Start Weight:(30 Jun 14) 280.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Nov 15) 152.4 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: lettygaylor's own diet
performance: gaining 2.2 lb a week

I have been overweight pretty much my whole life. The heaviest I have been is 280. Luckily I don't have any kind of health problems...but I didn't want to wait until I started having problems to try to lose weight and get healthy. I should have done this years ago, honestly though I didn't have the motivation. My husband married me when I was over weight, and he never once told me anything about my weight, in fact he has always told me that I was beautiful, so why even bother to try to be healthy? I had a little girl almost 10 years ago. She is the reason why I have finally decided to get healthier. I don't want her to go down the path I have gone down. I want her to be healthy. I want her to eat right and exercise. She is my motivation.

Good luck to all of you!

FatSecret member since: 30 Jun 14

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lettygaylor's Cookbook

cals: 204kcal | fat: 11.09g | carbs: 20.26g | prot: 7.25g
Vanilla Almond Overnight Quinoa
Put it together the night before and in the morning it's ready.
cals: 11kcal | fat: 0.02g | carbs: 1.02g | prot: 1.90g
Tzatziki Sauce
A delicious sauce that goes great paired with fish.
cals: 240kcal | fat: 10.90g | carbs: 4.21g | prot: 31.21g
Turkey Burgers II
Adding the moistened bread crumbs make these burgers juicy and delicious.
cals: 255kcal | fat: 4.60g | carbs: 38.38g | prot: 16.26g
Tricolor Penne with Sausage & Kale
A tasty yet colorful pasta dish.
cals: 333kcal | fat: 10.88g | carbs: 33.19g | prot: 22.94g
Taco Stroganoff
A twist on stroganoff.
cals: 348kcal | fat: 13.67g | carbs: 24.75g | prot: 31.42g
Swiss Chicken
A simple dish sure to satisfy the family.
cals: 268kcal | fat: 7.83g | carbs: 31.33g | prot: 18.17g
A stromboli is just a roll up pizza. You can substitute anything for the filling.
cals: 194kcal | fat: 7.10g | carbs: 16.97g | prot: 17.27g
Stir Fry Chicken & Broccoli
This classic recipe is full of fresh and delicious flavor, and it's ready in just 12 minutes.
cals: 235kcal | fat: 4.79g | carbs: 14.09g | prot: 35.67g
Sriracha Chicken
A yummy oven baked sriracha chicken.
cals: 197kcal | fat: 10.25g | carbs: 14.72g | prot: 10.98g
Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash
A healthier way to serve a favorite dip.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 15.18g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 9.94g
Spam & Eggs
Good filling for breakfast burritos.
cals: 341kcal | fat: 14.47g | carbs: 37.36g | prot: 22.53g
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
A family favorite using ground turkey and whole wheat spaghetti.
cals: 41kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 7.11g | prot: 2.51g
Southwestern Hummus
A southwestern twist on hummus.
cals: 290kcal | fat: 10.44g | carbs: 29.77g | prot: 18.46g
Southwest Casserole
Quick, yummy, and delicious casserole.
cals: 193kcal | fat: 7.10g | carbs: 6.61g | prot: 29.23g
Smothered Green Chili Chicken
Green chilies hug the chicken and impart a mild, roasted flavor to the chicken.
cals: 234kcal | fat: 3.86g | carbs: 35.15g | prot: 18.20g
Smoky White Bean Chili
A slow cooker recipe that uses sausage instead of chicken, just for something different.
cals: 225kcal | fat: 2.41g | carbs: 28.73g | prot: 23.58g
Skinny Taco Chicken Chili
Another delicious slow cooker recipe.
cals: 223kcal | fat: 7.45g | carbs: 10.94g | prot: 25.81g
Skinny Salmon Burgers
Salmon is great alternative for ground beef to make burgers. Lots of different flavors combine to make a delicious salmon patty.
cals: 109kcal | fat: 4.27g | carbs: 0.62g | prot: 16.10g
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Strips
Quick and easy, these buffalo chicken strips are spicy and delicious. Serve them as a spicy appetizer with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, or as a wrap.
cals: 312kcal | fat: 7.87g | carbs: 36.21g | prot: 23.26g
Sesame Chicken
A slow cooker recipe that really only take a few hours.
cals: 394kcal | fat: 19.41g | carbs: 33.43g | prot: 23.07g
Sausage Pasta Casserole
This dish is a free form lasagna without the hassle of having to mess with lasagna noodles. You can use pretty much any kind of pasta.
