Joined July 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
264.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.0 lb

Current Weight
270.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
199.0 lb
Still to go: 71.0 lb
I'm a 38 year-old mom of 2. My daughter is 14, and my son is 5. I have been married for 6 years. My diet of choice when I began here at FatSecret was Atkins, and I am a firm believer in that lifestyle. I lost 15 pounds right away through 3 solid weeks of Induction. However, due to some issues I have, my doctor and I decided the Simply Filling plan through Weight Watchers is more what my body needs. I followed it in the past when it was known as "Core", and I was very successful. I feel better and am having equally successful weight loss through this plan. Plus, it's much easier to follow when cooking for my family, and I'm already saving money on groceries.

I received a Lap-Band way back in 2008, which has done nothing to help with my weight loss efforts. In fact, after surgery, things became harder than ever for me. I developed Vascular Reflux in my legs. They are painful to touch, and I experience frequent periods of severe edema in my legs with pitting. My surgeon no longer performs lap-band surgeries on his patients because he is no longer a believer due to the overwhelming lack of success and increasing problems with lap-band patients. Instead of having it taken out, I reduced my restriction by having saline removed, and decided to power-through my weight loss with hardcore focus and determination. So good. :)

mamajava's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 3.0 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 2.2 lb a week Down

mamajava's Cookbook

cals: 147kcal | fat: 3.05g | carbs: 5.27g | prot: 24.12g
Garlic Lime Chicken
Garlic lime boneless chicken breast you can grill, broil or sauté.
cals: 291kcal | fat: 20.38g | carbs: 2.49g | prot: 23.67g
Fried Cheese Sticks
Mozzarella fried cheese sticks with pork skins.
cals: 154kcal | fat: 1.81g | carbs: 5.38g | prot: 27.89g
Chicken Soup
An authentic and carb friendly chicken soup that's simple to prepare and full of flavor.
cals: 341kcal | fat: 14.81g | carbs: 14.69g | prot: 36.00g
French Toast Crepes
This is yummy served with a no carb, no calorie pancake syrup.
cals: 379kcal | fat: 6.44g | carbs: 58.03g | prot: 21.42g
Crab Cakes
Yummy golden brown crab cakes.
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mamajava's Latest Posts

Atkins diet
Always eat the skin on Atkins, if you want to. Excellent source of fat!
posted 08 Aug 2012, 09:45
Met My Goal
Happy for you! I need inspiring reminders like yours to keep me going. Smile
posted 08 Aug 2012, 09:44
Miracle Noodle (Now you can eat Pasta w/o Worrying about Net Carbs!!!)
I'm not nearly as thrilled about the Miracle Noodles as I am about the BREAD I'm ordering through Julian Bakery. Holy moly. Induction-friendly 0-2 NetCarb breads depending on which kind you choose. I have heard raves about this, and I'll be trying the breads first before moving on to their cookies.
posted 03 Aug 2012, 09:52
weight loss surgery
I had a Lap-Band surgery in January of 2008. I was 298 pounds. The first year I lost 25 pounds. *blink* Through the band being too tight, then not tight enough, then it slipped cuz it was filled too tight again, then unfilled to fix the slip where I gained back 15 of those 25...and over the next 4 years it has been hell. I developed Vascular Reflux in my legs, my band works for "restriction" only when it wants to, when food gets stuck it hurts like heck (daily basis no matter how much I chew). Now I've reduced my restriction again (had more fluid removed to loosen the band), and I'm wanting to forget I ever had the dumb thing placed inside of me in the first place. I work harder at this weight loss than anybody I know, and the weight is finally slowly creeping off. In fact I have to work harder at it now than before I ever had WLS. I'm finally ignoring my band, and got it to a comfortable restriction level in order to be successful and eat meat again, which is great for being on Atkins. So, in summary, since Lap-Band surgery in 2008, I've lost 33 pounds, it has nothing to do with my "tool" of a band, and it's mostly been in the last 4 weeks. LMAO...what a joke. I should have chosen the RNY, but a doctor talked me out of it. He really wanted me to have the band. I hate him...and he doesn't perform lap-band surgeries anymore because he no longer believes in them due to huge LACK of success and multitude of reversals due to medical necessity.
posted 02 Aug 2012, 14:18
Cleaning up friend's list
And your advice at the bottom of your last post? I'm thinking you may want to check yourself before you offer up such "wise" advice to others.
posted 28 Jul 2012, 08:06
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23 September 2012

Looking forward to a Sunday full of cleaning the kitchen, prepping veggies for the next few days, laundry & folding, a little homework with the kids, some ...
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08 September 2012

I've lost my way recently, but I'm not letting that happen anymore. Using this weekend to reload my weapons and smash this fat monster. I'm usually so ...
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