Joined September 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
127.5 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
126.5 lb
Performance: losing 6.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
114.0 lb
Still to go: 12.5 lb
I am 5'2", petite with small body frame. I am not curvy, and I have smaller chest and narrow hip. My body looks very straight and doesn't look having "small waist", especially when I am heavy, but that's my body type. My body shape is more like Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz's body shape (I am NOT that skinny, I know), not Eva Mendez. It is really unfortunate for me, but it's okay.

Before moving to the U.S., my weight was around 115 lbs (52kg), which was my healthy weight and not skinny at all. I gradually gained weight due to changes in my lifestyle, and I hit 135 in 2008. That was my "moment" to think about my weight more seriously.

My health issues:
+Congenital Hip dysplasia (or "developmental dysplasia of hip (DDH)")... My hip joints are weak since I was born. I had surgery of my left hip joint at age 14, but my condition is considered as relatively mild, not severe. I still need to avoid high impact exercise (this had been my best excuse to avoid any exercise) and not to be overweight.
+Had partial thyroidectomy in December 2009... Prior to surgery, my thyroid level was good, and I only had a nodule on my neck(=thyroid). My doctor found cancer cell (Papillary thyroid cancer) in it, but it was microscopic and all are gone now. To reduce future risk, I am prescribed to take medication rest of my life. As of 2010, I am new to this condition, so I am still observing any changes in my body. This experience gave me new reason to lose weight and be healthier.

My Historical Weight:
03/10/09 135 lb
02/10/10 134 ... I got serious of losing weight
06/07/10 128
12/14/10 136
03/04/10 130.5
06/02/10 122
09/08/10 115 ... got too busy with school work and stop exercising
12/06/11 118
06/11/11 123
11/20/11 120.5
09/20/12 127.5

**MY ULTIMATE GOALS: weight=106lb.(48kg); waist=24.5in.(62cm)**

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cals: 17kcal | fat: 1.08g | carbs: 1.55g | prot: 0.69g
Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups
This delicious appetizer or snack is an explosion of flavors. A perfect guilt free healthy low-cal appetizer at a party.
cals: 248kcal | fat: 14.47g | carbs: 28.83g | prot: 2.84g
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Easy low-fat baked sweet potato fries for those craving a high-fat and salty treat like fast food french fries.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 0.21g | carbs: 35.31g | prot: 0.69g
Baked Sweet Pears
Delicious, healthy gourmet dessert that's great for entertaining, as a sweet treat or to get in an extra serving of fruit.
cals: 262kcal | fat: 2.38g | carbs: 53.42g | prot: 10.58g
Chickpea Curry
A vegan Indian dish to satisfy those cravings guilt free.
cals: 89kcal | fat: 3.20g | carbs: 3.63g | prot: 11.62g
Crispy Chicken Strips
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Leg exercise for DDH
Thank you for the advice, Trish. (By the way, I'm sorry for my late response. I just found your posting today.) Do your hips come out?! Oh, my goodness, it sounds so painful! I haven't been in a such situation yet, but I need to be careful too.

My surgery was pretty simple, according to my doctor. He took a piece of born from my back (I don't know exactly "where" ) and attached it to the end of left hip socket. It's long time ago, so the treatment nowadays would be much different. Because I had surgery on the left hip joint, my left leg is so weak that I cannot stand only with my left leg long. When I do, my joint (or muscle around the joint) hurts. My left tight is 1 inch smaller than the right one too. I want to make them even and stronger.

The exercise you suggested sounds good. I should try those moves. Since I posted, I made adjustment on my plie: with narrower stance, shallower movement, and pointing toes out about 30 degrees, not 45. I don't know if the adjustments were good or my muscle around hip joints got stronger, but I don't hear "clunk" anymore. Instead, I DO hear it when I move my legs to outer. When I lift my legs to back in 45 degrees angle, the joint goes "clunk" sometimes. It does when I do high-side-kick too. It seems that the key is "angle" to my hip joint. Although I want to do workout in a correct form and make it effective, I want to protect my hip joints. From now on, I'll make sure to alter my form whenever I hear "clunk".

It's really a tricky condition, don't you think? We need to lose weight for joints, and at the same time, we should avoid running and jumping. I know those are NOT the only ways to lose weight, but those are the easiest/fastest way to achieve the goal. Take well care of yourself, Trish, and I will too! Thanks!!
posted 23 Feb 2011, 23:22
Leg exercise for DDH
I wonder if there is anybody who can share the workout for this health condition.

I have this condition that called Developmental Dysplasia of Hip (DDH) or Congenital Hip Dysplasia. Basically, when I was an infant, my hip joints weren't formed well, and in my case, the connection of the hip joints, especially left one, were shallow. I had surgery at age 14, but there is no foreign object in me. So, this is my background.

I am supposed to not doing high impact exercise naturally, but I want to strengthen my muscle around hip joints. I recently started doing pilates, and I feel it's working really well on my muscle around thighs and hip joints, which is great. However, I also notice that it makes "clunk!" noise on my left hip joint, which I had surgery. I don't think it's a good sign. I also have a problem posing "plie". If I do it with deeper and wider stance, my hip joints oftne go "clunk". The thing is that my hip joint connects better when I point my toes to inner. When I point my toes outer, like when I do "plie", it causes problems. But if I wouldn't do it with the correct pose, "plie" is not effective.

I should ask doctors about this kind of question, but my doctor choices at this small town is very limited. Besides, I'm moving to a different city in less than a month. DDH condition for each person may unique, but I wonder if there is anybody who could share leg exercise routine without hurting hip joints. Oh, by the way, I am a poor swimmer, and I don't like the idea of dipping into the pool.Crying or Very sad

posted 17 Apr 2010, 10:39
Study for school after work out
I had been doing alright since I posted here last time, so I almost forgot this. Recently, I adjusted my exercise form for lunge, dip, and squat to make it deeper. Then BAM! The restlessness came back. So, it seems that what I felt as "restlessness on my legs" is a form of muscle aches. I'm doing workout DVD, so it usually includes some stretch at the end. I also do pilates, often after workout DVD. Maybe my stretch is not enough to relax my legs. I don't know. I am going to add more repetitions for leg stretch and do massage after workout. I'll see how it works. Oh, and of course, I try drink more WATER!
Thanks everyone! Wink
posted 10 Apr 2010, 09:05
Study for school after work out
I've never really paid attention on potassium, but I don't think I have it too less. I eat green leafy vegs, banana, and chocolate(!).
Maybe I should drink more water...? I'll see. If drinking more water solves my problem, I will update here. Thanks!
posted 09 Nov 2009, 14:47
Study for school after work out
I have a problem focusing on study after exercise. While I am sitting at desk, my legs ache that interferes my focus. My legs are so restless that I need to have a break. I often walk around the room or lie down on bed a while. Then I lose time for study! I remember now this was the one of reasons I quit my exercise when I went back to school in spring. I am not morning person, so doing exercise in the morning is not my option. Does anybody have suggestion how to reduce the restlessness of my legs, especially after exercise?
posted 05 Nov 2009, 23:04
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