Start Weight:(08 Aug 13) 169.0 lb
Current Weight:(05 Sep 13) 158.4 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Atkins
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

I'm an almost 36-year-old mother to 6-year-old fraternal twin boys. I initially joined to lose post-partum weight. With the kids and other things in life keeping me busy (also being a bit of a slacker), it made some of the weight come back. It's time to refocus my efforts to get the extra pounds off.

Currently recovering from surgery for multiple labral hip tears, may need a hip replacement in the next year according to the doctors. Watching what I eat right now is my biggest concern while I'm laid up.

I'm a low-carb dieter, but don't bash those that don't follow the program -- it works for me.

FatSecret member since: 29 Dec 07

dreama's Weight History

dreama's Latest Member Challenges

  Low Carb and Exercise to lose weight!
status: Completed
ended: 24 Dec 12
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ended: 13 May 11
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dreama's Buddies

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dreama's Cookbook

cals: 40kcal | fat: 2.65g | carbs: 0.44g | prot: 3.63g
Herbed Parmesan Crisp
A great appetizer or snack that you can serve with salad or crumble into soup.
cals: 192kcal | fat: 6.38g | carbs: 30.74g | prot: 4.18g
Roasted Harvest Vegetables
Really good and easy to prepare vegetables.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 204kcal | fat: 14.64g | carbs: 6.68g | prot: 12.24g
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
A yummy side dish or meal.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
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dreama's Latest Posts

NEED ADVICE: Logging in Calories Burned
This is why I invested in a Heart Rate Monitor. I walked for 2 hours and 35 minutes today, the HRM said I burned 1079kcal. If I logged it at what FatSecret says, it would have been 692kcal. A 387kcal difference is HUGE.
posted 19 Sep 2012, 17:36
People on Atkins who get bad feedback from peers/family!
The sacred "high saturated fats and cholesterol causes heart disease" mantra absent ANY solid proof of the statement, yet, it's revered as a fact for some. I've learned to shrug them off, have done enough reading on my own about what I'm eating, and how exactly the diet works... because the whole "dietary fats are bad" thing once scared me off too -- and I regained 25 pounds or so from resuming old eating habits.

Stay on firm ground, and don't let others dissuade you from your path to success. Be confident that you know what you're doing, and if you're not -- research it!
posted 13 Apr 2011, 11:42
OUCH MIM's calories
I keep toying with the idea of making a grilled bacon and cheese MIM sandwich. Definitely wouldn't need cream cheese for that one. Maybe a little bit of ranch dressing for some tang to it. Might do that for dinner tonight if the hubby does't come up with something first.
posted 11 Apr 2011, 14:30
OUCH MIM's calories
605 calories for one of my more "decadent" MIMs (for when I know I'm not going to eat most of the day) -- coconut, almond, and cocoa. That's BEFORE the cream cheese... but only 5.76 net carbs.
posted 11 Apr 2011, 14:24
Flavored coffee tips?
Da Vinci makes a sugar-free, 0 carb flavored coconut syrup. Google it, there's quite a few suppliers (and options!)
posted 11 Apr 2011, 14:18
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05 September 2013

One less pound to carry around.
on diet Atkins  losing 1.4 lb a week

04 September 2013

No change in weight, but have gone down 1 more belt notch! Went to the orthopedic surgeon today - good news: I can ride my bike again. I can do low to ...
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