Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
143.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.2 lb

Current Weight
145.2 lb
Performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 10.2 lb
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.

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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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Exercise Log
As far as I know you can't add steps, only time.
posted 27 May 2015, 14:38
Well, here goes...........
Good luck! When you eat better and exercise the feeling better comes with it. Just keep trying different things and something will stick for you, if it's low carb then great, if not try replacing unhealthy snacks with healthy ones or do some extra exercise if you are going to eat a big meal, little things can make a big difference. I know it's easier said than done when temptations are all over the place, but you can do it. I haven't had a soda in 3 weeks and I haven't been eating as much sugar per day and I'm feeling good. 3 weeks isn't a long time, but I have a lot of weeks to go in my life, so I have to start somewhere. Smile I hope you have success!!
posted 27 May 2015, 14:11
RDI, should I always hit 100%
I also think that FS is high in the recommended RDI. I set mine at 1400, but aim for lower. I've lost consuming around that as long as I'm getting exercise in as well. With time you also learn how much you need to keep you feeling satisfied and to keep losing. I started with a higher RDI and as I was eating cleaner and exercising started lowering until I was consistently losing. I don't think I will ever go under 1200 because for me that is just not realistic and I couldn't stay that low for a long period of time. I'm not in this for quick loss, I'm in this to get healthy and stay healthy for the long haul.
posted 01 May 2015, 09:05
Have chronic pain medical condition - fibromyalgia, hard to lose weight
I have pain ranging from joint pain to pain from abdominal scar tissue. I don't have quite as much weight to lose, but suffering from pain can make it hard for anyone. The scar tissue pain is relatively new for me and since Thanksgiving I gained around 10 lbs, and that was mostly from being sedentary and partly from stress eating. When I exercise it does help me work through the pain. Is it ever painful to exercise? Sure it is, but I usually feel good when I'm done and keep it low impact if it's a bad day. Also, stretching feels amazing so that is always a good reward at the end of my workout. Tonight I'm going for a walk. It's not a hard workout, but it will burn calories, will take stress away to keep me from eating, and is not hard on my body. Just because we have pain issues doesn't mean we can't be healthy or do healthy things. We just have to stick to getting those healthy foods in and get the exercise in where we can. Good luck!!
posted 29 Apr 2015, 15:17
Out for a Run???
I've done the couch to 5K or 10K app and it does intervals of walking and running and I feel your pain. When I first started it was only a minute of running and it really wasn't bad, then upping to 90 seconds I was ready to be done by the 90 second mark, who thought 30 seconds could make that much difference? Even if you workout on a regular basis and do cardio, running is different, it uses different muscles, and makes your body work in a different way than your used to so it's like anything else you just have to work up to it. You may start out being winded in 2 minutes, but give it a week or so and that 2 minutes may turn into 2 1/2 or 3 minutes before you feel winded or maybe even more. If you feel like speed walking does you more good, keep doing it, you don't have to run to get the benefits of exercise. I enjoy running because I feel like I'm pushing myself and I can kind of compete with myself for my time. I had to learn to pace myself though so I didn't get winded so quickly. If you can I'd suggest an app, like couch to 5K, it may help you pace yourself over time. Good luck!!
posted 27 Apr 2015, 11:13
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