gug

Start Weight:(23 Apr 14) 124.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Jul 14) 116.0 lb
Goal Weight:115.0 lb
following: The Paleo Diet
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Finally, I’ve reached my goal. It took a long time. Now I’m ready to move into phase 3 of SBD and the challenge is not to gain it back.

When I was 58 years old and I was over weight, with a chronic back ache, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and in real bad shape. I had a hard time walking. I would get so tired. When I went grocery shopping, I grabbed a cart just to use as a walker. That was 8 years ago.

I decided to start doing some back exercises. Then several months later, I joined a gym. I started with spin class because I could not walk on the treadmill. I thought that all I had to do was sit down and peddle on the bike. How wrong I was! I was surprised to see that they stand in spin class. It took me several months to be able to stand because my thighs were just not strong enough.

I now go to the gym 5 days a week and take spin class and body pump and sometimes other classes that are offered. I do pilates or yoga every morning at home. I still can’t get myself to do those machines, I find them so boring, but I will never quit the gym. I hope to be going well into my 70s. I even find a gym when I travel. I think that it is the most important part of my health and my weight maintenance.

In December, I discovered that I also have diabetes. This gave me more incentive to work even harder to watch my diet and weight..

I decided not to journal, because my food, exercise, and weight chart are already right here on fatsecret and I can’t see repeating it in my journal. Thanks to the support of my buddies here, I know that I can stick to my plan and I am willing to talk and help anyone on their journey. I know it is not easy, it is a decision that only each of us has to make for our self. I’ll still be logging in to keep in touch of everyone here. My personality is that I would rather listen than talk.

FatSecret member since: 16 Oct 07

gug's Weight History


gug's Latest Member Challenges

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  Cruise to Lose
status: Completed
ended: 21 Nov 08
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lenny
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
 
njashka8
last weighin: steady Steady
cpmodem
last weighin: gaining 2.5 lb a week Up
 
MusicMom123
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

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gug's Cookbook

cals: 148kcal | fat: 1.69g | carbs: 26.78g | prot: 6.93g
Lemon & Garlic Hummus
Light and tasty hummus with garlic, lemon juice and yogurt.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.36g | carbs: 0.69g | prot: 3.24g
Angeled Eggs
A mayonnaise free version of deviled eggs.
cals: 143kcal | fat: 6.30g | carbs: 18.77g | prot: 2.94g
Rosemary Chips
Yummy rosemary chips made out of wraps.
cals: 212kcal | fat: 13.79g | carbs: 24.04g | prot: 3.71g
Chocolate & Nut Dipped Strawberries
Large strawberries dipped in chocolate and almonds.
cals: 145kcal | fat: 5.26g | carbs: 19.72g | prot: 5.42g
Frozen Banana Treat
This recipe is a great way to eat healthy, while still being a little devilish.
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A great free download to your MP3 player or IPOD :

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posted 01 Jun 2009, 12:25
DLAndrews
Thanks for the update. I hope she is doing better.
posted 16 Apr 2009, 13:37
life expectancy
Nice web site
My results:
Biological age: 66
Virtual Age: 42.9
Life Expectancy: 102.7
posted 26 Mar 2009, 07:40
Tune your ipod up! Free trial of Ipodfitness
In order to get first download free, you have to give your credit card number. I don't give this out to anyone.
posted 22 Nov 2008, 14:21
Recipes from Cruise to Lose Challenge
Thank you so much for all the very hard work. I appreciate it so much!
posted 22 Nov 2008, 03:44
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05 May 2014

Although I have been a member of Fatsecret since Oct. 2007, I haven't been on Fatsecret in sometime. I'm finding the new format much more difficult to ...
on diet The Paleo Diet  

22 June 2011

Ready to start Phase 2 SBD
on diet The South Beach Diet  

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For people on the South Beach Diet that just want to share ideas.

Yes... I have Diabetes
This group is for anyone who is in some way affected by Diabetes. Past, Present, or Future... You or a loved one! Come join!

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