Start Weight:(13 Jun 11) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Mar 15) 146.4 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: mars2kids's own diet
performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

Working mom of 2 kids. I want to be healthy so I can stick around for them as long as possible. I have other health issues, I don't need my diet to start affecting other areas of my health. My main goal through all of this is to get a good handle on my diet. I can commit myself to exercise, which is usually first thing in the morning, but my eating habits are horrible. My kids watch me eating junk and that is what they want too. My husband hates anything to do with vegetables and my kids have picked up on this too, so it's going to be hard to make something healthy that we can all eat. I may have to go it alone on the vegetable front but if I can be healthy it's worth it.

FatSecret member since: 15 Mar 11

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mars2kids's Latest Member Challenges

  I want a new attitude...a fit attitude!
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ended: 11 Feb 15
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mars2kids's Cookbook

cals: 177kcal | fat: 0.85g | carbs: 38.16g | prot: 7.03g
Banana Pancakes II
A low fat great tasting breakfast.
cals: 109kcal | fat: 0.93g | carbs: 20.35g | prot: 4.66g
Pumpkin Waffles
Easy to make, delightful waffles that are sure to become a winter favorite in your household.
cals: 146kcal | fat: 5.75g | carbs: 20.35g | prot: 3.04g
Brown Rice Almond Milk Pudding
Creamy delicious rice pudding made with brown rice and almond milk.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 17.80g | prot: 2.31g
Pumpkin Bars (sans Frosting)
Lower calorie pumpkin bars.
cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
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Logging Daily Food
You can add something by typing in the food then "add a new item " will appear at the bottom of the list. When you click on that you'll have to fill in all of the nutritional info and you can save it. You can choose to share it with everyone then if someone else is looking for the same food they can find it easier. You can add recipes too by going to your cookbook and submitting a recipe. I've done that a lot and not shared them but then I have a list of a lot of the common meals I eat. Hopefully this helps. Good luck!!
posted 19 Mar 2015, 09:35
fatsecret noob
Welcome! I've tried other sites for calorie counting and always end up back here because it's so much easier to track here. And the support here is awesome.

I am an up and down person, I always have been, I gain and lose, then gain, then lose again. Right now I'm on the gaining end, and trying to make some changes for the better. I know what I need to do, it's just doing it that is hard. My hubby and I are both trying to be healthy and being able to support each other is nice. Our plan for the year is to incorporate more healthy eating and exercise and try to do better through the holidays at the end of the year so we're not on the gain train to start next year.

Good luck to you!! If you stick with it you will find success! Smile
posted 10 Feb 2015, 14:30
The Clock Thingy
It's showing the calories you burned from exercise, plus the calories that your body burns daily from just existing. The clock I think is just the icon they chose for the time you spend burning calories. So, you can count things like work, driving, walking, shopping, exercise, etc. Anything you do that burns calories. So the site will then give you the difference between the calories you took in and the calories you burned and you will either be plus or minus for the day. Hopefully that makes sense. Smile
posted 10 Feb 2015, 14:23
Heart Rate Monitor Watches for Men
Anyone? Anyone at all??? Any suggestions are welcome. Smile
posted 20 Nov 2014, 16:24
Heart Rate Monitor Watches for Men
I'm looking at getting my hubby a heart rate monitor watch for Christmas. He really wants something to track his heart rate and activity. I know he would prefer something that he didn't need a chest strap for. Any guys out there have a heart rate monitor watch that they either love or hate? I'd love to hear from people who have some first hand experience, or even someone who's gotten feedback from someone else who has one. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg, but I know these aren't cheap.
Thanks in advance! -Mar
posted 17 Nov 2014, 11:22
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