erikahollister
Joined April 2016
Posts
193
Following
162
Followers
185
Weight History

Start Weight
241.0 lb
Lost so far: 34.0 lb

Current Weight
207.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 27.0 lb
Bio update 9/05/16 - Labor Day!
2/01/17 - 82 lbs down @198
I have been overweight most of my life. Now 62.5 yrs old. This weight loss has not been a rapid process. My highest weight was 280, which I hit twice, the last time about 5 years ago. I discovered I do much better physically and emotionally without gluten, so getting rid of that turned around the bad times for me (depression and weight gain). Eventually, I was diagnosed with Celiac after a genetic test. I joined FS at about 240 in April 16'. My success here has been a combination of the great community support, and the tracking of food and activity. I've been eating low carb for a long time, but the tools here allow me to do it more accountably. Also, many of the keto resources say that calories don't matter, but I do better when I also restrict calories. I'm aiming for about 1200 kcal/day. The high fat allows me to cut cravings and control my eating. I lost about 30 lbs in 4 months when I first joined here, but the losses are slower now. We always wish it could be faster, but I am so happy to be moving in the right direction! I have a lot more to lose, but I feel optimistic and increasingly healthy. Aiming for about 155.

I'm following a Low Carb/High Fat diet that works well for me; with some days of intermittent fasting.

I've set my current goal at 180. Then I'll set new smaller goals as I go, with my final goal, which I hope to reach by next summer.

Still doing HFLC/keto. When I stick to it, it works.
The picture if from the women's march on inauguration weekend.

Love to you all, you make this journey fun and I really appreciate your support!

erikahollister's Weight History


erikahollister's Latest Member Challenges

76
  Walk and LOSE challenge!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 5 of 5
end date: Monday 25 Sep 17
view progress
 
  
70
  LCHF 90-day Challenge
status: In Progress
currently: Week 12 of 12
end date: Sunday 24 Sep 17
view progress
 


Following

ehead
last weighin: losing 18.2 lb a week Down
 
JockoT
last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
Doobrie
only visible to followers
 
Kimmy321
last weighin: steady Steady


erikahollister's Cookbook

cals: 168kcal | fat: 13.47g | carbs: 3.57g | prot: 9.50g
Cream Cheese Biscuit
A very low carb breakfast muffin.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
view complete cookbook

erikahollister's Latest Posts

Egg Fast
Sounds like a good plateau buster - Thanks for the info!
posted 03 May 2017, 16:21
Looking for buddies doing Keto or LCHF
I'm also happy to add keto buddies. I'm a low carber, stay in ketosis most of the time. I've lost 80 lbs, but I'm now struggling with a plateau. My body seems to be taking a break from shrinking, so I'm letting it maintain for awhile, hopefully to resume losses soon. You can definitely add me to your buddy list. I've been on FS for about a year and lost 40 lbs in that time.
posted 09 Apr 2017, 16:50
Do you find it hard to sleep on fasting days?
I'm finding it hard to sleep while losing weight on Keto. I'm not sure whether it's due to fasting periods, ketones in the bloodstream or the MCT oil. Or all three. I'm lucky to get 6 hours and often it's only 3-4. Weight loss has been slow too. The low sleep hours causes a rise in Cortisol, which is not good.
posted 15 Feb 2017, 05:04
Daymon's Before and In Between
Great job and thanks for sharing!
posted 12 Feb 2017, 19:25
How many calories are in 4 0z. of grilled or roasted pork?
Roasted pork varies a lot depending on how much of the fat you are eating. If you're doing LCHF, then eat the fat and count the higher amount. If you're working a low fat diet, then don't eat the fat and count the lower amount for the lean meat.
posted 10 Jan 2017, 16:21
view all erikahollister's posts

Other Related Links

Members

LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet


erikahollister's journal

13 August 2017

Inspired by Miraculum's poetic post; thanks for the inspiration! I pay the price when I eat rice, potatoes, bread or gravy. I think ahead, eat veggies ...

12 August 2017

Fluctuating upwards over the last six weeks, and now fully 10 lbs above my springtime low. OY! I have not been motivated to track, though I do not eat ...

erikahollister's Recent Food & Exercise


erikahollister's Groups

60+ with 50-100 lbs to Lose
60+ with 50-100 pounds to lose.

LOW CARB DAILY CHECK IN
For those who want a daily check in, where you WILL get replies to your posts. Any type of low carb dieter welcome!

LCHF/Keto Evangelism
Teach your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. Lose weight quick. Reverse many medical conditions through diet alone.

erikahollister's Recent Activity

erikahollister's Own Activity

erikahollister commented on Miraculum's Journal Entry.
erikahollister commented on Nick224's Journal Entry.
erikahollister commented on redgirl1974's Journal Entry.
erikahollister commented on Shelly25's Journal Entry.

Following

poppycom commented on Miraculum's Weight Entry.
minitata is following SairChew.
ehead supported Lisa Hahn's Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

milyndacoble recorded a Weight Entry at 182.0 lb.
Tjcruz recorded a Weight Entry at 170.0 lb.
Okosuly recorded a Weight Entry at 171.6 lb.
roddc recorded a Weight Entry at 228.4 lb.
bwconnolly recorded a Weight Entry at 174.0 lb.
chrislevin supported manuelbueno's Journal Entry.
picksixmom recorded a Weight Entry at 230.0 lb.
jumpi1961 recorded a Weight Entry at 185.8 lb.