Joined January 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
149.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.2 lb

Current Weight
157.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 27.2 lb
Hey Peeps,
I've had weight issues since my early teens. I've lost pounds in the past using, for lack of a better term, inappropriate means. I'm older and smarter now, and am now a true believer in calories in/calories out.
Eight years ago I went back to work after a five year hiatus. That first year I lost 50 pounds. My mother-in-law bragged about it to everyone. Honestly, until then I'd not even realized I'd had it to lose. I knew I wasn't thin, but I thought I looked fine. 189 pounds on a 5'5" frame is easily overlooked if you have genetically small ankles and wrists, and hide everything else.
I work a high stress, 12 hour desk job. I have carried my lunch everyday for the last eight years. My lunch bag is generally filled with nutritious snacks and leftovers, all of which are portion controlled. When I gain weight I am aware that it comes from either eating badly at home, or skipping the gym. I'm in a fairly good groove right now, keeping everything balanced. I'm always going to have the same goal weight. I don't really care if I ever reach it, but I do care if I ever stop TRYING to reach it.

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meanE1969's Cookbook

cals: 115kcal | fat: 5.50g | carbs: 1.15g | prot: 14.24g
Bacon Wrapped Omelet Bites
Tasty little bites full of protein and perfect for breakfast.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 3.35g | carbs: 0.68g | prot: 3.39g
Egg Buttons
Egg, cheese and green onions baked in muffin size bites for a meal on the go.
cals: 87kcal | fat: 3.43g | carbs: 13.54g | prot: 1.04g
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Delicious and kid friendly baked fries, great as a side or snack.
cals: 50kcal | fat: 0.16g | carbs: 13.52g | prot: 0.28g
Spiced Apple Chips
Delicious homemade dried apple chips.
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