Start Weight:(24 Oct 11) 188.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Jul 14) 172.0 lb
Goal Weight:147.0 lb
following: kitty-eared-girl's own diet
performance: losing 1.2 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

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  Walk/Jog 10 miles a week
status: Completed
ended: 25 Mar 14
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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

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
27 year old ready to move on.
MNFats52 wrote:
Indeed, it is a lifestyle change. Food is fuel, not our reason for being.

Could not have said it better myself! I've taken to looking at weight loss as a continual journey. Every good journey has ups and downs, setbacks and celebrations. Keep a positive outlook and don't let a minor setback be the start of a backslide.

Chin up! There are thousands of people on the same journey as you, ready to walk alongside you, keep you company and pick you up when you stumble.
posted 08 Feb 2014, 11:57
The Whole Calorie Counting Thing
It seems that in the world of weight loss there are no distinct facts outside of calorie deficits will eventually result in weight loss, and even that can be disputed. There is some truth to what you said about different foods metabolizing differently, but part of that also has to do with things outside of the calories in said food. Obviously a candy bar with 200 calories is going to affect you differently than 200 calories worth of broccoli. In my experience, it really comes down to finding something that works for you personally. I love the calorie counting because it helps me stay on track, but I know there are diet plans out there that don't involve calorie counting at all and people swear by them. Clear cut answers are hard to find because not all bodies function the same, and the methods to lose weight don't work for everyone across the board. It took a bit of experimentation with various diets for me to find something that left me feeling satisfied but let me drop weight, too. This site is really good for comparing diets on (under the actual 'diet' tab at the top of the page). Do some research and see if you can find something that resonates with you
posted 08 Feb 2014, 11:36
Adding Photo to Food Description
nope Sad
posted 17 Nov 2013, 14:32
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