Start Weight:(01 Jan 17) 196.4 lb
Current Weight:(26 Apr 17) 163.9 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: mariezzz's own diet
performance: losing 1.5 lb a week

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!

FatSecret member since: 14 Feb 11

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mariezzz's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 4lb in seven weeks
status: In Progress
currently: Week 7 of 7
end date: Monday 01 May 17
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  Lose 7 pounds in two weeks
status: Completed
ended: 10 Aug 14
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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Once a week on Wednesday.
posted 13 Apr 2017, 17:43
Week 11 weigh-in...down 45 pounds!
Congratulations! Keep up the great effort!
posted 01 Apr 2017, 18:46
Breaking a habit or creating a new one?
Terrapin12, thanks! I will check out both books. I would describe myself as optimistic, but then have to admit that it doesn't take much for me to be plagued with worry, often about things I can't control.
posted 25 Mar 2017, 10:59
Breaking a habit or creating a new one?
tecolote_ann, thanks for the links to the articles on breaking habits and changing behavior. It's been 82 days of eating healthy for me, and I still feel some small amount of 'fear' (for lack of a better word) that I will go back to old habits. It was nice to read that habits can take a long time to break and that it can vary for different people. I am enjoying how I eat now, but I miss junk food sometimes. I still avoid eating out, and worry about social situations where there are no healthy choices. I guess I'm still a work in progress...
posted 23 Mar 2017, 23:26
How many calories are in 4 0z. of grilled or roasted pork?
Both your responses helped a lot. It's looks like I have been doing the right thing by using the higher number because I have been buying loin. In the future, I'm going to use tenderloin to keep the calories down. I didn't realize there could be such a big difference & I like tenderloin just as much. Thanks!
posted 10 Jan 2017, 16:30
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30 April 2017

Saturday, 4/28 Steps = 17,724
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29 April 2017

Friday, 4/28 Steps = 17,742
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