Start Weight:(13 Jun 11) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(11 Apr 14) 137.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: mars2kids's own diet
performance: Steady

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

mars2kids's Weight History

mars2kids's Latest Member Challenges

  I am an April Fool!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 3 of 5
end date: Thursday 08 May 14
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  Excercise every day just 30mins
status: Completed
ended: 31 Mar 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

Fed up with counting calories and carbs - learning to trust myself with food.
I'm like Draglist, when I quit counting I tend to eat junk and it starts with just a chocolate here or there, then it's out for fast food, and just grows from there and I fool myself into thinking it's not so bad. I record what I eat and with doing some running now I'm trying to balance my protein and carbs more, but I don't feel like I've given anything up, I am eating healthier and feeling better. I feel like I'm eating like a healthy person, because that is what I think is normal, so I guess eating like a normal person depends on the definition. I've never used Atkins or any diet that is very restrictive, but I would imagine it would be hard for me to stick to. I really hope trusting yourself works for you!! I hope to be able to go without counting myself someday. Just keep eating healthy and I'm sure you'll have success!! Smile
posted 17 Apr 2014, 10:45
appitiete suppressants
I'm like some others here, I had gained about 60 lbs. when I was pregnant with my son and after he was born was looking for a quick way to get it off. I went to GNC and bought a kit with like 4 or 5 different pills for weight loss. I also had a pretty physical job and I was not eating much. So, the weight started to come off pretty quickly, but I started feeling horrible. I actually was hospitalized with a kidney infection, I'm not sure if those pills were actually the cause, but after I stopped taking them I felt much better. There is a reason all of those pills come and go so quickly, because they aren't good for us.

I have been up and down the last few years, but found the best way for me to lose is to be accountable for what I'm eating by recording all my food, get regular exercise, and come here for support when I'm feeling weak. You can do this on your own and you'll feel so much more empowered if you do. Every time I just want to eat a piece of chocolate or something because I'm bored, or just because it's there, I have to push past it and be strong, then at the end of the day I can look back at my healthy eating and be proud of myself. Don't make yourself more unhealthy using pills or powders, just do it yourself, you'll be much happier with your results.

I hope you don't see any of these posts as ganging up on you or bullying or anything like that. Everyone here is truly trying to help and make sure you do the best thing for your body. Whatever you decide is ultimately up to you and none of us can make the decision for you, so I wish you the best either way. Good luck!!
posted 11 Apr 2014, 14:12
New here, looking for friends
Good luck!! My aunt had surgery for thyroid cancer a few years ago and I'm happy to report she's doing well and just as active as she was before, if not more. I hope you're 100% quickly!
posted 02 Apr 2014, 11:03
New here, looking for friends
I'm with you on all fronts! I've been here a while, but it seems like a constant battle between my will power and sugary snacks, pizza, chocolate, well a lot of foods, but I'm learning and doing better. I'm pretty okay with the shape of my body, but would love to look more lean. I sent you a buddy request. Welcome aboard!! You can do this! Smile
posted 01 Apr 2014, 14:48
Weekends are terrible
I am with the rest, it's just hard on the weekends! I tend to want to eat because I'm at home and guess what, there's a lot of food in my house. Smile Recently I started being a little more strict with myself and recording on the weekends. I feel like I don't have many calories during the week to spare for the weekends, so I make sure I'm getting my workouts in and recording my food here. I've found that when I record my food I tend to want to do better because I can see the numbers. Before when I wasn't recording I'd be eating a few chips here and there, or some peanut butter, or a granola bar, not huge calorie busters but things that could put me over my RDI by 100 or 200 calories and that seemed to be messing with all my hard work from the past week, and I didn't need them. Now after a couple of weeks, this past weekend wasn't as hard to get through. I didn't find myself constantly thinking about food, what's in the cupboard, what's for lunch, what's for dinner. I have learned that I'm not really any more hungry on the weekend I just want to eat because it's there. I still allow myself some treats, but I make sure they fit in my day and I've found some new lower calorie treats or tweaks on my recipes that are yummy. My words of advice would be to make sure you're recording on the weekend and keep yourself busy so you don't have idle hands to creep into any snacks. Smile
posted 31 Mar 2014, 14:12
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