Start Weight:(22 Jan 13) 221.5 lb
Current Weight:(23 Jan 15) 206.0 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Weight Loss Goals:
Starting Weight - 221.5 lbs. - 6/7/2013
Goal 1: 210 lbs. ACHIEVED 7/1/2013
Goal 2: 200 lbs. (Pedicure) - ACHIEVED 7/30/2013
Goal 3: 190 lbs. (White Strips) - ACHIEVED 10/15/2013
Goal 4: 180 lbs. (Haircut) - ACHIEVED 2/12/2014
Goal 5: 170 lbs. (New Running Shoes)
Goal 6: 160 lbs. (Personal Day from work)
Goal 7: 150 lbs. (1 Hour Massage)
Goal 8: 140 lbs. (New Clothes)

FatSecret member since: 28 Feb 10

mnolan4's Weight History

mnolan4's Latest Member Challenges

  Weigh Yourself Once A Week ONLY!
status: Completed
ended: 11 Apr 14
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  Start Working Out in the Morning
status: Completed
ended: 25 Feb 13
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mnolan4's Buddies

buddies only
not sharing weight
last weighin: losing 6.6 lb a week Down
not sharing weight

mnolan4's Cookbook

cals: 458kcal | fat: 19.93g | carbs: 24.21g | prot: 45.77g
Creamy Adobo Chicken Soup
Just a touch of cream makes this a luscious meal with bread and a salad.
cals: 284kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 40.42g | prot: 18.81g
Chicken Fried Rice
Better tasting and healthier than take-out fried rice that's quick and easy.
cals: 180kcal | fat: 8.73g | carbs: 9.20g | prot: 16.95g
Cheese & Asparagus Frittata
A low carb, quick, easy and delicious frittata.
cals: 216kcal | fat: 8.09g | carbs: 6.93g | prot: 27.58g
Greek Scampi
A delicious take on scampi with feta cheese.
cals: 177kcal | fat: 8.21g | carbs: 17.46g | prot: 10.26g
Grilled Stuffed Zucchini
Great tasting cheesy zucchini boats.
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mnolan4's Latest Posts

Mild Backlash?
This is something that I've noticed happening to me, and I wondered if others experience the same thing.

I've always been sort of a "closet dieter," since I hate talking about even the subject of weight, hoping that if no one talks about weight at all, they won't notice that I'm overweight. I know that's a bit delusional, but there it is.

Anyway, I've been trying to get better about that on this go round with my diet and exercise, talking to my friends and family about what it is that I'm trying to accomplish. Most people are so supportive-- the thin people, that is. What I've found is that the heavier people in my life shy away from the conversation, or get downright annoyed with me for talking about it. I suppose it's the same syndrome that I've always had, that they don't want anyone talking about losing weight in front of them so that their own weight problems aren't noticed. I'm sure (from my own experience) it's also related to some sort of feeling of guilt or obligation that they know they should be doing something as well, but don't want to or don't feel like it. I can understand, since I've been the same way, but now, being on the other end of it, I find it frustrating.

Does anyone else find this to be a common reaction to talk about dieting or exercise in general?
posted 06 Apr 2011, 11:02
Dieting in Silence or Full Disclosure
I'm with k8yk - my whole life, I've been so uncomfortable talking about weight AT ALL (even other peoples' weight), because I guess I felt that if the subject was not being discussed, it would mask my own weight form the world. Strange, maybe, but the subject just made (and still makes) me so uncomfortable. This website has helped with that, and I've been able to talk to my fiance about my efforts. One thing I do hate, though, is when I tell someone that I've been dieting and trying to get in better shape, and they say "Why? You don't need to lose weight," when I so obviously DO! I'm not a 120 lb. girl who wants to lose two pounds - I need to lose about 60 solid pounds to be in a normal range, and that is apparent to everyone... I think they just think they're being kind by saying that, but it's quite frustrating.

Anyway, I'm for full disclosure, although I don't generally practice what I preach. I would love to feel comfortable enough to discuss weight loss with the people I care about, but I think I'm still in that mindset of wanting to avoid the topic of weight at any cost, so that it doesn't draw attention to my own size.

Good luck with your journey!
posted 13 Oct 2010, 11:16
"Cheat food" ... What's would be your Ultimate Freebie food? You could have as much as you
Oh... Original Lay's Chips. Not wavy, not baked. The real deal. I could eat a bag in 10 minutes.
posted 29 Jul 2010, 13:04
New here!
Thanks to all of you for your kind words.

mrsdeke: I don't have a set goal date in mind. To be honest, I'm not even sure what a reasonable date would be. Since my goal weight is 140, I need to lose 70 pounds. I'm not sure where I would find what a reachable goal would be in that case. I do know that I'd like to have a lot of the weight lost by next January, when my sister is getting married. I like IrishGrandma's and your idea of setting smaller goals for myself-- and I like your idea of rewards for when I reach them!

k8yk: I'm looking at the weight tracker at the bottom of your comment, and it's so inspiring! You've lost so much already!! I hope I'm able to look at something like that for myself someday!

Thanks again to all of you for your responses. I'm so excited about this website and about finally geting healthy.
posted 03 Mar 2010, 09:02
New here!
Hi, I'm Megan and I recently joined when i found the application for my new Droid cellphone. Last Tuesday, I finally started using the free gym membership I get through the law office where I work, and I started trying to watch what I eat. I'm 26 years old, 210 lbs. right now, and am 5'5". My goal weight is 140.

Really, I'm here looking for some nice people to add as "buddies" who can offer encouragement - for my whole life I've been self-conscious about even talking about the issue of weight around people I know, so as to not draw attention to my own weight (as though it's not obvious anyway). I'm hoping that these forums and a semi-anonymous website will be helpful in finding encouragement from those who are in similar situations. I think it would be so beneficial if I could share this experience with others.

I just wanted to introduce myself and see if there are any people out there who understand how I've always felt about weight issues and discussing them with people I know. Thanks!!

posted 02 Mar 2010, 21:07
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23 January 2015

29.5 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight 66 lbs from goal weight
on diet Calorie Count  losing 0.5 lb a week

16 January 2015

30 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight 66.5 lbs from goal weight
on diet Calorie Count  steady weight

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