mars2kids

Start Weight:(13 Jun 11) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Jul 14) 133.4 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: mars2kids's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 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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  No Excuses Fitness Challenge - 75 in 31
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  6 week AB challenge
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ended: 21 Jul 14
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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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mars2kids's Latest Posts

Dieting and Self-esteem
I used to be like that too. I'd even stay awake at night because I was worrying about something I ate that day, or what I was going to eat at the restaurant we're going to tomorrow. Not anymore. I've started living my life and taking each day as it comes. I do plan my food for the days that I can, and just do the best I can for the days that I can't. We all have the days that we eat over our calorie allotment, but you do better the next day. I think the hardest part of this for me at first was not getting down about the things I did wrong, but then someone pointed out all of the things I was doing right. You're going to have life happen and go out to eat and go to a birthday party with cake, it happens, but you can't beat yourself up over it. If you have the will power to turn down the cake or you decide to skip the appetizers when you go out with friends, then great! If your friends don't support your choices, then don't go out to eat with them. You can do this. Don't forget to add up the positives because those count more than the negatives. Good luck!!
posted 04 Aug 2014, 16:31
caffeine??????????????????
I gave up most caffeine a few years ago due to a heart issue and honestly don't miss it. I will occasionally have a soda with caffeine if I'm at a restaurant or stop at a gas station while I'm on the road, but otherwise stick to caffeine free. It took me probably 2 or 3 weeks of going caffeine free to get over the "cravings" for it, but now I don't miss it and honestly I never knew how bad I felt before.
posted 21 Jul 2014, 16:31
setting own daily calorie allowance on Fatsecret
Yep, the RDI calculator here estimates really high. Also, if you're using the exercise estimates here I think those are high also, so beware, if you're not losing, but showing a deficit, it may be because the exercise estimates are too high for you. Good luck!!
posted 15 Jul 2014, 10:21
Sleep Aids
Have you tried Melatonin? You can find it with the vitamins/supplements. My hubby uses it because he works the night shift and has trouble sleeping on his days off. He's taken prescription sleep aids and quit them and only takes the Melatonin now. I've tried it to help me sleep, but it made me groggy. As for the effects on metabolism I know my hubby hasn't seen any and my mom's been taking it for years and has lost about 100 lbs in the last year. If you have concerns that a sleep aid could be effecting weight loss ask the doc and they may have some good recommendations or be able to switch what you're using. Maybe it's the lack of sleep itself that's wreaking havoc.

I get health tips from my work and here is the one from yesterday:

Did you know that lack of sleep can affect your hunger and appetite? A recent study found that when participants slept only four hours a night they had lower levels of the hormone leptin than when they slept a full 10 hours. Leptin is a hormone that reduces hunger. A lack of sleep also caused the hormone that stimulates appetite to increase. Get enough shut-eye! It could play an important role in helping you manage your weight.

Source: National Institutes of Health
posted 17 Jun 2014, 11:23
Running Shoes
Socolova- I did a lot of looking on runnersworld.com and it helped quite a bit. I ended up going with Asics. I tried on a lot of shoes, went to about 4 stores and fell in love with the Asics Gel Endurance Ultra 2.0, unfortunately I could only find them at one store, so I'm sure if I go looking for these again I won't be able to find them. I tried on a lot of brands, but that was the particular shoe for me. I test them out running and my hip felt better throughout the run and I was even able to push myself a little harder than I have been. Thanks for all the suggestions!! I'm so glad that I was able to find shoes to help!
posted 09 Jun 2014, 14:39
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