Start Weight:(30 May 12) 140.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Dec 16) 120.0 lb
Goal Weight:122.5 lb
following: A Diet for Life and a Lifetime
performance: Steady

58 years old; employed full-time; 3 teenage sons and a husband; very active in the summer; heat and sunshine make me happy and I love to be outdoors.

How to maintain this level of activity and fitness once September rolls around?

FatSecret member since: 06 Feb 09

dcwalker's Weight History

dcwalker's Latest Member Challenges

  Log Every Day in December
status: In Progress
currently: Week 2 of 4
end date: Thursday 29 Dec 16
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  fatsecret buddy challenge
status: Completed
ended: 31 Oct 16
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dcwalker's Buddies

last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
not sharing weight
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up

dcwalker's Latest Posts

How to curb late night eating?
I agree with brushing teeth right after dinner. That works. But sometimes I just linger in the kitchen, snacking, rather than going to brush. What works is I think of something I really want to do, like finish reading the paper or finish a puzzle - it can be anything - just convince yourself that you really want to do it - but you can't until you've brushed your teeth.
posted 28 Nov 2016, 07:42
Thank you, fatsecret
I just posted this as a journal entry, but think it would make a good forum topic.
I've been using fatsecret since Feb 2009. Wow. That's a long time. Almost 8 years. I don't remember how I found out about it, or why I started using it. But it's always there for me. There have been long gaps where for whatever reason I've decided that my health and my choices just aren't that important, that self-indulgence in general and over-indulging in sweets in particular, is ok. But when I shake myself out of that illusion and get motivated to regain my health, I know I can rely on fatsecret to help me re-focus. I can find a challenge that restarts me; I can record my weigh-ins to keep me honest; I can find a buddy if I need one; I can find several forum posts that motivate me; I can find groups that I identify with, that know my struggles. Thank you, fatsecret, for always being here for me.
posted 11 Nov 2016, 17:11
Positive Thoughts
awesome. thank you.
posted 11 Nov 2016, 10:19
Positive Thoughts
Hey, CammieCO, can you give an example of a bit of your self talk . . . just to get me started. It's a great idea and I believe I've had success with it in the past, but can't remember exactly what I did. Thank you for reminding me what a powerful tool positive talk and thought can be.
posted 10 Nov 2016, 07:42
I'm getting lighter but I don't feel like I'm really becoming thinner
Don't be disheartened. Do you feel better. Maybe you don't look like you thought you would, but I'll bet you feel great for having lost that extra weight. I don't know how old you are, but age could have something to do with it. I'm thinner, but I have flab all over, especially my thighs, even though my main exercise is biking and walking - a lot. My skin just isn't elastic enough to adjust to my new size.
posted 10 Nov 2016, 07:37
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03 December 2016

took a 7 mi walk today - so glad i did

02 December 2016

Happy Friday everyone. Take advantage of the extra time a weekend gives you (if you actually have that luxury - sorry working moms with young kids - I ...

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Bicycles are for Riding
Bikes: Ride them.

50's on Maintenance
50 somethings who have reached their goal and want to maintain their weight.

Training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Registered Walkers in any of the cities of the 2009 Walk training to complete the marathon and a half route

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