cals: 339kcal | fat: 14.36g | carbs: 34.62g | prot: 23.08g
Saucy Penne & Three Cheese Bake
You can make this recipe many different ways. Change the pasta, the sauce and the cheeses to your own tastes.
cals: 6kcal | fat: 0.14g | carbs: 1.29g | prot: 0.18g
Salsa Verde (Green Salsa)
An easy way to prepare a cooked salsa.
cals: 18kcal | fat: 0.17g | carbs: 4.05g | prot: 0.71g
Salsa using all fresh ingredients.
cals: 44kcal | fat: 0.71g | carbs: 7.37g | prot: 2.89g
Ranch Hummus
A twist on traditional hummus.
cals: 88kcal | fat: 2.15g | carbs: 15.65g | prot: 1.73g
Ranch Chex Mix
Done in a slow cooker. Mix it up any way you want to with different kinds of Chex.
cals: 305kcal | fat: 14.94g | carbs: 25.94g | prot: 16.64g
Quinoa Chili Verde
Quinoa chili verde is hearty and satisfying with lots of smoky flavor.
cals: 136kcal | fat: 5.01g | carbs: 19.97g | prot: 2.80g
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
A delicious dessert or a wonderful breakfast.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 6.16g | carbs: 11.39g | prot: 23.43g
Pork Carnitas
You can turn these carnitas into wraps, by rolling them in corn tortillas with chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
cals: 163kcal | fat: 4.28g | carbs: 17.53g | prot: 15.61g
Pinto Bean & Ground Beef Soup
A delightful stew with pinto beans, ground beef, and cilantro.
cals: 212kcal | fat: 11.81g | carbs: 21.85g | prot: 6.20g
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding
This can double as a yummy dessert or a quick breakfast.
cals: 351kcal | fat: 9.55g | carbs: 41.48g | prot: 23.91g
One Pan Enchilada Pasta
All the flavors of enchilada in pasta and you make it in one pan.
cals: 236kcal | fat: 9.75g | carbs: 21.13g | prot: 16.13g
Moo Shu Pork
Quick, easy and yummy.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 7.32g | carbs: 4.44g | prot: 11.38g
Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Individually sized mini cheeseburgers.
cals: 291kcal | fat: 10.73g | carbs: 19.92g | prot: 34.47g
Mild Creamy Chicken Curry
A gently spiced curry.
cals: 88kcal | fat: 1.80g | carbs: 16.17g | prot: 4.62g
Mexican Lentil Soup
A healthy soup with a Mexican flavor.
cals: 266kcal | fat: 8.51g | carbs: 27.30g | prot: 19.22g
Meatball & Hash Brown Casserole
A comforting dish of everyone's favorite.
cals: 140kcal | fat: 3.61g | carbs: 14.00g | prot: 14.81g
Lemon Shrimp Stir-Fry
Lemon juice gives freshness to this Asian-inspired stir-fry.
cals: 168kcal | fat: 7.48g | carbs: 3.51g | prot: 21.45g
Lemon Pepper Chicken II
Shred and use it chicken tacos, but it can also be left whole and eaten with veggies and a side salad.
cals: 227kcal | fat: 8.38g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 32.22g
Lemon Chicken II
A slow cooker recipe for chicken.
cals: 338kcal | fat: 16.18g | carbs: 28.09g | prot: 21.98g
Lasagna II
A traditional lasagna recipe with a turkey meat sauce.
cals: 308kcal | fat: 14.83g | carbs: 19.72g | prot: 23.88g
Korean Beef
Sweet, spicy, savory, all these flavors are present in this dish.
cals: 53kcal | fat: 2.26g | carbs: 6.81g | prot: 2.39g
Italian Hummus
An Italian twist on a classic hummus.
cals: 120kcal | fat: 2.40g | carbs: 21.52g | prot: 2.69g
Honey-Apple Pancakes
These pancakes are like breakfast apple pies.
cals: 252kcal | fat: 11.86g | carbs: 23.94g | prot: 16.41g
Honey Cashew Chicken
This stir-fry is easy, quick and delicious.
cals: 197kcal | fat: 6.18g | carbs: 2.66g | prot: 34.73g
Herbed Orange Chicken
Such a wonderful flavor combination of citrus and herbs.
cals: 205kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 22.98g | prot: 16.20g
Hamburger Rice Skillet
A yummy all in one skillet dinner with fresh vegetables, brown rice, and lean ground beef.
