Start Weight:(19 Oct 10) 253.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Nov 15) 182.5 lb
Goal Weight:153.0 lb
following: gpsmith's own diet
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

I've just turned 27 and have decided to take an active role in my own health finally : ) When I was a little kid, I was skinny and lanky and active.. as I got into high school I started to pack on the pounds a bit more... Then in college, miracle of miracles- I lost my freshman 15, rather than gained...In my second year I was smaller and more fit than I'd ever been (155 lbs... on my frame that's about a size 8 which I was actually quite happy with) - I was a musical Theatre major, and did a lot of dancing!! Then I moved to North Carolina (From Wyoming) and everything fell out of whack. I stopped dancing, my social life became much more sedentary, and I started to gain weight.
I didn't really notice until one day, while in a Biology lab of all things, while doing some silly little lab on BMI we were required to weigh ourselves. I hadn't weighed myself in about 2 years at that point and I'd gone up to 230 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... I'd gained over 80 lbs in I think it was 3 years total? I was SHOCKED. Since that point I have been trying unsuccessfully to lose that weight, and actually ended up gaining 20 more lbs to put me at a whopping 250 lbs-- I think that number has finally given me the motivation to end this growth spurt and start getting healthy. Add to that the fact that my mother is showing symptoms of diabetes--- considering that runs in the female side of my family, I think it's best to nip this in the bud now, while I'm still young.
I was married to a Wonderful man last April and I hope to have children soon, which is another motivation heaped on top of the others. I don't want to gain too much while pregnant, and I want to be in shape to keep up with my kids- I want to set a good example for my children so many some day they won't be caught in the same place I am now!

FatSecret member since: 28 Dec 09

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gpsmith's Latest Member Challenges

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ended: 24 Aug 15
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  J U S T W A L K !
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ended: 02 Sep 13
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gpsmith's Cookbook

cals: 145kcal | fat: 12.66g | carbs: 0.91g | prot: 7.35g
Cheese Snack Bites
Keto friendly snack bites for on the go when you need a little extra fat and protein for the day.
cals: 322kcal | fat: 25.23g | carbs: 3.76g | prot: 15.14g
Chicken & Bacon Veggie Soup
A low carb soup with the deliciousness of chicken and bacon.
cals: 43kcal | fat: 4.69g | carbs: 0.78g | prot: 0.07g
Adobo Rub
A spicy Mexican rub great on grilled chicken, steak or tofu.
cals: 156kcal | fat: 5.37g | carbs: 1.51g | prot: 23.81g
Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Tasty pork tenderloin with a fantastic mix of spices.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 16.35g | carbs: 1.18g | prot: 24.13g
Adobe and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
A mild and flavorful low fat fish dish.
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09 November 2015

Well... As often happens I've had some set backs in the last couple months, but started afresh on November 1st. I have a bad habit of letting cheat days ...
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11 September 2015

on the slow road to hopeful success. but still chafing at the restrictions. sigh
on diet gpsmith's own diet  losing 0.8 lb a week

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gpsmith recorded a Weigh In at 182.5 lb.
gpsmith recorded a Weigh In at 183.0 lb.
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