mars2kids

Start Weight:(13 Jun 11) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Oct 14) 136.8 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: mars2kids's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 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

mars2kids's Weight History


mars2kids's Latest Member Challenges

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  No Excuses Fitness Challenge - 75 in 31
status: Completed
ended: 05 Aug 14
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  6 week AB challenge
status: Completed
ended: 21 Jul 14
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last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
 
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last weighin: losing 0.0 lb a week Down


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

Work Potluck
I like the dip! That's pretty cool. I also like the deviled eggs idea, but someone else is already bringing those.
posted 24 Oct 2014, 12:05
Work Potluck
I've got a potluck next week for work and I'm trying to figure out something to bring that won't be horrible calorie wise. I am thinking about making a vegetarian chili or something that is a healthier option. But I also want to bring something somewhat festive for Halloween. Does anybody have any fun Halloween ideas for a group potluck that won't break the bank? Or, other ideas besides vegetarian chili for a healthy potluck option. We have no stove at the office so it has to be something in a crock pot or cold. I appreciate any suggestions!!
posted 22 Oct 2014, 11:05
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
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24 October 2014

I wasn't able to get on here yesterday. I was on an interview panel all day yesterday, which was interesting because I've never done that before, but ...
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22 October 2014

Day 2 of my plan didn't go as well as day one, but I didn't do horrible. I ended up not having to help with the fundraiser because there were already ...
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