Start Weight:(09 Feb 14) 259.0 lb
Current Weight:(13 Apr 14) 247.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: jas218's own diet
performance: gaining 3.5 lb a week

I'm 45, married, mom to three adult children and two dogs. I have been a yo-yo dieter for 20 years and I am back at trying to throw the yo-yo out!!!I have lost and gained weight more times than I can count.

Anyway, I am a 3/4 time college student and work full-time during the day. So I have loads of excuses for "not having enough time" but I can make time. I need to be kind to myself because I will give up. And tough enough to not allow excuses. Everything is a balancing act.

I have been not been feeling well this past year and have have all kinds of tests done to see if there is any good reason for my extreme fatigue and mood swings...only firm result so for is very low vitamin D levels and low iron. And of course tap dancing around my weight. Heart is good, cholesterol is good, so GET MOVIN' and EATING right!

FatSecret member since: 06 Nov 08

jas218's Weight History

jas218's Latest Member Challenges

  190's No More
status: Completed
ended: 10 Aug 09
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  Excercise Every Day for One Full Week
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jul 09
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jas218's Buddies

on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
on diet My own diet
buddies only
not sharing weight

jas218's Cookbook

cals: 125kcal | fat: 5.58g | carbs: 18.42g | prot: 2.00g
Coconutty Prunes
A wonderful treat that is high in potassium and will help balance your digestive track.
cals: 209kcal | fat: 9.05g | carbs: 22.30g | prot: 9.79g
Mushroom & Rice Casserole
Hearty mushroom casserole with rice, sour cream, cottage cheese and spices topped with parmesan.
cals: 56kcal | fat: 2.82g | carbs: 3.91g | prot: 3.79g
Jalapeno Poppers
These baked and battered poppers have minimal points but maximum flavor.
cals: 87kcal | fat: 1.35g | carbs: 16.61g | prot: 5.71g
Sweet & Sour Cauliflower Salad
A great tasting cauliflower salad, with parsley, tomatoes, lemon and yogurt.
cals: 180kcal | fat: 8.08g | carbs: 21.28g | prot: 6.88g
Hot Banana Dessert
A yummy, low calorie and protein rich sweet banana and cheese dessert straight out of the microwave.
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jas218's Latest Posts

To coffee or not too coffee
I am not anti-caffeine however I do not drink much coffee any longer mainly because I like it light (lots of cream) and sweet (lots of sugar) or those sweetened flavored creamers like coffee-mate or international delights...my mouth is watering...back to my point. I came across this tidbit in an article about foods to eat and avoid for children with ADHD and of course they anre the same foods EVERYONE should eat and avoid here's what it said about caffeine minus the ADHD part...

AVOID: Caffeine
Caffeine pulls minerals out of the bone, when your body lacks the natural level of minerals it needs to function. Coffee, tea and other caffeinated drinks are acidic and lower the natural pH of the body, says Zimmerman, making it work harder to find a natural balance.

posted 22 Apr 2009, 19:47
Mayonaise Substitute
Hummus is a delicious substitute. I also use Laughing Cow light garlic & herb cheese wedges, only 35 calories and 2 grams of fat. They too taste delicious on sandwiches.
posted 22 Apr 2009, 14:58
Coupon for a FREE frozen entree at

Just saw the commercial on TV. Might be worth a try.

posted 02 Mar 2009, 14:47
Salad Dressings
A friend of mine turned me on to rice vinegar. The brand is Nakano and they are 15-20 calories, 0 fat, 5g sugar per tablespoon and come in many varieties like garlic, pesto, red pepper, balsamic. I think they're delicious. You could even mix them with olive oil, too.
posted 30 Jan 2009, 18:46
Mrs. Fields muffins

You peaked my curiousity. I've been surfing and it seems that Mrs.Fields MINI muffins are the ones you are describing above. The full size muffins range from 340-420 calories and about 25 gr of fat because they are more like 105g in size?weight?.
Hope this clears up the confusion.
posted 08 Jan 2009, 09:52
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13 April 2014

Terrible week. Retreated to stress induced eating, not planning, not caring...made some very poor choices. McDonald's twice, 2 restaurant meals, pizza, ...
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06 April 2014

Patience is the hardest part of weight loss for me. I get in a hurry to see results and sometimes I won't even acknowledge the results I have attained. ...
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