's Latest Posts

wooo hoooo i did it i did it
Just remember..."It takes energy to make energy". The more you walk and exercise, the better you'll start feeling and the more energy you'll have. Many of us started this journey when either we COULDN'T exercise, or just hated the thought of us. Stick with it and you will see positive changes in your attitude and how much energy you have. We are rooting for you!
posted 21 Feb 2014, 15:14
Week one, my review
Congratulations on the 3 pound loss!! That should be good motivation for you to keep going. As much as you want to lose the weight fast, I suggest that you try to train your brain to accept small victories, look forward to losing the next pound (not the entire 30) and take it slow and steady. Healthy weight loss doesn't come fast, as much as we ALL want it to. I try to keep the mindset that I want to lose 1 pound per week, and that is realistic. When I have lost 2 or 3 pounds in a week, I consider that ABOVE my expectations, doing the reverse would be discouraging. Thinking that I could lose more than 3 pounds in a single week is unrealistic.

That being said, I hope that you can look at the big picture, and a long term goal of getting healthy, eating right, cutting back on the wine and counting calories. I applaud you for sticking with the first week, even during dinner with friends. The first week or two is the hardest. Keep going and the weight HAS to come off. It may seem like a slow process but believe me...when you get to your goal weight and look back, you will see that time has flown by. I wish you all the best.
posted 19 Feb 2014, 06:51
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
I watched a movie on Netflix last night entitled "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". It was a documentary about a guy who was 100 lbs. overweight and went on a "juice fast" for 60 days, and a second guy who weighed 429 lbs who started a "juice fast" and completely changed his life. While I don't necessarily support a "juice fast" to lose weight, the movie is VERY inspirational and has some great factual information about why Americans are overweight and unhealthy (fast food, over consumption of calories, lack of exercise, etc). It is very eye-opening and a must-see.
posted 05 Feb 2014, 08:51
sunshine
Of course you can do it. Just remember that you didn't gain 150 pounds over night, so don't expect to lose it overnight. One recommendation is to set smaller goals. Say, if you set your goal to lose 50 pounds, you will reach your goal faster (the 50 pound goal), and that could build momentum, then you set a goal to lose another 20 or 50 pounds. 150 pounds is a big goal to swallow but you can take small bites (pun intended) to get there. You'll find that once you reach your first goal you'll feel accomplished, instead of seeing that you have another 100 pounds to go. The ultimate goal should be how comfortable you are in your body, and not with a number on a scale, and you'll find that, along with self confidence as the number on the scale goes down.

That being said, welcome aboard. I would encourage you to spend time reading other members' journals and food diaries for motivation. Eat clean, eat less, count calories realistically, maintain a calorie deficit and the weight HAS to come off. Just take small bites and know that it is a commitment and has to be a life change that will take some time.

Have a blessed day.
posted 31 Jan 2014, 07:17
How much is one cup and how large is 1 cup
1 cup = 8 FLUID ounces (liquid measure). A cup of liquid doesn't necessarily weigh 8 ounces. Go to Walmart or almost any store and buy a measuring cup. Coffee "cups" and drinking "cups" come in a variety of sizes and volumes, but when a recipe calls for a "cup", it refers to a a measuring "cup" which has the volume equivalent to 8 FLUID ounces. I hope that makes sense.
posted 14 Jan 2014, 07:31
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29 June 2014

Today is a good day, well actually yesterday was. I ran my FIRST half marathon. I have been training for it since February. My time was 2hr42m, at a ...
on diet dcgarage's own diet  losing 0.4 lb a week

11 June 2014

My diet has been going pretty well. I can't say I have been eating extremely healthy, but I haven't been eating much. My appetite has been a little low. ...
on diet dcgarage's own diet  losing 2.3 lb a week

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