Joined June 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
200.0 lb
Lost so far: 23.0 lb

Current Weight
177.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 27.0 lb
As a librarian, I do a lot of materials handling, from sorting carts of books to shelving (which means a lot of bending at the knee and carrying 10-20lb stacks). Despite the physical requirements of my job, I have continued to gain weight.

My original weight gain began four years ago and was triggered by my 6 month tangle with depo, a form of birth control that is often used as a last resort. However, since then, I have continued to gain weight gradually over time.

As of June 6, 2011, I have topped out at 195 lbs. Aside from have slightly raised cholesterol, I'm starting to have lower back problems as well. I can't stand the idea that I might hit the 200 marker, when 4 years ago, I weighed 135. I don't want to have unrealistic goals. My health is the most important factor in my diet. I would like to get down to 150, but I don't expect this to happen over night.

My goal is to lose 1-2 lbs per week over the next few years. I have had successful diets in the past. I'd like to make this one successful as well.

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  Summer '11 Weight Loss Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 20 Sep 11
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  10 in 8
status: Completed
ended: 08 Aug 11
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mbarnes0512's Cookbook

cals: 238kcal | fat: 0.44g | carbs: 35.88g | prot: 19.35g
Chocolate Milk Smoothie
A quick fix for chocolate and sugar cravings.
cals: 123kcal | fat: 0.60g | carbs: 25.20g | prot: 4.73g
Dark Chocolate Pudding
Indulgent and virtually fat free chocolate pudding.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 9.94g | carbs: 0.77g | prot: 12.58g
Poached Eggs
Quick and easy way to poach eggs without the water and mess.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 62kcal | fat: 0.24g | carbs: 16.22g | prot: 0.56g
Blueberry Compote
A delicious blueberry sauce made with fresh blueberries.
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Nothing to do with diet..Just curious if you do your towels last..
I find that, each week, when it is time to do laundry, the things we need the most are pants and work clothes. We usually have more clean towels left in the closet, so towels are low priority.
posted 10 Jul 2011, 10:05
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06 February 2012

Been ill the last few days. I haven't been able to follow my diet.

22 January 2012

Well... hmmm...

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