Start Weight:(27 Sep 10) 270.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Apr 14) 218.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: kkd1125's own diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

I am married, almost 20 years, with 2 kids (son age 15 and daughter age 11). I work full time in advertising/marketing in Southern California. I have had a lifetime struggle with weight, seriously, since about age 7 or 8. I'm so tired of the battle and feeling like I'm missing so much of life that's out there. My 2013 goal was to reach and exceed my lowest weight as an adult that I can remember (235 lbs., which was 20 years ago).

I met and exceeded my 2013 goal by losing 50 lbs. by mid November. I also conquered my high blood pressure and my doctor took me off medication in September 2013 that I had been on for over 11 years. I was able to buy a pair of jeans in size 16 which I haven't worn since the early 90's when I met my husband. I felt like 2013 was the year of finding ME, like I'd been a big slab of unshapely marble and now I'm sculpting out the me that I am supposed to be. Healthy eating and exercise has done wonders for me so far, and I can't wait to see how much healthier I can be in 2014!

I am starting 2014 with a post-holiday slight gain and a weight of 225. My big goal for 2014 is to reach 200 pounds by June 22. That is the day my family leaves for a 2-week Hawaii vacation and also the month of my 20th wedding anniversary. I don't tan since I'm fair-skinned, freckled, blonde, and blue-eyed, but I want to wear cute little Hawaiian sundresses on this trip, and a bathing suit that doesn't make me look like a grandma. That will be my reward.

FatSecret member since: 28 Apr 10

kkd1125's Weight History

kkd1125's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 10 Pounds in May
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jun 13
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  Fitness for Life
status: Completed
ended: 26 Jun 11
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kkd1125's Buddies

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Kris AZ
last weighin: losing 2.0 lb a week Down
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kkd1125's Cookbook

cals: 131kcal | fat: 9.83g | carbs: 9.06g | prot: 3.05g
Cheesecake Cups
Yummy cheesecake cups without the crust.
cals: 113kcal | fat: 11.30g | carbs: 3.62g | prot: 0.82g
Avocado Dressing
Creamy homemade dressing.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 6.21g | carbs: 17.79g | prot: 4.48g
"Cookie Dough" Dip
Protein packed chickpea dip made into a sweet non-guilty treat.
cals: 107kcal | fat: 4.45g | carbs: 7.69g | prot: 8.59g
Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
Delicious mini pizzas using muffin pans.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 6.92g | carbs: 5.00g | prot: 20.04g
Baked Crab Cakes
Big flavor, low calorie crab cakes.
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I have two kids and a husband and a crazy family schedule. Sometimes we eat together and often we don't. I find that cooking batches of things on Sundays to use throughout the week helps. I'll bake or grill extra chicken, fish, beef (roast, steak or ground), and possibly make extra rice, pasta, etc. or pre-bake some russet or sweet potatoes. I also might cut up some extra veggies (onions, peppers, carrots, zucchini, etc.). Then on a busy weeknight all I have to do is reheat the meat and a starch (if needed/wanted), and pan sautee some quick veggies or microwave steam some broccoli and we're good to go. (I also use "cheater" lower calorie sauces for toppings on the meat and veggies, such as flavored hummus, salsa, etc. to add different flavors. Or add the pre-cooked chicken with some of the veggies with some romaine lettuce or spinach into a salad. The key is being prepared and having several options ready to go so you're not tempted to go out, or order in for pizza or something not as healthy. Good luck! A small suggestion: I wouldn't be too fixated on the six month duration. Small changes over time will yield results, but 5 pounds per month is a lot if you don't have a whole lot to lose. You may see 5 lbs. per month for the first few months, but it might not be consistently that high. As long as you're creating healthy habits and moving in the right direction, you're doing great!
posted 09 Apr 2014, 17:31
Broke my plateau
Way to go, CCerza!!! I want to follow in your footsteps. I've been in a bit of a plateau for the past 6 months. I've lost 52 lbs. since Dec 2012, so our progress is similar. Slow and steady weight loss is ideal so you're doing great. We'll get there!
posted 09 Apr 2014, 14:08
accurate excercise logging/calorie burning tool please
Lisa, I got a BodyMedia Band for Christmas and I was surprised how accurate FatSecret is in comparison. Maybe not all calorie counts for activities align on both platforms, but FS is pretty close in activity estimation.
posted 12 Mar 2014, 13:42
I gave up...BIG MISTAKE
Good for you, GillesG, for getting back up! That's the most important part. Don't give up on yourself. Make yourself a promise that if you slip again, you will get back on track at the next meal, or next day, and not let the slip last for 4 months. Perhaps you can write down what you're feeling now about the last 4 months of letting go and the weight gain, and return to that writing the next time you're tempted to give up. It will remind you how hard this is to start over again and that you don't ever want to give up on taking care of yourself. Good luck! We're here for you!
posted 12 Mar 2014, 13:36
Why is my ticker not updated on my posts?
Does anyone know if the weight loss ticker is working again? I would like to add it back to my signature, but don't want it to be stuck at the same weight forever like before.
posted 12 Mar 2014, 13:29
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14 April 2014

Confession time. Been stress eating a bit over the weekend - dealing with moving/packing craziness and some school behavioral issues with my son that ...
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09 April 2014

Oh good... Back down again. My last weigh in must have been high due to extra bloat from TOM or sodium. Thank goodness. But I'm so glad it motivated my ...
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