ecm2008

Start Weight:(05 Apr 08) 175.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Apr 08) 171.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

I've just returned from the Peace Corps, having spent the past two years in Panama. Before I left, I was in the best shape I've ever been--South Beaching, exercising--feeling good and looking good! Panama is the antithesis of SB...start off the day with fried flour and sugar or white rice and fried fish; lunch, more rice and more fried whathaveyou; dinner, spaghetti on top of rice. I can't make this stuff up. No veggies in sight, tropic temperatures and rocky beaches making excercise challenging to say the least...and along with learning Spanish, I learned the fine art of emotional eating. Two years of that can do some damage...about twenty five pounds worth.

I've been back in country for six months now, and the pounds that I gained that was supposed to "drop off" are still on...and gaining. I'm over it. And ready to lose it. I like South Beach, I like vegetables, and I like feeling good about myself. I tell myself I'm beautiful inside and out to attempt to keep positive...but I'm ready to really believe it!

I thought I'd be back and the emotional stresses would be gone...but I am in the job search process. And nothing says "emotional eating trigger" like looking for a job!! Irony being, if I looked better, I'd feel better, have more confidence, and get that J O B. Ahhh, the vicious cycle...but I am sure I am preaching to the choir!!

As I was finishing my service in Panama, I remember thinking, "If I can do this, I can do anything..." So, bring it on, this weight loss thing. I realize that I need support and to be kept honest...so that's what I am here, and hoping I can provide the same to you all!!

FatSecret member since: 05 Apr 08

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cals: 480kcal | fat: 29.82g | carbs: 31.78g | prot: 23.88g
Shrimp and Vegetables Salad
Easy to fix and filling.
cals: 196kcal | fat: 4.30g | carbs: 7.53g | prot: 32.00g
Smoked Turkey Salad with Sesame Seeds and Sprouts
A great change of pace when you're sick of lettuce. Crisp bean sprouts make for a salad that is pretty to look at and good to eat.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
cals: 106kcal | fat: 9.18g | carbs: 5.81g | prot: 1.96g
Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower roasted in the oven with olive oil and spices.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 7.75g | carbs: 3.55g | prot: 11.85g
Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
Tasty quiche that you make the night before and microwave for breakfast.
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Slightly confused...
How often do you all weigh in--do you think it's better to go daily or weekly?

How long does it take you to enter your food in the food calendar? I just entered my meals for the day and it took me 30 minutes, and I forgot some stuff!! Totally motivated me not to eat ever again, (he he he) but I don't think that's the point. Any suggestions for this newbie on how to "work" the diet calendar, or do I just need to deal?

Thanks--I'm trying to figure this stuff out and use the fab fatsecret as much as possible to keep me on track...and so far so good thanks to you all!!
posted 14 Apr 2008, 20:37
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06 May 2008

OK, maybe not the best approach, but the one I think I need to take this week--I'm ignoring this diet thing. Well, sort of ignoring it. Perhaps just ...
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02 May 2008

Yesterday I got up again and did the Firm. I ate mildly crappy yesterday. I felt like soup for lunch, so had some, but then wasn't really satisfied, ...
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