Start Weight:(11 Apr 16) 241.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Mar 17) 197.4 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet
performance: losing 2.2 lb a week

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!

FatSecret member since: 10 Apr 16

erikahollister's Weight History

erikahollister's Latest Member Challenges

  Exercise 30' every day.
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 12
end date: Wednesday 24 May 17
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  Water Hydration
status: Completed
ended: 27 Mar 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

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
Too much flavor???
And after a day of fasting and drinking only unsweetened drinks, a dinner meal of vegetables and meat tastes absolutely sweet and delicious. Flavors are enhanced when you give up sugar, and sweetened stuff tastes gross!
posted 06 Jan 2017, 21:43
New Here
Welcome to FS! Hope you find this site as great a guidance as I have.
posted 02 Jan 2017, 09:55
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26 March 2017

So, I'm adding probiotic foods this week after taking anti-biotics last week. I treated myself to a bottle of kombucha and have been taking it in small ...

13 March 2017

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