Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
167.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.8 lb

Current Weight
158.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 13.2 lb
Since the birth of my second child 16 years ago, I have seen my weight increase from 135 lbs to a maximum of 195. I made it a point that I was not going to succumb to the obesity that is prevalent in my father's family.

Weight loss has been a challenge for me in the past 6 years due to the prescribed heart medication that I take for tachycardia/high blood pressure as well as inactivity due to my sedentary job and a 3 hour daily commute.

I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, fishing and bowling as well as many other outdoor activities. I am also a huge football and baseball fan (Go Pack and Brew Crew!).

When I hit my heaviest weight in 2010 at the age of 43, I decided to start making time for myself and start exercising. So, I tried the Couch-to-5K program and lost 20 pounds within 10 weeks. In September, 2010, I entered my first 5k race and FINISHED - no earth shattering record breaking time, but I finished! Later that fall, I endured a painful bout of bursitis until June 2011, but I managed to maintain my weight. In June, I re-started the C25K program once again only to have severe issues with my right foot. I didn't realize until December 2011, that I had fractured it while running. Since I haven't been able to exercise fully, I have focused more on healthy eating. Even though I didn't manage to lose any weight during this period, I did lose 5" from my stomach!

The healing process has been quite slow, but I am pushing forward by using the arctrainer and weight lifting during my down time. I am looking forward to beginning a walking program soon so that I can be in shape for a 5k Mud Run August 18, 2012 - which will be here before I know it!

mcbaika's Weight History

mcbaika's Latest Member Challenges

  Herbalife Weight Loss Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 13 Aug 12
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  Injured But Still Focused on Great Health
status: Completed
ended: 09 Jun 12
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last weighin: losing 4.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
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mcbaika's Cookbook

cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
cals: 275kcal | fat: 7.88g | carbs: 2.32g | prot: 46.70g
Mesquite Garlic Trout
An easy, delicious gourmet tasting dish, using only 4 ingredients.
cals: 452kcal | fat: 21.63g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 59.69g
Creamy Pesto Philly Chicken
Low carb and easy chicken dish.
cals: 454kcal | fat: 19.44g | carbs: 14.61g | prot: 57.27g
Spicy Beef, Broccoli and Snow Pea Stir Fry
A real stir fry recipe favorite that's sure to please.
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05 October 2012

I'm finally getting the chance to buy new clothes! Incredibly, I've gone down 2 pant sizes from a 16 to a 12 and from a Large shirt to a Medium! Hello ...
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17 September 2012

Happy to report that I lost 1 lb. during vacation! My short-term goal is to lose 5 more pounds. This should allow me to drop 1 pant size and better yet, ...
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