Joined February 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
196.4 lb
Lost so far: 68.2 lb

Current Weight
128.2 lb
Performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 3.2 lb
I am in my mid-50s and would like to lose 40 to 50 pounds. This is the same 40 to 50 pounds I have been gaining and losing all my life. Now I'm starting to have some health problems, made worse by my weight. I really want to live an active lifestyle without pain. Losing weight and keeping it off is critical for me at this time in my life. I am on a low carb, high fiber, high protein diet of 1,500 calories or less per day. Since Jan 1st. I have averaged about 1400 calories a day and have lost 8 lbs. Glad to have a group of people with similar goals!

mariezzz's Weight History

mariezzz's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 4lb in seven weeks
status: Completed
ended: 01 May 17
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  Lose 7 pounds in two weeks
status: Completed
ended: 10 Aug 14
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How fast is too fast?
As long as you are working with a doctor, I would think you are doing fine. I started my weight loss journey on January 1st of this year. Since I have actually stuck with it for so long (not my usual MO) I have found that after many months, I'm in better 'tune' with my body. Sometimes my calorie count gets low for a couple days, but then I can just feel that my body wants more calories and I increase them a little. My weight loss has been fairly steady and continues as I near my goal. Some days I eat a little more, other days less but I'm usually around 1,100 to 1,300 calories.
posted 29 Aug 2017, 13:54
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
During my weight loss I have weighed in once a week. I try to make it consistent and prefer mid-week, but if I'm traveling that can change. Once I hit my goal weight, I plan to weigh 2-3 times per week for awhile. If I start to gain, I don't want to wait a whole week to find out.
posted 15 Aug 2017, 17:23
CRAVINGS - How do you deal with them.
Christi, I just tried adding a weight loss ticker and it worked.
posted 04 Jul 2017, 17:16
CRAVINGS - How do you deal with them.
Christi, I found this in FAQs.
How do I add a weight loss ticker?
Go to your "My FatSecret" page and in "my toolbox" box click on "my signature". Once there, check the "show ticker" box and click on "save". Your ticker will be automatically updated each time you weigh in to FatSecret and can be added to other blogs, websites or forums.
posted 04 Jul 2017, 17:15
Good luck & congratulations on the new grand daughter! I find the Fitbit to be a good motivator too!
posted 02 Jul 2017, 08:33
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18 October 2017

Steps Tuesday, 10/17 = 16,330 Had a successful day yesterday of controlled eating and plenty of exercise. Today has also been pretty good but had an ...
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17 October 2017

Not sure what happened but I'm not happy. Maybe too many small exceptions and maybe too much substituting alcohol for food. In any case, I'm back to ...
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