Start Weight:(23 Oct 12) 173.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Nov 15) 140.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: jdeese's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

From 2008-2013 I managed to gain 40lbs... fell in love, went out to eat way too much, and ate too much in general, all the while getting hardly any exercise. I only wish now that I would've stopped the downward spiral much earlier. At 5'3", looking in the mirror at my 170+ lb self was extremely depressing... I've never really struggled with my weight, but at the same time I was never really "fit" either, even when I was "skinny". I knew I had to do something. At first I got a personal trainer for a month to get me going. After that I tried exercising at home, but it wasn't working so I got a gym membership. At first I would only go 2-3 times a week, but now I try to go 5 times a week doing both cardio and weight training.

Recently I've gotten back into martial arts, and my kickboxing instructor at the gym is also helping me get back into karate. I started taking Jiu-Jitsu back in May '14. It's different, and as a martial artist used to striking and kicking, I didn't think I'd ever be into it, but it's fun and I love learning. It's also a way for me to get in some exercise on the weekends.

FatSecret member since: 21 Sep 11

jdeese's Weight History

jdeese's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 20 pounds before Christmas
status: Completed
ended: 25 Nov 13
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  40lb Weight Loss Before Swimsuit Season
status: Completed
ended: 02 Feb 13
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jdeese's Buddies

last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
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jdeese's Cookbook

cals: 90kcal | fat: 5.19g | carbs: 8.73g | prot: 4.11g
Fiesta Dip
Delicious dip for tortilla chips that's great for parties.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 0.42g | carbs: 54.56g | prot: 6.79g
Creamy Smashed Potatoes
So delicious and creamy minus the butter and milk.
cals: 543kcal | fat: 13.88g | carbs: 100.17g | prot: 12.59g
Sesame Noodles
Whole wheat pasta with toasted sesame seeds tossed in a delicious Asian sauce.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 3.82g | prot: 7.73g
Tomato Mozzarella Caprese
Tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and basil.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 5.27g | carbs: 5.05g | prot: 29.29g
Dijon Broccoli Chicken
Yummy broccoli and chicken in a tangy sauce.
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jdeese's Latest Posts

New and looking for a buddy
Hi Caged,

I'll be looking at gaining more muscle mass as well once I lose 12 more lbs... I love weight training and I do both cardio and weight training while at the gym. I've already gained a lot of muscle and strength on my weightloss journey.

Let me know and I'll be glad to help you!
posted 05 Aug 2014, 13:15
Starting Over
Hi audih12,

Losing 100 lbs is an amazing feat! You should be very proud of yourself for that. I can understand the setback of gaining 20lbs back - try to see the positive in that you have caught it at this point, and that you know what it will take to lose it again. I have had my own setbacks in my diet - I'll be doing well, and losing about a pound a week and then I'll want to go back to eating like I used to and of course the results show it.

It's all about good habits and lifestyle. I'm here for any help/support you may need!
posted 05 Aug 2014, 13:08
does it matter if i do not eat all calories awarded to me?
Females should eat no less than 1,200 calories per day and males should eat no less than 1,800 per day. Otherwise, our bodies go into starvation mode.
Assuming you are trying to lose weight, how many calories you eat all depends on how active you are during the day, your age, and weight, etc. In order to lose weight, you should eat 500 calories less than the amount of calories it would take for you to maintain your current weight. Hope that makes sense.
posted 08 Jul 2014, 15:47
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07 October 2015

My muscles are feeling it from bootcamp and kickboxing yesterday. I'm ready to get to the gym for a really good stretch, cardio, and work on biceps, chest ...
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08 September 2015

This weekend was another one off the "calorie counting" wagon. I did not do well, and will not weigh in again until I can physically tell a change. I know ...
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