Start Weight:(16 Nov 15) 161.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Oct 16) 166.2 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: free_bird's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

My parents are both on high blood pressure medication and my dad had a heart attack at the age of 57. My father-in-law has similar health issues. It's time to be serious about what goes into my body (and family's bodies) and get active!

Since 2005 I've been hanging around 145-150 mostly. I'm OK with that, but only OK. Lately I've been creeping beyond 150 and enough is enough.

I know what I need to eat.
I know what good portion control is.
I know exercise is essential.
I know I can get to my goal weight of 135 lbs.
I know I can become a happier, healthier me along with a happier/healthier family in the process.

Starting Weight 1/17/13 155.6 lbs
Goal 1 150 lbs ---> Met! 2/28/13 149.8 lbs
Goal 2 145 lbs ---> Met! 9/26/13 144.8 lbs
Goal 3 140 lbs
Goal 4 135 lbs

FatSecret member since: 16 Jul 08

free_bird's Weight History

free_bird's Latest Member Challenges

  Become an Aquaholic
status: Completed
ended: 03 Feb 14
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  C25K - Be a Runner by Christmas Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 26 Nov 13
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free_bird's Buddies

last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
Re Becca
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Tamarah Jo
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

free_bird's Cookbook

cals: 296kcal | fat: 14.80g | carbs: 32.41g | prot: 10.45g
Mexican Summer Salad
A colorful, spicy, and refreshing Mexican bean salad.
cals: 761kcal | fat: 71.08g | carbs: 30.58g | prot: 8.61g
Spinach, Strawberry & Walnut Salad
A great summer salad with fantastic healthy ingredients.
cals: 176kcal | fat: 3.10g | carbs: 36.27g | prot: 2.68g
Coconut Cake with Fruit
A cheap to make cake which is low fat and egg free.
cals: 204kcal | fat: 14.64g | carbs: 6.68g | prot: 12.24g
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
A yummy side dish or meal.
cals: 212kcal | fat: 5.89g | carbs: 36.13g | prot: 5.53g
Banana Pancakes
Crowd pleasing banana pancakes are a fun twist on regular pancakes.
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free_bird's Latest Posts

Bikini Photos
I'm too scared to do that. Just seeing myself in the full length mirror before I step into the shower is enough to remind me every day.
posted 13 Feb 2013, 16:15
Weight Watchers points vs calorie counting
I've done both with similar results. I preferred WW.
posted 06 Feb 2013, 17:14
Detox Phase 1
9 days
posted 22 Jan 2009, 14:02
I am going to be 30 next month. I read somewhere recently that 30 was the key point in a woman's life when her metabloism really slows down. I know everyone is different, but wanted to ask all of you your experiences after passing this milestone. Thanks for any replies. Wink
posted 21 Nov 2008, 21:24
Word Association
posted 21 Nov 2008, 21:02
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03 December 2015

This is what I've weighed since Monday - post Thanksgiving break weight 😒
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23 November 2015

Good considering weekend slurges
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