Joined January 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
205.0 lb
Lost so far: 57.2 lb

Current Weight
147.8 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 12.8 lb
Hola! My name is Margaret, I'm 24 years old and FINALLY getting healthy after being overweight my whole life.

I started to lose weight officially in Jan 2010, when I was at my heaviest at 205 lbs at a whopping (sarcasm) 5'4''. I never thought I was that bad and THAT unhealthy, but I was. I started to count my calories (was horrified by what I thought was low-cal and healthy and really wasn't) and exercising 4-6 times per week. Two years later, thanks to FS, support and some staple low-cal items that have filled me up for the last year, I reached my initial goal of losing 55 lbs as of 4/7/11. I'm now holding steady around 145 lbs, working on my first half-marathon and turning fat into lean muscle mass.

Even in high school I was never lean or healthy, so I am wandering through no-man's land now and loving it. As an adult, I was always at least a size 12 (going all the way up to a size 18), but now I am comfortable in sizes 6/8. I HATE cliches, but I will own up to this one: if I can do it, ANYONE can. If you think you're one of those who CAN'T, drop me a line and I will horrify you with stories of how bad I used to be :)

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margd1's Latest Member Challenges

  The perfect week - you choose what it is
status: Completed
ended: 27 Sep 10
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  Banish your Arm Flab
status: Completed
ended: 19 Jul 10
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last weighin: losing 8.4 lb a week Down
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margd1's Cookbook

cals: 85kcal | fat: 3.39g | carbs: 11.74g | prot: 3.60g
Summer Corn Salad
Corn, green peas, tomatoes and shredded cheese makes a delicious picnic dish.
cals: 155kcal | fat: 12.41g | carbs: 9.18g | prot: 4.68g
Sauteed Green Beans with Walnuts & Garlic
Green beans sauteed with bacon bits, walnuts and garlic.
cals: 158kcal | fat: 2.68g | carbs: 31.21g | prot: 5.53g
Creamy Corn Casserole
Simple noodle casserole that's hearty and delicious.
cals: 129kcal | fat: 1.01g | carbs: 24.54g | prot: 5.35g
Chicken Pot Pockets
Pockets are the new pies, spread the word.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
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margd1's Latest Posts

For peanut butter lovers....
Is PB2 the powdered kind? I am a peanut butter FREAK but can't find one that is low cal enough for me and that still tastes legit.
posted 07 Dec 2011, 16:39
Booze - To count or not to count?
Calories are calories. They count on your body, so count them! Smile
posted 07 Dec 2011, 16:37
Does plateauing always happen?
I've plateaud twice already (60 lbs total, at 40 and 52ish pounds). The only thing I can say is to keep going what you know is right, and go at it harder. Even if you don't see the scale move for a month or so, healthy living is the only real option you've got!
posted 11 Oct 2011, 14:35
Exercise Sucks!
Omg I totally agree - the hardest part of my day is ALWAYS the drive to and walking into the gym. I love the end of my workout solely because it is OVER and I don't have to do it anymore. Someone told me also that it takes 4 weeks to make something a habit, and 4 more weeks to actually begin enjoying it. Thats 2 months right there. And even 16 months and 55 lbs later, there are still times when the last thing in the world I want to do is workout, and I know working out will only make me angrier. The difference between now and then (55 lbs ago) is that I know this is what I have to do to remain healthy. My life depends on exercise now. Good luck Smile
posted 20 Jun 2011, 14:14
About to hit a bump and need a big push to move forward
That's one of the hardest parts! Continue to live healthily and the way you know is right (clearly from your success already, you know how to do it the right way), and the numbers will eventually catch up. There were a few times when I had to take 10-12 days to really make an extra effort to stick to my calorie counts, exercise intensely and practice healthy habits (drinking lots of water, no alcohol, getting good rest, etc), when I had to break through some plateau's. Good luck and congrats on your success so far!
posted 12 Apr 2011, 12:17
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07 April 2011

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05 April 2011

Allergic to pineapple. BOO! Soooo delicious. If any more fresh fruit allergies pop up, I'm gonna officially be angry. Waiting for the magic day to step ...
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