erikahollister
Joined April 2016
Posts
191
Following
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Followers
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Weight History

Start Weight
241.0 lb
Lost so far: 36.4 lb

Current Weight
204.6 lb
Performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 24.6 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

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  LCHF 90-day Challenge
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 12
end date: Sunday 24 Sep 17
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  2 Weeks Extreme KETO
status: Completed
ended: 15 May 17
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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.
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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
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erikahollister's journal

08 July 2017

Well, after a week on vacation, I'm home. I ate well - lots of seafood and veggies, packed a picnic lunch every day and cooked breakfast of eggs every ...

01 July 2017

I'm on vacation in Maine. First dinner out, I did well and kept it keto. Ordered an artichoke and fresh crab dip appetizer, skipped the chips and ate ...

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