Start Weight:(01 Feb 11) 310.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Aug 15) 216.0 lb
Goal Weight:185.0 lb
following: kattay's own diet
performance: losing 4.7 lb a week

I raised my three wonderful children on my own, which I am very proud to say. I am Nana to five awesome grandchildren. Now is the time I get to work on myself.

I am a cancer survivor that has had surgeries, radiation, and chemo.
Divorced twice, never regretted divorcing either. First to a mentally abusive skinflint, and second to a alcoholic misogynist. Between growing up in an abusive environment, and my husbands, it is no wonder I found comfort in food, comfort food. Added to that,the best times in my life were associated with food (as most peoples are), holidays and other celebrations.

Over the years I have gone up and down in weight, on one "diet" or another. Now I am making healthier choices, etc. I think you can have it all, occasional "off day" and eat healthy. Just don't let the "off day" turn in to a "month or more off"! Trying to add more exercise in the mix is one of my challenges as well.

Definitely on a journey to be healthier and be more active with my family and friends.

"A sense of humor can get you through almost anything"

FatSecret member since: 01 Feb 11

kattay's Weight History

kattay's Latest Member Challenges

  Biggest Loser Fall 2011
status: Completed
ended: 20 Dec 11
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kattay's Buddies

Online now GLAMMER
last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
Online now Draglist
last weighin: losing 3.5 lb a week Down
Online now gingin40
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

kattay's Cookbook

cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 15.76g | prot: 1.47g
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Oven-roasted spaghetti squash makes a unique side dish or light supper.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 0.59g | carbs: 9.53g | prot: 3.04g
Cauliflower Rice II
A no carb rice substitute.
cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
cals: 120kcal | fat: 5.88g | carbs: 15.32g | prot: 2.84g
No Sugar Oatmeal Apple Muffins
Tantalizing low GI muffins with plenty of goodness but no added sugar.
cals: 71kcal | fat: 3.55g | carbs: 10.02g | prot: 0.90g
Roasted Butternut Squash with Tart Cherries
A perfect, simple, pan roasted side dish for a family supper. The sweetness of the squash creates a delicious caramel around the edges – that really sets off the tart cherry and smokiness of the paprika.
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kattay's Latest Posts

kitchen question, totally off topic
I stowed the toaster out of sight. Won't be tempted to use what I don't see. See no evil, tempt no evil Smile
posted 02 Sep 2014, 16:41
Starting a new life
This is a great site for free help and support. If you stick with working toward your goals, getting there will happen. Good luck!
posted 09 Jul 2014, 00:09
The challenge of losing fat stores
Congratulations, CR, you have done such an amazing job losing weight. I love reading your posts and the advice. You are good at motivation and inspiration!
posted 12 Jun 2014, 22:05
Hey Y'all, First Day!
Welcome to FS! There are a lot of people on this site that can give you support and advice. Good luck on your journey.

My doctor told me I was pre diabetes a while back. Runs in my family. However, I always was on some "diet plan" now I am into healthy. Cutting out the diet soda, sugar, flour, cornmeal, and fried (unless it is something super super special) made a difference. I will try to tweak a recipe by using substitutions like bananas or unsweetened applesauce for sugar, etc. Going to whole foods and not pre packaged junk, reading labels to avoid all hydrogenated oils and other bad for you junk helped me. Went to using only tiny amounts of healthy fats like olive oil. When I was growing up biscuits and gravy would be the meal at least once a week, now I know better. I could get fatter off just the smell of yeast bread rising and baking Rolling Eyes It is a wonder I wasn't even bigger!
posted 08 Jun 2014, 16:46
I did read that all wheat has been altered from its original state to be more insect resistant and for higher yields. Bottom line, in my case, I enjoy it too much. Eating bread or anything with flour in it just makes me want to eat more of it. I have too much weight to lose to mess with it right now lol.
posted 11 Apr 2014, 00:31
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25 August 2015

I have been slacking in the food and exercise department in the last couple of days. A few things going on. Watched the 2 older GK yesterday and 2 of ...
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18 August 2015

I did have a wonderful time with the GKs last week. Friday I had the 11 year old, 6 year old, and the 2 year old for the day. Mr. 11 can be a picky ...
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The NEW Flexitarian (Whole Food 4 Life)
flex-i-tar-i-an [fleks.uh.TAYR.ee.un] n. Someone seeking to strike the balance in meals using only whole food resources.

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