cals: 61kcal | fat: 4.96g | carbs: 4.66g | prot: 0.90g
Guacamole III
This recipe uses all fresh ingredients.
cals: 319kcal | fat: 7.82g | carbs: 33.13g | prot: 28.58g
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
A different spin on enchiladas.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 6.02g | carbs: 11.06g | prot: 11.62g
Green Chicken Enchilada Chalupas
Individual chicken enchiladas in a corn tortilla bowl.
cals: 119kcal | fat: 3.34g | carbs: 19.37g | prot: 2.78g
Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes
The key is to boil the garlic with the potatoes.
cals: 141kcal | fat: 3.51g | carbs: 9.70g | prot: 15.47g
Fiesta Chicken Tacos
A recipe for the slow cooker. Put it in the morning and it's ready by dinner time.
cals: 248kcal | fat: 9.76g | carbs: 20.72g | prot: 19.98g
Family Favorite Casserole
An all in one meal made in a slow cooker.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 27.69g | carbs: 27.93g | prot: 15.36g
A recipe for red enchiladas, they are layered like a lasagna and not rolled up.
cals: 186kcal | fat: 6.00g | carbs: 10.31g | prot: 21.25g
Deluxe Cheeseburger Melt
A delicious all in one dinner.
cals: 157kcal | fat: 5.59g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 23.34g
Creamy Slow Cooker Salsa Verde
You can use this for tacos, nachos, enchiladas, or add it to a salad.
cals: 281kcal | fat: 9.20g | carbs: 29.44g | prot: 20.74g
Creamy Green Chicken Enchiladas
Another family favorite that only gets made for a special occasion.
cals: 212kcal | fat: 2.16g | carbs: 46.82g | prot: 4.45g
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
A combo of homemade applesauce and quinoa.
cals: 160kcal | fat: 8.01g | carbs: 0.10g | prot: 22.03g
Cilantro Burgers
Chopped cilantro flavors the beef.
cals: 85kcal | fat: 0.73g | carbs: 18.27g | prot: 2.09g
Chocolate Banana Muffins
If you have leftover bananas this is the perfect recipe.
cals: 46kcal | fat: 4.17g | carbs: 2.65g | prot: 0.19g
Chili Lime Sauce
A spiced mayonnaise.
cals: 312kcal | fat: 13.05g | carbs: 19.28g | prot: 26.83g
Chili Bowl Bake
Just like Frito pie.
cals: 180kcal | fat: 2.58g | carbs: 25.64g | prot: 14.70g
Chile Verde con Papas Soup
All the flavors of chile verde in a soup, made in the slow cooker.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 6.16g | carbs: 3.03g | prot: 35.18g
Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes
The simple topping of delightfully tangy red cherry tomatoes makes this meal perfect.
cals: 282kcal | fat: 8.81g | carbs: 29.70g | prot: 20.01g
Chicken Tamale Casserole
All the flavors of chicken tamales made in a fraction of the time.
cals: 318kcal | fat: 11.51g | carbs: 33.19g | prot: 21.93g
Chicken Spaghetti
A spaghetti dish that has a creamy cheesy sauce and it has lots and lots of broccoli.
cals: 208kcal | fat: 7.21g | carbs: 24.77g | prot: 11.13g
Chicken Pot Pie IV
Quick and easy chicken pot pie.
cals: 251kcal | fat: 8.56g | carbs: 32.08g | prot: 10.67g
Chicken Pot Pie in a Biscuit
All the same flavors of chicken pot pie, but in individual servings.
cals: 320kcal | fat: 8.67g | carbs: 34.69g | prot: 25.62g
Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Kale & Spinach
A tasty pasta dish made with veggie pasta.
cals: 206kcal | fat: 8.09g | carbs: 10.12g | prot: 22.10g
Chicken Fajitas II
A family favorite dish which uses lots and lots of bell peppers and onions.
cals: 352kcal | fat: 16.29g | carbs: 30.55g | prot: 23.10g
Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake
Mexican enchiladas turned into a quick and hearty bake.
cals: 192kcal | fat: 9.71g | carbs: 2.79g | prot: 23.20g
Chicken Caesar Burgers
A quick dinner recipe for nights when you are in a rush.
cals: 350kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 33.50g | prot: 42.00g
Chicken & Potato Dinner
An easy all in one dinner.
