Start Weight:(24 Oct 11) 188.0 lb
Current Weight:(31 Aug 14) 172.0 lb
Goal Weight:147.0 lb
following: kitty-eared-girl's own diet
performance: losing 2.2 lb a week

I'm a 25 year old who has struggled with weight for most of my life. I had the great opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo for four months, and dropped from 198 to 186. Unfortunately, I gained almost all of it back within a year of returning home. I'm tired of feeling my thighs rub when I walk, and of being ashamed to wear anything less than a one piece bathing suit.

I currently moved, and have great access now to a gym and Dance Dance Revolution pads, along with more free time to concentrate on my eating habits. I've been working at it since the start of September, and am hoping to hit my target weight goals by next summer, so I can (for the first time in my life) buy a legitimate bikini!

FatSecret member since: 24 Oct 11

kitty-eared-girl's Weight History

kitty-eared-girl's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk/Jog 10 miles a week
status: Completed
ended: 25 Mar 14
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kitty-eared-girl's Buddies

last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
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kitty-eared-girl's Cookbook

cals: 300kcal | fat: 8.81g | carbs: 26.51g | prot: 24.82g
Beef Pot Roast and Roasted Vegetables
Hearty and healthy delicious crock pot dinner.
cals: 259kcal | fat: 12.94g | carbs: 6.19g | prot: 29.60g
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu
This quick and easy cordon bleu keeps the flavors the same, but skips the fussy layering and breading steps.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 4.84g | carbs: 10.04g | prot: 5.05g
Asian Style Broccoli
A Japanese inspired easy recipe to spice up bland broccoli.
cals: 149kcal | fat: 2.40g | carbs: 14.88g | prot: 17.34g
Chicken and Broccoli in Mushroom Sauce
Nice casserole to make ahead of time and warm up for dinner.
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kitty-eared-girl's Latest Posts

Its taking me a LONG time to post but I have to take a risk and commit. Wish me luck.
Accountability is one of the biggest keys to making the lifestyle changes stick in order to becoming a healthier you. I'm glad you're here Smile
posted 02 Sep 2014, 20:08
Fitbit Flex Not Sustaining a Charge
That's what I'm afraid of....did a little research on it and I'm not the only one whose had this issue. I'm currently waiting to hear back from Fitbit support, but I have a sinking feeling they won't be willing to help as I got this off ebay, not from them directly. I'll let you know when I hear back
posted 18 Aug 2014, 19:41
Fitbit Flex Not Sustaining a Charge
I've had a Fitbit Flex (purchased used) for over a year now. Within the last week or so, I've found that it's no longer holding a charge for more than a day or so. I've checked the fitbit site and I've followed the suggestion of cleaning the contacts, but its hasn't helped (then again, the only close to relevant article they had was on the flex not charging at all).

Has anyone else had this problem, with the Flex charging but not being able to sustain said charge?
posted 16 Aug 2014, 12:56
Adding Photo to Food Description
The only way I've seen to do it is through the mobile app, but that can't be right.
posted 02 May 2014, 14:42
Proposed Food Label Changes in the US
A friend linked me to this article regarding changes to the current nutrition labels that Michelle Obama is working to impose.

At first glance I thought "Okay, these are some decent ideas", but the more I thought about it, the more I dislike the changes being proposed. And please, if you have can see the value in the changes, especially in the ones that I am not a fan of, post them! I'd like to change my stance on this if there is some sense to what is being done.

In order of the article:

1. Calories go big. Calorie content will be listed at 400% font in comparison to the rest of the label. While this isn't such a huge deal (no pun intended) to me, I do wonder what that says about our country when we have to treat consumers like small children, putting the "important parts" in a bigger size so that its not missed.

2. Servings get real. If and when this is implemented, serving sizes will be listed not based on an actual serving size, but rather by what consumer behavior dictates a 'serving' to be. The example the article gives is that a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream will be listed as two servings rather than four like it is now, as most people seem to eat that much in one sitting. This one particularly bothers me, because I feel like instead of continuing to try and educate the masses on how to eat appropriately, the government is throwing its hands up in surrender on the topic and is rewriting the rules to fit the 'bad behavior' rather than trying to correct it. I'm not understanding how listing a 'serving' based on current habits is going to help the American obesity problem.

3. Added sugar jumps out. This one I actually don't mind at all, but if you look at the 'new' label versus the old one in the article, you'll notice the 'calories from fat' is now inexplicably missing. Isn't that a bit important to note as well as added sugar?

The article quotes First Lady Obama as saying:

"Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf and be able to tell whether it’s good for your family. So this is a big deal, and it’s going to make a big difference for families all across this country.", I'm not a parent, but even so, with the current label system I find myself fairly capable of reading the side of a container and deciding if the caloric intake is worth my picking up of said item.

Thoughts? (side note: I'm not looking to discuss politics with this. It doesn't matter to me if you like or hate our government or the President. I'm only interested in the views on the changes being made. If you need to get a political rant out, please do so in your own thread or journal. Thanks Wink )
posted 01 Mar 2014, 07:13
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