Joined November 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
164.2 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
161.2 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 6.2 lb
I am 34 years old and getting married in just under six months. It's been the catalyst for getting serious about losing weight, although I have been trying halfheartedly off and on for a while. I work in a hotel that has great food around me all the time. Before I worked there (8 years ago) I NEVER had a weight, well -- let`s just say I have lost and regained the same stupid 20 pounds 5 times now.
I have done Jenny Craig and loved it, but it is too expensive for the most part.
I have tried Atkins in the past with good success. As long as I DO NOT EAT AT WORK I can keep the weight off. As soon as I start getting lazy and not packing my own lunch and fall into the convenient trap of eating our amazing restaurant food, it`s all over again!
I am being more disciplined so far, and I am seeing good results.
I like tracking everything here, it really helps keep it all in check!

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maeve3313's Cookbook

cals: 99kcal | fat: 2.30g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 19.00g
Ahi Poke Salad
An easy-to-prepare Hawaiian seaweed recipe you can try at home.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 9.94g | carbs: 0.77g | prot: 12.58g
Poached Eggs
Quick and easy way to poach eggs without the water and mess.
cals: 189kcal | fat: 16.34g | carbs: 8.50g | prot: 7.79g
Flourless Chocolate Cake
A decadent, guilt free chocolate cake without flour or sugar.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 561kcal | fat: 38.44g | carbs: 15.22g | prot: 40.20g
Soy Powder Pancakes
A low-carb pancake recipe using soy for extra protein.
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help with food
I agree with all that Natalie said -- she is so wise! Smile One other thing I have noticed -- I have been a diet pop fan for a long time. I have mainly cut that out and it seems to help. I drink water or Crystal Light or water with a tiny bit of grapefruit juice in it and that has been helping me this past week.
My big thing was I decided to eliminate CHEESE and PEANUT BUTTER as often as possible as those were 2 of my favourite high-fat snacks. I FINALLY Lost 1.5 pounds since doing that! YAY.
I have gone up and down and all over the place, and I know that hungry "I have to eat or I'll just die" feeling for sure! Eat often, drink lots of water, and find a pattern that works for you in terms of meal sizes... maybe switch to a big lunch as "posterchild" suggested? Good luck
posted 19 Jan 2012, 17:13
How Many Times A Week
As long as you keep going, I don't think it matters when you go. I know myself and know I would never commit to going in the morning, as I just won't do it. I make the commitment to go after work before I go home, or I hit my garage treadmill when I get home. Then, I don't get distracted with something else first. Working for me so far, but then, I have had backslides...What worked best for me for the longest time was being in a group (mine was a running group, but it could be a class, or meeting a buddy, whatever works) and that way you are accountable to some one else and also have a social aspect to it.
Good luck, sounds like you have been well going every morning already!
posted 05 Dec 2011, 20:23
the costs of eating healthy
the range fed beef is more expensive because it takes more land -- putting a bunch of cows in front of a trough with cheap grain/corn in it (subsidized by tax payer dollars) cost less than owning acres and acres of land (fencing it in, etc.) to graze beef and supplement with hay in winter.
If you skip processed foods altogether and buy your meat/veggies first from local farmers, then go tot eh grocery store to get what is left, it helps keep costs and over-shopping down. Make things like bread from scratch, eat oatmeal from breakfast. Eat in season foods, can, learn to get them cheap when available and then freeze or can the excess. grow some of your own.
it isn't easy, and I am just starting, but it is satisfying and healthy. And not significantly more expensive.
posted 05 Dec 2011, 20:18
Down on myself...don't usually share, but think I need to.
Thanks veghead! It WAS good cider Smile Local of course, from Vancouver Island produced about 1.5 hrs away from where I live.

We had farmers market until Dec. 3rd this year here, but the local farmers still do gate sales all year round, just the market doesn't run. I get stuck buying some produce at the grocery store to supplement at this time of year for things I just don't want to do without. But all meat and eggs still come from local farms.

When we eat out, we support restaurants that use local food producers (we have about 4 here locally -- really lucky) so at least i feel like I am supporting something I ethically want to. now just to tame that with doing it less, don't have the cider on the side, and maybe skip or reduce the sauces...

Did 15 minutes on the treadmill today, WAY down on portions today. So, you have ALL helped me.

I feel like I went to confession and now my conscience is clear to start fresh again!


posted 05 Dec 2011, 20:13
Down on myself...don't usually share, but think I need to.
well, maybe we can encourage each other! Smile

Up until the wedding I was running 3 days a week aruond 10 km per run, then stopped when the move to the remote location came. Didn't have my group anymore. Now my group wants me to come back, but I can't keep up with them yet. So, the goal is that by January I can re-join them for some runs again.

Take that scared dog out for a drag around on the leash! LOL
posted 05 Dec 2011, 12:19
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