cals: 306kcal | fat: 9.13g | carbs: 27.30g | prot: 29.05g
Chicken & Dressing
A slow cooker chicken recipe.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 1.93g | carbs: 16.29g | prot: 15.65g
Chicken & Cornbread Stuffing Casserole
With chicken and veggies you have an all in one meal that comes together in a flash.
cals: 368kcal | fat: 8.25g | carbs: 38.63g | prot: 36.13g
Chicken & Brown Rice Dinner
A quick dinner for those busy nights. All you need to do is add a side vegetable and dinner is done in no time.
cals: 295kcal | fat: 15.25g | carbs: 7.92g | prot: 30.18g
Cheesy Meatloaf
This meatloaf will be a family favorite
cals: 343kcal | fat: 16.40g | carbs: 14.50g | prot: 34.31g
Cheeseburger Casserole II
A quick and delicious dinner.
cals: 339kcal | fat: 13.90g | carbs: 23.73g | prot: 28.14g
Cheddar Burger Mashed Potato Bake
You can make this family pleasing casserole whenever you have leftover mashed potatoes.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 2.21g | carbs: 4.24g | prot: 3.47g
Cauliflower Cheese Sticks
You don't need bread to have cheese sticks.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 3.74g | carbs: 20.53g | prot: 17.74g
Carne Molida con Papas (Ground Beef with Potatoes)
This makes a great filling for burritos.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 0.31g | carbs: 33.68g | prot: 1.38g
Cantaloupe Granita
Only 4 ingredients. Wonderfully refreshing.
cals: 274kcal | fat: 8.65g | carbs: 29.81g | prot: 21.36g
Burrito Bake
Also known as burrito pie.
cals: 122kcal | fat: 2.91g | carbs: 20.84g | prot: 5.28g
Brussels Sprouts & Noodle Stir Fry
A vegetable and noodle dish that can be served up for lunch or dinner.
cals: 295kcal | fat: 9.56g | carbs: 31.40g | prot: 16.88g
Big Beef Pot Pie
This beef pot pie is just delicious.
cals: 298kcal | fat: 10.93g | carbs: 24.91g | prot: 19.06g
Beefy Cornbread Casserole
Casseroles are quick and easy to put together and it's an all in one meal.
cals: 175kcal | fat: 6.59g | carbs: 6.67g | prot: 20.44g
Beef Stroganoff IV
You can serve this over noodles or mashed potatoes.
cals: 39kcal | fat: 0.07g | carbs: 10.28g | prot: 0.48g
Banh Mi Sauce
Vietnamese barbeque sauce.
cals: 43kcal | fat: 0.06g | carbs: 10.72g | prot: 0.28g
Banh Mi Pickled Topping
A simple topping for Banh Mi.
cals: 241kcal | fat: 17.10g | carbs: 6.24g | prot: 14.74g
Banh Mi Meatballs
A Vietnamese meatball used to make Banh Mi.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 4.94g | carbs: 8.16g | prot: 24.22g
Balsamic Chicken & Vegetables
A quick way to pull together a delicious dinner.
cals: 62kcal | fat: 3.81g | carbs: 2.64g | prot: 4.63g
Baked Turkey Meatballs
A simple way to make meatballs. You can serve with pasta, meatball subs, or with a gravy over mashed potatoes.
cals: 373kcal | fat: 11.28g | carbs: 43.24g | prot: 23.05g
Baked Elbow Macaroni
Perfect for a Winter's night macaroni dish.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 5.50g | carbs: 19.00g | prot: 13.50g
Bacon Breakfast Taquitos
2 yummy egg and bacon taquitos...with cheese.
cals: 73kcal | fat: 6.22g | carbs: 3.86g | prot: 1.64g
Asian Slaw with Asian Dressing
A simply flavorful slaw that comes together in no time.
cals: 223kcal | fat: 9.77g | carbs: 6.85g | prot: 26.73g
Asian Burgers
An Asian twist on a classic American dish.
cals: 34kcal | fat: 0.44g | carbs: 6.92g | prot: 0.95g
5-Ingredient Corn Salsa
Quick, easy and delicious.
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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh every Monday morning. When I first started out I would weigh once a week. Then when I joined FS, i started doing it every day, but I was getting frustrated and at the end of the week I wasn't seeing the overall loss. So I went back to once a week. I weigh in the morning after going to the potty and I take off all my clothes, although my husband says it's cheating. And I told him when babies are born they weigh them naked as well.
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