Start Weight:(11 Sep 13) 222.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Aug 14) 224.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: krystynecar's own diet
performance: gaining 0.5 lb a week

Here I am a 46 year old mother of three, (18, 17, & 5) who works full time as the head of the art department at an arts school in a suburb north of Toronto, also a practicing artists. Too many things to do!

I gained a LOT of weight during my last two pregnancies - my baby is now 5 and I lost one at 19 weeks last summer.

Now it is time for me to look after my self! Bought my self a new bike, got some new exercise DVDs - while I used to love the gym it is not so fun when you are this size!!

I also have a lot of food allergies - wheat, rye, barley, oats, alcohol, coffee, soy, corn and dairy!! Not a lot of other foods left over - you'd think I'd be a stick.

Working hard to get back into my size three pre-pregnancy clothes and boy, do i have a long way to go, but one step at a time and eventually I'll get there! Looking for support and advice along the way. Need a buddy? I'd be happy to be one!

FatSecret member since: 13 Oct 10

krystynecar's Weight History

krystynecar's Latest Member Challenges

  Beat the Biggest Loser
status: Completed
ended: 24 Mar 13
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  7lbs off in month of January
status: Completed
ended: 04 Feb 13
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krystynecar's Buddies

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at work - just another day
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new hair
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me 5 years ago at 138 - my goal
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Last straw - July 2011 - 219lbs
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January 30, 2011 "before"
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krystynecar's Cookbook

cals: 242kcal | fat: 19.09g | carbs: 12.72g | prot: 5.58g
Sour Cream Cheesecake
Delicious creamy and wet cheesecake.
cals: 294kcal | fat: 19.17g | carbs: 29.93g | prot: 5.24g
No Flour Chocolate Cake
A gluten free and very chocolatey, decadent cake.
cals: 230kcal | fat: 10.17g | carbs: 14.63g | prot: 21.48g
Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Sensational spicy mostly vegetable stir fry with chicken breast, ginger, garlic and chilies.
cals: 81kcal | fat: 4.67g | carbs: 8.28g | prot: 1.58g
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Delicious gluten and dairy free cookies that are also high in fiber and protein and low in carbs.
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krystynecar's Latest Posts

can you really eat what you want as long as your in a calorie deficit?
Diablo360X - I actually always counted my calories - In fact I was a national level competitive athlete for all of my teens into my early 20's - I only had problems once I had children. I had two 10 pound babies back to back and had about 70 pounds to loose - which I did and kept it off until I hit 40 and once again had 2 back to back pregnancies. I am under serious medical supervision. I don't eat crap (nor have I ever!!) and I can tell you that when I was thin and fit I could eat twice what I can eat now. The fatter you get the easier it is to get fatter! If you have never been obese you have no idea what it is like or how people treat you. I am not a stupid person, I have two degrees, I don't get my information from fitness magazines. I am very aware of fruit GI - I eat mostly berries, and even then only in the morning and only with protein. I eat mostly green vegetables. I have multiple food allergies (wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn and rice) so it's not like I have ever stuffed my self with bonbons! You need to stop being so self righteous and maybe try to be more helpful.
posted 09 Apr 2013, 16:41
can you really eat what you want as long as your in a calorie deficit?
From my personal experience - a resounding no! Carbs for me and many are a killer as they raise insulin levels which is a hormone that will make you gain weight - I don't eat ultra low carb but I do keep my carbs under 100 per day and I spread them out through out the day and always eat with protein and I do not eat refined carbs (no sugar, noodles, rice, potato or other grains) I eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. For years I ate a very restricted fat and calorie diet and got fatter and fatter and fatter!
posted 08 Apr 2013, 20:03
Egg Receipe/Breakfast
@ messamermom - I am sooo trying that!
posted 08 Apr 2013, 19:56
Egg Receipe/Breakfast
I also have ceiac and many other food allergies so I have gone paleo - lately I have been trying to be greener so I have a breakfast smoothy - my current favourite 1 c frozen raspberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 T lemon juice, 1 T almond butter, 1/2 cup spinach, and 1 T of chia seeds - delicious and holds me to lunch time. I also try frittatas - a quiche with no crust - slice and dice any favorite veggies or meat then cover with egg and bake - slice and keep in freezer until ready to use. handy is helpful
posted 08 Apr 2013, 19:55
Starting over yet again
glad to have you back!!!
posted 01 Oct 2012, 13:50
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26 November 2013

now day 16 of very low carb paleo! My husband has lost 15 pounds - it's not fair!
on diet krystynecar's own diet  losing 3.9 lb a week

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hitting the refresh button - nothing is worse that being heavier than your starting weight - it's a new school year for me and my birthday so a whole ...

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